Thursday, 30 August 2012

A DAGGER INTO THE HEART OF BARACK OBAMA


One of the highlight's from the GOP convention this week was the speech given by Mia Love. Born in New York, her parents immigrated from Haiti in 1970. 
Currently she is the Mayor of  Saratoga Springs, Utah (first black mayor in Utah). She will be running for the House of Representatives in Utah, this fall 4th district. 
In my opinion, the left secretly despise anyone who is black and Conservative. It is their worst nightmare. So when you see a female, black conservative who is articulate and then brings up people like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King as references to her point; then you know that the Democrats are going mad. 
Well, her speech was scintillating on Tuesday night and I have highlighted the best lines. 
Let me tell you about the America I know. My parents immigrated to the U.S. with ten dollars in their pocket, believing that the America they had heard about really did exist. When times got tough they didn’t look to Washington, they looked within.So the America I came to know was centered in personal responsibility and filled with the American dream.The America I know is grounded in the determination found in patriots and pioneers, in small business owners with big ideas, in the farmers who work in the beauty of our landscape, in our heroic military and Olympians. It’s in every child who looks at the seemingly impossible and says, "I can do that." That is the America I know!President Obama’s version of America is a divided one -- pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were 4 years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or campaign ad can change that.Mr. President I am here to tell you we are not buying what you are selling in 2012.
The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It’s been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today.
This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.

I urge you all to watch her speech at the convention, forward to everyone and ensure that she is elected this fall. 
Conservatism is well and truly alive!

RYAN - BEATING OBAMA WITH A SMILE


Paul Ryan was brilliant last night. He destroyed the Obama record and with a smile on his face. 

Anyone who thought Ryan was going to trash Obama on a personal level were wrong. 
We will leave such distasteful remarks for Obama, Biden and the rest of the left when they convene their Democrat National Convention next week in Charlotte, N.C. 
The Democrats were very worried about the Ryan speech last night. Prior to acceptance speech an email was sent by Democrats saying: 
"Don’t watch Paul Ryan’s convention speech tonight. I’ll tell you what he’ll say right here, right now: He’ll honor the Republican Party, which just adopted Todd Akin’s ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape as part of its official platformHe’ll promise to restore our country’s “traditional values,” like denying same-sex couples the right to enter into marriage. And he’s going to tell a roaring crowd that Mitt Romney will be the next president.  He'll do it knowing this race is a dead heat after bombarding President Obama day after day with secret, special-interest money from billionaire financiers."

Well from watching the speech, did you see any form of bigotry? hatred? All you will get from the Democrat Party is smearing, scaring and race-baiting. With Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan you get solutions, optimism and common sense.

Some of the lines from the speech were pure class. 
"Right now, 23 million men and women are struggling to find work.  Twenty-three million people, unemployed or underemployed.  Nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty.  Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life.  Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all.  So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?" 
 "What did the taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus?  More debt.  That money wasn’t just spent and wasted – it was borrowed, spent, and wasted."
"It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new.  Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind."  
"After all that work, and in a bad economy, it sure doesn’t help to hear from their president that government gets the credit.  What they deserve to hear is the truth: Yes, you did build that."   
"President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record, and then calls that the record."
My favourite line was this: 
"College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life."
We also know that Obama has this obsession with blaming George Bush for everything. Knowing that Ryan will probably be linked to Bush at the DNC in Charlotte next week; Ryan didn't solely blame Obama and did spread it around to Bush. but he was unequivocal in this statement:
"The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living it." 
After this speech, the thought of  a debate between Ryan and Joe Biden becomes mouth- watering.

To quote Ryan one last time from last night:  "Let's get this done"




DEBUNKING THE OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY MYTH

The 2012 election will be about the economy, not foreign policy. However, a poll taken by Gallup (below) does give us a lot of insight into this election. For the first time in a long time, the public view a Democrat as being better equipped on foreign policy than a Republican. Obama is leading Romney by 12%! At the same time, it would appear from just looking at this poll, that Obama is in deep trouble. 

On the Federal Budget Deficit, Economy, Creating Jobs and Taxes - Mitt Romney is comfortably ahead of the President. 
July 19-22 2012 Gallup Survey
What makes the poll even more interesting is that while Obama is more likeable, understanding and an honest guy -  he isn't perceived to have the ability to repair the woes of the country. 

That is a big problem for President Obama and one that Mitt Romney will continue to pounce on until election day. 

It also doesn't help that people genuinely don't believe that they are better off than they were 4 years ago. 

Debunking the Obama Foreign Policy Myth


The standard line from the Democrat Party is that Obama has proven effective on the world stage. Many people do concede that when it comes down to it; Obama's strength is his foreign policy. 


Let us analyse that for a second. 

Iraq

On the Obama-Biden re-election website it quotes: 

President Obama has fulfilled his promise to responsibly and safely bring our soldiers home. When the President took office in January 2009, there were 142,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Today, the war in Iraq has ended and the Iraqi people have taken responsibility for the security of their country.


Back in 2008, Obama inherited a solid situation. With the execution of the surge, President Bush had essentially decimated Al-Qaeda and the uprising. The Bush 43 administration had signed a U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement on 16th November 2008 which called for the pull out of US troops from Iraqi cities, and 2011 as the fixed deadline for removal of US military presence in country. 

So essentially he can't take the credit for that, as he really didn't have to do anything other than administer the phased withdrawal. 


Afghanistan 

On the Obama-Biden re-election website it quotes: 

On May 1st, President Obama signed a historic Strategic Partnership Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that will help us to complete our mission and end the war in the Afghanistan as fast as we safely and responsibly can. By 2014, America’s combat mission in Afghanistan will end.


      What a way to run foreign policy. It's like telling someone in a game of 'hide and go seek', as to where you are hiding! Obama took ages to decide about a surge of troops (3 months to be precise), fired his commander, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (pictured right) after he publicly criticised him and gave a specific date for withdrawal.  Furthermore, he never really had any intention of defining what winning really meant. Ronald Reagan stated that a strategy in war was: "We win, they lose". Obama didn't ever define the necessity of this war, which had an adverse effect on the soldiers serving on the ground.  
     
      The country is still in crisis, violence hasn't abated since the 'surge' and questions will be asked about the wisdom of the fixed date of withdrawal. Just this week we heard that Taliban fighters beheading 17 civilians after they attended a dance party in Southern Afghanistan

Middle East (Israel and Palestinians)

On the Obama-Biden re-election website it quotes: 

President Obama has repeatedly reaffirmed the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel, and has raised U.S. security assistance to Israel to unprecedented levels. Under President Obama’s leadership, U.S.-Israeli defence cooperation is broader and deeper than ever.
The President is working to address Israel’s security needs and ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people.
Can you honestly say that Obama has advanced the 'peace process' since his election? Even the Arab World admit that he appears clueless in trying to resolve this dispute. 

Some say, that Obama has provided machinery and equipment to Israel and that should be enough to acknowledge his support . I say, Where are his principal, his moral compass, right and wrong? Obama cowered to the left-wing of his party and National Security adviser,Jim Jones in pressuring Israel and it backfired tremendously. 


He treated Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, with complete disdain in a visit in March 2010 to the White House. It was reported (in a book called  'The Amateur, by Edward Klein') that following a permit from the Israeli government for settlements to be built in the city Ramat Shlomo, Jerusalem; Obama and Hillary Clinton were fuming and summoned Netanyahu to Washington to explain the decision.  When Bibi arrived, there was no welcome as is standard for a head of state, no cameras, press conference or photographs either. Clearly frustrated, Obama left in the middle of the meeting with Netanyahu to go have dinner with his wife and kids. Before leaving, Obama purportedly said to Bibi: "Call me when you are reading to talk substance". After waiting some time for Obama to  return, Netanyahu requested some food and water for his staff but were subsequently served non-kosher food(not conforming to dietary laws).  

Is that a way to treat your strongest ally in the Middle-East? Is that a way to deal with any head of state?

He pressured Israel regarding settlement activity and all the while, giving a free ride to the Palestinians and Hamas. He also called for Israel to withdraw to the  1949 armistice lines in order to surrender all lands  to the Palestinian Authority, refused to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and continues to delete any reference to that being the case. 


Iran 


On the Obama-Biden re-election website it quotes: 

President Obama has been clear that he is determined to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Under President Obama’s leadership, the United States gained the support of China, Russia, and other nations to pass the most comprehensive international sanctions regime that Iran has ever faced.The President also worked with Congress to pass the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions and Divestment Act, and signed additional sanctions hitting Iran’s central bank and oil revenues, targeting Iran’s entire financial system for the first time.
Simple question, do you think that these sanctions have worked? Iran are more dangerous than ever, still sponsoring terror,  making threatening statements about Israel and are growing ever closer to building a nuclear weapon.  

Back in 2008 Obama stated that he would be willing to meet the regime and somehow stop the proliferation, that never happened.  Worst of all he stood by in 2009 and watched as the opposition 'green revolution' were rounded up by Ahmedinejad and his 'mullah thugs' when they were close to gaining control of the country, following a rigged election.  

Al-Qaeda & the War on Terror 


On the Obama-Biden re-election website it quotes: 

More of AL-Qaeda’s senior leadership has been eliminated in the last three years than at any time since September 11th, 2001—including the group’s leader, Osama bin Laden.

Granted he did order the 'go' for the mission to kill bin-Laden and he should take credit for that, but it wasn't and never will be the case, that he initiated the hunt, or carried out it on his own accord. Since 2001, America has been on the hunt; Obama merely continued that policy initiated under the Bush administration.


In a bid to appease the left wing of his party and the rest of the world; in 2009 top-secret memos - which gave specific details about enhanced interrogation techniques used on terrorist suspects during the Bush administration were released. Instead of intelligence gathering, Obama has used drones to kill suspected terrorists. By killing Islamic extremists and not taking them into custody, we are losing our ability to procure information and obtain vital intelligence.  

In 2009, Obama essentially declared an end to the term "War on Terror" and changed it to "overseas contingency operations".  At the same time, he refuses any wording from his national security department to include "Islamic extremism","Jihad" and "Islam"


All of this when America, narrowly averted two terrorist attacks on home soil. 


Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (right) from Nigeria, known as the "Underwear Bomber", is a Nigerian Islamist. He confessed and was convicted of attempting to detonate explosive hidden in his  underwear while on board a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day, 2009. 

Even after prompting from MI5 and from Abdulmutallab's father about the threat posed by his son, the Homeland Security Department and the FBI failed to flag it. 
Disaster was averted only after a few passengers on board the plane, suspected something and subdued the terrorist. After a mere few minutes in detention, the FBI read Abdulmutallab his Miranda Rights. 

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano amazingly said that the system had worked correctly in the above case. A day later she apologised and confirmed that there were deep flaws in the system. 

In a similar case, Faisal Shahzad (left) is a Pakistani American attempted the May 1, 2010, Times Square car bombing. In June 2010, he confessed to 10 counts arising from the bombing attempt. In this case, disaster was averted due to the diligence of the public that saw the suspicious car emitting smoke from the back seat and called the police. 




Both cases showed how vulnerable we are and to how important it is that America in government, and, in person take the threat of terrorism. Obama may like to turn a blind eye to Islamic Extremism but is a real and present threat. 

Libya 

Instead of taking decisive action to topple the Libyan regime and protect it's people. Obama proved indecisive and allowed Europe to take leadership on this issue. He couldn't decide as to whether the cause for intervention was due to protecting human life, or, toppling the despotic regime of Col. Gaddaffi. In the end, credit cannot be given to Obama as he refused to take the lead on this issue. He led from behind.

Egypt

This case should prove people why elections have a consequence, or unintended consequences in this case. When there was an uprising in Tahrir Square (Feb 2011) the protesters called for 'reforms' to the government; which essentially meant that Mubarak had to relinquish power, following violent protests. 

Obama labelled the protesters in Egypt to be an "inspiration to people around the world." (he seems to like labelling a good protest movement; case in point Occupy Wall Street)
After all the pressure, Mubarak resigned and elections were called, which ushered in the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama received assurances that the 'Brotherhood' wouldn't contest the election; they reneged, ran for election and won the presidency with their candidate Mohammed Morsi wining 51.73% of the vote

Let me give you an idea about the Muslim Brotherhood and their views on women: According to the Shari’ah, despite declarations of the equality of the sexes before God, women are considered inferior to men, and have fewer rights and responsibilities. A woman counts as half a man in giving evidence in a court of law, or in matters of inheritance. Her position is less advantageous than a man’s with regard to marriage and divorce. A husband has the moral and religious right and duty to beat his wives for disobedience or for perceived misconduct. A woman does not have the right to choose her husband, or her place of residence, to travel freely or have freedom in her choice of clothing. Women have little or no autonomy and are deemed to need the protection of their fathers, husbands or other male relatives throughout their lives. Any conduct that undermines the idea of male supremacy will fall foul of the Shari’ah. 
You don’t have right for a fair trial which in essence means no Habeas Corpus. 


Obama will be meeting the leader of this party next month in New York, after President Obama invited President Morsi. 


Syria

The civil war in Syria rages on and due to his clear weakness, Obama hasn't managed to forge an alliance with countries to take action to protect the innocent lives that are being lost. He can't persuade China and Russia to get on board and do the right thing and as a result, he is looking weak and ineffective. 
Obama likes to be known as 'diplomat-in-chief', who can build alliances throughout the world, that  isn't the case as he is clearly reliant on China and Russia to make a move here. 

He continually apologises for America.

In Strasbourg, France. Obama said: 

"We must be honest with ourselves, In recent years, we've allowed our alliance to drift.  
 He continued:
"there have been times where America's shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive toward Europe". 

In April 2009, Obama went to Cairo to seek a "new beginning" with the Muslim world. 

He told us how we share Muslim "principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings”.  

and then apologised for our response to 9/11: 



"The fear and anger that [9/11] provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals.”
Has the Obama apology tour worked in the Arab World? Well not exactly!!

AIBOPE Zogby International poll conducted in 2011 surveyed over 4,000 citizens in six Arab nations in Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates  and shows the favourability rating of the United States dropping abruptly in four of them. 

In most of the those countries, our standing was better under President Bush!
That is a complete dagger in the heart to all the Obama fanatics who proclaimed that he would 'heal the world' with his Presidency. 

It is clear that world is still in peril, probably more than ever before: 


  • Iran is out of control and on the verge becoming a nuclear power
  • A rising Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
  • Reducing the size of our armed forces to the smallest in recent history
  • An Arab Spring, which is essentially a vessel for Islamic Fundamentalism & Jihad
  • A never ending civil war in Syria, which could spill into neighbouring countries
  • The real threat of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East
  • Volatile energy markets  as a result of the unrest-  meaning higher gas prices
  • America being made subservient to the United Nations on foreign policy
  • Deep fractures within the National Security Council with Russia & China
  • With Guantanamo Bay still open
  • North Korea as threatening as usual 
  • The ridiculous 'reset' of relations with Russia at the expense of pro-western allies in Georgia and Poland  
Tie that all in with a weak and ineffectual leader, who is unwilling to take the lead in dealing with big issues. 
You have to ask yourself as to what is so popular about the Obama foreign policy record?

Obama essentially insinuated for years that the actions of the Bush Administration created a ‘black eye’, a 'stain'' on America's image throughout the world.





Based on his record, the only thing that is a black eye on America is one, 
Barack Obama!!!






Wednesday, 29 August 2012

GOP CONVENTION 2012 - SPEAKERS

A number of great individuals spoke at the GOP convention last night (28th August 2012).
Have a look and forward to everyone.

Sen (Candidate)Ted Cruz 



Gov. Nikki Hayley




Cong.Artur Davis



Sen.Rick Santorum 



Gov.Brian Sandoval



Gov.Scott Walker



Janine Turner



Gov.Bob McDonnell



Gov. Mary Fallin 



Gov.John Kasich 



Sen.Kelly Ayotte



Sher Valenzuela 



Cong.Cathy McMorris Rodgers 



Speaker John Boehner 

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ON FIRE LAST NIGHT!!!!

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. last night.

There was no doubt that it was a rabble-rousing speech which certainly got everyone going.

While John McCain hired a bus in 2008 and called it the 'straight talk express', there is no doubt that Christie is the 'straight talk express'.

Last night he spoke about a whole range of topics but there was a consistency about the speech. He was staying on a specific topic dealing essentially with individual responsibility: from to having respect, to taking responsibility, principal, being able to tackle big issues and being selfless not selfish.


It certainly wasn't a 25 minute sermon of negativity about Obama. Amazingly, the name Obama wasn't mentioned at all!!! That tells you that folks do not need to know about the damage that Obama has done, rather, how the Republican party will fix the economy.


Gov. Christie was contrasting what he had done in New Jersey to what can happen at the federal level. He was saying that if you take on the big issues based on principal than you can succeed.


Certain lines were very well enhanced that idea:

"It's the power of our ideas, not of our rhetoric, that attracts people to our Party." 
"We win when we make it about what needs to be done; we lose when we play along with their game of scaring and dividing."
"We believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed to put students first so that America can compete. Teachers don't teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children. We believe that we should honor and reward the good ones while doing what's best for our nation's future – demanding accountability, higher standards and the best teacher in every classroom. They believe the educational establishment will always put themselves ahead of children. That self-interest trumps common sense.They believe in pitting unions against teachers, educators against parents, and lobbyists against children. They believe in teacher's unions. We believe in teachers."

The last line was pure brilliance from Christie and showed the way forward in this 'contrast election'. Obama will focus on destroying Romney, while Romney will focus on rebuilding America.


What Christie was trying to do last night was embolden the people to believe in the individual. he was able to clearly define that with examples from New Jersey, (where closed an $11billion deficit using tax cuts) that the country will prosper with limited government and more personal responsibility.


In any event, I urge you to watch the speech or read the transcript below.






Transcript of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's keynote speech at the Republican National Convention.


This stage and this moment are very improbable for me.
A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans.
A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight.
Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country.
I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.
My Dad, who I am blessed to have with me here tonight, is gregarious, outgoing and loveable.
My Mom, who I lost eight years ago, was the enforcer. She made sure we all knew who set the rules.
In the automobile of life, Dad was just a passenger. Mom was the driver.
They both lived hard lives. Dad grew up in poverty. After returning from Army service, he worked at the Breyers Ice Cream plant in the 1950s. With that job and the G.I. bill he put himself through Rutgers University at night to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. Our first family picture was on his graduation day, with Mom beaming next to him, six months pregnant with me.
Mom also came from nothing. She was raised by a single mother who took three buses to get to work every day. And mom spent the time she was supposed to be a kid actually raising children – her two younger siblings. She was tough as nails and didn't suffer fools at all. The truth was she couldn't afford to. She spoke the truth – bluntly, directly and without much varnish.
I am her son.
I was her son as I listened to "Darkness on the Edge of Town" with my high school friends on the Jersey Shore.
I was her son as I moved into a studio apartment with Mary Pat to start a marriage that is now 26 years old.
I was her son as I coached our sons Andrew and Patrick on the fields of Mendham, and as I watched with pride as our daughters Sarah and Bridget marched with their soccer teams in the Labor Day parade.
And I am still her son today, as governor, following the rules she taught me: to speak from the heart and to fight for your principles. She never thought you get extra credit for just speaking the truth.
The greatest lesson Mom ever taught me, though, was this one: she told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. She said to always pick being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting — but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.
Now, of course, she was talking about women.
But I have learned over time that it applies just as much to leadership. In fact, I think that advice applies to America today more than ever.
I believe we have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved.
Our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity is fleeting and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and emotions of the times.
Our leaders today have decided it is more important to be popular, to do what is easy and say "yes," rather than to say no when "no" is what's required.
In recent years, we as a country have too often chosen the same path.
It's been easy for our leaders to say not us, and not now, in taking on the tough issues. And we've stood silently by and let them get away with it.
But tonight, I say enough.
I say, together, let's make a much different choice. Tonight, we are speaking up for ourselves and stepping up.
We are beginning to do what is right and what is necessary to make our country great again.
We are demanding that our leaders stop tearing each other down, and work together to take action on the big things facing America.
Tonight, we choose respect over love.
We are not afraid. We are taking our country back.
We are the great grandchildren of men and women who broke their backs in the name of American ingenuity; the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation; the sons and daughters of immigrants; the brothers and sisters of everyday heroes; the neighbors of entrepreneurs and firefighters, teachers and farmers, veterans and factory workers and everyone in-between who shows up not just on the big days or the good days, but on the bad days and on the hard days.
Each and every day. All 365 of them.
We are the United States of America.
Now we must lead the way our citizens live. To lead as my mother insisted I live, not by avoiding truths, especially the hard ones, but by facing up to them and being the better for it.
We cannot afford to do anything less.
I know because this was the challenge in New Jersey.
When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that led to wealth, jobs and people leaving the state or I could do the job the people elected me to do – to do the big things.
There were those who said it couldn't be done. The problems were too big, too politically charged, too broken to fix. But we were on a path we could no longer afford to follow.
They said it was impossible to cut taxes in a state where taxes were raised 115 times in eight years. That it was impossible to balance a budget at the same time, with an $11 billion deficit. Three years later, we have three balanced budgets with lower taxes.
We did it.
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics. To take on the public sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefit system that was headed to bankruptcy.
With bipartisan leadership we saved taxpayers $132 billion over 30 years and saved retirees their pension.
We did it.
They said it was impossible to speak the truth to the teachers union. They were just too powerful. Real teacher tenure reform that demands accountability and ends the guarantee of a job for life regardless of performance would never happen.
For the first time in 100 years with bipartisan support, we did it.
The disciples of yesterday's politics underestimated the will of the people. They assumed our people were selfish; that when told of the difficult problems, tough choices and complicated solutions, they would simply turn their backs, that they would decide it was every man for himself.
Instead, the people of New Jersey stepped up and shared in the sacrifice.
They rewarded politicians who led instead of politicians who pandered.
We shouldn't be surprised.
We've never been a country to shy away from the truth. History shows that we stand up when it counts and it's this quality that has defined our character and our significance in the world.
I know this simple truth and I'm not afraid to say it: our ideas are right for America and their ideas have failed America.
Let's be clear with the American people tonight. Here's what we believe as Republicans and what they believe as Democrats.
We believe in telling hard working families the truth about our country's fiscal realities. Telling them what they already know – the math of federal spending doesn't add up.
With $5 trillion in debt added over the last four years, we have no other option but to make the hard choices, cut federal spending and fundamentally reduce the size of government.
They believe that the American people don't want to hear the truth about the extent of our fiscal difficulties and need to be coddled by big government.
They believe the American people are content to live the lie with them.
We believe in telling seniors the truth about our overburdened entitlements.
We know seniors not only want these programs to survive, but they just as badly want them secured for their grandchildren.
Seniors are not selfish.
They believe seniors will always put themselves ahead of their grandchildren. So they prey on their vulnerabilities and scare them with misinformation for the cynical purpose of winning the next election.
Their plan: whistle a happy tune while driving us off the fiscal cliff, as long as they are behind the wheel of power.
We believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed to put students first so that America can compete.
Teachers don't teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children.
We believe that we should honor and reward the good ones while doing what's best for our nation's future – demanding accountability, higher standards and the best teacher in every classroom.
They believe the educational establishment will always put themselves ahead of children. That self-interest trumps common sense.
They believe in pitting unions against teachers, educators against parents, and lobbyists against children.
They believe in teacher's unions.
We believe in teachers.
We believe that if we tell the people the truth they will act bigger than the pettiness of Washington, D.C.
We believe it's possible to forge bipartisan compromise and stand up for conservative principles.
It's the power of our ideas, not of our rhetoric, that attracts people to our Party.
We win when we make it about what needs to be done; we lose when we play along with their game of scaring and dividing.
For make no mistake, the problems are too big to let the American people lose – the slowest economic recovery in decades, a spiraling out of control deficit, an education system that's failing to compete in the world.
It doesn't matter how we got here. There is enough blame to go around.
What matters now is what we do.
I know we can fix our problems.
When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than worrying about winning re-election, it's possible to work together, achieve principled compromise and get results.
The people have no patience for any other way.
It's simple.
We need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something.
Believe me, if we can do this in a blue state with a conservative Republican Governor, Washington is out of excuses.
Leadership delivers.
Leadership counts.
Leadership matters.
We have this leader for America.
We have a nominee who will tell us the truth and who will lead with conviction. And now he has a running mate who will do the same.
We have Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, and we must make them our next president and vice president.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to put us back on the path to growth and create good paying private sector jobs again in America.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world's greatest health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor.
We ended an era of absentee leadership without purpose or principle in New Jersey.
It's time to end this era of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders to the White House.
America needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and we need them right now.
There is doubt and fear for our future in every corner of our country.
These feelings are real.
This moment is real.
It's a moment like this where some skeptics wonder if American greatness is over.
How those who have come before us had the spirit and tenacity to lead America to a new era of greatness in the face of challenge.
Not to look around and say "not me," but to say, "Yes, Me."
I have an answer tonight for the skeptics and the naysayers, the dividers and the defenders of the status quo.
I have faith in us.
I know we can be the men and women our country calls on us to be.
I believe in America and her history.
There's only one thing missing now. Leadership. It takes leadership that you don't get from reading a poll.
You see, Mr. President – real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls.
That's what we need to do now.
Change polls through the power of our principles.
Change polls through the strength of our convictions.
Tonight, our duty is to tell the American people the truth.
Our problems are big and the solutions will not be painless. We all must share in the sacrifice. Any leader that tells us differently is simply not telling the truth.
I think tonight of the Greatest Generation.
We look back and marvel at their courage – overcoming the Great Depression, fighting Nazi tyranny, standing up for freedom around the world.
Now it's our time to answer history's call.
For make no mistake, every generation will be judged and so will we.
What will our children and grandchildren say of us? Will they say we buried our heads in the sand, we assuaged ourselves with the creature comforts we've acquired, that our problems were too big and we were too small, that someone else should make a difference because we can't?
Or will they say we stood up and made the tough choices needed to preserve our way of life?
I don't know about you, but I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American century.
I don't want their only inheritance to be an enormous government that has overtaxed, overspent and over-borrowed a great people into second-class citizenship.
I want them to live in a second American century.
A second American century of strong economic growth where those who are willing to work hard will have good paying jobs to support their families and reach their dreams.
A second American century where real American exceptionalism is not a political punch line, but is evident to everyone in the world just by watching the way our government conducts its business and everyday Americans live their lives.
A second American century where our military is strong, our values are sure, our work ethic is unmatched and our Constitution remains a model for anyone in the world struggling for liberty.
Let us choose a path that will be remembered for generations to come. Standing strong for freedom will make the next century as great an American century as the last one.
This is the American way.
We have never been victims of destiny.
We have always been masters of our own.
I won't be part of the generation that fails that test and neither will you.
It's now time to stand up. There's no time left to waste.
If you're willing to stand up with me for America's future, I will stand up with you.
If you're willing to fight with me for Mitt Romney, I will fight with you.
If you're willing to hear the truth about the hard road ahead, and the rewards for America that truth will bear, I'm here to begin with you this new era of truth-telling.
Tonight, we choose the path that has always defined our nation's history.
Tonight, we finally and firmly answer the call that so many generations have had the courage to answer before us.
Tonight, we stand up for Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.
And, together, we stand up once again for American greatness.