Archive for November 23rd, 2011

Obama Continues to Destroy Private Sector

By Jerry A. Kane

Barack Obama’s bread and circuses administration has excluded an American aircraft manufacturer from building anti-terror weaponry in favor of a government-controlled company in Brazil that does business withIran.

Company officials are “confounded and troubled” by last Thursday’s decision to exclude Hawker Beechcraft from building the light attack armed reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.

“We have followed the Air Force’s guidance close, and … submitted the most capable, affordable and sustainable light attack aircraft.”—Hawker Beechcraft news release

For two years the company worked with the Air Force and spent more than $100 million to meet military requirements. The $1 billion project would have kept about 1,400 employees in 20 states working on the company’s AT-6 and T-6 programs.

“This contract is critical both to our nation’s security and to jobs …”—U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

This is the second billion-dollar giveaway the bread and circuses administration has handed the Brazilian government this year. In March the Destroyer guaranteed $1.5 billion in loans to Brazil for offshore oil drilling while he declared a moratorium on offshore drilling at home, sacrificing  20,000 jobs.

Obama is destroying America’s private sector, but Americans seem to be too preoccupied to care.  

Let the old world make believe

It’s blind and deaf and dumb

Nothing can the shape of things to come

As an aside, catch the Greek columns behind Max Frost in the “wild in the streets” – shape of things to come – film 1968 video; remind you of anything?

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Kan. plane maker says Air Force bars it from bid and Obama Admin Bans US Aircraft Maker, Favors Non-US Firm with Ties to Iran on Light Aircraft Project.


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Charlie Crist Republicans Support Mitt Romney, what does that tell you?

By Dr. Rich Swier

It appears that supporters of former Governor Charlie Crist are aligning themselves with Mitt Romney. Perhaps the biggest indicator is the announcement that the Florida Finance Team co-Chair Mitt Romney is Gary Kompothecras.

According to a June 2010 column by Jeremy Wallace in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “More than 300 people filled the beachfront estate of Gary and Elizabeth Kompothecras to support Crist, who in April announced he was dropping out of the Republican primary race against former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio to run as an independent.”

We are seeing “moderate” Republicans line up behind Romney.

Moderate Republican means different things to different people. For me it means putting pragmatism over principle. I recently attended a meeting of the Republican Club of Charlotte County and heard several members’ state that they love Newt Gingrich but think Mitt Romney is electable. I heard the same thing said about Charlie Crist when he was running for the U.S. Senate just before he jumped ship and went Independent. Some stuck with Charlie even after he threw the Republican Party of Florida under the bus. These same people are now coming out of the woodwork to support Mitt. What does that tell you?

I see the Republican primary race as wide open. I also believe each candidate has their own strengths and each has a few weaknesses. The greatest weakness of any candidate is their moderate stances or pragmatism when it comes to issues of importance. Mitt Romney is old news, a pragmatic politician and a very moderate Republican. Do Republicans inFloridawant another John McCain? I doubt it.

Do not forget that it was Charlie Crist’s endorsement of John McCain that propelled him into the lead in the 2008 presidential primary and gave us President Barack Obama. A moderate is the last thing the Republicans need to nominate. A principle conservative is the only choice.

I firmly believe there are only four conservatives running for President on the Republican ticket. They are Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. All the others, and especially Mitt Romney, are also ran’s supported by the good old boy network.

Beware of Charlie Crist Republicans bearing gifts.

NOTE: Dr. Rich Swier is the Sarasota editor for Red County and is host of the Dr. Rich Show. Click here for pod casts of the show.

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