See, when they skipped town, Members of Congress left a whole bunch of proposals sitting on the table – actions that would create jobs, boost our economy, and strengthen middle-class security. These ideas have been around for months. The American people want to see them passed. But apparently, some Members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks this campaign season than they are about yours.Obama calls out Congress for leaving early in his weekly radio address.
I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel. Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle.Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States • Denying allegations he called Republican claims, that President Obama appears weak when it comes to support of Israel, “dangerous” during private discussions with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Rep. Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida’s 20th congressional district, reportedly made the claim during a training session for Jewish Democrats at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Monday. source
Ann Romney … looked to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles — eh! It’s hard for me to believe. I mean, she’s a very rich woman, and I know that, and America knows that.Fox News contributor Juan Williams • Following Ann Romney’s Tuesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, widely received in conservative circles as one of the most effective speeches ever delivered by a politician’s wife, during post-speech coverage with fellow hosts Bret Baier, Brit Hume, and Megyn Kelly. Given his history of troublesome rhetoric, his co-hosts gave Williams a chance to explain. When asked by Kelly to clarify his “corporate wife” comments, Williams replied that Mrs. Romney’s clearly did not accurately represent a “tremendous” number of women. “She did not convince me that, ‘You know what, I understand the struggles of American women in general,” added Williams. So, do you think he went too far? source (via • follow)
Look, the guy was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it. But he’s had three years, his policies have failed. Rather than blame others … maybe offer some fresh solutions to the problems that we face. But that’s not going to happen between now and election day.Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush • Expressing disappointment that President Obama continues to point the finger at his brother, former President George W. Bush Sunday. Bush, who made the comments during an interview on “Meet The Press” on Sunday, also discussed his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race, a move that both shocked and confused many within the GOP, citing a lack of motivation as the top reason he chose not to run for the nation’s highest office. source (via • follow)
He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens? … We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.Lubbock County Judge Tom Head • During an appearance on FOX34 in support of a measure, to raise the local tax rate by 1.7 cents, intended to generate the revenue needed to increase law enforcement’s budget. The DA has apparently been losing experienced prosecutors to counties with higher budgets, and the sheriff has said he needs an additional seven deputies. Good so far. So how did the discussion turn to civil war? Well, after the events described above take place, Head and the sheriff’s department will be ready to stop the UN and “stand in front of their armored personnel [carriers].” When that showdown occurs, Head wants to be certain he has enough deputies to repel UN forces without relying on civilian fighters. A sound plan if we’ve ever heard one. source (via • follow)