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“My position has evolved.”

In honor of President Obama’s flaky views on gay marriage, we created the #mypositionhasevolved meme. Go crazy, sports fans!

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An Opportunity Lost

I did not vote for Barack Obama, but I certainly understand why so many young voters did.

Let’s be honest—the country was a mess in 2008. We were in the midst of two wars and a terrible financial crisis, leading to one of the worst recessions experienced in recent memory. Things were rough. Fairly or not, public opinion had turned against President Bush. The Republican Party itself had moved way too far to the left, allowing itself to become the party of “big but hey they’re even bigger!” government as opposed to the party of small government.

While Obama didn’t say much of anything during the 2008 campaign (hope and change, bro!) he really didn’t need to. Despite nominating an exceptional motivator for VP in Sarah Palin, John McCain never stood much of a chance. The conservative base was dispassionate, and Obama’s base was in ecstasy over his candidacy. The results were not surprising.

I maintained, as we headed into 2009, that I would give the new President a chance. It really bothered me how nasty people were towards President Bush during his two terms. I didn’t agree with him on everything, but I felt strongly that he deserved the respect of the office and that some of the nasty rhetoric from the left was completely out of line. I wanted to give President Obama a chance. Not just because I’m a fair guy, but because I believe our country needed him to be a great President.

You see, Obama had the opportunity to do something special. He had the opportunity to govern like Ronald Reagan, to unite rather than divide, and lead our nation forward instead of into a rapid decline. He could’ve taken the incredible opportunity placed before him and gone down in the annals of American history as one of the greatest Presidents of all time

Instead, Obama spit in the face of history and clung to his rigid socialist ideology.

While Americans struggled and unemployment surged during a terrible recession, Obama prioritized “progressive” initiatives like a health care takeover, cap and trade, and wealth redistribution.

Instead of working with Republicans to get a bipartisan health care bill passed that focused on lowering costs, he worked behind closed doors with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to pass a monstrosity that essentially nationalized our health care system at the expense of the taxpayers without even attempting to seriously lower costs.

With unemployment still hovering around nine percent (and we all know it’s really higher than that) for most of 2011, the President refused to even consider one of the 25+ jobs bills passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

And the rhetoric. The unbelievable rhetoric.

Instead of doing his job and being the leader of the free world, President Obama has shown his community organizing roots still define who he is. He has done everything he can to drive a wedge further in what divides us. He spearheaded the idea that Republicans are launching a “war on women.” He injected himself in the Trayvon Martin situation, implying racism and guilt before Zimmerman was even charged.

He misled the public on budgets, jobs bills, Medicare, you name it. Instead of accomplishing anything of note, Obama has been focused on being the campaigner-in-chief.

It’s no wonder his luster has worn off.

At the end of the day, I’m more disappointed than anything. He had the opportunity, as the first African-American President and one of the most eloquent speakers in recent memory, to truly have a positive impact on our nation. He could’ve been great. Instead, he played political games, stoked hatred, and brought this country to its knees.

President Obama had an opportunity, but that’s over now. He lost it. Now it’s up to us to make sure he’s a one term President.

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The Onslaught of Taxmageddon

And… here comes “Taxmageddon!”

Taxmageddon Coming? Answer Could Cost Americans $500 Billion 

At the end of the year, some $500 billion in tax breaks expire all at once, hitting American households with an average tax increase of $3,800 — if Congress doesn’t act.

The potential increases include $165 billion more from taxpayers as a result of expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, which would push taxes from a bottom rate of 10 percent and a top rate of 35 percent to a bottom rate of 15 percent and a top rate of 39.6 percent.

“Taxmageddon is a $500 billion, one-year tax hike that hits the economy on Jan. 1, 2013,” Curtis Dubay of the Heritage Foundation said.

It would cut the child tax credit by half, from $1,000 a child to $500.

The marriage penalty would return.

The tax on dividends, which many seniors rely on, would soar from 15 percent to as high as 39.6 percent.

A separate $124 billion cut in the payroll tax would end.

And a temporary fix to the alternative minimum tax would be erased. The tax originally was aimed at millionaires, but it could would hit some 34 million taxpayers next year.

“Almost the entire tax code has been put on a year-to-year lease, and in some cases, month-to-month lease, which is no way to run a tax system,” Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation said.

The expiring cuts would hit all income groups but those at low and middle incomes the hardest.

“Taxmageddon falls 70 percent on middle and low income families. That’s because 60 percent of the Bush tax cuts were for middle- and low-income taxpayers,” Dubay said. The payroll tax cut was aimed at the same taxpayers.

“No American will be unscathed at the end of this year,” Hodge said. “Taxmageddon hits all of us.”

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/17/taxmageddon-coming-answer-could-cost-americans-500-billion/#ixzz1sPHbRSzj

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War on Taxpayers? I Still Prefer War on Families

But the jist of it: Democrats are waging war on all of us.

Share this website with all your friends. Let’s get the word out that the failed policies of the Obama Administration are destructive to working families.

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The Liberal War on Families

Okay, I’m so over this “War on Women.”

It’s a completely bogus concept. It’s not remotely true. But the Democrat establishment has done a great job propagating it, and the liberal media was all too happy to run with it.

Actually, the conservative media ran with it, too. I can’t believe how much coverage Fox News devoted to such a stupid issue. Republicans are not trying to ban contraception. They just aren’t. But hey, why let reality get in the way of a juicy news cycle?

If you’ve watched any TV over the past couple months, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Have we heard news about the economy or jobs or the national debt? Of course not. The media is intent on keeping us distracted, finding as many shiny objects as they can to keep conservatives off message.

Contraception? Pornography? Stand your ground laws? These are not issues we need to be focusing on. It’s time for us to get disciplined and start controlling our short attention spans.

None of these sideshow stories are accidental. This is an organized effort to preserve Barack Obama’s presidency. Well, guess what? Here at Conservatives Under 30, we’re not falling for it.

It’s time for us to go on the offensive.

It’s time for us to start talking about the “Liberal War on Families.”

What is the Liberal War on Families, you ask? It’s the systematic destruction of the family through so-called “progressive” policies that are crushing the American economy with the ultimate goal of destroying the ideals that make this country great. It’s an assault on American exceptionalism and pride.

Does anyone actually believe Obama’s economic failure is by accident? Of course not. This is an academic experiment designed to get more and more people dependent on government, ensuring that the American dream of rugged individualism and success through excellence is over forever. This is the advent of socialism.

How is this a Liberal War on Families? Take a look.

  • CRIPPLING UNEMPLOYMENT — Democrats have done nothing to stop crippling unemployment, and it’s tearing families apart. People are struggling to put food on the table, yet Democrats insist on playing political blame games in Washington instead of doing what’s necessary to get people back to work. In fact, they’re trying to make things even worse by raising taxes across the board and instituting their government health care takeover that will cost millions of jobs.
  • HIGHER INFLATION — Government economists love to pretend there’s no inflation, but those of us living paycheck to paycheck know differently. Because of out-of-control government spending, the dollar has massively depreciated, and we’re seeing the results at the gas pump and in the grocery store. A deflated dollar results in higher commodity prices, and while inflation indexes don’t account for this, working people making tough budget decisions definitely do.
  • SKYROCKETING ENERGY PRICES — The price of gas deserves its own entry because this crisis could have easily been avoided. In an effort to placate the environmental lobby, President Obama unnecessarily placed a moratorium on offshore drilling. Additionally, burdensome regulations have been placed on the energy sector. Obama is making every effort to demonize oil and bankrupt coal, just like he said he would on the campaign.
  • IGNORING MEDICARE/SOCIAL SECURITY — Washington Democrats love scoring political points off of Medicare and Social Security. They clearly don’t care about the programs themselves, as they refuse to acknowledge the obvious need for reform. Both Medicare and Social Security are set for bankruptcy in the next two decades, and Democrats insist on “protecting” the programs by doing nothing. That’s just disgraceful.
  • PASSING OFF THE DEBT PROBLEM — What about our children and grandchildren? As Conservatives Under 30, we’re obviously very concerned about the toll our massive national debt will eventually take on our nation. Will our children and grandchildren even get the opportunity to have a better America than us? If we don’t address out-of-control government spending, the answer is no.

Let’s focus on the issues that matter. Barack Obama’s presidency has been an absolute failure on economic issues, so why let the media control our messaging? Let’s talk about his failures. Let’s talk about the Liberal War on Families.

It’s up to us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to tell my grandchildren that we failed. I want to tell them how we saved America.

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Well, PETA’s Going to Love This…

Herman Cain released a new video.

Personally, I think it’s a bit crass, but it doesn’t really matter what I think. I’ve already watched it six times. Even by evoking outrage, this video is all-but-guaranteed one million views. The media’s going to be talking about it, and we’re going to be sharing it. Kudos to the Cain people for putting together a viral video that makes one heck of a statement.

Oh, and the Cain people assure me that no rabbits were harmed in the making of this video.

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Politicians Say the Darndest Things!

Check out this hilarious parody video featuring Democrat congressional candidate Cheri Bustos from the Illinois 17th District.

I’m told by the person who sent it to me that this is spot on with what she says in her interviews with the media.

You know what? It sounds a lot like what we’ve been hearing from every Democrat across the country!

Check it out and share it…