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HURRICANE SANDY VICTIM WHO HUGGED OBAMA IN VIRAL PHOTO CLAIMS HE BROKE AID PROMISE, SENT HER ‘DISTURBING’ FORM LETTER

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Donna Vanzant found out what Conservatives knew Obama lies.

Obama lies every time he opens his mouth.

 Obama got his photo-op with Chris Christie and Donna Vanzant.

Donna Vanzant and Chris Christie got noting but empty promises.

 

Just days before he was re-elected in a historic second-term victory, President Barack Obama stood with Hurricane Sandy victims, pledging to quickly assist them in their dire time of need. While in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 31, he comforted local business owner Donna Vanzant, with a photograph of their embrace subsequently going viral. But while the president promised quick relief, Vanzant is now charging that the nation’s leader broke his pledge and has yet to deliver.

In an interview with The Philly Post, the owner of the North Point Marina, a venue that was destroyed in the storm, said that she is struggling — but “surviving” — and noted that she has yet to begin rebuilding. FEMA doesn’t help businesses with monetary aid and her insurance money has not yet come through, leaving her stagnant and unable to begin the painstaking process of rebuilding.

“I have probably suffered $500,000 in losses,” Vanzant explained. “And we’ve lost all of our docks and our bulkhead, and the estimate for that is $200,000, and you can’t get insurance on your docks or bulkhead.”

Clearly, her challenges have been monumental and, based on her assessment, the insurance company has been “dragging” its feet. After her meeting with the president months ago, though, one would assume that Vanzant would have been granted all the help she needed.

A video of her encounter with Obama shows the nation’s leader hugging the business owner and telling her, “We’re going to help you get it all together. I promise. You’re going to be okay.”

 

But that’s not all. Obama identified her to one of the individuals helping in the relief as the owner of the marina and said, “I want to make sure that she knows that we’re going to immediately get the help that she needs to get this all back together again.”

Watch the clip, below:

Naturally, considering Obama’s pledge to help Vanzant, the Post asked if she has had any interaction with the White House since meeting the president.

“After his visit, I sent an email to President Obama,” she told the Post. “Many days later, I got a response back. It was disturbing.”

Vanzant went on to describe a form letter she received — a note that had nothing at all to do with Hurricane Sandy. She said that the message she was sent, rather than addressing her concerns over the disaster, merely thanked her for supporting the troops.

“When you get a hug from the President of the United States, you feel like there’s something there. A promise was made,” she continued. “I have two grown kids. One is a U.S. Navy diver. The other one lives at the marina with his wife and new baby, and they lost everything.”

 

The business owner explained that she raised her children to know that “your word is your word.” She took aim at the notion that the president has broken a promise, noting that she has never been an individual who has looked for free handouts. While she said that Obama initially gave her hope, she’s now skeptical.

It should be noted that the e-mail address where she sent her request is not known. If it was a general account, chances are the president and his staff may not have received it. However, the troop response she received is certainly odd. Regardless, Vanzant’s moment of need continues, as Obama’s pledge goes unfulfilled.

 

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS REFUSING TO HONOR MILITARY-STYLE RIFLE ORDERS PLACED BEFORE CT SHOOTING

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I hope Dick’s Sporting Goods and Cheaper Than Dirt close for ever.

It is real chicken sh@@ the way they have done their customers.

 

Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas, ordered three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles from Dick’s Sporting Goods on Black Friday, CBS 11 News reports.

At $799 apiece, a savings of $300 dollars, it “was a heck of a deal,” he said.

However, Kellner and his wife received only two of the three guns. They received a letter from Dick’s on Christmas Eve stating that the company would not fulfill the remainder of their order.

Dick’s announced a week before Christmas that it was suspending sales of “modern sporting rifles” in all stores, “out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre,” CBS News 11 notes.

“It ain’t a good deal when you don’t get it. So I’m not happy at all about it,” said Kellner.

 

And Kellner isn’t alone.

Troy Blackall says he paid for two of the Troy Carbines at Dick’s — but the store only sent him one.

“It’s unacceptable,” says Blackall.

Dick’s has announced they will be issuing full refunds. The sporting goods store even sent $100 gift cards to customers with unfulfilled orders.

But the chain’s attempts at damage control may not be enough.

“Do what you said. Do what you advertised. Make good on it,” said Kellner.

Blackall is also unimpressed.

“The guns have doubled and tripled in price now. So it’s not like we can get our money back and buy the guns someplace else,” he said.

And the chain’s decision to discontinue rifle sales has upset more than just customers.

“The manufacturer of the guns, Troy industries says on its Facebook page that it’s deeply dismayed and shocked that Dick’s stopped selling its rifle.” CBS News 11 reports. “Troy’s CEO says the company invested millions of dollars into its operations after selecting Dick’s as the sole distributor of this particular rifle.”

 

POLICE: SCHOOL VOLUNTEER THREATENED TO ‘SMUGGLE IN A GUN AND KILL’ GOV. NIKKI HALEY

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Liberals are supposed to be so loving and caring.

I thought only Conservatives were this hateful.

Parent Volunteer Jennifer Phillips Threatened to Smuggle in Gun, Kill Gov. Nikki Haley

 

 

(TheBlaze/AP) – A 46-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with threatening a public official after threatening to “smuggle in a gun and kill” South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley,according to WYFF4.

Liberty police arrested Jennifer Phillips Tuesday after she told her potential plan to a school official with the Santa’s Workshop program where she was a parent volunteer.

After being notified of the threat, Liberty Middle School Principal Lowell Haynes explained: “I felt like it was something that I needed to notify law enforcement and let them handle it from there. It’s not up to me to decide if there’s intent there. I felt like that’s their job let them investigate and decide just turn it over to them.”

Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby said Phillips is a regular volunteer at Liberty Elementary, and alarmingly, Haley was scheduled to speak there Tuesday morning.

Parent Volunteer Jennifer Phillips Threatened to Smuggle in Gun, Kill Gov. Nikki Haley

Photo: Pickens County Detention Center via WTLX

According to reports, Phillips was arrested before Haley arrived, and is scheduled to appear before a judge Tuesday evening.

She maintains that she was just joking, however, and says she doesn’t even own a gun, according to WYFF4.

Gov. Haley’s stop at the school was centered around leadership and bullying prevention for third through fifth graders.

The principal concluded: “It’s a great moment for the city of Liberty and for our students at Liberty Elementary School and I kind of hope that that’s the focus of this — that a community member’s ill-advised statement doesn’t reign over the message that she brought our students today, and that’s what a leader is.”

 

THIS CHART IMPLIES SOMETHING VERY TROUBLING ABOUT THE PRICE OF GAS

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With Obama being reelected gas prices will climb higher.

 

Crude oil prices account for about 66 percent of the price of gasoline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Granted, other factors play a role in deciding the price we pay at the pump, including taxes and the cost of distribution, but it’s clear that the price of crude directly affects the price of gasoline.

As crude oil increases in price, the price of gasoline tends to increase. Likewise, when markets are calm and the price of crude oil decreases, the price of gasoline decreases.

With that in mind, take a look at the following chart and try to make sense of what’s going on:

Does this crude oil chart suggest price gouging?

The price of gas is represented by the light grey line and the price of oil by the dark black line (courtesy Zero Hedge, UBS, WSJ)

See that? Although the price of crude has fallen in recent months, as the above chart clearly indicates, the price of gasoline remains at a record high.

“Anecdotally, it feels like when oil prices rise, gas prices at the pump rise; but when turmoil pauses in global geo-politics – or some entity decides that high oil prices just will not do for the world’s economy – gas prices at the pump seem not to drop so quickly,” writers are Zero Hedge note.

“Yes there are pipeline, inventory (and even tax) issues but the following chart suggests ‘gouging’ on a national level,” they add.

It’s also worth noting that what we’re seeing today with the price of gasoline and crude is eerily similar to what we saw right before the economic collapse of 2008.

 

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL CHALLENGES MITT ROMNEY’S SON TO A FIST FIGHT ON MSNBC: ‘ANYTIME, ANYWHERE’

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Lawrence O’Donnell is an unhinged leftist.

Does O’Donnell think this makes him a big man?

Mitt’s son was upset at his fathers credibility being challenged.

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell seemed to think he was trying out for a part in Martin Scorsese’s Boston-based crime flick “The Departed” during his show on Thursday night.

Putting on his best tough guy act, O’Donnell, with a heavier Boston-Irish accent than he usually sports, called out GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s eldest son Tagg Romney for joking in a radio interview that he felt like he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama after he called his dad a liar in the second presidential debate on Tuesday.

Just for reference, when asked how he felt when Obama called his dad a liar, Tagg said he wanted to “jump” out of his seat and “rush down to the stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is the nature of the process.”

“OK Taggart. Let’s have a little talk, just you and me. You–” O’Donnell began.

He continued: “When I hear you talk about taking a swing and taking punches, why do I get the feeling you have never actually taken a punch, or thrown a punch. I didn’t have that luxury in the part of Boston I grew up in. But in your rich, suburban, Boston life, with your father filling a $100 million trust fund for you. I don’t know, I  just get the feeling things were kind of different for you.”

Taking the high road, O’Donnell then made fun of Tagg Romney for having the name “Taggart,” saying he has the right to be “pissed off” for his entire life because of his name.

But then things got awkward. O’Donnell got up out of his chair, called Romney a “liar” and seemingly challenged Tagg Romney to an actual fist fight.

Watch the bizarre clip via MSNBC here:

“You’re mad at President Obama for calling your father a liar?” O’Donnell asked rhetorically, a very heavy Irish-Boston accent suddenly present in his voice. “Let’s get something straight. He didn’t call your father a liar. I did. I’ve been saying all year that your father is a liar. I’ve repeatedly said that your father lies and is trying to lie his way into the White House.”

“So, you want to take a swing at someone for calling your old man a liar? Take a swing at me. Come on. Come on,” O’Donnell challenged. “And don’t worry. There won’t be any Secret Service involved. Just us. And I’ll make it easy for you. I’ll come to you. Anytime, anywhere. Go ahead, Taggart. Take your best shot.”

Please weigh in below with your thoughts on O’Donnell’s challenge.

NOT JUST GAS! CHECK OUT THE DRASTIC PRICE INCREASES ON THESE 21 EVERYDAY ITEMS

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Reelect Obama and we will competing with the cows for grass and hay.

Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans. The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period?  According to Blaze research on data provided by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics* gas prices are not alone in skyrocketing over the last decade.  Wait till you see chocolate chip cookies!

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

GASOLINE [ALL TYPES]

2002 Average – $1.44
2012  Average- $3.73
Percent Increase:

158%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo Credit: beerpongbrackets.com)

BEER [PER 16 OZ.]

2002 Average – $.99
2012 Average-$1.24
Percent Increase: 

25%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

( Photo Credit: thedailygreen.com)

EGGS, GRADE A, LARGE [PER DOZ.]

2002 Average – $1.03
2012 Average-$1.80
Percent Increase:

73%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo Credit: military.com)

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

 (Photo Credit: thedailygreen.com)

COFFEE, GROUND ROAST, ALL SIZES [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $2.92
2012 Average-$5.58
Percent Increase:

90%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

 (Photo Credit: thedailygreen.com)

 PEANUT BUTTER [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $1.96
2012 Average-$2.75
Percent Increase:

40%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

 (Photo Credit: milk.com)

MILK, FRESH, WHOLE, FORTIFIED [PER GAL.]

2002 Average – $2.75
2012 Average-$3.47
Percent Increase:

26%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo Credit: thedailygreen.com)

LOAF OF BREAD, WHITE

2002 Average – $1.01
2012 Average-$1.41
Percent Increase:

 39%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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SPAGHETTI AND MACARONI [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $0.91
2012 Average-$1.32
Percent Increase:

 

44%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

ORANGE JUICE [PER 16OZ.]

2002 Average – $1.84
2012 Average-$2.69
Percent Increase:

46%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

APPLE, RED DELICIOUS [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $0.94
2012 Average-$1.35
Percent Increase:

43%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

WINE [PER 1 LITER]

2002 Average – $6.23 
2012 Average-$10.03
Percent Increase:

60%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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ELECTRICITY [KILOWATT/ HOUR]

2002 Average – $.091
2012 Average-$.130
Percent Increase:

42%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

BEEF STEAKS [PER 16 OZ.]

2002 Average – $4.40
2012 Average-$6.22
Percent Increase: 

41%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: Shutterstock.com)

MARGARINE,SOFT, TUBS  [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $o.86
2012 Average-$2.09
Percent Increase:

143% 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: thedailygreen.com)

TOMATOES [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $1.18
2012 Average-$1.44
Percent Increase: 

22%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: thedailygreen.com)

TURKEY, WHOLE [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $1.05
2012 Average-$1.65
Percent Increase: 

56%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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BACON [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $3.23
2012 Average-$4.52
Percent Increase:

39%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: beefproducers.com)

GROUND BEEF [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $2.28
2012 Average-$3.69
Percent Increase:

61%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: americanpreppersnetwork.com)

COOKIES, CHOCOLATE CHIP [PER LB.]

2002 Average – $2.59
2012 Average-$3.61
Percent Increase: 

39%

 

BUT HAVE NO FEAR, STRAWBERRIES HAVE ONLY INCREASED BY 1 ¢ PER PINT!

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

(Photo: thedailygreen.com)

STRAWBERRIES [DRY PINT]

2002 Average – $1.70
2012 Average-$1.71
Percent Increase:

.006%

 

Landmark Calif. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down Over ADA Lawsuit

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Ford’s  Real Hamburgers are being forced out of business.

They are victims of a shyster lawyer and a bad law.

This shyster has filed over 2,00 ADA compliance suits.

The majority of them are on his own behalf.

The Americans With Disabilities Act is a Bad law.

The law needs to be repealed.

A decades-old Sacramento, Calif. burger joint is shutting its doors for being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because the owner says he can’t afford to bring it up to code.

Ford’s Real Hamburgers has been slinging burgers, fries and shakes for years, but was hit hard in the recession. Now, KTXL-TV is reporting that a local attorney who makes his living filing ADA cases — many on his own behalf — is suing the restaurant — and Ford‘s can’t keep up.

“We scrimped and saved and cut down the staff. I’m down to six employees,” owner Hank Vereschzagin told KTXL.

As the station noted, Ford’s is indeed out of ADA compliance: There isn’t enough room to roll into the bathroom in a wheelchair. But Vereschzagin said he just doesn’t have the money to fix the more than 60-year-old building.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m going to do next,” he said. “I just know I can’t keep this open.”

Scott Johnson, the attorney filing the suit, didn‘t comment to KTXL about the Ford’s complaint, but he did speak to the station earlier this year when he was suing a diner.

“Being a quadriplegic, there’s nothing I can do about that,” Johnson said in February. “But these businesses that have structural barriers to access, that’s frustrating.”

 

A decades-old Sacramento, Calif. burger joint is shutting its doors for being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because the owner says he can’t afford to bring it up to code.

Ford’s Real Hamburgers has been slinging burgers, fries and shakes for years, but was hit hard in the recession. Now, KTXL-TV is reporting that a local attorney who makes his living filing ADA cases — many on his own behalf — is suing the restaurant — and Ford‘s can’t keep up.

“We scrimped and saved and cut down the staff. I’m down to six employees,” owner Hank Vereschzagin told KTXL.

As the station noted, Ford’s is indeed out of ADA compliance: There isn’t enough room to roll into the bathroom in a wheelchair. But Vereschzagin said he just doesn’t have the money to fix the more than 60-year-old building.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m going to do next,” he said. “I just know I can’t keep this open.”

Scott Johnson, the attorney filing the suit, didn‘t comment to KTXL about the Ford’s complaint, but he did speak to the station earlier this year when he was suing a diner.

“Being a quadriplegic, there’s nothing I can do about that,” Johnson said in February. “But these businesses that have structural barriers to access, that’s frustrating.”

 

 

 

Noted Economist Says You Should be Worried About Latest Durable Goods Report: Here’s Why

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We are going to see a crash that will make The Great Depression look mild.

We need to cut the out of control government spending.

Demand for durable goods (i.e. items that are expected to last for at least three years) is on the decline and a report released on Thursday shows that it has sunken to levels not seen since 2009 — the height of the Great Recession.

“The Commerce Department said Thursday that total durable goods orders fell 13.2 percent in August. That’s the biggest drop since January 2009 when the country was in recession. Aircraft orders fell by nearly 102 percent, pulling down the headline figure,” the Associated Press reports.

Economists had originally predicted a decline of maybe 5 percent. Obviously, they were off by just a little.

“U.S. manufacturing has weakened since the spring. Factories have been hurt by weaker consumer spending and slower global growth that has cut demand for U.S. exports,” the AP adds.

Okay, so what’s the big deal? Maybe we shouldn’t read too much into the data, right?

Well, according to economist David Rosenberg, there’s a part of the report that should raise some red flags. If you look at the three-month moving average* of non-defense capital goods orders (or “core capex [capital expenditures] orders”) excluding aircraft in Thursday’s durable goods report, you’ll note that it was 4.1 percent in August.

(*A statistical method for identifying the direction of a trend.)

“History shows when the trend weakened to the level we see today, the economy was in recession 100 percent of the time,“ Rosenberg claims in his latest ”Breakfast with Dave” note.

Furthermore, as Rosenberg notes, not only is the durable goods report obviously bad news for the manufacturing sector, but it also means bad news for the job market. You see, as the following chart illustrates, there’s an 83 percent correlation between core capex orders and jobs:

Aug. Durable Goods Report Has Economist David Rosneberg Talking About Recession

Courtesy: Business Insider

And there’s an 86 percent correlation between capex orders and the stock market:

Aug. Durable Goods Report Has Economist David Rosneberg Talking About Recession

Courtesy: Business Insider

Bottom line: Durable goods are down and manufacturing is down. According to the data presented in the above, not only does the report bode poorly for the already struggling job market, but it could also mean we’re headed for another recession.

Chaos Erupts After Protesters Crash Allen West Event: Both Sides Throw Beer, Ice Cubes & a Salt Shaker

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The left is really coming more unhinged.

Yet they say it is the Conservatives that act like this.

Chaos erupted at Rep. Allen West’s (R-FL) campaign event in Port Salerno, Florida, on Wednesday night, after protesters took some unique steps to crash the congressman’s speech. The detractors rented a hotel room above the outdoor event and, in the middle of his speech, they stormed the balcony and began shouting, throwing items and then hung a banner from the railing about removing West from office.

West stood quietly and watched while the scene devolved into four minutes of rowdy exchanges between his supporters and the protesters. TCPalm.com has more about the events that unfolded:

Protesters rented a hotel room to crash an outdoor Allen West event at Pirates Cove Resort & Marina from their balcony above, prompting beer, ice cube and even salt shaker tossing before sheriff’s deputies escorted the protesters off the property Wednesday night.

The congressman was six minutes into his campaign speech on Pirates Cove’s outside pool deck when four protesters emerged from a hotel room onto their balcony overlooking the event. Stand Up Florida protesters shouted out garbled messages and unfurled a banner that read “Allen West is out of touch, Allen West is out of office.”

Andrew Mina, a local field director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, quickly tugged the banner down from below the balcony. Then, the crowd of supporters began booing loudly at West’s opponents, with shouting and jeers taking over the scene. The protesters dropped water and beer down onto the crowd and West’s supporters tossed water, ice cubes, beer and some middle fingers back at those on the balcony.

“At one point, an elderly West supporter cocked back his arm to hurl a glass salt shaker upward, but could only throw it a few feet before it shattered on the ground,” TCPalm.com adds to the description of events.

In the end, the protesters were escorted away from the scene by local sheriff’s deputies after the West crowd began shouting, “USA, USA!” in support of the candidate.

Watch the chaos unfold, below:

 

‘WORDS MATTER’: AMATEUR COMPILATION REEL PITS OBAMA AGAINST HIMSELF

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This is from The Blaze.

Barack Milhous Capone Kardashian’s words never match his actions.

Obama has taken lying to a whole new low level.

The is not a lie to outrageous for Obama to tell or repeat.

Political commercials using a candidate’s own words to show that someone has changed positions, flip-flopped or lied, is nothing new. However, TheBlaze has discovered a new video that seems to take the idea a few steps further, expanding the :30 second commercial into a short, un-narrated documentary.

 

The compilation attached here is first product posted online by an amateur video editor. TheBlaze interviewed the project’s creator. The man (who wishes to remain anonymous) told us that he wanted to show his undecided friends (as well as those considering voting for Obama) the stark contrast between what the president has said in the past and what he has said and done in office.

He used clips from previous appearances by President Obama as well as excerpts from various ads and news programs and built something he calls “Words Matter.”

The YouTube description reads:

A short un-narrated documentary that looks at Obama’s first term with regards to transparency, healthcare, taxes, fairness, energy and the national debt – guaranteed to contain information of interest.

The heretofore apolitical unnamed editor describes himself “just a guy in his living room. ”  He said that his goal was to get the viewer’s attention for less than fifteen minutes. Mission accomplished — the video runs just 13:27 (including a short promo for “2016” that was tacked onto the end.

For your consideration — “Words Matter”:

 

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