Chad’s Morning Brief: Romney Slams Obama For Wanting a Secretary of Business, Bloomberg Endorses Obama & More
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of November 2, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11 am.
1. Department of Business (link)
President Obama wants to create more bureaucracy in order to help out businesses. Mitt Romney rightly blasted the President for it yesterday.
Romney criticized the idea Thursday during a rally in southwest Virginia.
"I know the president is trying to figure out some way to suggest he has new ideas," said Romney, repeating as he often has on the trail that roughly 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed. "He came up with the idea of creating a Department of Business. I don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will add more jobs on Main Street."
The latest TV ad includes a similar message, asking "Why not have a president who actually understands business?"
The Obama campaign responded by saying the president called on Congress in January to give him authority the streamline the Executive Branch so businesses could more easily access government resources.
"The idea that Mitt Romney would help businesses grow as president doesn't match his record or his policies," campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said Thursday. "When the American auto industry and a million jobs were on the line, Romney turned his back, which is why he's trying to rewrite history. ... Romney can lurch from false attack to false attack in the final days of this campaign, but the American people understand President Obama is the only candidate in this race with a concrete plan to move our country forward."
President Obama trying to act pro-business? Give me a break.
2. Bloomberg Backs Obama (link)
Nothing surprising about this endorsement. For Bloomberg though, it's all about climate change.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) endorsed President Obama for reelection on Thursday, citing his stance on climate change.
"Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action," Bloomberg wrote in his endorsement, which was published on Bloomberg News's website under the title "A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change."
So Bloomberg thinks Hurricane Sandy was caused by global warming. What an idiot. Again though, we already knew that.
3. More on Libya
More and more information is coming out about the complete failure of the Obama administration over Libya. Yesterday we learned that the Obama administration did not convene its top counter-terrorism task force. According to CBS News:
CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).
"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."
Information shared with CBS News from top counterterrorism sources in the government and military reveal keen frustration over the U.S. response on Sept. 11, the night ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed in a coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
That's not all we learned. We also found out yesterday that the documents were found inside the consulate that pointed to "troubling" surveillance before the terror attack in Benghazi. The American's felt like sitting ducks. According to Foreign Policy:
More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi -- and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack - the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day, including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security.
According to HotAir, President Obama isn't even involved in the investigation.
“He has not participated in the investigation. He is anticipating results that show us exactly what happened and who is responsible and what lessons we can learn from it and ensure it never happens again. He expects the investigation to be rigorous.”
Just like when the President left to go to Las Vegas after the terror attack, he acts too busy to get his hands dirty.
4. Southwest to Puerto Rico (link)
Big news for travelers as Southwest Airlines announced yesterday that starting in 2013, the airline will fly to Puerto Rico.
Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 14, 2013 – Southwest’s first destination outside the lower 48 U.S. states.
Southwest said it will have three daily round trips between San Juan and Orlando, Fla., and one daily round trip between San Juan and Tampa, Fla.
In doing so, it’ll replace flying now down by its subsidiary, AirTran Airways.
“Southwest celebrates San Juan, Puerto Rico, as our first venture beyond the continental United States,” said Bob Jordan, AirTran president and Southwest executive vice president & chief commercial officer.
Traveling to Puerto Rico just got a little cheaper.
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