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What’s your outlook for a second Obama administration?

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Mystery Novelist Digger Cartwright Participates in Thinking Outside the Boxe’s Annual Symposium

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL & Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 22, 2013— The office of Digger Cartwright, mystery novelist and industrialist, released the transcripts of his responses to the question and answer session from Thinking Outside the Boxe’s 9th Annual Symposium held in Orlando from December 23-31, 2012. The symposium focused on topics such as recent economic conditions and the outlook for the coming year, geopolitical events, domestic politics, etc.


More of the same overregulation and failed economic policies that have driven up our national debt, made us less competitive, killed jobs, raised taxes on American workers and killed business in this country. I think the President has such a big ego and such hubris that his re-election will embolden him in pursuing his radical liberal agenda.

It’s clear that he feels he has this huge mandate in the aftermath of the election, and we’re seeing him try to use that to his advantage with the whole fiscal cliff issue. He’s pursuing this ‘my way or the highway’ strategy that is destructive to the American taxpayers. I have long believed that he has a strong socialist agenda as we’ve witnessed by his massive government takeover of healthcare with the Obamacare legislation. He wants to increase the entitlement state, which he has effectively done. He wants to tax everyone more and spread the wealth. He wants to increase the size and scope of government which he’s done and will continue to do.

Hopefully, after the 2014 mid-term elections, he’ll be a lame duck and he’ll just be relegated to the sidelines. But I wouldn’t put it passed him or his Democratic colleagues in the Congress to try to find a way around the United States Constitution 22nd Amendment to allow him to serve another term.

Let’s just say that he’s probably got about two years of bold ambition left. I think he’ll go after the energy industry. He’s pretty much killed the coal industry. I figure gas and oil will be next on the list. Everyone brace themselves for $6 per gallon gasoline. And everyone’s utility bills are going to skyrocket in the near future. We’re probably going to see massive taxes as Obamacare if fully implemented. He’s still going to work to find ways to increase everyone’s taxes. I think he’s going to continue to find ways to increase government entitlements, particularly for illegals. And I think he’s going to try to find a way to give amnesty to all the illegals here in the United States and open the doors so that we’ll be flooded with immigrants that will vote for him. And I think the biggest push in the next few months is obviously going to be on gun control or an infringement of our second amendment right to bear arms. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, liberals are foaming at the mouth that this could be the opening they need to ban guns or otherwise impose severe gun control laws.

I will tell you this. My biggest fear is that the Republicans lose the House in the 2014 election. If Obama gets control of the whole Congress, America is pretty well doomed. We’ll never be able to break free from the Democrats’ radical liberal agenda.

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Election 2012—What happened to the Republicans?

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Mystery Novelist Digger Cartwright Participates in Thinking Outside the Boxe’s 9th Annual Symposium

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL & Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 22, 2013— The office of Digger Cartwright, mystery novelist and industrialist, released the transcripts of his responses to the question and answer session from Thinking Outside the Boxe’s 9th Annual Symposium held in Orlando from December 23-31, 2012. The symposium focused on topics such as recent economic conditions and the outlook for the coming year, geopolitical events, domestic politics, etc.


The underlying presumption is that we had a choice in the election process. I think that is the first fallacy. We’re given the illusion of having a choice, but these candidates are hand-picked and they go through a dog and pony show in the run up to the election. I actually think it was already predetermined who was going to win the election, and we go through this sham to keep the voters feeling like their vote matters.


Four years ago we had our choice between Barack Obama, a left wing liberal, and John McCain, an avowed progressive. The voters had the choice between two less than desirable candidates, and the progressive movement won regardless. This election cycle we have the same left wing liberal and another RINO, Republican In Name Only. The progressive movement would have won either way.


I hate to be cynical, but I’ve become very jaded in this political cycle. Mitt Romney wasn’t the ideal candidate for the Republicans, and while it’s notoriously difficult to unseat an incumbent, Obama was like a sitting duck. He had so much baggage from the first term that it’s almost inconceivable we’re sitting here today with him having been re-elected. Either the American people, the voters, are a bunch of brain dead dumb asses or the process was already fixed. Yes, we were given the choice between the lesser of two evils, but Romney couldn’t have done any worse than Obama. So you look to see that we’ve got early voting that is heavily skewed for the Democrats, illegal voting, and rigged voting machines, and it’s easy to see why Obama was re-elected. If you stuff the ballot boxes with enough early votes and rig the machines to vote for you on election day, it doesn’t matter who the other side puts up. You can’t win when you’re playing with a stacked deck of cards.


So, if you presume that we actually have a choice in the election process and if you presume that Romney was an all right candidate, and I subscribe to neither of those philosophies, it comes down to one of three things—either the Romney campaign failed in delivering a clear, convincing, and enthusiastic message or the American voters are so stupid that they would prefer to have us continue down the same path of failed economic policies as the last four years or the majority of American voters have been bought and paid for with government handouts from the Democrats. In any scenario, it doesn’t bode well for the future of our country if we’ve got people just voting for the person who’s going to give them the biggest handout. As a candidate, you can’t give someone cash to vote for you, but you can give them an EBT card to ensure they vote for you. What’s the difference? The system is rigged to the detriment of the American taxpayer.

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10 Reasons Why Obama Will Get Re-Elected

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10 Reasons Why Obama Will Get Re-Elected


#1   Mitt Romney
—Need I say more? Going into a general election, the incumbent always has the

advantage, and it’s pretty tough to beat an incumbent. To do so, the opposition needs a really

strong candidate. In this case, the Republicans need a Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, Mitt

Romney isn’t that candidate. First, he comes across as an elitist…just like Obama. However,

the liberal media is going to exploit Mitt Romney’s wealth and paint him as out of touch with

normal Americans. Second, Romney is going to lose a debate with Obama. There’s no doubt

that Obamacare will be a big issue, regardless of what the Supreme Court does. Obama will

simply say that he modeled Obamacare after Romneycare in Massachusetts. That will suck the

life out of the room. Look, Mitt Romney has no credibility on this issue. He was for it before he

was against it. Sound like another politician from Massachusetts…John Kerry…who was also a



#2   The Polls don’t lie—Let’s consider another factor in this election…the polls. These polls are

pretty well dialed in. The pollsters have this down to a science. Look back at 2008. At this

point in the 2008 election, John McCain was the Republican nominee. Hillary Clinton and

Obama were still battling it out for the Democratic nomination. John McCain never led either

of the challengers in the hypothetical polls and the polls had him trailing all the way to the

election…and he ultimately lost. To date, only one Republican has beat Obama in a head-to-

head match-up and that candidate is Ron Paul. Sadly, he’s not going to be the nominee, and

we’re stuck with Romney who has never led Obama in a head-to-head match-up in the polls.

He’ll likely suffer the same fate as McCain.    ADVANTAGE OBAMA.


#3    Battleground States—This election may ultimately hinge on a couple of battleground states

like Florida and Ohio. In both states, Mitt Romney isn’t doing well with blue collar voters. Take

Florida, for example. The election will be decided by the voters in the I-4 corridor from Tampa

to Orlando and up to Jacksonville. You’ve got a lot of blue collar service industry workers there

who are predominantly younger and they just don’t like Mitt Romney. If they vote, Obama

wins. If they don’t vote at all, slight advantage goes to Romney.     ADVANTAGE OBAMA.


#4   Economic data being manipulated—Notice how the unemployment figure that gets reported

in the media keeps dropping yet job creation isn’t enough to actually bring the figures down?

You guessed it…the figures are being manipulated. This isn’t new, however. The data is always

suspect. For example, the unemployment figures don’t include the unemployed who have given

up searching for work or those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits. Each week,

a lot of unemployed folks are exhausting their benefits and dropping out of the statistics. So

naturally, the unemployment figure is going down. If these people were actually counted in the

figures, we’d have an unemployment figure of somewhere in the neighborhood of 18%. As we

get closer and closer to the election, the unemployment figures are going to continue to drop

which will look good for Obama. And what do you want to bet that gas prices are going to fall as

we get closer to the election?


At the end of the day, has the economy improved since Obama took office? No. Real estate

markets still suck; foreclosures are going to continue to increase and prices will continue to

drop. The real unemployment isn’t any better and will continue to get worse. Gas prices are

almost double what they were when Obama took office. Food prices are higher than four years

ago, even though the inflation figures say there isn’t any inflation despite the massive amount of

money printed by the Federal Reserve.


So, are you better off than you were four years ago? No, but the data that is going to be

presented to the public will make voters think things are better than they were four years ago.



#5    Voters not able to think for themselves—This one is pretty easy. The general public and voters

don’t think for themselves. They’re actually pretty dumb when you boil it down to the simplest

terms. They generally won’t consider all the facts and they won’t consider all the things that

Obama has done that are ruining America. They simply don’t care. They’re too busy with

their insignificant daily lives to take the time to educate themselves about the issues and how

the President’s decisions impact America, their future, and their lives. So, they go about their

business and as long as they’re doing all right—they’ve got a job, the lights come on, gas in the

car, etc.—they don’t care and they’ll vote for the incumbent because everything seems ok and

he seems like a good guy and Mitt Romney seems like the bad guy—the rich, evil Republican.

The voters are lazy and apathetic, and they’ll find reasons to justify not voting for another

candidate over Obama or they just won’t vote, which is in essence another vote for Obama.

They are victims of political spin and they aren’t smart enough to realize it. They’ll believe the

negative attack ads that Obama’s re-election campaign will launch against Romney without ever

verifying the facts or questioning the validity or substance of the ads.    ADVANTAGE OBAMA.


#6    $1 billion war chest—Obama has a fundraising machine that is far superior to Mitt Romney’s.

At the end of March, Obama had over $100 million in the bank for the re-election campaign—

ten times as much as Mitt Romney. For the campaign cycle, Obama has raised nearly $200

million while Romney has raised only about $90 million. Obama’s base and contributors

are energized and they’re giving a lot of money to the re-election campaign (let’s call it the

Committee to Re-Elect the President or CREEP to borrow a term from the Nixon era). By most

accounts, it looks like Obama will have about $1 billion to spend on the re-election. Romney

hasn’t even energized the Republican base, and they don’t seem too willing to open their

wallets at this point. Every day that goes by, Romney falls further and further behind Obama

when it comes to fundraising. Don’t get me wrong…Romney has a powerful machine that is

raising money but he’s dwarfed by the President’s re-election machine. If Romney expects to

have a flood of money after the convention in Tampa to rival Obama’s political war chest, he’s

living a fantasy. He’ll get plenty of donations, but it will be too little and too late at that point.



#7    Charisma—I’ll give this to Obama…he is very charismatic. And he might be a really nice guy…but

he doesn’t know what he’s doing and he’s ruining the country. However, his charisma is a very

valuable asset in the election. And he promotes this superstar image that all the younger voters

really like. They think he’s one of them. I’ve often said we need to measure candidates by who

you feel would most likely sit at the bar and have a drink and conversation with you. In this,

Obama has that quality hands down in the minds of a lot of voters. I don’t have that perception

of him, but a lot of people do. He’s got the charisma and Mitt Romney doesn’t. It’s just that

simple. Why do you think Obama polls so well among women voters and Mitt Romney doesn’t

poll well among women voters? It’s all about charisma. Obama has plenty of it. Romney has



#8    Election Fraud—Why did JFK and Obama get elected? Election fraud plain and simple. It’s

pretty easy to stuff the ballot box with dead people or illegal votes when you control a handful

of election officials in various states. Why didn’t the media put more focus on the fact that the

entire Dallas Cowboys football team voted in Ohio in 2008—no doubt for Obama? We’re just

now starting to hear about investigations into election fraud in Indiana in 2008. Obama may

not even have had enough signatures to get on the ballot there, but he did and he’s president

now. Still no big media coverage of this. If this happened in Indiana and Ohio, where else did it

happen? And now we know why Obama and the liberals oppose voter ID laws—they won’t be

able to stuff the ballot box with dead people or multiple votes or illegal immigrant votes.


It’s pretty simple…Obama doesn’t want to lose and will do anything and everything to stay in

power. The machine will do what it has to do to help, particularly in swing states. Pretty ease to

stuff a few ballot boxes in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, New Hampshire

to ensure an Obama win.


And let’s not forget what I also constitute as fraud…the Black Panthers intimidating voters

outside polling locations in places like Philadelphia. It’s not stuffing the ballot boxes but

preventing people from voting by intimidating them ultimately favors one candidate. Thus, it

constitutes fraud. Can you imagine the liberal media hysteria had the KKK been outside polling

stations on Election Day 2008? It just goes to show the hypocritical nature of the media. It was

ok for the Black Panthers to intimidate votes but it wouldn’t have been ok for the KKK to do the

same thing.    ADVANTAGE OBAMA.


#9    Media Brainwashing—The media is clearly biased in favor of Obama. They swoon over him like

he’s a rock star. They’ve definitely drunk the kool-aid when it comes to this guy. The media

does nothing more than brainwash viewers with liberal propaganda, and it goes back to the

fact that the public is so stupid they don’t know they’re being brainwashed and manipulated

by the media. First off, anyone who relies on a comedian for their news shouldn’t have the

privilege of voting; you’re obviously too stupid or you think this is a joke. Either way, you


don’t have the intellectual capacity to cast a very important vote. These comedians have

no journalistic credibility or integrity. They’re just propaganda machines for the socialist

progressive movement. Second, if you blindly accept what the media tells you is true as being

true without thinking about it or rationalizing it or verifying it, you probably don’t have the

capacity to vote. The media has an agenda whether you think they do or not. And this is for

both parties mind you. Let’s look back at the Dan Rather controversy regarding claims about

George W. Bush’s National Guard service records. Dan Rather knew those documents were

false yet didn’t care about the truth; he was more interested in a story and in smearing the

Republican president. I would guarantee that he was still sore that Al Gore lost the 2000

election despite Dan Rather’s own efforts to anoint Gore president by 8:00 on election night

2000 and was looking for anything and any opportunity to smear President Bush. But there are

millions of people in America who believed what Dan Rather said. There are millions of people

who are convinced that Dan Rather wouldn’t lie to them. Dan Rather said it, so it must be the

truth. This is manipulative propaganda, folks. People need to think for themselves.


So how is this going to play out in the 2012 election? Easy to see that the mainstream media

is clearly in the back pocket of President Obama. They’re going to do and say anything to help

him get re-elected. They’ll stop at nothing—outright lies, smear campaigns, you name it. They’ll

keep telling viewers that things are getting better in the economy all thanks to Obama and

people will believe it. There’s an old saying about if you keep telling someone the same lie

that eventually they’ll believe it. That’s exactly what the media is going to do to help with the

president’s re-election.    ADVANTAGE OBAMA.


#10    Gary Johnson, Libertarian—I’m probably more a libertarian than anything but libertarians don’t

win many national elections. The only thing the libertarian candidates do is take votes from the

Republican candidate. Gary Johnson is a good guy with some good ideas, but he isn’t going to

win. Ross Perot was a great third party candidate, but all he did was take votes from George

H.W. Bush in the 1992 election in critical swing states which ultimately handed the election to

Bill Clinton. Ralph Nader is accused of taking votes from Al Gore in 2000 and costing him the

election. Gary Johnson isn’t a strong third party candidate of the Perot caliber or even of the

Nader caliber, but he could potentially take votes of moderate Republicans or independents in

crucial battleground states. That could be enough to tip the state in favor of Obama. In 2008,

for example, Obama won North Carolina by only 14,000 votes. Wouldn’t be too hard for the

libertarian to ensure that Obama keeps a slim margin in states like this, particularly given the

less than energizing candidate Mitt Romney.   ADVANTAGE OBAMA.



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