There is an old Scottish curse, may you live in interesting times. Our times certainly are interesting. And two interesting hand grenades have just been tossed into the political fray.
First, just this morning, most of Newt Gingrich’s senior staff resigned. For the last couple of weeks Gingrich’s campaign has been a dead man walking. A couple of weeks ago, Tea Party Nation predicted the demise of Gingrich’s campaign in a blog called “First man out.”
Among those leaving is long time Rick Perry advisor David Carney. The impact of this move is devastating for Gingrich. It is the official deathblow to his campaign. A candidate does not run for office by himself. When you are running for President, there is a huge team, even at this early stage with some remarkably talented people. There are not that many people who know how to run a national campaign and do it right.
Gingrich has been floundering and the loss of his senior staff is something he simply will not be able to over come. Now, the only question will be when does Gingrich officially pull the plug?
This also means with almost certainty that Rick Perry of Texas will be jumping in the race. While there are a number of good candidates in the race and a couple flirting with running, the Republican field is getting better. Perry brings some interesting possibilities to the race. Some conservatives feel like Perry is a RINO. One thing is certain, he has the possibility of uniting both the Tea Party and the establishment. This is something Romney, Huntsman and Johnson can’t do and something Pawlenty may not be able to do.
While this is going on, the media is ganging up on the Republicans’ number one non-candidate, Sarah Palin.
Tomorrow, Alaska will release 24,000 pages of emails from Palin’s two and a half year tenure as governor. Both the New York Times and The Washington Post have asked their readers to help them go through the emails.
If the bias were not so obvious, it would be amusing. Palin is not now an announced candidate. She has not even formed a Presidential Exploratory committee. The smart money is on her not running. Yet the Times and the Post are spending all of these resources on someone who is not in office and probably won’t be a candidate.
The responses to this have been amusing. On the New York Times website, one person wrote, “Don’t you people get paid to do this work yourself?” Another wrote, “Awesome, the NYT wants non-journalists to do their work for them.” Yet another said, “I don't remember the NY Times asking the public to go through then Senator Obama's emails to find newsworthy materials...”
No, they did not. In fact, the liberal media has ignored almost every Obama scandal out there. Since the New York Times is allegedly the newspaper of record, perhaps they might take a look at a story with a local angle.
Obama has a Social Security Number that is from Connecticut. That is a state he had never lived in. Why? Why does he have this number? He should have a Social Security Number that either comes from Hawaii or perhaps California.
Why does Obama have this Social Security Number? Could it be a case of identity theft? Why doesn’t the newspaper of record take a look at this? Instead they want the public to do their job for them and go through 24,000 emails of someone who has not even announced they are running for president.
And the liberal media wonders why the American people no longer trust them.
First, IMO, Newt isn't in it to win it!
Second, Have you ever read this description on how SSN were issued:
Social Security Numbers
The SSN Numbering Scheme
Number Has Three Parts
The nine-digit SSN is composed of three parts:
The first set of three digits is called the Area Number
The second set of two digits is called the Group Number
The final set of four digits is the Serial Number
The Area Number is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be the State where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office. Since 1972, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card. The applicant's mailing address does not have to be the same as their place of residence. Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent the State of residence of the applicant, either prior to 1972 or since.
So, in 1972, BHO would have been 11yrs old right? Back then, I don't think you needed to have a SSN as soon as you were born (like you do today) so who knows when he would have applied for one--most people back then would have applied for one when they were a teen/getting their first job. I've read that BHO's first job was in 1979 (that makes him 18) working at a Baskin Robbins in Honolulu so that would mean that he would have had to had a SSN (to pay taxes--if he paid taxes) and that he/his grandparents (with whom he was living) would have applied for a SSN for him using a HI mailing address and that his SSN should reflect that--does this make sense (at least to you and me, but with this joker, nothing about his life makes any common sense and is IMO all fictionalized).
I remenber Bush Sr talking about a new world order. What I recall him doing was pondering how the world would allign itself after the fall of the Soviet Union. There was a lot of discussion about that around 1990.
For your consideration:
IS OBAMA’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PART OF A MANUFACTURED FAKE IDENTITY?
Judge Rules Not to Dismiss FOIA Lawsuit Filed over Obama’s Social Security Number