"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
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"Legion" has some thoughts on the Tea party.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on extremism.
The word "extreme" is being bandied about quite liberally these days.
Muslim radicals are called "extreme" because they want to kill all infidels, especially Americans, in their Jihad. But a recent poll in Iraq disclosed that 80% of the population there considers Americans to be legitimate targets of Jihad. And you may recall that after 9-11 there was dancing in the streets and celebrations in virtually all of the countries with predominantly Muslim populations. So the Muslim radicals are merely those Muslims who are carrying out the wishes of the majority of Muslims who want you dead, but don't want your blood on theirhands.
The word "extreme" has also been liberally applied to the TEA Party by democrats and even some Republicans. Upholding the Constitution is "extreme"? Wanting smaller government is "extreme"? Proposing that the federal government have a balanced budget is "extreme"? Securing the borders is "extreme"? Insisting that government officials be held accountable for their actions/inactions is "extreme"? Being pro-life is "extreme"? Being patriotic is "extreme"? Standing up for your Constitutional rights, like the 2nd Amendment, is "extreme"? I don't think so...and that's all the TEA Party is about!
The word "extreme" is hurled by democrats at political opponents frequently, when the democrats can't think of anything specific to criticize. It has become their "go to" word because it has worked for them. Apathetic or just plain ignorant voters (the apparent majority) seem to cringe at the word "extreme" and readily accept the inappropriate and false allegation as fact without any further explanation or corroboration. They just don't care. The most corrupt government in my long lifetime is still getting 30+ percent of the voters approval. Ignorance is bliss...
Until America wakes up to the threats facing us and the voters educate themselves, we will continue this downward spiral the country is in, economically, diplomatically and ethically.
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"Legion" has some thoughts on the recent comment by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
"Legion" has some thoughts on ObamaCare.
"Rook" has some thoughts on Obama's failures.
Al-Qaida is on the offensive in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Somali. Obama, in denial, tells us Al Qaida is "on the run..."
Obama abandoned Iraq and wasted years of American blood and treasure. Now he is in the process of doing the same in Afghanistan.
Obama was outfoxed in Syria by Putin, a professional leader with actual experience in the real world of international politics and military strategy.
Obama was outfoxed by Putin in Iran, Poland and Georgia.
American lives have been lost on Obama's watch and he has lied rather than take responsibility. No one in his administration has been held accountable for any of the numerous foreign policy and national security fiascos that have occurred around the world.
Now we have a major transformation occurring in the Ukraine with an outcry for democracy and ties to the West, while Obama hides in his closet wondering what Putin will do if he speaks up.
It really doesn't matter what Obama says or does because nobody on the world stage takes him seriously anyway. He has no experience, he has no credibility, he has no cojones and everybody knows it...
Obama is America's biggest threat to national security and world peace... Alfred Bernhard Nobel must be turning over in his grave!
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By Matt Barber
Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism. What a difference a few years makes.
Remember when “progressive” media types chided President George W. Bush till they were blue in the face for “going it alone” on Iraq? Well, apparently “going it alone” is totally cool if you have a “D” after your name.
David Corn, Washington bureau chief over at the uber-liberal Mother Jones is disappointed that an increasingly imperialist Barack Obama wasn’t imperialist enough during his recent State of the Union Address. He’s furious that our already chestless Commander-in-Hearing-Himself-Talk showed off his bona fides in weakness and “let the Republicans off easy.”
“Obama didn’t use this opportunity to focus on the reason he has to go it alone: Republicans hell-bent on disrupting the government and thwarting all the initiatives he deems necessary for the good of the nation. Even when he quasi-denounced the government shutdown, he did not name-check House Speaker John Boehner and his tea-party-driven comrades.”
What? “All the initiatives” Obama “deems necessary”? “Go it alone”? Yeah, Josef Stalin – affectionately nicknamed “Uncle Joe” by Obama’s hero, FDR – had a lot of initiatives he “deemed necessary,” too. And like Obama, he also preferred the “go it alone” approach.
Seriously, has Mr. Corn never heard of the separation of powers? The president doesn’t get to just unilaterally “deem” laws into effect. He’s the chief executive, not the chief lawmaker. Neither should he be the chief lawbreaker.
Yet here we are and so he is.
More than any other president in American history (yes, Nixon included), Obama has done both – make the “law” and break the law. Just consider, for instance, his unprecedented, arbitrary, capricious and completely illegal “do-whatever-I-want-to-do” shredding of his signature dark comedy: Obamacare.
Get used to it. During last Tuesday’s SOTU Obama announced his intention to keep at it. In fact, he plans to ramp-up the lawlessness.
And why shouldn’t he? A gutless GOP establishment has let him get away with it at every turn. Corn was partly right. He was justified in taking a jab at the speaker of the House. On this we agree: John Boehner needs to be “checked,” just not for the reasons Corn supposes.
Even some liberals are waking up to the fact that, for the first time, America is living under – as Sen. Ted Cruz calls it – “the imperial presidency.” In a posting originally titled “Obama: Efforts to rein him in not serious,” the off-the-rails-liberal CNN.com took Obama to task for his autocratic misbehavior (CNN later changed the article title to “President Obama says he’s not recalibrating ambitions.” Amazing what an angry phone call from this White House can do to the Obama-natical state-run media).
“Once, Barack Obama spoke of what he wanted for his presidency in terms of healing a nation divided. ‘This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal,’ he said.
“Today, Obama is talking about executive orders and executive actions – with a pen or phone – if a divided Congress won’t or can’t act on an agenda he laid out this week in his State of the Union Address. …
“Sen. Ted Cruz described the actions as ‘the imperial presidency,’” continued CNN, “and House Republicans have threatened to rein in the president’s use of executive actions.
“‘I don’t think that’s very serious,’ Obama said. …”
Right. Most despots don’t take “very serious” efforts to rein them in, particularly when their political opposition has shown neither the courage nor the inclination to do so.
David Corn disagrees. He thinks more despotism is just what the “progressive” doctor ordered. He ended his Mother Jones rant – all but calling the president a weenie:
“Obama barely called out Republicans in this speech; he did not exploit this high-profile moment to confront the obstructionist opposition,” he complained.
Au contraire, my corny little friend. Barack Hussein Obama has stored up no short supply of exploitations. Most especially, he has exploited the very people he is sworn to serve.
“We the people.”
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"Peter" has some thoughts on Chris Christie.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, the popular front-runner in the GOP race for nominee to run for POTUS, is being embroiled in scandal by the liberal media. They view him as a threat to Hillary's chances to get elected POTUS. TEA Party conservatives aren't helping because they view him as a blue state RINO, especially after the way Christie embraced Obama during a shameless quest to increase New Jersey's share of the federal FEMA aid after super-storm Sandy. Should we be concerned? No! Here's why:
1 - We want our POTUS to be a STATESMAN and DIPLOMAT so that our relations with other countries don't suffer and deteriorate as they have been under Obama. Our foreign affairs are now in a shambles, with allies falling by the wayside all over the globe.
2 - We want our POTUS to be a LEADER who makes himself and his staff RESPONSIBLE and ACCOUNTABLE for their policies and actions and who will not avoid or shift blame, or obstruct investigations into wrongdoing by the government; traits that have been lacking in the White House.
3 - We want our POTUS to be a DECISION MAKER who makes CORRECT and TIMELY decisions, not procrastinating until opportunities have passed by, such as the Keystone Pipeline for example.
4 - We want our POTUS to uphold the Constitution and follow the laws as enacted by Congress; attributes sorely missing in today's White House.
Gov. Christie would be the first to say that he is NOT a STATESMAN and DIPLOMAT. He is proud of his "in your face" New Jersey demeanor; his "no holds barred" attitude when challenged; his quick temper and violent words.
Gov. Christie would be the first to say that he is a LEADER, but he would be WRONG. A leader leads by example. Whether he knew about the bridge closing or not is irrelevant; his staff, even if acting on their own initiative, obviously thought they were doing what their boss would want them to do. His demeanor often sends just such a message any who challenge him or obstruct him in any way.
Gov. Christie made the DECISION to embrace Obama in the run-up to the 2012 elections, lending support to the democrats in image and voice, all for the professed sake of sucking more money out of the federal government. His intentions (he said he wanted to help his constituents) are questionable. New Jersey didn't even get their fair share of FEMA aid. What HE received was support from democrats in his re-election to the Governorship.
Gov. Christie is a former U.S. Attorney and as such was responsible for upholding the laws and the Constitution and he is credited with doing an admirable job - a job where his tough New Jersey demeanor was an asset. Have we heard him state a legal case against Obama for violating federal laws and the Constitution? Have we heard a verbal indictment of Obama from the lips of Christie? Of course not, he's "too busy being governor" to get involved. Yeah, right!
Christie may have been a superior U.S. Attorney and he may be a good governor, but he would be a terrible choice for POTUS.
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"Legion" has some thoughts about Obama's State of the Union speech.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on Obama.
Obama's rhetoric is eloquent, articulate on progressive base talking points, denigrating of the rich and never-ending...
Obama wants to protect and lift up the middle class, especially union members...
Obama wants to help, protect and subsidize the poor with free health care, food, cell phones, etc.
Obama wants "income equality" because the rich get too big a share of the pie...
Obama wants to bring peace to the middle east...
Over the past five years under the Obama Administration, the middle class - especially union members - have lost millions of jobs. Those still employed are seeing their benefits, especially health care, degraded or cancelled altogether. A large percentage of middle class jobs have been reduced from full time to part time by employers reacting to the mandates of Obamacare. Part time is the new normal for entry-level jobs. The percentage of the population participating in the job market has dwindled to the lowest point in history. Even in the Great Depression a higher percentage of people were actively looking for work. Today, people are dropping out of the labor pool because of frustration or because they adjusted their lifestyle to a standard that can be maintained on government subsidies or handouts.
During that same period of time the percentage of the "pie" profiting the rich has grown from 35% to a historic record of 65%. Reducing employees benefits increases profits for the employers. Reducing the percentage of full time employees in favor of part time also increases profits for the employers. Obamacare has become a convenient was to "bust" union contracts by government mandate. Today union membership is at a historic low of 6.5% and falling. That can only benefit the rich at the expense of the working class.
The proof of all this is easy to demonstrate: While jobs have dwindled and the ranks of the unemployed, under-employed and labor pool dropouts have swelled, the stock market has steadily climbed to historic highs month after month over the past five years. Obama has shown himself to be the best friend of the Wall Street financiers, hedge fund managers, stock brokers, bankers and global corporations - all by throwing the rest of us under the bus while, at the same time, TELLING US that he's acting in OUR best interests.
His actions/inactions in foreign affairs - Benghazi, Syria, abandoning Iraq on a bogus pretext, giving our withdrawal date to the Taliban in a public speech, cancelling the Polish missile defense system - have many saying he secretly hates America because of being educated in a Muslim Madras in Indonesia and being courted by traitors and communists like David Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.
I disagree. Obama doesn't hate America, he just LOVES the lifestyle of the rich and famous, with the golfing, multimillion dollar vacations and partying with the celebrities and super-wealthy (who he is making wealthier by the day, so they love him back and give him millions more).
No matter how many people are devastated by Obama's economic policies and his moronically conceived Obamacare, HIS financial and social well-being are secured for the future. And all he had to do is throw 300,000,000 people under the bus...
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