Was there ever any doubt? How proud the Russian people must be of Putin’s military prowess. It takes a great deal of courage and commitment to murder 298 commercial plane passengers in such a coldblooded calculated way, rob the victims of their personal belongings, treat them as garbage. As for the sanctimonious EU, would France still sell those destroyers to Russia if they had taken out one of their commercial planes, would Germany sit on the sidelines if it were one of theirs, how about the UK? Newsflash, Russia will not cut off gas supplies to the EU since that’s all they have to keep their economy lurching along. Their response to Putin’s outrageous act of cowardice is just pathetic, as is Obama’s “mulling over new sanctions”. Everyone is so fearful of what Russia might do as justification for doing nothing. In the words of FDR; “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
Yes, indeed it does explain a lot, Obamacare, US southern border, IRS, VA, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, US economy and a myriad of executive orders to turn our country into a third world ghetto via illegal immigrants. Let’s face it, as long as the Dems hold the Senate nothing will be done to address the grievances of the American people.
While Obama tries to broker a peace deal with Qatar (backers of the Muslim Brotherhood and funding Hamas terror) Egypt and Israel want no part of it. Kerry went to the ME post haste so as not to appear totally irrelevant, inserting himself where no one wants him. He was made to wait and go through a metal detector before al Sisi would see him. It was a direct slap in the face due to Obama’s backing of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Hamas is an offshoot. In spite of the declaration of Hamas being a terrorist org., Obama will spend 45 million more of taxpayer money to help rebuild their tunnels and acquire more weaponry. In other words, Obama is a terrorist sympathizer working with Qatar, a terrorist enabling state, who runs Al Jazeera a terrorist supporting media arm of the state. The Hamas cult of death will continue to use children and women as human shields as long as the enablers of the death cult (western media) continue their haranguing of the Jewish State trying to protect its citizens from the constant barrage of rockets coming from Gaza. Israel needs to finish them off, “international community” and the prejudiced press be damned, their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
H/T to Powerline for all pics.
Isn’t it great to know Russia’s Asshat Preezy Putin is as much a disgrace as our Asshat Preezy. Neither of them deserve that title. Both operate by political whim and neither want what’s best for their people. Both are backed by the same type of loons, socialists, and, could care less what anyone thinks of their actions. Both want to leave a huge “legacy” and are thin skinned when it comes to criticism of that effort. Neither one runs a “transparent” government and both hide behind their executive power. They have jailed and investigated journalists for no other reason than political purposes. Neither one of them are exactly fond of whistleblowers in their own governments but, are willing to shield treasonous elements in their own governments. They lie to their people and the propaganda machine (the state run press) swirls and spits out the latest state pushed news. They are both involved in massive cover-ups of wrong doing and use unfounded facts and rhetoric and their position to prevent exposure to their lies and obfuscation. Neither of them are to blame for any of the grief and ugliness their policies have caused for their people and others, just ask them. That is the “moral clarity” of their leadership.
“Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world, the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people,” Obama said Tuesday, speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at an Italianate mansion across Lake Washington from the downtown skyline.
Wouldn’t it be nice if he worked on an economy which would lift US citizens out of poverty and actually created jobs for them? Maybe that would be the way to fight the “cynicism” he’s been spouting about lately. Of course, he said the “problem isn’t his fault”. Why wouldn’t we be cynical when he runs around the country speechifying about all the scandals in his own government and claiming not to have known about any of them. He, like us, had to read it all in the news. But, to his donors, he claims to have known about all of the scandals long before they made the news.
While Obama is droning innocent civilians in the ME and Africa, he is complaining about Israel and their fight with Hamas over “innocent civilian deaths”. What hypocrisy from the likes of Obama and Kerry and the US State Dept. Is it any wonder no one wants Kerry involved? The Egyptians brokered a peace agreement (with full approval of the Arab League), the UN approved of it, Israel accepted it, Hamas refused to go along with it. The more civilian deaths they rack up the better PR they get and the cuddlier they become to the left. Anyone who supports Israel is ostracized but, Palestinians can beat up people in the US, scream for “death to all Jews” (supporting genocide) and not a peep from the US media on the ugliness they expound.
Hamas is still resisting calls for a ceasefire. Why would it stop, when its popularity is high among Gaza residents for its “resistance” to hated Israel, and when it cares not a whit for the fate of those self-same Gazans? A hundred dead Israelis, even at the price of thousands of dead Gazans, would constitute victory in its eyes. Why stop, when it is being urged on by tens of thousands of demonstrators around the world — some suffering a surfeit of passion and a deficit of common sense, some consumed by hatred for Israel? [snip]
If there is no viable political solution, that means Israeli military action – bolstered by our fortunately burgeoning security partnership with Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s Egypt, preventing the influx of weaponry and materials into the Strip. (One fervently hopes there’s a great deal of Jerusalem-Cairo coordination going on right now.) Israel needs Gaza demilitarized, and the UN, US, EU et al are no more capable of ensuring that than the international community was capable of disarming Hezbollah in south Lebanon. [snip]
Tuesday night, the European Union foreign ministers issued a statement calling for the disarming of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and also decried Hamas’s “calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields.”It’s a sad day when the EU — possibly shaken by the sight of all those militant Muslims leading the anti-Israel protests on its streets — appears to better understand what we’re up against than does the US government, which initially toyed with ceasefire ideas drafted by Qatar
Does anyone really think the US is fighting a “proportional war” with the Taliban? Yet, Obama thinks war should be more evenhanded when it comes to Israel and Hamas. Flaming hypocrisy from an irrelevant pResident. via Weasel Zippers
Never have I despised another human being until Obama. Now I find him beyond despicable but, gratefully acknowledge his “chickens have come home to roost”. He says he doesn’t want to play politics or have photo-ops. Oh frigging please. That’s all his presidency has been, nothing but parties, paycations, photo-ops, and partisan politics. No border security until the R-words pass his “emergency” 3.7 billion suggestion, no border security until they also pass the Senate’s “immigration reform bill”. Obama’s pathetic border crisis blame shifting.
After noting that he did take the time out of his fundraising schedule for a closed-door meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a concession of regal magnanimity upon which we must reflect in gratitude, Obama noted that he is at least open to taking emergency steps to stem the wave of illegal, unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border. But not, however, until Congress shares some responsibility for this crisis and passes a supplemental $3.7 billion request.
Don’t you love the blackmailing of the American people? Even Jesse Jackson gets it. He spoke from Chicago, we all know how bad it is there, saying if BO can spend 3.7 billion on kids from foreign countries, why not 2 billion for our own kids in the US. There have been interviews of people who are feeling the same way. A number of black Americans are finally beginning to understand what the protests at the border are about. Their golden child in the White House is as inept and corrupt as they come and will sell us all out in the name of politics. Houston black woman goes on EPIC rant about unaccompanied illegals – “Why can’t they go back?”
Bernadette Lancelin is very upset that the unaccompanied minors flooding across the border aren’t being sent back home. Instead they are being put in detention centers around the country. Lancelin is out with the local news in Houston because a closed middle school that hasn’t been used in years is now on the list to become another detention center. And she, among others, is furious about it.
A group of black Americans spoke out in support of protecting women and children in America BEFORE worrying about the rest of the world. This occurred at the Murrieta California Border Patrol Station on July 4th, 2014.
“It’s just too much. We already got starvation, kids walking without with no shoes. We are already taking that on in America. We don’t need other people’s kids to bring more problems.”
Polls show the majority want all of the illegals now entering to be sent home to their respective countries.
An Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll, which was surveyed 879 Americans from June 24 to 29, found that 60% of Americans wanted the illegal immigrant kids sent back while 28% said the children “should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually become citizens.” Another 10% were unsure.
The poll found that 84% of independents, 40% of Democrats, and 80% of Republicans want the illegal immigrant children sent back home.
Callous and contemptible Obama is holding the whole country hostage in favor of foreigners. The Black Caucus supports the criminal conduct of this President. Shame on them. Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty
Democrats throw black voters under the bus.
Liberal columnist and CNN pundit Sally Kohn penned a column last week arguing that the term ‘illegal immigrant’ is the same as the N-word. Kohn, is usually fair-minded and reasoned in her arguments, lumping black Americans’ unique history and suffering with that of certain Latino immigrants is absurd and offensive. Consider that the N-word was used to describe a person who was whipped daily, while ‘illegal immigrant’ is a word used to describe a person who receives free education (even in-state tuition!), housing, driver’s licenses, legal aid, food, and healthcare. To even claim the two words are similar is an unthinkable affront – and insult – to African-Americans.
Senator Jeff Sessions’s recent National Review column “On Immigration, It’s Time to Defend Americans,” hits the nail on the head. Sessions notes:
Harvard professor George Borjas estimated that high immigration rates from 1980 to 2000 resulted in a 7.4 percent wage reduction for lower-skilled American workers…. The Center for Immigration Studies issued a study based on Census data showing that “since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants.”… If mass immigration is so good for the economy, why then — during this long sustained period of record immigration into the U.S. — are incomes falling and a record number of Americans not working?
Isn’t it great? Democrats will throw anyone and everyone under the bus, destroy people’s lives, hurt our fellow citizens, all for politics. We have 16.4 million children, who actually belong here, living in abject poverty in the US. Those are the ones who need our help before we help anyone else.
Leaving the Dem Party opened my eyes to the corruption and hate filled rhetoric coming from the left. The ‘locals’ have shut me out, and others like me have suffered the same fate. Our Block Club was, for all intents and purposes, disbanded by the local CDC. We were causing ‘a problem’ by not going along to get along. We have been shut out of the grant process, no longer have monthly meetings or the support we need as a group (have to have a fiscal sponsor to accomplish anything). Our phone calls are ignored and complaints are never addressed. We have become invisible to the Dem Party.
To those who think of the left as the “anti-hate” side, think again. Leftists love no one except those who agree with them and they hate everyone who does not. They are the friends of blacks until blacks get uppity and reject leftism, then blacks become “Uncle Toms” and “House niggas.” They are the friends of women, unless women aren’t submissive to leftism, then they hurl filthy insults at them and fantasize about “hate sex.” They are the friends of gays, unless gays reject leftism, then the homophobic slurs come out. The Jews of Israel and the Catholics on the Supreme Court aren’t on the ugly end of left-wing bigotry because they’re Jews and Catholics. They’re there because they have the temerity to disagree with the left’s agenda.
It’s that agenda, ultimately, that’s antiquated. Progressivism stinks so badly of past prejudices and hatreds because progressivism is inherently a regressive philosophy. Everywhere and always, the left supports one thing: rule by force. Taking an individual’s property by force, overriding an individual’s conscience by force, silencing individual dissent by force. It’s the oldest form of government there is, and the left wants to bring it back. No wonder they sound so old fashioned. For them, tomorrow is yesterday.
You won’t like reading this, but do it anyway. Full article at the link and make sure to check out the author of the piece, short bio at the end.
Today no one anywhere in the world believes the US government except the brain dead Americans who read and listen to the “mainstream media.” Washington’s propaganda dominates the minds of Americans, but produces laughter and scorn everywhere else.
The poor US economic outlook has brought America’s two largest business lobbies–the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (or what is left of them) into conflict with the Obama regime’s threat of further sanctions against Russia. [snip]
Obama has no answer. Perhaps his neocon scum, Victoria Nuland, Samantha Powers, and Susan Rice can come up with an answer. Obama can look to the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Weekly Standard to explain why millions of Americans and Europeans should suffer in order that Washington’s theft of Ukraine is not endangered.
Washington’s lies are catching up with Obama. German chancellor Merkel is Washington’s complete whore, but German industry is telling Washington’s whore that they value their business with Russia more than they value suffering in behalf of Washington’s empire. French businessmen are asking Hollande what he proposes to do with their unemployed workers if Holland goes along with Washington. Italian businesses are reminding that government, to the extent that Italy has one, that uncouth Americans have no tastes and that sanctions on Russia mean a hit to Italy’s most famous and best recognized economic sector–high style luxury products.
Dissent with Washington and Washington’s two-bit puppet rulers in Europe is spreading. The latest poll in Germany reveals that three-quarters of Germany’s population reject permanent NATO bases in Poland and the Baltic states. The former Czechoslovakia, currently Slovakia and the Czech Republic, although NATO members, have rejected NATO and American troops and bases on their territory. Recently, the Polish foreign minister said that pleasing Washington required giving free oral sex for nothing in return.
Now read this; Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism. Also note the author’s credentials near the end of the article
The Obama administration conducted an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 and 2011, beginning even before the events known as the “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia and in Egypt. The President personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) in 2010, ordering an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood and other “political Islamist” movements, including the ruling AKP in Turkey, ultimately concluding that the United States should shift from its longstanding policy of supporting “stability” in the Middle East and North Africa (that is, support for “stable regimes” even if they were authoritarian), to a policy of backing “moderate” Islamic political movements
You decide…open thread
Oh thus be it ever when freemen will stand between their loved homes and the war’s desolation
Blessed with victory and peace may our heaven rescued land praise the power that has made and preserved us a nation
And conquer we must when our cause it is just and this be our motto “In God We Trust”
And the star spangled banner in triumph will wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave
Now, get out there and celebrate who you are……. citizens of the greatest country on earth, the United States of America.
It’s not getting any better for our First Lady of Largeass. More school districts are opting out of her starvation guidelines “for the children”. Districts are deciding it’s actually better “for the children” to eat than have the food end up as garbage. Upon waking from their six year slumber, school districts have finally noticed MO was not elected to do anything. She has no power to do anything, can’t pass legislation or make demands. She is as much a walking disaster as BO and, a hypocrite as well. While her family dines at exclusive steak houses and resorts, she wants yours to be more vegan. Because…….she said so. Everything either one of them touch turns into a disaster. School board president rips Michelle O over lunch program: She was ‘elected by no one’
Under the school lunch program regulations, Petfalski said, the district’s food service was projected to be headed toward a $54,000 deficit. By opting out — and presumably selling more food — he expects about a $7,100 surplus.
“By leaving the program we will not be required to follow these onerous guidelines, pushed by and large by Michelle Obama, who last I checked has been elected by no one,” Petfalski said. (emphasis added)
Well, if you can’t find real discrimination, just make something up. Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement is ‘Discrimination’
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.”
Yes, we all know English is the basic language of business. We know that employers need to be able to communicate with employees but, the EEOC thinks it’s asking too much of anyone living in an English speaking country to actually speak the language of the country in order to work.
She cited numerous cases in which the EEOC has accused businesses of discriminating by requiring workers to speak English, running background and criminal checks, and enforcing company-wide restrictions on head coverings, including those worn by some Muslim women.
Running background and criminal checks is discrimination? Oh yes, what bank wouldn’t want to have an armed robber as a teller? As for the “head coverings”, it is not a religious obligation to wear one, it’s a choice. If a Muslima chooses to wear one, then she has to choose a job which will accommodate her. When a job requires hairnets and protective head covering, bakeries, food service preparation industries and other industries, then the work requirements can’t be changed for one individual and, definitely isn’t discrimination.
The challenge was initially written off by some as a fool’s errand because there’s a lack of evidence that the Democrats who crafted and passed the Affordable Care Act intended to block subsidies on the federal exchange, which was designed as a backstop on behalf of the states. (They’ve signed a brief saying as much.) But the challengers seized on an ambiguity in the language of the statute which says the subsidies are to be provided by “an Exchange established by the State.”
“If the legislation is just stupid, I don’t see that it’s up to the court to save it,” Judge A. Raymond Randolph said during oral arguments in March.
Randolph, a George H.W. Bush appointee, said the text of the statute “seems perfectly clear on its face” that the subsidies are confined to state-run exchanges. Carter-appointed Judge Harry T. Edwards slammed the challengers’ claims as “preposterous.” So the deciding vote appears to be with George W. Bush-appointed Judge Thomas B. Griffith, who wasn’t resolute but sounded unconvinced of the Obama administration’s defense, saying it had a “special burden” to show that the language “doesn’t mean what it appears to mean.”
They can’t redefine the meaning of words to suit their agenda.
But the D.C. Circuit Court may see things quite differently, especially in light of recent Supreme Court opinions holding that the Obama administration has exceeded its authority and violated separation of powers.
In Michigan vs. Bay Mills Indian Community, for example, Justice Elena Kagan noted that “this court does not revise legislation … just because the text as written creates an apparent anomaly as to some subject it does not address.” In Utility Air Regulatory Group vs. EPA, Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, stressed that “an agency has no power to tailor legislation to bureaucratic policy goals by rewriting unambiguous statutory terms.” And a third strike came last week in National Labor Relations Board vs. Canning, when the Supreme Court unanimously found that President Obama had violated the Constitution in circumventing Congress through his use of recess appointments…
Moreover, a ruling against the administration would mean that Obama has been responsible for ordering what could amount to billions of dollars to be paid from the federal Treasury without authority. And it would mean the administration has committed yet another violation of the separation of powers.
Updating this when more comes out
Let’s not forget that Obama extending rule by fiat is absolutely against our form of government. If nothing else the House of Reps should start defunding or reducing funding for his acts of imperial diktat. That is why we sent them there in the first place in 2010. It isn’t because we love them, we want results. Despite court rebukes, Obama thinks he’s the only branch that counts
Obama is doubling down with this new immigration decision, so Congress must rein him in. In one area after another, Obama has been testing the limits, trying to govern the United States without the consent of its elected representatives. That he stands on the shoulders of his predecessors here is no excuse – the accumulation of abuses over the decades makes each president’s abuses worse than those of predecessors.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said last week the House will file in federal court against some of Obama’s excesses, with fuller details still to come. Such a resort to the courts is not unprecedented, and it might serve as a sufficient stop-gap measure. But Congress should focus on its power of the purse, which the Constitution places in the House of Representatives.
Not only can Congress attach strings to funding, it can also withhold or reduce it for selected activities. The president is a strong and sophisticated beggar, but a beggar just the same. Presidents must have prior congressional approval for spending. Congressional Republicans should make the first order of business the defunding of every activity in which Obama usurps power that the Constitution doesn’t give the chief executive.
Since BO won’t listen and keeps using the Executive branch as a position that does harm to every single American we have the right to keep protesting and defying. It’s the American way, whether he likes it or not.
Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, 5-4 decision from Gateway Pundit
The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union’s costs of collective bargaining.
In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of nonmembers who disagree with the positions that unions take.
Baby steps, but in the right direction.
Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice—and this isn’t his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Mark July 10 in RED on your calendars.
Now, “Internal Revenue Service officials will have to explain to a federal judge July 10 why the tax agency didn’t inform the court that Lois Lerner’s emails had been lost,” the Washington Examiner reports.
Earlier today, attorneys for Judicial Watch sought a courtroom status conference “as soon as possible to discuss the IRS’s failure to fulfill its duties to this court under the law, as well as other ramifications of this lawsuit.” It took Judge Sullivan just a few hours to grant the hearing.
Now the IRS will have to talk to Judge Sullivan about all this—and he has the power to do something about it.
This woman does speak for me…the video is long, but well worth watching. Karen Straughan: ‘Feminism, Socialism in Panties’. h/t dchrist81 @ MOTUS
It’s a very good day for Silver Linings
Finally, a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court says BO made an unconstitutional power grab when appointing people to the NLRB when the Senate wasn’t in recess. Everything the NLRB has done is now illegal under this ruling; from Breitbart
Not able to get several controversial nominees confirmed, Obama waited until the Senate adjourned for several days, then declared the Senate to be in recess, and unilaterally filled all those positions.
Obama made the shocking claim that he can declare the Senate in recess anytime there are not enough senators present on the Senate floor to do business. Under that theory, almost any night after dinner the president would be able to appoint Cabinet secretaries and even Supreme Court justices for up to two years without a Senate vote.
The majority opinion in NLRB v. Noel Canning was written by Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal appointed by Bill Clinton, writing for five justices. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a separate opinion for the four conservative justices that took a very different view of the Recess Appointments Clause that would restrict presidential power more significantly, but agreeing Obama’s actions were unconstitutional.
I suppose the left will now call the Supremes “racist”. Fear of that moniker being tossed around is the only reason impeachment proceedings haven’t been started. His skin color is all we hear about, while his character is sorely lacking. It’s a real shame the first black President is the worse President in US history. He’s storming through the US like Grant’s march through the south causing mass destruction in his wake. It’s what he calls “progress”. It’s really a very good thing the Supremes did drawing him up short and embarrassing him again. You do realize BO’s feet of clay now reach to his hips since the Supremes have ruled against him 13 times already. I can see lawsuits from my house over every single decision made by the NLRB. More good news, Supremes also decided a warrant must be obtained to search a cell phone. Things are looking up. There are some ‘silver linings’. Thank you Justice Clarence Thomas.
Josh Earnest has declared, at a press conference, ‘We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait’ for Congress to Write Laws”
After all the scandals and the slap downs from the Supreme Court, one would think the West Wing would reconsider trying to do the job of Congress and enforce laws already passed by Congress. Instead, they are busy searching for a way to abuse the system. ‘What difference does it make’ if laws are on the books, when Preezy doesn’t agree with the law he just arbitrarily changes them to suit his personal views. Lately his speeches are more incoherent (if that’s possible) and sound a little frantic. BO is running around the country trying to convince the public that allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens a free pass would be good for the country. All it’s going to do is cheapen labor, overload the welfare system, further dumb down the educational system, and, further erode American culture. If the Dems continue down the path to amnesty, there will be a huge price to pay. Only 31% approve of the way BO is handling foreign policy, majorities of both parties and Indies are totally disillusioned with him and his crew of incompetents. That is the ‘silver lining’ and why BO will be running around doing his best to convince us we’re wrong and he is right. If the Libs care so much about “the children” why would they support Obama? After all, he is supporting the money making ventures of drug cartels and coyotes getting rich off those very children Libs claim to care so much about. Why have those very same Libs tried to bury the fact the Obama administration ran guns to the same people who run drugs and help kids as young as two or three to cross the border illegally. It’s pretty pathetic when an administration cares more about another country’s children and not our own children. More children are living in poverty now then when BO took office. “In 2010, 15.1 percent of all persons lived in poverty. The poverty rate in 2010 was the highest poverty rate since 1993. Between 1993 and 2000, the poverty rate fell each year, reaching 11.3 percent in 2000.”
Children represent a disproportionate share of the poor in the United States; they are 24 percent of the total population, but 36 percent of the poor population. In 2010, 16.4 million children, or 22.0 percent, were poor. The poverty rate for children also varies substantially by race and Hispanic origin, as shown in the table below.
Children Under 18 Living in Poverty, 2010
Number (in thousands)
All children under 18
White only, non-Hispanic
So, we really don’t need to import more when we have numbers like this. Libs can rant and rave as much as they please but, math doesn’t lie. While they have been in charge the poverty rate has gone up. It’s becoming more obvious the ruling Libs are not interested in caring for our own children or making their lives better. The highest number of children living in poverty are Hispanics. Do we really need to support bringing in more illegal alien children as well? BO and his policies have caused this mess, right along with the Dems in Congress with their “permisos’ for illegals. By using his “pen and phone’ Obama is kicking his own behind. That is the ‘silver lining’.
Read this article about “Silver Linings” by Clarice Feldman.
Our Congress and Obama are total schizophrenics. No one has any idea of what anyone else is doing. They tie themselves into knots trying to convince us we are the problem. We are not the problem. When only 37% approve of BO’s foreign policy there is a huge problem with the administration, not the 57% who disapprove. While he mocks “climate deniers”, goes on vacations, and plays golf, the people he should be governing are kept in the dark. Kerry, in the meantime is off reading poetry about the oceans.
BO will be giving a speech today on Iraq. It will be as confusing and non-coherent as the rest of his speeches. Just to give some historical perspective on the Iraq invasion….from Instapundit
Talk about schizophrenic.
The biggest barrier to sending in troops or bombing/droning in Iraq is the simple fact disaffected Sunnis (our allies) have joined in to fight the Maliki Shiite government. See, that government has abused the Kurds and Sunnis since BO’s missteps in leaving Iraq and, have aligned themselves with Iran. If BO thinks being as divisive in foreign policy as he has been concerning domestic policies, he has to know it isn’t working in America’s best interests.
There was general agreement on the panel that we haven’t been very good at “coercive diplomacy,” as Ross put it. Hannah observed that “over the last three years the Iranians have done pretty well.” Indeed, the administration’s willingness to bug out of Iraq and Afghanistan with no residual troops; allow Iran free rein in Syria; permit Iran to continue sponsorship of terrorism with no real consequences; and give sanctions relief with no permanent dismantling of its nuclear program has conveyed the impression the United States is unwilling to assert its influence and protect its interests.
Even our “liberation” of Libya is questionable. That particular government is outraged at the abduction of one of its citizens, Abu Khattala, and wants him released immediately, even though he was complicit in the murder of a US Ambassador and three others. A Conversation with Abu Khattala before his capture. Libyan Government Demands U.S. Return Detained Benghazi ‘Mastermind’.
The government of Libya is demanding that the United States return Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a man the Obama administration is calling the “mastermind” of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American embassy in Benghazi, calling the arrest an “infringement” on Libya’s sovereignty.
Whether in its support for Assad’s chlorine-gas attacks in Syria or in its own numerous atrocities at home and across the world, Iran has no qualms about using death and fear as political weapons. A case in point is Iran’s plot in 2011 to blow up a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., in order to kill a Saudi diplomat. Former CENTCOM commander James Mattis tells the story here.
Of course, it isn’t only ISIS and Iran. In Yemen, fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) film themselves massacring unsuspecting villagers. In Kenya, Al-Shabaab has just murdered fans watching the World Cup. In Nigeria, Boko Haram slit throats and kidnaps children. (A celebrity-led hashtag campaign has thus far rescued no children.) In Beirut, Iran’s ally Hezbollah casually murders its democratic opponents. These cases are just a few from the swamp of Islamic terrorism.
BO says there will be no “mission creep” in Iraq. That’s after he has already sent an aircraft carrier that does “surveillance flights” over Iraq, 275 more Marines to help guard the embassy and, now sending 300 Green Beret as “advisors” to the Iraq military. BO is hinting Maliki must go. That worked so well in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Iraq already, so let’s try it again. Maybe he’ll draw another “red line” or tell us how the “moderate” Iran will help. The Next Chapter in Iraq: Airpower and Boots on the Ground
Always remember that delay leads to more Iranian involvement. Letting Iran appear “moderate” is beyond foolish. Everything else concerning any other political, and diplomatic solutions for Iraq and the region is second order. After all, the Sunnis and Shias have been killing each with whatever weapons were at their disposal since Mohammed died. Adding Islamic nuclear bombs to the mix can only multiply the horror. So much for Islam being a 21st Century religion of peace.
Get ready, there will be “boots on the ground”. This is going to get uglier very quickly.
Dana Perino summed it up in one Tweet! That statement perfectly describes the BO outlook on every single policy, both domestic and foreign.
Leading from behind gave the Crimea to Putin, Russian tanks moving into the Ukraine now. In the eastern city of Donetsk, friends and neighbors have transformed into enemies, and people on both sides of the conflict worry that there’s no way out from a slide to civil war.
Courage consists of lying with a straight face and, getting caught every single time as he bungles everything… IRS, Benghazi, border security, Iraq, Syria, VA, economic recovery, Obamacare…the list is a long one. He has no “honor”, Benghazi and his “red lines” prove that without a doubt.
Massive failure. Is it any wonder no one trusts him? Not even the majority of Americans.
…And now he has no choice but to re-engage “Bush’s war,” too, thanks to his administration’s abject failure to carry out his own stated Iraq policy. Unpopularity is perhaps the only thing Obama can’t claim to have inherited from his predecessor. No, he’s earned this all by himself (via Dan Doherty).
So, ignoring what has been happening in Iraq is considered “strong leadership”? If Al Qaeda is “decimated”, as BO has stated time and time again, who are the Islamists fighting in every single country in the ME? His boneheaded ideas have led us to an increasingly violent and unstable world. Talk about being “all over the map” and “reckless”, that is BO.
So, what — what we need to do with respect to the Middle East is strong, steady leadership, not wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map. And unfortunately, that’s the kind of opinions that you’ve offered throughout this campaign, and it is not a recipe for American strength, or keeping America safe over the long haul. [snip]
What I would not have had done was left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. And that certainly would not help us in the Middle East.
Maybe the BO Administration can do more of that “#hashtag diplomacy” that has worked so well. Since we are just misunderstanders of Islam how about #hug a jihadist today.