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.
“It’s not us, it’s you”.. from the South Dakota Young Republicans via Legal Insurrection “Can we help this video go viral? Yes. We. Can.”
R-words are slack jawed over the Cantor hit. D-words are laughing but, their turn is coming. These people are so wrapped up in the DC bubble they have no idea how much ordinary Americans despise them. They soon will. Sometimes voters have to raise a little hell to be heard through the cacophony of lobbyists, special interests and cronies that have the Congressional and Presidential ears. Rebuking those who abuse us at the ballot box is the way we handle our frustration.
Speaking of abuse, looks as if the State Dept., under Clinton, is guilty of conspiracy (some of them would be charged if they didn’t work for the Fed).
The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News.
Yes, you read that correctly….under attack for close to eight hours and, they knew the whole time. The lies are disintegrating one by one and the real horror is the White House knew, Clinton knew and they did nothing to even try to save our people. Those two have no honor, none whatsoever. A private jet had to be commandeered to get our guys plus the wounded out. Why? Well, the c-130 that was requested to be on standby at a nearby airport was denied them. Every single security request was denied them. Read it all at the link…Brett Baier interview
1300 years later….still at war. Nothing any country, a group of countries (NATO), or the UN can do to stop the Sunni-Shiite religious/political war for supremacy and domination. This whole “nation building” meme has not worked, does not work and, never will work. The latest ‘Mideast foreign policy’ seems to be to let as many Muslims kill off each other as quickly as possible.
The Peshmerga will hold off ISIS in the north, at least for a while. The BBC notes that ISIS has bypassed the Kurdish areas for fear of the well-seasoned Peshmerga, who aren’t going to run in the face of an inferior force of Sunni terrorists. The ISIS move toward the Shi’ite cities might end up backfiring, though, as it will encourage Iran to come to Maliki’s rescue and turn all of Iraq into a battlefield. In that scenario, the US will lose all influence and power in Iraq, and perhaps throughout the entire region as the other states start cutting deals with Tehran or lining up against it in the ground war.
The Kurds should have been put in charge of the government in Iraq….they are the ones who would have governed with less corruption and infighting. Minority groups governing is the balance being unraveled in the ME from Libya to Syria by Western governments who do not bother with history or lessons of the past. This is why the Morsi government in Egypt failed so miserably and the government of Al Sisi just might succeed, whether “we” back them or not. Neither party in our government seems to get it. While they busily dither away with their political infighting, China and Russia are busy making strategic moves.
There is no doubt that a comprehensive strategic partnership, in which Russia and China would act in concert along the political consensus reached by their two leaders, would in the short term — in one way or another — reflect on their Middle East policy, and have an impact on intraregional dynamics. It is still difficult to say, however, what the real effects and consequences of this process would be.
They know Obama is weak and they are using it to their advantage. Lots of links at Drudge on the current ME mess.
Words to remember; Obama in May 2011
“We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be some who will try to move the goal posts one more time (someone in the crowd yells “racists!”) They said we need to triple the border patrol. Or now they’ll say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat! They’ll never be satisfied.
Yep, guarded so well that thousands of children can get across with zero problem accompanied by child traffickers. How long before mass graves are found full of kids? Coyotes are not above doing that if they can’t move them for fear of being caught or are just in it for the money which is paid up front. Is this the “cheap labor” the amnesty backers want?
We tell them and the left has insisted we’re crazy, rightwingers, racists and, bigots. Now, after six years of hate filled rhetoric, one Prog decides we were right all along. Meet Noam Chomsky, the brilliant guy who has finally opened his eyes and his ears and, finally used that brilliant leftist brain. Well, let’s let him tell us in his own words
“It is of no slight import that the project is being executed in one of the freest countries in the world, and in radical violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which protects citizens from ‘unreasonable searches and seizures,’ and guarantees the privacy of their persons, houses, papers and effects,” Chomsky said.
“Much as government lawyers may try, there is no way to reconcile these principles with the assault on the population revealed in the Snowden documents.” [snip]
The scope and depth of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program is what particularly troubles the retired MIT professor and leads him to conclude that our current president is set on undermining the foundations of our society. [snip]
“In other ways too, the constitutional lawyer in the White House seems determined to demolish the foundations of our civil liberties. The principle of the presumption of innocence, which dates back to Magna Carta 800 years ago, has long been dismissed to oblivion.”
It’s also interesting to note the true confessions found in WaPo, who have finally admitted they can’t save BO’s behind on Benghazi and, neither can any of the MSM hacks. They have finally admitted there is no running away from Benghazi or an investigation. It’s what the people are demanding. Now they call it a “mandate”, their own polls suggesting D-words, R-words and those pesky Independents don’t think the Obama administration nor Clinton are telling the truth. Republicans have a mandate for their Benghazi probe
But the polls demonstrate that Democrats can’t credibly suggest that the mere existence of this Benghazi panel is superfluous and unnecessary. A majority of the American people believe in its purpose, which gives it validity from the outset.
From here, it’s up to Democrats and the administration to recognize that — and Republicans to maintain their mandate.
Add another Dem Senator to the list of those with ethics complaints filed against them for pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups. Looks like that phony scandal without a smidgeon of corruption isn’t going away either. What made these overbearing repugnant and immoral Senators and House members think this was a great idea? Here’s a thought; from past experience it will probably point straight to the White House and the goons running it. Dem Senator Hit With Ethics Complaint
New emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed Levin’s considerable efforts to persuade the IRS to release information about conservative organizations.
Other groups such as Susan B. Anthony List and Americans for Tax Reform have signed on to the complaint, which was filed with the Senate Ethics Committee. [snip]
Levin is not the only Democrat facing ethics charges over his role in the IRS scandal.
FBI investigating threats against the Bergdahls. Obama doesn’t care who he hurts when it comes to his politics and ideology. He is personally responsible for anything that happens to them. His Rose Garden stunt has put that family in danger and all for some imagined ‘victory lap’ his handlers thought would make a great media opportunity for the WON. The more that comes out, the more this family will suffer now that their names, faces, and the town they live in are hyped all over the media. The Bergdahls should just stop making appearances and speeches. BO, Rice et al should just shut up and stop the changing of the story routine. Haven’t they done enough harm already? Bergdahl is just another shiny object used for cover to justify freeing Islamic terrorists on the people of Afghanistan and any contingency of troops the US leaves there. BO knows no shame.
From the Stars and Stripes via Weasel Zippers
“There is a dynamic here that has to change,” Bob Bergdahl said in a 2012 interview with the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper in which he criticized the stalled negotiations. He said swapping prisoners at Guantanamo for his son would be a “win-win” for the U.S. — retrieving a missing soldier while fostering goodwill with the Afghan people.
Well, he got his wish, look how that turned out.