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What Kind of Country?

Preezy keeps asking us “what kind of country do we want to be?”.  He keeps telling us we all have to “sacrifice” for the good of the country. So, where was Preezy when our people were dying in Benghazi? As usual shirking his responsibilities for a political op-ed.

“While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national security staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.”

Is this the kind of country BO is “transforming” us into?  One where an officials transgressions are to be overlooked because of the color of his/her skin or because of political affiliation?

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

Is the Preezy not responsible? Where was he while all this was going on?

As Bill Kristol wrote in the month after the attack, “Panetta’s position is untenable: The Defense Department doesn’t get to unilaterally decide whether it’s too risky or not to try to rescue CIA operators, or to violate another country’s air space. In any case, it’s inconceivable Panetta didn’t raise the question of what to do when he met with the national security adviser and the president at 5 p.m. on the evening of September 11 for an hour. And it’s beyond inconceivable he didn’t then stay in touch with the White House after he returned to the Pentagon.”

The American citizen’s relationshipt to the Obamacare law has become an abusive one.

Adding insult to injury, the FDA, like the EPA, has decided they have the right to impose their own laws on supermarkets and consumers. The cost of food “will necessarily skyrocket” due to overreach by the FDA. Does the Preezy not understand how much this will hurt the poor and the elderly on fixed incomes?

The regulation stems from an ObamaCare mandate on posting food nutrition information. It wasn’t part of the public debate on the law, mainly because the FDA extended the rule to include supermarket food after the law was passed. The FDA thinks it’s a supercongress, able to conjure laws and impose them with little comment from the American public and no regard for the economic impact. What input it does get from the public, it ignores. The FDA is supposed to show how this rule benefits Americans, but it couldn’t, yet is proceeding ahead with it anyway. Because it can.

Do we really want to head down this slippery slope? Drone strikes on Americans? Due process tossed out the window and a Preezy with his own personal “kill list”? Is that really the kind of country we want to be? What would stop this Preezy and his lackey at the DOJ from coming up with the precept it would be “legal” to use drone strikes on American soil against American citizens? Are we to toss the Constitution because BO and his minions don’t happen to like what it insists the government cannot do?

We know that in some instances where the government has released its legal analysis, it gets it wrong,” Lee recalled, citing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just repudiated the Obama Justice Department’s legal analysis for making ‘recess’ appointments when Congress is in session.

The former appellate lawyer also criticized the White House for failing to identify a constitutional principle that would prevent the U.S. military from carrying out a drone strike on a suspected American terrorist in the United States.

“They ought to be able to articulate that,” Lee told The Examiner. “To whatever extent they make a difference between their operations here and their operations elsewhere, they ought to have some explanation for that, and the mere fact that they don’t have one is itself cause for concern.”

Will due process become a thing of the past under this Preezy?  Where are the political hacks and the LSM and the protests in fear of “tyranny” now? Why are they so silent?

There is nothing more serious than the taking of the life of a U.S. citizen by the U.S. government,” Lee said in a phone interview with The Washington Examiner while discussing the Justice Department white paper that explains some of the rationale behind the drone strike counter-terrorism program.

“You would think that consistent with the principles of due process, the government shouldn’t be able to kill one of its own citizens without some kind of showing that they present an imminent threat,” he continued. “But when you dig a little bit deeper into this white paper . . . they have sort of a loose [definition] of ‘imminent’.”

Abuse of power and subsequently the abuse of American citizens is the hallmark of Preezy and his minions. History will not be kind to this Stalinesque government. We may as well have Putin as our Preezy, not much difference between him and the current one.

open thread…..

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25 Comments

  1. speaks for itself….

    • srdem65

      They’re buying a lot of ammo so we won’t have any. A firearm without ammo is a big stick.
      But, there are people who know where the ammo is stored.
      No one can beat Americans; take away our liquor, we’ll make our own. Ban guns, we’ll buy them and defy the law.

  2. Libs twist themselves into knots to excuse Preezy’s unconstitutional behavior…

    “So what then explains the contortions that journalists fold themselves into like so many carnival sideshow rubber-men in defending their hero? Mike Riggs points to comments by rising liberal MSNBC pundit Toure that suggest just how far explicitly pro-Obama liberals are willing to go in excusing the president’s declaring himself and his crew judge, jury, and executioner. As Riggs explains, it seems pretty clear that Toure isn’t up to speed on specifics, especially when it comes to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son:

    When his co-hosts continue to press him on the consequences of a small group of individuals determing who deserves to die without a shred of oversight, Touré dismisses them by saying, “Al Qaeda attacked this nation. We are attacking al Qaeda back.” On Twitter Touré simply said, “He’s the Commander in Chief.””

    http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/07/you-dont-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which

  3. “Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/jail-time-for-food-labels/?test=latestnews?cmpid=NL_morningHL#ixzz2KKeFIyWp

    • Dumbest thing the FDA has done….to date

  4. Keep BO in office by any means necessary.

    “The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340174/voter-fraud-never-happens-keeps-coming-back-john-fund

    • 8 were charged in Cuyahoga County…..if you wondered what happened in Hamilton County, this is it…

      • Maybe if they out a stupid exclamation point at the end of the county’s name, like they did the city of Hamilton! Ohio, the seas will rise (or stop rising, I forget the proclamation), the sun will shine, and the voter fraud will go back into the black hole from whence it came.
        I’m afraid this case might disappear under the guise of an executive order.

        • I filed a complaint with the Board of Elections….a poll worker ‘hired’ a guy and said she would pay him out of her earnings. When other poll workers told her it was illegal to ‘hire’ anyone who hadn’t taken the class and the test and been certified and hired by the Board, she mentioned the color of their skin and called them racist.
          The Board member I spoke to made every effort to keep me from filing, but I wouldn’t back down. “You know you will be recorded” and “Everything you say will be played for all the pollworkers at that station”. My answer to her was “And?” (put my Breitbart on)
          She said “and your statement would be investigated”. I told her “good, it should be”
          She did her best to convince me I didn’t hear or see what was happening. I didn’t back down, not one iota.

          • Stay stron. We are with you on this.

          • Thank you for doing that.
            I find it amusing that they conferred their fears onto you by saying people will look into what you’ve said. Shady people fear authority, upstanding people use a moral authority within.

  5. “Under the broad banner of “health,” the federal government not only is telling Americans what to eat, it’s also telling us to make our homes safer.”

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/mold-leaky-roof-clutter-obama-administration-says-all-americans-must-have-healthy

  6. secularists seem to agree…. Secular Egyptian Protesters Bash US Democrats in Tahrir: “Down With American Democratic Party, the Ally of Morsi”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/secular-egyptian-protesters-bash-us-democrats-in-tahrir-down-with-american-democratic-party-the-ally-of-morsi/

  7. If DC doesn’t give a damn, why should we?

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100445629

  8. Rutgers study finds people feel worse about the economy and jobs than “expected”

    [...]In addition, the survey, by scholars at Rutgers University, shows more Americans than previously thought blame illegal immigration for the problem of unemployment — more than blame Wall Street bankers, or George W. Bush, or Barack Obama.

    So what is Washington doing amid these deep economic anxieties? Working on a bipartisan plan that would begin with the mass, immediate legalization of illegal immigrants, before any border security or enforcement measures.

    That those two facts exist simultaneously — deep fears about the economy and a political fixation on immigration reform — is just one illustration of a disconnect between national political leaders and the people who elected them.[...]

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-with-public-focused-on-jobs-washington-fights-other-fights/article/2520914

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