There are certainly a bunch of ‘issues’ ongoing in the BO administration. I just don’t understand why everyone seems so shocked and dismayed. I am surprised at all the ‘shock and outrage’ from the left on the overreach of the NSA and, Clapper lying to Congress about the ‘spying’ on all Americans. That man was sweating bullets when he testified and couldn’t look any of his questioners in the eye (kept his head down and his face behind his hand) It seems we’re all ‘suspects’ now and being profiled. I have no idea why the left is so horrified over all this ‘profiling’ of Americans who go about their daily business and routines. In their bid to be ‘fair’ it is the only reasonable choice the NSA could make. After all, profiling Islamists who have committed over 20,000 acts of terrorism worldwide since 9-11 is a big no-no. Even when other governments have given a heads-up to the current administration, Boston, Benghazi, Tripoli, there is no way any of it can be said to involve Islam and its adherents. Instead of concentrating on the few our beloved Lightbringer is stepping all over the Constitution and dragging us all along. We have been reassured if any of us were to be caught up “accidentally” those records would be destroyed by the DOJ. The same DOJ that covered up and lied about ‘Fast and Furious’. Don’t you feel better now?
All one has to recognize is this is no creepier than the tactics Obama has used to get what he wants from the beginning of his career. When running for State Senate Bo played hardball and his opponents dropped out. Well, after their sealed divorce records were somehow released to the press.
The only thing important was getting elected in the first place as a left-wing senator, and Obama accomplished that in brilliant, if not Machiavellian, fashion — with the help of the leaked divorced records of both his primary and general opponents……snip
But Obama’s record as president? There is pretty much nothing other than ramming through an unpopular takeover of health care, leveraged by political bribes and deemed unworkable even before it is enacted. A “train wreck” is how its author in the Senate dubbed his own legislative offspring. Otherwise it was golf, down time, and free rein for zealous subordinates to “fundamentally transform America” by any means necessary, usually through administrative fiat and subversions of the vast and always growing bureaucracy.
Obama is now somewhat shocked that a few in the media hold him responsible for lots of bad things that his administration did: destroyed the reputation of the IRS; had a rogue EPA director invent a phony persona; let the HHS secretary shake down PR money from corporations to sell Obamacare; turned the Justice Department into a veritable Stasi enterprise going after the phone records of reporters; reduced the State Department into an arm of the 2012 Obama reelection effort; and helped erode the reputations of both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, who advanced campaign narratives about Benghazi that were not just untrue, but were demonstrably false the moment they were presented.
Add to the list an EPA director who gave the personal information of farmers (names, addresses et al) to environmental groups and flies drones over farms to spy on their operations just in case they might need to be prosecuted.
Obama is perturbed that we question any of this malfeasance. I think he is right to be angry. In his case, we made up the Obama rules that symbolism (not performance) and amnesty (not accountability) count. So why break our covenant with him, and now start asking for concrete and honest accomplishment when the teleprompter was always enough? In 2008, did we ask for the specifics of “the audacity of hope,” or ponder how someone who did not miss a service at Trinity Church (“Yep. Every week. 11 o’clock service”) somehow missed Rev. Wright’s serial racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-American rants? That we now want to know the president’s role in Benghazi, or in the IRS, AP, and Fox scandals is something that was just not part of the smartest-president-in-history bargain—as if once upon a time America ever demanded, “What the hell is your hope and change?”
He ignores Federal reports such as this coming out of the San Francisco Federal Reserve..
Surprisingly, despite all the attention federal spending cuts and sequestration have received, our calculations suggest they are not the main contributors to this projected drag. The excess fiscal drag on the horizon comes almost entirely from rising taxes. Specifically, we calculate that nine-tenths of that projected 1 percentage point excess fiscal drag comes from tax revenue rising faster than normal as a share of the economy.
In case you need any reminders on how Preezy has ‘evolved’ on privacy issue, here are some of the statements coming out of then candidate Obama all the way to the present day…..howz that “hope and change” working out for all of us who aren’t part of the Obama crony circle? We are being stigmatized and treated as the “enemy”, because Obama called us that. No disagreeing on the Lightbringer’s agenda.
Mr. Obama didn’t need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds; publicly call out by name political opponents whom he’d like to see harassed; and publicly have his party pressure the IRS to take action.
“We are a country of immigrants”….how often have we heard those words. But, we are a country of “assimilated immigrants”, not a country of “integrated immigrants”. There is a huge difference….and it needs to be recognized.
In a closed-door meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio last month, conservative groups and think tanks shared their concerns and pushed the Florida Republican to do more on the issue.
Following the meeting, several conservative leaders — including Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Al Cardenas, chairman of American Conservative Union; Carlos Gutierrez of Republicans for Immigration Reform; and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform — signed a statement, saying they were ready to support reform given certain conditions. Fostering assimilation was listed as one of them.
Of particular concern to conservatives is a nonprofit foundation created by the Senate bill to promote integration of immigrants. Many feel that the foundation should be funded solely by private-sector grants instead of a partnership that calls for federal grants. They also want any assimilation language to focus on patriotic principles instead of programs related to workforce training, and access to health care, legal help and youth education, which they argue sound more like entitlements.
My apologies for the lack of posts in the past few weeks. We have been terribly busy with work and things are finally coming together. When the weather breaks things get a little crazy until we are all on the same page…finally that is happening.
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