Friday, October 02, 2015

Once Again Obama is Selective in Outrage After Oregon Shooting, Ignores Far Worse Gun Violence and Admits Politics Is Part of Scheme

Obama blamed the guns used but they were legal. He did NOT blame the shooter!

On Thursday Obama rushed to the microphone to weigh in on the Oregon mass killing before all the facts had even been released. In a 12 minute speech he managed to make reference to himself 28 times but said little else that has not been said before. And he continued to repeat the same worn out falsehoods that are so easily debunked. Example:
OBAMA:We know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don't work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not borne out by the evidence.
Odd that he would say that because the guns used were all purchased legal. Odder still because Obama is from Chicago which along with the state of Illinois has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. Yet the killing spree among blacks in Chicago continues unabated. 14 people were shot in 15 hours on Monday with six dead. Among the victims were two children. Do #blacklivesmatter to Obama? Apparently not as he's rarely if ever addressed the problem. And this week was not unusual for Chicago. 2015 may break a record for gun homicides during the presidency of Obama. Here's the carnage report for September:

Chicago on the way to break murder record during Obama presidency. But apparently black lives don't matter.
Obama rarely if ever addresses the problem and NEVER addresses the underlying cause!
Further undermining any credibility he may have Obama admitted that he was ready to politicize the Oregon shooting tragedy when he admitted "this is something we should politicize." Also curious for it's absence was any condemnation by Obama of the shooter. The best he could do was say "anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds," yet he offered NO new proposals on what to do about that root cause. Millions of Americans walk around with guns every day and don't commit mass murder. Yet Obama wants to take action that punishes them, while not addressing the real problem of mental illness.

Obama also mentioned other countries with strict gun laws and fewer mass shootings. Noticeable by it's omission was France, which has strict gun laws but those laws did not stop terrorists in France from killing 12 earlier this year or a lone gunman on a train who attempted to kill fellow passengers but was stopped by young American tourists.

Obama and the left are locked into rhetoric which does nothing to address the real problem and only serves to perpetuate ideological myths. Just as they do with global warming/climate change facts do not matter. And the killing spree in Chicago and other cities run by Democrats continues!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In Syria, Russia is Bombing Not ISIS but U.S. Allies. Surprise! Surprise!

Secretary of State John Kerry expresses "grave concern!"

Haven't we seen this movie before? Russia invades Ukraine and Obama and Kerry express their concern and say this will isolate Russia. Now, Russia is building bases in Syria and attacking U.S. allies who oppose ISIS terrorists and the criminal Assad regime and Kerry again expressed "grave concern."

 No matter where you look Obama is being played by the bad guys and he can't seem to figure it out. Is he happy with the collapse of U.S. leadership ushering in a new age of violence and brutality?

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain declared:“This is the inevitable consequence of hollow words, red lines crossed, tarnished moral influence, leading from behind and a total lack of American leadership.” 

That's putting it mildly. Is Obama doing this on purpose to weaken U.S. leadership?

Remember this?

Romney says that Russia is one of our biggest threats and Obama basically says Romney is an idiot. OBAMA: "The 1980's are calling and they want their foreign policy back. The Cold War is over!" What an ass. And so very, VERY WRONG!

Obama lectures Putin and UN Two Days Before Russian Strike

Just to show how little Obama is regarded by Putin and other bad guys, there's this excerpt of Obama's speech at the United Nations two days before Russia attacked. Putin met with Obama during that time.
OBAMA: I stand before you today believing in my core that we, the nations of the world, cannot return to the old ways of conflict and coercion. We cannot look backwards. We live in an integrated world — one in which we all have a stake in each other’s success. . . .And if we cannot work together more effectively, we will all suffer the consequences. That is true for the United States, as well.
What a joke. How out of touch with reality is Obama? Or, again,  is he doing this on purpose?

UPDATE: Hundreds of Iranian troops flood into Syria. Sound like a good idea?

Related: U.S. generals in Afghanistan request residual troop presence to counteract mounting Taliban gains. Will history repeat itself in Afghanistan as it did in Iraq with Obama throwing away all the gains that have been made there as well?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obama's Failure: Bipartisan Report Documents "the largest global convergence of jihadists in history" in Syria

Why is Obama so disengaged? Does he really think it's a good idea to give the Russians the lead in fighting terrorism in the Middle East?

A new bipartisan report  (PDF) from the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives chronicles how the global jihad has gained the ultimate foothold in Syria and Iraq despite Obama's many promises to "degrade and defeat" ISIS.

In key findings of the report the Committee declares: "we are witnessing the largest global convergence of jihadists in history in Syria, and foreign fighters have taken the lead in recruiting a new generation of terrorists to spread terror back home." Thousands of fighters are flocking to Syria but hundreds of highly radicalized fighters are returning to the United States. They're not going back to work at McDonalds!

Meanwhile, a key city in Afghanistan has now fallen to Islamic extremists. Defeat looms across the board!

Obama is doing  NOTHING! Failure to preserve the  hard won victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and failure to have any kind of coherent and effective policy in Syria means the terrorists are winning. And there's no better recruitment tool than success.

The next attack on the United States will be a direct result of Obama's indifference/incompetence. And all those who have supported him will be responsible as well!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Turns Out Most American Muslims WOULD Replace U.S. Consitution With Shariah Law!

Dr. Ben Carson was right. A Muslim holding these views should never be President!

A report last week from New Jersey should have been a wake up call. Muslims demanded schools close for a Muslim holiday the week before the holiday began. New Jersey schools said no. One angry Muslim threatened: “We’re gonna be the majority soon.”

And what do you suppose America would look like if Muslims were in the majority? According to a recent poll a majority of American Muslims said they would support Shariah Law replacing the U.S. Constitution. Some are not shy about expressing their demand that Islam would be the dominant religion and even that violent jihad is acceptable to bring about that outcome.

Too bad the American news media is bending over backwards to bash Ben Carson and anyone else who points this out. The media freedoms they enjoy will be among the first to go, right along with liberal pet peeves such as gender equality, the minutes Muslims run the show!

Do Recent Polls Suggest Movement in GOP 2016 Race?

Is the summer of Trump about to end?

Bush Still Winning the Money Game, BUT

Just as important as polls and debates is the money game. The last candidate filing was on July 31 and expect big changes when the next quarterly report is filed. But as of July 31 Jeb Bush was way ahead in overall money which includes PACS but Ted Cruz actually beat Bush in direct contributions to his campaign which is more desirable than PAC spending.

Too early to say whether Trump and Carson downturns are more than just a blip. Stay tuned. The Iowa Caucus is still three months away (primary calendar)!

Obama's Abu Ghraib and Media Silence. Child Rape on U.S. Bases in Afghanistan Draws Little Attention

This would be a major issue if Bush was in the White House!

Remember the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq? How could you forget. It was front page news for YEARS! Images of terrorists being humiliated looked much like a fraternity initiation gone bad yet the media howled and howled.

Terrorist humiliated at Abu Ghraib. Cry me a river!
But a report in the New York Times that U.S. soldiers were told to ignore the sexual abuse of children, including the rape of boys and girls at U.S. military bases in Afghanistan by our Afghan allies was a three day story. The Washington Post wrote a follow up report and White House spokesman Josh Earnest expressed "deep concern" with promises that the issue would be raised with the Afghan government. In other words, that's the end of it. You can expect as much to be done about this as the IRS targeting of the Tea Party or the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The left used Abu Ghraib as a way to demonize the entire Bush war and anti-terrorism effort. They simply refuse to hold Obama to the same standard even when children are involved!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Boehner Quits as Speaker Gives House Conservatives Chance to Organize for Replacement

With GOP voters increasingly dissatisfied with leadership in Washington, it's time for the RIGHT change we've been promised!

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) weeps as Pope Francis speaks fro m
Speakers  Balcony of the Capitol Building. The next day he resigned effective in October.
I've never been a Boehner basher but perhaps it's best that he's on the way out. As Speaker he had a tough job. For the first four years of his speakership Democrats controlled the Senate leaving little room for Republicans to stop Obama's extreme agenda. Since Republicans took control of the Senate earlier this year Obama and the Democrats have continued to stymie the Republican agenda. Boehner and company seemed to be tougher on conservatives than they ever were on Obama.

Is it any wonder that in a recent poll nearly two thirds of Republican voters say they feel betrayed by GOP leaders in Washington? Is it any wonder that outsider GOP presidential candidates like Trump, Carson and Fiorina are doing so well? Boehner has taken the blame for much of voter's disappointment. He should be commended for giving the House GOP the chance to select new leaders in the run up to the 2016 election.

The process for electing a new Speaker is straightforward but I don't know what the timeline is. Will the House wait until Boehner's resignation goes into effect?  That would give conservatives more time to organize a challenge to the establishment GOP favorite Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the House Majority Leader who is pro-life but not exactly the fighter that conservatives are looking for.

What's needed is a conservative House Republican of some stature willing to put his, or her, name forward and take the heat from the establishment for doing so. Any chance of success also depends on holding conservative members together in supporting their alternative despite the pressure to cave. Voters in key districts need to make their concerns very clear to key members at the earliest opportunity!

For conservatives it's time to take our House back. Next, we take our COUNTRY back!

UPDATE: RINO's in U.S. House will not go quietly!

For those who want to follow the ins and outs of the looming leadership fight The Hill newspaper, a specialty publication focusing on Congress, is an excellent resource. Here's a sample:

"I don’t think that the conservative wing of the party has enough mass to get one of our own elected. We certainly have enough mass to influence the outcome," said another Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.).

- Boehner's establishment allies in the House are furious at conservatives and may seek revenge.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Showing Who is More Important: Obama is Late for Pope Arrival, Makes Pope's Jet Circle

Forces Pope plane to burn more fuel and add to global warming. How un-Christian!

From The Atlantic:
Obama and Biden Were Running Late for the Pope, So They Made His Plane Turn Around

As the pope stalkers of the world watched his flight path on the Alitalia website, suddenly… the plane started making donuts. Several loops over North Carolina later, the pope is back on his way to D.C.

A source on the ground at Joint Base Andrews said several government officials told him the reason the plane started circling was that Obama and Biden are running late to the greeting ceremony.

Obama never fails to put himself first. Perhaps he thinks he thinks he's Jesus?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Scott Walker Follows Perry Out of GOP 2016. Another Casualty of a Nominating Process that Focuses on Celebrity, Not Competence or Experience!

Good candidates are being lost in the noise!

Gov. Scott Walker riding his Harley.
He's smart, he's young, he's survived everything the Dems threw at him in Wisconsin. But he was beat in the GOP 2016 nominating contest by a relentless media focus on celebrity with Donald Trump sucking all the oxygen out of the room. In the last CNN debate he got only nine minutes in a three hour long debate. Hardly a fair way to judge his ability!

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker follows Rick Perry out of the 2016 contest. Both would make great presidents. But instead, the show will go on without them.

Here's what Trump did to Walker in Iowa where he went from frontrunner in July to next to nothing in September:

Like Perry in Texas Walker is a man of ideas and a proven record of success in Wisconsin. Both are now gone leaving voters with fewer choices. Once the novelty of Trump fades, we may wish we had a Walker or a Perry to fall back on!

UPDATE: Walker campaign autopsy from National Journal. Will his fall benefit Rubio?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

While Trump Dominates News, There's a Mutiny in Democrat Ranks Over Debates

Why is Hillary so afraid to debate?

At the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention on Saturday  many of the party faithful were in open revolt against the decision by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz to limit debates. It was not a pretty sight for Dems. Video here.

Perhaps the average Democrat is jealous that Republicans are getting all the attention with their debates but one wonders why national party leaders are refusing to budge? Are they afraid Dem debates wouldn't get anywhere  near the record ratings of GOP debates? Or do party insiders worry that Hillary Clinton will get shredded by her rivals?

Either way, it's fun to watch even though much of the mainstream media would like to redirect audiences to the GOP spat with Trump instead! How long can they keep that up?

Friday, September 18, 2015

The American Iron Lady? Carly Fiorina, Not a Reagan, but a THATCHER!

Forget Hillary Clinton, so ethically compromised and hopelessly mired in identity/grievance politics. There's a woman who has proved she can blow past the glass ceiling and be a leader in her own right. Writing at the Wall Street Journal Kimberly Strassel believes Fiorina is walking in the shoes of Margaret Thatcher:
Carly Fiorina isn’t Margaret Thatcher, just as her Republican rivals aren’t Ronald Reagan. Yet Ms. Fiorina has a bit of Thatcher about her—and in one way in particular. She isn’t a woman running for president. She’s a presidential contender who happens to be a woman.

That’s new for the GOP. Women have made remarkable inroads everywhere, but there still may be no tougher realm than Republican politics. This isn’t, as the press suggests, because conservative voters are old fogies who’d chain their wives to sinks full of dirty dishes. It’s because conservative voters demand more from their candidates.

Women Democrats pander on gender issues—abortion, birth control, the myth of unequal pay. They promise female voters special handouts. They pitch their womanhood as a qualification for office. And their base loves it.

Women Republicans don’t get to engage in such vote-buying. They are expected to be principled, knowledgeable, serious. They are expected to propose policies—sometimes unpopular ones—designed to help all Americans. And, because the general public (both right and left) is still new to the idea of a woman president, they are expected to do all this twice as well as men.
The Iron Lady didn’t do identity politics, and Ms. Fiorina doesn’t either. At the debate she offered unadulterated substance. She was informed, focused, specific. Want to know what Carly thinks of Putin? Here. Need Carly to explain how hard it is to alter the 14th amendment? Right at ya. Curious if Carly is familiar with Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Quds Force, and where he’s traveled lately? Boom, boom, boom.

Ms. Fiorina had the opportunity to play the gender card, but she didn’t. Asked about Donald Trump’s comments on her appearance, she might have derided the billionaire as a misogynist. She didn’t. When Chris Christie essentially told her to shut up, she might have looked wounded and wilted. She didn’t.

It isn’t that Ms. Fiorina doesn’t talk about women, or ignores that she is one. It’s simply that she acknowledges it matter of factly, and in the context of opportunity for all. As the men on stage fumbled to think of a lady heroine to grace the $10 bill, Ms. Fiorina demurred. “I wouldn’t change the $10 bill or the $20 bill. I think, honestly, it’s a gesture,” she said. “We ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group.”
None of this is to say that Ms. Fiorina is unaware of the special challenge of being a female candidate. Her debate performance proved she’s in fact highly aware of it, and that certain additional things are therefore required of her.

One of these is to offer proof that she can be an effective commander in chief. Guys don’t have to do that; girls do. It’s no accident that Ms. Fiorina was the only candidate to propose rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, to suggest restarting a missile defense program in Poland, and to run through how many Army brigades and Marine battalions are necessary for an effective U.S. military.

This gets to the other thing Ms. Fiorina knows she has to do: her homework. Republican female presidential candidates are rare; the base is still getting comfortable with it. She knows she can’t slip up. Her Wednesday performance—from her mastery of facts, to her fluid delivery, to her zingers—was clearly the work of hours upon hours of study and debate prep.

It was Thatcher who famously said, “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” Ms. Fiorina has a long way to go to the presidency. But win or lose, she’s running far better than any Republican woman before her.
Hillary Clinton has famously said "don't you someday want to see a woman President of the United States?" Yes, just Hillary!
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