April 21, 2013

A Long Way To Go, Indeed

This is too true.

From PJTV (Pajamas Media) and AlfonZo Rachel:

Way to go, AlfonZo!

by @ 11:16 am. Filed under Liberal Agendas, The First Lady, The President, The Race Card, Weasels

April 8, 2013

Lying Obama Administration vs Israel

How else can I title this post?

The Obama Administration has been anti-Israel from the outset and, as significantly, pro-Palestinian.

It would be one thing if there was any kind of even-handedness involved, but there simply is not.

Like most left-handed political bodies, the Obama Administration automatically assumes that the electorate is comprised almost entirely of citizens who only recently fell off the back of the banana truck, that we’re all incredibly stupid, so much so that Obama and his cadre can say one thing, do another and we won’t even begin to notice…

From CNS News

Secretary of State John Kerry in Turkey Sunday condemned the “cowardly terrorists” who killed a young foreign service officer in Afghanistan and referred to Kurdish terrorism against Turkey, but when asked minutes later about Hamas – the Palestinian terrorist group embraced by his Turkish hosts – he chose to comment only indirectly.

The incident provided a fresh example of the Obama administration’s reluctance to tackle Turkey’s Islamist government in public over its support for Hamas, even as it partners with Ankara in its centerpiece counter-terror initiative (which excludes Israel).

Finish reading the article here.

I mentioned above that the lefties in the White House and their fellow travelers believe we all fell off the back of said banana truck, right? Well, how is it that Jewish Americans who, naively supporting an enemy of Israel who also happens to be the President of the United States for the moment, continually take what he says seriously, believing him even as his actions deny his words?

From Jonathan Tobin via the Jewish World Review

In the aftermath of President Obama’s ringing affirmation of Zionism and Jewish rights during his visit to Israel last month, many of his liberal Jewish supporters are justifiably feeling vindicated. But after years of backing Obama and sniping at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, some of them are having a little trouble fully understanding the administration’s moves.

While the president also called on Israeli students to pressure their government to make peace, he also reversed course on one of the key elements of his Middle East policy during his first term. When speaking with Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas, Obama pointedly said that settlements were not the obstacle to peace and that no preconditions should be expected of the Israelis in order to entice the PA back to the negotiating table.

These comments, which received far less play than the president’s Jerusalem speech about peace, represented a significant policy shift. After four years of demanding Israel freeze settlements as well as make other concessions prior to talks, Obama put himself on the same page as Netanyahu when it came to the question of Israel being asked to ante up and virtually guarantee that it would abandon its bargaining chips prior to negotiations.

Yet somehow many of the president’s backers haven’t quite assimilated this message.

That article is here.

When will they ever learn?

March 21, 2013

March 18, 2013

Obama, Leading With His Fundament?

From Michael Ledeen at PJ Media:

The War Intensifies. We Babble About Peace and Retreat.

Obama lectures about peace, but the war intensifies. North Korea has cut the hotline with the south, after threatening war, and warns of imminent attack. The Saudis have once again warned Iran to stay away from Abu Musa island. What if they don’t? Meanwhile, a leading cleric warns of domestic unrest in the kingdom (h/t Drudge), where the Iranians have long incited the Shi’a minority to confront the Wahabbi royal family. Small and not-so-small armies are marching over and around Syria. It is said that we are training the Free Syrian Army at a base in Jordan. Cyberattacks against our corporations and government agencies are so common they barely warrant news coverage. Bombs and suicide attacks are daily events in Iraq and Afghanistan. A major Iranian port explodes. The Iranians are shipping Chinese weapons to Shi’a insurgents in Yemen.

Obama, leading with his behind, swears he’s not bluffing, but his actions are those of a man digging deeper into his bomb shelter…adding missile defense on the West Coast, pondering another site on the East Coast. Of the United States. And he locks out American tourists from the White House.

The entire piece is here.

This must be Obama’s rendition of protecting America from enemies, foreign and…

by @ 1:05 pm. Filed under Great Commentary, The President

March 16, 2013

Still another Obamination

This one’s just too much, and all to return campaign favors by spending the taxpayers’ money for something we don’t even need in order to reward some people who helped him monetarily on his campaign.

From J.P. Attitude:

Last week the U.S. government received its first shipment of a new medicine for treating smallpox. That’s right, smallpox. The new drug is called Arestvyr and this shipment is the beginning of a $463 million order for two million doses of the stuff.

If you’re confused by this news, it’s because you thought smallpox was cured forty years ago. Well, it was. Smallpox is the only human disease ever totally defeated. It was officially certified as eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1979… which begs the question: why is the government spending so much money on a disease that no longer exists?

The answer you’ll get from the Obama administration is they’re protecting us from enemies who might re-create the smallpox virus, weaponize it, and spray it on New York. Or crop dust the Super Bowl. Or some other nightmarish notion. That’s the official answer. The real answer is more about political corruption and the pharmaceutical industry.

So, to the heart of the matter…

The company that makes Arestvyr is SIGA Technologies, a company whose controlling stockholder happens to be Ronald Perelman, a longtime supporter of the Democrat Party and Barack Obama. In addition to normal political donations, he gave the president a big chunk of money to spend on inauguration parties. He probably considers the money an investment and don’t worry, he’s getting a good return: the government is paying SIGA about $255 per dose for a drug that costs very little to make.

If that’s not suspicious enough, another member of the SIGA board of directors is Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, maybe the biggest Obama supporter of all.

This drug is apparently dangerous, certainly not worth the risk of administering and definitely not something that yours and my tax money should be paying for, just to stroke financiers of B. Hussein Obama’s campaign.

The entire piece is well worth the read, and is here.

by @ 9:42 am. Filed under Corruption in Government, The President

March 10, 2013

Obama vs. the Will of the People and the Constitution

This one from The Conservative Daily News, speakum big truth…

Obama: Law Breaker-In-Chief

“I, [President's Name] do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.”

That is the oath of office that all Presidents take when they are sworn in as President of The United States. However, it seems that Obama takes that oath with a grain of salt; I have heard Obama say “We are a nation of laws,” yet he seems to pick and choose what laws he will enforce. How can our Commander In Chief pick what laws to enforce and what laws he will ignore, what kind of message does that send?

Once again, he proves that he is not a President of all the people, but he only cares about the people that are behind his Liberal agenda. A President should uphold all the laws of the land, whether he agrees with them or not, if any of us would pick and choose what laws to follow, we would without a doubt be thrown into jail. How can we as a people, trust our own President to do the right thing, when he ignores the very laws he is sworn to uphold.

We have immigration laws in this country, which the President does not seem to care about. Our Southern boarders are being overrun with illegal aliens, but our President seems to favor them more than the citizens that live in those areas. He ties the hands of law enforcement and when Governors try to pass laws to protect their citizens, he takes them to court. He passes judgment on which illegal should go to jail and which one should go free, when they all broke the law by coming here illegally.

We have the Defense Of Marriage Act in this country, yet he comes right out and tells the Justice Department not to enforce it. The Presidents feelings about that law should not matter, he has sworn to uphold it, yet he does not. Nowhere in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights does it say that marriage is a right. Yet when the people of California voted against same sex marriage, he sends briefs to the Supreme Court telling them they should overturn what the people have voted for, I guess he now chooses what rights are and the voice of the people be damned.

Read the entire piece here, with a great big Amen!

by @ 11:37 am. Filed under Great Commentary, The President, The U.S. Constitution, We The People

March 4, 2013

State Department findings vs Obamaference

Well, lookie here…

From Heritage.Org:

In Washington, a presidential Administration releases news it doesn’t like at 5 p.m. on Fridays. So it pays to pay attention when everyone is leaving work for the weekend.

Late last Friday, the State Department released a positive environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama has been delaying this pipeline—which would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas—for more than three years.
The delay has meant that America is still waiting on an additional 700,000 to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from a close ally, not to mention 179,000 American jobs.

Why has this taken so long, when all environmental reports thus far have been positive? Heritage’s Nicolas Loris, the Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow, explains:
Given the need for jobs and more oil on the global market to offset high prices, the permit application had been moving along positively with bipartisan support without much attention until environmental activists made blocking the Keystone XL pipeline their issue to rally around for 2011. Although President Obama and the Department of State (DOS) said they’d make a decision at the end of 2011, they ultimately catered to a narrow set of special interests, punting the decision until after the 2012 elections.

The State Department, which is overseeing the pipeline because it crosses a U.S. border, has “already conducted a thorough, three-year environmental review with multiple comment periods,” Loris reported last year.

The review has been comprehensive:

DOS studied and addressed risk to soil, wetlands, water resources, vegetation, fish, wildlife, and endangered species. They concluded that the construction of the pipeline would pose minimal environmental risk. Keystone XL also met 57 specific pipeline safety standard requirements created by DOS and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Canada has oil to sell, and it isn’t likely to wait forever. Forbes writer Brigham McCown said that “Delays in approving the upper portion of the pipeline have bewildered many Canadians who see the U.S. as their closest ally and trading partner.”

McCown pointed out that “Even without the pipeline, Canada will continue to extract the oil which would be most likely transported by pipeline and rail to Canada’s coast for shipment to Asian markets.”

Because the State Department is overseeing the application, the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be giving his recommendation on the pipeline. Ultimately, the decision rests with President Obama. But Heritage’s David Kreutzer says Congress can, and should, step in if the President continues to block it:

Should the President reject Keystone again, Congress should wield its power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and approve the pipeline’s construction once the State Department again finishes its review of the rerouted project.
These delays are pointless. The Keystone pipeline has passed its environmental reviews, and the Obama Administration is only hurting America by holding it up.

The ball, as they say, is in Obama’s court. If he still refuses to budge, Congress had darn well better get involved!

by @ 10:28 am. Filed under The Economy, The Fact Of The Matter..., The President

December 30, 2012

If it wasn’t “O”, it might be called unbelievable

However, it is, so it isn’t.

This one’s pretty self explanatory, as it were.

Now the kommie in U.S. president’s clothing is bribing Congress with our tax money in order to get them to vote his way.

Not only is that immoral, it’s also outrageous that he’s authorizing a pay increase to a government that’s doing nothing but failing the people who pay their salaries to begin with.

What’s next!?

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under The President

December 26, 2012

Not a surprise, just EgoBama in his usual form

Barack Hussein, speaking at the late Senator Daniel Inouye’s funeral, as usual seems to think that like everything else, it’s all about Obama.

Some things never change, not with the Egomaniac-In-Chief.

by @ 11:46 am. Filed under The President, Video

December 19, 2012

Baracks & Husseins are supposed to be anti-pork

Well, usually they are.

At least when it comes to the kind of pork that originates with animals that say “oink”.

However, when it comes to the kind of pork that constitutes the blatantly irresponsible allocation of the taxpayers’ money, the same Barack Hussein, like the rest of his commie “progressive” ilk, revels in throwing around copious quantities of the stuff.

And why not? When it runs out, they can either borrow more from overseas or simply raise taxes! Brilliant!

All this gross overspending needs to justify itself is a stated purpose that sounds compassionate, like disaster relief, for example. For that matter, it can fall under the heading of welfare, food stamps, anything at all that has to do with helping underpriviledged, downtrodden, unemployed, disabled or whatever, and it’s…justified.

Unfortunately, the politicians over there on the left use these fine, upstanding remittances as cover for opening the floodgates of taxpayer largesse to recipients, bureaucracies and other lucky entities that have little to do with the targets of the legislation enabling these payouts.

They’ll “spend” billions of dollars on a hundred million dollar need, squandering and more squandering, and then when the Republicans object to the unnecessary overspending, the Dems and their tame media will announce that the “uncompassionate” Repulicans want to deny those in need, let them starve, let them suffer, etc, when all the folkson the right are trying to do is have the money handled more responsibly for the sake of the above mentioned taxpayers.

And we’re not talking merely being gouged by overpriced goods and services, we’re talking using a lot of the money “stealthily” to bribe voting blocks and repay campaign favors.

Political Outcast provides a perfect example.

President Obama is requesting $60.4 billion in disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you’re opposed to disaster relief funding, then that means you want disaster victims to continue to suffer as much as possible. Conservative representatives in Congress would only vote against such legislation because they’re cold and heartless individuals. This is generally what liberals and big government Republicans think of those who are not in favor of the federal government giving handouts to storm victims.

But we’re not cold and heartless. It’s been shown time and time again that conservatives are actually more generous with their money than liberals are. Liberals prefer having their money taken through taxes to fund government programs that only make people poorer and more dependent on government. Conservatives give more of the their money away to charitable organizations that actually do help people in need.

It’s unconstitutional for the government to extract money through taxes and then give that money to other people or businesses no matter how good the government’s intentions are. But another reason these “relief” bills are bad is that politicians use them as excuses to stuff a bunch of money for pork projects that buy off their constituents. The NY Post reported:

“The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC. An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms. Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.”

Some of these things don’t have anything to do with helping Sandy victims, yet they’re all part of Sandy relief package. How is giving $150 million to fisheries in Alaska supposed to help someone in New York who lost his home? How is spending money to fix up Gitmo going to help a business in New York whose building got destroyed by the hurricane? Or spending millions to help repair damages at the space center in Florida?

This is why conservatives are opposed to this kind of legislation. Would it end up helping some people and businesses in New York? Perhaps, but at the expense of the taxpayer. But now, it’s little more than a mini-bailout for politicians’ buddies. And if you’re opposed to it, that means you want children to suffer and be homeless.

Well put!

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under Liberal Agendas, Liberal Economics, The President