Thursday, October 30, 2014

Netanyahu defends Israel despite 'anonymous' comments

"Don't you wish we had a president, like they have a prime minister in Israel?" ~ Mark Levin
So, we've seen Canadian PM Harper call terrorism by its name, something Obama falls short of often. We've also seen the Australians take decisive action to protect their nation from the Ebola outbreak, yet another shortfall of the Obama administration. And now, following an Obama-sycophant-media hit piece, in the face of constant anti-Semitic scrutiny, antagonized by the current American regime sadly, we once again witness Israeli PM Netanyahu stand up to defend the tiny Jewish nation...
"It must be understood that our supreme interests, chiefly, the security and the unity of Jerusalem, are not the main concern of those anonymous officials who attack us and me personally, because the assault on me comes only because I defend the State of Israel. Were I not to defend the State of Israel, were I not to insist vigorously on our national and security interests, they would not be attacking me. And despite all of the attacks I suffer, I will continue to defend our country."

H/t: GP

Here's some assistance on this one from the Great One...
LEVIN: "Don't you wish we had a president, like they have a prime minister in Israel?

Obama would be saying, 'Don't ever attack me personally. You can attack the country. Look, I go over seas, I give speeches, I trash my own country, it sucks! I want to fundamentally transform it. Why do you think the border's open? We're importing everybody we can! We want to change the culture, the demographics, the people. We want to change the whole damn country! It sucks from inside out! But don't attack me, I'm Barack Obama."

And Netanyahu says, 'They attack me because I defend my country.'

And who is he defending his country from here? From Obama! It's absolutely unbelievable.

Yes, we live in Obamaland, where up is down, and down is up, and left is right, and right is left. ...

They don't even call the guy who runs ISIS a chickensh*t. They dare not call Putin a chickenshi*t. The Commie who runs China, they don't call him a chickensh*t. They don't call the Castro brothers chickensh*ts. They don't call the fool who runs Venezuela a chickensh*t. They don't call mass murderers chickensh*ts! They don't call terrorists chickensh*ts! But the Jew who runs the Jewish State, he's a chickensh*t!?!
After alluding to the likely anonymous culprit, John Kerry, Levin reveals what's really going on here...
"They want to force him out. That's this administration trying to create a more aggressive political opposition in Israel against Netanyahu, putting out the word that they can't deal with him, that there's bad relations with the United States and him. They've gotta get rid of him. And in the meantime, this administration is doing what by doing this? Not just disrespecting the head of another country. They're encouraging the Islamo-Nazis all over the world to take up arms. What do you think Hamas thinks when they hear this crap? Or Hezbollah? Or all the other inbreds over there? What do you think they think when they hear this sort of thing? They think it's open season."
Yet another reason to vote the Democratic BUMS OUT!

Related links: Obama Admin Not Interested in Which Admin Official Made Netanyahu Attacks
Earnest on Whether WH Will Punish "Chickenshit" Source: "I Don't Know Of Any Effort Like That Underway"
Ed Henry to Earnest: You've Gone After Reporters For Leaks, But You Won't Try To Find "Chickenshit" Source?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Levin calls out the racist and misogynist Democratic Party

Levin gives voters more than enough reasons to vote the Democratic BUMS OUT this November!
TRS: Mark Levin calls out the Democratic Party, pointing out that by their own standards they are racist, given how some of them don’t even want to be seen with the first black president right now, just before elections. He also calls them out for their misogyny as well... Listen:

(Also @ 33:00 into 10/29/14-Mark Levin Audio Rewind)

The racists are the baiters, just as they've always been. They're the same misogynists; they're the same anti-Semites; they're the same demographic segregationists as they've ever been through the years, all for political gain...
On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show: Are the Democrat politicians who don't want President Obama campaigning for them or visiting their state during this upcoming election period going to be considered racist? Why is it that when Obama's policies were thought to be good, they had no problem having him around, but now that we realize Obamacare is a disaster and amnesty will be horrible for the country, they don't want to be seen with him? The Democrat politicians would rather have Bill Clinton speak for them than Obama. Mark asks when people will stop allowing the Democrats to treat them as being stupid and using them for political motivations?
Speaking of the anti-Semitism, Levin returns to an interesting little analysis @ 57:20 into the Audio Rewind, alluding to the likely anonymous senior Obama official who called Israeli PM Netanyahu a "chickensh*t." Check it out, it's certain to make you smile, even through the outrage.

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Doctor, Nurse without borders acting like a President without borders

You'd think medical so-called professionals would understand the importance of containing the potential spread of a deadly disease with a 70% mortality rate. But then again, you'd think a president would understand the importance of keeping our citizenry reasonably safe, whether that means working with Congress to responsibly securing our border or restricting travel to/from Ebola hot spots with adequate quarantine in between. Instead, they're all Democrats living in a borderless fantasyland, and this is the results...

First the lying doctor:
NYPost: The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said.

Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said.

“He told the authorities that he self-quarantined. Detectives then reviewed his credit-card statement and MetroCard and found that he went over here, over there, up and down and all around,” a source said.

Spencer finally ’fessed up when a cop “got on the phone and had to relay questions to him through the Health Department,” a source said. Officials then retraced Spencer’s steps, which included dining at The Meatball Shop in Greenwich Village and bowling at The Gutter in Brooklyn.
Then the defiant, confrontational jewel of a nurse:
CNN: A nurse who was quarantined against her will in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey officials' instructions to seclude herself at home in Maine, she and her lawyers said on the "Today" show and to the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday.

One of the nurse's lawyers told CNN Wednesday that they are trying to work with Maine officials to avoid escalating the situation. The nurse, Kaci Hickox, returned to Maine on Monday after New Jersey authorities released her from a hospital tent where state officials kept her over the weekend as part of a new quarantine policy. She hired a lawyer and spoke out about her isolation and was then transported to Maine.

She has twice tested negative for the virus.

Maine officials have said that they would ask Hickox to quarantine herself at home until the passage of 21 days from her last possible contact with an Ebola patient, adding that they would make it involuntary if she resisted.

"Today" show host Matt Lauer asked her if she planned to follow guidelines and finish that quarantine on November 10.

"I don't plan on sticking to the guidelines," she said. "I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me."

That could set up a confrontation with Maine officials.
Question to ponder: Isn't similar deception how Ebola entered our country in the first place? I guess the same could ultimately be said of the recent influx of Enterovirus, TB, Chagas, you name it. Besides the obvious entitled mentality of these two, shared by millions of liberalized Americans, this exemplifies only a single, yet significant, danger among the many faced when our country is left without borders.

Related links: The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola
#Ebola Nurse Complaining About Quarantine is Left-Wing Democrat, CDC Employee WITH UPDATE
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Australia is serious about protecting its citizenry from Ebola

For all the feigned outrage and PC BS out there over Australia's decision to impose a travel ban on Ebola-impacted nations across Africa, the fact is this is the first continent, country and island to take this viral outbreak serious in a concerted effort to protect it's citizenry. Instead of throwing in with the naysayers, the U.S. should be taking notes...
HotAir: While the debate continues in the US as to how best to protect Americans from a potential spread of Ebola, Australia has made a decision on a comprehensive policy. They will issue no new travel visas for people in Ebola-impacted nations in western Africa, and will require travelers from those countries on permanent visas or Australian passports to undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine prior to entering the country. That applies to health-care professionals returning to Australia after serving in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone...

Not only would a comprehensive policy here make more sense than what we’ve had so far, it would also be a welcome change from the ad hoc treatment and incoherence of the Obama administration...

The scientists need to start acting like scientists instead of politically-correct prima donnas, and the Obama administration needs to get its act together and treat Ebola like a deadly disease instead of a banner for the tolerance brigades.
At least one country out there is taking decisive action. Unfortunately, as animated as this appears, we're still seemingly here...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Obamacare meets the midterms

Who says Obamacare isn't a major factor in the November midterms?
WashingtonExaminer: Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. And no one has told voters, especially those in states with closely contested Senate races, who regularly place it among the top issues of the campaign.
Looks like Democrats and the lib media (but I repeat myself) are the only ones who think it's working just fine. Commenting on a NewYorkTimes puff piece released just a week before the midterms, Erick Erickson of RedState hones in on the propaganda of this coordinated campaign effort...
"...the paper has to admit Obamacare has not been as affordable as promised. Most importantly, the propagandists largely ignore the fact that Obamacare is deeply unpopular still. They ignore the millions of Americans who could not keep their doctor or insurance. They ignore the millions of Americans forced into a system they do not want.

The media, a week before the election, is doing its best to re-write how awesome Obamacare is. To do so, they have to ignore most of the major contentions by conservatives.

The media really is predictable. They have spent a year ignoring complaints and concerns over Obamacare, downplaying so many real-world stories. Now, a week before the election, they’d have us believe everything is just fine."
Uh huh...looks like it's working so fine that over 200,000 doctors (and growing) in our country are avoiding Obamacare plans!
TheDC: The number of physicians nationwide that are declining to accept health plans from Obamacare exchanges is growing, according to a study from the American Action Forum.

As of May 2014, over 214,000 doctors wouldn’t participate in Obamacare plans, and that number may be growing, according to AAF, a free-market think tank in Washington. While some Obamacare kinks have been worked out over the past year, exchange plans remain as unfriendly to doctors as ever.

Obamacare puts physicians — especially the dwindling number of those in private practice — in an especially difficult financial situation, expecting doctors to eat the costs of patients who discontinue coverage and to simply take on more patients to make up for bottom-level reimbursements.
Wow, look at those results! And that's not all. There's the timely matter of rate hikes revealed just ahead of the midterms, which are actually fueling some of the opposition attacks against Democrats who voted for Obamacare in key battleground states, as they should!
FoxNews: ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections.

“It looks like we're going to have double-digit premium increases in places like Alaska, and Iowa and Louisiana," said health economist John Goodman. “Where we've got very close races for Senate, and Republican candidates are making a big deal over this."

The next ObamaCare open enrollment begins Nov. 15, just 11 days after the Nov. 4 elections. Because the enrollment season is so close, the rate increases in many states already are known.

"Where we have the tight Senate races, the fact that we're getting these big rate increases just adds fuel to the fire for ObamaCare as a political issue and the Republicans’ attack on it," said Bob Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.

In Iowa, for example, where Republican Joni Ernst is challenging Democrat Bruce Braley for the Senate, the Des Moines Register recently reported that premiums will be rising by double digits.

"We heard just last week," Ernst said in a debate Oct. 16, "that health care policies, their cost is going up an average of 19 percent."

In the Louisiana race, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has tried to distance herself from the president, even as he suggested those who do that still really support him.

But the largest insurer in the state, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will raise rates as much as 19.7 percent, so her opponent, Republican Bill Cassidy, is running an ad with supporters pegged to the issue.

One woman says, "Senator Landrieu, I voted for you before, but when you voted for ObamaCare, I knew I had made a mistake." A second woman adds, "cancelled health plans, now big rate increases..."

Alaska appears to be the hardest hit of all, with increases as high as 37 percent.

An ad from an outside group, Freedom Partners Action Fund, shows a screen with the words "Huge increase for insurance rates in Alaska" as an announcer says "Alaskans could see their rates increase by thousands of dollars each year."

Meanwhile, Sen. Mark Begich, the Democratic candidate, held the plan at arm’s length, saying in a radio ad, "When I think about the health care law, frustrated, disappointed, you can put a lot of words toward it, but every day I work to try to fix it."
Oh really, Senator? Alaska, Louisiana, Iowa, all the battleground states, once again, take note that none of these Democratic Senators had a problem shoving this down the throats of the American people. Also, keep in mind the line in the above piece about how some Democrats have tried to distance themselves from Obama, "even as he suggested those who do that still really support him." How many times do you have to be lied to and fooled?

Vote these BUMS OUT once and for all!

Related links: Begich: I voted for Obama
Small Business Group Ditches Landrieu Over Obamacare Support
Quinnipiac Iowa Poll: ObamaCare A Liability For Rep. Bruce Braley

ADDENDUM: It's unfortunate that some RINOs still refuse to utilize such a powerful tool at their desposal, though. Perhaps it's time to replace more than a few of them as well...but then, that's what should have been done during primary season.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NOT 'Workplace Violence': Harper calls Ottawa attacks 'terrorism'...Obama equivocates

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed his nation with a blunt message, unequivocally calling the recent attacks 'terrorism,' and that by their very nature were "attacks on our country, on our values, on our society..."

Compare that to Obama's tepid response...
AmericanSpectator: Let's compare what Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Obama had to say about yesterday's events in Ottawa and the shootings in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday.

Here is part of Harper's televised address to Canadians:
"Fellow Canadians, in the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had, but this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world."
For good measure, Harper also said the man responsible for killing the soldier in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu was an "ISIL-inspired terrorist."

Now here's part of what Obama said at the White House:
"We don’t yet have all the information about what motivated the shooting. We don’t yet have all the information about whether this was part of a broader network or plan, or whether this was an individual or series of individuals who decided to take these actions. But it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism."
Less than a week after the Canadian Parliament approves a contigent to join this country's efforts against ISIS in Iraq, two Canadian soldiers are murdered 48 hours apart followed by an attack on the very institute that authorized the military mission. And yet Obama tells us not to jump to conclusions. Nor can he unequivocally flat out characterize these incidents as terrorism. Given that he could not do so at Fort Hood or Benghazi I guess we shouldn't have expected anything more here.
And speaking of, compare that to Obama's lackadaisical, politically correct response to the Fort Hood shooting, or rather the one he eventually gets to as he makes his way through all the shout outs!

Obama referred to yesterday's Canadian terror attacks as 'senseless violence,' and his administration continues to call the 2009 Fort Hood attack 'workplace violence,' denying victims and families commendations and benefits deserved (when even MotherJones can call understand what's going on, that's telling) Remember, though, this administration has also called other instances of terrorism on American soil 'workplace violence,' the latest being that ISIS-inspired Oklahoma beheading.

He just can't bring himself to recognize or even utter the obvious, much less acknowledge that fundamental Islam is center stage in all of this.

Related links: Mark Steyn: Attacks Aimed at Canadian State, Not 'Senseless Violence'
Obama Calls Ottawa Shooting a Terror Attack… But Fort Hood Was ‘Workplace Violence’

ADDENDUM: There may have been a smaller scale, yet similarly Islamic terror related attack on 4 NYC police officers yesterday...
NYC Police seriously considering hatchet attack on cops a terrorist attack

The empty spectacle of the 2014 Midterm Election

It might be hard to hear or admit, but here's the bleak reality of what's culminated into this lackluster midterm election...
Reason: With just two weeks until election day, the most striking thing about the 2014 midterm may be how petty and substance-free it is. No major policy issue has defined this election; no major legislation is immediately at stake. It is possible to find candidates talking about a variety of policy issues—Obamacare, the minimum wage, immigration, the Export-Import bank, and more—but the implications are described almost entirely in political terms. For the most part, the focus for both parties is not on what they would do, but what they wouldn't, not who they are, but who they aren't. It's an election about nothing, except, perhaps, who one hates the most.

The big problem for Democrats is that President Obama is unpopular, and voters dislike his handling of major policy areas. ...

The president's sagging popularity means that Democrats can't easily campaign on his policies or his proposals. And it has given Republicans a blunt object with which to attack opponents. At this point, dissatisfaction with the president appears to be strong enough that this has given Republicans an edge.

Yet Republicans have a problem of their own. Despite their attacks on Obama and his policies, they have almost nothing specific to say about what they would do instead—and much of what they are saying is either incoherent or opportunistic.

For years, the party has failed to rally around an alternative to Obamacare, even while repeating the mantra "repeal and replace." This election, the first following Obamacare's major coverage expansion, many Republican candidates have tip-toed carefully around the possible consequences of repealing Obamacare, including its Medicaid expansion, suggesting a continuing unwillingness to grapple with the reality of repeal. ...

Broader efforts to define the GOP's policy agenda are similarly underwhelming. The Republican National Committee's (RNC) 11-point "Principles for American Renewal" was intended as a launching pad for a GOP governing vision, and a set of ideas that everyone in the party could agree on. "People know what we're against," RNC Chair Reince Preibus said earlier this month, "I want to talk about the things we're for."

Mostly, though, what the 11 points illustrate is how vague the party's commitment is to anything in particular. It's almost entirely rhetorical fluff...

The result is an election in which Democrats cannot run on what they have done, and Republicans cannot run on what they will do. So petty squabbles and Twitter-friendly soundbites dominate the news as each side attempts to drive turnout by campaigning the notion that the other party is worse—for women or for struggling workers, for the economy or for America's place in the world. It's not an election about which side to vote for. It's an election about which side to vote against.

The bipartisan emptiness of this midterm election, and the intense focus by both parties on turning out core voters rather than on broadening party appeal, suggests the deep exhaustion of both parties and their respective agendas. (One reason why Ebola has received so much attention is that it helps fill the void.) At this point, both Democrats and Republicans are running on policy fumes.

Members of the public see less and less to like from almost any politician, even the ones they voted for themselves. Obama's marks are low, but even still, they're stratospheric compared to Congress. ...

In other words, the public is exhausted too. There's no enthusiasm for any of the available options, no sense that either side has a vision worth pursuing or ideas worth trying. It's an election that's not about anything except which side is the worst—and tellingly, what voters really seem to want is to not have to decide.
As Mark Levin made clear last night, it's not enough anymore to just vote (particularly if Americans can't figure out how equally important the PRIMARIES are, perhaps even more so than the general elections). Replacing the worse with the lesser might provide temporary comfort, but doesn't change our nation's trajectory. We need to utilize every tool that the Framers gave us in order to restore our Republic. We've gotta try...and a great place to start is the Article V process.

Related links: Understanding how an unprincipled GOP could still win the Senate
Reclamation: The time for ceding ground must end!
STEYN: One person can change everything and 'I like Ted Cruz'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

STEYN: One person can change everything and 'I like Ted Cruz'

LOVE the way this guy thinks! We need Mark Steyn in the U.S. Senate!
TRS: Mark Steyn really is one of today’s intellectual heavy weights when it comes to understanding politics and the culture. And for most of the interview he and Hannity discuss the amazing hole American seems to be in and how Republicans are losing the argument.

But at the end of the interview he describes why he is still an optimist about America and when asked if there is anyone out there who could make a difference, he said he likes Ted Cruz. Why? Because Ted Cruz isn’t interested in conceding ground to the left, but rather pulling them in his direction.

Breitbart: Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” argued that culture is more important than elections, and that he liked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as someone who could shift American politics to the right in an appearance on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Steyn stated “vision’s the important part. What's actually happening is that the kind of model of the social democratic welfare dependency state since the Second World War has run out of gas. It's over, and to persuade people to move off that model actually requires you to have a conversation with the people and change minds,” which he added goes beyond elections.

According to Steyn, providing a vision is important because “a lot of people don't want to think about complicated issues or unpleasant issues. They don't want to think about Islam. They don't want to think about massive debt that will cripple their children's lives, and liberals are very good at just giving them a kind of cute slogan that says this slogan will get you through it. ‘Coexist.’ You put a ‘coexist’ bumper sticker on your car you don’t have to think about problems of the world anymore.”

He added, “the whole position of the Left is that they don't want to win the argument, they'd just as soon cancel the argument. So, if you query open borders immigration, which is an existential issue for any nation, then you're a racist. So, in other words, you have to let in the Ebola guys because otherwise. As there were people protesting outside this building today, you’re xenophobic.”

Steyn concluded that “the right man can make the difference,” and declared “I like Ted Cruz” when asked who he thinks is the one person who could shift the tide in American politics.
He's absolutely right! Now, it's convincing the Republican Party, then weaning voters off the MSM, that are the major obstacles to such truth.

Related link: Reclamation: The time for ceding ground must end!

Obama divulges stratagem for Democratic midterm reelections...will it matter?

Earlier this week, Obama told Al Sharpton that despite the optics of Democrats distancing themselves from him throughout contested states this midterm election cycle, in all actualities, they are still strong allies, and will continue to vote right along with him and support his agenda.

While this should be an effective tool against such reelection efforts, in the surreal Age of Obama, where a president can use ethnicity and status to get away with pretty much anything as long as there's a 'D' beside his name, this won't make much difference to Democratic-leaning voters. Well, why not? Because this is the typical modus operandi they're used to: encouraging stealth, disguise and deception to win by any means necessary.

Perhaps more frustrating is the fact that something like this would guarantee reverberations across the media spectrum if the shoe were on the other foot (i.e., a Republican president divulging such a stratagem before the lead up to his party's reelection efforts). That speaks volumes, not only towards a liberal media run amuck, but also towards the general lack of principle or accountability on the Left.

Related links: This is exactly why Democrats are the ultimate hypocrites
Mark Levin: Obama’s “full Mussolini” is going to come out after the midterms

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reclamation: The time for ceding ground must end!

Here's a timely one. Not only is this a validation of what so many tried to stress throughout the PRIMARY process, but it also reinforces our vigilance and the pursuit of righteousness...
TRS: This morning on Fox and Friends, guest Dana Loesch was on to talk about her new book, and of course, the news of the day. As part of the discussion about the midterms, Dana was asked about Mark Steyn’s commentary on Monday regarding the culture war. Dana’s answers touched on something that has been covered before here at Right Scoop: Getting into the thick of it.

Mark Steyn rightly points out that if you cede the ground to the left, then left becomes the default position. This is a critical point. What you are doing when you give up the popular culture to the left is creating an atmosphere that says “this is what normal is, everything else is a deviation from the normal.” You’re defining yourself into deviancy.

Dana hammers that point home. The ballot box is too late to try and make a sea change or shift in what is considered the “new normal.” You’ve already lost, she says, if you wait until the vote.
And the Left's constant belligerence of labeling everything traditional, Judeo-Christian or conservative in America 'extreme' and 'anti' this, that and the other, which is promulgated by a lib media, only furthers the devolution of what's normal.

The Republican Party, the Church, society in general has been ceding far too much ground to the deviancy of pop culture, ultimately leftist utopianism. As such, we've allowed this to become the norm. Only by engaging within it, flooding it with an articulation of our foundational perspective, can we bring about the change required for a more righteous path.

As one of my church buddies told me this weekend, 'It should be the Church leading the culture, not the other way around.' Politically speaking, a similar perspective should be observed, particularly within a supposed opposition party. Yet, we've constantly seen, and continue to see, both Church and State, and society along with them, ceded and dragged over the cliff and towards the abyss by forces on the Left.

God Willing, this must change.