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.

Obama admin preparing for 'surge' of illegal alien MILLIONS following midterms

Yeah, never mind Americans struggling for jobs, a tepid economy, rampant welfarism, mystery diseases, terrorists threats, national sovereignty, and overall lawlessness. No, the Obama administration is quietly preparing a 'surge' of millions of new immigrant IDs, 'cause that's just what we need...for the fundamental transformation to Third World status!
Breitbart: Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.
Up to 34 MILLION blank green cards and work permits are being ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant amnesty planned for after the November 4 elections...and here I was thinking we only had 11 - 20 million illegals in the country. Unless, of course, Obama's inviting more unassimilated foreign masses to our demise...
DailyMail: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages.

President Barack Obama has pledged that he will make a move on immigration reform this year. His original timetable called for a decision by the end of the summer.

Republicans have decried the plan as an 'amnesty' for millions of illegal immigrants, including hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have come across the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
Well, to be most accurate, it's actually conservatives who've not just decried but exposed Obama's illegal alien amnesty waiting in the shadows of the midterm elections (make no mistake, that's the only thing in the shadows!). Unfortunately, too many Republicans have hopped aboard this crazy train with Dems, the Chamber of Crony Commerce, and some misguided branches of the Church, among a plethora of phony race-baiting, ethnic front groups, to erase our sovereign borders, along with our democratic society and inevitably our way of life in America.

Out with American exceptionalism and prosperity; in with the antithesis.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rove advised Bush admin to cover-up Iraq's real WMDs because they 'lost the argument'

What an Architect! FoxNews, maybe it's time to show this regularly-attending clown the door, ya think?
On Thursday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about a breaking news story that there were indeed many chemical weapons found in Iraq since 2003 and yet the Bush Administration, via Karl Rove, said not to release this info. Rove said that it wouldn't be politically wise to do so around the 2006 election, that the issues of WMDs was in the past and that they lost the argument on it. Meanwhile, it was the Democrats constantly attacking Republicans as well as our military saying that the war was on false pretenses, that there were never any weapons there and now we find out there were and it was kept secret!


Whether they're causing the same degree of destruction from within is another argument, but with secrets like this, is it no wonder why so many view the GOP as equally corrupt as the Democratic Party when you've got a guy like Rove advising a Republican president? Imagine those advising Obama!
TheDailyBeast: There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around Iraq. He was Bush's most important political adviser.

Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to “let these sleeping dogs lie.”

The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnants was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops’ chemically induced wounds.

To people familiar with the issue, both inside that administration and outside, the blame for the coverup falls on one particular set of shoulders: Rove’s.
The cover-up unravels further as Rick Santorum and Dave Wurmser are tapped for more details as theDailyBeast piece goes on. But Levin summed it up nicely last night:
"So this was all about politics and manipulating the press! We sent men and women to war for among other reasons to get these damn weapons. ... I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, I know families who lost sons over there. And the President of the United States and his staff should have announced, 'We found these weapons!' But they didn't, because they say they lost the argument. 'Why bring it up now in the 2006 election cycle? It's beyond us; it's past; let's not get into it now.'"
Ridiculous...outrageous.

I wish conservative politicians, pundits and voters would unify behind something better than what these Rovians have transformed the Republican Party into, 'cause we need a New one.

Related links: Secret U.S. Mission Hauls Uranium From Iraq (July 5, 2008)
REPORT: Karl Rove kept public from learning about WMDs found in Iraq in 2004
Mark Levin weighs in on Rove coverup of WMDs in Iraq

ADDENDUM: Is it finally starting to sink in why Levin continues to view the current incarnation of the Republican Party as a 'liberal, neo-statist party' as clearly stated the day before?



More from Friday's Mark Levin Show:
Rick Santorum calls in to discuss a new article which showed that Karl Rove amongst others didn't want to release to the American people that WMDs were actually found in Iraq. Rove decided to play politics rather than inform the people who are the ones actually fighting and supporting the war efforts. Karl Rove wants to play both sides, he goes after conservatives when it's convenient for him, as well as the Democrats.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC's insufficient protocol leads to another hospital worker contracting Ebola

Sometimes you just want to scream, 'Hey, Sherlock!' Frieden, Fauci...these genius Obamabot bureaucrats don't have a clue! The fault lies in insufficient protocol and non-quarantine procedures, both failures of the CDC, not the nursing staff, and not even the hospital, of which there are only a handful in the U.S. equipped for such a disease.
AP: A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, pointing to lapses beyond how one individual may have donned and removed personal protective garb.

It's not clear how the second worker contracted the virus. Authorities declined to say what position she holds at the hospital or the type of care she provided to Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after coming to the U.S. from Liberia. Duncan died Oct. 8.

Officials have said they also don't know how the first health worker, a nurse, became infected. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said "an additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern."

"What happened there (in Dallas), regardless of the reason, is not acceptable. It shouldn't have happened," Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH, said on MSNBC Wednesday. ...

Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, has acknowledged that the government wasn't aggressive enough in managing Ebola and containing the virus as it spread from an infected patient to a nurse at a Dallas hospital.

"We could've sent a more robust hospital infection control team and been more hands-on with the hospital from day one about exactly how this should be managed," he said Tuesday.
No shit, Sherlocks. And I'm positive if you were to ask them about quarantining west Africa countries affected by this deadly disease & restricting flights from these areas to America, they'd still look at you like something's wrong with you.

We've had incompetency and worse traded for common sense, folks.

Related links: Schlafly: Government has failed in its job to protect Americans
Mixed signals: How American liberal 'experts' contain Ebola, or not...
Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'
New Texas nurse with Ebola had slight fever on airliner

Monday, October 13, 2014

Schlafly: Government has failed in its job to protect Americans

This one says everything about everything right now when it comes to the government's number one job of protecting Americans...it's failing.
IBD: Americans against amnesty are not only worried about unemployed Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally to take U.S. jobs.

More than ever, we need the fence that Congress voted for and President George W. Bush made a television photo event when he signed it into law.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said that at least 10 ISIS thugs have crossed our southern border. Hunter added, if we caught 10, "you know there are going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol."

Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., says the Islamic State, ISIS, is actively working with Mexican drug cartels to infiltrate and eventually attack Americans.

ISIS has told us it wants to extend a caliphate over America, so why is anybody surprised that they are doing what they said they wanted to do?

The problem of invasion across our border is no longer just a jobs problem. It's a national security problem, a welfare problem, a public school problem and a dangerous disease problem.
From the additional stresses and burdens on our educational institutions to the transmission of new diseases to our children such as EV-D68; from just one African with the infectious Ebola disease to health care personnel who never went Africa, not to mention the thousands of U.S. troops sent to Liberia. What about the dangers when these servicemen and women return home? Schlafly says, "The safety of the American people is less important to [Obama] than posing as a world citizen." In other words, his popularity and agenda both exceed and undermine the safety of America and its citizenry. The same can similarly be said of his underlings.

Yet, after all of these problems and others unmentioned (Fast & Furious, Fort Hood, etc.), in a post-9/11 era for Pete's sake, our government continues to pass off the outside threats as no big deal, while exacerbating internally, and demeaning the sector of the citizenry who care to recognize the realities of our dire situation.

Understanding how an unprincipled GOP could still win the Senate

If you get this:
"The Republican Party is liberal, and the Democrat Party is radical. We have no conservative party right now in America." ~ Mark Levin
...then you'll invariably understand how this could happen, particularly with the current imperial president and sycophant party mucking things up...
WaPo: The Washington Post's Election Lab -- our statistical model designed to predict outcomes of the various races on the ballot this fall -- is currently showing Republicans with a 95 percent chance of winning the Senate. While most political handicappers suggest Republicans have an edge in the battle for the Senate majority, few would say it is as heavily tilted toward the GOP as Election Lab.
The American Left and the lib media are hoping that voters won't return to the Republican Party. And from all accounts, far too many Republicans have demonstrated that it'll be an easier transition for a less principled America to sign on to an ambiguous GOP platform of nothingness...from McCain's desire for an Ebola czar to Susan Collins' assurance that Obamacare will never be repealedfrom the open-borders crowd to an assortment of anti-traditional pop-culturalists, all of whom place an 'R' beside their name, but know little of the party's inherently conservative principles.

It's gonna take a long, long time to get America back on the right track, if ever...even with today's Republicans.

Many prayers are needed for our nation.

Related links: Politico: GOP knows they can’t repeal Obamacare but they won’t be telling voters anytime soon
Mark Steyn in His Limbaugh Letter Interview: You Can't Have a Conservative Government with a Liberal Culture

Vatican Proposes Dramatic Shift In Attitude Towards Gays, Same Sex Couples
The Great Catholic Cave-In that Wasn’t

ADDENDUM: Via Monday's Mark Levin Show (10/20/14):
If the Republicans win the Senate, which Mark predicts they will, it won't be because the Establishment or the leadership helped in any way - but rather, it would be because the American people are fed up with what the Obama Administration and Democrats have done. Mark goes thru the biggest landslide victories that the Republicans have had in the past, including with Reagan, and how the principle way that came about was because of conservatism and conservatives coming out and voting. Why won't the RINOs join the conservatives in restoring the Republic, and pushing for a liberty agenda again? The Left has a totalitarian mindset and the Republicans need to do more than just win an election.

10 future 'Dreamers' diagnosed with Tuberculosis

As if Enterovirus D68 isn't enough? And we know how seriously they've taken that containment...please.
CNSNews: From January through September, 10 of the unaccompanied minors detained while attempting to illegally enter the United States across the Mexican border were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB), according to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The children were ultimately allowed to stay in the United States.

"The children were isolated and treated; after being rendered non-infectious, all ten were released to verified sponsors in the U.S.," said ORR spokesman Kenneth Wolfe in an emailed response when CNSNews.com asked if any - and if so, how many - of the unaccompanied minors were tested for TB or enterovirus 68. ...

Unaccompanied minors are given medical screenings when they arrive at U.S. border stations, and if necessary medical treatment, according to Wolfe. ...

Once they are in the HHS' Unaccompanied Alien Children program, they receive a well-child exam, "all needed childhood vaccinations to protect against communicable diseases" - including TB - and a mental health exam.

"If it is determined that children have certain communicable diseases or have been exposed to such communicable diseases, they are placed in a program or facility that has the capacity to quarantine," he said. "Children with serious health conditions are treated at local hospitals. The cost of this care is fully paid by the federal government."

According to the Customs and Border Patrol, 68,541 unaccompanied children were apprehended on the Southwest border in Fiscal Year 2014 - from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.
All on the taxpayers' dime, of course...who, by the way, didn't ask for this invasion in the first place. On the contrary, we'd like our borders secured like every other country in the world.

Related links: Surprise: After Illegal Immigration Wave, Tuberculosis Plagues El Paso Hospital
Public Schools Face Health Threat from Illegal Aliens

Hey, John McCain, we don't need an Ebola 'czar' (UPDATE)

Because Obama czars have worked so well so far? I thought the official GOP line, better yet the official John McCain line, was that Obama already had too many czars?!


Yet, McRINO can traverse between that perspective to this one in a matter of mere years...
"From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar."


...with about as much ease as his reelection campaign dichotomy (i.e., Democrat's favorite RINO in D.C. vs. Mr. Conservative back home in Arizona).

But to respond to McLame, no, we don't need an Ebola czar. What we need is leadership in Washington, starting with the President on down, who are interested in honestly protect Americans by correctly addressing the issues and not leaving doors open to disaster and disease (H/t: WZ).

Related link: John McCain, Czar Hater, Calls For Ebola Czar

UPDATE: John McCain asks, and we receive...a political operative, who was former chief-of-staff to Gore & Biden, an environmental activist who signed off on Solyndra, lobbied for Fannie Mae, led the team that won confirmation for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but sat on the Judiciary Committee that tried to railroad Clarence Thomas...oh, and did I mention he has zero medical experience? Why not a doctor? Leave it to John McCain to give Barack Obama ideas for more executive power...
ABCNews: Amid mounting pressure to name someone to spearhead the administration's response to the Ebola crisis, President Obama announced today that he plans to appoint Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden's former chief-of staff, as his Ebola czar, ABC News has confirmed.

Klain, who also served as Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore, now works as general counsel at Revolution LLC.

The White House had previously already assigned Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, a lawyer with a background in federal law enforcement, criminal prosecution and crisis response, to work with the CDC and other government agencies responsible for addressing an outbreak on American soil.

Klain will report directly to Monaco and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, according to a White House official.

But by Thursday evening, Obama signaled his openness to naming a czar.

"The truth is, is that up until this point the individuals here have been running point and doing an outstanding job in dealing with what is a very complicated and fluid situation," Obama said. However, "it may make sense for us to have one person, in part just so that after this initial surge of activity we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s going forward," he added.
Related links: CNN Reporter To WH: What Does Obama’s Ebola Czar Know About Ebola?
White House: We weren’t looking for an Ebola expert to be our new Ebola Czar (OBVIOUSLY!)

No shame: Democrats blame Republicans for Ebola in election year

The problem is not the open border... It’s not the daily flights from West Africa... According to Democrats, Republican spending cuts are to blame for Ebola.

Just yesterday, liberal New Yorker columnist John Cassidy warned that Ebola was becoming an election year nightmare for Democrats. So, in response, Democrats decided to blame it on Republicans. ~ Jim Hoft via GatewayPundit
It was only a matter of time...and it didn't take long. They'll rely on the lib media to spread their message...even quicker than their policies are allowing Ebola to endanger Americans! 'Cause after all, it is an election year...
NRO: Perfect. The tax-exempt ”Agenda Project” is airing an ad declaring “Republican cuts kill,” directly blaming Congressional Republicans for the Ebola outbreak:



From their even-tempered, fair-minded release:
Today the Agenda Project Action Fund launched “Republican Cuts Kill,” a multi-pronged blitzkrieg attack that lays blame for the Ebola crisis exactly where it belongs– at the feet of the Republican lawmakers. Like rabid dogs in a butcher shop, Republicans have indiscriminately shredded everything in their path, including critical programs that could have dealt with the Ebola crisis before it reached our country. Yesterday, a health worker tested positive for the virus– now, the effects of the GOP’s fanatical hatred for our government may finally be exposed.

…In launching this effort, we will be the first major progressive group to directly blame GOP budget cuts for the nearly 4,000 deaths caused by the Ebola crisis.

Our plan is to place a paid buy in Kentucky the week of October 18 with North Carolina, Kansas, and South Dakota to follow provided we complete the financing we need.
The NIH budget has doubled since 2000, allocations to the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases rose to $4.3 billion in 2004 from $1.8 billion in 2000, and as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal notes:
Consider the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a new series of annual mandatory appropriations created by Obamacare. Over the past five years, the CDC has received just under $3 billion in transfers from the fund. Yet only 6 percent—$180 million—of that $3 billion went toward building epidemiology and laboratory capacity.
Hey, could any of that $1 billion spent on HealthCare.gov been spent on vaccine research?
Related links: Democrats Blame Republicans For Ebola
Democrats blame Ebola on Republicans
Can You Blame Ebola Outbreak on "Republican Cuts" to Health Budgets?
Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP
Agenda Project/Erica Payne

ADDENDUM: Reason points out the desperation with a few interesting charts, basically showing flat spending, worldwide and domestic...



...with increased projections, despite sequestration!


Related link: Ebola is 2014 October surprise

CDC Director blames Dallas nurse for catching latest Ebola infection

Yes, this would be the same guy who refuses to admit that banning commercial flights from West African infected countries, keeping it quarantined on one continent, might just protect Americans from further exposure to Ebola. Call it a hunch!

No doubt whatsoever that this guy's a part of the Obama administration...'it's her fault!' Actually, he wouldn't even confirm the sex of the latest infected person during Sunday morning interviews. More of that transparency from the regime...
Breitbart: As news has spread Sunday about the second Ebola case in Texas, a nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who treated Thomas Eric Duncan before he died earlier this month, questions have arisen about how the deadly disease was transmitted, considering that the nurse was wearing protective gear. The head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Thomas Frieden, blamed a clear breach of safety protocol for the transmission, an opinion that has been contradicted by other medical experts.

"We don't know what occurred in the care of the index patient, the original patient in Dallas," said Frieden in a press conference Sunday morning, "but at some point, there was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection." Questioning of the nurse has been unable to reveal what the precise nature of the protocol breach could have been. Frieden continued that they anticipated that there may be more Ebola cases in the United States, "because the health care workers who cared for this individual may have had a breach of the same nature" as the nurse.

Even though Frieden blamed the transmission of the Ebola from Duncan to the nurse on a "breach of protocol," he also admitted -- at that same press conference -- that their training and protocols needed to be "enhanced," as Breitbart Texas reported earlier. "[T]he bottom line here...is that we know how to break the chains of transmission. We need to ramp up the infection control of any patient suspected or confirmed as having Ebola," said Frieden, neglecting to clarify what exact enhancements needed to be made.

Frieden repeated these comments in an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS' Face The Nation. "Clearly, there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients...infections only occur when there is a breach in protocol."

Schieffer pressed Frieden to clarify, "Are you saying that somehow or another, by accident or otherwise, that one of the protocols was violated or not followed, and that's how this happened, not because there are other ways that you can get this disease?" "That's correct," Frieden replied, "we know from many years of experience, that it's possible to care for patients with Ebola safely, without risk to health care workers, but we also know that it's hard, that even a single breach can result in contamination."

Contrary to Frieden's opinion, ABC's chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, said that the problem was not that the protocols were not followed, but that the protocols and training in place at Texas Presbyterian were inadequate to properly address the threat, and even if the nurse had properly followed all instructions given to her, it still might not have been enough. Besser, who recently returned from visiting Ebola-stricken areas of Liberia, told WFAA-Dallas that the level of advanced biocontainment equipment and specialized training needed to keep medical professionals safe when treating Ebola patients was simply not present at the majority of American hospitals.
How many of you have been yelling 'NOT contained!' at this guy through your tv screen over the past couple of weeks? And then we get yet another typical response from a regime crony: Blaming, while not doing what common sense dictates needs to be done (see previous post).



Related links: Nurses Reject 'Scapegoat' Accusations After CDC Head Blames 'Protocol Breach' for Dallas Nurse Infection of Ebola
Doctors Are Furious At The CDC For Blaming The Texas Nurse Who Got Ebola From A Patient