Wednesday, April 30, 2014

RUSH: Every Obama policy is a ‘complete and total FAILURE’

Rush rattles off one failure after another from the Obama regime...and it ain't hard! At any other time in our history, a president wouldn't be so insulated by the media, but the current crop is obviously in this guy's back pocket. 1960's retreads scratching each others back, I over country at every turn.

"Obamacare. I got a story today. You know what the percentage of people in the latest poll who think it's working for 'em is? Eight percent! Obamacare is an absolute, total disaster. The only way the Democrats get what they want is when Obama does an executive order outside the Constitution. That's the only way they get what they want. They have to bend the rules. They cannot get what they want any other way.

All of their policies, every Obama policy is now shown to be a complete and total failure. Minimum wage? Chuck Schumer, sound bite today. The minimum wage, he says, is the American dream. They want to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and it's gonna fail. The minimum wage is gonna fail in the Senate, and Chuck Schumer is calling the minimum wage the American dream.

I know! It's like saying a shopping cart's the American dream. The US economy is so moribund and so nonexistent that the ChiCom economy is gonna soon replace us as the world's biggest and fastest-growing economy. The US economy in the fourth quarter grew after all of Obama's policies at one-tenth of 1%. The Republicans have supposedly been waging a War on Women.

The truth of the matter is that women have lost more salary in the past five years. Under Obama, women have gotten poorer. Married women, single women, single women with children, single women without children, Julia, single women, lesbians, you name it, every woman has gotten poorer under Obama. Yet it's the Republicans waging the War on Women!

Keystone pipeline. Everybody wants it but Obama will not sign it, making us less domestically energy independent than we could be. Amnesty? For illegal immigrants? Only the Republican Party can make it possible for the Democrats to get what they want. Only the Republican Party. That's how precarious this is. Scandals, Benghazi? The latest that we're learning on that: Sharyl Attkisson is out with a smoking gun.

We now know everything we suspected is true, that everything that was done was rewritten and edited and redacted to protect Obama, who is incompetent and doesn't know what the hell he's doing -- and doesn't care half the time. Fast and Furious. NSA surveillance. IRS targeting. Fake science at the Environmental Protection Agency. Obamacare rollout a total disaster.

What do they got? They've got nothing to hang their hats on! Everything they've done is an abject failure."
Related links: State Department Says Al-Qaeda Terror Attacks Surged 40% Between 2012 And 2013
White House Blames “Winter Weather” For Anemic 0.1% First Quarter GDP Growth
Price Tag for Obamacare Website Repairs Jumps To $121 Million

New Benghazi emails show White House effort to protect Obama (UPDATES)

"This had nothing to do with a video, and everything to do with Obama's reelection." ~ Mark Levin
Shocker. Yet, the congressional hot air blows on, not actually acting against a lawless administration, but becoming absorbed within it. And to top it off, Obama remains president, while Hillary is expected to slide right in afterwards. America, how much longer are you gonna take this deception before reacting accordingly?
FreeBeacon: Previously unreleased internal Obama administration emails show that a coordinated effort was made in the days following the Benghazi terror attacks to portray the incident as “rooted in [an] Internet video, and not [in] a broader failure or policy.”

Emails sent by senior White House adviser Ben Rhodes to other top administration officials reveal an effort to insulate President Barack Obama from the attacks that killed four Americans.

Rhodes sent this email to top White House officials such as David Plouffe and Jay Carney just a day before National Security Adviser Susan Rice made her infamous Sunday news show appearances to discuss the attack.

The “goal,” according to these emails, was “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

Rice came under fierce criticism following her appearances on television after she adhered to these talking points and blamed the attack on a little-watched Internet video.

The newly released internal White House e-mails show that Rice’s orders came from top Obama administration communications officials.

“[W]e’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it,” Rhodes wrote in the email, which was released on Tuesday by the advocacy group Judicial Watch.

“We reject its message and its contents,” he wrote. “We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence. And we are working to make sure that people around the globe hear that message.”

Rhodes also suggested that Rice tout Obama’s reputation as “steady and statesmanlike.”

“I think that people have come to trust that President Obama provides leadership that is steady and statesmanlike,” he wrote. “There are always going to be challenges that emerge around the world, and time and again, he has shown that we can meet them.”
Even K'hammer says that thanks to Judicial Watch, we now have the smoking document that exposes a cover-up of a cover-up (the White House inventing the video blame to shield the Obama regime from the failures of their own foreign policy)...oh, and aided by the lib media right before his reelection, mind you.

(H/t: tRS)

Related links: Email Shows Adviser Urged Rice to Blame Video for Benghazi Attack

UPDATES: More today with the House Oversight hearing...beyond Pelosi's call to 'talk about something else,' or the Carney barker blaming the CIA for Rice's lie, a general testified that officials knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack "very, very soon"...
TheHill: U.S. military personnel realized early on during the Benghazi attack that it was a “hostile action,” and not a protest that escalated, a retired U.S. general told lawmakers on Thursday.

"What we did know early on was that this was a hostile action," Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "This was no demonstration gone terribly awry."

Lovell served as deputy director for intelligence for U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Germany during the Benghazi attack.

Republicans have charged that the White House initially linked the September 11, 2012, attack to a protest because it wanted to play down the idea it was a terrorist attack amid the presidential election that year.

Administration officials in the days after the attack linked it to protests of an anti-Islamic video that had circulated online.

Since then, the administration has acknowledged the attack was an act of terrorism, but Republicans have revisited the issue this week since the release of new emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes.

In those emails, sent in advance of television appearances by then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, Rhodes said officials should make it a goal to show that the protests were based on an Internet video.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked Lovell how soon he and other U.S. officials knew it was an attack involving an al Qaeda-affiliated group.

“Very, very soon. When we were still in the early hours of this activity,” Lovell said.
The facts are clear: the story about a little known video came directly from the White House alone. They covered it up, and the lib media aided. Past time for Congress to do something about it...but don't hold your breath. Oh, and the only headline you're getting from ABC, NBC and the rest of the mainstream is General tells Congress 'We should have tried' to rescue Benghazi Americans. Typical. However, Rush says that because Obama never sent in a rescue team, that's actually the evidence of a cover-up!

Moreover, Rush points to an Andrew McCarthy piece on how Obama’s ‘blame the video’ fraud started in Cairo, not Benghazi...

ADDENDUM: Huh, maybe ABC's waking up? ABC's Jon Karl and WH spokeshole Jay Carney spar over Benghazi emails for 8 minutes!

Related links: ABC’s Jonathan Karl GRILLS Jay Carney over new Benghazi email
Cummings tries to DECEIVE regarding military response to Benghazi attack, both Issa and Chaffetz respond
GOP Rep. Explodes in Benghazi Hearing: Video Blaming ‘Only Comes from the White House’

Between GOP establishment giving up on Obamacare repeal, while pushing amnesty, is it finally time for a NEW Republican Party?

Me thinks, YES!

Mark Levin has posed that precise question over the past few days. Between giving up on fighting for Obamacare repeal, while seemingly pushing an amnesty plan, new GOP leadership is essential. We must vote the RINOs out in order to push conservatism forward...

Embracing Obamacare

Back in August of last year, Levin explained that we're never going to get rid of Obamacare, because the Republicans don't want to get rid of it. And along comes Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to prove his point...
TheSpokesmanReview: With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.

“We need to look at reforming the exchanges,” the Eastern Washington Republican said Thursday.

The five-term congresswoman and chair of the House Republican Conference kicked off her re-election campaign this week with visits to Walla Walla, Colville and Spokane. She faces Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas.

McMorris Rodgers has been part of the Republican leadership in the House that has voted multiple times to repeal parts or all of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. GOP members have said the law is unworkable, will increase costs for some and force others into inadequate coverage or plans they don’t want.

McMorris Rodgers continued those criticisms Thursday, but said the framework established by the law likely will persist and reforms should take place within its structure.
So with the GOP leadership, it's as we've been saying: show votes, while embracing the leviathan.

On Monday, Rush pointed to this story and discussed it in terms of a 'suicide mission' that the GOP is on...

Then on Tuesday, Limbaugh explains to the GOP how "it's not too hard" to repeal Obamacare, because there's precedent for repealing a major health care law. It happened in 1989...

Related links: Rush on ObamaCare: ‘The Worst Has Yet To Implement’
McMorris Rodgers hints House leadership may move on immigration
Boehner and McMorris Rodgers Walk It Back
House Republican Leaders Finally State The Obvious: Obamacare Isn't Going Anywhere
Can Republicans Escape The Fauxbamacare Trap?

Pushing Amnesty

Then Speaker Boehner, as usual, sits on his hands when it comes to fighting Democratic policies, yet mocks conservatives, his supposed own side, when it comes to upholding the rule of law, namely immigration law.

Oh, but wait, he claims he was just teasing...

Speaker Boehner has chosen to push forward the amnesty agenda, despite the American people and conservatives not wanting it - and then he mocks us for wanting to protect America's cultures and traditions? Regardless of whether it was mocking or teasing, the Republican Speaker should NOT be hocking comprehensive immigration reform under this lawless president! Yet another example of how the GOP leadership is beholden to the Chamber of Crony Corporatists and K Street...and how they've lost their principles (some of which you have to question if they ever really had in the first place).

Why is immigration reform NOT the answer to Republicans’ demographic woes? Well, even WaPo can figure that one out: Because reforming the nation's immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of new Democrats, including in some key swing states.
The takeaway? Hispanic citizens' lower turnout and registration rates have so far limited their political impact. But if the significant share of Hispanic non-citizens gain a path to citizenship and actually start voting, the electoral map could change much more quickly than what the slowing changing demographics of the country suggest. And that would be a bad thing for Republicans.
Related links: Schumer's 'little secret' on immigration
Boehner Tea Party Challenger Fired Over Anti-Boehner Ad
Rep. Mo Brooks: Boehner Lacks Votes to Remain as Speaker

Here's another takeaway: Folks, it's past time for a NEW Republican Party...and YOU are the only ones who can make that happen.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

'Clinton vs. Bush' is NOT the way to improve America

I've been thinking about how to approach this one for the past couple of weeks, likely due to the media construct of it all. That should inform us enough about this volatile concoction alongside the establishment of both parties. It's set to fail from the start. Furthermore, didn't we already do Clinton vs. Bush? Remember how that went? And these two aren't even of that caliber (if you can even frame it in those terms!). I don't think we need either of these dynastic families back in the White House.

Between Mr. Crossing the border illegally is an 'act of love', another so-called 'compassionate conservative,' and Mrs. Speaking Frenzy (or Benghazi, what difference does it make!), we're screwed either way! Nevertheless, Hillary's "thinking about it," as is Jeb thinking about running for president. Yet, only 15% of Americans want Jeb Bush to run for President. So, let me spell out how that's gonna work: Hillary Clinton wins!

If the Republican establishment could pull their collective heads out of their proverbial asses for a moment and back a principled conservative for a primary season (you know, like they've asked us to back their past two failed presidential candidates!), it'd do the country, and the party, immensely well. After all, my generation who's never received a chance to vote for a conservative President, might be astonished at how quickly the country begins to rebound when you restore the People's Liberty with an adherence to the constitutional rule of law and free-market economics.

But I can guarantee, you're not gonna get any of that with either of these fools. They'll only exacerbate the problems that the last Bush and the current Obama have created.

Related link: Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

Too many Republicans wrong on illegal immigration; one more reason we need a NEW Republican Party!

From Jeb Bush to Rick Perry to even Rand Paul...they're all WRONG on illegal immigration, period!
tRS: Mark Levin exposes a new pro-amnesty push in the Republican Party that centers around Illinois and includes Republicans Adam Kinzinger, Aaron Schock, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. They are calling for a “clear path to citizenship” for illegals already here and a “fair and efficient on-ramp” for immigrants who want to come here. Of course this push is being sponsored by big business in Illinois.

After exposing this crony-Republican push for amnesty, a disgusted Mark Levin said this:
"It is time for a new Republican Party, a vibrant Republican Party; the party that grew out as an anti-slavery party; an anti-segregation party; a pro-individual liberty party’ a pro-free market, private property rights, and most of all a Constitution party. It is time for that party because the existing Republican Party is nothing of the kind!"

On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show: Immigration is the hot topic once again as the Republican leadership is telling us they don't plan on fighting amnesty, and appear to be endorsing it. We are the ones that have to keep subsidizing illegal immigrants on a local, state, and federal level - when they are the ones that are breaking the laws. There's no incentive for people to come here anymore and legally become citizens when they are being offered nearly everything for being illegal. This is just another example of an increasingly aggressive government.
Levin continues to voice his frustration with the current GOP and has been adamant about the need for a new Republican Party. I couldn't agree more, because this current one stands for nothing but mush...

As an aside, here's a 'BTW'...WTH is wrong with Rand? In addition to being wrong on illegal immigration, here's a few more of his latest stubs:
Rand Paul: Republicans may have over-emphasized voter fraud
Master Cut: Rand Paul Suggests Jimmy Carter Better than Ronald Reagan on Budget
Had such high hopes...oh well. Apparently, the nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

But one thing's for certain, these Republicans that are going along with the Democrats on this amnesty push for the Chamber of Commerce and K Street's sakes (or rather, their money) are shooting themselves in the foot come the not-so-distant election cycles, both 2014 midterms and for 2016 presidential campaign alike.

Related link: Mark Levin responds to Jeb Bush’s ‘liberal tripe’ on illegals

Green meets Auschwitz (Part II): Energy plant in Oregon burning aborted Canadian babies to generate electricity

We knew if it was happening in England, it'd likely be happening here too. A month later, the sickening truth is revealed...
LifeNews: The British Columbia Catholic newspaper reported in its edition this week that the remains of aborted and miscarried children from the Canadian province are likely being mixed with everyday trash and sent to an energy plant in Oregon. The paper contacted the British Columbia Health Ministry and received a response back saying that “biomedical waste,” including “human tissue” and “fetal tissue” are being disposed of through officially approved contractors. The provincials officials also confirmed some of that “waste” is shipped to Oregon.

The governmental officials also stressed that all provincial laws are being followed as that “waste” is being processed.

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email to the Catholic newspaper indicated.

According to the paper, the Oregon plant in question is located in Brooks, Oregon.

Oregon Right to Life’s Executive Director Gayle Atteberry, upon receiving word of this new “alternative energy” source, emailed LifeNews:

“As horrified as I am to hear of the bodies of Canada’s smallest citizens being burned to create electricity for our homes, I am not surprised. When we do not respect the unborn babies’ right to life, what is stopping us from using their bodies for our own gain, whether that be burning them for electricity or destroying them for embryonic stem cell research? The next question is: are Oregon’s babies being burned as well?”

This news comes on the heels of a shocking report from England showing that the remains of as many as 15,000 aborted babies were incinerated by British hospital as a heating source.
Outraged and unaware local officials say they will stop the practice while they look into the situation. The Marion County Board of Commissioners called an Emergency Meeting to discuss the issue further this morning.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

So many green wrong

With Earth Day in the dust, our green friends should be well reminded of  just how wrong their spiritual founders actually got it...and what better than this excellent Breitbart compilation to do it!
The original Earth Day was proposed at the 1969 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference in San Francisco by peace activist John McConnell and supported by UN Secretary General U Thant to honor peace on earth and the first day of spring on March 21, 1970.

Earth Day was hijacked a month later by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) as a day for environmental and social injustice teach-ins on April 22, 1970 (Lenin’s birthday).

This year’s UN celebration, to be held in 192 countries, is titled “Mother Earth Day,” because according to the U.N. "Mother Earth" is a fairly common phrase: “Bolivians call Mother Earth ‘Pachamama’ and Nicaraguans refer to her as ‘Tonantzin.’”

Over the last 44 years Earth Day has often been hijacked by political opportunists and faux scientists, but it is great fun to look back and see just how wrong the original Earth Day environmental experts were about the science and the future:
  • “Air pollution… is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
  • “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
  • “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” Sen. Gaylord Nelson
  • “We have about five more years at the outside to do something.” Kenneth Watt
  • “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” George Wald, Harvard Biologist
  • “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” Paul Ehrlich
  • “By… [1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” Paul Ehrlich
  • “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day
  • “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions… By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University
  • “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support… the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” Life magazine, January 1970
  • “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” Kenneth Watt
  • “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say,`Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say,`I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” Kenneth Watt
Despite this gloom and doom, virtually none of the projections of the original Earth Day from 44 years ago have come to pass. The growing season across the northern hemisphere is expanding. This is mainly due to a slight warming trend and increased precipitation across the mid-to-high latitudes of the northern hemisphere (where most of the world’s crops are grown). Higher CO2 levels are also leading to more productive plants and contributing to an increasing global output of food products. The net effect has caused the planet to be truly “greening,” and life expectancy at birth is now the longest in history.
Now, I don't think anyone's promoting blatant pollution of our planet. Of course not. We are to be good stewards of God's creation. However, as with so much these days, the extreme fringes of what's become of this movement are all about politics.

Related link: Steyn: Hitler, Stalin and Mao Are in Hell Laughing at 'Big Government' Global Warming Efforts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Does Fairness mark the beginning of the end for Affirmative Action?

This morning's Supreme Court decision is certain to have race-hustlers, feminists and an array of libs up in arms (for a change!). Genuine equality and the will of the people won out in Michigan, setting a precedence that could reverberate throughout the states...
AP: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.

Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences, presumably because such a system could give rise to race-based resentment.

Kennedy said nothing in the Constitution or the court's prior cases gives judges the authority to undermine the election results.
Imagine that, a path away from quotas and towards colorless qualification. Seems like something the utopians should be able to jump on. But then, as Justice Kennedy’s argument proclaimed, "Courts may not disempower the voters from choosing which path to follow," shouldn't that weigh equally with California's Prop 8 or Arizona's immigration enforcement? Yes, it should...but then that would solely depend on a consistent Supreme Court, which I've never experienced in my lifetime.

Let's just hope this decision broadens beyond merely college admissions.

Related links: Supreme Court upholds MI ban on affirmative action in college admissions
Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Easily Upheld at SCOTUS; Media Go with the ‘Sharply Divided’ Meme

Monday, April 21, 2014

Levin's Easter preponderance on the destructive governmental Leviathan

Put on your thinking caps, boys and girls! On Monday evening's program, Professor Levin schooled us on a number of topics pondered over the Easter weekend (huge h/t DailyRushbo)...
On Monday's Mark Levin Show: We are watching the destruction of our country via the massive empowerment of the federal government. The government knows no boundaries as the Constitution, which is supposed to limit it, is being stripped away. So much is happening with little objection that times are getting worse for many across the country. The government doesn't exist for us, we exist for it, and we are being taken advantage of with little voice to represent us. Mark discusses various ways that federal agencies and the government are out of control - be it in some law enforcement ways such as the Bureau of Land Management, to the global warming hysterics, to the IRS and to illegal immigration. The Democrat Party has now become the socialist party, and the Republican Party has become impotent, especially at its leadership level.
Mark says this 'soft tyranny' that's he's discussed for years is becoming a 'hardened tyranny', or rather more broadly, it's a 'domestic tyranny'...
"What do you mean you're gonna give our phone numbers and addresses to union organizers? Did I give you authority to do that? What do you mean you're destroying my health care system and you're gonna keep data about my medical records and so forth? Did I give you the right to do that? What do you mean you're gonna be tracking my phone number through the NSA? Did I say that's ok? What do you mean I have to drive certain cars and use certain types of gasoline, and you're gonna destroy my job and certain other industries and so forth? Did I give you the authority to do that? Why, because I voted? There's certain things our government is not free to do under the Constitution. There's many things our government's not free to do under the Constitution. Just because somebody gets elected President or to the Senate or the House, they don't have free reign, because as I say, the Constitution's not up for election. And when you look at what's going on in this country, it should cause you great consternation. And it is going on, and it is unchecked, and really, it's, for many of our fellow citizens, not even alarming anymore."

Related links: Obama admin wants to require companies to give workers’ numbers, addresses to unions before labor elections
APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations
Left Begins Effort To Publicize Gaps In Border Fence
Sheriffs Limit Detention of Immigrants
Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders
Andrew McCarthy: Obama’s plan to pardon possibly thousands of drug offenders a MASSIVE ABUSE of power

Traversing to that part about the Republican Party's impotence, Levin later reflected on the Romney-loser factor, and emphasized that we must fight and back conservatives where ever we can (e.g., conservative Chris McDaniel over the establishment's Thad 'six-terms' Cochran in Mississippi)...

And a tireless and crucially important message that Levin has made numerous times about the difference between the left's ideology and conservatism's principle...
"If you're a little under 50 years old, you've never had an opportunity to vote for a conservative for president. Never. So you don't know what it's like. And you don't know what it's like to have a conservative nominee for president. And we need to fix that, because it makes a world of difference. ...

Statists...they promote an impossible ideology that has never worked anywhere and never will work anywhere. And even more, it rejects individualism and it rejects liberty. And it imposes this notion of a relative handful of masterminds reorganizing society.It's a complete disaster, and it's statism in the worst form. It's the iron fist. That's an ideology. Conservatism is not an ideology!

Pay attention, you RINOs in Congress, and columnists and all the rest! ...

Conservatism is not an ideology. Conservatism is based on human experience, not in the last week or the last month, but over the ages. Conservatism doesn't promote abstractions. Conservatism doesn't promote utopianism. Conservatism looks at human experiences, sees what works, what doesn't, embraces liberty and the civil society, and comes up with principles and values and beliefs that encourage them, that inform them, that promote them! We don't believe that history began with Barack Obama. We don't believe that history began with Marx. We believe history began when history began!

So if you hear somebody on the airwaves, someone you talk to, claims to be a conservative, and says 'look, our ideology...' You say, 'wait a minute, we don't have an ideology. They have the ideology!' ...

Private property rights, free market capitalism, individual unalienable rights, God given, not an ideology. It's an understanding of where human beings have been, and where we wanna go, and how we want to be treated, and how we treat each other."

Finally, Mark makes his way to Obama directly, with a story from CNSNews on how this President has called for the highest sustained taxation in U.S. history!
In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office.

Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2014 to 19.2 percent in 2024. During the ten years from 2015 to 2024, federal taxation would average 18.7 percent GDP.

America has never been subjected to a ten-year stretch of taxation at that level.
"Anybody can put something in place. The question is what has he accomplished? ... On the job front, on the business front, on the economy (generally) front, on the currency front, on the border front, on all the fronts! It's an affront, period. What has he done? What has he accomplished? Crapolla!"

Former SCOTUS Justice wants to rewrite 2nd Amendment, among others

Another gun-grabbing elitist speaks out. You know, there's a reason federal judges should have term limits imposed on them...and here's just one example why:
CNSNews: Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things.

But Stevens says he's no radical:

"I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, when serving in the militia, shall not be infringed."

Stevens agreed that adding those five words would allow legislatures and Congress, rather than the courts, to "do what they think is in the best public interest."

Stevens says America's Founding Fathers never intended the Second Amendment to be an individual right: He said the framers feared that the "federal government would be so strong they might destroy the state militias."

Stephanopoulos followed up: "But to be clear, if Congress passed a national ban on individual gun ownership, that would be constitutional under your amendment."

"I think that's right," Stevens said.
For more ammunition towards term limiting federal judges, just pick up a copy of Mark Levin's first book, Men in Black, and read the 10-page preface entitled Men, Not Gods. Stevens fits right in.

What this idiot fails to realize is that he's actually inciting revolution when he promotes bigger government over individual liberties (the latter of which the Framers intended, Mr. Stevens).

Real Numbers: Only half of GA Obamacare enrollees have paid

While the White House refuses to fill us in on exactly how many actually have insurance under Obamacare, the states have begun to divulge some of the numbers...and they tell a different story than that of the regime (shocker!)...
GeorgiaHealthNews: Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people.

“Many Georgians completed the application process by the deadline, but have yet to pay for the coverage,” Hudgens said in a statement Wednesday.
Second thoughts after seeing the sticker price, perhaps? I had about the same response as Jim Geraughty over at NRO: 'Half?' If this 50% trend keeps up through other states, that'll only provide a broader insight into the regime's touted (and bogus) numbers game.
When Progressives insist that we’re wrong and Obamacare is more popular than it seems, they’ll point to the enrollment numbers. They dismiss the national surveys, but there’s some indication that Obamacare’s meager support in the polls is actually worse than we think, because it’s being artificially boosted by respondents that are eager to declare the whole thing a success, no matter how their state exchange is actually performing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LEVIN: 'You can only push Free People around so much'

I get why Beck is urging calmness over calls of revolution...but, as Levin points out, you can only push around free people so much...
"I really don't think the people who run Washington, DC and seek to run our lives -- politicians, whatever they call themselves, Congressman, Senator, President, Vice President, Cabinet Secretary, Supreme Court Justice, the bureaucracy -- I really don't think they understand how furious people are becoming. You can only push free people around so much. You can only abuse them so much. You can only torment them so much.

Forcing people to spend hours on end looking for new insurance plans when they were perfectly happy with what they had? The sick, the ill, having to find new doctors and new medicines, new procedures and so forth? Paying far more than they would otherwise pay other than this social engineering we call Obamacare?

Treating people who have private property as if it's not their property, because you find some damn bug or whatever on their land? You abuse the endangered species act, again to torment and coerce people?

Sicking the IRS? 100% of the political attacks on conservative and tea party activists? How much more can people take?

You go after their Second Amendment rights, you attack their First Amendment rights, you trash their Fourth Amendment due process rights, you trash their Fifth Amendment takings clause rights. You don't even believe in the Ninth or Tenth Amendments. Some people are being pushed to the brink!

It's very unhealthy, reaching the point of scary and dangerous."
This is not what the Framers had in mind.

"The government is supposed to conduct itself within the confines of the Constitution, not find ways to take more money from people, but it won't! It's out of control!"
Circling back around to the ranch standoff, gun control and other so-called 'debates', Levin urges getting back to the Constitution to avoid unhealthy and dangerous reactions that will surely arise against tyrannical governance...
"The rule of law, it's hilarious! We're dealing with a federal government that exists within a post-constitutional period. I'm not the one arguing don't follow court orders! I'm not the one arguing let's take to the streets! I'm the one arguing let's get back to the Constitution, reestablish the rule of law under the Constitution, the confines of the federal government, to avoid this sort of stuff!"

Levin on how the Cliven Bundy standoff affects you

Mark says, sure, individuals need to abide by the law, but the federal government needs to abide by its limitations!
On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show: Mark talks about the history behind the ongoing Cliven Bundy ranch fight and why the BLM has stepped in. Mark says that the government’s original reasoning doesn't hold up anymore because they have contradicted it by saying the endangered tortoises aren't at risk anymore. The reason there are so many Americans sympathetic for Bundy is because they feel for a man that is being attacked and caught in this mess from the overbearing federal government and all it's entities. They see this as an assault by the federal government on our system and our Constitution. The federal government and the BLM says it's just following the law - then why aren't they securing the border, which is also law? It has the power to do that, but it won't and it would rather go after a cattle rancher.
Mark points out that when it comes to the tortoise, bald eagle or any 'endangered species', the solar panels and wind turbines come first, 'in other words, the radical left, marxist ideology comes first.' Levin also stated how much it upsets him to see our patriotic law enforcement officers having to carry out the will of the hardcore left.

"This is one of the reasons, ladies and gentlemen, we always come back to the same point: limited government, a constitutional federal system...and that is the convention of the states. We need to act constitutionally, civilly, lawfully if you will, through the constitutional process left to us by the Framers."
Related links: Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government
Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"
LEVIN IS PISSED OFF!! I’m Arguing ‘Let’s Get Back To The Constitution’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Koch addict: Harry Reid mentions 'The Koch Brothers' 134 times on Senate floor

And this is your Senate leader, Democratic Party? Bit obsessed, wouldn't you say? Senile and dementia-riddled might be better descriptors...

Oddly, Harry never mentions his anti-American guy Soros...nor points the finger back at himself. The epitome of a CorruptocRat.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sebelius goes...

...but unfortunate for us, Obamacare stays. She can take the entire department and the mandate the regime rode in on with her!
NYTimes: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said.

The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, persuade a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.
Switching out one statists for another, I presume. And notice, they're gonna stick with someone of the female persuasion...after all, they've got a reputation to uphold (equality and all...even though that doesn't extend to the White House).

Related link: RUSH: Sebelius Is Gone Because ObamaCare Is An ‘Effin Mess’

RUSH: First black president & his AG have resorted to exacerbating racial tensions (LEVIN ADDENDUM)

If you thought electing the first black president simply based on the color of his skin and not upon the content of his character would somehow usher in a colorblind, harmonious society, you'd be sadly mistaken. From the Number One law enforcement person in the country to a baseball legend and really every where in between, Barack Hussein Obama has unfortunately incited the exact opposite...
"Barack Obama, as the first black president of this country, had an opportunity to heal this country like no other president before him ever had. Barack Obama could have, in these past five years, done more to promote racial harmony than any other president, and he has done just the exact opposite, because, as an Alinskyite, that’s all he knows. He is not a unifier, and he is not a leader in that sense. So the first African-American president has, sadly, resorted to exacerbating racial tension. And he’s got an attorney general who is helping him."

Somehow, I don't think this would have been the results of a Cain, West, Carson, Scott, Sowell or Williams presidency, but then, you know why: they're not race-hustlers and divisionists; they're Americans, unhyphenated.

ADDENDUM: Levin focused on Holder's whining to the National Action Network over merely being questioned by members of Congress for his numerous and contemptible offenses within this administration. AG Ed Meese dealt with much more!
"Stop whining, big baby. Start doing your job. You’re pathetic!"

Quest for GOP leadership: House conservatives plot to oust Boehner, also target Cantor and McCarthy

Best news I've heard all week!
NJ: Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner to step aside immediately after November's midterm elections.

The conservatives' exasperation with leadership is well known. And now, in discreet dinners at the Capitol Hill Club and in winding, hypothetical-laced email chains, they're trying to figure out what to do about it. Some say it's enough to coalesce behind—and start whipping votes for—a single conservative leadership candidate. Others want to cut a deal with Majority Leader Eric Cantor: We'll back you for speaker if you promise to bring aboard a conservative lieutenant.

But there's a more audacious option on the table, according to conservatives involved in the deliberations. They say between 40 and 50 members have already committed verbally to electing a new speaker. If those numbers hold, organizers say, they could force Boehner to step aside as speaker in late November, when the incoming GOP conference meets for the first time, by showing him that he won't have the votes to be reelected in January.

The masterminds of this mutiny are trying to stay in the shadows for as long as possible to avoid putting a target on their backs. But one Republican said the "nucleus"of the rebellion can be found inside the House Liberty Caucus, of which he and his comrades are members. This is not surprising, considering that some of the key players in that group—Justin Amash of Michigan, Raul Labrador of Idaho, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky—were among the 12 Republicans who refused to back Boehner's reelection in January 2013.
But what of Cantor? Already, he's intentionally sidelining one of his own Republican committee chairmen (and the chairman’s attempts to pass conservative reforms) in order to better secure his own path to the speakership. How about McCarthy, the supposed whip? Well, they happen to also be in conservative crosshairs, Cantor specifically for his direct involvement in the GOP leadership's chicanery of quietly expanding Obamacare in the name of so-called 'repeal'...
Boehner isn't the only target. The conservatives find fault with the entire leadership team. Privately, they define success as vaulting one of their own into any one of the top three leadership spots. But they think they're less likely to accomplish even that limited goal with a narrow effort focused on knocking out one person or winning a single slot. That's why this time around, unlike the ham-fisted mutiny of 2013, rebels are broadening their offensive beyond Boehner's gavel.

Cantor, next in line for speaker and once considered a shoo-in to succeed Boehner, has found himself in conservatives' crosshairs in recent weeks.

With Boehner out of town in late March, Cantor was charged with pushing a "doc fix" bill across the finish line. When it became apparent the measure might not clear the House floor, Cantor authorized a voice vote, allowing the bill to pass without registered resistance. This maneuver infuriated conservatives, who felt that leadership—Cantor in particular—had cheated them. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Caroline yelled "Bullshit!" outside the House chamber.

Some conservatives are still seething.

"I'm getting used to being deceived by the Obama administration, but when my own leadership does it, it's just not acceptable," Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona said last week, after Cantor met with a group of angry Republican Study Committee members.

Cantor told conservatives that a voice vote was "the least-bad option," given the circumstances. But many Republicans aren't buying it. Moreover, they said that with Boehner out of town, Cantor had an opportunity to impress them with his management of the conference—and didn't.

This backlash has emboldened some of leadership's conservative critics. Now, they say, they might try to force Boehner out and also demand that Cantor bring on a conservative deputy before agreeing to vote for him as speaker.

Even if Cantor does ascend to speaker, there could be fireworks further down the leadership ladder. Doubts persist about whether Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Cantor's closest friend in Congress, should earn a promotion to majority leader. The Californian is universally well liked, but some colleagues aren't sold on his performance as whip.
Throw the bums out! I mean it. They're not the young guns, they're the dumb ones. The only way the Republican Party can survive at this point is to regain some semblance of conservative leadership...and Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy AIN'T IT!

RUSH: 'Government is the reason the health care system is broken'

Don't fall for their blame-game. It's this basic...
"It’s easy to blame hospitals, and for some people it’s easy to blame doctors, and for a lot of people it’s easy to blame the insurance companies — and every time you do be you are playing into the hands of the left. Every time you blame a hospital and put the blame for what's gone wrong with health care on them, or if you put it on the doctors, or if you put it on the insurance companies, you know what you're really doing? You're saying, 'we need the government to come in and fix it all.' The government is why it's all broken, folks. ...

I’m just telling you that we all play into the left’s hands and Obama’s hands. When we start blaming insurance companies or hospitals or doctors, it’s an open invitation for the left to say, “Okay, we’ll fix it! You’re right. Those people suck, but we’re the good people.” The government is the reason the system is broken."

House GOP are quietly expanding Obamacare in the name of 'repeal'

As I'm sure you're aware, Obama and Holder have been up to plenty o' corruption and deceit this week. But then again, sadly that's a daily occurrence with the nation's top Democrats. Just as reflective of their corrupt and deceitful nature is the namesake health care act that's become synonymous with this regime's treatment of the citizenry. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones perpetrating and expanding such power grabs. Over the past week, GOP leaders have been up to similar deception in the name of so-called 'repeal', which is looking more like an embrace to most free-thinking, conservative countrymen who aren't beholden to the party...
AP: At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law. Republicans are loath to agree, given the strong sentiment among the rank and file that the only fix the law deserves is a burial.

No member of the House GOP leadership has publicly hailed the fix, which was tucked, at Republicans' request, into legislation preventing a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate.

Several lobbyists and Republican aides who monitored the issue said the provision reflects a calculation that no matter how hard the party tries, the earliest the law can be repealed is after Obama leaves office in 2017. In the meantime, according to this line of thinking, small-business owners need all the flexibility they can get to comply with it.
So do nothing, but comply, until Obama's out? And what happens when the Republican's winning strategy fails them, and they lose the White House again? At some point, you turn to Principle that reveals the wrongheadedness of such intrusively unconstitutional legislation and you fight against it! But not these so-called leaders. And when someone within the niche of right-leaning media calls them on it, they take the defensive stance and attack their own...
Mediaite: The right-leaning news aggregation service Drudge Report accused the House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday of quietly expanding the Affordable Care Act. That headline, with the power to inflame the Republican base against the House GOP, prompted Boehner to reach out and correct the record. He said that he and his colleagues did not expand the law, but actually repealed a portion of it.

Boehner said that he and his colleagues fulfilled a promise this weekend to ‘chip away another piece” of the ACA. An aide for Boehner said that this latest move is just “one part of Republicans’ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions.”
See, Boehner, along with the rest of the GOP establishment leadership and operatives, would like us to believe that working with the law and making 'fixes' is somehow repealing a law that continues to devastate health care in America. They're not fooling this conservative...and Drudge was right to call them out, because the consequences reach further than simply going along... 
NewRepublic: But Drudge has a point, too. The change will make expanding coverage under Obamacare marginally easier. And to the extent that it helps small business owners, it weakens the already splintering coalition of interest groups and movement leaders who support repealing the law in its entirety.

Indeed, now that Obamacare has taken root we're seeing the green shoots of conservative acquiescence cropping up all around it. A full month ago, the House passed three minor ACA tweaks—to address the concerns of Christian Scientists, volunteer firefighters, and companies that employ veterans (who are already provided health coverage by the government).
Correction, Republican acquiescence...continued...
At around the same time, 18 House Republicans broke a silent embargo against the law by signing on to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to make minor improvements to in the interest of easing enrollment.

None of these modifications will substantially change the ACA's architecture or even smooth its roughest edges. But they badly undermine longer-standing Republican claims that the law is beyond fixing. If parts of it are clearly fixable, and being fixed, then new constituencies will come out of the woodwork seeking changes of their own, and resistance to more substantial ones will become harder to maintain.
And if a liberal publication such as this can see what undermining the GOP leadership has partaken of, shouldn't we be obliged NOT to fall for it as well? Such a one-size-fits-all, government-directed health care system won't work, and isn't working, no matter which party finds itself in power...and Republicans certainly aren't making a strong case for any future prevalence.