Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Levin shreds the Left's mischaracterization of Indiana Religious Freedom law

'Cause somebody with a spine and knowledge has gotta!
TRS: Mark Levin opened his show talking about the Religious Freedom law in Indiana, defending Gov. Mike Pence and explaining what the law actually does as opposed to the moronic drivel being pushed by the leftists and the media:

Oh, and look...Obama voted for a law like Indiana’s long before Illinois had an anti-discrimination law for gays and lesbians! As a state senator, he apparently saw no controversy in protecting religious freedom. As did Schumer, President Clinton, the list goes on. Get it? Politics. It's only wrong if conservative Christians today want religious liberty in a hyper-politicized world where everything under the sun, EVERYTHING, is twisted and bastardized into a so-called civil right (what a disgrace to the actual Civil Rights Movement, but again, Democrats!).

Related links: RFRA Flip-Flop: Why the left now reviles religious freedom.
Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy
Indiana Story Is About Politics, Not Love
Mike Pence Can't Put Out the Fire Now
On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show: We have a new civil liberty in America: do what you're told or you're a bigot. The left uses every occasion and opportunity to lie, cheat, and deceive, and that is exactly what they're doing now with Indiana's Religious Freedom and Reformation Act (RFRA). The anti-religious fervor of the left is to the point where they will abandon the 1st amendment to impose their will. Sen. Chuck Schumer was a lead sponsor of RFRA in 1993 and Bill Clinton signed it into law, so that must make them anti-gay bigots by today's media standards. Instead of focusing on Schumer, Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, and 19 other states that supported RFRA, they're going to gang up on Indiana.
And now Arkansas is catching flak from the Gaystapo as well...
NYSlimes: The Arkansas legislature on Tuesday passed its version of a bill described by proponents as a religious freedom law, even as Indiana’s political leaders struggled to gain control over a growing backlash that has led to calls to boycott the state because of criticism that its law could be a vehicle for discrimination against gay couples.
SIN doesn't equate to civil rights, nor righteousness. Sorry, but that's the reality of it whether anyone, straight or gay, wants to hear it or not.

Related links: Washington gov, Seattle mayor ban official travel to Indiana in wake of 'religious freedom' law
Governor Cuomo Bans Non-Essential State Travel to Indiana
Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery And Jim Crow
Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law
Arkansas Gov. won’t sign Religious Freedom bill until CHANGES are made

ADDENDUM: On Wednesday, Levin reminds us of Madison’s original proposal for a bill of rights provision concerning religion. It read:
“The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretence, infringed.”

Friday, March 27, 2015

As Dirty Harry holsters, the need for new blood is abundantly clear

The most important thing Dirty Harry Reid has ever said! And I guarantee you he didn't even realize what he was saying...
"I have had time to ponder and to think, 'We've got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada, than us. And as a result of that, I'm not going to run for reelection."

Yes, yes, ultimately, his intentions are for the caucus (party first, second and third, comrade!), and he's already endorsed the next annoying Marxist miscreant in line, but the subtext here was nonetheless profound.

As an aside, did this remind you of an In Memoriam piece as much as it did for me? Anyhoo...

Such an exuberant announcement should give us all 'time to ponder and to think' about the dire necessity for new blood atop Capitol Hill.

Related links: Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election
Harry Reid Announced Retirement, Gaping Hole In Nevada
Dingy Harry Says "No Mas"
Democrats Have a Harry Reid Problem
Harry Reid Saved Obamacare—but at a Price That Could Still Kill It

ADDENDUM: Here's something to remember Reid by, as Vitter reminded the Democratic leader just a few weeks back about his prior stance on birthright citizenship for illegals...
NOLA: Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid's announcement Friday (March 27) that he won't seek re-election in 2016 is a reminder that one of the Senate's recent traditions -- regular verbal battles between Reid and Sen. David Vitter, R-La. -- are about to end. Vitter has already announced that he hopes to leave the Senate after the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial election, which he is currently favored to win.

So, it looks like reporters seeking a contentious series of quotes to spice up a story will have to look to others to fill the void.

Just a little over two weeks ago, Reid said that he'd be happy to debate all amendments to a pending human trafficking bill once Republicans drop language barring funding from fines paid by trafficking perpetrators from going towards abortions. "We're happy to debate all the amendments they want ... including Vitter's stupid amendment," Reid said.

He was referring to Vitter's amendment to bar birthright citizenship status for children born in the United States, even if their parents aren't U.S. citizens or have legal status.

Vitter responded, in kind.
"Harry Reid calling my effort to end birthright citizenship abuse 'Vitter's stupid amendment' is right up there with the highest of compliments, considering the source," Vitter said. "Thank you, Harry, for building attention and credibility on this important issue."
To reiterate, lie, cheat or steal, Reid's all in for the party, whatever abandonment of any remnant of principle it takes. Do svidaniya! (better yet, skatert'yu doroga!)

Related links: Vitter quotes '93 Reid Senate speech on ending birthright citizenship
Harry Reid's 5 Most Idiotic Statements

Military officials say allies no longer trust us

Gee, wonder why?

HotAir: Just how badly has Barack Obama and his administration damaged relations with our allies in the Middle East? NBC’s Richard Engel reports that the Sunni nations in the region have begun to fear that the Obama administration leaks intel to Iran as part of its efforts at rapprochement with the mullahs, which is why the US got blindsided by the Saudi-led coalition’s operations in Yemen. The White House’s “incoherence” in policy, Engel reports, has most of them losing confidence in American leadership, according to Engel’s contacts.
What a disaster of a foreign policy this president is making of world relations. He won't even meet with the freakin' NATO chief!

Once again, Levin's got it right...
"So, Obama's dissing NATO, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Congress, the Courts, the American people, the Constitution. This guy's having a blast! 'I'm president and not a damn thing anybody can do about it. Not a damn thing! And if they do, I'll call them racist! And if they do, I'll leak confidential intelligence information! And if they do, I'll just do something. I'll smear them.'"

And what are Republicans doing?
"And there they are sitting, the Republicans in Congress, like a bunch of sorority girls, I'll be perfectly honest with you. Not that there's anything wrong with sorority girls, unless of course you're a 65-year-old man, then there's something wrong, if I'm saying you're like a sorority girl. And there they are, the sorority girls in the Senate and the House, 'He can't do that; that's unconstitutional. He can't do that; we get to vote on treaties. He can't run this through the UN; no he can't. He can't do this; he can't do that.' What are you going to do about it? 'Well, we're certainly not gonna shut down the government.' Well, then you're lost; you've got nothing. 'Oh, and we're never gonna get rid of that filibuster rule and put these bills on his desk.' Why? 'We believe in tradition.' So here's the guy BURNING DOWN THE CONSTITUTION, and these fools are wedded to a Senate rule that prevents them from challenging him."
Related links: Out of Spite: Obama Admin Reveals Israel's Nuclear Program
U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together
Yemen Crisis: Saudi Arabia Masses 150,000 Troops to Support Airstrikes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The bomb beyond Bergdahl

But we just had to swap this traitor for the release of FIVE terrorist leaders? Only in Islamist-sympathizing Obamaland...
ArmyTimes: The Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, officials announced Wednesday.

Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive under the Taliban before he was freed in a May 31 prisoner swap, will face an Article 32 preliminary hearing, said Col. Daniel King, a spokesman for Army Forces Command.

The decision by Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of FORSCOM, comes after a review of the facts and findings from an extensive Army investigation to determine what, if any, actions should be taken against Bergdahl.
And despite the obvious treachery, the Obama regime still defends their trade!
FoxNews: The incoming White House communications director defended the decision to trade Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders last year, even as newly announced desertion charges for Bergdahl renewed Republican criticism of the prisoner swap.

"Was it worth it? Absolutely," Jen Psaki told Megyn Kelly on Fox News' "The Kelly File." "We have a commitment to our men and women serving in the military, defending our national security every day, that we're going to do everything to bring them home if we can, and that's what we did in this case."

Psaki's comments were the first from a top administration official since the charges were announced earlier Wednesday.

Lawmakers who long were critical of the 2014 prisoner swap, meanwhile, pointed to the latest development in reviving those concerns.

"Today's announcement is the exclamation point on the bad deal the Obama administration cut to free five terrorist killers in its rush to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay," House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., said in a statement.
Add another exclamation point onto another bad deal if Obama is allowed to proceed with nuking up Tehran!

Levin gave us an earful of the broader picture emerging from this and from Obama's agenda...

"I can go on and on about this Bergdahl thing, but the fact of the matter is nobody's going to be held to account. Nobody's been held to account because of Benghazi. Nobody's been held to account for Fast & Furious. Nobody's been held to account for the IRS scandal. This administration is loaded with scandals, abuse of power, maladministration, misappropriation. It's loaded with it, and nothing comes of it. And there's really two reasons for this: The media are corrupt, they are the Praetorian Guard, and Congress is inept and impotent. Because through the media, you could create the kind of public pressure that's necessary, and through a competent Congress, using all the tools it has under Article I, among other things, it could drag administration officials before it, expose them, it could use the power of the purse to punish various departments and agencies. But we're stuck."
It's good that Bergdahl has finally been charged as the deserter those with common sense knew he was; but more importantly, it's the Islamo-Nazis and Obama helping them achieve the bomb that we need not distract ourselves from.

Related links: Lifting the veil on Obama's hate-on for Israel (UPDATE)
Obama threatens Israel, punishment for Netanyahu victory (UPDATE: Obama sides with Iran!)
On the Eve of Destruction: Obama Gives Iran the Bomb

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lifting the veil on Obama's hate-on for Israel (UPDATES)

Of course, not by a Praetorian Guard media, but by truth-seekers. For those who want to understand more of where Obama's incessant hate-on for Israel derives from...
TRS: Stanley Kurtz was on with Mark Levin last night explaining how it should be no surprise that Obama is treating Israel with such contempt these days. Kurtz showed how Obama is really just reverting to what he believed before he ran for president in 2008, when he was pals with Edward Saeed, Rashid Khalidi, and Ali Abunimah.
The Stanley Kurtz portion doesn't start until 16:26 into the video below, but the lead-in is just as crucial in wrapping your head around all of this...

Mark Levin exposes Barack Obama's attempt to vilify Israel via it's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, in order to justify the White House betraying Israel's trust in not negotiating away Iran's nuclear weapons by the March deadline. Stanley Kurtz, an expert in Obama's hidden, socialist background, joins Mark Levin commenting on Obama's sacrificing Israel to distract from his Iran nuclear permission.
Related link: Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief

Then of course there's the revenge factor...
TimesOfIsrael: The White House was directly involved in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Times of Israel that “it’s no secret” that the Obama administration had attempted to influence the outcome of the election, having been partially motivated by a desire for revenge over Netanyahu’s polarizing speech before Congress earlier this month, which sought to undermine the president’s key foreign policy initiative – a nuclear deal with Iran.

“The White House is driven by three main motives,” the senior official said. “The first is revenge [over the Congress speech]. The second is frustration: It’s no secret that they were involved in an attempt to bring down the Netanyahu government – something that we have clear knowledge of – and failed. The third [motive] is the administration’s attempt to divert attention from the negotiations with Iran to the Palestinian issue.”
Perhaps knowing this might illuminate why this White House would still continue negotiations with a nation, it's leaders and it's sycophants, who proclaim, "Death to America!"

'Aimed at a domestic, political audience,' ya see. Yeah, what could go wrong for the U.S. and Israel? This is well outside the realm of naivete, folks. This is deliberate calculation.

Related links: Obama threatens Israel, punishment for Netanyahu victory (UPDATE: Obama sides with Iran!)
Iranian Dictator Calls For 'Death To America' As Nuke Talks Approach Deadline

REPORT: Obama tried to oust Netanyahu because he wanted REVENGE
The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

ADDENDUM: Couldn't have said it any better than Rush this morning:
Bibi Netanyahu Apologizes for Nothing; Marie Harf Excuses Ayatollah Khamenei
That sums up the Obama administration's foreign policy pressure cooker.

Related links: CNN To Earnest: Why Does White House Trust Iranian Leader Who Chants ‘Death To America’? [VIDEO]
White House Gives Iran More Benefit of the Doubt Than Israel
White House Dismisses Ayatollah's 'Death to America' Rhetoric: 'Intended For A Domestic Political Audience'
You Can't Project Civilized Rationality on the Iranian Mullahs

UPDATES: What a complete OUTRAGE! Obama is determined to see the end of Israel in his effort to give Iran the bomb. Beyond petulance...downright EVIL!
IsraelNationalNews: Obama revenge for Netanyahu's Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel's top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu's March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran's nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.

Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel's sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
Levin had more to add...

On Thursday's Mark Levin Show: President Obama has put of the people of Israel at risk by declassifying information about their nuclear program for the whole world to see. As a result of releasing this top-secret document and helping to arm up Iran, Obama is the greatest threat Jews face since the 1930's. His administration has the worst record since the creation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), hiding scandal after government scandal from the public, yet couldn’t wait to release vital information about Israel. Obama is handing the keys to the Middle East to Iran while trying to break up Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt; the countries that can stand up to the Islamo-nazi threat. The damage Obama is doing to the United States and the entire world is becoming irreversible.
Related links: OUTRAGEOUS: Obama releases TOP-SECRET document exposing Israel’s nuclear weapons program
Mark Levin: We must STOP Obama from arming the Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran with nukes

Obama: ‘By hook or by crook,’ I’ll expand government

And while the establishment punditry gives you every reason under the sun to reject a guy like Cruz, the biggest snake-oil salesman in the land, their media-elected-and-defended president, pushes for more power...
TheDC: President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his tenure.

“Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a friendly interview with The Huffington Post.

“By hook or by crook,” he added.

Obama said his big-government push would “make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, we’re more competitive, climate change is being taken more seriously than it was, and we are actually trying to do something about it.”

In practice, Obama’s agenda includes more progressive control over peoples’ salaries, education practices and the energy companies. Each expansion means that state and local governments plus large and small companies will cooperate with regulators to push progressives’ goals, instead of trying to please Americans voters, taxpayers and free-market consumers.
The insatiable appetite of the Marxist never rests. We know the bought-and-paid-for media won't call him on it. And as long as the GOP refuses to fight for US, he will continue to get away with it.

Ted Cruz: beyond the opinions of the DC establishment elite and their punditry

A couple of interviews with Ted Cruz have occurred over the past 24 hours.

From conservative perspectives, via an extensive hour-long with Hannity...

Related link: Watch Ted Cruz's Interview On Hannity

...and the Kelly File...
One day after announcing his candidacy for the GOP nomination, Senator Ted Cruz came under a barrage of attacks from mainstream media and D.C. elitists. Cruz faces the critics with Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

...to brief stints with liberal media outlets, where he handled himself flawlessly...
TRS: Ted Cruz was on CBS This Morning today for a short interview and as far as I could tell he did fabulously. I especially like how he answered the Obamacare repeal question that was designed to make him look bad. They basically asked him if he was going to take health care from 16 million people if he repealed Obamacare and he answered it like a champ, not buying the premise of the question and breaking down the numbers in order to show the real truth of what Obamacare is doing.

Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, talk to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about the Texas senator announcing his White House run, how they’re preparing for the intense spotlight that comes with a campaign, and the strength of their marriage.

Yet, all the Establishment of the D.C. elite and their punditry (both left and right) can come up with is naysaying, name-calling and pretty much resigning Cruz to some of the same issues that they either excused for Obama or said made ol' Barry stronger, go figure...
Add these to the unlearned birther arguments and the not-without-a-teleprompter skeptics that you'll find trolling the internet today, and it becomes desperately obvious that the straw-grabbers are stretching more than ever, all based solely on the simple notion that a genuine constitutional conservative has dared to step into the presidential ring first for 2016.

Folks, the lib media and the establishment elite of both parties, particularly the GOP in this regard, aren't going to root for an HONEST STATESMAN! They want Hillary and Jeb to square off for crying out loud. The only thing that's going to get this country back on track is to rediscover and retrace the path that the Framers laid for us. Here's the man that will unequivocally do that.

Related link: Mark Levin just OBLITERATED the argument ‘we need a governor for president’

ADDENDUM: Megyn Kelly took a closer look at Cruz's campaign rollout last night with one of my favorite Texas tea partiers...for your viewing pleasure. We Love Katrina!

Related link: Ted Cruz channels Reagan: Media go bonkers, again

Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's OFFICIAL! Ted Cruz announces his run for POTUS 2016!

Conservatives, IT'S TIME!

Here's something to get EXCITED about!


Related link: Ted Cruz Is Planning to Take the White House — and He’s About to Pull a Move That Leapfrogs the Competition

"Today I want to talk with you about the promise of America."

From the heart. No teleprompter necessary!

Related links: Transcript: Ted Cruz’s speech at Liberty University
Officially Cruzin' For The White House: "Courageous Conservatives...This Is Our Fight"

Friday, March 20, 2015

The French are taking a tougher stance on Iran than Obama?

Unbelievable. All of his military commanders are wrong. Congress is wrong. Netanyahu's wrong. Now the French are wrong. The freakin' FRENCH are being more cautious to sign on with the despots in Tehran than this crackpot of a president!
WSJ: France is again adopting the toughest line against Iran in negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, potentially placing Paris at odds with the Obama administration as a diplomatic deadline to forge an agreement approaches at month-end.

President Barack Obama called French President François Hollande on Friday to discuss the Iran diplomacy and try to unify their positions. The presidents “reaffirmed their commitment” to a deal “while noting that Iran must take steps to resolve several remaining issues,” the White House said.

French diplomats have been publicly pressing the U.S. and other world powers not to give ground on key elements—particularly the speed of lifting United Nations sanctions and the pledge to constrain Iran’s nuclear research work—ahead of the March 31 target.

Paris also appears to be operating on a different diplomatic clock than Washington, arguing that the date is an “artificial” deadline and that global powers should be willing to wait Tehran out for a better deal if necessary.

Obama administration officials have said that expected moves by the U.S. Congress to put new sanctions on Iran as soon as next month limit their ability to extend the diplomacy. But French officials took exception.

“Making the end of March an absolute deadline is counterproductive and dangerous,” France’s ambassador to the U.S., Gérard Araud, said via Twitter after the latest round of negotiations in Switzerland concluded Friday.

“No agreement without concrete decisions on issues beyond the enrichment capability question,” he said a day earlier, specifically mentioning the need for extensive monitoring and clarity on Iran’s past research work. Western officials believe they included the pursuit of nuclear-weapon capabilities.
That's not good enough for Benito Obama. He's gotta have his agenda-driven time lines. He wants a very bad deal when he wants it, preferably sooner than later to sidestep Congress!

Frightening how critically important despotic deals are to this man, but he doesn't have time to comment on Islamo-Nazi beheadings or attend soldiers' funerals or any number of situations that call for a genuine commander-in-chief. And when he does, it's off to the links immediately after. He trades our allies for enemies like it's nothing, like it's fantasy football picks. He couldn't even pick up the phone to talk to Netanyahu on Wednesday. He was too busy with his NCAA brackets! We should all feel like Sheen (YES, Charlie freakin' Sheen!)...
TMZ: Charlie Sheen just UNLOADED on President Obama -- tearing POTUS apart because he filled out an NCAA Final Four bracket ... and telling TMZ Sports, "We deserve better from our President."

Earlier in the day, Sheen had posted a tweet -- in which he rips Obama for making college basketball picks instead of attending funerals for soldiers.
"I don't care about the picks. I care about wasting that kind of time when the world is in the state it's in right now. And it just makes me insane! It's not cool. It's not cool, and it's not fair to the families and to who we are as a republic. It's not fair, and we deserve better from our president, and I demand it!"

James A. Baker III: Another reason to say HELL NO to Jeb Bush

Looks like Barry's not the only Jew-hater lurking about...Jeb's keeping company with the likes. Wow, both sides are melding together in more ways than one...
MarkLevinShow: James Baker III is now advising Jeb Bush on foreign policy in his presidential effort, at Jeb's invitation. Just like Obama, Baker hates Israel and criticized the Senators who signed the letter to Iran. Why would Jeb bring this man into his campaign?

TRS: Mark Levin exposed on his radio show how Jeb Bush is willfully getting into bed with the “detestable and diabolical” James Baker, a man Levin says has a hate-on for Israel much like Obama. Levin says Jeb Bush has invited Baker to be his TOP foreign policy advisor for his campaign and that Baker is also going to keynote the upcoming J-Street conference, a conference Levin says is full of self-hating Jews.
Joel Pollak gives us a little more insight into the J-Street malcontents, as well as some troublesome tidbits about Baker...
Breitbart: Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is to deliver the keynote at this weekend’s J Street conference, a gathering of left-wing activists opposed to the Israeli government and to recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baker, who served under President George H.W. Bush, is also advising Gov. Jeb Bush on foreign policy in his presidential effort–at Bush’s invitation. Baker is considered hostile to Israel and is controversial among Jewish voters.

As the Algemeiner notes:
Baker is of course infamous for reportedly saying in private conversation, while George HW Bush’s secretary of state, “F**k the Jews, they didn’t vote for us anyway.”

But his antipathy towards Israel is well documented. He wanted the US to punish Israel for destroying Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor. He hated Netanyahu as early as 1990, barring him from entering the State Department’s building. And last but not least, he co-wrote the Iraq Study Group’s 2006 paper that recommended (among other things) that the US tilt its foreign policy away from Israel and towards Syria and Iran, advice that President Obama seems to have taken to heart.
The J Street conference will also feature Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, a firebrand who propagated the lie that Israel committed a “massacre” during counter-terror operations in Jenin in 2002. The Obama administration is sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to headline the conference. J Street actively opposes Benjamin Netanyahu and the conference is expected to provide an opportunity for his American critics to vent.
Baker went on to express his enthusiasm to be on "Team Jeb", how Bush enlisted him as an advisor after discussing foreign policy, and how he was critical of the GOP letter to Iran, saying, "I’m a creature of the executive branch." Yeah, Mr. Baker, we've got WAY TOO MANY of those, and THAT'S THE PROBLEM!

What is it with the imperialism of the ruling class and the hostility towards the Jews?! And haven't we gotten enough of both from the progressive Democratic wing? Supposed Republicans like Jeb Bush evidently think not by dragging it across the aisle.

Related link: Where post-American right meets post-American left

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Whittle: The criminal arrogance of Hillary, Obama and the Washington ruling class

I haven't said much about the latest Hillary Clinton email scandal, because, well let's face it, the powers that be, colluding with the state-run media, want to pile it onto the pyre of the Obama regime's nontransparency and let it burn away in excuses like everything else. But folks, we shouldn't allow this arrogance to be excused ANYMORE as Bill Whittle contends...
30,000 deleted emails... Bill Whittle looks at the lawlessness, the arrogance, and the unmasked contempt that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have for the American people.

She won't do jail time, probably not even a fine. But did you catch perhaps the more important tidbit in terms of her further public ability to participation in the destruction of our society?
...and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.
~ U.S. Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 101, Section 2071, Paragraph b
That's what the law says. So when she shows up on the ticket in the Democratic primary season, rest assured it will be unlawfully so. But what body of government will uphold the rule of law when lawlessness has corrupted them all?
TruthRevolt: The lawlessness is endemic in this administration. But beyond the lawlessness is, of course, the contempt. The contempt for the very idea that these Harvard and Yale Law School grads have to actually, you know, obey the law. The contempt for the American people’s right to know what their elected officials are doing. And beyond all of this, the towering, monumental, criminal arrogance of it: that the official business of the United States of America; the nation’s diplomacy, strategy, defense posture, privileged communications between our allies and in point of fact every particle of our nation’s foreign policy was being discussed and archived in a single box in either Texas or Manhattan or wherever the hell it is; that this server’s basic, routine, Microsoft security updates – the kind you and I get pestered with every day -- were not complied with; that the vital security interests or in fact the very lives of 320 million people did not warrant the effort to even obtain a unique encryption certificate but rather used the same one issued to thousands if not millions of users; all of this gets to the heart not only of who Hillary Clinton is and the contempt in which she holds the American people. It is deeper than that.

When the President of the United States gets an official notification from his Secretary of State from BestMattressDeals99@yahoo.com, or any email that does not end in dot gov, then he too is complicit in this lawlessness, and for the same reason.
Where's the observance of the rule of law when the checks and balances no longer hold the branches responsible? They've already surrendered checks on an out-of-control executive, who also happens to be tied to Mrs. Clinton's scandal.
This country was founded to be rid of the incompetence, reckless arrogance and casual stupidity of Kings and Queens who acted as though they were above the law. If we let these crimes go unpunished it will die of that same parasitical disease.
How many times must we continue to be warned before it's too late? Will there be a turning point, or are we destined to fall from the precipice? With clowns like these, it's assured.

Related links: Hillary Clinton and Obama exchanged emails through her private account
Dems To U.S.: 'Don't Interrupt While We're Lying!'
‘We are telling the WORLD of the CRIMES of Bill and Hillary in Haiti’ – protesters outside Clinton office

Obama threatens Israel, punishment for Netanyahu victory (UPDATE: Obama sides with Iran!)

After pouting for a day, the Obamathan rises from the depths to attack and punish the Jews for the Netanyahu win. Anti-Semitic much?!? America, do you see how he treats our allies?
ArutzSheva: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have just scored a large victory at home, but Israel's relations with the United States could be on the brink.

The administration of President Barack Obama was particularly prickled by Netanyahu's assertion on Monday that he no longer supports the two-state solution as well as continued building in Judea and Samaria.

Adding insult to injury for the US was Netanyahu's comment on election day itself that Israelis must rally to the polls to combat the large number of Arabs going to vote.

As a result, the Obama administration is now carefully weighing whether to agree to a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, along with mutually agreed land swaps.

The resolution would also oblige Israel to immediately enter into negotiations with the Palestinian Authority prior to a final peace agreement between both sides.
Once again, Obama and his ilk continue to meddle, telling another sovereign country that their land isn't their own, and using their favored despotic instrument, the U.N., in an attempt to dismantle the Jewish nation state. But then, he obviously doesn't even believe in our own borders, so there's that...in Obama's mind, he is the only sovereign.

Related links: Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu
LEVIN TO OBAMA: Let’s have a national discussion about the ANTI-SEMITISM that REEKS from your administration

ADDENDUM: You know, this is madness. We have a lib media in this country that thinks it's fine for Obama to act unilaterally in both foreign and domestic affairs, yet another country's leader (who happens to be more conservative, and there lies their actual target) must answer to a foreign entity when it comes to the preservation of his nation? It's absolute lunacy that a conservative Prime Minister of another country has to defend himself against our leftist press, but alas he does it gracefully, definitely more so than Andrea Mitchell is capable of on her best day.
TRS: Netanyahu was interviewed by MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell today where he explained why he doesn’t support a Palestinian state, as things stand today. In short, he explains that if we just give a state to the Palestinians then it will be armed by Iran and it will be just like Hamas. Netanyahu argues that for a true peace to exist between Israel and the Palestinians, things would have to dramatically change.

To those who believe he’s walking away from his comments on this, this is what he actually said:
The prime minister warned in an interview with the NRG news website Monday that a Zionist Union-led government would push for relinquishing territory, a move he said was tantamount to “burying its head in the sand.”

“I think that anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state today, and evacuate areas, is giving radical Islam an area from which to attack the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “This is the true reality that has been created in past years. Those that ignore it are burying their heads in the sand. The left does this, buries its head in the sand, time and again.”

Asked directly whether no Palestinian state would be created under his leadership, the prime minister answered: “Indeed.”
Context is key. Netanyahu will not just evacuate areas and give Palestinians a state. He says in the interview they would have to abandon Hamas, recognize Israel, and there would have to be real security in place for there ever to be a true sustainable peace. And that’s just not where things are today and therefore there will be no Palestinian state.

He also defended his Arab-bussing comments, pointing out that he wasn’t talking about Arabs voting, but rather about huge amounts of foreign money being used to bus Arabs to the poll in order to defeat his party, something his detractors all want to ignore.

We knew exactly what Bibi was talking about. It's our state-run media that wants to lob accusations of racism and behave hostile towards anyone more reasonable than their despot (e.g., the following portion of the MSLSD interview)...

Related link: Bibi Makes His Case

UPDATE: Well, looks like Barack finally phoned Bibi yesterday, and this is what he had to say...
Shocker, I know. And it looks like Obama's taken the get mad AND get even approach...
TRS: Obama is showing his true colors more and more as each new day passes. Thursday evening he published a direct message to the Iranian people, throwing Israel under the bus and proving that he stands with Iran over Israel:
The days and weeks ahead will be critical. Our negotiations have made progress, but gaps remain. And there are people, in both our countries and beyond, who oppose a diplomatic resolution.

My message to you — the people of Iran — is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek.
Notice that I bolded ‘we’ in the last sentence. He is clearly partnering with Iran and he wants the Iranian people to know it.

All this while Obama is making daily threats to our greatest ally in the Middle East. He’s playing patty-yellowcake with the Ayatollahs and showing the Iranian people that he’s their friend, and not a friend to Israel.

Just curious. Where was Obama in 2009 during the Green Revolution when the people rose up against the Iranian government? Oh yeah, he sat on his rump and did nothing while people put their lives on the line against a brutally oppressive government.

But now that he’s fast friends with the Ayatollahs, he’s sending direct video messages to the Iranian people.

In all of his glorious Arabic dialect, he's sided with Iran, not when the Iranian people rose up in 2009 to throw out the despotic regime, but now that the largest state-supporter of terrorism has secured its place in Tehran. Despots stick together.

I'll stick with Levin's assessment the other night on Hannity...
LEVIN: Obama has more ability to work with dictators and genocidal types than he does with people who are elected democratically. The fact of the matter is...Eric Holder said that this nation is full of cowards 'cause we won't have a discussion about race. Well, I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what's going on in this White House and this administration about anti-Semitism, because this White House and it's reaching out to Sharpton, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, all these radical nutjobs and groups, their policies which are -- it's not just Netanyahu! They're willing to throw Israel over the side for the Islamo-regime in Tehran. This president's former relationships with Khalidi, the professor in Columbia now, with Wright, the so-called reverend from Chicago. This president has a lot to answer for, and his conduct is contemptible! And I don't care how many liberal, Democrat donors he has who are Jewish. He can hide behind them all he wants. But Mr. Holder, Mr. Obama, let's have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism that reeks from your administration!

HANNITY: Do you think the President is anti-Semitic, Mark?

LEVIN: I personally do. Yes I do! Has he demonstrated otherwise?

Related link: Obama's Foreign Policy: Up is Down and Down is Up

Obama floats idea for mandatory voting in America

From the man, who not only thinks the only legitimate election was his own, but who is an authoritarian to the end...everything must be MANDATORY!
Newsmax: President Barack Obama is floating the idea of making it mandatory to vote in the United States.

Obama is discussing voting rights and campaign finance in an appearance at the City Club of Cleveland. He says the U.S. should be making it easier — not harder — to vote.

The president is noting that countries like Australia have mandatory voting. He says if everyone voted in the U.S., it would completely change the political map.

Obama says it would be "transformative" and would counteract the influence of money in politics more than anything else.
Look, it'd be ideal for as many people to vote in elections as possible. I'd prefer more show up to vote (I think Obama would change his tune if they did!). However, voting is a free will right of all citizens -- that includes the practice of protesting through the ballet box by not voting, or simply being fed up with politics altogether and opting out -- not a mandate.

Would there be a fine (which is actually a tax) that would be imposed for not voting? An inverted poll tax? Is this another way of raising taxes? We know his affinity for it.

Such a mandate could open up Pandora's box in so many ways, especially under such malevolent rule. What of those incapable of voting due to ailment or age? Would our little deviant prefer voting representatives for them? I'm sure there'd be no corruption there! And I'm certain he'd want to filter in the imprisoned whose crimes have stripped their voting rights away. Wonder how they'd vote? You know how they'd vote!

This also takes Voter ID laws, which fight against voter fraud, off the table, just the way he'd like it.

And while I would agree that there's too much money in politics today, never confuse what the consummate campaigner intends in counteracting the influence of money in politics...he means limiting the other sides ability to fund raise, not his own.

Here's a mandate you'd never hear uttered from the mouth of Barack: You shouldn't vote unless you pay taxes! Yeah, that'd be too disruptive to the Welfare State.

ADDENDUM: Levin weighed in last night...
"He's supporting this not out of good government motivations because he thinks everybody should participate. He's supporting this because he believes it'll help his party. That's all. That simple. And because certain people that he believes who are within the Democrat constituency won't voluntarily vote, they should be compelled by the government to vote. So this is Obama, this is tyranny, this is totalitarianism. ... He's given this a lot of thought. He thinks a lot about how to destroy the country and empower himself."

Ted Cruz was on MSLSD, and it was pretty EPIC!

Some moments are just priceless...as are those remaining handful of elected statesmen. Here's the one at the top of that list, who has no fear of the left...something to seriously consider in PRIMARY season, conservatives!
ChicksOnTheRight: In Tuesday’s appearance on “Morning Joe,” Cruz ruffled some feathers. And by “some feathers,” I mean Mika Brzezinski’s. She looked so dumbfounded. So irritated. So confused.

She especially hated his stance on the whole Iran letter. When asked if he would sign it again, Cruz said, “I would sign it in large print so that the ayatollah wouldn’t need his reading glasses to read the signature.”

But Brzezinski couldn’t get past the fact that Cruz and other members of Congress would dare get in the way of the Obama administration’s genius “let’s make a deal with Iran” idea. So Cruz actually had to explain to her how you pass laws here in America. I’m not even kidding. And she couldn’t get past the fact that Constitution gives Congress a vital role in law making. Still clearly confused, she suggested that “undermining” the president on this Iran deal would lead us to war. Again, she’s dead serious.

And the look she gives Cruz when he talks about the Constitution being awesome? PRICELESS.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

US sets new record for denying, censoring government files under Obama

I seem to recall a certain someone saying, oh yeah, here it is:
"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." ~ President Barack Hussein Obama, 01/21/09

...under the president who sealed all of his own records to keep us from really knowing who he was! Hasn't been any stretch of the imagination to call "BS!" before the word 'transparency' was ever uttered from his lips. And his lawless executive actions, along with all of the administrative scandals, speak volumes to his notion of rule of law...
AP: The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law - but only when it was challenged.
Note, this is state-run media reporting against its own masterminds!

But somehow it's a good idea to allow this administration to take over everything from our healthcare to the internet? Second verse, same as the first: BS!

ObamaCare premiums jumped 23% this year...after subsidies!

For those who've ventured into Obamacareland, and have thought, 'ok, it's not so bad,' you fell for it. That was the plan all along. It's called bait-and-switch!
IBD: President Obama has talked a lot in recent months about how health care inflation has moderated in recent years, and he always manages to credit ObamaCare for the result.

But there is rampant inflation in one part of the health care system, and ironically enough it involves ObamaCare premiums.

According to official government data, the average premium paid by those signing up through the federal Healthcare.gov site this year was $101 a month, after factoring in the subsidies.

Last year, however, the average premium, net of subsidies, was $82.

That's a 23% increase.

The reason, explains John Graham at the National Center for Policy Analysis, is that -- thanks to the crazy-quilt way ObamaCare calculates the tax credit -- the average subsidy went down slightly this year while premiums increased by 5%.

Next year is likely to bring more premium pain, if the Congressional Budget Office is right. It says insurance costs will climb 8.5% in 2016, in part because various ObamaCare insurance bailout programs start coming to an end.
The subsidies will continue to subside, as the premiums pierce the sky, and so many will eventually wonder why they sold their liberty so short.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Time to opt out of the Democratic coopting of demographic politics

So, the very white DICK Durbin pulled the race card today, insinuating that the GOP leadership is asking Loretta Lynch 'to sit in the back of the bus' when it comes to the Senate calendar...

Let me clue Americans in on who is 'beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate' ...DICK DURBIN!

Exhibit A:
  • 2003 - Durbin filibustered against Janice Rodgers Brown, the first black woman on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Exhibit B:
  • 2005 - Durbin voted against Condoleezza Rice, the first black female Sec. of State, during the 40th anniversary of the March on Selma no less!
Related link: Loretta Lynch nomination fight takes on racial tinge

To my recollection, both of those women are black...so, did DICK Durbin ask them to sit in the back of the bus before he accused someone else of doing the same to his political candidate of choice? And there's the manipulation it really boils down to for such a malcontent.

These are the games that the Democratic Party (yes, the same party of slavery and segregation, if you've paid attention to history) have played on blacks since the days of LBJ. Baiting skin color for loyalty, and thus power. And ESPN's Stephen A. Smith began to dig into the reality of this insight yesterday...
Breitbart: On Tuesday, ESPN regular Stephen A. Smith spoke at the Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University on the topic of “How You See It: Perceptions of (In)Equality.”

Smith believes that every black person in America should vote Republican at least once so that both parties could address their interests.
“Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb, the other party knows they’ll never get you, and nobody comes to address your interest.”

2 points of correction (via Levin):
  • Barry Goldwater was actually a big supporter of the civil rights movement, but he was against the civil rights legislation of the time because it violated the principles of federalism.
  • The first civil rights movement was actually launched under Eisenhower, a Republican.
But he's on the right track! And since I brought up Levin, here's an opportune segue to broaden the demographic discussion...
On Wednesday’s Mark Levin Show: It's time for a national discussion about the Obama Administration and the ongoing race-baiting and anti-Semitism in the White House. Hard left activists always advance their agenda by bringing up events like Selma and Rosa Parks. Sen. Dick Durbin compared the GOP holding up Loretta Lynch's confirmation to sitting in the back of the bus despite his own opposition to Condoleezza Rice and Janice Rogers Brown. The history of civil and human rights is a history of fighting the Democrat party. Also, President Obama has all the time in the world to talk to Islamo-nazi regimes but has no time to congratulate Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election. Israel sees the Islamo-nazi handiwork firsthand, as does Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt, yet Obama would rather align himself with Iran and CAIR than our allies in the Middle East.
Just the past 24 hours should've enlightened Americans of all ethnic backgrounds about how the 'history of civil and human rights' have been and continue to be a 'history of fighting the Democrat party'!

Preceding Obama's dismay over Netanyahu's BIG WIN, a 'panicked, racist' liberal press busily trashed Netanyahu as 'panicked, racist' in typical, sycophantic lockstep...
And those are but a few, but to the broader point.

Whether it's coopting Americans according to skin tone or resurrecting anti-Semitism (or as we're already witnessing, the baiting of a rising hispanic populace), there exists a rapidly socialized party that has seemingly perfected the game of demographic politics to the point of quite confidently exposing their own hypocrisy without repercussion from a bought-and-paid-for press apparatchik.

So, really, the only question that remains is when are Americans (unhyphenated) going to opt out of this charade?

LEVIN TO OBAMA: Let’s have a national discussion about the ANTI-SEMITISM that REEKS from your administration