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Can America Come Back After Obama?

As we come to the close of another year, we are one year closer to ending the Obama years and it cannot come soon enough. There should be no doubt that he has been one of the worst presidents this country has seen. I am not a presidential historian, so I don’t know about every president, but he is without a doubt the worst in my lifetime and I was born when Truman was in office.

When Obama came into office the economy was in shambles, but did he concentrate on rebuilding it? No, he threw all his attention on his healthcare law, which was unpopular then and still remains unpopular today, there is no doubt in my mind it will either fall apart on its own or be repealed. We now know that everything he told us about Obama-Care was a lie, it seems this president has a hard time telling the American people the truth. People wanted jobs, but he chose to shove healthcare down our throats. We now have an unemployment rate of 5.8%, but many economists say the real number is still in the double digits.

He passed a Trillion dollar stimulus package that was supposed to create shovel ready jobs, and then laughed and said “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected,” big joke on the American people. He went on to create tons of new regulation that only kept our economy from growing.

Then, how can we forget the 2011 S&P downgrade, it was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. S&P had announced a negative outlook on the AAA rating in April 2011, downgraded to AA-. Let’s not forget that the National Debt is now up to 18 trillion dollars and it is expected to reach 20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Obama once said it was ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘irresponsible’ to add $4 trillion to the debt. The debt was at $10.6 trillion when Obama took office in 2009 but has increased by 70 percent during his roughly six years in office, I guess that means Obama is the most unpatriotic president in the history of our country.

From the day that Obama first walked into the White House, he has done nothing but drive a wedge through the heart of America; we are a more divided country then I have ever seen. How can we forget that incomes have decreased since Obama has taken office. Obama twice ran for the White House promising to reduce the gap between rich and poor, instead it expanded across the board. The rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer because of his failed policies.

Obama has done great harm to this country. I used to think he was incompetent, but he knows exactly what he is doing, on October 30th, 2008 at a campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri he said, We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  Most people believed he meant for the better, but many of us knew exactly what he meant, he wanted a more Socialist type of society, which he has worked hard to achieve.

There are two things that make a good leader:

  1. A leader must know how to bring people together
  2. A leader must take responsibility for his actions.

Obama is a failure on both points; he has divided a nation and always passes the buck when things go wrong. The only way I think America can come back after Obama, is to repeal everything that he has done and start over, otherwise we may be doomed.

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Senate Democrats Increase Threat to the Nation

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News reporting and the compilation of historical narratives are different than opinion pieces – or at least they should be. They should include all relevant facts and data, and include as many valid and qualified primary sources as possible. Regrettably, that is becoming increasingly rare.

In the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, media promulgated a story of a compliant young man who was shot execution style based on partial, and apparently disreputable, sources. The full story, including reputable eyewitness accounts and supporting evidence, was intentionally withheld perhaps because it didn’t comport with the desired narrative, but it made sensational news.

The fraternity gang-rape story emanating from the University of Virginia, was published by Rolling Stone based on the victim’s account only. The “reporter” made no attempt to contact other primary sources to establish the viability or veracity of the claim. As that story continues to unravel, the egregious faux pas of the reporter, as well as the publication, have been clearly evidenced. But it created a sensational story, even if it was largely fictitious.

635537254221604057-AP-CIA-Torture-ReportNow this week we have the outgoing chairman, Senator Diane Feinstein, of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, releasing a partisan 500-page report on enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT) conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency. The report is a summary of a more detailed 6,000-page document that was not released. As with the aforementioned situations, this report intentionally excluded key primary sources, full contextual relevancy, and insubstantial data.

The report was constructed with an obvious bias, cherry-picking references, and both overtly and by inference, made accusations against the CIA that were clearly fallacious. Drafters of the report, Democrat staffers to the committee, allege that the CIA was not honest to the oversight committees or the Bush administration about EIT’s; claim no actionable intelligence was derived thereby; claim there was no internal dissent over the use of EITs; claim EIT’s were more brutal than the oversight committees and administration were led to believe; and that the CIA misrepresented the physical effects of the interrogations.

165cee2a9926f330670f6a706700bf8a_c0-275-4986-3181_s561x327Current CIA Director John Brennan, former CIA directors George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, along with deputy directors John McLaughlin, Albert Calland and Stephen Kappes have all written or testified at varied times debunking the charges leveled by the report. Director Hayden went so far this week as to say that the evidence invalidating the reports assertions is found in the very documents the Democrat staffers poured through to cherry-pick their evidence.

I know of no one who has the stomach for, or condones, torture or the methods identified as EITs. But conversely, no one should condone our own government, or a small segment of it, wasting $40 million to pour through a million pages of documentation, to produce a clearly biased and prejudicial report that is as potentially damaging as this is to our security relationships around the globe. Especially since the allegations occurred over seven years ago, and have been since discontinued! What can possibly be gained by such a report?

President George W. Bush ended most of the aspects of the CIA’s EIT program before he left office. This effectively ended the interrogative procedures included in the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program, which President Bush authorized after the September 11 attacks.

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said, “We have U.S. personnel, both intelligence officials and military special operators, in harm’s way. Why would we release [this report] now? What did we have to gain? All of this has been debated. All of this has been settled. … Clearly the administration knew it was going to cause trouble as they sent out warnings all across the world.”

cia_torture_report_0Before the report was released, Obama administration officials placed military and law-enforcement personnel on high alert that it might spawn terrorist attacks around the globe and across the country. Since the program has long since ended, it’s unconscionable that Senate Democrats and the White House would intentionally subject the nation to potential terrorist attacks for what can only be considered political purposes.

It’s become political sport to some to denigrate America. And since there was no practical purpose behind the release of the flawed report, we can only surmise that it was done for political purposes to curry the favor of those who play the “revile America” game. There was clearly an agenda behind the release, but it had nothing to do with “protecting and defending” the nation and the Constitution, which oath these public officials have all taken.

There’s also an unsurprisingly duplicitous component to this as well. This administration denounces the EITs previously engaged in, yet has used drone strikes more extensively than ever, to kill terrorists and civilians. Which is more “humane,” to try to extract actionable intelligence from a terrorist, or to just expunge them and their friends and family?

We expect the mainstream media to misrepresent the truth, tarnish reputations fallaciously, and put people at risk, as they do so often. But we expect more of our government, and those who serve in it.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Why Would Anyone Want To Be A Cop Today?

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We live in an upside down society today, what was once wrong is right and what was once right is wrong. Recently a convicted cop killer (I will not use his name) in Pennsylvania was the Commencement speaker at his alma mater Goddard College. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said, “Nobody has the right to continually taunt the victims of their violent crimes in the public square,” Corbett said. He called the school’s choice “unconscionable.” Naturally, the cop killer claims being the victim of a racist justice system, of course killing a cop had nothing to do with his conviction; it was only because he was black.

Now, following the Eric Garner verdict, New York cops can look forward to having their heads examined for “unconscious bias” (a story from the NY Post) by federal thought police Attorney General Eric Holder, a person who sees a racist behind every tree. Federal trainers teach cops not only to think twice about stopping or questioning suspects of color, but also to ignore signs of criminal behavior and threat indicators they’ve learned from years of street experience, that puts their own lives in danger and risks the safety of residents.

In the past five years, Holder has more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five years, opening more than 20 investigations and pressuring 15 consent orders to stop “biased policing.” The Justice department explained,

“It is not primarily about the ill-intentioned officer but rather the officer who engages in discriminatory practices subconsciously.” So now Holder has become a mind reader.

In a 2012 consent decree, Holder ordered Seattle to soften its use-of-force rules and train brass and rank and file alike in “bias-free” policing that recognizes and eliminates “implicit bias,” while disciplining any conduct tied to it. The result was crime is up in Seattle. Since Holder stepped in, crime is up 13% overall in Seattle. But it’s not just minor infractions, aggravated assaults up 14%, car theft up 44% and murders up 21%. More than 120 Seattle police officers, detectives and sergeants have filed a lawsuit against Holder, claiming his de-biasing order has jeopardized their own safety.

In Las Vegas, police have banned patrol officers from touching African-American suspects during foot chases. Only partners uninvolved in the chase can step in and use force to arrest the fleeing perp. In Fayetteville, NC, where Justice started retraining cops in October, searches of black suspects are no longer allowed even when the suspect gives consent, policing in high-crime neighborhoods is also considered biased against blacks.

I have said many times that I am 100% in favor of profiling, what ever kind it might be, race, gender, age, whatever. Let’s face it, while watching the news or reading the newspaper, 90% of criminals you see are black, so naturally you have to police where the crime is, the link between blacks and crime is statistically strong, blacks commit 53% of all murders and are 10 times more likely to commit violent crimes than whites, it’s just a fact of life that Liberal-Progressives seem to hide their heads in the sand every time the subject comes up.

I am not saying that all cops are Angels, but they have to be given the benefit of the doubt, retraining the police is not the answer, teaching blacks not to be criminals and not to resist arrest is the way to stop all this imaginary bias. By giving blacks a pass on their actions will only embolden them to commit more crimes. Society now considers the police the criminal and the criminal the victim, like I said; we live in an up-side down society.

Here is a true story told by a cop as per the N.Y. Post:

“Eric Garner’s death is tragic, but resisting arrest causes the potential for injury or death to the suspect, police and innocent bystanders,” writes Jeff Fornarotto of New Jersey.

“I was attempting to arrest a 325-pound man, along with two other officers, when he resisted, and I was knocked unconscious. I couldn’t drive for almost a year and had to attend JFK Neuroscience Center to learn how to walk straight again.

“I still suffer from severe headaches, vertigo, short-term memory loss, and have had surgeries on my spine and shoulder. After almost two years of rehab, I had to retire.

“The suspect, after a plea deal, went from a 12-year sentence to 364 days, and served only 10 months. He has been arrested a couple of times since.

“Some justice.”

Maybe the cops who tried to restrain Eric Garner were doing the right thing after all.

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Another Award for Mr. Obama – The Backwards Medal of Honor!

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Mr. Obama now has the dubious distinction of passing President Truman for being the president who lost the most seats in a midterm election. It’s good to be known for something. Just another title to add to his long list of distinctions.

The GOP hasn’t seen these numbers for a while, holding 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, with one race in Arizona still outstanding. The 246 seats match the total the GOP had from 1947 to 1949 when Harry S. Truman was president.

President Obama has been the best thing that has happened to the Republican Party in very recent history and has helped to drive home the point that, in all reality, it’s the current Democrat Party that is totally out of touch with the American people.

When the Majority of Americans feel that the country is going in the wrong direction and the president doubles down on his “direction” (or lack thereof) after the affirmation of that fact in the 2014 election, it shows he is out of touch. When the majority of Americans now feel that Obamacare was a wrong move and the president won’t work with both sides on fixing or amending it, it shows how out of touch he is. Or maybe he just feels like he really is a dictator. When the majority of Americans feel like our foreign policy is a failure and the president’s jobs policies aren’t really working and he continues on the same course, that shows exactly how out of touch he is.

And the award for using the most backward meanings of words goes to: Barak Obama!

Senator Obama stated he would not allow lobbyists to work in or influence his White house. Yet he hired over 100 lobbyists who were directly involved in his campaign.

After openly campaigning against GMO produced foods on the grounds that they “openly put toxins, allergens, and diseases in our food,” he appointed the head of Monsanto to run the FDA. You know, the company that produces the largest number of GMO foods in the world. He even got Mother Jones mad at him! That’s a big deal.

Senator Obama got after then-President Bush for getting behind the Patriot Act, specifically the portion that allowed the NSA to listen in without warrant. He said, and I quote,“It violated our right to privacy and if elected I will bring an end it.” Well, he didn’t say when! As we have learned, with the information released by Edward Snowden, the NSA spying actually increased under President Obama.

We keep waiting for our government to give us a real budget, (not another budget extension.) In his first few years of his presidency, President Obama owned the legislature, yet he could not get even ONE senatorial vote for his budget (maybe that’s why he gave up?) Even when the Democrats had the majority, Obama got no love from his home team! Now he keeps talking about how Congress can’t pass a budget! He’s forgetting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid simply WON’T bring the House budget to floor for a vote!

He has stated that our relationships with our Middle East partners have never been better. Really?
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Storage Wars: The Mid-Term Edition

Now that the heady rush of jubilation has faded from the election, it’s time to take stock of what we actually achieved. The numbers couldn’t be more forthright. It’s as if the American people interrupted the President to interject, “Now, let me be clear…” The 2014 election was an epic political repudiation of President Obama, Harry Reid, and the Progressive agenda in Washington. It was a demonstration that all but the most white-eyed leftist loons in America are tired of Obama’s ineptitude, deliberate or otherwise. How amusing now to think about those talking heads on cable who tried to suggest that the Democrats might not lose the Senate, the day before America catapulted the Senate back to the Republicans in a resounding fashion.

But what has been achieved? What has our political support purchased? In a strange way, American voters are like folks on that Storage Wars show. Turn on any episode and you’ll see people bidding crazy amounts of money on a garage-worth of stuff they’ve only glimpsed from a distance. Could be treasure, could be rubbish. And just like those storage-capitalists, we don’t yet know what we just purchased.

In the majority of races, it would be very difficult to elucidate just what the Republican candidate ran on, since the only discernable plank in the 2014 GOP campaign strategy was “We’re not Obama”. It could be that we’ve only traded progressive Democrats for progressive Republicans. The reality is that the GOP has controlled arguably the most powerful organ in the Federal government for the past four years. The power of the House of Representatives lies in the purse. It is through the House that all the rest of the government is funded, since all bills for raising revenue originate in the House (ala Article I, Section VII). Of course this is by design, providing one more check and balance to offset the potential overreach of a Federal leviathan. Whoever controls the House, controls the funding of the entire US Government.

And yet, this power was deliberately set aside by GOP leadership during one of the most egregious, tyrannical growths of Presidential power in American history. One could argue that there has never been a greater need for the House to check a runaway Executive branch and yet the Speaker of the House sat on his hands for four years. No, even worse, the Speaker told his enemies about his plans to sit on his hands before he did so. When Speaker Boehner communicated time and again that the power of the purse was off the table, he surrendered before the enemy even took the field.

Since Boehner took the Speaker’s gavel in 2010, Obama has:

  • Implemented (and funded) Obamacare
  • Directed his DOJ to blatantly flout federal law in cases involving DOMA
  • Prevented the Congressional inquiry into the deliberate harassment of conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Violated religious liberty of Americans via the contraception mandate
  • Stonewalled Congressional investigators attempting to get to the bottom of the murder of American diplomats in Libya

And this is just the low-hanging fruit!

Obama’s abuse of presidential power has been beyond the wildest dreams of progressive radicals, yet Boehner’s House has achieved only one minor victory: Sequestration via a half-hearted government shutdown. Yet even Boehner himself admits that he had to be talked into it and was against the idea from the beginning. New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is at least as spineless as Boehner and coupled with the fact that these two men now control the entire Federal legislative machinery yet haven’t advanced the slightest hint of a conservative agenda over the past 4 years, can Americans have any hope in the success of a newly-elected conservative majority?

It is a question which is impossible to accurately answer at this juncture. Conservative politicians are not immune to legislating much differently than they campaigned. Given the number of Establishment-endorsed GOP candidates who won, I think there will be more than a fair number of newly-minted RINOs in D.C. come next year. It remains to be seen how much of a seat at the table Boehner and McConnell will give any true conservative who shows up. Based solely on their actions over the past 4 years, chances are that McBoehnell will work behind the scenes to erode support for any kind of conservative resistance which forms in either house.

The encouraging thing is that there are several strong conservative voices headed to Washington next year. Folks like Ben Sasse in Nebraska and Joni Ernst in Iowa should revitalize the efforts of Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, men who have been holding the conservative line in the Senate. Similarly Dave Brat, Barry Loudermilk, Mia Love, John Ratcliffe, and Andy Mooney are headed to a House in desperate need of articulate, impassioned, principled conservatives.

These Congressional rookies probably think they’ve finally emerged from the political fight of their lives, but they haven’t seen anything yet. If there’s one thing the heartless Republican establishment will attack, it’s an unapologetic conservative. They’ll keep their powder dry until they spot the opportunity to turn on a Tea Partier and then it’ll be open season. If these freshmen are smart, they’ll realize that power lies in numbers and the tighter formation they can maintain, the better. There’s a reason why the Greek phalanx and the Roman testudo were such effective fighting formations. With any luck, organizations like the Tea Party Caucuses in both houses can form rank around these fledgling representatives until they get their sea legs and prepare to carry the fight to the enemies of Liberty, foreign or domestic.

Generation Opportunity Remarks On Administration’s “Summit on College Opportunity”

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Washington, DC – (12/4/14) – This morning, President Obama hosted a “Summit on College Opportunity” with the intention of “encourag[ing] college attendance,” focusing on “supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.” Part of the White House’s “College Opportunity Day of Action,” the event comes on the heels of an election in which young people directly contributed to the Republican sweep of Congress.

At the Summit, President Obama said “higher education increasingly feels out of reach.” That’s true – with a youth unemployment rate of almost 15% and the average student loan debt at $30,000, the President’s higher education policies are an obstacle to our generation’s ability to realize our potential through an affordable higher education.

Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg released the following statement:

“A ‘College Opportunity’ Summit hosted by this Administration is a sad irony. Instead of discussing positive solutions that would increase innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education, the event doubled down on the failed status quo.

“It may sound nice to continue to artificially lower student loan interest rates and give out more money to push for more college attendance. But this year was the first in decades in which fewer students attended college than the previous year. Without real reform, we’ll continue to see college costs go up and fewer students realizing their dreams.

“Politicians should stop pandering to our generation and instead work together with us to unleash the ingenuity of our generation. We can bring a high-quality, customized education to each and every young American. Lawmakers should start by supporting accreditation reform while pursuing a broader agenda that supports education innovation.”

The Equality Hypocrites are at it again.

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You know those hippy throwbacks who think it would be cool if everyone was “equal” like the Constitution guarantees? Just a heads up, the guarantee is for equal access to succeed, not a guarantee for equal success.

This president can’t seem to grasp that truth. He has a hard time grasping many truths. And now, he’s given illegals, yes, the people who came here by breaking the law, a leg up over hard-working, tax-paying Americans.

One of the first in-your-face insults was him pushing states to give in-state tuition to illegals. And once again for clarity… these people are here illegally, breaking the law, and not paying taxes. It just shows his disdain for the American way of life. Veterans can’t even get the same privileges. They have to live in a state for the state’s designated residency period before they are considered a resident who qualifies for in state tuition. Maybe they should renounce their citizenship and run up from south of the border into the arms of California Governor Jerry Brown who recently told all illegals (and anyone thinking about coming to America illegally) to come to California they were welcome here! And Governor Brown won by big numbers in California, they deserve him!

Mr. Obama has opened previously closed military bases (remember, they were too costly to keep open). He flew in medical supplies with staff to treat the recent influx of Illegals coming across the border. This was a “humanitarian act” according to Mr. Obama. Wouldn’t it also have been a humanitarian act to reopen bases to help our vets? But it appears President Obama wouldn’t think of flying in medical personal to help our vets to shorten the time it takes them to get help because of the costs. Really Mr. President? Do you disrespect us that much? I guess you really do believe Americans are stupid.

Mr. Obama, you send Eric Holder into Ferguson to threateningly suggest that there is much more going on there behind the scenes with the police than actually is. How about you send him in to the VA with threats and a guarantee that many will lose their jobs if they don’t get their act together?

Remember when you told us that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would not pay for abortions? Remember that? Remember you said there was no money in there for illegals to get healthcare? Not to mention all that “keep your doctor,” “cheaper rates,” “better policies,” you know the “Obama bucket-o-lies” bit.

So then we find that there actually is money for abortions in Obamacare in the form of the morning after pill, abortions for “emergency reasons,” “rape and incest.” Mr. Prez, I know you have a word problem, but abortion is abortion. And when the government pays for them that is taxpayer money not yours.

Now you have given 5+ million illegals the ability to take more American jobs and drain the system. Let’s do this at a Sesame Street level so you can understand. You see, once the “illegals” feel free to roam about the country, employers will be able to hire them, and still at a lesser rate than their American counterparts. The jobs they leave open will be back-filled by more people coming over the border because the president will not do anything to secure the borders any more than they are today.

He claims that Republicans wouldn’t sign an immigration bill that included the hiring of over 30 thousand more border patrol personnel. Nice try! Would you have given those new border patrol agents the same “rules of engagement” the current border patrol has? Because if that was the plan, then they would be just as useless as you’ve made the current border patrol. Our poor border patrol agents have their hands tied so badly that even they say they should just stay home.

The president’s claims on “deportation numbers” are bogus. He is counting only those that are caught and released at the border. His numbers are dismal for deporting those here in jail or living in the shadows.

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No God: We Pay The Price

Every now and then I receive an E-mail that I believe everyone should see. Maybe you have seen it, if not take a look if you think God belongs in our society, you will enjoy it. If you do not believe God belongs in our society, read it anyway, you might change your mind.

My confession:
I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat…

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events…  terrorists attack, school shootings, etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school…  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr.  Steven Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he’s talking about..  And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…  no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

“What Kind Of Society Are We Leaving Our Kids.” Available here.

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May I Present, Our Emperor and Chief, His Highness Barack Obama

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Last week Mr. Obama declared himself our emperor! Well, at least in so many words.

You didn’t hear it? Of course you did, but it was thinly veiled and you have to do a little work stringing it together. Just like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Tse-tung before him Mr. Obama has been openly laying out his plan in his speeches across the country. Hitler never said he was going to “kill millions of Jews.” He said, and I quote, “the discovery of the Jewish virus is one of the greatest revolutions that has taken place in the world” and “If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition,” and “the heaviest blow which ever struck humanity was Christianity; Bolshevism is Christianity’s illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew.” Even with these blatant statements, no one believed what was being rumored to be going on at death camps across Germany.Obama_emperor

These quotes were bits and pieces of conversations and speeches over time. But people were too dull or simply afraid to pull it all together. Well, I’m not. And neither are many of my brothers in this battle for liberty, freedom, and the real American way.

My family represents everything that is great about America. We are an interracial, legal immigrant, blended family who worked their way up from living in one of the poorest cities in the country (the area I grew up in was once referred to as the “Bangladesh of America”) to a great middle-class area in California. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Enter Barack Obama… and I quote:

“The problem is that you know I’m the President of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed, and Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system.” – President Obama on Feb. 14, 2013

“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.” – President Obama on March 28, 2011

“Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.” – President Obama on March 28, 2011

These are all his speeches in his words as dictated by his teleprompter. On many more occasions he reiterated that he lacked the legal authority to take action on the immigration issue.

Yes, on Thursday he admitted that there were presidents before him that broke that law and that he was going to hide behind them and break the law himself. Because he’s a “take action” kind of guy!

“There are actions I have the legal authority to take as president – the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me – that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just.” – President Obama from Thursday’s speech

Hello, Mr. President, are you now saying that you have the right to break the law because others before you have done it? Is that what this has been all about? Have you evolved on this issue like you have with gay marriage?

Mr. President, you’re supposed to be a man of integrity. Integrity dictates that you do the right thing no matter who’s watching (or not watching) or what kind of backlash or applause you may or may not get. Not what you think is the right thing… but the right and legal thing.

If my family is hungry because I can’t provide for them, does that give me a pass to steal from the local grocery store? NO! Never. Not for any reason. But what this country allows me the freedom to do is knock on every door of every vendor in the street to see if they will let me do a little work to buy food for my family. Or I can go to the grocery store and offer to do anything to raise money to feed my family. But it never gives me permission to break the law.

Mr. President, you have single-handedly made a mockery of your position and of our country.

When you say “I’m the President of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed….” but then you go on to make or change a law to the point where it no longer resembles the original law, then you have appointed yourself emperor by your own words and deeds.

When you say “… the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed,” then by suspending deportations you have broken the law. Those are your words, not mine.

And when you say, “…Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws,” but then you, sir, change the law to make it unenforceable as passed by the congress, you are once again breaking the law as you stated it is.

This is what makes you a hypocrite. Not the color of your skin. Not you party affiliation. Not your religious affiliation. Not even where you may or may not have been born. It’s just your inability to find the truth and live by it.

An emperor is someone who rules as the highest power in the land. He has all authority to make and execute laws and can change them at any time without penalty.

If this was the position you sought, you came to the wrong place because the “peasants” are on the rise and have had it. A revolution is coming and as in the Russian revolution the people in power chose to ignore the outcry of the “peasants” and the rulers lost.

Keep ignoring us and discounting us your Highest Emperor Obama and it will mean political destruction for you and your team.
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It’s Official: Obama Declares America No Longer a Republic

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“Congress will not act, so I will,” warned President Obama over the past few weeks as he projected the possibility of acting unilaterally on the issue of illegal immigration. And act, he did.

In an announcement Thursday evening, the President granted amnesty to millions of those who have entered the country illegally. Those granted amnesty, are those who have been in the country for at least five years, have children who are citizens or legal residents, who pass a criminal background check, and are willing to pay taxes and register with the government. The impact could include as many as 6 million people.

rickmckeeThe elements of his plan have merit, but to be legal, the proposal must be enacted legislatively, which he could have done easily when his party controlled both chambers of congress during his first term. What he proposes to do is to rewrite U.S. immigration law without the Constitutional or statutory authority to do so.

His actions stand in stark contrast to what he has been saying over the past six years. On March 28, 2011 in a Univision appearance, he declared, “For me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates, would not conform to my appropriate role as president.”

On July 25, 2011, he stated, “I know some people want me to bypass congress and change the laws on my own. But that’s not the way our system works.”

On November 25, 2013, he declared, “If in fact I could solve all these problems without passing laws in congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.”

mexicoOn March 6, 2014, he clarified, “I cannot ignore those laws anymore than I can ignore any of the other laws on the books. What I said in the past remains true. Until congress passes a new law, then I am constrained in terms of what I am able to do.”

On February 14, 2013, he said, “The problem is that, I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute the laws that are passed.”

Then, in reference to his 2012 Executive Order where elements of the stalled Senate Dream Act were implemented, he said, “What we have tried to do is administratively reduce the burdens and hardships on families being separated. And what we’ve done is, obviously, pass the deferred action which made sure that the DREAMers, young people who were brought here and think of themselves as Americans, are American except for their papers, that they’re not deported.

“Having said all that, we’ve kind of stretched our administrative flexibility as much as we can. And that’s why making sure we get comprehensive immigration reform done is so important.”

border_crisisAnd on January 30, 2013, he told Univision, “Well, I think it is important to remind everybody that, as I said I think previously, and I’m not a king. I am the head of the executive branch of government. I’m required to follow the law.”

In fact, there are at least 25 times the president has expressed those convictions, and are captured on video. His comments focus on three key areas: 1) we are a nation of laws; 2) as president, he hasn’t the authority to make law, for that’s the role of the legislative branch; and 3) he is not a king or an emperor, i.e. a despot. Clearly, from his speech on Thursday, those convictions have changed. He either feels he is above the law, can now make law, subordinating congress to irrelevancy, or he feels he is now king or emperor.

The Executive Order (EO) does not grant the president the authority to do what he said he’d do this week. There are three things the EO can be used for: operational management of the executive branch, operational management of the federal agencies or officials, and implementing statutory or constitutional presidential responsibilities. Executive Orders cannot be used to either create new law, or to annul or reverse existing law. After all, his primary function, according to the Constitution and his oath of office, is to “faithfully execute the office” in enforcement and execution of the laws legally passed by the legislative branch.

Many have cited executive order precedence of prior presidents. Those situations were far different. President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986, which granted limited amnesty to some qualified illegal immigrants. He subsequently issued an executive order that included minor children of those specifically covered under the Act.

KingObamaIn 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush issued an Executive Order related to that Act that broadened the scope to include spouses and children of those granted amnesty under the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. The EO was a logical inclusion not specifically delineated in the Act. Both Reagan’s and Bush’s Executive Orders were supported by the legislative intent of Simpson-Mazzoli, were legal declarations of how Simpson-Mazzoli would be implemented, and were supported by Congress.

What the President did this week establishes a dangerous precedent and arguably creates a constitutional crisis over the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches and the rule of law. As disturbing as it is to have a president so willfully and intentionally exceed his constitutional authority, is the fact that his party leadership is entirely supportive of his illegal actions.

In a few years there will be a Republican president who may, using his “pen and his phone,” rescind the Affordable Care Act, or outlaw abortions altogether, or initiate tax cuts just by Executive Order. Those who have no problem with what the President did this week will have no legal leg to stand on in their denunciation of such future executive actions.

Regardless of which party he hails from, and regardless of the viability of his proposal, President Obama this week declared that we are no longer a nation of laws, and that he is our emperor.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

 

Obama: Just A Footnote In History

On a recent interview on Face The Nation, Obama said “There are times, there’s no doubt about it, where, you know I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction.” Really Obama, really, after six years you are trying to tell us that your policies have not worked because you and your fellow Democrats did a poor selling job?

Well, I have news for Obama, It’s not his poor selling job that has turned America against his policies, it’s because they are failed policies. The truth be known, that after six years of trying to shove every Liberal idea down America’s throat, America is finally saying enough. America has seen Liberalism up close and they do not like what they see, after six years all of his lies and deceit are bubbling up to the surface, which just proves, you cannot build on a foundation of lies.

With the video of Obama-Care architect Jonathan Gruber out there for all Americans to see, the rest of America now knows what many of us have known from the beginning, that Obama-Care was nothing but a scam, just a big transfer of wealth scam to satisfy his Socialist agenda. Gruber said, “They proposed it and that passed, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference.” This is what the Democratic Party really thinks of the American people, in one way I have to agree with Gruber, a people that votes twice to elect Obama must be stupid, although I must give them a little bit of a  pass, because after all, they cast their vote for lies, not for truth.

The Democratic-Liberal-Progressive agenda is clear, lie to the American people and let big government run their lives, because after all, the American people are too stupid to know what is good for them. I believe we are now 70% Capitalist and 30% Socialist, Obama is trying as hard as he can to make this country 70% Socialist and many people are going along for the ride, not knowing what is in store for them at the end of the ride.

Obama also said, “I think that what you’ll see is a constant effort to improve the way we deliver service to customers…experimenting with ways that I can reach out to Republicans more effectively. Making sure that we’re reaching out and using the private sector more effectively.”

Obama has never offered as much as a finger to the Republicans, let’s face it, he does not want their in-put on anything, he truly believes that he is King of the United States, instead of president. Obama’s only legacy will be that he was the first black president, that is how he will be remembered, Obama-Care will crumble before it can be repealed, once that goes there is nothing else left.

Obama is a president that history will want to forget, a president that did nothing to improve America, but only weakened us at home and in the eyes of the world. Obama’s legacy will become nothing more than a footnote in the history books.

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That Wasn’t A Blitz,That Was A Blountz :D

Hey Congress, You voted for Obamcare,

Now we’re voting you out of there,

We the people have awakened to your tricks,

You voted to let this pass,

Now you’re going to be out on your _ _ _(horn sound rhymes with pass)-___

Ray Stevens, “We the People.” (see link below for this great video by Ray) :D

In a crushing defeat to democrats, republicans took control of both houses since five years ago and the biggest defeat in 65 years thanks to we  the people. Now is not the time to get compliant and celebrate too long and get down to business. They have to be strong, competent and confrontational and show leadership and not this cow towing, compromise and ‘try to be nice so they like us’ crap. They have to come up with a definite plan and stick to it. That plan should include repealing “every word of Obamcare” as Ted Cruz says and securing our borders and fixing the economy.

Obama has run out of people to blame for his incompetence. They’re all under the Obama bus. Let’s hope the GOP actually does something good for the Country! Otherwise, the reverse will happen next election. Joe Biden said if the republicans took over the dems would compromise with them. I really doubt that is going to happen since they haven’t compromised with the house  in five years now.

Obama is seething now and will pull all the stops out to complete his radical agenda of transforming America into a third world country equal to all the other countries in the world. He said he’ll use his pen and phone and rule by executive orders, but the republicans must stop him at every chance to save our beloved country from this fake presidential traitor with fake credentials.

If I were an illegalI I’d be royally teed off at Obama. First he promised them amnesty,then he put it off until right after the elections now he says not until Christmas. The same with healthcare, normally healthcare companies announce their rates by mid October, but Obama put a halt on that  until after the elections so as not to hurt his democrats, but it didn’t help them and now when people see their rates go sky high they will be  hitting the roof.

In an article  appearing on CNN: “ A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.

The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after Obama’s Democrats swept to power and marginalized Republicans in a rush to reform health care, Wall Street and pass a huge stimulus package.

Now, it’s Democrats who will take the back seat on Capitol Hill, relying mostly on the power of the filibuster to stymie Republicans and keep Obama’s legacy i

“For too long, this administration has tried to tell the American people what is good for them and then blame somebody else when their policies didn’t work out,” Mitch McConnell, who is expected to become the next Senate majority leader, said in a victory speech.

In the House, CNN projected the GOP will have at least 246 seats, its largest majority since World War II. Speaker John Boehner, celebrating a widened majority, said he is “humbled by the responsibility the American people have placed with us.”

“But this is not a time for celebration,” he said. “It’s time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has controlled the Senate since 2007, congratulated Republicans on their victory.

“The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together,” Reid said. “I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class.”

 Yeah,We’ll see Harry, we’ll see.

Democrats weakest since 1920s…

DEFIANT OBAMA: AMNESTY BY CHRISTMAS!

HURT: America faces most dangerous two years…

REID UNLOADS ON PRESIDENT.

Obama sued for changing Obamacare ..

Ray Stevens – We The People (Live) – YouTube

Obama ‘intentionally delays’ health-insurance rates

The Lightening-Fast Reflexes of the Obama Regime

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The Obama Administration’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, announced October 28th that his agency has raised the security level for federal buildings in the aftermath of last week’s terror attacks in Canada:

“The reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently,” Johnson said in a statement. “Given world events, prudence dictates a heightened vigilance in the protection of US government installations and our personnel.”

Aren’t you absolutely bowled over by the cat-like reflexes of the Obama Administration? I mean really, we have only seen the fall of every major town in Iraq, sans Baghdad, the engagement of even Islamist countries in the fight against the Islamic State, beheadings and actual declarations of violent intent from the Islamic State and associated Islamist terror groups. We have seen “faceless selfies” of wanna-be jihadis and jihadist sympathizers featuring signs with pro-Islamic State propaganda in front of buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. And we have seen beheadings on American soil in the name of Islam. Why should we expect any meaningful and/or timely response from an administration that is still trying to figure out if an infectious disease should warrant a quarantine of travelers arriving from infected countries?

Oh sure, the brilliant mind that is Barack Obama doesn’t succumb to the knee-jerk decision, especially where national security and foreign policy are concerned. That’s probably why he is still deliberating the security of the US border in the face of Islamist terrorists who have declared they will bring car bombs and beheadings to US soil; and why he is purposely ignoring the transportation of infectious disease across the border in the form of Enterovirus 68. Titrated to the Obama Administration’s response rate to serious issues facing the American citizenry, he will probably see our border secured after the 27th car bomb goes off in New York (after he chastises politicians there for their kneejerk Islamophobic responses) and after all of the schools in every state on the Southern border are quarantined.

My deference to Mr. Obama’s intelligence, and his ability to react in a timely manner to any crisis, is Obviously mired in sarcasm. Truth be told, I am more inclined to believe that Mr. Obama – whose entire tenure has been an exercise in group-think and governance by committee – is the dullest crayon in the White House box. Do you think for a moment that if he had achieved exemplary grades at Harvard or had penned a groundbreaking essay for the Harvard Review that the Progressive Left wouldn’t have showcased that behind the altar at the Church of Perpetual Obamaisms? No, it is likelier that he was a sub-par student whose falsely elevated self-esteem afforded him the opportunity to be “good at the mouth” and little else.

We all should have known this – or at least the voters on the Left side of the aisle should have known this – prior to his election in 2008, his only accomplishment being the failure of his community organizing efforts at the Altgeld Gardens in Chicago, still a cesspool of poverty, drug dealers, prostitutes and welfare queens to this day.

Of course, to have discerned Mr. Obama as wholly unqualified for the job would have required Liberal voters to actually think for themselves – before they voted, and to possess the integrity to understand and accept that race isn’t a qualification for office – at any level. To have realized the mistake of Obama – preemptively – would have required those on the pretentious side of the aisle to acquiesce to the notion that their ideological mindset just might not be as “fantabulous” as they think they it is.

Sadly, and to the detriment of liberty, personal freedom and representative government, we all know that the likelihood of a Liberal epiphany is next to nil. Liberals, led like clueless lemmings, will continue to fall prey to the emotionally marketed manipulation of their Progressive overlords; overlords who have co-opted their political party; self-centered and opportunistic overlords who have hoodwinked them into the chains of ideological slavery.

3 Good Reasons To Vote On Tuesday

There is no doubt in my mind that there are people out there that will sit home on Tuesday instead of going out and voting, these are the same people I blame for giving Obama a second term. You know who you are, the ones that refuse to vote for a candidate because they do not agree 100% with what you believe.

With the Senate in our grasp and many tight races every vote counts, if you are not going to vote for someone, than go out and vote against someone. Reagan once said, if he can get 60% of what he wanted in negotiating with Democrats, he considers himself a winner, if it is good enough for Reagan, it should be good enough for you.

I have provided 3 good reasons for going out and voting on Tuesday, I hope they motivate you to get off your ass and head to the voting booth.

 

IF  THESE  3  DON’T  MOTIVATE  YOU,  NOTHING  WILL.

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You Can’t Teach An Old Liberal New Tricks

I just don’t get it, after all the failed policies of the Obama administration, after all the bashing corporations for making a profit, Liberals still think that big government is the answer. At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton attempted to attack “trickle-down economics.” Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.” She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.

Time and time again it has been proven that raising the minimum wage will hurt job creation. When you hit the bottom line of a business owner, one of two things has to happen, they have to raise prices or make cuts. Raising prices has to be the last resort in order to stay competitive, which leaves only one area, labor, which is the most expensive cost to any business.

Obviously Hilary agrees with Obama when he famously said to American business owners, “You didn’t build that.” To say that corporations and businesses do not create jobs is at best an asinine statement, if not them, who?  While watching her give that speech, it was boggling to the mind that people in the audience actually cheered and clapped when she made those ridiculous statements. Why doesn’t Hilary go tell Amazon or Microsoft that they are not really creating jobs.

The government reported that there were 248,000 jobs created in September, hey Hilary, who created those jobs, the government? Corporations and businesses create the jobs; people like Obama and Hilary destroy jobs. When government sticks its nose into the private sector trouble follows, over regulation and mandating policy hurts the economy not helps it.

Recently fast food workers were protesting for a higher minimum wage, they do not grasp the fact that they are slowly putting themselves out of work. Automation is slowly creeping its way into the fast food industry and the higher wages go, cheaper automation will be implemented, what’s better, having a job or not having a job?

I cannot believe that there are so many people in this country that still fall for that big government crap. It is the government’s job to create an atmosphere that promotes job creation; this administration has done the complete opposite. The majority of Obama’s job creation has been for part time or low wage jobs, while wages tumble and prices rise, I cannot understand how people still believe that government works for our interest, government works for government’s interest and Obama and the Democratic Party are the perfect examples of that.

And she wants to be our next President? God I hope not.

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