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Obama’s Carter Moment in the Middle East

While it’s not happening practically on the eve of the election, the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi are rapidly shaping up to be like President Carter’s situation with Iran in 1980. But, before the Romney camp can start celebrating, there are some very important issues that need addressing when it comes to the fumbling of the current administration. And there are some loose ends that need to be tied together.

First, let’s take a look at the events of yesterday, before the attacks. In the morning here in the States, Obama delivered remarks at the Pentagon. The more cynical among us were probably surprised that he limited himself at least a little, when it came to taking credit for the death of Osama bin Laden.

Most of the Americans we lost that day had never considered the possibility that a small band of terrorists halfway around the world could do us such harm. Most had never heard the name al Qaeda. And yet, it’s because of their sacrifice that we’ve come together and dealt a crippling blow to the organization that brought evil to our shores. Al Qaeda’s leadership has been devastated and Osama bin Laden will never threaten us again. Our country is safer and our people are resilient.

Perhaps the reference to the devastation of Al Qaeda’s leadership was alluding to the most recent death that has been brought up in context with the Cairo attack. But, that is something to consider a little later. For now, let’s leap to much later in the day, but still before the Cairo attack.

Andrew Kaczynski – @BuzzFeedAndrew

Only images of this tweet remain, this one from Andrew Kaczynski on BuzzFeed. The debate over government accounts deleting tweets, and the Library of Congress archives of those electronic communications can wait for another time. By the morning of September 12th eastern time, the Obama administration was backing down from this initial statement. It is not a reaction. The embassy doubled-down on the sentiment after the attack. But, this one came before it started, presumably because the embassy personnel knew there might be a riot in the first place. Questions and reprisals flew over this, and the administration’s attempt to back down from this position arguably is falling flat. Diplomatic personnel do not communicate with the world without guidance, period. Claiming that this was “unauthorized” is worse than admitting to the position, because it implies that there is a rogue element within the diplomatic corps that has the ability to communicate on behalf of this administration without any sort of guidance or supervision. And, bluntly, it is silly. This statement is typical of this administration, that has bent over backwards to appease Islamist organizations. One has to suspend disbelief to take this morning’s quasi-retraction of the statement seriously, especially since paraphrased forms of it were in both Obama’s and Secretary Clinton’s statements on these events – or event, depending on how one interpreted them.

That brings us to the tragedy that overshadowed the Cairo incident, and monopolized the official statements from the administration. Over the coming months, there is no doubt that there will be arguments over whether the Iran Hostage Crisis was better or worse than the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three diplomatic staff members. Secretary Clinton was quick to point out that Libyans stepped up to help Americans, and defend the Consulate, including a mention that they carried the Ambassador’s body to the hospital. But, it’s unlikely that is the whole story. Before her speech, news had already broken that contradicted at least part of the Secretary’s comments. The whispers are already out there that the Libyans might have been involved in the attack, and that security at the Consulate wasn’t sufficient.

Given that, there is a possibility that these two attacks may be utterly unconnected, not even sharing cause. The anti-Mohammed movie is a rather thin excuse, even with many radicals in play in both nations. One of the filmmakers is in hiding, and another that has been attributed with the work is associated with a Coptic Christian organization in America. The fact that the film had been promoted to one extent or another by Terry Jones, of “Burn a Q’uran Day” fame, further muddies the water. Regardless, all accounts state that the film itself is laughable, poorly made, and definitely wouldn’t have been destined for anything but demise in obscurity if it wasn’t for these events. Perhaps it was enough to spark the flag desecration and chanting about Osama bin Laden in Cairo, but buying that it sparked the armed attack in Benghazi would be foolhardy. Conversely, accepting Secretary Clinton’s contentions that Ambassador Stevens was well-liked and accepted in Libya might not be intelligent either. That is by no means an implication that Stevens was doing anything wrong. It is a suggestion that maybe he was meeting more resistance in his attempts to help the Libyans than the administration is willing to admit publicly. That certainly makes more sense than blaming this all on an obscure, poorly made film.

And, in all of this, it seems that the media is happily avoiding one subject that this administration probably has no desire to cover. That is the question of the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama would have everyone believe that this an innocuous social service organization, that many current and former Islamic terrorists just happened to be associated with at one point or another during their lives. On the other side, alarmists cry that the organization is kin with Satan himself, and is hell bent on the destruction of the West. As with most things in life, the truth probably lies somewhere in between. For the purposes of bridging cultural gaps, perhaps it would be better to compare it with another organization that Americans are probably a little more familiar with – Sinn Fein, the political arm of Irish Republican Army. This suggestion is in the context of defining the function of the Muslim Brotherhood, not to imply direct connection between that organization and any terrorist groups. The MB has been scrupulous about keeping itself separate from those groups, and that is plainly illustrated by the fact that terrorists are apparently not welcome in the organization. They move on to more radical action after leaving the MB, period. But, that doesn’t change the fact that many Islamic terrorists get initial experience in Islamic activism within the MB. Sinn Fein was also careful to stay above the fray, and did not dirty its hands directly in the terrorist activities of the IRA. That is where the similarity lies, and there alone. Where Sinn Fein was implicated in funding IRA activities, the MB has not been connected financially or otherwise with any known terrorist organizations – at least that has not been uncovered, or reported widely.

The story behind these events is still unfolding, and it is possible that details may continue to filter out to the public even beyond November. But, the current take away is that yet again, the Obama administration has shown itself to be wholly disorganized, as shown with the initial communications from the Cairo Embassy via Twitter. To suggest that the President is beyond his depth is probably an understatement. Cairo and Benghazi do not exist in a vacuum, and Obama has done a great deal of harm to this nation’s diplomatic relations with the only true ally in the region – Israel. And that in itself is yet another story illustrating the amateurish foreign policy management in this administration. Whether or not this becomes a coffin nail for the Obama camp in November remains to be seen, but it would be bluntly insane if the Romney camp did not leave it alone for now, only to resurrect it late next month.

I Know Who Said to Take Out God and Jerusalem from the DNC Platform

Ok. So I don’t exactly know, but I can offer an educated guess. Before we get into that, a little background is necessary.

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Let’s go back to 2003. Back then, James Moore was starting his own little cottage industry on the back of Karl Rove. That “other-Moore” released a couple books, and one was made into a movie – “Bush’s Brain.” Of course, the whole marketing scheme was that George W. Bush couldn’t possibly be smart enough to do it all by himself. Rove was the puppet-master, and he was ruthless political operator manipulating the hapless Bush. Liberals ate this up with relish, and for at least a little while, they actually knew who Rove was (now, they apparently don’t, outside the Beltway at least.) Why was this idea so popular? Well, Bush did it to himself, in some ways. There just had to be someone very smart helping him along the way. How else could a former frat-boy make it to 1600, daddy being a previous resident notwithstanding?

Just a year later, Barack Obama comes on the national scene, at that year’s DNC convention. Of course this charismatic man was being groomed to run for the presidency. Everyone knew it, just as we can easily predict the rising stars in the GOP today. But how did Obama get there, and more importantly, how did he get into the White House? We all looked at Bush’s pedigree, and the left immediately leaped on any perceived deficiencies they could, leaving a huge market for Moore’s books on the topic. But, that was just a couple years into Bush’s first term. Only now are the Republicans starting to really delve into the past of the elusive Obama. Hopefully, it’s not “too little, too late.”

Instead of Moore, there’s Richard Miniter, and his book, Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him. I humbly suggest that it was no coincidence that the phrase “leading from behind” was used more than once on the floor of the RNC convention, by no less than Condi Rice, for one. This book suggests that there isn’t just one Rove in the background pulling strings in the current administration, but no less than three. That is, if you are only going to count the women.

In turns, Obama was (and still is) influenced highly by certain women in his life. That list includes Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Valerie Jarrett. While both Michelle and Pelosi obviously have some sway in Obama’s world all the time, admittedly Pelosi’s real time of influence was during the debates and passage of the Healthcare Reform Act. No one is likely to forget her infamous “we’ve got to pass it to know what’s in it” plea, and Miniter actually contends that we should be referring to that legislation as “Pelosi-Care,” not Obamacare, to give credit where it is actually due. As for the current debacle with the platform, it’s highly unlikely that either Michelle or Pelosi would have suggested such a thing as removing reference to God and Jerusalem.

So, that leaves Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett to consider. Sure, it’s possible that both of these women had a hand in this, for different reasons. While all the Dems have been making hay about Bill Clinton’s speech at the convention, I’ve been quietly considering Romney’s response to it. It really wasn’t a very good speech for Obama. If nothing else, Bill Clinton is good at smiling while delivering an obscure insult. It could be argued that is precisely what that speech was. Does anyone really think that Bill forgot about Reagan’s inheritance from Carter, and what he did with it? If you do, you must be a Democrat. So yes, there is a strong argument for Hillary suggesting, or at least supporting, the removal of the reference to God and Jerusalem in the Democratic Platform. Or you could buy into Alan Dershowitz’s contention that it’s the result of “rogue elements”. Not very convincing, however, it is interesting to consider Dershowitz’s opinion on Hamas.

And that leaves Valerie Jarrett. She is arguably the one that conservatives should be calling “Obama’s Brain.” And just who is she, really? To hear it from the Obama’s, she’s a very old friend. Considering they met sometime in the 1990’s, it does make one wonder what it takes to become an “old friend.” Otherwise, Jarrett resides in Rove’s old office, and some might even say that she has greater access to and influence on Obama than Rove ever did with Bush. And, by all accounts, Jarrett is a radical left-wing political player, and probably the biggest proponent of secularism in the current administration. Miniter’s book does cover the history of Jarrett and the Obama’s such as can be gleaned from the few that are willing to talk about her. Of course, it’s not likely anyone will get many statements on her going forward, and certainly not from anyone like Robert Gibbs, who she probably caused to end up outside the White House.

So, my bet is on Valerie Jarrett being the culprit, and there is no way it was a typo. And, like many other mistakes in this administration, there never was any intention for there to be a real vote on the issue on the floor of the convention. The fact that the delegates actually spoke their minds had to be highly annoying to Obama. After all, the only deity he wants to see people worshiping is him, right?

When in Doubt – Call in Al Gore

Now, bear in mind that the Dems will undoubtedly claim that Al Gore came out on this all by himself, without any prompting from them. Could actually be the truth. But, other than a really massive grudge against America for 2000, why would Gore bother bringing this up now?

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Abolishing the Electoral College system is brought up from time to time. It’s usually dismissed out of hand, and should be this time. The only useful thing to consider here is the fact that Gore is bringing it up at a point when it makes absolutely no sense – not that he’s known for making sense, that is.

So, if we’re running on the premise that there is some prompting from the Dems here, what does that mean about their strategy going forward? Yes, they will be going for whatever they can to keep the spotlight off the economy, and Obama’s massive failures in general. But, does this also mean that the Obama camp might be thinking that their only hope is to rely on the popular vote?

It’s no secret that the Obama camp is in near panic mode, begging for money at least once daily via email, and any other way it can. And then there’s the situation with Hillary Clinton. In case you missed it, she’s going to the Cook Islands for a very important conference with a bunch of nominal nations that rely heavily on the U.S. for many things – like trade – but rarely show up in the headlines here unless there’s some sort of atrocity or natural disaster there. Yep, that’s MUCH more important than the DNC next week! Needless to say, people aren’t even bothering to whisper that this is probably to protect Hillary as much as possible from Obama fallout in 2016 – they’re shouting it from the rooftops at this point.

So what’s a floundering presidential campaign to do when it can’t manage to fill venues for its “coming out party”? Well, it could invite 20,000 Muslims. Why not? It’s not like the folks of Charlotte weren’t already annoyed with the Dem party endorsing gay marriage – sure, they didn’t vote to make such unions absolutely illegal, right?

If you’re getting lost here, my point is that the Obama camp has sunk so low at this point, throwing Al Gore in the mix couldn’t possibly make it worse, could it? I think maybe we should ask Clint Eastwood’s version of Obama on that one – at least we’ll get a more intelligent answer! But, here’s to Al Gore, for bringing up yet another non-issue to distract everyone. Next!

Grasping at Energy Straws

In February 2012 New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer called upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to request Saudi Arabia increase their oil production to make up for potential disruptions in the world’s oil supply resulting from Iranian saber-rattling. Schumer’s unhidden rationale was that such a pledge from the Saudis would drive down gasoline prices in America

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/216057-schumer-saudi-arabis-plan-to-increae-oil-output-will-lower-gas-prices

This ill-advised strategy was clearly politically driven. While the idea of higher gasoline prices, and the accompanying increase in the price of gas dependent goods and services is consistently rejected by average Americans, this is a blatantly partisan call for a short-term fix. This temporary, non-solution, suggested in order to perpetuate the false narrative that America’s economy is improving thanks to “progressive” policy decisions does absolutely nothing to reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil. Quite to the contrary, it exacerbates it.

On March 15, 2012 Reuters reported that during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent trip to the U.S. the current White House occupant proposed releasing emergency oil reserves as a way to reduce world oil prices.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/15/uk-obama-energy-spr-idUKBRE82E00U20120315

Were the White House to make such a decision, it would be yet another desperate attempt to lower gas prices by whatever means possible. Tapping into the emergency oil reserves is a bad idea. Those reserves are there for use during a pressing national emergency. Tapping in to them every time there’s an increase in the price of a barrel of oil is both gross mismanagement and a misguided misapplication of the stockpile. Not only will the reserves need to be replenished with what might well turn out to be more expensive oil, tapping into them now does nothing to address the long-term problem.

“progressives” continue to grasp at short-term straws frantically trying to make themselves look good in the eyes of low information, sound bite voters. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to win the 2012 election, even if decisions made to make themselves look good in the short term are not sound long term solutions. As radical “progressive” political strategist and leftist hero Saul Alinsky dictated: the ends justify the means.

In the interest of national security and job creation, the United States should put Americans back to work delivering American energy to Americans. This is the best way for America to become energy independent while boosting the economy. Trying to force “green energy” on America’s economy overnight will only contribute to the collapse of that economy. Evidence: Spain’s troubled financial situation and extremely high unemployment.

America doesn’t need a broken economy. America doesn’t need short-term price fixes driven by partisan political decisions. America needs and deserves sound, long term solutions that will result in energy independence.

Drill here. Drill now.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/grasping-at-energy-straws/

Clinton's State Department to discredit Russian elections?

NEW YORK, January 31, 2012 — Anthony T. Salvia, Director of the American Institute in Ukraine, and consultant in international public advocacy and governmental affairs, has said that Vladimir Putin is still the most popular politician in Russia.

He said: “If the Russian presidential election were held next week, Prime Minster Vladimir Putin would likely win with 52-58% of the popular vote-some 20 points fewer than the result he achieved in 2004, but still representing broad popular support in line with Western standards of electoral success. If his position were to slip between then and March 4th, and he were to receive less than 50% of the vote, he would find himself in a run-off, most likely with Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov, over whom he would certainly prevail.

“So says Valery Fyodorov, general director of VTsIOM, one of Russia’s leading public opinion research organizations. He recently presented detailed polling results to an international conference organized by the Mitteleuropa Initiative in Vienna.

“He said a greater danger for Putin than Zyuganov would be the inevitable efforts of opposition forces to de-legitimize his election-which they will do even if the process is conducted freely and fairly.

“US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked Moscow’s ire when she labeled the Russian State Duma elections of last December 4th “neither free nor fair,” demanding that each and every instance of fraud be investigated.

“Fyodorov contradicted this narrative. He told your correspondent that while vote fraud certainly did take place, it did not do so on such a scale as to alter the results, which corresponded broadly to exit and pre-election polling nationwide. Nevertheless, the opposition-i.e., the disaffected members of the urban middle class, the liberal intelligentsia, Communists and Russian nationalists who took to the streets to protest electoral chicanery- as well as much of the Western media and some leading Western politicians, have sought to de-legitimize the Duma elections, and, thereby, the Russian government.

“More of the same can be expected in the aftermath of the presidential vote on March 4th.

“Some opposition forces will surely seek to portray any decline in Putin’s percentage of the vote since the last time he ran (certain to happen), a lower rate of voter participation (as those who feel there is no acceptable alternative to Putin stay home), and an upsurge in support for the parties of the left, including the Communist Party (likely in view of their strong showing in the State Duma elections of last December, although as of this writing, Putin is rising in the polls) as popular disavowal of Putin. For good measure, they will allege voter fraud-whether or not it took place-in an effort to discredit and de-legitimize Putin and the Russian system generally.

“Secretary Clinton and her merry band of humanitarian interventionists at Foggy Bottom will be only too happy to egg them on. They will be aided and abetted by the Republican foreign policy establishment, which shares Mrs. Clinton’s antipathy to Putin-not because, in their view, he is not a democrat (they could not care less about that), but because he dares to resist Washington’s efforts to turn Russia into a nominally independent satellite by standing up for Russia’s legitimate national interests.”

About the Conduct of Our Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan

I am submitting this in response to the comments about the Marines who were video taped pissing on dead Taliban members. This is a post I first wrote on the original Patriot Action Network site on October 19, 2010 at 3:40 a.m. It was originally addressed to some who criticized me and others for advocating working through the political system to solve our political problems. They were calling me and others names because we were, and are, working hard to prevent a war here in America. Although written for a different subject matter then, it is very appropriate in the context of the story of our Marines pissing on dead Taliban.

This is addressed to anyone who feels they have a right to criticize our military people fighting the battles day in and day out, and especially directed to the lame politicians and bureaucrats in Washington D. C.

I am writing this in response to Gerald, Gary, Jaymes, and others of like mind. You posted comments that denigrate the attitudes of me and Dave Ruhoff about our ideas of using peaceful means to take our country back from the leftists who now run our government. I don’t know any of you and never saw your names before this discussion. I have some thoughts for you in regards to your comments about “sunshine patriots” and “collaborators”. If anyone has a weak stomach do not read this. It is not vulgar but is rather graphic to make a point I think is very important to those who think violence is the answer to our woes. If you have ever been in combat you should be ashamed of yourselves. If not, you shouldn’t be spouting the way you did. I went to bed but could not sleep and hope that expressing my thoughts will clear my head and allow me to sleep, and at the same time, give some of you something to reflect upon.

Before thinking ill of us, go enlist in the Army or Marine Corp. Volunteer for combat as an infantry soldier. Spend a couple of years in the mountains of Afghanistan. Spend every day with the threat of death at your elbow. Take that 100 pound rucksack and carry it until your shoulders ache from the load. Walk until you hips, legs, ankles, and feet cry out in pain. Go until you think you can’t walk any more and then keep on going. Go experience the freezing cold, the snow, the rain, the mud. Volunteer to be the point man. Walk along terrain that is so slippery you can barely sand up. And while you are doing this, be on constant alert for snipers, booby traps, or the ambush waiting around the next bend, past the next tree, or past the next boulder. Watch a 180 degree arc side to side and from ground level to the tops of trees, rocks, ridges, etc. for the ambush that could come at any second without warning, just the sudden burst from a grenade, mortar, RPG, or machine gun. Watch east step you take because the rock you kick might have a live grenade under it, or a trip wire, waiting for some poor unsuspecting grunt to kick it and have his legs blown off, or worse.

Lay there at night among the rocks, too tired and scared to sleep, every noise you hear being the chance of an enemy sneaking up to slit your throat. Experience the ambush, bullets tearing the ground around you. See the guy next to you get hit and feel his blood splatter all over you. Feel the relief, and the guilt, when your first thought is “I am okay, thank God it wasn’t me” as he lays there bleeding to death because you can’t quite firing long enough to help him as you are outnumbered 50-1.

Experience the fear of hand to hand combat, you with your knife and the enemy with his. Feel the pain as his knife slashes at your body. Feel your knife plunge into his sternum or stomach and the sensation as it stops when the hilt hits and his blood begins to run along your hand. Or hear the hissing of an enemy hand grenade a split second before it explodes, hurling hot metal into your body and the concussion knocking you to the ground. Feel the pain and fear as you lay there, semi-conscious and unable to defend yourself as enemy soldiers run past you, hoping they don’t stick you with a bayonet or pump a few rounds into you for good measure.

Or feel the sensation of being shot, the hot flash of pain and the feeling of being hit by a baseball bat swung by a Major League slugger. Live like this day in and day out for a year or two. Then come talk to me about “sunshine patriots”. Then come talk to me about “collaborators”. Then come talk to me about “weak willed people only willing to write letters or vote”.

Before judging people like Dave and me, walk a mile in my shoes and see if you can come up with a better plan. See if you can understand why pounding the pavement to get out the vote and writing letters to elected officials to get your point across and accomplish your goals is acceptable. My apologies to those who find this disturbing. My goal here is to; hopefully, give those who are looking for a war something to think about. How about we try it my way? America is worth it to me.

God Bless America.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
January 20, 2012

Rick Perry and the Truth About Turkey

Governor Rick Perry has drawn quite a bit of criticism for his recent remarks regarding the country of Turkey during the Fox news/WSJ SC GOP debate on Tuesday night. When asked about his plans for cutting all U.S. foreign aid to zero,and whether Turkey still belongs in NATO, Perry responded as follows: “Obviously, when you have a country that is being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists, when you start seeing that type of activity against their own citizens, then yes — not only is it time for us to have a conversation about whether or not they belong to be in NATO, but it’s time for the United States, when we look at their foreign aid, to go to zero with it,” he said.

Note that Perry states in his answer that Turkey is “being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists.” He didn’t call them terrorists or identify any certain individuals as terrorists, but instead stated that many people would perceive the rulers of Turkey to be Islamic terrorists. So does Governor Perry’s statement carry any weight? Yes it does, and there are plenty of facts to back it up, which may be found by doing some very basic research on the subject of Turkey.

While the U.S. State dept, which is currently run by Hillary Clinton, has distanced itself from Perry’s statement, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs came out with a very U.S. DNC-type statement in which they attacked Perry’s credibility, as opposed to putting up any facts to denounce his statement. “Those individuals who are candidates for positions requiring responsibility such as the U.S. presidency are expected to be more knowledgeable on global affairs and more careful in their statements,” the ministry said in a statement. “Turkey became a member of NATO when the governor was just 2 years old. … The U.S. has no time to lose with such candidates who do not even know America’s allies.” So just because Governor Perry was two years old when Turkey joined NATO., we are led to believe that he could not possibly know anything about the country of Turkey, and their eligibility for NATO admittance. With the Muslim brotherhood surging into power within Egypt due to the recent uprisings across the region, we see the political climate changing at a rapid pace today. The anti-American, anti-Israeli sentiment is at a dangerous level throughout the Middle East and North Africa today. Governor Perry obviously wasn’t referring to the Turkey of 50 years ago when he made his statement.

For some factual history of the examples of historic Turkish genocide, mainly aimed at wiping out Christians in the region, see this article. Millions of people were murdered or fled religious persecution by the Young Turks of the Ottoman Empire, and Turkey’s government has shown the propensity to deny those facts, even today. And recently, William Dalrymple penned “Christians Fleeing the Middle East’ in which he wrote, that Christianity is suffering “a devastating decline in the land of its birth.” While today’s Turkey proclaims itself to be a Republic, it appears to be anything but a free Republic when we read about the Turkish-Muslim Persecution of Christians.

Fast forward to today. In this Fox News article, we see that recently the Turkish government has expelled the Israeli Ambassador, that Turkey’s [lack of] freedom of the press currently resembles that of Russia, and that Turkish authorities have recently met with Hamas leaders. Add to that information the reports that violence against women are up some 1400%, (2002-2009) and that the director of the Turkish Research Program, Mr. Capaptay, wrote an essay that stated that the Turkish government has “neutered domestic checks and balances” since 2002, a “consolidation of power” that could have consequences for its relationship with the U.S. He noted that Turkish officials have demonized Western nations, and polls show the Turkish people mostly do not view the U.S. Favorably. To Governor Perry’s credit, he stands by his statements, as he recently stated, “When you see the number of actions against your citizens that we would consider to be terrorist acts, I stand by my statement,” Perry said. “You need to be putting protections in place for your citizens if you’re seeing those types of attacks against, particularly, well, particularly females. That is particularly heinous from my perspective.”

Finally, some pundits and assorted academics have falsely argued that Turkey does not currently receive and U.S. Foreign aid, in another attempt to discredit Perry’s statements. Apparently, the very same government-paid propagandist who wrote the essay mentioned above, Mr. Capaptay of the “Turkish Research Program” are incapable of telling the truth and doing proper research to back up statements, such as the following: “First, Turkey does not receive U.S. foreign aid. Some time in the 1980s it was phased out, so this is not your mother’s Turkey,” U.S. Aid to Turkey has been “phased out” since 1980? Not according to the U.S. Government it hasn’t, as seen here. That shows Turkey receiving $5.4 million from the U.S. In 2011 and another $5.6 million slated to be given to them in 2012. Keep in mind that those figures are only for “base appropriations.” For instance, in FY 2009, the U.S. Government gave Turkey $7 million tax dollars for.. “economic development.” Mr. Capaptay would be advised to be careful with his own “inaccurate statements” as per his condescending statement to governor Perry concerning U.S. cash being given to Turkey today.

In conclusion, Governor Perry is 100% correct in demanding that the U.S. reset all foreign aid back to zero, reevaluate each case, and then reestablish the programs based on protecting American interests and preventing U.S. tax dollars from funding anti-American regimes. And yes, that should include Islamic-terrorist supporting governments and anyone else caught promoting and/or aiding them. Why in the world does the United States government continue to dole out billions of taxpayer dollars to hostile countries out to destroy America?

Rep. Issa: Fast and Furious Just A “Dumb Program”

In a Washington Times article on Friday, December 2, 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca) stated that Eric Holder did not order Operation Fast & Furious/Gunrunner. Issa declares that:

“Fast and Furious was not the first federal investigation in which “bad people are allowed to continue to do bad things in the name of going after bad people.”

Once again I find myself quoting the duck in the AFLAC commercial- HUH???????????

What a bunch of double-talking nonsense. This reminds me of an episode of the television series “MASH”, when Frank Burns comes out with a typical moronic statement of “it’s nice to be nice to the nice”. Issa must be a big fan of the character of that series because he certainly mimics the Burns character. Issa has also declined to join in the chorus of Republicans calling for Holder’s resignation or firing because his committee had not “reached all the conclusions that are appropriate in this investigation.”. Well isn’t that just special? They have been “looking into” this for a year and have found nothing that comes to the level of resignation or firing? I certainly have found enough justification in my perusal of this matter to put Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Kenneth Melson in prison for life.

Issa continued with a statement that makes we wonder how the family of Agent Terry feels knowing that the man in charge of investigating their loved one’s death thinks of him as “collateral damage”. I am not related, but I find this statement reprehensible.

“It is about a failure that seems to be pervasive within Justice that investigations play fast and loose with the expectations of what is right or wrong when it comes to what I am going to call collateral damage.”

I wrote Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley back in June asking if they would really do what is needed or if they would make a joke out of this procedure. Unfortunately, Issa has done as I expected and made a mockery, once again, of Congressional hearings into anything. This has been a dog and pony show from the beginning, as I expected it to be. Here is the letter I wrote:

Sen. Grassley, Rep. Issa, June 3, 2011

I am writing about the controversy over the BAFTE and “Project Gunrunner”. I have discovered quite a lot about this operation in my research. I have read about the illegal activities and the deaths involved, including that of Border patrol Agent Brian Terry on December 10, 2010 in a remote area near Nogales, Arizona. I don’t know how much information you have on this so I will let you know what I know and hope that, as the members of Congress investigating this matter, you have more information than I have. The gun dealers involved in this reported the suspected straw purchases to the BAFTE, as required by federal law, and were told to let them walk so the guns could be traced to crimes in Mexico. The guns were never traced and this was only discovered because one of the guns that resulted in the death of Agent Terry was left at the scene of the shootout with the border patrol agents.

Hillary Clinton runs all over the world decrying the “gun show loophole” and claiming that guns bought at gun shows and dealers like the ones in Arizona are the cause of the violence in Mexico. We all know that this is a huge lie to impose their brand of Marxist tyranny upon We the People of the United States of America. I believe the number she claims is 90% of the guns used in crimes come from gun dealers in the United States. You and I know, as does Hillary, that this is an absolute lie but she spouts it anyway.
According to Darren Gil, the agency’s attaché in Mexico City, he was not informed of this operation nor was anyone in the Mexican government. Mr. Gil was forced to resign and claims that the authority for this operation came from the BATFE director and the Justice Department, headed by Eric Holder. When Mr. Gil found out about an unusually high number of guns captured by Mexican authorities being traced back to Phoenix, he asked for information. He told CBS in an interview that the meetings in which he challenged his superiors about the operation turned into shouting matches and he was instructed to continue to keep his Mexican counterparts in the dark about the operation.

BATFE agent John Dodson was also attempting to use the “whistleblower” statutes to reveal this illegal operation but was thwarted by a lack of response from superiors who refused to answer e-mails and telephone calls. Agent Dodson told CBS that his superiors told him that “if they were going to make omelets that they had to break some eggs”. It is a shame that one of those “eggs” that had to be broken was Brian Terry. All the time this was going on the administration was using the violence in Mexico as an excuse to attempt to subvert the 2nd Amendment and restrict law abiding citizens from owning firearms, in violation of the Constitution.

Barak Obama and Eric Holder both claim to be ignorant of this operation but are they not responsible for the actions of the bureaucrats that they appoint to office? I believe they not only knew about this operation but also either conceived it or approved it. This action rises to the level of conspiracy to violate numerous laws, violations that would land me a very long prison sentence if I committed them. Am I to assume that it is permissible for the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Director of the BATFE to enter into a conspiracy to violate firearms laws and the Constitution? If I am bound by these laws certainly the top law enforcement officer of the nation and his boss, the president, should be subject to these same laws.

I ask you to do your duty as the members of Congress investigating this matter to file charges and order the arrest of Barak Obama, Eric Holder, and the Director of the BATFE Kenneth Melson for murder in the death of Agent Terry, conspiracy to violate firearms laws, conspiracy to cover up this illegal action, and treason for conspiracy to intentionally violate the provisions of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. As a law abiding citizen of the United States, I cannot stand by and allow the very highest officers in this nation to flagrantly violate the law, and neither can you.

The continued obfuscation and cover-up of this operation is a matter of grave concern to all people who wish to live in a free Republic. If these men are allowed to escape justice for their actions what does that say about the rule of law in our land? What does it say to people like me who obey the law and do our best to make this country great? If this goes unpunished does it mean that I can do as I wish and ignore any law that is inconvenient to me? That seems to be what Obama, Holder, Melson, and others have done, ignore the very law they swore to uphold. What kind of example does that set for others if they are above the law and are allowed to do as they please because they are better than I?

I guess my question to you is will you do what is called for by law or will you sit around and wring your hands and do nothing? Will you do your duty as officers of the federal government to uphold the law and the Constitution or will you sit back and hold hearings that gain no information, and let this slide so as to not make waves? Do you have the courage to stand on law and order or will you turn a blind eye to evil and corruption? The whole nation is looking for elected officials who will stand by their oath of office and represent the Constitution and We the People of the United States of America, a quality that seems to be in very short supply these days. Will you be the ones we are looking for to show true leadership and integrity or will you be another cog in the wheel of that corruption? I know members of Congress aren’t very good at answering letters but I would very much appreciate an answer to this one. I think the American people deserve an answer to the questions I have posed here. Are you truly servants of the people?

I am sending this letter to Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. Tom Coburn, Sen. Jim Inhofe, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Dan Boren, Rep. John Boehner, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Darrell Issa.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
In God We Trust,
Bob Russell
Claremore, Ok.

Isn’t this what we have come to expect from Congress? Isn’t this the normal hand wringing that ends in no action? Isn’t this the usual result of Republican “investigations” by any committee of Congress? The Constitution and the laws based upon it are ignored time and again by members of our government. They do as they wish and ignore the pleas of We the People to act in accordance with the laws of the land. I included the letter I wrote to Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley in this article to let people know that this result of the “investigation” was anticipated, and feared, from the outset. I also included the names of those in Congress that received copies of my letter. To date the only response I have received is from Sen. Coburn.

We the People are not being represented in Washington D. C., by either party. They are so busy playing fast and loose with the truth, with justice, and with the Constitution, that I fear nothing will ever be done to clean up the swamp of corruption that is our federal government. All of them are real good at running to the closest television camera or microphone to bleat out their “outrage” at what has happened, but none of them actually do anything to solve the problems. As I mentioned in a recent article, the Democrat and Republican Parties are two wings of the same bird, and have been giving We the People the bird for much too long.

The game plan in the federal government, and lately in the State of Oklahoma government, is to talk tough but do nothing. Teddy Roosevelt said, “walk softly but carry a big stick”. Today the motto of elected people is to “talk big but do nothing”. Neither party has any desire to clean up the evil of government. They are more interested in ruling than governing. We the People are merely pawns in their game of power and have no meaning to either political party other than as subjects. While the members of Congress, bureaucrats, and various presidential administrations sit on their thrones and postulate, our nation and our freedom go down the sewer.

This announcement by Issa is more proof that those in charge in Washington D. C. have no regard for those who put them there. Members of Congress, bureaucrats, and members of presidential administrations are omnipotent and beyond being held responsible for what they do. The dog and pony shows will go on until We the People revolt and make major changes in government. As long as we continue to elect people based on party affiliation we will continue to see the same results.

George Washington warned us about political parties in his farewell address. The political party has become an entity unto itself, with self-preservation being the mind-set of both parties. Unless we remove the Republican Party as the party we look to for truth, justice, and the American way, we are doomed. The Democrat Party has been completely taken over by the Marxists and Communists, and those who were run out of that party are now in charge of the Republican Party. We the People have no voice in Washington, and won’t unless we unite against the “ruling class” that controls both political parties.

We are losing our freedom because too many are willing to compromise that freedom and vote for “anyone but Obama” as the latest in the trend of voter cowardice and the herd mentality. Choosing the “lesser of two evils” will never be the answer to the dangers faced by the United States of America. The only way for our way of life, our liberty, to survive is to have the courage to stand for our guiding principles and stop giving in to the fear mongering attitude of voting for whoever the Republican establishment gives us to vote for. As long as they know we have no other options nothing will change. Until the voters stand up and vote for the one “who has no chance to win” we will continue to see our freedom sold to the highest bidder.

The announcement by Issa is one more example of “good old boy” politics. They are a fraternity, all of them, and We the People are the nerds who cannot be trusted with a voice in the future of our nation. I can only imagine how disappointed our founding fathers would be in what our nation has become.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
December 6, 2011

Hillary Clinton's Candid Reaction To Qaddafi's Capture/Death

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and see how a major politician responded to an event in U.S. history?  Maybe it would be neat to see how Abraham Lincoln responded to winning the Civil War.  Or maybe you’d like to see Ronald Reagan’s reaction when he first heard about the official fall of Communist Russia.  We don’t have footage of those events, but we do have video of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton reacting to what would ultimately be news of Moammar Qaddafi’s death. (in the video, she mentions “capture”)  Here’s her reaction when finding out, from her Blackberry smart phone, of all places.

Now, I have no idea what Secretary Clinton saw on her Blackberry (and can you believe she found via her cell phone?), but I did notice how careful she was to tell everyone in the room that the news was “unconfirmed”.  For all we know, it WAS confirmed, but she was trying to keep the release of information under control.  Or maybe it really was unconfirmed, and she was still trying to keep the release of information under control.  Either way, it’s very interesting to see a politician’s response to such a major event.  Also… I believe somebody that many of you will “know” made a cameo in that video.  Bonus points to anyone (who’s not a writer at this website) who tells us who made that cameo in the comments below.

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Gadhafi's Death a "Sigh of Relief"?

Reports are Moammar Gadhafi is dead after having been shot in both legs as well as the head. The people of Libya are celebrating across the country, and even Hillary Clinton has called his death ‘a sigh of relief.’ Make no mistake- the fall of his tyrannical regime is a blessing for the Libyan people and lovers of freedom all over the world. But several months ago, when Osama bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces, those who openly celebrated his death were condemned.
So why is the death of Gadhafi different? In many respects, he and bin Laden are similar. They were both ruthless oppressors and murderers. Really, since bin Laden was behind the atrocious September 11th attacks and was an acknowledged US enemy, there is more reason to celebrate his death than the death of Gadhafi. The internal affairs of Libya are really of little concern to the United States. Granted, they do affect this country due to our oil interests, but really what goes on in the national politics of a country, is really none of our business.
So again, why is the death of Gadhafi acceptable to celebrate when the much greater victory to the US, the death of Osama bin Laden, was wrong to revel in? When bin Laden’s death was met with public celebration and fireworks, weren’t people like Hillary Clinton the first to tell us that celebrating death was fundamentally wrong? Should the loss of life ever be a ‘relief’ to anyone?
And actually, if people like Secretary Clinton would practice what they preached, there would be some legitimacy to their statements. This country was founded with strong importance placed on the value of life. For those who believe in this, and believe that life is a sacred gift from God, death is a great sadness and loss. Because of this, the specific death of a person should not be celebrated. The fall of evil should always be celebrated. It is possible to be both saddened by the loss of life, even the life of someone as despicable of Gadhafi or bin Laden, and still rejoice in the recession of evil’s presence in the world. After all, this country does believe in the sanctity of life, as well as the equality of all human beings. This is something that should be kept in mind by all, especially those in positions of public power in this, at times, vicious and tempting world.

Super-Obama Takes Out Al-Qaeda Leader al-Awlaki

The people of Libya heard a dramatic swoosh of air last night, and upon looking up into the darkened moonless sky, started shouting, “look it;s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s… Super-Obama! Here to save the world  from the evil American capitalists and the dreaded Senior citizens of the Tea Party . Over at MSNBC, Chris Mathew’s whole body was engulfed in massive electrifying tingles as he cheered on Super-Obama upon hearing of his single-handedly hunting down and killing the Al Qaeda murdering Muslim cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki.   And then the Liberal lefties awoke to the reality that Super-Obama did not in fact kill al-Awlaki in a superhero-style act of bravery and courage. Sorry lefties, Super-Obama did not fly into Libya as pictured here and blast the vehicle that al-Awlaki and company were traveling in at the time with his high-intensity laser-firing super decoder ring. While that scenario may sound pretty far-fetched,  it is not however, too far from the Liberal media tale-telling we are already hearing from the leftists posing as news people today, in their ever-constant fluffing up of  what will go down in history as the biggest fraud to ever get near the White House, Barack Hussein Obama. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look at the actual facts that brought about the demise of this really nasty-minded coward and a few his cohorts. Unlike the Liberal “journolists” and Josef Goebbel’s-esque students in the art of propaganda and history re-writes over at MSNBC, we will report the facts as best we can here, without adding any fluffy tales of fake Democratic Superheroes. Yes, we all know there is an election for Super-Barack to worry about, but that’s his problem.

First of all let’s get one very important fact straight here. The Global Multi-Culturists and assorted New World Order society manipulators seem to feel the need to label the murdering Muslim terrorist  al-Awlaki and his now dead Jihad-preaching pal Samir Khan,.. as Americans. These two misfits were about as American as another obviously mentally deranged lunatic, the anti-American President of Iran, Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,  period. Just being born here, or spending some time in America simply does not qualify a person as being an American. To be an American is an honor and a privilege to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, while assimilating to the American culture and the rule of law. These two Muslim Jihadis were anti-Americans at their core, and therefore should not EVER be labeled as Americans.

Samir Khan, a Muslim Terrorist Plotting Murder Openly in America, while Politically Correct Law Enforcement Endangers the Public by Ignoring the Warnings.

Samir Khan was born in Saudi Arabia, and raised in Queens, N.Y. In the beginning of his time in Queens at the age of seven, Khan appeared to be a regular neighborhood child, wearing baggy pants and listening to hip-hop music with his neighborhood pals. As he matured towards adulthood, Mr. Khan then joined two ‘supposedly’ non-violent Muslim groups and was indoctrinated into Sharia law, as is the custom for all Muslims regardless of their host country. [ To worship Sharia law and live by it’s draconian 7th century ideology is in fact, in direct conflict with being an American.]  Mr Khan’s family then relocated to North Carolina in 2004, where he is said to have gravitated towards radicalism after watching videos of Muslim Jihad-inspired suicide bombers blowing themselves up at American checkpoints in Iraq. It was at this time that Samir Khan stated  openly supporting Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in his online writing. He even went so far as to be interviewed with the N.Y.Times, in which he stated that his favorite video was of  a suicide bomber in Iraq blowing up an American military base. Yes he was still living in America at this time.  Upon explaining his favorite video of Americans being murdered in Iraq, Khan told the Times reporter, ” It was something that brings great happiness to me.”  What kind of a coward can sit there listening to this extreme anti-American statement and not call the police and demand that Samir Khan be arrested immediately?  A politically correct reporter, working for The New York Times, just sat there and took notes while this lunatic basically came right out and said the killing of innocent Americans by Muslim terrorists brought great happiness to him. Mr Khan went on to become the propaganda minister of al-Qaeda’s English-language magazine Inspire, where he wrote articles “inspiring” young Americans to wage war against the infidels in America and other western countries,targeting anyone who does not bow down to Sharia law in what he termed as the non-believers.

Anwar al-Awlaki , The bin Laden of the Internet

Anwar al-Awlaki was born in the United States of Yemeni parents, who then moved him back to Yemen at the age of seven, where he studied at the Azal Modern School for eleven years, until he reached the age of eighteen when he returned to the U.S. to attend engineering college in Colorado. In another apparent failure of our intelligence services and U.S. State dept, al-Awlaki was given a foreign student visa that allowed him to reenter the U.S. while falsely claiming that he was born in Yemen. al- Awlaki received his engineering degree after four years in Colorado, then earned an M.A. in Education Leadership for San Diego State University, and in 2001 ( that year ring any bells?) studied at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development until the end of 2001, just 3 months after the 911 Muslim terrorist murders of over 3000 innocent Americans.al-Awlaki was an imam of The Denver Islamic Society from1994-1996, and also served as an imam in America from 1996 – 2000 at a mosque on the outskirts of San Diego. He left the Denver imam post after being chastised by an elder for supposedly encouraging other students to wage jihad against westerners. Did said elder report al-Awlaki’s radicalism to the authorities? Of course not, the so-called religion of peace while demanding the good life in America almost never reports the radical Muslims among them.

In 1998 and 1999, al-Awlaki served as the vice-president for lovely sounding Charitable Society for Social Welfare in… San Diego, California. In a page that seems to have eerily taken right out of the American Liberal Social Justice fraudster’s handbook, this “Social Welfare” charity group was founded by one Abdul Majeed al-Zindani of Yemen, who had been designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist  by the U.S. gov’t. The FBI also said in sworn testimony that this “Charity ” was nothing more than a front group for terrorist funding. Two of the 911 suicide bombers frequently attended the Mosque in San Diego where al-Awlaki was an imam. al-Awlaki disappeared to parts unknown overseas in 2000 only to be allowed reentry into America again in Jan. 2001, where he settled in Falls Church Virginia, right outside of our nation’s capitol. Again, this shows us just how politically correct morons within our government refused to snatch up this obvious terrorist and American-murder-plotting Muslim that could have stopped the 911 attacks before they happened, all because some politically-connected lawyers say it would somehow violates his civil rights.  Even though al-Awlaki was a proven Muslim terrorist waging war against America and plotting thousands of murders around the world,  certain ass-backwards people think he should not have been killed this week.

That is further proof of just how denigrated American society has become today, due largely in part to the Globalist agenda of the U.N mandates of  their Social Justice fraud being forced onto the American public. De-fund the U.N. immediately, and kill anyone involved in the murder of innocent Americans. Our very own government is funding anti-American terrorists through many U.N. so-called foreign aid mandates. The country of Yemen was harboring al-Awlaki at the time of his demise on Friday. Yemen is a hotbed of terrorist training camps and has been for decades, and our government still gives them our tax dollars by the billions today. This is in 2010, and Hillary and company have even increased U.S. cash payments to Yemen even more in 2011.

Yemen US aid 2010

Defense relations between Yemen and the United States are improving rapidly, with the resumption of International Military Education and Training assistance and the transfer of military equipment and spare parts. In FY 2010 approximate funding for U.S. Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Yemen was $12.5 million, International Military Education and Training (IMET) was $1 million, and Non-Proliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR) was $5 million. In FY 2010 Yemen also received approximately $5 million in Economic Support Funds (ESF), $35 million in development assistance, and $155 million in Section 1206 funding.

The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s state dept. resumed military funding, equipment, and training assistance to the country of Yemen, to the tune of about some 200 million dollars, in addition to all of the direct and indirect foreign aid we were already giving them. Al-Awlaki’s parents were from Yemen, and they took him back there at the age of seven, to be schooled in the Muslim indoctrination into Sharia law and their 7th century ideology of waging war against all infidels who refuse to worship Allah. Then al-Awlaki came back into the U.S. and continued his promotion of Jihad against America unabated, thanks to the incompetence and political correctness of the U.S. government, resulting in the murder of thousands of innocent Americans on American soil and abroad. The ignorant children and teaching professors of Liberal ideology in America today have called for president G.W.Bush to be arrested for war crimes for over a decade now. How about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s proven crimes of funding the terrorists of Yemen ? al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen. The government of Yemen was supporting him and protecting him at the time of his demise, and yet  Barack and Hillary are increasing funding to the Yemeni government even more as we speak. How about it lefties? Will we see you marching outside the White House this week, and calling for the arrest of your Super-hero Barack Obama? They still harass former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and tried to arrest him just this week, so how about Hillary Clinton receiving the same treatment? That simply will not happen due to the fact that the misguided misfits of the left are nothing short of pathetic hypocrites with an agenda, being led around by the nose by the con artists of the fake Democratic Party of today.

The people of Yemen recently saw U.S. drone and fighter-jet strikes swoop down and demolish a convoy of vehicles which carried Anwar al-Awlaki and his fellow jihad propagandist, Samir Khan to their much-deserved fiery death, in an emphatic show of U.S. military might. Chalk one up for the good guys there. Anwar al-Awlaki had been hunted down by the brave warriors of the CIA, FBI, and the U.S. military troops who risk their lives by putting boots on the ground in hostile territories such as Yemen. Meanwhile, Barack Obama and Leon Panetta sat safe and sound back in their luxurious taxpayer-funded offices and simply micro-managed this situation and are not to be designated as being  some kind of ultra-courageous Super-heroes, much to the dismay of the Liberal media propagandists that will try to use this episode in true American warrior heroism, as part of a ploy to get Obama reelected. That  awe-inspiring  attack by  U.S. predator drones and fighter jets that swooped down and blew these anti-American Muslim terrorists to a fiery death was a powerful example of  just what will happen to these types of cowards who decide to attack and murder Americans around the world today. Let’s leave the Barack-the-Superhero- takes-out-Al-Qaeda -leader-Anwar al-Awlaki comic book episode to the propagandists of the Liberal media and the reelection campaign operatives of Super-Obama, shall we?

Jon Huntsman Diagnosis: Delusional

The definition of delusional is: “a false belief held with absolute conviction despite superior evidence.”  

This diagnosis, without a doubt, is accurate for presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr.

From the first moment of his official announcement that he would be running for president on the Republican ticket, the possibility of him winning the nomination has been laughable. Let’s take a look at the evidence against the former governor of Utah, which supports such an extreme diagnosis.

From the moment his name was floated as a serious possible candidate, one of the biggest hurdles he faced was the position he held at the time. On August 11, 2009, he resigned from his position as the governor of Utah to accept an appointment by President Obama as the United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

He submitted his formal resignation as Ambassador to China on January 31 of this year, and he officially stepped down from the position on April 30. On June 21, he made the formal announcement the he was running for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2012 election.

Since his announcement, Mr. Huntsman has tried to distance himself from the fact that he was part of the current administration. He came out critiscizing Obama’s economic policy, saying it has “failed” and is “in conflict with what he communicated to us in 2009.”

However, David Axelrod, who is now serving on President Obama’s reelection campaign, recently appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union”, and disputes Jon Huntsman’s “conviction” against the president’s policy.  Mr. Axelrod is quite likely more accurate about the situation, when, while discussing a 2009 trip to China, he said :

“If Jon Huntsman disagreed with President Barack Obama’s economic policy, he never voiced it during his time in the administration. If he had suggestions on the economy, he had an excellent opportunity to suggest them then, where we were all together in China. What has changed is not his view of the economy, but his view of his own chances to, perhaps, win the [Republican presidential] nomination. I understand. That’s politics. He’s a politician, and he sees an opportunity.”

President Obama & Jon Huntsman- Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP

Mr. Axelrod is correct: this is politics. Mr. Huntsman is a politician who “sees” an opportunity. Take whatever opportunity you can if it benefits you or advancing your political agenda or your political career. While this is something the American populace has become quite accustomed to: politics as usual, we are also tired of the political games.

Mr. Axelrod went on to discuss other issues that Mr. Huntsman appears to agree with, regarding the Obama policy, saying:

“He was encouraging on health care. He was encouraging on the whole range of issues. He was a little quizzical about what was going on in his own party. And you got the strong sense that he was going to wait until 2016 for the storm to blow over.”

Mr. Huntsman may be trying to distance himself from the current administration in his political games, but his own words of admiration for the very president he now “speaks out against”  has come back to haunt him. In April of this year, a handwritten letter was leaked to the Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong.  In Governor Huntsman’s own handwriting, he praised the president, writing:

“You are a remarkable leader. It has been a great honor getting to know you.”

In keeping true to the intent of Mr. Huntsman, the actual word “remarkable” was underlined in the handwritten letter just as is depicted in this article. It would be quite difficult for the former governor to imply that it was just a formality , as he made sure to emphasize the depth of his approval for the president by underlining the word “remarkable”, and, the letter was handwritten.

He wrote two other letters- one to former President Clinton, the other to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, where he praised the two of them as well.

Another piece of evidence to add to the argument that Mr. Huntsman is delusional is the recent tweets from his Twitter account, in an apparent back-handed jab at presidential candidate Rick Perry. Governor Perry voiced the fact that he is skeptical of the role humans play in climate change, as well as his view that there are “gaps” in the theory of evolution. In “response” to Governor Perry’s stance, Mr. Huntsman sent out a tweet which read:

“To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

OK, Mr. Huntsman, as you wish. You are crazy. Hence, the delusional diagnosis. You most certainly have a false sense of belief that you could ever be the Republican presidential nominee when the evidence is stacked very high against you that you hold any of the values that are most important to Conservatives. Your absolute conviction despite the enormous evidence against you fits the diagnosis of delusional quite perfectly. Do you not realize that you are running on the Republican ticket, not the Democrat ticket?  Sir- with as much respect as can be mustered at this point, the majority of Republicans, Conservatives, and Tea Party folks agree with Governor Perry on one thing, even if they disagree with him on many others. Most of us do not buy into man-made climate change. Yes, we know the earth goes through cycles of climate change. It’s the way God set things up way back in the beginning of time. But, sir- again, as respectfully as possible I say to you- man-made global warming/climate change or whatever new name the progressives care to repackage it the next time around- it’s a money-making scheme! All the proof you need is the father of the global warming/climate change movement himself, Al Gore. If you are at all serious about this whole presidential candidacy thingy you’ve got going here, sending out tweets about believing in evolution and global warming would suit you better if you switched to the more appropriate Democrat ticket. I’m sure the Democrats would be quite pleased to have another option, as many are quite unhappy with the president you felt was doing a “remarkable” job.

Today, on CBS’ “Face the Nation”, Mr. Hunstman said that “the early polls are absolute nonsense at this point in the game.” He may be right when looking at the big picture, but when it comes to looking in the mirror he needs to face reality: he is delusional to think he would ever be the Republican presidential nominee. That is reality, no matter how the polls look.

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Sources:

Politico
The Daily Caller 
NewsMax Article 1
NewsMax Article 2 

 

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