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Armed Federal Agents To Impose Obamacare on States

 Il Duce ObamaI just read a story that made my skin crawl.  Barack Obama has declared that the federal government will send federal agents into states to take over their insurance industry if they don’t surrender to Obamacare and set up the exchanges demanded by the regime.  Obamacare was passed in 2009 using bribery and arm twisting, topped off by a complete perversion of the legislative process.  It was opposed by a huge majority of We the People and reconciliation was used in a total disregard for the normal legislative process. This action led to the TEA Party uprising in 2010 that saw Republicans sweeping elections across the nation.

Now Obama brazenly stands up there and says that We the People have absolutely no voice in how we attend to our own health care.  This is bold, in your face, tyranny.  This is treason!!! Obama and his cadre of Marxists have once again thrown the Constitution out the window and said “I demand this…..!!!!!” or “I will by-pass Congress and do as I wish”.  Now he has decided to by-pass the state governments and the very voice of the people.  Is this not the definition of a dictatorship?

We either live by the Constitution or we live by the dictates of Der Fuhrer and his band of cutthitler4hroats.  The sad fact is that the ”leadership” of both political parties, the “ruling elite”, have joined forces with Obama to subjugate the population.  We now find “universal firearm registration” becoming much more acceptable to the Republican Party establishment, no surprise there.  All the noise about the assault weapons ban was a smoke screen for universal registration.  As soon as they know where all the weapons are they don’t need to ban them, they can just come out and confiscate them.  This is tyranny!!

Barack Obama has declared that he will dictate how we obtain and pay for our own health care, and he will send his armed agents to enforce it.  Any guess as to where a lot of the DHS purchases will be going???  The 10th Amendment doesn’t mean any more to these people than does the Dept Homeland Security Logo2nd Amendment.  He will send his Gestapo agents into each state and just take over the industry, he will “nationalize” the insurance industry.

Anyone who opposes this dictator will be dealt with by “federales”.  In 2010, Oklahoma voters rejected Obamacare in a 70%-30% vote.  Obama says what we want doesn’t matter and that he will impose his will on us by using armed federal agents to insure compliance.

This is not a battle between Democrat and Republican; it is a battle between Good and Evil, between We the republican logoPeople and a tyrannical government.  They are already giving massive amounts of military hardware to city and state law enforcement agencies.  Some sheriffs and policeDemomcrat Logo chiefs have said they will stand with Obama but many have said they will stand with We People.

The few people in Congress who speak up for the Constitution are pilloried by people on both sides of the political “aisle”.  Personally, I don’t see an aisle between the parties.  The federal government, in the name of Der Fuhrer Barack Obama, has announced its decision to subjugate its citizens.  They no longer make any pretense of “looking out for our best interests” and have gone right to threatening to sending armed agents to impose their will on what is supposed to be a free people.

Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini did this very thing when they seized control of their nations.  Anyone who refusedStalin Bans Guns to comply with the dictator was either bribed or intimidated into submission, or replaced (read that: shot).  As of now we have come to the point of “weBenito Mussolini refuse and they replace”.  How long before they step in somewhere else?  The federal government has been far too involved in our everyday lives for years.  Now that a majority has bucked up and said “whoa Hoss!!”, Obama and his cutthroats are going to just send in their Gestapo agents to enforce the dictate.

The question is, what are the states going to do????  Are the governors and other elected officers of these states going to accede to the demands of the dictatorship or are they going to stand up for the Constitution?  Are they going to honor their oath of office and their pledge to We the People???

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has said he does not have the authority to enforce federal laws and will not do so.  What will Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican controlled legislature do??? Will they step up and use state Mary Fallinlaw enforcement to prevent this act of treason or will they roll over and give in???  If they will surrender our 9th and 10th Amendment rights today what happens when the “federales” get finished with the 2nd Amendment?

If Congress, both political parties, and the governors of the threatened states, allow Obama to get away with such a blatant act of tyranny where will it stop??  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what happens when a small group of people can use force to impose their will on the majority of the population.

And what about those states not directly affected by this?  Do you think this doesn’t affect you?  I remember a quote from Pastor Martin Niemoller  in which he mentioned all the times people were trampled on by the Nazi government and he said nothing because it wasn’t him. Then they got to him and he was alone.  We all must stand together now or there won’t be any standing together later because many of us will be gone.

Now is the time for the governors to get together and create a plan of action against this blatant tyranny.  Many sheriffs have said they will stick with We the People, and We the People will stick by their sides.  The time for party politics is gone.  This is about the liberty of the citizens of the United States of America.  The noose is tightening around our necks and the ruling political class is tightening it as fast as they can because they see the citizens waking up. They see citizens beginning to make serious preparations for an all-out assault on our freedom by a dictatorial oligarchy in Washington, D. C. (De Cesspool) and they are moving as fast as they can to head off any ability of said citizens to oppose them.Bible, flag, guns, Our rights

The people are mobilizing to fight off the activities of a government overstepping its Constitutional bounds while most of our elected officials, in both political parties, band together to remove our only means of protection, the 2nd Amendment.

This action bConstitutiony the regime will abolish the 9th and 10th Amendments; universal firearm registration will abolish the 2nd Amendment.  The 4th Amendment against illegal search and seizure had been trampled to death numerous times in the last few years.  Our Republic is on the verge of oblivion and dictatorship is on the horizon.  Obama, Boehner, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi, McCain, Graham, Cantor, Schumer, and the rest are not going to just give up when they are a whisker away from the absolute control they have been seeking.  Their behind-the-scenes handlers won’t allow it either.  The window for a peaceful resolution is rapidly closing.

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 Russsell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 26, 2013

The 2nd Amendment: Who Decides Its Meaning?

Eagle-2nd AmendmentThe Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment II:  “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

It isn’t a matter of whether the government bureaucrats and politicians understand the phrase “shall not be infringed” or not, but rather a matter of they don’t acknowledge the basic tenet of the Constitution or any of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.

Barack Obama has called the Constitution a “charter of negative liberties”, meaning it was written as a bad thing not a good thing because it limits the authority of government.  He was referring to the redistribution of wealth at the time but has since applied this same demented opinion to every liberty guaranteed to We the People.  Obama sees himself as above the Constitution and the law of the land.  He seesIl Duce Obama himself as a dictator, giving and taking away at his discretion.

The 2nd Amendment is under serious attack from both state and federal governments, on many fronts and by a diverse group of people.  It is no secret that the Democrats have long desired to establish their dictatorship by first disarming We the People.  This battle has been going on for years and isn’t anything new.  One new aspect, however, is the Veteran’s Administration sending letters to veterans stating they may not be mentally capable of handling their own affairs and therefore also not mentally capable of owning firearms.  There is an appeals process but that will result in the desired outcome; veterans “deemed” mentally incompetent and left without the means to defend themselves, their families, and their God-given rights, stripped of every right they fought to preserve for others.

What is frightening is the new allies of the Marxist Democrats.  House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-22) has come out and statKevin McCarthyed that gun control and immigration “can be done without help from Republicans”.  Odd, I thought McCarthy is a Republican, but says he will work with Democrats against Republicans. It seems as though neither political party much cares what the Constitution says, nor what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote it.  Now we find the Republican Party establishment coming out in favor of various gun control schemes, all designed to ultimately render We the People as slaves of an autocratic dictatorship.

Several states, including Illinois, New York, California, and now Colorado, have come out with legislation that is clearly unconstitutional yet politicians on both sides of the aisle “deem” themselves wiser than our Founding Fathers and have decided they have the authority to Constitutionmake such decisions.  They will decide who can protect themselves and how that can be accomplished.  Some of the more prominent self-defense suggestions have been whistles, call-boxes, scissors, ink pens, wetting one’s pants, and it gets ridiculous beyond here.

As government officials at the federal and state levels seek to disarm We the People, they have ramped up the quantity, and lethality, of weapons possessed by such defense oriented agencies as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). YEP, that’s right! the group that forecasts hurricanes.  I am not sure why they need full automatic M-16’s and billions of rounds of ammunition but who am I to question the “elitists” in Washington????   Local areas are finding IED-proof armored cars popping up and helicopters flying over their cities firing machine guns.  The Department of Homeland Security (sic) just acquired 2700 armored vehicles, plus thousands of full automatic rifles, handguns, and several billion rounds of hollow point ammunition.  For the novice, hollow points cannot be used in war; they have been banned by the Geneva Convention.  And while there is some discussion about who these “Urban Rescue Vehicles” (with gun ports) actually belong to there is no question they are being fitted for urban warfare in American cities.

Much has been said and written about the eventuality that a Supreme Court case will once again decide if We the People can defend ourselves or not.  With the decision of John Roberts on Obamacare it is obvious the 2nd Amendment is in danger.  Who can citizens depend on to stand up for the Constitution and the God-given rights it guarantees?  We know Democrats despise liberty and will stop at nothing to enslave us.  We are reminded quite often that the Republican Party is no better.  The Republican establishment would rather “get along” with Democrats than do their duty to “uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”.

I believe that the freedoms engrained in the Constitution are OUR freedoms, given by God, and only acknowledged as sDon't Tread On Meuch and guaranteed by said Constitution.  Those who decide what the 2nd Amendment means are We the People.   If We the People allow any governmental entity; the federal government, state government, any court, or any politician, to determine our ability to defend ourselves from evil we will find ourselves as slaves to those who make such decisions.

Rights are given by God to individuals.  Those individuals confer authority and responsibility to others to govern in the best interests of We the People.  When government, at any level, “deems” themselves the final authority over our lives we find tyranny, suffering, poverty, and slavery.  The rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are MY rights.  The Constitution does not give rights to government, it sets limits.  It limits the action government is allowed to take and provides for the people to be the final arbiter of what is legal or not legal.  Those sitting in their ivory towers making rules for We the People toFreedom Flag live by are stepping well across the line of Constitutional bounds in a number of categories.  They have decided they are wiser, smarter, and more worthy of deciding what is or is not permissible, and the Constitution be damned.

We the People must stand strong against this tyranny.  If allowed to fester, tyranny will envelop all it touches and grow a cancer that is fatal to a Republic.  When those seeking ultimate power are the ones who are judge, jury, and executioner justice will never prevail.  It is up to us, We the People, to stand up for the rights, values, and responsibilities given to us by Almighty God.  It is up to us to band together to preserve a liberty bought with the blood and lives of thousands of our predecessors.  It is up to us to preserve that Flag Exercise our Rightsliberty for our descendants.  If we cower in fear or dismiss the danger and allow this to go on unchallenged we will see generations of Americans living under the yoke of oppression such as has been seen in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and other dictatorships.  I will not allow the Supreme Court, or any other government agency, to make me a slave.

I, for one, will not stand by and let this happen.  We the People have seen the greatest nation to ever exist slide into disrepair due to our neglect of our responsibilities to insure liberty for future generations.  WE have been asleep at the wheel as tyranny has been implemented slowly.  Now that We the people are awake it is incumbent that we act to preserve what liberty is left and fight to restore that which has been lost

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

March 12, 2013

 

John Boehner: “I’ve Learned My Lesson”!! REALLY???

Well, John Boehner took time out from his latest sob-fest to come john-a-boehnerout with promises that he is going to “do things differently now”, he “has learned his lesson”. We are hearing to same old tired rhetoric we heard before the 2010 mid-term elections. Didn’t he come into the Speaker’s chair promising to “drain the swamp”, to use Nancy Pelosi’s famous lie? Didn’t Boehner say that Republicans have “learned our lessons” and would “do things differently if given a chance”, uh, as in 3 years ago? So, in 2009/2010 they had learned their lessons and now in 2013 they have learned their lessons? Which lessons have they learned this time or is this just more of the same tired old B S coming from the royalty in Washington D.C.? To quote the late great Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, this is just more “Bovine Scatology”.

Boehner is as predictable as Obama because they are two of a kind. The only real difference in them is one is a dictator and the other is his lackey, and it isn’t difficult to figure out which is which.Il Duce Obama We the People are hearing the same post-election crap we heard two years ago and it is just as hollow now as it was then. Rush Limbaugh was talking about the economy and where the wealth of the nation resides a few days ago. He commented that Washington D.C. is now one of, if not THE, richest area codes in the nation. Isn’t that interesting? They don’t have a housing crisis, they don’t have an unemployment crisis, and they don’t seem to be feeling any ill-effects of the economy what-so-ever.

We have Obama, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi, and Boehner making all of the real decisions in our government and they are owned by the same Nancy Pelosipeople. They make deals behind closed doors and tell the rank and file members how they will vote. Of course, there are exceptions made for those who need cover on an issue so they can get re-elected in 2 years. Remember the “Blue-Dog Democrats” who voted for Heath Schuler for Speaker in 2008 and voted against Obamacare in 2009? Remember the famous meeting at the White House where Rep. Bart Stupak got a “signed promise” from Obama that abortion on demand would not be a part of Obamacare in trade for his vote? Remember all the pomp and circumstance of Stupak waving that worthless piece of paper around to justify his traitorous act? Remember how Stupak claimed victory and then retired to live on $174,000 per year, plus expenses, for life? Have you seen Obamacare? Abortion managed to get covered despite the lofty promise Stupak sold his soul for.

“Just words” bites us once again. These tyrannical liars have no intention of ever allowing WE the People to have the liberty won and preserved for us by generations of patriots. The Republican Party is trying to leap-frog the Democrats when it comes to playing “Santa Claus” and in the process has abandoned everything the party used to stand for, including the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

These people and their henchmen are merely fighting over the spoils of tyranny. Who will get the biggest piece of the pie of dictatorship? Obama is Hugo Chavez/Adolf Hitler but who will John Boehner be? Is he looking for the part of Himmler? NO, that has to go to Dingy Harry Reid!! What role is Mitch McConnell interested inmitch-mcconnell having? He certainly doesn’t have any interest in playing the part of Dietrich Bonheoffer. I guess Boehner and McConnell can share the role of von Hindenburg, the man who caved to Hitler’s demands and handed him the position of Chancellor in spite of knowing what that meant for his “constituents”.

Every president since Reagan has grown government, including both George Bushes. It doesn’t seem to matter how the parties divide the legislative pie, their pie always grows and the pie for the peasants dwindles. Republican president, Republican Congress; Republican president, Democrat Congress; Democrat president, Republican Congress; Democrat president, Democrat Congress; one party in control of any two of the three; where are the true differences? What has either party done when in complete control to benefit the prosperity and liberty of American citizens?

In the 2012 elections the Republican Party actually opposed Richard Murdoch and Todd Akin, preferring to support liberal Democrats over Rep. Todd Akin R-MoTEA Party conservatives. Oddly enough the Democrat senate nominee facing Republican Bob Corker in Tennessee faced the very same action from his party because he denounced abortion on demand and “gay rights”.

This paragraph is important to understand so read carefully, please. We had three candidates here in 2012 races, all espousing conservative values, limited government, and personal responsibility. They didn’t all belong to the same political party yet they were treated exactly the same by their own party when espousing the very same values. Anyone want to explain the differences between the Democrat and Republican parties?

And to add icing to the cake, The Traitor John Boehner, in his speech at the freshman orientation, told the new members of the House of Representatives that they are there to resolve “the issues of the day” not to represent their constituents (http://www.businessinsider.com/boehner-reelected-speaker-speech-house-text-2013-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29). If you will read the text, notice the next to last paragraph and compare it to the audio. Pay particular attention to what Boehner says beginning at the 5:15 mark of the audio. The press release of the article added the word “just” to what Boehner actually said. That one word changes the entire statement and tone of his remarks. This is merely cover for his tyrannical speech in which he told new members that if they are there to represent their constituents the door is in the back of the room. Is this what we expect our “representatives” in government to believe?

Is it any wonder our nation is in the condition we find it today? Is this representation or is this organized crime/totalitarianism republican logoposing as representation? King George III wasn’t any worse than the bunch we have running government today. If find it deeply troubling, and actually scary, that this is what our future holds for us. There is no representation in Washington to speakDemomcrat Logo of. The United States of America is no longer a Republic. The nation so many have died to establish and preserve has become nothing more than a Third World dictatorial oligarchy. We the People do not matter. If we stand on the documents established by our founders we are labeled “enemies of the state” by both political parties. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution are considered “old and out of date documents”, as is the Holy Bible.

There are some in Congress who actually care about the Constitution and us “commoners” but they are few and far between. And remember what happened to Huelskamp and Amash for having the temerity to represent their constituents instead of the party line. The political bosses and their lobbyist K Street handlers have such a hold on everything that We the People are merely cannon fodder in the true battle going on in Washington, the battle for who gets the biggest piece of the pie of tyranny. What really matters to most in government is grabbing a bigger piece of the power pie with no regard at all for those of us who pay the bills. Our national symbol should be a different bird than the bald eagle. It should be the Buzzard of Tyranny, one bird with two wings; Republican and Democrat.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
January 18, 2013

House Republicans cave on spending, embrace higher taxes

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That is exactly what just happened once again in Washington. The people that created the country’s economic problems are somehow going to fix them with our tax dollars that we can’t account for and without cutting spending? Even the great Harry Houdini couldn’t make that one happen.

America’s solution to fixing the economy rests in cutting spending not raising taxes. The fiscal cliff bill not only fails to cut spending it actually increases it. According to the Congressional Budget Office this new bill will increase our ever growing deficit by another 4 trillion dollars. But what’s another 4 trillion more when you already owe 16 trillion that you can’t pay for.

The new fiscal bill is a fiscal failure. It fails to cut spending instead it increases it. It fails to lower taxes for middle income Americans instead it raises them by $1,000 a year for incomes $50,000 and up and $2,000 a year for incomes of $100,000 and up. Based on this income bracket the middle class will be the group most affected by this legislation. The ironic element to this bill is it will hit the group the hardest it was designed to help the most. Not only are middle class Americans going to have their taxes increase but also their health insurance premiums due to the Affordable Care Act. Like the old game show Press Your Luck that is like getting hit with a double whammy.

Here’s how tax and spend Liberals and country club Republicans plan on fixing the economy:

First off they will raise taxes on higher income earners. You know the people that already pay the most in taxes. This means that a large percentage of small business owners will be affected by this bill. The fact is a lot of higher income earners are also small business owners. These are the people that hire the majority of workers in this country. And who are these people they mostly employ? Yup, you guessed it, middle and lower income Americans.

Business owners faced with shrinking profit margins, more intrusive government regulations, and higher operating costs will be forced to lay off more workers and close down their shops. Couple that with new taxes and health insurance mandates and small businesses will find it much harder to stay in business in the coming years. For more on this see this article:http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-is-bad-for-business-and-bad-for-your-health

Contrary to what Barack Obama may think he can not tax his way out of this mess that he created. The problem is not that our taxes are too low. The problem is that our spending is too high. By not holding firm to major spending cuts the Republicans allowed Congress and Barack Obama to kick the can down the road once again. The truth is the Democratic Party has never had any intention of stopping the out of control spending. That would be like trying to get a leopard to change its spots.

The Democratic Party is either morally insolvent or completely ignorant, or both. They would rather spend the next few generations of our children’s future earnings now in order to consolidate their power in Washington and protect their own self interests.

If both parties were serious about fixing the economy they would have cut all non military discretionary spending programs immediately. If they were serious about energizing the markets they would have set the capitol gains tax at zero for at least the next 90 days in order to spur more investment. If they were serious about allowing more Americans and their families to keep more of their money they would have abolished the inheritance tax completely and forever. If they were serious about avoiding future fiscal cliffs they would have adopted a balanced budget amendment as a requirement of these negotiations.

Instead they raised taxes on capitol gains and increased the inheritance tax from 35% to 40% without addressing the number one problem; reducing spending. If that wasn’t bad enough they actually had the audacity to sneak into this bill some outrageous earmarks too.

Here are your hard earned tax dollars at work:

Included in the final version of the bill was $222 million for rum producers, $59 million for algae growers, $248 million for Hollywood, $78 million for NASCAR and $7 million for electric motorcycles. The last one is particularly interesting as we already have wasted tax payer money on electric cars so we might as well waste it on electric motorcycles too. Maybe the next bill we can fund electric scooters for everyone over 75.

Talking about the fiscal cliff deal Barack Obama said this, “Last year we started reducing the deficit by cutting spending a trillion dollars. In the agreement we reached this week we’ve reduced the deficit even more by asking the wealthiest to pay two percent more.”

Let’s stop right there. None of what Barack Obama said is true. In fact it is the exact opposite. According to the Congressional Budget Office spending last year actually increased by $147 billion dollars. Furthermore, the CBO has stated this new legislation will add an additional 4 trillion more to the deficit.

“We’ve reduced the deficit even more by asking the wealthiest to pay two percent more.”

It is a fact that the wealthiest Americans pay the largest share of the taxes. So if that’s the case then when in a liberal’s mind is enough? How much more should the government take? Is it 50% of your income? Is it 75% of your income like in France? Why not a 100% of your income? Mr. President, when will you learn that confiscating wealth does not create more of it?

The Republican Party is just as guilty. They folded up like a cheap suit and went along just to get along instead of standing by their principles. If they rolled over and played dead on the fiscal cliff how on earth are they going to stand firm against Amnesty and Gun Control?

The answer is they won’t.

The sad part is I predicted this very scenario would unfold the way it did. I knew the Republicans didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the Democratic Party and their leaders. http://www.examiner.com/article/amnesty-and-the-employees-free-choice-act-on-obama-s-wishlist-second-term

So if the Republicans in Congress will not stop the Democratic Party and Barack Obama then who will?

I’m afraid that task will fall on the shoulders of the 60,932,152 freedom loving Americans that voted to save the republic and the country from the 65,899,660 that are trying to destroy it.

In the end there is a powerful lesson all Americans must learn. If you take from the rich you give the rich less incentive. If you give what you have taken from the rich to the poor you make the poor more dependent. Nobody wins.

Republicans and the entire country would have been better off not doing anything rather than signing this bill. This bill does nothing except increase spending and the deficit. It does not solve the nation’s fiscal issues. The only thing this bill is guaranteed to do is lead to the next fiscal cliff.
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Off The Cliff We Go

fiscal-cliff630-290x207Tonight, Speaker of the House John Boehner declined to bring his so-called “Plan B” for averting the so-called fiscal cliff for a vote. “Plan B” did not have enough support among House Republicans to pass. The House immediately voted to adjourn until after Christmas. We’re pretty much going off the cliff unless something drastic happens in the next couple of weeks.

The GOP messaging and generally how they have conducted themselves in this crisis is abysmal. The House GOP should be out front trying to point out in every media appearance that they passed legislation in August extending the Bush tax rates for everyone and that the Senate has done nothing about it. But they haven’t talked about this, instead they have bought into the Democrat party’s class warfare arguments hook line and sinker. First it was the GOP leadership’s proposal to cap deductions for wealthy taxpayers, then it was getting into general agreement with President-Messiah Barack Obama about taxing the eeevvviiilll rich. For these basic marketing failures alone, the House GOP is in dire need of new leadership, starting with a new Speaker. If the Republican Party cannot be counted on to oppose tax increases, what is the point of voting for them?

All President-Messiah Obama has to do at this point is do nothing. Republicans are so afraid that they will be blamed for going off the fiscal cliff that they will give him exactly what he wants. If by some miracle House Republicans somehow receive a backbone from Santa for Christmas, Obama still wins because taxes go up for all Americans; not just the eeevvviiilll rich.

The only thing Republicans can do at this point is walk away. Let Obama win this battle because there is nothing to negotiate with. Vote present in the House for Obama’s plan and don’t filibuster Obama’s plan in the Senate. Let Obama and the Democrats own the consequences of their economic policies, for better or worse.

Originally published: http://kevinboyd1984.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/off-the-cliff-we-go/

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Let Obama Leap Off the Fiscal Cliff Alone

The editorial cartoon on the left perfectly summarizes the political situation surrounding fiscal cliff negotiations. The lesson is Republicans will be blamed regardless.

CNN and Pew Research Center polls show a majority of the public will blame the GOP if the country goes over the cliff, even if Speaker Boehner fetches coffee for Obama during negotiations and compliments Michelle on her triceps.

To avoid this the GOP must start thinking strategically. That and take some very useful advice from two unlikely sources: Grover Norquist and Barack Obama.

Norquist urges Republicans to televise negotiations. This is a good idea that will allow the public to see just how intransigent Democrats are. While Obama warns House Republicans to get out of the way, which is exactly what they should do.

While the TV cameras are humming, Boehner should recognize the President built his campaign around raising taxes and voters supported that agenda. Boehner should explain that although Republicans disagree and believe Obama’s policies will plunge the nation back into a recession, if not depression, the people have spoken and Republicans will not obstruct him in any way.

Then — as Dante wrote about denizens of one level of the Inferno — we let Obama be himself with a vengeance. Republicans simply vote ‘present’ and, following the Obamacare precedent, the President’s socialistic, dangerous policy passes without a single Republican vote.

We lose tactically in the short run, but we win strategically in the long run. Negotiating minor cuts at the margin now not only won’t be a victory, it will allow Obama — and his Hallelujah Chorus in the media — to blame the failure of his fiscal policy on Republicans. That is impossible if Obama gets his way.

What’s more, bickering over petty spending cuts, discredits major cuts as a viable debt reduction strategy in the future. When these rounding–error cuts fail to make a difference, Democrats and the media will claim we tried cutting and it didn’t work.

Keep in mind Republican House leadership has a bad track record when it comes to negotiating cuts anyway. The last time we had a debt confrontation in 2011, Boehner came up with a total of $352 million in cuts. To put that in perspective, the amount represents one–tenth of one percent of the budget.

Whoop–tee–freakin’–doo. It would have made more sense to take the “savings” and buy lottery tickets. Last week’s Powerball jackpot was almost twice as large as the “cuts.”

And the wealthy job creators Obama’s tax increase will harm? I repeat, any Obama compromise means Republicans own the failure, because Obama didn’t get all he knew the nation really needed. And in the unlikely event he succeeds — and remember the media will set the bar remarkably low — Obama gets all the credit.

Some will object that House Republicans have just as strong a mandate as Obama, since they were elected, too. But that’s horse hockey. GOP congressmen were re–elected in gerrymandered districts designed to be impossible for Democrats to win. Obama won the entire nation and he’s right about his mandate, misguided as it is.

If recognizing the results of a democratic election is the proper policy in Egypt, it’s the proper policy here, even if the Socialism Brotherhood was the winner.

Holding out for miniscule spending cuts is simply negotiating the length of the rope Obama will use to hang Congressional Republicans.

There are only two instances where the GOP should fight today. One is opposing giving up Congressional debt ceiling authority in the future. The other is Boehner’s promise that if the Democrat Senate changes filibuster rules, all subsequent Senate bills will be DOA in the House.

Giving the President unilateral debt ceiling authority is like giving the Times Square homeless man a pair of boots and a credit card. No Congressional debt authority, along with rewriting filibuster rules, would cause long–term damage to the country and set a dangerous precedent.

Otherwise, let Obama own the agenda and own the responsibility. It will be impossible to blame Republicans for a result they did not in any way impede.

Our goal should be winning in 2014. It’s the asymmetrical strategy I advocated recently; and it is the kind of strategic thinking Republicans need to start utilizing.

Two years of short term pain will result in House and Senate gains that will allow Republicans to start reversing the course of Obamaism. Besides, I want to watch Democrats try to run in 2014 on a platform of “Osama’s Dead & So Is the Economy.”

Boehner: This is Not a Game

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, responded strongly to President Obama’s continued campaign effort to ‘tax the rich’ as a means to end the financial crisis quickly. Tax increases on the wealthiest two percent of Americans will damage the economy and is not the solution, said Boehner, reaching out through social media via the Internet this weekend. Additionally, the Speaker outlined several reasons House Republicans believe the Democrats current proposals will hurt hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the United States.

“This is not a game,” said Speaker Boehner. “Jobs are on the line. The American economy is on the line.”

You can read all of the Speaker’s points at his website: Speaker.gov

Nancy Pelosi, “Deems” Herself Minority Leader: We are Now Venezuela

Well, how wonderful of Ole’ Nan!!!   How arrogant of Ole’ Nan!!!  She announced that “by the will of the caucus”, by “ACCLAMATION of the caucus”, she will stay on as a reluctant but willing minority leader in the House of Representatives.  She “deemed” herself Minority Leader.    How NICE of her!!  How Chavez of her!!!  After the 2010 election she at least went through the appearance of a vote when Heath Schuler ran against her to give the “Blue Dog Democrats” cover.  She doesn’t need the Blue Dogs any longer, nor do they feel the need to pretend to be with We the People, so she just tosses them by the wayside.  Now she just “deems” herself perpetual ruler of the caucus.  Steny Hoyer, you will never be anything more than Ole Nan’s footstool, lapdog, errand boy.  Isn’t this how dictators behave?  Don’t they just “deem” their agenda to be the “will of the governed”?  The same Harry Reid who said just before the election that Romney’s agenda, should he win, was “DOA” in the Senate, now speaks of “bi-partisanship and cooperation”?  How stupid does someone have to be to not see what is happening?  Barack Obama now goes to the United Nations and offers the United States as subservient of their New World Order, and wants them to run the gun control treaty back by us.  Obama also suddenly has a trip to Moscow scheduled.  He now has “more flexibility”.  No one can be blind any longer, NO ONE!!! 

The dictatorship is in place, and what do we get from McConnell, Boehner, and the rest of the Republican Party???  They grovel at the feet of tyrants and blame the TEA Party, We the People, for their defeat.  Back in 2010 the same TEA Party that was “THE” factor in the Republican landslide was dismissed as “a minor part” of the victory.  Republicans won in spite of distancing themselves from the true patriots in this nation.  The ever senile John McCain and his left wing buddy Lindsey Graham now come out talking tough about “investigations” of Benghazi.  Give me a break!!!!  More posturing for the cameras, just as in the Fast and Furious hearings I assume?

Boehner and the rest of the establishment, including the inside-the-beltway “conservative media” Peggy Noonan, Bill Kristol, Karl (Marx) Rove, among others, grovel at the feet of these dictators.  Instead of dismissing conservatives this time, Republicans and their media talking heads now blame the very people they claim to represent for the defeat of Republican liberalism. “Conservatives are the problem” is the excuse they use to explain a pathetic campaign by a pathetic candidate.  Six million conservatives did not vote. I think that is the wrong approach but I understand why they did not vote for Romney.

I have been writing about this for almost 3 years and nothing has changed for the better.  The Republican Party moves left as fast as the Democrat Party.  McConnell and Boehner even groveled when they won in 2010, just not quite so blatantly.  They sat around and whined that they only had “one half of one third of government” so they couldn’t really accomplish anything.  Now they can’t do anything because Obama got reelected and they “must compromise”.  How convenient!!!

The Republican establishment will never offer us another Reagan.  They lost that one and have been working hard ever since to insure they can keep their “baby brother” status.  They want to play golf and posture for the cameras without really doing anything. 

Boehner now speaks of “tax reform”.  Every time I hear a Republican talk of reforming taxes my taxes go up, and I do not belong to the wealthy class by a long stretch.  They have no desire to fulfill the wishes of We the People, but rather their own personal power, prestige, and wealth.  The current Republican Party and their supporting cast in the media are only interested in having a seat in the back of Obama’s Chavez Express.  They want face time on television, people wanting to write books about them, and the prestige of being “the honorable” (I don’t address them that way) Senator/Congressman Hedgehog.

Romney was a more pathetic candidate than McCain and hired the very same consultants to run the very same campaign.  The same “go along to get along” attitude that got us into this mess isn’t going to get us out of it.  Not interested in any prime farm land south of New Orleans, thanks!!!  Republicans have not yet realized that reaching across the aisle only results in a bloody stump coming back, and tax paying citizens getting the shaft.  Or is it that they know but just don’t care because it doesn’t affect them in a negative fashion?

All of you “let’s give the Republicans another chance” folks might want to re-evaluate your position.  Just as Chavez took control in Venezuela with a compliant “opposition party”, Obama is taking control of the United States with a compliant “opposition party” that really isn’t in opposition. The word complicit seems to fit the Republican Party more than the word opposition.

Vladimir Lenin, Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and Hugo Chavez didn’t do their despotism alone.  All of them had cronies who helped, and in many cases were labeled the “opposition” when they were truly complicit.  As I have been saying for the last three years, we have a despotic political party and a party who is willing to surrender anything and everything as long as they are allowed at the trough with the despots. 

We the People of the United States are merely pawns in a power play that will end in poverty and slavery for all but the wealthiest of Americans.  The very poor who support the endless handouts will find out, as have others in the past, that they will never benefit from the policies that promise them everything yet delivers very little.  The “very little” is about to run out and those who are the most dependent on government will be the ones who suffer the most.  It happens in every dictatorship.

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

 November 17, 2012

 

RNC Schedule: Final Day

After a very successful convention, the final day is here. The climax of today’s events and the entire convention is going to begin at 10pm, when Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduces the 2012 GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney, and will shortly be followed by Romney’s acceptance speech.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

  1. 7:00 p.m. Convention convenes
  2. Call to order
  3. Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
  4. Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
  5. National Anthem sung by SEVEN
  6. Invocation byKen and Priscilla Hutchins
  7. Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
  8. Reagan Legacy Video
  9. Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich
  10. Remarks by Craig Romney
  11. 8:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)
  12. Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
  13. Remarks by Grant Bennett
  14. Remarks by Tom Stemberg
  15. 9:00 p.m. Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
  16. Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
  17. Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode
  18. 10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
  19. Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
  20. Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
  21.  Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, FL

Perversion Rampant in America: Sponsored By Obama and Congress

Can things really get any worse in our nation? Planned Parenthood, “the bastion of breast cancer screening”, is beginning their “National Condom Week” today, Wednesday February 15, 2012. How asinine can anyone get to have a national condom week and celebrate it with such ballyhoo? Is Mr. Condom a national hero or something? Congressional Medal of Honor winner, maybe? Inventor of some life-saving device that will revolutionize life in America and the world?

Martin Luther King only has one day, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have to share a day, and Condom gets an entire week to himself? What genius thought this up? Only a person with a heart as black as Satan’s could come up with a plan such as this to pervert our children and only people with hearts as black as Satan’s could stand by and let it happen without so much as a whimper of protest.

Sadly Mr. Condom is a perverted character created and honored by Planned Parenthood to destroy another generation of children. In the video, “Hooking Kids on Sex”, they have a section showing 10 year olds how to masturbate and how to install a condom for sexual intercourse. HELLOOOOOOO!!!! Is teaching them to read, write, and count too much trouble or are those just insignificant items the kids don’t need any more?

The real kicker to this is that my tax money, and your tax money, is paying for this trash. Is there anyone in Washington today with any brains or morals at all? Why is this going on? Where are Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul on this? Rick Santorum has stood up and spoken out against the Obama regime’s immoral despotism; and all he gets is grief from the propaganda arms of both political parties and his fellow “conservatives” in the presidential primary race and the so-called “conservative” media.

Where are John McCain and Lindsey Graham on “National Condom Week”? Are they still trying to figure out how they voted to remove the military restrictions against sodomy and bestiality in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011? Where are John Boehner and Mitch McConnell? As Sgt. Carter used to say to Gomer Pyle: “I can’t hear you!!!!!”

Where are the conservatives in Congress who seem to have lost their voices since Obama took over and became Dictator-in-Chief and President for Life of the National Socialist State of Amerika? How many adult men and women are in prison or on sexual predator lists for less offensive actions than this? Is this part of the Islamification of America? Islam hangs homosexuals but an adult man “teaching” a 10 year old boy about sex is just fine. Hypocrisy and perversion go hand-in-hand in the Muslim world. Is this the reason we are seeing this happen here, getting us ready?

The federal government is out of control and no one in Washington is doing anything to stop it. We hear little mouse squeaks from time to time but nothing really substantial, nothing to stand up and cheer about. An entire generation of Americans is being taught perversion and immorality without any opposition from anyone in Congress, the courts, or the media. Our elected “leaders” sit by quietly and allow this to go on because they are afraid of being called “racist” or “closed minded” or “intolerant”? Where are the leaders in government? (Hint: the Republicrats are hiding under their desks not wanting to be seen or heard on this).

The sad truth is that our government is staffed with evil, self-centered, narcissistic despots who are more interested in their own well-being than that of the citizens of this once great nation. As happened in Venezuela we are seeing a despot run over members of Congress who are either so evil that they are complicit or so cowardly evil they are afraid to speak up for fear of receiving criticism from the “enlightened” media.

Hell has come to America and we are seeing it in National Condom Week and the Komen foundation backing down from a moral stance to appease the most evil people in the world. Judgment is coming to America and we find our nation trying to “go along to get along” with the most evil, black hearted people to ever walk the face of this earth.

Adolph Hitler murdered 12 million innocent Jews, Christians, Gypsies, Slavs, Poles, Homosexuals, etc. during his reign of terror in Europe. How many innocent babies has Planned Parenthood murdered while Congress and multiple presidential administrations not only stood by and watched, but gladly paid for those murders? Now the goal is to expand into perverting and sexually abusing our children, and using We the People to pay for it.

Appeasing evil is never a winning proposition. We finally destroyed Adolph Hitler and his evil regime but only after Neville Chamberlain’s “peace in our time” brought the world to the brink of destruction and cost the lives of an estimated 100 million people.

Our federal government is a diseased animal that needs a dose of anti-biotic strong enough to kill the germs that infect it. We can no longer stand by and allow this to happen to our children. The most innocent of our nation are being sold into slavery, the slavery of perversion that they may never recover from.

If this is allowed to stand then I demand that every child molester and child rapist be immediately released from prison. How can men and women be held in prison for sex crimes while this is allowed to happen unfettered; and even condoned by our country’s elected “leaders” and paid for by tax money?

The worst element in all of this is the apathy of the American people. Who will bother to write to demand something be done? Who will call their member of Congress to insist they charge Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, et al. with genocide, taking indecent liberties with a minor, child sexual assault, and a host of other criminal charges?

Unless We the People stand up and take an active role of leadership in America we are going to very soon find ourselves living in the FEMA camps they built in 2009 under SB 645, and are staffing right now with money provided by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. If American citizens; Christians, Jews, and even atheists and agnostics can’t see what is wrong with this then we are indeed a nation lost to Satan.

To show how much our nation suffers from apathy let me give you an example. I was running for a local school board position, a first-timer in a political race, and lost to the incumbent by a substantial margin. As disappointed as I am to have lost the race I am more disappointed in how I lost. There are in the neighborhood of 10,000 eligible voters in this school district. How many votes were cast? 368, or 3% of eligible voters. If I had won the election I would be only slightly happier. The depth of “I don’t care” from the voters of this nation is the most disappointing thing of all to me. Judgment will fall heavier on those who do nothing than it will on those who fight the battle. Even if those of us willing to fight the battle lose the battle, we will still have stood up for what Jesus called “the least of my flock”.

As our nation teeters on the edge of oblivion only a small percentage of those who can vote will vote. Many of those casting ballots in November will be either corpses or fictional cartoon characters. Such a sad commentary for a nation forged in the blood of those who were willing to die for even a glimpse of a chance to vote for their future.

A “shining city on a hill” has become a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, ripe for the judgment of God and subjugation by an evil so dark it makes a black hole in space look like the sun.

Copies of this are going to the entire Oklahoma Congressional delegation. I hope you will do the same in your state. Stand up now, tomorrow will be too late.

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
February 15, 2012

Republicans Cave on Bush Tax Cut Extension, White House Wants More

Republican congressional leaders are indicating that they will allow the Bush tax cuts to be extended until the end of the year without requiring offset spending cuts to pay for it. The White House is demanding that the GOP give even more.

The leaders of congressional Republicans will present an extension of the Bush tax cuts to the rest of the House and Senate GOP tonight. The proposal has been stripped of the requirement that cuts be made to pay for the continuing tax cuts that continue to starve the Social Security fund of badly needed revenue.

Republicans are not willing to be responsible for a perceived tax increase on 160 million Americans in an election year and have therefor given up the fight on the tax holiday. Instead, they have de-coupled the unemployment insurance extension and the so-called “doc-fix” from the bill – a move that has irritated Democrats who seem only ready to accept everything they want while giving nothing in return.

Despite getting the payroll tax holiday extended until the end of the year without any concessions, the White House has indicated that they want everything and intend to give nothing. Jay Carney said that they believe that the unemployment extension and Medicare doc-fix should be included in this deal.

All that is left is for the White House to complain that Republicans are unwilling to negotiate despite them being the only ones at the table giving in on anything – at all.

Keystone Pipeline: Why Obama Said No; And What Happens Now?

Yesterday the Obama administration announced he was declining the Keystone XL pipeline application due to the Republicans setting an “unreasonable timeline” of February 21, 2012 for a decision. That George W. Bush, still causing problems for Obama!!! Obama wanted to put it off until after the 2012 elections so he could continue to draw campaign money from both sides. As it is now, he will only get money from the “environmental” nut cases unless the supporters of the pipeline are willing to pay him for a favorable decision after he gets re-elected in November (snicker!!!).

This decision has all the markings of his pledge before the 2008 election to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. Remember when he said that he would bankrupt the coal companies and that energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket”? Here we are, a chance to keep that campaign pledge to his left wing zealots who want to see America become a Third world hell hole dictatorship. Remember when he closed off all drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, ignored a court order to resume permits, and sent $4 billion to a George Soros invested company in Brazil so we could be “their best customer”?

As Obama once again applies his “laser focus on jobs” we see the prospect of 5,000 immediate jobs, 20,000 jobs over the next few years, and the potential 200,000 long term jobs fizzle in an orgy of pandering to his left-wing base. Of course, there is the magnificent prospect of the unemployment payments that will actually rescue our economy. This came from that paragon of economic brain trusts, Nancy Pelosi. Remember when she said that every dollar of unemployment payments generates $1.87 to the economy? That is very good news indeed. There certainly isn’t any sense in losing such an economic boost by providing thousands, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of jobs. We once again see our country being taken down the road to financial ruin by those desiring to rule rather than govern. This is not new as we have seen what the radicals who have taken over the Democrat Party have been doing for several years.

Environmental groups opposed the pipeline saying it could harm the Oglala Reservoir under Nebraska. That is a huge concern to all of us I am sure. There is no doubt this pipeline will do as much damage to the environment as the Alaska Pipeline did to the tundra and the herds of deer, moose, elk and whatever. I have read many stories about the Alaska pipeline and the results of that coming “environmental disaster”. If I remember right, and I don’t have the stories before me, the herds are thriving because the heat from the pipeline is keeping the grass growing under it without damaging the permafrost. The food being provided by the vegetation in what was a total wasteland in winter, not to mention the heat off the pipes providing warmth for the herds, is actually increasing the numbers of animals.
The big question is what are the Republicans in Congress going to do about this situation? Yesterday we heard Republicans come out and denounce the decision with tough talk and big words, but will they actually do anything to reverse this decision? I have my doubts. As a matter of fact, I will be bold enough to say “No, they won’t!!!” The leadership in the Republican Party is so weak and so busy being “civil” and “reaching across the aisle to work with our Democrat friends” that I don’t expect them to do any more than they have done with the stimulus, TARP, debt ceiling, etc.

Unless We the People elect true conservatives in November we will continue to lose our freedoms daily. We used to lose a freedom here and there but now we see them disappearing in droves. It seems as if every piece of legislation that comes out, unread of course, takes another freedom away from us.

Obama and members of both political parties in Congress are combining to destroy what was once the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Our economic security, our physical security, and or liberty are all being taken from us by those who got elected by promising a better life for all Americans. If it isn’t already too late November will be the pivotal point of my lifetime. If we don’t make drastic changes, assuming Obama allows elections in November, we will lose what is left of our liberty.

We can’t just blindly vote for Republicans as they have proven to be unreliable, and as dangerous as Democrats. Only 22 of the 87 freshmen TEA Party members elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 voted against the debt ceiling increase last fall. If we have another freshman class like that in 2012 we are doomed to a lifetime of tyranny. Our future is at stake and the Keystone XL Pipeline permit denial is just one more nail in the coffin of the Republic of the United States of America.

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
January 18, 2011

Keystone XL Pipeline Nixed By Obama Administration

According to reports out today, the Obama administration will reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. The company will be allowed to file a revised route that avoids an environmentally sensitive area in Nebraska, according to people familiar with the decision.

The decision is expected to be officially announced today by the State Department. The project, which crosses six states would provide between 5,000 and 20,000 jobs. While environmental groups immediately came out in support of Obama’s decision Republican House Speaker John Boehner had a different take on the decision.
“President Obama is about to destroy tens of thousands of American jobs” by not approving the $7 billion Keystone pipeline, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in an e-mailed statement.

Labor unions and Republican lawmakers have come together to urge President Barack Obama to approve the pipeline, which would carry 700,000 barrels of crude a day from Canada’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast, because they say it will create jobs and help the nation become more energy independent. TransCanada said the project may add 20,000 jobs.

TransCanada fell 64 cents to $41.10 at 1:39 p.m. in New York, and earlier today touched $39.74. Trans-Canada spokesman Terry Cunha reported in an e-mail that the company wouldn’t respond until a decision is officially announced.

Canada will reportedly continue to support TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said, adding that it is in the best interests of both nations.

Environmentalists have opposed the project on the basis that the project will contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions and endanger drinking water supplies in Nebraska. They have staged demonstrations and threatened to withhold financial support to Obama’s presidential campaign if he approves the pipeline.

“The entire purpose of the pipeline is to move Canadian oil to the crude refineries in the Gulf so that it can be shipped overseas,” Jeremy Symons, a National Wildlife Federation vice president, said today in a phone interview. “If the pipeline is built, Canada gets the jobs, China gets the oil and American families get the oil spills.”

Protests in Nebraska and at the White House have focused on the risks of a spill polluting the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska’s Sand Hills region. TransCanada has discussed alternate routes with state officials that would pose less risk to drinking-water supplies.

“We’re glad Keystone hasn’t been approved, but we’d like to see the pipeline rejected outright,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director for the Center for Biological Diversity said his group approves of the rejection but would like to see the project denied permanently.

Wendy Abrams, who raised from $50,000 to $100,000 for Obama in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, had said rallying her friends around the president would be hard if he approved the pipeline. She said Obama has since shown that he’s not “in the pocket of Big Oil.”

The administration delayed approving the project in November until after the 2012 election, saying it wanted to study an alternate route that would take the pipeline away from environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska. Congress set a February 21 deadline for the U.S. to issue a pipeline permit. The State Department said the review could be completed “as early as the first quarter of 2013”, just after the 2012 elections.

Obama’s jobs council yesterday urged an expansion of oil and gas drilling and an acceleration of projects including pipelines to help solve our nation’s energy problems.

“We should allow more access to oil, natural gas and coal opportunities on federal lands,” the year-end report by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness said.

The American Petroleum Institute, the Washington-based group of oil and gas companies, plans to lobby Congress for legislation that would take away Obama’s power to make a final decision on the Keystone pipeline.

“The president’s decision today makes us question if he’s truly interested in jobs creation,” API President Jack Gerard said today in an interview before an appearance in Washington.

TransCanada applied for a U.S. permit in 2008. Advocates such as Senator Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican who sponsored legislation to set the February deadline, said further delay compromises U.S. efforts to import more oil from a friendly nation.
“The studying time is done,” Lugar said today in an e- mailed statement. “The environmental concerns have been addressed. The job creation, economic and energy security arguments are overwhelmingly in favor of building it. The president opposing pipeline construction is not in the best interest of the United States.”

 

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
January 18, 2012

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Letter to Congress: Uphold Your Oath or Resign

January 10, 2012

Sen. Inhofe, Sen. Coburn, Rep. Boren:

I am writing concerning several issues that show a total contempt for the Constitution and We the People of the United States of America by Barack Obama, and more frightening, the Congress of the United States of America. I have just been made aware of S. 1698 which seeks to strip citizenship from citizens “engaged in war against the United States”. I realize the wording is vague and leans towards double-talk on purpose, and that is what I take issue with. It seems members of Congress are systematically stripping We the People of any right to protest, or fight against the tyranny being foisted upon us by our own government, and parsing words to accomplish their sinister task.

This is supposedly aimed at “homegrown terrorists” but we all know the definition of that term today. The only parameter of the Homeland Security profile I don’t fit is that I still have all of my fingers. Their definition of “homegrown terrorist” seems to be aimed at patriotic American citizens not the true terror threats, Islamic radicals. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen Islamic radicals on their list of dangerous people, so-called “potential terrorists”. I fit the profile but Muslim males 18-35 don’t. Oops, sorry, can’t profile Muslim males 18-35, that is racist. This all seems a bit odd to me since we have been attacked by these nuts several times, and can expect even more attacks, including the possibility of a nuclear attack on one or more of our cities.

This comes on the heels of S. 1867/HR 1540, a bill which blatantly broadens the ability of the president to order the indefinite detention of any citizen without charges, at locations within or outside of the United States. I know it has been said that this does not refer to We the People, but Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. John McCain, and Barack Obama have publicly disputed that notion. Sections 1021 and 1022 are in direct conflict with each other as to the meaning of the wording, which lends a great deal of lee-way towards tyranny if one should be inclined and I tend to think one would be inclined based on the actions I see coming from Washington D. C. every day.

The NDAA also provides for the staffing of the FEMA camps, the ones that have been denied to exist. When I wrote about those camps a couple of years ago I was told they are for victims of natural disasters. No one answered my concerns about the design of the camps to resemble the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. I don’t understand the need for 12 ft. high fences topped with razor wire and barbed wire, just to provide temporary homes for flood, hurricane, or tornado victims. Why are they suddenly being staffed by the NDAA, with bids going to Halliburton recently? Are we expecting an unforcasted natural disaster to crop up any time soon or is it in preparation for the imposition of martial law and the suspension of the Constitution as requested by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr, Rep. Maxine Waters, and others in congress?

Pile all of this on top of S. 679, legislation that takes any away oversight by Congress in presidential appointments and we have the end game of a dictatorship, ala Venezuela. I see Congress deliberately abrogating their responsibilities under the Constitution and giving this, or any, president the right to do as he wishes regardless of the law. When we have United States Senators saying a president should be allowed to appoint anyone he wants regardless of their intentions regarding upholding the Constitution We the People have every right to be concerned. The extension of the “Patriot Act” wasn’t blatant enough so we have to go with even more. That law alone is so unConstitutional that it takes away the very basis of our Republic.

Today, the 10th Circuit upheld the ruling by Judge Vicki Miles-LeGrange that State Question 755, the anti Sharia and International Law bill, as being unConstitutional. This passed with 70% of We the People voting for it. This is more tyranny based on the whining of CAIR, claiming it is unConstitutional because it bars using Sharia Law in Oklahoma. Any idiot should be able to see Sharia Law goes against the Constitution and is therefore not applicable in America. SQ 755 has nothing to do with religious freedom. I fail to see how this can be ruled unConstitutional in the first place, much less upheld on appeal.

Members of Congress, as do federal judges, swear to uphold and defend the Constitution but I don’t see that happening in Congress or the courts much these days. I see bill after bill, judicial ruling after judicial ruling, coming through that denigrates my freedom and no one up there seems to give it a thought. I know bills don’t get read because of the surprise on the faces and in the words of members of Congress when the provisions come out. The two biggest backers of the NDAA, Graham and McCain, didn’t know about the removal of sodomy and bestiality rules for our military. Is that to accommodate Muslims? After all, they are known for their affection for animals. After it was passed and signed, they feign surprise with, “I didn’t know that was in there”. What else did they, or you, not know is in there?

Gentlemen, WE the People are fed up. We are only going to take so much before your rules are going to fall on deaf ears and we will run our nation without you. You are employees of We the People, not monarchs. We decide what is Constitutional and what is not. Government has grown too big for its britches and needs to take a good look at how our nation was designed. When patriotic citizens of this nation are called terrorists and the real terrorists are called victims of bigotry something is very wrong. Our nation is on the verge of collapse and Congress has its foot on the accelerator running us off a cliff.

It is time for you to stand up and publicly call for the resignations of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. It is time for you to stand up and demand the arrest of Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Kenneth Melson over Operation Fast & Furious. They should be arrested and held without bond for murder in the death of border patrol Agent Brian Terry, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to violate gun laws, and treason for conspiracy to subvert the 2nd Amendment by their involvement in Operation Fast & Furious.

They should not be allowed to flaunt any law that I am expected to abide by. What do you think would be my fate if I violated the same laws blatantly violated by them? If you are not willing to do this then you have no right to expect me or any other American citizen to obey any law anywhere. You certainly do not have the right to expect us to honor your legislation if you cannot honor the Constitution. Do your duty, your sworn duty, to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and stop playing word games with We the People.

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, Oklahoma

The payroll tax gambit, eggs and the GOP miscalculation

The phrase “couldn’t find their butts with both hands tied behind their backs” comes to mind as I analyze the feat of stupidity undertaken by the leaders of the House and Senate in the Social Security revenue cut proposal (a.k.a. payroll tax holiday).

A news outlet I do not often quote, The New York Times,  has an opinion piece that puts it succinctly:

After a long stretch of high unemployment, legislative turmoil and, in turn, slipping public approval, President Obama seemed to regain his political footing this week with the help of House Republicans, whose handling of a standoff over payroll taxes had even leading conservatives accusing them of bungling the politically charged issue.

Obama has done absolutely nothing right, yet the GOP leadership is handing him a populist issue upon which he can turn his entire campaign around.

There is no way the GOP and Conservatives can come out of a tax battle smelling like a rose when the Democrats are voting for an increase that the right is willing to vote against. Harry Reid, Barack Obama and their puppet masters have played a masterful gambit and Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Boehner bit – hard.

Despite the fact that the Senate passed a bill they knew would not pass the House and got on the first train out of the swamp, the Republicans stayed behind “doing their work” and will have nothing but egg on their faces for it.

The Senate bill offers a two month, 2% tax holiday on payroll social security taxes. The House bill offers the same holiday but over a year’s time. The Democrats have to swallow a provision that puts the Keystone XL pipeline on the front burner.

Boehner tried to point out that the House had conferees ready to work out a compromise in joint committee over the differences in the two bills. He just asked that the Senate send their own conferees to join in the discussions so that they could work out a compromise that could be passed by both houses.

Obama came out in a press conference this week and demanded that the full House come back from vacation and vote on the Senate’s plan – echoing Reid’s commentary (or vice-versa – it’s so hard to tell now adays).

Both plans include a push to get a decision made on the Keystone XL pipeline, an extension of unemployment benefits, the Medicare doc-fix and a payroll tax holiday – so what’s the problem?

The fight isn’t over whether or not a tax cut should happen, the fight has been over how to pay for it and what to include with it.

The Senate’s 2-month version includes full unemployment benefit extensions at current levels. The House plan cuts the length of jobless benefits from 99 weeks to 79 weeks and requires beneficiaries without a high school diploma to seek education in order to continue receiving benefits.

A better play for the Republicans would have been to agree to the two month extension no strings attached. Then in February when we’re still talking about it, mention that the GOP gave something in December, the DNC gave nothing – just as they have for the last 3 years. The democrats are all take and no give –  no compromise.

Boehner and McConnell  are getting played and played well. If they continue with their ill-thought strategies, it will not be long before neither are leaders of much of anything.

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