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Remember when America didn't negotiate with terrorists?
Yeah, that was when we had a Real President.
Now we have Barack "I love the Muslim Brotherhood" Obama, and he's busy making new friends, with the Taliban.
The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.
Five Taliban prisoners who have been held at Guantanamo for years would be released to protective custody in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials familiar with the decision.
The Post reported that senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the release of all five prisoners at the same time, though the exchange offer has not been formally made.
It makes me sick. How much more humiliation can this poor excuse for a president impose on my country?
Five bad guys will go free, to plot murder and mayhem again, because he's too weak and dilatory to effectively project American power. And yes, it's important to get our guy back in one piece. But not at the expense of emboldening the regime which helped Al Qaeda attack us on 9/11.
The next time they snatch an American they'll demand the release of 50 bad guys. And why not? Give in to one terrorist, and pretty soon every terrorist in the world is gonna want to get in on the action. It'll be open season on America.
Islam literally means "submission." And Barack Obama has repeatedly shown that he's more than willing to submit.
What's next? Unconditional surrender? I wouldn't put it past him.
Attention American business! All workers are now guaranteed their jobs, for life! Layoffs will result in an investigation by armed agents of the Internal Revenue Service. Participation in Obamacare requires you to comply.
No, I'm not making that up. Dear Leader has effectively nationalized every small business in America. Because if we can't fire someone, or change their hours, we no longer have control over what used to be ours.
The Lonely Conservative exposes his tyranny:
Monday night on the "Kelly File" Megyn Kelly revealed that the Obamacare mandate delay includes a provision directing employers that they are not to lay off workers if they want to take advantage of the delay. Nice Deb picked up on it:
"Basically", she continued, "what the government is telling employers is that you will not fire a single person. You will not lay off a single person — if you want to take advantage of our gift. And you have to certify it under penalty of perjury to the IRS that you didn't do that!"
IRS storm troopers are our new masters. That's fascism. Straight up fascism. There's really no other way to describe what this president has done.
And he did it with the stroke of his pen. L'Etat, C'est Moi!
Meanwhile John Boehner continues to bow down before His Imperial Majesty. I really wish I knew why.
America is doomed.
Obama has gone out of his way to make sure that journalists keep their mouths shut about the shady actions and scandals that his administration has been involved in.
He threatened to destroy the career of a Fox News reporter exposing the truth about Benghazi. He's using Soviet tactics to prosecute a filmmaker who made a movie exposing Obama's radical background. He's also been the most aggressive president since Nixon in keeping a tight grip on information. One former NSA official even came out and said that Obama's tactics have made the US a police state.
And let's not forget how he used the IRS to harass Conservatives.
And besides, all his problems are caused by Fox News. They're spreading lies!. Lies and more lies! It's all lies!
While speaking about Benghazi, Obama laughed at one point when O'Reilly asked about Susan Rice's contention that the attack was a spontaneous action.
About two minutes later, Obama blamed Fox News for people believing Obama did not call the Benghazi attack terrorism.
"Your detractors believe that you did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn't want that out," O'Reilly said.
"And they believe it because folks like you are telling them that," Obama said.
"No, I'm not telling them that," O'Reilly responded to laughter.
You know what I find most disconcerting? How he laughed at O'Reilly's questions. Classy, that, isn't it? Real Presidential.
Because he knows he can squash O'Reilly and Fox like a bug. And he won't hesitate either, especially since Democrat control of the Senate is hanging in the balance.
If the 2014 election is a referendum on President Obama, Democrats are in deep trouble.
That's according to a new state-by-state study of Obama's job-approval ratings released by Gallup that puts his disapproval rating at over 50 percent in 10 of the 21 states where Democrats are defending Senate seats this fall. In many of those states, Republicans have recruited strong candidates and are preparing to spend big bucks to win the six seats they need to regain the majority.
Obama is deeply unpopular — with a disapproval rating higher than 55 percent — in five states: West Virginia (67.3 percent disapproval), Montana (60.9 percent), South Dakota (59.3 percent), Arkansas (57 percent) and Alaska (55.4 percent).
Beyond those five seats, there is a second tier of states where the president's disapproval rating stands somewhere between 50 percent and 55 percent, including: Iowa (50.1 percent disapproval), New Hampshire (50.2 percent), North Carolina (50.4 percent),Colorado (51.2 percent) and Louisiana (53.9 percent).
So I'm sure it's just a coincidence that new IRS regulations will effectively put most conservative groups out of business, right before the 2014 midterm elections.
IRS Reg-134417-13 will forbid conservative groups from holding voter registration drives, advertising, promoting, and prohibits any kind of political activity including rallies, mailings, teas, and forums.
Meanwhile unions, a heavy Democrat-friendly constituency, are exempt from these new rules. I'm sure that's just an oversight…
Anyone here remember Nakoula Basseley Nakoula? He spent a year in jail to cover Susan Rice's ass, and emerged with a case of Stockholm Syndrome worthy of a North Korean propaganda film.
If Bill O'Reilly is next, who'll be less surprised than me?
Valerie Jarrett is
cackling with glee — Dear Leader is going to act unilaterally again,
ruling by decree tonight during his State of the
On Tuesday, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Americans are "hungry" for Obama to take unilateral action, bypassing Congress wherever he can to get things done, CNS News reported.
"People around our country are hungry for action," she said. "And what you'll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action -- creating opportunity -- and it's going to be a very optimistic speech."
According to Jarrett, Obama will "set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he things will move our country forward -- create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed."
Although Obama will prod Congress to act on his agenda, Jarrett said Obama "will make clear tonight that he will take action on his own," bypassing Congress when he sees fit.
Liberals love their dictators. Well, their left-wing, commie dictators anyway.
Imagine Jarrett's reaction if President Palin used the same executive power to build Keystone XL, restore incandescent light bulbs, means-test and privatize Social Security, restrict what slackers can buy with food stamps, order all Americans to purchase an AR-15, and with the strike of a drone or 2 make working for the New York Times punishable by death.
Yeah, I'll bet Libtard Val would fall in love with the Constitution again before I could say "hypocrite."
Oh, and Americans are "hungry" alright. Mainly because Obama's economic policies mean a whole lot of us are unemployed and can't afford food.
Nothing he says or does tonight will change that.
When Dear Leader steps up to the podium next week to deliver his annual State
Party Union speech he'll emphasize class warfare and
wealth redistribution, aka "income inequality."
You know, the idea that rich CEO's (but not Hollywood celebs or big-time sports stars) need to earn less so burger flippers can be paid $15 per hour.
It's what I call Marxism for Morons. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" wrapped up in a flag and touted as "fairness." And his sycophants fall for it, because our nation is full of public school automatons spoon-fed grievance-mongering and an inflated sense of self-esteem in place of basic economics and common sense.
Just to emphasize how silly the whole thing is, Obama's henchmen at the DCCC plan to "study" the problem next month. At the post St. Regis Hotel in NYC. Where room rates start at $695 per night. And where the maids don't make that much in a week.
But please don't ask rich Democrats to spread their wealth around. Some people are more equal than others dontcha know. When Barack Obama took office in 2007 his net worth stood at around $1.3 million. Today it's 10 times that.
I think he needs a pay cut, don't you?
Nah, the Democratic Party's motto seems to be "hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?" So they pass out entitlements like candy and then rail against the "unfairness" of anyone who dares to think for himself and build something the government didn't tell him to build.
America stands for Equality of Opportunity. When Obama says "income inequality" what he's really saying is "Equality of Outcome."
Or as Janis Joplin might have sung, Obama won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz… Throw in a big screen TV and a night on the town while you're at it too.
Bottom line? If you want Income Equality, move to North Korea.
In truth, North Korea represents the ideal for those who fight for income equality with its one man at the top worth tens of billions of dollars while the entire civilian population starves, largely impoverished.
America could not succeed without income inequality. Why? Because it forces us to seek out new opportunities, new inventions, new directions, and in the process advance science, engineering, culture, and society as a whole.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck."
— Robert A. Heinlein
Of course in Obama's world it's know as "Bush's Fault."
And the only cure is another government program. To counter all the existing government programs, regulations, and crony capitalism which screwed up everything in the first place. It never occurs to these statists that the simplest solution is to just get government the hell out of the way. Because then they won't have Control.
You know who the GOP should get to deliver their SOTU response?
To Barack Obama, the pen is mightier than the Constitution.
"We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need. I've got a pen and I've got a phone," Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.
Obama continued: "And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating."
Obama rules by decree. Because he can.
Separation of powers? Such a quaint, anachronistic concept.
It's Smart Diplomacy™, the Muslim-in-Chief way. Taking a page out of progressive nutjob Bill de Blasio's playbook, Barack Obama is distancing the U.S. from any diplomatic contact with Pope Francis and The Vatican, by moving our ambassador to a closet in the Italian Embassy.
The Obama administration is going to close the US Embassy at The Holy See and move the offices over to the US Italian Embassy.
The administration says the Vatican office is unsafe.
It's unsafe. Really. That's their excuse.
Unsafe for those in the grip of devil, that's for sure. Being in the presence of so much holiness must be unnerving for Obama's heathen hordes, because they can't really walk around in their "I had an abortion" T-shirts like they do at the White House.
But unsafe as in "insecure?" Gimme a break.
As a part of the security reviews that followed the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi last year, State Department officials are now claiming that the current U.S. Embassy to the Holy See is no longer safe.
Oh brother. And we can't possibly make it safe, now can we. Nope. Gotta shut it down, and if that pokes a stick in that Francis feller's eye, well that's just icing on the cake, now isn't it. After all, who does he think he is, acting all Catholic by tellin' us enlightened progressives we shouldn't force nuns to pay for birth control. We'll show him!
This afternoon I spoke with former Vatican Ambassador James Nicholson. He wanted me to tell CV readers:
"It's another manifestation of the antipathy of this administration both to Catholics and to the Vatican — and to Christians in the Middle East. This is a key post for intermediation in so many sovereignties but particularly in the Middle East. This is anything but a good time to diminish the stature of this post. To diminish the stature of this post is to diminish its influence.
"The State Department has for a long time wanted to do this. It came up when I was an ambassador. I explained the folly of this and it went away. But now they seem determined to do this. The perception is [with this action] that the United States is showing a lack of appreciation for the relevance of its diplomatic partner in the Vatican."
Diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See suffered for generations because of rampant anti-Catholicism in our country. It took until 1984, twenty-four years after the election of a Catholic president, for President Ronald Reagan to officially create the first United States Ambassador to the Holy See.
And of course Obama is determined to undo every single one of President Reagan's accomplishments. Reagan stood up to Iran; Obama is kissing their ass. How did Iran celebrate his appeasement? By chanting "Death To America!" at the site of our former embassy in Tehran. Wanna bet Obama plans to reopen that embassy? "Safety" be damned?
This president is inexorably moving the United States into alignment with the Muslim world and away from our traditional allies like England and Israel. And now he's sending a clear message to the world's Catholics — submit.
The fundamental transformation of America continues…
May Almighty God have mercy on our souls.
Caliph Barack I doesn't like Republicans.
President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an "impediment" to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.
I think he means impediment to "dictating," not governing. And I'm damn glad to do it! Because someone has to try and stop this Marxist Muslim madman from destroying our great nation.
And get a load of his "rare self-assessment."
"I'm not a particularly ideological person," he said, adding he still is passionate about giving people a fair shake, about the environment, and working for peace and national security. "But I'm pretty pragmatic about how we get there."
Wait, he's not "ideological?"
Have you ever read anything funnier in your life? No? Me neither!
Obama is the embodiment of radical progressive ideology. He spends every waking minute waging class warfare while demagoguing anyone who disagrees with him. His administration lives for "payback" against their perceived enemies. He refuses to compromise. He refuses to negotiate with Republicans, while giving away the store to our enemies. He hates everything the Founding Fathers believed in, because he worships at the feet of Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright while lapping up the rantings of domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. His ultimate goal is no less than the destruction of Judeo-Christian Western Civilization.
So yeah, I'm damn proud to impede this president. And his ignorant sycophants. Every chance I get. Because I'm a patriot. And because America is bigger than any pissant little narcissist.
Anyone here remember a guy who ran for president and promised to get us out of Afghanistan? You know, something about undoing all the damage wrought by that evil warmonger Bush? It was in all the papers.
Anyway, yesterday President Dronekiller released the specifics of his new security agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and darn if it doesn't keep U.S. troops in harm's way until after 2024.
You read that right, Two Thousand Twenty Four.
If a draft agreement between the Obama administration and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is finalized, U.S. troops will remain in that country indefinitely — instead of being withdrawn at the end of 2014, as the administration has said.
This is a confession of failure. America's longest war is nowhere near its end.
This Agreement shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.… It shall remain in force until the end of 2024 and beyond, unless terminated pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article [requiring two years written notice]. [Emphasis added.]
Under the proposed agreement, the U.S. government would continue to train, arm, and assist the Afghan military. "In addition," the unsigned document continues, "the Parties acknowledge that continued U.S. military operations to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates may be appropriate and agree to continue their close cooperation and coordination toward that end."
Oh, and we (ie, the taxpayers) get to keep picking up the tab for the Afghan army too. Because otherwise they might start to hate us, or something.
The only conclusion I can make is, that Obama fellow really likes war. Well, except when he has to use it to protect Americans.
Curiously though, all those anti-war demonstrators who came out against Bush aren't protesting Obama's endless wars. I'm sure there's a rational explanation for that. Oh, right, they're just a bunch of partisan tools.
Barack Obama, the first guy to adorn himself with a Nobel Peace Prize while
perpetually waging war. Yes Toto, we definitely aren't in Kansas anymore.
I don't know how he kept a straight face.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal. And any deal with Iran would not allow them to own a nuclear weapon.
He was addressing a joint press conference with Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.
"US President Obama is a man of his word," Kerry said. "He said in his speech before the UN that the US will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon and this is our policy to which we are committed."
You mean like that "red line" in Syria? Let me guess, Baghdad Bob was unavailable for comment...
But hey, let's take Kerry at his word. "Obama is a man of his word."
Parsing that, I see "word." Singular. As in one single word to define the man.
For Barack Obama, that word is "me."
"Me" is Barack Obama's favorite word.
Every other word out of his mouth is a
lie. Including "and" and "the."
There's big news this morning — Obama knew millions would lose their health insurance due to Obamacare!
NBC is reporting that the Obama administration knew years ago that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance.
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
Ah, the Obama Administration knew. But dollars to donuts, President Obama knew nothing. How could he? He doesn't know anything.
Four Americans died in Benghazi. President Obama was blissfully ignorant about the details, but it had something to do with an internet video, right?
Top-level White House operatives spied on AP and Fox News reporters. President Obama didn't know anything about that.
The IRS persecuted Tea Party groups, and funneled their 501c(4) applications through the White House Counsel's Office. President Obama found out about that when he picked up a newspaper.
The Healthcare.gov website crashed and burned. But President Obama was completely clueless. He had no interest in monitoring the launch of his signature legislative achievement.
The NSA is spying on everybody, including our allies. President Obama was shocked, yes Shocked!, to learn about it. And he immediately ordered them to stop. Or not. Depends on who you ask.
ATF passed out guns (and grenades) like candy to Mexican drug lords. Hundreds were massacred with them, including a US Border Agent. The White House wasn't involved, honest!, and they're hiding all the memos regarding it behind Executive Privilege just to be sure.
Candidate Obama had no knowledge of his Auntie Zeituni's immigration status. But he sure did help her beat the system once he was elected president.
All of this would be funny if it wasn't so serious.
And so the obvious question is, who's in charge?
Who is running the government? Why is the president content not to know so many things? At this point one has to conclude he is intentionally ignorant. If he really wanted to be in the loop, people who didn't inform him would be fired and the pace of "I didn't know" excuses would slow. Instead it's ticked up. Perhaps he refuses to hear bad news. Maybe his second-term team is hopelessly incompetent. Whatever the reason, Obama's ignorance is no longer (if it ever had been) a valid excuse. His continual cluelessness is an indictment now of his administration's collapse.
Someone is pulling President Chauncey Gardiner's strings. And I think we all
who that is.
Please do not adjust your set, state-run media will tell you everything you need to know. Bloggers? We're the enemy. Your president said so today.
… now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio …
Hey Barry. Fuck you.
You don't get to supercede the First Amendment. Not today. And not tomorrow.
I don't care how much of a dictator you fancy yourself to be. In the immortal
words of Ronald Reagan, I paid for this microphone. And no pissant
community organizer is gonna take it away from me.
President Barack Obama told House Democratic leaders Tuesday that he would veto debt-ceiling legislation if it includes a provision pushed by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and House GOP leaders that would cut health subsidies for congressional and senior executive branch officials, according to sources familiar with the discussion at a private White House meeting.
The version of the provision included in a bill the House is slated to consider Tuesday night would eliminate employer contributions for lawmakers' and Hill staffers' health insurance purchases, and require the president, vice president and political appointees to enter into Obamacare exchanges without a tax subsidy.
We can't have the Obamas enrolling in Obamacare! That's racist, or something.
Oh, about those "subsidies." The text of Obama's Affordable Care Act explicitly prohibits them. It does. You could look it up.
But our Washington panjandrums didn't like the idea of paying for their own health insurance, even as they plotted to make us pay for ours. So Obama issued a dead-of-night Executive Order authorizing the Office of Personnel Management to ignore the law.
That's what Obama is going to the mattresses to protect. He can surely afford to pay for his own health insurance. The law he championed and signed with fanfare requires him to sign up with the insurance exchanges and pay for his own health insurance. But like a spoiled child, he doesn't want to buy and pay for his own health insurance.
And so he demonizes Republicans for daring to expose his mendacity.
A wise man once said, sunshine is the best disinfectant. Well then, here's a little sunshine.
"Unless we raise the debt ceiling, we will default." A lie. The government takes in 10 times more money than is necessary to pay the interest on the debt. We default only if the Treasury Department forces one.
Would Obama force a default? Is the Pope Catholic?
Oh, but he has a good reason. He's protecting his Obamacare exemption. Taking
America down the tubes? That's just icing on his cake.
America, your president is an asshole. A petulant, childish, spiteful asshole.
In what looks like a spiteful move, the NPS even removed handles from water spigots along the Chesapeake and Ohio canal where bikers and joggers exercise as well as along the Great Allegheny Passage, just to ensure people don't get any water from them.
But did he turn off the water fountains he set up for illegal aliens trespassing in Arizona? Hell no!
He actually arrested Vietnam veterans for honoring their fallen comrades.
He denied death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers.
He forcibly removed American citizens from their homes.
And he decreed that Catholic priests are barred from saying Mass.
And Dingy Harry has stymied every attempt by the House to re-authorize funding for these "non-essential" government programs. The House is working for the American people; the Senate, and this president, are not.
Priorities dontcha know.
Barack Obama is not a president. He's a tyrant.
You know what? Americans know how to deal with tyrants. We kicked King George's ass back in the day.
We'll kick Barry's ass too.
Yesterday a group of World War II veterans made Obama look foolish and mean-spirited. What kind of schmuck puts barricades around an open-air park thats normally open 24/7/365? The Obama kind!
So what's a petulant dictator to do? Double down on spite!
Live from the WWII memorial where park officials are setting up more gates and tape to block visitors pic.twitter.com/XkzBTWFMEE— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
7 officials working here today - one carrying wire ties pic.twitter.com/9LEz4WrSg7— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
Some media here as well as one flag bearing protestor pic.twitter.com/dO6LbLsmXr— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
After conferring with each other for a moment, park workers fled after cameras started filming. No wire ties on the gates.— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
Park workers back at WWII memorial using zip ties to put up more "closed" signs pic.twitter.com/q3cK2z7W33— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
Go ahead Obamabots, defend your president now.
He spits on brave men who risked death to defend this nation from fascism.
Does he really think a couple of zip ties are going to keep them from honoring their fallen comrades?
Ah, but what do Obama and his sycophants know of honor?
UPDATE 2 OCT 2013 11:17:
Vets storm the gates!
You can't keep The Greatest Generation down.
Gates breached without incident ; Sen Claire McCaskill already inside pic.twitter.com/QrwNmuX310— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 2, 2013
Afterward they should storm the golf course and give that POS president a
piece of their mind.
A couple of news items caught my eye this morning.
Dear Leader spoke to the U.N. He's apparently buying what Iran's shoveling.
The Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has just recently reiterated that the Islamic Republic will never develop a nuclear weapon… I want to be clear we are encouraged that President Rouhani received from the Iranian people a mandate to pursue a more moderate course. And given President Rouhani's stated commitment to reach an agreement, I am directing John Kerry to pursue this effort with the Iranian government in close cooperation with the European Union — the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China.
Translation? "I have a Nobel Peace Prize, those terrorist thugs wouldn't lie to me!" Apparently he really does believe his own bullshit.
Unfortunately, nobody else does.
Increasingly the United States is viewed as a paper tiger on the world stage by America's enemies. The Iranians know that Obama doesn't have the stomach for the use of force against Tehran's nuclear programme, and believe he is vulnerable on the sanctions issue, and open to concessions on this front. They don't fear the Obama administration the way they feared the Bush administration. The Ayatollah and his acolytes see Obama as a soft touch, and believe they can buy even more valuable time to advance their nuclear ambitions while Washington dithers.
Dithering, it's what Obama is really, really, really good at. He gives speeches, to tell you what he isn't going to do.
A national address to say he won't invade Syria, red lines or no red lines.
A phone call to John Boehner, to say he won't negotiate on the debt ceiling.
A pledge at the U.N. to meet with Iranian President Rouhani, only to have his lackeys walk that back before he had even left the podium.
Barack Obama, International Man Of Inaction!
You know what else he won't do? Miss his tee time.
Meanwhile, as Obama babbles incoherently, John Kerry is busy nullifying the Second Amendment.
Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News -- despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement.
The holy mantra of Gun Control needs another futile and stupid gesture, and John Kerry is just the guy to do it.
Disarm Americans. Arm Syrians and Mexicans. Makes sense to me!
Remember when America was a superpower and world leader? When Teddy Roosevelt's doctrine — Speak softly, and carry a big stick — actually helped keep the peace?
Now we have Barack Obama, eager to speak incoherently and outlaw the big stick.
This is known as Smart Diplomacy.
Obama's knee-jerk reaction to another mass-shooter with severe mental illness? More gun control! Because to a liberal, believing in the Second Amendment is a mental illness.
But when it comes to arming our enemies, Barry sings a different tune.
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."
So let me get this straight. Guns are good, if they're given to our enemies. But guns are bad, if they're owned by American citizens?
What happened to all those liberal shibboleths on gun control? You know, the common sense stuff that no sane person could ever oppose? They don't apply in Syria?
Registration? Uh, no. All those guys are named Mohammed anyway.
Background checks? Don't make me laugh.
Magazine size limits? Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?
Assault weapons? Automatic weapons? Unlimited ammunition? Sure!
Gun-free zones? Only here, in America. Or our embassies.
Won't anyone think of the children??? Oh, right, we're arming children. Syrian children. So they can grow up to wage war on us!
Hypocrisy, it's the liberal leitmotif.
If you ever wondered why they don't teach logic in the government
schools, this is why. Kids who understand logic can think critically. And
kids who think critically don't grow up to be Democrats.
Wonder of wonders, Obama was on time. There's a first for everything!
Woulda been nice though if he'd hung an American flag anywhere within camera range.
So his argument for maybe, someday, possibly bombing Syria? Dead children.
"Children writhing in pain and going still on a cold hospital floor."
That's his characterization of chemical weapons.
You know, exactly the same as chemical weapons like saline solution, injected into an unforn baby, to celebrate the holy sacrament of abortion. She writhes in pain. Her body lies still on a cold hospital floor.
Whaddaya gonna do about that dickhead, bomb Planned Parenthood?
Here's Brit Hume's take:
"He came in support of a resolution he doesn't want you to vote on."
Russia got a Reset Button. Now he's giving Congress a Pause Button.
You know what America really needs? An Eject Button. To send Barry's
sorry ass into orbit.
His foreign policy, far from a dismal failure, is a brilliant success as measured by what he intended all along to accomplish. The accomplishment would not have been possible if the intention had been too obvious. The skill lies in how effectively he has used rhetorical tricks to disguise it.
The key to understanding what Mr. Obama has pulled off is the astonishing statement he made in the week before being elected president: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." To those of us who took this declaration seriously, it meant that Mr. Obama really was the left-wing radical he seemed to be, given his associations with the likes of the anti-American preacher Jeremiah Wright and the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, not to mention the intellectual influence over him of Saul Alinsky, the original "community organizer."
Don't forget Obama's father's strong "anti-colonialism" either. Like father, like son, when it comes to how they view America's place in the world.
As a left-wing radical, Mr. Obama believed that the United States had almost always been a retrograde and destructive force in world affairs. Accordingly, the fundamental transformation he wished to achieve here was to reduce the country's power and influence. And just as he had to fend off the still-toxic socialist label at home, so he had to take care not to be stuck with the equally toxic "isolationist" label abroad.
This he did by camouflaging his retreats from the responsibilities bred by foreign entanglements as a new form of "engagement." At the same time, he relied on the war-weariness of the American people and the rise of isolationist sentiment (which, to be sure, dared not speak its name) on the left and right to get away with drastic cuts in the defense budget, with exiting entirely from Iraq and Afghanistan, and with "leading from behind" or using drones instead of troops whenever he was politically forced into military action.
The consequent erosion of American power was going very nicely when the unfortunately named Arab Spring presented the president with several juicy opportunities to speed up the process. First in Egypt, his incoherent moves resulted in a complete loss of American influence, and now, thanks to his handling of the Syrian crisis, he is bringing about a greater diminution of American power than he probably envisaged even in his wildest radical dreams.
Barack Obama was nurtured as a liberal academic, and the anti-American claptrap which guides his foreign policy is part and parcel of every major university's core curriculum. America is the root of all evil in the world. We created slavery. We perpetuate racism. We exploit the poor and underprivileged. We steal natural resources only to leave behind polluted air and dirty water. We hoard wealth while billions go hungry.
In his presidency our transnational progressive left has achieved the embodiment of their innermost desires — a severely weakened America which fosters a worldwide resurgence of communism. As America loses prestige, Russia and China are held up as Saviors of the underclasses, and they're all too willing to fill the void left by our retreat.
The fact that widespread misery and despair will surely follow is of no concern to the elites in our nomenklatura; their sinecures are secure, their motives pure, they're confident that their smug intellectual superiority guarantees them a seat on the politburo, to sit in perpetual judgment of the racist redneck masses.
Barack Obama, Sr. dreamed of a world without the British Empire.
Walking in his father's footsteps, President Barack Obama is methodically and purposefully creating a world without America.
We can only pray that the hole he will go on digging will not be too deep for his successor to pull us out, as Ronald Reagan managed to do when he followed a president into the White House whom Mr. Obama so uncannily resembles.
I fear Mr. Podhoretz is being far too optimistic. The end of America is already here.
Driving to the beach on Saturday we listened to the radio with trepidation, would Obama take us to war in Syria? 1:15 came and went. No Obama. He was late for his own declaration of war?
And then, Field Marshall Hussein punted! He threw the whole mess into Congress's lap, and went out to play golf. It's Leadership, the Obama way!
So OK Congress. Vote.
No to war in Syria.
And No Confidence in Obama.
The lack of confidence in Barack Obama. There's no doubt the president has been extremely reluctant to take action in Syria. He also showed terrible judgment by painting himself into a corner with his 2012 "red line" comments on chemical weapons. For those reasons, and more, some Republicans will argue that they simply cannot entrust special warmaking powers to a president who they believe is not competent to use them.
Send this megalomaniac an unequivocal message: You're on your own.
Let's see him
bullshit his way out of that.