On November 23, 2007, then candidate Barack Obama made a bold prediction about himself and how his mere election to the nation’s highest office would ease tensions in the Middle East. No doubt, many Americans believed him and many others optimistically hoped he was right. However, the events of the past week prove that Obama was wrong and that his prediction was just more self-aggrandizing blather. Obama can’t change the level of the sea, he can’t fix the deficit or the economy, and can’t ease tensions in the Middle East. Read more
by George Landrith
On the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, two American embassies (or consulates) were attacked and breached – one in Libya and one in Egypt. Four American diplomats were assassinated by these coordinated attacks. We now know that security was almost non-existent in Libya and that at least some of the locally hired security detail actually helped the attackers locate and target our diplomats. And clearly the security at our Embassy in Cairo was insufficient as a mob breached the embassy’s walls and stormed the embassy, removing, destroying and burning the American flag and replacing it with al Qaeda’s flag and putting the Americans in the embassy at risk. And just today, in Yemen, hundreds of “protestors” stormed the American embassy chanting “death to America” and tore down the flag, burned it, and put American diplomats at risk. The extremists are now emboldened. Read more
Last night Barack Obama was asked about whether Egypt was still an ally of America. His response was pretty clear: “I don’t think we would consider [Egypt] an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”
But today, the Obama Administration backed away from that statement and provided an alternative answer or a “clarification.”
Wasn’t Obama just boasting that he is very careful and practiced in matters of foreign policy? Wasn’t it Obama who said Romney “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later”?
But guess who glibly answered a serious question and then thereafter had to backtrack?
That’s right, it was Barack Obama. Read more
Economic Conditions: All weekend, Democratic party leaders kept fumbling their answer to a simple question: Are we better off than we were four years ago? There’s a good reason for that: We’re not.
It wasn’t until Monday that the campaign was able to figure out how to answer the question, with Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, saying, “Absolutely.”
Obama’s argument is simple: The economy was headed for a second Great Depression when he took office — hemorrhaging GDP and jobs. His stimulus, the auto bailouts and so on, prevented that, and the economy has since been slowly digging out of the massive ditch into which President Bush drove it. Thus, Obama says, he deserves an “incomplete” grade. Read more
Liberals have turned their attention to Wall Street with hopes of starting a revolution that will destroy our financial system. Based on their interviews and propaganda, I am convinced that they have no clue why they are there much less what to do if they succeed. They readily admit that they are unable to articulate a realistic plan of action to implement their “demands.” They are simply using “revolution is not reform” as an excuse for chaos. Trying to reason with these committed leftists is an exercise in futility. However, they have presented conservatives with a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
These self-described anarchists have provided us with a clear contrast of our opposing political philosophies. These protesters range from spoiled trust fund baby to vagrants fueled by greed and a desire to use the heavy-hand of government, sustained civil disobedience and intimidation to steal from those who have earned.
These revolutionaries are the base of the Democratic Party. Water-boarding would be the only way to persuade these people to vote Republican. They are the street soldiers Democrats rely on every election. They are liberalism. Lets contrast the two philosophies:
Protest behavior- While the media continues to anticipate the eventual violent eruption at a Tea Party…
If Republican National Committee leader Michael Steele’s announcement that he intends to seek re-election to the leadership office that he has disgraced for the past two years isn’t enough to change your “ho-ho-ho” to NO-NO-NO, then his taking credit for the conservative landslide of the midterm elections will.
Acknowledging his occasional “stumble” as the head of the Republican National Committee, Steele issued a grammatically poor, typo laden letter to members of the RNC announcing his bid for re-election. Interestingly, in his remarks, he claimed that he had no hidden agenda. However, this statement was followed by the admission that he had delayed making the announcement for over a month in order to lure detractors into tossing their own hats in the ring. If Steele had hoped to win support from RNC members who questioned his ability to unify the RNC and get the fundraising machine back on track, this technique failed.
Members of the RNC are not the only ones eager to see Michael Steele step aside, Republican and conservative voters have expressed their displeasure for Steele’s leadership by closing their wallets to the organization. Major contributors, corporate donors, and private individuals have donated their political dollar directly to their chosen candidates, Read more
Political offices have their own personalities, usually reflecting either the leadership or the party involved. However, there is an unspoken rule and understanding that whatever you do or have done can and will affect your political boss. In turn, the political leader has a consistent requirement to know pretty much everything about you and the people you commiserate with. Factors of the relationship such as a romantic involvement, professional partnership or more importantly, marriage give the information a higher ranking. Recently, information regarding Nevada legislator and party leader’s supposed lack of knowledge about an employee’s personal background reveals not only a risk to him, but also the nation.
Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini was not only an illegal alien who coerced now former Press Secretary and Immigration Reform Spokesperson Diana Tejada into marriage to stay in the United States, he was also a person of interest via the Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force. Thankfully deported recently, the reality to this aspect is not how it will hurt his campaign but how it challenges factors within legislative offices and how safe they are to handle the information given.
“He jumped out of his chair and grabbed her about the neck as he slammed her into the refrigerator. He then grabbed her about both arms, shaking her as they both went over to the kitchen counter, which Mrs. Wilson struck with enough force to take the breath out of her. She then fell to the floor, hitting the bottom door to the sink. As she laid there stunned, she couldn’t move her head or pick up her arm.”
It’s not just the Bush Tax Cuts…Obama has already hit you with thousands in new taxes that may not even be aware of…yet.
Contrary to Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on the those making less than $250,000.00, a rate increase is already in effect, as of December 31, 2009, which will result in nearly 30 million working class Americans owing thousands more taxes, this year.
For the past decade, a “fix” has been passed annually to adjust the AMT or Alternative Minimum Tax threshold, for inflation. However, under Obama, the “fix” expired on December 31, 2009 and has not been renewed. Unless Congress passes the annual “fix” before December 31, 2010, nearly 30 million Americans will be hit with the tax increase. But hot on campaign trails, politicians are focused on their own careers and not on saving the American tax payer.
Who will the increase hit? Well, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that those affected will include:
- 3% of households earning under $50,000.00
- 40% of households making between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00
- 50% of households making between $100,000.00 and $200,000.00
- 15% of households making between $200,000.00 and $500,000.00
Actually, nearly every married couple, filing jointly, making a combined income of between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 will be hit Read more