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The Great Socialist Gun Grab!

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Tell me … how many of you really believe the government can keep you safe?  How many of you will be assigned your own personal security team?  Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi all travel with bodyguards armed with … “gasp” … guns!  Why is it ok for them to have the protection firearms provide … but not you?  Are their lives more valuable to them than yours is to you?  Will the country not survive without them … so therefore, they are the privileged few … the only ones who deserve to be protected?

Or … maybe in their eyes, we are not all created equal in the eyes of the Lord.

Like glorified Snake Oil salesman, Obama and his administration want to sell you the idea that only the government can keep you free and safe.  But to Obama and his big-government socialist cronies, the truth hidden behind all the trappings is that to them, it is simply about obedience to their laws (legal or otherwise) and to your betters … a benevolent dictatorship!  This is kind of funny in a way because Obama runs one of the most lawless administrations in the history of our country.

The vigorously renewed liberal elite’s assault on the 2nd Amendment is being wrapped in the guise of protecting the American people from criminals and is capitalizing on the raw emotions brought on by recent shooting tragedies such the two that occurred in Aurora, Co and Newtown, CT.  These were tragic events and I do not in any way belittle them. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims and their families.  However, the highly emotional context of this situation makes people very susceptible to government-sponsored knee-jerk reactions and quick fixes like blaming and banning the gun; while ignoring the shooters, their history, mental illness, etc.  They also ignore the fact that most of these shooters obtained their weapons illegally!   In the minds those evil or mentally ill in our society who murder the innocents among us; obedience to gun laws is the very last of their thoughts.

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Therefore, passing laws that take away the ability of law-abiding Americans to protect themselves against criminals is not the right answer, the smart answer, or the Constitutional answer.  The hard reality is that, because the federal government refuses to do its job of protecting its citizens along our southern border, we have ranchers in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Arizona fighting pitched battles with Mexican Cartel drug runners and human traffickers. Obama’s administration even uses the sequestration, which is in reality a very, very minor cut in the growth of government spending, as a politically expedient excuse to cut funding for Border Patrol Agents.  The real “irony” is that the drug runners and human traffickers are heavily armed with “assault weapons” provided by Obama, Eric Holder, and the ATF during operation “Fast and Furious!”   So what is the solution according to Obama and the liberal elites?  Simple … disarm the ranchers!  Common sense would tell you that the venerable old double-barrelled shotgun suggested by good old Uncle Joe “gun-expert” Biden would be wholly inadequate to the task these ranchers are left on their own by the Anointed One to complete.  No, the real truth is, that for Obama and the ruling liberal elites, banning guns is the politically expedient answer.

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The truth is that, historically, all governments have feared individual freedom.  God gave us freedom (the Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness) and the government systematically tries to take it away!  I have always subscribed to the theory that all government is evil,  and that the American form of democratic government is just the least evil form.  The Founding Fathers knew that for this new Nation to survive, it needed a means to control its destiny, protect its citizens, and protect its interests.  It needed a government of some form.  They worked hard to design a government with a system of checks and balances to keep the government from getting to big and enslaving its citizens.  Was it a perfect government?  No!   Just the best one going!  But the Founding Fathers also understood that, by its very nature, government negates freedom and liberty;  and that the bigger it gets … the more freedom it negates.  That is why George Washington said that government is not reason or eloquence … it is force. And, that if the government gets its way, it would have a monopoly on force!

However, individual freedom was the essential key that made America the unique, prosperous, and wonderful experiment it was.  It was this idea; that personal freedom comes as a gift from God and thereby comes first … that made American special.   This very same idea led to the end of slavery, to civil rights, and to modern ideas of equality for all people … disregarding race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, creed, or sexual preference!   Again … is it perfect?  No!  Did it take time?  Yes!  But it happened and it continues to improve!  But, too many people have such short memories!  These ideas did not come from government … they came from “We the People!”  Americans usually had to fight the government to change the status quo!  Democrats fought hard to keep slavery intact!  Democrats fought hard against civil rights legislation!   A Republican even had to call out the Nation Guard to see civil rights legislation enforced.  As Ronald Reagan said, government is not the solution … it is the problem!

To those of us who believe in the U.S. Constitution, this gun-debate is not about the law (or even about a new bunch of gun laws that good old Uncle Joe Biden say the government has no time to enforce anyway).  To those of us who believe in the U.S. Constitution, this debate is about personal liberty and personal responsibility in a free society.  And the real, ugly truth that Obama and liberal/socialist elites do not want Americans to know is that …  it is the exercise of one specific personal freedom; the freedom to defend yourself and those you love when the police cannot and the government will not, and the freedom to use weapons to repel tyrants if they take over our government …that Obama, his big-government socialist thugs, and their doting Hollywood elitist buddies fear the most!  Do you ever stop and wonder why communist dictators and fascist tyrants such as Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez are so attractive to liberal elites such Jack Nicholson, Stephen Spielberg, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, Chevy Chase, Courtney Love, and Harry Belafonte?  And, that just perhaps, it is the same reason they are so equally enamored with Barack Obama?

Simply put, government always compels, restricts, and takes away.  Thomas Jefferson understood that when he wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.”  According to Jefferson, the only reason the Founding Fathers created a “federal” government was to protect these same rights, and then, as a further protection … they hammered out the U.S. Constitution to keep the federal government contained.  But there have always been those opposed to this idea.  There are always those who like to rule those around them … and they often buy power by promising those who prefer, or are at least willing, to be ruled that they will take care of them with entitlements.  Vote for me and I will give you a house, food stamps, free government schools, a free cellphone, free lunch, free government television programing, a free chicken in every pot, free this, free that.  I ask you … what will happen when the government runs out of its “free Obama money,” and begins to implement austerity measures such as we saw in Greece and some European countries?  Riots, looting, violence, crime!  I will keep my guns thank you!

Those in the ant-gun crowd cannot point to a single case when restricting the freedoms of law-abiding citizens has stopped criminals, the mentally ill, or the down-right-evil from killing innocent people. Criminals by their very nature do not obey laws, and the mentally deranged do not recognize any external restraints on their own behavior because they cannot distinguish between right and wrong; and cannot be reasonably expected to do so in the future either!  Hence, the “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea!

On the other hand, the American Revolution was successful in great part due to the fact that Americans were armed and did not fear the use of weapons.  I am very sure King George III later wished he had stripped the colonists of the means to defend themselves.  Had King George III and his Parliament passed and enforced the kinds of laws Obama, Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein, and a few others want to enact; laws that told them who among us owned guns, that limited the capacity of those guns, and limited the amount of ammunition one could possess … our Founding Fathers could and would have been hanged for treason!  One of the true stories of the American Revolution which is not taught in our public schools is that the colonists actually had superior firepower to the Kings forces. British soldiers carried the standard issue smooth-bore musket, which propelled a lead ball (or several of them) less than 100 yards from the shooter with very little accuracy.  The colonists, however, had the long gun(sometimes known as the “Kentucky” or “Tennessee” Long Rifle) which propelled a single lead ball up to 200 yards (about 2 times farther than the British soldier could shoot) and with much greater accuracy.  It is no wonder that by 1781, King George III had lost enough men and money to surrender!

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During World War II, the American federal government constantly worried about a Japanese invasion of the West Coast.  This impart led to the successful attack at Pearl Harbor.  Politicians would not listen to front line commanders, and worried about their own safety!  When, after the war was over, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was asked why Japan never invaded the U.S.   He replied that they had determined it would be a suicidal attempt saying,” You cannot invade the mainland United States.  There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”  I always wondered why anyone in their right mind would be for gun bans and confiscation … seeing it was such a historic deterrent to the invasion of the United States!

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And … a great many Americans are alive today because they had the means to protect themselves from murders, rapists, home invaders, etc.  Their stories are out there to!  You just never hear about them from the Obama lap-dog media!

The real lesson in all of this is that a free people cannot remain free very long  by permitting the government to take their freedoms away …   even when it is a temporary, popularly elected government that can later be unelected.  Simply stated, the anti-American liberty faction, composed of Obama, his big government thugs, rich liberal/socialists, Hollywood elites, and their entitlement addicted voting block  … want your guns!  Of course, Gabby Gifford’s husband and other liberal elites get to keep theirs!

Obama and his administration are deceptively trying to present this as some kind of benevlent big government action designed to protect the many law-abiding citizens from the few violent criminals by taking away the rights of the many law-abiding citizens (Does anyone else see the apparent flaw in this logic … or is it just me?). Obama will use any means, U.S. Constitution be damned, to create burdensome and intrusive registration laws, laws that restrict the capacity of weapons and  quantity, and quality of ammunition, and their latest trick … laws that impose financial liability on law-abiding gun manufacturers and sellers for the criminal behavior of a few users to make gun ownership so hard and so burdensome, that law-abiding gun owners will simply roll over and give up.

What Barack Obama, like King George III, does not understand is that the more you try to restrict freedom … the more you create the desire for it in.  The more you tax an already overly taxed citizenry, the more resentment grows.  This is what caused the first American Revolution.  Hopefully, history will not repeat itself as it so often does.  But then, perhaps this is why the Department of Homeland Security is so busily buying 1.6 billion bullets and 2,700 light-armored tanks!

Lap-dogs Don’t Hunt!

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Be a Good Little Dog … drink the Cool Aid!

A catchy new phrase I heard Hallerin Hilton Hill use on the radio this morning … “Lap-dogs don’t hunt!”  I like it.  It fits so nicely in the discussion of today’s political nonsense!  A fine example of this is the drive-by American news media.  They don’t “hunt” for facts and report “real” news.  They simply sit in Obama’s lap and feed us the “approved” left-wing spin lines as news headlines!  This is how $1 trillion in new taxes gets reported by Politico as $1 trillion in new revenue!  Revenue implies some kind of sales.  Exactly what is the Obama administration selling us?  When the federal government takes more of the money I earned (either directly or an indirectly) and spends it the way that they see fit; that is not “revenue” … that is a tax.  I am not opposed to paying my “fair share” … but the federal government wastes way to much of it.  These are the same folks who are spending $1.5 million to fund a study to see why so many lesbians are fat!  Well, just maybe … it is because they eat too much!  Before the Obama administration raises taxes on me … they better clean up  their spending habits!  I do not make over $250,000 per year, but my taxes have already gone up!

Left-wing liberals want us all to become good little lap-dogs.  Liberal educators love to pay lip service to the idea of developing “critical thinking skills” in our young students today.  It sounds so catchy and impressive when they use it to try and persuade us … doesn’t it?  But what is the real truth?  Why do you need critical thinking skills?  Well, I would say,”to view the choices around you, weigh the pros and cons, and then make an intelligent decision based on that information.”  This would, however, imply that you do not need a “law” or a “ban” to force you to make the right choice.  You make the choice freely of your own volition … and then … you accept the ramifications of that choice!  That is “critical thinking” and that is “freedom.”

If our “liberal educators” actually tought “critical thinking skills” there would be no need for laws banning “big gulp” soft drinks or ear buds.  Nanny Bloomberg, like Barack Obama, thinks he knows what’s best for you!  So, in his mind … you really and truly do not need critical thinking skills at all; and by extension …  freedom of choice should, therefore, be benevolently taken away!  Folks, this is … simply put …  totalitarianism!!  Without choices … there is no Freedom!

They say one thing publicly  … but behind closed doors, they really do something else!  Obama does this repeatedly … over and over … ad nauseum!  Cool Aid drinkers don’t care about it!  Low knowledge voters don’t know about it!  Liberal elitists embrace it!

Here is a PRIME EXAMPLE:  Publicly … liberals loudly proclaim for all to hear,”Our children need to develop critical thinking skills!”   This gets them elected!  But once they are in office you actually get,”Americans aren’t smart enough to make decisions for themselves … so we are banning “64-0unce soda pops, ear buds, and magazines that hold over 8 rounds!”  Folks, if someone hands you a 55-gallon diet coke and a straw … and you actually drink it … you deserve exactly what you get … and you do not then, now, or ever … have the right to take away my freedom of choice because you drank it!

I think this is also why the NEA has led the charge in dumbing down our educational system while fighting tooth and nail against charter schools, school vouchers programs, home schooling, or anything that would allow parents to get their children out of their left-wing brainwashing mills and into a real school where “critical thinking” is actually taught!  You know, a school where it is not illegal to say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the National Anthem, or teach evolution while at the same time … horror of horrors … mention God!!   A school where reading, writing, and arithmetic take a little more precedence than socialist brainwashing, exploring alternative life-styles, providing morning-after pills, or learning the proper technique for putting a condom on a banana!

Nanny Bloomberg intends to spend lots of time fighting the ruling that halted his “soda pop” ban; because after all, New York City has no other really pressing concerns.  It is much more important to waste a lot of taxpayer money on “soda pop” judicial proceedings,  than to spend more time trying to end serious problems like, oh, say, gangs, rapes, drugs, and violence in New York City!  Oh Wait … my bad … New York City doesn’t have THOSE problems because they have those really strict gun laws!  I forgot!!  Anyway, we should a be good little “lap-dogs” and live our lives according to Bloomberg’s, or Obama’s, commands.  And maybe Bloomberg can really do some good for New Yorker’s … he could ban rape!

Yes indeed!  Good little lap-dogs dote so on their masters,! They are so happy with the little scraps of  food they receive from the table, and squirm with pure glee when they receive that little “pat on the head.”  We should all be good little lap dogs …  because good little lap-dogs would never wonder:

  • Why the U.S. Marines have no money for training because of Sequestration, but the Dept of Homeland Security has an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition!
  • Why the White House is closed to school children’s tours, but Obama can sell presidential access for $500,000 a visit?
  • Why the administration can spend $1.5 million of my tax dollars to “learn” why so many lesbians are fat … and then say, with a straight face, they need to raise taxes?
  • Why the Royal Family cost British taxpayers about $60 million for expenses last year, while the Obama family cost American tax payers $1.4 billion for expenses?
  • Where was Obama “really,” … when Americans,  including a U.S. Ambassador, were being murdered during an Al Qaeda terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya?
  • Where are all the millions in tax dollars Obama gave to his “bundling buddies” in the so-called “green energy” stimulus scandal?  Still in their grubby little  “bankrupt” pockets?
  • Why “waterboarding” captured terrorists to stop future terrorist attacks is horrific, but using drones to assassinate Americans on Obama’s personal hit list is fine and dandy?
  • How idiots like Congresswoman Diane Feinstein (who thinks it is legal to hunt humans … but is oh so very concerned with how many shots you actually get to kill them) can even get elected?
  • Why such a win-win for the U.S. economy (jobs, friendly neighbor oil supplier, tax revenue) as the Key Stone Pipeline is still being blocked by Obama?
  • Why Eric Holder is STILL in office after the ATF provided Mexican Drug Lords with  more than 100 “assault weapons” that were used to commit brutal crimes including the murder of American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
  • Why Obama shielded Eric Holder behind “executive privilege” even though neither Obama nor Holder “knew anything about it?”

Yes!  Be a good little lap-dog and simply ignore the massive volume of dirty deals, influence peddling, shadow-government Czars, lawlessness, scandals, imperial decrees, and outright violations of the Constitution perpetrated by the Obama administration!

Way too many Cool Aid drinkers are willing close their eyes, sit, beg, get patted on the head, rollover, and trade their freedom and American heritage for a few scraps from the Obama/Bloomberg table!  Well sorry folks … not me!

Unless concerned Americans take action, the Obama administration, left-wing democrats, and certain RINOs intend to continue operating a corrupt, self-serving, greedy, bloated  government … regardless of the law, the U.S. Constitution , or the will of the American taxpayers!  Liberty, Freedom, and the greatest nation on earth will be fundamentally transformed into a pseudo-communist state with the progressive/leftist elites in charge of us all!

And that is why they want … your guns.

A Few Thoughts on Obamanipulation!

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Do you like being manipulated by Obama?

Obama was on the road again … giving his cool-aid-laced campaign speeches and, as usual, they are dripping with deceit, half-truths, and out-right lies.

Obama goes on about job creation and how his administration will focus on that area of the economy now.  He mentions we need more teachers, police, and firefighters … his patented buzzwords.  Why is it always teachers, police, and firefighters?

Obama always mentions teachers, police, and firefighters … because those are buzz words that invoke an emotional response.  What parent does not want good teachers for their children?  How can you not feel a twinge after  hearing a plug for police and firefighters  … especially after 9/11.  Everyone wants to feel safe … right!  But let’s be honest here … shall we?  Don’t we also need engineers, construction workers, oil rig hands, lineman, computer technicians, data analysts, electricians, and machinists, etc.

And, just how many teacher, police, and firefighters will Obama actually hire.  These are actually municipal jobs. The vast majority of teachers, police, and firefighters are hired by municipalities …. and funded by tax dollars.  This means higher taxes.  I am all for good teachers …. and more police and firefighters (IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY NEEDED)!  But should this be the central focus of a federal jobs creation program?  I really don’t think so!  For Obama … who will actually hire NO teachers, police, or firefighters … these are simply code words for more federal bureaucracy!

Can I ask you a question and get an honest answer?  What do we really have to show for that $1 trillion stimulus package Obama bragged about … at  least until it failed?  You know … all those shovel ready jobs he talked about.  Where are they?  We spent almost $1 trillion ($870 billion) in tax payer dollars … what exactly did we get?  Show me … point to some real jobs!  Can you?  Are you better off? A few of Obama’s bundler buddies got very rich by embezzling tax payer dollars, in the form of government guaranteed loans …  via their “green energy company” scams!

Actually, here is where some additional Obama “stimulus” money went:

The Agriculture Department’s Rural Housing Service likely loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible borrowers as part of President Obama’s stimulus package, a report by federal watchdogs has revealed.

The stimulus earmarked more than $1 billion for RHS home loans in rural communities. According to the Ag Department’s Inspector General, up to $292.3 million of those loans may have financed ineligible projects, or gone to borrowers that did not meet the loan program’s requirements due to their potential inability to repay the loans.

The IG examined a sample of 100 RHS stimulus loans, and found that 17 had been extended to borrowers who “(1) had no history of stable and dependable income, (2) had a credit history that did not indicate the ability and willingness to repay a loan, or (3) did not meet repayment ability guidelines.”

Six loans in the report’s sample financed properties that did not meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Some “lacked sufficient documentation that the homes were decent, safe, and sanitary,” according to the report.

The IG extrapolated with 95% certainty that between 1,111 and 2,433 loans totaling between $124.3 million and $292.3 were made to ineligible borrowers or projects. The report faulted RHS personnel for the oversight.

Just more vote buying by the Obama administration.  Saying one thing … doing another …. while the liberal media covers for them; or ignores the facts and just spreads the manure being shovelled out by the White House Press Secretary.  It is just more Obamanipulation!

But hey …. the Obama’s are really very good at that.  Michelle Obama had a great job in Chicago making $375,000 per year doing hospital outreach work. Actually, it was a non-job … Michelle Obama rarely ever had to show up!  And can you guess what she did for them … she supported and implemented policies that made sure indigents and people who could not afford their medical care … got pushed off to other hospitals.  Now that’s compassion for you!

Do you remember how President Obama promised the American people, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Surprise, Surprise: the Obama Administration now admits that this isn’t actually the case!  Now it seems that, for all practical purposes, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.   Over time, as more Americans lose their existing health insurance, any new plan would naturally be subject to Obamacare’s overreaching regulations, mandates, and violations of religious liberty.  This is just one more example of Obama’s endless stream of broken promises.

You know … Obama was so quick to condemn Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case …  before anyone even knew the facts.  Now, that is real leadership for you!  You would think, then, that he would be equally quick to condemn horrible acts of violence perpetrated against the other people he is also the  so-called “president” of.  Yet he seems strangely silent over:

  • an 18-year-old Chicago boy named Alton L. Hayes III, who, along with a younger accomplice, viciously attacked a 19-year-old boy with a tree branch simply because he was white. Hayes, who is black, said he was upset over the Trayvon Martin case.
  • an angry, race-fueled mob who beat a man by the name of Matthew Owens.  Owens is now in critical condition while the suspects still remain at large. Reports say that twenty people, all black Americans, attacked Matthew Owen on his front porch with “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”  One of the attackers was overheard saying: ”Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
  • And lastly, there is the horrible story of a white, 13-year-old boy who was walking home from school when he was accosted by two black teens. They chased the boy to his house but barred him from entering.  According to reports, one of the suspect’s grabbed a red gasoline can saying: “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy,” dousing the boy with gasoline and setting him ablaze.

Were is the outcry from President Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson?!  Why so silent?  I guess maybe they are all busy at  strategy meetings with the New Black Panthers.   Maybe it is just more Obamanipulation … and Obama really is playing his version of “the race card.”

Dude ….. really!!

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President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama’s presidential campaign is picking up steam and we can already see how ugly it is going to get. Not only has Obama has broken every campaign promise he made. but his policies have steadily worsened an already bad economy. They have done  so so efficiently that one wonders if it could be “on purpose.”  While spouting catchy slogans that too many Americans fall for hook, line, and sinker … he attacks one American ideal after another; religious freedom, free trade, property rights, the middle class, hard work rewarded with success (and not punitive, ever-increasing taxation), and freedom of choice, etc. His minions giggle gleefully as he give $15 million to a Canadian solar company that employees two (yes … that is correct …  “2”) employes on its site in Nevada and calls it an investment in “green energy.” One wonders what underhanded task was performed, or how much money was bundled by that company, for him?

Our first “Gay President” has shown he has a true gift for propaganda (spreading bull shit) and that too many Americans have become so lazy in their thinking and work ethic … that they gleefully jump on his socialist band wagon like a bunch a crack whores looking for their next fix. It is absolutely disgusting!!

This country is being dragged by the nose  into a downward spiral leading to a ” Greek or France” like economy …. and far too many Americans are blindly skipping along in tune; rather than kicking and screaming.  Is this because Obama promises them free “stuff” that in reality he can never provide because the country simply cannot afford it?  Have Americans become that lazy … or just corrupted by to many entitlement programs?

Is his campaign really going to be based on poorly sourced claims about Romney’s high school days as a possible “bully”? I guess it is … since his liberal press lap-dogs lap that crap up like candy and regurgitate is dutifully. Not surprisingly, his lap-dogs will never mention Obama’s college years marijuana or cocaine use! After all, he sends shivers up their collective liberal legs!

God help America! If true Americans do not stand up and eject this treasonous, anti-American from the Office of the President, we deserve exactly what we get!

The Insidiousness Secrets of Obamacare

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English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All Americans … democratic and republican … liberal and conservative … want access to affordable, quality healthcare.  The problem with Obamacare is that it cannot and will not give us that; and in truth … it was never designed to. Obamacare was never intended to reduce healthcare costs, and in act, it will increase healthcare cost substantially.  Obamacare was designed to force all Americans to have government approved health insurance by 2014, or be fined by their government.  Which, despite claims to the contrary by the Washington Post, amounts to a government take over of healthcare.  That is why Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and company, rushed to have it passed before it was read and understood, and before anyone really knew what was hidden in it.  Two years ago, the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) told America Obamacare would cost the U.S. taxpayers about $900 billion.  It just recently revised that cost to be $1.8 trillion!  Is anyone … besides the Cool Aid Drinkers … surprised by this?

It is incomprehensible to me how such an Obamanation of legislation could be passed without even trying a few simpler measure that have been discussed during previous years that could have  helped lower healthcare costs in America … without created a huge new bumbling bureaucracy.

 The liberal elites, such as Obama and his cronies, want to blame the private sector and capitalism for rising healthcare and premiums costs.  They count on the fact that you will not do your homework and will simply accept their claim at face value.  Why then, is it, that I can purchase auto insurance from an auto insurance company in Hawaii because they offer a better premium rate … but must by a health insurance policy from a company based in Tennessee?  Why is the market closed off?  Is this free market capitalism?  No it is not!  Then how can liberals truthfully blame free market capitalism?  They cannot … unless you drank the Cool Aid! 

The fact is that the federal government has no legal authority to regulate health insurance rates.  Insurance, including health insurance, is regulated by the states.  The McCarran-Ferguson Act, which preserves the principle of state regulation of insurance, was not amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law under which the new rule on health insurance rates was issued.  So what is going on here? With no regulatory authority at all, HHS is trying to bully or shame health insurers into reducing their rate increases. Again, the whole effort is an incredible exercise by Obama’s administration in power-grabbing!

The Heritage Founation lists 10 other negative outcomes from Obamacare:

  1. New taxes, penalties, and fees will discourage businesses from growing, lowering economic growth by $706 billion and costing 800,000 jobs.
  2. The Federal government will force the 18 million of the uninsured to go under Medicaid, while others must accept another government program. Despite this, millions will still remain uninsured.
  3. Each year, $125 million will go towards subsidizing school-based health centers and programs to reduce teen pregnancy, with no requirement to reduce abortions. Parents won’t know what services their children will receive.
  4. Half of those on Medicare Advantage will lose this coverage thank to rate increases.
  5. Health care costs will rise thanks to $47 billion in new taxes on drug companies and medical device makers.
  6. Nearly two-thirds of doctors are considering abandoning any kind of government-sponsored health care insurance, stating that regulations are too high and reimbursement too low.
  7. By forcing States to accept federally-mandated health insurance, the Act violates States’ rights.
  8. Small businesses, the drivers of new job growth, will be especially penalized by $52 billion in new taxes and new IRS reporting requirements.
  9. Despite $500 billion in new taxes, Obamacare will increase the deficit by $500 billion over the next 10 years.

The simple reality is that Obamacare is a very poorly written law with vast consequences for all Americans. Obamacare’s so-called exchanges will ultimately increase insurance rates, tax American employers and threaten the viability of our private insurance market.  Massive government subsidies will be required to keep ObamaCare afloat and that will require even more tax revenue. Obamacare will also simply create a massive new entitlement program that we, as a nation, cannot afford.

For me, as an American citizen, the Individual Mandate is the scariest part of the whole mess.  If Obamacare stands, we as a nation have set the precedent for the government to force individuals into contracts with services providers for services they do not want.  This does, in fact, violate the U.S. Constitution and is a big step down the pathway to tyranny.   No we all know ho little the U.S. Constitution means to Obama, his cronies, and his Cool Aid drinking followers, but what about the rest of you Americans … are you going to just sit back and let him destroy this country and will you take a stand.  This next election is critical.  I now we all have our favorite candidate … but only one candidate can be the nominee!  I lean to toward New Gingrich personally, but things are not looking to good for him right now.  So will I go home and pout if Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, or Ron Paul get the nomination?  Will I take my toys and go home?  Nope … this election is way to important for such childish games.  Any of the fielded republican candidates is a real measurable improvement over Barack Hussein Obama … and I will vote for any one of them to remove this domestic American enemy from office …. and in truth … I would not even have to hold my nose to do it!

The Teflon President (or Obama Lied, America Died)

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I was on another blog the other day and spotted a new “nick name for our peerless leader!  We should all  call him “The Teflon President,” because in the American drive-by media … absolutely nothing sticks to him.

I seem to remember that during the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama promised to lead the most transparent administration in U.S. history.  However, he has failed to deliver on his promise.  In fact, quite the opposite is true.  The anointed One’s administration’s approach to governing is to:  Choose or create a problem, stridently proclaim the urgent need to address it, propose hurried legislation, and then try to ram it through Congress before congress or people have a chance to read it or appreciate the exact effect it will have on the nation.

Remember the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac bailout? The truth is that the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 was a democratic bill signed by Jimmy Carter and enhanced by Bill Clinton (who had the Justice Department rewrite it).  Put in the hands of crooks like  Barney Frank, Democrat  and Chris Dodd, Democrat (who should both be sharing a cell with Jack Abramoff);  it forced banks to make mortgage loans to people who simply could not afford them …. or face government sanctions and violent protests by ACORN members outside their banking offices.   So … while banks are not without blame for the housing market collapse , the lion’s share of the blame truthfully belongs to the Democrats.  Well, it now seems the U.S. government’s mortgage monster is again in trouble. Fannie Mae lost money in the fourth quarter and is asking the federal government for nearly $4.6 billion in aid to cover its deficit.  But never fear … Obama says the economy is improving!

Recently, Obama gave a speech at an SEIU (another flavor of ACORN) gathering where he raised $80,000,000 for his campaign fund.  Amid cheers and praises and loud chants of “YES WE CAN'” , Obama spewed forth a record number of lies and half-truths!  Obama knows many Americans will not put forth any effort to check his claims and will just accept them as fact because he spoke them.  After all, he is the Chosen One … descended from on High to leads us to Amertopia, where we are all equally miserable and slaves to an Omniscient, Omnipotent Government (the  liberal left’s PC version of God).  Obama is really very skilful at telling lies and half-truths that sound good enough to be true.   After all, the Cool Aid drinkers will believe anything he spews forth and too many others are just too plain lazy to check the facts! You have to dig a little deeper to get at the truth and that takes work … something the Obama administration discourages regularly. 

And lo and behold, … our Messiah has finally gotten around to coming up with a budget (Can you say … “re-election year”); which, much to my surprise, does not cut any real spending …. and in fact, increases our deficit spending and raises all sorts of taxes (both direct and indirect).  Oh … and did I mention that the interest on my student loans (taken over by Obama’s administration) is about to double … from 3.2% to 6.4%!  Yay!  I am not sure which makes me happier …. that … or $6-a-gallon gasoline!   Anyway, here are some prime examples from Obama’s proposed budget to chew on:

Obama Budget Claim: $850 billion in savings from ending wars. $230 billion of those savings will be used on highways.

The Fact:  There is no direct peace savings. The money that was used for the wars was borrowed money.  If they are to spend it on something else (assuming they can end the wars) they would have to continue to borrow money.

Obama Budget Claim: Taxes on the rich will be increased, breaks for the oil and gas industry’s will end, some spending programs the president is willing to sacrifice, will be cut.

The Fact: There has been no tax increases passed, and any effort to do so will be inevitably blocked by republicans. As it stands right now, the “tax the rich” narrative is nothing more then a campaign promise if he gets re-elected.

Obama Budget Claim: The U.S. will see good GDP growth. The Budget predicts that it will reach 4 percent in 2014 and 4.2 in 2015.

The Fact: Basing a budget on speculative growth is irresponsible. Looking back, the White House GDP projection for 2011 was 2.7 percent. It was actually 1.7 falling a percentage point. For 2012, the White House at first projected 3.6 percent growth, but has since been lowered to 3 percent.  Several reputable firms such as IHS Global Insight have their projections around the 2 – 2.1 percent range. Their record of past projections have been much stronger then the White House’s speculation.

Considering that 2012 is an election year, we could guess that the Obama budget would contain some wild promises, but the released budget was chock full of stretched promises based on non-existent savings.

On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Obama sent his Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, out to demonize the Republican Party as a smoke screen when people began asking why his administration had not passed a budget since his election.   Jack Lew lied to every single mainstream media outlet that would welcome his lies.  And not ONE network host challenged his bold-faced lies!

From NBC‘s Meet the Press, Sunday, February 12, 2012:

MR. GREGORY: So the leadership deficit in Washington has had an impact on what business does in America and certainly our economic outlook. Here’s a stat that a lot of people may not know, but it’s pretty striking. The number of days since Senate Democrats passed a budget is 1,019. Can you just explain as a former budget director, how do you fund the government when there’s no budget?

MR. LEW: Well, you know, one of the things about the United States Senate that I think the American people have realized is that it takes 60, not 50 votes to pass something. And there has been Republican opposition to anything that Senate Democrats have tried to do. So it, it is a challenge in the United States Senate to pass legislation when there’s not that willingness to work together. Congress didn’t do a great job last year. It, it, it drove right to the edge of a cliff on occasion after occasion. I actually think it’s unfair to blame the United States Senate for that. A lot of that was because of the extreme, you know, conservative approach taken by House Republicans.

From  CNN‘s State of the Union that same day:

CROWLEY:  I know we’ll want to talk about the tax hikes in a second, but I want to read for our viewers something that Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader in the U.S. Senate, who said, we do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year.  It’s done.  We don’t need to do it, talking about last year’s two-year agreement and saying that, you know, so it’s already done.
 
This budget, I can assure you and you know, because you’ve been in this town for a long time, is going to be attacked as a political document.  This is a budget that promises 2 million more jobs if it’s passed, so that come September the president can go out there and say, well, if they’d only passed by budget, we’d have 2 million more jobs, but those darn Republicans are standing in my way, when, in fact, even the Democratic leader in the Senate says, you know what, we don’t need a budget.
 
LEW:  Well, let’s be clear.  What Senator Reid is talking about is a fairly narrow point.  In order for the Senate to do its annual work on appropriation bills, they need to pass a certain piece of legislation which sets a limit.  They did that last year.  That’s what he’s talking about.
 
He’s not saying that they shouldn’t pass a budget.  But we also need to be honestYou can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes, and you can’t get 60 votes without bipartisan support.  So unless Republicans

So, what is the real truth?

As Politifact CLEARLYpoints out:

Most business in the Senate is subject to filibustering — that is, actions, or even just threats, to talk a bill to death. Filibusters can be overcome by what’s known as a “cloture” vote that shuts off debate and moves a measure toward final consideration. For the Senate to agree to cloture requires 60 votes — a high threshold that many Senate majorities are unable to muster on controversial votes (and, increasingly, even on relatively uncontroversial votes).

However, the filibuster cannot be used to block a budget resolution. That’s because the Budget Act sets out a specific amount of time for debate in the Senate — 50 hours. If a specific amount of debate time is enshrined in the controlling statute, the filibuster is moot. So a simple majority — not 60 votes — is all that’s required to pass a budget resolution.

Indeed, passing a budget resolution by at least 60 votes has become increasingly rare in recent years, according to CRS data. Since 1994, the Senate vote has exceeded that vote threshold just three times, either in the initial vote or on a subsequent vote in which lawmakers consider an identical House-Senate version of the resolution.

More common in recent years are votes where 51 was enough to prevail. In 2009, the Senate even passed the final budget resolution by a 48-45 margin.

“The budget resolution vote is always a partisan affair, and rarely does it gain any minority party support,” said Steve Ellis, a vice president at Taxpayers for Common Sense.

So Lew is clearly wrong to say that “you can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes.” As a longtime senior official at OMB and other federal agencies, he should have known better.

The truth is that you need 51 votes to pass a budget.  The Democrat Party currently has 53 votes in the Senate.  When Obama took over, they had a filibuster-proof Senate and they could have passed ANY budget they wanted.  You need to remember that just last year, Obama submitted a budget to a Senate under the control of his own party.  It was such an abject disgrace that it went down 97-0 without a SINGLE Senator voting for it.

I know,  I know.  That was the Republicans Party’s fault, too.   

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budget (Photo credit: 401K)

So … by the way …. do high gas prices have you bummed?  Are you stressing over the strain on you already overburdened wallet?

No need to  worry!!  The Anointed One, President Obama, is coming to save you.  Can I get a “YES HE CAN!  YES HE CAN!”    I knew I could!!

Do you remember?   It was not to long ago that the Anointed One proclaimed that just periodically checking your tire pressure will help you save money on as!  

“Simple things you can do to save gas.  Make sure that your tires are inflated properly.  And getting regular tune ups.”

 So next time your feeling down because you can’t pay those skyrocketing gas price, remember that “YES YOU CAN” … and you will … unless we elect a President who will pave the way for increasing the exploration and drilling for America’s abundant supply of fossil fuels, decrease America’s dependence on foreign oil, build “Keystone” pipe lines, and yes, RESPONSIBLY investigate alternative energy. 

However,  if we get four more years of nonsense and suggestions that consumers  “check your tire pressure;” while  Obama gives more money to companies Solyndra to flush down the toilet;  then we’re pretty much screwed.

Now, let me  be completely honest!  For America, (as true patriotic, conservative American’s love it) to survive; we must defeat  Obama and his  party of pathological socialist liars in 2012.  Whoever is the Republican nominee must be supported by supporters of the other candidates.  And … to finish Jack Lew’s earlier interrupted sentence, unless Republicans can grow a set of balls … and rise up and hold the Democrats responsible for all of their vicious lies, this nation is doomed.

Media Matters Founder Wants Armed Protection … just not for you!

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The founder of Media Matters, David Brock, recently accepted more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation.  This money was specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on “gun and public safety issues” which is simply liberal double-speak for “more gun ban efforts.”  However, it seems David Brock walks the streets of Washington protected by a Glock toting personal assistant/bodyguard!  If it weren’t for the hypocrisy of most liberals, this might make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group.

It is also typical that the liberal champion, David Brock, feels his life is certainly worthy of protection under the Second Amendment (hence, the bodyguard armed with a Glock).   It is just you and I whose lives, it seems, Brock deems are not worthy of the very same protection!  I remember comedian Rosie O’Donnell having the same view.  She also felt that the Second Amendment should go away … just as long as she got to travel around with her armed bodyguards.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/16/brock-and-glock-armed-men-guarded-media-matters-boss-as-took-400000-gun-control/?intcmp=obinsite#ixzz1nKMRS200