On April 3, 2014 I received a letter in the mail. The name and return address on the envelope were not from anyone I knew. Intrigued, I opened the envelope and found the usual liberal nasty-gram. (See below - refrain from sharing with young children!):
What really impressed me about this particular note was, that out of the numerous pieces of mail received over the years from liberals who do not apparently like me or my conservative values, a person actually had the guts to include their name and address!
In all other instances, liberal comrades who found it necessary to pen other "charming" notes to me (one even had the cliche glued-on letters - LOL) always remained nameless. The notes themselves have NEVER been handwritten. And they have usually been pretty filthy and disgusting - to the point of me feeling the need to wash my hands after opening. Once done reading, I usually had a good laugh as I deposited the usual anonymous filthy garbage in the circular file.
So suffice it to say, I was impressed with this particular note. Here was a person I could actually visit - to thank them for providing me with a new blog topic AND for writing. So I set about to locate this person. The name was local - in fact the address appeared to be very close to home - just a few blocks away. So, enter MapQuest to zero in. I typed in the address on the envelope.
Guess what? Nothing. MapQuest came back with an address range, but nothing specific could be located. Hmmm. Just for grins, when I took our youngest to school, I drove down the street mentioned. The address listed on the envelope I received was obviously made up.
Not quite willing to throw in the towel, I thought: let's try the name anyhow! I went to the White Pages on the 'net. Typed in the last name. Typed in variations of the last name spelling. Typed in full name. Typed in full name and location. No individual with the first and last name popped up. Hmmmm.
A bit deflated, I still pressed on and checked the easy-to-use public source for personal information on individuals - yep, you guessed it! The Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website (it is AMAZING what one can find here. Anyone who has been charged with: traffic violations, disorderly conduct, divorces, assaults, foreclosures, drug busts, DUI's, cashing bad checks, etc. will be listed on this site.): Plugged in the name. Variations of the name. Nada. OK, so the person may never had any brushes with the law in Wisconsin.
Next up, the Walker Recall Petition signatures website: - another useful tool if one wants to check and see who signed the Walker Recall, and what their address/phone number may be. Again, nada. A big fat zero.
So the mail I received used a ficticious name and address. I was really disappointed. Here I thought one of my liberal fans ACTUALLY used their own name when corresponding through the U.S. Postal Service. Guess this wasn't the case. (I should have had an inkling that something was amiss when the envelope I received was postmarked "Milwaukee" and the American flag stamp was upside down and the note itself was a Xerox copy.) In a way, what this individual did was even worse than wimping out and sending something totally anonymously. Imagine if the address was real. Or the created name actually was someone. That person could have been unknowingly used as a pawn to get a nasty-gram to me - almost like identity theft. For shame on the low-life who did this.
In closing, though, I thought I'd address the subject matter of the "classy" note I received. While Obamacare was a concern in the 2012 election, the election itself was NOT a referendum on Obamacare. The 2012 election was all about turn-out. Two million Republicans were not enthused enough about Mitt Romney to get off their lazy butts to go vote Meanwhile, the Dems had close to 100% turnout in some regions (Ohio, anyone?) AND everyone voted for Barry (isn't that really amazing?!? EVERY SINGLE VOTE in some municipalities went for Barry Hussein Obama! Wow. What are the odds of that EVER happening? But, nah, nothing to worry about, folks! Voter fraud is simply a figment of your imagination!). Of course King Barry was aided by the Barack Obama Fan Club (otherwise jokingly referred to as "journalists" (mainstream media), the IRS, and the NSA in his second try at the presidency, and Romney did not have that luxury nor support.
And "J.W." (wink wink) - how's that Obamacare workin' for ya? In our own household, the premiums went way up on our original plan that we had for years, so we switched to a lesser plan in which the premium cost remained around what we had originally been paying monthy. Still, in doing so, our costs have gone up - our deductible amounts have doubled - and our prescription costs have quadrupled. At least we didn't get booted off of our health insurance like millions of Americans did. But that will come soon enough - conveniently after the next election cycle.
7.04 million people have magically signed up for Obamacare RIGHT AT THE DEADLINE!!! (Ok, "supposed" deadline. The Obamacare deadline is similar to that "red line" regarding Syria. It's meaningless.)
Here are two excellent reads on the "7 million sign-ups" announcement:
Now, if anyone out there REALLY believes that millions of Americans rushed to sign up for Obamacare right before the deadline, surpassing the 7 million goal originally set by Obama & Co, I'd have to ask:
1) How many millions who signed up for Obamacare are simply the millions of Americans who LOST their health insurance BECAUSE of Obamacare?
2) How many of the 7.04 million really had NO health insurance before they signed up for Obamacare? (And remember, the supposed "intent" of Obamacare was to provide insurance to those who did not have insurance to begin with. Another supposed "intent" was to make health insurance "affordable" for all - and we all know how well that's working out! Skyrocketing premiums, larger out-of-pocket costs, high deductibles, more expensive co-pays, less doctor/hospital options. Why, even the Obamacare health plans are much more costly than Americans ever expected.)
3) No matter how one wants to address Obamacare, it has been a disaster and it continues to be a disaster. What exactly IS the "good" in Obamacare? (Alright, I know for the socialists out there it is a positive that this is a stepping stone towards the "single-payer" utopia that Obama and his minions so desire. But many of us see no good in that).
4) Didn't the Democrats keep insisting 47 million Americans had NO health insurance? 47 million. Shouldn't all of these millions of people rushed to sign up for Obamacare when they had the chance? Where are they? Haven't they seen the commercials? Haven't they seen Obama make an idiot of himself, pitching Obamacare on "Between Two Ferns?" Do 47 million uninsured Americans even exist? Was that number simply just another lie from Obama & Co.?
5) Along that same line, anyone think this magical 7.04 million number might be made up? fudged? After all, the Obama Administration is unwilling to provide numbers on those people who PAID anything for Obamacare when they "signed up." The Obama Administration is unwilling to provide numbers on those people who have NOT PAID anything for Obamacare when they "signed up." The Obama Administration is unwilling to provide numbers on those who lost their insurance and had to go to Obamacare. The Administration is not willing to provide numbers on how many of the "uninsured" that Obamacare was going to help actually bothered to sign up for the program. With all the personal information the Obamacare website asks for, sure seems like the Adminstration doesn't know a whole lot about its own program. Also, don't forget that the liar-in-chief, Obama, told some whoppers about "keeping your own health insurance" and "keeping your own doctor" simply in order to get this government power-grab passed. Or how many ch-ch-ch-changes Obama has made to Obamacare from the start? (See: http://www.newstalk1130.com/onair/common-sense-central-37717/all-of-the-chchchchanges-the-obama-12198180/ ) Treating Obamacare as a "living document" similar to how the left wants to treat the U.S. Constitution - changing it as they see fit so it suits their own political purposes.
Anyone trust him or his Administration NOW?
Rest assured the mainstream media - happy in their role as the social propaganda spokespeople - will do all they can to whip up the frenzy on how great this inflated "milestone" is. They will to pass this one off as legit. A real triumph for Obama & Co. If you believe that all I can say is:
1) Governor Scott Walker signed his name to Bill 324, adding that "early voting hours" be extended for 110 hours, not the 90 hours as originally outlined. Just how the left can argue against 110 hours (ten days) to vote BEFORE an election, equally in all municipalities across Wisconsin, as "suppression" or "racism" is beyond me. There are no obstacles. There are no barriers. And absentee ballots are always there, as is election day itself. No common sense argument against uniformed early voting hours exists - unless you live in that wacky alternative universe known as "liberalism."
Just how was it A-O-K for 2% of the state to allow its citizens to vote on weekends and other extended hours prior to an election, and all other municipalities could not? One also has to wonder if the scenario were different What if Waukesha and Washington County had been the municipalities extending hours and staying open on weekends, while other municipalities could not. Think the lefties would be having a fit over that? charging "voter suppression" or "racism?" Nah. I don't think for one moment that liberals would have cared if it was Waukesha or Washington County that would have been affected by uniform voting hours if that indeed were the case. The hypocrites of the left would have been applauding this bill providing "fairness" when it comes to early voting hours across the state.
2) A liberal comment to this blog cited the following source as "proof" of voter suppression and Republican intent to do so in the state of Florida by "limiting early voting times":
When one actually goes to the "source" and reads the entire article, one learns:
- the author, Aviva Shen, has worked for several leftie publications (Slate, for example and the "progressive" internet site this column appears on). In addition, she was part of the "news media team for Obama's campaign" in Ohio in 2008. Hmmmm. Also, when one reads the article, who are all these "anonymous Republican sources" that say Republicans want to suppress Democratic/black votes? Very strange. An article, written by an obvious Obama supporter, saying that "anonymous Republicans" agree that limitied EARLY voting hours are racist and target Dems?!? My goodness. Think in any way this is "unbiased" reporting?
The article also includes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's name - but no direct quotes regarding supposed "voter suppression" and "racism" on behalf of Republicans. (Chris Christie is a RINO anyhow. Shove him off on the Democratic party and be done with the blowhard for once and for all.) Bizarre. I'd LOL if what was at stake wasn't so important.
3) And the comments on returning to "Jim Crow" laws and cries of "racism" made me shake my head. Here's a real doozy:
Good grief. Goofy. What total idiocy - but very representative of the liberal mindset. Hey lefties! WHO WROTE THE JIM CROW LAWS? Democrats!!!! Who didn't want to give blacks the right to vote??? Democrats!!! Who WANTED to keeps black segregated? Democrats! Who voted against the civil rights act? Democrats!!!! (Need I even mention former Democrat Senator Robert Byrd - a member of the Ku Klux Klan who even was responsible for recruiting new members and served in a leadership position!). So look in the mirror, liberals. Every single thing you unjustly blame on Republicans comes right back at you ten times over. Right now, who is doing their best to keep the black population among us dependent upon the government and treated like children? Democrats!!!! Simply for votes. Disgusting.
The PRIVILEGE of voting early is NOT A RIGHT. LIberals need to say that over and over until they finally understand. Then they can actually admit that Governor Scott Walker did the right thing by (here goes - using all Obama "terms") "leveling the playing field" and making it "fair" across the state for all to have the same time and same access available to VOTE EARLY.
As a side note, what is the "optimum" time frame for early voting? Realistically? Would every single day before an election be OK? year round? or 6 months? or 4 weeks? or as soon as any candidates are known? Makes one wonder, huh? If time limits on "early voting" are x number of weeks - would lefties still cry "racism and suppression?" What IS the magic number?
What IS the purpose of "early voting? anyhow? I'd have to venture that its intent was to make it easier for the individual to vote prior to an election. Plain and simple. I'd also have to venture that the intent was NOT to make it easier for Democratic operatives to have lots of time to round up low-information voters and drag them to polling places, offering "helpful" suggestions on how to vote once they get there.
And the suggestion of voting "on-line" makes my skin crawl. Imagine all the internet fraud now - compounded by hackers who will know how to get into the system and do whatever they want. Although, in the world of Barry Obama & Co., that may be one really great way to control elections in the future...
Original post from 3/26/14:
Governor Scott Walker recently signed into law a bill legislating "uniform early voting hours" (Senate Bill 324) throughout the state, thereby "leveling the playing field" (a favorite Obama-ism) for Wisconsin voters. In an effort to be "fair" (another fav Obama-ism), the bill addressed the "inequality" (yep! another fav Obama-ism) that only a few of the big cities in the state had the money to pay clerks to keep voting places open almost 24-7. The majority of folks in the state weren't allowed to vote whenever the mood struck. They didn't have the money (again, Obama's fav: "income inequality") to pay for the voting offices to stay open almost 'round the clock like Madison or Milwaukee.
For years, Wisconsinites were treated to the sites of busses rolling in at all hours from God-knows-where, emptying their human cargo and streaming into polling places in Madison, Milwaukee, and/or Kenosha or Racine - just a skip away from Illinios (how convenient!). On the weekends, we witnessed out-of-town Democratic operatives handing out cigarettes to aid people in their voting decisions. We also knew about the block parties - promises of "free eats" and rides to voting places, with helpful suggestions to the clueless on who to vote for. Who can forget the kindness shown to those attending a Bruce Springsteen concert in Madison - why, the city clerks opened the voting places AFTER the concert for hours!- to allow all of the fans of "The Boss" to vote!!! Cool!!! And let's not forget the kind, compassionate Democrats visiting nursing homes, "helping" the infirm and elderly decide just who to vote for. I'm not saying those days are gone entirely, but the opportunistic advantage that Democrats in Madison and Milwaukee enjoyed when it came to voting has been addressed - and rightly so.
It was pointed out in a comment that the City of Madison and City of Milwaukee only have the clerk's office open for early voting hours, while all the municipalities have a polling place on the actual election day. While that may be the case, 110 hours to vote early is more than adequate for any individual wishing to vote PRIOR to an actual election. And anyone can request an absentee ballot to vote, without even having to leave their home (via e-mail or mail). The EASE of voting early is just that - EASE. We make it very easy to vote (unfortunately, as we have witnessed, some people do take advantage and vote more than once, but that is another issue to be addressed soon). To say that allowing 110 hours - 10 days - BEFORE AN ACTUAL ELECTION - as open season to go vote early is somehow "suppression" or "racist" is absurd.
Of course sometimes there ARE long lines to vote (before work, after work, voting machines have glitches, people registering/voting for the first time, etc.). However, the ebb and flow is pretty much a constant. Such is the case with most elections. People expect long lines. The lines move. People do eventually get the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.
Now, the definition of "suppression" is "forceful prevention" or a "state of constraint." Can anyone REALLY - with a straight face - explain how having the "privilege" (voting early is NOT a "right") to vote two weeks early BEFORE an election, during a standard time frame, is "voter suppression?"
Can anyone REALLY - with a straight face - explain how having the "privilege" (again, voting early is NOT a "right") to vote two weeks early BEFORE an election, during a standard time frame, is "racist?"
The do-nothing Mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, tweeted "Let's call this bill out for what it is. The GOP is trying to suppress the vote in MKE and MSN It's an outrage."
No, Mayor Barrett, your tweet is an outrage. And please explain how YOU, as well as other Democrats in Wisconsin government in 1985, voted FOR regulating early voting? See: http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2014/03/18/wis-democrats-backed-regulation-early-voting-1985)
The actual language in the bill the Democrats drafted and voted FOR - in 1985 - is as follows:
LEGISLATIVE POLICY. The legislature finds that voting is a constitutional right, the vigorous exercise of which should be strongly encouraged. In contrast, voting by absentee ballot is a privilege exercised wholly outside the traditional safeguards of the polling place. The legislature finds that the privilege of voting by absentee ballot must be carefully regulated to prevent the potential for fraud or abuse; to prevent overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election; to prevent undue influence on an absent elector to vote for or against a candidate or referendum; or other similar abuses.
As with most liberal stances, the hypocrisy and irony is simply laughable.
Oh, and lest we forget, the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel chimed in with charges of "racism" in regards to this bill. Why, we are headed back to the days of Jim Crow!!!!
Holy smokes. Why is it so obvious that when the left cannot argue with facts or reason, they resort to playing the "race" card??? (And do the Democrats really think that blacks live only in Milwaukee or Madison in our state? Isn't that kind of a "racist" assumption in itself?)
But I digress. In closing, the obvious needs to be said.
There has been NO change to the protocol for voting on election day.
Also, one can always vote by absentee ballot if one wishes to.
Not a single person's constitutional right to vote has been removed by enacting uniform early voting hours throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Now, on to Voter ID!!!!
Only things missing are a Planned Parenthood, Recreational Marijuana Shop, a Freedom From Religion Office, a DNC headquarters, and a Starbucks!!!
"Obama picks NCAA bracket; Putin redraws Russia's borders."
(Saw the headline above on the following website: http://news.yahoo.com/video/obama-picks-ncaa-bracket-putin-215230279.html?.tsrc=o2de) .
Written underneath the headline was:
"President's priorities in order?"
Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "NO."
While the world looks to the United States for leadership, leadership is nowhere to be found. Russian leader Vladimir Putin is working hard on making Russia a superpower once again - taking over countries in a manner akin to Adolf Hitler and Germany decades ago. The world - and Russia - are laughing at the incompetence and apparent disinterest in the whole Russian situation by Obama and his comedic sidekick, John Kerry. Putin continues to give the middle finger to Obama, but does Obama even care? The "sanctions" that Obama and Kerry talked so tough on are akin to cancelling a few Russian leaders Netflix accounts (see The New Yorker's recent satirical article: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/03/us-freezes-putins-netflix-account.html ).
So WHAT does Obama do when Russia is flexing its muscles? taking over countries in spite of empty threats from the United States? This IS a real world danger in the making. Too bad Putin has sized up Obama - as have other leaders (both friend and foe) - and come to the conclusion that Obama has no clout. Obama has no backbone. Obama doesn't really care. Obama doesn't want to do any heavy lifting. What really interests Obama is going after those people IN HIS OWN COUNTRY who oppose his socialist agenda. And, of course, making his NCAA picks...
March Madness indeed.
Over the past few weeks, classic examples of liberal hypocrisy just keep on comin'. It was difficult to keep track of them, even more difficult to pick and choose which ones to write about. I narrowed the "top hits" down to the three listed below:
1) From our own state of Wisconsin, Republican Bill Kramer was recently ousted from his majority leadership role in the Assembly due to "allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment." The Republicans - his very own party - voted quickly to force Kramer out after Kramer was accused of making inappropriate remarks to women and allegedly groping one. (Even Governor Walker joined in to say Kramer should not hold office if guilty of the alleged incidents.) Kramer has since checked himself into a rehab facility. The lefties and media were all in full attack mode on Kramer since this story broke. What a disgusting man! He should NOT be in office! He is representative of the entire Republican party...on and on - you know, the usual stuff that Republicans and conservatives have to deal with from the left and media.
Now, does anyone out there remember a State Representative named Jeff Woods? A so-called "independent," Mr. Woods always voted with the Democrats (similar to the RINO Dale Schultz, but I digress). Anyhow, the Democrats were in a tizzy prior to Scott Walker starting his term as governor. Seems the Assembly was set to vote on getting union contracts in place as fast as possible before Walker could take office and nix the deal. The Democrats needed one vote (or so they thought) to pass their legislation. Unfortunately, Representative Woods was sitting in the slammer serving time for his fourth OWI (operating while intoxicated). Yes, you read that correctly - his FOURTH OWI!!! Well, the Dems "sprung" Woods out for the day, drove him to Madison, and allowed him to participate in the voting process. Too bad for them, two of their own didn't vote as planned and the bill died.
Look at the contrast in behaviors, character, and ethics. A Republican (who has not had his day in court yet and hasn't even been formally charged at the time of this post) is accussed of sexual harassment and misconduct and Republicans vote him out from his leadership position as soon as possible. Kramer was giving no support from his fellow Repubicans, as should be the case when reprehensible and/or criminal behaviors occur. As expected and mentioned, the media and Democrats were also major forces in the anti- Bill Kramer feeding-frenzy. (I cannot count how many stories the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel ran on this topic). Now, the flip side. A four-time drunk driver - elected representative Jeff Woods - who could have KILLED someone while driving intoxicated at any time - is sought out BY the Democrats, released from the pokey for a day - simply in order to vote with them!!! (Any massive coverage on the Dems and Woods episode from the media? Nah. No story there, nothing to see, move along.) Sure says a lot about the Democratic Party, doesn't it? As we have witnessed all along from Obama and other Dems, the end always justifies the means - no matter how criminal, unethical, slimey, and dirty those "means" may be.
2) President Obama, while "entertaining" at the White House during the "Performance At The White House: Women of Soul" misspelled the word "respect" when speaking about singer Aretha Franklin. R-E-S-P-E-C-T is one of Franklin's greatest hits. Obama read the spelling off his teleprompter. The word was typed on the prompter incorrectly as "R-S-P-E-C-T," but Obama - yes, brilliant, super-intelligent, brainiac Barry - couldn't deviate from his beloved prompter and offer the correct spelling. Now, we all know people are prone to mistakes and we are always told just how brilliant Mr. Obama is, so this little fluke was easily explained away by other lefties:
CNN was quick to cover for Obama’s misspelling. Ashley Banfield said Obama just “wanted to throw us all, see if we were actually all paying attention.”
From Aretha Franklin herself comes: "I'm sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired."
Oprah Winfrey's gal pal Gail King commented on her television show that Obama experienced a "brain fart" and that such things happen to everyone.
OK. All well and good. No big deal in the big scheme of things. However, does anyone remember a Vice-President named Dan Quayle? Quayle was persecuted by the media and lefties for days, weeks, months and years on end when he misspelled the word "potato" in a school. (Seems the word was written on a card for him by a teacher, and Quayle referred to the card when correcting a student who wrote the word on a blackboard). Quayle could not live this one down, Quayle's little fluke was easily explained by lefties as "dumb," "moronic," "stupid," and Quayle was deemed an "idiot." To this day, jokes are still being made about just how "stupid" Dan Quayle is. Quayle himself referred to this flub in his 1994 autobiography as “a defining moment of the worst kind imaginable. Politicians live and die by the symbolic sound bite.” So understand, Republican Vice-President Dan Quayle misspells "potato" and is an idiot and the butt of jokes for years. Contrast that with Democrat President Barack Obama who misspells "respect" and the media and fellow lefties bend over backwards to make excuses on his behalf.
3) And last, but not least, remember in September of 2013, when Barack Hussein Obama told Americans that “You’re going to be able to purchase high-quality health insurance for less than the cost of your cell phone bill.”
Now comes the flip-flop.
From HotAir.com: Barack Obama appeared in a town hall for Spanish-language media on March 6th to discuss ObamaCare and promote enrollments, and got challenged by a viewer on the economics of it for low-income Americans who are now forced to buy comprehensive health insurance. On a $36,000 annual income, the requirement to buy the broad policy rather than something a little more economical — say, hospitalization coverage combined with an HSA, a strategy which is now all but illegal — makes it impossible to comply. Pshaw, Obama replied. Why, all those low-income folks need to do is stop spending money on luxuries like cable television and cell phones!
Now, you may be saying: where oh where is the "hypocrisy" in this? Well, King Barry - who spends millions on frequent family vacations (anyone even know that during this current, dangerous Russian situation shaping up in the Ukraine -Obama and the family went on a vacation to Key West?) and who loves livin' the high life on the taxpayer dime, is telling the little people that - heck - YOU need to prioritize!!! YOU need to give up YOUR cell phones and/or YOUR cable television simply to buy in to Obamacare!!! C'mon, people! YOU must support Obama's major "accomplishment" - a health care program that leaves millions WITHOUT insurance and costs much more than anyone ever expected and forces people to seek out new doctors! Egads. The masses need to PRIORITIZE their budgets to help pay for Obamacare. Remember, this is coming from a man whose wife posts a picture of the family dogs decked out in diamond necklaces sitting on velvet chairs in the White House dining room with fine china in front of them. This is coming from a man who never met a golf course he didn't like. This is coming from a man who loves being idolized by the Hollywood lefties, rubbing elbows at extravagant shindings where the Cristal champagne is flowing. This from a man who is spending the United States into oblivion like never before. This from a man whose own party cannot even produce a budget - violating the Constitution (you know, the document that Obama and his followers would love to use as toilet paper). This from a man who has more than doubled the marketable debt of the United States more than all other presidents combined!!! From CNS News:
"However, despite the massive increase in the government's marketable debt during Bush's eight years, Obama managed to accumulate more additional marketable debt in his first five years in office than all the presidents who preceded combined.
The marketable debt of the U.S. government includes all debt securities sold by the U.S. Treasury that can be held by individuals, corporations or other entities outside the U.S. government and that can be sold in the secondary market."
The Democratic Party - led by President Barack Hussein Obama - is nothing more than a lying group of hypocrites, turning the American Dream into the American Nightmare.
The following video is Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) response to Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) glowing review earlier of Cuba. Harkin described Cuba as a paradise, touting all the wonderful things in Cuba.
Rubio is Cuban American. His parents were Cuban immigrants.
What Rubio says needs to be heard by every liberal, Democrat, socialist, and communist out there (in other words, Obama and his supporters). One outstanding point made by Rubio is the question: if Cuba is so wonderful, why aren't Americans seeking exile there by the boatload?
Alright! Lefties really got him now!
I'm talking big doings.
The bane of any liberal's very existence - Governor Scott Walker - is on the hot seat! I'm talking impeachment! Jail time! Fifty lashes with a wet noodle!
With the recent release of thousands of private e-mails - relating to an old John Doe investigation - being made public, it has been discovered that Governor Scott Walker used his campaign e-mail account for campaign business.
Yes, you read that right folks.
It was discovered that our own Governor Walker was actually contacting his "inner circle" (say that with a sneer, it sounds so much better) and suggesting that they promote and support his ideas! The very thought! Oh my goodness - the horrors! Take a few deep breaths before you explode in outrage.
I bet every leftie out there cannot wait for yet another Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel article on how Walker has wronged the people of Wisconsin by using his campaign e-mail account. Why, after years of a John Doe investigation (initiated by....hold your breath...Scott Walker! what a trickster!), which found the Governor guilty of.....?????? nothing....now comes the release of thousands of e-mails...finding the governor guilty of....??????? nothing.
Never mind, though! Throw the bum out! Forget that Governor Walker is bringing jobs back to our state. Forget that Governor Walker has proven to be fiscally responsible. Forget that Governor Walker has created a business-friendly environment in our state for the first time in a long time. Forget that Governor Walker enabled Wisconsin to have a budget surplus and has decided to return some taxpayer dollars to the taxpayers. Forget that Governor Walker has saved the state from the bleak and dismal days established under the "leadership" of Diamond Jim Doyle.
Nah. None of that means anything. What is really, truly important is that Governor Walker be brought down for using his campaign e-mail account to do campaign work with his administration and supporters. Egads!
(Wouldn't want to rain on the lefties parade here, but most elected officials can and do use their campaign e-mail accounts for campaign business...)
Of course, those on the left choose to look the other way when the President of the United States targets his opponents using government agencies like the IRS and NSA. The same liberals could care less that four Americans (including a U.S. Ambassador) were murdered in Benghazi simply because the president was far too concerned about saving his own political campaign than saving them. Or that the same president and administration is now in the process of sending operatives into news rooms across the country to question them on their news, editorials, and general content - in order to "suggest" what is news and what is not.
All of that is nothing to Democrats, liberals, and socialists. What really, really matters right now is that Governor Scott Walker used his campaign e-mail account to do campaign business.
(By the way, is anyone even aware that a school board president in Middleton, Wisconsin used her taxpayer-provided e-mail account to promote Walkers liberal opponent for Governor, Mary Burke? See: http://www.rightwisconsin.com/dailytakes/middleton-school-board-president-uses-taxpayer-email-to-promote-burke-campaign-240801861.html That, folks, is a real no-no. That, folks, is what passes as "really breaking the law."
(OK, we all know that doesn't matter because it was a leftie helping another leftie. Let's just ignore that one, as most of the press has already done.))
So, let the witch hunt continue. At least the lefties have something to occupy their time for a few days or weeks or months, as they comb through all these nefarious e-mails - looking and hoping for that "gotcha" moment. Me thinks the e-mail witch hunt is going to end up a lot like the recall and the never-ending John "let's get Walker no matter what" Doe investigation, as it should:
Another big, fat ZERO in the leftie "win" column.
As for Walker supporters like myself, it's kind of fun watching "Walker Derangement Syndrome" spin out of control yet again. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
President Obama is so fond of pitting black against white, men against women, Republicans against Democrats, the successful against the unsuccessful, and of course, the poor against the rich.
Obama continually talks about the horrors of the latest crisis-of-the-month: income inequality. You know, in the minds of Obama and other socialists, all people were born rich. But then other mean-spirited, nasty individuals took their wealth away...laughing all the way to the bank, leaving them poor. Now comes payback time. Punishment time. First comes boosting the "minimum wage" up to unsustainable requirements that will force businesses to let even more workers go. In addition, Obama finds it necessary to keep bashing those who are successful. Obama continues to target those making a comfortable living as though they are despicable individuals and DESERVE to have their money taken away by the government - so the government can redistribute it out as they see fit. The wealthy and successful in our nation must serve their penance!
What is NEVER mentioned is that perhaps, just perhaps that ole' economic pie is NOT stagnant. Liberals, Dems, socialists, and communists seem unable to comprehend the fact (yes, fact) that economic wealth and opportunities are not limited, nor are they stagnant. Opportunities and economic prosperity DO exist in the United States. The poor CAN move up. The middle class CAN move up. The rich CAN get richer. On the flip side, the rich CAN lose everything and end up poor or middle class. The middle class CAN become poor. The poor CAN remain poor or grow poorer.
What is NEVER mentioned is (drum roll, please) two dreaded words the left hates to hear: personal responsibility. Just as it is ridiculous to assume that someone is poor because a rich person TOOK from them, it is ridiculous to forget that personal responsibility DOES play a major role in determining a person's lot in life.
Do drugs? drink? have a child (or children) out of wedlock? drop out of high school? gamble? lazy? disobey the law? lack ambition? feel the world owes you a living? Such CHOICES could set one up for a challenging and grim financial future.
Study hard? Go to college? get married? save money? nurture a strong work ethic? have ambition? obey the laws? Such CHOICES could set one up for a secure and solid financial future.
In spite of Obama, America is still the land of opportunity. The jealousy and envy this president loves to stir up are based on a falsehood (much like Obamacare is based upon lie after lie). Rich people are NOT rich because they took from poor people. Poor people are NOT poor because the rich stole from them. Personal responsibility is key - and it would be wise for Americans to remember that and not fall for this phony, ginned-up crisis Obama is trying to use to once again justify socialism.
So when Barack Hussein Obama spouts off his mouth about "income inequality," and how the rich are so evil, just keep in mind this picture that his lovely wife, Moochelle "let them eat cake" Obama recently tweeted:
The caption for this darling pic (from 2/11/14), from FLOTUS reads:
Yep, that's the Obama dogs dressed in diamond necklaces, seated at the dining room table with the fine china. Cool, huh? And Obama has the nerve to make the rich a punching bag for his latest pet project: income inequality.
The hypocrisy of the left NEVER ceases to amaze.
Before Obamacare became the law of the land, many knew it was a disaster in the making. Those who realized what Obamacare was all about tried to warn people. Unfortunately, the mainstream media worked hand-in-hand with Obama and the Dems, so in many instances the truth was not allowed out. A rosy picture of "health care for all" was promoted, with little attention to the hidden nefarious details.
Although, to be honest, many people didn't want to listen to the truth. They didn't want to listen to their elected representatives (Republican and conservative) and their warnings. They didn't want to listen to those who said that said health insurance costs would skyrocket. They didn't want to listen to those who said quality health coverage would disappear. They didn't want to listen when people said access to doctors would diminish, not increase. They didn't want to listen about increased wait times to see a doctor. They didn't want to listen when people said the "Affordable Care Act" was anything but. They didn't want to listen when people said jobs would be lost. They didn't want to listen when people said businesses would suffer.
Nope. Instead they listened to a lying president. Barack Obama lied - over and over - to get Obamacare passed. Obama told Americans that if you liked your health care insurance, you could keep it. Obama told Americans that if you liked your doctor, you could keep your doctor. Anyone remember Nancy Pelosi telling Americans that Obamacare would CREATE jobs??? 400,000 jobs almost immediately - and four million jobs over time!!! Witness the spectacle for yourself...
Anyone remember Obama saying the mandate to have to buy insurance wasn't a "tax" - until the Supreme Court, led by a spineless Chief Justice - declared the madate was indeed a tax??? Remember Obama saying the average family could see a savings up to $2500.00 a year for their health insurance??? Boldface lies designed to sneak this vile law through - a law designed with the sole intent to set America on track for a government take over of the entire health care system. A law with very little to do with actual health care, but a lot to do with growing our already bloated federal government and giving a few more power over the lives of Americans.
Now we are paying the price. The truth about what Obamacare is all about is coming out. Slowly but surely. And each passing day seems to bring more bad and upsetting news. Millions have LOST their health insurance. Millions have seen their working hours cut - in order for businesses to remain open and stay profitable. And access to your doctor? Don't count on it. Jobs and those who work ARE being hurt. People's wallets are taking a huge hit. People ARE losing health insurance. Need the Obamacare website even be mentioned? a hackers dream come true...a mess....not to mention the inflated cost due to the ineptitude of all those involved with creating it! Oh yeah, but we are still waiting for someone to be held "accountable." (A favorite buzz word of Obama - trust me, it's meaningless. He just likes to say it. And when he adds "we'll get to the bottom of this" you really know nothing will happen!)
Anyhow, now comes yet another "hidden" extra to this designed monstrosity. Under the headline: "Health care law to shrink labor force" from the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel (2/5/14) comes the following: the Congressional Budget Office predicts that the Affordable Care Act will shrink the workforce by the equivalent of more than 2 million full-time positions.
Over two million more people losing full-time work - OR - CHOOSING to go to part time in order to have the government (ala "taxpayers") remain on the hook for the cost of their astronomically expensive health care insurance!!!
Isn't it kind of "unhealthy" to NOT have a job? To worry from day-to-day about where that next paycheck is coming from (oh, that's right, unemployment checks come for a few years now, but eventually even they run out!!! See, Dems love to pay people NOT to work! It makes people reliant upon the government, which in turn assures votes for the party giving the handouts...). Isn't it unhealthy to sit around the house, frustrated at the inability to find work? Having one's self-esteem crushed on a daily basis? Feeling useless? Sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating Cheetohs? Drinking, drugging, and/or smoking to cope? (Hey, but pot is legal in some states now! I tell ya, Barry & Co. are courting those stoner votes! They're counting on 'em.) How healthy IS that? Isn't this all kind of ironic?
Well, at least a lot of Americans will now have free time to participate in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!!!" campaign!!! Too funny...
It gets even more ridiculous
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the Congressional Budget Office report that shows Obamacare will make the labor force lose 2.3 million full-time workers by 2021 is positive because it lets Americans be “free agents.”
“We have the CBO report, which rightfully says, that people shouldn’t have job lock. If they — we live in a country where there should be free agency. People can do what they want,” Reid told reporters outside of a policy luncheon. “And what they’re saying here is — and the fact checkers have already done this — the Republicans talk about losing millions of jobs simply isn’t true. It allows people to get out of a job they’re locked into, because of — they have healthcare in their job.”
So, under the Democrats, unemployment or underemployment isn't so bad! Heck, now people can do whatever they want! Ain't life grand!!! People are FREE to BE!!!! To pursue their dreams! To live life to the fullest! (Hey Harry - can you tell us WHERE the money will come from for those "free agents" - doing whatever they want? After the years of unemployment monies run out?
And don't you love the 'liberal-speak" ole' Harry demonstrates? "Job lock" means one is stuck in their job - meaning they are, well, EMPLOYED. Yet, "job lock" in Harry's mind is "bad." Why, working gets in the way of doing whatever one wants! Boo - hiss!!! And a "free agent" is good! Yep! If you are not in "job lock" and don't have a job, you are blessed with being a "free agent!" In reality, those of us who don't nod and agree with "liberal-speak" realize a "free agent" is a poor sap who is unemployed! Maybe the good voters in Nevada will exhibit some common sense and make Harry Reid a "free agent" - wouldn't that be sweet?)
There is an analogy using "pus" to describe what Obama is doing to the country in the article I provide a link to. Taking the analogy a bit further:
Obamacare (and Obama declaring he can do whatever he wants without Congress - just like a dictator) is like pus oozing from a diseased wound. It keeps coming, the infection keeps spreading, and eventually - if left untreated - the patient will die.
Obamacare IS the pus. The American people are the patient. The wound is what Obama has done to the country. The infection is one of many consequences associated with Obamacare. Here's hoping the infection is stopped altogether and the patient gets back on the road to recovery. The first step towards the cure for the country begins when REAL Republicans win the elections in 2014 and 2016.
Governor Scott Walker's recent "State of the State" speech nicely summed up many of his accomplishments and all the good things that he has done for the state of Wisconsin. Thanks to Walker, we are on the road to economic prosperity, rather than the economic disaster of the Doyle years. Thanks to Walker, hardworking taxpayers will be getting some of their own money back - as the state has over a BILLION dollar surplus for the first time in a long time. Thanks to Walker, jobs are coming back and the overall business climate has vastly improved. Thanks to Walker, the state of Wisconsin is fiscally sound, the people are reaping the benefits, and our state is poised to continue on an upward trajectory towards making life better for all Wisconsinites. All of this - in spite of President Obama and the lefties who made our Governor a target (and continue to do so) for the few years of his governship.
For fun, let's compare the President of the United States - Barack Hussein Obama, to our very own governor, Scott Walker:
1) Walker promised to create 250,000 during his first term. He is well on the way to that accomplishment. If he falls short, heck, it still is an inspirational promise with a positive goal that all of us hope is eventually reached. (well, maybe some liberals/Dems are hoping he won't succeed). Walker did this IN SPITE of the roadblocks put up by the anti-job creator and private business hater Obama, who sits in the White House. Remember Obama? He of the "if you like your health insurance you can keep it?" lie? Or the "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor" lie when it came to Obamacare? Obama LIED to get Obamacare passed. It is only now that reality is setting in and people are realizing the President of the United States is a liar. Walker didn't LIE. His intention was to really help the business climate in our state create 250,000 jobs. Wisconsin has seen over 100,000 jobs created in our state, due to the favorable business climate Walker has helped start. More people are employed in our state and the numbers continue to grow. Even though the federal government - with Obama leading the way - is doing their very best to keep people unemployed and on unemployment and other government programs. Thank you Governor Walker!
2) Walker knows how the economy works and does what it takes to improve it. Obama doesn't have a clue. Obama and his co-horts like Nancy Pelosi think unemployment checks - sent to more and more Americans who are sitting at home - somehow are a way to stimulate the economy. In what universe does that make ANY sense??? Walker = pay people to work, Obama = pay people to stay home and get a government check. Walker's position wins hands down.
3) Walker is not afraid to stand up to the unions and other special interests to do the right thing. Obama lives and dies by special interest, the unions, and whatever flavor-of-the-day social issue is in the forefront. Gay rights? Anti-gun laws? Income inequality? global warming? George Zimmerman? pot vs. alcohol? We've got a president more concerned about the gobble-dee-gook promoted by lefties and socialists than the real issues - is the United States safe? are illegals flooding over our borders? are our enemies growing stronger - emboldened by the weakness of the U.S. of A put forth by Obama? and where is that oh-so-elusive economic recovery? what about all the millions of Americans without jobs? all the millions of Americans who have LOST their health care coverage due to the oxymoron known as the "Affordable Care Act?" Walker knew ACT10 was the right thing to do - free Wisconsin taxpayers from stronghold of unions. No matter how difficult it got or how Walker was verbally attacked on a daily basis with protests at the Capitol, he didn't back down. He stood his ground. He never became a RINO - willing to let the Dems have their way in order to "feel good" and getting people to like him.
4) Walker has never put politics above doing what is right. Obama ALWAYS puts politics above doing what is right. Benghazi? Hide the fact that this terrorist attack was NOT about a video simply to save the presidential election. Never mind that four Americans died - including a U.S. Ambassador. And are we STILL looking for justice as to who committed these murders? Or how about the IRS being used as an agency to target those opposed to Obama? Yet another scandal that The One "knew nothing about." (Yeah, right. If you believe that, I have some health care exchanges you can buy really cheap on a really bad website...) Or Obama talking about the virtues of pot and how it isn't as bad as alcohol. What a thing for a president to say in the first place, but with this clown nothing is surprising. Think Obama isn't playing to the stoners of the leftie crowd? Helping set the table to help other Dems in 2014 and 2106? Or what about the NSA spying on people for the Administration? gathering dirt on those opposed to Barry & Co. Scary stuff. This guy is a disgrace who should never have been elected President. He is a disgrace to the office and a disgrace to the United States. In a perfect world, he would be impeached and booted out of office.
5) Walker doesn't run around apologizing for all the "ills" of Wisconsin. Walker promotes his state. Walker loves Wisconsin. Contrast that with a president who is always in apologize mode, who seems to disdain the very country he was elected to represent. Does Obama EVER promote America? Talk up what the Constitution means? That we are a free country - a capitalist country - a country founded upon personal responsibility, freedom, and religion? A country that for 200 plus years was proud of its heritage UNTIL Obama took office and sneered at it - and the Constitution that is the backbone of our nation?
6) And finally, Walker doesn't point the finger at his predecessor for every challenging problem he has faced as governor. Sure, he talks about how Doyle wasn't fiscally responsible. But Walker does not blame Doyle for any perceived wrongs. Walker works to fix them, period. And he has done a great job. Now, look at Obama. Obama of the "buck stops anywhere but with me" fame. Obama has blamed Bush for everything since day one. When that doesn't work, he pulls out the race card and says people don't like him because he is black (what about that half-white part?). Obama NEVER takes the blame for any of his misdeeds, lies, or screw ups. It's ALWAYS someone else's fault. And whomever is to blame is NEVER held accountable. That's the Obama Adminstration M.O. Blame someone else, distract with another crisis, move on, and hope the low information voters forget about it...
Thank you Governor Walker for all you have done for our state.
If Walker does decide to run for President (which I hope he does not, because our state still needs him), he would be a true leader. Walker would be an inspiration - one who truly loves our country and would do whatever it takes to uphold the Constitution and improve the lives of every American. After Obama, a lot of work will be needed to undo the damage. Judging from what Governor Walker has accomplished for our state, he is more than ready for the job.
Walker vs. Obama. Walker wins, no contest.
Happy New Year! - to all those who follow my blog and to those who do not!!!
As a conservative, I feel there will be much to look forward to in 2014 (and 2016, but let's not jump too far ahead!).
As my own treat to myself (and my one and only New Years Resolution), I have done away with my Facebook page and will no longer be commenting on any livinglakecountry.com blogs.
During the Christmas/New Years season, I had the opportunity at two social events (aka: "parties") to hear from a few people who read my blog. They said although they enjoyed reading what I wrote, they did not want to comment - at all. They were totally turned off by the comments - especially the personal attacks aimed at yours truly. They expressed their shock and disgust with the liberal commentors - how vile and nasty. I tend to agree. I thought Facebook comments would make people check their bad behavior at the door just a wee bit, but I was sadly mistaken. As a matter of fact, I think that using Facebook for comments has allowed conversations to digress towards the gutter more than ever. Though I will no longer be taking part in what could barely be called a "discussion," I do hope that the liberals who tune in will continue to comment. In doing so, people get a real opportunity to witness on a daily basis the self-proclaimed "compassionate, open-minded, loving ones" among us. And that, my friends, can only do harm to the liberal cause. Because the liberals who comment on my site are classic examples of the hate and nastiness that IS liberalism. The hate and nastiness for those who do not agree with socialism, liberalism, communism. or the rule of Obama. This IS a good thing - for the conservatives and Republicans out there. As for me, I no longer have any desire to continue to participate and I wash my hands of the whole mess.
I will continue to write my blog. I feel that as an American, dedicated to this wonderful country of ours - in some way, writing my blog is my small contribution to helping the good fight and keeping others informed and sharing in news, issues, challenges, etc. that the mainstream media fails to report on in an unbiased manner. The mainstream media for the last few decades has slanted so far left as to have become just another arm of the Democratic/socialist party. True journalism (the "who, what, why, where, when, and how") died a few decades ago. So as a blogger, at least I am given the opportunity to be a voice for those who aren't fond of a diet of pro-Obama, pro-socialism reporting.
Case in point: The New York Times recent laugher on Benghazi - yes folks - now it WAS about a video!!! (See: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/benghazi/#/?chapt=0 ) We are talking a cover-up about a cover-up. Prior to the presidential election, the attack in Benghazi was blamed on a video. After the election, it was deemed to be a coordinated attack by terrorists. Now it's about a video again. Can it get any more bizarre? Journalism" at its slimiest - all simply to pave the way and lay the groundwork for a Hillary Clinton run at the presidency. After all, the left has to whitewash Clinton's inability to handle that phone call at 3 a.m., now, don't they??? Sadly, the low information voters out there are probably noddin' their heads and sayin' yeah...duh...it WAS about a video all along!!! Golly gee! Now hand me the channel changer to watch the antics of the Kardashians!!!" The obvious reason for the recent New York Times article is the fact that Benghazi MUST be neutralized to help Hillary Clinton. I sure hope that the American public is NOT as stupid as the New York Times is hoping and continues to hold Clinton (and Obama) responsible for allowing four Americans to die in Benghazi. Americans should NEVER be satisified with Clinton's "what difference does it make?" response concerning the death of four Americans including an American ambassador. Any Repubican running for President in 2016 should use Clinton's callous remark as a campaign bumper sticker. Rest assured, we WILL be treated to numerous Benghazi articles in the days to come that will attempt to absolve Hillary of any wrong-doing.
(As a side note, I am sure that the media will soon be kicking it into high gear with positive stories about Obamacare to help Obama and create the warm and fuzzies with the low information voters out there. The latest reports celebrate "two million" supposed sign ups. Two million? Really?!? What IS the definition of a "sign up?" Enrolled? Paid up? Waiting for government subsidies (taxpayer dollars) to kick in? (But heck, doesn't the government need SEVEN million in order for the socialized medicine program to break even?)).
As 2013 fades away and 2014 arrives, things are looking up. Thanks to Obamacare, many more Americans have woken up and are actually becoming concerned about what is happening to the country. This bodes well for the future. Obama has been exposed as the liar he has always been. Even the media is having a difficult time trying to make Obamacare not sound like the disaster it is.
Ah, but I digress.
In closing, I wish a Happy New Year to all. 2014 could - and should - be a major turning point. We can - and must - fight to preserve our life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness. In other words, we must continue to defend our Constitution against the assault from those who would love to "rebuild" our country as they see fit. ALL Americans will be better off. We must continue to promote personal responsibility and less reliance upon the government and government growth. After all, who wants to live like those in Cuba, Venezuela, China, or Russia? Who really wants America to turn into a socialist or communist country?
Want to fight against it?
Yes We Can!
The leftie media darling - Barbara Walters - actually comes out and finally sez what liberals were always thinking from way back when...that Obama was looked upon as "the Messiah." Funny how libs blamed the Republicans/conservatives for bestowing this title upon The One, even though they were the ones worshipping this false god from the get-go.
From the staged photos of Obama with a halo behind his head (yes, we've all seen 'em) to Chris Matthews getting a tingle up and down his legs, Obama had that power. He drew in the masses with empty promises and false hopes. Clueless people who didn't know any better eagerly drank the Obama Kool Aid...
Now comes Barbara Walters - the icon of liberal journalism. The woman that liberals turn to when they need to fawn all over the "top 10" list of this or that. The top 10 among us that is usually so meaningless as to be laughable, but is really, really important to the low information voters who are oblivious to reality. Anyhow, Walters always draws huge television ratings. ( Just like the Kardashians- go figure.) Barbara Walters - the leftie media powerhouse. Now Barbara Walters - in an unguarded moment - offers up her own opinion of one she loves - Obama. And finally says, the Messiah kind of let us down.
Guess the bar was just set too high for The Messiah. We shouldn't have expected so much. We shouldn't have expected such high unemployment after five plus years. We shouldn't have expected more Americans relying on food stamps than ever before. We shouldn't have expected America to become such a weak nation - that our enemies laugh at us and ignore us altogether with no consequences whatsoever. (Kill an American ambassador? So what. Nothing done. No one fired. Hillary Clinton just slinks off into the sunset.) We shouldn't have expected that America would lose its status as a superpower, on its way to becoming simply mediocre. We shouldn't have expected a president that would do more to divide a nation and pit people against people with such a vengance. We shouldn't have expected a president more intent on dissing our allies and cozying up to our enemies. Need I even mention the mess known as Obamacare? That millions of Americans have LOST their health insurance due to The One? That millions of Americans have no health insurance due to The One? And that The One is now flying off to a holiday in Hawaii to celebrate "the holidays" (cannot say "Christmas" I know) at the expense of the American taxpayer?
We conservatives have been accused of tagging Obama with the "Messiah" moniker. Yet, it was clear from day one, when Obama was running on nothing but adoration, worship and a lot of "present" votes as a politician, that all he had going for him was a cult of personality. And I even have to wonder where that came from, given his obvious arrogance, narcissism, and open disdain of many Americans that he was elected to represent.
The Messiah. Yeah, right.
As the world knows, former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away. Mandela has been hailed by many as a great man - one who devoted his life to fighting apartheid and working to better the lives of others. While all may not agree with Mandela's methods and beliefs (Mandela was a communist and did embrace violence early in his career), in the end Mandela rose above all and worked via peaceful, forgiving methods to unify his country.
Mandela's funeral was held a few days ago. Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other dignitaries and leaders from many countries were there. President Obama, representing the United States, was in attendance and gave a speech. Former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter were also present.
During the funeral ceremony, Obama, the Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, were caught taking "selfies" of themselves. "Selfie" has become the new term used to describe the act of taking pictures of one's self - either alone or with others - with one's smart phone, then sharing them via social media.
Now, of course Obama WAS a bit giddy. After all, he was surrounded by many of those that he admires and respects - the socialist and communist dictators and tyrants of other countries. In fact, Obama even had the opportunity to shake the hand of Raul Castro - the dictator of Cuba! Wow - heady stuff. Anyhow, Obama must have been kind of pumped up - he was about to give a speech about Mandela and himself. The masses had cheered for him. The disaster known as "Obamacare" was forgotten for the day. Could all that have explained the lack of etiquette shown here?
Nah. I think it was just Obama behaving as Obama. Self-centered. Narcissistic. Classless. Disrespectful. (At least Michelle Obama appears to be the only adult in the picture, aside from the two unidentified men seated below the Three Stooges).
Do you know that there is actually a Tumblr website dedicated to tasteless "selfies" taken at funerals? See: http://selfiesatfunerals.tumblr.com/ (It has been updated with Obama's "selfie" - the site proclaims their work is now done! - and the owner will be shutting it down.) Interesting how the culprits on the Tumblr site appear to be children and young adults...hmmmm....and now - the President of the United States as well as a couple of Prime Ministers.
The Independent (from the U.K.) had this to say: "They'll look back on this selfie, years from now, and think "what on earth were we doing? We're world leaders, not a bunch of giggling teenagers. We're attending the memorial service of Nelson Mandela. Couldn't we have waited a bit before goofing around?"
Of course the liberals are rushing to Obama's defense on "selfie-gate." We are hearing about how the Mandela ceremony was a "celebration" - there was "dancing and singing." (Sure, such behavior was exhibited by some of the citizens in attendance - not the leaders of the many countries represented). We have also had the usual "but Bush did it!" excuse, as Bush was in attendance and had a selfie taken with U2 singer Bono. (Ah, but Bush is no longer the President of the United States. He was not there in a prominent position as THE representative of the United States, nor was he giving a speech. Even with a little leeway on this one, as a former president, Bush was wrong to shoot a "selfie" at the funeral.) And this whopper came out on CBS This Morning - from senior White House correspondent Bill Plante: "The president might have caused a diplomatic incident if he had declined the invitation to be in a photo with two long time allies." (Really? One would have thought Obama may have caused more of a diplomatic incident by ignoring the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...but I digress...) And haven't liberals been reminding us all of how we should be oh-so-respectful of Mandela! We MUST respect this great man. Is this behavior by Obama what passes for "respectful" in liberal-land?
Just think for a moment if one of your own children would be caught shooting a "selfie" at a funeral. Ask yourself - would you think such behavior would be OK?
I personally would not. I find it hard to believe that many people would find such behavior acceptable.
Think Obama will suffer any consequences for his childish, bad behavior at the Mandela funeral ceremony? No. The Narcissist-In-Chief has once again succeeded in embarrassing the United States. Just business as usual.
Yep, the Narcissist-In-Chief has done it again. The respected and beloved leader of South Africa - Nelson Mandela - has passed away. He was 95 years old.. Now, our own President Barry Obama - rather than tout all of Mandela's triumphs, struggles, and character, saw fit to speak - about himself. See: http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-uses-mandela-s-death-to-enhance-himself-deflect-from-obamacare and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/rush-limbaugh-mandela-obama_n_4400650.html
Even the White House released a picture of Obama in Nelson Mandela's old cell in South Africa to commemorate the deceased Mandela. See http://www.examiner.com/article/white-house-marks-death-of-nelson-mandela-with-picture-of-obama. No photo of Mandela. Just Obama - "posing for the ages".
Obama and Mandela...so similar...or not. Did Obama spend 27 years in a prison cell? No. But to listen to the lefties and the media we'd have to believe that Mandela and Obama had the same "struggles" growing up to achieve what they have. In what alternative universe is that a reality? When all is said and done about this great leader passing, Rush Limbaugh said it best - the leftie media will have us all believing that Barry Obama - like Mandela - spent 27 years suffering behind prison bars! What "struggle" did Obama face growing up? Where to get his next buy of pot or cocaine? How to get into a university without having the grades? How to get off the bench when playing basketball? Just WHAT was Obama's "struggle" compared to Mandela's? And how did Obama "suffer" from the oppression of the United States? You know, Obama always seems to put forth the image that he was somehow "wronged" by the very country he has been elected to represent.
Yet, as we all have become accustomed to, the United States of America has had Obama morph into various figures of history based on the historic events of the day. Remember during the presidential campaign, people were referring to Obama as "The One?" or "The Messiah?" Why, photojournalists even got really cute, photographing Obama with what appears to be a halo around his head. Remember:
We are the ones we've been waiting for!!! (Does anyone else feel like puking besides me?).
And then of course we had Obama as Lincoln. Obama was considered by many lefties to be "Lincolnesque." Nothing could be further from the truth. A recent letter to the editor in the Milwaukee/Journal Sentinel hit the nail on the head:
"Some people were critical of President Barack Obama for not attending the ceremony marking Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. I was not. Any linking of these two presidents is inappropriate. Lincoln was a Republican; Obama hates Republicans. Lincoln was selfless and humble; Obama is a strutting egotist. Lincoln sought to bring the nation together after the devastating Civil War; Obama intentionally divides the nation to further his radical agenda. Lincoln's speeches were brief and eloquent; Obama's teleprompter-aided speeches are rambling and incoherent.
Lincoln, perhaps our greatest president, was dedicatedly honest with the people, while Obama is an embarrassment and a serial liar." - Ted Torcivia/Brookfield
And who can forget when Obama became Trayvon Martin's daddy? The Narcissist-In-Chief again had to insert himself where he did not belong and make the Martin/Zimmerman debacle about himself. Aw, shucks - Obama could have had a son that looked just like Trayvon!!! Let's throw an impartial jury aside so Obama can throw his own prejudices into the mix! What president has ever acted, spoken, or behaved in such manner??? None other than The One.
Moving on, remember when President Obama took out Osama bin Laden? Who can forget Obama's stirring speech in which he rambled on and on about how "HE" took out Osama? How "HE" gave the orders? (How "HE" neglected to mention the Navy Seals who actually carried out the orders!!!) By all accounts, when Obama spiked the football after bin Laden's demise, you would have thought Obama charged in with the AK-47 (I know, lefties have to shudder at the very thoughts of an AK-47) to blast the terrorist thug to high heaven himself...
And now we have The One/The Messiah/Lincoln/Martin Daddy/Navy Seal channeling his inner Nelson Mandela. This self-centered egomaniac could not make a brief speech without using the "me" and "I" pronouns he is so fond of. (Try counting the "me's" and "I's" sometime when Obama speaks - it's kind of fun- and disgusting.)
Rush Limbaugh made an excellent point on his conservative radio talk show. He mentioned that Mandela and Obama really have very little in common. Mandela actually has a lot more in common with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (Yes, the Clarence Thomas that lefties really hate). From: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/6/limbaugh-obama-trying-make-mandela-death-about-him/
"At one point during the show, Mr. Limbaugh said Mr. Mandela actually had more in common with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas than President Obama.
“Nelson Mandela, even prior to becoming president, but certainly after he became president of South Africa, insisted on compliance with his country’s constitution,” he said. “He insisted on it. Obama looks at the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle and makes end-runs around it every day, practically. …
“These are the kind of things, by the way, I love saying, because this just ticks the left off, ‘cause they hate Clarence Thomas,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “Mandela had much more in common with Clarence Thomas, and a lot of conservatives, than he has with Obama, but the left doesn’t care.”
As a side note, Obama is one of the luckiest politicians alive. Whenever Obama appears to be floundering, getting in deep trouble, looking like a total idiot, losing votes, losing fans, etc., something happens to divert attention. Look at what happened before the election in 2012 - Obama had Benghazi - and we all heard about how it was because of "a video" (a lie, but it helped placate the idiot voters among us). Obama had a tanking economy and then - shazaam! - the unemployment number magically dipped below 8% (it has been discovered that the "books were cooked" to achieve this number). Obama had a hurricane hit (Sandy)- and New Jersey RINO Chris Christie for some reason fawned and slobbered all over an appearance by The One, much to the chagrin of many Republicans and Mitt Romney. Smoke and mirrors. Obama's M.O. and saving grace.
However, I don't believe the Mandela death and subsequent phony comparisons to Obama will erase the Obamacare mess the country is experiencing. Maybe for a few days, yes. But the socialist take over of medicine has been pathetic, unorganized, and in general a disaster. The Mandela funeral gives The One and the the Missus a brief "out" - a vacation from the chaos - as they are going to South Africa for the Mandela funeral (even though they haven't been invited yet). Remember, this is the same Obama who couldn't be bothered to attend former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral and didn't even send any representatives to the funeral of a true friend of the United States. The mainstream media will do their best to portray Obama and Mandela as twin brothers separated at birth, but I don't think it will play well with the majority of Americans.
In conclusion, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama really have very little in common. Mandela believed in doing what is best for the people. Mandela believed in bringing people together. Mandela paid the ultimate price by doing prison time for his beliefs - and came out stronger and more diplomatic than ever. What has Barry Obama EVER done that resembles anything similar to Nelson Mandela?
Where Mandela was a uniter, Obama is a divider. Where Mandela wanted to work together, Obama hates anyone who disagrees with his socialist views. Where Mandela wanted to build a strong country, Obama wants to tear America down. Ah but yes, both won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Who do you think really deserves it?
If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
People can save up to $2500 a year in health care premiums with Obamacare!
The costs of health care will go down and the quality of care will go up
The Obamacare website is working..
Repeat over and over.
Maybe the Obamabot's will continue to believe the lies, but many of us have known for several years what this mess was all about - a single payer system. Socialized medicine - at its worst. And the disasterous roll-out of Obamacare may be intentional. Obamacare may have been designed to get us to the point where the nation says "oh my goodness, we need a fix." Unfortunately, so many Americans have lost their souls and depend upon the government for their every need and want these days, so the answer may be: single payer. Socialized medicine.
Meanwhile, Obama is gearing up to start his latest "campaign tour" to tout the wonderful aspects of Obamacare (should be a very short tour...not a whole lot to say...what WILL be on that 'prompter???). Otherwise, people are encouraged - by the government - to have a "health care discussion" over the holidays!!! (See: http://www.barackobama.com/health-care-holidays/ Yes, this moronic video and government propaganda piece IS real! Rather scary, too. Almost as scary as "The Life Of Julia" - another video put out by Obama & Co., which portrayed a woman entirely dependent upon the government for her whole life- and that was a GOOD thing!). How festive!!! How Big Brother-ish! I suggest that people think for themselves during Christmas (egads! I mean "the holidays") and do the following:
Why not discuss how millions of Americans are losing their health insurance?
Why not discuss how millions of Americans won't be able to keep their doctors?
Why not discuss how health care costs are skyrocketing - with premiums doubling or tripling? Deductibles going up by the thousands? Co-pays and co-insurance costs all increasing?
Why not discuss how businesses have reduced full time employees to part time to escape the demands and costs of Obamacare?
Why not discuss how the federal government is mandating what the private sector (health insurance companies) must provide to the public in their policies to adhere to Obamacare guidelines? - whether its customers need such coverage or not (i.e. maternity, drug abuse, mental health, contraception, etc.). The Obamacare mandates will essentially drive the insurance companies out of business. Remember how Obama said Obamacare would make the health care industry more "competitive?" What a lie. Just another in a long line of whoppers.
Why not discuss the mess of a website that requires all your personal information BEFORE giving anything in return (like costs of plans) then conks out anyhow?
Why not discuss how no one in the Obama Administration is ever held accountable for bad job performance or dereliction of duty? No one is to blame (except, of course, George W. Bush or the Republicans!).
Why not discuss Obama's minions (felons among them) who are allowed to be "navigators" (paid for with our tax dollars of course) who supposedly "recruit" the ignorant masses to sign up for Obamacare?
Why not discuss how much more Obamacare will be costing taxpayers? Obama told us that Obamacare would cost $900 billion over the first ten years. Now that amount has been changed by the Congressional Budget Office - and it has doubled - to $1.8 trillion (yes, trillion) dollars. See: http://washingtonexaminer.com/cbo-obamacare-will-cost-1.8-trillion-in-first-decade/article/2529655
And this is all better - HOW???
Look's like Obama & Co. have some serious 'xplainin' to do...
What I'd love to see is one person - whether a Barack Obama Fan Club Member (aka: any member of the mainstream media) or just your average working class Joe ask:
Why not scrap this mess and have a do-over?
The Republicans HAVE offered up various alternatives over the years for helping solve health care issues - Paul Ryan anyone? Yet, the Democrats/Socialists/Obama don't want to acknowledge such. Rather, we had to have Obamacare shoved down our throats. And now look what has happened. The flaws with the website are just one teeny tiny part of the overall problem associated with this government take-over of health care. Obamacare as presented is designed to ruin the private health insurance industry. Obamacare will drive qualified doctors out of the business. Obamacare will discourage innovation and experimentation looking for cures in the health care field. Obamacare will create longer waits and lower quality of care for Americans. Obamacare will eventually determine who is worthy of even receiving care. Obamacare will take its toll on the private sector as businesses reduce employee hours. Many businesses and individuals will refuse to pay unbelievably high insurance costs and instead will be fined - paying for the privilege of NOT having to have Obamacare!
The Affordable Care Act is anything but.
The following is a reprint of a blog I have posted each year around Thanksgiving. The relevance of this story is so important - especially with what our country continues to face with a president intent on destroying America and rebuilding it as a socialist nation. From the "Foundation for Economic Education" - 2007:
The Real Thanksgiving Story
In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop.
What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony.
At first, they decided to turn their back on all the institutions of the England that had been their home. This included the institution of private property, which they declared to be the basis of greed, averse, and selfishness. Instead, they were determined to live the “Platonic ideal” of collectivism, in which all work would be done in common, with the rewards of their collective efforts evenly divided among the colonists. Farming was done in common, as well as housekeeping and child raising. This was supposed to lead to prosperity and brotherly love.
But their experiment in collectivism did not lead to prosperity or brotherly love. Rather, it created poverty and envy and slothfulness among most of the members of this little society. (Hmmmm...sound familiar?)
Here is Bradford’s description of what socialism created among the Pilgrims:
“The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense. The strong… had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors everything else, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them.
“And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it. Upon the point all being to have alike, and all to do alike, they thought themselves in the like condition, and one as good as another; and so, if it did not cut off those relations that God hath set amongst men, yet it did at least much diminish and take off the mutual respects that should be preserved amongst them… Let none object this is men's corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”
For two years the harvest time failed to bring forth enough to feed the people. Indeed, many starved and many died of famine. Faced with this disaster, the elders of the colony gathered, Governor Bradford tells us, and decided that another year, and they would surely all die and disappear in the wilderness.
Instead, they decided to divide the property and fields of the colony, and gave each family a piece as their own. Whatever they did not use for their own consumption, they had the right to trade away to their neighbors for something they desired instead.
Now, instead of sloth, envy, resentment, and anger among the colonists, there was a great turnaround in their activities. Industry, effort, and joy were now seen in practically all that the men, women and children did. Bradford writes:
“They had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression…By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the faces of things were changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.”
Indeed, their bounty was so great, that they had enough to not only trade among themselves but also with the neighboring Indians in the forest. In November 1623, they had a great feast to which they also invited the Indians. They prepared turkey and corn, and much more, and thanked God for bringing them a bountiful crop. They, therefore, set aside a day of “Thanksgiving.”
So this Thursday, when we all sit down with our families and friends to enjoy the turkey and the trimmings, let us not forget that we are celebrating the establishment and triumph of capitalism and the spirit of enterprise in America!
Just recently the Senate Democrats voted for the ultimate power-grab (aside from Obamacare). The Senate Democrats voted to eliminate the ability to filibuster and the need for a two-thirds majority vote when it comes to presidential nominees for cabinet positions and judicial posts. Now, to refresh your memory, when the Democrats were in the minority during President Bush's time in office, Democrats systematically opposed almost every Bush nominee - whether they were qualified or not. They just did it to obstruct,which is par for the course when it comes to the Democratic Party. In 2005 Republicans had discussed the "nuclear option" of doing away with the ability to filibuster - and doing away with the two-thirds vote needed to confirm presidential nominees. This was due to the fact that Democrats were blocking almost every nominee President Bush brought up (and guess what, Bush had more nominees blocked than Obama!) The proposal died. And guess who spoke out vehemently against the "nuclear option?" at the time? Let's see:
Fast forward to the present.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used the "nuclear option" to put an end to the minority party's ability to have a voice in confirmations of presidential appointees. Thus, silencing the minority. This is highly unprecedented and dangerous. Not only will Obama be able to fill cabinet positions with the Marxists of his choosing, but he will be able to fill many judicial appointments with the usual way-out-there lefties and socialists across the land and stack the courts. (Republicans will have no say - nor will the millions of people who they were elected to represent.) The most dangerous is the Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, where any legislation put forth by the government can be challenged. Imagine when Republicans take back the White House, Senate, and House. Washington, DC will be like Wisconsin - where every bit of legislation is held up in the courts by leftie activists - heard by leftie activist judges and put on hold again and again. For Obama and Reid and other Dems to say this slimey move was necessary - to "avoid gridlock" and let business proceed "as usual" is a farce. The Democrats during the Bush years did a heck of a lot more "obstructing" than the Republicans during Obama's years. What changed? Hopefully most Americans will realize this and vote accordingly in 2014 and 2106 and kick these lying scumbags out of office. For now, Obama is able to continue to "change" (destroy) America - for years to come even after he leaves office.
The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.
To close with the words from 2005 of then-Senator Joe Biden:
"This is what’s really going on here, the majority doesn’t want to hear what others have to say even if it’s the truth. The nuclear option abandons America’s sense of fair play.
“I say to my friends on the Republican side, you may own the field right now, but you won’t own it forever. I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.”
"It turns out that purchasing insurance for a lot of folks is complicated."
Alright, who said it?
Steve "did I do that" Urkel...
Barack Hussein Obama???
I know, it's tough.
But the answer is.....
Drum roll, please....
Barack Hussein Obama!
Yes, folks. The smartest guy in the room, the brilliant scholar (as we are all told, even though no past grades from any college have ever been produced), the intelligent, the almight Barack Hussein Obama uttered those words just recently.
Hmmm. Seems to me that when George W. Bush was president, lefties complained about him being "out of touch" with the common man. Why, supposedly he didn't even know what a supermarket scanner was! Ha! Ha! Ha! What a buffoon ole' George was...Didn't know what "real life" was about...
But now, the really, really smart president appears clueless. Obama - who has an entire health care program named after him - who orchestrated a government take-over of the nation's health care system - is befuddled! Why, he didn't know it was so hard to buy health insurance!
Hmmm. Even though Obama is playing the idiot, I don't buy it. I think all along his plan was to make Obamacare a mess, so we'd all be moved on to a single-payer system ASAP (Obama's ultimate dream). So what if he plays the fool. He is using "smoke and mirrors" to achieve his ultimate socialist goal.
On a lighter note, any thoughts on President Barack Hussein Obama being the only president to read "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" on its anniversary (a tradition) and leave out the words "under God?" After all, Barry Hussein Obama was supposed to read Lincoln's entire address. Obama DECIDED to leave out the "under God" part. Is the "Great Uniter" trying to give the middle finger to conservatives and Christians? What's up with that?
Most know by now what a mess the government attempt to socialize medicine has been.
Obamacare is a disaster.
Obamacare has been horrible for the economy. Obamacare has forced businesses to let workers go or cut their hours to part time simply to stay afloat. Obamacare has forced millions to lose their health insurance (even though Obama promised this would not happen). Obamacare has forced millions to lose their doctors (even though Obama promised this would not happen). Obamacare is making people's health care premiums skyrocket (Obama said that health care premiums would drop - by as much as $2500 a year). Obamacare has led to many doctors saying they will retire in droves once Obamacare fully kicks in.
Obamacare - never popular or desired by a majority of Americans - is even less desireable with each passing day. People are outright - and understandably - angry. Angry that they were lied to by the Community-Organizer-In-Chief (who I do believe intentionally lied to the American people in order to get re-elected AND sell Obamacare as the liberal feel-good utopia to all our health care issues). People are angry that their health insurance agencies have been FORCED to drop them due to provisions in Obamacare. The handlful of people who were able to access the shoddy, disasterous health care exchange website were angry after learning how expensive the Obamacare plans are. Funny how we of the conservative and Republican mindset knew where this was headed all along. Too many Obamazombies and low information voters thought Obamacare would be health care bliss. Welcome to reality!
Now - just today - Obama is telling us all that people will be able to go back on their old health care plans that they lost for another year. WHAT? Is Obama king? Does he have the power to say this and it magically happens? It has become apparent that Obama has NO clue how the private sector works. Hey Barry - YOU and the Democrats MADE A LAW that health care insurers HAD to drop their clients if their plans changed IN ANY WAY after Obamacare came to be in 2010. So does Obama just think that insurance companies can sinply re-create their plans and policies that they cancelled in order to comply with Obamacare? Re-create a discontinued product for one short year to abide by Obama's limp solution-of-the-day? Americans kicked off their health insurance because of Obamacare will just be able to call their old health insurance provider and get back on the same plan??? In your dreams.
Let Obamacare implode. Let Obama and the Democrats twist in the wind. I say follow Speaker of the House John Boehner's recommendation for a complete "do over."
On a lighter side that could and should make one laugh out loud (or cry if you are one of the millions of victims of Obamacare), the New York Times, ever the number one cheerleader for Barry Hussein Obama, calls Obama's lies about Obamacare an "incorrect promise." (See: http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-calling-obamas-lie-about-keeping-your-insurance-an-incorrect-promise/article/2539013).
An INCORRECT PROMISE.
How far the nation has sunk under the "leadership" of Obama.
Makes one almost long for the days of Clinton defining what "is" is...
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