Posts Tagged ‘obama’
Once again, Obama has showed us all how much of a wuss he is. Rather than getting some real gravitas and leading the Democrat response, he is handing it back over to the old stubborn goat
1) He can’t stand getting mucky-muck on himself, knowing full well that the Dems own the shutdown*. Since they don’t get what they want (the ACA), they are willing to continue the fight between House and Senate. They want Boehner to cave so they can have every little socialist program they can get.
Thing is, Democrats don’t know how to stop spending. They simply refuse to properly deal with the problem – stop spending. Instead, they want more money from an already hurting middle class, since they won’t get enough from the so-called rich.
Shutdown – as if. Right now, financially, over 80% of the government is still operating without a beat. Or is there any particular reason why DoD civilians went back to work today?
2) Harry Reid has already dug in and said “no negotiate”. Since that sack of manure has already showed us that he is willing to swat away any bill that the Senate won’t vote to the left on, he is just simply wanting the GOP to collapse its argument.
The only high side here is that Obama is pushing this back to Congress, saying that it’s Congress’ job to get him a bill for him to sign (or that he is willing to sign).
Either way, the Dems are all showing that Obama now is a limp-wristed pantywaist of a President who has no grit. I wonder if Harry Reid has to wipe his rear too.
Vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old–and roaches aren’t the worst of it.
When I read this, I couldn’t help but laugh. Yes, when you have a building that is over 200 years old, it’s going to have guests that aren’t exactly . So, when an article comes out that talks about a roach problem in the White House, I can only shake my head at the sheer comedic potential.
Now, I’m not going to especially slam on El Presidente today, but rather, I think it might good to slam on the staff.
Like that little weasel Jay Carney, who has been consistently telling us against what we already know about Benghazi. And yet we’re continuing to listen to his party line talking points while the entire Democrat party hides the facts of the matter from the light of truth – just like roaches.
Then there is Liz Fowler who authored much of the ObamaCare legislation for Max Baucus as his Chief of Staff. And yet this rat, as Obama’s top health policy adviser, met with Wall Street investment firm executives from 2011 to 2012, trading information so Wall Street can be ahead of the ACA, before going to HHS and then cashing in at Johnson & Johnson.
So, I guess I have to ask – which one is the First Cockroach?
Perhaps we should hire Tony Montana to deal with the problem (yes, I know this is Cartman from South Park, but it’s the cleanest one I could find – Scarface isn’t exactly the most linguistically pure movie in the world (and I like to keep it at least PG-13 out here).
This past weekend, I received an upsetting letter from Humana One regarding my family’s medical insurance. I had been expecting higher premiums, but nothing had prepared me for the full effect of ACA aka Obamacare.
My family of 5 is in relatively good health. Maybe once a year one of my three children needs an antibiotic for strep or an ear infection, common things. I go to my annual exam if I particularly feel like it. My husband has a few more issues, but we pay for it out of pocket anyway because I had a high deductible plan. Basically, we are a profit for any insurance company. My husband’s employer’s insurance is a joke as it would consume nearly one of his two week paychecks for the premiums. I found our $11,900 high deductible policy on line. It worked for us. It covered the routine exams at 100 % and would keep us from losing our house if something major happened. There were no copays. Once we met our deductible, everything else was covered at 100% for the rest of the year for the whole family. The deductible might seem high to some, but paying 20% coinsurance per incident on some of those other plans out there could easily cost more and with a higher monthly premium, too.
Now back to the letter. My high deductible plan cost $431 a month, but to comply with ACA my new premium is $1003. That’s 232%. Was the ACA plan better? Oh, it covered more. It included things like abortion and maternity. I happen to be a committed wife. I’m 41 years old. My husband had a vasectomy. I will never be in the position to use these forced improvements to my policy. Also, my deductible was raised to $12,600. Then, the abortion provision began to urk me. Forcing me to pay for something that is an absolute affront to my faith is disgusting.
What is the going rate of liberty today? According to the subsidy calculator on Colorado’s health exchange site, it’s about $890 a month. Oh, I argued with the Humana One representative about whether the subsidy was a government hand out or not. If someone else’s tax money is paying for my insurance, it’s a hand out. I don’t want it. That might perplex some folks, but I don’t want it.
Last year, I studied several Supreme Court cases with my children. One sticks to mind with regards to ACA – Wyman v James. The gist of this case? If one accepts government aid, the government can enter one’s home. No thank you. I don’t want it.
My solution is fairly basic. I’m depositing the money that I would have paid to premiums into a bank account. I’ll pay for any medical expenses from it. I refuse to enroll in ACA. I called Rep. Lamborn, Sen. Udall, and Sen. Bennett to inform them of my situation. I don’t expect much from any of them. I’m telling everyone I know. The rest I trust in God. He has never let me down. Maybe this last point is what the supporters of ACA don’t understand. The government is not my God. God shall supply all my needs.
Note from the Editor: Hello folks, this post was authored by my wife and newest author and contributor to The Rabid Conservative. When you have a moment, feel free to comment and welcome her to the blog. I think I can say we’re all looking forward to hearing her perspective on things (that way, it’s not just me all the time, right?) Good first writeup, Nic)
I’m really not sure what is possessing John Boehner to support the President’s call for military action on Syria here. Everything in my being tells me we have no business there – kind of reminds me of US involvement in Kosovo (and I don’t think we had a real mission there either).
Now before all the Liberal naysayers out there start quoting how this is no different than in 2003 with Bush, let me just go through some of the simplicities.
Syria has not attacked us nor any of our allies. In fact, Syria attacked rebels who are allied with our enemy, Al Qaeda. In 2003, we went after the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Iraq, which were enemies of the US and did attack us.
Syria has no means to hit the US. None of their weapon delivery systems can touch us (unless they are looking to Iran, Russia, or China to get hardware. Al Qaeda and the Taliban already proved it had attack capability back in 2003.
We knew about the sarin gas because Saddam hid it in Syria when we were going after him. Or did we forget that minute point.
Did Syria use sarin gas? Well according to our sources, yes, but the jury is still out at the UN. And of course, Russia is denying it all, but then, what else is new. If they did, then really, how is the use of sarin any different than what these state sponsors of terror do when they strap bombs on kids, shuttle weapons around, or broker backroom deals with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
If I were John Boehner, I would visibly step back from this and tell the President to figure it out. With that golden intellect of his, he should be able to come up with an answer to this little conundrum. Boehner doesn’t have to do anything to support the President here and, quite frankly, after the President’s arrogance over the last five years, why should Boehner lift a finger to save him?
Unless there’s some quid pro quo here that we don’t know about. Maybe the cost for Boehner’s cooperation here is a great big blue chip in Boehner’s pocket – not that Obama isn’t already running the wells dry with the possibility that the House could start defunding ObamaCare.
I am reminded of Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit story of the Tar Baby. While that story always gets the knock for the so-called racial epithets, the thing is, Obama in this case is the rabbit. He got cocky and started smacking the tar baby around for not talking to him. Now, the rabbit is stuck.
Obama started off with his hard talk about “red lines” and warning Syria not to cross them. But he has underestimated the situation and painted himself into a corner. Now he has to either 1) act unilaterally and face harsh criticism with the specter of impeachment for violating the War Powers Act; 2) attempt to seek Congressional approval and hope that the GOP goes along in the House (which they won’t muster the votes as far as I can tell) or 3) don’t act and find himself without any credibility at all (not that he has a lot in the Middle East to begin with).
Obama got himself into this mess with all his Donkey-Hawk talk. And if he does attack, he needs to hand his Nobel Peace Prize back, because he would be no different than those that he criticized for Iraq and Afghanistan.
I have commented a number of times regarding the Obama’s sheer amount of obscene opulence. From all the lavish vacations taken by Michelle Obama, to separate vacations and the separate travelling, now, we hit a new low.
Bo, the Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog is getting his own plane – an MV-22 Osprey. He’ll have to share it with a bag full of basketballs and some luggage, but still.
And as I said before, I don’t mind the President taking a vacation once in a while, perhaps one day, I’ll get to take one before I keel over. But this guy and his family takes more vacations than anyone I know or know of.
The thing is, with respect to the sequester, the White House is still closed, yet he does stuff like this. How much is it going to cost to fly these two Ospreys up to Martha’s Vineyard? How much is it going to be to house the Secret Service, staffers, and the entourage following?
It was said the Obama’s had to downsize to a 5,400 square foot, $7M place for their vacation. Cry me a river.
Enjoy your time off, Mr. President. Hope Bo has a nice flight. We’re paying for it – some of us, barely.
I couldn’t agree more.
Since 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been attempting, either through diplomacy or incitement of terror by allying with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and through association, Al-Qaeda to dictate an Islamic state in Egypt. They were fervently angry when Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel after the Six-Day War, his friendship with the deposed Shah in Iran and his ties to the West. They seethed for nearly 30 years until the Mubarak regime (which was rife with corruption in any case) gave them the opportunity to overthrow Mubarak and install Morsi as president. Consider this:
But, these groups found a friend in Barack Obama. When challenged about the Obama-Muslim Brotherhood connection, Obama’s silence is keynote. Obama pushed in plans to provide F-16 fighters, Abrams tanks and over a billion dollars of financial aid to Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government despite his crackdown on dissidents and the deteriorating plight of women in Egypt. Consider Morsi’s words when dealing with the National Salvation Front:
“There is a president of the republic and there are emergency measures if any of them makes even the smallest of moves that undermines Egypt or the Egyptians. Their lives are worthless when it comes to the interests of Egypt and Egyptians. I am a president after a revolution, meaning that we can sacrifice a few so the country can move forward. It is absolutely no problem.”
Those protesting today in Egypt are right on both sides. The anti- Brotherhood dissidents are angry and displaying anti-Obama effigies over his quiet helping hand support for the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is annoyed at America for it’s long-standing support of Israel (which all Islamists hate) as well as the American efforts to promote fair and equal treatment of women (and thus, meddling in Muslim affairs).
The Founders were very adamant about our involvement with foreign nations. They believed in leadership by example, not by interference. Yet our government continues to think that these foreign policy efforts are instrumental to our safety and yet, we continue to pick the wrong pony. In fact, neither side is really in the right here, although I don’t think I would go with the Muslim Brotherhood like Obama has.
Consider what Dr. Khaled Said, Egyptian Cleric said on Al-Havez on March 13, 2013:
“If the revolution declares a framework for dealing with the West and America – they will accept it, kiss our hands, and double the aid they give us. We consider this aid to be jizya [poll tax], not regular aid. They pay so that we will let them be. The aid constitutes jizya.”
So, these people believe that when we give aid, which is basically $2 billion every year since 1979 (nearly $70 billion), it is tribute money, taxation that America pays to the Islamic bodies in Egypt in “submission” to their authority there. Bollocks.
Well, I say it’s time to stop the gravy train until the following things are met:
- Egypt’s military and police forces must take steps to maintain security and quell the violence.
- Egypt’s government must be democratically constituted, from a mandate from the people, not from the jihadist clerics who seek to turn Egypt into an Islamic state.
- Egypt must not accept laws or social orders that denigrate women – giving them equal rights and opportunities in Egyptian society
- Allow for religious liberty in Egypt, allowing belief of any sort, regardless if it is Islamic, Christian, Jewish, or even atheist. Let them belief as their conscience dictates without oppression.
Islamists will take this attitude as “meddling in their affairs”. I just wish someone in America would say, “we don’t have to meddle in Egypt, but we don’t have to give them any money either”. Let’s not promote organizations or “sides”, but American ideals, such as freedom and liberty for all citizens.
Yeah, I know, it’s too much to ask of people with agendas.
What’s Obama thinking now? We don’t know for sure – he’s deafeningly silent – again. But whatever befalls, Obama’s involvement will just make it much worse. As usual.
Michelle Obama is on record complaining about how much of her life as First Lady is a “prison”. A nice prison, but a prison. Cry a me a bloody river, Michelle. Cry me a river.
Seriously. She takes lavish vacations on the American taxpayer’s dime, And I’m not just talking about one or two. It would seem she’s on vacation more often than not (except when griping about fat kids). The Obamas still have to account for her ritzy break to Spain in 2010, her need to take separate planes from her husband for the $4 million dollar trip to Hawaii while cutting White House tours costing $2 million. The Obama-kids go to the Bahamas while the parents go to Colorado for skiing each year, the entourage and all of a recent trip to Africa to give worthless speeches costing hundreds of millions, golf trips with Tiger Woods, and then lets not forget the upcoming trip to Martha’s Vineyard with entourage of Secret Service, a few aircraft, several limousines, drivers, Coast Guard,…need I go on?
Shut up, Michelle. Your meaningless prattling about “prisons” is so tone-deaf with the way the world works that you’re pretty much spouting nonsense.
Government is not the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.
It’s really coming down to trust. With That One chalking up losses almost as fast as the Miami Marlins this year, the whole question of government trust. And right now, it’s not looking good.
But then, who out there actually trusts or really ever trusted the government for anything? Seriously, how many water-cooler conversations ever had a participant that said, “I really love and trust the government and I’m glad for it”.
Now, I am a conservative with a little bit of libertarian peppered in and I do recognize that there is a need for some aspects of government.
- State – We need a government to negotiate with foreign powers on behalf of the Union.
- Treasury – We need a government to print a unified currency for the Several States (and not print so much of it that we dilute the economy).
- Commerce – We need a government to regulate commerce between the states, not the overreaching aspects where abuses of power become so prevalent (healthcare anyone?)
- Defense – We need a government to call up troops that will defend the Union from enemies, foreign and domestic.
Past these, we need no other government – it should be held to the states (9th and 10th Amendments).
The issue here is one of trust. And the president who promised us
- Benghazi – Who really knew what when. And yes, it’s important.
- IRS – Why did they target conservatives and what’s up with the opulent spending?
- AP - Why can’t Eric Holder answer questions regarding the AP story that published a year ago that contradicted the White House’s claim that officials knew of no attacks planned on U.S. soil for the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death?
- In-Your-Face Appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power: Why? Seriously, why put a liar in as your national security adviser and a known Israel-hating socialist and Soros-ite as the UN Ambassador? Are you purposely trying to distort foreign policy and help terrorists?
- NSA Monitoring of Cell Traffic – Really? This is transparency, Mr. Obama?
- Secret E-Mail Accounts for Internal Communications – Oh, that’s really transparent.
Conservatives have always been about reducing dependency on the government because of the sheer number of abuses and potential for corruption. It’s far too easy to watch as the government uses its faceless power to capture the destitute.
One might say the same about capitalism. The thing is, I can work hard and gain a living and elevate my status in a capitalistic society – I’ve already done it. With socialism, not so much – you’re at the wishes of the government and it all becomes about politics.
Politics, as a game, is played through flows of information. With all the stifiling of information by the left, well, is it any wonder what’s going on?
So much for transparency, eh?
It’s staggering how “in-your-face” that Obama gets these days, even in the midst of extreme scandal. Susan Rice is a disgrace and should be excoriated for publicly lying to the American people. Luckily, she didn’t get put in as Secretary of State (already bad enough with Lurch in there), but having her anywhere close makes me wonder why.
So today, That One appointed the former UN Ambassador Susan Rice to his Cabinet as the National Security Adviser, which is astounding because she admitted to lying when she went on several Sunday talk shows and indicated that what happened in Benghazi were as a result of some YouTube video and not a premeditated, coordinated attack.
And the Main Stream Media is just sweeping it under the rug. Meh. Remember all the hullabaloo that they raised about Chuck Hagel being appointed as SecDef – and he was a Republican (albeit a RINO, but still). The MSM is going to be utterly silent.
Except ABC of course, who had this go out on the Wednesday edition of Good Morning America:
“Susan Rice, of course, as you mentioned was the one that went on the Sunday shows right after the attack in Benghazi and talked about it being something that came out of protests in Cairo, a very controversial set of Sunday show appearances.”
Controversial? It was patently false! Why doesn’t ABC say something about that? Stupid Disney newscasting.
I guess it makes sense. We have a liar for a President who is now appointing liars into his cabinet. That’s not unheard of. The sad part is that we are taking this lying clown and putting her in the role of advising security. Yes she has a long list of credentials. Yes her history is known. But here’s the thing – she was totally wrong about Benghazi. Did she truly know or didn’t she?
If she did not know that it was terrorism and actually believed it to be reactionary, then she’s basically incompetent, because we all had this pegged from the beginning and her being on Sunday talk was an insult to the American collective intelligence.
If she did know and tried to sell the American public a bill of goods by passing it off as a YouTube video, then not only is she a liar, but she’s grossly arrogant as well.
Can we forgive? Sure – when she asks for it. But we can’t forget it – since we are talking about the security of the nation here.
A truly sad day for America indeed.
So, today, the Apologizer-in-Chief indicated in his visit to Mexico indicated that the violence in Mexico comes from the proliferation of US arms.
Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States…
So then, Mr. Obama, does that mean you and/or Eric Holder take responsibility for the Fast and Furious then? Do you guys now admit that because of the gun running to Mexico, the killings south-of-the-border are your fault?
Yeah, I thought so.
Anyway, time and time again, liberals want to dismiss the notion that violence is something that comes from the human heart. While guns are effective in carrying out horrific acts of violence (and no one on the right denies this), the issue here is that it is not America’s fault for the Mexican gun violence. It’s those in Mexico who pick up a weapon, American, Mexican, or whatever, and cap someone.
Never mind the dozen or so drug cartels out there that fight with each other, the police, and government task forces for control of the 30-35 year old prize of controlling the narcotics in Mexico. Never mind the gang rapes going on in Acapulco that, no doubt, are a major contributor to the reason why this famous resort town is now dropping off the hotspot list. No, incidents like this stem from the ‘vast amounts of US guns that pour in over the border – faster than the illegals pouring back into the US.
Violence in Mexico is because the people there have turned to violence. Divesting them of guns won’t stop the violence because guns don’t create violence. People do.
But it’s always Obama’s policy to blame the world’s problems on us.
In other words, business as usual.
To my friends.