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Monday, November 24, 2014

Maybe We Shouldn't Be Thankful For Midterm Election Results This Thanksgiving

Here's the Nonsense:  We can be thankful that the Republicans won big in the midterms and will now hold Obama accountable on amnesty and his other lawless actions.

Here's the Horse Sense:  While Americans have a lot to be thankful for, all the Republicans who won in the midterms are not going to make the changes people are hoping for.  They are not reason for thankfulness this Thanksgiving.

After all the hoopla and celebration from the midterm elections, it's time we wake up and face reality.  The fact is that I've said for a long time that the establishment GOP is not our friends and they are proving it once again.  Those who thought Republicans would stand up to Obama were either naive or ignoring history.  

The picture with the added speech bubble above was sent to me and it speaks truth that everyone should realize has been coming all along.  While people thought this election was a chance to turn America around and stop Obama, the fact is that what I've said all along is proving true.  That is, the establishment Republicans who control the GOP want nothing to do with stopping Obama.  They are fools and we are stuck with them while we watch our nation go down the tubes.

Breitbart has reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann stated Saturday that "Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama's executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday."  Bachmann spoke of the weekly meeting called the Republican Conference in the House of Representatives and said, "They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn't even an issue.  They said that the President is going to do what he's going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him.  We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing."  She went on to say that the establishment Republicans think this is a brilliant strategy.

Surprised?  You shouldn't be.  These are the kind of people the American voters elect and reelect in the Republican Party.  When I was on a radio talk show just after the election I was asked if I thought the Republicans would stand up to Obama and start to make the changes expected by American voters and needed for America.  My response was to ask why anyone would think the Republicans would suddenly change their behavior just because of an election.  With the exception of the few conservatives in the party, they have never stood up to Obama, so why would you expect them to start now?

In America we have a lot to be thankful for at Thanksgiving (and every other day of the year), but those establishment Republicans in the GOP are not one of them.  They continue to sell out the American people and we are watching the destruction of our nation right before our eyes because of it.

President Obama has broken law after law during his 6 years in office and the Republicans do nothing.  Citizens should not only be screaming and demanding change, but should have made change during the primaries last spring.  Instead they allow this to go on.

We allow the same people to control the Republican Party and then wonder why nothing changes.  The establishment GOP won't change.  Remember, a leopard can't change its spots.  That's the kind of people that the establishment GOP is made up of.  This is a perfect picture of people like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the other establishment Republicans:

The only hope for America is the American people.  But it's looking more and more like they are not willing to step up and do their job to save America.  What we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving is that we have a country where the citizens have the right to make change in their government.  But most Americans don't even think about being thankful for that right, let alone excerise that right wisely.  At the rate we're going, that right may be short-lived.

If you don't believe me, below is a list Senator Ted Cruz put together of lawless acts by this administration (As you read them remember that the establishment Republicans have done nothing to stop these acts.  Then ask yourself why you would expect them to now do something over Obama's amnesty actions or anything else.):
  • Disregarded 1996 welfare reform law in granting broad work waivers for work requirements of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).1
  • Implemented portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected, by executive action.2
  • Ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.3
  • Allowed immigrants in the U.S. illegally, who are relatives of military troops and veterans, to stay in the country and get legal status.4
  • Extended federal marriage benefits by recognizing, under federal law, same-sex marriages created in a state that allows same-sex marriage even if the couple is living in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.5
  • Recognized same-sex marriage in Utah, even though the Supreme Court stayed the court order recognizing same-sex marriage in Utah and Utah said it would not recognize same- sex marriages performed before the stay.6
  • Refused to prosecute violation of drug laws with certain mandatory minimums.7
  • Issued signing statements, refusing to enforce parts of congressional-enacted statutes.8
  • Illegally refused to act on Yucca Mountain’s application to become a nuclear waste repository.
  • Falsely portrayed the Benghazi terrorist attack as a spontaneous protest against an anti- Muslim YouTube video,10 and then lied about the White House’s involvement.11
  • Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation.12
  • Failed to enforce the Magnitsky Act as required by law, by not adding Russian human rights abusers to a list of people not permitted to travel to or do business in the U.S.13
  • Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without judicial process.14
  • Continued to give Egypt aid after the military took over its government, even though federal law prohibits aid to Egypt in the event of a coup.15
  • Granted a “hardship” exemption from the individual mandate for people whose health plans were canceled because their plans weren’t Obamacare compliant.16
  • Delayed the individual mandate for two years.17
  • Allowed individuals to buy health insurance plans in 2014 that did not comply with Obamacare.18 Extended this delay until 2016past the mid-term elections.19
  • Extended the deadline to enroll in Obamacare.20
  • Illegally granted businesses a waiver from Obamacare’s employer mandate.21 Twice.22
  • Illegally continued the Obamacare employer contribution for congressional staffs.23
  • Illegally delayed the Obamacare caps on out-of-pocket healthcare payments.24
  • Illegally delayed Obamacare verification of eligibility for healthcare subsidies.25
  • Illegally required people to violate their faith via the Obamacare contraception mandate.26
  • As of May 2011, over 50% of Obamacare waiver beneficiaries were union members (who account for less than 12% of the American work force).27
  • Ordered Boeing to fire 1,000 employees in South Carolina and shut down a new factory because it was non-union.28
  • Implemented a moratorium on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill without statutory authority, and continued to enact new versions after federal courts repeatedly invalidated the moratorium.29
  • Treated secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors in the Chrysler bankruptcy.30
  • Terminated the pensions of 20,000 non-union Delphi employees in the GM bankruptcy.31
  • Had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.32
  • Government agencies are engaging in “Operation Choke Point,” where the government asks banks to “choke off” access to financial services for customers engaging in conduct the Administration does not like—such as “ammunition sales.”33 

  • Made illegal “recess” appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board when Congress wasn’t in recess.34 Ignored the rulings of three federal courts of appeals that held those nominations unconstitutional.
  • Appointed czars to oversee federal policy specifically because czars do not require Senate confirmation, earning criticism from stalwart Democrats such as West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd35 and Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold.36
  • As of January 2012, 36 of the President’s executive office staff owed $833,970 in back taxes.37
  • As of 2011, 311,566 federal employees or retirees owed $3.5 billion in taxes.38 
  • Illegally targeted conservative groups for heightened IRS scrutiny.39
  • Circumvented the Freedom of Information Act, by requiring White House Counsel review of all documents to be released under the Freedom of Information Act that the Administration believed pertained to “White House equities”—and then delayed in producing many of these documents by FOIA’s statutory deadline, or didn’t produce them at all.40
  • Got secret permission from the FISA Court to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and emails, permitting the NSA to search American’s communications in its databases.41
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking to monitor about 80% of U.S. credit card transactions.42
  • Targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen by falsely labeling him a possible “co- conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a new leak.43
  • Secretly obtained phone records from staff at the Associated Press.44
  • Had meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements.45 

  • Aided drug cartels instead of enforcing immigration lawsas found by a federal judge. Border Patrol agents, multiple times, knowingly helped smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.; “the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children.”46
  • Illegally sold thousands of guns to criminals, in the operation known as Fast and Furious,47 and then refused to comply with congressional subpoenas about the operation.48
  • Dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.49
  • Argued for expansive federal powers in the Supreme Court, which has rejected the Administration’s arguments unanimously 9 times since January 2012.50
  • Sued Louisiana to stop school vouchers and keep low-income minorities trapped in failing schools.51
  • Threatened to arrest military priests for practicing their faith during the partial government shutdown.52
  • Muzzled the speech of military chaplains.53
  • Sued fire departments saying their multiple-choice, open-book written employment tests were racially discriminatory.54
  • Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth more than $46 million to aliens here illegally using the same address in Atlanta, GA.55 

  • Released a mentally ill Guantanamo detainee,56 who had been a high-risk al Qaeda fighter in jihad combat since the 1980s.57
  • Backed release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.58
  • President Obama told NASA administrator to “find a way to reach out to the Muslim world.”59
  • Claimed the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.60
  • Signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives,61 and then acted shocked and outraged at the bonuses.62
  • Gave $535 million to Solyndra, which went bankrupt; Solyndra shareholders and officials made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign.63
  • Reneged on a campaign promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.64
  • Increased the national debt more in one term than President Bush did in two terms.65
  • Extended mortgage assistance to people who bought multiple homes during the housing bubble.66
  • Proposed rules that would have decimated family farms, by prohibiting children under 18 from doing many forms of farm work.67 

  • Former “safe schools czar” has written about his past drug abuse and advocated promoting homosexuality in schools.68
  • Nominated Timothy Geithnerwho had significant tax issues69to head the Treasury Department, which enforces tax laws.
  • Reneged on campaign promise to broadcast healthcare reform negotiations on C-SPAN.70
  • Reneged on a campaign promise to wait five days before signing any non-emergency bill (at least 10 times during first 3 months in office).71
  • Unilaterally, increased the minimum wage for federal contract workers from $7.25 to $10.10, via executive order.72
  • Cancelled all White House tours after sequestrationpurportedly saving $18,000 per weekeven though President Obama had spent more than $1 million in tax money to golf with Tiger Woods one weekend a few weeks before.73
  • Adopted pro-union “ambush election” rules.74
  • Pressured Ford to pull an anti-auto-bailout TV ad.75
  • Actively, aided in George Zimmerman protests.76
  • Tried to seize a privately owned motel when guests used illegal drugs at the motel.77
  • Shut down the Amber Alert website, while keeping up Let’s Move website, during the partial government shutdown.78
  • Gave supervised release to a convicted criminal (an alien here illegally) who later killed a nun in a DUI.79 

  • Shut down an Amish farm for selling fresh unpasteurized milk across state lines.80
  • Spent $7 million per household in “stimulus funds” to connect a few Montana households to the Internet.81
  • Spent $205,075 in “stimulus” funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16.82
  • Fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson (now mayor of Sacramento).83 

1 Caroline May, Obama administration ‘guts’ welfare reform with new HHS rule, Daily Caller, Jul. 13, 2012. 2 Mark Krikorian, Today is A-Day, National Review Online, Aug. 15, 2012.
3 Reid J. Epstein, Obama administration ends some terror asylum restrictions, Politico, Feb. 5, 2014.
4 Julia Preston, Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve, N.Y. Times, Nov. 15, 2013.
5 Matt Apuzzo, More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples, N.Y. Times, Feb. 8, 2014.
6 Charlie Savagejan, U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriage Despite State Stance, N.Y. Times, Jan. 10, 2014.
7 Pete Williams & Michael O’Brien, Holder: ‘New Approach’ to reduce mandatory drug sentences, NBC News, Aug. 12, 2013.
8 Charlie Savage, Obama Takes New Route to Opposing Parts of Laws, N.Y. Times, Jan. 8, 2010.
9 Joel B. Pollak, Nuclear fallout: Yucca decision would affect immigration, obamacare, Breitbart, Aug. 14, 2013.
 10 Bill Flax, Benghazi: Four Americans Died, Obama Lied, and the Press Complied, Forbes, Oct. 18, 2012.
11 Michael D. Shear, Email Suggests White House Strategy on Benghazi, N.Y. Times, Apr. 30, 2014.
12 Mike Levine, President Obama’s Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment, ABC News, Aug. 9, 2013. 13 Obama’s Magnitsky Walkback, Wall St. J., Jan. 5, 2014.
14 Karen DeYoung & Peter Finn, U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations, Wash. Post, May 22, 2013.
15 White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt, Reuters, Aug. 20, 2013.

16 Margaret Talev & Alex Wayne, Obama Lifts Health Mandate for Those With Canceled Plans,, Dec. 20, 2013.
17 ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption, Wall St. J., Mar. 11, 2014.
18 Stephanie Condon, Obama letting people keep canceled health plans for another year,, Nov. 14, 2013.
19 Louise Radnofsky, Obama Gives Health Plans Added Two-Year Reprieve, Wall St. J., Mar. 5, 2014.
20 David Martosko, Busted! After promising ‘no delay’ in final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama administration unveils new ‘honor system’ extension through mid-April, Daily Mail, March 25, 2014.
21 Sarah Kliff, White House delays employer mandate requirement until 2015, Wash. Post, July 2, 2013.
22 Juliet Eilperin & Amy Goldstein, White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-seized employers until 2016, Wash. Post, Feb. 10, 2014.
23 Ezra Klein, In 2014, Congress gets Obamacare. Here’s how they’ll pay for it., Wash. Post, Aug. 1, 2013.
24 Avik Roy, Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015, Forbes, Aug. 13, 2013.
25 Avik Roy, Not Qualified for Obamacare’s Subsidies? Just lie – Govt. To Use ‘Honor System’ Without Verifying Your Eligibility, Forbes, July 6, 2013.
26 Joel Gehrke, Little Sisters of the Poor sue over Obamacare fines, contraception requirement, Wash. Examiner, Sept. 24, 2013.
27 Milton Wolf, Obamacare waiver corruption must stop, Wash. Times, May 20, 2011.
 28 Steven Greenhouse, Labor Board Tells Boeing New Factory Breaks Law, N.Y. Times, Apr. 20, 2011.
29 Frederic Frommer, Government takes third attempt at drilling moratorium, Associated Press, Jul. 13, 2010. 30 An offer you can’t refuse, The Economist, May 7, 2009.
31 Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of nonunion Delphi workers’ pensions, Daily Caller, Aug. 7, 2012; Report: Obama administration played key role in GM Bankruptcy as pensions cut for salaried workers, not unionized ones, Associated Press, Aug 16, 2013.
32 Deborah Zabarenko, Gibson Guitar CEO slams U.S. raids as “overreach”, Reuters, Oct. 12, 2011.
33 Frank Keating, Justice Puts Banks in a Choke Hold, Wall St. J., Apr. 24, 2014.
 34 Timothy Noah, Cordray’s Recess Appointment Sure Doesn’t Look Constitutional to Me, New Republic, Jan. 4, 2012.
35 John Bresnahan, Byrd: Obama in power grab, Politico, Feb. 25, 2009.
36 Jordan Fabian, Feingold questions Obama ‘czars’, The Hill, Sept. 16, 2009.
37 Andrew Malcolm, 36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes, Investors Business Daily, Jan. 26, 2012. 38 Richard Rubin, Number of Tax-Delinquent Government Workers Up 11.5%, Bloomberg, Mar. 8, 2013.
 39 Greg Sargent, Conservatives have themselves a real scandal on their hands, Wash. Post, May 10, 2013.
40 Mark Tapscott, ‘Most transparent’ White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs, Wash. Examiner, Mar. 18, 2014.
41 Ellen Nakashima, Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011, Wash. Post, Sept. 7, 2013. 42 Richard Pollock, CFPB’s data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing, Sept. 13, 2013.
43 Another Chilling Leak Investigation, N.Y. Times, May 21, 2013.
44 Mark Sherman, Gov’t obtains wide AP phone records in probe, Yahoo News, May 13, 2013.
45 Eric Lichtblau, Across From White House, Coffee With Lobbyists, N.Y. Times, June 24, 2010.
 46 Stephen Dinan, Border Patrol helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the United States, Wash. Times, Dec. 19, 2013.
47 DOJ Inspector General, A Review of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters, Sept. 2012.
48 Jerry Seper & Stephen Dinan, GOP sues to force Obama, Holder compliance on Fast and Furious, Wash. Times, Aug. 13, 2012.
49 Kevin Bohn, Justice Department drops charges in voter intimidation case,, May 28, 2009.
50 Senator Ted Cruz, The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power; Senator Ted Cruz, Addendum – More Cases on Obama DOJ’s Expansive View of Federal Power; Senator Ted Cruz, Addendum 2 – More Cases on Obama DOJ’s Expansive View of Federal Power.
51 Obama, Holder Stand in Louisiana Schoolhouse Door, Investors Business Daily, Aug. 30, 2013.
52 Alex Pappas, Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown, Daily Caller, Oct. 4, 2013.
53 George Neumayr, Muzzling Military Chaplains, The American Spectator, Jan. 9, 2013.
54 Editorial: Firehouse flunkies, Wash. Times, Mar. 7, 2011.
 55 Terence Jeffrey, IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address,, June 21, 2013.
56 U.S. judge orders release of mentally ill Guantanamo prisoner, Yahoo News, Oct. 4, 2013.
57 The Guantanamo Docket: Ibrahim Othman Ibrahim Idris, N.Y. Times.
58 Jason Allardyce & Tony Allen-Mills, White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, The Australian, July 26, 2010.
59 Alex Pepper, White House, NASA, Defend Comments About NASA Outreach to Muslim World Criticized by Conservatives,, July 6, 2010.
60 Aaron Goldstein, Obama Still Doesn’t Get 9/11, American Spectator, Sept. 11, 2012.
61 Dana Bash & Ted Barrett, Bonuses allowed by stimulus bill,, Mar. 18, 2009.
62 Helene Cooper, Obama Orders Treasury Chief to Try to Block A.I.G. Bonuses, N.Y Times, Mar. 16, 2009.
63 Bankrupt solar company with fed backing has cozy ties to Obama admin, Daily Caller, Sept. 1, 2011.
64 Josh Gerstein, 5 unmet promises of President Obama, Politico, Oct. 16, 2012.
65 Mark Knoller, National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush,, Mar. 19, 2012. 66 Prashant Gopal, Boom-Era Property Speculators to Get Foreclosure Aid: Mortgages, Bloomberg, Mar. 5, 2012. 67 Washington Elitists Want to Take Over the Family Farm, Investors Business Daily, Apr. 26, 2012; Dave Jamieson, Child Labor Farm Rules Scrapped by White House Under Political Pressure, Huffington Post, Apr. 27, 2012.
68 Maxim Lott, Critics Assail Obama’s ‘Safe Schools’ Czar, Say He’s Wrong Man For the Job,, Sept. 23, 2009.
69 Jonathan Weisman, Geithner’s Tax History Muddles Confirmation, Wall St. J., Jan. 14, 2009.
70 Chip Reid, Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency,, Jan. 7, 2010.
71 Jim Harper, The Promise That Keeps on Breaking, The Cato Institute, Apr. 13, 2009.
72 Ed Henry, Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors,, Jan. 28, 2014.
73 Tom Blumer, Our Petty, Country-Be-Damned President, PJ Media, Mar. 8, 2013.
74 Senator John Thune, NLRB’s ambush elections would hurt local businesses, The Hill, Apr. 19, 2012.
75 Daniel Howes, WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad,, Sept. 27, 2011.
76 Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests, Judicial Watch, July 10, 2013.
77 George Will, When the looter is the government, Wash. Post, May 18, 2012.
78 Update: Let’s Move Website Works Fine – Obama plays Politics with Lost Children, shuts down Amber Alert website, The Right Scoop, Oct. 6, 2013.
79 JW Forces Release of DHS Report on Illegal Alien Charged with Killing Virginia Nun in August 2010 Drunk Driving Incident, Judicial Watch, Mar. 4, 2011.
80 Stephen Dinan, Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk, Wash. Times, Feb. 13, 2012.
81 Nick Schulz, How Effective Was The 2009 Stimulus Program?, Forbes, July 5, 2011.
82 Thomas Cloud, Shovel Ready in San Fran: $205,075 to ‘Translocate’ One Shrub from Path of Stimulus Project,, Apr. 12, 2012.
83 Susan Crabtree, Allies of official fired by Obama mount defense, The Hill, June 24, 2009.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time To Update Your Unacceptable Words & Phrases List

Here's the Nonsense:  We must see through the common definitions of words and terms and understand those that would offend and hurt people in our society.

Here's the Horse Sense:  This isn't about what words we use, it's about the division of our nation.  Divide and conquer is the key to the left's methods and they are succeeding unless we do something about it.

So, you thought you understood what words and phrases were improper to use these days?  You thought that your speech was correct and acceptable in America?  Well, according to Atlanta Black Star you probably are a racist and bigot.  The publication has publlished an article pointing out 6 words or phrases that show your racism and bigotry that I'll bet you weren't even aware of.

Here's the list:

1.)  Thug.  Yes, that's right, you can't call someone a thug because it's the same as using the n word.   

All my life I thought a thug was a violent criminal who roughed up people.  The original meaning came from the word thag which was used to describe members of groups of assassins in India as far back as the 14th century.  I had no idea that way back then people in India were using the n word.

2.)  Urban or Inner City.  I'll bet you didn't know that people use those terms when they are uncomfortable talking about Black people, but that's what Atlanta Black Star points out. 

I guess the idea that those words refer to areas in a city where people live, especially the older, often deteriorating part of the city, frequently inhabited by minorities.  I wonder if "suburban" is a sub-racist word?

3.)  State's rights.  We're told here that this term was one used during the civil rights movement by politicians to try to capitalize on racial anxiety of that time. 

And I always thought it was just referring to political powers of the individual U. S. states as opposed to those of the U. S. federal government.  I'm glad they cleared that one up for me!

4.)  Welfare and food stamps.  President Lyndon Johnson wanted a racial component included in welfare, which made it possible to associate welfare with minorities.  The Atlanta Black Star then points out that when Newt Gingrich called Obama the food stamp president that everyone really knew what word Gingrich was using. 

So, the names of government programs are now racist?

5.)  Law and order.  During the civil rights movement it was said that law and order was needed to handle the protests and racial tensions, but they obviously were simply saying they needed to control the blacks. 

I thought it simply meant the control of crime and violence to keep safety in society.  I guess I just don't understand how hostile those words are to a specific group of people.

6.)  Cut taxes.  This, we're told, is racial code for not using taxpayer money to help black and brown people. 

Wow, it appears I was wrong on that one.  I just thought it was about the government taking less of our money.

What all of this really says is that the left has, once again, redefined things to a point where an entire segment of our society hears what they are told to hear and not the truth.  There is no individual critical thinking anymore.  This kind of thing would be funny if it weren't so serious.  But it is serious because this is one of the many things the left is using to divide Americans and turn us against each other.

The fact that there are Americans who agree with this, and that a publication would actually put something like this out shows just how lost America really is.  If we were a healthy nation we, the citizens (of any and all colors), would not just reject this nonsense, but would be so united that no one would even try to pass this stuff off as legitimate.

But America is broken and its future is, at best, in doubt.  Unless we unite as a people instead of letting the left divide us, we will perish.  The future is dim for a nation whose people will actually fall for things like this.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Story Hidden By Election Excitement: IRS Admits It Hasn't Looked For Missing Emails

Here's the Nonsense:  The IRS scandal, like so many others, has shown that there's really nothing there to investigate.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Like all of the Obama administration's scandals, the IRS scandal investigation is nowhere near complete due to stonewalling, ignoring the law, and other various and outrageous acts by administration officials.  Maybe it's time Americans change the way things are handled in Washington.

With all the excitement resulting from last week's midterm election results, very few people were aware of another very important story that came out.  Judicial Watch has announced that "the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to the court that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the 'missing' emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials."  So, what should be done about this and other situations where the administration, it's appointees, its departments and their leadership, clearly don't take seriously the investigations by Congress?  What should be done when there is blatant disregard for the rule of law, the authority of Congress, the authority of court orders, and the trust of the American people?

We've been told the emails were destroyed, lost, unable to be found, or whatever other excuse the officials at the IRS could think up, and all of that was obviously nothing but stalling tactics.  No private citizen or company would get away with it.  Yet the IRS, as part of the lawless Obama administration, has flagrantly ignored and essentially thumbed their noses at the Congressional investigation and court orders for their agency. 

Judicial Watch's press release says that, "IRS attorneys conceded that they failed to search the agency's servers for missing emails because they decided that 'the servers would not result in the recovery of any information.'"  

They went on to say that the IRS also admitted they didn't search the disaster recovery tapes because they didn't think the tapes could be a source from which they could obtain the emails.  

They also said they had not searched the government's backup system because they didn't believe it exists!  Who in their right mind wouldn't think that the United States government, home to the world's leading information gatherer that we know as the NSA, and a government that keeps copies of everything you can think of wouldn't have a government-wide backup system?  What utter nonsense!

What adds to this is that the Justice Department had said that all government computer records are backed up in case of catastrophe.  So, the IRS's attorneys, namely the Justice Department, knew it but the IRS didn't?  Even if the IRS didn't, wouldn't good legal counsel tell their client what they know in order to help them comply with a legal request from Congress?

Obviously the answer is no.  Why?  Because they don't care what they are supposed to do, regardless of whether it's a matter of complying with court orders and congressional investigations.  They only care about what they want to do.  

So, what do we do about situations like this?  Do we have any recourse?

Certainly many would argue that appointees by the president need to be held accountable.  And when you have a president who is himself lawless, there is little hope of the White House putting any pressure on to comply with the congressional  and court requests.  

Others would argue that presidential appointees are approved by the Senate and that obviously the Senators are not doing their due diligence when approving these appointees.  Senators like John McCain have stated that a president has the right to have the appointees he wants (he said that specifically referring to Barack Obama's appointments).  Obviously Senator McCain is foolish to hold such a view.  If the legislative branch of government is one part of the the 3 branch government that is to be a check-and-balance system, then it is his and the other senators' job to scrutinize, research, investigate, and make sure that only the best people are allowed to be appointed to a president's cabinet.  His words smack of the same good ol' boy attitude that has made Washington politicians a protected class unto themselves.  

So, when an appointee acts as we've seen so many of Obama's appointees act to run cover for the administration and their lawless ways, shouldn't there be another way to deal with this.  

Maybe it's time to consider giving Congress the authority to fire presidential appointees who we find to be avoiding accountability and compliance with laws, court orders, congressional requests, etc.  

Our government is out of control.  If you think the Republicans who were just given control of Congress are going to do much about it, then you've got another think coming.

Good change in America will only come from the people.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Election Results May Be Most Dangerous For America

Here's the Nonsense:  The midterm elections prove that Americans have stopped Obama and given a mandate to the Republicans

Here's the Horse Sense:  The election results may be good overall, but it's not what people think. It's time to stay alert because we are now in great danger.

There's a lot of joy among those on the right in America this morning.  After yesterday's midterm elections that put Republicans in control of the Senate and many governor's offices across the country people are feeling good.  But beware, the news is not as good as a lot of people are saying and we are now at our most vulnerable time in at least a century.  Electing Republicans was NOT a voice of blind support for the Republican agenda nor was it a wing-clipping for President Obama.  It should cause all conservatives to be on guard.

Claiming a mandate from the American people, Republicans are celebrating their victories in yesterday's elections.  But what I feared would happen appears to be happening.  Most people on the right are not realizing that we are now in a very dangerous position.  

President Obama has shown himself to be an ego-maniac far beyond that of most people with huge egos.  It's been said since he first took office that he doesn't listen to advisors because he considers himself the smartest guy in the room.  His actions have been everything from outrageous to lawless as he's seen himself as the king ruling America and not as an elected president who is put in office to serve the American people.  And when a person like that feels he's losing control he's like a wild animal that's been injured and cornered.  Never is he more dangerous.  Now everyone within his reach will pay the price as he lashes out trying to control the situation.

That's what we now face with this administration.  They will now spend the next 2 years doing everything they can to force their agenda upon us.  And the next 2 months before the new Congress goes into session will show us exactly where we're headed.  Look forward to Obama using the current Congress to force through things he knows will be more difficult after the new Congress comes into session.  And as he's done all along, it won't matter what the American people want, only what they (the progressives) want.  

The American people did not elect Republicans because they are so enamored with what they have to offer.  The Republicans have given them nothing to look to as an example of their leadership.  For example, even though the American people have been against Obamacare since before it was enacted into law, very few Republicans have stood up and demanded repeal of the law.  In fact, when Ted Cruz led the charge to end Obamacare the Republican Party not only distanced itself from him, many high profile Republicans like John McCain attacked him, even though Cruz was doing what the American people wanted.

And the victories weren't as widespread as many are claiming.  I heard one talk show host this morning say that the Republican wave was so big that any Republican running, even for dog catcher, was swept into office.  Clearly that wasn't true.  While there were wonderful examples of American voters waking up and making important change, such as in North Carolina where Thom Tillis won over Kay Hagan, there were also losses or still undecided races that were very important.

In Colorado, a critical state in this election because of how successful the Democrats were in turning it blue not too many years ago, the news isn't so good.  While Gardner took the Senate seat from Udall, definitely good news, the governor's race is still up for grabs.  As of this morning at 7:17AM it is still undecided with incumbent governor John Hickenlooper holding 48% of the vote and his opponent Bob Beauprez holding 47%.  That's with 93% of the vote counted and it comes out to less than 22,500 vote difference between the two candidates.  With Colorado's vote fraud problems it's pretty likely that Hickenlooper will be declared the winner, keeping the state's governor's office in control of the progressive Democrats who are destroying America.  

UPDATE:  As of 7:59AM the governor's race in Colorado has been decided with Democrat John Hickenlooper holding his governorship winning over Bob Beauprez by only 22,264 votes.

UPDATE #2: Earlier reports said that Hickenlooper had won in Colorado but now, as of 12:50PM it turns out that while the media have projected a win for Hickenlooper and he has claimed victory, Bob Beauprez has not conceded defeat at this time.  While I personally hope he waits until every vote is counted, and probably seeks a recount, deep down inside I still believe that shenanigans will win the day for Hickenlooper.

UPDATE #3:  At 4:00PM today (Wed., Nov. 5th) it was reported that Beauprez had conceded defeat saying there weren't enough options to try to hold on for a win.

But that's not enough.  While people may not care what happens in Colorado because they don't live there, the fact is that it represents a lot for America and the fight we're in to save our nation. Two of Colorado's state senate seats went through a recall in the past couple years because of the hardline push for gun control and changes in laws to reflect that.  Two key Democrats were recalled and replaced by Republicans, which was an important sign that the people of the state were not going to accept what the progressives wanted.  However, yesterday those same two seats were once again filled by Democrats.  Colorado is not anywhere near turned to the right.  At best this election will show it as purple.  And that's exactly what can happen anywhere in the country.

Another example is California.  Jerry Brown won a record 4th term as governor.  If Californians, with all of the problems their state has due to the Democrat control for so long, haven't woken up to the need for change, it says a lot about America.  Sure, you may think that it's just "those crazy Californians" but the fact is that California isn't as different from other states as people think.  Much of what happens in America starts in California.

The real issue now is whether the Republicans will step up to the plate and hold the Obama administration accountable.  Ted Cruz is already demanding that they do, but don't hold your breath.  They will need constant pressure from the voters to keep them heading in the right direction.  And that won't just come through threats of politicians losing their jobs.  Threats only work for so long.  What we also need to do is let the politicians know that we will stand behind them if they do the right thing.  If they are sure we have their back they will be less likely to abandon the will of the people.  Remember, Republican politicians in Washington are for the most part very cowardly.  They have to know we will stand behind them no matter how badly they are attacked by the left and the media.

Obama has already promised an Executive Order for amnesty for criminal immigrant invaders before Christmas (note that's while the current Congress is still in session).  The Republican leadership is in support of amnesty, they just don't want it through executive order.  I would guess that Obama will get amnesty, but whether it will come through executive order or the Republicans giving in and passing it in Congress is yet to be seen.  Either way it won't be what Americans want.

The Republicans have an opportunity but if they blow it they will blow their chance not just in 2016, but for the future.  If they do stand up and hold Obama accountable the American people will rally behind them.  Their past record doesn't show this happening.  It's up to us to give them the support they need so that they will do their jobs.