While America languishes, President Obama spends his time on the golf course or sunning on the beaches of Hawaii.
But then maybe the country would be in better shape if the commander in chief spent a little more time frolicking and doing a little less so-called "work."
After all, the welfare of the nation isn't really Mr. Obama's primary concern. It's appeasing billionaire miscreants like George Soros and union thugs like Richard Trumka. Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers must be proud of their protege.
We travel down a road fraught with peril with a pretend president whose single-minded goal seems to be driving the United States into the history books of "once-great nations." As "Atlas Shrugged," the legacy of this bamboozler is a bankrupted, third-rate nation.
He couldn't care less as long as Air Force One has fuel enough to fly him to the next exotic junket at taxpayer expense.
As the progressive left faces catastrophic defeat in November, we see unfolding the most divisive presidential campaign in American history. Once respected pundits like Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell, of MSNBC, have dispensed with all pretence of objectivity and have shamelessly become mouthpieces for President Obama’s progressive movement as they desperately seek to subvert mainstream American values.
An evil man once said, “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.” Thus this alien strain of progressive thought has infected the body politic of the once great Democratic Party.
The broad spectrum of the American people instinctively reject this reptilian vision hoisted upon them by Obama.
Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago? Is anything better off with the ascendence of the Obama administration? I think not.
With the failure of the progressive agenda, the only hope for Obama to retain the presidency is to lie and lie big. It’s going to be a bumpy election this November.
The foundation for our modern military and economic growth was established during the Reagan era. All the left-wing revisionism in the world can’t change that. President Ronald Reagan pulled the United States out of recession within the first two years of his administration and placed the nation on the road to unprecedented prosperity. He did this with sound economic policy and an ability to work with people of differing political views. That is an attribute profoundly lacking in the current administration.
Reagan navigated government shutdowns that were managed as painlessly as possible. That, too, is unlike the Obama administration, which uses every opportunity to treat the American people as if they are pawns to be played for maximum political effect.
If Ronald Reagan had been elected in 2008, the recession of that year would be a receding memory. Instead of fleeing the country to escape unreasonable taxation and regulation, a renaissance would be sweeping American businesses. The national coffers would be overflowing with tax revenue from a booming economy. Unemployment would be a fading nuisance and our military would be second to none.
A Reagan administration would promote technologies like “fracking” and the Keystone Pipeline to make us energy independent. The Chinese would never attempt to hack Reagan White House computers and Iran and North Korea would be quivering under a rock.
Instead of Reagan’s vision of a “shining city on the hill,” we are being guided into a slum by a Pied Piper and a Democratic Party that knows no shame.
Does anybody ever look at Al Gore and think, “My God, this guy was almost elected president?” In five years, will anybody look at Barack Obama and think, “My God, this guy got elected president twice?”
The intrusion into our lives by well meaning progressives has become pervasive. Who would have believed the mayor of a major American city would try to mandate the size of the soda you could buy or that an appointed fifteen person panel in Washington D.C. would dictate the medical treatment you may receive.
The Kansas Republican congressional delegation is trying to save the nation from the total mismanagement of our entitlement programs by President Barack Obama and his misguided supporters. Every reasonable approach taken by the Republicans to solve the entitlement problem is shamelessly demagogued as an attack on those most dependent on these programs. Unfortunately, instead of working with the Republicans, the Democrats are using scare tactics to advance their political agenda at the expense of those most in need.
The profound failure of the Democrats to resolve the nation's problems is a prelude to what will likely be the most negative presidential campaign in our history. Without a single domestic accomplishment, Obama's only hope of retaining the presidency will be by pitting class against class and race against race. Clearly the welfare of the nation is secondary to Obama's blind ambition for power and his allegiance to "think tank" progressive dogma.
Did Obama kill Osama? No! If not for the groundwork of George Bush and Dick Cheney, Osama bin Laden could have been living in Trump Tower and the Obama administration wouldn't have had a clue.
Our brave Navy SEAL's, using information obtained from enhanced interrogation techniques and the policies of Bush/Cheney, led us to bin Laden, while the single greatest accomplishment of President Obama is to take credit for the work of someone else.
You can't have it both ways: If you're going to blame everything on "eight years of Bush," you have to give him credit for the demise of bin Laden too.
Not only are the citizens of Arizona being invaded from Mexico, it would seem the invasion also includes mercenaries bused in from neighboring states.
Evidently Arizona citizens aren't capable of handling their problems without help from George Soros of the Open Society Institute and his crowd. As left-wing fascism strikes at the heart of our nation, heroes like Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, stand firm in the face of provocation by radical left-wing organizations like the Service Employees International Union.
These barbarians are no longer at the gate. They have metastasized into the body politic of our sleeping nation.
With insidious deliberation, we are being devoured from within by forces alien to our Constitution who are replacing our beliefs with their distorted progressive dogma.
We must be aware, we must resist, or we will lose all that we value.
Once again, the Obama administration has proved itself tone deaf to the energy needs of the American people by lacing his desire to appease the radicals of the eco-left ahead of the security and economic needs of the nation.
Clean, abundant coal with the thousands of jobs it created was the first casualty. Now the Keystone XL pipeline continues to be held hostage by the administration despite empirical evidence of the safety and viability of the project.
It would appear that on the food chain of political priorities, the welfare of the nation ranks behind a minority of environmental radicals who view us and our energy needs as an impediment to their extreme agenda. All it would take is the stroke of the president’s pen and Keystone with all its benefits would become a reality.
The United States sits on untapped oil reserves estimated up to 2.3 trillion barrels, three times the reserves of OPEC. We are also the world’s largest producer of natural gas and coal.
So why do we spend billions importing petroleum from hostile powers and enriching our enemies when we are literally the energy capital of the world? This energy can be obtained safely but we allow misguided politicians and eco-radicals to block our path to energy independence and the revitalization of our economy.
In the meantime, we sit on an untapped gold mine that could free us of debt from China and dependence on Middle East principalities that hate us. We should be reaping the reward of our own natural resources. Energy independence by 2020 is an easily obtainable goal. The alternative is bondage to foreign powers that gloat at our misfortune.
The presidential election this November will be decisive in determining if the United States remains a superpower or fades into the obscurity of history.
"You unlock this door with the key of intellectual dishonesty. Beyond this door is another dimension - a dimension of lies, a dimension of deceit, a dimension of unparalleled failure. "You're moving into a land of both darkness and despair, of a downgraded credit rating and a $16 trillion deficit.
We have to show a photo ID when we buy gas, cash a check and sometimes get into work. Are we disenfranchised? So, if you have nothing to hide, why is showing a photo ID a problem when you vote? When did it become an act of discrimination to safe guard our most important democratic duty?
If the Mexican government spent as much time and energy protecting its citizens from human traffickers and drug dealers as it does race-baiting the United States, maybe a lot of suffering could be avoided. If you are worried about the Mexican people, ask the Mexican government what it is doing to protect its citizens? Zero.
Protection from abuse orders were put in place to address a serious problem. Unfortunately, they have become a tool used by dishonest attorneys or vengeful spouses to extort money or seek revenge on hapless spouses.
By the thousands, Kansans are labeled "abusers" by those who have a vested interest in misrepresenting the truth. Unscrupulous attorneys shamelessly manipulate protection from abuse rules for financial gain while masquerading under the color of law.
Even more disturbing is that our judiciary will stand idly by as false claims of abuse are taken at face value. With a wink and a nod, the reputations of Kansans are being destroyed in a quasi-legal process with standards akin to the Salem witch hunts.
Why is this disgrace allowed to continue? Because most legislators are attorneys, guaranteeing themselves continued profits at the expense of honest folks in what has become a corrupt money making scam called "divorce."
Americans live in a world of many threats from abroad. One of the least understood or talked about is marriage fraud. Foreign nationals will marry American citizens solely to gain entry into the United States.
Thanks to the Violence Against Women Act, safeguards that once protected U.S. citizens from this type of fraud have been largely swept away.
There are Web sites that instruct foreigners how to circumvent U.S. law by using VAWA and an abundance of attorneys who specialize in distorting the well-meaning intent of this law.
While we wage war in Afghanistan and Iraq to combat terrorism, this insidious form of terrorism is taking its toll on American citizens inside our own borders.
Don't count on help from your government or elected officials, you will be met with indifference or open hostility. Chief among this group is Sen. Sam Brownback. Only Ted Kennedy has a more liberal voting record on this issue.
This elitist group has turned a blind eye to fraud perpetrated against their own honest, hard-working citizens, while claiming to do so in the name of justice and fair play.
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”
Mr. Obama’s inability to “man up” to the malfeasance connected with his administration, coupled with an inability to tell the truth, appears to be a pathological characteristic of his presidency.
Fortunately for the Obama family, they are exempt from Obamacare. Apparently the cook is too good to sit at the same table with the proletariat.
When progressive liberals, including the president, are confronted with opposing points of view, they often resort to unfounded accusations or name-calling of the crudest sort. Bigotry and prejudice are unpardonable, except when they do it.
Without a wit of concern that George Zimmerman was defending himself from a violent assault by a stranger in the darkness, these men of God profiled Zimmerman based on his racial ethnicity because he dared to defend himself from an African-American assailant.
These self-proclaimed leaders of the civil rights movement chose a course of high-profile demagoguery by appealing to the base instincts of the mob.
We have come to know the shenanigans of Sharpton and Jackson all too well. We can only hope more rational leaders among the African-American community will have the courage to step up and provide an alternative to the antics of these two cynical opportunists.
When Texas district attorney Mike McLelland and Kaufman County, Texas, prosecutor Mark Hasse were brazenly gunned down earlier this year, a chill colder than jagged steel tore through the heart of the American law enforcement community.
The presence of Mexican drug cartels in U.S. cities is expanding. Mexican cartels have long had links to marijuana-growing farms in California, and are widening their reach into the Pacific Northwest and the Eastern United States. They also are involved in producing methamphetamines in the United States. The FBI has reported that the Mexican cartels deal only in wholesale distribution in the U.S. -- and farm out street sales to various U.S. gangs. This map shows locations of cartel activity in the United States.
Godfather of the progressive movement, billionaire George Soros of The Open Society Institute is silently trying to destabilize the American democracy. Hiding behind well-financed front organizations, this Judas, who as a youth during World War II assisted in confiscating property of fellow Jews (as revealed in a 1998 "60 Minutes" interview), hides his nefarious financial empire offshore to avoid the scrutiny of U.S. financial regulators. He will use any means necessary to reshape the world in his own twisted, left-wing image.
With billions of dollars and insidious fifth-column maneuverings, Soros is attempting to encircle independent media outlets and replace the truth with his progressive "one world" dogma. What happens to those who stray from Soros' path? Ask Juan Williams, formerly of National Public Radio.
Using mouthpieces like the Huffington Post, Soros is relentlessly moving toward the destruction of our core American values.
Unfortunately, Mr. Soros has run into a problem; fearlessly, Glenn Beck of Fox News is exposing this elitist socialist in his insidious plot to reshape our nation and the world in his own distorted, godless image. If Mr. Soros is successful in his endeavor, hopefully we will receive better treatment than he gave his fellow Hungarian Jews 65 years ago.
We have used Predator drones effectively to eradicate anti-American terrorists throughout the world. Maybe it's time to target Mexican drug cartels in the same manner.
Glenn Beck of Fox News is a brilliant entertainer who overstates the truth the way truth is supposed to be overstated. The left is wilted by his blistering, hard-hitting persona and they just can't stand it.
Once again, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas was on the mark. His insight, expressed in a recent column, into Obama's belief that a good press release or putting on a good show in front of a teleprompter makes for sound policy is so true.
The fact is, Obama is all fluff and very little substance. It's unfortunate that some liberals in this country swoon every time they see his face and fail to realize it's backed by a head filled with tried and failed left-wing policies as old as Karl Heinrich Marx.
Down the road to oblivion we travel, with the belief that Obama's pretty face and glib syntax are going to save us from something.
As the market in marriage fraud grows unabated, Kansans are increasingly targeted by dishonest foreign nationals who marry American citizens to gain entry into the United States. Primarily from Asian, Latin and Eastern European countries these people will use any means necessary to escape abject poverty and social deprivation, including the destruction of your reputation and financial well-being.
Under our Constitution the first responsibility of the government is to protect its citizens. When it comes to marriage fraud, the United States government has failed and in many instances will collaborate with perpetrators.
The American spouse of the foreigner has no right to know of claims made against them unless a criminal charge is filed. In effect, the foreigner can say anything, and you, a citizen of the United States, have no right to defend yourself, no matter how scurrilous the lies may be.
Keep in mind the foreigner making the claim of abuse has a vested interest in making you sound as bad as possible and will be represented by an attorney who specializes in doing whatever it takes, no matter how unethical, to destroy your good name.
Who is there to defend this citizen? No one; you are at the mercy of whatever distortion a high paid lawyer can conjure, all done in darkness, behind closed doors - a government turning against its own citizens.
On the surface, VAWA sounds great; how can anyone be against violence against woman? But with any legislation, the devil is always in the details.
VAWA has opened loopholes in the law big enough to drive a bus through. And many predatory foreigners armed with foreknowledge of these loopholes and ready lists of attorneys are boarding that bus for a free trip to the U.S. at the expense and welfare of an American citizen.
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