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Epic take down on the Chattanooga shooting

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FBI agents worked the scene at an Armed Forces Career Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. Four Marines were killed Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices before he was fatally shot. A Navy sailor injured in the attack later died on Saturday. Reuters/Tami Chappell

We all know by now about the horrible shooting that took place this past Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. where five military members were killed by Islamic terrorist Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.

635726721570934521-Chattanooga-Shooting-kmitchell-tennessean.com-4Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born electrical engineering graduate opened up fire on two different military facilities killing and injuring military and police personnel in an act of terrorism. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police. Although our brave military men and women who fight to protect us and our freedom continue to put their lives on the line, we can’t seem to lower our flag to honor them.

President Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the flag to half-staff at the White House. Yet, the people’s house was lit up in rainbow colors shortly after last month’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

To note, Obama did issue same-day orders lowering the flag following the the July 2012 Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, December 2012 Sandy Hook, Conn. mass shooting and the September 2013 Washington Navy Yard mass shooting.

Many people are upset with how President Obama has handled terrorism and the way in which he has treated the entire radical Islamic problem we face in America. The political correctness has certainly been a major concern with his administration and some people are fed up, including OANN’s Tomi Lahren.

Watch below as Tomi delivers an epic take down on the Chattanooga shooting and radical Islam.

They– Radical Islamists– have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it’s about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let’s show them what the United States of America looks like up close and personal.

The victims killed in the shooting were four Marines – Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, David Wyatt, and Carson Holmquist. A Navy sailor, Randall Smith who was injured in the shooting later died from his wounds on Saturday.

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Gone, but never forgotten.

 


WATERS: Overtime rules, faulty assumptions

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I asked reporters who contacted me for comment regarding President Obama’s proposal to more than double the salary threshold for those getting overtime pay – from $455 to $970 – whether they also planned on including in their stories the number of people who could suffer financial harm by such a move.

They can’t.

No one knows, including the President and his supporters, who – in the same way – cannot back their claims that this policy will help millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Kentuckians.

Wouldn’t any thoughtful analysis of a mandate that could, according to the National Retail Federation, cost businesses $5.2 billion a year at least acknowledge that while some people may indeed be helped by such a policy, a downside does exist.

However, proposals like this aren’t about careful economic analysis. Rather, they’re driven to appeal to a partisan emotionalism.

Otherwise, Obama’s labor-department prognosticators would acknowledge what any Econ 101 student at the University of Kentucky knows: When a tax or regulation is enacted, a process almost subconsciously kicks in whereby those most affected by such government coercion begin searching for ways to avoid paying the Uncle Sam-subsidized piper.

A stark example of this occurred when President George H.W. Bush agreed to raise taxes despite his famous “read my lips: no new taxes” pledge during the 1988 Republican National Convention.

Bush eventually compromised with congressional leaders.

Both sides agreed that raising taxes on items like aircraft, jewelry and luxury yachts would produce some quick revenue and not harm middle-class Americans because those are items generally purchased by wealthier people.

Like Obama’s labor gurus assume that employers will not adjust to avoid his or her increased labor “taxes,” Bush and Congress apparently assumed no change would occur in the purchasing practices of wealthy Americans despite the tax hikes.

You do know what assumptions make out of us, don’t you?

Instead of raising more money to effectively address the deficit, Bush’s plan backfired as aircraft, jewelry and yacht industries laid off middle-class Americans who manufactured these items.

In the end, more money was paid out in unemployment benefits than was received in new tax revenue.

It might be worth noting for our progressive friends: wealthy individuals and companies don’t bear the brunt of tax increases or government wage mandates.

They simply pass the cost and consequences on in the form of pink slips for workers, reducing salaried managers to hourly workers and higher prices for consumers – all of which negatively impacts the very people they design such policies to assist.

On the other hand, reducing government interference in the marketplace and increasing incentives for entrepreneurship – accomplished by welfare-reform legislation passed by a politically divided federal government in the 1990s – can refuel and spark an economic recovery.

The Obama administration uses current employment numbers of salaried workers to support its claim that its new overtime rules will result in bigger paychecks for 4.7 million Americans, including 70,000 Kentuckians.

This assumes that David Douglass, CEO of Nashville-based Back Yard Burgers, Inc., doesn’t carry through with his plan reported by the Wall Street Journal to “figure out an arrangement” that places many of currently salaried general managers on hourly pay “so their total compensation doesn’t increase significantly, even accounting for overtime.”

If that could happen to salaried general managers, what might be in store for Kentuckians who are hourly employees but who dream of a brighter future with a salary and an opportunity?

Jim Waters is president of the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Reach him at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com. Read previously published columns at www.bipps.org.


BENEFIEL: What is the Department of Justice up to?

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It can be said some people think too much. I have been told I do.  My favorite philosophy professor told me not to worry about it.  He said “those who say you think too much probably don’t think enough”. Those words resonate in my head on a regular basis and I thank God I was fortunate and honored enough to be one of his students.

I mention this in passing to emphasize how important it is to think for ourselves about virtually everything these days.  We cannot allow the main stream media or talking heads to do our thinking for us and must trust our gut feelings.  This brings me to the subject of this opinion article which is what is happening that we are missing in regards to recent events surrounding Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md.

Since the several months following Ferguson, our nation has been under scrutiny by other nations as well as the UN governing body as having “rogue” police in every city, town and village in America.  Of all places, even Iran has weighed in on our Law Enforcement.  Is there anyone out there who is feeling the least bit outraged by this?

After the fuse has been lit, enter Al Sharpton injecting his warped brand of “equality and justice” to further fuel the fire of unrest.  Honorable and loving people of God such as the Reverend Alveda King should be the voice of reason, sanity and clarity in these times but sadly, nobody is listening.

Does it not seem strange that Al Sharpton pays regular visits to the White House and has gone on record to state he assists President Obama in decision making for our country?  Mr. Sharpton visited the White House before the Ferguson riots, and again afterward. He then visited the White House before the indictments in Baltimore and made his appearance with the mayor just before said indictments were announced.  He acted as bodyguard and spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who also happens to be the present secretary of the DNC.  Being an elected public official, Ms. Rawlings-Blake should always speak for herself.

I am not saying the Baltimore officers are not responsible for what ensued and ultimately resulted in the death of Freddie Gray, they may well have been. The problem is those six officers have already been tried and convicted by the very people who have sworn to find the truth through our judicial system.

The point of all this comes down to public opinion and being manipulated to believe the worst with very little evidence.  Has anyone else noticed a steady increase in the amount of “bad cop” videos that are springing up on social media sites? There are so many these days it is becoming the norm.  There is never any explanation or follow up information for these videos and people, even conservatives who supported Law Enforcement Officers until recently, are now allowing these videos to change their attitudes.  They are making comments about how “out of control” law enforcement is.

Putting all of this together takes some thinking and paying attention to subtleties which have slowly surfaced.  There have also been comments made which tie all this together, if one is willing to go there.  I am.

Al Sharpton’s latest outrageous call to action should have resonated as something to be very wary of. Instead, it has gone largely unnoticed. He is calling for a national police force to be overseen by the Department of Justice which is now headed by Loretta Lynch who has been described as Eric Holder on steroids. Is anybody connecting the dots with me?

We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country. In the 20th century, they had to fight states’ rights in — to get the right to vote. We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases. – Al Sharpton

It might be better to stop falling for what one allows the MSM to tell them and start thinking for oneself.  We are being herded into total anarchy because we are falling in line with the rest of the sheep.  As with so many other Executive Orders, it will happen and nobody will know until it is too late.

Please stop being so quick to judge based on limited information and start asking more questions and looking beyond the obvious.


Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid announces retirement in 2016

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WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid announced today in a YouTube video that he would not be seeking re-election in 2016, ending a 30-year congressional career.

The majority leader from 2005 until 2014, the 75-year-old Nevada lawmaker limited his fellow Senate colleagues to vote on amendments. His announcement came hours after the senators finished vote-a-rama of many amendments in which Reid held back during his tenure as majority leader.

2016 was seen to be a big fight to remove Reid from the Senate, especially from an ever-growing tea party coalition looking to oust Reid. Barely surviving a tricky re-election five years ago, Reid stated it would be “inappropriate for him to soak up resources while Democrats have a real shot at taking back the Senate.” In an interview after the video, he noted the big expensive states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland and Missouri as top targets for Democrats.

Reid denied any retirement rumors even after suffering a serious eye injury earlier this year as he struggles to regain sight of the eye. In the video, Reid said, “the decision I made has absolutely nothing to do with my injury and it has nothing to do with my ability to be reelected.” The decision to not seek re-election is said from Reid to focus on bringing back Democrats control of the Senate as he rather focuses on that than his own re-election.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), one of Reid’s political allies who helped him and Democrats take over the Senate in 2006 is considered a favorite to replace Reid in his leadership post. His video announcement after, led to Reid endorsing Schumer of New York over Dick Durbin from Illinois even though Durbin is second to Reid, to succeed him in 2017. The endorsement from Reid hours after announcing his retirement will bring the necessary support from other Democrats to support Schumer as well.

As a former trial lawyer and head of the Nevada gambling commission, Reid was elected to Congress in 1982 and in 1986 he won the Senate seat. Being the longest serving house member from Nevada, he joined the leadership ten years later and took over the majority leader post in 2005 after then leader Tom Daschle from South Dakota lost his re-election bid.

With President Barack Obama elected in 2008 and a Democratic control of the senate, Reid was able to push forward the new health care law, as well as the economic stimulus package with no Republicans voting yes on this measure. In 2013, Reid tried to push for comprehensive immigration legislation. It was passed in the senate but failed in the house. Reid who opposed any immigration policy in the 1990s, changed his views years later as illegals began to flood his state of Nevada.

National Republican Senatorial Committee released a statement after the announcement stating this race is a “top pick opportunity for the GOP…there is no hope for the Democrats to regain control of the Senate.” Now with the seat open, the struggle from both sides will become a race to watch during the road to 2016.


Hillary Clinton finally breaks her silence and meets with press on email controversy

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton wasted no time starting her 20-minute press conference Tuesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by changing the topic of her email controversy by mentioning there are other issues she believed the media should be covering instead.

Clinton, a former first lady and secretary of state, addressed the United Nations on women’s issues prior to the press by talking about the challenges women are facing around the world. She then went on to blast the letter sent to Iran from 47 Republican Senators as “out of step with the best traditions of American leadership.”

Reports surfaced last week on her personal email that she used during her four years as Secretary of State. She opted out of using an official government account where the emails would be archived in the agency’s records. Clinton said, “I saw it as a matter of convenience and it was allowed. Others had done it.”

Later reports found that her emails were registered to a private server in her New York residence. Clinton stated, “There were no security breaches” and the private server set up the system for was for her husband former President Bill Clinton.

Following the brief speech, Clinton took questions from the press in regards to her emails. Admitting it was a mistake in using her personal email account to conduct state department business, and that she no longer has the 31,830 private emails since she deleted, adding, “They were personal and private, above matter, I didn’t see a reason to keep them.” Clinton went on the defense about not sharing her personal details of her life such as her daughter’s wedding planning, her mother’s funeral, and yoga lessons. “At the end, I decided not to keep my private emails.”

“It would have been better had I used a second email account,” Clinton said. Before she became Secretary of State, she only used one email account for her “convenience” instead of using the email account for federal employees ending in “.gov”. Regretting this decision, she states, “Looking back, it probably would have been smarter to use two devices.” Announcing that she wants transparency of her emails to make them available online as per State Department request, Clinton tweeted, “I want the public to see my email, I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.”

Clinton dodged any questions at the press conference in regards to her email usage and her presidential bid. Clinton, who is expected to officially announce her bid for 2016 next month refused to answer the questions about the controversy and how it will affect her timing to announce.

President Obama on Saturday told CBS that he just learned about Clinton’s private email address from the news. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the president did email Clinton on her private account, but had no knowledge that the account was not registered to comply with the Federal Records Act to be archived.

In December, Clinton turned over 55,000 pages of emails from her private account to the State Department with 900 of those pages relating to the Benghazi investigation in 2012. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), House Committee Chair said that there are gaps in missing email records in regards to her travels in Libya.

After the presser, two stories broke out in regards to Clinton that were inconsistent. Clinton claimed that she only used one device for “convenience” however, two weeks ago, she said she uses two different phones. On her personal destroyed emails, Clinton claimed some are with her husband, but she also claimed previously that, “he only sent two emails his entire life.”


Benjamin Netanyahu – The day the canary became an eagle

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There is an old story that goes back to the days of coal mining when gas leak explosions loomed at every corner of a mine. Miners would keep a canary in a cage with a person assigned to watching the small bird. At the first sign of the bird collapsing and dying, the miners would know that a gas leak was present and would immediately evacuate the mine before an explosion could potentially bury them alive.

For a while now, Israel has been described as the “canary in the coal mine of civilization”. It was 13 years ago that columnist Jeff Jacoby said: ” Jews, it is often said, are the canary in the coal mine of civilization. When they become the objects of savagery and hate, it means the air has been poisoned and an explosion is soon to come. If Europeans don’t rise up and turn against the Jew-haters, it is only a matter of time until the Jew-haters rise up and turn against them.”

We have been told over and over by some of the wisest political analysts, and many Bible scholars, that we should watch Israel closely. Jacoby claimed in 2002 that Europe was going to fall if they didn’t stand against Israel haters and anti-Semites. Today, Europe is watching as its own Jewish community is leaving in droves to move to Israel. The Jew-haters are winning Europe (not necessarily without the help of some natives, sad to say).

This fate is unfortunately not reserved only for Europe. It is a global shadow covering an increasingly larger geographical area. As much as many Americans would like to believe it, America is not immune. The canary [Israel] applies to America as well. On March 3, 2015, the canary desperately tried to get the attention of the miners. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke for over 40 minutes before a joint meeting of the US congress, showing true leadership through a passionate, focused and gravely concerned speech.

No representative from the White House was present. President Obama apparently was on a video conference call with European leaders. Vice President Biden was in South America and John Kerry was in Geneva discussing the very Iranian deal that was the topic of Bibi’s visit and speech. Over 50 democrats chose to boycott Bibi’s speech. The absence of the leader of the Free World and his entire cabinet spoke tons. It makes one wonder what Mr. Obama really means when he says that he would always have Israel’s back? Are we talking about watching out for the Jewish state’s safety or are we talking about stabbing in the back? Obama’s no show would make me think the latter.

None of this prevented Mr. Netanyahu from expressing deep gratitude to the United States for a long-standing relationship with Israel. As Netanyahu said during his AIPAC speech (start at 1:25:50) in front of 16,000 people: “I mean no disrespect to President Obama.”Netanyahu’s speech started with many specific examples of why Israel will always be indebted to the United States, citing several specific cases when Mr. Obama supported the Jewish State. His gratitude was heartfelt and very obvious. It was clear that his visit wasn’t meant to be a scolding of the current US administration but more of an alarm sounding.

The rest of his speech focused on Iran and the danger it already poses today without nuclear capability, followed by how much more dangerous it would be with it. To most people, including some in the Middle East who are not necessarily Israel’s best friends, Iran is the biggest threat to the region. But Iran is much more than a regional bully, it is a global one. If the nuclear deal goes through, Iran will be soon equipped with nuclear head mounted missiles capable of reaching Israel of course, but also all the way to America’s east coast.

Netanyahu delivered a passionate appeal to the United States, but truly, he was speaking to the world. He was interrupted by over 40 rounds of applause, many of them being bipartisan standing ovations. What the current US administration fails to understand is that Netanyahu’s speech was much more than the Jewish State pleading for sanction against Iran to protect itself. His speech was the canary in the goldmine of civilization gasping for whatever little air is left before the global explosion.

Mr. Netanyahu was bold enough to let the world know that if necessary, Israel will stand alone, hoping that congress would get his “not so subliminal” message and back Israel up if and when necessary. His statement was very clear when towards the end he said: “We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves. This is why — this is why, as a prime minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand. While I agree with Israel’s right to exist and defend herself I also recognize that God has been behind the miraculous rebirth and growth of the Jewish State. Nothing else can explain Israel’s existence today but the grace of the God of Israel who through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s descendants, promised a great nation and land (Genesis 12:1-3).

Mr. Netanyahu showed courage, integrity and leadership at a time of great global turmoil. Many will complain that the leader of the Free World was absent.  The frustration is justified, yet it gave Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to state the truth with authority. Even though a great existential threat remains, and the road ahead is tumultuous at best, March 3, 2015 was the day when the canary became an eagle.


How the Senate voted for the passing of the Keystone XL

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WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to approve the authorization of the construction of Keystone XL pipeline on a 62-36 vote.

The approval of the Senate will now set up a clash of many battles with President Obama as this will be the third time the president has vetoed this bill in the past six years.

After the GOP took over the Senate in November, it became a top priority as it became the first time the Senate was able to pass the three-week work of authorizing the pipeline. The construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline would carry oil from Canada through Nebraska and from there would connect with existing pipelines to the refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Nine Democrats joined with the 53 Republicans to back this measure, but it is still several votes shy of the 67 votes needed to override a presidential veto. No Republicans on the Senate floor voted against this measure, while Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) missed the vote due to traveling. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also missed the vote due to recovering from an eye surgery from a gym accident earlier this month.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before the vote boosted the need to pass this bill by stating, “It would support thousands of good American jobs and as the president’s own State Department has indicated, it would do this with minimal environmental impact.”

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who defeated longtime Democrat Mary Landrieu in a December runoff election due to her failures to pass this bill on the Senate floor in November touted the bill approval by saying, “We’re doing what’s right by the American people. This is so right in so many ways.” Cassidy also added a jab to the president on the halt of the project, stating, “He doesn’t tell why he doesn’t oppose it, he always gives a glib answer and skips on.”

First proposed in 2008, the $8 billion project was put on hold by the president even though Congress forced him to make a decision on this matter. It was returned in 2012 and rejected by Obama due to Congress adding a measure of a payroll tax cut extension.

Obama stated he would not be forced to make a decision like previous times on the pipeline. The approval of the president is needed since the creation will cross international border. The bill will be on Obama’s desk as early as next week as the State Department’s final comments on whether the project is in the national interest are due on Monday.

Here is the list of Senators of how they voted for the Keystone XL:

Alphabetical by Senator Name

Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Baldwin (D-WI), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Booker (D-NJ), Nay
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Brown (D-OH), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Capito (R-WV), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Cassidy (R-LA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Nay
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Cotton (R-AR), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Cruz (R-TX), Yea
Daines (R-MT), Yea
Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Ernst (R-IA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Fischer (R-NE), Yea
Flake (R-AZ), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Nay
Gardner (R-CO), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Heinrich (D-NM), Nay
Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea
Heller (R-NV), Yea
Hirono (D-HI), Nay
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Kaine (D-VA), Nay
King (I-ME), Nay
Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Lankford (R-OK), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Lee (R-UT), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
Markey (D-MA), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Moran (R-KS), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Paul (R-KY), Yea
Perdue (R-GA), Yea
Peters (D-MI), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Reid (D-NV), Not Voting
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rounds (R-SD), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Not Voting
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Sasse (R-NE), Yea
Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Scott (R-SC), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Sullivan (R-AK), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tillis (R-NC), Yea
Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Warren (D-MA), Nay
Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Nay

State of the Union 2015 and John Stossel’s translation

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President Obama gave his sixth State of the Union speech on Tuesday night and it was full of the usual political rhetoric we have come to know from him.

Obama talked about the need for free community college, access to healthcare, voting rights, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women, increasing taxes on the rich, and how the greatest threat to future generations was climate change to name a few. Islamic terrorists apparently ranks way behind hurricanes and tornadoes.

Fox Business Network’s John Stossel took to Twitter during the speech to give his take on Obama’s speech and what he really meant by his choice of words.

John Stossel does a great job in translating what Obama truly meant. He goes even further in his own SOTU or at least what he wishes Obama would have said.

The president went on and on last night about how he cut the deficit in half as if this was just another campaign speech. We know Mr. President, you won both of your campaigns. We get it. About that. He did cut the deficit, but it’s still $488 billion. All he did was cut from his own previously higher amount. 

President Obama’s speech was full of the same old jargon he has used his entire time in office. He touted that he has created the lowest unemployment rate in years when in fact his policies were the reason it sky rocketed in the first place. Also, he failed to mention as always, how the labor participation rate has been the lowest it’s been since the Carter Administration and that our ‘recovery’ is the slowest in 70 years. The fact is, that millions of Americans have simply given up looking for work.

The president continues to disregard the Constitution and the need for Congress as his arrogance and bully tactics were clearly on display. He seems to forget how the American people chose to go in a different direction from his policies when they overwhelming voted for Republicans in November. 

The president said, “the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong.

Yet, he focused solely on ‘his’ agenda and not that of working in a bipartisan way. This goes against the wishes of the American people, putting the president severely out of touch. We heard him again say that he would veto any bills that come to his desk that stray from his agenda. He claims to want to allow policies to work without playing politics, but veto threats are indeed playing politics. 

But hey, he’s just doing what he promised and ‘fundamentally transforming America’.

President Obama’s State of the Union 2015 Address:


JANNEY: Obama will cure cancer and save the planet (aka the 2015 SOTU)

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So I made it, I sat through the 2015 State of the Union so you good people wouldn’t have to. Yes, I’m a giver… or a glutton for punishment, I’m not entirely sure just yet. As usual, President Obama was his charming yet annoying smug self, taking jabs at tradition and mocking those who may disagree with him. From a flat-out misconception about women making less than men to penguins kicking the bucket because of global warming, it was the quintessential Obama speech.

He proclaimed that 2014 was a break-through year, that our economy is soaring like an eagle and unemployment is the lowest its been since 1999 (conveniently when Clinton was still in office.) Now those of us who can actually think for ourselves know the unemployment rate is a joke and just recently claims for unemployment benefits have climbed for four months straight but hey, those in attendance at the SOTU aren’t concerned about thinking for themselves. This was evident as the president spoke about free community college, took credit for low gas prices and insisted more Americans have coverage than ever before.

Of course he left out how doctors and nurses are leaving the field in droves and hospitals are closing but I digress. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Obama intends to cure cancer and other diseases… he said so.

The president patted himself on the back because supposedly energy production in America is at an all-time high and we haven’t been less dependent on foreign oil in 30 years; he did not mention the number of coal plants his regulations are closing, the thousands who are losing their jobs because of it or give credit to fracking. Oh no, he was busy pushing wind, sun and rainbow energy (with this admin that could be a thing).

Obama pushed respect for vets, job creation and college for all young people, even though 1 in 4 college grads is unemployed or underemployed. He gloated about our global placement and Democrats applauded loudly when he mentioned taking down terrorists “as he always has”… although he made no mention of who these terrorists and violent extremists are. Obama even admitted his number one job is keeping this country safe.

Don’t laugh.

My favorite part of his speech was when he spoke about the need for free childcare. Yup, apparently in his Constitutional studies he saw something that said it is the government’s responsibility to provide free child care, probably right next to the amendment about free health care and free birth control. Apparently the word “free” is all over the Constitution, who knew?

Oh yeah, and amnesty? He said he’d veto any efforts of congress to stop amnesty, even though 76 percent of us don’t want it. But as a Democrat, Obama fully believes we just don’t know any better, can’t think for ourselves so of course we don’t understand that we do want it, right?

So long story short, Obama promised us the world as long as climate change doesn’t blow it up first and kill the penguins. He is going to give us everything including the kitchen sink because he KNOWS Republicans will never go for any of this nonsense and a year from now he can blame them for nothing getting done. Let’s be honest, Obama doesn’t really care about making America great, he only cares about making himself look great and his ignorant, mindless base loves it.

Mark my words, next year when all of the penguins have exploded from climate change and Obama has failed to cure cancer, he’ll blame the GOP and insist they only care about the wealthy and not the middle class and then he’ll pander to his base in an effort to pimp them for Hillary. Or Warren. Or whichever moonbat the Democrats run.

Makes me wonder, will 2015 be a break-through year in Obama’s mind as well? My guess is no, and it will be all Bush’s fault.


FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

President Barack Obama waves before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden applaud (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Barack Obama waves before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden applaud (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have “risen from recession” quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn’t recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor quality, and pay, of many of those jobs.

It’s always problematic when a president takes credit for an improving economy, just as it is when he’s blamed for things going bad. A leader can only do so much, for better or worse, and there are two sides to every economy. But after an election in which Obama largely held off on chest-beating, he claimed credit in bold terms for what is going right.

Also in his speech, Obama skimmed over the cost to taxpayers of free community college tuition and invited closer scrutiny with his claims about U.S. support for Syrian moderates and about his record of public-lands preservation.

A look at some of his claims, and the facts and the political climate behind them, in his speech:

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—”At this moment – with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry and booming energy production – we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.”

THE FACTS: By many measures, the economy is still recovering from the deep scars left by the Great Recession.

Job growth has been healthy, but fueled in part by lower-paying jobs in areas such as retail and restaurants, which have replaced many higher-paying positions in manufacturing and construction. Part-time jobs also remain elevated: There are still 1.7 million fewer workers with full-time jobs than when the recession began in December 2007.

And the faster hiring hasn’t pushed up wages much. They have been growing at a tepid pace of about 2 percent a year since the recession ended 5 1/2 years ago. That’s barely ahead of inflation and below the annual pace of about 3.5 percent to 4 percent that is typical of a fully healthy economy.

That has left the income of the typical household below its pre-recession level. Inflation-adjusted median household income reached $53,880 in November 2014, according to an analysis of government data by Sentier Research. That is about 4 percent higher than when it bottomed out in 2011. But it is still 4.5 percent lower than the $56,447 median income in December 2007, the month the recession began.

Booming energy production is indeed a reality, but that’s a phenomenon many years in the making, with the development of cost-effective extraction from fracking and other means playing into the rise of the U.S. as an energy production giant.

Read more at the Associated Press.


MCDANIEL: Restraining Presidential Power: Executive Orders

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By: Senator Chris McDaniel

Soon after the Republican sweep in the midterm elections, President Obama issued a very controversial executive order on immigration, allowing a minimum of five million illegals to remain in the country without fear of deportation.  This order essentially granted them amnesty and nullified federal laws governing aliens who crossed into the country illegally.

Now, bear in mind, Obama has said on at least 22 different occasions that the powers of the presidency do not give him the authority to issue such an order. In one such instance, he told the Spanish network Telemundo:  “I’m not a king. My job as the head of the executive branch ultimately is to carry out the law.  When it comes to enforcement of our immigration laws, we’ve got some discretion. We can prioritize what we do. But we can’t simply ignore the law.”

But ignore the law he did.

And it’s not only immigration that has attracted his pen.  In December, he issued an order to stop oil and gas exploration in Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Just this past week he issued another order to expand the amount of paid sick time for federal workers, all without congressional approval.

How can he get away with such abuses of power?  It’s easy with a timid Congress afraid to confront him directly.

Making matters worse, Obama has also deceitfully used language to confuse the public by naming his orders something else.  Rather than call such actions “executive orders,” he now labels them “memoranda.”

But whether they are called executive orders, memoranda, or proclamations, these actions have the same force of law and Obama, despite his denials, has issued 33 percent more executive actions than President George W. Bush and nearly 50 percent more than Bill Clinton.

Why does he do this?  Because Congress won’t act, he declares, so he must.  Yet, contrary to his belief, a “Do Nothing Congress” Clause is not in the Constitution.

In fact, unbeknownst to most people, there is not one single word in Article II of the Constitution, or in any other section, that mentions “executive orders,” “proclamations,” or “memoranda.”  Without Congressional authorization, they are all unconstitutional, whether issued by a Republican or a Democrat.

The Constitution, in Article I Section I, gives all legislative, or lawmaking, authority to Congress, not to the President.  The President’s power consists of making sure “the laws be faithfully executed.”  He cannot make law on his own, nor can he use executive action to delay or modify laws, as he has done repeatedly with Obamacare.

Although it may seem to be a frustrating system, it is the best ever conceived by man, designed to safeguard the liberties of the people.  This is accomplished by one of the great beauties of our government – the separation of powers, a division of sovereignty between the federal government and the states and divided authority between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.  Put simply, the diffusing of power protects our individual liberties.

The founders did this to keep the nation from falling into despotism and dictatorship.  As James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, said in Federalist 46, “The accumulation of all power, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

But sadly we seem to be moving inexorably in that direction.

To stop this movement, Congress, now in the hands of Republicans, should take swift action to restrain the growing powers of the President.  Any illegal executive actions taken by any President should be swiftly reversed and, if applicable, as in the case with executive amnesty, defunded.

No President, regardless of party, should be allowed to change laws or delay them without congressional action, and no presidential action should ever have the force of law.

That power must forever remain in the hands of the people’s chosen representatives.

Senator Chris McDaniel is an attorney, conservative commentator and was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014. He has represented the 42nd District, which encompasses parts of South Mississippi, since 2008. He lives with his family in Ellisville, Mississippi.


President Obama set to call for tax increases during State of the Union

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President Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union speech on Tuesday in front of a Republican controlled Congress. White House officials reported on Saturday that the President will introduce a tax package calling for billions in tax increases on top earners in an attempt to fund new tax credits and other projects the White House claims will help the middle class. President Obama has been touting how he wants to revamp the tax codes and close loopholes in hopes of keeping the American economy growing, and help grow the middle class.

In preparation for Obama’s second to last address, he has been traveling the country and unveiling White House proposals including free community college to qualified students, paid sick leave and improving online security following the Sony Pictures cyber-attack.

The Obama administration said that closing loopholes for the wealthy would generate revenue of $320 billion over 10 years; the new tax breaks that Obama plans to propose would cost $235 billion over 10 years. The increased taxes would help fund the free community college plan. The highlight of the president’s proposal is his increase on the capital gains and dividends for couples who make more than $500,000 per year to 28 percent. President Obama is hoping to move the revenue earned into several measures which include:

  • A credit of up to $500 for families in which both spouses work. The administration says 24 million couples would benefit from the proposal, which would apply to families with annual income up to $210,000.
  • Expanding the child care tax credit to up to $3,000 per child under age 5. The administration says the proposal would help more than 5 million families with the cost of child care.
  • Overhauling the education tax system by consolidating six provisions into two, a move that could cut taxes for 8.5 million families. Republicans have been open to the idea of consolidating education tax breaks.

During Obama’s radio broadcast, he gave a preview of whom he selected to sit in the “presidential box” during his speech. He has invited a woman who expanded her business through federal loans, an Afghanistan war veteran and student who is repaying his loans and obtained healthcare through federal programs. I’ll call on this new Congress to join me in putting aside the political games and finding areas where we agree so we can deliver for the American people,” Obama said.

Following his speech, he will speak at Boise State University in Idaho on Wednesday and then travel to the University of Kansas. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has warned the president again that he needs to abandon his “go-it-alone” approach and hopes that Tuesday can be a fresh start for working together. President Obama is not expected to make any major foreign policy announcements but will probably call for Congress not to increase sanctions against Iran.


Immigrants set to receive Mexican birth certificates in U.S.

Visitors walk from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Ark., after the grand opening of the building in this Wednesday, April 25, 2007 file photo. The Mexican government on Thursday Jan. 15, 2015 will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation. (AP/File)

Visitors walk from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Ark., after the grand opening of the building in this Wednesday, April 25, 2007 file photo. The Mexican government on Thursday Jan. 15, 2015 will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation. (AP/File)

— On Thursday, the Mexican government began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States. This move is seen as a way of helping immigrants stay in the country under the extreme immigration policy President Obama put in place.

Birth certificates will make it easier for Mexican immigrants to apply for drivers licenses, work permits and ultimately protection from deportation. Until now, the Mexican government required its citizens to get birth certificates in Mexico. Many had to ask friends and families living in Mexico to retrieve them.

While Republicans in Congress are trying to undo Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation, Mexico is trying to help them stay here and continue sending money back to relatives across the border. About half the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally are from Mexico, and immigration experts say roughly 3 million of them could be eligible under the administration’s plan.

The new practice comes two weeks after California — home to more Mexicans than any other state — began issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter complained that American and Mexican policies have combined to send more people across the border. “The administration’s position and efforts seem to better align with Mexico’s interests than they do with our own — and that’s disappointing,” he said.

Mexican migrant workers living abroad sent home $21.6 billion to their families in 2013, according to the country’s central bank.

This move by the Mexican government comes a day after the House approved a Department of Homeland Security funding package that would defund the administration’s executive amnesty. Mexican consulates are able to access data from regional governments, however, will have a hard time with rural villages as documents from there are not digitally recorded.

Associated Press Writer Kevin Freking contributed to this report from Washington.


MCDANIEL: The Failure of Obamanomics

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The nation just recently received the news that the economy grew at its fastest rate since 2003, a brisk 5 percent.  The same day, the Dow moved past 18,000, a new record.  All indications, at least from those seeking political gain, are that the economy is soaring.

And that has been the consistent Obama theme, although the middle class and poor have seen little evidence of a prospering economy.

At a rally in Kansas City back in July, Obama touted his recovery: “America has recovered faster and come farther than just about any other advanced country on Earth.  For the first time in more than a decade, if you ask business leaders around the world what’s the number-one place to invest, they don’t say China anymore. They say the United States of America.  And our lead is growing.  So . there are a lot of good reasons to be optimistic about America. Things are getting better..”

But despite the best efforts of the president and his followers to sugarcoat the state of the economy with their own unique set of facts and figures, the underlying reality is far different.

A good quarter of growth does not an economic recovery make.  We could very well consider this false growth when we factor in government spending.  Overall federal spending increased nearly 10 percent in the third quarter, with military spending rising 16 percent, which can account for much of the increase.

We also have major concerns with China.  It was recently reported that China has now surpassed America as the number one economy in the world, out-producing the United States, a placement we have not seen since Ulysses S. Grant was President in the 1870s.  China owns more than $1.3 trillion in US Treasury bonds and has indicated a willingness to dump them.

China is also strengthening its economic ties with Russia and is promising to help get the world off the dollar.  Losing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency would have devastating consequences for the United States.

President Obama seemingly ignores such concerns.

Rather than liberating capital for the producers that actually hold capital, thereby allowing it to be invested in the economy, he believes that vast public spending will encourage growth and, somehow, correct the problem of income inequality, which he has droned on about for years.

Despite his best efforts, Obamanomics has been a failure for most Americans.  According to a recent study by the Russel Sage Foundation, middle class wealth in 2013 was 20 percent less than what it had been in 1984, three decades ago, with nearly a third of that drop coming since Obama took office.

Even Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman, paints a gloomy picture.  “The United States is doing better than anybody else, but we’re still not doing all that well,” Greenspan said last week.  “We still have a very sluggish economy.”  He then indicated the economy will not recover until American companies – that is, producers – invest more capital in productive assets.

President Obama vowed to enrich those in the middle class, but his policies have failed them.  And now they are struggling to find steady employment.  As of the fall of 2014, there are more than 92 million Americans who are not in the labor force, an increase of more than 11.9 million since Obama took office.  Not to mention the million added to the welfare rolls.

And yet, remarkably, the vast numbers of immigrants surging across our borders seem to be having no trouble finding jobs. Immigrant workers now account for all employment growth since 2007.

Ronald Reagan, as well as John F. Kennedy, took a different economic approach, a plan the Left derisively calls “trickle down” economics.  The result for President Reagan was years of steady economic growth, not just one quarter; the creation of twenty million high-paying jobs; an increase in manufacturing output; and a rise in median income by $4,000.  Indeed, GDP under Reagan grew from $2.8 trillion in 1981 to nearly $5.5 trillion in 1989, almost double.

Under Reagan, America grew stronger and more vibrant; under Obama we are in steady decline with no end in sight.

History has provided us with examples of what policies work to get the economy moving and create jobs. But we need strong leadership willing to turn those examples into new action. The last thing we need is more disinformation and propaganda from this administration trying to convince us that all is well and that government manipulation is working.

Senator Chris McDaniel is an attorney, conservative commentator and was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014. He has represented the 42nd District, which encompasses parts of South Mississippi, since 2008. He lives with his family in Ellisville, Mississippi.

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ROOT: Let’s celebrate President Obama’s presidency

President Barack Obama speaks during his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. Photo: REUTERS

President Barack Obama speaks during his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. Photo: REUTERS

I am President Barack Obama’s college classmate from Columbia University, Class of ’83. Back in 1981 when my Columbia classmates heard my hero President Ronald Reagan had been shot, they erupted in joy. They celebrated by jumping up and down, cheering, hugging, and giving each other high-fives. They screamed, “YES! Reagan is dead. They got the bastard!” I witnessed it all, first-hand. My radical leftist classmates thought a conservative legend was dead and this was cause for celebration. I remember thinking, “they are celebrating like it’s New Year’s Eve.” Afterall that’s what you do on New Year’s- celebrate!

That memory inspired me to write a column celebrating Obama as we remember 2014 and enter the new year of 2015. Let’s not rehash the bad stuff…the disastrous stuff…the tragic stuff…the decline and perhaps even death of America at the hands of a radical Big Brother tyrant. That’s not the way to celebrate New Year’s. Let’s look at the bright side. You know- the glass is half full.

You might ask “What is the positive side of the Obama presidency?” Well there are a few groups that should celebrate.

For my fellow constitutional and second amendment patriots, Obama is the greatest gun salesman in history. Over 70 million guns have been purchased since Obama took office. This man opens his mouth, reads from the teleprompter, and INSTANTLY Americans are inspired to buy all-time record quantities of guns and ammo. If you’re a fan of the second amendment (or a gun dealer), Obama has been the answer to your prayers.

For my fellow fiscal conservatives and capitalists, Obama is the greatest gold salesman ever. Conservatives love gold. Gold after all is the antidote to a debt crisis and lack of confidence in a reckless or incompetent government. That’s why record sums of gold were bought during the past 6 years. Central bankers worldwide bought more gold in one recent year than in half a century (since 1964). Fiscal conservatives (and gold dealers) rejoice. Obama is a walking billboard for God, guns, and GOLD!

Obama is also the greatest thing to ever happen to print shop owners. While the rest of us are struggling to keep our heads above water, print shop owners can’t keep up with the demand for “Going Out of Business” and “Home For Sale by Bank” signs. And what about all the protest signs funded by communist groups announcing “What Do We Want? DEAD COPS.” Print shop owners Rejoice! You’ve never had it so good.

And then there are “English as a Second Language” teachers. There may be very few good jobs left in Obama’s America, but if you speak both English and Spanish, the sky is the limit. With the border wide open and Obama announcing amnesty for illegals, celebrate if you are a teacher of “English as a Second Language.” You have the most in-demand job in America for decades to come. Unfortunately, demand for prison guards may soon be even more in demand.

Obama is the greatest thing to ever happen to government bureaucrats. The future is bright if your goal is to sit in a windowless office handing out checks for welfare, food stamps, disability and unemployment, while complaining you are overworked and underpaid. With almost 20 percent of all Americans on food stamps alone, there’s enough work for you to last a lifetime…or at least 20 years, until you retire at age 45 and collect an obscene pension for the next 40 to 50 years for not working.

And what about the boom in basements! With Obama and his socialist cabal in control for another two years, basements are the new hip living space for young adults. At this moment 31 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents. Obama’s high taxes and massive regulations guarantee millions of college graduates will either stay unemployed, or underemployed in low wage jobs, forcing them to live in mommy and daddy’s basement for years to come. Basements are no longer lonely dusty places to store old furniture. In the age of Obama, they are where you store your 30 year-old unemployed children.

Pharmaceutical companies are celebrating. A record 30 million Americans are dependent on anti-depressants. There would be many more, except millions of depressed Americans self-medicate with alcohol. If you sell drugs or booze, give a shout out this New Year’s to Obama, the greatest salesman for your products ever!

And then, of course there are the cop-haters who are celebrating. To think you used to be misunderstood, hated pariahs. Today you are in favor- with Obama praising you for hating cops. He encourages you to protest, loot, burn and act like exactly what you are- idiots who have no interest in getting a job. But, no worry, this New Year’s you can come out of the closet, celebrate, and be openly YOU!

Unfortunately the rest of us are hiding in the closet, because you’re on the streets.

If you’re a radical Muslim terrorist, or just someone who sympathizes with radical Muslims (i.e. a Democrat) – CELEBRATE! Obama is the best thing to ever happened to you. Under Obama, America has become a politically correct shell of its former self. Rest easy. No more “enhanced interrogations.” And if you’re caught, you’ll live like a king at Guantanamo, provided with a Koran, prayer rug, religiously approved food, basketball courts, and expensive lawyers. Then once you are rested up, you’ll be released back to the battlefield, ready to again cut off heads and slaughter women and little children. Obama is the best thing that ever happened to you.

If you’re Fidel and Raul Castro, celebrate Obama. By opening relations and trade, Obama saved Cuba from economic collapse and the certain death of communism. He asked for nothing in return. You get to remain a communist nation, jail your political opposition, steal the people’s income, while enjoying the prosperity that comes from doing business with America’s biggest companies. Celebrate Obama- the savior of communism- as we enter 2015!

Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 11, 2014 in Delhi, India. Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 11, 2014 in Delhi, India. Getty Images

Finally we come to Vladamir Putin. He’s celebrating “like it’s 1999” this New Year’s. God handed him “the gift of a lifetime” in the form of Barack Obama. Obama pulled off a miracle for Putin and the Russian people. He made your bankrupt, decaying country look like a world power again. He gave your demoralized military swagger again. Obama managed to do something even Putin couldn’t do- put Mother Russia in the driver’s seat and America in the back seat.

The only question is…is this a coincidence, or was this Obama’s plan all along?

Yes, there’s certainly a lot to celebrate as we enter 2015. Unfortunately, it’s the enemies of America who are doing most of the celebrating.

For the rest of us, it’s two long years until we can celebrate an “Obama-Free America.”


Kentuckians school Obama on proper race relations

The Ferguson grand jury refused to indict police office Darren Wilson (white) in the death of Michael Brown (black). It was ruled that Wilson killed Brown in self-defense. The person responsible for Brown’s death was Brown himself.

Riots exploded.

President Obama, in a televised speech, called for calm.

The good news is, we know there are things we can do to help. And I’ve instructed Attorney General Holder to work with cities across the country to help build better relations between communities and law enforcement. That means working with law enforcement officials to make sure their ranks are representative of the communities they serve. We know that makes a difference. It means working to train officials so that law enforcement conducts itself in a way that is fair to everybody. It means enlisting the community actively on what should be everybody’s goal, and that is to prevent crime.

What? The line that really stuck out for me was, “That means working with law enforcement officials to make sure their ranks are representative of the communities they serve. We know that makes a difference”

I assume Obama is referring to the make up of the Ferguson police force which is 94 percent white. Ferguson population is 67 percent black.

Isn’t President Obama implying white police officers are racists? Isn’t he implying that white officers arrest blacks because of their skin color, not for violating the law? Is he insinuating that black police officers would not make similar arrests?

Since when does justice and the rule of law depend on one’s race? Is that how this race-baiting game is going to be played? According to the president’s rhetoric, 67 percent of Ferguson’s police force must be black to be fair and representative.

I find the president’s inflammatory accusations to be an insult and racist.

I’m a proud lifelong Kentuckian. I’m a big University of Kentucky basketball fan. I’d say most people would agree that Kentucky basketball fans are the most loyal and fanatical fans in the nation. They deeply love UK basketball.

According to Obama, UK’s team must be fundamentally changed “to make sure their ranks are representative of the communities they serve” to be fair and representative of the Kentucky community. Think about how bizarre that statement is.

lorFR.AuSt_.79You see, Kentucky’s top ten players are all black. Kentucky is 89 percent white and 8 percent black. Do you see the problem? If Kentucky lived in Obama’s world, Kentucky’s top 10 players must consist of 9 white players and 1 black player just to be fair and representative.

Is anyone in Kentucky’s white community screaming for such a representation? Nope! Does that mean Kentuckians are not racist and don’t racially profile their team? Yep! Doesn’t that make Kentucky a color-blind society in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings? Yep! Doesn’t that make President Obama a profiling racist? Yep!

It’s scary to observe the world through the eyes of a race-baiting community organizer and professional agitater stuck in the 1960s. I’m thankful I live in Kentucky where people are judged on merit, not skin pigmentation.

I’m also glad Obama lives in Washington D.C. and considers Kentucky fly-over country. That’s right Mr. President, please keep flying over Kentucky, we don’t like racists in Kentucky. Did you see our basketball team is ranked #1 again? How are your numbers doing?


ROOT: Why Does Obama Hate Jews and African-Americans?

We all know Obama is a “hater.” It’s crystal clear from his comments about “fundamentally changing America” and of course his policies that have caused chaos and crisis in our economy and foreign policy…that Obama hates America.

We know from his actions and policies…including his statement “You didn’t build that” that he hates business owners.

We know from his statement about Middle America…that they “cling to their guns and Bibles”…that he has disdain for middle class Americans.

But you might be surprised to learn that he hates his own core supporters. What other conclusion can you draw when you hear the facts? On election day, two weeks ago, President Barack Obama got 89% support from black voters and 66% support from Jewish voters.

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Yet the facts I’m about to report indicate that Obama is out to hurt African Americans and Jews. This guy really is a world-class hater. He appears to hate everyone…at least everyone inside America. The question is why don’t African Americans and Jews see the truth that’s staring them right in the face? The question is why are African Americans and Jews voting against their own self-interest? Why are they voting for a guy committed to hurting them? As an American (and a Jew), I couldn’t think of a more dangerous or damaging plan towards African-Americans or Jews than the one being carried out by Obama.

Let’s start with black Americans, and let me be blunt. As a successful businessman, Obama’s plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will not greatly affect my life. However, it will it crush the lives of millions of poor and lower income black Americans, especially those striving and working hard to escape poverty and achieve the American dream.

After six years of Obama’s presidency, African-American unemployment is more than double that of whites. Obama’s policies haven’t provided jobs (obviously). But he has provided record levels of welfare, food stamps, disability and other handouts from government. Is this a man out to help you? With friends like that, who needs enemies? But I digress.

It’s about to get worse, far worse. Obama’s imminent amnesty plan will allow millions of illegal immigrants to compete for jobs at the lowest rung of the economic scale, a disproportionate number of whom are black Americans. With total disregard for their welfare, hopes, or dreams, Obama will snub his nose at all struggling lower-middle income Americans by allowing millions of uneducated, hard working, desperate-to-support-their-families illegal aliens to legally fight them for low wage jobs.

These illegal immigrants aren’t going to take the jobs of Obama’s liberal Ivy League friends. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his millionaire bundlers. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his billionaire limo-riding, private jet flying, Democratic donors. They pose no threat to Hollywood celebrities. Millions of illegal immigrants suddenly legalized will be taking low-wage jobs from black (and other lower income) Americans.

After Obama finishes his dirty illegal amnesty deed, black Americans will either have a hard time ever finding another job…or the wage pressure created by all these new job seekers means any black American with a low-wage job will never again see a raise. And, forget about young people, especially those without college degrees, ever finding employment at any wage.

Am I wrong? Well guess who agrees with me? Barack Obama himself. Obama wrote in his book, “The Audacity of Hope” that illegal immigration harms the wages of blue collar workers- especially black Americans; depresses wages; and strains the overburdened safety net. That’s what Senator Obama said in his own book in 2006.

So if Senator Obama understood the damage illegal immigration does to black Americans…why would now President Obama open the floodgates to illegal immigration? Why would President Obama want to harm blue-collar workers and depress wages? Is Obama a racist out to keep black Americans hopeless, helpless and dependent on crappy government checks for the rest of all time? I can’t tell you what’s in his heart. But I can tell you – Obama is no friend of black Americans.

The next time you walk into a voting booth remember it’s Obama and the entire liberal political establishment who stays in power by keeping their voters poor and dependent.

Now, let’s examine Obama’s treatment of Jewish Americans. Let me repeat- I am a member of that tribe. Israel’s right to exist is of paramount importance to most American Jews. The list is long of things Obama has said and done which indicate that he is no friend of Israel. Let’s start with his nonstop supportive rhetoric towards Palestinians and Israel’s other radical Muslim enemies…to demanding Israel withdraw to borders that would weaken her defenses…to threatening to withhold arms shipments to Israel unless Israel stops defending herself against terrorists shooting missiles into her residential neighborhoods…to fomenting the “Arab Spring” so that Israel is now surrounded by radical extremist regimes dedicated to her destruction…to publicly embarrassing Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu (Obama aides went so far as to recently call Netanyahu “a coward”).

And then, Obama is about to do the unthinkable- enter into a sham agreement that will allow Iran a nuclear weapon, which puts the lives of seven million Israeli Jews at great risk. Let that deed be on the hands of every Jewish voter who pulled the lever for Obama and his progressive cohorts.

Consider this.

Obama’s true feelings towards Jews and Israel can be summed up by his nomination of Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General. As a law student, Lynch was active in a radical group at Harvard Law School that each month brought in to speak, Jew-hating, pro terrorist radicals, dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Giving a platform to Jew haters like this, tells you all you need to know about the mindset of Obama. A history like that should automatically disqualify anyone from ever getting near the U.S. Justice Department, let alone running it.

Who would choose a person with Loretta Lynch’s background to run Justice? With friends like Obama, Jews don’t need enemies.

By the way, if a white conservative Republican supported policies that hurt blacks or Jews; that resulted in more than double black to white unemployment; that allowed in millions of competitors for the jobs of black Americans; or nominated someone to head the Justice Dept with that kind of an anti-semetic background, what would blacks and Jews say?

Folks, if someone hits and hurts you once, it might be a mistake. If they do it twice, perhaps it’s a coincidence. But if they attack and hurt you repeatedly it becomes clear it’s a purposeful pattern and you’re the target. It’s time to admit the other guy doesn’t like you.

So my message to black and Jewish Americans is simple:

It’s time to recognize that Obama isn’t on your side.


Obama announces his illegal executive action on immigration reform

Obama’s order will not give legal status for undocumented immigrants but a three-year delay for deportation proceedings. They will also not be eligible for subsidies under Obamacare or Social Security benefits. A key element of Obama’s plan is to instruct immigration authorities to target those undocumented immigrants who are dangerous rather than law-abiding undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and residents and others. Obama said authorities would go after “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a Mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.” White House leaders insist that Obama’s moves are deeply grounded in law and constitutional precedent, despite claims by Republicans that they represent an unlawful overreach of his authority as president and his oath of office. President Obama emphasized that undocumented workers broke the law and will be held accountable. Democrats insist that Obama’s moves were in line with immigration actions ordered by presidents, including Reagan and George H.W. Bush, for years. The changes that Obama announced, however, fall far short of the reforms that could be enacted were Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill. House Republicans have passed around a letter calling upon House leadership to block funding for the implementation of current or future executive actions that would create additional work permits and green cards.   Read More at Examiner.com


The Obama Administration did not ask ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX to air Immigration announcement

President Obama speaking at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in 2013.

President Obama speaking at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in 2013.

ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX were not asked to air President Obama’s primetime announcement on immigration policy, but Univision will break away from their airing of the Latin Grammy Awards to broadcast. Is Obama specifically catering to who will “want” to listen to Amnesty talk?

Here is a video aired on Fox News “Fox and Friends” of the President speaking about what he can and cannot do with his power regarding executive order:

So, tonight as President Obama delivers his address on his planned executive actions concerning immigration reform, don’t be surprised to see very low ratings. More people would rather be watching their primetime shows like The Big Bang Theory or Bones than listen to a man talk about how he is the only person able to “fix” our complex issues.

Obama’s 8 p.m. Eastern time announcement will come at the start of the second hour of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday on Spanish-language TV network Univision.

President Obama may not be able to win over the networks anymore, but at least his Spanish audience may appreciate his football spike.


Is Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes a racist?

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The media and Democrats, like Alison Lundergan Grimes, continually claim Republicans want Jim Crow discrimination laws to return. Jim Crow is just code language for being a racist. Even Republicans, like U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi, have no problem calling fellow Republicans racists.

Last night I thought an unthinkable thought. What if Democrats, like Grimes, are really racists who manipulate blacks for votes. If I had to prove that charge, how would I do it? Here are three points I would make:

1. Grimes screams that voter ID laws are racist, but she refuses to address all the other ID laws that “disenfranchise” minorities. Why the hypocrisy? Grimes refers to voter ID laws as, “… a resurrection of Jim Crows laws, in essence what I equate to a poll tax.” If Grimes believes her own rhetoric, why hasn’t she been screaming about photo ID laws disenfranchising minorities from participating in these activities:

  • buying decongestants,
  • flying,
  • employment,
  • unemployment
  • alcohol purchases,
  • buying nail polish at CVS
  • driving,
  • casinos,
  • banking, mortgages
  • hotel rooms,
  • marriage,
  • hunting,
  • fishing,
  • rental cars,
  • food stamps,
  • adoption, even pet adoptions
  • Social Security,
  • Medicare,
  • Medicaid,

Why doesn’t someone ask Grimes why she wants to disenfranchise minorities, without photo IDs, from buying cough medicine for their sick children? Why does she want minority children to suffer just because their parents are too poor to obtain an ID? Where’s her outrage and compassion for “her” constituents? If Grimes was a Republican, she would be labeled a racist for not caring about the plight of minorities.

2. Why does Grimes refuse to say she voted for the first black president of the United States in 2008 and 2012 and why does she refuse to be seen with him at the same lunch counter? Does Grimes consider President Obama the invisible man because he’s black and almost 90% of Kentucky is white? Is she invoking white privilege? Is she promoting her own Jim Crow laws for her campaign and disenfranchising the first black president of the United States? If Grimes was a Republican, she would be labeled a racist for refusing to be seen with a black man.

As a white man, I was embarrassed when I watched Grimes deny President Obama during her Louisville-Courier Editorial Board interview. She sounded like Peter denying Jesus three times. Was race the reason?

While she refuses to associate with Obama, Grimes welcomes the white traveling Clintons to Kentucky to aid in her campaign. Bill Clinton was the only elected president to be impeached, disbarred, lied to a grand jury and lied to the American people.

Bill (War on Women) Clinton understandably cheated on his wife with Gennifer Flowers, Sally Perdue and Monica Lewinsky. Juanita Broaddrick claims she was raped by Clinton. Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey claimed they were sexually harassed. Clinton has attacked more women than Baltimore Raven Ray Rice. The War on Women soldiers want Rice charged with war crimes, however, Grimes wants to campaign with Clinton. I don’t get it either!

Hillary is just as morally corrupt as Bill. Shortly after the Clinton’s took office, she fired the entire White House travel office (Travelgate). She replaced the travel office with her Hollywood friends, Harry and Susan Thomason. In true Clinton corruption style, she ordered a fake FBI investigation on the head of the travel office, Billy Dale, to cover the real reason why she fired the entire office. Dale was acquitted but damn near went bankrupt.

Hillary has lied to the parents of four patriots assassinated in Benghazi about why they were killed. She claimed it was an anti-Muslim video. It was Islamic Extremists. Hillary also mocked blacks during her campaign by performing a demeaning black impersonation.

Grimes rejects the first black president of the United States because she disagrees with maybe 5% of his policies, but she embraces the unethical and immoral Clintons. Why? Racism is the only conclusion.

3. Why doesn’t Grimes want minorities to “enjoy” the right to participate in Democrats number one sacrament – abortions? Yes, teens seeking an abortion must produce a photo ID. Why doesn’t Grimes scream about disenfranchising minorities from abortion? Her own words validate the fact that it’s an undue burden for minorities to acquire an ID. Why must minority teens go into alleys and use coat hangers instead of visiting a “compassionate” abortionist like Dr. Kermit (storing aborted babies’ feet in a jar) Gosnell.

Planned Parenthood’s website states, “Teens must prove their age by bringing one of the following: a state issued photo ID; driver’s license; passport, green card or certificate of naturalization; or school ID with birth.” Is Planned Parenthood a racist group as well? They endorse Grimes and are sending her donations. Why did she accept money from a Jim Crow organization? Why does she only care about minorities during elections? Racism is the only answer.

Ms. Grimes, how does it feel to be treated like a Republican? Racism is an evil charge, but by your definition of racism, you and the Democratic Party are guilty as charged.


Jeffrey Goldberg of Atlantic claims WH official called Bibi Netenyahu “chickens**t”

Jeffrey Goldberg, in-house anti-Israel journalist for The Atlantic, gleefully put together this piece describing his encounter with a White House official who called Bibi Netanyahu “chickenshit.” Par for the course for a man who is signing deals with Iran, losing to ISIS, and driving members of his own party away from him during the election campaigns.  Jeffrey can officially give himself a big fat pat on the back now that his latest article will certainly encourage more worldwide antisemitism thus putting his own fellow Jews in harms way.  Way to go, Jeffrey!

There is one problem with this comment from Jeffrey.  No Obama official has been identified.  Is it possible Jeffrey is lying to push his own anti-Israel sentiment because he’s against settlement building?  Why would Jeffrey say this without providing proof or name unless he has his own disdain for the newly announced building in East Jerusalem and the creation of new homes in the settlements?  It is certainly suspect to me.  Unless Jeffrey is willing to be a journalist that exudes integrity, I’m not going to believe one word he says.  Not that anyone in the White House doesn’t call Israel every name in the book.  The Atlantic has a duty to divulge the name of this person because the public has a right to know if this is true. Jeffrey blamed the “junior” Netanyahu for being at fault for the breakdown of the relationship cherished by many prior presidents before Obama. The insult of calling Prime Minister Netanyahu “junior’ exemplifies Jeffrey’s abhorrent hatred for the man who attended MIT and has been in leadership roles throughout his entire career.  Unlike President Obama, who has never held a real job a day in his life let alone wear a clown outfit in a circus performance.

The only Democrat who was extremely supportive and loving toward Israel was President John F. Kennedy, who without hesitation, told Jewish leaders “my door will always be open to you.”  Not only did JFK keep his promise, he was the first president to help Israel get started on their weapons defense systems and sell them the arms they needed to defend its existence.  Jeffrey ought to take a page out of history and learn what a real Democrat president did to defend Israel instead of a chickenshit Marxist community organizer from Chicago.

“The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.

This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors, and is yet another sign that relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have moved toward a full-blown crisis. The relationship between these two administrations— dual guarantors of the putatively “unbreakable” bond between the U.S. and Israel—are now the worst they’ve ever been, and they stand to get significantly worse after the November midterm elections. By next year, the Obama administration may actually withdraw diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, but even before that, both sides are expecting a showdown over Iran, should an agreement be reached about the future of its nuclear program.

The fault for this breakdown in relations can be assigned in good part to the junior partner in the relationship, Netanyahu, and in particular, to the behavior of his cabinet. Netanyahu has told several people I’ve spoken to in recent days that he has “written off” the Obama administration, and plans to speak directly to Congress and to the American people should an Iran nuclear deal be reached. For their part, Obama administration officials express, in the words of one official, a “red-hot anger” at Netanyahu, for pursuing settlement policies on the West Bank, and building policies in Jerusalem, that they believe have fatally undermined Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace process.”  – Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic


Ohio State Senator introduces bill to rename Cincinnati Highway to ‘Barack Obama Norwood Lateral’

Cincinnati, OH – Barack Obama won Hamilton County twice and was re-elected to a second term, just as President Ronald Reagan was. This is enough for one State Senator Eric Kearney (D–Cincinnati) to warrant the honor and recognition of naming a highway after the current Commander-in-Chief.

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State Sen. Eric Kearney

Kearney, a Democrat representing the 9th District introduced a bill on Thursday to rename a portion of State Route 562 between I-75 and I-71 in Cincinnati also known as the Norwood Lateral. It would be the second highway in Hamilton County named after a president.

President Obama, like President Reagan, won Hamilton County twice and was a two-term president, Kearney said in a statement. “President Obama’s presidency is historic and deserving of a lasting recognition.

President Obama and his administration have presided over the Benghazi attacks, Fort Hood “work place violence” attack, the IRS scandal, Operation Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, NSA and their overreach, Obamacare, Eric Holder, spying on the press, droning American citizens, Hillary Clinton, Solyndra, Border insecurity, Eric Holder, closing down of monuments and scenic overlooks, author of “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it”, Healthcare.gov, Eric Holder, Russia and Mr. Putin, Timothy Geithner, VA scandal, fudged unemployment numbers to win re-election, the burning of the Middle East, and now the Ebola fiasco. This list is not all encompassing, but this State Senator believes President Obama deserves to have a highway named after him? Yeah about that.

WCPO reports: Cincinnati residents have mixed opinions on the idea.

“I think it’s crazy,” said resident Lisa Phelps. “It has always been Norwood Lateral. Why change it?”

Resident Raymond Kelly said he loved the idea and called it “a good thing.”

“I think they should give (Obama) that recognition,” Kelly said. “He needs it. He deserves it.”

Republican Norwood Mayor Tom Williams spoke out against the bill writing to Hamilton County Board of Commissioners President Chris Monzel (R), “I, in no uncertain terms, vehemently oppose the change of the name of the Norwood Lateral… I hope to receive your support in this matter.”

Kearney represents Ohio’s 9th district, which includes parts of Cincinnati, St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Norwood, Golf Manor, Hollydale, Columbia Township, Silverton and Springfield Township.

If the bills passes, the Norwood Lateral could soon become the “Barack Obama Norwood Lateral”.

No word at this time whether or not Democrats will choose to avoid this stretch of highway if it bears the President’s name.


What’s more toxic to America – Ebola or Obama?

From my commentaries the last few weeks at Blaze, it’s clear I’m concerned about a potential Ebola pandemic inside America. Nonetheless Ebola is a worry about a potential problem. A theoretical problem. No one knows yet how much damage Ebola can do to America.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, in Atlanta, Ga.
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On the other hand, we have already experienced the damage, destruction and pain of President Barack Obama. Let’s compare Ebola to Obama.

Ebola– so far, 1 dead and 2 nurses infected.

Obama- almost 50 million Americans on food stamps (15 percent of the U.S. population); 108 million on welfare or other entitlement programs; an all-time record number on disability and Medicaid; and $3.7 trillion spent on welfare over the past five years under Obama.

Ebola– the healthcare, decontamination and security costs for Ebola are frightening. But so far there are only a handful of patients. Ebola is with us for weeks, or months. Then it’s gone.

Obama– the $7 trillion in debt added by Obama (so far) will cause decades of pain for American consumers and taxpayers, damage middle class quality of life, and reduce U.S. economic growth for many generations to come.

Ebola– threatens to damage various sectors of the economy, but no one knows how bad it might be.

Obama– already destroyed economy. Over 92 million working age Americans are not working; there are 10 million less Americans working than the day Obama took office (even though the population is dramatically higher); we now have the lowest workforce participation rate in recorded history.

Ebola– this dreadful virus might overwhelm US healthcare system and result in higher health insurance premiums to pay for the massive cost.

Obama– no guesswork needed. The facts are in. Obamacare has already wrecked the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically increased our premium costs. Premiums were up more in the past year than in the prior eight yearsCOMBINED.

But the worst is yet to come- rates are goingeven higher in 2015. And a second round of health insurance cancellation notices are going out right now.

Ebola– this virus has no known interaction with the IRS. It never came after me personally.

Obama– used IRS to try to destroy conservative donors and critics. I’m a witness. The White House clearly ordered the IRS to try to destroy me not once, but twice. Judicial Watch demanded the IRS hand over all documents related to my case. The IRS had 30 days- BY LAW- to comply. That was 15 months ago. The IRS has broken the law of the United States for well over a year to cover up for the crimes of Obama.

Ebola– doesn’t sell guns to anyone.

Obama– in the “Fast and Furious scandal” the Obama administration sold guns to Mexican drug lords that killed or wounded over 300 Mexican citizens– plus a US border agent. So far that’s approximately 300 more deaths and injuries than Ebola has caused in North America.

Ebola– doesn’t trade deserters for 5 Jihadi terrorist murderers.

Obama- demoralizes U.S. military by making that unimaginable trade; cuts size of military dramatically; sends 4000 troops into Ebola Zone (with only four hours of Ebola training); and purges more generals than any president in history.

Ebola– never infected a single person at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

Obama– allegedly traded arms to Muslim rebels that led to deaths of four American heroes at Benghazi; ignored pleas from our Ambassador for more security; denied a rescue mission while our heroes were under vicious attack; then covered up the tragedy by blaming it on obscure movie no one in Middle East ever watched.

Ebola– doesn’t steal my money or regulate me out of business.

Obama– put in place the single biggest tax increase (Obamacare) in history. Even worse, he has proposed the most tax increases in history that never passed- 442. Worst of all, Obama is the No. 1 regulator in U.S. history (passing a higher quantity and cost of regulations than any president ever).

Ebola– so far has not affected the border.

Obama– has crippled border security. He has left our Southern border completely unsecured from massive waves of illegal immigrants desperate for cradle to grave entitlements; diseases like TB, Enterovirus and of course Ebola; and terrorist cells who could cross our wide open border and unleash a devastating 9/11-style attack on U.S. soil.

Ebola– so far poses no threat to Israel and has left the Middle East untouched.

Obama– his policies have endangered the security of Israel, and led to the “Arab Spring” that toppled dictators friendly to America, leaving the Middle East under attack from radical groups like ISIS.

Add it up.

Ebola is a terrible threat. But so far, it is only a threat.

Obama is toxic. Obama has had a devastating effect upon America’s economy, healthcare system, national interests and reputation across the globe.

Ebola might give us a punch in gut.

Obama could be fatal.


Massive Historic GOP Landslide is Coming

The GOP is about to win another historic landslide- similar to the one I predicted publicly in 2010. Back then, I predicted the GOP would win over 60 Congressional seats. The experts said I was crazy. I wasn’t. The GOP won 63 seats.

Another historic tidal wave is coming in November. Democrats will be wiped out. It’s all breaking wrong for Obama and the Democrats.

How bad is it breaking? The government just last week announced fantastic economic news- 244,000 jobs created in the month of September. No one cares. In the latest CNBC poll- after hearing that news- American’s confidence in Obama’s economic policies dropped to all-time lows of 24%.

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Considering Obama has the unwavering support of blacks and almost perfect support of other minorities (Latinos, gays, single mothers, etc) that means Obama’s support among the rest of America must be near Z-E-R-O. Outside of black voters, Obama has the least support of any President in U.S. history.

The reasons why are simple. Even the greatest salesmen in political history eventually wears out his welcome when the consumers try the product and it’s a rip-off. At that point, no one believes a word you say. At that point, no amount of poetry, propaganda or fancy salesmanship can save the deal. All credibility is gone.

America is a mess. The borders are wide open. Illegal immigration is out of control. Illegal children are being sent to schools across this country- thereby risking the spread of diseases such as TB or the deadly childhood illness Enterovirus.

Then there’s Ebola. Obama’s response to Ebola has been disastrous. He has done nothing to secure the border with Mexico. He has refused to ban incoming flights from African countries where Ebola is raging. And sending over 3000 U.S. troops into harms way into that same “Ebola hot zone” is reckless and fruitless. Thousands of soldiers could become exposed and bring Ebola home to America.

Then there’s terrorism and ISIS. A new CBS poll shows voters give the GOP a 21-point advantage over Democrats on the issue of terrorism. Worse, a plurality of voters say Obama’s policies has made the country less safe.

Of course there’s nothing that hits home more than the economy. Voters finally understand that there is no “recovery”- no matter how many times Obama and his socialist cabal claim it to be true. Voters know there are no jobs, no matter what the jobs report claims. All they have to do is look around. No amount of propaganda can change what they see with their own eyes.

Want proof? The government’s own JOLT report came out on Tuesday. It says that monthly hiring has plummeted. Dropped off a cliff.

It was down 294,000 positions last month- that’s the worst drop since 2010…and the third worst number since the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.

So now I ask you…how could there be good news about jobs created…at the same time the government’s own report shows a severe halt to hiring? Somebody’s cooking the books folks. How can there be jobs if there’s no hiring?

But I’ve saved the most important reason for a GOP landslide for last- Obamacare.

Last week was the one year anniversary of Obamacare. It’s a date that will live in infamy. It’s no longer a theory. It’s reality. Middle class America knows first hand what a failure and disaster it is. Meaning Obama’s lies are rendered meaningless.

Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance. Millions more have seen massive unaffordable increases. Millions more have seen their jobs cut from full-time to part-time. Funny how none of these facts have made it into the mainstream media.

Take this author and small businessman for example. My family’s health insurance has gone from $500 per month to $1,700 per month thanks to Obamacare. But my fun was just beginning. Because the tripling of my rates wasn’t the worst part. In July my family received a notice from Aetna that our insurance was being cancelled. The reason? Because of the mandates of Obamacare, Aetna can no longer afford to insure my family for $1,700 per month.

What will the new rate be? $2000 per month? $2500 per month? Will they charge me $30,000 per year (before taxes) to provide health coverage for a family that has never experienced a major illness?

The lives of average middle class Americans are being ruined by Obamacare. Since the average income in America is about $50,000 per year, how will anyone afford $20,000 or $25,000 or $30,000 insurance bills? You think people are panicking across America? You’re damn right they are. 

But the disaster of Obamacare is about more than dramatic rate increases. It’s about the destruction of full-time jobs. Obamacare has turned America into a nation of part-time jobs.

Into the fray – enter WalMart. America’s biggest employer just announced they are ending healthcare benefits for part-time employees. WalMart employees over 1.3 million Americans.

Obamacare is a tragedy for middle class Americans. Like the title of my new book, it is “The Murder of the Middle Class.” The lives of millions of middle class Americans- many of them independent voters, or blue dog Democrats- have been damaged badly. They are angry and they will take it out on Obama and the Democratic Party this November.

A historic landslide is forming. My prediction is that most every close race will break the way of the GOP in the closing days. Republicans will take control of the Senate and expand their advantage in the House by as much as a double digit seat increase (once thought impossible).

If Obama thinks the news about ISIS, Ebola and the economy is bad, wait until he sees the headlines the day after the election.


Mitt Romney delivers a zinger on President Obama

At a rally for GOP Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst on Sunday, former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tells the audience that because he is not running for any office, he is able to say whatever he wants. He finally opens up and allows the reality of what is going on around us dictate a comical response about President Obama.

Watch as he tells a joke he heard from a family member summarizing the presidency of Barack Obama:


OBAMA THREATENS ISRAEL AGAIN

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Hillel said “”If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?”  He was one of the greatest of Jewish sages who cared deeply for his fellow Jew.  He was born to a wealthy family.  He came to Jerusalem without the financial support of his family and supported himself as a woodcutter.  It has been said that he lived in such great poverty he was unable to pay the fee to study Torah.  Because of that, his fee was abolished.  He was kind, gentle and had genuine concern for his fellow man.  The famous quote above is from Pirkei Avos (Ethics of the Fathers, a tractate from the Mishnah.  Hillel also coined the famous quote used in Schindler’s List “he who saves a life saves the world entire.

In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg and The Atlantic, Obama decided to act as leading Talmud scholar and lecture Bibi Netenyahu on Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avos).  Funny thing is, he left out the entire FIRST line of Hillel’s famous quote.  Let’s break it down: “If I am not for myself clearly states personal responsibility.  A task Barack Obama is very unfamiliar with.  Who will be for me?  That means who will take care of me.  We all know who takes care of Obama’s bills.  We The People take care of him, his vacations, golf outings, and fancy parties at the White House.  Obama doesn’t want to be reminded that he has never done an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay any time in his adult life.  Obama quotes half of Hillel.  The half that applies to his life.  The arrogance of this President is breathtaking.

Bibi comes from a very well-respected family where both parents resided in the home.  He attended Cheltenham High School (my alma mater).  Upon graduating High School he went back to Israel and entered the Israeli Defense Forces where he served in an elite unit of the IDF.

Barack Obama came from a broken home.  His father was a womanizer who fathered other children.  He was raised by his grandparents in Hawaii in opulence and privilege.  Barack was a lazy student.  He smoked marijuana in high school and college.  He sought out radicals while Bibi Netenyahu was defending the state of Israel with honor and courage. Barack Obama got into Columbia and Harvard through affirmative actions.  NOTHING HE has done was by his own merit.  Bibi Netenyahu graduated MIT by his own accomplishments.

Obama used anti Israel language “permanent occupation of the West Bank.  There is no reason for him to harass  Israel over and over again.  There are 140,000 dead Syrians at the hands of Assad, but the West Bank is occupied by its owners; the Jews.  There are gays being hung by cranes in Iran but Israel is the problem in the Middle East. Note to President Obama;  you can’t steal what is already yours. He wants a swift resolution.  There is no resolution to make peace with people who want Israel judenrein: rid of Jews.  Judea and Samaria ARE Israel.  We were given the name Jews BECAUSE we have dwelled in Judea for thousands of years.

President Obama, what do you propose to do with eight million Jews who live in Israel?  Would you like them to go back to Brooklyn?  Perhaps they should go back to a virulent antisemitic Europe where hatred and twisted fate awaits them?   Maybe the Ukraine would be ideal for you.  The Jews are facing very tough times during this crisis with Russia.

Barack Obama never tells Machmoud Abbas he must accept Israel’s existence and her right to defend herself. This funder of terrorism has been given a pass since the day Richard Gere came on our television sets and proudly reported elections were taking place in Palestine and for them to vote on American networks.

President Obama claims he says the same thing in private to Prime Minister Netenyahu as he does in public.  He threatens him with an increase of Palestinian and Arab Israeli growth of population.  Nowhere in Jeffrey Goldberg’s article does he acknowledge the growth of a vibrant Jewish population. He won’t even acknowledge it. It’s as if he wishes the Jews of Israel away with a wave of his hand. Obama said that allowing a bigger population of Palestinians is the greatest gift he could give Israelis.  No sir, it is the greatest threat to Israeli security we could ever imagine. Bibi Netenyahu will speak at AIPAC while Obama will not be making an appearance. THANK THE LORD.

His delusions of grandeur are chilling to the bone.  They should send chills down everyone’s spine.  We are seeing an ever increase of an erratic anti-Israel President.  My friends, it is time to acknowledge what so many Americans are afraid to say; our President of the United States of America is an avowed antisemite.


Mark Levin’s Idea to Explain the Obama Economy

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Mark Levin, a popular conservative radio talk show host and author of “The Liberty Amendments” has an awesome idea for Republicans. He lays out a scenario for how to explain the Obama economy in a large assembly room. The Democrat Party has always made issues to be very personal in order to reach the hearts of voters rather than both their hearts and their minds. It is time for Republicans to start pressing on the important issues and stop running from the liberal media and the Obama watchdog service.

President Obama has received a free pass on every single failure of his presidency because of the protection from the liberal media. Five years in, President Obama’s “recovery” is still the worst in American history. No jobs. 50 Million on food stamps. The Labor Participation rate is at a 35-year low. Our enemies are laughing at us. Our foreign policy is a joke. Our President never knows what is going on as he finds out about things when we do. We have four dead Americans in Benghazi. Obamacare. IRS. NSA. DOJ. Wiretaps. James Rosen. Fast & Furious. Scandal after scandal with nothing done about it & nobody held accountable. Our President & his entire administration are a joke.

Obama’s policies are killing our economy. They have failed. The media will not tell you this of course. To admit Obama and his policies have failed is to admit liberalism has failed, and that is something our media will go bankrupt before doing.

There is no chance in hell they would treat a Republican president in this manner. Ask George W. Bush.


Viewership Declines for Obama’s State of the Union

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From Media Bistro:

According to Nielsen, 33.3 million viewers watched the President’s fifth State of the Union address across 13 networks, down from 33.5 million viewers last year. It was the lowest audience for the State of the Union since Bill Clinton delivered the address in 2000.

The networks carrying the address live were CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2.

Fox News won the night on cable, pulling in more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined during the speech.

Read more here.


President Obama Praises Iran in SOTU

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President Obama gave his first State of the Union address of 2014. Once again, he took the opportunity to put responsibility on Israel to make concessions, painful concessions for a peace agreement that will never exist or be recognized by the Palestinians.

The Obama Administration is lying to the American people that they are supporting Israel’s achievement to be recognized by the Palestinians.  He is lying when he says he wants a secure Israel.  He spoke about bringing our troops home, but he wants to put troops on the border in the Jordan Valley.  This will severely limit Israel’s right to defend herself.

Here is the comment he made, putting Israel on the spot AGAIN:    “As we speak, American diplomacy is supporting Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in difficult but necessary talks to end the conflict there; to achieve dignity and an independent state for Palestinians, and lasting peace and security for the State of Israel – a Jewish state that knows America will always be at their side.”

Senators Robert Menendez (NJ) and Mark Kirk (IL) have written the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act of 2013 with approximately 60 co-sponsors of the bill. Both Democrats and Republicans support putting sanctions back on Iran which were working before President Obama decided that diplomacy with a maniacal Jew hating regime would heal the planet and tame the ocean waters.  While I vehemently disagree with Senator Menendez on almost everything politically, Senator Menendez is a hawk and a staunch supporter of Israel and her right to exist and defend herself.   He is an outspoken defender of Israel’s existence, more so than some Democrat Jewish members of the House and the Senate. We know the Republicans stand together in support of Israel.  That is a given.  This bill does more than put sanctions back on Iran. It also puts the President in his place from his interference in the sanctions, as they were finally starting to work. Now, we can only imagine the progression Iran is reaching in their goal to finish their weapon, which is made to destroy Israel and the United States.

President Obama personally said any bill that comes to his desk to put sanctions back on Iran, he will veto it. I saw the look on Senator Menendez’s face, and it was one of anger. For the sake of national security he thinks diplomacy will work?  Comparing Kennedy and Reagan’s abilities to defy all odds against an armed Soviet Union to his own failures is a slap in the face to their memory.

President Obama is deluding himself if he thinks Iran will willingly give up their nuclear weapons program whose intent is to destroy Israel.  He said he will stand ready to implement more sanctions if Iran’s leaders do not seize the opportunity for diplomatic talks. I say let Obama own what he said last night. We the people will hold him accountable for his own words and actions.


WATCH LIVE: State of the Union Address – “I Have a Pen”

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Grab your mugs, bottles, and shot glasses! The State of the Union address will be delivered tonight by President Obama at 9PM EST. Will he apologize to the American people for the failure of Obamacare and for our struggling economy? Don’t bet your food stamps on it. What you will hear from the President is that we are still recovering and Americans need help. He will discuss income inequality and inform us all that since Congress fails to act , he will use executive orders to accomplish what his agenda. He will speak about the minimum wage and educate us all on why he must raise it to boost our economy.

What does the president have going for him as he prepares to address the nation? Low expectations. After suffering from a severe case of scandalitis in 2013 and poor poll numbers, he will dive right into campaign mode. We do know that he does that very well. Not even a terrorist attack will stop him from begging for money.

President Obama will focus on income inequality and a hike in the minimum wage, but what you shouldn’t expect is for him to address the root causes of our stagnant economy. Sure, he will bring up that he is open to working with Congress on new ideas, but he will attempt to drive home to the American people that he knows what’s best for us. He will explain to us that Congress has failed us and he is our last hope to close the gap between the rich and the poor.

“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”

The State of the Union is simply a policy address. President Obama will tell us that his policies would work if it weren’t for a gridlocked Congress or those evil Republicans standing in the way of “progress”. Jobs would be created and employers would magically start hiring again if it weren’t for those evil Republicans. This is an address in an attempt of protecting the Democratic majority in the Senate. This is the State of the Democrats address. The president knows that if Democrats lose control in 2014, that could significantly complicate his policy agenda. The president will more than likely try to distance himself from an unpopular Congress and promise to use executive orders to implement some of his priorities.

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Get your popcorn and drinks ready. Have your drinking game rules handy and remember that President Obama has indeed kept one key promise. He said that he would fundamentally transform America. We are seeing that.

If you’re on social media tonight, hash tags for the address are #YouLie and #SOTU.

Watch the #SOTU address LIVE here:


 

You can watch a response from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), which will be broadcast on YouTube, on the Tea Party Express channel. 2016 Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will deliver a response as well on his channel.