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If You Hate America, Then Leave

Joan Swirsky gets it right in her article:  The President Who Hates His Country

In just the first 100-days of his tenure, Obama’s words and actions have demonstrated that he is no friend of the country he leads. This is only a smattering of what happened on his recent three-continent trip abroad and to Mexico:

  • In France, Obama told his audience that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.
  • In Prague, Obama – in true utopian-kindergarten fashion – pledged “with conviction” that America will “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” In other words, destroy big bad America’s ability to defend itself!
  • In London, Obama made clear that the world’s financial wealth was no longer made by those inferior leaders Roosevelt and Churchill, effectively ceding America’s leading role in creating and sharing wealth to nations that have never measured up to our country’s bountiful generosity or spirit of free-market entrepreneurship.
  •  In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama sat passively while the Marxist Chavez handed him an American-bashing book and delivered another revile-America speech, while never once rising to defend our country.
  • In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama again sat passively while the Marxist Ortega blamed the United States for a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America, again emitting not a whisper of defense on our country’s behalf.
  • In Turkey, Obama said – incredibly and inaccurately – that America was not a Christian nation.
  • And in his recent trip to Mexico, Obama said that the escalating border violence was essentially America’s fault

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This is something that has been talked about very briefly by the press last month.  This is a very important issue.. why you ask?  How a person thinks or believes is how they will act and in this case how they will govern.  If America should apologize for defending it’s country, then Obama won’t act , at least not in a timely matter, when it needs to be defended most of all.  If America should be blamed for another country’s drug and violence problems, then he doesn’t recognize the true depth of the problem.  If America is not a christian nation, when 70% are, then he is out of touch with the people who put him in office.  I bet he wouldn’t sit there and  say nothing if a marxist was speaking badly of his wife.  His job is to defend America and he took an oath to uphold the constituion of the United States.  If he feels or believes differently he should step down.

 

Waterboarding used on U.S. Military as part of TRAINING.

Part of some U.S. military training is the SERE program, which they use waterboarding, as a one reader of CNSNews.com commented:  

I underwent SERE training in the Air Force at Fairchild AFB during the Viet Nam era with no adverse issues. I subsequently completed 300 combat missions and a 23 year career. I suspect nobody on Obama’s staff today could complete 24 hours of SERE without whining to the ACLU. And we expect these people to defend us? Gimmme a break!

A CNSNews.com article:

One of the previously classified Justice Department memos detailing CIA interrogation techniques that was released by Obama last week revealed that waterboarding was routinely used in the training some U.S. military personnel.

The waterboarding took place in the SERE program, an acronym for “Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape.” The formerly classified memos were prepared by the Justicie Department to advise the CIA on the legality of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation that included waterboarding.

An August 2002 memo on CIA interrogation tactics used on some captured al Qaeda terrorists  said the “same techniques” continued to be used on some U.S. military personnel during SERE training.
 
Those “same techniques” included waterboarding, according to the memo. The memo further stated that waterboarding had a “near 100 percent” effectiveness rate in extracting information from trainees, while no soldiers were harmed physically or psychologically by it.

“The mission [of SERE] is to train military members to survive an isolation event,” said Kathleen Jabs, spokeswoman for the U.S. Joint Forces Command, the division of the Defense Department that oversees the SERE program. “It could be a full range of things.”

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Our Children are Our Future

Why does the Obama  Administration hate children? Why would I say that?  Here are three reasons on the record as to why Obama and others in his administration are lying to the American people when he claims he is for families and children.

  • Abortion – No matter your view on abortion , there is no dispute that Obama has the most radical voting record in favor of it.  According to Fact Check

CBN Correspondent David Brody: Real quick, the born alive infant protection act. I gotta tell you that’s the one thing I get a lot of emails about and it’s just not just from Evangelicals, it about Catholics, Protestants, main – they’re trying to understand it because there was some literature put out by the National Right to Life Committee. And they’re basically saying they felt like you misrepresented your position on that bill.

Obama: Let me clarify this right now.

Brody: Because it’s getting a lot of play.

Obama:
Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported which was to say that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe vs. Wade.

Who’s “Lying?”


NRLC objects. They point to evidence that SB 1082, the bill Obama voted against in committee, was amended to contain a “neutrality clause” that is identical to one contained in the federal law. (The Illinois government’s legislative information Web site shows the proposed amendment, but doesn’t give results for votes in committee. NRLC’s documents show that the amendment was adopted.) Since he voted against the state bill, NRLC says,
his claimed worry about Roe v. Wade is a smokescreen, intended to cover up his unconcern with the protection of infant lives.
In the NRLC white paper, Legislative Director Douglas Johnson writes that Obama “really did object to a bill merely because it defended the proposition, ‘A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law.’ And it is that reality that he now desperately wants to conceal from the eyes of the public.”

NRLC posted documents – which are so far undisputed – showing that  Amendment 001 was adopted in committee and added the following text: “Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born alive as defined in this Section.” That wording matches exactly the comparable provision in the federal law.

  • Education

Killing the voucher program in D.C. the flip flop.  According to CBS news in an article in March.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insinuated today that President Obama will reverse a provision in the omnibus spending bill to terminate school vouchers for underprivileged students in Washington, D.C.

The president signed the $410 billion dollar omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2009 this afternoon. It includes a provision that lets funding for the city’s school voucher program to expire at the end of the 2010 school year. The program allows about 1,700 mostly low-income and minority students to attend private schools as an alterative to the struggling D.C. public school system.

The Senate voted 50 to 39 Tuesday to reject a Republican-sponsored amendment to the spending bill which would have extended the voucher program beyond the 2009-2010 school year.

News on how good these programs are and the statistics were hidden at the time democrats voted to kill this bill see Real Clear Politics article

  • Fiscal Child Abuse

While there is no doubt that the  Bush Administration spent a tremendous amount during his entire Presidency of 8 years , there is no doubt the unprecedented spending that his administration has passed in under 3 months.  Here are some figures from the bipartisan CBO :

From Fact Check

A Page from the Bush Playbook
In 2006, we criticized President Bush for bragging about reducing “nondefense discretionary spending” without mentioning that overall spending had increased dramatically. Obama is adopting at least that page of the Bush playbook. He said:

Obama: [A]s a percentage of gross domestic product, we are reducing non-defense discretionary spending to its lowest level since the ’60s, lower than it was under Reagan, lower than it was under Clinton, lower than it was under Bush, or both Bushes.

Even if Obama’s claim were accurate, it would be misleading. Nondefense discretionary spending amounts to just under 20 percent of total spending in Obama’s 2010 budget proposal. It excludes military spending, homeland security spending and rapidly rising “mandatory” spending including Social Security and Medicare.

If $1.3 trillion is the starting point, it is roughly accurate to say that Obama is proposing to cut the figure in half. CBO’s most recent projections of Obama’s budget put the deficit in fiscal 2013 (the last budget that would come from Obama’s current term in office) at $672 billion. That’s a 48 percent reduction from $1.3 trillion. The reduction would be even greater under the more optimistic projections from his own Office of Management and Budget. OMB projects the deficit will be about $533 billion in fiscal 2013, amounting to a cut of 59 percent.

However, both OMB and CBO predict that deficits would begin to shoot up again after the initial four-year period. OMB predicts a rise to $712 billion in 2019, and CBO forecasts a much sharper rise, reaching more than $1 trillion in fiscal 2018 and nearly $1.19 trillion in 2019 – about the same amount Obama inherited upon entering office.

Some charts to see  More HERE

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

Contrary to popular belief and to the statements of President Obama, there was hardly an “investment deficit” by the government over the last 8 years. Obama is merely doubling down on Bush’s expansive spending programs across the board, including the budget, bailouts, and public debt. Is this change, or just more of the same?  Maybe the media and vetters of Obama should have asked what “change” meant.

Click here for a chart of spending from the CBO (Congressional Budget Office)

Rewarding Failure

We have all heard the stories and outrage about the banks, AIG and rewarding failure.   The CEO of GM was ultimately fired and people across these “failed” companies are gone.   But what about “failed” government?

Has anyone in government been held accountable for the mistakes that have been made?  Several state governments are in the red, while some have a surplus.  If the government were a private sector business there would, at the very least, be a change in the way they do business or people would be fired.

I have a solution to the so called stimulus and not rewarding failure and it takes only three things:

1.  The stimulus money goes to the states based on population, and $5,000 is given to each man, woman and child.

2.  Any state that is in the red is required to hire a business consultant to advise them on what needs to be done to get them out of the red.  They obviously aren’t doing a good job running their business (state) and need some much needed advise.

3.  Whether the $5,000 is used to pay debt or spent directly into the economy it is a win situation.  If debt is paid it is being paid back to the banks, so the banks get money.  Americans will have more confidence in spending if their debt is gone and it could improve their crediting rating which will help the banks have more confidence in lending.  Of course if it is spent directly into the economy, this helps small business.  ALL of these things would then get the economy moving and jobs would not be lost or jobs would be created.  AND if people are unemployed and receive money this takes the strain off of states to provide medicaid, food stamps etc.

I know it’s really simple and won’t happen.   This administration isn’t about stimulating the economy, it is  about pushing their agenda for social programs, and power.

As Rahm Emanuel said: