Posts Tagged 'Obama'

Obama: I Don’t Need Congress

By Caomhin

Obama just simply does not want to abide by the War Powers Act.  He has done everything he possibly can to avoid following the rule of law refusing to seek authorization from Congress for the Libyan mission.  From Jack Tapper of ABC News:

In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.

Obama is attempting to manipulate his stated positions in a fashion that would have the left howling had Bush attempted the same strategy. Of course, Bush never did what Obama is now doing.  Essentially Obama invoked the War Powers Act in order to being the mission in Libya.  This act specifically states that the President has 60 days to receive Congressional authorization for the use of force.  Today, this window has expired and now Obama is singing a different tune.

Now, Obama is arguing that the types of military resources used as well as the kind of military units being utilized mean that he does not need Congressional authorization to bomb foreign nations.  Essentially this leads to one of two conclusions. The first would be that Obama used the War Powers Act in the hopes that Congress would simply give him the green light, but Congress saw things differently.  The second would be that Obama simply used the War Powers Act but never intended to following it by seeking Congressional authorization. 

There also exists a possibility that Obama actually feels that since NATO is essentially leading the mission (albeit with US resources) that he can authorize whatever he feels like authorizing since we are not technically leading the mission.  The idiocy of this view is mind numbing, however.  I imagine that even for the most avowed leftist believing that sending American troops into harm’s way under the leadership of an international force without Congressional approval would simply be unacceptable.  No matter the case, his statements today illustrate that the end remains the same.  Obama feels that he can do as he pleases without Congressional authorization and he will justify this in any manner that he can.  This stance is deplorable and reeks of arrogance.

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WI Must Hold Strong Against Union Intimidation

By Caomhin

First off, good for Gov. Scott Walker for standing strong against the unions, and big ups to conservative bloggers for keep the truth in circulation.  The union’s ginormous hissy fit is not due to the fact that unions would loose collective bargaining rights altogether.  The only concessions that the taxpayers and citizens of Wisconsin are looking for from the unions is that union members contribute to their health care and retirement costs in order to prevent a fiscal crisis from unfolding.  To the average America, this is beyond reasonable and some are probably stunned that public employees have not had to make contributions to either in the past.

The people of Wisconsin voted for Scott Walker to lead them and he is doing his job.  The unions, aided of course by President Obama’s vast astroturfing organization, are going bonkers because the will not be responsible to the voters’ wills unless they are carried kicking and screaming.  If this is what it takes, then so be it.  This is what the people of Wisconsin want, for the unions to contribute to their benefits and to not deter future generations from reaching attaining their hopes and dreams due to tremendous tax increases that would be collected solely for the benefit of the union.

Part of the reason that Obama’s group is astroturfing the Midwest is due to the fact that his economy crushing budgets are leading to a fiscal tornado for America.  Many entitlement programs will have to be reformed and he refuses not only to lead on these issues, but to even consider to lead on these issues.  Many states in our nations, especially the deep blue states, are also facing budget crises of their own and will have to be seriously addressed.  Democrats see Wisconsin as critical to stopping reforms and keeping their campaign contributions from the unions keep rolling into their coffers.  Of course, these dues are compulsory so anything that would lower these contributions is instantly a threat to liberals, hence, the demonization for those who are seeking to reign in the madness.

Unions used to stand for something.  Unions used to be good.  Times, however, have changed.  At the current time the unions primary purpose is contribute to Democratic political campaign and engage in astroturfing in order to benefit liberal causes.  We are facing serious fiscal issues that threaten all American and our citizens and future generations can not and must not be held hostage by a political party hell bent on currying favor to a group with which they have a symbiotic relationship.  Contributing to benefits is not an unreasonable request.  Threatening and intimidating the people of Wisconsin as a result  of such a request is unacceptable, and yet, sadly, this may just be the tip of the iceberg.  For the good of our nation and for the future generations to come, this is a fight the people of Wisconsin must win.  I hope that Gov. Walker will deliver.

Liberals Don’t Care About Lower and Middle Class Families

By Caomhin

There’s no hiding it at this point, after having rejected a 2 year compromise that was the result of negotiations between the White House and the GOP.  Liberals went off the deep end because the plan did not include provisions to soak the rich.  Their deep seated hatred of high income earners and the sheer nerve of people not wanting to have to surrender upwards of 50% of their income after all current levels of taxes are collected have caused them to go off the deep end yet again.

Noted nutjobs such Keith Olbermann are now threatening to primary Obama because he is not going to jack up the tax rates for people who invest in start up businesses, employ people, or save money that lending institutions can use to fund the purchases of homes, cars, etc. No, it’s not enough to have the estate tax go up to level in the mid 30’s, Liberals must collect much more than that if a person were to have the audacity to earn money and the utter gall to die and will their assets to their children instead of Uncle Sam.

Yes, such is the level of liberal rage that their House caucus would rather taxes go up on every single American than to have to live with the nightmare of people not being gouged by the government for two more years.  It is much more important to take away disposable income from rich people than to make sure poor people can afford such trivial things as food and water.

Liberals are probably still scratching their heads over why they had their tails handed to them in November.  It’s garbage like this.  I’m convinced that not only do Liberals not understand math or accounting in any fashion but they fail to understand business and good governance.  With Obama up there throwing around hostage analogies and calling John Boehner a “bomb thrower,” which was even more offensive considering he used that phrase on Pearl Harbor day, they have shown themselves to be utterly clueless and completely callous.  The result of their temper tantrums and blind hatred will hurt all Americans yet again.

Obama to Grow Government, Step Up Regulation Ahead of Election

By Caomhin

Liberals and Democrats know they are going to get clobbered at the polls by the people of our great nation for exploding the deficit, weakening our economy,  expanding government, and reducing our freedoms.  All signs point to the Democratic Party doubling down and ramming through even more bills that a are highly unpopular with the American people and further harming our nation.  I suppose from their perspective they have nothing to lose, they know they are going to lose the House this November, and will lose a number of Senate seats as well.  Rather than listen to what the people want, they will only listen to what they want yet again.  In doing so, we will suffer the repercussions.

Obama is planning to revive the Cap and Tax bill, which will have long term implications for businesses and individuals.  This bill is nothing more than a broad based tax increase.  The results of this bill will be more bureaucratic red tape, barriers to market entry, increases in production cost, increases in consumer taxes, more expensive gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, and other essential needs for Americans.  This bill will further the death grip that Obama Administration is attempting to put on our free market system when coupled with the health care bill and the other piece of legislation that he is pursuing, “financial reform.”

His “financial reform” bill is again, another attempt at a tax increase that will also allow for perpetual bailouts in the future.  Rather than listen to business leaders, member of the public, the GOP, and people from all walks of life, Obama is simply listening to liberals and hardened leftists for guidance on what types of reforms he will attempt to implement.  The changes he will seek will result in great harm to the American consumer, one in which fees and taxes will be passed directly on to banking and investment clients.  Liberals can pretend this will not be the case, but this is a lie, and they know it.

Obama recently mocked Tea Partiers by saying that he should be given credit for cutting taxes.  I suppose this is his lame attempt at humor.  Obama has raised scores of taxes thus far and he will continue to seek to expand the revenue and scope of the federal government.  We need a strong, fit, and efficient federal government for the good of the people, but Obama’s Administration has cast the government into a sea of debt, bloated the government, and harmed its efficiency, which of course, negatively impacts all Americans.  The Cap and Tax and “Financial Reform” bills are two more attempts by the Obama Administration to continue this trend, and unless we speak out and oppose these bills as they exist, we will continue to suffer well into the future for the action of self serving politicians with a penchant for power and control.

Shocker: Obama has No Plan to Deal with Nuclear Iran

By Caomhin

This should surprise exactly no one who has been paying attention to the developments with Iran since Obama became president.  Deadlines have come and gone, he has expressed no sense of urgency with regard to the Iranian drive to develop nuclear weapons, and Obama barely even seem concerned with the Iranian regime’s violent crackdown on the Iranian people after their sham of an election.  Now, further proof that Obama has no plan to deal with a nuclear Iran, or simply doesn’t care if Iran gets nuclear weapons:

Sen. John McCain renewed his call for the United States to “pull the trigger” on sanctions against Iran and more, after a memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a long-term plan for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program.

Gates wrote the three-page memo in January and it set off efforts in the Pentagon, White House and intelligence agencies to come up with new options, including the use of the military, The New York Times said in its Sunday editions, quoting unnamed government officials.

Iran has made Obama look foolish on a number of occasions and despite Obama desperately seeking to become friendly and use his charm offensive on Tehran, he has essentially been mocked by Ahmadinejad and the Iranian dictatorship.  I’ve stated before in numerous posts that Obama has been the most anti-Israeli president we have ever had, and it’s no secret that he has insulted our closest allies from Great Britain to the Czech Republic to the Ukraine to Canada to Israel.  It is dismaying to me that he would throw Israel and the rest of the Middle East to the wolves by allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.  Bowing to foreign leaders has become Obama’s forte, most recently to the Chinese, and for his efforts he has weakened our position as a leader in the world.  It is our responsibility to speak up for the oppressed, defend human rights, and yes, stop the spread of nuclear weapons, especially to madmen who have already expressed that will have no reservations to use this weapons to fulfill their apocalyptic visions.  Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons and Obama and other world leaders need to come to the conclusion or they put the world at risk for catastrophe.

Obama Gearing up for Amnesty Push

By Caomhin

Once again confirming he does not care about the laws of our land, Obama is gearing up to seek an amnesty bill for those who are in our nation illegally.  Of course, the GOP’s biggest amnesty shill, Lindsey Graham is readily on board, which comes as no surprise.  Let’s get a few facts straight on “Immigration Reform.”

First, no one is opposed to LEGAL immigration, in fact, I support it whole heartedly.  We all came from somewhere and we are nation of immigrants.  We are proud of who we are and where we came from, of that there is no doubt.  However, there is a proper method by which one immigrates to this nation, and every person seeking to come here must follow the laws.

By definition, if you are not following the law, you are breaking the law.  Therefore, there should be nothing controversial about calling illegal immigrants criminal.  They know they are breaking the law and they choose to do so anyway, to pretend their actions are anything but illegal is foolish.

That being said, I have no doubt that many are coming here seeking a better life.  We are the best nation on the face of the Earth and throughout history, even if we are being assaulted from within by the forces of the radical left wing.  Everyone wants to come here.  That is why we have rules and regulations with regards to immigration that must followed.

Don’t think that I lack in empathy for those who long to come here but can not, I know their situations may be considered dire.  However, knowingly breaking the law demands that offenders be punished.  I can not simply walk into a store if I am broke and steal some food and expect to be celebrated or made into a martyr for doing so.  I would have broken the law, and I would expect justice to be served.  Yet, it is shocking to me that people are outraged when laws are enforced when it comes to immigration.  Demanding people follow the law of the land isn’t a matter of being “mean” or being “nice” it is what keeps order and keeps our nation functioning properly.

Certain reforms to immigration must be pursued, however, I sincerely doubt Obama will be seeking border security and enforcement as part of his reform.  I seriously doubt that deporting those who broke our laws to come here will be on his agenda.  No, given his stated positions and the backing of people like Schumer and Graham, it is pretty obvious that Obama is looking for a way to ram amnesty down our throats after he socializes our health care system and goes after the financial industry.  After all, he has already nationalized a large portion of the auto industry.   His agenda and goals are painfully obvious.

Unconstitutionally Selling Out America

By Caomhin

That’s pretty much how you can sum up what Congress is doing.  In the face of overwhelming opposition to Obama’s attempt to socialize health care in America, Democrats are spitting in the nation’s face as they solicit back door deals, carve up the Constitution, and use accounting tricks to hide the true cost of this disastrous bill.   New taxes are included on this bill as well, from manufacturers of health care products to a new Medicare tax that includes a monstrous marriage penalty (taxes start effecting individuals making $200,000 or more in a year and married couples with a combined income of $250,000 or more per year).  The IRS will swell in size as a result of this bill and will be used to force compliance by individuals to an unconstitutional mandate on how you choose to spend your money.

Also to be eliminated will the the large array of choices in health care plans that you have now.  Premiums will RISE as a result of this policy as you will no longer be able to choice plans that fit your need, but will be forced to choose plans that fit the government’s needs.  Many medical providers are promising to leave the market place as a result of this take over, which will reduce the supply, something that is not being taken into effect in any of these estimates.  As you know full well, when supply is sharply decreased, coupled with a sharp uptick in demand, prices will spike, and services will become more scarce.

This bill is a recipe for disaster.  However, even as it looks as like as if this bill will unconstitutionally pass the House, I have faith that the courts will strike this down for a multitude of reasons.  Here is something else of importance for you, the roll call on the Slaughter Strategy indicates the level of contempt that Democrats have for our Constitution.  Think of this not only as a roll call on shredding our nation’s most important document, think of it as a guide as to whom you should be voting out of office with enthusiasm in November if they voted “yes”.

The arrogance of Democrats to imply that Americans are stupid (when Congress is incapable of balancing a check book, let alone a budget, or understand the Constitution of our land) for opposing this statist take over of the health care industry is astounding.  It is with sheer disappointment that I am watching our nation be inflicted with such a wound as to have to deal with the legislation and tactics of this criminal Congress.  However, it is with sheer enthusiasm that I am looking forward to helping them oust them from office.