sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, September 6, 2013

Priorities

In the game of national priorities, where President Obama would seem to be scrapping for a war (any war) to get the national focus off of the scandals that plague his administration --- the country doesn't seem to want a war.
(Fox News) (Ted) Nugent, in a letter to Obama, urged the president to "articulate the threat to our national security, to articulate your plan for eliminating that threat, and to seek the people's approval for your action." Nugent, though, argues that for him, the "moral argument" for a strike is simply not enough to justify it.
Meanwhile, scandals aside, the Obama Administration has yet to pass one single budget during his time in office. Under other presidents and congresses, it was a priority. Not now. Not when there is golf to be played and votes to be purchased. I suspect that he will leave office after 8 years without once passing a budget. It's tough to buy votes by "giving away" free things to one demographic that were earned by another demographic if you're enslaved by a budget.

Congress will soon be forced to vote more money for the Obama Administration (budget or now) and I can't help but wonder if the president's war mongering has something to do with trying to get a continuing resolution for more money (rather than simply move the ball down the field). Whatever the motivation for this ill conceived war, his own party isn't buying it. The Democratic Party's membership --- not the bullied and cowed Congress --- is even more opposed to the war than the Republicans are.

Instead of dealing with:
Immigration Reform
The National Budget
National Debt Issues
The Benghazi Scandal
The NSA Scandal
The IRS Scandal
The Fast and Furious Scandal
Trade issues with China
The worst relations with Mexico in the last 50 years
---on and on---

The President wants a war in Syria that the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to. Meanwhile Obama has made the US an international joke because of his antics.


North Colorado

The 51st State Initiative is potentially only a symbolic gesture, but it expresses just how divided Colorado is (and much of the US is) because of policies being undertaken by the present administration in the state capitol and by extension, on the national stage.



A Google map of the Colorado counties that had added the 51st State Initiative to their ballots or are in talks to do so. According to 51st State Initiative organizers, the counties highlighted in yellow support the initiative and are likely to add it to their ballot. The counties in blue are still discussing the initiative. The counties in green have already added North Colorado to their ballots.



Phillips and Logan counties have become the latest to add the question of North Colorado to the ballot, joining Weld, Cheyenne, Sedgwick and Yuma Counties. Because it's very unlikely that the Colorado legislature or the governor would let these counties go and even less likely that the US Congress would rubber stamp the deal, it says a lot about human desperation in the face of Constitutional attacks from liberals in Denver and Washington DC.

North Colorado would end up draining the best and the brightest from Colorado as people interested in living in a state that upholds the Constitution is formed. And how far behind North Colorado will South Colorado be? 
Meanwhile, back in Denver, the bitter governor, John Hickenlooper, lashes out at citizens who are pushing for recall elections for Democratic state senators who followed him like the lemming that they are. (READ MORE HERE)
The Colorado Governor went on to suggest that the elections are merely attempts by a radical few to “intimidate and punish a select number of Democratic legislators for daring to vote their conscience”. Well. . . I guess facing the discord of a gun owning public certainly could be intimidating. Oh, and let’s not forget that more people signed the petition to recall John Morse (one of the two State Senators who are currently facing recall) than originally voted him into office. Is the Colorado Governor really suggesting that legislators should be free from reprimand as long as they feel that they voted “their conscience”?