sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inside/Outside - Obama's getting Weird

Just when you thought that life in the ObamaNation couldn't get any stranger, now President Obama is trying to cast himself as a Washington outsider. I'm sure that the mainstream media will run with it, but of all of the possible absurdities, this takes the prize. HE IS THE PRESIDENT, the ULTIMATE INSIDER.

"The fact that we haven't been able to change the tone in Washington is disappointing," Obama said, in response to a question about his greatest failure. "The most important lesson I've learned is you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside." (Fox News)
In this same Univision interview, President Obama said that the biggest regret of his presidency was not passing comprehensive immigration reform...  He never introduced a bill on comprehensive immigration reform. The DREAM Act (which didn't pass) was in no way comprehensive. It only dealt with a very few circumstances where illegal alien children grew up in the US. I know that he's only going for the vote now - more shameless pandering to Latino people, but are they so stupid as to believe him? Time will tell.

Bringing more Latinos into America will in no way reduce the unemployment rate. But still he claims to be the 'jobs president'. He can't have it both ways. You can't be President for four years, the ultimate insider, and then claim to be the outsider, here to reform government for the next four years. The only way to reform government is to toss out Obama and his cronies. Is he going to win the election and promptly resign (leaving poor old senile Joe Biden in charge)??? From January 3, 1973 – January 15, 2009 in the Senate (who can count the years? It seems like forever), Joe Biden can't be considered an outsider or a reformer either.

The only outsider is businessman Mitt Romney. 

Obama is not bowing out of the race, he's simply now changing his story and wants to be the champion of "throw the bums out", hoping that most American's don't know that he's the bum. When you look at the polls, he may be right. 

Bending to the Will of Islam

I'm not a Muslim. I've never wanted to be a Muslim. However, I'm not particularly anti-Islamic in a general sense. The closest church to my house is a mosque. When the local Christian groups protested the construction of a mosque, I opposed them. The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion and that means that it applies to everybody or nobody. I go with all faiths on that one. I oppose persecution based on any system of religion.


Mohammed cartoon
If I want to use a Qu-ran for kindling to light a fire, I don't think that offended Muslims in Egypt or Afghanistan have any standing to use that as a justification to riot and damage American property or murder Americans living in distant lands. Neither do I feel constrained to allow them to attack me at home because I needed to start a fire and the only thing handy was a Qu-ran. 

I am not Sharia compliant. The common law of the United States which dates back to English Common Law is not based on the Qu-ran. Freedom of religion does not mean that the law of the land needs to bend to islamic notions of justice. If American Muslims want to live under Islamic Law, they should travel to an Islamic nation. There are a lot of them.

Telling American Muslims that so-called honor killings are murder, clitoral circumcision is mayhem, and beating women (even if you don't hit them in the face and the rod is no larger than your thumb) with a rod is assault with a deadly weapon is NOT PERSECUTION. Explaining to them that those things are not tolerated is not "religious intolerance".

And if Islamic governments can't control their people and protect US citizens and American property in their countries, we need to LEAVE those countries, invite their representatives to LEAVE America and consider them pariah states. 

Governor Romney was recently criticized by the mainstream media for suggesting that Palestinians were unwilling to negotiate in good faith with Israel.  The mainstream media needs to revisit this because the government of Palestine is Hamas. Their stated policy is the absolute destruction of the State of Israel. With that policy there is no negotiation.

I have no personal beef with Islam in general. However, I don't plan to be Islamic and the whole 'convert or die' thing isn't something I plan to go along with -- without a fight.