sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mourning, Selfies, Parties and Promises


It passes for mourning...
At Nelson Mandela's funeral - while Mrs. Obama ignores him.
The First Family is headed to Hawaii for a two week vacation after the conclusion of Nelson Mandela's funeral (which is sort of a vacation for Barack Obama since he is in his [alleged] homeland). The sour- faced First Lady doesn't seem to be enjoying Africa as much as her husband, the Leader of the Free World, is.

Before he took off for his African vacation/state funeral, where he is partying on with the Danish delegation and PM Cameron (UK), he's said to have given a speech at the US Naval Academy (as recorded by the Duffle Blog).

(duffle blog) ANNAPOLIS — In a speech at the United States Naval Academy, President Obama pledged to the assembled naval and Marine cadets that despite serious drawdowns, no service member would be forced to leave his or her job if they like it. 
After acknowledging the Naval Academy’s hallowed history of producing the finest Naval and Marine officers in the world, the President first addressed assertions leveled by critics that the budget cuts will have a negative impact on readiness and morale. Some are claiming that the cuts are political, intended to fund the President’s pet projects.

“Programs such as Head Start, the EPA, the Veterans’ Administration, and Solyndra are vital elements of America. They service our citizens and veterans every day, and they need funding,” Obama said. “Let me be clear: we must get that money from somewhere, and some rich folks, rather than have some skin in the game, have sneakily gone bankrupt rather than work harder to pay more taxes.” 
The Pentagon will likely be affected by cuts to the budgets of equipment, research, and personnel. The President addressed the direct impact on the reductions, particularly the issue of whether service members will be involuntarily separated from the service. He mentioned the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and assured his audience that the Defense budget reductions will be carried out with as much discernment and efficiency as the ACA rollout. 
“As I’ve always said, my signature achievement during my time in office, after earning the Nobel Peace Prize for my work in delivering massive peace strikes to Yemen and Pakistan, is the Affordable Care Act. Let me be clear: just as I kept my promise to all Americans that under the Affordable Care Act, nobody will see their payments increase, have to change doctors, or lose their health coverage, I will also keep this promise to you.”
The President then made a series of firm, concrete promises, underlined by the repetition of “period” after each one. 
“If you like your job, you can keep it. Period. You will get to keep training to do the good work you do. Period. Nobody will have to leave military service if they don’t want to. Period. And let me be clear: if the ideologues in the GOP want to try to shut the government down again to prevent me from keeping that promise, unfortunately I will be powerless to stop them. I am only one man.” 
The President’s speech was broadcast on all major networks and aired in time-delay on Armed Forces Network television and radio stations.

The Price of "Moderation"

John McCain and Chris Christy have been referred to as "moderate Republicans". You could also refer to them as "moderate Democrats" because it's very difficult to tell the difference these days. Maybe that's their appeal?

George W. Bush was a big government guy, and people refer to him as a moderate Republican. He was clearly moderate when you compare him to Barack Obama, who is increasingly strident in his Marxist ideology in his second term. George W. Bush loved America. Obama hates it. So moderation is defined different ways in different circumstances.

Moderates should not work toward establishing social justice activism, a key tenant of the doctrine that Barack Obama's brand of Marxism/Utopian Socialism stresses. Hillary Clinton (who would be president at any price) runs with the same pack of hounds.

The Common Core curriculum that is being forced on the nation's students has not been soundly rejected by the Republican Party as a whole, and is embraced by the so-called moderates.

Common Core stresses Social Justice

It reads like something out of Weather Underground Bill Ayers' playbook:

What is a Moderate these days?

President Barack Obama paints today's Iranian regime as "moderate" but they're not. Nothing changed when the wind shifted and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was replaced by Hassan Rouhani. Both work for and answer to Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Theocracy that is modern Iran. Iran has constantly said that they want a atomic bombs to use against Israel and Saudi Arabia. Some would call me 'radical' because I take them at their word. 

Moderate Socialist?

Trying to destroy their own economy? Yeah, that's about it.

Tell me that that the ObamaCare disaster wasn't about trying to absolutely disrupt and damage 20% of the American economy with one foul stroke.  We now know that it was an absolute disaster at every possible level and with every possible permutation - and it's Barack Obama's signature gift and his legacy.

Merry Christmas from Barack
(Fox News) A new report on the government's regulatory actions was released just before Thanksgiving, and it contains more than 3,300 rules -- which the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) estimates will cost more than $1.8 trillion** to implement on an annual basis.
          ** $1,800,000,000,000.00 
At a time when the economy is still struggling to zoom out of its post-recession rut, businesses worry that the crush of regulation is another sandbag weighing down the recovery.

"Back in the '90s, the federal budget itself was not even $1.8 trillion," said Wayne Crews, vice president of policy for CEI. "Now we have this entire $1.8 trillion hidden tax, you could say, of government compliance and intervention cost imposed in the economy."

ObamaNation - NOT moderate