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What a contrast in the past week between the current President and the next one.

Obama fails on Israel. 2008 to Jewish leaders:  Jerusalem “must remain undivided”. May 19, 2011: calls for Palestinian state alongside Israel along 1967 borders – which included a divided Jerusalem. Don’t be fooled by the current whitewashing, this is a MAJOR shift in US policy. And it is utterly moronic. All it does is give ammunition (figuratively and literally) to the evil Islamists and drive a wedge between us and Israel. Nice job, Barack. In the same speech, he promises BILLIONS for Egypt and other middle east countries…that money is coming from WHERE???

Obama fails on Libya. Sen. Obama in 2007: “the president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” After literally PROMISING to comply with the War Powers Act, the 60 day deadline came and went with no compliance. Not even “war criminal” George W Bush ever did such an arrogant thing. Short of a Declaration of War, Congress MUST authorize military action after a 60 day grace period per the War Powers Act of 1973. No President since Nixon liked to comply with it, I understand, and even many in Congress don’t see it as Constitutional (including usually stalwart John McCain), but guess what kids? It has never even been challenged in court, much less declared unconstitutional, therefore IT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND. You don’t get to ignore it! But, as in 1982, if Congress doesn’t specifically vote to end the hostilities, the President can basically do whatever he wants. So yes, President Obama is in violation of the law but will Congress hold him accountable?

 On the other hand, Herman Cain is on a roll. Trump out, Huckabee out, Daniels out. Announcement of candidacy in Atlanta expecting a crowd of 5,000 people, got 15,000. Over 100,000 Facebook fans (over 20,000 added in past 3 days). New #1 in Zogby poll ahead of all republican candidates (including Christie etc). Finally getting some press on Fox and Drudge and in many local outlets. Even Dick Morris is mentioning him! J  And…gasp…he admits when he doesn’t know something! This “citizen candidate” thing sure is cool…

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Herman Cain

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Amazing debate last night for Herman Cain. Though I was pleasantly surprised by Rick Santorum‘s performance, the reaction of those seeing Cain for the first time was beyond my widest expectations: http://youtu.be/VXHX1AyHU4Q

I literally cheered and clapped so loudly I nearly woke up my children. Pawlenty did ok, and Johnson and Paul both towed the Libertarian line. But Crazy Uncle Ron is the same guy he was 4 years ago when he won zero states and just a few dozen delegates. No matter if the future debates include Romney, Gingrich or Trump, Cain will still prove to be the most capable and authentic. This guy is “for real” and the people – the real people – the grassroots – the primary voters who really care – are and will continue to see it. No matter where this Cain Train ends up, I am so glad to have been on board from such an early stage. Won’t you help me and thousands more to elect this man and make sure he is the one to replace Barack Obama?

The Lies of Barack Obama

Uncle Sam says Don't Trust Barack Obama!

I have had enough. Lie is a specific word with a specific meaning. Some of the things below are “broken campaign promises” and things that he has “reconsidered”. But unlike the “Bush lied about WMDs” crowd, President Obama engages in actual lies that are easily documented. If you are a progressive, you will see most if not all of these things as “things all politicians do” or somehow are fabricated by “Faux News” and the Koch brothers. But for any rational person reading this, here are, in general chronological order, the lies.

Will not run for President in 2008: Tim Russert: When we talked back in November of ‘04, after your election, I said, “There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as a United States senator from Illinois?” Obama: “Absolutely.” I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed. “so you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?”, “I will not.”

After he lied and ran:

Special interests: In January 2007, the Obama campaign described union contributions to the campaigns of Clinton and John Edwards as “special interest” money. Obama changed his tune as he began gathering his own union endorsements. He now refers respectfully to unions as the representatives of “working people” and says he is “thrilled” by their support.

Saying he would only take matching campaign funds ($85 million) during the primaries – McCain agreed – then said he wouldn’t during the general election because “the system is broken” (IE he realized he could raise more than 3 times as much – ended up being $264 million): “If you are nominated for President in 2008 and your major opponents agree to forgo private funding in the general election campaign, will you participate in the presidential public financing system? Yes.”; “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election.”

Lies proven since being elected:

“When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.”

“I’ll get rid of earmarks.”

“Would have the most transparent administration in history”

Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year.

Lies about the failed “Stimulus”:

Both Obama and Biden talked incessantly about the Unemployment rate going alllll the way up to 8.5% without $700 Billion stimulus. All their “experts” agreed. After passage of the bill in Feb. 09, it promptly rose to 8.6%. Then 9%…then over 10% by October.  Stayed between 9.5% and 10% for 15 more months in a row. Now “down” to 8.8%. Note: During the entire 8 years of the Bush administration, only 3 months had over 6.3% (6.6%, 6.8% and 7.3% in Oct-Dec 2008 – the months before, during and after Obama’s election).

We need a shovel, all right… Jan, 2009: “We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created.”  Oct. 2010: “There is no such thing as a shovel-ready project”.

Obamacare lies:

All Health Care reform debates/deals will be covered on C-span.

“I am immediately instituting PayGo (Pay as you go)”.

“The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.”

“We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care”

Newer lies:

“We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.”

Post-partisan? “We can prove that we are more than a collection of Red States and Blue States” vs. “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends”.

“I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.” Then announces for no reason whatsoever that his administration will “not enforce” the Defense of Marriage Law.

Blaming the 2011 budget impasse on the Republican House elected in Nov. 2010. Huge Democrat majorities in both houses could have passed a 2011 budget at any time during 2010 but they refused to they refused to cut spending and did not want to be blamed for raising taxes (which they wanted to do and still want to do).

Speaking about winning elections:  Jan. 2009 after winning, “I won. So I think on that one, I trump you.”  April 2011 after losing, “Getting your way is not how it works”.

Sadly, I think I missed a lot and there will be MANY more to come. Especially now that he is back in Campaign mode…

We all must wise up and rise up and kick this empty suit to the curb in 2012.

Let’s go back in time…

Re-watching the totally rad Donnie Darko last night, I was inspired to bring you on a little time travelling adventure. What have we wrought? This was originally written by me approximately 28 months ago:

“To Those Supporting Obama”

I think Barack Obama is a very smart man. I believe his heart is the right place. But he is a charlatan. Name the issue – he hasn’t flip-flopped, he is on BOTH sides of it all the time.

His entire candidacy from before the Democratic Primaries was based on his opposition to the 2003 war in Iraq. He has said time and time again that they had nothing to do with 9/11, we shouldn’t be spending our money there, etc. That’s fine. Let’s for the sake of argument say that Hussein’s Iraq didn’t harbor any terrorists or pay the families of suicide bombers (both of which he did). Let’s say that he never had any WMD programs (which he did). Let’s say he didn’t declare the United States his enemy (which he did). Let’s say he never violated the terms of the Gulf War ceasefire/No Fly Zones/UN Sanctions (all of which he did). Let’s say all he was ever guilty of was ethnically cleansing the Kurds, oppressing the Shia, killing, torturing and imprisoning all political opponents, suppressing free speech, free elections and religion, and of course invading and then killing hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Kuwaitis and attacking Israel. In other words, Hussein was purely “the Middle East’s problem”. Now consider this from last night’s debate:

“What is the Obama doctrine for use of force that the United States would send when we don’t have national security issues at stake?

Obama: Well, we may not always have national security issues at stake, but we have moral issues at stake.

If we could have intervened effectively in the Holocaust, who among us would say that we had a moral obligation not to go in?

If we could’ve stopped Rwanda, surely, if we had the ability, that would be something that we would have to strongly consider and act.

So when genocide is happening, when ethnic cleansing is happening somewhere around the world and we stand idly by, that diminishes us.

And so I do believe that we have to consider it as part of our interests, our national interests, in intervening where possible.”

Ummmmmm….doesn’t that mean you would have intervened militarily in Iraq, Mr. Obama?!?

The constant duplicity should insult every single one of you. On the question of breaching Pakistani sovereignty to get bin Laden:

“Obama: Look, I — I want to be very clear about what I said. Nobody called for the invasion of Pakistan. Sen. McCain continues to repeat this.

What I said was the same thing that the audience here today heard me say, which is, if Pakistan is unable or unwilling to hunt down bin Laden and take him out, then we should.”

HELLO???? Taking out bin Laden within Pakistan IS attacking Pakistan!! I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, not even McCain is saying that. But being dishonest and claiming BOTH positions is the problem. And it is happening issue after issue after issue.

In Afghanistan, Obama says we need more troops and a new strategy – even though McCain said that well before Obama did – that’s fine. He is usually very complimentary to our troops there. Unless it doesn’t suit him at the moment.  See Aug. 13. 2007:

“We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there”

Does he have no idea what the actual missions in Afghanistan are?? Ariel attacks from fighter jets are NOT happening without ground support. Chances are, however, he knew full well he was lying. This is the same bull the extreme left pulled during Vietnam. A certain John Kerry famously lied (even to Congress) about what he and his fellow soldiers were supposedly doing on the battlefield.

“There are all kinds of atrocities and I would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed”

“Many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia…They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do.”

Ideologically, Obama is McGovern and Kerry without the military background. He is Gore without the senate/VP background. He is Dukakis without the gubernatorial background. Yet he would have you believe he is more like Kennedy and Reagan. Would Obama agree with this?

“”A bill will be presented to the Congress for action next year. It will include an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in both corporate and personal income taxes. It will include long-needed tax reform that logic and equity demand … The billions of dollars this bill will place in the hands of the consumer and our businessmen will have both immediate and permanent benefits to our economy. Every dollar released from taxation that is spent or invested will help create a new job and a new salary. And these new jobs and new salaries can create other jobs and other salaries and more customers and more growth for an expanding American economy.”

JFK, 8/13/62

Of course he would not agree. Then he would claim that he does…

Please reconsider your support of this silver-tongued prototypical politician. He is not different; he is “more of the same”. Now imagine the same liberal party in charge of the White House, the Senate, the House and soon the Supreme Court…

Seal of the President of the United States

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Let’s play a game called “Who said it first”! Keeping in mind the latest State of the Union speech by the President:

1. “veto every earmark pork-barrel bill.”

2. “across-the-board spending freeze.”

3.  “You take away the big money, you’re going to take away their power and you’re going to break that iron triangle of lobbyists, big money and influence over the legislative process which has so badly embarrassed so many of us and it is the gateway to draining the swamp.”

4. “You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink. We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”

Answers:

1. John McCain, 2008

2. John McCain, 2008

3. John McCain, 1999

4. Barack Obama, 2008

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