Could Obama Be The Best Thing That Happened To The Republican Party Since Sliced Bread?

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Friends, Americans, patriots — lend me your ears. For once, I come not to bury the Republican Party Establishment–but to praise it.

That’s right, it is I, a man who has been excommunicated so many times by the GOP establishment I’ve lost count, who is now here to tell of their mighty deeds. Just as “only Nixon could go to China,” so must the waxing poetic of the GOP’s “heroic” exploits come from a malcontent like me.

By now, you’re wondering “what did you do with the real Steve Deace?” But fear not, my brethren; thou still art the man. And I haven’t moved to Colorado yet, either; so I still have my wits about me, and I don’t have the munchies.

Brothers and sisters, I have always promised to call it as I see it. To “fear God, tell the truth, and (then) make money.” That hasn’t changed, which is why if we’re going to call it as we see it, and tell the truth about the 2014 elections that are less than 100 days away now, we must give credit where credit is due.

Make no mistake; with their combined fecklessness, gutlessness, and unwillingness to even pretend to be a true opposition party, GOP leadership has essentially allowed what amounts to one-party rule in America. Which means there has literally been nothing standing between the American people and the Marxist occupant of the White House. Thus, by hook or by crook, President Obama has gotten everything he’s wanted.

Which is exactly why Obama is becoming increasingly unpopular by the day.

He has no “obstructionists” to triangulate off of. Sure, Obama has tried nonetheless; but no one — and I mean no one — that doesn’t share his love for tanning beds takes Speaker John Boehner seriously as a foil. If your nemesis is best known for weeping on a dime, you really don’t have one.

I once Googled “John Boehner caves,” and over 135,000 results came up.

And Senate Republican Leader Ditch…err…Mitch McConnell? How do I loathe thee; let me count the ways. I once offered my audience $100 if any of them could name for me one bold thing McConnell has done these past two years that merits him becoming Senate Majority Leader in 2015 (and “not being Harry Reid” didn’t count.) My audience gave up and asked for a Mensa quiz instead because it was easier.

Think about it; never before in human history has a group of “leaders” been so richly rewarded for being so ineffective and disliked. That has to count for something, doesn’t it? These guys know how to fail spectacularly. No politicians have fallen upward better than Republicans will this fall.

Think about it. The Republican Party’s approval rating is even lower than Obummer’s; and with a 7% approval rating, Congress is the most unpopular thing ever polled by Gallup. Yet here they are, poised to make big gains in November. Because by offering not even token opposition to Obamaism, the American people have gotten the Marxist equivalent of “the full Monty.” And we are choking on it.

Obama is in worse shape at this point in the 2014 election cycle than George W. Bush was at this point in 2006, and we all recall how that turned out. It led to the tragic relevance of Nancy Pelosi, who is to brilliance what toe jam is to chocolate.

Perhaps it’s poetic justice. After all, Marxist redistributive theory seeks to reward people with things they haven’t earned; so it’ s only fitting the leadership of the Republican Party be rewarded with political power they haven’t earned. All because of the scorn the Marxist Regime in the White House has most definitely earned.

So here’s to you, GOP establishment — come November 4th, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

 

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Could Obama Be The Best Thing That Happened To The Republican Party Since Sliced Bread?

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Friends, Americans, patriots — lend me your ears. For once, I come not to bury the Republican Party Establishment–but to praise it.

That’s right, it is I, a man who has been excommunicated so many times by the GOP establishment I’ve lost count, who is now here to tell of their mighty deeds. Just as “only Nixon could go to China,” so must the waxing poetic of the GOP’s “heroic” exploits come from a malcontent like me.

By now, you’re wondering “what did you do with the real Steve Deace?” But fear not, my brethren; thou still art the man. And I haven’t moved to Colorado yet, either; so I still have my wits about me, and I don’t have the munchies.

Brothers and sisters, I have always promised to call it as I see it. To “fear God, tell the truth, and (then) make money.” That hasn’t changed, which is why if we’re going to call it as we see it, and tell the truth about the 2014 elections that are less than 100 days away now, we must give credit where credit is due.

Make no mistake; with their combined fecklessness, gutlessness, and unwillingness to even pretend to be a true opposition party, GOP leadership has essentially allowed what amounts to one-party rule in America. Which means there has literally been nothing standing between the American people and the Marxist occupant of the White House. Thus, by hook or by crook, President Obama has gotten everything he’s wanted.

Which is exactly why Obama is becoming increasingly unpopular by the day.

He has no “obstructionists” to triangulate off of. Sure, Obama has tried nonetheless; but no one — and I mean no one — that doesn’t share his love for tanning beds takes Speaker John Boehner seriously as a foil. If your nemesis is best known for weeping on a dime, you really don’t have one.

I once Googled “John Boehner caves,” and over 135,000 results came up.

And Senate Republican Leader Ditch…err…Mitch McConnell? How do I loathe thee; let me count the ways. I once offered my audience $100 if any of them could name for me one bold thing McConnell has done these past two years that merits him becoming Senate Majority Leader in 2015 (and “not being Harry Reid” didn’t count.) My audience gave up and asked for a Mensa quiz instead because it was easier.

Think about it; never before in human history has a group of “leaders” been so richly rewarded for being so ineffective and disliked. That has to count for something, doesn’t it? These guys know how to fail spectacularly. No politicians have fallen upward better than Republicans will this fall.

Think about it. The Republican Party’s approval rating is even lower than Obummer’s; and with a 7% approval rating, Congress is the most unpopular thing ever polled by Gallup. Yet here they are, poised to make big gains in November. Because by offering not even token opposition to Obamaism, the American people have gotten the Marxist equivalent of “the full Monty.” And we are choking on it.

Obama is in worse shape at this point in the 2014 election cycle than George W. Bush was at this point in 2006, and we all recall how that turned out. It led to the tragic relevance of Nancy Pelosi, who is to brilliance what toe jam is to chocolate.

Perhaps it’s poetic justice. After all, Marxist redistributive theory seeks to reward people with things they haven’t earned; so it’ s only fitting the leadership of the Republican Party be rewarded with political power they haven’t earned. All because of the scorn the Marxist Regime in the White House has most definitely earned.

So here’s to you, GOP establishment — come November 4th, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

 

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Rand Paul Vs. Rick Perry On Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

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There is no debate we’re a country in transition. The only debate is what we’re actually transitioning to, and whether we’ll be better or worse as a people for it.

Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they’re still relevant. Old alliances are tested. And folks tend to gravitate to new ideas quickly before they’re fully vetted, mainly because they’ve lost faith in the old ideas.

In the political arena, nowhere will this attempted paradigm shift be more apparent than the foreign policy debate that could very well define the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Recently, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Texas Governor Rick Perry gave us a preview.

In a guest op-ed for The Washington Post, Governor Perry criticized Sen. Paul by name when he said, “It’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul, suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq.”

Perry was just getting started. Also in the sharply-worded op-ed, he referred to Paul as “curiously blind” to threats from radical Islamists in the Middle East. Perry then rebuked Paul’s claims that his foreign policy aligns with Reagan’s: “His analysis is wrong. Paul conveniently omitted Reagan’s long internationalist record of leading the world with moral and strategic clarity.”

Perry may have a point there.

As I wrote for The Washington Times earlier this year, Paul’s father – former Texas Congressman Ron Paul – was often very critical of Reagan’s foreign policy exploits at the time. Ron Paul criticized Reagan for “ignoring world court rulings” against him, said Reagan was “determined to pick a fight” with Khadafi in Libya, urged Reagan to lift the Cuban embargo, and said “the invasion of Grenada is hardly the victory the American people were led to believe.”

His many foreign policy disagreements with Reagan helped prompt Ron Paul to leave the Republican Party for a time, and he became the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president back in 1988. While his son, Rand, may be known for urging non-interventionism in foreign affairs, when it comes to domestic politics, he chose to fire right back at Perry.

In a column for Politico with the not-so-subtle title “Rick Perry is Dead Wrong,” Rand says “with 60,000 foreign children streaming across the Texas border, I am surprised (Perry) has apparently found time to mischaracterize and attack my foreign policy.”

But that’s not all. Not by a long shot. Paul also wrote:

In fact, some of Perry’s solutions for the current chaos in Iraq aren’t much different from what I’ve proposed, something he fails to mention. His solutions also aren’t much different from President Barack Obama’s, something he also fails to mention. Because interestingly enough, there isn’t that many good choices right now in dealing with this situation in Iraq. So what are Perry’s solutions and why does he think they are so bold and different from anyone else’s? He writes in the Washington Post, “the president can and must do more with our military and intelligence communities to help cripple the Islamic State. Meaningful assistance can include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sharing and airstrikes.”

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The Left Officially Declares War On God

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The meltdowns, lawlessness, and crises are coming so “fast and furious” now you can’t keep track of them all, which is why many of you probably missed a recent development that may actually be the biggest threat of them all to our constitutional republic.

This past week, the same people who booed God at the 2012 Democrat National Convention openly declared war on their own Maker. For instead of repenting of their attempted tyranny, the statist/Marxist Left’s response to last month’s Supreme Court opinion in favor of Hobby Lobby (i.e. the First Amendment) was to remove any pretense whatsoever they still believe in the U.S. Constitution.

After previously lying…err…claiming that they’d never do anything to stop you from practicing your religion in your church, “where it belongs,” the statist/Marxist Left has openly declared war on God and those who still believe what the Word of God has to say about moral matters.

The ACLU and other anti-American groups announced they are withdrawing their support for a heinous piece of legislation known as ENDA. Because with a scant 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court still believing in the First Amendment, it’s obvious to them that ENDA in its current form wasn’t heinous enough. ENDA, which stands for the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” is the unholy grail of the moral depravity lobby. The immorality peddlers have been peddling various versions of this bill for years, but the end result is always the same—you will be made to care.

The intent of this legislation is for the federal government to once and for all make someone’s private sexual behavior a publicly protected class in all of Obama’s 57 states, and thus also silence once and for all any moral or religious dissent to their depravity. Oh, sure, the version passed out of the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate last year included so-called “religious exemptions.” But absolutely no one smarter than Joe Biden believes that the same people who think the Feds can order the “Little Sisters of the Poor” to pay for baby-murder also believes these people are serious about protecting religious liberty.

Now that the High Court they’ve relied on so many times before to impose their statist edicts on the American people by fiat actually sided against them for a change, these anti-American groups on the statist/Marxist Left aren’t even going to pay lip service to liberty anymore. So they will no longer support any legislation that doesn’t tell religious institutions they have to obey man and not God.

Nero would be proud.

That means if you run a Christian school with a teacher/administrator living an immoral life that undermines your mission, you can’t fire them. Like this example courtesy of Denny Burk at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:

Last year, Azusa Pacific University (a Christian school) asked a female theology professor to leave after she began to assume a transgender identity. “Gender identity” is protected under ENDA. If ENDA were the law of the land with no religious exemptions, then it would have been illegal for this Christian school to dismiss this professor. Under ENDA, Azusa would have been in violation of federal law if they were to follow Christianity’s teaching about gender.

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Huckabee Picks The Toughest And Most Important Fight

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Once and likely future presidential candidate Mike Huckabee may have been the last speaker at the recent “March for Marriage,” but what he had to say made the most lasting impression. For it was the winsome Huckabee, whom his detractors believe is “too nice” to take on the Left, who took on a fight even the boldest conservatives have shied away from for far too long.

“Judicial supremacy is a curse upon this great republic and is the greatest heresy of our time,” Huckabee said.

He went on to say that the executive and legislative branches are not required to impose every violation of “natural law,” no matter what “nine people in black robes” decree.

Regardless of whether you like or dislike the idea of Huckabee 2016, every single word he said is true. And until we take his words to heart and act upon them, we cannot undo the damage the cultural Marxists have done to our constitutional republic.

Imagine trying to win a war without dismantling your enemy’s most fearsome and effective weapon. The odds for ultimate victory would be slim, for every gain you make would be eradicated every time your adversary unleashed this weapon. Yet this is exactly what we’ve been trying to do against the Left for at least a generation.

Come now, let us reason together. We’re all friends here. Can we be honest with one another? Can we be the critical thinkers we claim to be? Good. Then I’d like to pose a few questions for us to ponder.

Despite the fact we’ve sold a lot of books and gotten a lot of people elected to office, how come our movement has almost no substantive domestic policy victories to speak of? How come the Reagan era was the zenith of our movement, and not its vanguard? How come we conquered statism in the Soviet Union, but have barely stunted its growth in our own country?

There are several uncomfortable answers to these questions, but undoubtedly one of them is certainly our unwillingness to confront the most potent weapon the Left uses against us over and over again. A weapon they have put in place so they could unravel the intent and foundation of our constitutional republic without risking the scrutiny of the voters. This way, they could impose “pretend laws” on a defenseless citizenry that would never see the light of the day if they had to pass lawfully.

I’m referring to judicial supremacy, which is really just a tyrannical oligarchy by another name. The federal judiciary has become America’s Politburo, where elites gather to impose pagan morality and anti-constitutional injustice on what’s supposed to be a free people. The notion that the judicial branch is superior to all the other branches flies in the face of what our Founding Fathers intended, and is one of the statists’ most pernicious lies.

Indeed, the framers explicitly said from the outset that this was not the intent of an independent judicial branch.

In “The Federalist No. 78,” Alexander Hamilton writes: “The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither force nor will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments. This simple view of the matter suggests several important consequences. It proves incontestably, that the judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power.”

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