Learn Some History, Senator RINO (I Mean, McCain)





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So I’m reading the Wall Street Journal, and I came across this gem from John McCain (RINO—Arizona) talking about the consequences of not raising the debt limit (a/k/a the Bank of China Mastercard):

“I’ve talked to people in New York who say the markets will react very negatively.  Of course I’m worried.”

What people in New York?

The people who packaged bad mortgages into securities, sold the securities, and then bet against the securities they manufactured and sold?  Those people? Or maybe the people who run the ratings companies that stamped Triple A on those securities made of pure crap?  Those people?

And what markets?  The ones the Federal Government bailed out when they put $120-Billion (with a B) into AIG Insurance (which all immediately went to companies like Goldman Sachs and Citicorp to make those bets good)?  Those markets?

Hey Senator!  Did you get shot down over Hanoi and spend four years in the Hanoi Hilton fighting for the right of those pencil necks in “New York” to screw the rest of us in flyover country?  Or did you go through all of that fighting for our right to have the government stay out of the market except to punish those “people in New York” for screwing the rest of us? (Which, let’s face it, is the ONLY role the government should be playing in a free market economy.)

Frankly, Senator, the Nevada Gaming Commission, pathetic though it is, does a better job of insuring a fair game than the Federal Government does in insuring the same thing in “the markets”.

So I don’t want to hear a load of crap from you or anybody else about “the markets” as the folks in Congress actually do their job for a change and tell the President that all spending bills originate in the House, and it is NOT “blackmail” for them to set conditions on their willingness to do what it is they were elected to do.

What I’m saying in very polite terms is, “Screw the Markets”. 

Have you ever noticed that the players in “New York” make money whichever way “the markets” go?  Have you ever wondered why?

Do you know what a “negative” reaction of “the markets” is?  It means that to make money, the “people in New York” merely have to change their bets.

Isn’t it time you started worrying about the people you are supposed to be representing in Phoenix?

And did it ever occur to you that the Goldman Sachs Alumni club that produces Secretaries of the Treasury mostly looks out for its own interests?  How much real pain would there have been on Main Street if the Government had done NOTHING in 2008 and 2009?

The answer is probably as much “pain” as the recent faux “shutdown” caused, which is to say not very much.  The “pain” would have been limited to “people in New York” not getting multi million dollar bonuses for screwing people like us.  Think of all the BMWs and Mercedes that would not have been sold in 2010.  Think of all the vacation condos that would be vacant in Vail.  Oh, the humanity!

The problem we in flyover country have is that idiots like you and our President actually buy into this nonsense.

The next time I hear about capital formation on Wall Street from some overpaid, overdressed master of the universe, I’m going to throw up.

Back in the day when all that crap might have been closer to being true, they also had a saying amongst stockbrokers:  “But where are the customer’s yachts?”

Today, most of what happens in places like Wall and Broad is better played out at the corner of Tropicana and the Strip in New York’s Westernmost suburb, Las Vegas.

The odds are better, and the public has more trust in the fairness of the game.

And that’s a very sad commentary on the way politicians have handled the thieves who run Wall Street.

At least Bugsy Siegel provided entertainment at the Flamingo.

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Obama: I’ll have my way – or all Americans will suffer!





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No, this is not a direct quote from Barack Obama, but it is an interpretation derived from every statement he has made of late and his decision making regarding what would be funded (and what would not) during the partial government shutdown.

Since he was first elected in 2008, journalists and pundits have repeatedly exclaimed that Barack Obama is the first President in our history who does not love our country. Being a minister, I always initially refuse a bad report about anyone until there is ample proof; it is the benefit of the doubt. That day has come and gone, and I am now among those who believe that Obama actually hates America.

He has smashed traditional marriage; lifted homosexual perversion; used the IRS like a battering ram; left border agents, ambassadors, and good soldiers to die without help; raised the debt to unimaginable heights; and selectively battered various citizens and veterans with his shutdown. It’s all for his pet legislation, hated by most Americans, the personal idol of his life – ObamaCare!

In fact, I waited a full two years as Mr. Obama came at various governors on voting laws and immigration enforcement before concurring with those who say he hates America.

In 2010, in an article entitled “Obama Courts Latino Votes at Arizona’s Expense,” I was forced to say “Every time the President speaks, makes another appointment or ramrods a new bill through the democratically controlled congress, he reinforces what millions of Americans now feel; this President does not love America.”

This conclusion was reached only after it became well known that Arizonans living near the Mexican border were living in abject fear for their lives as illegal drug traffickers and gun runners were actually killing some of them. Obama instructed his Attorney General to stand against Arizona’s SB 1070, a law enacted to curb the influx of illegals into the state. No love in that act of political bullying.

It is hard to see a Commander in Chief who will not protect Americans from illegal marauders with automatic weapons – as a loving president. In fact, to suggest it is obscene.

Almost five years into his administration, it has proven time and again that if something is good for America, Barack Obama is against it; conversely if there is something America despises, he is behind it all the way. Think this is hyperbole or exaggeration? Consider recent developments connected to Obama’s refusal to negotiate with Congress.

Here’s a clue, Mr. Obama – most Americans did not blame Congress for this shutdown. We are glad they took a stand; it is as American as it gets!

The Daily News of Newburyport, Massachusetts published a story earlier this month about a tour bus filled with American citizens and visitors from Australia, Japan, and Canada being detained for hours by armed guards at our famed Yellowstone National Park.

The Daily News said, “The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.” Armed guards?

Is this the “change we can believe in” touted as the 2008 campaign slogan?

Catholics who are obligated to attend Mass are met with a sign posted to the door of their sanctuary that says “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice,” at the naval submarine base located in Kings Bay, Georgia. First Amendment rights are now suspended because of what – a fight over ObamaCare?

The most powerful story of all is found on the website of Warner Todd Huston. Huston’s site, Publius Forum, tells the story of 14-year old Morgan Jones, who is totally blind and has a fatal disease, but was granted her last wish by an organization known as The Lexington Dream Factory (which helps many dying children to have their last wish.)

Morgan, born with glutaric acidemia, has no chance of survival and also has no chance of fulfilling her last wish to walk up the steps of the Statue of Liberty. The Obama shutdown will keep her from that dream.

Her mother says she may never get back to the statue because the family cannot raise funds to bring her back from the state of Kentucky.

Does the President know of Morgan Jones’ plight? It is hard to say, since this is the president who didn’t know that conservatives were being targeted by the IRS, even after over 150 visits from the head of that agency.

Where was the media on Morgan Jones?

Is this a loving president? Should Americans feel warmed, protected, and secure with the idea of Barack Obama’s care for the nation?

It is here we can safely say that ObamaCare is his only care!

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29: 2

(First published at American Thinker.)

 

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Amnesty Group Blocks Deportation Buses





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After a recent rally in Washington, D.C., proved that the federal government favors illegal immigrants over World War II veterans, the pro-amnesty crowd coordinated an encore performance Friday morning in Arizona.

As part of a program known as Operation Streamline, a group of illegals were about to be sentenced and then deported when protesters arrived. By blocking the buses used to transport these criminals, these amnesty advocates posted videos of the demonstration and applauded their efforts to halt, for now, the deportation process.

Some of the demonstrators actually laid down in the road to prevent the buses from moving. Another group locked arms to prevent access to the courthouse in which the group of illegals was to be sentenced. Still more marched in the roadway with signs bearing the message “End Streamline.”

Specifically denigrating the program, which involves handing down a jail sentence to the criminals before deporting them, one protester called Operation Streamline “unconstitutional and immoral.”

The threat of awaiting jail time theoretically acts as a deterrent for future illegal border crossings. These extremist activists, however, will use any excuse to deride America’s immigration laws.

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, who participated in the standoff, called such laws “unjust,” adding that it is “our responsibility to challenge them.”

Additional demonstrations — including an attempt to shut down a Phoenix-based Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility — are planned for the coming week.

Despite the fact that their mere presence in America indicates a willingness to flout our laws, many on the left refuse to acknowledge the criminal behavior of illegal immigrants. Simply because a percentage of those who sneak into the country do so in search of a better life, the pro-amnesty crowd wants to give them all a free pass.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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Lawmaker Defends Obama-Hitler Comparison





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Though her outrageous claim raised more than a few eyebrows, an Arizona Republican is sticking by the comparison she made recently between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler.

According to a Facebook post by State Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson), Obama has been behaving like “De Fuhrer” during the federal government shutdown. She cited a number of vindictive acts to drive home her point, such as the targeted patrol of war memorials in Washington, D.C. and the eviction of citizens living on federal land.

Despite being ridiculed by the left, Barton has not backed away from her comments and has since made a number of comments in an effort to explain her position.

She said that the way Obama is leading the U.S. resembles Hitler’s rule of Nazi Germany prior to the slaughter of millions of Jews and other minorities.

“It’s not just the death camps,” she said, explaining that Hitler “started in the communities, with national health care and gun control.”

The German dictator was also “elected by a majority of people,” she pointed out, noting that Obama has ruled with a similarly imperial manner. Her harsh criticism reportedly stemmed from frustration over Obama’s intention to cause as much inconvenience as possible during the shutdown.

Barton also attacked Obama for failing to negotiate with the U.S. House throughout the shutdown.

State House Minority Leader Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) roundly rejected Barton’s comparison as “mind-blowing,” adding that her attempts to “justify these comments is beyond reason.”

Since World War II, many leaders on both sides of the political spectrum have been compared to Adolf Hitler. This is a serious accusation, considering the unparalleled legacy of pain and hate he left behind.

Barton, however, was attempting to illustrate the dire situation in which America currently finds itself. While her comments were unquestionably controversial, one imagines that was her intent. Few statements elicit a response quicker than a reference to Hitler.

She encouraged anyone who disagrees with her analogy to “read your history.” Perhaps an honest look at the past would prove that her comparison is more apt than they care to admit.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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McCain Trashes Unflattering Report On Syrian Rebels

John McCain Official SC1 McCain trashes unflattering report on Syrian rebels

Despite reports to the contrary, John McCain continues to assert his belief that the vast majority of rebels fighting in Syria are not radicalized Muslim combatants. According to the (very) senior Senator from Arizona, defense consulting firm IHS Jane was incorrect in releasing its findings that just three in 10 are involved in the war for secular reasons.

According to the report, rebel forces are “dominated by groups with at least an Islamist viewpoint of the conflict.”

When asked for a response in front of the Council on Foreign Relations, McCain shouted, “Not true! Not true!”

He continued by suggesting that the reality in Syria is the exact opposite of the firm’s research, claiming “about 70 percent” of rebels “are Free Syrian Army.”

McCain contended that, because “Syria is a moderate nation,” its people “are not going to submit to a jihadis or al-Qaida group governing them.”

The entire basis for his contention seems to be based on a cursory visit to the troubled country.

“I know who they are,” he explained. “I was in Syria and I met them.”

It is apparently inconceivable for a radical movement to put on a moderate face for the arrival of McCain — a man who wants America to provide them with free weapons.

Contradicting his previous statements, though, he later admitted that “safe havens for thousands of extremists” exist within the nation.

McCain made it clear he favors significant weapons transfers to “moderate opposition forces” and criticized the Obama administration only insofar as it has not acted quickly enough. Recent reports, however, indicate that this slow pace might soon speed up dramatically. Earlier this week, Barack Obama sidestepped federal restrictions on assisting terrorist groups, a decision that could mean that even the fighters with al-Qaida ties will be receiving American weaponry.

The move should delight McCain, who apparently believes that his unofficial title of “maverick” means continually residing on the wrong side of history.