Krauthammer: Republicans Should Tell Obama To Bring On The Veto


Before the 114th Congress has been sworn in, President Obama told National Public Radio that he will veto any bills the Republicans send him that he does not like.

“There are going to be some areas where we disagree. And, you know, I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I have been in office, partly because legislation that I objected to was typically blocked in the Senate, even after the House took over, Republicans took over the House. Now, I suspect there are going to be some times where I’ve got to pull that pen out.”

Now that Democratic Senator Harry Reid will no longer be the Majority Leader running interference for the president, he may be using the veto pen during the next two years.

Conservative Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer told guest host Kimberly Guilfoyle on Monday’s On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren the Republicans should say, “Bring it on, Mr. President.” The syndicated columnist said that this is an opportunity for the GOP to enact its agenda. 

“Now that it controls the House and the Senate, and now that Harry Reid is not there as the blocking guard for the president — that’s the reason he didn’t have to use the veto, he had Harry Reid — but with Harry Reid gone and Mitch McConnell running the Senate, they are able to enact agenda. They have an agenda. And they should be willing to pass whatever they can and to dare the president to go ahead and to veto.”

Krauthammer recommended that the Republicans begin the new year by passing legislation they know the president will sign, such as trade negotiating authority, which Reid was holding up. This will give Obama a victory.

“But then they should begin to work on stuff and challenge the president — Keystone Pipeline, tax reform, repealing the medical device tax, repealing the employer and individual mandates in health care reform. Let the president show where the party stands and let the country know that with a new president, a Republican president, this stuff, which is very popular, will be able to get through.”

h/t: The Daily Signal

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Allen West: Obama Creating Myth Of Modern-Day Racism


Charles Payne asserted to Lt. Col. Allen West on Fox News Live Sunday that many people believe President Barack Obama is the central reason why race relations seem to be getting worse in the United States. Colonel West commented that he grew up in the inner-city of Atlanta and remembers what race relations used to be like. West said that racial division is what Obama wants.

“For President Obama, when you look at it from his perspective as a progressive socialist community organizer, he believes that race relations are fine, because of the impact they’re having on what they believe is social justice. So when you have this incredible divide amongst us, because that is the aim and the goal of collectivism, which is what the president believes in, then everything is fine for him.”

Colonel West pointed out that the president and Al Sharpton are perpetuating a mob atmosphere:

“When you have someone like Al Sharpton visiting the White House and providing him counsel eighty-two times and standing and putting pressure on Sony and other individuals, and this angst that has happened, and this mob atmosphere that is going on, this is really what the president would like to have – this vomiting of dissension. But that is not what the inner-city needs right now. We need economic growth. We need better education opportunities. But that’s not the focus.”

Payne added that President Obama is stoking racial division because he is unable to improve the economy.

“I would actually argue that a lot of times the president’s fallback position with respect to stoking the anger and anxiety with race is because of an inability to move the economic needle … It feels like at every turn that he could blame or hint or suggest that racism was at the fault of criticism, the fault of failure, he took that.”

West responded that, although the nation has a black president and many other black people serving in positions of authority, it still is not good enough for Obama.

“Well, one of the things is that they created that atmosphere back early in 2009. Eric Holder said that we were a nation of cowards when it came to race. And you look at the fact that we have elected and re-elected the first black president, but yet he still believes that that’s not enough. We have the National Security Advisor, the Department of Homeland Security. I don’t know what more else you need to have.”


h/t Allen West Republic

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What These Hack Attack Experts Just Said Means Obama & The FBI May Have Jumped The Sony Gun

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As Western Journalism reported 10 days ago, The FBI has officially named the North Korean government as the culprit behind the hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Even President Obama laid the blame for the massive cyber-security breach at the feet of Kim Jong Un’s authoritarian regime, a presidential move that led to North Korea’s pushing back hard against the accusation, escalating the war of words, as NBC News reported:

North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of shutting down internet service to the country in retaliation for its alleged hacking attack on Sony, and referred to President Barack Obama as “a monkey” in blaming him for the release of “The Interview.”

Now there’s a new development in the Sony saga that could support North Korea’s claim that it was not involved in the security breach or the posted threats related to the movie “The Interview.”

A number of news outlets, including, are reporting that web experts from a leading cyber intelligence company have presented an alternate theory of the attack to FBI agents investigating the Sony security breach.

According to these experts, the Sony hack was likely an inside job:

FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator….

Researchers from the cyber intelligence company Norse have said their own investigation into the data on the Sony attack doesn’t point to North Korea at all and instead indicates some combination of a disgruntled employee and hackers for piracy groups is at fault.

As of now, though, the FBI is standing by its rather rapidly drawn conclusion that North Korea was behind the devastating attack that has been so costly for Sony and its management.

“The FBI has concluded the Government of North Korea is responsible for the theft and destruction of data on the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Attribution to North Korea is based on intelligence from the FBI, the U.S. intelligence community, DHS, foreign partners and the private sector,” a spokeswoman [for the FBI] said in a statement.

Officials for the security firm Norse say they have uncovered evidence on six individuals primarily involved in the attack, including an ex-employee of Sony with detailed insider knowledge of the company’s IT network:

…a former decade-long Sony veteran who “worked in a technical role” and was laid off in May.

Norse previously identified the ex-employee as “Lena,” and said she claimed to have connection to the “Guardians of Peace” hacker group that took credit for the attack against Sony, which has so far resulted in leaked employee information, executives’ emails, unreleased films and the limiting of “The Interview” theatrical release in response to a terrorist threat.

And as the story of the Sony Hack attack continues to develop like the plot of a spy movie, questions are now being asked as to why President Obama and the FBI would rush to the public with their conclusions about an ongoing investigation and unsolved multi-faceted mystery that intrigues numerous cyber detectives outside of government.

Security expert Bruce Schneier called the evidence “circumstantial at best” and considered a number of other possible explanations.

CloudFlare principal researcher and DefCon official Marc Rogers wrote that the FBI’s indicators seem to rely on malware that is widely available for purchase and IP addresses easily hijacked by any bad guy.

Errata Security’s Robert Graham also noted the hacker underground shares plenty of code, calling the FBI’s evidence “nonsense.”


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Obama Will Betray America With Iran

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Today, President Obama stated that he doesn’t rule out opening an embassy in Iran. This is the end game in a long line of decisions by President Obama to appease Iran and get a deal!

You see, the agenda for the Obama administration is not to increase the security of the United States globally and prevent further terrorism against the homeland or against our allies. No, the agenda of the Obama administration and their leftist allies is to weaken U.S. power abroad. They see the United States as the enemy and have attempted to destroy her power base since arriving in office six years ago.

The Iranians have been relentless in their campaign to lie, obfuscate, and extend deadlines over and over again to buy time to develop the bomb. Once they do, Katy bar the door. They will directly threaten our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Obama, while relaxing sanctions on Iran, has leaked the idea of establishing sanctions on Israel. Iran has never retracted its stated desire to wipe the Jewish State off the map. They want to destroy Israel. When they get the bomb, they will do so.

Obama has enabled the Iranians in their strategy of lie and delay. John Kerry has been his instrument to bring the international community along in this effort. Obama just wants to say he has a deal, the security of the United States and our allies be damned. This is a concept he simply has never cared about.

Business Insider reports today, “Obama nevertheless insisted the US can empathize with the Islamic Republic’s demands regarding its nuclear program.” All this president has been doing since he took office is empathizing with dictators and terrorists who want to destroy the American way of life. To me, this is as obvious as my hand in front of my face.

Obama will give the Iranians what they want. He will allow them to develop nuclear weapons. He will normalize relations and give them credibility in the world as America’s friend. He will close his eyes to the people the Iranian terror forces kill in Israel and around the world. He will betray America and will not lose a minute of sleep over it.


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Obama Believes Iran Could Be A “Very Successful Regional Power”


NPR recently posed questions to President Obama about Iran, specifically about opening a U.S. embassy in the country’s capital of Tehran.

Obama replied “never say never” to the question and said, “I think these things have to go in steps.”

He contrasted Cuba, which he called a tiny country that posed no threat, with Iran, which he called a large and sophisticated country.

Iran, he said, has a “track record of state-sponsored terrorism,” a history of attempting to build a nuclear weapon, and its anti-American attitude. He also said that its rhetoric has been incendiary when it comes to Israel.

Despite all of this, Obama believes that Iran could become a “very successful regional power.”

“That would be good for the United States, that would be good for the region, and most of all, it would be good for the Iranian people.”

Obama believes that the basis of improving relations over time with Iran is the country giving up on the development of nuclear weapons:

“If Iran recognizes that it is in its own interests, having already said that they’re actually not interested in developing a nuclear weapon, to go ahead and prove that to the world, so that over time as it’s verified, sanctions are removed, their economy begins to grow, they’re reintegrated into the international community — if we can take that big first step, then my hope would be that that would serve as the basis for us trying to improve relations over time.”

What do you think? Is reconciliation with Iran as Obama envisions possible, or is it an illusion?


h/t The Right Scoop

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