15 Dreadfully Treasonous Words In Obama’s Speech





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Obama huffed… and he puffed… and he, well, blew nothing down.

He moved nothing forward.

All that our once-mighty leader’s State of the Union address showed was how completely irrelevant he’s become.

In fact, the president began by practically admitting that his legislation is dead on arrival because of how unpopular he is with Congress.

But the problem isn’t Congress… You see, if his agenda was popular with the voters, Congress would be falling all over itself to pass it. Congress follows the voters, and the voters don’t want any more of what Obama’s selling.

Heil, Obama!

During his first two years in office, Barack Obama controlled all three branches of government. He had unprecedented approval, and he used the opportunity to pass several highly unpopular bills. Unfortunately for the president, those bills have gone on to define his legacy.

The most destructive to middle class finances – and the president’s popularity – has been the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

You see, the Affordable Care Act was a gigantic political mistake. Obama allied himself with then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid to pass a bill with no Republican support whatsoever, rather than working toward a healthcare reform plan with bipartisan backing.

With that single act, Obama polarized the nation… and he hasn’t looked back since.

To this day, he continues to poison the body politic; and his newest plans – debuted to a national audience during the State of the Union – will cause even more division.

Since he can’t get anything done by working with others, Obama has decided to declare himself dictator and attempt to pass laws by executive order. His borderline treasonous words were, “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation…that’s what I’m going to do.”

I can’t help but be reminded of Hitler’s transition from the elected Chancellor of Germany to complete dictator, ruling by decree. Yet even that comparison isn’t entirely accurate. In 1933, the Reichstag passed a law and gave Hitler his power. Obama has simply decided to usurp his.

A Year of Inaction

Thankfully, though, the United States today isn’t like Germany in 1933. And despite Obama’s attempts to rule by executive order, I believe we’re actually witnessing the opposite – the disintegration of his power.

He can command all he wants; but without Congress’ backing, I doubt that states and local governments are going to listen to the president. In fact, his irrelevance may actually be highlighted by his decrees. But he’s going to try anyway.

Obama’s first decree will attempt to fix global warming. Amusingly, while he was speaking about global warming, nearly half of the country was huddled together fighting the abnormal cold.

Suffice it to say that the president’s rhetoric is badly out of touch with reality.

He actually stood before Congress and had the mendacity to call Obamacare a success! Just to recount, the first goal of the Affordable Care Act was to increase insurance coverage… and more people have lost insurance than have gained it under Obamacare.

The second goal was to make insurance affordable… yet insurance is more unaffordable now than at any time in our history.

Still, Obama blithely encouraged the people who were watching the State of the Union to sign up. Not surprisingly, he failed to mention the myriad problems with healthcare.gov, including security and inaccuracy concerns that have been well documented.

His grand flourish was to call for a “year of action.”

But I predict that, one year from now, when we’re once again subjected to an excruciatingly painful address, no significant legislation will have been signed by Obama.

If he actually does try to rule by decree, the courts will annul his diktats, one by one, until anything without a basis in existing legislation will be ruled unconstitutional.

Because Obama doesn’t have the character, personality, and charisma to move the nation to action, 2014 is more likely to be remembered as the year of inaction. He is untrusted, untalented, and ineffective as Commander-in-Chief.

He will be even worse as Dictator-in-Chief.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted with permission. 





GOP Establishment About To Be Caught With Pants Down





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A story this past week was titled, “Why Joe Miller Could Pull off an Upset Against the GOP Establishment, Again.” An interview with the Tea Party Express also published last week noted, “Joe Miller Has a Proven History of Challenging the Status Quo and Taking on the GOP Establishment.”

Yet another story last week read, “The big upset could happen in Alaska.” Based on Facebook modeling to predict election outcomes, this article contended we are in a dead heat with incumbent Senator Mark Begich.

The authors of the study examined not simply the number of “Likes,” but the interaction each candidate’s page had, including the number of shares, comments, and engagement with others about it; in other words, factors reflecting the general excitement and involvement with the candidate and the issues he represents.

All this is extremely encouraging and mirrors what our campaign has been seeing on the ground as we meet with Alaskans in homes and businesses throughout the state. People are motivated and ready to take action because they realize the whole future of the country is at stake.

So high a price has been paid, by so many, to get us to this point in our nation’s history, it would defy the true American spirit to not respond to our country in this time of need.

Reminiscing on the Revolutionary War, John Adams determined about one-third of the citizens were for the Revolution, one-third were neutral, and one-third were against it. That one-third of freedom-loving Americans carried the day and brought the fruits of liberty to all. It was an upset victory against the Establishment for the ages, and so began the story of the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Like many of you, I became increasingly alarmed, shortly after Barack Obama was sworn in and he and the Democratically-controlled Congress sought to “fundamentally transform” America. People of common sense rose up in response to the $1 trillion stimulus bill, followed by the push to pass ObamaCare. These modern day patriots organized, educated their fellow citizens, and went to the polls. The result was Republicans regaining control of the House and ending the Democratic filibuster-proof Senate.

Republicans have had some success slowing down the transformation, but those who seek true reform are gravely outnumbered. Further, the Obama Administration has chosen time-and-again to disregard the Constitution and go around Congress. Harry Reid, Mark Begich, and the Democratic Senate have been complicit in these egregious acts by the Executive Branch by refusing to hold him accountable. Worse, they enabled even more abuse of executive power by voting for the “nuclear option,” ending the minority party’s right to filibuster when the President puts forward extreme nominees to hold positions of trust.

Further, this past week we had the third ranking member of the Senate, Chuck Schumer from New York, calling on Barack Obama to use the IRS to shut down the Tea Party. He truly has no shame or respect for Americans’ First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly.

It is time to advance the work begun in 2010 and regain control of the Senate, retaking it with true reformers committed to a fundamental restoration of America, so the victory is worth the price.

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Let’s begin to write the closing lines to this bizarre chapter in American history and write it in such a way the future generations will look back on what we did here with pride and thankfulness.

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The King’s Speech





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Last night, what is supposed to be a regular accounting of our nation’s direction and general health was instead just another play for continued license and sustaining aggrandizement of our new king, his wife, and political cronies.

Of course it is normal for a president to put the best face on his administration, but American TV viewers have rarely witnessed such judiciously edited deception so artfully parroted as the trash we heard from the 2nd term Obama in his speech. Since his coronation, he has never demonstrated even a nodding acquaintance with humility, shame, reverence for the truth, or genuine responsibility – and this event was no exception. He and his writers have simply discovered that there are no limits to what a president and his teleprompters can achieve. Playing fast and loose with the truth is a career politician’s stock-in-trade – and, given that so much of our citizenry prefer the restful ease of allowing the television to do their thinking for them, last night’s address amounted to just another lullaby.

With all the modesty of a Benito Mussolini, Barack spent the hour touting successes that were either not his to own or haven’t materialized. What appears to be our currently mellowed unemployment rate, for example, is actually attributable to fewer people (the underemployed or those no longer eligible) filing for unemployment.

Through our history, we have learned the hard way that a free economy left to itself will find its own best way to bounce back. Not even the deadly assaults of Obamacare, the vicious impositions of entrepreneurial restraints and tax burdens, fuel prices, the threat of ‘Cap and Trade’, or a host of other black holes that seem designed to snuff any hope of prosperity can keep American business from stretching to invent a better mousetrap. And our poser president – who is bleeding our economy to death – tried to impress us all with the idea that any economic advancements made within the last five years have been solely the result of his expertly mandated prodding. What a shuck.

His alleged ‘feat’ of the 8 million new jobs he bragged about is quite misleading, given that the BLS puts actual newly created jobs at closer to 3 million–now hovering at about a million less than when the slump began in ’07. And how many of those jobs are part-time or low wage? While the manufacturing sector has indeed provided over a half-million jobs since 2010, we are still a half-million down from when his presidency began. If our nation’s largest-ever budget deficits have indeed been cut in half, as he claims, it’s only because he’s using numbers that help to ignore the massive deficit he’s built in the first place. Of course, he lauded the triumphs of his Affordable Care Act, in spite of the fact that it is a disaster in every respect. Nevertheless, we know that the data will confess to most anything if you beat it hard enough.

But that’s how the whole evening went: ‘If anything good is happening, it’s because I’m here.’ What an insult, his conceit, to the American worker, business leader, housewife, college student, John Q public – all of us who have to keep clawing regardless of the ridiculous, lavishly overpriced packages he has relentlessly thrown at us since his takeover. What’s left of conservative America should be applauded for whatever resiliency it’s managed to muster during this demagogue’s rampage.

But the scariest feature of his long-winded presentation were statements that amounted to warnings preparing us for his continued demolition of our Constitution. He very deliberately paused, at key points in his delivery, to inform us all that he will prevail regardless of the sluggishly overbearing presence of a House of Representatives (please mark the word ‘representatives’).

He was so adamant in saying …

“So WHEREVER and WHENEVER I can take steps WITHOUT LEGISLATION to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

And again …

“But I will act ON MY OWN to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

Hiding behind altruistic words like the above, he is doing just the opposite and has shown that he intends to continue on his path of destruction.

And he made other, similar declarations intimating his contempt for whatever might challenge his omnipotent rule. Any president prior to this one could have said the same words without arousing much caution. But Barry has amply shown us that his governing autonomy is rooted in selfish arrogance and worthy of our suspicion. Of course, the Constitution provides for a president’s use of executive orders – but the spirit of that document promotes such care in the face of any potential abuse. We the people are given the responsibility to see that those abuses don’t happen. Obama, however, knows that he is safe to do what he wants since his burgeoning constituency have shown that they really don’t care anymore, one way or the other.

Lest we forget, America’s freedom, on every level, is born out of conflict. That’s why we have a ‘House of Representatives.’ Those representatives – our employees – are in place to champion the wishes of the people. We are not paying them to accommodate the demands or augment the power of our president. Neither are they in office to explain to us how our president’s authority can trump the rule of the people. No. They are there as our REPRESENTATIVES and not as arbiters placating whining wards of the state.

During OUR State of the Union Address last night, I didn’t hear a single word spoken regarding our president’s commitment to preserve and protect our right to bear arms. I didn’t hear any assurance of our maintaining the qualifying, exclusive effort it should take to become a United States citizen. I heard not a word about who would be brought to justice in the engineering and execution of the ‘Fast and Furious’ debacle. There was not a moment of apology uttered in even minimal respect for the dear Americans butchered at Benghazi. Instead, it seems we’re just supposed to laugh and smile with our president and his nodding sycophants. And I guess we’ll just idly watch as they vilify a Congress that was deliberately designed to make a potential dictator move slow enough for us to identify and remove him – before he could enslave us.

“Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.”–Dwight D. Eisenhower





Progressive Platitudes Prevail In Obama’s Big Speech





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As expected, Barack Obama used America’s working poor as a political prop during his latest State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. His use of hollow rhetoric paid lip service to their plight, while promises of even more unilateral executive action on his part promise to make it even more difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to provide for their families.

His imperial mindset was readily apparent during the monotonous speech, a theme wrapped up in his threat that “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Of course, his real — and thinly veiled — objective is to expand opportunities for the federal government at the expense of American families. Despite his promise to “act on my own to slash bureaucracy,” it was obvious from comments later in the address that he is anxious to give federal regulators even more control over the lives of all Americans.

He touched on all of the hot-button leftist issues of the day, including amnesty for illegal aliens — or, in the parlance of a partisan politician, “immigration reform.”

Claiming “immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades,” Obama made his latest plea to “get immigration reform done this year.”

Obviously, he made no mention of the fact that these illegals, who he claims are all “here to fulfill their dreams,” apparently dreamed of living in constant violation of American laws. Nevertheless, his quest to create a permanent underclass of Democrat voters takes precedence over the law of the land.

He touted “four years of economic growth,” a development few outside of the Obama family realized had even occurred. The fact that he and his family can now take multiple lavish vacations each year on the taxpayer dime does not mean the rest of the country is similarly flush.

Using singular examples of individuals who ostensibly benefit from big government largesse, his message failed to resonate with the average citizen struggling to make ends meet in Obama’s economy. He suggested that he and Michelle “want every child to have the same chance that this country gave us” in one breath, while in the next sentence expressing support for policies that will guarantee the next generation remains saddled with unsustainable debt.

He transitioned into a familiar refrain, income inequality, by pressing for across-the-board minimum wage hikes. The plea came after his announcement of an executive order mandating that all federal contractors, such as those hired to “wash…dishes,” make at least $10.10.

Without exploring the obvious cost to employers, which will then inevitably be passed onto consumers, he urged legislators and private businesses to follow his lead. Using the example of a pizza parlor employer who decided to raise his employees’ wages to $10 per hour, Obama was able to squeeze in the pitiful pun that one worker in particular was able to make more “dough.” He expertly dodged the fact that this was a private employer’s decision and not, as he demands, due to legislative action or executive decree.

His disingenuous argument that millions of Americans are attempting to support entire families on one minimum wage income was in the running for the biggest misleading statement of the night. Of course, the competition was fierce.

Obama trotted out the tired feminist line that women “make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” offering no context for the intellectually dishonest statistic. In reality, women who understandably put family and other concerns above their career represent the vast majority of any existing disparity. Nevertheless, he declared the inequality “an embarrassment.”

Millions of viewers likely felt the same about a president who would use such propagandistic language to sell policies the majority of the nation rejects.

He peppered in generous references to leftist gems such as same-sex marriage, affirmative action, government-mandated nutrition guidelines, and, of course, fiat rule. Though his reliance on the TelePrompTer is always obvious, Obama spent much of the speech stumbling over his own words. Perhaps, the lingering notion that the vast majority of his audience actively opposes his policies was in the back of his mind as he proposed even more big government solutions to fabricated problems.

Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the address served as an attempt to salvage the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law. Using a number of individuals as political tools, he strung together an argument that might be described as anemic at best.

For every beneficiary of his policies, countless more suffer under the America Obama has created over the past five years. Furthermore, the tax money he hopes to use to fund his wasteful social programs could actually help correct course if he would only allow more of it to stay in the pockets of those who earned it.





Progressive Platitudes Prevail In Obama’s Big Speech





SOTU 2014

As expected, Barack Obama used America’s working poor as a political prop during his latest State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. His use of hollow rhetoric paid lip service to their plight, while promises of even more unilateral executive action on his part promise to make it even more difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to provide for their families.

His imperial mindset was readily apparent during the monotonous speech, a theme wrapped up in his threat that “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Of course, his real — and thinly veiled — objective is to expand opportunities for the federal government at the expense of American families. Despite his promise to “act on my own to slash bureaucracy,” it was obvious from comments later in the address that he is anxious to give federal regulators even more control over the lives of all Americans.

He touched on all of the hot-button leftist issues of the day, including amnesty for illegal aliens — or, in the parlance of a partisan politician, “immigration reform.”

Claiming “immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades,” Obama made his latest plea to “get immigration reform done this year.”

Obviously, he made no mention of the fact that these illegals, who he claims are all “here to fulfill their dreams,” apparently dreamed of living in constant violation of American laws. Nevertheless, his quest to create a permanent underclass of Democrat voters takes precedence over the law of the land.

He touted “four years of economic growth,” a development few outside of the Obama family realized had even occurred. The fact that he and his family can now take multiple lavish vacations each year on the taxpayer dime does not mean the rest of the country is similarly flush.

Using singular examples of individuals who ostensibly benefit from big government largesse, his message failed to resonate with the average citizen struggling to make ends meet in Obama’s economy. He suggested that he and Michelle “want every child to have the same chance that this country gave us” in one breath, while in the next sentence expressing support for policies that will guarantee the next generation remains saddled with unsustainable debt.

He transitioned into a familiar refrain, income inequality, by pressing for across-the-board minimum wage hikes. The plea came after his announcement of an executive order mandating that all federal contractors, such as those hired to “wash…dishes,” make at least $10.10.

Without exploring the obvious cost to employers, which will then inevitably be passed onto consumers, he urged legislators and private businesses to follow his lead. Using the example of a pizza parlor employer who decided to raise his employees’ wages to $10 per hour, Obama was able to squeeze in the pitiful pun that one worker in particular was able to make more “dough.” He expertly dodged the fact that this was a private employer’s decision and not, as he demands, due to legislative action or executive decree.

His disingenuous argument that millions of Americans are attempting to support entire families on one minimum wage income was in the running for the biggest misleading statement of the night. Of course, the competition was fierce.

Obama trotted out the tired feminist line that women “make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” offering no context for the intellectually dishonest statistic. In reality, women who understandably put family and other concerns above their career represent the vast majority of any existing disparity. Nevertheless, he declared the inequality “an embarrassment.”

Millions of viewers likely felt the same about a president who would use such propagandistic language to sell policies the majority of the nation rejects.

He peppered in generous references to leftist gems such as same-sex marriage, affirmative action, government-mandated nutrition guidelines, and, of course, fiat rule. Though his reliance on the TelePrompTer is always obvious, Obama spent much of the speech stumbling over his own words. Perhaps, the lingering notion that the vast majority of his audience actively opposes his policies was in the back of his mind as he proposed even more big government solutions to fabricated problems.

Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the address served as an attempt to salvage the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law. Using a number of individuals as political tools, he strung together an argument that might be described as anemic at best.

For every beneficiary of his policies, countless more suffer under the America Obama has created over the past five years. Furthermore, the tax money he hopes to use to fund his wasteful social programs could actually help correct course if he would only allow more of it to stay in the pockets of those who earned it.