Category Archives: Politics

While our country was still great…

Video: George W. Bush Gets Emotional Talking About America’s Greatness…

Never a doubt whether “W” loved America>

The Devil at Work!

BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an astonshing display of gentleness in the face of a vile attack, the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, remained calmly seated with eyes closed in prayer Tuesday as four topless women attacked him with shouts and curses and doused him with water. 

 

It’s not the first time the bishop has been attacked for standing up for the Church’s teachings on homosexuality and expressing his concern for those who live the homosexual lifestyle.

The incident took place at the ULB University in Brussels where the archbishop was participating in a debate on blasphemy laws.

The four women, representing the pro-abortion and homosexual group FEMEN, took to the stage where they disrobed to reveal black-painted slogans on their bare chests and backs, such as ‘my body my rules,’ and ‘anus dei is coming.’ They also held signs reading ‘stop homophobia’. The women doused the archbishop with water from bottles formed in the image of the Virgin Mary.

Hillary Clinton lied to Congress.

“On April 19, 2012, the response cable from the Department of State to Embassy Tripoli, bearing Secretary Clinton’s signature, acknowledges Ambassador Cretz’s request for additional security but instead articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission,” the House report says.

Questions about the Marathon Terrorists!

The mother of the Boston terrorist bombers is pure gold for people trying to get the point across that this entire Boston thing was motivated by Islam. Notice the media are trying to cover less and less of this story? Notice how few questions the MSM are asking all of a sudden? Here’s some – where did the money for the expensive cars, guns, and school come from? Why did the son’s wife say he was watching the daughter on the day he was dropping the bombs off? Why does no one mention the domestic violence charge against Tamerlan that didn’t raise a red flag? Why did the wife just look the other way when Tamerlan took off for six months? Why was not a trace of bomb material or any weapons of any kind found at the brothers’ apartment? How did the cops lose the younger brother for so many hours when they found his abandoned car, he was bleeding (per the guy who found him hiding in the boat) and no dogs were brought out to sniff him out from the car to the boat when he left an obvious trail?

MSNBC Edited Romney Wawa Video – By Katrina Trinko – The Corner – National Review Online

About This Blog Archive E-Mail RSS SendPrint | Text MSNBC Edited Romney Wawa VideoBy Katrina TrinkoJune 19, 2012 11:15 A.M.Comments15Turns out that video of Mitt Romney gushing about Wawa was edited by MSNBC in such a way that some crucial context was lost, per blogger SooperMexican. Romney wasn’t just talking about the touchscreen at Wawa being “amazing”; he was talking about it being “amazing” in light of his anecdote told just before about how inefficient government bureaucracy was. Here’s a video comparison of the MSNBC clip with the full version of Romney’s remarks about Wawa:New on The Corner. . .Staff: Krauthammer’s TakeComments 0Brennan: Kochs, Cato Reach SettlementComments 1Lopez: White House MisinformationComments 0AdvertisementLog In to Post a CommentCOMMENTS 15EXPAND © National Review Online 2012All Rights Reserved.SubscriptionsNR / PrintNR / DigitalGift SubscriptionsNR / PrintNR / DigitalNR AppsiPhone/iPadAndroidNRO AppsiPhoneSupport UsDonateMedia KitContact NRO Articles | Article RSS | Author DirectorySubscribe to National ReviewPrintDigi

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via MSNBC Edited Romney Wawa Video – By Katrina Trinko – The Corner – National Review Online.

“If I wanted America to fail” video goes viral, but Twitter suspends group’s account; Update: Account restored

LiveLeak.com – Obama’s buddy: I get up every morning and think…today I’m going to end capitalism

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2d4_1333223471

Not-So-Smooth Operator

Something’s happening to President Obama’s relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, “Nothing new there,” but actually I think there is. I’m referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months.

Not-So-Smooth Operator – WSJ.com.

New HHS Report Shows How Health Law Threatens State & Federal Budgets, Sustainability of Medicaid Programptional)

March 27, 2012

An overdue U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report on the fiscal status of the Medicaid program, requested by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), demonstrates the significant burden the expansion of this program will have on federal and state budgets. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the partisan health law’s Medicaid expansion – the largest since its inception more than 45 years ago – on Wednesday.

Below are some of the report’s key findings:

  • The health spending law drives up federal Medicaid costs by $619 billion through 2020.  “The Affordable Care Act is projected to increase Medicaid expenditures by a total of $619 billion for 2011 through 2020…” (Page iv)
  • The health spending law will make nearly 26 million more Americans dependent on Medicaid.  “This expansion, together with greater participation by individuals eligible under current rules, is projected to add… 25.9 million people by 2020 — 44 percent… compared to pre-Affordable Care Act estimates.”  (Page iv)
  • Medicaid expansion brings total burden on state budgets to $2.3 trillion through 2020, crowding out other local priorities such as education and law enforcement.  Total state spending on Medicaid through 2020 is expected to total $2.3 trillion. (Page 19)
  • Medicaid’s mission has been compromised.  While Medicaid was originally designed as a safety net, serving just 4 million people in 1966, by 2020 there will be 85 million Americans, meaning at least 1 in 4 Americans will be dependent on the government program Medicaid. (Page 19)
  • Medicaid consumes the largest health-related share of FEDERAL revenues. “For the Federal government, Medicaid is the largest source of general revenue-based spending on health services. Notably, Medicaid is a larger source of such Federal expenditures than Medicare.” (Page 25)
  • Medicaid consumes the largest health-related share of STATE budgets. “For State governments, as with the Federal government, Medicaid is the largest source of general revenue-based spending on health services…” (Page 25)
  • There are now more individuals dependent on Medicaid than Medicare.  “Medicaid is also larger than Medicare in terms of the number of people covered. In FY 2010, Medicaid was estimated to have covered 53.9 million PYE, and 67.7 million people were enrolled in the program at some point during the year. In comparison, Medicare covered an average of 47.5 million people during CY 2010.” (Page 25)

This Congress, Hatch and Upton, whose committees have jurisdiction over the Medicaid program, have championed efforts in Washington to overhaul the broken entitlement program, including the State Flexibility Act to repeal the onerous Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements that were included in the new health law. They have consistently said the highly successful, bipartisan welfare reform of 1996 – where states led the way to provide the best solutions for a broken program – should be the model to modernize Medicaid.

Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left

by Sarah Palin on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:57pm

We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent.

We will look back on this week and realize that something changed. I have given numerous interviews wherein I espoused the benefits of thorough vetting during aggressive contested primary elections, but this week’s tactics aren’t what I meant. Those who claim allegiance to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment should stop and think about where we are today. Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, the fathers of the modern conservative movement, would be ashamed of us in this primary. Let me make clear that I have no problem with the routine rough and tumble of a heated campaign. As I said at the first Tea Party convention two years ago, I am in favor of contested primaries and healthy, pointed debate. They help focus candidates and the electorate. I have fought in tough and heated contested primaries myself. But what we have seen in Florida this week is beyond the pale. It was unprecedented in GOP primaries. I’ve seen it before – heck, I lived it before – but not in a GOP primary race.

I am sadly too familiar with these tactics because they were used against the GOP ticket in 2008. The left seeks to single someone out and destroy his or her record and reputation and family using the media as a channel to dump handpicked and half-baked campaign opposition research on the public. The difference in 2008 was that I was largely unknown to the American public, so they had no way of differentiating between the lies and the truth. All of it came at them at once as “facts” about me. But Newt Gingrich is known to us – both the good and the bad.

We know that Newt fought in the trenches during the Reagan Revolution. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out, Newt was among a handful of Republican Congressman who would regularly take to the House floor to defend Reagan at a time when conservatives didn’t have Fox News or talk radio or conservative blogs to give any balance to the liberal mainstream media. Newt actually came at Reagan’s administration “from the right” to remind Americans that freer markets and tougher national defense would win our future. But this week a few handpicked and selectively edited comments which Newt made during his 40-year career were used to claim that Newt was somehow anti-Reagan and isn’t conservative enough to go against the accepted moderate in the primary race. (I know, it makes no sense, and the GOP establishment hopes you won’t stop and think about this nonsense. Mark Levin and others have shown the ridiculousness of this.) To add insult to injury, this “anti-Reagan” claim was made by a candidate who admitted to not even supporting or voting for Reagan. He actually was against the Reagan movement, donated to liberal candidates, and said he didn’t want to go back to the Reagan days. You can’t change history. We know that Newt Gingrich brought the Reagan Revolution into the 1990s. We know it because none other than Nancy Reagan herself announced this when she presented Newt with an award, telling us, “The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive.” As Rush and others pointed out, if Nancy Reagan had ever thought that Newt was in any way an opponent of her beloved husband, she would never have even appeared on a stage with him, let alone presented him with an award and said such kind things about him. Nor would Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan, have chosen to endorse Newt in this primary race. There are no two greater keepers of the Reagan legacy than Nancy and Michael Reagan. What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.

But this whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal destruction used now by both parties’ operatives with a complicit media egging it on. In fact, the establishment has been just as dismissive of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Newt is an imperfect vessel for Tea Party support, but in South Carolina the Tea Party chose to get behind him instead of the old guard’s choice. In response, the GOP establishment voices denounced South Carolinian voters with the same vitriol we usually see from the left when they spew hatred at everyday Americans “bitterly clinging” to their faith and their Second Amendment rights. The Tea Party was once again told to sit down and shut up and listen to the “wisdom” of their betters. We were reminded of the litany of Tea Party endorsed candidates in 2010 who didn’t win. Well, here’s a little newsflash to the establishment: without the Tea Party there would have been no historic 2010 victory at all.

I spoke up before the South Carolina primary to urge voters there to keep this primary going because I have great concern about the GOP establishment trying to anoint a candidate without the blessing of the grassroots and all the needed energy and resources we as commonsense constitutional conservatives could bring to the general election in order to defeat President Obama. Now, I respect Governor Romney and his success. But there are serious concerns about his record and whether as a politician he consistently applied conservative principles and how this impacts the agenda moving forward. The questions need answers now. That is why this primary should not be rushed to an end. We need to vet this. Pundits in the Beltway are gleefully proclaiming that this primary race is over after Florida, despite 46 states still not having chimed in. Well, perhaps it’s possible that it will come to a speedy end in just four days; but with these questions left unanswered, it will not have come to a satisfactory conclusion. Without this necessary vetting process, the unanswered question of Governor Romney’s conservative bona fides and the unanswered and false attacks on Newt Gingrich will hang in the air to demoralize many in the electorate. The Tea Party grassroots will certainly feel disenfranchised and disenchanted with the perceived orchestrated outcome from self-proclaimed movers and shakers trying to sew this all up. And, trust me, during the general election, Governor Romney’s statements and record in the private sector will be relentlessly parsed over by the opposition in excruciating detail to frighten off swing voters. This is why we need a fair primary that is not prematurely cut short by the GOP establishment using Alinsky tactics to kneecap Governor Romney’s chief rival.

As I said in my speech in Iowa last September, the challenge of this election is not simply to replace President Obama. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country. We truly need sudden and relentless reform in Washington to defend our republic, though it’s becoming clearer that the old guard wants anything but that. That is why we should all be concerned by the tactics employed by the establishment this week. We will not save our country by becoming like the left. And I question whether the GOP establishment would ever employ the same harsh tactics they used on Newt against Obama. I didn’t see it in 2008. Many of these same characters sat on their thumbs in ‘08 and let Obama escape unvetted. Oddly, they’re now using every available microscope and endoscope – along with rewriting history – in attempts to character assassinate anyone challenging their chosen one in their own party’s primary. So, one must ask, who are they really running against?

– Sarah Palin