Doh!

Speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said focusing on health care reform in 2009 was a mistake that hurt Democrats because most Americans were happy with their coverage but were unhappy with the economy.

So that was the perfect time to spend 15 Months cramming your Agenda down the people’s throat! Thanks, Up-Chuck.

Schumer said the health care law, popularly known as Obamacare, is “very important” but the timing was wrong, and was not at the “top of the agenda” of the American people.

But it sure looked like it since you did virtually nothing else for over a year, obsessively and with blind abandon.

“We were in the middle of recession. … People were hurting and said ‘What about me? I’m losing my job,’” said Schumer, who spoke as the Democratic Policy Chairman on why his Party was defeated in the 2014 mid-term elections by Republicans.

Now comes the Mea Culpa!  Doh!

Naw, it’s a narcissistic one, keep reading… 🙂

They lost 3 Congressional Elections in a row and had to lie their asses off to keep the Presidency and NOW they have a thought? Really??

If America has another 10 years of declining middle-class incomes, we will have “a sour, angry country” where few people will like their government, he said.

Gee, I thought everything was improving, you know that Blah-Blah X-months n(that span years)  of economic growth and low unemployment rates and the like. 🙂

That’s a frightening prospect for Democrats because Schumer says his party is identified as “pro-government.”

WOW! really?? I hadn’t noticed, after all the Government is the solution for everything that ailes anything approach.

But it’s also an opportunity for Democrats in the 2016 election and beyond if they can offer the middle-class an agenda “that will make their lifestyle more affordable,” he said.

Lower Taxes, less regulations, reduce the debt, oh, and get rid of ObamaCare. 🙂

But Schumer said the news was dominated by reports of the government’s “inability to solve problems: the VA, invaders at the White House, the border, Ebola and ISIS — all fueled by an unrelenting and sensationalist media that exaggerated hype and emphasized the negativity of these events.”

While the Liberal Media was calling everyone a racist and covering up things like Benghazi.

And you want over-hyped sensationalism, one word, Ferguson. 🙂

“The greatest success our candidates had in the deepest of red states” involved the “Fair Shot” agenda (minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and “paycheck fairness” for women) “It just has to be bigger, broader, more prominent and more across the whole Democratic Party,” he said.

AKA Class Envy, Greed,Corporate America is evil and oppressive and The War on Women! So we have to amp up the division and the resentment to win. That and 5 million new Democrats with Amnesty.

So not much change. 🙂

“Like I said, about 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer – private sector,” said Schumer. “And so the average middle-class voter, they weren’t opposed to doing health care when it started out but it wasn’t at the top of the agenda.”

“Don’t get me wrong,” Schumer also said. “I think it’s a good bill [Obamacare] and I’m proud to have voted for it.”

“But, it should have come later,” said the senator.

Love Doublethink. Right Bill. Wrong Time. Hilarious…

“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus,” Schumer said in his prepared remarks, adding that the $787-billion federal stimulus was not large enough.

“But, unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” he said.

“We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform,” Schumer said.

The Agenda is The Agenda! And you’d been peeing in your pants for 90 years waiting for it!

While the “unfair insurance company practices” deserved attention, he noted, “It wasn’t the change we were hired to make.”

“Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs; no changes in their health care,” Schumer said. “This makes sense, considering that 85 percent of all Americans got their health care from either the government – Medicare or Medicaid – or their employer.”

And they are STILL crying, Senator. Oh that’s right, your Boss just gave de-facto amnesty to 5 Million Illegal workers….More workers than Obama & You have created in the last 6 years!

“And if health care costs were going up it didn’t really affect them,” Schumer said.

So that’s the perfect time to make it worse!! 🙂

And now for the Orwellian punchline you’ve been waiting for like Grumpy Cat waiting to pounce…

Schumer said if the Democrats want to win the White House in 2016 and be reinstalled as the majority party in Congress, they have to “embrace government; not run away from it.”

Yes, you heard it here first, The Democrats need to do EVEN MORE of what has already failed and made them lose in the first place!

That’s a frightening prospect for Democrats because Schumer says his party is identified as “pro-government.”

This is along the same lines as The Stimulus wasn’t as effective because it wasn’t big enough, we overspend nearly enough.

Or we are reducing the deficit by Overspending less!!

After all, to them Government can solve anything. Government control of everything is the answer to everything! 🙂

So do you see what you’re up against yet??

He has no conscious capacity to understand his own doublethink.

Doublethink: the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination. Or just plain old blind partisanship.

People have soured on “pro-government” but his solution is we need even more government to fix it and that will translate into votes in 2016 for Queen Hillary.

So how are you going to be “bi-partisan” and “compromise” with that? 🙂

Really??

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Lessons To Be Learned

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

 

1) The initial story you hear is probably a lie: If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton show up somewhere claiming that a wonderful black kid who was going to college was shot for no reason and nobody is doing anything about it because of racism, you can safely assume you’re being taken for a ride. The police do make mistakes. The Akai Gurley case is a great example of that. There are also bad cops out there. The cops who tortured Abner Louima in New York City fit that description. But, it’s better to let a court sort through the details under oath to get the facts rather than relying on rumors and people who see dollar signs in their eyes every time someone yells “racism.”

2) The Left has zero interest in discussing why black Americans are really more likely to be shot by police officers: The numbers can vary depending on whose statistics you’re looking at, but using the best estimate available, black Americans seem to be 3 times more likely to die at the hands of the police than white Americans. Could there be a possible explanation for this that goes beyond racism? Actually, yes.

Today blacks are about 13 percent of the population and continue to be responsible for an inordinate amount of crime. Between 1976 and 2005 blacks committed more than half of all murders in the United States. The black arrest rate for most offenses — including robbery, aggravated assault and property crimes — is still typically two to three times their representation in the population. Blacks as a group are also overrepresented among persons arrested for so-called white-collar crimes such as counterfeiting, fraud and embezzlement.

Percentage-wise, black Americans are much more likely to commit crimes and so, it’s not a surprise that they’re more likely to end up in potentially dangerous conflicts with police officers. Encouraging black Americans to be hostile to police officers, which is sadly all too common, only exacerbates the problem by making cops more suspicious and by making black Americans more likely to do potentially dangerous things around the police. The vast majority of black Americans are decent, law-abiding people and it’s sad that some of them are afraid of the police. That’s an issue that police departments should do much more to address, but unless they’re met halfway by community leaders who are willing to work with the cops, any effort is doomed to fail.

3) It’s time for cops to start wearing body cameras: If Darren Wilson had been wearing a body camera, the bogus “hands up, don’t shoot” meme would have never gotten any traction. Not only would body cameras help eradicate fears of abuse from officers, it would protect cops from the sort of false charges we saw in the Michael Brown case. Body cameras wouldn’t be a panacea, but they would probably make life better for both the cops and the people they’re policing.

4) You better arm yourself because you can’t count on the police to protect you: It was widely speculated that there would be riots in Ferguson if the Grand Jury didn’t indict Darren Wilson. Yet, the governor of Missouri refused to deploy the National Guard in Ferguson on the first night. Without the help of the National Guard, the police weren’t able to contain the mayhem and there was rioting, looting, assaults and arson. Even though the state of Missouri officials knew it was coming, even though they could have prevented it – they didn’t. Take that lesson to heart, get your own gun and learn how to use it so if trouble comes knocking on your doorstep, you won’t be waiting for help from the state that never comes.

5) The mainstream media is more interested in promoting the idea that America is a racist country than the truth: The mainstream media helped create the angst over Trayvon Martin and the riots in Ferguson. NBC falsely claimed George Zimmerman used a racial slur and edited his call to the police to make him sound bad while the whole media used an old picture of Trayvon Martin that made people think he was 12. On the eve of the Grand Jury verdict in the Michael Brown case, the New York Times published THE STREET Darren Wilson lives on with his new wife. Beyond those egregious offenses, the mainstream media helped create many of the initial myths about both cases, was slow to correct the facts and habitually slanted its news coverage to portray Zimmerman and Wilson as guilty, even when it didn’t fit the facts. Everyone knows the mainstream media is biased, but when its coverage plays a role in getting people’s businesses burned to the ground, it has gone too far.

6) Most people on the “Left” care more about the narrative than the truth: One of the most amazing things about both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases was how many people didn’t change their minds one bit about what happened even after the initial stories in both cases proved to be false. Instead, many people cared more about the narrative, “White people in general and white cops in particular are shooting black people for no reason,” than what really happened. It was as if Zimmerman and Wilson had to go to jail not because they did anything wrong, but because to proclaim them innocent was a slam against black Americans.

7) “Black Leaders” are looking to ratchet up the tension, not ease it: It’s extremely ironic that most of the businesses that burned in Ferguson were minority-owned because black leaders like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers and, yes, Eric Holder and Barack Obama helped make it happen. Yes, they gave bloodless, CYA condemnations of violence, and then went back to hyping people up instead of calming them down. See, when people get mad, they give donations. Peace doesn’t make money. Peace doesn’t get your name in the newspaper. Peace doesn’t get anyone on TV. (John Hawkins)

Peace is not profitable and Leftist “racism” is a means to an end. The end being they control everyone and everything. The Blacks & minorities hate Whites and Whites are afraid of Blacks so they both are controlled by The Left.

Ah, Post-racial America, what a country… 🙂

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Black Friday

Thomas Sowell: Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration.

And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media.

Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does.

But it makes a great distraction…

For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber’s videotaped discussions of the complicated deceptions built into ObamaCare with his help, designed to take advantage of what he called the “stupidity” of the public, are all too typical of the role played by the political left.

Neither the politicians nor the intelligentsia — including the media — want that role exposed for what it is.

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi acted as if she had never heard of Jonathan Gruber, and had no idea who he was. But she too had been caught on tape, a few years ago, citing him as someone whose support of ObamaCare was supposed to show that the “experts” knew how good it was.

President Obama gave a somewhat more sophisticated version of the same act. He pointed out that Professor Gruber was not part of his staff. But he did not mention that Gruber had been to the White House 19 times, and the Obama administration had paid Gruber about $400,000 of the taxpayers’ money for his supposedly unbiased expert opinion.

Gruber’s own statements seem to indicate that his mathematical models were enough to baffle the Congressional Budget Office in its efforts to figure out how ObamaCare works. That kind of expertise apparently does not come cheap. Moreover, the 400 grand is chump change compared to the millions that Jonathan Gruber has reportedly raked in from state governments for his expertise.

Barack Obama is currently playing the same political game of parading experts by citing a list of prominent law professors who say that he is not exceeding his Constitutional power by granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Someone at the Fox News Channel has checked out these professors and found that every one of them whose political registration could be traced is a Democrat.

But the names of these profs are still being paraded as if they were simply eminent scholars seeking the truth. Maybe. But maybe not.

Whether the issue is ObamaCare, amnesty for illegal immigrants or “global warming,” when you hear that “all the experts agree,” that may mean nothing more than that the fix is in. And “all” may mean considerably less than 100 percent — or even 50 percent.

No one can know for sure what motivated Professor Gruber to do what he did, or what motivated the media to stonewall as if he had never spilled the beans, or the liberal law professors to give Obama cover while he violated the Constitution.

But running through all of their actions seems to be a vision of the world, and a vision of themselves, that is a continuing danger to the fundamental basis of this country, whatever the specific issue might be.

Probably few people on the political left are opposed to the Constitution of the United States, much less actively plotting to undermine it. But, on issue after issue, what they want to do requires them to circumvent the three words with which the Constitution begins: “We, the people…”

Many on the left may want to help “the people.” But once you start from the premise that you know what is best for the people, better than they know themselves, you have to figure ways around a Constitution based on the idea that the people not only have a right to choose their government and control government policy with their votes, but also that there are vast areas of the people’s lives that are none of the government’s business.

Jonathan Gruber’s notion that the people are “stupid” is not fundamentally different from what Barack Obama said to his fellow elite leftists in San Francisco, when he derided ordinary Americans as petty people who want to cling to their guns and their religion.

We need to see through such arrogant elitists if we want to cling to our freedom.

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The True History of Thanksgiving

The following has categorically not been approved by The Ministry of Truth and is most definitely 100% Politically Incorrect.

happy Thanksgiving

Think Like a Leftist: Turkey Edition

ferguson the turkey-jThanksgiving is an evil, exploitative holiday and it should be banned for its cruelty to the turkey and to human beings and here are 5 reasons why:

a) It’s Racist! What other reason do you need to shut down this abomination, after all,the Europeans came to these shores and exploited the native population.

Dan Brook, PhD: Cal-Davis: On Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks. We give thanks for being the invader, the exploiter, the dominator, the greedy, the gluttonous, the colonizer, the thief, indeed the genocidaire, rather than on the other side of imperialism’s zero-sum murderous game. As Mark Twain points out in his War Prayer, wishing and being thankful for one’s own success and victory is, at the very same time, wishing and being thankful for another’s defeat and destruction. Do we want to make these kinds of wishes and give these kinds of thanks?

b) It promotes Obesity. is there any day of the year more gluttonous than Thanksgiving. It’s full on and sheer promotion and celebration of over-eating should be stopped.

Be responsible to you, your family and everyone’s health:

c) And what about the poor that can’t afford this gluttonous parade? How fair is it to them ?? You have that 20lb Turkey, what do they have, a Swanson frozen dinner- that’s not very healthy? That’s just not fair and we need Government to step in to redistribute that wealth so that everyone can enjoy this gluttonous day. Oh wait, a minute… 🙂

“The Republicans and the Tea Party have done such a good job of scaring and fooling ordinary Americans that a lot of them have simply given up their hope for a better today in exchange for a false hope for the future.” (HuffPo)

d) “Black Friday” really? didn’t we already touch on it’s racist roots but now Capitalist gluttony has to make the day after this abomination a racist, capitalist greed fest too. And the capital slave drivers make their employees work on Thanksgiving too! How greedy are these people and how much are you programmed by them to spend money you probably don’t have on new shiny bobbles dangled in front of you as a “great deal”.

Not only has this country been stolen from first nations under fists of genocide for hundreds of years through violence and colonial oppression, but the holiday alleging to commemorate the pilgrims’ gratitude to Native Americans has cast away even that illusion for the sake of gluttony, blind consumerism, and capitalism. One cannot simply stay home and enjoy the holiday if one is not able to get whatever one wants, and at a whopping deal! (Liberal America.com)

I grew up 25 miles from a Thanksgiving mecca of Thanksgiving & Holiday gluttony and capitalism: Frankenmuth, Michigan — http://www.frankenmuth.org/

e) Then think of the senseless and cruel slaughter of all those turkeys. It’s a day dedicated to slaughter. Europeans slaughtered the Native Americans, now we slaughter turkeys in on big gluttonous massacre. I mean really, raising turkeys just for slaughter…

More than 45 million of these fascinating birds are killed to disgrace Thanksgiving tables each year. Regarded by many as little more than a holiday centerpiece, turkeys are as varied in personality as dogs and cats. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes. This year, give turkeys something to be thankful for—pledge to go vegan and leave them off your plate.“-PeTA

So think like a Leftist and enjoy your racist, capitalist, oppressive, gluttonous monument to needless slaughter… 🙂

This sarcasm brought to you by ME. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving. Hug a Leftist, it will confuse them. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Dump

But first a little Dark Meat 🙂

Shortly after the decision went public that Officer Darren Wilson would not be facing criminal charges for the murder of teenager Michael Brown, President Obama made some brief remarks at the White House.

“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law,” he said. “And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry.”

Why that never mattered for ObamaCare, which has never been favored by a majority of the American People at all,ever. Nor your Amnesty!! Rule of Law my ass!

I guess race riots created by decades of Liberal education and agenda brainwashing makes them look bad. 🙂

But onto the Turkey Dump (#2 please)…

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda — marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.

The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.

“It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,” Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.

The White House’s regulatory agenda for spring 2014 was released on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, when millions of people set out on weekend getaways or family vacations.

“It’s unfortunate because it’s an update on protections for Americans of all stripes,” Shudtz told the Hill. “It lays out the administration’s plan and it deserves more attention.”

But the White House may have a good reason to do so because its Unified Agenda for fall 2014 includes some 3,415 regulations– more than the last regulatory agenda, and one that includes 189 rules that cost more than $100 million.

Rob Rosado, director of government relations at the Food Marketing Institute, said it could cost the grocery industry $1 billion to comply in the first year. This, he reasons, will lead many stores to stop selling fresh cut fruits and vegetables. 

“Anything that is made with fresh items from the grocery store, whether it’s a chicken sandwich or a salad, those are going to become so costly that grocery stores won’t be able to offer them anymore,” Rosado said.

Gas stations and convenience stores like 7-Eleven would be required to list the calories of hot dogs they sell from the grill, as well as slushies and other frozen drinks.

“Convenience stores shouldn’t be sucked into this law that was intended for restaurants, because they cannot comply with it,” said Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of government relations at the National Association of Convenience Stores.

The FDA will also require entertainment venues to list the number of calories in foods they sell, after the congressional authors of the menu labeling requirements — Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — complained they were excluded from the proposed rules.

Gee, i wonder who bank rolled that? 🙂

“It’s very clear that movie theaters offer a lot of food with a consistent menu and those foods look very much like foods you might get at a fast food restaurant — hot dogs, pizza, nachos,” Hamburg said.

And do you know that theatres only make money on concessions?

Ice cream shops that sell by the scoop will also be required to list the number of calories — as will coffee shops that sell muffins, the FDA noted.

Restaurants and bars will also be required to list the calories in alcoholic beverages they sell. This was requirement was lifted from the proposed rule, but added back in after popular demand, Hamburg said.

“It’s really important that alcoholic beverages be labeled so people can see how many calories they’re drinking,” Wootan said.

We are from the Government and we are here to help you understand that junk food is bad for you and that we want it to go away so you have non choice but to do as the government requires, after all, we won’t completely control your health care and decide when you live and when you die. For now we just want to control how you live. But we’ll get back to you with more regulatory dumps.

So put down that Pizza and eat some Tofu instead and don’t you dare wash it down with a beer, that’s bad for you!

Have a Tofurkey Day!

I guess you really are “stupid” 🙂

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Contempt

The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system.

The Agenda is The Agenda!

It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case.

They were an urgency for The Agenda, especially with Satan having control of The Congress.

Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda.

But all he saw was the 2/3 of the people didn’t vote as justification, after all, he is a much beloved King is he not! 🙂

To totally disregard what just happened at the polls, and not wait the few weeks until the new Congress is sworn in and has the opportunity to deliberate on this huge and complex issue, shows the contempt which this president holds for the constitutional republic which put him in office.

Means to end, nothing more.

But don’t just take my word for it.

In a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, 48 percent expressed opposition to the president acting through executive order on the immigration issue and 38 percent supported it.

Democrats only listen to polls that favor their agenda, everything else is just white noise.

In the same poll, 56 percent said congress should “take the lead in setting policy for the country” and 33 percent said President Obama should.

That would be McConnell and “Jar Jar” Boehner. Not encouraging.

There are differences of opinion whether the president’s action is constitutional, not surprisingly aligned with party affiliation.

But appreciating that there are sharp differences of opinion leads again to the same conclusion. Short of a national emergency, wait until the new government the American people just voted for convenes and can deliberate, in a manner consistent with how this nation was conceived and designed to work.

There is no poll showing that that the immigration issue sits at the top of concerns of the American people.

But it sits at the top of The Agenda. Gotta get all those new Democrats to vote for Queen Hillary in 2 years!

In exit polls from the last election reported by the Wall Street Journal, 45 percent said the economy was their issue of top concern compared to just 14 percent who gave immigration top priority.

But the Liberal will go about how much growth has gone on under them and tell everything’s great, except for evil Corporate America and evil Fossil Fuels! 🙂

Even among Hispanic voters, according to the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project, exits polls showed 49 percent said the economy was the most important issue, compared to just 16 percent ranking immigration at the top.

The Agenda is The Agenda!

This is all too reminiscent of what we went through with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, at the beginning of the first term of this administration.

The Agenda is The Agenda!

The economy was in deep recession. When all efforts and attention should have been on fixing the economy and restoring growth, the main focus of the first year of the Obama administration was on the president’s pet personal agenda – nationalizing one sixth of the American economy by way of health care.

But they got their Holy Grail, eventual control of who lives and who dies!

For those with short memories, it was finally rammed through without a single Republican vote, and against the sentiments of the American people, as indicated by the polls.

Democrats don’t even remember what happened last week. Jonathan Gruber? Who’s that. Why would they remember anything like this, they “saved” health care and that’s all that matters.

A history of the average of polls on Obamacare from the day it was signed into law in March 2010 to today shows that there has not been a day when the polling has been net favorable.

Doesn’t matter. The Agenda is The Agenda and it’s for your own good.

Even from the point of view of blacks, who have been Obama’s most consistent and loyal consistency, this executive order is inscrutable. How can unilateral amnesty, making millions of low-income workers here illegally, legal, be in the interest of black Americans, where unemployment stands at 10.8 percent – twice the national rate?

Because he says so, and besides, they are too “stupid” to understand they are getting screwed. 🙂

Immediately poisoning the well from which both parties must draw water in order to do the nation’s business over the next two years, says something about the importance our president gives to the nation’s business.

Saul Alinsky would be so proud.

As has been the case from day one, the Obama priority is the progressive transformation of America, not the strength, meaning, and integrity of our nation.

Absolutely TRANSPARENTly so.

The recent elections show that citizens are finally waking up. But it’s going to be a long and bitter two years. (Star Parker)

So the media has to put them back to sleep.

For then comes Queen Hillary…:)

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

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