Campaign War

never forget“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Mr. Obama declared in a 14-minute address. “That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq,” he added, using an alternative name for ISIS. “This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

How many believe this is campaign rhetoric? How many actually believe Mr “Red Line” is serious?

Certainly not the terrorists.

The Left has completely forgotten 9/11. They had to, so they did.

“They were at war with us, but we weren’t at war with them” — 9/11 Report. Sound Familiar?

“These American forces will not have a combat mission; we will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq,” Mr. Obama pledged, adding that the mission “will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; it will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.” (NYT)

Don’t you love how he telegraphs everything in the media? 🙂

Then we can’t possibly win. But then again, he’s just looking to win just enough to get the critics off his back so he can go back to golfing and the Democrats stand a chance in November.

Nothing more than that.

Another “campaign” war. More “symbolism” and “jingoism” that’s his “strategy”.

Make it look like’s doing something….ANYTHING…Just get off his back so he can go back to be King!

We need more Winston Churchill and less Ward Churchill.

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.

First the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling ISIS a junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal.

Saying before the 2012 elections that “bin Laden is dead” and that terrorism was defeated accomplished the goal of getting reelected.

Ineffective sanctions against Iran and Russia likewise serve a clear purpose. They serve to give the illusion that Obama is doing something that will stop Iran from getting nuclear bombs and stop Russia from invading Ukraine.

This forestalls the massive and enraged outcries there would be if the public were fully aware that he was doing nothing serious enough to prevent either of these things from happening. Generations of Americans yet unborn may curse us all for leaving them hostage to a nuclear terrorist Iran. But generations yet unborn do not vote, so they carry no weight with Barack Obama.

No one has a perfect batting average in any field, so Obama has been caught in some dicey situations, such as the sudden eruption of ISIS on the world stage, with their videotaped beheadings that make it hard to get them off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

Caught off guard, the president has played for time — time for Iraq to get its internal politics fixed, time for our allies to come together, time for the military to create a strategy. Ideally, from his standpoint, time for the whole ISIS crisis to blow over.

There is always someone else to blame for whatever goes wrong in the Obama administration. Supposedly the intelligence services had not kept him informed about how imminent the ISIS threat was. But others who received top-secret briefings by the intelligence services say otherwise.

Some people are wondering how someone of obvious intelligence like Barack Obama could be so mistaken about so many things, especially in deadly foreign policy issues. But there is no way of knowing whether anyone is succeeding or failing without first knowing what they are trying to do.

If you assume that Barack Obama is trying to protect the safety and interests of the United States and its allies, then clearly he has been a monumental failure. It is hard to think of any part of the world where things have gotten better for us since the Obama administration began.

Certainly not in Iraq. Or Iran. Or Libya. Or China. Things went from bad to worse after Obama intervened in Egypt and helped put the murderous Muslim Brotherhood in power. Fortunately for Egypt — and for the whole Middle East — the Egyptian military took the Muslim Brotherhood out of power, in defiance of Obama.

If you start from the assumption that Barack Obama wanted to advance America’s interests, this is truly an unbelievable record of failure. But what is there in Obama’s background that would justify the assumption that America’s best interests are his goal?

He has, from childhood on, been mentored by, or allied with, people hostile to the United States and to American values. His mentors and allies have all been very much like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, even if they were not as flamboyant.

Barack Obama has succeeded in reducing America’s military strength while our adversaries are increasing theirs, and reducing our credibility and influence with our allies. That is completely consistent with his vision of how the world ought to be, with the West taken down a peg and humbled.

We are currently at a point where we can either kill as many of the ISIS terrorists as possible over there — where they are bunched together and visible against a desert background — or else leave the job half done and have them come over here, where they will be hard to find, and can start beheading Americans in America.

Everything in Barack Obama’s history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts. (Thomas Sowell)

 

Class Warfare Victory or Death! Victory or Death!

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”

So does Janet’s secret spy force include Muslims between 18-40 or Illegal Aliens?? 🙂

Probably not. 😦

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Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) pushed back on Monday against a contention by a Democratic FCC commissioner that the government should create new regulations to promote diversity in news programming.

Barton was reacting to a proposal made last week by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who in a speech suggested that broadcasters be subject to a new “public values test” every four years.

“I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the [FCC], to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote Monday in a letter to Copps. (The Hill)

OF COURSE HE DOES! He’s a Democrat! He hates anyone who isn’t in the Ministry of Truth’s pocket. It annoys Democrats that you can still get the truth, rather than THEIR version of it!

He said outlets should be mandated to do the following: prove they have made a meaningful commitment to public affairs and news programming, prove they are committed to diversity programming (for instance, by showing that they depict women and minorities), report more to the government about which shows they plan to air, require greater disclosure about who funds political ads and devote 25 percent of their prime-time coverage to local news.

The regulations would apply to all news outlets operating on the public airwaves.

Sounds like the “fairness Doctrine” that Congress couldn’t get passed. So the liberals resort to regulatory power instead.

Gee, what a shocker that is! 🙂

When you don’t get your way, go around it.

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President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy.

And boy is the Left mad as hornet about it!

They want everyone’s taxes to go up if they can’t get their class warfare!

But they will settle for unemployment benefits for people for as long as 3 years!

Why am I working?? Hmm…Oh yes, I have self-respect. 🙂

From the Huffington Post:

After tonight’s deal with congressional Republicans, the revolt against the Obama presidency may well continue — except it won’t be coming from the right. It will be from congressional Democrats who are aghast at what Obama has conceded to his most virulent foes. No matter how you play it, Obama got rolled.

The extension of unemployment benefits and credits for working families that Obama touted are policies that he should easily have been able to pass in a Democratic Congress. He wasn’t. Instead, Obama became a hostage of the right.

It was a wan, shrunken president who appeared tonight, one barely capable of praising the deal he cut with the GOP. Maybe he was ashamed of it. Or maybe he knows that Michelle will chew him out for betraying his party’s own principles.

For that is what he did. How Obama could have gotten backed into a corner where he ended up endorsing tax cuts for millionaires is a conundrum that he would do well to ponder. Ditto for the estate tax concessions he made. In sum, the deal adds almost $1 trillion to the national debt. Meanwhile. Sen Mitch McConnell is lavishing praise on Obama for opposing “tax hikes” — a bogus term since they were supposed to expire anyway.

Obama is not a bad man. He just seems to be a weak one. “We cannot play politics,” he announced. OK, how about practicing politics, then?

Yes, yes. Had Obama refused to reach a deal with the Republicans, he probably would have been pilloried as a tax and spend liberal. But there’s no way that tonight’s agreement can be billed as a “compromise.” A compromise is when both sides make real concessions. The GOP didn’t do that. Obama did.

Perhaps Obama can rescue his fortunes in the next two years. But he can hardly claim that he’s blunting Republican victories. The truth is that he’s abetting them. Obama paid an enormous price for the small wins that he eked out. Ultimately, the price could be his own presidency. (Jacob Heilbrunn,Author, “They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons”)

The only people who use “neocon” is a extreme leftist as a childish ad hominem.

Boy are they pissed!

They have been betrayed!

Better to raise taxes on everyone, including the poor, and sink the economy rather than give up their class warfare.

Class Warfare or Die!!!

Class Warfare or Die!!!!

Class Warfare or Die!!!!!

Some liberals are now calling it a backdoor “stimulus” and that’s a bad thing!

After all, it’s the liberals who say that unemployment stimulates the economy!

They must know what they are talking about…. 🙂

Imagine that, a “stimulus” that is bad. Now, will wonders never cease! 🙂

But this headline at George Soros’s website Media Matters is hilarious:

Couric Blames Dems For GOP’s Expiration Date On Bush Tax Cuts

Katie Couric, alledged “journalist” blames the Democrats for the Bush Cut Expiration. Couric: “Democratic Support Came With One Condition: That The Tax Cuts Expire In 10 Years.”

And it was the evil Republicans who were “hiding the costs” and wouldn’t allow the Democrats to object.

So this mess it’s ALL their fault!

So you heard it here first, The Democrats were against tax cuts in the recession after 9/11 and now that those tax cuts are expiring during the Great Recession, don’t want them now either!

You should always raise taxes in a recession!

Now that’s “journalism” folks.:)

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez