Monday, September 05, 2011

So Much For Civil Political Discourse

On January 12, 2011, President Obama spoke to a crowd of 14,000 in Tucson, AZ and millions more on TV and cable. The occasion was a memorial service for the victims of the shooting that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded and six others dead. During that speech, President Obama addressed the state of political discourse.

The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives – to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents,” Mr. Obama said. “And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud.

In the days and weeks following the shooting, the President was joined by chorus of voices from the left decrying the lack of civil discourse in America. These voices were quick to lay the blame at the feet of Republicans, the Tea Party movement, FOX news and conservative talk radio.

Jump forward to September 5, 2011. The scene: a political rally for President Obama. The crowd is mostly union. The speaker is Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa.

We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added.

Mr. President, please help us all understand how you can criticize one side of the political divide but not the other? Explain how overheated rhetoric from conservatives is wrong but acceptable when it comes from the progressives?

You were elected to be the President of all Americans and not just your voter base. It is long past time for you to start being a real leader and not just another vote hungry politician.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama giving Arizona back to Mexico

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently told a Senate committee that the southern border or Arizona was as safe as ever.

“I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been,” Napolitano said. [Read more]

If this is true then why are American citizens being told to stay out of three southern Arizona counties because it is too dangerous due to armed smugglers from Mexico operating freely in those areas? [Read more]

Imagine that - part of the United States of America is too dangerous for Americans because of activities of illegal gangs and aliens. I never thought that I would live to see this day.

The President of the United States is the person ultimately responsible for the safety of this country and it's people. This is Job 1 for any President. This President, however, is busy taking over the healthcare industry, attempting to take over the financial and energy industries, doling out handouts at a record pace, trying to secure benefits to bail out union pension funds mismanaged by unions, bailing our print media, turning the BP oil spill into a push for cap and tax and in general spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave. He apparently does not have time to take care of his first and foremost responsibility: the protection of this country and her citizens.

(In fairness, Obama has said he will send 1000 troops to help but they will not be on the front lines. In essence they will be uniformed administrative aides.)

As with healthcare and other issues, polls show that the clear majority of American citizens believe this is a serious issue and that the borders must be properly defended. As with healthcare and other issues, the Obama administration and Congress continue to ignore the will of the people.

It is a sad day when citizens of a foreign nation can invade and occupy a portion of our country and our leaders in the White House and Congress do nothing to defend our territory. Rather than pander to the tinhorn leader of Mexico, our President should remember what his job one is and actually do something to stop this invasion. Of course this assumes that Obama can actually stop playing politics and posing for photo opportunities long enough to be a real President.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona steps up to do the Federal Government's Job

Updated April 29, 2010

All of the consternation arising from the recently passed Arizona immigration law would be completely unnecessary if the Federal government were doing it's job. It is the job of the fed to protect the border and to keep illegal aliens from crossing our borders.

By President Obama's own admission, over 500,000 illegals sneak into Arizona each year alone. 500,000 people that are draining the taxpayers of Arizona who pay the cost of the uninvited intruders. Rather than taking strong steps to protect the border and cut off the flow of illegal aliens, all we here from the Fed is that we should set up an amnesty program (but we don't hear how much that will cost the taxpayers).

The governor of Arizona as well as Senator McCain have requested the 3,000 troops be deployed along the border. So far, the Obama regime has been silent.

Isn't it high time that the politicians quit pandering to the illegals and do what they took an oath to do?

The pandering by the polpigs goes beyond amnesty and failing to protect the border. These pompous, self righteous gas bags have the audacity to condemn the requirement that Arizona police check the immigration status of suspects. We hear about the plight of some poor family that goes out for ice cream, are stopped and don't have their papers. This is pure garbage.

The federal government already requires all foreign nationals legally in this country to have their documentation,, (via or green card), with them at all times. Arizona is not adding a burden to these folks.

Rather than posing for the camera and trying to buy hispanic votes, the Obama regime and Congress must get serious and do the job they swore they would do - protect our borders and stop the flow of illegal aliens. Then and only then can we have a constructive debate on immigration reform.

Update 4/29/10
Perhaps it wil help those who are not in Arizona to understand what the residents have been dealing with and face each and every day while the rest of live in relative safety.

Justice Department: Border Patrol Agents Assaulted Daily, Kidnappings Every 35 Hours in Phoenix, 1 in 5 Teens Using Drugs Predominantly Supplied by Mexican Traffickers

Regarding the position of the fed, this from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano:

Napolitano: U.S.- Mexico Border ‘As Secure Now As It Has Ever Been’

Now I ask you to set aside the political rhetoric and garage babbling from progressives and mainstream media, put yourself into the place of the citizens of Arizona and answer this one question: "what would you do?".

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Doing 'Hard Things'

Let's say that you have gone out and bought a new truck and in the process spending more than you could really afford. You knew you were spending too much but just had to have the newest truck with the newest goodies. Now you are faced with the problem of how to pay for that new truck that you just had to have. Do you:

1. cut enough spending from your budget so that you can make the payments


2. put a shotgun to your neighbors head and demand that he make your payment for you?

If your answer was number 1, cut spending, then welcome to the crowd. You are like the rest of Americans faced with similar decisions each and every day.

However, if your answer was number 2 then you have now qualified to be a politician (polpig).

After running up massive debts and record deficits, our so-called leaders in the White House and Congress are struggling to find ways to pay off their reckless spending and vote-buying. [Here comes a national VAT tax].

These polpigs have recklessly spent our nation into a massive financial hole and now they can't figure out how to pay off their spending. After coming up with a few minor, mostly symbolic, budget cuts, they are again putting a gun to our heads and demanding that we pay off their debts. They talk about making tough decisions and having to do 'hard things' to cover their spending but it sure as heck is not the polpigs who will be doing these 'hard things'. It is the American taxpayers and American businesses who will be expected to do the 'hard things' even as Congress continues to spend, spend, spend. This insanity has got to stop!

Maybe we are just getting what we deserve. For years we have stood by and watched as Congress and the polpig elites created new entitlements, created new federal agencies, pursued expensive programs and threw money away on themselves and their friends. Just as long as we had a few bucks in our pocket, we kept our mouths shut. As long as it was only the rich being taxed, we looked the other way. As long as we got our share of the tax pie we turned our backs on the problem. And now we have a massive monster that must be dealt with.

The 'hard thing' we the taxpayers have to deal with is not paying more taxes; rather it is putting aside our own self interests and remembering that the strength of this country comes not from the polpig elite class but from the willingness of free citizens to put aside our self interest to work for and defend our shared American Dream.

A darned good start would be to kick out the current rulers in DC and replace them with truly principled people.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Who's Obstructing Obama?

Once again the President and his minions in the Democrat party are blaming Republicans for obstructing "The Chosen One's" policies and initiatives. Once again they are assuming that we the people are stupid and will not see the truth for ourselves.

Fact: Democrats have held the majority of both the House and Senate since 2006. They have had an absolute, unbeatable majority since 2008. This means that since 2008 they have had the power to pass any bill they want and the Republicans can not do a damned thing to stop them.

Fact: The American people have not supported the most significant portions of the liberal agenda, including cap and trade, government takeover of healthcare, immigration reform. There are literally hundreds of polls available on the internet that show the lack of support. Five minutes with Google will find all the proof of this needed. Add to this the three surprising elections lost in traditional the Democrat strongholds of Virgina, New Jersey and Massachusetts and you can easily see the opposition to the liberal agenda.

So what is the truth? Despite all of claims of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the braindead members of the mainstream media, the obstruction is not coming from the Republicans in Congress.

Reject the lies folks. Think for yourself. God gave you a brain, use it. Don't let polpigs think for you. Don't let union leaders think for you. Don't let the mainstream media think for you.

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