Charles Krathammer out did himself with this article pointing out the audacity of demogoguery that has been gushing forth from the anointed one’s lips recently. Hypocrisy and double standards not withstanding, it’s hard to avoid getting the distinct feeling that Obama’s speeches are delivered with the basic assumption that his audience is comprised of a bunch of simple minded idiots that will drink whatever flavor of kool-aid he has to offer us on any particular day. Charles Krathammer’s column is spot dead on with his latest observations…
“I’m going to do my part to lead a constructive and civil debate on these issues.”
— Barack Obama, speech on immigration, El Paso, May?10
Constructive and civil debate — like the one Obama initiated just four weeks ago on deficit reduction? The speech in which he accused the Republicans of abandoning families of autistic and Down syndrome kids? The debate in which Obama’s secretary of health and human services said that the Republican Medicare plan would make old folks “die sooner”?
In this same spirit of comity and mutual respect, Obama’s most recent invitation to civil discourse — on immigration — came just 11 minutes after he accused opponents of moving the goal posts on border enforcement. “Maybe they’ll need a moat,” he said sarcastically. “Maybe they want alligators in the moat.”
Nice touch. Looks like the Tucson truce — no demonization, no cross-hairs metaphors — is officially over. After all, the Republicans want to kill off the elderly, throw the disabled in the snow and watch alligators lunch on illegal immigrants.
The El Paso speech is notable not for breaking any new ground on immigration but for perfectly illustrating Obama’s political style: the professorial, almost therapeutic, invitation to civil discourse, wrapped around the basest of rhetorical devices — charges of malice compounded with accusations of bad faith. “They’ll never be satisfied,” said Obama about border control. “And I understand that. That’s politics.”
How understanding. The other side plays “politics,” Obama acts in the public interest. Their eyes are on poll numbers, political power, the next election; Obama’s rest fixedly on the little children.
This impugning of motives is an Obama constant. “They” play politics with deficit reduction, with government shutdowns, with health care. And now immigration. It is ironic that such a charge should be made in a speech that is nothing but politics. There is zero chance of any immigration legislation passing Congress in the next two years. El Paso was simply an attempt to gin up the Hispanic vote as part of an openly political two-city, three-event campaign swing in preparation for 2012.
Accordingly, the El Paso speech featured two other staples: the breathtaking invention and the statistical sleight of hand.
— credits… Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post
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My wife was insistent. She had to have a boat, not just any boat, but a pontoon party boat…with two decks…and a bar…and plenty of shade. We live on the Florida panhandle and she obviously had been hanging around the marina too much. But, we have four teenagers and our kids have friends, we have friends, and our friends have friends. Maybe a pontoon boat was what we needed.
I started looking online one evening, and my 17-year old son looked over my shoulder.
“Whatcha lookin’ at, Dad?” I told him what we were thinking, and he was shocked.
“Online?? You’re looking online? That can be dangerous. What’s wrong with a dealer?”
I replied that dealers were fine if you wanted a new boat. But we had already been to the local dealers and they didn’t have any used.
“Well, would you at least go to boattrader.com? They have a reputation to uphold.”
Smart kid. I hadn’t thought about that. I spent the next several weeks looking and finally found “the one.” Everyone in the family approved…right size, right details to suit my wife, right price…to suit me.
We have a genius in our house, and it isn’t me! Our 15-year old daughter said, “Well, that’s great, but you aren’t just going to buy it online, are you? Without a chance to try it out, without knowing the seller, without knowing anything about the boat? You’re just going to give some stranger your money? That’s not very smart, Pops.”
I asked if she had a suggestion. Of course she did. “Google ‘escrow companies for online purchases’.” Like I said, another smart kid. She told me her math class had been studying escrow and the teacher mentioned it for expensive online purchases.
I found www.rmctrader.com and was immediately impressed. They would verify the seller, the title, look for repair records, and handle all the money. Seemed like a no-brainer. But would the seller agree? Would the seller even know about rmctrader.com?
I contacted him and asked if we could see the boat. He agreed. When we got there, we really liked what we saw. It was ‘as advertised,’ and there didn’t appear to be anything wrong with it. The seller appeared honest, but appearances can be deceiving. I asked him, “Would you be willing to use www.rmctrader.com?” He asked me to explain. After I did, he thought it was a great idea.
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Has Afghanistan turned into Obama’s Vietnam War? You bet it has! Iraq was Bush’s war… or so we were told. Recall that Obama during his presidential campaign scoffed at the Bush administration saying that Iraq was a mistake and that if he where elected he would move the war to Afghanistan. Well he has done just that and is stuck in a Vietnam like quagmire. What is his strategy for “winning” other than looking for an exit? He has sent in 30,000 extra troops, ( while tipping off the enemy when we will leave), changed the command on the ground and last week he says “the cancer is in Pakistan” inferring that we are in the wrong country strategically! Military historians will look back on this approach as the Obama Wack-A-Mole Doctrine.
Charles Krauthammer at the Washington Post sums up the current commander-in-chief’s strategy quite nicely. Any wonder why Democrats are distancing themselves from this man?
From the beginning, the call to arms was highly uncertain. On Dec. 1, 2009, commander in chief Barack Obama orders 30,000 more Americans into battle in Afghanistan. But in the very next sentence, he announces that an American withdrawal will begin after 18 months.Astonishing. A surge of troops — overall, Obama has tripled our Afghan force — with a declaration not of war but of ambivalence. Nine months later, Marine Corps Commandant James Conway admitted that this decision was “probably giving our enemy sustenance.” This wasn’t conjecture, he insisted, but the stuff of intercepted communications testifying to the enemies’ relief that they simply had to wait out the Americans.
What kind of commander in chief sends tens of thousands of troops to war announcing in advance a fixed date for beginning their withdrawal? One who doesn’t have his heart in it. One who doesn’t really want to win but is making some kind of political gesture. One who thinks he has to be seen as trying but is preparing the ground — meaning, the political cover — for failure.
Until now, the above was just inference from the president’s public rhetoric. No longer. Now we have the private quotes. Bob Woodward’s new book, drawing on classified memos and interviews with scores of national security officials, has Obama telling his advisers: “I want an exit strategy.” He tells the country publicly that Afghanistan is a “vital national interest,” but he tells his generals that he will not do the kind of patient institution-building that is the very essence of the counterinsurgency strategy that Gens. Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus crafted and that he — Obama — adopted. — Read More — Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post
Seems as though the Iranian leadership is hell bent in changing history one way or the other. Here are the rantings of the latest Iranian leader who espouses that the holocaust is nothing than “superstition” and a made up fantasy by the “Zionists”.
Flash to President Obama: Yo, Maybe you need to spend some time on a golf course in Tehran having a few rounds with their leadership helping to educate the Iranian leadership on the facts rather than lecture Americans about how we should be more religiously tolerant !! P.S. Why don’t you report Arizona to the U.N. as a potential violator of human rights? Oops.. sorry Hillary took care of the for you last week.
A senior Iranian cleric, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, dismissed the Nazi Holocaust of Jews during World War II as a new “superstition” for the West, media reported on Saturday.
“The Holocaust is nothing but superstition, but Zionists say that people of the world should be forced to accept this,” he was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
“Americans and Westerners are affected by newly appeared superstitions such as the Holocaust,” he said according to ISNA news agency.
“The truth about the Holocaust is not clear, and when the researchers want to examine whether it is true or the Jews have created it to pose as victims, they jail the researchers,” said Makarem Shirazi, who is a “marja,” or among the highest authorities in Shiite Islam.
Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly branded the Holocaust a “myth” in his frequent anti-Israel diatribes drawing international condemnation, but Iran’s prominent clergy have rarely echoed such comments.
Several opposition figures have also rebuked Ahmadinejad over questioning the Holocaust while backing the Palestinian cause.
The comments came after Ahmadinejad dismissed on Friday revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as “doomed” to fail and said the people of the Middle East are “capable of removing the Zionist regime” from the world scene.
Iran does not recognise Israel — the sole if undeclared nuclear-armed state in the Middle East — which accuses the Islamic republic of seeking nuclear weapons and has never ruled out a military strike to curb its atomic drive. — Breitbart / via Drudge