Friday, January 31, 2014

America – If We Don’t Take Back Our Government, Someone Else Might Just Take It Over



Americans need a hard core reality check and they need it now. Some very important poll results were released recently which we all need to be aware of. The people of 60 nations were asked a simple question. “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”

Who would you pick? Iran? North Korea? China?

Facebook = Spybook




Sometimes when something you want is free, be aware, you might not be looking at the product. You might be the product

“Let’s Run These Marxists Into the River”


Social Proof, used to be called ‘Peer-pressure,’ is essentially a type of mob mentality that convinces people to go along with the herd. President Obama is really President Social Proof–he convinced a slew of voters that to question him was to be racist. Now, several voices are crying out that the Emperor…President…is wearing no clothes, and all that’s left to do is run the hollow people into the river.

Scientists link two plagues of the past — and warn of future outbreaks




HEALTH - Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks. Researchers found tiny bits of DNA in the teeth of two German victims killed by the Plague of Justinian about 1,500 years ago.

Jimmy Kimmel asks people their opinions of SOTU in advance






Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew out on to the street, Hollywood Boulevard in California to get the opinions of people who allegedly watched “President Obama’s SOTU last night.”  One problem – the SOTU had not occurred yet. Kimmel was actually interviewing them the day before the SOTU not the day after.  I do not know if we have become a nation of liars but you have to see the responses (video below) to believe it.

Black Activists in Chicago Tell Obama to ‘Just Quit’

After Watching State of the Union


This needs to go viral!!!!

Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered  the State of the
Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what  the President had to say. Rebel Pundit
has released video of those reactions,  including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction
Campaign, Joe  Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of  V.O.T.E.,
among other activists. Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better of with  you cutting off your presidency

THE WAY NEW JERSEY USE TO BE !



Aug. 12 - Moved into our new home in NEW JERSEY . It is so beautiful here. The hills and river valleys are so picturesque. I have a beautiful old oak tree in my front yard. Can hardly wait to see the change in the seasons. This is truly God's Country.

A REPUBLIC OR A DEMOCRACY -WHICH ARE WE?






Most of us will be surprised to learn that Representative Republics and Democracies are polar OPPOSITES.  In fact, our ancestors came to this country to escape from the very same things that are threatening the survival of our once great country.  They are OVERTAXATION, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND PROPERTY RIGHTS.  TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION WAS THE CRY MUCH AS IT IS TODAY.

We Need a Debate about the Size of Government, but It Helps to Understand Basic Fiscal Facts




by Dan Mitchell


Self awareness is supposed to be a good thing, so I'm going to openly acknowledge that I have an unusual fixation on the size of government.
I don't lose a wink of sleep thinking about deficits, but I toss and turn all night fretting about the overall burden of government spending.

ONE DOWN - TEN TO GO

By phannie phlagg's




January is all but gone.  It is time to reevaluate where we are in the battle.    With 10 months to go, it is important that we look at any accomplishments for the past month, and reassess how to go about accomplishing what we've set out to do.
Are we going to win this, or are we just going to play around with it?  Seriously, my own observation from at least the first two (2) weeks of January were one of big concern.  Postings, IMHO, were way down from what they were in Nov and Dec.  Hopefully, all the folks that were  MIA were were busy in their local areas bringing others into the fold.  If not, it is time to do so. 

Ten Months to go.  What is your plan?  Virtually nothing, nada, zip, zero, zilch, happens without a plan.  IF you don't have one, you can expect to accomplish nothing. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Are Obama’s Executive Orders Constitutional?

Eric Holder Explains





Well, he doesn’t, actually. But Senator Mike Lee did a good job of trying to pin down Attorney General Eric Holder as to the constitutional basis of some of President Obama’s executive orders, particularly his deferral of the employer mandate under Obamacare. As he so often does, Holder bobbed and weaved without ever articulating a constitutional rationale. In my opinion, there is none.

Ben & Jerry's Leftist Contributions







Discover The Net Works is an excellent site detailing left wing and Soros connections.
This post describes the Ben & Jerry's Foundation. You might want to thinks twice before purchasing your next quart of Chubby Hubby or whatever.
Excerpt |" Among the more noteworthy organizations funded by the Ben & Jerry's Foundation are the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, ACORN, the Border Action Network, Global Exchange, Grassroots International, the Institute for Policy Studies, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Ruckus Society, the Tides Foundation and Tides Center, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. To view a list of additional BJF grantees, click here.
Over the years, Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen, who also helped establish the antiwar group True Majority, has personally endorsed and given money to a number of high-profile Democratic political candidates. These include Barbara Boxer, John Edwards, Al Franken, Tom Harkin, Dennis Kucinich, Claire McCaskill, Ralph Nader, Barack Obama, and Bernie Sanders. He has also made financial contributions to groups like the Progressive Majority and USAction.
Ben & Jerry's other co-founder, Jerry Greenfield, today serves as president of BJF.
Continue to the entire post here




Who’s ‘godless’ now?

Russia says it’s U.S.



At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.”

Pat Buchanan:

Immigration Reform Would Finish Boehner as Speaker




House Speaker John Boehner could get immigration reform through the House by splitting the Republican vote, but he'll lose his speakership if he does, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan says.

Santorum on Obama:

'This is What Tyrants Are Made of'


Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania says President Barack Obama has turned into a tyrant with his use of executive privilege and believes he is "above the Congress and above the law.

‘AMERICA’S FIRST DICTATOR’:



“I say this, honestly, with a heavy heart today,” Beck said on his radio program. “What a sick, despicable circus spectacle. So far beneath all of us. From the attention-whores that line the aisle to kiss Caesar and his ring as he enters the chamber … to the human props that the president and, quite honestly the GOP, used to sell the wares, I couldn’t take it.”
President Barack Obama greets members of Congress as he leaves after giving the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

by Dan Mitchell

One of the many differences between advocates of freedom and supporters of statism is how they view “rights.”
Libertarians, along with many conservatives, believe in the right to be left alone and not molested by government. This is sometimes referred to in the literature as “negative liberty,” which is just another way of saying “the absence of coercive constraint on the individual.”

Obama’s Tired Song and Dance


There comes a time in a pop star’s career when the songs that enthralled fall flat, the lyrics that seemed daring grow stale and the atmosphere that tied it all together blows away into thin air. A time when everyone knows the words to all the songs because there are no more new songs, only the old songs that no longer touch the emotions of the audience and the new songs that are poor pastiches of the old.

DeMint On State Of The Union:



Obama ‘Has Acted Like Playground Bully’


This video is from Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation. In the video, Jim DeMint has a strong message for President Obama, saying that the President should stop acting like an Imperial President.


 


Fellow Americans, I’m Jim DeMint with the Heritage Foundation.
You will hear much this week about the state of our union, but we know one thing already – our union will be much weaker and even more divided if the President attempts to rule the country by himself.


The State of the Republican Party


The big story for conservatives is not the President’s State of the Union Address.  It is the broken state of the Republican Party – the party that is supposed to serve as a bulwark against the poisonous ideas propagated in that speech.

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Obamahausen

Erick Erickson (Diary




Sitting in Middle Georgia tonight, the snow poured down muting all the sounds outside. I did not watch the President’s State of the Union. I read the transcript. I had read — not skimmed it — before the President had even gotten to “My fellow Americans.”

The Boy Who Cried Wolf


David Allen




The Speech:


"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is at it again. Perhaps a real wolf will eat him so we don't have to 


listen to the lies. Rabid dogs are put down for the protection of the innocent and to prevent the 

spread of disease. 

Our "loyal opposition" can't even yell "You lie" without offering an apology later and backing 


down from speaking the truth. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul made their usual attempt at truth telling 

but like the Scripture tells us "A prophet is without honor in his own land", and they will be 

ignored unless it is to hold them up to ridicule on the morning talk shows.

In the meantime the meteor of doom continues on its course with the mad man Obama laughing 


derisively at the "colonialist empire" he is wreaking havoc on and bringing down. The great 

Satan allowed its guard to slip and a quisling agent to penetrate. His work of devastation is not 

done and he has spread his manure of deceit across the land again. 


The lonely voices of those not addled into submission to the lies find themselves Alinskied at 

every turn, browbeaten into conformity, or forced to disappear into obscurity for their audacity in 

declaring the Emperor to be unclothed, and bare faced in his lies. 

Obama is revolting in his prevarication, and our response should be to revolt - period.

- Dr. Jim Garrow -



By the numbers:


Obama's state of the union speech, the economy and jobs




President Barack Obama delivered his state of the union speech Tuesday evening, launching his sixth year in office. Full of platitudes, short on specifics and reminiscent of prior year’s speeches, the speech seemed to be aimed to the third or so of Americans who still believe Obama to be capable.

Drudge: Have An Exit Plan...

Are we nervous yet?
Excerpt |"While establishment news media shuns the rapidly growing alternative media, a warning to “have an exit plan” is one that the alternative news sphere has consistently suggested, while often being laughed at in mainstream circles.
Given Drudge’s massive following, reach, and credibility, perhaps we shouldn’t be laughing any more.
Something has spooked Matt Drudge and he’s not alone. Last year one of America’s leading talk show hosts, Mark Levin, warned that the U.S. government has been simulating the collapse of our financial system and society with the potential for widespread violence. There are countless such examples of highly influential media personalities who are issuing similar warnings.
Within the realm of the alternative media, the last several years have yielded incredible insights into the inner workings of the U.S. government, political system and economic machinations. Everything from manipulations of our monetary system to the sometimes unbelievable expansion of the American police state has been extensively studied and reported by thousands of independent journalists, broadcasters and bloggers operating outside of the mainstream establishment’s sphere of influence.
There have been insider reports indicating that a crisis of unprecedented magnitude is coming to the United States. Contrarian economists, who are almost completely ignored by mainstream media, have warned of dire consequences to the continued operation of our systems of commerce, including our domestic food distribution networks. And though it has not been reported on the alphabet news channels, the U.S. military has been actively war gaming collapse scenarios and engaging in highly suspicious exercises across U.S. metropolitan areas."

The entire post

Who Is Obama ?

 Frank Marshall Davis Purged; Communist Ties - Birther Report: Obama Release Your Records



Tea Party Response to 2014 State of the Union




Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union tonight, Tuesday, January 28th immediately after Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivers her official GOP response. Lee follows Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rand Paul, who delivered the tea party response in previous years.

Obama's State of the Union Address:

Obama's SOTU 2014 and Complete Transcript


 




PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much.

What's heaven like?

By Matt C. Abbott




From time to time, I wonder what heaven is like. I certainly hope and pray to make it there after I die. Just to make clear: Not everyone goes to heaven; that (universalism) isn't what the Church teaches.

I am afraid of my government

 By Alan Caruba





I came into this world when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President and I have never been afraid of my government until now.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President's State of the Union Address - January 28, 2014



Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President's State of the Union Address - January 28, 2014


Obama Headed For A Smack Down By The Supreme Court




Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the first case that could – and probably will – limit the President’s use of executive power. This case, Noel Canning, seeks to overturn the use of “recess appointments” by a President. Specifically, President Obama made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board when the Senate was technically in session.

Is Obama an Imperial President ?

Is Obama an Imperial President? 


He has a pen and he likes to write Executive Orders. Congress is of no concern to him. He has an agenda and he believes he knows what is best for you. The Constitution is just a piece of paper that gets in his way. He wants to rule by his pen. Opposition to him is vilified by the media.



Obama promises a dramatic ‘year of action’ — with or without help of Congress

Insists U.S. must ‘reverse the tides’ of inequality






Provoking Republican lawmakers with an in-your-face vow to bypass Congress if necessary, President Obama said Tuesday night that he would use his executive authority on a dozen issues including income inequality and job training to spur “a year of action” for his stalled agenda.
“America does not stand still — and neither will I,” Mr. Obama said in the annual State of the Union address. “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

State of the Union:

Statement and rebuttal from the Tenth Amendment Center


Today, the TAC published a letter regarding our position on the State of the Union speech from Pres. Obama tonight. See the full public document below.
It’s short, and pretty much sums up our official rebuttal, which follows:

Hilarious / scary commercial

Valerie Jarrett’s “Make The Long-Term Unemployment Problem Go Away” Maneuver

Seriously, does this woman have a job description?


7 Things It's Not Too Late For

Heritage Foundation 



Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans

The Word


Hear beneath the music of the cooing of a single dove
the single call of God above, the welcome note of His sweet Love.
Look where yon horizon lies, just before the new sunrise,
watch the skies with prayerful eyes, and see what makes the angels sigh.
His Love is found within all things, the beggar's hut, the hall of kings,
the strumming of celestial strings in bubbling springs and raven wings.
God's perfect Love is sought by sages around the world across the ages,
but if you read in measured stages, you'll find it in the Bible's pages.
The wisdom found within this book will help you hear and help you look
to find God's hand in every nook, ways straight or crook, desert or brook.
Read the words of prophets past, the sacrifice of Christ when asked,
how every word is perfectly cast, and if you read you'll see at last
that God's pure Love within you dwells, and everything around you tells

the way back Home, from stars to cells. Now listen close, you'll hear it's bells.

Obama Serves 14-State Governors With Warnings of Arrest

And why is this not front page news?


Barack Hussein Obama had served 14-State Governors in the United States, National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that the Governor’s actions in attempting to form “State Defense Forces” needs to be halted “immediately” or they will face arrest for the crime of treason. The employment of NSLs was authorized by the Patriot Act introduced by George W. Bush. Contained within the section related to these letters, it is forbidden for anyone receiving a NSL warning to even acknowledge the existence of said communication.

Obama is angered by the several State Governors who have reestablished “State Defense Forces.” These forces are described as: “State Defense Forces (also known as State Guards, State Military Reserves, State Militias) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government; they are not regulated by the National Guard Bureau nor are they part of the Army National Guard of the United States. State Defense Forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state. State Defense Forces are distinct from their state’s National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities.”

 continue reading at http://beforeitsnews.com


Benghazi CIA Annex A Secret From The Pentagon?











The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
Apparently, Gen. Carter Ham, then commander of  U.S. Africa Command did not even know a CIA annex existed in Benghazi. The right hand being unaware of what the left hand is doing often leads to such disasters. 
You may or may not already be aware of this, but it is just another nugget that has popped up regarding Benghazi, which by the way, Hillary now regrets. Sorry, Hillary, "regrets" just do not cut it.
Yes, one must own up and take responsibility for mistakes they make. However, a true leader does not waffle and side step when the crisis is at hand. A leader must respond  in the moment! Neither you nor your boss did so.
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The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99
The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex.
The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it.
Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command of an elite unit known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF, was reportedly transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/bombshell-pentagon-didnt-know-benghazi-annex-existed/#fepAjy4ZtPj7xpXK.99

Our Founding Fathers: The Threat Of Tyranny



If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin (1802)

Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting





Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans


George Washington predicted that in his Farewell Address to Congress by 

warning the 

people about the dangers of the party system.

PLEDGE TO IMPEACH




Stephen Stone



A new website calling for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama and his inner circle, including Vice President Biden, has taken initial steps to launch.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Liberal Opium


By Barney Byrne


The following is a response to a column by Dan Thomasson in the Bucks County, PA Intelligencer on Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.  

In his column published in the Intelligencer, 01/26/2014 Dan Thomasson stated, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had demonstrated she was less vulnerable to media scrutiny than her 2016 rivals due to her demonstrated and highly praised work at State.  He stated her marks in the four years leading up to Benghazi have been as high as anyone in that difficult post in recent memory.    He also said she has established her independence from former President Bill Clinton and that she offers the best chance in the near future to become the first woman President.  Is he kidding?

 All of the above assertions would be almost laughable, if they were not so sad.  Can any citizen of the United States, point to even one accomplishment of Secretary Clinton's in her entire term as Secretary? 


She was one of the chief proponents in cozying up to President Assad of Syria, stating that he was a reformer and someone the United States could work with.  She helped facilitate our failed attempt to leave behind a safety net in Iraq and left Iraq as a training and staging area for Al-Quida.  

During her stewardship the Obama Administration curried warmer relations with Iran, to the detriment of our most important ally in the Middle East, Israel. 

She patted herself on the back for resetting relations with Russia while she helped dismantle our sworn promise to provide a defensive missile shield to our allies, Poland and the Czech Republic.   If anyone thinks she is operating independently of former President Clinton, I own a bridge in Brooklyn I'll sell you, real cheap.  

As far as being the best candidate to become the first woman President of the United States, I don't believe our electorate will want a woman who cheapens the lives of four brave Americans, who were murdered in Benghazi, when she implied that it made no difference how they were murdered or when or by who.  She says she takes full responsibility for failing to provide the proper security, but her words are proven worthless.  To muddy the picture of what really happened in Benghazi even further, Secretary Clinton has lied from the very beginning of this tragedy.

Our country made a terrible mistake, by voting for the first black President, solely because he was black, regardless of his qualifications for office.  Please let us not make the same mistake when we elect our first woman President.  Let us make sure the first woman President is qualified and above all else, honest and truthful.

 Barney Byrne is a resident of Doylestown Township located in Central Bucks County, PA