Archive | December 2013

How the West was lost by the selfie president

I think this is obvious to all…
It’s official — the government of the United States of Obama consists of boobs and bores and is led by a narcissist. It is no consolation that Great Britain joins us in racing to the bottom.  President Obama’s flirting with Denmark’s prime minister would be shameful on any occasion. That it happened at the memorial for Nelson Mandela only adds to the embarrassment.
But the “selfie” episode also symbolizes the greater global calamity of Western decline. With British prime minister David Cameron playing the role of Obama’s giggling wingman, the “look at me” moment confirms we have unserious leaders in a dangerously serious time.
The sign-language interpreter wasn’t the only fake at the Mandela funeral. Obama and Cameron were posing as world leaders.  They will never be confused with FDR and Churchill. The fratboys stand in stark contrast to the days when the “special relationship” meant two great leaders uniting two great countries in the fight for freedom. Those leaders understood the consequences if evil prevailed and were committed to victory.
In fact, while Obama and Cameron were yukking it up in South Africa, the White House was denouncing bipartisan efforts in Congress to pass more sanctions against Iran. Doing so, it said, would scuttle the feeble interim deal Obama and Cameron accepted. Incredibly, administration arguments echoed Iran’s position.
Try to imagine FDR and Churchill siding with Hitler against their national legislatures. You can’t because they were the antitheses of the appeasers of their times.  Our weakness invites their aggression and makes war more likely, not less. That is the perilous state of the world, as the clown kings of the West party on.

Tolerate them while they object to you

When they offend you, they preach tolerance.  Acceptance.  Educate you on your small mindedness.  Your bigotry.  In fact, they go out of their way to bait you into a reaction with their actions.  When you offend them, they attack you for your racist, radical ways.  You must embrace everything of theirs to which you object.  You must celebrate it.  You must hide everything of yours you hold dear.  I have never watched an episode of Duck Dynasty.  I don’t plan to.  The details of what caused this uproar aren’t even that big an issue.  It is however being turned into one.  Why?  Because of the Radical left agenda.  That is the larger point here.  That is why it is so import to expose the radical left for what they are.  A group that believes the First Amendment was designed to impose their will on you.  Not to allow you to express your beliefs.

From Eric Erickson of Red State:

http://www.redstate.com/2013/12/20/evil-preaches-tolerance-until-it-is-dominant-then-seeks-to-silence-good/

In 1987, Andre Sarano took a photograph of Christ on the cross in a jar of urine.  It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which was sponsored in part by taxpayers.

Outraged Christians were told they didn’t have to see it.  They did not have to go to the museum.  Their money, of course, had to fund the National Endowment for the Arts, but they themselves just needed to ignore it.  Christians needed to show tolerance to for the diversity of others’ thoughts.

Robert Maplethorpe spent many years touring the United States with artwork depicting, among other things, people drinking urine, bondage and sadomasochism, and a picture of himself with a whip inserted in that part of his body Phil Robertson does not find very attractive.

Conservatives offended by this were instructed to be tolerant, not go to the exhibit, and just turn the other cheek.

In 1996, Chris Ofili created a painting of the Virgin Mary.  He pornographic images and elephant dung.  Rudy Giuliani, then Mayor of New York City, tried to yank funding for the Brooklyn Museum because of the painting.  Giuliani was pilloried in the press for doing so.  Tolerance was demanded.  Christians did not have to go to the museum if they wanted.

And now we’ve reach a new level.

Phil Robertson is an evangelical Christian.  He called sin illogical, stated his preference for women, and lumped gays in with other sinners such as drunks and terrorists.  It is that last one that has really caused all the problems.  Nevermind that Phil Robertson said Christians are to love everyone and not judge anyone.  Nevermind he made it clear he was not condemning anyone.  He just stated his belief.

He did not make anyone convert.  He did not attack anyone.  He did not harass anyone.  He answered a question.  But the kids at GLAAD, now dominant, have gone from demanding tolerance for all to silencing good people.

Christians were once told they did not have to look or listen.  The militant gay rights movement and the secular left will not abide by their own prescription.  Those who dissent or think differently must be silenced.

The members of GLAAD, which also took it upon itself to tell America what Christians really should think and believe, could simply not watch Duck Dynasty.  But the hysteric whiners can’t leave it at that.  They cannot leave well enough alone.  They must punish and destroy.

Evil must, when it is able, silence good because good serves as an ever present and ongoing witness against evil.

Least productive congress ever… or….Conservatives are winning

Every time I’m convinced of the speedy death spiral into leftists oblivion for the USA something comes along to give me a sliver of hope.  We don’t need more bills.  We should have a congress that is removing laws not adding more.  Every law that’s added reduces personal freedoms.  Truly great news that the congress has slowed to a crawl.  This is exactly what the Framers wanted.
Everyone thought it was true, and now there is official confirmation: The 112th Congress, which came to a close last week, was the least productive on record.
Together, the House and Senate enacted the fewest laws, considered the fewest bills and held the lowest number of formal negotiations between them — all measures that helped Congress to a historic low in The Washington Times’ Legislative Futility Index, which tracks floor activity in both chambers.
Congress notched a Futility Index of 330 — making it nearly 10 percent worse than the previous low, set by the 107th Congress in 2001 and 2002. That also happened to be the last time Democrats held the Senate and Republicans controlled the House, which was the same division of power in the 112th Congress.

ObamaCare created a Medicaid time bomb

I told you so…
The good news, if you want to call it that, is that roughly 1.6 million Americans have enrolled in ObamaCare so far.  The not-so-good news is that 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid. If that trend continues, it could bankrupt both federal and state governments.
And it’s going to get worse. Congress has shown no ability to reform Social Security or Medicare. With ObamaCare adding to Medicare spending, we are picking up speed on the road to insolvency.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that, in part because of ObamaCare, Medicaid spending will more than double over the next 10 years, topping $554 billion by 2023.  And that is just federal spending.  State governments pay another $160 billion for Medicaid today. For most states, Medicaid is the single-largest cost of government, crowding out education, transportation and everything else.
Every bit as bad as the cost is the fact that for all this money, recipients are going to get pretty lousy health care.
As bad as this is now, ObamaCare will make it worse by increasing the number of people on Medicaid without doing anything to increase the number of doctors treating them.

Former federal prosecutor claims new case against Obamacare ‘a slam dunk’

From his mouth to God’s ears… The interesting question is… would the democrats vote for this again… or would the SCOTUS vote for this again?

http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/03/f…laims-new-case-against-obamacare-a-slam-dunk/

A former federal prosecutor claimed Tuesday that a new case challenging Obamacare in federal court is “a slam dunk” for opponents of the law.

Fred Tecce spoke to Fox News’ Jenna Lee about a lawsuit opening today in Washington, DC. Business owners are suing the government over one small clause in the law, arguing that the wording does not permit poor people in 36 states to obtain government-funded health care and would allow the IRS to saddle small businesses with massive penalties. (RELATED: Obamacare back in court Tuesday).

Lee asked Tecce if the plaintiffs challenging the law had a case. “Do they have a case?” he answered incredulously. “I’m going to tell you something. Before, as Dr. Krauthammer said, this ‘lawlessness’ began, this case would be a slam dunk.”

“It’s very simple,” he explained. “When you talk about interpreting a statute, Jenna, the words of the statute control. And the words of the statute define this exchange as set up by a state and they authorize subsidies for exchanges as defined by the statute. And — this is the irony of this — the law presumes that Congress knew what they were doing when they passed a statute. That’s the end of the conversation.”

Teece also pushed back against the government’s — and his fellow panelist Doug Burns’ — argument that the issue is simply “a mistake” and that the court should interpret what Congress meant, not what they wrote.

“When they wrote the section of the law that indicated who was going to get the subsidies, they specifically did not include the federal exchanges,” he said. “At the end of the day, even if it was a mistake — a typo, as my learned colleague is trying to say — it’s too bad, because mistakes are drawn against the drafters. . . If that’s what they meant, then that’s what they should have said.”

“This is what happens when you ram a bill through with no back-and-forth, no bipartisan support,” he later added. “Ultimately, because of the mistakes that were made, the irony is that the real, the legitimate, the lawful fix for this would be to send the law back to Congress and tell them to fix it.”

All Hell Is Going to Break Loose’: George Will’s Dire Obamacare Concern for 2014

I think this is exactly what will happen…
George Will clearly doubts how quickly and effectively the Obama administration will fix the problem-plagued HealthCare.com website, noting during his appearance on Fox News Sunday the government’s own report that site’s functionality is still months away.
But Will added another concern — one even more ominous, with potentially much larger implications — he sees on the 2014 horizon.
“100 million people get their insurance from Medicare and Medicaid, 171 million get it from their employers,” Will said. “Watch the employers. Because if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid, and the doctors then say, ‘The burdens are too high, and the reimbursement is too low, we’re not seeing Medicaid patients,’ then all hell is going to break loose.”
Here’s the clip from Fox News via National Review Online: