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  • Obama Critical of Trump Missing Security Briefings, But Missed Majority Himself

    12/13/2016 8:44:57 AM PST · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-13-2016 | Rhett October
    Appearing Monday evening on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” President Obama said: “I think the President-Elect may say one thing and do another once he’s here because the truth of the matter is it’s a big, complicated world and it doesn’t matter how smart you are, you have to have the best information possible to make the best decisions possible and my experience with our intelligence agencies is, they are not perfect, they’d be the first to acknowledge that, but they are full of extraordinarily hard working, patriotic, and knowledgeable experts and if you’re not getting their perspective – their...
  • Obama's legacy lies in tatters

    11/15/2016 12:52:34 PM PST · by TheRef · 26 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 11/15/16
    11/15/16   Obama's policy legacy lies in tatters The president's supporters have little recourse left but to shout in the streets One attempting to analyze this election might fall to the temptation to underestimate the significance of it. That person would err. This election holds broad and lasting implications for Obama's legacy and the future of America. I will outline briefly below the profound and lasting nature of the 2016 election. I will lay out Obama's most significant accomplishments and outline the prospects of those achievements lasting beyond Trump's first one hundred days.   Obama Achievement Fate of that...
  • Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

    10/13/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | October 13, 2016 | By Angela Dewan, CNN
    Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered and unifying figure who embodied the nation in his 70-year reign, has died aged 88. Here's the latest: • Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is the king's appointed successor • Thousands gathered at the hospital, shouting "Long live the king!" • Civil servants are ordered to wear black clothes for one year in mourning from Friday • US President Obama described the king as a man of "grace and warmth" The announcement came in a statement from the Royal Palace read on state TV Thursday, and followed a days-long outpouring of support since the king...
  • ISIS Not Contained: Foreign Fighters Have Doubled in Syria, Iraq This Year

    12/08/2015 5:47:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-08-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although President Obama claimed last week that ISIS has been "contained," the inconvenient truth is this: The number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria has more than doubled since last year to at least 27,000, a report by an intelligence consultancy said on Dec. 8, highlighting the global dimension of the conflict. The figures, compiled by the Soufan Group, indicate that efforts by countries around the world to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria and blunt the appeal of violent organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) appear to have...
  • No More 'Christmas in Washington': After 33 Years the Show Has Been Canceled

    12/01/2015 6:27:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO] That's it. No more "Christmas in Washington." After 33 year years and 5 administrations, the live Christmas concert has been canceled: After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were in search of a new broadcast partner. But a new network sponsor was never found, and according to the Stevens Co., the 2014 broadcast...
  • Obama’s Media Harem and the Sore Loser

    12/29/2014 3:47:35 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies ^ | 12/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    I think CBS stands for Caress Barack’s Scrotum. Saturday’s puff piece based on the President’s Hawaii vacation pool report asks the question “why Obama loves golf, basketball and all things athletic” without actually answering it. In fact, Obama’s love of “things athletic” would make him a glutton for punishment, because he’s not very good at any of those things.
  • Obama 'Imprisoned' by Terror Paradigm

    05/29/2014 3:35:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Jim Lobe
    US President Barack Obama stressed multilateralism over militarism in what was billed as a major foreign policy address an a rebuttal to an ever-louder chorus of criticism, mostly by Republicans and neo-conservatives, that his tenure has been marked by weakness and retreat. Speaking on Wednesday at the graduation ceremonies of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York - the same forum at which his predecessor, George W Bush, set forth his doctrine of military pre-emption nine months before invading Iraq - Obama insisted that the United States remains the world's "indispensable nation" but emphasized that military force should...
  • Putin invites Obama to consider international action to stabilize Ukraine

    03/28/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/29/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 29, /ITAR-TASS/. In a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the continuing rampage by extremists in Ukraine, who are committing acts of intimidation against civilians, bodies of power, and law enforcers in different parts of Ukraine and in Kiev and do so with impunity, the Kremlin’s press-service has said. In this context the Russian leader suggested considering likely steps by the international community to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine. It was agreed that Russian and US foreign ministers would discuss specific parameters of such joint work in the...
  • Chuck Schumer Wants Immigration Compromise - Pass Law Now, Enact In 2017

    02/10/2014 3:38:11 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 22 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/14 | LD Jackson
    There are some things that just beg to be written about and discussed. Chuck Schumer's idea of compromise on immigration reform is shouting loudly from the rooftops for that recognition.If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you will know I am openly derisive of the Democrats when they start talking about how conservatives need to compromise. Their past actions have shown me how untrustworthy they are. Their idea of compromise is usually conservatives giving over everything we believe in and they give over nothing. Scoff all you want, but that's how it usually works with them....
  • IRS Scandal Continues With More Lies

    02/09/2014 5:52:51 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 25 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/09/14 | LD Jackson
    President Obama and his administration would like us to believe that the scandal(s) surrounding the IRS are nothing more than a fabricated witch hunt designed to cause trouble for an administration distrusted by conservatives and Fox News. He said there wasn't a "smidgen of corruption" present in the IRS' targeting of conservative groups. Yes, that's what he really said to Bill O'Reilly. He as much as blamed the scandal on the reporting done by Fox News. He claims the investigation into the matter found the IRS and the agents involved did nothing wrong in their targeting of 501(c)(4) groups. What...
  • Obama Administration Ignores Congress, Changes Immigration Law Again

    02/06/2014 4:55:07 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/06/14 | LD Jackson
    If there is one thing the Obama administration can be depended on to do, it is to do their own thing. They have a record of ignoring laws that have been passed by Congress and changing others to suit their needs and agenda. So it is with our immigration law. They have already stated they would not deport certain illegal immigrants, saying their only crime was to be brought to America when they were children. That could be debatable, given the fact that many of them have had the opportunity to do the right thing, yet chose to live here...
  • ObamaCare Will Remove Workers From Labor Force

    02/05/2014 3:51:32 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 9 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/05/14 | LD Jackson
    If there is one thing our politicians should have learned by now, it is this. No matter what law is passed, or what its intentions are, there is always the law of consequences, unintended or not. Every law that is placed on the federal register has consequences for the American people and the country in which they live. Every rule or regulation that is written as a result of those laws is loaded with consequences. That is a fact that can not be denied. Thus it is also with ObamaCare. Many of us have said all along that ObamaCare would...
  • 22,000 Americans Filed Site Error Appeals On

    02/03/2014 3:26:50 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/03/14 | LD Jackson
    Last night's interview of President Obama by Bill O'Reilly stuck out to me for one main reason. Obama refused to answer the questions and lied through his teeth in the process. He refused to acknowledge there was a "smidgen" of corruption present in the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. He refused to acknowledge any failure in Benghazi. He refused to admit what was really happening with the ObamaCare website. He went so far as to say it was finally working the way it was supposed to work. That one lie is the easiest to prove. Fox News - Thousands...
  • Bill O'Reilly Interviews President Obama Before Super Bowl

    02/02/2014 4:58:48 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 23 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/02/14 | LD Jackson
    I suppose nothing less could be expected from an interview of President Obama by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. After all, how Obama feels about Fox News is not a secret. He blames the network for publishing stories that dare question his integrity, his honesty, his entire presidency. The video below is only a 10-minute segment of the interview, but it's plain to see the tension. The two men put on a good front, but President Obama clearly had no intention of giving straight answers to the questions Bill O'Reilly asked. From ObamaCare to Benghazi to the IRS, Obama basically accused...
  • Chris Christie - The Liberals New Distraction

    01/10/2014 3:36:10 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 21 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/10/14 | LD Jackson
    I wrote earlier this week about President Obama changing the subject from ObamaCare to income inequality. We all know the man is a master at shedding the blame for his failures and pivoting to other subjects to keep the American people distracted from the disaster that is his presidency. As it turns out, he is getting a little help this week from a not so unlikely source. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the scandal surrounding a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge are driving a story that the media can't seem to get enough of. Every time I...
  • Question to Obama: Will a Carbon Tax Stop the Next Big Freeze?

    01/07/2014 5:54:31 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/07/14 | Mike Miller
    The Dems have told the big lie on climate change so many times they actually believe the lie. Period! Last November, Obama signed an Executive Order in which he declared: "The impacts of climate change -- including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise -- are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation. Just one problem, none of that is true. 2013 was the year which saw the fewest days with temps of 100 degrees...
  • Benghazi - What Difference Does It Make?

    12/30/2013 3:43:17 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 19 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/30/13 | LD Jackson
    It would appear that Benghazi is back in the news. For some of us, it has remained in the forefront of our minds, but for many Americans, it is past history. I am sure no small amount of wonder is expressed that we are still concerned about what happened in Benghazi, some fifteenth months later. My personal concern is that four Americans were killed and no one has truly been held accountable for their deaths. Americans were fed a false narrative by the Obama administration and over the weekend, the New York Times published a 7,000 word report that attempted...

    12/22/2013 5:38:37 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    A MONTPELIER VIEW ^ | 12/20/13 | Mustang
    Does anyone remember the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN [1])? It was a “coalition” of community-based organizations advocating for low-income and moderate-income families in such areas as voter corruption, fraudulent health care claims, and affordable housing. In the latter category, they supported the Community Reinvestment Act, signed into law in 1977 by Jimmy Carter (who many may recall was the second worst president in US history), urged on by Gale Cincotta of National People’s Action Network (Chicago), and which through a succession of revisions, led to the collapse of the US housing market [2]. The leftist view...
  • President Obama Challenges Darrell Issa And Congressional Oversight

    12/17/2013 3:41:20 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/17/13 | LD Jackson
    There is one thing that is abundantly clear about President Obama. He does not like to be challenged on anything he is doing. If he sets a policy, he expects to have the final word. Thus, you can imagine how he feels about Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee. From the time Issa took over the position when the Republicans won the House of Representatives in 2010, he has been focused on asking some very pointed questions of the Obama administration. He has been aided by none other than the Obama administration itself. Given...
  • Income Inequality - Is It Really The Defining Challenge Of Our Time?

    12/06/2013 4:55:59 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/06/13 | LD Jackson
    Income inequality is the new phrase President Obama will be focusing on during the last three years of his presidency. We have seen the phrases "war on women" and "wealth redistribution" a lot during his first term in office and we all know he wants to fight climate change of the man-made variety, but he has a new, favorite catch phrase in income inequality. It is certain to catch on with a lot of people whose wages are considered sub-par. I have worked several jobs for minimum wage. Speaking from personal experience, I didn't necessarily like working for lower wages,...
  • David Plouffe - Americans Trust President Obama

    12/02/2013 3:44:09 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 24 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 12/02/13 | LD Jackson
    Maybe David Plouffe was talking about a different group of Americans when he made this outrageous statement on ABC's This Week. His version of reality is far removed from the version I am seeing unfold as ObamaCare shows itself for what it really is. Politico - Former Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe on Sunday said he believes President Barack Obama’s “numbers will recover” and that people “trust this president.” “It’s been a tough patch,” Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And it’s not just healthcare, you know, the shutdown affected everybody, confidence in government. But let’s fast forward to the...
  • Obama Named to GQ's "Least Influential People" List

    11/24/2013 12:57:26 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Christine Rousselle
    As Cortney pointed out, the media still considers the President Obama to be a "celebrity" rather than the leader of the United States. According to the magazine GQ, however, Obama is not even that good of a celebrity: he landed at #17 on their annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Here's what the magazine had to say about the president: 17. President Obama He can blame Republicans in Congress all he likes and get away with it because congressional Republicans are the worst. But the fact remains that I have spent the majority of this man's presidency watching...
  • If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It

    11/14/2013 4:20:56 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 2 replies
    Seedless Wry ^ | 11/14/2013 | Marc Gindin
    The plan from the beginning was clear: utilize the Affordable Care Act to collapse private insurance while simultaneously blaming the industry for the inevitable blow-back, empower the federal government to swoop in to fix the "coverage emergency," and bring about single payer as a necessary rescue. But...
  • Obama's Sorry You Lost Your Insurance

    11/08/2013 3:43:45 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/08/13 | LD Jackson
    To the millions of Americans who have received letters from your insurance company, explaining that the plan you were on, and incidentally liked, has been canceled. President Obama has a few words for you. He's sorry you are losing your insurance. He wanted you to change insurance plans because you wanted to, not because his administration forced you into making the move. If he is really sorry, he has an unusual way of showing his sympathy. He sounds like he is making excuses, more than anything else. The Hill - President Obama on Thursday apologized to Americans who are losing...
  • Obama Asks Putin for Help Passing Immigration Reform Through Congress

    09/12/2013 9:16:36 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 14 replies ^ | 9/10/2013 | Mark Donahue
    WASHINGTON – The White House confirmed today that President Obama has reached out to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his effort to get immigration reform passed in Congress this year. During an appearance on CBS This Morning, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the administration has the utmost confidence the Russian president can muster enough votes in Congress to pass an immigration bill that would show the American people President Obama means business on overhauling the immigration system. “President Obama was so impressed with President Putin’s handling of our crisis in Syria that he’s sought his intervention again to help...
  • President Obama - Washington Has Its Eye Off The Ball

    07/22/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/22/13 | LD Jackson
    Does anyone remember that we have an economy that is still in a slow recovery mode? It seems that the new normal is a slow economic recovery that produces very few jobs and most of them are part-time jobs. I know most of the people who read this post already understand that. Many people in Washington realize that our economy is not doing well at all. There are, however, some who would divert our eye from the ball that is bouncing down the court. Here is what President Obama thinks about this. Fox News - "The president thinks Washington has...
  • Who knew the best form of birth control would be the President himself?

    07/13/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 07/13/2013
    Shortly after the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, Newsweek magazine ran an article basking in the afterglow of victory, opining about the possibility of American citizens themselves … um, basking in the afterglow. In an article which showed the depths of worship in which the media had descended to support their chosen candidate, Jessica Bennett projected her own excitement upon readers, discussing the possibility of a baby boom sparked by “exhilarated” and “euphoric” Obama fans being “in the mood for love.” The title of the piece, Change You Can Conceive In, tells you all you need to know....
  • Priorities - 4th Of July Cancelled, Obamas Tour Africa On Taxpayer Dime

    07/02/2013 4:42:17 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 15 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/02/13 | LD Jackson
    I have not been one to criticize President Obama a great deal for his incessant travels and vacations. There have been many times when I felt he and his family should be more in touch with the rest of America, but I have written little about the subject. The latest in the Obama vacation saga is hard to ignore. I can not help but wonder where he and his wife have placed their priorities. This comes from BadBlue. TPNN - Fourth of July celebrations have been cancelled at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army’s Fort Bragg. The...
  • It's All About Trust

    06/10/2013 4:52:18 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 18 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 06/10/13 | LD Jackson
    President Obama came out last Friday and defended his administration's unprecedented grabbing of phone records and Internet data. He basically said we could not have 100% security and expect to keep 100% of our privacy. He said we should just trust him and his administration to do the right thing. Excuse me while I go gag on that proposition...Now that I have composed myself, let's deal with this issue of trusting the Obama administration to do the right thing with the information it is collecting. First of all, Obama is fond of saying Congress has oversight of the program and...
  • Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of president’s Planned Parenthood prayer

    06/06/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 19 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | June 6, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Citing President Barack Obama’s recent call for God to “bless” Planned Parenthood, former All-Pro Ravens’ Center Matt Birk declined to attend a June 5 White House ceremony honoring the Super Bowl-champion Ravens. In a June 6 interview with Minneapolis-St. Paul’s KFAN Sports-Radio FM-100.3, Birk said he had “great respect for the office of the presidency,” but could not endorse Obama’s statement “in any way.” The president made the invocation during an April 26 speech at the Planned Parenthood Conference in Washington, D.C. “Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year,” Birk said. “I am Catholic, I am active in the...
  • President Obama - I Know Nothing About The IRS

    05/19/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 12 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/19/13 | LD Jackson
    I don't know about you, but the mantra being spouted by President Obama and his administration officials is wearing a little thin. The latest is what they are saying about the IRS targeting conservative groups for intense scrutiny before they were granted or denied their tax exempt status from the IRS. If we are to believe President Obama, he knew nothing of the actions taken by the IRS and is totally outraged. Just as he knew nothing of what took place in the Fast and Furious operation and what actually went down in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of...
  • Colin Quinn: Comedians too scared to joke about Obama

    05/14/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT · by caseyn · 33 replies
    COLIN QUINN: The only person who has made jokes about President Obama in the 5 years he has been in -- is President Obama. That’s how scared people are to make jokes, no late-night talk shows, only he makes them at the White House press conferences, telling people, "Hey, it’s okay to joke about me. You see I’m doing it!" This is pathetic! People joke around the President. They’ll be like, hey you've heard the joke about President Obama? JOE BIDEN. Haha! And everybody one is like "Whew! Close call!"
  • President Obama Will Consider Executive Order to Get Indiana Back in the NCAA Tournament

    04/01/2013 10:57:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 19 replies
    His NCAA bracket a bust, President Obama believes he has a solution that will help salvage his predictions and his pride – Executive orders. Having recently used the power of the executive order to further his gun agenda, the President believes it can be used for other major policy issues as well. The first item on the agenda? Getting his pick for the NCAA men’s basketball championship back in the tournament. The President explained, “Getting the Indiana Hoosiers back in the tournament is not just a victory for any one party – it’s a victory for the American people.” Recent...
  • Obama To Congress - Shame On Us

    03/29/2013 4:57:45 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/29/13 | LD Jackson
    This story should serve notice to anyone who really believes President Obama is really trying to work with Congress in any substantial way. He is interested in one thing and one thing only. He wants to have it all his way, or else. To that point, here is the story that shows exactly how Obama intends to proceed. (Fox News) "Less than 100 days ago that happened. ... Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten." If you watch the video of the brief remarks at the White House,...
  • US Aid Subsidizes Persecution of Christians

    03/10/2013 2:41:36 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 1 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 10, 2013 | JP
    Much has been made – and rightly so – of recent news reports that President Obama somehow managed to find a spare $250 million to send to Egypt while warning American taxpayers about “immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts” to come as a result of the so-called sequester. The president’s dishonesty offends. But what particularly outrages is that he gifted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi with U.S. foreign aid even as his Islamist regime continues to persecute the country’s Coptic Christians, who make up 10 percent of Egypt’s population. CNN recently reported, “Threats by Muslim extremists against Coptic Christians in the past...
  • President Obama - To Trust Or Not To Trust Is The Question

    03/10/2013 5:50:21 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 9 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/10/13 | LD Jackson
    It is a true thing for me to state the following. I do not trust President Obama to do the right thing for America. He is wont to throw his victories in the face of his enemies, telling them "I won". Because of those victories, he has expected to bully his way into getting everything he wants from Congress. He managed to convince many Republicans to go along with a deal that increased taxes for many Americans. Following that, he went on another offensive of blaming the Republicans for the sequester. He huffed and puffed so much about the spending...
  • Bob Woodward Is Senile

    02/28/2013 4:45:15 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/28/13 | LD Jackson
    I know of no other way to put this. The Obama administration is taking their attacks to a new low and their attempts to control the media to a new level. Bob Woodward is no stranger to anyone who follows politics and is familiar with the media. He is the man who broke the Watergate story and his has been around the block at least once or twice. Not only that, but he is well-respected, usually by his fans and his critics. His reputation is above reproach, but that may be about to change. If we were looking for one...
  • To The GOP - You Must Stand Your Ground On The Sequester

    02/22/2013 5:32:30 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/22/13 | LD Jackson
    In one week, seven days, the GOP has a decision to make. In spite of the dire warnings and fear mongering being broadcast by President Obama and his minions in the liberal media, the GOP has publicly stated the sequestration will go forward on March 1. That's their public face, but I can't help but wonder what is going on behind closed doors. We have already discussed the sequester many times. Those of us who pay attention to these things know President Obama is up to his same familiar tricks, trying to sway public opinion in his favor by feeding...
  • Obama Stimulus Could Boost Chinese Economy

    02/21/2013 5:59:59 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/21/13 | LD Jackson
    Could it be that I have been wrong about the Obama stimulus? I wrote earlier about the $821 billion of wasted money that President Obama just knew would stimulate our economy and bring us out of the deep recession we were in at the time. I went into some detail about why I felt that money was money thrown down a rat hole, but it seems I may have been wrong in that assessment. According to some reports, the economy may have been helped. It just isn't the American economy. Enter the Chinese companies looking to take over American companies...
  • President Obama Lies About The Sequester - Places Blame On GOP

    02/21/2013 5:55:23 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/20/13 | LD Jackson
    I have said before I never cease to be amazed at how President Obama is able to manipulate any given political situation to his favor. Let me rephrase that by saying I stand in awe at his willingness to lie about his record and to place the blame for all things Washington on his political opponents. The latest of these lies came yesterday at the White House. Remember the sequester? That's the plan that includes automatic, across-the-board spending cuts. Domestic and defense programs are under the knife and President Obama has raised all kinds of cane, claiming they are bad...
  • Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts

    02/21/2013 5:53:50 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog ^ | 02/19/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts WASHINGTON (AP) – Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from teachers to emergency responders, are on the line.Obama spoke as a March 1 deadline for automatic across-the-board spending cuts approached and with Republicans and Democrats in an apparent stalemate over how to avoid them.Obama cautioned that if the $85 billion in immediate cuts – known as the sequester – occur, the full range...
  • Obama Stimulus - Failure Or Success?

    02/18/2013 4:54:25 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/18/13 | LD Jackson
    Oh, how time flies when we are having fun. Did you realize that February 17 was the fourth anniversary of President Obama signing the highly touted $821 billion stimulus package that was funded by the tax dollars you and I had no choice in sending to Washington? A lot of promises were included with that stimulus, things like lower unemployment because of all the jobs Obama said the stimulus would either create or save. If this is what stimulus really looks like, I want no part of it. Here is what President Obama had to say at the signing ceremony...
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 2:28:55 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 1:45:16 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog/AP ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • Recycling Old and Failed Ideas

    02/14/2013 10:50:02 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama's approach to so-called "climate change" appears to include recycling old ideas. In his State of the Union address, the president recycled the idea of spending more on education, though we are still getting unsatisfactory results. A fact he inadvertently acknowledged by saying we're not keeping up with other countries in science and math. He maintained there are tens of thousands of jobs available but companies can't fill them because public schools aren't teaching students what they need to know. We spend huge sums on education already, so money and achievement must not be related. Infrastructure? We've heard that...
  • State Of The Union - More Of The Same From Obama

    02/13/2013 4:50:57 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 5 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/13/13 | LD Jackson
    Did I miss a memo somewhere? Is it time for another presidential election? Did they repeal the 22nd Amendment and allow Barack Obama to run for a 3rd term in the White House? That's how it felt last night as I sat and watched Obama give his hour-long State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, along with many other notable figures. It sounded like a campaign speech, with a lot of lofty, mostly unattainable goals, with a doubling down of the rhetoric he normally uses. It took him all of about five minutes to begin his...
  • President Obama - The State Of The Union Requires More Government Investments

    02/12/2013 4:53:36 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 20 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/12/13 | LD Jackson
    There are some things that are as dependable as the sun and the moon. No matter what happens, the sun always rises in the east and sits in the west. The moon will shine its light on the night until God says it is enough. And the left-wing liberals will always want more government spending. That's what we will hear from President Obama in his State of the Union address tonight. No matter what happens with our economy, boom or bust, his answer always seems to be more government spending. Of course, he will probably refrain from calling it government...
  • Obama Approves Direct Funding For Hamas

    02/10/2013 9:54:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 20 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/13 | LD Jackson
    Hat tip has to go to Spellchek for this little tidbit of information. In all of his infinite wisdom and glory, President Barack Obama has waived restrictions placed on the direct funding of the Palestinian Authority. If you remember, this is the group that is run by Hamas. Going further back in your memory, you will recall Hamas is the terrorist organization that has refused to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. In fact, their charter calls for the destruction of Israel. (White House) MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority...
  • Sally Jewell - Obama's Newest Environmental Soldier

    02/09/2013 3:48:38 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 9 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/09/13 | LD Jackson
    Just in case anyone believes President Obama's shout out to environmentalism and climate change during his inaugural address was just for show, here's a little something to dissuade that false hope. If you don't know who Sally Jewell is, you should educate yourself. She is Obama's choice to replace Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary. The head of REI, a fitness company, she lines right up with the rest of the Obama administration and their radical agenda of combating climate change and pushing environmentalism down our throats. (The Wall Street Journal via Human Events)In naming Sally Jewell as Interior secretary, President...
  • Calling Obama's Bluff On Sequestration

    02/08/2013 4:52:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/08/13 | LD Jackson
    Let me be honest. I am not a fan of President Obama, or the tactics he has used in his four years as President. He continually strikes me as having his nose up in the air, looking down on the rest of us peons. That would include how he treats his political opponents and is especially true when he is "negotiating" with them over how to deal with any given issue. If you can call what he does negotiating, which is quite a stretch. While we are on the honesty track, I'll say one more thing. I don't trust President...