Obama Squeezes Republican Throats on Defense Spending. That’s the headline regarding Zero’s latest veto threat if he doesn’t get his way.
So Zero is willing to defund America’s military if he can’t close Gitmo and release its terrorists back into the world.
It’s only the latest example of Zero’s Imperial Emperorship’s contempt for Republicans and their leadership. One of the great ironies of America today is that virtually all conservatives in the country feel the same as Zero.
Ted Cruz last week (9/28) brilliantly explained on the floor of the Senate the cause of conservative contempt.
No money may be spent by the federal government unless it is authorized by the House with the Senate concurring. Yet on any budget funding the government, if Congress’ budget defunds (refuses to fund) anything Zero wants – Obamacare, amnesty for illegals, Planned Parenthood, the Iran Sellout – Zero has a hissy fit and declares “I, Barack Obama, will veto funding for the entire federal government and shut it down,” and Republican leadership folds like a cheap suit.
There is an easy cure for this, for Pubs in Congress to stop being Obama-bootlicking surrender monkeys.
“Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels,” said the British wit Samuel Johnson (1709-84). A proud Tory, Johnson was speaking of us, during the American Revolution. Americans laughed and said Johnson, a worshipper of George III, must be talking about himself.
Racism is the last refuge of losers – and political scoundrels wanting the losers’ votes.
Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, the “Black Lives Matter” crowd speak of “race traitors.” There is no such thing, because no one owes allegiance to a race. We are individuals, with our own aspirations, abilities and shortcomings, virtues and vices. We should be judged by the content of our character, not as members of an enormous herd into which we were born.
Egged on by America’s Racial-Divider-in-Chief, the racists and scoundrels of “Black Lives Matter” are now calling for a race war and the indiscriminate killing of whites. Here’s a suggestion on how to stop this.
Last week the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russia’s rapid rise in Syria.
As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting that Russia’s presence in Syria would likely be a positive development.
Putin understands the opportunity of the moment. He views the decomposition of Syria as an opportunity to rebuild Russia’s power and influence in the Middle East – at America’s expense.
Unlike Mr. Putin however, Barack Hussein Obama is moved not by power calculations rooted in reality but by ideological dictates. Thus
Obama’s position cannot be swayed by evidence, even when evidence shows that his delusional policies endanger US national security.
This brings us to Israel. It too has leaders who are delusional – and you’d be very surprised to learn who they are.
There are several scenarios the Obama administration may be entertaining as it pursues its diplomacy in the Middle East.
It may believe that the new agreement with Iran will lead to “engagement” with reform-minded theocrats. Or perhaps an Obama-inspired second green revolution will overthrow the regime.
Alternatively, the administration may imagine that a Shiite Axis — Iran, Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah, Hamas — empowered by Putin’s Russia, will balance the region.
Or, the United States may simply wish to abdicate the Middle East and let the players there all fight it out, reentering when the players are worn out and defeated.
All these scenarios are probably fantasies. In truth, the deal will make the world a much more dangerous place. Here are five reasons why.
[Arnie Steinberg, Ed Royce, and I have been friends since we were in Youth For Reagan in RR’s original campaign for California governor in 1966 – perilously close to half a century. Arnie has one of the sharpest minds in conservative politics. His case for Ed as Speaker is a good example. –JW]
Kevin McCarthy should not be Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The main reason is his gratuitous, ridiculous, and now infamous statement on national television, essentially that the Congressional inquiry into Benghazi was politically motivated.
The continuing Benghazi inquiry is not political frivolity, it is not part of the “Republican War Against Women.” Hillary was Secretary of State, this occurred under her watch, she and her team colluded in the cover-up. Hillary said of the probe, “What difference does it make?” Americans should want and demand all the facts, the truth.
Republicans should have immediately disavowed and promptly repudiated McCarthy’s statement. Benghazi committee members should have publicly taken grave offense. McCarthy should have apologized and withdrawn from the race for House Speaker.
McCarthy has two Republican opponents. Many Congressional Republicans cannot support Daniel Webster (FL-10), who has only been in Congress five years, or Jason Chaffetz, who just now chaired the botched Planned Parenthood hearings.
But these two men likely will force McCarthy into a second ballot. At some point, Republicans (hopefully) will opt for someone of stature and intellect, and I shall mention one: Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Here’s why.
Grand Cayman. Government is supposed to make life better for people — particularly the poor — but the U.S. and European governments are increasing the misery of the poor.
In the popular culture, Cayman is viewed as place were tax evaders and money launderers put their wealth. The truth is quite different in that most money laundering takes place in the big financial centers like London and New York, not Cayman.
For many years, Cayman has had information exchange agreements with the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury and the major European governments — so one would be very foolish to put money in a Cayman bank with the intent of not getting caught for tax evasion or money laundering.
Cayman is a high-income jurisdiction as a result of having a prosperous financial sector (having nothing to do with illegal activity), a vibrant tourist industry, and an increasingly diversified economy.
It also provides a good example of how the US government in collusion with others is increasing the misery of the poor in countries around the world.
What happens when a sociopathic narcissist gets completely humiliated in front of the entire world by a man he hates?
We’re about to find out. Odds are it won’t be anything smart. As Charles Krauthammer points out in Obama’s Syria Debacle yesterday (10/01), Zero has no one to blame but himself for Putin making him an object of humiliated ridicule.
WWRRD? Of course, Putin would never have even dreamed of going in to Syria if he were up against a Ronald Reagan instead of a metrosexual p**sy. But let’s suppose that by some magic wand miracle, Zero had a personality transplant and decided to max out Putin’s vulnerabilities….
The real problem with Zero, however, is not that he’s a p**sy. He’s completely ruthless when dealing with domestic opposition, be they Pubs or the occasional wayward Dem like Bob Menendez, whom he’s trying to put in jail for opposing him on Iran.
The real problem is that he’s a black racist who hates America as much as the racist scum of #BlackLivesMatter, who wants God to damn America just like Jeremiah Wright. Michael Ramirez sums it up….
Couldn’t be a more apposite time to honor the HFR Hero of the Week, as he’s such a total contrast to Zero.
Yesterday (10/01), Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu delivered one of the most courageous and historic speeches in the existence of the United Nations. Here the video of the most dramatic moment….
There’s lots more in this HFR. We’ll close with an uplifting story emerging out of the murderous anti-Christian horror at Umpqua Community College in Oregon yesterday (10/01).
It is critical to understand that Obamacare is fascist. Exactly why is explained below. Further, The House Pubs have voted to repeal Obamacare 60 times and are now going for 61 – all without a bill of their own to radically improve healthcare for all Americans.
Simply repealing Obamacare is playing defense. The Pubs need to go on the offense with pro-free market anti-fascist healthcare legislation of their own. Real free market medicine – not phony-crony corporatist medicine where Big Government colludes with Big Medicine, Big Insurance, and Big Pharma to restrict competition.
Such Health Freedom legislation would not only fully repeal Obamacare but include:
*Open enrollment in medical schools.
*Greatly reduce hospital administrative costs.
*Eliminate state mandates and regulatory barriers on health insurance.
*Give health care providers a tax credit for charity work.
*Restore the 100% deductibility of health care expenses.
*Reduce and provide an alternative to malpractice insurance costs.
*Repeal the Kefauver Amendment (the efficacy requirement for FDA drug approval)
*Allow truthful health claims for nutritional supplements.
*Remove government restrictions on the importation of foreign drugs.
*Allow the purchase of non-controlled medications without prescription.
TTPers are encouraged to send this to their congressman, senators, and local media.
Every day this week I shaved, brushed my teeth, showered, dressed myself, made my own breakfast. Big steps for a recovering invalid.
I have multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. Just after I started chemo, I fell down the stairs, tore my left anterior cruciate ligament, complicating treatment for both.
For the last six weeks, I’ve essentially been confined to my bed, with another week or so to go. If you sent me an email, and I haven’t responded, this is why.
I hate being an invalid even more than I thought I would. But I have so much to be grateful for. I owe so much to my wife Pam. To all the caregivers who’ve been so wonderful to me. And I’m especially thankful for your prayers.
Your prayers are working. The first two rounds of chemotherapy have reduced sharply the symptoms of my cancer.
[Early Monday evening, 9/28, Ted Cruz gave one the greatest and most courageous speeches in the history of the US Senate. Below is the full video, followed by the full text. Watch and read it carefully, and you may well agree that Ted Cruz now stands head and shoulders above any of his rivals for the presidency. –JW]
There is a reason the American people are fed up with Washington. There is a reason the American people are frustrated. The frustration is not simply mild or passing or ephemeral. It is volcanic.
Over and over again, the American people go to the ballot box, over and over again, the American people rise up and say the direction we're going doesn't make sense. We want change. Over and over again, the American people win elections. In 2010, a tidal wave election. In 2014, a tidal wave election. And yet, nothing changes in Washington.
I'd like to share with you and the American people the real story of what is happening in Washington. Why is it that our leaders cannot stop bankrupting this country, cannot stop the assault on our constitutional rights, cannot stop America's retreat from leadership in the world?