Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Friday he fully supports President Obama’s position on carrying out drone strikes on American citizens abroad who are affiliated with terror groups. “I fully support targeted operations that have been carried out,” King said. “I think the president has done the right thing.” King suggested the operations are a necessity of war, and the the issue has been overblown. “I’m not trying to minimize this, but I think there’s been a lot of liberal hand-wringing going on,” he said. King cited the Civil War, noting that the soldiers who
There has not been a declaration of "war", "Representative" King! The people who have been killed (including the 16 year-old son of Anwar Aw-laki) were not charged with a crime, arrested, tried, or convicted by a jury of their peers. They were simply murdered. If Mr. King as a "Representative" of the People thinks there should be a formal declaration of war, let him and his colleagues vote on the matter.
This is the only thing 0bama has done right since taking office. It´s nothing more than an appropriate continuation of the Bush Doctrine which has kept us safe for over a decade now.. Why 0bama is doing this is anyone´s guess., but I think the military is standing up to this left wing moron and 0bama realizes he need to keep foreign terrorists on the run to superficially preserve his image while he destroys us on the domestic front.. This is the path that GWB put us on - he was right and this power is well within the executive / Commander- in- Chief per the constitution . America will need this power long after King Barry is in the dust heap of failed presidents.
so much for the 4, 5, 6 amendments and so much for being innocent until proved guilty. Rinos and people who think the government is there to protect them now! The slippery slope has been set into motion, who do you think the administration will call "terrorists´ next! two guesses and it isn´t someone over seas
The strikes are to be used only on those "Americans" who have joined the enemy. There are numerous things that scare the s--- out of me about this administration, but tis isn´t one of them. Go read GWB´s 9/21/01 address before congress to remind yourselves what this is about. Bush was right, he put the right people in the right places in our military and this policy will out last the dithering dirt- ball currently occupying the Oval Office.
Congressional Republicans still just do not get it. They cannot perceive of the evil intent of the President. They insist on assuming he has good intentions no matter how much evidence there is to refute that. Obama´s intent is to destroy America and the Republicans and they still insist on supporting him. I really really want to give up. But I won´t. That is what he wants.
I have to confess that I´m torn on this issue. If we know without any doubt that an American is actively plotting to kill other Americans and has joined with our enemies to do so, I don´t have any problem with killing him before he can kill me or my family. On the other hand, I am 100 percent devoted to the Constitution and I´m not crazy about killing an American in cold blood without due process.
What ever happened to trial in absentia? Couldn´t we at least try to have some checks and balances? I don´t understand what´s wrong that people don´t get this but by the time the drone is headed for them because they´ve been decreed an enemy of the state, it´ll be too late.
Barack Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday. During his speech he told about his first public speech on apartheid at Occidental College. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings.” But, Barack Obama forgot to mention that his speech at Occidental was sponsored by Marxists and Weatherman terrorists. Barack Obama’s first public speech was at an Occidental College event
Rep. Matt Cartwright, a member of President Obama´s Obamacare "strike team," says it´s a "good thing" that people are losing their old health care plans: "Because a lot of those people, they did have policies that didn´t meet the minimum standards. That´s just not a theoretical discussion. There´s a reason you have minimum standards. There are people out there who have insurance that´s really an illusion of coverage. They have immense deductibles, they have annual and lifetime caps. There´s so many people out there with what I call phony insurance policies and the fact that they´re going to lose those
Fresh off his interview with President Barack Obama, MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared on Now with Alex Wagner to review what the president said and to express his thoughts on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Matthews linked the GOP to South Africa’s white apartheid advocates and declared that those who facilitated the transition to Mandela’s presidency were more patriotic and had greater regard for their country than the Republicans in Congress. Matthews acknowledged a point that Rev. Al Sharpton had made earlier in this broadcast where he noted that the last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, recognized
The Obama administration knew as early as August that the small-business portal on healthcare.gov would not be ready by the Oct. 1 launch, but delayed admitting those problems until Nov. 27, according to documents released by House Republicans on Friday. In one colorful email exchange in mid-August, Henry Chao, the administration official charged with the development of the online insurance marketplaces, expressed frustration with delays from the private contractor working on the website. When the contractor suggested a new date of Nov. 15 for the launch of the small-business portal of the website, Chao bluntly asked: “Can we sign this
The White House dismissed a report suggesting that President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not meet ahead of the botched rollout of Obamacare. Obama press secretary Jay Carney said the claim was based on a “ridiculously false premise.” “Kathleen Sebelius comes frequently and she meets frequently with the president,” he said. “She’s here a lot and meets with the president with regularity.” “It’s safe to say Secretary Sebelius spent a lot of time here,” he added, noting the administration’s focus on health care reform. The report from Politico Magazine noted that a Government Accountability Institute analysis of the president’s
There was a tale of two Christmases on TV last night. Over at NBC, Carrie Underwood led the cast of “Sound of Music Live!” in a joyous rendition of the Julie Andrews classic. While no one involved in the production is likely to win an Emmy anytime soon, the singing was flawless and it was a squeaky clean program that lived up to its “TV G” rating. Over at Fox it was another story. Glee’s “Previously Unaired Christmas” should have stayed true to its name and remained a lost script, considering it was complete with a bisexual Santa, transgender Virgin
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz laughingly called it a “riot” that the GOP would be schooling its members on how to better appeal to women voters. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said at his weekly press conference yesterday that he believes his caucus is making progress on that front. “Well, I try to get them to be a little more sensitive. You know? You look around the Congress, there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus than there are in the Republican caucus,” Boehner said. “And, you know, some of our members just aren’t as sensitive
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues