President Obama used the six weeks after his election to remain in full campaign mode and attack the GOP relentlessly with the intent of marginalizing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as an effective leader of the Republican opposition. He succeeded. Decisively. And thus defined his second term as a bitter grind before it even began, just as he signaled to the Republicans that there is zero upside to negotiating with this most partisan president. How amusing will his second Inaugural address be when he reaches for the grand words about leading one nation
The hubris of this president is unlike any we have seen before. He is ruthless and determined to fundamentally change this country and, unfortunately, is succeeding. We are experiencing the perfect storm here; a president who is a rabid progressive ideologue, a media who agrees with his policies and protects him, and a weak, fractured and thoroughly cowed opposition party. We need a party with core principles like Reagan´s that can effectively articulate those policies with a backbone of steel who will not back down ALL speaking with ONE voice. The power struggle in the Republican Party must stop. You have the ideas that will save this country. Act like it. Come back after Christmas united and go on the offense. You have nothing to lose and quite possibly everything to gain.
Someone, right after the november election, wrote that the nasty people won in that election. And they were right. As for obama or the dems humiliating the republicans? The republicans did that pretty much to themselves. They have become the party of "let´s do what the dems do". All the lightweights who demand that the social AND the fiscal conservatives give up their ideals to serve the republicans have weakened that party to the point of nonexistence. And, when the people rejected, twice, a moderate image of a dem as their candidate, again the lightweights demanded that people jettison their ideals and sacrifice. Moral moderates (let´s call them what they are, liberals)don´t seem to want to consider the very high price their moderation costs this country. And being a copy of the left is, obviously, no way to run against the left. Yup, I´d say the republicans have pretty much shot themselves in the foot. Obama is just the bow on the obscene package.
Hewitt brings up some real good points, however what the Great Divider has to worry about is in any strategical/tactical miscalculation, when you unseat your enemy (opponent is too soft), you never really know what will replace him, even if you think you are the great leader (sic)!
I´m with #5, Go on the offense. Laugh at their stupidity based on facts. Ridicule their contemptible proposals of spend, spend, spend. And mock their lack of ideas and don´t stand down in the face of their attacks. Use the media at every opportunity to let Americans know that they´re getting the shaft at the hands of the demns!
Boehner should have laughed in the Squatter´s face when he said "it´s free" and walked out with a wave and a "go for it!"
Trying to negotiate with this treasonous monster inhabiting OUR HOUSE (that´s really VJ and her handlers pulling the strings) is like wrestling with a pig. You´re gonna stink but the pig will like it!
The poster above referred to "the perfect storm". The perfect storm has hit this nation, but I don´t believe it came by chance. I don´t believe the Democrat party has the mental ability to produce it. I do believe there are forces at play here that are greater than human; bringing the Perfect Storm to America.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
#10 I like that approach. That is exactly what the Democrats do to Republicans when they are in charge. Gridlock is better than implementing any of his tax increases and additional spending. We have already gone off the cliff since neither party will make real cuts in spending the question is how hard will the landing be. To me a real cut in spending would be to spend a trillion dollars less than last year but that will never happen.
I wondered, for most of my life, how the likes of Hitler and Stalin came to power and stayed there. Now I know. Sadly. In this case ´good people´ did try to do something but the bad guys have perfected stealing elections. This one was blatantly, in your face, we called it by 5 p.m. California time, so there stupid conservatives. And Boehner just sits and cries. Unbelievable.
Oh-oh-oh yes he´s the great divider -- sounds like the song from the 50´s.....
I think you guys in Washington DC (pols and MSM) are so close to the politics of it all -- that you don´t get it. WE don´t care about who´s winning. WE know WE are the losers and WE are settling into survival mode.....
He´s not my president -- never will be. Let him enjoy the spiking of the ball in the end/zone.
Please read about the obnoxious Radical Republicans who surrounded ole Abe Lincoln. With that crowd at that critical time in US history, there was no doubt that the dispute with the South over slavery would lead to war. Today, read about Valerie Jarrett, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the radical crowd around the ideologue Obama. America is not safe. Not safe.
Just look at the photo at the top of this article and tell me again how poll after poll told us we didn´t like his policies but we liked him personally. Just stare at for 10 seconds , if you can.
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Fiesta del sol, 12/24/2012 8:19:49 AM (No. 9081621)
Obama isn´t the only one. Has anyone noticed how nasty the media has been since November 6? They know they are the reason Obama is getting another 4 years, all of the race baiting, demagoguing paid off for them. They hate us and they don´t care who knows it.
Maybe the republican base is extremely frustrated by the spinelessness of the elites that are in DC. Maybe we are sick to death of them caving all the time. Think about that before making comments about how the base is always bashing their own. All the base wants is somebody who will stand up for conservative beliefs. Romney wasn´t it. When his aide made the etch a sketch remark early in the primaries, I knew he was not what we needed. Now his own son has turned on him publicly.
As I sit here the day before Christmas, contemplating the last for years, and the prospect of the next four just like the first four - only turbo charged, it´s hand not to be depressed. I know ´tis the Season, but it´s damn difficult. In looking for a solution, I keep coming back to secession....It may be the only solution. Wouldn´t be easy, but an attractive alternative vs the next four with the "taupe dope".
In re #1, yes, this is correct.. Divide and conquer, and we fell for it....again. Forgetting for the moment, the various failures of Romney´s campaign and Obie´s overwhelming ground game, all we had to do...was to get out and vote. Get ready for some legislative events you never thought could happen here. Now that the left and the msm are completely dialed in on how to beat down the right, the challenger has become yet greater.
As for 2016, not only do we need to catch up to the ground game of Obie´s 2012 campaign, but we need to get out in front this time. The terrible era we are about to enter when the dollar and debt bubbles pop, may be enough to finally wake people up, and turn away from the Obie way.
The winter of discontent has passed without us experiencing the three other seasons. Now we are in a new, colder and darker winter. I hope we get it together before we find ourselves besieged in a political version of a St. Petersburg winter.
We all know that this numbskull president is nothing but a hack and a divider. I will NOT watch ANY of this clown´s inauguration antics. The sight of this fool and his hag wife are enough to make he hurl. Thanks to my DVR and Redbox I´ll have enough things to watch on TV. Heaven help us that we have 4 more years of the Obamanation in office.
Obama is nothing like Lincoln. Lincoln wanted to preserve the union and make this the "United" States of America with the help of God. Lincoln, although a skilled politician, was a compassionate, moral man with an uncanny ability to understand people. Obama, the won, has none.
As an Illinois resident, I have observed Obama longer than most. I always said he was dangerous--more dangerous than Hillary,for example--because people think he´s a "nice guy." He has a benign persona that fools people. Nowhere was that better seen than in the first debate with Romney. His apparent ineptitude made him seem harmless. He isn´t.
I´ve been around since Truman, aware of what was going on since Ike, involved since LBJ. Some Presidents in my lifetime have been more competent than others, better men than others and larger than others.
Obama by far is the smallest of them all, unfit to hold the office, unworthy of leading this country. His fall will hopefully be soon and hard. It will be a joy to observe.
Make him stay in Washington and not go on vacation. The best defense of this country is a good offense against the left. There can be no worse consequenses than those that will come from obama succeeding in bankrupting the country. pull the bandaid off now and let it heal rather than bleeding the country to death by obama´s plan.
To most U.S. citizens ´rampant´ inflation is something they read about in some far away place. The power to print money can destroy societies and creates a personal terror for everyone that cannot reach into the barrel at the end of the printing press.
America is set to go either way; a deep depression, with no one buying anything or galloping inflation, with no one able to buy anything. The huge pile of new regulations coming on line from Obamacare and the planned failure to prevent the U.S. being energy independent have us poised to crash one way or another.
Sitting here on the eve of Christmas and reading articles like this makes me so depressed in a season that´s supposed to be joyful for the coming of Christ. It´s very hard to "get in the Christmas spirit" in this day and age.
I personally think that Obozo really doesn´t care what the Republicans do or don´t do. He´s been ruling (not governing) for the past 4 years by executive order and I believe that HE thinks that the election results give him the right to go on doing just that, only on a greater scale. Add to the decision of the Supreme Court on obamacare, and you have someone that thinks he has carte blanch to rule any way he wants to.
The GOP has the majority in the House of Representatives. Cut off all funding where legal. and the FIRST TIME the President circumvents the Constitution of the U>S>, bring articles of impeachment. These representatives act like they are helpless. There are not 3 branches of Government for nothing ! Obama has spent 4 years acting like a KING and the House is simply laying down and rolling over. reading the news every day is nauseating. and CHALLENGE every illegal action he has taken, like making executive appointments when House is Legally in session. Fight back, you bunch of creeps. Do not negotiate and do not compromise. and elect a Majority leader that will FIGHT, not crawl.
At some point the 2016 election campaign will begin. At some point a Democrat will be the darling of the media and that choice will need to run against someone for the next few years. There is no real Republican contender at this point. So, that Democrat will need to run against the current occupant of the WH. Who else is there? What to do, what to do? At some point, Mr. President, the media will have to turn on you or drop you like yesterday´s news. Get ready, sir.
#10, great ideas, but where does it say the Republicans in Congress have to attend the SOU in the first place? Might be another great idea if they show contempt and don´t even go. Period. And then, scorched earth tactics at every turn. Emulate Field Marshal Model, the WWII German retreat expert. Not one unimpeded step for the Obamunists. Call them out at every twisted turn.
Revenges can be sweet. The House of Representatives has the authority to disqualify him from holding office under the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, paragraph 3.
He can be disqualified on the grounds he is- in addition to being an American citizen-a British citizen. Under British law, the children of British fathers, are automatically British citizens. His father was born in British held territory in Africa, which if memory serves, was British East Africa.
Under the above Article, it permits citizens of the U.S. to serve as President, if, and only if, they were born prior to the ratification of the Constitution-1788. Until the States declared their independence from Britain, everyone was a British citizen.
On January 3, 2013, the House of Representatives can prohibit Obama from holding office.
The majority of Republicans planned that there would be NO Tax increases even against Millionaires.Two points about increasing the milionaires taxes , many of this group employ workers and saddling them with increased taxes would deterr the owners from rehiring or start laying off workers. The other issue increasing taxes on the rich will result in miniscule effects on the National Debt standing around $16.5 Trillion.Very upsetting that Rep´s Ryan and Kantor did not warn Speaker Boehner NOT to fall into the tax the rich trap. Speaker Boehner should step down , the new Speaker get our house in order and in step with each other. When Speaker Boehner viewed Obamas plan submitted by the tax cheat Geithner he should have not even started negotiating with an opponent that submits a ludicrous laughable plan which Obama knew would not go anywhere! Boehner has wasted time and is instrumental in fracturing the party. Better he use that time to ensure that the Bush cuts stay permanent.
# 17 I´m with you on that. I still say he looks half Indonesian , not half black. Anyone else see him at the funeral of Senator Inouye , yesterday ? He doubled down on his hilarious and self aggrandizing eulogy by grinning at the gravesite . Just like he did posing with the families just 48 hours after the school shooting. And then to illustrate his complete unfamiliarity and sheer distaste for anything military-he attempted some kind of a salute. It looked like the Tomahawk chop. Barry will continue to have the PR advantage in everything as long as the media wishes it to be. What little coverage Republicans get will always be negative.
Division and destruction will be Barry´s legacy. We just need to limit his power with strong leadership in the House - which meand Boehner must go. No more girly man / spray tan Speaker. How about a real and articulate leader?
I agree with earlier posters on the similarity between our current Chicago President and Lincoln, who was also supported by Chicago thugs. Lincoln ruled as a dictator, ignoring the Constition that he swore to uphold, whole forcing 6 million Southerners into a "Union" they wanted no part of.
He arrested more than 30,000 northern critics, shut down and destroyed newspapers, arrested duly elected state legislators (of Union states), and even issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
If Obama could get the Army behind him, he would do all that and more.
There is only one problem and that is catastrophic over-spending. The House has control of finances. So, the solution to the problem is for the House to stop the torrent of spending. The only issue with income tax rates is that they are already too high (for those who actually pay them). If Bohener would drop the DNC narrative and deal with the real issue, he could have a useful day. It´s not his job to join in on fatuous negotiations. He has his job in the House and the rest have their respective jobs. He shouldn´t confound them. That is irresponsible of him. It would certainly be a fine day if Bohener would dismiss the silly and deceitful language that is used by the Socialists (´Rats) and proceed with a rational policy. Bohener doesn’t have to take into account the ignorant things the pipsqueak in the White House has to say. Who cares what the pipsqueak is preparing, he is not yet a dictator as long as the House exerts its designated power.
I suspect something will surface that will expose Obama as a total fraud. Someone who his goon squad has overlooked will have some damning evidence they missed. It will be a crime that must be prosecuted. He will try to pardon himself but will be arrested anyway. With some luck dozens of top democrat co-conspirators will be taken away with him. At least that´s how it all happens in my dreams.
I read one time tht the national Guard of Guam had been brought over for manuevers. This was the largest transfer of troops in a long time. Anyone else hear about it. Probably the answer is no. Then Obama with executive order funds (whatev they are) bought a new unused prison in Illinois. Ever hear of that? Not covered. Obama ´s own troops and prison. Then there are supposedly two unused FEMA prisons, new ones in the Mojave desert. Aerial views blocked from Google. Ever read about them. Check out "larry Grathwohl" on youtube.He wore a wire for the FBI in Weatherman group meetings. Professor-types talking about elimination of twenty-five million americans and re-education 25 millions. Also the immigration of North Koreans and Red Chinese, remember it was 1980 about). The world looks at all the empty space with envy. The world has designs on our Country. Wake up! This is the plan to portion off the USA. I never listen to Hewitt, can´t stand him.
#4 is more correct than the majority of people in this country, even conservatives who consider themselves well informed, even know. As I´ve said probably a half dozen times here, you all need to read "The Real Lincoln", by Thomas DiLorenzo. It´s a must read and very frightening. This has happened before, but on a grander scale, and somehow we survived it.
The Constitution, under the 20th Amendment the House of Representatives is required to determine if the President-elect is qualified to hold office. A majority vote may find he is not qualified, and as a consequence, cannot serve as President.
Under Article II, Section 1, two types of citizenship are cited: a "citizen of the U.S." and a "natural born citizen". The former described citizens who carried dual citizenship-British and American, for they were all born in British held territory, and under British law, the son of a British father was automatically a British citizen.
Obama´s father was born in British East Africa, and was a British citizen. Under British law all of his children are British citizens. "Once a British citizen, always a British citizen," and their children, regardless of the mother´s status, are all British citizens, as well.
Obama fails to qualify under Article II, Section 1, which only allowed persons carrying dual citizenship with Great Britain to be President if they were born prior to the ratification of the Constitution. He is not olde enough and is unqualified to hold that office.
I am blessed to read many who are quoting scripture, realizing the need we have of a real Savior, the only One who can save US from our sins, redeem us through His shed blood on Calvary!
Obama has brought division/discontent to America beyond anything we´ve ever known.
We as Christians need to bond together realizing we have only one enemy - Satan, who is infecting the masses with his agenda of steal/kill/destroy. Jesus came so that we might (our choice) have life, have it more abundantly.
This country is in upheavel all because Obama has used classs-warfare to incite riots, deny everyone their God-given freedom to choose without recrimination.
God´s plan is for all to come to the knowledge of His Love/Grace poured out at Calvary, forgiving man through Jesus, to become all we were created to be - His own! Heaven awaits us but today we need to stand firm, armor on, ready for battle.
America has fallen prey to Satan´s agenda because too many want things instead of a personal relationship with their Creator.
Satan´s snares have swallowed up those who want a "free ride", a life withot responsibility.
Pray for America! In God We Trust is still on our currency, may it be also be in our heart/mind/soul/spirit! Amen
It´s all going to turn around before your very eyes. The media will begin to fire back on zippy within the next 90 days. Zip´s coming term will fall apart before our thankful eyes, and the takers will be on the outside looking in. Keep praying--it´s working.
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