Barack Obama gave a press conference today; Paul reported on Obama’s discussion of the debt ceiling a little while ago. Obama’s comments on the debt ceiling were breathtakingly dishonest: he admitted that there is a long history of budget negotiations accompanying past increases in the ceiling, and acknowledged that he himself voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator, even though it would have led to the same supposedly awful consequences he complained about today. But Obama said, at least three or four times, that this year is different
Just like obama(doesn´t)care was never about improving health care coverage or cost, so is this overt assault on the Second Amendment not about preventing massacres.
The only things keeping freedom free in the world is God and God fearing, gun owning, law abiding Americans. Both have been under attack for decades by the progressives and must be removed so they can have complete control to make us completely miserable thereby achieving their "utopia".
Obama is a one man majority in DC. Condescending to his ignorant followers and openly hostile to the rest of America. He is focused on pushing the envelope and enraging conservatives. There is a strategy here.
Running out of other people´s money is a nightmare for elected officials when it happens in Argentina, Greece, or the United States. The putative debt ceiling increase is one of the few opportunities that the GOP House has to make Obama squirm. Obama knows that his chance to demonize Republicans over the debt limit is short-lived. Once the great hardships imposed by curtailing the government´s borrowing power are being endured by the whole population (what could be fairer than that?), the party in power will bear responsibility for the outcome. If the Republicans retain any instinct for self-preservation, a big "if", then they will remain adamant in their demands that spending be cut and that a budget be produced by the Senate before another dime of borrowing capacity is authorized. Another epic cave-in from Boehner and McConnell would effectively terminate the loyal opposition.
Sorry, #13, but the opportunity to demonize Republicans over the debt ceiling or anything else is not short-lived. The party in power simply will not be held responsible for the coming debacle, not by the lofo media and not by a majority of lofo voters.
Don´t get me wrong - I´m all for fighting to the bitter end for reigning in spending, but not because we will win politically, only because it is the right, principled, and patriotic thing to do.
We truly live in an era when no good deed goes unpunished. It takes character to do good in that kind of environment. God strengthen our character.
And by-the-way: the sitting yesterday was NOT a press conference but just another occasion for this thug to impress his subjects in the press, who dutifully gave him the audience to again show off his sociopathic behavior. He should be impeached and the press sycophants should be jailed for what they have done to our country!!
We dare not accept an illegitimate power grab from this "imperial" dictator. He is testing the waters and he must be held accountable.
The big question that remains is whether or not there is a Congress with the fortitude to hold the bloviator-in-Chief accountable. He is about to step into an impeachable zone.
His threats of issuing executive orders to deal with handgun control and the "debt ceiling" shows his arrogant lust for power and his total disregard for the Constitution of the United States of America. Let him be damned if he tries this and our nation be damned if he´s allowed to get away with it!
We now have the takers clearly ruling over the makers. We have a President who has been on the gravy train his entire life. This situation was predictable and I fault prior generations for allowing it to happen. In short, people who pay no taxes should not be able to raise taxes on those who do. This scenario is beginning to look a lot like 1776.
Barry constitutes a "clear and present danger" to our republic, our founding documents and principles. When push comes to shove, how many in the military will back him? How many colin powells and david petraeus´s are there? How many troops will be willing to fire on their neighbors? How many toadies who work for HS and ATF will risk their lives to promote his dictatorial policies? We live in "interesting times".
Probably the most unprofessional public behavior by a potus ever. Obama´s lack of grace and immaturity was on full display yesterday. In addition to his bizarre behavior, he found it necessary to use terms like ransom, self inflicted wounds and gun to head when referring to Republicans. When he wasn´t calling them absurd and happy to starve impoverished children. In private, this bum is even nastier and more narcissistic. It´s amazing that he decided to showcase the real Obama so soon.
Well, how many times do I have to tell you that all dictators did 2 things in the beginning: 1.Seize control over the media. 2.Seize control over the money. In our country obozo has both! (Newspapers, alphabet tv, education, entertainment; Federal reserve, major banks, Wall Street). Without mainstream media our struggle is futile.
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For too long tax paying citizens have been the frogs in the pot of warm water, tolerating poor schools,religious intolerance, more and more freeloading, but I think maybe Obama is kicking the wrong sleeping dog when he goes after guns. Lazy uninformed citizens may give in meekly to this despot, but gun owners are passionate about freedom to own firearms. Watch out, Adolph.
Yo -- Prez -- I´ll be happy to give up my right to own an automatic weapon if you can guarantee me that no one: no criminal, no government agent, no illegal alien will ever have one in their hands either.
"Well, I think, for example, how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals, and how we track that more effectively."
Is this boy really this stupid? (rhetorical of course) And how can you achieve stronger background checks? Either you are in the national criminal data base or you are not. It´s a yes or no question. Although when I bought my last weapon, it took them two weeks to return an answer.
He´s obviously feeling very secure, warm and cozy in his overly tight security system. He´s so isolated, he is losing touch even more on reality. Reality can be a huge meany. Even meaner than the little coward thinks he is.
The sequester, no matter how imperfect a policy, is arguably the only victory for fiscal conservatives in a very long time. Their victory is also president Obama’s biggest defeat (outside of the self-inflicted disastrous Obamacare rollout). It is also another opportunity to remind the American people that the alarmist predictions that we were all subjected to about the devastating impact sequestration would have on our economy didn’t materialize. Yet, in a new move, Republicans are once again considering caving to Democrats and getting rid of the spending cuts. This morning’s Wall Street Journal has the following. Still, officials close to
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I´m generally for more disclosure in campaign finance, but the best argument against requiring full disclosure by groups engaged in political speech is that politicians sometimes retaliate against their critics. Sen. Elizabeth Warren inadvertently made that very argument this week. As told by Ben White at Politico, a group called "Third Way" criticized Warren. Warren apparently suspected that Third Way´s criticism of her was funded by banks. So she wrote a letter to bank CEOs demanding they disclose which political groups they´re funding. Warren sits on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. She´s basically telling the entities
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WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at