So the Syria "crisis" is reaching its culmination. Syria´s WMD´s are likely to be placed under the control of its patron, Russia, perhaps even with the cooperation of other disinterested, responsible states such as Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. The world´s only superpower, for its part, will loiter on the curb outside, asking hurried questions while the big boys come and go, stepping aside quickly to avoid being shoved into the gutter by their bodyguards. This situation is the sole handiwork of Mr. Barack H. Obama, successor in office to Washington, Lincoln, Truman, and Reagan.
We survived one term, but with the Middle East unraveling along with our economy three-and-a-half more years of this Five Star, Four-Flushing, Three-Ring Circus, Two-faced, Progressive Porcelain Punisher may well be the undoing of the United States!
The foundation of what will be soon be considered the `first` American revolution was was set with the circulation of ideological and philosophical pamphlets. This article sets the framework for the ´second.´ Hopefully, more to come. A must read - for everyone. God willing, the click of the mouse and the hum of the printer will accomplish for us what circulating societies did almost 250 years ago.
FTA: Roosevelt found his sweet spot in leading the Allied coalition to victory,. No thanks at all to FDR. All hail the power of the Marines, the Army and the Navy, and FDR only signed the orders. Our fighting men and women are the heroes, not that liberal occultist puke!
Every individual, from the highest dept. head to the lowest clerk, that has been hired by the Obama Administration over the 8 years of his term need to be fired once he is gone. Otherwise, they will be embedded in our govt. forever.
There were supposedly 800,000 bikers in DC yesterday and the Tea Party supposedly had march against Obamacare. I heard nothing about either one on the news yesterday or on TV last night, only saw pictures of the bikers on my FB page. Syria and Jon F´n and the Preezy are sucking the air right out of us and smothering everything else in the news. Wondering how we can survive another 3-1/2 years when everthing is so convoluted.
#9, we can survive because we´re us!(If you watched "Live Free or Die Hard" its because we´re all of us, "that guy."
Want to feel better? Our liberal family members -all of them- are in Belize with our only super -liberal friend (he still thinks Jimma Carter was our best president.)They´ve been there now for three months, at least.
Not vacationing -they say they are "remodeling a house" or plan to. Our niece, one of them, told everyone in 2007 in tones of near-hysteria "We have just got to elect this man!!!!" (Obama.)
We are, the rest of the family, contemplating if they are there to keep from having to admit Obama sucks.
Liberals (narcissists) can´t ever, ever, ever, ever, ever say they are wrong. They could have Obama on film shooting someone´s grandmother and liberals would blame Republicans. (Why Dunn is right.)
This is definitely a Must Read and should be left up indefinitely as a Must Read. I have never before had the last 70+ years explained as well as J.R.Dunn´s historical review. No textbook that I have read has told the truth like this. It´s about time!
Finally FDR has been revealed as the Socialist he really was. The only President Dunn left out of his discussion was Eisenhower.
I will never forget the euphoria we felt when Eisenhower ended the 20-year rule of Democrats in 1952. That year was one of the best of my childhood. We finally bought a TV so that we could watch Eisenhower beat Adlai Stevenson on election night. My dad took several of us to Indianapolis when Eisenhower came to campaign in Indiana. I still have a letter from Ike thanking my father for all his work on the campaign.
In 2009, while visiting my nephew in Gettysburg, I went to the Eisenhower home/farm just outside of Gettysburg. This was where he retired after leaving the presidency. There was nothing really ostentatious about the lovely old home. Ike may not have been our greatest, but, despite all the threats from the communists that were taking place in the 1950´s, I always felt that Ike would protect the US. I have heard people call Ike, the caretaker president.
Who is J.R. Dunn? I distinctly remember that about a year before the last presidential election he wrote an article confidently predicting that Obama would lose. Handily. Sorry to be a downer, but his prediction that the country will come to its senses and rise, Phoenix-like, from the ashes rings hollow. I wish it were true, but the demographics of this country are changing rapidly and we are being stocked with people who despise us and our way of life. To them, Obama is a godsend. And they vote. If we are to return to our old way of life it could involve strife. And again I ask, who is J.R. Dunn? Does anyone out there know? Because I sure don´t and as a result, don´t know why I should regard his words.
Will this country survive 3.5 more years or are we so weakened through the progressive actions and the blind, ignorant and apathetic populace who will never read anything like this remarkable article ? Continuing the ´progressive ´ plan to full fruition may well be the blueprint for the death of America. obamacare and syria are just the lighter fluid our enemies need to start the fires of hell.
He who lives by the media dies by the media. Now if only the enemedia would die this country might have a chance. As long as they are backing the losers (and calling them "god-like lightbringers") the country doesn´t stand a chance.
OK, I had cancer, I am a cancer survivor which gives me a little different worldview. Even if you are a healthy person, cancer can get you down, even the treatments can make you want to die, but we survive, and thrive, and are as good as before most of the time. We are a strong people, are nation is infected and it looks like we could die, which is a possibility, but we are going to fight and most likely survive because the good people hopefully out number the bad. That´s what it´s all about, the good people hanging on longer than the bad. We will die when the bad people outnumber the good. 3 1/2 years is nothing. Heck I can almost hold my breath that long!
FTA: "Obama is less lucky than FDR, less competent than Jimmy Carter, and less flexible than Bill Clinton. With Obama, all the failures of liberalism are coming to a head. He has put more liberal policies into effect in a shorter period than any other president, but thanks to his unique combination of ineptness, ignorance, inexperience, and arrogance, every last one of them is doomed."
Pray God that is so, but I´m not betting the farm on it. Three and a half years is an eon when you consider the damage left to be done.
The Mulatto Muslim is at the Pentagon, quoting Scripture.
I unplugged the television.
It is a desecration of this day for the Mulatto to appear anywhere in public and speak any words.
I share Dunn´s fire. I´ve posted before that people don´t change unless they feel a bit of pain. I, too, would like to see liberalism (or "progressivism" - whatever) join Communism and Nazism on the dust heap of history. However, these fools are bringing the country down with them. This is existential, as the countries named by Dunn - add China and North Korea - would not mind seeing their main competitor go away.
While we´d like to see liberals take their medicine, we are not unaffected observers. Do we really want another millennium of darkness? Do we want our posterity to suffer that darkness (if they even survive), cursing us every day?
This has all gone far enough. We have a nation to restore. We know what we must do. The Framers showed us the way, and Mark Levin has reminded us.
Passionate stuff, but I don´t think it likely that when the big shocks come most people are necessarily going to wake up and put two and two together. Ignorance, self-indulgence and myopia may lead them to embrace even more tightly those who lead the country to ruin. After all, leftists are skillful demagogues and know how to manufacture scapegoats. I hope I´m wrong, but am afraid we are going to have to find out.
The voters of this country, who have treated politics like a reality series, need to be backhanded by the world as it exists...The leader of the whole circus must be tormented to the human limit and beyond, forced to break down in front of the cameras as he begs for help that will not come.
Powerful words by a very angry citizen, however, there are other actors who have been unleashed by Obama as we sink into passivity. We will not have the leisure to reconstruct what he has done to us. We´ll be fighting for our lives.
FTA: With Obama, all the failures of liberalism are coming to a head. He has put more liberal policies into effect in a shorter period than any other president, but thanks to his unique combination of ineptness, ignorance, inexperience, and arrogance, every last one of them is doomed.
I almost jumped up and screamed, "HALLELUJAH" when I read this.
Wow! Keep a copy of this and send it to your entire mail list. Only someone with a knowledge of and grasp of history can write so.
Unfortunately, as I woke up, there was zippy at The Pentagon reading a speech written for him and delivered so poorly. No emotion, no sincerity and as trying as listening to and helping a first-grader learn to read. Next time, just mail it in from the links, zippy. Today is a sacred, sad day. The country is unaware of how close we are to another day worse than it, sadly.
The primary message was don´t attempt impeachment. The second message was to fight back hard on all fronts. Obamacare should be front and center. If you can´t implement the employer mandate, delay the entire program. If you can´t verify that an applicant qualifies for a premium tax credit, delay the entire program. If you can´t do background checks on Navigators, delay the entire program. And until the Senate votes on the delay, fund the rest of government but don´t let a dime go to Obamacare. What are the Dems going to do, ask Obama to go on national TV to make a speech?
Right now, no one is following this President unless he steps in behind someone they are following. Push back everywhere on the issues that matter to you.
Do not for a second doubt that Obama´s "progressives" are smugly smirking at this. Finally, via His Majesty, they´ve reduced America´s standing, influence and, most of all, it´s ability to spread freedom around the world. That message of freedom is what "progressives" have always hated most of all. This decline Obama has intentionally created is what they´ve dreamed of ever since "fairness" was poisonedly penned by Marx.
Can it be turned around? We really don´t know, yet.
Pardon a second comment, but I just wanted to agree with #20 and #21 and send congratulations on being a survivor. Dear Spouse and I are both survivors. Also as a former educator, I know the pain of a mistake in grammar - just don´t agonize over - life´s too short - also it just proves we´re human and our fingers sometimes mis-read our brains.
FTA: "There are three-and-a-half years of agony lying ahead."..."I want to see every Row A voter reduced to remorse."
Surprised? Angry?...Keep in mind our "cool" undocumented 44th POTUS had previously voted "present" an astonishing 129 times as a member of the Illinois General Assembly...Surely, America was not expecting another Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte or Alexander The Great on January 20, 2009?
This is one article I can send around and not have anyone e-mail back with at least one question. Splendid!
#4--did you ever read Idiossey by Iowahawk?
Here´s how it begins:
The Not-Really-That-Epic Poem of Obamacles Revised and Updated
(with Apologies to Homer)
Book the First: A question for the Muse
Speak to me, O Muse, of this resourceful man who strides so boldly upon the golden shrine of Potomac, Between Ionic plywood columns, to the kleig light altar. Fair Obamacles, favored of the gods, ascends to Olympus Amidst lusty tributes and the strumming lyres of Media; Their mounted skyboxes echo with the singing of his name While Olbermos and Mattheus in their greasy togas wrassle For first honor of basking in their hero´s reflected glory. Who is this man, so bronzed in countenance, So skilled of TelePrompter, clean and articulate whose ears like a stately urn´s protrude? So now, daughter of Zeus, tell us his story. And just the Cliff Notes if you don´t mind, We don´t have all day.
"Doctrinal pestilence" indeed. It´s like The Day of the Socialist Locusts has descended on us like a biblical plague. They´re everywhere and you can hardly stamp them out fast enough (at least Colorado is trying).
I love the passion of the article. We certainly need more like Dunn who are finally fed up and won´t take it any more. But I don´t agree with his conclusion that we should let this play out so the liberals can take full blame.
Why not? Because if this plays out we´re all going to be dead, broke, or taking orders in Russian or Chinese. Obama´s playing for keeps. He´s determined, focused, obsessed about dealing this country a fatal blow.
It´s once again up to American voters and for all our sakes, hope they do something right for a change. Vote congress out. Co. kicked out a couple of socialist bums; next stop is 2014 where we have a chance to throw Obummer in a room and deadbolt it.
I always believed that there are two things that can right the dregs that the liberals and complicit Republicans have thrust upon this once great nation. Armed insurrection, which won´t happen, and what Mr. Dunn has written about. A total collapse we are witnessing and I hope it happens. This is a fantastic read if there ever was one to keep and read again.
There´s only one problem: the left believes that everything is OK. They don´t want things to be right, statistically and economically. They want them to be ´right´ emotionally and ideologically. They can totally be in the crapper and still feel good because Fauxbama is in the WH. They don´t care about reality, guys. They only care about their utopian, farcical ideals.
Mr Dunn´s ´collapse under its own weight´ theory is illustrated by the Kennedy family. Gone with the wind is the family´s prestige and influence, done in by ´bad choices´ -- to borrow from the popular lexicon. As I recall the 2008 campaign, Hillary! was running a spirited primary campaign when Caroline & Ted suddenly endorsed her opponent!. The rest is history and Sweet Caroline got her wish. Daddy´s Camelot has been brought round to Act 3. Likewise, the current adminstration´s legacy is already baked into the cake.
A truly great read. And a thumbnail of American histroy that should be taught in every classroom in this country. Sadly, the truth will be hidden for as long as "progressives" control the media, politics, education, etc.
And reflecting on Mr. Dunn´s words, it makes me think of the words Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independance. That part about the DUTY of men to rise up in revollution to throw off a truly tyranical government. And that is what we are seeing. Of course, any action taken to rid ourselves of this type of governmental control is going to hurt every citizen in the coutry. You, me, the lo-fo´s, blacks, etc. And speaking of the lo-fo´s and other minorities, I really don´ think that elections are going to cause the change that is desperately needed. There are too many who receive freebies from the federal government to vote for those who would be true conservatives that would take away their goodies. They will not let the gravey train stop. Revolution IMHO is the only soulution.
A well meaning, but out of control, badly worded rant, filled with one semantic inaccuracy. Is J R Dunn intentionally stupid? He uses the word "liberal" a few dozen times discussing the mass advance of socialism and communism in our republic’s government way of life. Take out, that one word, replace it with “socialism”, see it make much more common sense! Go ahead, try it. LBJ´s socialist GREAT SOCIETY started the dependent welfare mother cycle of tragedy, FOUR decades of it, bringing up millions of fatherless (many black) boys to become an unstoppable epidemic of criminals. Not only does Dunn mistakenly call all this communist disruption the nice name of “liberal”, but he completely ignores the Marxist influence of academe, the lock step communist press, TV media steering America into the big power government trap, and Ob´s treason, A FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Dunn should apologise for wrongly mis-stating this massive collectivist growth. Dunn copies other wonderful people like Ann Coulter, who also mis-uses the word “liberal” when referring to the worst people in the nation. Ann has publically revealed she is trying to “destroy the word liberal”, if you can believe that kind of idiocy. Most important, maybe neither have the guts, fortitude, to call the enemy what they ARE !! Is Ann Coulter afraid to call them communists or socialists? Is she running scared ? Suggestion, learn to call them real words: socialist, communist, fascist, statist, collectivist, totalitarian, authoritarian, Hitlerian, commie, pinko, Stalinist, so many powerful words! Win! Take verbal control over these destroyers!
For #28: 50 million on food stamps, 10 million receive the Obamaphone, etc. Not really. There is a well kept, dirty little secret out there. You won´t find a single story on it, but the information is out there. You just have to link it all up.
Remember the news stories about folks getting multiple Obamaphones? Remember the video of the guy handing them out to people who already have them, using fake names? Remember the news stories about people with multiple food stamp cards under multiple names? Remember the curious fury over laws that would require a photo ID to vote? Remember the attempts by the democrats to not COUNT real people for the census, but to do sampling and then extrapolate from that?
The conclusion: there aren´t nearly as many black people in the US as everyone thinks. Multiple-counted for everything from Obamaphones, to food stamps, to census numbers to draw congressional districts, one person/one vote enforced through photo ID´s threatens the entire black house of cards.
I have printed this off and filed it with my will and other final papers. I plan on sending a copy to all my heirs. This message is the one thought that we must acknowledge if our nation is ever to raise it´s head and take the place it once held among the nations of the world. It is an emotional trip to the woodshed for all caring Americans. Please read, re-read and then cherish the ideas presented.
I agree with other posters. This is a great synopsis of recent history. However, I, too, disagree with his conclusion. While the policies and today´s politics are badly conceived, the American culture has now devolved that I don´t think we´ll ever comeback. No matter what policies are modified.
The family, sex, and society in general is unrecognizable. Even Bill Clinton´s proclivities seem almost quaint now. Sad.
#21 well written. Makes one crazy to find after all the proofreading there sneaks in an error! Happens to all of us.
The only way to complete this journey is walking in the footsteps of Our Lord. Knowing we follow him, there is nothing to fear, no surprises, and a bright outcome at the end of the journey. This has been how the past 3.5 years were lived. And how life continues on a day by day basis. What is so sad is the fact that after 911 happened, we as a country came together and promised never to forget. Apparently we are unable to keep our promises (remind any of our pResident in office?) Many have forgotten and look what we have in office now. Does that make sense to any American patriot? This has angered me more than anything.
Dear God, have pity on our Nation as we attempt to keep this a Christian, God fearing peoples to make a whole and a united states once again. Deliver us from evil let your will be done, and show us mercy forgiving us sinners as we attempt to forgive those who have sinned against us.
Despite distinct signs of the family liberalism, George W. Bush governed well enough to restore prosperity after a brief recession bequeathed to him by Clinton. His quick action in 2008 was instrumental in saving the economy from complete collapse . . .
Well, JR Dunn, you got several things right; but someday I hope to introduce you to a very close friend of mine named Capitalism. It astounds me that you can see FDR´s folly so clearly and then turn around and credit Dubya´s disastrous stewardship of the economy.
What an excellent, honest summary of the political history in the USA since the 1930´s Depression! ...Should be read by every American, particularly current students. Glad to see this at the top of today´s Must Reads!!!
I doubt the American electorate will punish Obama´s party. Overnight on Gallup, Obama rose 3 points. Since Gallup uses a moving average, I´ll bet his approval improved 6-8 points after his speech. All Americans see is no war with Syria. They do not follow the bumbling process of getting there. The big losers in the last few weeks are the neocons. They once had the ability to drum up a war in the Middle East; now they look like fossils. The GOP winner: Rand Paul and his me-too band of isolationists.
This is a good read as far as history is concerned --- but he gives bad advice that I can´t support. Namely, he is suggesting that we let Obama have his way to let everything collapse and then --- we do what? Rebuild from ashes? That´s like telling everyone on an airplane that we need to teach the really bad pilot a lesson ... by letting him crash the plane! If you saw a strange child playing with matches would you advocate letting him do so to teach him a lesson? Especially if he was in your living room ... with gasoline near by!
Sorry, I can´t buy in to Mr. Dunn´s suggested solution. Obama must be fought against, non-stop & every step of the way and he must be stopped where and when we can stop him. Next year´s election is a good start. Vote for anyone who is willing to stand up and fight Obama! Drag your feet and complain about everything until you raise your neighbor´s consciousness on how lousy it is and it will get worse. Make people change their minds.
It is all up to the voters, that is, IF indeed the integrity of EACH American CITIZEN´S vote is secured and the resulting LEGAL election ballots are authentically tallied and reported. ...Right now, that assurance is simply not there without Voter ID.
The poster comments here are so interesting and so involved with the details that I was prompted to read the entire article.
My contribution to enlightenment on the thread will be to take exception to Dunn´s erroneous assertion about the condition of the U.S. economy in 1940.
Allow me to point out my father worked in Washington, D.C. 1940-1947, recruited by other Harvard folks who increasingly populated the federal gummint in the approach to what became World War Two. (One of his office-mates was actually an FDR nephew.)
Casually one day in later life my dad observed to me about the economy of that time.
He said (and I confirmed this by consulting John Kenneth Galbreath´s book, An Economic History of America, I beleve is the title) (I could go look it up soon to confirm)...
My dad´s comment as an eyewitness... "The Depression was so bad on Pearl Harbor Day in 1941 that no one, not a single expert anywhere, predicted that the Depression would be over after the War ended. All we had known for more than ten years was the Depression, and so it was just assumed that with the end of the War, we would be back in the Depression once again. It was a huge surprise to everyone to learn the Depression was also over with the end of the War. No one expected or predicted that."
Dunn says that the U.S. economy was back on track by 1940. Well, even though some actions were taken to begin to prepare for the obviously approaching war, the economy was not in good shape at all.
Galbreath´s book gave the figures... On December 7, 1941 the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 16 percent. Previously it had declined to 12 percent around 1938 or so (if I recall), but was back up as shown above by the war´s start. That was compared to its high at the worst of the Depression at around 25 percent.
Regarding other themes of Dunn... maybe the midterms in 2014 will work in our favor. I´d rather have a recall procedure available to dump them all... House, Senate, presidunce and vice-presidunce... ASAP... and not have to wait for 2014 or 2016.
Also... I´d like to see one year terms for the House and three year terns for the Senate. More turnover and greater responsiveness. Yep... that´ll be the day.
The Democrats have never been any good at foreign affairs or economics.
Just to take some of their failures at foreign affairs. Wilson, trying to get us to join the Leagure of Nations. Thanks to Republicans he was not succesful but the failure of the League was blamed on Republicans because WE the big USA did not join. FDR gave control of half of Europe to the Rsssians cibdenubg the people to communism and starting the Coilc War that took us fifyty years to get rid of. Truman, lost China. Carter. Lotst Iran. JFK lost Cuba and saddled us with refugees. He got us into Vietnam (though Eisenhower was blamed. LBJ was his own general running battlefield operations from DC. He was no military genius. He squandered our money on the Great Society which was going to end poverty. Clinton refused to accept Obama when he was offered (more than once). Obama hates America and white people. He is incompetent, dishonest, mendacious and arrogant. He has all kinds of gall but no courage. I think the election was stolen and is it were not for fixing the machines to erase Romney on ballots and insert Obama, in Ohio and Virginia especially, Romney would be President today. To add to their destruction the Democrats have destroyed a school system which had worked well for one hundred years.
A timeline of perspective needed to be presented and Mr. Dunn has done just that exceptionally well.
Mr. Dunn is correct – do not yearn for impeachment. Let this sorry drama run its course – let the liberal politicians gasp in horror as they experience the culmination of decades of their ruinous policies. Allow their drug-condoning, cult-worshipping, celebrity-entranced, non-productive lemmings to become fully entrapped in the sticky webs of deceit that their heroes have left hanging for them. There will be no saviors – no jibberish-speaking professors - no fantasy-producing Hollywood idols that will be able to save them from the ruin that is rushing toward them – the ruin that has resulted from decades of power-driven social engineering, from decades of dismissing past societal conducts of behavior, from decades of disrespect for the values and freedoms sought, fought, and paid for with blood.
Let if fail; let it fall - all progressive leaders and their disciples will finally, and deservedly, reap what they have sown.
My father too, was there and his memoir concurs with your father’s projection of a continuing depression if and when the war ended with America still intact, which, by the way, was certainly far from certain then, and very nearly didn’t happen.
Of course, what did happen is that the industrial world was laid waste, except for the intact industrial machine of the US, which was then able to become the dominant economic engine of the world for ensuing several decades.
So, it is true that the New Deal wasn’t the cure of America’s depression. The great depression was cured by the fact that an industrial America found itself the only game in town after Europe, Japan and Russia were bombed into rubble.
That’s not a sound template on which to build future economic prosperity, by sadly, the Democrat party has nevertheless stuck to the New Deal template for over half a century, and shows no sign of doing else-wise.
I agree with 28. On top of more takers than givers and stolen elections, this country in in for dark times. I don´t see how Romney could have lost...fairly. I will never, ever accept that was an honest election. The demrats stole it. I´m still waiting for an answer why Romney didn´t register 1 single vote in 59 voting precinct in Philly and that same questionable results in other swing states.
Come the next election and the conservatives and the Repubs will be out in the streets beating on trash can lids about defeating the liberals and straightening out this mess. Bad, bad idea. Get the liberals to continue their destruction of the country until, in desperation, Americans head for DC to drench the Potomac with the blood of the people who destroyed out country. Then, maybe then, the country might be saved, but never before.
#6, i think Agamemnon is a better pick: he was scheming, duplicitous, offered his own daughter (USA?) on the sacrafical altar for the sake of his power aggrandizement.
#38, love that! thanks for posting it.
#60-61, interesting typo!!
The problem with thinking that Dem/Lefties will "come to their senses" is that the majority of the rank and file operate on emotion, respond to emotion, are emotional. There´s very little thinking going on in their heads.
If they were to start thinking, then they might begin to question the precepts and assumptions which they´ve blindly accepted from childhood... which is why they remain so childlike in mind and emotion.
They´re childlike in behavior, too: blame everyone else; stomp feet when rebuffed, punished, denied the cookies --except that now they burn things down and smash windows and bite off fingers and beat up people in wheelchairs etc etc etc
Angry? Heck, I´m exhausted! The fecklessness of this administration and Liberals in general and the idiocracy of the lo-fo-mo-fo voters (indoctrinated by the Unionista Public Schools)and what they have done to this once proud, self-reliant country iss just exhausting. There is a tough and long row to hoe if we are to recapture the true spirit of America. I hopep some in the younger generations are up to the fight...
My thoughts, exactly! I have likened this disaster to a train wreck. We are very much like passengers on a train going down a long hill. The brakes have failed. The conductor has jumped off and we passengers are holding on. Some of us know the dreadful curve at the bottom of the hill is coming. Others, totally oblivious to our circumstances, are merely enjoying the ride and the rushing sceenery. I have bowed my head, said a prayer and am gritting my teeth, bracking for the disaster sure to come. I know it´s coming. And since I must suffer along with my fellow passengers, I end my prayer with, "...and Dear God, please let the Democrats and their abomination, Øbama, suffer the most. This is their doing, though we share in the blame for letting them at the levers of control in the first place." We knew better but were too dmn lazy to stop them.
A rude awakening indeed. It´s in motion right now. The Obombanoids will not believe their Dear Leader is responsible for any of it. As Dunn says, the liberals are experts at blaming Republicans, and Republicans are experts at accepting blame. A perfect storm.
Eisenhower was never blamed for Vietnam... And JFK escaped most blame for it by dying... LBJ was the Master of That Disaster... Lyin´ Lyndon faked an incident to obtain the Tonkin Gulf Resolution in 1964... Then he escalated massively and rapidly beginning in 1965 with his huge Congressional majorities...
Regarding Ike... When the French lost in Indo-China at Dien bien phu (spelling?) in 1954, Ike refused any U.S. military ground forces or air support. He did send advisers at some point, and they were still there when JFK took office. JFK sent many more advisers, developed the Special Forces Green Berets, etc. And the Kennedy´s ironically encouraged actions which led to the assassinations of Vietnam´s ruling Diem brothers in Fall 1963. Must have created some bad karma by that.
Castro seized power January 1, 1959 after ousting the Cuban dictator Juan Batista, who among many things had enabled the U.S. Mafia to run casinos, drugs and prostitution in Havana etc, to a profit of $100 million per year. The Mafia wanted Cuba access back and expected JFK to oust Castro. He failed.
Ike let Cuba go to Castro. I blame him and JFK and LBJ and all the rest for not ousting Castro... we could and should have nuked him.
And I believe Truman should have defeated USSR and China in the 1940´s. We had the available arsenal to do it.
#69, forgot to mention a couple of related details regarding FDR...
You may already know that recently two economics professors at UCLA ran a study which found by analysis that the New Deal programs delayed recovery from the Depression by approximately seven years.
Hope you enjoy irony. In the 1932 campaign, FDR blasted Hoover´s vast overspending of federal monies... FDR promised to balance the budget, saying that was a huge key to recovery and prosperity. Isn´t that rich?
Of course no one today knows that... nor do they, nor would they... care at all, either.
FDR lost all his clout and mojo in 1937 with his SCOTUS "court-packing scheme." It was only Hitler and the oncoming war which enabled FDR to run for a third term and end up with the double credit for winning the war and ending the Depression.
An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
Global warming hysterics at the BBC warned us in 2007 that by summer 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free. As with so many other doomsday predictions by warmists, the results turn out to be quite the opposite. The UK Daily Mail reports: A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year - an increase of 29 per cent. (snip) The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left
Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction. He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history. Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives. He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the
Liberal media bon pensants are in a huff over remarks delivered by London´s Mayor Boris Johnson suggesting that IQ and effort have something to do with income. (snip) Britain´s Guardian, which regards itself as the leading organ of the left wing intelligentsia, busied itself ginning up an editorial pretending that Johnson is probably a racist: [Johnson used] a bizarre metaphor - "The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top" - which was likely designed to confuse with colour, and make sure that this ambitious politician didn´t say too much.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is known for being one of the most politically correct campuses in the United States, particularly when it comes to Native American cultures. (snip) I think it is absolutely fine to name the dorms after the chiefs. My problem is with the pretensions of fighting "cultural chauvinism" and "primitivization." The plain fact is that the Araphao or Hinono´ei Language was a preliterate language, unlike French. Any rendering of the language into Roman letters should qualify as "cultural chauvinism." There is no way at all to put into a foreign system of writing a preliterate
In June 2013, Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)´s case that ObamaCare violates the Constitution´s Origination Clause. This clause reads, "All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills." (snip)Judge Howell was likely wrong to have dismissed PLF´s lawsuit against ObamaCare for, among other reasons, not violating the Origination Clause´s second half.
While Americans enjoyed their day of thanks and feasting yesterday, news emerged from the Arab world about a shocking dimension of the cave-in to Iran at Geneva. If true, this report from Al-Arabiya is highly disturbing: Iran and the United States are to establish a joint chamber of commerce within a month, with direct flights also planned, an Iranian official said Wednesday in a newspaper report. "Iran-U.S. chamber of commerce will be launched in less than one month," Abolfazl Hejazi, a member of Iran´s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, told the English-language Iran Daily.
Remember the crowd at the Democrat convention booing Jerusalem? Obama is lifting sanctions on Iran for them. He wants to give Democrats a happy feeling over their morning cup of coffee, instead of another stomachache reading about those 5 million people who have lost their health care and will be voting Republican in 2014. With the fracking revolution bringing down the worldwide price of oil, Iran was finally feeling the economic pinch from sanctions, and facing a restive population. By lifting sanctions, Obama has saved the mullahs, without getting a halt to their nuclear weapons program in return.
Two recent incidents have caused many people, including blogger Elizabeth Scalia, to suggest that people stop tipping with cash, in order to prevent being falsely accused of a hate crime. In the first incident, a Red Lobster waitress in Tennessee posted a copy of a credit card receipt containing no tip but with the n-word to her Facebook page, and it went viral. Many bought into her story (snip) So, if you want to avoid being falsely accused of stiffing on a tip and committing a hate crime, always put the tip on your credit card. And save your receipts
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.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting
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
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as
America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream". Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America´s $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage. The strikes are the latest part of a mushrooming publicity campaign for higher wages among those working so-called "McJobs", with fast-food restaurants seen as a
The president put in his ask to Disney CEO Bob Iger at a private meeting with entertainment moguls during his Nov. 26 visit to Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation. [snip] If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale. At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what´s at the top of his bucket