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Three Crises
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/13/2014 5:40:34 AM

Islamic extremists are overrunning major cities in Iraq that U.S. forces liberated at the cost of American lives. Children from Central America are pouring illegally into America in numbers that far exceed our capacity to deal with them. Veterans are dying because they can’t get medical treatment. What do these developments have in common? No reasonable American can possibly think they are desirable. trivial, or unrelated to action (or inaction) by the Obama administration. This distinguishes them from, say, the Bergdahl deal. Although I have strongly criticized the deal, it is not beyond the bounds of reason to believe that the release

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: perfectsense, 6/13/2014 6:15:09 AM     (No. 9884039)

Obama´s "defense" of our borders is crumbing faster than the Iraqi army.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: paral04, 6/13/2014 7:27:21 AM     (No. 9884104)

It seems to me that the state governors need to call out the National Guard to protect our borders and if they can, pull those soldiers on federal duty back to the state to assist. Next, take on the middle east and dry up the terrorists money supplies by hacking their bank accounts and bombing oil shipping ports and power stations to stop oil exports which will dry up the money supply. We can´t afford to fool around anymore with these savages,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 6/13/2014 7:34:37 AM     (No. 9884111)

FTA The way things are going, one can imagine Obama’s rating approaching that of Bush at the end of his second term, "

His approval wion´t get lower. There is NO way libs will abandon the black man they voted for. Blacks are worse off now than they have been in generations, and they still give him their support.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/13/2014 7:52:47 AM     (No. 9884128)

#2, I don´t believe state governors have the authority to use the states´ National Guards to protect international borders. I hope someone can clarify this, there are a lot of expert L-Dotters who would know.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman, 6/13/2014 7:57:34 AM     (No. 9884131)

Each of these crises is someone else´s fault. The collapse of Iraq is Bush´s fault. The incredible "refugee" surge is the fault of every Republican going back to Eisenhower. The VA is the responsibility of Harding.
But nothing sticks to the Teflon Don, the purveyor of the Chicago Way, the great Alinsky spinner.
We must now elect Her Thighness to set things right. The Won has won; he has diminished the power and prestige of the United States to about the level of 1790. We are no longer feared or respected.
But it will soon get worse. A lot worse. If a man is weak in a crisis, he is weak indeed. And lots of folks want a piece of us.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 6/13/2014 8:49:41 AM     (No. 9884199)

Creating a humanitarian crises on our border as a matter of political expediency is a vile endeavor, yet this is precisely what Obama has done.

Death, disease, starvation, and torment will be visited on children so that Obama can gain a handful of votes. This is an unconscionable travesty perpetrated by a man with no sense of ethics or morality.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 6/13/2014 9:52:26 AM     (No. 9884285)

A "perfect storm" has formed.

Impeach - now.

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