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“My Credibility Is Not On The Line.”

“The World’s Credibility Is On The Line.” – Barack Obama 9/4/13 In reference to his “Red Line” comments made earlier this year and repeated, for the record, on the White House website.

The President should be given a break here.

Mr. Obama was simply doing the work of the world. Someone has to speak for the rest of the Nations, and he was only doing his part to communicate what he knows the Global Community wants to say. In other words, he’s doing the heavy lifting… the job Global Citizens will not do…

This addresses something I noticed during Obama’s first State of the Union Speech.

We have a little game we play during State of the Union Speeches… you draw words, and if they are used you drink.  I like to keep my Drinking games simple, it helps once you’re about an hour into them.

The words I drew were “I, Me and My”

I believed I had won the lottery because Presidents avoid such words.  Typically, they understand they are simply the Representative chosen to head the Executive Branch of Government.  It is always “Our, We, Together” etc.  As it should be.

However, It was not a win…

In fact, It was a painful evening… and I’m a professional.

That episode aside, it illustrates a mentality.  It demonstrates a certain level of Narcissism, or Ego, that can lead an individual into mistakes such as the current Syria debacle.

The above Elitist approach to governing can result in avoidable loss of life such as the events surrounding Fast and Furious, Benghazi etc.

Such a view of one’s self can allow an individual to turn a blind eye to the destruction of the Privacy of Others, as in the case of the NSA Domestic Spying Programs, or direct government intimidation and oppression as represented by IRS Targeting, Militarization of Local Police, TSA and DHS tactics.

While the President is just one person, it starts at the top.  Are Leaders tend to surround themselves with people who view the world in the same way.  (A noted exception was Mr. Bush’s appointment of Colin Powell.  But, if you recall, Bush was criticized for not following the advice of Powell.  The media demonized a Leader who strayed from surrounding himself with those he would disagree with.  I’m not a Bush “fan”, it’s just an interesting observation.  Make of it what you will.)

Elitists surround themselves with sycophants and then Demonize those that challenge the way they see themselves.  This results in appointments like John Kerry, allies like John McCain and attitudes exhibited by Nansi Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It also explains the destructive rhetoric leveled at men like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, TEA Party Conservatives and Libertarians.  (For those of you out there that disagree with me here, please give an honest moment of thought regarding what these individuals and groups stand for.  You can find it easily with your googler.  Go directly to their sites… read their words verbatim… don’t allow someone else to tell you what they said or what they think.  It has been my experience that Evil does not view itself as such and will speak freely.  It Evil is there you’ll find it for yourself, in their own words without the careful editing, comedic or otherwise, from the opposition.)

With a little reflection one can pick out those Presidents, Senators and Congressmen (Our Representatives) that view themselves in this way.

Once you’ve decided you’re smarter than everyone else… it’s easy to then to decide you speak for the world.

So in his mind, why would his credibility be on the line?


Alphabet Soupgate.

The IRS, DOJ, DOD, CIA, BATFE and next up is the EPA…

Could the Liberal Blitzkrieg have encountered a Republican Winter?

It looks like they might be stalled right outside of their Social Utopia.

I tapped out a little ditty a while back regarding the pulling out of all the stops by the Leftists in Government.  I accused the Republicans (most of which I hold in low regard) of doing nothing to stop what was evident to every sober American… as well as me.

What I failed to take into account was the ability for the Progressives to over-reach.  And, over-reach they have.

It looks to me like the Republicans have no choice but to confront what seems to be the Hydrant Blasting abuse of power and Supercilious Subterfuge being conducted by the minions of Socialism.  It appears that all that Community Organizing has been a bit too effective in motivating the Useful Idiots.

Given the scandals at:

The IRS – targeting groups with Constitution and Patriot in their names because they are considered “the opposition” to the Administration.

The DOJ – using the power of government to covertly investigate members of the press while intimidated their sources.

The DOD – and it’s ties to the lack of response, and subsequent cover-up, during the assassination of our Diplomat and his security team in Benghazi.

The CIA – and the moving of missiles into Syria for the Al Qaeda backed rebels, possibly leading to a new “cold” war with Russia.

The BATFE – and the up-arming of Mexican Drug Cartels which led to the deaths of our Border and Immigration agents… not to mention hundreds of innocent Mexican women and children.

And now the EPA…  and a fabricated employee.  – Manti Te’o has nothing on Ms. Lisa Jackson who created a Mr. Richard Windsor in order to avoid scrutiny of her actions and decisions while serving as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  While she didn’t seem to relate her most intimate secrets through Mr. Windsor, she certainly expressed how she believed government’s purpose was to punish business.

“The  EPA and Ms. Lisa Jackson, its chief, have committed extensive violations of law  that should receive in-depth scrutiny from Congress, law enforcement and the  American people.  Yes the Obama administration has yet another serious  scandal on their hands.”

The full article is found at The American Thinker: here.  It’s absolutely worth the read.

The “surprising” revelations show no sign of stopping anytime soon.  And the Republicans are being dragged to the party in a meaningful way by the American people.  (Those damned TEA party types simply won’t go away… who do they think they are teaching folks about the constitution!)

This fall may exceed my greatest expectations in terms of political theater.

The only part of this I find truly amazing is that the Administration is doing nothing to put out any of these inferno’s.  At some point, someone has to get thrown in front of the bus.  Typically it happens sooner than later, because the longer you wait the more of them you have to throw.  But that’s the part I so truly enjoy…

So, I’ll fire up the grill, while Congress is forced by America to fire up the Special Prosecutors.

Nothing says summertime fun like grilling politicians.  (A helpful hint: They taste better if you tenderize them first.)


The Inexplicably Absent…

Tonight President Obama will hold his optional State of the Union Address to the Country.

He’s holding it on Lincoln’s Birthday in the hopes that President Lincoln’s greatness will be associated with him.

He will undoubtedly mention President Lincoln in a heavy-handed attempt at moral relativism.

In a way it’s sad that he must resort to such efforts.  But it is indicative of where we are as a Nation under his leadership.

While many of my fellow Anti-Socialists will be focused on what the President offers up for solutions to our continued high unemployment (even after playing with the numbers) and economic malaise, I will be thinking about those who are conspicuously absent with no explanation.

I will be wondering why Ambassador Stevens is not sitting in Michelle Obama’s box.

I will be curious where Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith are and exactly why.

I will be interested to see if the President calls out into the audience and thanks any of the other 10 Americans Injured in the Benghazi attack.  Will he ask to the public to forgive him for not having any apparent interest in the Benghazi Assassinations when they were happening… or shortly there after… or now?

I will look for Jaime Zapata and Brian Terry.  Will they be there?  Clearly they will not be.  So will the President take this opportunity to apologize, personally, to the families?  And… will he publicly apologize to the Citizens of Mexico for arming the very Cartels that terrorize their country and have kill thousands of their loved ones?  Is he man enough to admit that up-arming Mexican Drug Lords through his Operation Fast and Furious was a mistake?

I’ll listen carefully for assurances that the President will not continue to kill U.S. Citizens with Drones, combined with a firm statement that such power cannot be possessed by nameless, faceless individuals within our clandestine services let alone the Executive.  I look forward to hearing that oversight by a specific bi-partisan committee of our elected representatives will be immediately implemented.  (If you are one of these Republicans who don’t see this as dangerous… you don’t get it.  It’s not the Drone, it the immense power to unilaterally decide which Citizen lives and dies.)

And, as demonstrated during Fast and Furious as well as Benghazi… the President doesn’t seem to care.

I suppose caring might imply responsibility, and President Obama will certainly not accept any of that.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

I’ll have a bottle on Glenfiddich handy.


All For a Better Country…

Or… The Why behind the Lie.

Now that we know the President knew the Benghazi Attack was occurring in real-time… counter to all of his public statements, it’s clear to me the Administration had the Prophet hating d-movie excuse in their pocket.  The only reason I have not written this post sooner is I have waited for todays leak.

This gets me closer to the “Why”.

A While back I feigned disbelief that the Obama camp could be so ham-fisted as to attack the 2nd Amendment by up-arming Mexican Drug Cartels.

Well, I’m convinced they are.

Not only are they capable of creating a scenario with the intent of “controlling” the 2nd Amendment which results in the death of hundreds of Mexicans as well as our Agents, but they have now floated the film as a way to “control” the 1st Amendment in the United States.

I continue to believe they were caught off guard by the attack and subsequent murder of our Libyan Ambassador.

Because of this surprise, in their panic they reached in and pulled out the ridiculous “Film”.  I also believe they had watched this “Film” being created with the intent to use it at some other future moment.  I will not, yet, go as far as to say they were connected somehow to the creation of it… but it’s plausible given everything else they have lied about.

Let me be clear, just in case there is anyone out there who can’t fathom I might say such things…

The Socialists Utopians have achieved their goal of Nationalizing Health Care and wresting control of the last part of the U.S. economy they didn’t have.

The Socialist Utopians have Nationalized Manufacturing via GM and Chrysler… and they have convinced people it was a good idea… and should always be an option!

The Socialist Utopians Bailed out the Unions keeping the money flowing to their candidates for years to come.

The Socialist Utopians have created hundreds of thousands of new Government Workers who belong to Public Unions which has expanded the amount of money flowing to their candidates for years to come.

The Socialist Utopians have attempted to attack the U.S. Citizens Right to Bear Arms through an incredibly misguided and ultimately deadly scheme to give guns to Mexican Drug Dealers known as Fast and Furious.

On the heals of a Dead Ambassador, in my opinion, the Socialist Utopians have been caught trying to get a grip on all that free speech goin’ on out there.  Taking Rahm Emanuel at his words; “You should never let a Tragedy go to Waste.”

Had they been able to convince the American public that Guns and Speech needed to be controlled completely by Government, for “the best of intentions”… it Would be a Better World, as far as they’re concerned.  As Stalin stated so clearly; If you’re going to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs.  (For those Leftists slow to keep up… yes, he meant human lives.)  These are the people running our country right now… and we put them there…. Democratically.

While I like Vodka, I prefer to cling to my Speech, my Guns and my Bourbon.

I am not interested in the country Socialist Utopians think would be Better… The Socialists have the rest of the world, and how is that working for them?

Note: The above are only a few of the Left’s latest achievements… I’ve not touched on Echelon, Carnivore, The Patriot Act, The TSA etc.


I’m Going to Lose!

“I’m going to lose, I’m going to lose, I’m going to lose…” – President Obama

“He’s going to lose, he’s going to lose, he’s going to lose…” – Democratic Strategists

“Yes he is.” – Random Guy at Makeaneffort

But this isn’t just about Managing Debate Expectations of a President that is tethered to a teleprompter…

Let me ask you when in your lifetime can you recall a President, or any elected official for that matter, publically stating he may not do well in upcoming debates?  Take your time.

That’s what I thought.

This is about writing history before you can write it for yourself. This is about telling us why we think Barack Obama lost.  The Democrats, and their Media outlets, must control why you and the rest of the world believe the President was defeated.

After watching the last 72 hours of the news cycles I’m convinced that the President knows he is going to lose.  I don’t mean lose the debates, although he knows that too, I mean the entire election.  And, not only does he know that, the Democratic Party elites know that as well.

As we’ve talked about before, the Democrat Party will support Obama right up until they feel he will be defeated… and that time has come.  The long knives are out and this President will be thrust upon his failed foreign policy by his previously loyal Liberal allies… for the sake of the party.

You must understand why this is happening.  The Democrat party cannot allow this president to be defeated on the basis of his socialist economic views or his socialist approach to foreign policy.  In other words, yes, he will lose… but not because he is a Socialist.  That can simply never happen.

If the Democrats fail to control the narrative and the conversation turns to one of ideology, they know they will lose not only the presidency but their entire philosophical foundation.  That can also never happen.

So the full court press of message control and damage control is on.  It starts with this run up to the debates.

Obama will lose the debates… all of them.

You will be told he lost them because the Middle East has erupted into a cauldron of hatred and deeply seeded wish for the destruction of “the west”.  It will be positioned carefully that the situation “while outside of his control” occurred on his watch and the American people are holding him responsible because they just don’t understand.  (read: not smart enough to see what great president he is.)

The talking heads will do everything they can to move the economy to the back burner if not off of the stove completely.

Obama must be cast as a victim, in this case, of the world.

This now becomes all about Statist Party Preservation. While this presidents Ego is so large, and he has surrounded himself with just the right number of sycophants that tell him he can win, I do not think he is stupid.  He sees, just as I do, members of his party hitting the news nets and openly questioning his policies.  As I stated at the beginning of this key pounding, I have watched the press carefully this week.  It is clear to me that the rats are running down the ropes.

I invite you to do the same.  Begin to watch closely.  We effectively have 4-weeks until decision 2012… start looking for the Democrat Elder Statesmen, as well as random Liberal Spokespersons, to condemn this administration for its handling of the Benghazi attack and the current Middle East situation. Look for the same behavior on Fast and Furious which is back on the table thanks to Univision, not exactly a  bastion of conservation thought.  Remember, Obama will lose because of ANYTHING but being a Socialist.  (Pay no attention to the Republicans as I expect it from them… but specifically the Democrats who if not cheerleading should be very, very quiet this close to a Presidential election where their guy needs their support.)

Don’t miss the Debate on Wednesday night.  It should be worth it.  I’m going to count the “uh’s” and “um’s” as well as any other guttural pauses which may occur.  My record for a Obama speaking event is currently 161.  It keeps it interesting when they’re busy saying nothing.  Warning… do not make this a drinking game unless you plan to take the rest of the week off.

Ref: Throwing Obama from the Train


Gage the Rage

Let’s play a game…

See if you can, GAGE THE RAGE!  (Make it sound like the Pro Bass and Tackle Show is in town and “You’ll BUY THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU”LL ONLY USE THE EDGE… THE EDGE… The Edge… the edge…)

Two U.S. Law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty by Mexican Drug Cartel members using weapons supplied to them by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE aka BATF) using our taxpayer dollars.

vs.

Women having to purchase their birth control for $9 a month.

Gage the Rage!

OK…  how about this one;

A U.S. Ambassador and his security team are assassinated by terrorists on U.S. soil

vs.

U.S. voters being required to produce legal identification to vote in U.S. elections.

Gage the Rage!

Having fun yet?  OK, OK, OK… how about;

The United States of America printing money faster than ever before in her history driving all of us into an apocalyptic fiscal collapse reminiscent of Weimar Germany.

vs.

A $1 fee instituted by banks on all ATM transactions.

And finally,

try this one out…

Iran and North Korea get nuclear weapons, a Caliphate is established in the Middle East, All of the Israelis are marched into the sea and the United States takes the last step to becoming fully socialist.

vs.

A Mediocre Presidential candidate who makes a factual statement about 47% of the U.S. citizenry not paying any Federal Income taxes.

Say it with me….   GAGE THE RAGE!

This should be a drinking game… one I would most likely lose.


A Kick in the Cojones.

In an attempt to capitalise on the U.S. public’s short attention span, a further delay has been delivered in the Fast and Furious investigation.

DOJ’s Michael Horowitz is claiming that his department has not had time to fully review all of the 140,000 documents (he’s had 2-years, or 730 days, or 520 working days, or 4160 work hours, or 249,600 minutes assuming only 1 person was assigned to read each and every page by himself…. and it was their own program.  They WROTE/CREATED those documents.) and additional time is required.  The DOJ acts as if this circus act is still a viable, ongoing, endeavor.  (May the Great Architect help us all if it is.)

Certainly one could be cynical and look at the impending election with the idea that the current administration needs to do one of two things, either convince the public that the Bush administration did the same thing (which they did not.) or delay long enough for the public to forget about the Obama administrations intentionally up-arming Mexican Drug cartels with taxpayer dollars and assistance from government personnel.  But that would be a rational, reasoned possibility to be considered.  So… ridiculous.

Untimely good news;

With the arrest of Jesus Meza and the names of five other persons of interest, the DOJ is back on the front page.  Well, never the front page but more like section C below the fold in the Tuesday addition.  Even so, this news is untimely at best.  Making progress in the investigation is exactly not what the DOJ wants as it opens the floor to more questions and brings a modicum of attention back to this fiasco.

It also pours salt on the wounded families of Brian Terry and (strangely ignored… could it be the Hispanic sounding name?) Jaime Zapata.  Let alone the hundreds of (completely, utterly, totally ignored) Mexican citizen’s families.

Fast and Furious is a scandal of the highest degree.  Anything short of complete transparency is a shot to our collective privates.

It should be on page one.

When an enthusiastic supporter shows a very high degree of man-love with the President it makes the National News Cycle.  What if he had given him a shot to the huevos?

Heads would have rolled… but kill a few hundred people with an attempt to create a gun problem on the border, nada.

Have no idea what I’m pounding the keys about?  You’re probably not alone…

Links: Faster and Furiouser, Fast and Furious vs. Iran Contra


The GOP is trying to suppress the Vote!

We should all be outraged!
It is clear, at least to Nancy Pelosi, that the GOP’s “manufactured” concern over U.S. taxpayer-funded up-armoring of Mexican Drug Cartels and the subsequent death associated with it is actually a blatant attempt to suppress the illegal alien and dead vote. Wow… after reading that last sentence it becomes clear to me as well. How could it be anything else?  Dead People and Non-U.S.Citizens beware!
I also think the attention being directed on AG Holder and his program that led to the death of over 200 Mexican Citizens and BATFE agent Brian Terry (That’s his name Mr. Carney…) is without question also a War on Women.

And, obviously the “manufactured outrage” over the BATFE operation to send guns to drug dealers using your tax dollars is just the GOP trying to embarrass the Attorney General and the President 2-years before an election.

And, the attention being given the finely crafted and expertly executed mission to hand assault weapons to Drug Cartels in Mexico, at your expense, is just a GOP “scheme” to starve minorities and push grandma over a cliff.

I wish Representative Pelosi would run for President.  She’s a smart thinker.

When it’s so clear, how can there be any questions?

Thank you Nancy for clarifying all of this for us.