When Osama bin Laden was killed, I gave a modicum of credit to Barack bin Obama for authorizing the hit. I was wrong; he didn’t deserve a whit. How much credit do you give a burglar for using a comfortable rope to tie up his victim?
It has come out since that he denied the operation more than once before finally allowing it. In his rhetoric he repeatedly took the credit for having accomplished the feat but he did not initiate it; he did not plan it and he did not carry it out. President Bush initiated the search; our military carried it out. It just happened on Obama’s watch and all he did was try to stop it and even in that, he failed (thankfully).
All of that is manifestation of political opportunism, poor judgement and lack of respect for those who risk their lives for the rest of us. It gets worse, much worse. Watch the video. It’s not short, so allow time for it.
You have to give the man credit. Obama seems to know quite a few well placed ladies with a lot of punch above their waist. He’s no slouch on foreign policy either. He knows which nations are our strongest allies and he knows the Philippines and Ireland are not very big. President Bush never made a statement showing he knew that. And one last point, obviously the teleprompter ridicule has been overdone. You could tell by his halting delivery there was no teleprompter in use, and yet with very little hesitation he knew exactly where the Prime Minister of Australia was from.
Seriously, the President’s condescending style stops just short of being insulting, and his guests know it. You can see it in their faces as he speaks. Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 and has held political office ever since. Nonetheless, as author Edward Klein observes, after 16 years in government Obama is still The Amateur.
What’s your plan, CNN Candy Crowley asks. To make everything better, Obama adviser David Fluff answers. Those are goals Candy says. We have more work to do the Fluff explains. Good, but what’s your plan Candy asks again. It’s the Republican’s fault says Fluff. Is that your plan, Candy asks once more again.
Plouffe (It’s Plouffe, I’ve just been told but he seem more like fluff to me), Plouffe says we have done a lot of good. Then he rattles off a list that includes patent reform for inventors but doesn’t include Obamacare, that’s smart. His brag does include lowering taxes, that’s good.
How do you plan to do more in the four more than you did in the four before, Candy asks, what exactly is your plan. Plouffe – Look, the people have a choice. It’s Romney or us. And Romney doesn’t have a plan.
There is no other nation on earth like America. There is no other choir like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Listen to their voices while you read on.
On July 4, 1776 our founding fathers sent forth a birth announcement to the world like no other nation had ever done before. Immediately upon declaring independence the first thing they wanted the world to know was about the new land was, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
Wise men of that day called this new upstart nation “The American Experiment”. It worked because it was just and it was right. The Experiment blossomed into “The Land of Opportunity”. Many a stranger came and upon setting first foot on her soil said “I am an American” and was instantly accepted as such. It truly was the New World.
O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee
Guy de Maupassant ends his great novel “Une Vie” with the statement “Life is never as good or as bad as one thinks.” Conservatives should understand that in politics, things are rarely as good or as bad as one thinks in the aftermath of an election.
Hat tip Paul Mirengoff
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
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