Obama Wants You To Cling to Government, Not Religion

I’ve been reading online about Obama’s speech in San Francisco. He referred to people from little towns in Pennsylvania having a tough time, and implied that they feel betrayed because multiple administrations have done nothing to help them.

Maybe some people in rural Pennsylvania do feel betrayed by the government, but it’s not because the federal government has failed to help them. Populist politicians have conditioned voters to believe that the government is the only group that can help. Obama faults people for clinging to religion and it’s clear; he wants them to cling to government. Read more

China Falls Short of Expectations

Yeah of course, but what the heck did you expect? China was in the running for the Olympics to get world-wide acceptance. Once the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave it to them, they got what they wanted. Of course, the IOC said China promised that winning the right to host the Olympics would result in improved human rights for everyone in China. I’m not seeing the cause and effect relationship there at all.

Of course, the corporate sponsors saw a huge market, so they wanted to get into China to sell stuff. I’m wondering how they will feel when their corporate sponsorship of the games in Beijing leads to product boycotts. I definitely see that cause and effect relationship. Read more

Obama Re-Aims for Pro-Gun Vote – Won’t Work

Nice try, but Carrie Budoff Brown’s spin at Politico is not going to cut it with 2nd Amendment advocates and NRA members. For the last few days, Conservative247’s featured post informed readers of Obama’s clear position against concealed carry laws. Since his interview in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on April 2, I’ve been waiting to see what the campaign’s response would be.

Despite the fact that concealed carry laws do not result in Wild-West shootouts – or more crime for that matter – Obama is on the record stating that he does not think citizens should be allowed to carry concealed. When I read about “A-rated” NRA Democrat congressmen in Pennsylvania and leaders at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence agreeing that Obama is a quality supporter of the 2nd Amendment, something is wrong; very wrong.

Read more

Democrats Seem to Always Want to Change the Rules

I don’t get it. Prior to the primary and caucus starting gun, the Democrats set the rules. The Michigan and Florida delegates would be punished since they went against party policy and scheduled early primaries. Keep in mind that the Democrat party is not the government, they are a private party and can make up any rules that they want. There was no voter disenfranchisement because this was not a general election. These were party primaries. Read more

Concealed Carry Works – Obama Ignores Facts

The state of Michigan recently celebrated an anniversary. Six years ago state legislature passed, and the governor signed, a new law that effectively made Michigan a shall-issue state when it comes to right-to-carry. Those opposed to concealed carry in Michigan were distressed, convinced that additional weapons would result in more armed robberies, innocent people getting shot and an increase in the suicide rate.

So, if you were against concealed carry in Michigan six years ago and claimed the sky would fall; but crime and suicide rates went down after the law went into effect, what would you do? If you’re Barack Obama and running for president, you ignore the facts and tell people you think concealed carry is a bad idea because more innocent people could get shot during altercations. Doesn’t that feel good… Read more

Plan to Move Up Primaries Backfires for Democrats

The Democrat and Republican parties wanted to shuffle around the primary season this year and start things off early. The plan – especially for the Democrats – has backfired. Both parties were hoping to start early to get a clear general election candidate, but at the same time they hoped the other would not have a winner early in the process.

Plans developed after the 2004 primary season when it took John Kerry until the second week of March to lock up the nomination. Bush’s nomination on the Republican side was set by default, and since the battle between Kerry, Edwards, Dean, Clark, et al. (there were nine Democrat contenders) took time – and cash – away from fighting the fight against the dreaded W, it was time to rethink primary strategy. Read more

Obama’s Health Care Plan

I just reviewed an article written by Michael Ragain, M.D. on American Thinker called Obama’s Health Care Plan. Even though my day job is working for a Fortune 50 health care company, I certainly do not propose that I understand anything at all about the system or how it works. I do see – on a daily basis – many reasons why the health care insurance costs are rising; it’s called government regulation.

These regulations do not help one bit. If the government mandates something be covered, guess what? The premiums will rise. You see, the doctors that provide services to patients that come into the office require that someone pays the bill. Read more

Obama Speak – Not Saying Much

Barak Obama is a very eloquent speaker, he’s great in a crowd. People are inspired to – well I guess their inspired to do something, but I’m not sure what that something is. You’re not going to be able to approach one of his supporters on the street and get any information about his policies, how he feels about the Constitution or how he’ll approach the out-of-control federal spending.

When people feel this way about a candidate, politician, sports figure or even a celebrity, they move into some sort of alternate reality where they believe that this person can do no wrong. Call it blind faith or call it a religion, they become immersed with the persona, not the reality. Read more

Obama Thinks Arab-American Families are Being Rounded-Up?


I’m unable to get to or link to YouTube right now, but here’s a direct quote from one of Obama’s recent TV commercials.

“If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work.”

Lance Fairchok at American Thinker has more.

This despicable image of innocent families imprisoned and the ethnic cleansing it suggests is a theme the radical left nurtures. It is by design intended to portray an unjust and intolerant people, it was no error, no misstatement. It elicits moral outrage with false assumptions, endlessly repeating those assumptions until believed. It is behind the exaggeration of everything the U.S. does in the war on terror or against Islamic extremism. It is behind the hysteria over the Patriot Act.

As divorced from truth as it is, it is found everywhere in the propaganda of the left, from the Bush-Hitler signs, to the fabrications of American military wrongdoing in the press, to the invented Islamophobia in our populace. It is the motivation behind Michael Moore, Code Pink, MoveOn.Org and George Soros. It is unfortunately the message the media aids and abets.

This moral contrariness gives us American “progressives” embracing dictators and terrorists such as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Iran’s Ahmedinejhad and Syria’s Bashar al Assad. It finds equivalence between defending America and Al Qaeda and Hezbollah terrorism. It believes malevolent evil can actually be stopped with dialogue and compromise. It gravitates to a miserable “better red than dead” nihilism that allows no pride or faith in America. It excuses our enemies and indicts everything American. It is the impenitent legacy of the Carter and Clinton administrations. It is illogical and irrational and a road to failure and catastrophe.

Obama may make it through the Democrat convention, but there’s a lot of policy and issues that he’ll have a tough time defending in the general election.

Obama Shows Weakness in Foreign Policy

Obama has made it clear, he thinks we should talk with Castro, al-Asad, Ahmadinejad and Kim il-sung. Heck, he’d meet with them personally and might even invite them to the White House for a sit down chat.

Obama has made this point over and over again.

“The American people aren’t looking for more of a do-nothing Cuba policy that has failed to secure the release of dissidents, failed to bring democracy to the island, and failed to advance freedom for fifty years, because they know we need to pursue new opportunities to achieve liberty for the Cuban people. If I am the Democratic nominee, I will offer the clearest contrast to John McCain’s call for four more years of George Bush’s policies, because I want to fundamentally change our foreign policy to secure the American people and restore our standing in the world.”

“Very early in this campaign, I said I would meet not just with our friends but also with our enemies, not just with leaders we like but leaders we don’t,” Obama said. “Washington, when I said this, they said, ‘Oh, you can’t do that.’ I said, ‘Watch me; I will.’”

Okay, isn’t that nice. The President of the United States needs to understand that you can not give these dictators R-E-S-P-E-C-T. You can’t chat with them since it elevates them to a position of higher power within their own repressed countries; the repressed population only sees what the dictator wants them to see.

President Bush responded.

“Sitting down at the table, having your picture taken with a tyrant such as Raul Castro, for example, lends the status of the office and the status of our country to him. He gains a lot from it by saying, ‘Look at me. I’m now recognized by the president of the United States.’”

If you think Obama’s position is off the mark, you’re not alone, but it gets worse. How do you think Obama would treat our allies when it comes to foreign policy? Well he’s flat out said that NAFTA is not working and that we should threaten to pull out of the agreement.

Not only should we threaten to pull out, we should use hammer diplomacy. Quoted from CBC News:

“I will make sure that we renegotiate in the same way that Senator Clinton talked about, and I think actually Senator Clinton’s answer on this one is right. I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced.

“And that is not what has been happening so far. That is something that I have been consistent about.”

Also note that Clinton thinks we need to ditch NAFTA. From CBC News:

Clinton was asked if she would notify Canada and Mexico that the U.S. would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement within six months of her presidency.

“No. I will say, we will opt out of NAFTA unless we renegotiate it,” Clinton said. “And we renegotiate it on terms that are favourable to all of America.”

What’s wrong with Obama? It’s simple, he wants to invite dictators and terrorists to the Oval Office to chat but wants to use a hammer on one of our strongest allies in the war on terror.