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.
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News´ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott´s insurance was hastily reinstated.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
Something is up! The "young invincibles" who were largely responsible for catapulting Barack Obama into the seat of power appear to be spurning ObamaCare and its joke of a website. (Snip) In hopes of driving home his point, rather than sports, split lips, and stitches, the president, well-acquainted with the subject, chose to discuss substance abuse dangers. Let's remember, Barack Obama, Sr. was an alcoholic who lost his legs and later his life in two separate drunk-driving accidents; the president's illegal Uncle Omar manages a liquor store and, before getting a green card, was arrested for drunken driving.
Among the many blessings granted us by ObamaCare (PPAHCA), a new one will be coming soon, starting in January 2014. We will acquire "standing." Legally, the word standing refers to the "ability to initiate a lawsuit." (snip) Those treatments deemed "Not Cost Effective" will become unavailable, even when that care is what you need to stay alive. Thus, insured or uninsured, as a direct result of government action, you are less able or unable to get the care you need in 2014 after ObamaCare implementation. You now have legal standing.
The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on this argument. (snip) fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey´s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
President Obama, former president George W. Bush and their wives departed Washington Monday morning on Air Force One on their way to a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela. The president and first lady Michelle Obama are being accompanied by Mr. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the flight to Johannesburg. A four-hour memorial service will be held on Tuesday for South Africa’s first black president. Mr. Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are traveling separately to South Africa. Former President
President Obama will make remarks on Nelson Mandela´s legacy during a memorial service Tuesday for the late South African freedom fighter, officials said Monday. "We do expect President Obama to speak as part of the program," said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The president and first lady Michelle Obama departed Monday for Johannesburg, where a Mandela memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium. Obama, who will also spend time with the Mandela family, is not scheduled to hold any bilateral meetings with foreign leaders while in South Africa, Rhodes said. Rhodes also said the
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who
All three networks on Monday morning highlighted the appearance of the Obamas at the Kennedy Center Honors, but only ABC fawned over "fashion win" of First Lady. Lara Spencer enthused that " one of the stars of the show was Michelle Obama." An excited Spencer explained that Mrs. Obama looked "absolutely ravishing in a flowing teal gown as she accompanied President Obama." The co-host declared, "Another big fashion win for the First Lady. CBS This Morning offered a full report on the various performers who were honored, but co-anchor Charlie Rose avoided ABC´s superlatives.
An Iraq veteran who thought he was buying an iPad as a Christmas present after responding to a Craigslist posting, has been shot dead in an Indianapolis parking lot by the fake sellers. New-dad Jim Vester, 32, was lured to an address on Wednesday in the west side of the city and brothers Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, have been arrested after Vester was shot dead leaving behind his one-year-old son, Gavin and wife, Jamie.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell believes the United States should have a socialized, single-payer healthcare system similar to those in Canada and Europe. “I think universal health care is one of the things we should really be focused on, and I hope that will happen,” Powell reportedly said last week. “Whether it’s Obamacare, or son of Obamacare, I don’t care. As long as we get it done.” The Puget Sound Business Journal reported Powell´s remarks at the Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast at the University of Washington´s Cancer Research Center. Powell, the Republican who supported Barack Obama during the last two presidential