Obama’s Filthiest Lie Ever?

By  via The Western Center for Journalism

If the Obama re-election campaign has not yet made you feel like you want to take a shower, then you are either not paying attention or you have an incredible tolerance for lies. Make no mistake; Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and the party’s celebrity-funded Super PACs will do whatever is necessary to hold on to the power they feel slipping through their fingers. And that includes outright lies.

Not mistakes. Not distortions. Not factual errors. Not mendacities. Lies!

 

Democrat Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate and lied through his smirking teeth about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “The word it out that he hasn’t paid taxes in a decade,” Reid said in that smarmy voice of his. He offered no proof of this scurrilous allegation, and when challenged on it, he simply shrugged and said someone told him.

The latest filth to come oozing out of the president’s re-election mud hole is a television commercial being run by Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC run by former administration mouthpiece Bill Burton and defended by another former administration mouthpiece, Robert Gibbs, who now works for the campaign (but they don’t coordinate, because that would be wrong).

The ad is running in Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida, as well as on the Internet. It depicts former steelworker Joe Soptic earnestly speaking into the camera about how he lost his job after GST Steel closed its doors in 2001. Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly run by Romney, was part of a group that had taken over the Kansas City area steel company. Soptic blames Romney not only for the loss of his job but also the loss of his wife, who subsequently died of cancer.

“When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant,” Soptic tells us, “I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that my wife became ill. I don’t know how long she was sick, and I think maybe she didn’t say anything because she knew that we couldn’t afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia, and that’s when they found the cancer, and by then it was stage four. It was…there was nothing they could do for her, and she passed away in 22 days. I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone, and furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.”

The Washington Post gave the ad four Pinocchios, the same rating they gave Reid’s comments on the Senate floor. It seems the Obama slime machine conveniently overlooked a few little factoids: 1) of the $75 million put into the original 1993 deal by several investors, Bain Capital put in a mere $8 million; 2) Romney left Bain Capital in 1999, a full two years before the GST plant was closed; 3) Mrs. Soptic had health insurance through her own employer after her husband lost his job; and 4) she did not die until 2006, five years after the closure of GST Steel.

In the midst of all the lies being told by Barack Obama and his minions, here is the unvarnished truth about health care. If you remember nothing else, remember this. No employer or insurance company can tell you that you cannot have a medical procedure. They may not cover it, and that may be a hardship. You might have to mortgage your home or take on some other form of financial burden. You might have to turn to a charity or work out some sort of payment plan. But in the United States of America, no one can dictate that you cannot have health care.

However, when the federal government takes over our health care system — and that is the ultimate goal of Obamacare — they will be the only game in town. No competition and therefore no place else to turn. They will send you home with an aspirin and an excuse: you’re too old; you’re too sick; you’re too whatever. It happens everywhere government-run health care is the law of the land.

Read more here.

Dirty Harry’s Chicago-Styled Tactics Aren’t Working

This is your Senate Majority leader telling you what he thinks of us!

There is no doubt in my mind that Harry Reid’s recent unsubstantiated statement regarding Mitt Romney’s taxes is the work of David Axelrod and the Chicago Obama machine.  I believe Reid is the puppet and Axelrod is the ventriloquist.

Just the fact that Dirty Harry made the allegation that ‘Mitt Romney paid no taxes in ten years’ on the Senate floor proves to me that it is false. Otherwise Reid would have made his unfounded statement in a more public forum and not hide behind the protection of voicing whatever you want without consequences from the Senate floor.  If similar possible libelous allegations had been made against Obama using the Senate floor for cover the press would have been screaming abuse of power. Reid is protected from a libel suit by using his position as Senate Majority leader and using the Senate floor as his pulpit.

Again, I believe if the allegations were true, Prince Harry would have made them publicly instead of the cowardly way he did it.  The man is a vile, incompetent, narcissistic leader whose abuse of power almost equals that of President Obama.  Even liberal Comedy Central host, John Stewart, was repulsed by Dirty Harry’s underhanded tactics.

OBAMA’S SIGNATURE MOVE: UNSEALING PRIVATE RECORDS (Just Not His Own!)

The Obama administration is once again showing Americans just exactly what they think of us!

 

 

One of the things that has always amazed me is the hypocrisy of the liberals – especially the liberal media.  If a Christian business owner makes a personal observation that he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman and believes homosexuality is morally wrong, he is vilified and the media is screaming ‘boycott’.  However, if that same business owner was Muslim and he publicly stated that he believed homosexuality is morally wrong the same liberal media would be defending his freedom of speech.

Then we have the recent kerfuffle regarding Dirty Harry Reid’s allegations that Mitt Romney paid no taxes in ten years.  I believe Reid is the puppet and David Axelrod is the ventriloquist.  Otherwise Dirty Harry would have made his unfounded statement in a more public forum and not hide behind the protection of voicing whatever you want without consequences from the Senate floor.  If similar possible libelous allegations had been made against Obama using the Senate floor for cover the press would have been screaming abuse of power.

The same bias applies to sealed records.  Why isn’t the press demanding the Obama campaign release a real, as opposed to a falsified, birth certificate; health records; and academic records?  Instead, at the behest of David Axelrod and the Obama Senate campaign, they pushed for the release of sealed documents of Obama opponents in order to destroy them.  Sleazy Chicago politics strike again.

In the following article by Ann Coulter, we learn there is no limit to the means in which Obama campaign and staffers will go to spread rumors and smear their opponents but scream foul when their own records are requested.

Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama’s campaign: No divorce records. That’s why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney’s tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to “pick through, distort and lie about” — as the Republican candidate says.

 Obama’s usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents.

Democrats aren’t going to find any personal dirt on the clean-cut Mormon, so they need complicated tax filings going back decades in order to create the illusion of scandal out of boring financial records. 

Romney has already released his 2010 tax return and is about to release his 2011 return. After all the huffing and puffing by the media demanding those returns, the follow-up story vanished remarkably quickly when the only thing the return showed was that Romney pays millions of dollars in taxes and gives a lot of money to charity.

 Let’s take a romp down memory lane and review the typical Obama campaign strategy. Obama became a U.S. senator only by virtue of David Axelrod’s former employer, the Chicago Tribune, ripping open the sealed divorce records of Obama’s two principal opponents.

 One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.

 Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.” Many people said Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.”

Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media’s hysteria — 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife “kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me.”

After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull’s campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.

 As luck would have it, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced! Jack Ryan was tall, handsome, Catholic — and shared a name with one of Harrison Ford’s most popular onscreen characters! He went to Dartmouth, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, made hundreds of millions of dollars as a partner at Goldman Sachs, and then, in his early 40s, left investment banking to teach at an inner city school on the South Side of Chicago.

 Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Jack Ryan had released his tax records. He had released his divorce records. But both he and his ex-wife sought to keep the custody records under seal to protect their son.

 Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man.

 (Republicans: If you plan a career in public office, please avoid marrying a wacko.)

 Ryan had vehemently denied her allegations at the time, but it didn’t matter. The sex club allegations aired on “Entertainment Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and NBC’s “Today” show. CNN covered the story like it was the first moon landing.

 (Interestingly, international papers also were ablaze with the story — the same newspapers that were supposed to be so bored with American sexual mores during Bill Clinton’s sex scandal.)

 Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer.

Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate.

 And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records.

 Obama’s team delved into Sarah Palin’s marriage and spread rumors of John McCain’s alleged affair in 2008 and they smeared Herman Cain in 2011 with hazy sexual harassment allegations all emanating from David Axelrod’s pals in Chicago.

 It’s almost like a serial killer’s signature. Unsealed personal records have been released to the press. Obama must be running for office!

Read more here.

H/T to my friend Libby Harding who not only knows but lived Chicago politics!

Has Chief Justice John Roberts Forced Dems to ‘Own’ a Massive New Tax Hike Just Before Elections???

By Kasey Jachim

Many Conservatives are calling Chief Justice John Roberts a ‘traitor’ for upholding the individual mandate – the backbone of Obamacare.  Unlike many, I was not convinced today would be a slam-dunk victory for conservatives, especially in light of the Court’s immigration decision throwing Arizona under the bus – with the help of Justice Roberts.

Although I am very disappointed, I wonder whether or not there is a method to his apparent ‘madness’.  By striking down the individual mandate as unconstitutional via the Commerce Clause, did he just force Obama and the Democrats in Congress to ‘own’ the massive tax hikes soon to be imposed on many middle class Americans?  If so, has the Court just given Congress unlimited taxation powers?

“If courts agree that Congress can use its taxing authority to mandate the purchase of health insurance, that decision will have huge ramifications, says Randy Barnett, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center. “If Congress could do this for this reason, [it] could do anything for this reason” as long as it can call the consequence for noncompliance a “penalty.”  Congress “could make you have an abortion. They can make you buy a car from [General Motors]. They can make you work in the defense industry,” Barnett adds.”   DC Bar

If individuals don’t ‘purchase’ health care, IRS can withhold tax returns and even impose fines and liens on their homes.  The Obama administration is going to have massive damage control ahead of them, especially since the President vehemently denied the individual mandate was a tax in a 2009 ABC interview.

According to Eric Erickson in Red State:

“…while Roberts has expanded the taxation power, which I don’t really think is a massive expansion from what it was, Roberts has curtailed the commerce clause as an avenue for Congressional overreach.  In so doing, he has affirmed the Democrats are massive taxers.  In fact, I would argue that this may prevent future mandates in that no one is going to go around campaigning on new massive tax increases.  On the upside, I guess we can tax the hell out of abortion now.  Likewise, in a 7 to 2 decision, the Court shows a strong majority still recognize the concept of federalism and the restrains of Congress in forcing states to adhere to the whims of the federal government.”

Most Americans are already aware of the Democrats record of ‘Tax and Spend’.  Those on the receiving end love it because most of them do not pay taxes and are the recipients of the spending.  The Democrats will face a tougher battle in November and can no longer distance themselves from this Obamanation.

Did Justice Roberts just punt the ball back into the ‘political’ arena and out of the ‘constitutional’ arena?  In light of the Court’s decision, Republicans must now decide how to proceed with Obamacare.  There are many options floating around – Should they defund it?  Repeal it?  Repeal and replace it?

Let’s face it, as long as Harry Reid, his minions and Rinos have control of the Senate and there is a Democrat in the White House, none of the above are feasible.  The only way we can get out of this mess is to win them both in November.  I think Justice Roberts just helped pave the way!

Paybacks are hell and I think Justice Roberts just delivered his. If Obamacare had been overturned by the SC we would have seen a tremendous swelling of support and money for Obama and he would have had the momentum heading into November. Instead WE have the support, money and momentum!

Please let me know what you think…..

The Grey-Haired Brigade

By Wayne D. Leeper via A Land Called America

They like to refer to us as senior citizens and that’s probably a pretty good description.  Some of us are “baby boomers” getting ready to retire.  Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together.  Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that’s probably true.

But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.  We led America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many with firsthand experience.  We remember the days of telephone party-lines, ten cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric, and referred to as refrigerators.  A few of us can even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many.  However, we are the ones who won World War II and fought in Korea and Viet Nam.  We can quote the Pledge of Allegiance by heart, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We know the words to the Star Spangle Banner, America, and America the Beautiful.  From time to time you may see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.  We have lived what many of you have only read about in the history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are older and slower these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us.  We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we intend to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love and, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.  The young people of this nation elected Obama and the Democratic congress.  You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.” You have tasted socialism, seen evil face to face, and found you don’t like it after all.

You talk the talk, but most are all too interested in careers and “climbing the social ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  It appears that we care more about our grand children’s future than some care about their children’s.  Those who fell for the great lie in 2008, are now having buyer’s remorse.  You didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the kool-aid.  Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it.  No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.  This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the “Torch of Liberty,” and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Gray-Haired Brigade is here, and we are going to take back this “Land of Freedom.” We may drive a little slower than you would like, but we get where we’re going, and in 2012 we are going to the polls by the millions.  This land does not belong to the Muslim in the White House, or to Nancy Pelosi, or to Harry Reid.  It belongs to “We the People,” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our nation, our heritage, and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.

So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our nation, and thank God for those of the Gray-Haired Brigade.

“The silver haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.”  Proverbs 16:31

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Obama’s war on individual liberty

By William Murray via WMD  H/T Leslie Burt

The mandate drafted under Obamacare which forces church organizations to purchase health-care policies that provide for contraceptives and sterilization and abortifacient pills is just one small step toward Barack Obama’s hard-left goal of establishing a centrally planned society. The effect of the health-care mandates is more far-reaching than even critics first reported.

Under Obamacare, standards are set by bureaucrats, and all insurance policies must supply mandated services. Most likely the issue of contraception was the opening shot for Obama and his administration to soften up the opposition. The goal is rationing of care according to the “quality of life.” The quality of life concept is a leftist central planning goal that calls for “defective” babies to be aborted and care to be withheld in end-of-life situations to save government funds. As with central planning in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, health care will be available only for those who can continue to contribute to society. Moral issues are forgotten as they are not central to government.

Most conservatives point to Friedrich von Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” in the context of defending free enterprise. For example Rep. Paul Ryan is an expert on the works of Hayek and the economists of the Austrian School. But the thrust of “The Road to Serfdom” was not economic, but rather the loss of liberty under central planning. On moral issues Hayek wrote:

“What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one’s conviction by sacrificing one’s desires to what one thinks right.”

At its heart Obamacare is a worst-case scenario of central planning, putting aside not only the will of religious organizations, but the self-determination of individuals as well.

There is no law forcing church organizations to supply contraceptives; this provision is not in the massive Obamacare law pushed through by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid. The mandate for contraceptives is a “rule” written by the Health and Human Services Department under the authority of the original bill. Obamacare gives HHS the authority to mandate virtually anything regarding health care. In the extreme, HHS could order that all costly attempts to save premature babies be stopped. Medicare already mandates that costly medical care for the elderly be restricted.

There are lists of approved Medicare services, and doctors may not prescribe anything that is not on that list for Medicare patients. This same central control is now becoming obvious in Obamacare. Central planning is not limited to just ordering individuals to buy insurance.

Going back to Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”:

“If the law says that such a board or authority may do what it pleases, anything that board or authority does is legal – but its actions are certainly not subject to the Rule of Law. By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”

Pay close attention to this portion of the above quote: “… a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”

Canada is defined as a democracy, but there is virtually no freedom of speech in that nation. Individuals have been fined for letters of opinion sent to newspapers. The courts there forced one man who was publicly critical of Islam to work in a mosque as public service. Democracy and liberty are not synonymous. It could be possible for an individual to have greater personal liberty under a monarchy than under a democracy whose bureaucrats have been given unlimited rule-writing powers.

The problem of the loss of liberty through central planning goes beyond Obamacare. Our Congress has abdicated its responsibility in many areas, giving the authority to bureaucrats to write “rules” that have the force of law, “rules” that if violated can bring about not only fines but prison time. The Environmental Protection Agency has jailed innocent land owners for such crimes as cleaning garbage from their property.

Oddly, conservatives have aided in the rush to central planning. Republicans in Congress have sworn off “earmarks,” thus giving Barack Obama and the bureaucrats the full authority to spend trillions of dollars a year as they see fit without congressional oversight. It is now Obama who decides which states get new bridges, not the Congress. Apparently, tea-party members believe that having Obama decide where to spend trillions of dollars is better than the “corruption” of congressmen trying to bring jobs to their districts. The tea party is unwittingly assisting in the creation of even more central planning.

The problem with Obamacare is not Obamacare. The problem stems from both major political parties moving away from the concept of individual liberty and toward central planning, whether it is George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” or Barack Obama’s attempt to control medical care for the entire nation from one central location in Washington, D.C.

We must heed the warnings of Friedrich von Hayek and dismantle the central planning monster we have created in Washington before it devours the last of our liberties.


William J. Murray is the chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Religious Freedom Coalition and the author of seven books including “My Life Without God,” which chronicles his early life in the home of destructive atheist and Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the woman who filed the lawsuit removing prayer and Bible reading from America’s public schools. Having lived the Ayn Rand lifestyle, he has a unique prospective of the political candidates.

Proof we do not need SOPA

Posted by Judson Phillips on January 20, 2012 at 6:33am in Tea Party Nation Forum

Seal of the United States Department of Justice

On Wednesday, many websites were blacked up to show a unified opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the parallel bill in the Senate PROTECT-IP (PIPA).

Yesterday, something happened that shows just how much we do not need SOPA & PIPA.

What happened?

Yesterday, the Department of Justice shut down the Mega upload website and indicted a number of the owners and employees of the site.  The site as the name suggested, hosted millions of dollars in pirated media.

Amazingly enough, despite what the proponents of SOPA and PIPA claim, the federal government was able to go out and shut down a site that allegedly violated copyright law, without SOPA or PIPA being the law of the land.

If the Department of Justice can do this without SOPA, why do we need SOPA?

The answer is, we do not need SOPA.  We have the tools in the law now to do protect intellectual property.  The only question is why aren’t they being used?

Copyright infringement is not only a civil law violation, it is often a criminal violation.  If you doubt that, ask Kim Dotcom, the founder and CEO of Mega upload.

One of the claims of those who support SOPA and PIPA is that DOJ cannot reach out and touch sites in foreign countries.  Kim Dotcom is in jail in New Zealand, awaiting extradition to America.   As are other members of the Mega upload conspiracy.

In short everything the proponents of SOPA and PIPA say is needed has been handled without SOPA and PIPA.

What those who support SOPA and PIPA really want to do is make it easier for large corporations to intimidate small businesses and companies.  It makes it very easy for large corporations to drive small businesses and potential competitors out of business.

Fortunately, Senators and Congressmen are starting to understand how toxic this is bill is.  Marco Rubio has gone from being a co-sponsor to being opposed to this bill.

Mitch McConnell has called for Harry Reid to pull PIPA from Senate consideration.   McConnell probably would not be doing this unless he has 41 votes to prevent cloture.   Late last night, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, one of the earliest supporters of SOPA pulled her support of the bill, urging that the bill be scrapped and Congress start over from scratch.

We have to keep up the pressure on Congress to make sure neither SOPA nor PIPA ever become law.  Contact your Senators and Congressman and make sure they understand how opposed you are to SOPA and PIPA.