Obama has no love for our country
Need more proof of Barack Obama's disastrous foreign policy-a foreign policy that has attacked American national security far more effectively than it has attacked America's enemies? You don't have to look further than Iraq where the most effective "state" is the brutal and bloodthirsty Islamic State (ISIS), becoming everyday larger and more powerful as a result of the President's weak and dithering response.
It took the despicable beheadings of two Americans to get Obama to pay attention to this huge and growing movement of savage jihadists who also beheaded thousands of Christians and other minorities (although not on youtube) on their victorious march from Syria, through Iraq to the Turkish border. And it's not as if ISIS wasn't clear about its ultimate target. "See you in New York," the group's leader said at the beginning of his atrocities.
The President's apathetic response is part of a pattern that has marked this administration's catastrophic record on other foreign policy issues that affect our security: Russian aggression, China's military buildup, the inexorable attack on Israel. Such a disastrous record, along with constant lectures from the White House about how America should not be regarded as exceptional, raises a question. Is this the first President in the history of the United States who doesn't love our country?
More than 3500 U.S. military men and women died in Iraq to keep a terror organization like ISIS from taking over. It is now possible that they will have died in vain because the President who tried to sabotage American troops even while he was in the Senate has not stood up forcefully to a group that even the New York Times admits is worse than al Qaeda.
There is only one word to describe Obama's policy in Iraq and that word is BETRAYAL. It is a harsh word, but it is an accurate one. The betrayal of America's security interests in the Middle East began with Obama's fellow Democrats back in 2003 when the war in Iraq was still winnable.
My book "The Great Betrayal" shows in detail that while the initial response to the attacks of 9/11 was bipartisan, the Democrats turned their backs on our troops in the field the third month of the fighting in Iraq. Taking their cue from the radical left, they betrayed a war policy they had supported a few weeks earlier and then entered a five year war of their own against the War on Terror while our military men and women were still fighting the enemy. They opposed the surge; they opposed victory.
The Democrats' great betrayal at the beginning of the war set the table for a presidency that embraced defeat in Iraq from the moment Barack Obama stepped into the Oval Office. And now the final act of that betrayal takes place as the ISIS terror movement becomes the dominant power in Iraq and makes it clear that it regards Iraq as a launching pad for jihad against America.
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"Who Are the Racists: Liberals or Conservatives?"
Black Scholar Deconstructs Liberal Myths About Affirmative Action, Voter ID
Derryck Green, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, is the newest member of the faculty of Prager University, an "online resource promoting knowledge and clarity" that partners with high schools and universities nationwide. Green's first posted lecture is "Who Are the Racists: Liberals or Conservatives?"
"In my Prager University lecture, I argue against the slander of racism that the left directs at conservatives. It's a reflexive mantra to retain power," said Project 21's Green. "Despite the fact that conservatives come in all colors and have ample compassion for blacks and others, the racism charge still hurts. I would further suggest that liberals and leftists are actually more racist. They are preoccupied by race, and they constantly inject it where it shouldn't be."
To say that racism is foolish and stupid -- not to mention evil -- is to understate the case. But, according to many of their critics, conservatives are that stupid and that evil. But, with few exceptions, conservatives are neither. So why is the charge even made? The answer is primarily political: to maintain black support for liberals and liberal policies.
Using racial preferences as an example, Green added:
Conservatives believe that blacks and other minorities are every bit as capable as whites of succeeding as policemen, firemen, businessmen, lawyers, doctors, politicians and college students. Yet, for this belief, conservatives are called racist. The irony, of course, is that those who accuse conservatives of being racist believe that blacks and other minorities are not as capable as whites of succeeding and therefore still need affirmative action almost half a century after it was first implemented.
Green also debunked liberal allegations about conservative-led attempts to protect American voters through commonsense polling place protections such as voter ID and school choice.
Prager University, founded by author and talk radio host Dennis Prager, is a web-based learning resource founded to "promot[e] knowledge and clarity" on difficult and sometimes controversial topics related to fields such as political science, economics and history.
Houston story changes in fight with pastors
No stratgem is too low for Leftists trying to promote their favoured groups
Attorneys for Houston’s lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, who is defending a city ordinance granting special rights to transgenders, are insisting to the Texas Supreme Court that opponents have no claim in court, because their petition to reconsider the law was never “validated.”
The argument, however, contradicts the sworn testimony of the city secretary, who has the authority to validate the signatures and determined the petition drive met the minimum requirement.
The city’s brief to the state Supreme Court was filed by attorney Lynne Liberato in a case brought by a coalition of local organizations that had collected about 55,000 signatures, three times more than the required amount, to force the city either to repeal the ordinance or let voters decide on it.
After the city adopted the ordinance in May, the signatures were gathered, and the city secretary affirmed the minimum number had been obtained. But the city attorney then stepped in and invalidated most of the signatures.
The opponents filed suit, and a trial was set for January. In the discovery process, the mayor issued subpoenas for any statements, emails or “sermons” on the issue from five local pastors who were members of a coalition opposing the ordinance but not part of the lawsuit. In the uproar that followed, the city changed the word “sermons” to “speeches,” but attorneys for the ministers said it really made no difference.
The coalition asked the state Supreme Court to step in and order the city to follow its charter, which specifies that ordinances opposed by a certain number of residents shall be halted.
In arguing now that the state Supreme Court should keep out of the case, the city said that “because the city secretary did not validate the referendum petition, the second step of the referendum processes – the city council’s ‘immediate’ reconsideration of the ordinance or popular vote – was never triggered.”
The city’s lawyers argued the city charter “does not require respondents to act, immediately or otherwise, on an unsuccessful referendum petition.”
However, the city secretary, Anna Russell, who has served Houston for more than four decades, was asked by plaintiffs’ attorney Andy Taylor in a deposition about validation of the signatures.
Russell had explained it was her understanding “that the [city] charter provides that the city secretary determine the number of qualified voters who sign the petition.”
Taylor then asked: “And based on that understanding, you did that; and the result of your work was that 17,846 signatures had been validated. And that was more than the minimum number necessary, correct?”
“That’s correct,” she replied
Much more HERE
Administration Freed Illegal Immigrants Charged With Violent Crimes
Illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released from jails across the country in February 2013, newly released documents show.
According to records obtained by USA Today, the government released inmates charged with offenses ranging from kidnapping and sexual assault to drug trafficking, armed assault, and homicide.
The evidence contradicts previous assurances by the administration that the 617 criminals who were released as part of a cost-cutting exercise were low-risk offenders charged with misdemeanors "or other criminals whose prior conviction did not pose a violent threat to public safety," USA Today reported.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted to the newspaper that numerous dangerous criminals had been released but denied direct responsibility.
"Discretionary releases made by ICE were of low-level offenders. However, the releases involving individuals with more significant criminal histories were, by and large, dictated by special circumstances outside of the agency's control," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told USA Today.
The new records obtained by the newspaper from a Freedom of Information Act request outlined previously undisclosed details about the alleged crimes of specific detainees. One person in Texas was charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault of a child.
Another illegal immigrant from Florida was facing charges of conspiracy to commit homicide, according to USA Today.
Two Massachusetts detainees had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon, while another illegal immigrant from Colorado was being held on a sexual assault charge.
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The Obama administration released more than 2,200 illegal immigrants from jail between Feb. 9 and March 1, 2013, as part of an effort to cut the number of prisoners due to the budget-sequester funding cuts. The detainees had been awaiting deportation or immigration hearings in a court, and the administration did not give advance notice it would be freeing them.
The releases triggered a furor in Congress and hearings with lawmakers who grilled then-ICE director John Morton.
According to USA Today, Virginia GOP Rep. J. Randy Forbes asked Morton directly, "No one on that list has been charged or convicted with murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor, were they?" Morton, who subsequently resigned, answered, "They were not."
Former White House spokesman Jay Carney had also described the criminals as "low-risk, noncriminal detainees," USA Today reported.
Meanwhile, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma demanded a formal investigation by the inspector general. The internal audit, which concluded in August 2014, concluded that ICE broke the law in releasing the criminal illegal migrants.
"It is baffling how an agency charged with homeland security and immigration enforcement would knowingly release hundreds of illegals with criminal histories. In this single action, ICE undermined its own credibility, the rule of law, and the safety of Americans and local law enforcement," Coburn said when the audit was released.
He added, "This report provides more evidence that our nation's immigration laws are being flagrantly disregarded. Americans need to be assured the problems within ICE that led to the dangerous release of illegal aliens will be fixed, and DHS and ICE will never again violate the law by releasing known criminals into our streets."
McCain said it is "deeply troubling that ICE would knowingly release thousands of undocumented immigrant detainees — many with prior criminal records — into our streets, while publicly downplaying the danger they posed," USA Today reported.
50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year
The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000. So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling. This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.
In many homes in America today, both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Our paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just continues to soar. And the jobs that are being added to the economy pay a lot less than the jobs lost in the last recession. In fact, it has been estimated that the jobs that have been created since the last recession pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost. We are witnessing the slow-motion destruction of the middle class, and very few of our leaders seem to care.
The "average" yearly wage in America last year was just $43,041. But after accounting for inflation, that was actually worse than the year before...
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