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Friday, November 21, 2014

Constitutional Scholar Turned President Finds Hidden Clause In Constitution!

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Last night's speech, made by our petulant man child President marked a turning point in history. It has the potential to be the completion of that fundamental transformation of America promised by Barack Obama. In the blink of an eye, we went from being the most powerful nation on Earth, the last remaining super power, the greatest creator of wealth ever seen in human history, to a nation on the precipice of existing solely as a third world banana republic. The reason I say that we are on the brink, and not there yet, is because despite our spirited debate on the political right, about how best to achieve our own vision of what America should be, we've never fully lost the political contest. We've been more intent lately upon beating each other up than the Leftists who've endeavored to ruin the place, but we've also had the luxury of never really being in danger of seeing the nation permanently trashed. Enter Barack Obama, and his announced plans last night, and all of that has changed.

I've reread the Constitution a couple of times this morning, and I've yet to find that elusive, "Sick And Tired," Clause codified within our founding law. That would be the clause that Barack Obama, the petulant man child President whom we've been lectured to ad nauseam as to his credentials as a, "Constitutional Scholar," cited as his authority to unilaterally write or repeal laws as he sees fit, providing of course he feels as though Congress has not acted in a fashion deemed appropriate by himself. In the lead up to his proclamation last night, he's stated repeatedly that he's waited too long a time for our Legislative Branch to write the law that he wants. So, he's decided to do it on his own. He, being sick and tired of waiting, has decided to not only write his own law, but to also repeal the current immigration law already on the books. No where in my copy of the U.S. Constitution have I been able to find that clause which obligates Congress to write, repeal, or change a law which has been duly demanded by the President.

For my leftist friends, cheering this lunacy on, please take a moment to think, if only a little. When President Walker for instance, decides to employ the newly found Presidential Powers identified by the guy you agree with, what will you say then? When President Bobby Jindal decides that two weeks is long enough to wait for Congress to abolish both the EPA and Department of Education, and does so unilaterally, will you still be celebrating the usage of the, "Sick And Tired Clause," not actually found in our founding law? In fact, my copy of the Constitution expressly states that Congress has plenary authority to write our nations laws, and to decide completely independent of the Executive Branch, if laws should be written at all.

This essay is not an argument one way or the other about our immigration system, which by the way was never broken, only unenforced completely. If you disagree with the current law, fine. If you agree with the current law, fine. We can debate those issues, and probably should have that argument. What happened last night is something different however. Barack Obama's edict that he would no longer be enforcing the laws that he never really enforced to begin with will not actually have any measurable effect upon our immigration problem. It will continue to be the same disaster over which he's presided for the past six years.

The problem with last night's proclamation is that our President has officially proclaimed himself to be our King. The major Networks, in an effort to protect the man from himself, decided not to air the address. So, many across these Fruited Plains may have missed it. (My belief is that the folks at ABC, CBS, and NBC did not want to highlight their chosen Messianic Maniac in all of his glory, violating our founding law with such naked hubris.) The good news in this, and yes there is some, is that Barack Obama proclaiming himself to be our King does not make it so. He can be stopped. The bad news is that the people in the best position to actually stop him have shown an eerie reluctance to date for opposing him in any measurable fashion.

It was a different story when our affirmative action President was content with ruining his eight years, threatening only his legacy as our nation's leader. For not one thing that Barack Obama has done to date, until now, was immune to the specter of reversal if so chosen by future inhabitants of elected office. Letting him get away with this however is a different matter entirely. Changing the Presidency to the Kingship does have the potential to become permanent, and consolidating ultimate authority in one man is the exact opposite of the principles upon which our nation was established.

We need more than impassioned speeches. We need for our elected leaders to take swift and substantive action. This man must be stopped, and damn the electoral consequences. I don't know that impeachment is the right answer, as President Biden doesn't exactly thrill me. But I do know that impeachment is better than not reacting at all. I am not sure that withholding funding, to the point of shutting down the government is the right answer. But I do know that doing this would be a much better answer than not doing anything to stop this. This naked power grab by the Executive Branch is well beyond anything that should be tolerated by the American People. (Kudos by the way to Governor Rick Perry of Texas, who's promised to file a law suit against the President in order to put a stop to him. My hope would be that the other 30 Republican Governors would follow suit. We need more activity, and hopefully something will work.)

There is a silver lining here, Barack Obama may be making that veto proof majority a possibility after all.

Manchin 55
Heitkamp 56
King 57
Johnson 58
Tester 59.......................

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Great 42 State Non-Mandate And Other Leftist Fairy Tales

I'm still working on the book, but I swear that it's almost finished.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

I'm sure we've all seen the video by now, that one in which the paid Obama lackey, impartial, unimpeachable, MIT Economics Don, Jonathan Gruber, put truth to the suspicion and oft stated fact those of us on the right have been saying about the Leftist politicos and pundits for years. In case you haven't, have a palate cleansing experience on me.

So, after the above vindicating palate cleanser broke with a vengeance, the usual suspects went about the business of claiming context, off the cuff, not well thought out, spur of the moment, what ever. Hearkening back to those days of Andrew Breitbart, another video in front of a different audience immediately came up, in which the same statement about Americans being too stupid for Jonathan Gruber's personal liking appeared in his obviously practiced and polished speech.

I'm given to understand that there's a third video out there as well.

So, there we have it, we here in America are too stupid to see the truth when being lied to. That's how Democrats get elected, and that's how they inflict their agenda upon us. MIT is an elite school, where our intellectual betters go about the business of centrally planning our lives for us. And, since we're not smart enough to support their plans when we know truthfully what it is they have in store for us, they feel compelled to lie, so that they have the ends desired to justify their means. We got the Obamacare Law thrust down our throats, and now that we've begun to witness the misery it brings with it, they believe there's nothing we can do about it.

There's just one problem of course. Americans are not stupid, at least not most of us. We may not always pay careful attention to the self anointed angels who've decided to run our lives for us and organize our society, but when we do catch on, we'll usually do the right thing. The fact is that Obamacare was never supported by anywhere close to a majority of citizens. Even with the super majority in the Senate, and solid control of the House, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi had to resort to a highly dubious and suspect parliamentary trick in order to pass the Bill. They had to offer some of the darker bribes ever to foul the world's greatest deliberative body, and in the end, voters punished those who voted for it with a terrible fury.

Six years later, a full half of U.S. Senators who voted for the thing are no longer employed by their respective states as delegates in our Senate. There is not another six year period in our nation's history where a full 1/3 of the Senate turned over, with an overwhelming majority of that turnover coming exclusively from one Party.

Quick Question: Do you think Juan Williams is lying in a fetal position somewhere, far away from any cameras, sobbing that last Tuesday's election was merely reflective of an anti-incumbent mood in our country?

In the case of Jonathan Gruber, that highly educated socially elite angel self anointed to organize our society for us, because we mere mortals simply lack the brain power to truly know what's in our best interests, (meaning Marxism and wealth redistribution schemes,) he was tapped by our man child President to write the Obamacare Law, which now plagues our health care system, and has seen to it that quality medical care and treatment will soon be a thing of the past. During all of these panel discussions, held in those hallowed halls of American Academia, he readily admits, brags about how his law is less about health insurance and more about transferring wealth, from healthy productive people to those who produce nothing, and further, have given no indication that they wish to do so. The rest of us are stupid for having any objection to this, or are stupid for being so easily fooled into not realizing that this was the end game all along. It probably won't come as any surprise, but Gruber has not held an actual job in any part of our society that produces. His entire adult life has been spent in the Unicorn Infested Universe, never intersecting with reality, or the consequences of his clearly superior intellect determining policies to make such production appreciably harder to accomplish.

I have just one thing to say to Mr. Gruber. Tar, feathers, torches, pitchforks, get ready to run for your life sir, America now knows what you look like. The only people we dislike worse than useless bureaucrats who screw things up for us are those who look down their noses at us while screwing things up.

So, how dumb are we Americans, really? Well, to put it succinctly, as I've shown before, we didn't actually fall for the Obamacare equivalent of the, "got your nose trick." In fact, we've responded with two wave elections. (Inexplicably, Republicans decided to nominate a candidate in 2012 who could not use Obamacare as an issue, and therefore never really brought it up. Score another victory for the, "only a centrist moderate can win," crowd, thanks!) In order to serve the interests of visualization, here's what a map of the GOP victory looks like, in terms of Congressional Districts.

House Live Results Map

Tell me again, who's the regional party, and who's got the broad nationwide appeal?

Even deeper than the net swing in the Senate of 9 seats, which will be fully realized as of December 6, and the net swing of 15 House Seats, after those California Districts get around to certifying their tallies, and the net swing of 3 Governor's Chairs, there is an even more impressive showing that happened last week. Another massive sweep of State Legislature Seats, giving the GOP an impressive control of 42 State Legislatures. That is by far, the greatest number of State Legislatures controlled, House Districts won, Governor Seats occupied, in the entire history of the Party of Lincoln.

It also does something even better for the future prospects of the GOP, a political party which only two years ago was declared to be a dead man walking. On the dais at those idiotic Presidential debates in 2016, there will stand the only person who now occupies the Democrat Bench, a 70 something Hillary Clinton, and a Republican contender who will be a guaranteed full generation younger than his or her opponent. The party that has crowed about the youth vote ad nauseam for 8 years will suddenly be the party of old angry crones, famous for berating the help and people of lower station.

We have heard all week long about how this election was really a blessing in disguise for Democrats, and a curse for those unlucky winners, who lose even when winning, aka the Republicans. Now they have to govern, with no real agenda brought and argued for with the American Public. The only problem is that this isn't quite true. There was one promise made by Republicans far and wide. That promise was that they were going to endeavor to put a stop to what ever Barack Obama was getting up to in the White House. This election, as the one in 2010, was a restraining order, filed by American Voters, against the President of the United States. Cease and Desist your fundamental transformation of our once free country into one of those Socialist styled democracies found in Europe. Cease and desist all wealth redistribution activity. Cease and desist the amnesty program you've started. Cease and desist the implementation of Obamacare. Cease and desist the implementation of any piece of your agenda. That's the very clear mandate given to those who won election Tuesday of last week.

Gridlock is not a flaw. Gridlock, at least for now, is our saving grace. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Our motto should be #100vetosorbust. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, if they're smart, would pass one bill per week, and force Barack Obama to either sign on, or Veto it. With each and every Bill, hold a press conference, telling Americans why the Bill is good for the nation, how it will help ordinary citizens who produce, are part of reality, and supporting their families. This will give us two solid years of laying out the right of center positive agenda, and clue all citizens into the fact with each and every veto, that if the Democrat Senators wished, they could always vote to overturn the vetoes, since Mitch McConnell would be scheduling votes on that as well, each and every time it happened. Discuss openly, each veto, and continue without mercy. Make the press conferences a weekly staple, another reason for our President to despise Mondays.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Some Observations On The Midterms - 100 VETO's Or Bust

First things first here. Let's enjoy two and a half minutes of celebration.

Those who consist of the more brilliant intellectually elite class, the ones who've been traveling the cosmos predicting that the last decade represents the beginning of the end of the Republican Party are officially imbeciles now. Unfortunately, our system, thanks to some crooked politicking by both major political parties, has become rigged to resemble a two party system for the foreseeable future. Third parties have a hell of a time getting themselves on the ballots in every state, and the apparatus has been rigged in terms of funding to favor the Democrat and Republican Brand exclusively above any interlopers into the fray. Any statement that that there will come a time when we'll see the death of an opposition party is pure stupidity. We're talking museum grade stupidity here. I predicted this wave over a year ago, and the reasons why, documented on this blog held true, each and every one of them.

The spin, which began in earnest two weeks ago, that this was not a wave election has been hilarious to say the least. You can not separate the policies of liberalism from the American reaction to the effects of those policies. When you listen to people crowing about how this was not a case of people voting for Republicans, but against Democrats, give yourself permission to laugh. People rejected liberalism precisely because they've been living its many failures over these last six years. The Republican Agenda, even if Republicans admittedly suck at verbalizing it, is and always has been maximizing freedom for the American People and limiting the scope of Centralized Authority. If you want some clues as to how bad it was for Democrats last night, look no further than North Carolina. The Democrats outspent the Republicans by a 2 to 1 margin there, and while doing that, lost an incumbent seat in the only Southern State that has given them recent success on a consistent basis. Three weeks ago, when I made my prediction of 53 GOP Senate Seats, North Carolina was not on my list of victories. I am glad to have been wrong on that particular call. I also failed to recognize the shocker in Virginia that took place. I wonder if Mark Warner has changed his soiled pants yet.

(By the way, did you catch Mitch McConnell's victory speech from last night? My goodness, I thought I was listening to Barry Goldwater! Tell me again how anyone could possibly believe that the Tea Party has not had any effect upon the Republican Brand. Well done my friends, we've successfully achieved a major shift in the Republican Party, pulling it back to the right. We've more to do, that is for certain, but we've also earned the right to pat ourselves on the back.)

The clues that the internal, not for public consumption polling data told a vastly different story than those polls hailed as the true trajectory of the elections started about two weeks ago. We got an op-ed in the New York Times telling us that we vote too often in this country, and that by limiting our incessant need to have a say so in how we'e governed, we might be able to limit the stupid decision making Americans inflict themselves with when we reject Leftism. We were treated to a President that had famously declared that even if his name were not on the ballot, his policies most definitely were, suddenly reverse course to tell us that the election was most assuredly not a referendum on his job performance to date. We were treated to nifty analysis once again, postulating that being President of the United States has become too impossible a job to handle for any one man. You see, if these clearly superior great intellects that the Democrat elites have chosen for us can't do it, how can the knuckle dragging, mouth breathing, bigoted, racist, homophobic, Republican Conservative Neanderthals, possibly be successful? Remember that the last two times we heard this were during Jimmy Carter's Presidency, leading into Reagan's term in office, and then Bill Clinton's Presidency, just before George W. Bush had his wildly successful time in office. (Which may be, and I'm only spit balling here, one of the reasons why our founding fathers stated repeatedly that the Executive Branch was supposed to be weaker than the Legislative in terms of scope.) We have been regaled with such inciteful analysis as the observation that we should just pass what ever laws we need to in order to simply grant the President dictatorial powers to inflict his agenda, what ever it is, regardless of any silly notions of checks upon his singular authority, like a ballot box or a bicameral Legislature.

Quote from Pat Roberts' during his victory speech from last night:

I understand my marching orders. I will be bold, conservative, and I will get the job done!

We'll call the above quote exhibit number two in the parade of evidence pointing to the effect the Tea Party has had upon the Republican brand.

The usual liberal play book failed. While that is no guarantee that it will continue to fail, it shows that when Republicans articulate their vision clearly, passionately, and stick to conservative principles, they flat out win elections. Time and time again, we have seen that it is the wishy washy arbiters of capitulation who lose, and lose big. Conservatism wins elections, most every time it is tried. Scott Walker, John Kasich, Larry Hogan, and Rick Snyder have all won in blue or purple states, and all four did so by sticking to hard right positions. Tom Corbett on the other hand had spent the past four years capitulating on each and every issue, and coincidentally was the only GOP incumbent to lose his bid for reelection, seeking to return as Pennsylvania's Governor.

Quick question: Is Chris Matthews still experiencing that thrill going up his leg when he hears President Zero's voice?

Not a single polling model offered up by RCP, with its vaunted rolling average technique turned out to be reflective of reality. Once again, we've learned the hard lesson to take the pre election polls with a serious grain of salt. They are not too terribly accurate, and should be used as entertainment only. In the end, the most sophisticated predictions of voter models are still only a guess, and none of those models turned out to be an accurate description of what actually happened yesterday. For the doom and gloom prognosticators out there, the midterm models have only failed to predict the subsequent presidential election once in modern history, which saw the reelection of Barack Obama. Hillary is not a fait accompli. Yes there are plenty of morons out there who are, "ready for Hillary," but we also have a template on how to prevent this disaster from taking place.

Today, along with the usual venom about how dumb the voting public was this time around, we'll be treated to the seeming endless proclamation that this election was a message sent by Americans that they want the newly elected GOP controlled Senate to go about the business of working together with Democrats across the aisle to get Barack Obama's agenda enacted. Pay attention to this. Gridlock is not a problem that our Constitution has created, it is a perk. Yesterday's electoral shellacking administered by the American Voting Public, in all of its glory, was nothing short of a restraining order designed to put a stop to Barack Obama's efforts to, "fundamentally transform," America. They don't want Republicans to reach across the aisle and sing Kumbayah, they want Republicans to show some gosh darned back bone, which according to the victory speeches delivered last night, seems to be the direction that they'll take. (Also for those paying attention, that is largely a departure from the 2010 declarations, which proceeded the 2012 shellacking received.)

Moving forward, the GOP needs to pass legislation that represents every single item on the GOP wish list that they can get passed. Force President Obama to VETO everything. Make him and his party own every piece of their agenda. Start drawing the stark contrasts between left and right today. We still have the lame duck chicanery to tolerate, so don't expect to see those changes in effect coming with the last Legislative session of the year, but in January, it should be palpable. If Barack Obama wants to climb aboard the Small Government Train, let him. But make it plain, something we didn't do in 1995, that it is being driven by the GOP. My instincts tell me however, that Barack Obama will not be anywhere nearly so sharp as Bill Clinton. Clinton got aboard the train, the Bamster will stand defiant, and attempt to let it all burn metaphorically speaking. He's less a politician than a petulant child, and we're about to witness a two year temper tantrum from the Teleprompter in Chief. Our goal should be 100 VETOS or bust, including a full out repeal of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, Dept. of Education, Energy, EPA, what have you. Get it all on the table now, and make the Democrats own each and every one of their bad ideas.

Now here's the Cherry on top. With the 54 Senate Seats, it will matter not that we're saddled with the idiocy that is John McCain, nor the idiocy that is Lindsey Graham. We, everyone in the nation, owe a debt of gratitude to the people of North Carolina, Kansas, Alaska, and Iowa. You guys held firm, and gave us a McCain and Graham proof majority.

Oh what the hell, once more in celebration, then we can get to work.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time To Destroy The Israel As An Apartheid State Libel

This one is so laughably fallacious that the charge hardly seems worth so much effort. Reality can be a cruel mistress however, as there is something far more mendacious under the surface of this charge. It is that something, that has me far more worried than the laughably false claim itself.

Let's look at the Apartheid State claim, with respect to Israel itself. There is only one Democracy in the entirety of the Middle East. There is only one nation in the entire region where all of its citizens have their natural rights respected. There is one nation in the Middle East where all of its citizens have the right to own property, can vote, can walk freely in public, and are free to hold elective office should the other citizens deem it appropriate via ballot. There is only one nation in the Middle East that does not summarily execute homosexuals once outed, and indeed is the destination country where gays flee to, once that cat is out of the closet. Only one nation in the Middle East guarantees freedom of speech and press, and allows for all religions to be practiced freely within its borders. That nation is Israel.

Now, we'll let one of those Prager University Videos destroy the claim. Kenneth Meshoe, someone who actually lived through Apartheid's policies in South Africa, describes some of the finer points of why this claim is not only false, but evil in its scope.

Before we move on, let me just add that if the Prager University stuff is not on your regular play list or subscriptions list on youtube, it should be.

People believe this libel, mostly because they want it to be true, and that to me is far worse than the liable itself. In today's world, Antisemitism is looked down upon and even railed against as bigoted hatred. Unfortunately, there are many people who still harbor Antisemitic feelings, and will cling to any justification, regardless of how flimsy, for their feelings of Jew hatred, just under the surface.

The, "I can be Anti Israel without hating Jews," argument is a canard, and nothing more. I can respect the fact that no government is perfect, and no government constituted among men is beyond reproach, but that does not change some very basic facts on the ground here in the land called reality. Israel is held under a different microscope than any other nation on Earth for these people. She is not compared with her neighbors, all of which actually are Apartheid states. Israel is surrounded by neighbors who have decreed that all non Muslims do not have the right to vote, may not move about freely in public, may not own property, may not pray as they wish, and may not participate in the intimate relations between consenting adults that they choose. None of Israel's neighbors allow for women to walk about uncovered, drive cars, or even speak to men with whom they have no familial relationship.

Calling Israel an Apartheid State requires a level of willful blindness that goes beyond simple ignorance. It requires an unhealthy predisposition for Antisemitism. Yes, Israel has built walls and taken measures to keep Palestinians out. Most nations in the world have taken measures to secure their borders. Since many of Israel's neighbors have taken up the practice of planting bombs or even wearing bombs onto her streets, and detonating those bombs in the manner necessary to kill as many citizens as they can, I would call that measure a wise course of action. Egypt won't allow the Palestinians in their nation either, and in fact have taken to shooting any who try to enter Egypt without permission. Jordan has practiced the fine art of shooting all Palestinians who attempt to walk into Jordan as well. Yet, in both of these instances, the same bleeding hearts who bandy about the claims of Apartheid, remain silent.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Debunking Liberal Propaganda, One Lie At A Time.

I'm still working on that book of mine, so things will still be short this week. I'm making some good progress, I promise. As you may have guessed from the above title, the above graphic is not something with which I agree. In fact, seeing it last week caused coffee to shoot through my nose, necessitating the usage of a baby wipe to clean my capitalism produced relatively inexpensive flat screen monitor, which years ago replaced the television looking thing.

When ever the debate over Capitalism versus Socialism occurs, there is a sameness in the flow of arguments given. When the specter of Socialism ultimately causing untold misery, each and every time it's been tried finds itself raised, our friends from Scandinavia will be offered up as the refutation of that position. After all, Denmark has a $20 per hour minimum wage, stratospheric rates of taxation, free health care and consumer products, free education for any who wish to remain on Mommy's couch thus delaying the real world, and most importantly of all, a bona fide government regulation that actually places a cap on how productive any member of that lucky society is allowed to be.

When you hear this tripe, bear a couple of things in mind. One, Socialism in Denmark is relatively new. The Commies have only been in charge there since the mid 90's or so, and it did take about 80 years to bring the Soviet Union to its knees. Thanks to a very robust free market system existing for a few centuries in Denmark prior to Socialism rearing its ugly head. they had started this experiment in futility with a vast amount of wealth per capita available for cannibalization. Things are not quite so honky dory as the above graphic indicates they may be in Denmark. Her debt as expressed per capita and as a function of her GDP is at that same wonderful Grecian Level that caused massive riots there. Scariest of all, Denmark, as of this year, ranks two spaces ahead of the United States in terms of economic freedom. Even with those economically suicidal regulations placing the Danish economy in shackles, she is an economically freer society than what have have here.

Here are some helpful links for those who find themselves debating idiots who bring this nonsense up as proof that Socialism can work, if we only had the right group of people to place in charge of it all, or if we would just be willing to do it big enough.

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Click here for the scariest of all.