There is so much going on that a dedicated thread just seems inadequate. A couple of things on my mind – the other night Bill Maher and Michael Moore claimed that the GOP is committing borderline treason for obstructing Obama’s agenda. Apparently escalating debt, a shrinking work force, and higher taxes are patriotic. Who knew? The major media is back in cover mode for the regime after a brief brush with faux outrage. Chris Matthews and David Corn claimed that the continued investigations just proves that the GOP is pandering to their racist base. But I think the best example of journalism mal practice came from Martin Bashir when he pointed out that the head of the IRS during the time of the unethical inquiries was appointed by Bush – meaning of course that this is again Bush’s fault. To which I will gleefully remind him that the head of the CIA at the time of 9/11 was appointed by Clinton – so 9/11 is Clinton’s fault right?
Discuss these and other topics amongst yourselves – be civil and pithy.
Not, I must stress, because impeachment is on the table – that, my friends, is just about impossible. To convict President Obama here in 2013 would require the votes of at least 22 Democrat Senators, and that is presuming that all 45 GOP Senators showed some backbone. Ain’t gonna happen. But, we still need the Special Prosecutor and the Select Committee. Here’s why:
As far as the Special Prosecutor goes, because it is appears that quite a lot of law-breaking has been going on in the Obama Administration and we simply cannot trust Attorney General to enforce the law. Heck, we can’t be certain Holder even knows what a law is (no indications that Obama knows what a law is, either). When people break laws – and especially when they break laws in positions of public trust – then just must be done. It is the only way to ensure that the American people have confidence that their government, on the whole, is honestly run. If rampant criminality is allowed to flourish, then the remaining shreds and tatters of respect for the government will fall – and just about anything can happen, at that point. Tyrants rise upon the ruins of corrupt governments, my friends – a Special Prosecutor empowered to investigate all of the Obama scandals (especially the IRS, Fast and Furious and voter intimidation issues) will go a long way towards convincing people that crime is punished, even among the powerful.
For the Select Committee, the task is to figure out just how Obama and Co have managed to subvert our government institutions and then to propose legislation to fix the problem. Clearly, the President has far too much latitude in carrying out the duties of his office and it is time the Imperial Presidency is reigned in and brought firmly back under the rule of law. Severe criminal penalties must be enacted for even the lowest-level government officials who engage in partisan political activity – this to prevent the bosses from getting the troops to do things, then claiming that it was just low level staffers out of control. But a 25 year jail term on doing things like the IRS agents did and they’ll pause before following orders. These days, Congress writes vague laws and leaves it up to the Judiciary and Executive to sort them out – that must stop. Very specific laws need to be written clearly defining the responsibilities of personnel all up and down the federal chain of command and clearly stating what they may or may not do, especially as regards partisan political activity. A Select Committee would be able to find out who is doing what, why and how it may be stopped.
Of course, we also need to reign in the power of Congress, and the Courts, as well – but right now it is the Executive (greedy, corrupt and incompetent) which is threatening the liberties of the American people and it must be brought to heel.
And don’t forget, if you really want to know what has happened in the past four years, pick up your copy of 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is the Worst President in History, today.
UPDATE: Seems that the White House, getting at a loss, has decided to go with a “we’re idiots” defense regarding Benghazi. No, you didn’t read that wrong:
“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
I still think they are liars, too.
This has been quite a week for the Obama regime, who may want to brush up on the first rule of holes. From Benghazi, to the IRS, to the AP, it seems as though Obama continues to double down on excuses rather than come clean. Ironically, for a President who says he champions the “little guy”, he has no problem throwing that “little guy” under the bus if it serves him. How can a President who has been described as a master executive and in command of the issues, know nothing, when an uncomfortable issue presents itself? Equally ironic is David Axlerod’s admission today that the federal government is just too big, and too vast, to have control over everything. Isn’t that what conservatives been trying to tell liberals for years now? That a big government, presents big problems? Unfortunately, Obama chooses to blame others and plead ignorance, rather than take ownership as any honorable leader would do.
I have a feeling that Obama might actually be pleased that the IRS and AP scandals surfaced this week as it does distract from his deplorable absence on the Benghazi issue. What President is absent during a raid on an embassy in the ME? What Secretary of State doesn’t even call the second in charge back (Hicks), in Libya for two days following his plea to evacuate? These actions by Obama and Clinton are indefensible. Obama claims he wants to bring those responsible to justice? Well he had the chance to get those responsible the night of the attack, but chose to disappear. And furthermore, he has yet to bring any of those people responsible to justice.
The IRS issue gets deeper by the day. The number of targeted groups swells to nearly 500, the discovery that liberal groups were receiving IRS approvals within days, including Obama’s brother, while conservative groups were being held up, and the possibility that some leaked IRS reports on Romney were used against him. Nixon was impeached for this kind of activity, so it doesn’t surprise me that Obama is being held to account, and surprisingly by the mainstream media as well. I was shocked when Joe Scarborough lit Axlerod up this morning on MSNBC. If Obama loses his sycophantic media support, he could be in a real bind. The next few weeks will be fun to watch.
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Just has to note this because it is a good thing – Gosnell, of course, is just typical of what happened to the ‘back alley abortionist’ after Roe – he hung out a shingle, listed his number and took out an ad in the Yellow Pages. But he was still the same back alley abortionist..and those who continue to do abortions are of the same species of person. Not doctors (I don’t care what their degree says), but people who are paid to kill. Small wonder that the Gosnell horrors came about – and I don’t doubt for a minute that similar stories can be told of most abortion mills, especially those who do late-term abortions. Decent medical people don’t do that – decent people who go in to medicine do it to help people, not kill babies…not to provide a Final Solution to a temporary problem.
Since we cannot ban the savage practice of elective abortion at the moment, the lesson here is to start strictly regulating the abortion industry. Time to start applying a little bit of liberalism’s onerous regulations to this one area of the economy liberals have demanded a free market in (except for they also demand that the taxpayer’s subsidize it). Independent inspections must be part of this – at least quarterly all records of an abortuary must be examined by competent, outside medical, legal and accounting experts who are not in any way connected to the abortion industry. This will at least reduce the number of Gosnell-like horrors…and it will be firmly pro-life in effect because I’ll bet money that strict supervision will drive a significant number of abortionists out of business.
Aside from that, we have to make sure that “pro-choice” owns this. This is what pro-choice, in practice, leads to. You want to say that no one can in any way, shape or form interfere with the ability of a woman to kill her unborn child? Then this is what you get – because under the cover of “pro-choice” the abortion industry has ensured that Gosnell can happen. Pro-choice now equals Kermit Gosnell.
Thus far, that seems to be the general, liberal reaction to the publication of 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is the Worst President in History. While we have not been able to detect any liberal who has purchased and read the book before commenting on it, we have had plenty of negative comment, all of which tends towards outrage at the very concept of writing a book critical of The One. The unreality of the criticism is shown by the complaint that by writing this before the end of Obama’s term in office we can’t be putting things in to historical perspective – this critique is joined with a claim that historians are rating Obama as our 15th greatest President. I’m not quite sure just how a person wraps themselves around that sort of thing – only a resolute refusal to think can account for it.
But it occurs to me that maybe a lot of people are not understanding the purpose of the book. Its not just a hit piece of Obama – it is not designed merely to feed right wing anger, nor serve as a provocation of the left. The purpose of the book is, quite simply, to ensure that the full truth of Obama is available. Matt came up with the idea a few days after the election – both of us were flabbergasted that Obama had been re-elected. As fairly well-informed observers – and seconded by many expert electoral forecasters – we were both of the opinion that Obama was done. His horrifically bad record and the terrible state of the nation indicated that any reasonably credible alternative would be chosen – and Romney was certainly at least that. But, in the event, Obama managed to win – with a gigantic reduction in votes over 2008, but still a win. How to account for it? Lots of people have put out reasons for this and there is plenty of blame to go around – and much work to do on the GOP/Conservative side of the aisle to refurbish our message and our electoral tactics: but for Matt and I, a large part of the problem seemed to be that a majority of voters were unaware of just how bad Obama has been.
And this view was borne out as we wrote the book and repeatedly came across absolutely terrible Obama actions which neither of us were aware of prior to writing the book. In its initial genesis, we were going to write “50 Reasons”. Then it grew to “100 Reasons”; eventually we flew right past 150 and realized that we could keep going but we’d better cut it off at 150, to ensure that the book was published before Obama left office. I am quite certain that even the most informed person out there will be several score things in the book which he had not heard of. Just to take one, small example – answer to yourself honestly: how many of you know that Obama let out a no-bid contract for a smallpox vaccine which (a) cannot be tested on humans and (b) cost $255 per dose when regular smallpox vaccines cost $3 a dose? The boss of the vaccine maker is, of course, a big Democrat donor. And this is really rather small beans compared to other things – it was included in the book because it illustrates the larger pattern of Obama: which is that everything done is to serve his political needs and there is no law which won’t be broken, at need, in order to serve Obama’s political needs.
Now, as to just why Obama would subordinate everything to his personal, political needs is open for debate – none of us can peer in to his soul and see exactly why he’s doing this. Maybe it is to impose a socialist dictatorship on us – on the other hand, maybe it just to set up all his friends and cronies in vast wealth so that they can all be fat and happy after Obama leaves office. I don’t know – and don’t actually care, because the result of a President subordinating all to himself is the same whether he’s a tyrant or a grafter: the breakdown of government and the end of liberty are the sure results of either action. And that is why Obama is the worst President in history – because whether from accident or design, Obama’s policies, carried through long enough, could prove fatal to the ability of Americans to successfully govern themselves. If everything is for sale and everything at the service of the Ruling Class, then even if Obama doesn’t want to be a tyrant, he’ll ensure we eventually get one because a nation will not remain ungoverned – and if we can’t govern ourselves because of government corruption, then someone will govern us…if for no other reason than just to keep the wheels moving and people fed.
This does not have to be put in historical perspective – this is not a debate about whether or not ObamaCare will be as good or bad as Social Security. Once you take each Obama action and put it in to relation to all, you see what is happening – and it is horrible for our nation. And it is terribly sad that people didn’t see it in 2012…though, of course, the media hiding things for Obama helped Obama carry it out. Everything we state in the book is sourced – it was all reported. But it was reported on page A-32 of the newspaper, or in the last 30 seconds of the Sunday night newscast, or some such. And it wasn’t at all relentlessly reported, as it all would have been had Obama had an (R) after his name. We have gathered it together; it is now available for anyone to see, if they want. I strongly urge everyone to buy it – especially if you are an Obama supporter. If you are, then you’ve been taken for a ride – a con-artist has bamboozled you in to betraying even your liberalism and its time you found it out. Meanwhile, fellow conservatives, it is also time for you to see the whole story – because we won’t be able to defeat Obama until we see all of what he’s doing and thus fight against all his efforts.