Written By Lawrence Sellin
The Code of Ethics for U.S. Government Service, adopted by the House of Representatives on July 11, 1958 with the Senate concurring, resolved that it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders.
The first two requirements state that any person in Government service should:1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.Written By Lawrence Sellin2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Friday, May 10, 2013 | John Kartch
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:36:36 AM by garjog
Obama declared health care law ‘is here to stay’
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 4:22:40 PM by Olog-hai
Caught between nervous Democrats and emboldened Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up the sales pitch on his health care overhaul as the final elements of his top domestic achievement go into effect.
With his legacy and the law’s success at stake, Obama said: “The law is here
The Community Advocate ^ | 5/12 | sherman
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:46:58 AM by pabianice
My dog, Elkie, recently suffered a stroke. While she was recovering, she developed an infection of her digestive track. My veterinarian prescribed an oral antibiotic. She called the local CVS drug store and ordered it.
I went to pick-up the medicine, to find it had to be prepared by another pharmacy and then sent to CVS. I was told to come back later in the day. Because I had already made one trip, I called ahead the second time to make sure all was ready.
Selective Constitutional Deafness… “Meanwhile, the South Carolina House just passed a law criminalizing the enforcement of ObamaCare within its state borders, a move that critics will also attack with talk of the Supremacy Clause. Speaking of supremacy, AG Holder also told Brownback that the feds would litigate if necessary “to prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing federal law,” which means that the case would end up before the Supreme Court.”
Selective Constitutional Deafness
American Thinker ^ | 6 May 2013 | Selwyn Duke
Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 9:15:11 AM by Politically Correct
Kansas governor Sam Brownback heard something recently. He received a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder stating that Kansas’ newly enacted legislation prohibiting government agents from enforcing federal gun laws in the state “directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional.” Unconstitutional, Eric? My, how antebellum of you.
Speaking of supremacy, AG Holder also told Brownback that the feds would litigate if necessary “to prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing federal law,” which means that the case would end up before the Supreme Court.
Train Wreck Ahead
Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | John Stossel
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:09:30 AM by Kaslin
Most Americans — even those who are legislators — know very little about the details of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way.
Many people lazily assume that the law will do roughly what it promises: give insurance to the uninsured and lower the cost of health care by limiting spending on dubious procedures.
Don’t count on it.
Consider just the complexity: The act itself is more than 906 pages long, and again and again in those 906 pages are the words, “the Secretary shall promulgate regulations …”
“Secretary” refers to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Her minions have been busy. They’ve already added 20,000 pages of rules. They form a stack 7 feet high, and more are to come.
Our old health care system was already a bureaucratic and regulatory nightmare. It had 16,000 different codes for different ailments. Under our new, “improved” system, there will be more than a 100,000.
Government likes to think regulations can account for every possibility. Injured at a chicken coop? The code for that will be Y9272. Fall at an art gallery? That means you are a Y92250. There are three different codes for walking into a lamppost — depending on how often you’ve walked into lampposts.
…..The Big Government, Marxist – Obama agenda must have control over medicine, business and food supplies. Depopulation is part of the big goal of Government. There are too many people, young and old.
Depopulation methods include: compromised seeds and foods; increases in abortion worldwide — hiding behind ‘choices’ and ‘female rights’ and rationing, controlled medical care for our Seniors.
Lies, Lies and more Lies
By Marinka Peschmann Monday, April 15, 2013
Immigration is back in the headlines this week. ABC News is reporting the senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” are expected to unveil their comprehensive immigration bill, on Tuesday. Reportedly the bill is about 1,500 pages in length and “includes a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.”
Like ObamaCare, it appears the bill will have to pass before anyone knows what is really in it. Meanwhile Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared on the Sunday talk shows to push the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Let’s look at what Sen. Rubio said and why he will go down in history as a useful idiot if this bill becomes the law of the land.
The Supreme Court re-wrote ObamaCare in order to salvage it. Now the IRS takes its turn « Coach is Right
by Doug Book, staff writer
In their haste to impose an historic affront to individual liberty, the authors of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) neglected to provide the federal bureaucracy with either the funding necessary to build ObamaCare exchanges within the various states OR the authority to award tax credits or impose penalties on the American public.
For when the ACA was written it was foolishly believed by lawmakers that each of the 50 states would immediately take on the near 100 million dollar responsibility of completing an ObamaCare exchange within its borders—an exchange being the sales center without which no ObamaCare business may be transacted, no healthcare policies sold.
The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal ‘Obamacare’
National Journal ^ | 3/28/13 | Chris Frates
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:10:14 PM by SoFloFreeper
A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Republican leader’s office to gauge his reaction.
McConnell was clearly disappointed, and for good reason. For many conservatives, the decision was the death knell in a three-year fight to defeat reforms that epitomized everything they thought was wrong with Obama’s governing philosophy. But where some saw finality, McConnell saw opportunity — and
Cruz: Senate GOP ‘beaten down’Politico ^ | 3/25/13 | Kevin CirilliPosted on Monday, March 25, 2013 8:48:10 AM by cotton1706
“The biggest surprise has been the defeatist attitude of many Republicans in Washington. A lot of Republicans felt beaten down, and that there was nothing they could do to stop the erosion of liberty in this country,” Cruz told The Dallas Morning News in an interview Sunday.“I’m referring to those who have been here a long time and have suffered some difficult election results and who I think were discouraged about being able to get anything done,” he added.
We’re All CVS Employees Now
American Thinker ^ | 3/23/2013 | Tara Servatius
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:39:28 AM by markomalley
CVS employees, and the rest of America, had better get used to turning over personal health information like their glucose levels and body mass index to their insurers – and to the federal government.
Starting in 2014, per the dictates of the federal government, your doctor must record your body mass index (BMI), which measures whether you are overweight, each time he or she treats you and turn it over to the government via your electronic health record, which every patient is required to have.
Your BMI will then be tracked by the Health and Human Services Department, the agency rolling out ObamaCare, and a bevy of other state and federal agencies.
The incredibly popular Michael Savage – currently syndicated on about 350 stations from coast to coast – has been diagnosing liberal mental illness for more than a decade. Now, in his third and most insightful book, he strikes at the root of today’s most desperate issues, providing a hefty dose of his unique conservative medicine. And today only, WND readers can Savage’s devastating bestseller “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder” for just $4.95 – an unheard-of $21 discount! – but only from WorldNetDaily’s online store.
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I COULD NOT SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING I WAS LETTING THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP BY…FIGHT PEOPLE…WE ARE WINNING THIS ONE!!!!
Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You
Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2013 | Derek Hunter
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 4:35:00 AM by Kaslin
First, they came for the smokers.
No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized — activity?
Rhetorical Questions? We don’t need no more stinkin’ rhetorical questions!… “The person who is known as Obama/Soetoro/Soebarakah/AKA??? is:…………..” | U. S. Politics
(Before It’s News)
14 March, 2013
by Neil B. Turner
(Founder, Citizens for the Constitution)
Rhetorical Questions? We don’t need no more stinkin’ rhetorical questions!
Why would Obama bow down to Dictators, Potentates, and Islamic Kings?
Why would Obama say that he gave the order to kill the long-dead Osama bin Laden, and then bury the forensic proof of this ‘re-elect me deed’ at sea?
(NOTE: Even Navy SEAL Mark Owen, author of ‘No Easy Day’, said that they couldn’t identify the person they killed and carried away as Osama bin Laden. One of Obama’s ‘people’ had to ‘ID’ it in a hangar in Iraq – before they flew the ‘body’ away again for ‘burial at sea’, a non-Muslim ‘Muslim tradition’).
Articles: The Most Open Administration in History… “Consider that we have a president whose word simply cannot be trusted. ~ Alan Caruba calls him a “Wannabe Dictator” and Obama’s own words prove the case. He bypasses Congress at every turn and his executive orders “grant [him] total power over every aspect of life in America in the event of an emergency or attack.” Additionally Obama has learned well the import of Hitler’s… ”
Consider that we have a president whose word simply cannot be trusted. Alan Caruba calls him a “Wannabe Dictator” and Obama‘s own words prove the case. He bypasses Congress at every turn and his executive orders “grant [him] total power over every aspect of life in America in the event of an emergency or attack.” Additionally Obama has learned well the import of Hitler’s comment that “all propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
Additionally, Obama is just fine with
A Department of Justice memo outlining his plan to kill American citizens at will.
• A Marxist aversion to capitalism, the engine that has made America so successful.
• An unrelenting assault on rich people, while hypocritically taking their donations for his own use and all the while actually threatening the livelihood of the middle class.
• A constant and unremitting debt that threatens to destroy the fabric of this country. In this clip Ronald Reagan “warned us about Obama.” since it is completely unsustainable for any country to maintain such debt.
• Deluging the country with immigration reform that threatens to add at least seven million people to Obamacare.
Greatest Generation the Most Entitled
Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:44:14 AM by Kaslin
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the “sequester” is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we must build on the legacy bequeathed to us by the New Deal and the Great Society. Republicans, who marshaled considerable support from older voters in their so-far losing battle against Obamacare, argue that we need to start fresh.
The question of the day: Did president Obama tax the US into recession?
Welcome to the new recession. TrimTabs tracking of real-time wages and salaries shows that the United States has entered into a recession this year. I had been predicting a slowdown after the big bump in December incomes due to the hike in taxes. It has taken a while for us to get a handle on income this year given all the changes in tax rates. But now enough time has passed that I can say I was right. The U.S. economy has slowed enough to enter into recession.
Senator Long calls for a constitutional convention
Northeast Indiana Public Radio ^ | 2-14-2013 | Brandon Smith
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:23:57 PM by digger48
Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Indiana needs to take the lead in assembling a constitutional convention of the states in an effort to rein in the federal government’s power. Long’s effort aims to produce an amendment to the Untied States Constitution.
To amend the Constitution in a state-initiated way, two-thirds of state legislatures must agree to convene a constitutional convention, at which the amendment is drafted. Three-fourths of the states must then approve the amendment for it to be ratified.
Many of us have questioned what causedRoberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as repo…, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent.
These facts may answer that question
Resistance to Obama Has Melted Away… “There isn’t any resistance to Obama anywhere, and it’s going to get worse even from this point. There’s no political impetus, there’s no perceived upside on the part of Republicans standing in the way of Obama.”
RUSH: Look, folks, I really don’t like being a “see, I told you so.” I mean, I know I do it a lot ’cause it happens a lot, and I used to even have a little jingle with it. “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah! See, I Told You So,” because it used to be somewhat unique.
Now it’s not difficult at all. It is important, however. I do, when relevant, like to remind you of things that you’ve heard in the past on this program that you may have forgotten, things that I’ve said. Here’s a story that leads into my point.
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:19:17 PM by Libloather
Obamacare outlawed underwriting by health insurance companies. In other words, if we are diagnosed with cancer, run 10Ks, have diabetes or a family history of heart attacks, we all pay the same price.
Fine. But there is one big exception. Smokers, who can be charged a huge insurance surcharge for their unhealthy habit.
I was a waitress at Applebee’s restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke.
This didn’t even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to take a picture of it at the end of the night.
Someone had scribbled on the receipt, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”
Secret agents patrolling the streets with a massive web of neighborhood snitches feeding them information about all those who oppose the Leader.
Intimidation by any means necessary for anyone who opposes anything deemed good for the State.
We’re talking about 1930s Germany, right?
Team Obama regularly sent out emails to his millions of supporters that made Hitler’s Brown Shirts in 1930s Germany pale in comparison to the number of agents.
Obama put out a call to the youth of America and told them he needed their help. He needed them to be strong, and loyal, and “turn in” anybody who wasn’t shouting “yes we can” to a “fundamentally changed America.” The president’s team went all in on the initiative. A website was launched. Social media leaders were mobilized.
Young people and old were “authorized” to listen in on conversations with family members, friends at coffeehouses, strangers on the subway. And if anything “suspect” was overheard, these newly deputized enforcement officers were to send an email to email@example.com, and rest easy again knowing those high-level functionaries in the White House would take appropriate action.
On August 1, 2009–just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term–former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to “take away” the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”:
And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in with guns in an attempt to take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan. You know that this is coming–that the two issues will somehow crop up and they’ll be tied together. So we have to be very wary of that.
For gun appreciation day (1/19), the following sign will hit 2 birds with 1 stone -
BACKGROUND CHECK OBAMA!
How dare he demand background-check on us when his background was NEVER checked!
They don’t want to background-check obama, then they cannot background check We the people!
You’re visiting your doctor because you have flu symptoms. After checking your heart, pulse and other vital signs, your doctor turns to you and asks, “By the way, the federal government has authorized me to ask you, What type and how many guns do you have in your home?”
Sounds like George Orwell’s “1984″?
It’s 2013. And if President Barack Obama gets his way by executive order, doctors across the country could play a key role in his new gun control initiative.
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On Wednesday morning, Obama released a sweeping 23 executive actions and orders he will take to limit gun usage.
by Doug Book, staff writer
Since the December 14th murder of 27 people prevented by law from defending themselves, the American left has worked overtime to intimidate, embarrass and harass 2nd Amendment supporters into relinquishing their God given right to keep and bear arms.
Gun and accessory bans, sales by private citizens outlawed, imminent threats of confiscation, millions in new taxes and fees and countless, law abiding citizens menaced with being summarily pronounced felons—all of these threats have been brought to bear on the American public by self-righteous hypocrites.
Yet a full month has gone by since the grisly, Sandy Hook killings and the far left has done nothing but bluster and provoke. Why is that?
By Lloyd Marcus
I was around nine years old when Dad took me to see the movie The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, at the Town Theater in downtown Baltimore. It was a big deal for us because the theater had just begun admitting blacks.
Etched in my brain is the scene when Moses came down from the mountain to witness the Israelites engrossed in an orgy of self-indulgence, celebrating the new god they created, a golden calf. They had abandoned God to worship a man-made false god.
I chastised fellow black Christians for worshiping a false god of skin-color, monolithically voting to give Obama a second term despite their awareness of his anti-biblical agenda. However, I have come to realize that the insidious spirit of anti-Christ emanating from the Obama administration has spread far and wide.
(“Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying…) ~ Chief Justice John Roberts schedules conference regarding Obama’s forged IDs.
U.S. Supreme Court ^ | 1/9/2013 | Chief Justice Roberts
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:13:25 PM by Elderberry
GUNNY G: HEY! WHERE ARE THOSE LINKS FOR INFOWARS, PP, ALTERNATIVE NEWS, UPDATES, STORIES, ETC.?????
They are up at the top of the Gunny G Blog Page!
Just under the banner.
Doesn’t need to be reposted daily there.
Thanx for asking!
News you won’t see on your living room screen.
Obama on Meet the Press… (“President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama.”)
President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama. “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda – I’m a pretty practical guy,” he explicitly stated, offering his
past four years in office as evidence.
It’s too bad “Meet the Press” doesn’t have a laugh track. Obama’s interviewer, David Gregory, was willing to flagrantly violate D.C. gun laws to beat up on NRA executive Wayne LaPierre, but when President Obama takes the stage to drop insane howlers like that, America’s top outlaw journalist just sits quietly and nods.
In truth, nothing about Obama’s record in office, re-election campaign, or fiscal cliff policy has been even slightly non-partisan or non-ideological. This kind of posturing gives partisanship and ideology a bad name – voters do band together into parties and vote for candidates based upon their campaign promises, after all. Whether or not either position is correct, a Republican’s ideological commitment to low taxes is no more illegitimate than Barack Obama’s stern ideological commitment to raising them.
America has brand-new Benedict Arnold… (” “That pretty much describes Justice Roberts, who gained the enthusiastic support of conservatives and other Constitution-lovers by virtue of his earlier rulings and judicial temperament, and yet betrayed that trust in a devastating way. And we still don’t know why he did it.”………..”)
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
“There are lots of bad guys out there who would qualify as ‘Villain of the Year,’ but precious few candidates for the ‘Benedict Arnold Award,’” explained WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian. “Benedict Arnold, after all, was a good guy; he was an American general in the Revolutionary War who fought valiantly on behalf of the Continental Army – that is, until, for reasons yet unknown, he defected to the British side and betrayed the cause he had formerly served.”
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Senate Democrats who helped pass ObamaCare are finally seeing what is in it and aren’t really so sure the massive tax increases mandated in the legislation will be good for their constituents, especially when it comes to the medical device tax which is set to further increase on January 1.
With some of their most influential constituent groups facing onerous tax increases that are slated to help fund the law’s mandates and regulations, Senators like Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and others — all of whom voted in favor of the law — are aiming to delay or outright repeal parts of ObamaCare.
South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act Declares ‘Obamacare’ Unconstitutional and invalid in South Carolina
A proposed bill sponsored by Rep. William Chumley of Spartanburg County, and designed to block ‘Obamacare’ in South Carolina, will be pre-filed in Columbia before the end of the year.
The South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act declares the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” passed by a “lame duck’ Democrat Congress and signed into law by President Obama, to be “unconstitutional,” “invalid” and “shall be considered null and void in this state.”
The description of the act reads as follows:
The hardest thing in psychiatry is to keep an open mind while sitting with a patient, who might be trying to provoke and manipulate the doctor, day after day, month after month. We want to understand troubled people, but people are complex. Psychiatric diagnoses are just reasonable guesses. Most human beings are much too mixed, much too complicated, and much too interesting to reduce to just a checklist.
Obama is the exception. Lots of people talk like narcissist s — when teenagers get grandiose, or when they start to lie to and manipulate their parents, it might be just a phase they’re going through. Lots of people preen and strut on life’s stage without losing their sense of proportion. But I think Obama just turned all his grandiose talk into irrevocable action. I don’t think we’ve had this extreme and radical a president ever before in American history. Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR took radical actions, but only at a time of huge national crises. We don’t have a national crisis today. Obama is our national crisis.
Strangers in a Strange Land (America as an Occupied Country) ~ “I wonder how many Americans, on the morning of November 7th, got up feeling something terrible had happened. From a number of my Republican friends, I got this impression. It wasn’t the same as 2008, when they got up feeling they’d lost the election.”
The sense of living in an occupied country has been growing on me for several decades now. I live in Canada, and am thus “a voice from America’s crazy attic” (Robertson Davies’ phrase, somewhat extended).
I was born into a different kind of country. Yet all my life I have been watching the transformation, watching the politicians at work, watching the incremental social fallout, without fully grasping the extent.
I wonder how many Americans, on the morning of November 7th, got up feeling something terrible had happened. From a number of my Republican friends, I got this impression. It wasn’t the same as 2008, when they got up feeling they’d lost the election.
by Doug Book, staff writer
Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has reneged on his campaign pledge to “block ObamaCare” being established in Ohio. And he has done it a way which would make Barack Obama proud—by lying through his teeth.
Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s claims, passing ObamaCare has not enabled most Americans to know what’s in it. But one thing has become clear to those who have studied this signature, power-play legislation of the left— courageous Republican governors can kill it.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can only infect the nation and the American people if states are willing either to set up state based ObamaCare exchanges, or “partner” with the federal government, thereby allowing an exchange to be installed and operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. BUT, although the federal government can “…by law TRY to impose a HHS-run federal exchange” in states which refuse to provide assistance, congress appropriated no money with which the government can build or operate it! And so far, the House has refused to provide that funding. (1)
In short, if a state does not accommodate the HHS by setting up a state-based exchange or acceding to a partnership, there will be no ObamaCare in the state. And if enough states hold the line, the Marxist healthcare scheme will fail.
By November 16th, the original deadline for states to advise the feds of their intentions concerning ObamaCare exchanges, 15 states had informed HHS that they would do NOTHING to allow the implementation of an ObamaCare exchange, most even passing legislation against the plan entering their state at all.
I am pumped! Governor Perry just told Cavuto that Texas will NOT be setting up a health care exchange under Obamacare. He also raised the 10th amendment as the basis for the sovereignty of Texas as a state.
Since the election there has been much discussion of the future of the Republican party. Can it ever again win a national election, or is it doomed to permanent minority status? The most common response has been that the party must “reach out” (i.e., compete in the offer of bribes) to the exploding Hispanic population. Rather neatly and deceitfully avoiding the obvious fact that Republican sponsorship of mass immigration is the cause of their minority status.
A few fringe commentators have urged that the party instead do more for its core constituency of conservative white people. But the party leadership has already repudiated this alternative in both word and deed. They have apologized for “the Southern strategy” ( though not for the numerous elections that it won for them). The alternative strategy would not be respectable, and no people are more terrified of being thought unrespectable than the Republican leadership. The world view of the Sixties revolutionaries is now the mainstream, and to challenge it identifies one at once as a clueless or malevolent occupant of the disreputable fringe.
Conspicuously absent from this discussion is any explanation of why the Republican party should continue to survive at all, must less flourish. Why should we care?
Gunny G: Reader Response…..see article/reader responses @ link-below!!!!!
…the more i find things that RR really said, the more i like him…..he called himself a conservative-libertarian, and that leaves lotsa folks in the lurch regarding what they call themselves and others…verrrryyy interesting…
First, Barack Obama told us the legislation he happily refers to as “Obamacare” was not a tax.Then, to make a Supreme Court defense of the legislation, his surrogates insisted it was a tax.But there’s more to this controversy than hypocrisy and having it both ways.
While Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shocked many by siding with the administration’s argument in the case against Obamacare, there is a major constitutional problem with defining the health-care mandate as a tax.And that’s why the Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging the Supreme Court decision in a case that could prove to determine whether the Constitution’s plain language about the conduct of federal government business means what it says.
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Remember when Sarah Palin was ridiculed as an alarmist nut job for suggesting Obamacare would usher in “death panels”? The New York Times called the “false ‘death panel’ rumor” a “boogey-man spell” that “resonated with some impressionable folk.”….
When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan—yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country—wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Servicesbegging for bucks.
While GOP vice-presidential hopeful Ryan today savages Obamacare as “irresponsible,” an editorial in the Nov. 1 The Nation magazine reports that on Dec. 10, 2010 Congressman Ryan wrote HHS “to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. to develop a new facility in Racine, Wis., an area within Ryan’s district.”
COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama began and ended his State of the Union address in January by heaping lavish praise upon the men and women of the military. He used words like “courage, selflessness and teamwork” to describe their ability to bravely accomplish each mission he set for them. The war in Iraq is over.
Paul Joseph Watson | Obama administration touts cybersecurity while conducting cyber warfare.
Prison Planet.com | Max Keiser reveals the true financial agenda behind QE3.
Prison Planet.com | Alex talks with historian and author Webster Tarpley about the situation in the Middle East.