Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
November 29, 2014
Government - “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Politics – The primary executive order issue is that Obama crossed the separation of powers line between enforcing the law (his proper role) and rewriting laws that do not suit him.
Politics – Contrary to administration spin, Reagan and Bush used executive orders to clarify laws passed by Congress, but Congress decided not to pass a law so Obama created one.
Scandal – The House Committee report on Benghazi found “no evidence” that there was a standdown order or denial of support, but those on the ground were victims of this coverup.
Scandal – Among the 42,000 released Fast & Furious documents was proof that the White House colluded with Justice Department to suppress coverage by Sharyl Attkisson at CBS.
Scandal – Now that the administration has located Lois Lerner’s emails, there is proof that the IRS improperly disclosed of taxpayer information to the White House.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: pointless riots when lynching is refused and the firing of Defense Secretary Hagel.
Politics – Hillary Clinton’s support is leaking at a dramatic rate as her infallibility crumbles, her accomplishments disappear, and her policies look like more of the same failed policies.
Politics – Chuck Schumer is very visible on Capitol Hill, but he is one of the most partisan politicians who is attempting to influence the party to become even more leftist and divisive.
Leadership - “Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.” William J. Clinton.
Debt – Our national debt is approaching $18 trillion, and if we decided to pay it all back at a rate of $1 billion per day, it would take nearly 50 years!
Healthcare – The Obama administration admitted that they erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage, and now is lowering estimates on 2015 enrollment.
Healthcare – In 2009, Obama issued an executive order restricting ObamaCare funds for abortion, but in 2015 coverage has been expanded to pay for abortion on demand.
Healthcare – In 2009, Obama emphasized that no illegal immigrants would be eligible for ObamaCare benefits, but now the administration is rewriting the rules to allow this eligibility.
Immigration – Immigration is NOT broken, only the willingness to enforce it… the most generous legal immigration system in the world admitting more legal permanent resident immigrants with a clear path to citizenship that all the rest of the worlds’ nations combined.
Immigration – ICE is carrying a caseload of 1.8 million aliens who are either in removal proceedings or have already been ordered removed, but who have not left the country.
Immigration – Since ICE found enough resources and funds to disperse thousands of illegal immigrant children across the U.S., then find the funds to deport them back to their homes.
Immigration – Obama unveiled an executive “action” that suspends the deportation of as many as 5 million illegal aliens for the remainder of his term of office, but aliens remain illegal.
Taxes – Obama doesn’t understand “inversions” why corporations are relocating abroad to escape the world’s highest corporate tax rates and the “worldwide tax” on domestic firms.
Energy – After embracing green renewable energy in 2007, Google is now pulling the plug on its investments in renewable energy because the technology does not work.
Environment – Anthropogenic Global Warming is an unproven environmental hypothesis (theory) whose testing undermined its credibility, and has become ALL COST, NO BENEFIT!
Sexuality – In a 2001 study, 46% of homosexual men and 22% of homosexual women reported have been molested by someone of the same gender.
Crime – “Ferguson is the product of a new generation of Sharptons, ambitious activists feeding hate, of the New Black Panther Party’s obsession with becoming relevant, of the ragged hipster ends of Occupy Wall Street drifting from occupation to occupation, of Muslim agents dreaming of turning African-Americans into a fifth column and of Obama’s clumsy efforts to keep on playing community organizer by feeding racial grievances and then pretending to rise above them.”
Crime – The grand jury in Ferguson, MO heard all the facts and refused to indict (lynch) a police officer for doing his job, despite pressure from race-hustlers and our government.
Civil Rights – Obama’s legacy was supposed to be as a post-racial uniter, but instead he fomented racial crises, selectively enforced laws, prejudged criminal incidents, endorsed false narratives, and effectively destroyed the perception of 150 years of racial progress.
Defense - “I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy.” George W. Bush.
Defense – Obama is finding it hard to find a Secretary of Defense who will knowingly dismantle our defenses in a time of increased external threats.
GWOT – Islam is the religion of peace… through conquest, forcing the conversion of every human being to the correct strain of Islam, or payment of “tribute,” or death!
GWOT – Obama continues to release Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo, slowly emptying the prison, and ignoring their quick return to the battlefield as heroes.
Middle East – In Afghanistan as in Iraq, when domestic politics supercede national security imperatives, the result is confused missions, unclear objectives, and increased casualties.
Iran – If preventing development of nuclear weapons is the objective, this administration is a COMPLETE FAILURE, but if the appearance of a deal is the objective, they missed their date.