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GOP Governors Accuse Obama of Politically Motivated National Guard Cuts
TIME ^ | February 24, 2014 | By Zeke J. Miller

Posted on 02/25/2014 1:00:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

Republican governors are accusing President Barack Obama of making politically motivated cuts to their states’ National Guard funding.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting between the President and the National Governors Association, the GOP governors said they were deeply troubled by Obama’s tone when asked about planned cuts to the National Guard. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Obama became ”aggressive” and that his tone “chilled the room quite a bit.”

“He basically said, ‘Many people in this room have asked for cuts, and now you getting ’em,’” Haley said at a news conference across from the White House at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, adding that her husband, a guardsman, just returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

She said Obama was trying to “punish all these people who are asking for debt reduction by cutting the National Guard. It’s just not a logical way to do things.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed Haley’s remarks, saying, “I hope that we’re not about to make a tragic mistake in this country by hollowing out our guard in our states in some political statement of ‘you’re all going to feel the pain,’ because that’s certainly what I heard from the President of the United States today.”

“As a matter of fact, he said in that meeting, he said, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you will hear from me,’” Perry recounted. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; defensespending; governors; nationalguard; obamagovernors; rga; rickperry

1 posted on 02/25/2014 1:00:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
It is nice that the governors are saying something, but it is still too tame for my liking. Maybe they are trying to play the PR game in public, but that approach hasn't gotten our side anywhere when it comes to His Excellency. And they need to remind everyone that the sequester cuts were Obama's idea in the first place because he refused to cut elsewhere. So many opportunities to go after this guy, and they continue wasting them.
2 posted on 02/25/2014 1:07:34 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

1. National Guard Members Vote.

2. If they cut the National Guard, this may be a good time to enlarge the “State Guard” as has been suggested by at least 1 TX Lt. Governor candidate.

3. Remember, November is Coming.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 1:07:58 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Little faggot's gonna get his someday.
4 posted on 02/25/2014 1:08:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The petulant child lashes out, just as he schemed with the Chysler - GM dealership closings.

And the corrupt MSM? Silence.

The corrupt MSM need to be the first once to go.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 1:08:58 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I hope so every day.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 1:09:45 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Nikki Haley 2016


7 posted on 02/25/2014 1:09:56 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This vindictive POTUS who worships at the feet of Saul Alinsky will do everything in his power to ensure that Conservatives suffer. The closing of the open air WWII National Monument is full evidence of what Obama thinks of military men and women.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 1:10:03 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
YU VILL DO AS I ORDER OF YU VILL PAY DA PRICE!!!
9 posted on 02/25/2014 1:11:10 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’m of mixed feelings on this one. Isn’t the National Guard capable of being activated and/or taken over by the Feds using an Executive Order? If it is then perhaps it would be better for all of the states to start up their own “State Guard” that does not answer to the Feds in any way shape or form and does NOT accept funding from the Feds.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 1:11:32 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Will somebody just take his strawberries and get it over with, please?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 1:13:45 PM PST by omegatoo (You know you'll get your money's worth...become a monthly donor!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

By design for many reasons. A big one being that a small national guard in a seceding state will have little chance against the might of big govt armed agencies.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 1:16:09 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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13 posted on 02/25/2014 1:16:54 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The South had it right, to fight against federal control of the states.

Now only if we could find 38 states that could agree on this.....they could go tell the feds to jump in the lake, fire Congress and the Executive Branch, hell even the Supreme Court.

.........If only


14 posted on 02/25/2014 1:18:04 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Everybody loves spending cuts until it’s their ox that is getting gored.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 1:20:13 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Nothing to become upset about.

It won't be long before Commander-In-Chief Obama finishes building and equipping his Civilian National Security Force.
Then we won't need the National Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the
national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian
national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as
well-funded."

-- Barack Hussein Obama


16 posted on 02/25/2014 1:24:20 PM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So, the commie his starting to spread his wings. Without the MSM the guy would be a whimpering groveler. If a Republican president had said what Obama, the proven liar, said...well, you know the rest.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 1:25:29 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: DoodleDawg

So Obamacare destroyed Medicare (which folks paid into for many decades...though I am not a fan) and the worlds best medical care in the works. and zero has not cut his funding to the do nothing POS losers that are his constituents. Food stamps have quintupled and SS disability is given to anyone who has a brushed psyche and you make a statement about some ones ox getting gored????

Really????


18 posted on 02/25/2014 1:31:11 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
So Obamacare destroyed Medicare (which folks paid into for many decades...though I am not a fan) and the worlds best medical care in the works. and zero has not cut his funding to the do nothing POS losers that are his constituents. Food stamps have quintupled and SS disability is given to anyone who has a brushed psyche and you make a statement about some ones ox getting gored????

Cuts will have to come from everywhere - Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Agriculture, and yes, Defense. Instead of bitching and moaning about their National Guard cuts the governors should have been out there asking when the president was going to start identifying his cuts in entitlements as well?

19 posted on 02/25/2014 1:36:33 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The comments at your link are quite hilarious.

The libs are falling all over themselves to say the *crybaby* GOP only wants to cut spending if it means cutting food for others.

They truly do believe that food stamps are a right, but that national security (and our military) is a trivial nuisance.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 1:39:07 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long; All
"They (libs) truly do believe
that food stamps are a right,
but that national security (and our military)
is a trivial nuisance."


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21 posted on 02/25/2014 1:48:53 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jane Long

The answer is State Guards for every State... staffed by the Officer Class zero has been dismissing, who number in the hundreds.

I was wondering earlier about financing greatly expanded State Guards by private funding, such as restaurants, car washes, etc. Fund our own guards and bring in all the great guys in fed.mil who are pained to have to call zero CINC.

I think the whole Guard conversation was a ‘message’ to zero, and it’s about time.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 1:50:58 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: DoodleDawg

Zer0 always puts a blind eye toward those who wants to suggest that his and holders people should have to go out and work. It’s payback time for whitey and nothing any one does save impeachment will stop it. And impeachment is racist so the GOPe in the house covers their eyes and hopes it goes away on its own.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 1:51:09 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: musicman

PERFECT!!


24 posted on 02/25/2014 1:53:40 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Iron Munro

What happens when Homeland Security is bigger then our Military? If not already with city/counties tie ins?

Does Homeland Security take an oath like our Military does? I can’t find it.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 2:35:11 PM PST by T-Boy (Godspeed for our troops.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

So, the commie his starting to spread his wings. Without the MSM the guy would be a whimpering groveler. If a Republican president had said what Obama, the proven liar, said...well, you know the rest.


Stop blaming the media for everything. The real problem is a lack of an engaged opposition party to the rampaging marxists.

The kenyan told a bunch of lies in his Super Bowl interview. The GOP couldn’t be bothered to engage him regarding that. That is 100% on the useless beltway GOP and has nothing to do with the MSM. Until the GOP has a unified message and engaged game plan it really doesn’t matter what the MSM does. The GOP will continue losing.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 2:39:47 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Back to the ‘punish our enemies’ part. This is a thugocracy, plain and simple. 0bama is a vengeful, spiteful, dangerous prick. Reaching for levels of armtwisting, outright threatening of states’ sovereignty if they don’t bend to his will. I can write no more without getting flagged.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 3:08:36 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
‘Many people in this room have asked for cuts, and now you getting ’em,’

Who would have believed we would see the day that a U.S. President speaks like a pants-dragging ghetto thug?

28 posted on 02/25/2014 3:11:58 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is actually sone good news. Hopefully this will encourage some states to pull out of the national guard entirely. State guards are the way to go.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 3:45:08 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Liberty in our Lifetime - WWW.FreeStateProject.org)
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To: The Working Man

You’re absolutely correct. The Federal government provides the funding. If the national guards are not being used in some third world catbox, the governor can use them for something else. Such as disaster relief. More often than not in the last 20 years the national guards have been used as troops in foreign wars.

The states would be wise to recognize TANSTAAFL and have their own state guard. There are a lot of unexplored angles that the states have yet to explore, like heavily arming their state guards or their unorganized militias.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 3:55:42 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Liberty in our Lifetime - WWW.FreeStateProject.org)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; DollyCali; don-o; Force of Truth; Gator113; MontaniSemperLiberi; nakutny; ...
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Obama became ”aggressive” and that his tone “chilled the room quite a bit.”

Nikki, you're too kind.

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31 posted on 02/25/2014 4:04:22 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: The Working Man

True every state should start their own. Its time to have freedom anyway. think Obama may inspire a new America, but not the his handlers want.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 4:27:15 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Little black helicopters flying low and fast. No markings, armament fitted. This is part of the deficit spending to enforce change. Against the ? 14 million hunters in Wisconsin alone say bring it on.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 4:27:20 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: lodi90
Stop blaming the media for everything. The real problem is a lack of an engaged opposition party to the rampaging marxists.

Agreed. Partially.

34 posted on 02/25/2014 4:49:34 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
[Art.] [Perry quoting Obozo]
‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you will hear from me,’....

Street thug. You be bad.

We'll see if you keep that up at your trial. In Idaho.

35 posted on 02/25/2014 6:37:03 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: txhurl
The answer is State Guards for every State

or at least every Red state :)

36 posted on 02/25/2014 8:07:42 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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