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  • Cruz to House GOP: Punt Spending Debate Into 2015

    09/11/2014 1:53:48 AM PDT · 1 of 5
    Cincinatus' Wife
    NOW from RUSH Limbaugh:

    The Establishment's Plan for the Lame-Duck Congress

    Rush Limbaugh transcript - September 10, 2014

    RUSH: You might have to look a little harder to find this. But it involves the Republicans in Washington and lobbyists and the funding of the government through the end of the year via a continuing resolution and some of the things the Republican Party has planned, which many of its supporters are going to consider to be yet again another sellout and yet again another participation by the party in the expansion of government, the expansion of spending and a firming up of the relationship between the party and K Street lobbyists.

    There is much concern about this that's happening in our nation's capital today, but it is not anywhere on the radar because of the Ray Rice situation and the president's speech on ISIS tonight. But I'm gonna spend some time on that before our busy broadcast comes to a screeching halt later this afternoon to bring you up to speed on that. It's disconcerting, it's upsetting, it's uncalled for.

    We're here on the verge of a major victory, not because of anything we're doing, by the way. We're just the opposition. We're on the verge of snatching a measure of defeat. We're gonna take some steps that are totally unnecessary to take involving the budget, involving spending and letting the Regime have some things that it wants because actually the Washington establishment, both parties, wants these things. But they are things, they are policies, if you will, I don't mean to be speaking cryptically but I don't want to give it all away here, but they're things that you wouldn't do if you were planning on winning big. And yet it appears these things are on the table.

    Continuing resolution during the lame duck. Getting some votes from members of Congress who are leaving at the end of this term so they won't be able to be held accountable for their votes on this. The continuing resolution, funding of the government, the revival and survival of the import-export bank. Just a bunch of stuff that if we were serious about reversing some of the things that have happened the last six years we wouldn't be involved with, we wouldn't be doing.

    Folks, basically what it is -- and I don't... I just hate this. I hate having to report this stuff. I'm not comfortable. What's going on -- I mean, if I had to boil it down to a nutshell -- is the stage is being set for a huge bunch of crony capitalist relationships that will be forged during the lame-duck session of Congress, primarily after the November elections.

    One of the ways this is going to happen is the continuing resolution. We continue to flout the entire budget process, so we're gonna have a continuing resolution, and the threat is gonna be bandied back and forth about another government shutdown to put pressure on Republicans. But what is being contemplated now is to pass a continuing resolution only through December, which would make it somewhat small in scope, making it supportable.

    The purpose of a continuing resolution only through December is to get the support of lame-duck members of Congress (especially Republicans) to vote for more spending -- and they might even roll amnesty into this, as well as other policies and programs -- before a new Congress is sworn in. In other words, there's gonna be a lame-duck Congress after the election in November.

    The new Congress gets sworn in in January. There is a stratagem that's been developed to ram a whole lot of things through in the lame-duck session voted on by people who may be leaving office, for whom there will not be any further accountability, and it will cement ties with Republicans and Democrats to lobbyists on K Street, the whole crony corporatism (crony socialism, I call it) arrangement that's that that has now taken place in Washington.

    It used to be thought that Big Business was Republican. They wanted government out of everybody's life, including their own. They wanted to compete on the basis of merit. They wanted to go out there and beat their competitors into the mud, and they wanted the government out of the way and they wanted to eliminate regulation.

    Now it's the exact opposite. Corporations have decided it's easier to get in bed with government and let the government take care of their competition by wiping 'em out, with regulations that the cronies are immune to. I mentioned this many, many weeks ago now when pointing out how, for example, Walmart, out of the clear blue, is doing everything to help Obamacare get passed.

    Walmart!

    You say, "Wha...? What? Why?"

    Because they know their competitors can't afford it. What better way to get rid of competitors than make 'em have to close shop 'cause they can't afford Obamacare, when Walmart can? Costco is another one. Costco is in support of raising the federal minimum wage because they claim they can afford to pay it to their people but their competitors can't. So it's this kind of crony relationship that really sprang to life with the Obama administration.

    General Electric was one of the early signatories to this. Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO, signed on, on the premise of advancing "clean energy" with government grants and all this, but he wasn't alone. There were others. You remember the left always ripped Halliburton, claiming that Halliburton had a relationship with Bush 'cause Cheney used to run it, and we went to war only so Halliburton could profit?

    Well, that was bogus, but that's the kind of a stuff that actually is going on here, and there is a stratagem to plan and set up even more of it in the lame-duck session. They could include amnesty in it before the new Congress is sworn in. This kind of thing happened in 2010, before the Tea Party landslide election. Well, after the election, but before the Tea Party Congress was sworn in.

    Remember when in the House, the Republicans swept back into control with 50 or 60 some odd seats because of the Tea Party midterm victories in 2010? There was a lame-duck session of Congress where all kinds of stuff was done. Democrats and Republicans of the establishment alike got together and rammed through a bunch of stuff before the Tea Party guys got there and had a chance to vote on it.

    Speaker Boehner has announced the Export/Import Bank is gonna be funded in the next continuing resolution. Do you know what the Export/Import Bank is? It's a welfare program for huge international corporations that use tax dollars to subsidize their exports. Export/Import Bank is simply a way for Big Business to have government support in running their day-to-day affairs. IMF is another one. There are all of these massive funds of money, and the corporate tie is paid for in support for candidates.

    It's a back scratch kind of thing, but it is crony socialism or capital, however you wanna call it, to the max degree. The point here is that I have been advised by several insiders that there's all kinds of this that's being planned even as we speak. Now, the way this is manifesting itself is that the House and Senate Republican leaders are telling everybody in private that the very best thing they're gonna be able to do is to get a continuing resolution 'til December. That's the best thing they can supposedly get. That's it. That's the max.

    So the question is why would Senate Republicans be telling Republicans in the House that, "Hey, all we need to do is pass this continuing resolution 'til December and go on"? They're being told that there's gonna be a vote Thursday on this massive continuing resolution that just got filed. They're big. They can't be read quickly. You can stuff a whole lot of stuff into a continuing resolution. And nobody reads legislation anymore anyway. Witness Obamacare.

    The Republican leaders back in 2010, they promised, "You put us in charge of the minority and we're gonna make sure that there's time to read the bill." Remember that? Put us in the majority and we'll make sure the bill is read. They were promising this to the Tea Party people. The Tea Party people voted in great numbers. Nobody had read Obamacare and yet they voted on it, and it was a disaster. So the Republicans claiming to hear the voters, hey, put us in power, part the campaign, and we will always give enough time to read the bill.

    But this is Wednesday and the CR supposedly is gonna be submitted and voted on tomorrow. There won't be time to vote on it. And the vote is to extend it only until December. And again, the key to that is it's before the new Congress is sworn in. And it's not just the Democrats, too. There's some Republicans in the Senate who want a continuing resolution that only goes to December, despite the fact that virtually everybody is thinking the Republicans are going to take over the majority in the Senate, so why not wait for that, is the thing.

    If the Republicans are gonna have the House and the Senate, if you just wait 'til January, why do all this stuff before then? And the answer is because it might not be able to get done after the new Congress is sworn in. So keep a sharp eye, folks. The establishment is circling the wagons and doing what it can to, I don't know, enrich or protect itself against whatever happens in the election and what then might result from Republican control of the House and the Senate.

    You know, Ted Cruz went to the floor of the Senate yesterday. The Democrats, Dingy Harry, have mounted a piece of legislation that's actually an attack on the First Amendment. They're attempting, and I'm not kidding when I tell you that the end result of this bill, I mean, this is Soviet. This bill would prevent criticism of politicians, elected officials, and officeholders in Washington. You'd be under penalty of punishment. And Cruz went to the floor of the Senate last night and said (paraphrasing), "You know what? This means the end of Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live could be fined out of existence."

    So he went to that idiot Al Franken who used to write for SNL, "Hey, Al, you're supporting this damn thing. You actually think your buds at Saturday Night Live should be criminals?" And Franken's usual answer was, "Buuuuu. Uhhhhh. I have a meeting." I mean, this is the height of arrogance. These people now think they are above criticism. And some of this, not all of it, but some of it descends from Citizens United. They're still fuming over that. They're still fuming over the fact that corporations are people now and can donate to political campaigns. There's all kinds of ways they're trying to shut that down, and any criticism whatsoever. The Incumbents Protection Act or some such thing.

  • America’s Most Infamous Drunk Driving DA Sets Up to Persecute Another Republican

    09/10/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT · 4 of 19
    Cincinatus' Wife to smoothsailing
  • Is a midterm wave forming

    09/10/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · 1 of 42
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 6:19:47 AM PDT · 19 of 23
    Cincinatus' Wife to MaggiesPitchfork

    AND they stick together - they don’t flinch and break ranks.

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 6:13:04 AM PDT · 33 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to skinkinthegrass

    You got it!

  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 6:12:02 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    Cincinatus' Wife to Bratch

    No kidding.

  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/10/2014 6:02:32 AM PDT · 157 of 183
    Cincinatus' Wife to txrangerette
  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT · 9 of 23
    Cincinatus' Wife to Bogey78O

    The civil comments he requested (to test-out if we’ve learned how to behave correctly) are coming in over at The Hill.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/217199-the-death-of-civil-discourse

  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 5:00:49 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    Cincinatus' Wife to iowamark

    LoL!!

    : )

    If the shoe fits...

  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 4:50:59 AM PDT · 1 of 23
    Cincinatus' Wife
    THREE STUNNING DEMOCRAT SCANDALS just surfacing!

    Issa: Justice Dept. staffer made a bad call "Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications director is being accused of calling the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Republican staff and asking for help spinning a story. The twist? The GOP staff alleges that Holder’s spokesman thought he was talking to the Democrats.

    Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Holder on Monday about the incident, saying he was “extremely troubled” that the Justice Department may have been trying to coordinate with the minority staff on the release of documents to the committee regarding the Internal Revenue Service targeting certain political groups.

    Issa’s letter claims that Brian Fallon asked for a specific committee aide and then told that person that he wanted to get materials to “interested reporters” before sending them to the majority, so that the agency could spin the story first....

    Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs "A Democratic district attorney who has pursued Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker over alleged campaign finance violations told a fellow prosecutor that his crying wife, a union official, drove him to hunt the governor and his conservative allies because of his anti-union laws feared by organized labor.

    The explosive revelation came Tuesday as lawyers for Milwaukee DA John Chisholm began two days of oral arguments in a Chicago courtroom over earlier rulings that effectively ended his wide-ranging investigation.

    The investigation aimed to show that conservative groups were illegally working hand-in-hand with Walker's office when they ran 'issue ads' pressing the case that public employee unions should face reforms. Such arrangements, attorneys say, are common on both sides of the political aisle – including President Barack Obama's longstanding coordination with Priorities USA Action and other 'super PACs.'

    Leaders of virtually every conservative political nonprofit in the Badger State, 29 in all, have found themselves swept up in Chisholm's criminal probe as they were hit with pre-dawn raids that seized their computers, cell phones, email records – and even a child's iPad.

    Armed police kept many of them from contacting their lawyers or corralling their children in some cases while they executed searches initiated by Chisholm over a period of a year and a half.

    Republicans have accused Chisholm of using heavy-handed tactics, furthered by police using floodlights to illuminate suburban homes as flashing squad cars jammed driveways and cul-de-sacs."..............

    IRS chief’s legal adviser spread word of missing e-mails to Treasury lawyer "Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified this summer that he played no part in spreading word of the agency’s controversial missing e-mails to the Treasury Department or the White House. But one of his closest advisers apparently did.....

    Republican lawmakers have suggested that the IRS collaborated with the Treasury Department and the executive’s office to control damage from the IRS targeting scandal. The White House learned about the missing e-mails in April, two months before the IRS informed the congressional committees that had requested the records for investigations..........."

  • GOP’s Benghazi committee prepares for media spotlight [next week: C-SPAN and cable news]

    09/10/2014 4:36:50 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    Cincinatus' Wife to Ann Archy

    Really!

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 4:20:56 AM PDT · 26 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to kearnyirish2; All
    Democrat corruption runs rampant from the top down. It's so widespread they can't keep it under wraps.

    Sept 9, 2014

    Issa: Justice Dept. staffer made a bad call "Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications director is being accused of calling the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Republican staff and asking for help spinning a story. The twist? The GOP staff alleges that Holder’s spokesman thought he was talking to the Democrats.

    Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Holder on Monday about the incident, saying he was “extremely troubled” that the Justice Department may have been trying to coordinate with the minority staff on the release of documents to the committee regarding the Internal Revenue Service targeting certain political groups.

    Issa’s letter claims that Brian Fallon asked for a specific committee aide and then told that person that he wanted to get materials to “interested reporters” before sending them to the majority, so that the agency could spin the story first....

    [SNIP]

    ...In the letter, first reported Tuesday by the Hill newspaper, Issa determines that the call is an indication of a “longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member [Elijah] Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under the table coordination.

    [SNIP]

    Becca Watkins, a spokeswoman for the oversight panel, emphasized that point in an e-mailed statement, saying Fallon’s alleged conspiring compromised the checks and balances of the federal government.

    Issa also claims that upon realizing that he was talking to a Republican staffer, Fallon was “audibly shaken” and tried to recant his request to leak the documents early."

  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/10/2014 4:17:31 AM PDT · 150 of 183
    Cincinatus' Wife to Kaslin
    Issa: Justice Dept. staffer made a bad call "Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications director is being accused of calling the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Republican staff and asking for help spinning a story. The twist? The GOP staff alleges that Holder’s spokesman thought he was talking to the Democrats.

    Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Holder on Monday about the incident, saying he was “extremely troubled” that the Justice Department may have been trying to coordinate with the minority staff on the release of documents to the committee regarding the Internal Revenue Service targeting certain political groups.

    Issa’s letter claims that Brian Fallon asked for a specific committee aide and then told that person that he wanted to get materials to “interested reporters” before sending them to the majority, so that the agency could spin the story first....

    [SNIP]

    ...In the letter, first reported Tuesday by the Hill newspaper, Issa determines that the call is an indication of a “longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member [Elijah] Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under the table coordination.

    [SNIP]

    Becca Watkins, a spokeswoman for the oversight panel, emphasized that point in an e-mailed statement, saying Fallon’s alleged conspiring compromised the checks and balances of the federal government.

    Issa also claims that upon realizing that he was talking to a Republican staffer, Fallon was “audibly shaken” and tried to recant his request to leak the documents early."

  • GOP’s Benghazi committee prepares for media spotlight [next week: C-SPAN and cable news]

    09/10/2014 4:14:38 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    Cincinatus' Wife to Ann Archy
    Speaking of investigations and Elijah Cummings......

    Issa: Justice Dept. staffer made a bad call "Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications director is being accused of calling the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Republican staff and asking for help spinning a story. The twist? The GOP staff alleges that Holder’s spokesman thought he was talking to the Democrats.

    Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Holder on Monday about the incident, saying he was “extremely troubled” that the Justice Department may have been trying to coordinate with the minority staff on the release of documents to the committee regarding the Internal Revenue Service targeting certain political groups.

    Issa’s letter claims that Brian Fallon asked for a specific committee aide and then told that person that he wanted to get materials to “interested reporters” before sending them to the majority, so that the agency could spin the story first....

    [SNIP]

    ...In the letter, first reported Tuesday by the Hill newspaper, Issa determines that the call is an indication of a “longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member [Elijah] Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under the table coordination.

    [SNIP]

    Becca Watkins, a spokeswoman for the oversight panel, emphasized that point in an e-mailed statement, saying Fallon’s alleged conspiring compromised the checks and balances of the federal government.

    Issa also claims that upon realizing that he was talking to a Republican staffer, Fallon was “audibly shaken” and tried to recant his request to leak the documents early."

  • GOP’s Benghazi committee prepares for media spotlight [next week: C-SPAN and cable news]

    09/10/2014 2:57:37 AM PDT · 1 of 9
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 2:34:56 AM PDT · 17 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to Kozak; All

    ................”Since Chisholm prosecuted an unrelated 2009 embezzlement case that Walker’s office urged him to take up when he was a county executive, conservatives have wondered why the DA expanded the probe into what Wisconsin insiders call a ‘John Doe’ investigation – ensnaring dozens of Walker’s aides and allies once he became governor in 2010.

    The John Doe proceeding, peculiar to Wisconsin, allowed Chisholm to enforce a gag order demanding complete secrecy from his targets and potential witnesses, prohibiting them from discussing the case, defending themselves in public or firing back when damaging documents were leaked to the press.

    Chisholm has persisted despite defeats in every court that has weighed in.”..............

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2750225/Report-Crying-wife-drove-Democratic-DA-target-Republican-governor-s-staff-conservative-activists-five-year-investigation.html

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 2:26:38 AM PDT · 16 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to skinkinthegrass; dennisw; All
    Related: [just in case we get complacent about 2014, 2016]

    July 2011: Democrats Unveil the Weapon of the Future

    ".......[SNIP - the list of attacks]

    ....This is an extraordinary series of events, of a type that we haven't witnessed before. Even more singular is the legacy media's insistence on covering the story (with the exception of the siege of Madison, which got the standard "unions unbound" treatment) as if it were commonplace to the point of boredom. It is no such thing; it is an ideological campaign of a magnitude and breadth that we have not seen in quite some time, if ever.

    What all this amounts to is the baptism of fire of what I have taken to calling the "liberal superstructure." This superstructure is the vast constellation of advocacy groups, think tanks, single-issue outfits, unions, and various other flotsam constructed by the left over the past half-century or so. There are literally thousands of these groups, ranging from the ACLU and the Sierra Club with their hundreds of thousands of members to the local "Friends of the People's Venezuela" outfit which amounts to a retired feminism professor and her six cats. These organizations are ubiquitous, universal, and networked to a fare-thee- well. They are also liberalism's last great hope of controlling politics in the United States.

    It's scarcely arguable that, in the political sense, liberalism is on the ropes. Obama spent their last nickel. They have lost the House and will lose the Senate, with little chance of regaining them in the near future. The same is true of the White House once the messiah gets the bum's rush come 2012. Liberalism is on the skids, its programs uniform failures, its ideology barren, its slogans worn out, its long hold on the independents being relentlessly pared down by the Tea Parties.

    So what is a political movement to do, particularly one as fanatic and apocalyptic as this one? Well, if you have an alternate system made up of outside organizations not subject to governmental oversight, a system populated with self-selected fanatics and true believers, a system poised and ready to march, you can do what was done in Wisconsin. You can turn the superstructure loose to threaten the public peace, smash things up, abuse the electoral process, create a media spectacle, and pressure the state to do things your way. You can use nonpolitical organizations (in the electoral sense) to get a political result.

    All the groups involved in the Wisconsin campaign were superstructure groups. The unions, the very core organizations of the superstructure, without which it's no more than a pack of vegetarians and aging hippies. The media, which serves as its propaganda arm. And the judiciary, which is broadly infiltrated by leftist partisans whose allegiance has been awarded to something other than the law. ......................."

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 1:41:24 AM PDT · 10 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to skinkinthegrass; All
    IRS chief’s legal adviser spread word of missing e-mails to Treasury lawyer "Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified this summer that he played no part in spreading word of the agency’s controversial missing e-mails to the Treasury Department or the White House. But one of his closest advisers apparently did.....

    Republican lawmakers have suggested that the IRS collaborated with the Treasury Department and the executive’s office to control damage from the IRS targeting scandal. The White House learned about the missing e-mails in April, two months before the IRS informed the congressional committees that had requested the records for investigations..........."

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 1:10:56 AM PDT · 6 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to goldstategop; All
  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 1:02:48 AM PDT · 5 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to goldstategop; Joe Boucher

    Same Dem M.O. (less “weeping tears”) in Texas - with DA witch hunt of Tom DeLay, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Rick Perry.

  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Wis gov, staff & conservatives for 5 yrs

    09/10/2014 12:49:31 AM PDT · 1 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • Andrew Tahmooressi’s Imprisonment Is Something We Should Be Ashamed Of

    09/09/2014 12:45:31 AM PDT · 1 of 25
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • Why Do Peacenik Liberals Make War on Business?

    09/09/2014 12:29:56 AM PDT · 1 of 33
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 5:50:24 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    Cincinatus' Wife to ripley; lifeofgrace; txrangerette; All
    Liberals want individual values to go away. They are too personal, and create too many exceptions to all the rules for how they want society to function. Liberals aren’t really about helping those who are struggling. They’re not even about making everything fair, or equal. Liberals have a secret passion: the death of values, and the elevation of class rules and pragmatism above all else. Liberals want society to make the class rules, based on their own view of who should win and who should lose (society is code-speak for Liberal elites).

    Elites want SCIENCE (global warming or any issue they can manipulate by deeming it scientific, settled and therefore sacrosanct) to be our religion - government's religion.

    The Gell-Mann Effect

  • An Obamacare Test for Republicans [fight corporate welfare and crony capitalism]

    09/08/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT · 1 of 5
    Cincinatus' Wife
    The ENTIRE "hooks in our hide" called Obamacare needs pulled out by the roots.
  • The return of the politics of terror

    09/08/2014 4:46:50 AM PDT · 1 of 3
    Cincinatus' Wife
    Following the criticism, Obama on Friday tried to walk back his comments, saying ISIS must be destroyed and cannot be contained.

    He will expand on that idea when he delivers a televised address to the nation on Wednesday. Previewing his message in an interview with “Meet the Press” Sunday, Obama said that he wanted the American people to understand ISIS is “a serious threat” but that “we have the capacity to deal with it.”

    HE MEANS AMERICANS (and our allies) WILL NEED MORE RESTRICTIONS ON OUR FREEDOMS - More pat-downs, more wire taps, more EPA dictates and accusations about returning military being a problem - in other words, more fundamentally changing of America to "deal with it."

  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 4:26:04 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    Cincinatus' Wife to Alberta's Child

    Right.

    And Obamacare was given the first slot in the long line of ways the Left wants to “fundamentally change America,” ‘cause it is a serial killer of our Republic.

  • Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age - Soft liberalism is incapable of confronting the evil in man

    09/08/2014 4:21:50 AM PDT · 5 of 15
    Cincinatus' Wife to equaviator; driftless2

    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=24376

    “.........................Conservatives who think progressives are misinformed idealists will forever be blind-sided by the malice of the left—by the cynicism of those who pride themselves on principle, by the viciousness of those who champion sensitivity, by the intolerance of those who call themselves liberal, and by the ruthless disregard for the well-being of the downtrodden by those who preen themselves as social saints.

    Conservatives are caught by surprise because they see progressives as merely misguided, when in fact they are fundamentally misdirected. They are the messianists of a religious faith. But it is a false faith and a self-serving religion. Since the redeemed future that justifies their existence and rationalizes their hypocrisy can never be realized, what really motivates progressives is a modern idolatry: their limitless passion for the continuance of Them.”

  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 2:44:41 AM PDT · 7 of 22
    Cincinatus' Wife to Iron Munro

    Yes!

    ALL democrats are part and parcel of Obama’s destruction of the country (and his elevation of our and our allies’ enemies around the globe) - they are complicit with Obama’s action and inaction!

  • Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age - Soft liberalism is incapable of confronting the evil in man

    09/08/2014 2:13:00 AM PDT · 2 of 15
    Cincinatus' Wife to All
    On unfairness and inequity - the Left's call for "social justice":

    ".....In the end, the sick choice to behead someone — or kidnap people’s daughters, or incarcerate enemies-of-the-revolution in a Gulag, or herd Jews into gas chambers — is a free choice to do evil that can’t be explained away by the fact that others are wealthier than you........"

  • Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age - Soft liberalism is incapable of confronting the evil in man

    09/08/2014 2:07:27 AM PDT · 1 of 15
    Cincinatus' Wife
  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:41:36 AM PDT · 3 of 22
    Cincinatus' Wife to All

    A moment of Obama resolve and clarity? An Obama strategy?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573557/Flashback-Senator-Obama-pushed-destruction-15-000-TONS-ammunition-400-000-small-arms-1-000-anti-aircraft-missiles-Ukraine.html

    “As a U.S. senator, Barack Obama won $48 million in federal funding to help Ukraine destroy thousands of tons of guns and ammunition – weapons which are now unavailable to the Ukrainian army as it faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin during his invasion of Crimea.

    In August 2005, just seven months after his swearing-in, Obama traveled to Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine with then-Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar, touring a conventional weapons site.

    The two met in Kiev with President Victor Yushchenko, making the case that an existing Cooperative Threat Reduction Program covering the destruction of nuclear weapons should be expanded to include artillery, small arms, anti-aircraft weapons, and conventional ammunition of all kinds.

    After a stopover in London, the senators returned to Washington and declared that the U.S. should devote funds to speed up the destruction of more than 400,000 small arms, 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles, and more than 15,000 tons of ammunition..................................”

  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:32:45 AM PDT · 2 of 22
    Cincinatus' Wife to All

    “....Reagan believed in strength and might for self-protection. Obama believes in “might.” He thinks, Yes, I might do this and I might do that. I don’t know. The less I do, the better. I don’t want the responsibility of my acts.

    Remember when Obama was a senator in Illinois. He never took a position on anything. He was always “present.” But he was never really present. He has never been here for us...”

    http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/09/something_is_rotten_in_america.html

  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:26:57 AM PDT · 1 of 22
    Cincinatus' Wife
    Obama the impotent. It's all out of his control so he's not to blame. It's Congress. It's the GOP. It's the Tea Party. It's Bush. It's the Koch brothers. It's an upcoming election. It's out of his hands. Obama cries that social media is driving - confusing - the meaning of his message. Barack and Michelle and the State Department have #hashtagged but still Islamic terrorists rape and kill their way across the Middle East, illegals from around the world stream across our open boarder with Mexico, and Putin invades neighboring countries in his bid to reassemble the Soviet Union - invaders around the world laugh at the wide open road allowed by Obama as they continue unabated on their way to wherever they choose.

    Obama: Political Theater ‘Not Something That Comes Naturally to Me’

  • Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters

    09/07/2014 6:20:44 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    Cincinatus' Wife to VRW Conspirator; All
  • Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters

    09/07/2014 5:02:23 AM PDT · 7 of 32
    Cincinatus' Wife to All

    .....”The truth of the matter is — is that the politics did shift midsummer because” of the “surge in kids who were showing up at the border, got a lot of attention,” Obama said in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, which is set to air Sunday.’.......

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/216869-obama-blames-border-crisis-for-shifting-politics-midsummer

    “The truth” isn’t something Obama tells.


    “Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/03/Sharyl-Attkisson-Obama-Administration-Refusing-To-Tell-Congress-Where-illegal-Children-Went

  • Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters

    09/07/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT · 1 of 32
    Cincinatus' Wife
    I guess the Democrats milked as much as they could from the political pawns.

    But, I'm afraid that their "storm of criticism" is mostly theater and they'll be voting Democrat when they go into the polling booth.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/06/2014 1:15:32 AM PDT · 52 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to sarge83

    You don’t have a clue as to who I have supported and/or voted for the last 25 years.

    But characterizing me suits your agenda.

  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 4:56:30 AM PDT · 26 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to Senator_Blutarski; All

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/opinion/at-john-brennans-cia-confirmation-hearing.html

    NYT Editorial Board - Feb 7, 3013 - Re: John Brennan’s CIA confirmation:

    “.......Mr. Brennan’s current job as President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser has required him to keep the nation safe from a vicious, determined and ever-changing enemy. The Senate should confirm him to the new post, in which we hope he does not forget that the heightened danger does not free the executive branch from oversight or the normal system of checks and balances.”

  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 4:39:08 AM PDT · 23 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to PennsylvaniaMom; All
    From Steve Hayes' piece:

    " The CIA, now under the direction of John Brennan, who had moved back to the agency from the White House, sought once again to limit DIA/CENTCOM’s access to the documents. And some analysts at the CTC were becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the analysis in “Letters from Abbottabad.” According to three sources with knowledge of the handling of the documents, at least one CTC analyst drafted a memo—sometimes referred to as an “affidavit”—describing how the conclusions of the study would have been different had analysts been provided access to the full range of documents. The Weekly Standard asked CTC director Liam Collins about the memo in April. He responded: “I’m not tracking you on that.” Collins denied that anyone at CTC had written or distributed such a memo, and he reiterated his denial this month.

    But one U.S. intelligence official, told of Collins’s claim, scoffed, “It exists. Period.”

    -------------------------

    "CIA-Brennan-cover-up" seems to come up a lot.

    I watched Bret Baier interview 3 of the CIA contractors last night (a special will be run on Fox tonight with the full interview - covering details in their book, "13 Hours").

    In the clip on Baier's show last night they said that the station chief [whose identity is concealed; he's referred to as "Bob"] WAS ON THE PHONE in front of these CIA contractors, as they kept telling him that they had to go and help Stevens; they were repeatedly told by "Bob" (who was on the phone) "no" to wait and to "stand down." The CIA contractors believe that if they had those lost 30 minutes back, Amb Stevens would be alive today. After waiting 30 minutes the CIA commandos defied orders and took off in an attempt to help the Americans only 1/2 mile away.

    Yet, the NYT's account twists it:

    NYT: New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue "....American officials have previously acknowledged that the Central Intelligence Agency security team paused to try to enlist support from Libyan militia allies. But the book is the first detailed account of the extent of the delay, its consequences for the rescue attempt, and who made the decisions.

    The commandos’ account — which fits with the publicly known facts and chronology — suggests that the station chief issued the “stand down” orders on his own authority. He hoped to enlist local Libyan militiamen, and the commandos speculate that he hoped the Libyans could carry out the rescue alone to avoid exposing the C.I.A. base.

    No meaningful Libyan help ever materialized.

    In an emailed statement on Thursday, a senior intelligence official said “a prudent, fast attempt was made to rally local support for the rescue effort and secure heavier weapons.” The official said “there was no second-guessing those decisions being made on the ground” and “there were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support.”

    The commandos were former members of American Special Forces teams hired by the intelligence agency as private contractors. Two of the team, both former Navy Seals, died fighting the attackers at the C.I.A. base later that night. Five others are credited as co-authors of “13 Hours,” which was written with their cooperation by Mitchell Zuckoff, a professor of journalism at Boston University. Mark Geist, Kris Paronto and John Tiegen are credited by name, and two of the authors use pseudonyms......"

  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 2:22:01 AM PDT · 6 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife to All
    ".........it would be that Mistake Number One is to not take what’s happening very seriously and do something about it. As then-Obama White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan was clearly advising an agreeable President Obama not to do something about Islamic radicalism. In case you missed it, there was this jewel awhile back from Brennan — who is now the director of the CIA. Said Brennan of ISIS:

    We are not going to organize our counterterrorism policies against a feckless delusion that is never going to happen. We are not going to elevate these thugs and their murderous aspirations into something larger than they are.

    Ahhhh yes. The feckless delusions of thugs. Just one no big deal. Unless, of course, one realizes the world has been here before. With ISIS and all those Islamic radicals making it perfectly plain that in their quest for a global caliphate they are following the old, well-worn pattern of history. A pattern that once produced the vision of the “thousand year Reich.”....." From the Thousand Year Reich to the Global Caliphate - This is more than a "manageable problem."

  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 1:47:22 AM PDT · 1 of 39
    Cincinatus' Wife
    [FULL READ IS WORTH IT] - Quite the tale of butt cover done to keep the threat of terrorism hidden so that Obama's relection bid could keep alive the campaign lie that, "bin Laden is dead, Al Qaeda is on the run!" They're still trying to keep it from public eyes.

    However, now that the the U.S. - the entire world - is feeling the blow-back heat of truth that terrorism IS alive, IS growing and IS on the move, the administration's coverup of the growing worldwide threat of terrorism cannot not remain hidden.

    This entire administration is build on LIES.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT · 46 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to sarge83

    I don’t trust but I don’t cut my own throat either.

    Try debating the issues and lighten up on personal accusations.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 9:17:53 AM PDT · 42 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to txrangerette; Nextrush

    Good discussion.

    Conservatism is on the rise.

    U.S.
    Great Britian
    Australia
    Canada

    Our Republic, their Parliaments - different, yet the conservative pull is there (reduce the size of government). We cheer to see it happening in other countries around the world. It is a shot in the arm - just as the Tea Party movement has encouraged them.

    Our Republic doesn’t have as much “wiggle room” and procedural options between elections. We can see how having multiple parties (here and abroad) is debilitating. Bill Clinton got in twice with the vote split 3 ways; the right split and the Left took the election.

    Much will depend on building conservatism up from the bottom. Those at the “top” watch that movement.

    LOCAL! LOCAL! LOCAL!

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT · 33 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to Nextrush

    I hear you.

    But it took time to get here and we’ll have to get it back (look around the world - conservatism is swinging back - it is here too). We need to practice some patience - fight the tendency to want it all yesterday - along with short attention spans.

    Instead of accepting division in the face of being overrun, we must combine together to fight back the worst (sorting out the bad apples as we can).

    Conservatism is on the rise.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT · 27 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to Colonel_Flagg
    Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)

    It means you admit that you were out-foxed, out-maneuvered and out-voted.

    It means you don't walk away mad - you stick it out, keep building up your ranks and get even by cleaning house.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT · 23 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to Nextrush

    Then you will lose the country.

    Time to practice high-grading the field.

    We DO NOT have the luxury of righteous indignation.

    We have to work together because groups of many stripes will band together to knock the growing conservative faction on it’s heels.

    I don’t want to be party to that.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 4:25:05 AM PDT · 17 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to savedbygrace

    Let’s say the end game we’re looking at is the difference between ISIS/Assad/Obama (with no dissent in their ranks) and GOP/Boehner/McConnell (with a strong conservative dissent in their ranks). I choose the latter while continuing to squeeze out the moderates and working to build the conservative base/elected officials - sell conservatism (it certainly is getting another look). Get rid of the GOP-e extremists and work on continuing the conservative transformation of the Congress. We have a lot of good people in there and with things teetering on the edge, they need smart not dumb strategy.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 3:18:53 AM PDT · 6 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife to txrefugee; txrangerette

    Good idea to read the ENTIRE piece. It’s worth it. So is gaining the majority in Congress with a huge sweep in 2014 and 2016.

    Here’s a good video: “Conservatism is Calling.” - And it is. We’ve made gains. Let’s not leave it to Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton to continue advancing the Left’s” transformation of America.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42JK3ukEIbo

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 3:03:56 AM PDT · 1 of 55
    Cincinatus' Wife