In 2004, Barack Obama came onto the stage at the Democrat National Convention as the party’s candidate to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate and wowed the country with his keynote address. Less than three years later, he was campaigning to be president of the United States with a lot of promises and a message of “hope and change.”
Though Obama remains a popular figure, the overwhelming majority believe that he has placed the country on the “wrong track.” Those who even remember his promises, now know they were empty.
In his final days at the White House, I made a list of his most memorable broken promises or outright lies — one for each year he was in office.
1. “If you like the (health care) plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your Continue reading “The Obama Legacy: Broken Promises and Lies”
Fidel Castro is dead and Cubans in the United States and other free countries say, “Good riddance!” Meanwhile, the good Citizens in this communist state must fake tears and mourn for the dearly departed dictator or there will be hell to pay.
Unfortunately, life will not change for the people of Cuba because of Fidel’s passing for brother Raul has picked up where his evil brother left off.
Nevertheless, I am appalled at how, in the wake of the elder Castro’s death, major networks, even the more conservative Fox News Channel, continue to perpetuate myths about his educational and health care achievements. Continue reading “Castro’s Myths Exposed”
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama, once again, told us that “the state of the union is strong.” Our citizens know differently. Here’s what Obama didn’t tell you:
- The unemployment rate may be down, but the labor participation rate is a paltry 62.6 percent. It is still stuck at a 38 year low.
- The average hourly pay also is stuck, sliding one cent last month to $25.24. That left the growth of average pay at 2.5 percent for the year, well below the 3.5 percent economists consider healthy.
- The same goes for health care. The percentage of adults without coverage remains at around 12%. Meanwhile, Obamacare premiums skyrocketed an average of 7.5%.
- The Dow Jones industrial average, faded by 2.2 percent, its first down year since 2008.
Armed with this knowledge, I was much more interested in Monday night’s report on the “State of the Family” delivered by Tony Perkins at the Family Research Council Continue reading “The State of the Family”
(2008 Clinton Campaign ad)
It’s 3 A.M., and your children are safe and asleep but there’s a phone and it’s ringing in the White House . . .
(Implication: Whom do you want to answer?)
In 2017, if Hillary Clinton is in the White House, she will pick up the phone when it’s from Donald Trump. She will owe him, big time, and she likely will do whatever he asks.
If Donald Trump runs as a third party candidate, the man who brags about owning politicians will own this president of the United States because he will have put her there. If he plays his cards right, he could become the richest man in the world at our expense. Currently on the Forbes 500, Trump is 405th. Continue reading “Trump’s Biggest Deal”
There are many ways to take down this powerful country:
- Pack the Supreme Court with ideologues who ignore the Constitution
- Dumb down public education
- Increase the size and scope of government
- Put more people on the public dole
- Put the government in charge of healthcare
- Over regulate and over tax businesses and corporations driving them offshore or out of business
- Demonize the productive members of society
- Refuse an international leadership role
- Go back on your word to foreign leaders
- Strengthen the country out to destroy us
- Weaken the military
Most of these things did not begin with Barack Obama, but there is little doubt that he has picked up the pace. However, two events making the headlines this week should be enough to shake us awake from our political slumber: His bargain with Iran, which has empowered our sworn enemy and accelerated the arms race, and his decision on transgenders and the military. Continue reading “What will Transgenders in the Military Cost America?”
Last week’s back-to-back rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage shows just how far we have come from the government established by our founding fathers. The checks and balances that have held this republic together for more than 200 years are gone!
The Constitution is no longer the instrument by which the legitimacy of all laws are judged. It has been replaced by a crystal ball, in some cases, a justice’s personal opinion.
Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have publicly displayed their support for gay marriage. Both have performed same-sex marriage ceremonies while this issue was making its way through the courts, yet ignored judicial precedent by failing to recuse themselves from Obergefell v. Hodges.
This court ruled that the very words in the laws that come under review now can be changed or simply ignored at the whim of a justice. I offer the opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts in the ruling that upheld Obamacare. Continue reading “Supreme Court Trades Constitution for Crystal Ball”
Okay, he’s not officially in the race, and in the early polls he’s near the bottom, but I predict one of the last Republican candidates standing in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination will be Ohio Governor John Kasich.
First and foremost, in the last three decades, with one notable exception, voters have selected a president the way a seven-year-old selects a Barbie doll. They pick the one with the prettiest face. That’s why Hillary has undergone a complete makeover.
Republicans desperately want to win this one. That being the case, this beauty contest favors Marco Rubio or John Kasich. Both have boyish good looks. Even though Kasich is 19 years older than the junior senator from Florida, he still has what it takes in looks and personality to charm the voters. Continue reading “Why John Kasich Scares Me Most”