In a speech to Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15 the President omitted the words “by their Creator” from the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence.
Perhaps the President needs a little review:
Or perhaps, as my friend marfdrat asserts…it was deliberate.
Who would have thought that Barack Obama’s greatest accomplishment would have been making us miss Jimmy Carter?
I no longer feel the need to defend Carter, largely because of the direction the Obama presidency has taken. Let’s compare the two administrations. Read on.
So, while the President and his media bridesmaids are all trying to tell you how hateful, how violent, how racist the Tea Parties are, let’s take a stroll down memory lane with just a few fine examples of how the left likes to raise the level of discourse.
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. Iwant you to argue with them and get in their face”
~ Candidate Barack Obama, September, 2008
“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
~ Senator Hillary Clinton, 2003
“If we were living in another country, what we, all of us together, would go down to Washington and stone Henry Hyde to death, stone him to death, stone him to death! Then we would go to their house and we’d kill the family, kill the children.”
~ Actor Alec Baldwin on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” 1998
“the type of female that does like Rush Limbaugh is the same type of woman that falls in love with prisoners. Eva Braun, Hitler’s girlfriend. That is exactly the type of woman that responds really well to Rush.”
~ Janeane Garofalo , April 2009
“Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. You know, so you are saying, I hope America fails. You are like, I don’t care about people losing their homes or jobs or our soldiers in Iraq. He just wants the country to fail. To me, that’s treason. He is not saying anything different than what Osama Bin Laden is saying. Rush Limbaugh! I hope the country fails? I hope his kidneys fail; how about that?
~ Wanda Sykes , May 9, 2009
“Well, I really think that President George Bush shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all; it shows that, in this great country, anybody can become president.”
~ Charlie Rangel , April 4, 2005
“A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn’t safe anymore, so he isgoing to fix it for us. Well, here’s your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audiosound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. http://of%20gun%20being%20cocked.”
~ Failed Air America Radio Host Randi Rhodes, April, 2005
Al Gore called Oliver North “the colonel of untruth” and said Mr. North was counting on political contributions from “the extra-chromosome right wing.”
Virginia Senate Campaign, 1994
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,”
Candidate Barack Obama, June 2008
And that some would be wrong.
Joe Klein Equates Advocating Limited Government With Sedition
Below the Beltway
Now, I have been among the first to criticize Beck, or Palin, or Bachmann, or Limbaugh when they say something stupid, but where, tell me, have any of them ever advocated “the overthrow or destruction” of the United States Government? They haven’t, of course, meaning that Klein’s charge is bogus.
Glenn Beck Strikes Back At Joe Klein: I’m Not Seditious. I Love My Country
Indeed. And if Klein and Heilemann weren’t both shamelessly shilling for the President they helped get elected, they’d be going after him rather than those expressing concern about the direction of the nation.
Joe Klein Reads Off His Napkin: Beck and Palin “Rub Right Up Close To Being Seditious”
News Real Blog
As president, Jefferson pardoned all who were convicted under the Sedition Act and helped pay their fines. The law was off the books by 1802.
El Rushbo Accused of Sedition
Folks, I’m all over the sound bites. It’s a shame. You know I try never to talk about me on this program. I try never to make me the issue. I was accused yesterday of sedition. Eighty percent of the American people disapprove of government power right now, it’s a Pew Research Center poll, 80% of the people do not like the level of power the government has now. They don’t like it. Are they guilty of sedition? You know why I’m guilty of sedition? Because I use the word “regime.” I’m guilty of sedition. Joe Klein was on Matthews Sunday show, he said Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are guilty of sedition, and this John Heilemann guy who wrote that book with Halperin where they kept all that information for their book rather than the campaign, “Well, gotta throw Limbaugh in there, Limbaugh is sedition, too.” Byron York, just as he did with Matthews, has gone back to the nexus database and found that Mr. Heilemann himself has used the word “regime,” numerous times. In fact, even once describing Obama. Yes-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.
Joe Klein Calls Beck and Palin Seditious
What happened to free speech that the lefties so love to scream about? It’s perfectly fine for the Times to print leaked CIA documents, publish the weak points in our troops armor or even name undercover agents whom worked under the Bush administration and they see no problem with that. Yet when media personal on the right complain about Obama and big government suddenly it’s sedition.
Not Taking Tea Partiers Seriously
Brit Hume, FOX News
…the president seems not to grasp that the Tea Partiers see the mountains of debt piling up under this president and Congress as a threat not only to their own prosperity but even more so to their children and grandchildren’s.
Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
See, there’s that whole false witness thing.
I heard it first this morning on Facebook, something along the lines that the President had “cancelled” the National Day of Prayer. Because, you know, he did the same thing last year.
Here’s what was floating around:
President Obama decided that there will no longer be a “National Day of Prayer” held in May. He doesn’t want to offend anyone. Where was his concern about offending Christians last January when he allowed the Muslims to hold a day of prayer on the capitol grounds. As an American Christian “I am offended.” if you agree, copy and paste … no matter what religion you are. This country was built on freedom!
First, while over the years President’s have called the nation to prayer. In 1952 President Harry Truman signed legislation saying that each President must name a national day of prayer on a date of his choosing. In 1988 that law was amended by Congress and signed by President Reagan to set aside the first Thursday in May as the “National Day of Prayer.” Not even Barack Obama can arbitrarily wipe a law off the books.
Since Reagan signed that into law, only George W. Bush has held an annual National Day of Prayer event in the White House each year of his Administration. Reagan held one event, George H.W. Bush held one event. Clinton held no official events.
However, Every President since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. [The National Day of Prayer Website]
While I wouldn’t presume to second guess him on this, I think it’s a safe assumption that President Obama will issue another proclamation this year.
I really can’t believe I have to bother saying this again, but stop attacking the President on this. I do not like his policies or his politics. I do not like the direction in which he is leading this country.
But wake up Christians and stop spreading rumors and lies.
More to the point, it’s sin.
Now, having said that, while you’ve been distracted with silly rumors this real story broke:
Federal judge rules Day of Prayer unconstitutional
The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional Thursday, saying the day amounts to a call for religious action.
I’m neither a judge, nor a constitutional scholar, but I believe this federal judge is wrong. The lawsuit was brought on the basis that the National Day of Prayer violates the separation of church and state. A phrase which does not appear in the Constitution.
This friends, is a matter of prayer.
We’ve been down this road before.
Ooops! Congress loses health care plan under Obamacare?
The American Thinker
In what appears to have been a laughable oversight, Congress seems to have stripped itself of its very generous healthcare plan and I don’t see how they an undo the damage without conceding (a) they never read the Act before they passed it; and (b) they certainly expect to get better treatment under the law than they are forcing on the rest of us.
Yesterday, I gave President Obama props for dashing off to see his daughter’s soccer game Saturday morning and not clueing in the White House Press Corpse [sic].
But is there more to the story?
According to The American Thinker, there was no soccer game.
So, where was he? And just why didn’t he want the press there?
I’m not about to play conspiracy theorist here, but something doesn’t pass the smell test.
And it seems the Main Stream Media is beginning to agree, Dana Milbank writes in The Washington Post: Obama’s disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit
World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow.
Folks, that’s The Washington Post, not some right-wing, in-bred, gun totin’, redneck Tea Partier.
Sounds like the bloom is off the Rose Garden.