minimum wagesize of government will not solve the problems they think it will solve. It will instead cause problems that don’t need to be caused.
While I generally agree with your original statement I modified it slightly for completeness.
Good grief…it’s beginning. The liberal goofs over at Washington Post think Obama is doing such an awesome job he should be allowed to serve a third term.
In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.”
I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton has said that Americans should be allowed to keep the health insurance they have.
Or consider the reaction to the Iran nuclear deal. Regardless of his political approval ratings, Obama could expect Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.) to attack the agreement. But if Obama could run again, would he be facing such fervent objections from Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)?
Probably not. Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected. Thanks to term limits, though, they’ve got little to fear.
Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all. If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will. And if the people wanted him to serve another term, why shouldn’t they be allowed to award him one?
It’s time to put that power back where it belongs. When Ronald Reagan was serving his second term, some Republicans briefly floated the idea of removing term limits so he could run again. The effort went nowhere, but it was right on principle. Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.
No, no, no, no, no, and no. In George Washington’s letter to Marquis da Lafayette he wrote, ““I can see no propriety in precluding ourselves from the service of any man who, in some great emergency, shall be deemed universally most capable of serving the public.” What great emergency has befallen us that we would be subjected to a third Obama term?
If anything, Obama is himself the emergency. It’s time for him to go. We should be talking about impeachment, not a third term.
It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to realize that the federal government needs more term limits, not less. Senators and Congressmen should have term limits as well as overall personal limits for elected service in Washington, regardless of the position.
Once again,Obama’s top advisor has spoken up publicly and revealed how much influence she has over the President and the actions of the executive branch.
from the Blaze:
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett called out Hobby Lobby and insisted the Obamacare mandate case that will go before the Supreme Court is about whether big corporations can restrict women from having access to birth control.
“No corporate entity should be in position to limit women’s legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women,” Jarrett wrote on the White House blog. “To take that type of power away from individuals, and to let the personal beliefs of a woman’s boss dictate her health care choices would constitute a major step backward for women’s health and self-determination.”
The case is actually a religious freedom complaint against the administration for the Health and Human Services mandate requiring insurance to provide free coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. If the plaintiffs win, it would not allow them to restrict employees from buying these products on their own, only that the employees would not get them for free.
The distilled dishonesty about the facts of the case from a White House official would be astounding were it not so common place. Hobby lobby isn’t standing in the way of any woman’s health (their employees or otherwise). They have no policy preventing their employees from using birth control but simply believe that they should not be forced to pay for it it when it goes against the beliefs of the owners.
The case represents a monumental decision between liberty and tyranny in this country. If the Obama administration prevails, it will set up a legal precedent in which governments can force private citizens to do things against their religious beliefs.
When the Thomas Jefferson spoke about “separation of church and state,” he wasn’t talking about taking the ten commandments out of school buildings and court houses. He was talking about the government systematically forcing the beliefs of some onto others. That is exactly what the Obama administration is trying to do to Hobby Lobby.
I am getting really fucking tired of this bullshit. No one fighting against obamacare and it’s stupid mandates is in any way against providing healthcare to anyone. In fact, none of this is about healthcare AT ALL. What it is all about, always has been about, is healthcare (and health insurance) FUNDING. No one is saying women should not have access to contraceptives, what they are saying is someone should not be FORCED to pay for someone else’s contraceptives, especially when that second person has a religious belief against them in the first place. This is exactly the sort of tyranny and government interference in the religious beliefs of individuals that this nation was founded to avoid. I have said it before, I will say it again, and I will stand by it forever, obama and progressives like him are fundamentally opposed to America and American ideals. If we do not fight back against his policies and power grabs this crap WILL end our great nation.
What in the world? Racist much, Mr. President? At least, that’s what every news outlet in the country would say if it were a Republican saying such a thing.
here’s the video:
from National Review:
Pushing for immigration reform on Tuesday, President Obama said he can spot an immigrant just by looking at him.
“As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn’t ask, but just looking at faces I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they are born here, but because they want to be here,” he told an audience of the studio’s animation division in Glendale, Calif. “They bring extraordinary talents to the United States, and that’s part of what makes America special.”
I’m tempted to make a joke about Obama’s birth certificate here, but I won’t. Our liberal readers just wouldn’t even know what to do with themselves…
If he was a republican he’d only be half racist since he’s only half white. But his black half would be even more hated for betraying the (traditionally racist and minority hating) democrat party.
Still, the disgusting thing is this will be completely ignored by the same media that has claimed in the past it was racist to mention that obama plays golf or has overseen an unprecedented increase in food stamps.
The Huffington Post: A top-secret document from the National Security Agency reportedly reveals that the agency has been collecting records of online sexual activity visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm reputations of those whom the agency believes are
radicalizingeducating others through incendiaryintelligent speeches politically opposed to obama.
My clarifications are in bold.
Forth amendment, shmorth amendment!
I love this. While the Team Obama is encouraging you to ruin your Thanksgiving meal by pushing Obamacare on your relatives, in Texas, one group is airing TV ads thanking Ted Cruz for standing up in Washington against Obamacare.
Here’s the ad:
from Right Scoop:
This Thanksgiving Day powerful TV ads will air across the state of Texas “thanking” Senator Ted Cruz for leading the fight against Barack Obama’s failed ObamaCare healthcare scheme. The ads will run during the highly-rated NFL Thanksgiving Day football games and during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on one-dozen (12) TV stations across Texas.
Now that Obamacare is crumbling before our very eyes, even Democrats are proposing some of the same ideas Ted Cruz was bringing forward before the law went into effect on October 1st.