Whom Will Defend America?

Right Thinking from the Left Coast!



 By John W. Lillpop


With each passing day and emergence of yet another “phony scandal”, it is clear that Barack Obama has neither the integrity, intelligence, or courage to do the “right thing” for the American people in furtherance of our traditional cultural values, the rule of law, and the US Constitution.

It is as though we the people have been abandoned, or worse, by the man who twice swore to protect and defend the nation and our Constitution against all enemies, and to faithfully execute the laws enacted by our duly elected representatives in the US Congress.

Sadly, rather than working for we the people, it is as though Barack Obama has applied his talents and energy to destroying the very principles which have made America  the most successful society in human history.

Rather than striving to unite the diverse interests and needs of 330 million people into goals…

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American Grit Triumphs Over Progressive Tyranny!

Right Thinking from the Left Coast!

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By John W. Lillpop

Whom would have thunk that a humble cattle rancher in Nevada would go toe-to-toe against the bloated, but armed, bureaucracy of the United States Bureau of Land Management— and emerge the winner?

Oh, how SWEET the taste of victory by rancher Cliven Bundy over the tyranny of King Barack and his gang of armed bullies!  

In a story somewhat reminiscent of the battles fought and won by American patriots over King George over 200 years ago, Mr. Bundy et al. provided a “Teachable Moment” for King Barack and his inept government of anti-American Marxists, all of whom had apparently forgotten the inalienable sanctity of the right to private property and other individual rights guaranteed by the US Constitution!

One can almost imagine the thunderous roar of cheering  from the throats of the Founders as federal agents retreated from the Bundy ranch– in defeat!

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Whither Media, GOP Outrage Over Extravagant Obama Family Sojourns?

 

By John W. Lillpop

It’s bad enough that America is saddled with a corrupt, incompetent, clueless, anti-American Marxist in the Oval Office.

However, it’s altogether unacceptable that The One is betrothed to an equally- deluded liberal elitist who, while professing to possess a heart which bleeds incessantly for the “less advantaged,” spends lavish sums to entertain she and her teen daughters (and even her GD mother for heavens sake!) with luxury respites hither and yonder, seemingly whenever she wishes, with little or no regard for the cost to American taxpayers: that is,  we the fools who work hard and pay taxes and struggle to make ends meet in an economy which is hampered from even modest growth by the morbid, failed  tax and spend policies of her out-of-touch hubby.

How ironic that Michelle Obama, a go-to spokesperson in the Progressive war on income inequality, wage theft, and minimum-wage hysteria, is off on yet another ostentatious  sojourn, with teen children and unelected mum in tow, while the “disadvantaged” suffer the economic devastation imposed by ObamaCare and other wrong-headed actions by Democrats, implemented solely to provide Obama with what was supposed to be a legacy that would guarantee The One a reserved spot on Mount Rushmore!

The mind boggles!

But, what about the ravages of income equality? Or wage theft, made possible through confiscation of ungodly sums in income taxes, which are the means by which Michelle’s unnecessary, irrelevant, and nonsensical vacation travel is relegated to the taxpayers’ tab?

As reported, Mrs. Obama is off to China:

First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother plan a week-long solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China’s first lady and high school and university students – and that will likely cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars.
President Obama and his family have come under heavy scrutiny for the unprecedented high travel costs during his time in office – and a week-long trip to China for four members of the First Family, members of the Secret Service and other members of the White House staff will likely cost several millions of dollars.
The president’s pricey travels have become so controversial that Judicial Watch was forced to sue the Secret Service and Defense Department to get them to turn over records on the amount of taxpayer money used to fly the First Family all over the world – in many cases for vacations or fundraisers – over the last two years of his administration.

What the records show was startling. 

According to Judicial Watch, it cost more than $11 million for the president and his wife to travel to Africa to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December of last year. According to the New York Daily News, the Obamas were only in Africa for ‘less than 13 hours.’
But that trip was nothing compared to a 2013 visit the Obamas made to the Dark Continent, which reportedly cost tax payer more than $100 million.
On the 2013 trip, some of the reported expenditures include the stationing of a Navy aircraft carrier off the coast of Africa equipped with a fully staffed medical trauma center, military cargo planes to fly a fleet of 56 support vehicles to transport the Obamas – complete with 14 limousines and three trucks carrying bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the Obamas were to stay – and fighter jets that flew in shifts to provide coverage over the president’s airspace for the entire trip.
In June, the first lady went to Ireland for a two-day trip. The cost to taxpayers: $5 million.
Michelle Obama reportedly stayed at a $3,300-per-night hotel in Dublin, and needed to book 30 rooms at the posh Shelbourne Hotel for her staff and security detail.
For two vacations the Obamas took in 2013 – one to Hawaii and one to Martha’s Vineyard – records show that it cost taxpayers a whopping $7,396,531 in flight expenses alone.
That figure also includes travel expenses for the president’s trip to California to file the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
During an August trip to California, during which Obama attended a party held by Democratic fundraiser Jeffrey Katzenberg and again appeared on the Tonight Show, taxpayers paid more than $2 million in travel expenses for the president and his security detail.
The president will not be joining his family on what will be the first lady’s first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse.
In an announcement on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and is an important world actor.
Mrs. Obama will travel from March 19-26, spending several days in the capital of Beijing before stops in the central city of Xian and the southwestern city of Chengdu, the White House said. Her schedule includes a meeting with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.”

No question about it, Michelle, her two daughters, and mum will spend  millions of taxpayer dollars, but exactly for what?

Wouldn’t  it be more humane and “progressive” to spend those millions on disadvantaged  and middle-class Americans who languish in poverty, and worse, because of Obamacare and other liberal miscalculations?

For example, why not have the Obama females stay at home and use the cost savings to pay off a few hundred mortgages in foreclosure?  Or pay off a few hundred student loans?  Or pay unaffordable Obamacare premiums for the disadvantaged?

Adding to the distress is the fact that Republicans in Congress have done nothing to challenge or question the Obama rape of the American taxpayer.

Why is that so, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner?

 

 

‘DECIMATED’ AL-QAEDA CAPTURES FALLUJAH!

 

 
By John W. Lillpop

While Barack Obama vacations in comfort and luxury in Hawaii, his foreign policy disasters continue to wreak havoc throughout the world.

This time it is the city of Fallujah, Iraq, scene of one of the bloodiest battles that US Marines fought in 2004.

As reported, that city has been captured by Al-Qaeda, the ‘decimated’ enemy:

:BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.

The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.

In Fallujah, where Marines fought the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war in 2004, the militants appeared to have the upper hand, underscoring the extent to which the Iraqi security forces have struggled to sustain the gains made by U.S. troops before they withdrew in December 2011.”

To those American families who lost brave warriors in Fallujah, this news is particularly distressing, since Obama’s policy is akin to spitting on the graves of those brave Americans who gave their all in the name of freedom and good.

To Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and other Democrats who unquestioningly support Obama: Is the latest from Fallujah yet another smashing foreign-policy VICTORY for The One?

 

Bitter Lesson for Big Labor: Redistribution of Wealth No Panacea for Little People!

By John W. Lillpop

Barack Obama’s electoral success is due, in no small part, to unwary labor leaders who blindly followed The One’s Marxist promise to “Bless the Little Guy by Soaking the Rich.” 

Naïve labor leaders bought into Obama’s Pied Piper fantasy about reducing health care costs by adding 30 million uninsured to the public trough! 

Both Obama and Big Labor continue to hallucinate about the existence of “Free lunches,” and the morality and wisdom of stealing from the successful to subsidize the slothful and inept.

Big Labor can be excused, partially, for greedily subscribing to the Marxist notion of wealth redistribution. After all, why not force the rich to pay their “fair share,” even if it requires a tyrannical government to seize THEIR wealth to do the deed?

Indeed, as long as redistribution mania does not cost union coffers and their members more booty, why fret about unlovable millionaires and billionaires?

Along the way, Big Labor learned a vital lesson about Barack Obama and Marxist “fairness.” 

To begin with, labor leaders learned that Obama is a congenital liar who will say damn near anything to get elected and to get his way in governance. 

Promises made to reach Marxist goals are essentially “inoperative” once The One is in office, and are equally meaningless once a “Legacy” signature bill has been signed into law…as in the train wreck known as the Affordable Care Act.

Secondly, Soak the Rich” policies are terrific—unless one happens to be “Rich,” as defined by a goofy Marxist government. 

Which is the case when it comes to “Cadillac” plans enjoyed by some Union members.

However, an unintended consequence of redistribution has caught up with Obamacare and Big Labor. Thus, the groveling faithful are in open revolt against Obamacare as reported at the reference:

Despite pressure from top labor leaders, the Obama administration said late Friday it cannot extend government subsidies tied to the new health care law to union members with multi-employer health plans.

It appears that despite fiery rhetoric over the summer, the unions were unable to convince the Obama administration that their plans should benefit from the same type of premium support.

Earlier this week, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution at its convention that calls on the Obama administration to change the health overhaul and reiterates their desire to see a government-run single-payer health system.”

Will Obamacare finally teach Big Labor that Progressive solutions are no match for good-old fashioned market forces in a capitalist society?

Or will Big Labor remain manacled to the slavery that inevitably follows when one follows a Progressive (and clueless) Pied Piper?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/14/treasury-tell-unions-it-cant-grant-them-obamacare-/#ixzz2exhhUZoi 

Time to Defund House GOP?

By JOHN W LILLPOP

The only thing worse than a gang of corrupt Democrats playing deceitful games with Congressional protocol, such as the Obamacare stinker passed in the wee hours of the night by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, is a gang of addled Republicans hell- bent on outdoing the Democrats when it comes to tomfoolery, fraud, and sheer idiocy.

Unfortunately, the GOP House attempted such a travesty with a bill cleverly(?)designed to give House Republicans a chance to vote to defund Obamacare, while simultaneously allowing GOP types to fund the ACA, all in one foul-smelling piece of legislative voodoo that only one as simple-minded as Nancy Pelosi could appreciate.

This fiasco was described as follows:

The House would vote to fund the government in one bill and to defund (or delay) Obamacare in another. A special rule would force the Senate to vote on both. So, the Democrat-controlled Senate would face no pressure and approve the spending while rejecting the Obamacare defunding. The sole purpose of this unusual mechanism would be to bamboozle voters at home into thinking their congressman took a stand, when he actually surrendered without a fight. The proposal didn’t go over well Tuesday at a rally at the Capitol sponsored by various Tea Party groups, where several speakers blasted the ploy. By Wednesday, a planned vote on the continuing resolution had been pulled.

God help us if the Republican Party has sunk to the level of Nancy Pelosi!

Perhaps its time to defund the GOP House leadership?

Fog of War Invades Obama’s Brain: Now Cries, “Red Line? What Red Line?”

By John W. Lillpop

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Now that he has the entire world on the brink of World War 111 (just to cover his egomaniacal posterior!), Barack Obama has switched gears.

Now the addled one claims to know nothing about a red line. 

Red line? What Red line?, The One cries, as reported at the reference:

President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared the world’s credibility “is on the line” when it comes to punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his regime’s purported use of chemical weapons.

Speaking at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of a global economic summit in Russia where he will seek to rally support for a U.S. military strike against Syria, Obama said the “red line” he set against a year ago against Syria’s use of chemical weapons isn’t his, but an international standard.

“I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” Obama said. “My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line.”

Yet the difficulty Obama faces in achieving a global consensus was illustrated at the press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt , who decried the use of chemical weapons and said he understood Obama’s predicament, but said Sweden wants United Nations involvement and a political resolution to the carnage in Syria.

“I understand the problem of not having a reaction to abuse of chemical weapons and what kind of signal that sends to the world,” Reinfeldt said, adding, “But this small country will always say ‘Let’s put our hope into the United Nations, let us push on some more to get a better situation.’ ”

Obama staunchly defended his push for a strike, evoking the death of children from exposure to chemical weapons.

“The moral thing to do is not to stand by and do nothing,” Obama said. “I do have to ask people if in fact you’re outraged by the slaughter of innocent people, what are you doing about it?”

Though Obama has chosen to act before a UN investigation is completed, he said U.S. intelligence shows there’s no doubt that chemical weapons were used by the regime.

“Keep in mind I’m somebody who opposed the war in Iraq, and I’m not interested in repeating mistakes about basing decisions on faulty intelligence,” Obama said.”

So why in the Hell have you done nothing to date, Mr. President? Why, for example, have you not shipped arms to the rebels as you promised months ago?

And why are you now walking away from your own words?

Early Alzheimer’s, late puberty? Both?

Ref: 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/04/201163/obama-i-didnt-draw-the-red-line.html#storylink=cpy