Immigration canard

Obama quoted from Exodus in his illegal “immigrations” speech. Who knows why he did. Maybe he thought it would convince some people that he was doing the right thing.

What he quoted was Ex 22:21

21 “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
NKJV

But he should have went on to quote: Ex 23:1-3

“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. 3 You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute.”
NKJV

Is there any part of the 2nd quote that he did NOT do?

What gets me is he operated outside the law in two ways, at least. (maybe more) He actually wrote law as he is not allowed to do. And he overstepped his authority into an area, immigration, he is not supposed to go. So there are two offenses.

As reported prior to his speech in WH leaked reports:

It expands the deportation reprieve given to some illegal aliens in 2012 to include millions more.

The plan calls for expanding deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — but also for the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

The latter could allow upwards of 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children to stay, according to estimates.

Another portion that is sure to cause consternation among anti-“amnesty” lawmakers is a plan to expand deferred action for young people. In June 2012, Obama created such a program for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, entered before June 2007 and were under 31 as of June 2012. The change would expand that to cover anyone who entered before they were 16, and change the cut-off from June 2007 to Jan. 1, 2010. This is estimated to make nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants eligible.

Let me remind him of a couple things. First was the unpopularity of what he did. Had he read the tea leaves, last year, he would have known it when they were slamming a so-called bipartisan “immigration” bill through the Senate. They did it and people were not happy about it, which is also why it went nowhere in the House. But determined they were and flaunted it as an achievement. At what expense?

Months went by with the same negativity growing toward the Senate, Obama and Democrats. Then, as soon as they got past the 2014 elections, here they are and Obama just has to take unconstitutional, unilateral action on illegal immigration. Working papers, SS numbers, amnesty etc. If it was as popular as they claim, why did he not do it months ago when they schemed it? Dems could have ran their campaigns on it and ran it by the people at the ballot box. No.

Heritage had a paper on so-called immigration reform. They list 10 things any proposal should deal with.

 

“Therefore, any President who truly wants to fix the U.S. immigration and border security problems must first fulfill his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”[1] Fulfilling this responsibility requires 10 areas of action, and without a commitment to every area, U.S. immigration law is not being faithfully executed. These 10 policies are:

  1. Overriding and removing existing executive orders, agency memorandums, or other executive policy directives that ignore or contradict existing law;
  2. Allowing immigration agencies to enforce and apply the law without workplace interference, political pressure, or procedural obstacles;
  3. Providing the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency with a fully operational system of sensor and camera technologies and infrastructure on the southwest border to multiply the efficacy of their efforts;
  4. Using the appropriate judicial and administrative tools efficiently to remove and return unlawful immigrants to their home countries;
  5. Increasing enforcement against businesses that knowingly employ unlawful labor;
  6. Engaging with international partners and remaining committed to citizen security and democratic governance in the Western Hemisphere;
  7. Making U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), more efficient and effective;
  8. Reporting accurate immigration data to Congress and the American people in a truthful, consistent, and complete manner;
  9. Soliciting the assistance and support of the states in enforcing immigration laws and limiting the effectiveness of those governments that attempt to frustrate enforcement with sanctuary policies; and
  10. Verifying the success of these actions through honest and accurate Census survey data of the unlawful immigrant population.
See paper at: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/11/ten-step-checklist-for-revitalizing-americas-immigration-system-how-the-administration-can-fulfill-its-responsibilities

It is doubtful that a president choosing to act in an unconstitutional manner would care much about the ethics or appearance of what he is doing. So he made no attempt to create even an illusion of legitimacy. He just wrote law and overstepped his authority boundaries. He has no respect for the law he is attempting to rewrite.

RightRing | Bullright

What’s happening ?

Sometimes what is on Infowars sounds a bit off the wall. Sadly, in this case, it is hardly questionable at all. It’s right there in black and white, or in front of anyone paying attention almost weekly. Some think it’s just social media today driving our awareness of it. I don’t.

10 Examples Of The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like Cancer

It isn’t just our economy that is crumbling. Something is happening to America that no amount of money will be able to fix

by Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse | November 21, 2014 | Infowars

It isn’t just our economy that is crumbling. Something is happening to America that no amount of money will be able to fix. Everywhere around us we can see evidence of the social decay that is systematically eating away at the foundations of our society. It can be found on the streets of our inner cities, in dark basements in extremely rural communities, in the most prestigious boardrooms on Wall Street, and definitely in the halls of power in Washington. Bringing in an entirely different crop of politicians or printing gigantic mountains of money is not going to solve this problem, because it exists in the hearts of millions of ordinary men and women.

The truth is that we really need to take a good, long look at ourselves in the mirror, because we need to take a 180 degree turn as a nation. What we are doing now is clearly not working, and the longer that we take to address this problem the worse it is going to get. The following are 10 examples of the social decay that is eating away at America like cancer. Individually, they could be dismissed as isolated incidents. But I could have easily listed 100 examples or 1000 examples. Every single day, we are inundated with reports like these. The symptoms of the decay of our society are all around us. We just have to be willing to look at them…

#1 It seems like many of the most horrific crimes these days are happening in middle America. For example, a woman was recently hit over the head, raped and set on fire in a park in Wichita Kansas…

Wichita police say a woman was sexually assaulted, hit on the head, and set on fire Monday night in Fairmount Park.
According to police, the woman was on the ground, almost in a crawl, barely moving, and naked.

The woman was helped by a neighbor – Johnnye Marshall woke up her boyfriend Deon McPherson when she heard somebody scream for help.

“What if that was my daughter? I’d want somebody to go in and get her,” McPherson told The Wichita Eagle. “Where there wasn’t blood, there was a burn.”

The flames from the fire were about 2 to 4 feet high. McPherson stayed with the woman until firefighters arrived.

More: Infowars.com

The above is only one of ten. See the article. It’s amazing that some of this is starting to seem almost regular. When we start to see this as normal in some way, it doesn’t say much for our social fabric. The sad part is, as he says, he could have listed many more examples.

Among the list is another list from Ferguson protestors of the all the cities participating in their cause and tactics nationwide. And even if a place is not on it doesn’t mean people won’t do something sympathetic with the ‘movement’. (if we can call it that)

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Terrorism 101

Palestinian Incitement, Attacks, Glorification


IPT News

November 18, 2014

The recent spike in Palestinian terrorist attacks targeting Israelis throughout the country occur amid growing incitement to violence and glorification of terrorism emanating from Palestinian Authority and Fatah officials and institutions. Tuesday’s heinous attack on a Jerusalem synagogue was the “direct result” of that campaign, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Within hours, Palestinian social media featured images glorifying the bloody slaughter of Jews while they worshiped.

What follows is a list of recent attacks and examples of the incitement and glorification prominent in Palestinian social media outlets.

Most of the violence has centered in Jerusalem, as Palestinians continue to engage in rock throwing, Molotov cocktail attacks, and rioting in the capital and surrounding neighborhoods. The following section outlines major Palestinian terrorist attacks targeting Israelis in recent weeks.

  • November 18, 2014: Two Palestinian terrorists stormed a Jerusalem synagogue armed with a meat cleaver and a gun during morning prayer, killing four Israeli rabbis and seriously injuring at least eight other worshippers. Three victims, Moshe Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky, and Kalman Levine were dual American-Israeli citizens, and one, Avraham Goldberg, was a British-Israeli national, according to Israeli police.
  • November 10, 2014: The IDF discovered an explosive device north of Jerusalem in the West Bank, between the Jewish communities of Psagot and Beit El.
  • November 10, 2014: Palestinian terrorists stab Israelis in separate incidents, killing a young woman and a soldier. In the first incident, a Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli soldier, Almog Shilony, in Tel Aviv who later succumbed to his injuries. Police arrested the suspect, 18 year-old Nur al-Din Abu Khashiyeh, from Nablus, who was staying in Israel illegally. Hours later, another Palestinian terrorist attacked Israelis with a knife, killing a young woman, Dalia Lemkus, after stabbing her in the neck and injuring two others at a bus stop in the West Bank community of Alon Shvut. Hamas identified the Alon Shvut attacker as Maher Hamdi al-Ashalmoun from Hebron, who was released previously as a security prisoner. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization later claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • November 10, 2014: An Arab-Israeli mob attacked a car with rocks in the town of Taibe and set it on fire. An Arab-Israeli, Majdi Baloum, rescued the victim by pulling him out of his car.
  • November 6, 2014: Bullets struck an Israeli police cruiser driving north of Ramallah. There were no reported injures and security personnel searched for the shooter.
  • November 5, 2014: A Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a crowd of Israeli pedestrians in Jerusalem killing a Border Police officer, Jidan Assad, and injuring 14 other people. A 17-year-old student later died of his injuries. The terrorist, Ibrahim al-Acri, a Hamas operative, then crashed into another group of pedestrians and got out of his car and tried to attack more civilians with a metal bar. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, referring to al-Acri as a “martyr” who conducted “a heroic operation.”
  • November 5, 2014: A Palestinian driver crashed into a group of IDF soldiers in the West Bank hours after a separate deadly vehicular attack in Jerusalem. One of the soldiers was wounded critically.
  • October 29, 2014: A Palestinian man shot American-Israeli Rabbi Yehuda Glick in front of Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The suspect was killed the following morning after Israeli counter-terrorism forces surrounded his house and were fired upon. Israeli police discovered evidence that the suspected terrorist was involved in the Glick shooting.
  • October 22, 2014: A suspected Hamas member crashed his car into a crowd of Israelis exiting the light rail station in Jerusalem, killing a three month-old American-Israeli girl, Chaya Zissel Braun, a woman from Ecuador, Karen Jemima Mosquera, and injuring eight others.

Attempts to goad Palestinians into a new intifada quickly evolved from the more routine mayhem (Molotov cocktails and rock throwing) to a more aggressive approach recently termed ‘car intifada.’ Art posted on Twitter urges more attacks be carried out. Among the examples:

More: http://www.investigativeproject.org/4658/palestinian-incitement-attacks-glorification

These are the people Obama claims want peace. Abbas sends a letter to a terrorist’s family commending the perpetrator as a martyr. Obama draws a moral equivalence with that mentality? Notice Abbas has not gone out in a blaze of martyrdom himself.

What a way to spend the valuable resource of their youth.

Another Obamacare conflict

Obamacare Contractor Faces Renewed Conflict-of-Interest Allegations

As Obamacare enrollment period begins, lawmaker questions HHS official’s denial
WFB (excerpt)

At issue is a major contract awarded over the summer to Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI). The Department of Health and Human Services brought on QSSI to mitigate a disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov, the website for online enrollment in Obamacare’s federally run exchanges.

QSSI is owned by OptumInsight, a subsidiary of healthcare conglomerate UnitedHealth Group, which also owns an insurance company, UnitedHealthcare, that will offer more than 7,000 insurance plans through Healthcare.gov in 15 federally run exchanges next year.

That presents a potential conflict of interest, according to Sens. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).

“Optum/QSSI will have access to a significant amount of data regarding highly sensitive aspects of FFE operations, including payment calculation for reinsurance, risk adjustment and risk corridors, and the required data collection to support these services,” the senators said in a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, the head of HHS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers Healthcare.gov.

Three days before the enrollment period began, UnitedHealth Group chief executive Stephen Hemsley announced a host of changes among the company’s top executive leadership. Two senior Optum executives are now party to and in positions to influence the operations of UnitedHealthcare.

Free Beacon

It’s not even a shock to see another huge conflict, or compromise of people’s data.

Nuttier than squirrel food

Having a look around tells you there is lots to leave you scratching your head, even giving you a chuckle.

The big production on Keystone that was Landrieu’s Hail Mary went bust. She was shutdown by her own offense. The defense on the other side couldn’t save her from her own linemen.

A befuddled Obama overseas said ‘I am just now hearing about this” to the montage of Johnathon Gruber quotes. Makes you think Gruber must have been the life of the party at those secret Obamcare meetings. I bet he was a hoot.

Harry Reid allowed the Keystone vote while his henchmen organized the vote to prevent its passage. However, Harry still manages to pass gas with no trouble.

In Australia, someone actually had the chutzpah to tell Putin to get out of Ukraine, to which he responded ‘Russia is not in Ukraine.’ Seems he is as good at whoppers as Obama is.

A little-known ‘fanged deer’ was found in Afghanistan, thought to have been extinct. Seems it did not cave to the common perceptions.

Obama announced a need for peace talks following Palestinians’ terrorist attack in a synagogue. I’m quite sure lack of peace talks was the cause.

In a presentation, Gruber said “It’s an exploitation of the of the lack of economic understanding of voters.” That translates to ‘an exploitation of the ignorance of voters,’ which boils down to ‘exploitation of voters’. Someone finally admitted it.

The odd part in Grubergate’s truth was that so much of the public had pointed out many of the fallacies and obfuscations with Obamacare only to be dismissed by media as wackos, or conspiracy theorists. Somehow that all sounds more credible from the architect of Obamacare. So it was the economically versed people they tried hardest to conceal the truth from. He also proved the stupidity of government for paying him that much money to help them lie.

We saw the administration finally recognize a 21 day quarantine for Ebola risks. But amnesty for illegals that have been here over ten years just can’t wait a minute longer. I guess the amnesty virus needs no incubation period.

In the midterms, Dems had a communication gap with working class Americans that resulted in a mass firing of Democrat pols. From the unemployment line, they still claim to represent the working class.

Lois Lerner is glad Gruber came along.

The VA is taking immediate actions on the scandal. “We’re acting aggressively, expeditiously and consistent with the law,” McDonald said. The VA secretary says it will take some time. I guess government employees have more rights to stand on than those Vets.

IBT: Disciplinary action was taken against 5,600 VA employees this year, he said, including some who are still with the federal agency. “We’re acting aggressively, expeditiously and consistent with the law,” McDonald said.

A NYT article on Ferguson found a new way to describe the violent protest efforts as “less passive” than older generations’.

Barack Obama officially declares himself an Emperor by issuing an Executive Order of amnesty. He said he could not do it before because he was not an emperor

Obama surprised everyone with his gift of telepathy, reading the minds of non-voters and telling leaders of Ferguson protests that he knew what it was they were advocating. Then he said the majority of Palestinians want peace. His mind reading hasn’t been so helpful on the Islamic State, who he says are not Islamic.

Judging by how nutty fall has been, it is going to be a heck of a winter.

RightRing | Bullright

Obama on synagogue terrorism

Obama made statement, written and verbal, on the attack in the synagogue.

The Jerusalem Post

“At this sensitive moment in Jerusalem,” the president said, “it is all the more important for Israeli and Palestinian leaders and ordinary citizens to work cooperatively together to lower tensions, reject violence, and seek a path forward towards peace.”

After releasing the written statement to the press, Obama also spoke on the attack, saying, “obviously, we condemn [it] in the strongest terms.”

“This is a tragedy for both nations, Israel and the United States,” Obama said “Too many Israelis have died. Too many Palestinians have died.

Jerusalem risks entering a “”spiral from which it is very difficult to emerge,” he added, noting patterns of violence he has witnessed across the Middle East as president. “The majority of Palestinians and Israelis overwhelmingly want peace.”

In an interview on CNN, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor condemned the attack, warning against incitement and calls for days of rage across the territories.

“If you look at today, basically, ordinary Israelis cannot find a sanctuary in a synagogue,” Prosor said. “I have to tell the American people, and everyone else, Israel is on the front line in countering terrorism. “

“If you’re not with us today,” he said, “you’ll find terrorism on your doorstep tomorrow.”

More JPost

Just unbelievable how Obama broadens it out to deaths on both sides. Someone remind him the last time they performed an attack like this it was their opening salvo to their war. They supplied their own impetus to start it.

Where does Obama get off speaking for them (as everyone) wanting peace? He cannot make a simple statement of sympathy for Israelis and our own Americans killed. That’s disturbing.

He was emotionless and passionless when he said we condemn these attacks — and he read that. Then a moral equivalence? Prosor hit the right message.

RightRing | Bullright

Forewarnings of midterms

Shall we look back to see if there may have been indications of 2014 midterms landslide?

Even as far back as 2012 primaries there were stunning warnings — which might have shaken libs’ status quo even then. No, they were busy whistling past the graveyard. Townhall had a piece in May, 2012 that Pepperhawk forwarded me then. “(H/T)

Remember this is early 2012:

Little attention is being paid by the national news media to the Democrats’ presidential primaries because Obama is assured of his nomination. But the large size of the anti-Obama vote — exposing deep unrest in his party’s political base — has shaken his campaign’s high command.

The latest explosions came in Tuesday’s Kentucky and Arkansas primaries which of course he won easily. But a stunning 42 percent of Kentucky Democrats voted for “uncommitted” on their ballot.

In yellow-dog Democrat Arkansas, 42 percent voted for a little- known Tennessee lawyer, John Wolfe, over the president of the United States.

And two weeks ago in the West Virginia primary, Keith Judd, a convicted felon and now Texas prison inmate got 41 percent of the vote.

Some smarty-pants political pundits who think they know everything say some of this is about race and that these states are firmly in the GOP column anyway.

It went on to say, and quote, what the Washington Post had said:

Such strong antipathy toward Obama at this end point in his trouble-plagued presidency is “an indicator of not-insignificant pockets of unrest within his party,” writes The Washington Post’s campaign trackers Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake.

Racial factors “may be less of a problem for Obama than the broader cultural disconnect that many of these voters feel with the Democratic Party.” And they quote Democrats who point to growing grievances that many in their party have over the political direction Obama is taking the country.

“The most significant factor is the perception/reality the Obama administration has leaned toward the ultra-left,” says former Democratic Congressman Charles Stenholm of Texas.

http://townhall.com/columnists/donaldlambro/2012/05/25/are_democrats_deserting_obama/page/full

With all they have done since, this should have told them not to take support for granted. But the institutionalized Left ignored all that and doubled down on race-baiting, claiming opposition to Obama’s agenda was due to racism. Well, they wore out that excuse. But it didn’t reflect the rising narrative or reality.  And it didn’t fit the reality in 2014. The meme was racism, women, Hispanics, oh my. (Dems refer to as their ‘core’ constituents)

Sure they can always make that claim, as overused as it is, but sooner or later it loses its sting. Just as the ‘war on women’ narrative lost its sting in the 2014 elections. And the ideal of hope and change was lost as well — proving you can overuse a term even if it is vague. Hope and change was redefined as failure. War on women drew yawns and boos at debates. Racism is still a euphemism for disagreement with Obama, but believable? Hardly. Racism is used for an excuse for losing, as an excuse for violent protests, and as an  excuse to oppose election integrity.

So “these are states with large populations of low income, blue collar, “working class” Americans who have been hit hardest by Obama’s economic policies” were instrumental in 2014, too. It seems working class Americans overall are disenchanted with Democrats as revealed in 2014 results. But want more proof? Dems rushed to have a pow wow over the midterm results. They emerged with the message they have to do a better job relating to “middle-class” working people. Well, duh. Their policies have been a thumb in the eye to the so-called middle class.

They don’t want to do anything to actually help the middle class, they just want to talk about it, while trudging on with their elitist policies. But talk about it they will, which rings as hollow as all their other talking point messages of late. We can count on that because it was the consensus of their 2014 autopsy.

When you can’t blame yourselves, then blame the middle class for not quite understanding your message. In effect, they blamed all their special interests. But they dare not blame the teachers’ unions, who dumped record amounts of cash into their coffers.

More insight, another article from Forbes, they analyzed 2014 results:

Perhaps the biggest attrition for the Democrats has been among middle-class voters employed in the private sector, particularly small property and business owners.

Rather than the promise of “hope and change,” according to exit polls, 50% of voters said they lack confidence that their children will do better than they have, 10 points higher than in 2010. This is not surprisingly given that nearly 80% state that the recession has not ended, at least for them.

The effectiveness of the Democrats’ class warfare message has been further undermined by the nature of the recovery; while failing most Americans, the Obama era has been very kind to plutocrats of all kinds.

What’s it mean? “Middle class” will be the most used words in Dem’s vocabulary.

RightRing | Bullright

Youth take pro-life message to the street

High school students fight back against culture of death. Bold challenge at abortion clinic!

These kids are the real thing – an inspiration to all of us!
POSTED: November 10, 2014 | Mass Resistance

When it comes to standing up to the culture of death, a lot of people have given up on the youth of America. But don’t believe it!

The students at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Still River, MA, out-perform most adult groups. They take activism right to the streets! (See their video .)

And like all moral heroes, [Principal] Br. Thomas is hated by the Left. Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an editorial personally attacking Br. Thomas after he wrote a letter to the editor taking an uncompromising stand supporting the Parade organizers’ right to hold their parade with real Catholic values.

More: http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/14d/immaculate-heart-school/index.html

They made a good video with a great message. Contrast that with the performance and message of the culture of death crowd.

Obama tells Ferguson “stay on course”

Gateway Pundit has the story:

President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.”

What does that mean?

And why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case?

The New York Times hid this in the 21st paragraph of their report:

But leaders here say that is the nature of a movement that has taken place, in part, on social media and that does not match an earlier-era protest structure where a single, outspoken leader might have led the way. “This is not your momma’s civil rights movement,” said Ashley Yates, a leader of Millennial Activists United. “This is a movement where you have several difference voices, different people. The person in charge is really — the people. But the message from everyone is the same: Stop killing us.”

At times, there has been a split between national civil rights leaders and the younger leaders on the ground here, who see their efforts as more immediate, less passive than an older generation’s. But some here said relations have improved in recent weeks.

Some of the national leaders met with President Obama on Nov. 5 for a gathering that included a conversation about Ferguson.

According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has appeared frequently in St. Louis with the Brown family and delivered a speech at Mr. Brown’s funeral, Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating. He said he hopes that we’re doing all we can to keep peace.”

http://www.thegartewaypundit.com/2014/11/obama-meets-with-ferguson-activists-says-hes-concerned-they-stay-on-course/

Tough to stay on course with looting and burning down the city. I’m glad he could encourage them.The NYT found a creative way to describe violent protests as “less passive” Interesting how Obama knew what they are advocating.

But wasn’t it the same with the Occupy movement: not a single leader, social media etc?

Obama and Cair hit same note on Kassig

Obama offered a statement on the beheading of aid worker, Peter Kassig:

Obama and Cair condemn evil act

Tech Times | November 17, 2014

“While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict,” Obama says. “While ISIL exploits the tragedy in Syria to advance their own selfish aims, Abdul-Rahman was so moved by the anguish and suffering of Syrian civilians that he traveled to Lebanon to work in a hospital treating refugees.”

And Cair issued a statement:

“Just as we have denounced previous killings of innocent civilians by the ISIS terrorist group, we condemn the barbaric murder of Peter Kassig and once again repudiate the anti-Islamic ideology that produces such brutality,” says CAIR in a statement. “We also offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Kassig’s family and loved ones.”

Read more: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/20352/20141117/isis-beheads-hostage-peter-kassig-obama-cair-condemn-evil-act.htm

That was a wonderful statement. Obama unwittingly outed his own political strategy. He said “ISIL exploits the tragedy in Syria to advance their own selfish aims,” and Obama exploits tragedy to advance his own selfish aims. It’s his M/O, even if creating tragedy.

I must have missed where ISIS has an “anti-Islamic ideology” which is causing this barbarism. That would require the willing suspension of disbelief. When did ISIS ever renounce or criticize Islam? Cair has the credibility of a skunk in the middle of the road.

RightRing | Bullright

Troops not an option says Obama

Defense Secretary Could Consider Recommendation For More Ground Troops In Iraq

[…But Obama could not]
Hunter Walker | Business Insider

In his interview with CNN, Hagel said he did not “foresee a circumstance when it would be in our interest to take this fight on ourselves with a large military contingent.”

“If we get to any other variation of recommendations from General Dempsey, we will deal with it, but we are not there yet,” said Hagel.

At the G20 Summit, Obama would not completely rule out the possibility of using combat troops to fight ISIS. However, he suggested it would require a rather extreme turn of events.

“There are always circumstances, in which the United States might need to deploy ground troops,” Obama said. “If we discovered that ISIL had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon, and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then yes, you can anticipate that not only would Chairman Dempsey recommend me sending U.S. ground troops to get that weapon out of their hands, but I would order it.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-may-consider-recommendation-for-iraq-ground-troops-2014-11#ixzz3JLnrfV00

 
Only if ISIS were to get hold of a nuclear weapon, would Obama send ground [combat] troops into Iraq. This is a war of ideology –  ISIS’ verses Obama’s. He not only took troops off the table but he took the ‘threat of troops’ off the table.

He can use executive power to grant amnesty for illegal aliens, and stop deportations but he cannot use it to deploy troops in Iraq. He also has no problem threatening unilateral action here for any reason, but cannot threaten a cult of evil ravaging across the Middle East.

On the other hand, he will not take action to prevent Iraq from building a nuclear weapon. Why would IS need a nuclear weapon with Obama in the White House? He’s following the same formula on Iran: not only taking action off the table but taking the ‘threat of action’ off the table.

RightRing | Bullright

More fallout on Gruber

Live from Australia, it’s Prez know-nothing at the G-20 Summit commenting on Grubergate.

Obama: We didn’t mislead on health care bill

David Jackson, USA TODAY | November 16, 2014

President Obama says he and his administration did not mislead the public on the financing of the health care law, disputing statements by a consultant who said supporters of the bill took advantage of the “stupidity” of American voters.

“The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run,” Obama told reporters at a news conference following the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.

“I would just advise every press outlet here: Pull up every clip and every story,” Obama said. “I think it’s fair to say there was not a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated and was fully transparent — it was a tough debate.

From Politico:

“While Gruber was not a staffer, he was a paid consultant whose models were used to help assess the impact of various policy changes being considered as part of health care legislation. Official logs show he visited the White House about a dozen times between 2009 and this year.

More: www.usatoday.com/2014/11/16/obama-health-care-law-jonathan-gruber-g-20-news-conference/

It’s official, not only did they kick the prestigious professor Gruber to the curb, they completely disconnect him to the Obamacare bill.  Fully transparent, extensively debated – and fair to say that?  Back to the lying mode.

Once again, the Oval Office Occupant says he is just learning about this. I imagine Gruber will be stunned to find he had nothing to do with it. All those personal meetings apparently counted for nothing. Gruber is deemed less important than the WH fence jumper.

Politico reported:

When the president was asked whether he had intentionally misled the public in order to get the law passed, he replied: “No. I did not.”

Obama said the notion that any provisions in the bill were hidden is absurd given the intensity of news coverage of the subject when the bill was being drafted and debated in Congress.

2 faces of Landrieu – evolution in action

Is it a bird, or plane, or just Mary Landrieu on Keystone XL? — the pipeline to politics.
(The Hill)

“After she requested the vote Wednesday, both parties were able to agree on holding a vote Tuesday on bipartisan legislation that would force the Obama administration to allow the construction of the pipeline that would transport oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The House is expected to pass the bill this week.”

Wednesday:

“If they want to take my name off, put somebody’s else name on it and pass it, so be it,” Landrieu said on the floor Wednesday. “I didn’t come here to see my name in lights.” — [humble, little ol' Mary]

Thursday:

“When they call press conferences later today and declare victory, remember who actually brought this to the floor,” Landrieu said Thursday. “I’m the senator who came to this floor.”– [Proud Mary]

Gruber out-Grubered himself

NY Post:

ObamaCare architect was paid over $2M for consultation

By Geoff Earle – November 15, 2014

Now, a series of government contracts totaling more than $2 million for consulting services provided by the Harvard-trained economics professor are coming under scrutiny.

Eight states hired Gruber to help design their health exchanges after he banked nearly $400,000 in 2009 through contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services, records show.

Gruber and a handful of colleagues got state contracts totaling $1.6 million over seven years from Michigan ($481,000), Minnesota ($329,000), Vermont ($400,000) and Wisconsin ($400,000), The Washington Post reported.

He also advised Colorado, Connecticut, Maine and West Virginia.

It’s not clear how much those states added to his bank account.

https://rightring.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=31590&action=edit&message=10

And we thought Hillary Clinton had a lucrative circuit. I think I hear some song lyrics coming on: “who’s Grubering whom?” Who’s out-Grubering whom?

Taboo meets reality

Almost defying description, cannibalism in Brazil.

3 who ran cannibal bakery get up to 23 years in prison

By Associated Press — November 15, 2014 | NY Post

SAO PAULO — A jury in northeastern Brazil has delivered sentences of 20-23 years in prison for three people convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries.

A weekend duty officer at the court in the city of Olinda said Saturday the seven-person jury handed down the sentences Friday night.

Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira was sentenced to 23 years in prison while his wife, Isabel Cristina Pires, and his mistress Bruna Cristina Oliveira da Silva received 20-year sentences.

Police said the three lured women to their house by promising them a job as a nanny. Officers found the remains of the two women in the backyard of the home.

http://nypost.com/2014/11/15/3-who-ran-cannibal-bakery-get-up-to-23-years-in-prison/

Is that one of the most bizarrely macabre stories there is? Well to be fair, there is one in the running from Massachusetts:

Police found skeletal remains of two babies after searching house in Massachusetts .
I will not put up the article, you can see it at the link.

Prosecutors say dead babies were found clothed
October 14, 2014

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found in a squalid, vermin-infested house.

http://www.mail.com/news/us/3151424-prosecutors-dead-babies-were-clothed.html#.23140-stage-hero1-2

Pelosi repeals history

The great thing is Gruber gives the opposition the way to personalize Obamacare. We heard Dems claim there were so many designers in the system, and of course behind closed doors, that they don’t want anyone responsible or tied to it. The beauty of group think is no one is accountable or blamed. But Gruber gave us the perfect opportunity.

The progressive Left lives and breathes to personalize their attack on an issue. (per Alinsky) And you know how important it is when San Fran Nan comes out deny even knowing who Gruber is. It was the one thing O-care lacked by its nature.

Nancy Pelosi at a House Speaker News Conference on November 5, 2009:
‘I don’t know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber of MIT’s analysis…’

November 13, 2014:

“Well, you gave an interesting set of observations, but one that you skipped is Mr. Gruber’s comments were a year old, and he has backtracked from most of them. He’s not even advocating the position that he was at some conference. So I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill. With all due respect to your question, you have a person who wasn’t writing our bill, commenting on what was going on when we were writing our bill, who has withdrawn some of the statements that he made. So let’s put him aside.”

Yea, let’s put no shove Gruber aside…off a cliff. “So I don’t know who he is.” And how will she deny all the money he was paid to be influential on it? What happened to that analysis she promoted? It’s the tax, stupid.

And how about a great shout out to that “hero, John Kerry”? This thing has more personalization on it than they would like. “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” — and then no one is held responsible… away from the fog of accountability.

RightRing | Bullright

The Gruber story that didn’t exist does

There just has to be as much political posturing going on with MSM as Obama’s team did in Obamacare. First blood has now been drawn.

Hot Air has this nice, informative piece.

The hits keep coming: Gruber celebrates ‘mislabeling’ Obamacare in video #6

November 14, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The hits just keep on rolling in. After the previously unknown investment advisor Rich Weinstein established that there was a literal trove of videos featuring Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly and in strikingly impolitic ways about the health care reform law and the American public he helped deceive, the mainstream press is now getting in on the act.

The sixth installment in the series of videos featuring Gruber crucifying himself was uncovered by CNN’s Jake Tapper:

The issue at hand in this sixth video is known as the “Cadillac tax,” which was represented as a tax on employers’ expensive health insurance plans. While employers do not currently have to pay taxes on health insurance plans they provide employees, starting in 2018, companies that provide health insurance that costs more than $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family will have to pay a 40 percent tax.

MORE http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/14/the-hits-keep-coming-gruber-video-6/

Where do you go from there? MSM was definitely and defiantly not covering the story. Now CNN’s Trapper jumps on board. So there is a story there, what do you know. They probably just needed time to source it and all.

When all this kicks in, what a time it will be. Why did they pick the arbitrary date of 2018?

“But by starting it late, we were able to tie the cap for Cadillac Tax to CPI, not medical inflation,” Gruber said.

“This was the only political way we were ever going to take on what is one of the worst public policies in America, and every economist should celebrate this,” Gruber insisted.

“It’s on the books now,” Gruber added

Obama did the equivalent of planting a time bomb set to go off in stages. We just haven’t seen or felt the entire effects yet. I think GM ought to jump on a law suit for the name Cadillac tax, especially since they were using it to promote the program.

Same theme rings a note

It’s time for another custom comparison. I do it for perspective, to avoid being myopic on one issue, and to keep the larger picture in mind. That includes the greater principles involved — or problem as the case may be.

In this one it is Obamacare, the VA scandal, and the IRS scandal.

So here we are with Obamacare, or Affordable Care Act as they like to call it. We now see even more evidence of what went into cooking up this abuse of power. Yes, abuse of power is the central theme to all this. “We’re from the government…”

They passed Obamacare using every trick they could think of, and used every scheme they could devise in writing it. They assumed people had to be lied to. So they lied in creating it, then they lied in promoting, ie selling it. They used all the contorted methodology they could to ram it through a Party line vote. They had backroom deals and closed door meetings in creating it. They used government abuse to get it passed. They took money from another government program in trouble to fund it.

Then there were all the promises or, as I call them, lies they used to make us feel good about it. Something with that many lies to sell it must be pretty bad on the face. They embedded all these taxes and then said but they aren’t taxes. Then the Supremes did call it a tax and upheld it on those grounds. Why there are even sub-scandals like the Louisiana Purchase, “Cornhusker Kickback” for Nebraska, and now the money Gruber was paid while designing and promoting it. Mary Landrieu’s 300 million dollar Louisiana Purchase turned into a 4.3 billion dollar windfall. Then the controversy over state exchanges.

Where is the VA in this? The VA and government employees systematically schemed to limit and cheat healthcare for military vets. You have the schemes, and then you have the abuse and trail. Though it is criminal what they actually were doing but now they treat it as though it were a disciplinary infraction of policy, rather than policy. What they did was akin to a pyramid scheme. If some people complained, point to the great benefits of the system and claim it just needs more funding to correct it.

Behind it all, they were lying to people and keeping separate secret lists. Then even getting bonuses based on false premises. The sacred obligations we have toward veterans, and the trust therein, was broken. Though little can undo the damage done, but they make gestures to correct the systemic abuse within the system. But now it gets even worse in the fallout. They suspend or fire some people while what was done is criminal, especially to veterans. (even media termed it a scandal) But employees have protections, you know.

The IRS was intentionally targeting swaths of people, but we weren’t supposed to know that. Discrimination anyone? They claimed they were treating everyone the same. (with suspicion?) They claimed it was a few rogue employees apparently freelancing. So they lied. They feigned outrage when faced with the problem. Then we find it went further, deeper into the caverns of bureaucratic planning than they want us to think. Oops, can’t even feign outrage over that, so deflect and dismiss it.

Then we see the trail of scheming to cover up, right through testifying. They issue blanket statements to substitute for actions. They used their political disagreement with a Supreme decision as grounds for their selective political targeting. Finally, IRS is the enforcement arm for ObamaCare.

In all these scandals, they also blamed Republicans: for resisting Obamacare and misnaming it; for playing politics with the VA though problems were systemic; for even calling the IRS thing a “scandal” and an abuse of power. Some Dems applauded and encouraged the behavior.

In Obamacare they lied to create it and push it through. In the VA, they said they were improving the process. In IRS, they lied that it was a problem or abuse. There is a vacuum of accountability for any of it. Not even admission. Real lives are affected and damaged by all. They even called the IRS scandal a partisan witch-hunt, talk about irony to the tenth power.

Then they lie from the podium about the problems and scandals claiming Obama et al were completely unaware of the problems. It’s a little hard to say you were fixing or correcting the problems when you claim you were not aware of them.

Can you say abuse and misuse of power? Its a running theme throughout the administration. Even while we are looking at one area of government abuse, they and Obama are steaming toward another abuse of power. It’s so bad they will create a scandal to cover a scandal.

Of course there is the coverup: hard drives crash, emails are somehow lost, records are lost or destroyed. But they are upset at what conservatives call things — scandals, Obamacare, corruption. They are still selling Obamacare on the ‘wet noodle principle’, throw it at the wall if it will stick. The Constitution is being shredded and they are worried about what it is labeled. There was knowledge, intent and misuse of government power. And yes, they were all sponsored by “change you can believe in”…”yes we can.”

So, it’s Republicans fault for not liking it, and people are too stupid to understand.

RightRing | Bullright

We’re not in Kansas anymore

Eight States Are Facing Double-Digit Premium Hikes In 2015

11/12/2014 | Daily Caller

Louisiana and Kansas are facing Obamacare premium hikes of more than 15 percent on average. Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will see rate lower double-digit rate hikes as well.

And it doesn’t include information from Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, North Dakota or Massachusetts. Alaska alone has some of the highest rate hikes on Obamacare exchanges in the country — Premera Blue Cross is upping rates between 35 and 40 percent and Moda Health by between 22 and 29 percent.

More: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/12/eight-states-are-facing-double-digit-premium-hikes-in-2015/

Effects of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) aren’t just for policy wonks in think tanks.