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.

Methodist priorities being obscured

Not to pick on one particular denomination, but its a broader example. Article from their website.

Poll: Making disciples tops sexuality as church priority

By Heather Hahn
June 4, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) [*emphasis mine]

Editor’s note: This story was updated June 6 to include a link to poll questions and results by U.S. jurisdiction.

When it comes to issues facing The United Methodist Church today, same-sex marriage ranks far down on the list.

That’s according to a new survey of church members across the United States. Nearly 4 in 10 United Methodists said the first or second most important issue facing the church is “creating disciples of Christ.”

The most important issues facing The United Methodist Church
(% of members)
Creating disciples of Christ 39%
Youth involvement 27%
Members’ spiritual growth 24%
Decline in membership 19%
Poverty 17%
Children at risk 17%
Social injustice 16%
Sexual orientation/same-sex marriage 11%
Structure of the UMC 8%
Economic inequality 7%
Women and minorities in UMC 5%
Racism 4%
Immigration reform 3%

The other most important issues, according to members, are youth involvement (27 percent); members’ spiritual growth (24 percent); decline in membership (19 percent); poverty (17 percent); children at risk (17 percent); and social injustice (16 percent).

Only 11 percent ranked sexual orientation and same-gender marriage as the first or second top issue facing the denomination. That puts the ongoing debates around human sexuality as eighth in importance to United Methodists, according to the poll.

The results come from a May 30-June 1 survey by email of 509 U.S. United Methodist lay members by Corporate Research of Greensboro, N.C., and Research Now of Dallas. The poll screened out pastors, retired pastors and paid staff at any level of the denomination to focus on the views of lay members, who sometimes can seem voiceless in churchwide discussions.

 

Can you hear that? You can say what you may about polls but this reveals the tell tale truth. Yet we see the Bishops or officials, or statements emphasizing the GBLTQ agenda taking anti-Israel positions, and the BDS(boycott divest sanction) platform they are promoting.

Sure the hierarchy says they are not really calling for boycotting Israel businesses etc, but that is the agenda they have entangled themselves in. And then there are those calling for sanctifying gay marriage in churches.

Well, that lost voice in the church is not thrilled about or interested in all that. Palestine and Israel issues are not even on the poll, but apparently they rank high among clergy and leaders. A letter clergy signed in 2012 takes a stand, along with the recent divestment of certain companies doing business with Israel.

BDS Scorecard: Methodists recommend sanctions & boycotts; reject divestment

The passing resolution, entitled “Opposition to Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Land,” [view original and amendments] urges United Methodists to read Kairos Palestine, a document that calls for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) as tools of love and solidarity to support Palestinian liberation. The document in essence endorses the U.S. Campaign’s flagship End U.S. Military Aid to Israel Campaign, along with numerous member group-led campaigns challenging military aid and the costs of occupation.

The highest voting body of the United Methodist Church, which is the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States, has recommended boycotts and sanctions — as well as an end to individual and organizational financial support for settlements — as tools for ending Israel’s brutal occupation and discriminatory policies.

Not alone, as I said, it is one example:

BDS has entered the very highest levels of mainstream U.S. institutions. The Presbyterian Church (USA) also will be debating resolutions this summer at its General Assembly on boycott of Ahava settlement products and divestment from Caterpillar, Motorola, and HP. Presbyteries around the country have already passed local overtures calling for boycotts and divestment.

“Redistribution” included in the Methodist resolution:

Be it further resolved, that we urge the U.S. government to end all military aid to the region, and second to redistribute the large amount of aid now given to Israel and Egypt; to support economic development efforts of nongovernmental organizations throughout the region, including religious institutions, human rights groups, labor unions, and professional groups within Palestinian communities.

Can’t you feel the love?

RightRing | Bullright

Little known opportunity

Absolutely satire, and a little humor.

(Ever see those online “opportunity letters, “secrets you can use too”, etc.?)

Life changing secrets

You too can become a redistributionist. Think of the career potential. As long as there is wealth there will be need for redistributionists, or Reds as we like to call them. You can be a card-carrying redistributionist with minor training and a little ambition.

Join some of the greats. I’ll let you in on an inside secret, right now there is pent-up demand for young, new Reds willing to learn the ropes. You see, many of the current Reds are getting older and the industry needs replacements. Lots of room to grow.

Working in the industry can open up all kinds of opportunities. It even leads to other prestigious fields like Congress or the Senate, even president or vice prez. The sky is truly the limit. Haven’t you noticed many of the current stock are getting old? How much longer are they going to be there to redistribute wealth, or “spread the wealth” as we say?

Just imagine yourself in a brand new career jetting from coast to coast, staying at some of the top resorts, traveling with some of the big names in redistribution. Speak and lecture to some of the largest crowds of Walmart employees or fast food workers. Learn minimum wage lingo. Talk about wage disputes. Call strikes of your own, when you want, whenever you want to raise some new “revenue”.

Work with some of the biggest names in the industry. These great Reds can teach you so much. Learn while you travel in style. Never worry again about career moves and glass ceilings. And remember red is green too, so you don’t have to worry about suffering criticism from other like-minded Reds, or hardly anyone else. Talk to media whenever you want, at your whim. They’ll swoon over you.

Remember, Reds who redistribute together stay together. And they’re some of the most loyal colleagues in the world. Just look at those greats still with their reputation in the business and renowned for their achievements.

Or if you have a flare for education, you have inside opportunity to hundreds of colleges and universities around the country that no one else has. They’ll make room for you and even create new positions. They need your talent. Follow in the steps of those like Elizabeth Warren. One position can lead to another better one. Up is the only way you can go once you are a Red. Learn to speak the language of pioneers in the industry.

The opportunities are about endless. Some people spend years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on degrees, when you can move up in the fast lane, for much less. And promotions are almost a sure thing. If you have the right stuff, can use a phone, or have basic communication know how, then this is the career you’ve been waiting for. You can start almost immediately in your spare time and just watch it turn into more than you can handle. Train others as you go.

Your classmates will be impressed when you show up at your reunion wearing the symbols of great Reds and knowing how to speak fluent “redistribution”. They’ll be amazed when you demonstrate how to slice a pie into ever smaller pieces. But of course, those techniques will be your secrets. Ever think of writing a how to book and share some of your secrets in redistribution? Or just use a book to parlay your career into politics alongside of some of the greats. When your Red message gets out, others will back off and give you wide berth.

Plus you’ll have plenty of staff and supporters to carry the message and work for you. Earn the perks and retirement of the big boys in the capitol. Get the inside …privileged info of elites on investments. And you won’t have to worry, there will be no one clawing back your proceeds like others. Remember you are “Rredistributionist”, Reds are exempt from penalties. If you have what it takes, get started today, opportunities await you.

Go Red in the head and never look back, only Forward.

    copyrighted 2020 “The Red Group”, ltd. All rights reversed.

Who are those conservatives

Every so often with bad weather I flip through the weather channel, usually disappointed at the non-local forecast anyway. This time I was treated to Al Roker’s narration about the Sunday Climate Change rally/march on the Mall in DC.

Washington DC, now there’s a Climate I wouldn’t mind changing.

It was the same mantra we heard before. Only contrast it with the way news covered the Tea Parties. They would talk over protestors, or shut down Tea Party activists the minute they didn’t like their free speech. Not for the climate ralliers. No one checked for the participants degrees or credentials in Climatology.They interviewed lots of them, as many as they could.. One woman said she was there doing this for her kids. They are the ones who will have to live with these “severe storms” and violent weather patterns, she claimed.

However, it seems every time the lunar left has one of these rallies, they always zero in on a couple of people who claim “I’m a big Constitutional Conservative…and I have to support this too”. Who are these token conservative plants they always seem to find so easily? Weather Channel had no problem finding one soon into their coverage. I don’t come across them when talking to conservatives. I don’t see them elsewhere. But they make grand debuts in front of TV cameras though. I beg to disagree whether they are conservatives. I can see they are real people, but Conservatives? Don’t make me laugh. Who are these fine feathered conservatives?

Enjoy a little clip from the left’s Democracy Now…or not.
(minus the conservative imposters)

Calling the Keystone pipeline a “boondoggle”. That’s funny, what about the boondoggle that is Solyndra, greengate, and Obama’s green energy agenda? Now that’s a boondoggle. “2/3rd of our fossil fuels must stay in the ground” for the temperature to moderate and remain acceptable, “arresting climate change”, according to Sierra Club.

Here’s how the left operates: (calling Tea Party activists retarded)

Obama’s Declaration of Socialism

Obama mentioned the Declaration of Independence, but his inaugural speech was all about collectivism. The philosophy behind the Declaration is rooted in individual freedom. Obama has it exactly backwards.

The “rights” movement of the left has been transformed into redistribution and class warfare, combined with the welfare state. The real “social justice” they talk about is economic redistribution. His campaign didn’t even address individual “freedom” as he calls it — unless that is about killing babies — it was all about the collective. Collective being the sum total of the special interests he panders to.

Obama said:

1)What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.

2)My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service.

Not self-executing? Remember, “you didn’t build that… somebody else made it happen.”

Individualism is out the window, long gone in his politics of division and class warfare. It is the politics of materialism. Their “social justice” is really redistributive justice. I suppose he will finally admit that is what his “fairness” doctrine is all about in his second term, unchained from the voters.

As Goldwater said decades ago, the left is driven by materialism. Even the morality they speak of has an element of materialism. Don’t you find it ironic that Obama only mentioned the Constitution he swore to uphold in passing.(…that thing) He seems to think backwards. But just as MLK Jr. used the Declaration, Obama wraps his speech with it. Then again, imagine a Liberal like Obama giving a speech based on the Constitution?

He adds:

“The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.

But exactly what is Obama giving us? A mob and a king. A king backed by a mob, with an absent and complacent free press. It works for him… quite literally. And a king that sanctions and endorses mob rule – if it’s within the orthodoxy of central authority.

So we see, with Obama our fight is not just against his bucket list of policies, but against a philosophy, an ideology and a political movement behind it, driven from top. (campaign org turns lobby)

He frames it trying to disguise it, and then throws a straw man in to add credibility

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.

“Demands of today’s world” — whatever all that is — compared with fascism or communism, good comparison. (sarcasm) Or better comparing technology, markets, goals, ideas and personal struggles compared with fascism. From the Socialist-in-chief himself. That should make anyone chuckle. (one of those struggles is against institutionalized ideology of the Left.) But it is different when its a foreign country or an outsider that is pursuing the philosophy. When its inside your own country from the top down it’s quite different. Did the Nazis extinguish Hitler or his policies? You know the answer.

In fact, it was just the opposite; they gleefully went along and approved. Sound familiar? Just because a charismatic type A person can make a good sounding case doesn’t mean it is the best idea. ObamaCare is a glaring example, and the stimulus would be another. When the smoke cleared it wasn’t as good, or popular as it sounded. We even had Pelosi telling us they had to pass it before we know what’s in it. They tried to do it on amnesty but were stopped.

Goldwater said:
“[One] cannot be economically free, or even efficient, if he is enslaved politically; conversely, man’s political freedom is illusory if he is dependent for his economic needs on the State.”

And that is precisely what Obama has in mind and endorses, political slavery — individually and collectively.

Much of the equality or fairness Obama speaks about is really egalitarianism of the economic kind, just dressed in a fancy “fairness” package. And the left suffers under its own false pretenses about  conservatism. It is not simply an economic theory. But that is basically what the lefts ideology ends up being, a doctrine of economic egalitarianism. Or collective materialism. With a few words about civil rights thrown in, which they think they can keep on creating to suit their politics.

The Left feels it is their exclusive job to equalize, or that is what their rhetoric suggests. Enforcing that fairness just happens to lead to more power and control for ruling class elites. It also tends to get expensive to purchase all the votes to keep all that “fairness” flowing.  Sounds like another one of his “investments”.

Note: please don’t give me the ‘definition of socialism’ lecture. Do the math with the modern left(post 60’s), the green movement, EPA dictates, green industry, and Kelo’s decision. Then connect all the dots. And remember even Hitler did not want to abolish “private property”, rather everyone should understand that they are an “agent of the state.” So spare the academic arguments.