On Sunday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said “ObamaCare” is a racist term. Surely Obama-loving Harris-Perry must know that President Obama has actually embraced the term. Even his political advocacy group controls and operates the Twitter handle @Obamacare. So what was she hoping to accomplish by igniting a race debate over ObamaCare? Our best guess is a desperate attempt to boost her dismal ratings. Even Dylan Byers of Politico is skeptical of Harris-Perry’s statement. In his piece “Four questions for Melissa Harris-Perry,” Byers skewers Harris-Perry for her race-baiting tactics. The piece is worth a read and can be found here. No matter her motive, she should get her facts straight since no one loves ObamaCare more than Obama.
In an interview with his home state paper, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said it was a priority for him to try and grant amnesty to young illegal immigrants. Though he is trying to rebrand his efforts by calling his bill the KIDS Act, it is really just a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Cantor tries to make the argument that these young immigrants shouldn’t be punished for what their parents have done. What Cantor completely ignores, however, is this would be rewarding their parents. These parents brought their children to America in the hopes their kids would be able to stay here, and if the KIDS Act passes, they will get exactly what they wanted. By allowing this generation of illegal immigrants to stay all we would be doing is inviting the next generation to do the same.
Big Government has all of the horrible details, including the clip from Bashir’s low-rated mid-afternoon cable show. Bashir set up his bizarre comments by showing his viewers a speech Sarah Palin had recently delivered in which she makes a point that likely went over Bashir’s head. In the speech, Plain pointed out that the debt President Obama is running up today will be paid for by her children’s generation. Palin goes on to say that this enormous amount of debt will force future generations into, a sort of, slavery.
What goes over Bashir’s head is that all references to slavery are not necessarily an invocation of American slavery. In fact, to do so would be to ignore the 21-30 million people on this earth, right now, who are slaves. Now, the indebtedness Palin was referring to does not compare to the plight of these people either, but, consider that slavery truly means, in sum, to expend ones labor, usually forcibly, without compensation. And what Palin describes, comes awfully close to that definition. Basically, the current administration is spending money that future generations must work to payoff, without really getting the benefit of their labor
Of course Bashir won’t be called out for his disgusting and dehumanizing comments because the media, and women’s groups hate Sarah Palin. The real story here isn’t Sarah Palin, but rather Bashir and his indefensible comments. Make no mistake about it; these comments are horrendous no matter who makes them and who they are directed at. But sadly you won’t be hearing any outcry from the media or from the women’s groups who claim to fight for all women until they meet a woman they disagree with.
What a difference a year makes. A year ago President Obama rode the issue of “helping the middle class” to a resounding re-election victory. A year later the middle-class has come under continual attack by the Obama Administration and its failed economic policies. A simple fact check shows an astonishing drop from 61% of hard-working, adult Americans living in middle-income households in 1971, to 51% of adult Americans in 2011, 3 years into Obama’s presidency, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. For those of you who pine for the “good old days” and lament the number of things that have changed for the worse, here’s your data. Those aren’t just anecdotal memories, it’s the truth: Obamanomics has decimated the middle class this country’s foundation is built upon.
The larger picture is actually worse. According to the Obama administration’s own numbers, almost 50 million people are on food stamps – that’s 1 out of every 6 Americans. There are over 82 million households with at least one resident on Medicaid – that’s getting close to 1 out of every 3 Americans. There are over 90 million people out of the workforce — that actually is 1 out of every 3 Americans who are not working.
This is proof positive of failed Obama policies, now being reflected in Obama’s plummeting approval ratings. As the middle-class is weakened, they are forced to lean on government for goods and services that most honest, hardworking Americans would rather take care of, and pay for, themselves. This only serves to grow the size of the federal government and feed the power-hungry Obamacrats in Washington even more control over the average citizens daily lives. It’s time for the citizens to band together and take a stand against Obama, and his Democratic supporters’; they’ve done enough damage. Mr. President, it’s time to empower, not impoverish, the middle-class citizens in this country.
By: L. Brent Bozell
I suspect many in the Cuccinelli campaign are wishing it had been a blow-out, as projected. Then there’d be some sort of finality. But with the latest available tally of 47.7 percent to 45.2 percent, a simple swing of 1.3% and Ken Cuccinelli would be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This was a campaign punctuated by lost opportunities, mismanagement and betrayal.
Cuccinelli knew he’d be outspent. The Democrats have deeper pockets, more big donors and in McAuliffe, a shakedown artist extraordinaire. But a 10-1 disparity, as has been reported? This is inexcusable.
The Republican National Committee, which delivered $9 million to Bob McDonnell in his gubernatorial race just four years ago, ponied up a measly $3 million this time around. Business leaders reportedly shunned the campaign. As Cuccinelli’s campaign advisor Chris LaCivita put it Election Night, national Republican support dried up on October 1 and “we were on our own.”
McAuliffe “Went Along with a Policy He Knew Would Fail the Commonwealth and the Nation”
“Americans everywhere are waking up to the disaster that is ObamaCare. In Virginia, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli led the way for states across the country when he filed the first lawsuit challenging ObamaCare because he knew it would be the ‘train wreck’ it was predicted to be and was not good for the Commonwealth and the country. Meanwhile, Terry McAuliffe, the ultimate Democrat Party operative, went along with a policy he knew would fail the nation and the Commonwealth. Terry McAuliffe should apologize to the people of Virginia for his go-along support of a law that will cause grave damage to our economy and greatly hinder Virginians’ quality of health care and quality of life. McAuliffe’s extreme liberal ideology is too risky, too expensive, and too dangerous for Virginia.”
ForAmerica (www.ForAmerica.org) is an online army of over 3.5 million people. The group is a non-profit 501(c)4 organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles. ForAmerica is chaired by L. Brent Bozell III, one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.
Obama “Establishing a Police State Around ObamaCare”
RESTON, Va. – ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell today released a statement regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
“Secretary Sebelius should not even bother to appear before Congress. How can Congress believe anything Sebelius says? We now know that this administration has misled, deceived and knowingly lied to the American people, repeatedly. President Obama and his Administration have no credibility left to continue forward with a policy so personal and so far reaching as ObamaCare.
“It is a waste of time for Secretary Sebelius to even testify – the administration has no credibility, is accountable to no one, and is establishing a virtual police state around ObamaCare. Sebelius should resign rather than continue to disgrace herself and the Administration, and there should be a full investigation into all aspects of ObamaCare.
“The ObamaCare law that was passed does not even exist anymore – the President and his Sebelius-led regulators keep changing the law, usurping power and thumbing their nose at a Congress with no will-power to stand up for the American people they represent. Congress should immediately repeal all imposed deadlines, mandates, fines, forced enrollment, subsidies, and regulations and begin a new debate about how best to fix, not take over, a health care system that right now is still the best in the world. The American people were misled and deceived by President Obama and Secretary Sebelius – it is shameful and they deserve better than this.”
Don’t be fooled by the “show of conservative support” for the latest attempt at an amnesty bill. Liberal elites like George Soros and Wall Street executives like Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have joined forces to garner support for comprehensive immigration reform and they are paying activists in order to create the illusion of a groundswell of conservative support. As part of this scheme, Soros and Co. are underwriting the travel for 600 supposedly conservative activists from around the country to come and meet with House Republicans and pressure them into passing the Senate’s illegal immigrant amnesty bill according to Breitbart.
If real conservatives all over the country wanted this bill, no one would need to pay them to make their position known. Just look at the fight that erupted over ObamaCare over the summer. No one needed to pay conservatives to take that fight to their Representatives in Washington. Republicans in the House should stand strong on immigration and not fall for this gimmick liberals are trying pull.
Daily #ObamaCare #Trainwreck: #Obama Admin was Responsible for Testing Website, were Warned of ProblemsOctober 25, 2013
The AP is reporting that it was the Obama administration’s responsibility to test the now failing ObamaCare website. While some in and around the administration will try to push blame onto the contractors, the contractors are now refusing to stay quiet. The lead contractor, CGI Federal, has told Congress that it was the Obama administration that made the call to put the website online. Other contractors shared their concerns about the lack of testing, and a spokesman for another contractor, QSSI, says they explicitly warned the administration about the risks they saw in great detail.
ObamaCare will, undoubtedly, be Obama’s legacy. And like the rest of his presidency, Obama chose to win politically rather than govern responsibly. Just weeks ago, Obama refused to even consider the flaws of ObamaCare. He told the American people that he would not negotiate about any element of the now fledgling law, apparently while at the same time he was being told privately about the serious flaws with the implementation of the law’s central bureaucracy. For Obama there can be no more apt of a legacy than a law that promised so much, but delivered so little.
When Democrats were forcing ObamaCare through, just one of the many parts of the law that was never truly thought-out or debated was the plan to establish and federally subsidize co-op insurance plans as part of the ObamaCare exchanges. Once the insurance lobbyists heard of the plan, however, the Democrats succumbed to pressure and restricted the scope of the co-ops, but continued to subsidize them – to the tune of $1billion … of your money.
With the new restrictions agreed to by Democrats the co-ops were set-up to fail. But incredibly, Democrats still proceeded with the plan to subsisdize them with taxpayer money, and allow Americans to buy the doomed health insurance plans they offered. Now, as the Washington Post reports, one co-op has already failed, another is not far behind, and nine more have gloomy fiscal outlooks. This means the holders of the doomed co-op plans could be stuck with medical costs, and we all will get stuck with the $1 billion price tag.
Once again the confluence of Democrat big government and Democrat crony capitalism has resulted in real catastrophe for the American people. Unfortunately, this probably won’t even be the last ObamaCare disaster this week.