There never was an anti-war movement, just an anti-Bush movement


We all know it and now CDR Salamander says it!

Deep down, I think – most of us knew that anyway. It was an anti-Bush movement. War had nothing to do with it – it was all about the Left finding a way to regain power. By and large, 85% of the “anti-war” movement, with its manufactured International A.N.S.W.E.R./Code Pink rent-a-mob and their bannermen .

Spot on!   Need additional proof besides Obama’s hypocritical stances on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gitmo closing?

Take it from King Obama, who has declared, despite legal advice otherwise, that our war kinetic military action in Libya does not represent “hostilities”.   Therefore, he needs no stinkin’ approval from Congress or the law.  Don’t trust me?  Trust the leftist NY Times:

President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers
at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal
authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya
without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with
internal administration deliberations.

Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon
general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice
Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they
believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war
amounted to “hostilities.” Under the War Powers Resolution, that would have
required Mr. Obama to terminate or scale back the mission after May
20.

But Mr. Obama decided instead to adopt the legal analysis of several
other senior members of his legal team — including the White House counsel,
Robert Bauer, and the State Department legal adviser, Harold H. Koh — who argued
that the United States military’s activities fell short of “hostilities.” Under
that view, Mr. Obama needed no permission from Congress to continue the mission
unchanged.

The administration followed an unusual process in developing its position.                                                                                                                    Traditionally, the Office of Legal Counsel solicits
views from different agencies and then decides what the best interpretation of
the law is. The attorney general or the president can overrule its views, but
rarely do.

In this case, however, Ms. Krass was asked to submit the
Office of Legal Counsel’s thoughts in a less formal way to the White House,
along with the views of lawyers at other agencies. After several meetings and
phone calls, the rival legal analyses were submitted to Mr. Obama, who is a
constitutional lawyer, and he made the decision.

Allahpundit sums it up nicely at HotAir.com:

The Times is treating it as the major story that it is, but under a Republican president (especially one named, say, George Bush) it would be a scandal of nuclear proportions.  What they’re basically saying here, without actually saying it, is that the president’s own lawyers told him that the Libya war is illegal and he responded by looking around for other lawyers who’d tell him what he wanted to hear.

Oh, and all I hear is crickets from the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) regarding Obama’s words on Bush’s Iraq War (one for which Bush received Congressional approval).  Here’s Obama’s words on “dumb”wars from 2002 (via Verum Serum):

That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.

Now let me be clear – I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity.

He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.

But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.

I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the middle east, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of Al Qaeda.

Well, here’s what I’m opposed to…. A dumb anti-American President posing as a King.  I oppose a war based solely on the whims of Obama and defended based on those very whims, not on the law or anyone else’s view.  I loathe a President, who is sworn to uphold our Constitution, but who would base his views for Libya on the “international” community, like the UN and NATO, instead of the laws of his country.

I am sick of the Left calling Iraq an illegal Bush war when Bush had the approval of Congress.  Obama has a truly illegal war now and has blatantly thumbed his nose at anyone who would question it or even call for him to make the action legal….Now, .let’s see Obama spin his deceit and hypocrisy further on Libya.

Oh, and Obama, what happened to “this action (in Libya) will last only a matter of days, not weeks?”  (It’s been 90 days or almost 13 weeks as of this writing)

(Hat tip to my husband for the CDR Salamander link)

Background on Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama, Jr. – Part I


This is a very interesting video done by Bill Whittle.  As stated over at HotAir.com, he sticks to the facts, but makes clear where it is that Obama came from and what shaped him.  Video is called The Enigma – Strange Bedfellows Part I.

It is 12 minutes long, but worth the watch.  You come away completely understanding why Obama appears to hate this country, capitalism, and “the rich”.  It is clear, watching the video, from where his Marxist ideology was developed.

Now as you watch, just imagine if a similar video was put together on any Republican candidate or President.  And just, for grins, assume for the Republican, you can exchange the words in the video:  evangelical Christian for atheist, the words student of big business and capitalism with “student of Marx or Marxist”, and a “father who believed in taking land from blacks and giving it to whites” with the reference of Obama’s father writing a paper on “communism and the taking of land from citizens and giving them to blacks.”

If the tables were turned, that Republican would be ousted from the Presidential race (by the media) faster than you can say “fellow traveller” or “Karl Marx”.

Obama has a dangerous anti-American, anti-Constitutional, Marxist ideology, just like his parents and his grandparents.  But you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream press…..and many of his supporters still shudder when he’s called a Marxist.  Amazing.

The video:

Another great quote of the day


From Rush Limbaugh, discussing his stay in a Hawaiian hospital last week while Obama vacationed just miles away:

“I kept worrying that Obama would visit me in the hospital. I’m sure the main reason he didn’t is that he thought he would heal me.”

Barack Hussein Obama…mmm…mmmm..mmmm!

Oslo’s definition of “peace” is skewed


Headlines today:  Obama wins Peace Prize!

First off, I can’t see what kind of “prize” Obama deserves at this point and more importantly, “peace” certainly doesn’t come to mind when thinking of Obama.

(Of course, with previous winners like Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and Yasser Arafat, Obama is now in good Leftist, America-hating, Israel-despising company)

Webster’s definition of peace:

1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>”……..3 : harmony in personal relations
4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

So one would assume that for the President of the United States to win a “Peace Prize” he would have had to have a hand in suppressing civil disturbance at home and abroad and bringing security to communities throughout the world.  He also would have achieved solid pacts with other governments resulting in mutual peace. And if this is a “prize’, that President would have to be unprecedented and spectacular in such achievements.

Let’s research what Obama has done to deserve such a “prize”.

Let’s start with Iraq….that country is mostly quiet and, within the last 7 years,  MILLIONS have been freed from the oppression of dictatorial leader, Saddam Hussein.  They have a security system and military trained by US forces for protecting the citizens of Iraq from those who would do it harm.  And democracy is evident and on the rise in Iraq.

So  for Iraq, I definitely believe the President responsible for freeing millions from oppression, suppressing civil disturbances, and lending new life to the citizens of Iraq is worthy of a Prize for Peace…..

….so Ok…I can see why they awarded Oba..m….OH….wait a minute….Obama didn’t free those millions nor suppress civil disturbance and create a harmony in Iraq…..GEORGE W. BUSH did…..

Oh, and by the way, Barack Hussein Obama opposed the Iraq War at every turn…and voted against the surge that finally ended much of the civil disturbance in Iraq….

So, nope…he didn’t win for his work in Iraq….one could argue that Obama has been working actively AGAINST peace in Iraq what with opposing the achievements made there.

It must be Obama’s work in Iran…..you know how he has suppressed Iran’s abilites to create nuclear weapons and has defended Iranian citizens who desperately protest for freedom….

OH…wait….since Obama has been President, Iran has revealed a second nuclear facility, Obama is weak on sanctions for Iran, and Obama has yanked US money from the freedom-loving people/protesters of Iran.

An Iranian woman, among others,  is shot in cold blood by her own government and Obama calls it a “problem” ….and that’s about all he’s had to say about it…

Remember her?  Let’s ask her family about Obama’s peace prize, shall we?

AFP Photo

AFP Photo

Perhaps Obama has won the prize for his defense of Eastern Europe?

No, wait, he has removed the plans for missile shields in Poland and the Czech Republic….so they are more vulnerable to the Russians.

Perhaps Obama won the prize for bringing hope and change and civil discourse back to America?

Let’s see:
Union Thugs enter protests and fights break out

Pelosi compares Tea Party protesters to Nazis

Reid calls right wing protesters evil-mongers

In the last nine months, the time “peace-monger” Obama has been in office, unprecedented numbers turn out to protest Big Government, most who’ve never protested a day in their lives

So much for domestic civility and peace…..

OK…then Obama must be unprecedented in his defense of human life and living in peace?Wrong again…..

Obama must then have a great domestic agenda and results in 9 months?

US Budget Deficit Triples (in 9 months) under Obama

Employment at 9.8%, up over 50% since he came into office ( & even after Obama must-have stimulus that predicted a ceiling of 8%)

(Source: Gateway Pundit)

(Source: Gateway Pundit)

So I, like many others, find Obama quite undeserving of this “prize”…..so why him and why now?

Personally, I believe that in this day and age, Nobel Peace Prize winners must show an antipathy or outright hatred of the United States, US Military, Israel, Freedom, or all of the above….

Obama fits that bill!  Obama talks down his country at every chance, is plummeting us further into economic turmoil, removing freedoms, and knocking the US off its superpower status pedestal.   Gateway Pundit said it well:

Obama’s bankrupted the US economy and destroyed the morale of our military.
No wonder he was awarded the Nobel.

Meanwhile… George W. Bush liberated 50 million people from two of the most violent regimes in history and brought democracy to the Middle East and what did he get?…
Spit on.

But ultimately, this reasoning may be fresh on the trail of the main reason Obama received the “prize” and received it only 9 months into his term.  From Rush Limbaugh’s comments this morning:

“This fully exposes the illusion that is Barack Obama,” Limbaugh told POLITICO in an e-mail. “And with this ‘award’ the elites of the world are urging Obama, THE MAN OF PEACE, to not do the surge in Afghanistan, not take action against Iran and its nuclear program and to basically continue his intentions to emasculate the United States.”

Limbaugh continued: “They love a weakened, neutered U.S and this is their way of promoting that concept. I think God has a great sense of humor, too.”

So, General McChrystal….there went your additional troops in Afghanistan!  Chances of the US bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities, small as they were, are nada now!

Other thoughts on this laughable “prize” feat for Obama:

New York Daily News: President Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize win mocks award

Allahpundit at HotAir.com: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize. No, really.

Taliban condemns Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Michelle Malkin: Story of Obama’s life: “Rather than recognizing concrete achievement…”

Disgusting child indoctrination display on CNN


The display of school children singing about healthcare, Obama, and Joe Wilson lying is outright disgusting.

Disgusting.

For those of you who think this is perfectly innocent, why don’t you just imagine if a group of school kids from Texas, during the Bush Administration, had went on Fox News and sang and boogied on stage to a teeny bopper song with words altered to hail the Iraq War, the need for tax cuts, that marriage is between a man and a woman, or that abortion is murder???

Most leftists would slit their wrists if Bush weren’t roundly and soundly condemned and Fox News taken off the air for such an episode.

(Of course, it is all hypothetical because Fox wouldn’t have aired it and Bush himself would have condemned it, as would I.)

But, in the Obama age, this indoctrination mess is becoming a theme.

How about this Obama worship song from a school in Maryland. Via Michelle Malkin:

Barack Obama–Oh yes he rates,
The first Black President in the United States!
He’s smart and he’s–so so good!
He’ll lead this country as he should!
He wants us all to work together,
To make this country even better!
Prez’ Obama says–”Yes We Can!”
Make the US better–hand in hand!

More schoolchildren indoctrination here, here, and here.

Barack Hussein Obama…mmm..mmm.mmm!

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)

What would a Reagan / Obama Debate sound like?


Courtesy of TexasRainmaker, here is what a Reagan vs. Obama Debate would sound like….

Without further adieu…the conservative, proud American, Constitutional defender Ronald Reagan vs. the Socialist anti-American so-called “constitutional scholar” Barack Hussein Obama:

Quite the contrast, huh? 

If Reagan were alive, he would see  first hand in Obama and the Democratic-led Congress  the very types of people, lies, and Constitution-shredding doctrine he fought so hard to defeat.

Hyp”O”Crites on Parade


Remember all of those “hopey”, “changey” promises and declarative statements from Obama over the past year?  Fa-ged-a-boud-it!

It has been, what, NINE days since the ascension inauguration and already the Hypocrisy is flowing like vodka martini’s in the White House….

#1 Sacrifice

What Obama says:  Obama told us WE will need to “sacrifice” to move the country forward.

What Obama does: $100 /serving wagyu steak and vodka martinis (Obama’s favorite) for him and his guests last night after the Theft Act of 2009 passed the House.  Sacrifice for thee, but not for me….What’s a few more hundreds of dollars after a $1 Trillion Socialist package passes?

NY Times)

Hypocrites on parade in the "tropical" oval office (Source: NY Times)

#2 Global Warming

What Obama said on the campaign trail:   “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.   “That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added..

What Obama does:  Cranks up the Oval Office thermostat so much that jackets are not required.   (wonder if the traditional respect for the Oval Office shown by wearing jacket and tie went out the same window Obama tried to enter this week?)  David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”  Heat for me, but not for thee.

#3 Transparency

What Obama said: Obama promised a new era of government openness as he took office last week, issuing a statement telling agencies “to adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure”

What Obama does: No response to requests for a list of securities the Treasury backed for $419 billion used in bank bailouts.   Also, NO transcripts from press briefings have been provided (these were always provided in the Bush admin in a timely manner, but Obama accused Bush of not being open….Ha!)

obama-inauguration-poster#4 Responsibility

What Obama says: Spending will have to be cut and some government programs will go away

What Obama does: Spends over 300% more on his ascension inauguration ($150,000,000)than the previous president ($42 million) ….during an economic “crisis” as dubbed by him.  We can’t cut the expense in programs where millions worship The One, however.

#5 Supporting the Troops

What Obama claims: He claims he supports the troops, military families and their service

What Obama does: In the excitement of adoration of Dear Leader,Obama skips the military ball for Medal of Honor winners on inauguration night…. From Cleveland Leader, “It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama skipped. The very people who he sought to have support him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity and the opportunity to rub shoulders – yet again - with the out-of-touch Hollywood elite.

Unfortunately, this will not be the end of it….after all, he is a liberal Chicago Democrat.

(Hat tip: The Anchoress and Michelle Malkin)

Obama stays to the Left…commits blunder


Obama tries to walk through a window at the White House….seems he stayed TOO FAR TO THE LEFT…read on….
When ObamaGod closes a door he opens a window...doh

Obama...pssst...a little further to the RIGHT please(Source: NY Daily News)

Well, you know what they say……When God closes a door, he opens a window…..guess Obamagod is still learning the ropes of this Messiah thing.

All I can say is keep him away from the White House swimming pool…he may attempt to walk on water, too.

From NY Daily News:

It looks like President Obama hasn’t gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door – located a few feet to his right.

Obama can’t even get far enough to the right on the simple tasks…..why would we expect him to “go right” on any others?

You know it occurred to me that since Obama has loads of conservative window dressing to accomplish on the liberal/socialist Theft Act of 2009…..in his defense, maybe he was just looking for the best window in which to hang them.

Thoughts on the election: Obama elected 20 years after Reagan DEFEATED the same ideology held by Obama


obamessiah1After a slightly unrestful night of sleep, I am feeling like Obama’s bus ran over me…..I think I can stay focused enough this morning, however, to complete some of my thoughts about this monumental turn of events with this country electing Obama.

I respect the office of the Presidency, but I do not have to respect the man who will be holding that office starting in January, 2009. 

Since 2000, the hateful Left has found it necessary to vilify President Bush from the day he stepped into office, based largely on the factually incorrect notion that Bush “stole the election”.  The rhetoric has been so strong, with our side only mildly speaking what is truth, that, I believe, many Americans have begun to drink the Koolaid that Bush is an evil man. 

Here is where we start down the path of right is wrong and wrong is right.  The same people who have led the drumbeat that “Bush stole the election”, Bush is spying on you, and “Bush lied, people died”, now believe they have elected a pure and righteous man in Obama…..funny, if not terrifying, isn’t it?

I will be the last person to defend many of Bush’s policies including unnecessary spending, government bailouts, and amnesty proposals, among others.  I will be the first to defend the fact that Bush handily dealt with a great blow to our country that occurred on 9/11/01–only one other President in our history has ever managed such an attack on our country–The fact that Bush has kept us safe for the 7 1/2 years since is worthy of our praise.   Much of the work to secure America after 9/11 was not perfectly executed, but the results speak for themselves.  The efforts by this Administration on securing our country and fighting for Freedom around the world are second to none.     These efforts by the Bush Administration, despite the Left’s calls for surrender and their demeaning attacks on our country and military, have been so successful that, it seems, America has reverted back to a 9/10/01 mindset….so much so that we, at least through this election yesterday, wish to take a stab at opening the door to 1960′s radical ideology….

Something I noted to my husband this morning….it is ironic, if not downright chilling, that a short twenty years after Reagan left office we have elected a man that lives, breathes, and will fight for the very ideology that Reagan defeated around the world!   Think about that.  Further, if we can take a 180 degree turn like that in this country in a short 20 years, much damage can be done in the next four!

I have never been a very politically correct person by nature.  When I was a manager in corporate America, I did not deal well with politics in the workplace.  I just don’t have it in me to pretend that something is “OK” or that I embrace it just so “everyone gets along” and we “all have the same message”…..I think it is a hereditary thing for me.

This is applicable because I have read some right blogs last night and today who believe we should embrace and congratulate the man of Obama on his victory.  (many, I might add, don’t feel that way)  Even McCain and Bush have and will say something similar.  I disagree. While I don’t believe in being a poor sport when you find yourself on the losing side, I do believe in stating truth about how the race was won. 

Obama does not deserve respect for winning an election on his broken promise to take public financing.  His broken promise led to record cash for his campaign through foreign (illegal) donations and money laundering, of sorts, and through non traceable “gift” credit cards and the lack of measures to screen credit cards for fraudulent activity.  It is hard to say exactly how much of his record cash was acquired through illegal/fraudulent means, but I venture to guess it is a monumental amount.  So an effort to “buy” the Presidency illegally is not worthy of our praise or respect.

Obama does not deserve respect for his ties to ACORN and voter registration fraud.  With some of his record cash, Obama donated almost $1 million dollars to ACORN (that is the amount we know about…).  One could argue that cash went straight to voter fraud efforts….is this worthy of praise?

Obama does not deserve respect just because he has made history as a black man.  While I would be the first to vote for any black man who respects our country, its traditions, and its Constitution, I think the historic nature of America’s first black President is undermined by the fact that our country sold its soul to Obama’s radical and dangerous ideology in an effort to make that history.

Obama does not deserve respect for his soaring rhetoric about bringing our country together and the “politics of change” when his campaign was deeply engaged in silencing those who had the audacity to disagree with Obama.   It is not indicative of a great leader, nor a “healer”, when that person speaks harmony but behind the scenes he invokes intimidation, character assassination, and life-destroying techniques so that opponents will be silenced.  Just think Joe the Plumber, Stanley Kurtz, Sarah Palin and her family for the most recent examples.

While it is healthy for our country to disagree and for new ideas to flow, it is not healthy when illegal, immoral, and destructive tactics are used in an effort to gain votes and win an election.  It is also not healthy when our country chooses a man who sees our Constitution as a “negative” document…..this is not something we can or should embrace about Obama. 

We can disagree on tax policy, social issues, and military strategy and have a healthy debate about those topics.  But there is nothing healthy, nor worthy of adoration, about a man who chooses to force his views, his policies, and his ideology on a country through illegal means and tactics….

For those of us who voted against Obama, we must step up the fight for our country.  It is a historic election, not because Obama is black, but because we have, for the first time, elected an avowed Socialist and Marxist as our President.  If Obama follows his gut and his ideology, we are in for some rough times ahead….we have to continue the fight that our forefathers began over 230 years ago.

For all of us, take a good hard look at Obama and what (little) we know of him.  He has rarely, if ever, espoused a sincere love of this country AS IT IS AND HOW IT WAS ENVISIONED BY OUR FOUNDERS.  His rhetoric has dripped with words indicating he believes us to be a nasty country (that holds peaceful elections and dares to defend itself against its enemies), a racist country (who, by the way, just elected a black man), and an uncaring country (this country gives more to the world than any other in history)….

Obama wants to change much about our country including our Constitution and our financial system….well, I believe we are about to see that change….and I don’t think you are going to like it.

We have traditionally held many ideologies and groups to be enemies of this country and enemies of freedom around the world.  They’ve included, but are not limited to: Communists, Socialists, Marxist Dictators, Al Qaeda, Palestinians, radical Islam, Weather Underground, terrorist groups, charismatic and/or evil leaders like Hitler and Stalin.

Now think about which party, Republicans or Democrats, have historically fought these evils of the world and which have embraced them and allowed them to exist…..One question to ask yourself…..Do you think our enemies are happy wih our recent election and those who will now be in power of our Presidency and Congress?

Another blogger takes this concept one step further – our enemies are now in charge of our country:

The United States government now falls into the hands of the enemies of this country and civilization for a time or forever. And that is part of what the (coming) war is about. The country has been in the hands of people we disagreed with, but never in the hands of people whose views are as diametrically opposed to ours as anything in the Third Reich or the Kremlin. In their hands Federal power becomes enemy power.

As I mentioned before, I don’t believe in waxing all politically correct in an effort to pretend that something wrong is right.  I believe that black (and white) Americans should be proud that we have apparently come so far since the days when blacks were grossly mistreated in this country.  We have now, unfortunately, achieved history with a black man whose character, ideals, history, morality, and associations are dangerously and sadly un-American.   Americans should be ashamed of themselves today…..but those of us who love America and its traditions and Constitution are alive to fight another day….and fight for Her we will!

UPDATE 11/5/08:  Similar sentiments to mine:  On nobility at Protein Wisdom.

Obama Unqualified – Mentor Jeremiah Wright, his poor judgement and his “not proud” wife


It never hurts to remind everyone about Obama’s favorite pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and Obama’s extremely poor judgement in friends!  (not to mention the words of his “not proud” wife!)

These judgements and relationships alone disqualify Obama to lead this, or any, country….

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