Israel; Palestinians; Obama fraud

As Hamas unleashes an onslaught of rockets on multiple Israeli cities, forcing most Israelis into bomb shelters and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to mobilize 40,000 regulars for a land incursion in addition to numerous airstrikes on Gaza and calling up 40,000 Reservists to stand by for subsequent use in the West Bank; the White house goes all-in for Hamas and the attacking Palestinians in a major speech.  As usual, Obama’s empty rhetoric about ‘Best Friend Israel’ falls quickly under “the bus” to deeds (no official of the White House” asserts policy without a note from father Obama.)

UPDATE: check this Opinion piece from the WSJ, titled The Next Gaza War.

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Immigration; Obama’s abdication

John Hinderaker, of powerlineblog.com, lauds Sen. Jeff Session on his continued and so truthful stance on immigration.  Today, John points to Sen. Session’s OpEd in USA Today, which he says  is “so cogent, it must be stated in full.”  I totally agree.

The crisis on our border is the direct and predictable result of President Obama’s sustained effort to undermine America’s immigration laws. As the president’s previous director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Sandweg recently acknowledged: “if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” Enforcement has collapsed.

Most egregiously, the president has announced his intention to yet again bypass Congress in order to expand his far-reaching non-enforcement directives. His unlawful actions guarantee that the $3.7 billion will be only the beginning, and that the deluge of illegal immigration — and the huge costs — will only grow.

And growing with it will be the crisis for the American worker. This flood of illegality adds to an already massive flow of low-wage labor into the US. Between 2000 and 2013 the federal government issued 26 million visas to foreign workers and new permanent immigrants — corresponding with falling wages, soaring joblessness, and rising poverty in our struggling communities.

When did we forget that a nation owes its first allegiance to her own citizens?

John closes with, “I think that happened in November 2008. I can’t explain why the error was repeated in 2012.”

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Climate;

In the world of Climatistas, loyalty is everything.  No matter “If you can’t explain the ‘pause’, you can’t explain the cause…”  A 23-year loyalist/sycophant was just fired for questioning that the world was headed for catastrophe.  “But more important from a moral point of view, he wrote that limiting fossil fuels would make it harder for Africa to escape poverty.”  In other words, if a member of the cult doesn’t carry and rub the AGW beads and proclaim, continuously and verbatim, the AGW talking points, they’re effectively infidels to the cause, no different than deniers.  It’s no different than Boehner or McConnell trying to talk to Obama: ‘it’s my way or the highway.’

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Independence Day 2014

On this date, in 1776, our Constitution was signed in Philadelphia.  While a national holiday and, with good reason, it is under constant and, at times, vicious attack by the Left, many of whom  consider it an obsolete and irrelevant document.  Just yesterday, the 3 female Justices on the SCOTUS, Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan, raised a ruckus over the very narrow “mandate” (not even a “decision”) basically arguing that womens’ “rights” trumped religious “rights.”  I’m no Constitutional lawyer but anyone who can read can see the explicit religious right in the First Amendment,  while there is no mention of womens’ “rights” anywhere in the Constitution or it’s Amendments.

This small example is one of many of the chips and gashes of our freedom by the Obama Regime.  It’s total disregard of the law, whether the Constitution (Recess appointments, overturned by SCOTUS a week or so ago) or it’s abject disregard for multiple provisions of Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, 19 or so unilateral (by Executive Order) changes to key provisions; and virtually all provisions of existing Immigration law, are certainly qualifiers for Impeachment.

If and when the GOP recaptures the Senate in November, perhaps, then, the tide can be turned, even if only slowed to glacial speed.  What is obviously need is a major housecleaning, the White House, liberal House and Senate members and a defunding of destructive agencies, such as IRS, EPA, EOC, if not elimination of most of their assumed missions, by tight legislation.  This goal must await the 2016 election.

 

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Trading with Taliban; Bowe Bergdahl

If Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, the recently released POW of the Taliban, was serving with “honor and distinction on the battlefield,” as National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, portrayed him on Sunday’s ABC talk show with George Stephanopolis, an apparent fiction rivaling her 5 repetitions about the video causing the attack on the Benghazi facility; which Bergdahl almost certainly fails in every respect, the “deal,” 5 senior Taliban commanders for one soldier, might seem compassionate, but it is not only unprecedented, but so in violation of US national interests.  First, negotiating with terrorists has been and should be a no-no.  Secondly, the precedent of capturing/kidnapping (forget that Bergdahl may have sought and surrendered to the Taliban) an American uniformed military person and holding him/her for ransom, endangers our military personnel worldwide at all times.  Let’s not ignore the unsolicited and overwhelming disdain of Bergdahl’s fellow GIs, both officer and enlisted accusing him of “desertion.

Michael Ledeen, suggests more insidious connections including payoffs to Afghans and Iranians.  The Daily Mail asserts $8Million was paid to the Iranians via release of frozen assets.

then there’s the assertion that Obama violated the law with respect to release of POWs, the Gitmo 5, without any notice to Congress, the law stipulating 30 days notice.  Andy McCarthy, quoted in the Mail link, above, asserts that Obama’s act is an impeachable offense, adding to a laundry list of same, without which action on the part of the House of Representatives’ motion to impeach, is a list no different than that tossed in the trash exiting the supermarket.

This piece is the most scathing indictment of the Bergdahl affair I’ve seen.

The Congressional call for investigations into every aspect of this trade must go forward, but, unfortunately, Congress is taking another week off to blab to, or avoid, their consituents, so who knows whether we ever learn more about this unsettling case.

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GOP; Republican Convention

Hugh Hewitt interviews Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, on the GOP Convention, its location deliberations and rules for the debates.  Very interesting and very encouraging for stimulating and productive debates.

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Barron’s nominee; Dems in suicide mode;

Obama’s nominee, David Barron, for ultra-leftist nominee for the First Circuit Court of Appeals, may have Dems kicking themselves in the balls, given likelihood that he’ll n0t be nominated now, or even with a future Democrat President.

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MSM’ NYTimes; Cronyism

when companies are failing, their leaders must be replaced, with earnings commensurate with success.  At the NYTimes, as with most other ‘old’ print media organizations,  the decline has been long-term and steady.  Big comp packages? Not earned and certainly, not entitled.  But, at the NYTimes, there’s this sense of long-term: “all the news that’s fit to print. but they’ve  abdicated that, in favor of ONLY what their agenda supports, which is no longer news, but editorial and ideological blather.

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DiBlasio; NYC; Unions; Detroit

New York /City’s Mayor DiBlasio follows Detroit’s pre-Bankruptcy playbook to a T: puts up lavish, unsustainable  and absent “a smigeon” of reform contract to NYC Teachers, already among the 3 highest paid teachers in the country (acknowledging that cost of living in NYC is among the highest in the country.  The key words are unsustainable and zero reforms (no reduction in “Administrators or their outrageous salaries and counter-productive work rules.

NYC is experiencing flight of middle class people, primarily because of cost of living.  This Venezuela/Detroit tactic will only accelerate the flight of families.  Massive tax hikes can be expected close on the heels of this socialist move.

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Climate; Obama

Obama’s Climate Bomb: “But as a marketing exercise, the report has the feel of that infomercial footage of the people who can’t crack an egg or perform routine household tasks until they acquire this or that as-seen-on-TV product.”

It’s been some time (actually since before his inauguration) since most thinking people (including those voting for Obama who have realized the fallacy of their behavior) took Obama seriously, but please…  In the meantime, abandon your 20th/21st century lifestyle by taxes to line the pockets of the “climate alarmists” in exchange for absolutely no change in the climate.

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