The Big Distraction

Time was, that when something went wrong in America, or to Americans, that there was someone, or a government entity, and a responsible media, to hold people to account. Then fix the problem. And if it was a president, then he was held to account.

But that was before President Barack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm. Since his inauguration five years ago, much has happened and nobody has been held to account. The result is the destruction, disassembling, and unraveling of our economy, our government as it was founded, education, our culture, and the trust in government officials to tell us the truth and to do the right thing. None of this could be possible without a complacent, if not compliant, media.

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The standard operating procedure for President Obama is to stay on a permanent political campaign. Never standing still long enough to sit down and tackle problems. His version of problem solving is to appoint a special committee, or make a speech about how bad things are and he’s not going to accept that, or both. Nothing substantive ever gets accomplished. And worse, no one holds him responsible or to account to fix any of it. Then he merrily moves on to screw up something else, if not just distract you from one mess to focus your attention somewhere else. Sleight-of-hand magician that he is.

So while his right hand (media included) is talking about global warming, illegal immigration, women’s wages, gun control, and abortion, his left hand is responsible for the problems he wants you distracted from.  And after five years, there’s a lot to be distracted from.

  1. Stagnant Economy despite trillions of ‘stimulus’ spending
  2. Record Public Debt
  3. No Budget plan that ever reaches balance
  4. Decreased purchasing power, devaluation of the dollar
  5. Record unemployment and long-term unemployment
  6. Smallest worker participation rate since Jimmy Carter era.
  7. An immigration policy favoring low skilled immigrants, further burdening the welfare system, changing the nation’s demographics forever.
  8. Higher Health Care Insurance rates
  9. Social Security facing insolvency
  10. Medicare Facing Insolvency
  11. Breakdown of the family
  12. Record single parent households
  13. Record illegitimacy
  14. Record food stamp recipients
  15. Gay marriage
  16. Falling graduation rates
  17. Falling ranking in education compared to the rest of the world
  18. Student’s lack of knowledge of our nation’s founding and its founding documents
  19. Islamic terrorism on the rise in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and throughout the world
  20. Growing lack of respect for the United States by the rest of the world
  21. Nuclear proliferation in North Korea
  22. New Nuclear state of Iran
  23. High gas and fuel prices
  24. High food prices
  25. Punitive regulation on the coal industry
  26. Punitive regulation on the oil industry
  27. Punitive regulation on the gas industry
  28. Govt. takeover via regulation of finance industry
  29. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Tax Code, suppressing risk taking of new business and growth
  30. Resistance at every turn in constructing the XL pipeline
  31. Executive branch abuses and voter intimidation by the IRS
  32. Executive branch abuses and voter intimidation by the FBI
  33. Executive branch abuses and voter intimidation by the EPA
  34. Executive branch cover up of all aspects of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack
  35. State Department cover up of all aspects of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack

Meanwhile, the country is on the fast track to destruction. Or as Obama would call it, fundamental change. Dare I suggest that if a Republican was in The White House, the media and low information crowd would not be as forgiving. This list is not all-inclusive. It’s what I came up with while waiting for a pot of coffee to brew.

So the race is on to see which item(s) will bring down this regime before the country reaches a point of no return.

IRS Targeted Everyone?

Technically? Yes, probably by accident. The fact that some progressive groups were also targeted seemed to make Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) feel better. In his world, it’s OK for the dc_irs_protestIRS to abuse its authority, intimidate taxpayers, and suppress voter participation, as long as it does it to everyone. What?

In a letter to congressional Democrats, the inspector general also said that 100 percent of Tea Party groups seeking special tax status were put under IRS review, while only 30 percent of the progressive groups felt the same pressure.

As the numbers break down, there were 292 Tea Party groups targeted, and 6 liberal groups targeted. It is safe to say that the regime has its own version of the KGB. It’s called the IRS.

Link: Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Arab Spring v2.0

Egypt is having its annual revolution, for the same reason they wanted Mubarak out. It’s that threatening ‘f’ word, freedom. It will be interesting to see Mr. Leading From Behind come out in support of the people, like he did before, to declare that the guy he supported should now step down. Photo gallery HERE.

Link: Egypt on edge ahead of more protests

ICE Enabling Illegals, “Reverse Escorting”

Ready for another thumb in your eye America? How many times has this lawless administration fought against supporting faith-based organizations for the work they do in helping the poor and otherwise disadvantaged? Well, they’ve figured out now how to use them to suit their political purpose. They are using ICE to escort illegals illegal_aliensapprehended not back into Mexico, but to ‘sanctuary’ churches up north.

marcorubio2Despite the pleas from Sen. Marco Rubio to trust him and S.744 v2.0, the newly amended immigration deform bill, there is absolutely no expectation that this administration will abide by it when now, instead of escorting illegals back to their home country, they’re escorting them into our country.

Sorry Senator. Any legislation that resorts to politicians saying “trust me” is bad legislation. We don’t have to trust you, and shouldn’t be asked to trust you, when there is transparency. You sir better look at what they are doing instead of what they’re saying or the next escort will be your constituents escorting you from D.C. back to Miami.

Hat Tip Debbie Schlussel.

EXCLUSIVE: Obama Sends ICE Agents to Southern Border to Pick Up “Youths” Awaiting Amnesty, Deliver Them to Northern “Sanctuary” Churches.

UPDATE 6/30/2013: Top Homeland Security official questioned under oath about “reverse escorting,” and lies about it.

Texas Abortion Filibuster Aborted

Democrats and pro-death supporters in Texas are going berserk over the ending of a filibuster carried out by State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth. Texas Sen Wendy Davis D-Fort Worthlaw on filibusters requires that the person stay on topic and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst halted the filibuster after determining Sen. Davis had strayed off the topic when she talked about a sonogram bill passed in 2011 and how the new abortion restrictions only compounded the anti-abortion laws in Texas.

To listen to them, you would think that Texas has banned all abortions.

“If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.

What the bill does is ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. And require clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. Also, doctors would be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. This doesn’t sound like endangering a woman’s health to me. After the Kermit Gosnell incident in Philadelphia, it sounds like a step forward in protecting a woman’s health.

Bottom line, women still have the “right to choose” to either keep their baby, or not, for the first five months of the nine month term. They make that choice every minute of every day. Including the choice to carry their baby full term after five months. The bill does not ban abortions.

Abortion always has been the holy sacrament of the Democrat party, and the fuss about not being able to abort right up to and including birth, like it is their constitutional right to claim that their baby has no protection under the same constitution, is proof of it. In fact, Democrats and President Obama are in favor of retro-active abortion. No rights for you, baby boy. No rights for you, baby girl.

Link: Filibuster broken against abortion bill – Yahoo! News.

Border Surge Amend. Creates Border Surge

The (Corker-Hoeven) border surge amendment  to S.744 is the free for all signal for a real border surge. And it is the biggest welcome mat that the politicos in Washington ever laid out. To potential illegal aliens, it says “Come on over amigos (and OTMs), we’ve got your back.”

Cutting through the smoke and mirrors of the horribly flawed bill, separate from a waiting period for green card status, the bill immediately grants legal status to every one of them. No waiting. It also puts DHS in charge of deciding when the border is secure, not Congress or anyone else. Among those autonomous powers is the power to decide not to complete building the border fence that was made law six years ago.

Big Sis, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, has already said that our southern border is more secure now than it has ever been. That’s not saying it is secure by any stretch. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most secure, border security going from 2 to 3 isn’t saying much.

That the RINOs and gullible senators that voted for this amendment think it will be good for America is reason enough to either recall them or not re-elect them.

Wheelchair Bound Man Gets Throat Slit

Just another Muslim hate crime story that the “mainstream” media has chosen to ignore. Political correctness has got them by the short hairs. Am beginning to think that “Islam is the religion of peace” is an oxymoron.

Throat-Slashing Muslim Kills Disabled Man, Media Ignores

Colin Greenaway was a British disabled man in a wheelchair. On Saturday, Greenaway was killed by Muslim Daha Mohammed, 51, who slit his throat. The disabled man, who was killed in Thamesmead, was a “great neighbor and friend.”

Link:  Throat-Slashing Muslim Kills Disabled Man, Media Ignores

Philadelphia Black Panther Leader Arrested, Illegal Possession Of Handgun

King Salim Shabazz, the leader of the New Black Panther Party Philadelphia chapter was arrested for carrying a loaded and unlicensed gun. Imagine that. He has the words “kill whitey” tattooed on his face. He was also charged by New York police with illegally wearing body armor.black_panther_king_salim_shabazz

If convicted of possessing the gun, Heath will be sentenced to a minimum of three-and-a-half years in jail. On June 26, he is due back in court to find out if he’ll face charges of gun possession and illegally wearing body armor. Currently, he is being held in place of $75,000 bail.

Of course, if Attorney General Eric Holder had not let him, one of ‘his people’, go in the Philadelphia voter intimidation case, he would have been cooling his heels in jail instead of on the streets with an illegal weapon. Thank you Eric Holder for your open door policy. Tends to make one furious, fast.

The thug’s “real” name is Maruse Heath. Apparently, the Black KKK get special dispensation with unequal justice under the law.

Where’s the surprise, that with all the gun control legislation that exists in New York, criminals still have guns. Anxious to hear what new laws Eric Holder or President Obama have in mind that can prevent people like him from getting a weapon and carrying it illegally. I guess the first thing to do is to have the IRS, NSA, and FBI investigate all members and sympathizers of the New Black Panthers, photographing any tattoos suggesting racial hate crimes, racial slurs, and violence. Determine if any of them have weapons illegally, and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any violations they might find. Then hope the justice department doesn’t dismiss the charges and let them go.

Will we be hearing from Mayor Bloomberg demanding this thug be sent to jail and kept there? Yeah right!

via “Kill Whiteys” Tattoo And Loaded Gun Found On Black Panthers Leader // Mr. Conservative.

FEMA Denies Texas Request for Full Disaster Aid

When the federal government declined to give Texas officials all the disaster aid they sought after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion here in April, it not only outraged WEST-articleLargelocal leaders struggling to rebuild but also raised another, politically thornier issue.

At the memorial service for the victims of the plant explosion, mostly first responders, President Obama said . . .

“We’ll be there even after the cameras leave and after the attention turns elsewhere. Your country will remain ever ready to help you recover, and rebuild and reclaim your community.”

Never-mind. My teleprompter made me say that.

Only 38 percent of the county voted for Obama in 2008 and 3.4 percent of the population is black. Not that that makes any difference. Eh, screw them. No social justice for you!

via FEMA Denies Texas Request for Full Disaster Aid, Rankling Stricken Town – NYTimes.com.

So You Think Republicans Are Racist?

That anyone who opposed anything Barack Obama would do would be labeled a racist came as no surprise. This was obvious long before his 2008 election. Playing the race card is what democrats do. It’s their way to dismiss the issues because of skin color, rather than debate them. That republicans don’t stand up against the hateful attacks is another subject. Basically, and to their detriment, their moral standards prevent them from going there. But this is what needs to be said.

Here’s what people would have to believe of republicans if they fall for the classless playing of the race card.

  • We would be more than willing to welcome cap-and-trade with open arms, even if we paid a thousand dollars or more extra every year for our energy use, if Barack Obama were only white.
  • We would be dancing in the streets celebrating the dawning of government control of our health care if only Barack Obama were white.
  • It would be just dandy if government bureaucrats rationed health care for our parents, as long as the president is white.
  • We would jump at the chance of the government owning ALL of the auto manufacturing companies .. not just General Motors … if the president just didn’t have dark skin.
  • We would applaud those ACORN workers giving tax avoidance advice to a pimp and his prostitute if the workers hadn’t been black.
  • Most Americans – even ones that don’t pay income taxes now – would be more than willing to give 70% of everything they earn to the federal government when asked … so long as they are asked by a white president.
  • We would have been thrilled, I tell you … THRILLED to have all of those Islamic goons being held at Guantanamo be not only released, but sent to be school resource officers at our local government schools, if only a white president put that plan in motion.
  • It would be OK if a white president stood back and allowed Iran to build its coveted nukes … we’re only unhappy about that because a black president is doing it.
  • Deficits? We don’t care about deficits! Make our children and grand children and great grand children pay through the nose for our president’s spending habits … just so long as the president isn’t black.
  • Government pork? Like we actually care? Look … you folks in Washington can spend all the money you want – how about more studies of the mating habits of Polish Zlotnika pigs? – just make sure it’s not a black president who signs the spending bill into law.
  • We wouldn’t care if all illegal aliens were counted twice in the next Census … just so long as the president isn’t black.
  • Those Black Panther thugs who threatened voters in Philly? The ONLY reason we’re upset that they were given a pass is because Barack Obama is black.
  • Every single member of the president’s cabinet could be a tax cheat as far as we’re concerned … just so long as the president is white.
  • Forced unionization? Bring it on! We love card check! We love the idea of union goons threatening and intimidating workers to sign a card saying they want to belong to a union! What we don’t like is that a black president is pushing this idea.
  • Single-party talks with that Gargoyle that runs North Korea? It’s about time we legitimized that little pipsqueak. We’re only mildly upset here because the person who is doing that happens to be black.
  • More regulation of the finance sector? We could care less! For all we care you can nationalize the banks and decree that only the government can make home loans .. .and you can even apportion those home loans on the basis of race if you want to … just so long as the president is white!
  • Minimum wage? Like we care about that? Raise it to $15 an hour if you want! Just give us our white president back.

So the next time you hear the racist accusations pour from the lips of the likes of Chris Matthews, Nancy Pelosi, Al Sharpton, Bill Maher, Joe Scarborough, Whoopie Goldberg, Colin Powell, Janine Garofolo, Mike Papantonio, Larry Flint, Chuck Todd, Joy Behar, Ed Schultz, Bill Cosby, Patrick L. Cooney, Karen Finney, Cher, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Julian Bond, Lawrence O’Donnell, Candy Crowley, David Shuster, Rev. William Barber, Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, Morgan Freeman, and Mike Malloy, just realize what an imbecile they are.