As a Democrat legislator, how can you be caught by surprise by the fine that Obamacare levies on taxpayers for not buying a government-approved health insurance policy when, it was all Democrats and only Democrats who voted for it?
It is obvious that they did not read their own law that they voted for. It is also obvious that the sheeple in their party followed them blindly down the same path.
It is obvious too that there would have been no surprise about the tax penalty if the media had done its job.
As Black History Month (February) comes to a close, there is some Black history that relatively few people are aware of, but should be.
Since the 1960’s, the Democrats and public education have effectively re-written history to the point that Blacks born since that time do not know the truth about their history and that of the Democrat and Republican parties. Surprising news for many Americans, not just Black democrats.
Slavery is quite possibly the most influential issue underlying American politics from 1776 to 1865, and the single greatest issue in the formation of the Republican party. Slavery was an issue that caused a divide in the colonies. The humanity of it was so divisive, that the formation of a unified country was impossible without some solution.
The Democratic Party was the party of white popular sovereignty in the North and plantation slavery in the South. The short form is, the Democrat Party was the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. In its formation, slavery wasn’t something they wanted to abolish. Democrats of the day took a moderate position on slavery. They, as a national platform, said it was OK as long as the states wanted it. By 1850, the Republican Party was formed as the anti-slavery party. How it all shook out up to Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 is explained HERE.
Slavery, and the abolition of it, was so important that a Civil War was fought over it. Frederick Douglass, the former fugitive slave and best-known African American spokesman wrote of his break with the apolitical and pacifist Garrisonians and his embrace of political abolition. He was a supporter of the early Republican movement and during the Civil War helped mobilize northern blacks and freed slaves for the Union cause. He campaigned extensively to recruit black regiments for the Union Army and agitated the northern public to support emancipation and civil rights for blacks.
It was Democrats who fought against civil rights in the 1950’s and 60’s. It was Democrats who fought against de-segregation.
Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant. In 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of a Little Rock public school.
It was Martin Luther King Jr. who wrote President Dwight D. Eisenhower, both republicans, requesting a swift resolution allowing the students to attend school.
Observing the standoff between Faubus and the federal judiciary, King sent a telegram to President Eisenhower urging him to “take a strong forthright stand in the Little Rock situation.” King told the president that if the federal government did not take a stand against the injustice it would “set the process of integration back fifty years. This is a great opportunity for you and the federal government to back up the longings and aspirations of millions of peoples of good will and make law and order a reality” (King, 9 September 1957). Aware that the Little Rock incident was becoming an international embarrassment, Eisenhower reluctantly ordered troops from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division to protect the students, who were shielded by federal troops and the Arkansas National Guard for the remainder of the school year. In a 25 September telegram, King praised the president’s actions: “I wish to express my sincere support for the stand you have taken to restore law and order in Little Rock, Arkansas. . . .You should know that the overwhelming majority of southerners, Negro and white, stand firmly behind your resolute action” (Papers 4:278).
Ignored today is this, it was Roosevelt who started blacks on the path to dependency on government handouts during the Great Depression with his “New Deal” that turned out to be a bad deal for blacks. Even though Roosevelt received the vote of many blacks, Roosevelt banned black American newspapers from the military because he was convinced the newspapers were communists.
Little known by many today is the fact that it was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, who pushed through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact, Dirksen was instrumental to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. Dirksen wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.
December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks claimed her civil right to exist which kicked off the civil rights movement. Leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that passed with more Democrats than Republicans voting against it by nearly 2 to 1. The House version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by only 61 percent of that Chamber’s Democrats versus 80 percent of the Republicans.
It was Republicans that ended a filibuster by Democrat Senator Robert C. Byrd (former KKK recruiter), preventing a vote on this bill in the Senate. 82 percent of Republicans voted for cloture versus 66 percent of Democrats.
In the final Senate vote on the Act, 82 percent of Republicans voted “Aye” versus 69 percent of Democrats.
President Lyndon Johnson was no supporter of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also did not like the mass exodus to the Republican Party.
“These Negroes, they’re getting uppity these days. That’s a problem for us, since they got something now they never had before. The political pull to back up their upityness. Now, we’ve got to do something about this. We’ve got to give them a little something. Just enough to quiet them down, but not enough to make a difference. If we don’t move at all, their allies will line up against us. And there’ll be no way to stop them. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”
Seeing the exodus of Blacks from the Democrat Party in the wake of all the resistance to freedom and equality for them coming from Democrats and, in an overall sense, to help to erase their foils of the past, the Great Society was the permanent payoff. And, the chain on the leg of poor Blacks and Whites to keep them on the Democrat Plantation.
Senator (later President) John F. Kennedy was opposed to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. As President, he was opposed to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. He had his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, also a Democrat, had the FBI investigate Dr. King for suspicion of being a communist. RFK also wiretapped Dr. King’s phone communications.
Democrats condemn Republican President Richard Nixon for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” These same Democrats expressed no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years, while deriding Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party. The “Southern Strategy” that began in the 1970’s was an effort by Nixon to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were discriminating against blacks. Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Bobby Jindal, a person of color, as governor in 2007.
The enforcement of affirmative action began with Richard Nixon‘s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher
who became known as “the father of affirmative action”) that was
merit-based and set the nation‘s first goals and timetables. Nixon was also responsible for the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1970’s.
Democrats have not only invented but have perfected a tactic that could not be more successful politically, nor more divisive socially. Democrats prefer political success to your economic and personal success. It’s called ‘identity politics.’ If this is news to you, it breaks down like this. Divide the people into distinct and separate groups. No longer look at you as Americans, as one people. You are Black, you are Poor, you are Old, you are Female, you are Gay, you are Pro-Choice, you are here illegally. All of which the Democrats have a solution for, and all of which Republicans are cast as being against. But not only against their policy, but against you. Identity politics does two things simultaneously. Casts groups as victims, and casts the opposing political party as being evil, mean people. Their success depends on casting half of America as bad people. That’s where Democrats set their moral standard. Because of this, you see the families, especially in the minority communities, falling apart. The consequences of which is low income, low employment rates, and high crime. And encourages those on the receiving end of government programs to vote for the party that is cast as the ones giving them. You see, moving up and out of government dependency is not their goal. It is the goal of the party (Republican) that detests identity politics. Convincing people to make that switch is a steep climb from where we are today.
There are many success stories of what can be done to unleash the human spirt and the potential in everyone. It starts with personal responsibility and hard work. The rewards are all there for everyone to reap.
Firsts of minorities in power, and empowered, are all over the Republican Party. The media just doesn’t like to point to them because, they have their own party and it starts with a D. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, General Colin Powell, Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Senator Tim Scott, Rep. Mia Love, Mike Hill, Florida State Representative, Elbert Lee Guillory, Louisiana State Senator. This is not an all inclusive list, but you get the point.
It’s one thing for the president to violate the oath he took to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It’s quite another to demand, as a dictator would, that those under him also violate the same oath.
Can’t help but notice the smoke and mirrors President Obama (and Democrats in general) is blowing over the DHS funding bill. He says he wants a clean bill to fund Homeland Security.
OK fine. Give us a clean immigration bill, and don’t try stuffing it into your DHS budget. That way, you’ll have the clean DHS funding bill you asked for, and Congress, not you, can deliberate your immigration/amnesty proposal on its own merits.
Obama is the one playing politics with the security of our country.
The full text of the rules will not be revealed to the public until after the FCC’s vote on Thursday morning.
The gullible have been conditioned to believe in vapor. Beginning with “hope and change.” Then there was the “Affordable Care Act.”
Who did not have hope? Everyone had hope. What we didn’t know, well, what people who voted for Obama didn’t know, is just what his hopes were and what kind of change he had in mind. The Affordable Care Act turned out to be anything but affordable. In fact, the President won the “lie of the year” for it.
Now comes the next nondescript, warm and fuzzy sounding set of government regulations called Net Neutrality. Sounds quite “fair” doesn’t it? There’s nothing about the internet that is broken or that requires the government to step in and take it over too! Where is the evidence that things the government controls actually works?
Ask yourself, given recent history, and given the fact that we can’t know, and therefore won’t have the opportunity for public input, what kind of regulations we are in store for until after it is voted on by the FCC, what makes you think the end result will be anything good for the country or compatible with the First Amendment? Especially since this takeover is being done entirely outside of the legislative process. By-passing Congress yet again.
Where is your confidence that the end result will be anything that anyone wants?
One can not even say “anything that is being promised” because the Obama administration (the most open and transparent one) is keeping its content secret. That should tell you that the purpose has nothing to do with fairness or neutral-ness. It has everything to do with control of yet another sector of the private economy and content, aka speech.
What does it matter if Obama is a Christian, an Atheist, or even a Muslim? That talk is irrelevant according to our 1st Amendment. But it is something the media would like to hyperventilate over, if they can tar a republican with it. It’s why they’re having a hissy-fit because Gov. Walker won’t play their game, re: Rudy Giuliani comments.
When was the last time you heard anyone from the MSM ask Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden, or Elizabeth Warren how they feel about Bill Clinton traipsing off to an island with a pedophile?
The only thing that matters is how Obama carries out his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And so far, he’s not doing well.
It matters when he refuses to protect this country at home and abroad.
It matters how he gave up all that was gained in Iraq, had erasable ‘red lines’ in Syria, and now has handed ISIS a good part of both countries.
It matters when he succumbs to Iran’s delays on nuclear arms and now is going to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. Just what Iran wants. He didn’t have to negotiate that. He may as well have said, I won’t try to stop you, so let’s come up with a way to make me look like a relevant leader of the free world.
Screw our ally in the Middle East, Israel.
Screw our NATO ally, Ukraine. Screw the Budapest Agreement.
An unpatriotic and irresponsible national debt? Who cares, as long as I can control everyone’s health care and tell them what to eat, how to live, and how much of their money I’ll let them keep as I grow the government beyond recognition. It’s what he called “fundamental change.”
When you love someone. Or when you love some thing, like say, your country, you don’t go out and try to fundamentally change her, or it.
Rudy Giuliani was right.
Besides that, Obama lied on two basic tenets that most Americans believe, in order to get himself elected.
He lied when he said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman, and
he lied when he said that the national debt, then $9 trillion, under Bush was unpatriotic, and irresponsible.
Now, had he told the truth about himself, that he was for gay marriage and he was preparing to raise the national debt to over $20 trillion, HIllary Clinton would have been elected. And those two facts have nothing to do with the color of his skin.
None of this, what Obama has done to America, would have been a surprise if he were vetted before the election. I wasn’t the only one warning people what this guy is all about. All of what he has done and wants to do makes perfect sense if you know his motivations and where he comes from.
Which is why he would never have been elected without lying about his beliefs and keeping his past hidden and sealed from public scrutiny. He epitomizes Obamacare. Like Nancy Pelosi said, you have to pass the bill to see what’s in it. Likewise, the American people had to elect Barack Obama to see what was in him.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) published a fifty page document that catalogues President Obama’s executive orders that grease the skids for illegal aliens already here, and to those who haven’t yet run across the border.
And the precursor to illegals being able to vote is the trojan horse called ‘motor voter,’ a device passed during the Clinton administration. Here’s the way Clinton sold it. . .
Roughly 65% of eligible Americans are registered to vote. Supporters of the new law predict that number will top 90% within a few years because of easier registration. States must comply with the law by Jan. 1, 1995. Young people are likely to benefit most from the new rules.
That’s what we were told in 1993. Twenty-one years later the number is 70%. An increase of 5% can hardly be attributed to ‘motor voter’ legislation.
But today, President Obama (not Congress) wants to issue Drivers Licenses and Social Security Cards to illegals in (and coming to) this country. The two documents needed to register to vote.
And isn’t it odd that Mexico requires proof of citizenship to vote but the United States Supreme Court says we can’t?
For some reason, I don’t know, don’t really care, the governor of Oregon has resigned. The AP has a story on it now. Came out an hour ago.
Guess which political party the Oregon governor is affiliated with? Look at the pictures where his name is mentioned. Don’t see the party label there where you would expect to see it following his name.
I’m thinking this guy must be a democrat, that’s why there is no party label.
Read the article. The next paragraph. The next paragraph. Not until the eighth paragraph is it obliquely mentioned this way . . .
This is a sad day for Oregon. But I am confident that legislators are ready to come together to move Oregon forward,” said Brown, also a Democrat. Unlike most states, Oregon does not have a lieutenant governor. The secretary of state is next in line to succeed the governor.” Way to go AP.
This is characteristic of the mainstream media. They will go to any length to limit damage to democrats. The reverse is true for republicans.
From NPR . . .
The back story is that four-term Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber has increasingly found himself in a politically precarious position over an influence peddling scandal involving the state’s first lady Cylvia Hayes.
The “back story?” If that’s the back story for his resignation, then what’s the story?
In a report submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on Friday, the U.S. State Department is boasting that there were “46.5 million” people on food stamps in the United States last year and that a quarter of all Americans received government “food assistance.”
Nearly double the 26 million recipients there were when Obama was elected in 2007. Given the success of the Obama’s economic policies this should come as no surprise. A result of the rising unemployment rate (U-6) and falling family incomes.
A perfect illustration of the consequences of the socialist mindset of big government Democrats. They view success by how many people are on government assistance. Conservatives view success by how few people need government assistance.