Friday, November 21, 2014

On Immigration, Obama's Shameful Insult To All Americans

If he's {Obama} gonna pretend to make the law, we should pretend to obey it...David Burge Tweet

  • I'm going to ask my regular readers for their indulgence for a moment. I've used the following story on several occasions.
  • At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman asked Ben Franklin, "Well,  Dr. Franklin, what have we got a Republic or a Monarchy" Franklin replied without hesitation, "A Republic if you can keep it."
  • Today many Americans are asking the same question of the government considering the shameful and dishonorable actions of the nation's chief executive, Pres. Obama. Last night, he acted on his own authority by by-passing Congress on immigration. And we know it's not the first time he's engaged in this type of lawless action.
  • Even just as disturbing is the reaction of many Americans. In short, their praising the fact the president of the U.S. shoved the Constitution aside yet again. But, in addition to most Americans who do not support what he did last night (as evidenced by most polls), there are at least four other communities that he insulted. 
  • The first includes those immigrants who have been on the legal and righteous path to citizenship. They've just been informed that at least 5 million illegals will be jumping ahead of them in the path. These are people who have spent several years and a lot of money to become legal citizens.
  • The second group includes African-Americans. Last night's announcement does absolutely nothing to help the millions who are still out of work. In fact, it will now make it much harder for them to find employment. 
  • The third group includes Hispanics themselves. Many of them are doing it legally. Many are now at the end of the line. And I might add, to those illegal Hispanic immigrants, the Obama and the progressive class cares nothing about you. You are only a vote to them---nothing more; nothing less.
  • And finally, many of our veterans---especially those homeless---are witnessing illegal immigrants getting more attention to their plight than the plight of those veterans.
  • It's also painfully obvious that even Pres. Obama does not believe a word he said. For years, he advocated against the very actions he proposed last night. 
  • It's now in the hands of the Republicans. They need to take the initiative to advance "a sensible, pro-growth, pro-immigration policy on their own," as referenced in the editorial of the NY Post today. There is of course their past history of fecklessness. They talk a good game but keep tripping over their own rhetoric. Only time will tell what they plan on doing.
  • And all Americans need to heed the warning of Dr. Benjamin Franklin.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On Immigration---Will Obama Put An End To Our Constitutional Form Of Government?

Come back King George III, all is forgiven...David Burge Tweet

  • Today will probably go down as a day of infamy. It is anticipated Pres. Obama will offer legal status to  an estimated five million illegal immigrants. No one really knows the real number. It's more likely higher than being report. Nevertheless, the reason it will go most likely go down as a day of infamy is clear: It now appears Pres. Obama will violate his oath of office and shove the Constitution aside yet again.
  • In July of 2013, I posted a piece entitled, "A Legal Immigrants Take On The Immigration Debate." Some of that article was my own family's path to citizenship---the most precious gift a country can confer. 
  • Also in that piece, I pointed out we already have a pathway to citizenship. It's called legal immigration. I ended that posting by suggesting several important propositions including, but not limited to, the following: Enforce the laws we already have in place as well as securing our borders. I also suggested tightening up our visa system pointing out at least one of the 9/11 hijackers was on a student visa and too many overstay their visas and then get lost in the crowd.
  • The irony in all of this is that Pres. Obama himself---on numerous occasions---was on record against what he plans on doing tonight. In fact, in terms of his anticipated action today, he said (more than once): "That's not how our democracy works. That's not how our Constitution is written." Nevertheless, it appears he will assault the Constitution yet again (he's done it with Obamacare on several occasions some of which came into the sunlight with Gruber's own revelations last week).
  • The progressive critics like to point out that Reagan and Bush did the same. But they conveniently forget the facts. Instead of outlining those facts, allow me to refer you to a piece in The Federalist by Gabe Malor entitled, "No, Reagan Did Not An Amnesty By Lawless Executive Order" dated Nov. 20, 2014. 
  • So as many Americans await what Pres. Obama has to say tonight, I'll leave you will a quote by Michelle Malkin today: "Obama's new 'American Dream' is the stuff of hellish nightmares. Reward the law breakers. Punish the law-abiders.  And sell out our national identity in pursuit of cheap votes and cheap labor. RIP."
  • By the way, Rasmussen reports that 53% of Americans oppose Obama's plan.
  • One more question remains: What will the Republicans do now?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Americans Should Give Thanks To Gruber For Revealing The Con

The rumors are false. Gruber's great grandfather did not design the Titanic.  Only the hull...WH Press Secretary Tweet

  • In my last two posts, I pointed out several solid, undeniable facts: Gruber vindicated the Obamacare critics (like myself), and Obamacare exposed the lies and deceptions of the Obama administration, the progressive political class and the media.  Gruber went further. He did all Americans a "solid." He revealed the con and scam perpetuated by the Obama administration upon the American people.
  • But for many of those  critics, much of Gruber's comments and revelations were not a surprise. We had been warning voters for over six years now. 
  • For example, in May of 2013, I penned a piece entitled, "How Obama Conned His Own Voters" (keep in mind, when Gruber accused Americans of being stupid, he was actually referring to those voters as well as supporters of the administration not the critics). In that article, I listed all of the cons used by the administration from proclaiming more Americans were better off (when poverty rates reached historic levels) to the broken Obamacare promises. 
  • That piece was followed in January of 2014 by a posting entitled, "The Three Card Monty Administration." In short, I pointed out how the Obama administration and the progressives treated millions of Americans as suckers (some through their own fault).
  • As many are now stating, Gruber is the gift that keeps on giving. He's shown how the progressives turned deception into an art form. In one of his many videos where he was incapable of keeping his mouth shut, he admits to purposely mislabeling parts of Obamacare to hide the truth behind the law. This came shortly after his admission that the "lack of transparency is a huge political advantage" while blaming the stupidity of the American people. 
  • And there are many other videos where he admits deception. Having heard some of those, I couldn't help coming to this conclusion: The Obama administration, Democrats and the media knew this guy was flapping his gums about lying about Obamacare---yet they never bothered to duct tape his mouth, to rein him in. In other words, they approved of his false statements. One conspicuous proof of this was in Pres. Obama's own words. While he tried to distance himself from Gruber this week stating he was just an "adviser," another video popped up showing Obama praising Gruber and actually saying he'd {Obama} stole ideas from him "liberally."
  • Perhaps the Chicago Tribune summarized it best: "Arrogance Plus Deception Equals Obamacare Ask Gruber."

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gruber: Exposing More Than Just The Lies And Deceit Of The Obama Administration, Democrats & The Media

Naming someone the "architect Of Obamacare" is like naming somebody the "architect of the rest stop bowl clog...David Burge Tweet

Obamacare's poll numbers are racing against Obama's to the bottom. Gallup's most recent numbers show Obamacare approval at 37%. Gruber's revelations will drive those numbers even lower.

The main purpose of this post is not to report what many Americans already know. It's purpose is to clearly show Americans were warned over and over again of the lies and deceit emanating from this administration and the Democrats in the last six or more years.  In order to reinforce that claim, I'm going to list some headlines of my articles that were posted on this blog in the last few years. Take a moment to read the following carefully (they will appear in no particular order):

  • Obamacare Critics Vindicated (posted shortly after Gruber's disclosures)
  • Obamacare Exposes The Deceit, Dishonesty And Lies Of The Obama Administration (over one year ago today)
  • Progressive Democrats Keep Spitting On The Constitution (7/12)
  • The Obama Legacy: Frightening (11/12)
  • The Obama Era: The Age Of Stupid (2/13)
  • How Obama Conned His Own Voters (5/13)
  • Obamacare Sticker Shock (6/13)
  • The Failure And Pain Of Progressive Policies (7/13)
  • Obamacare Casualty List Grows (9/13)
  • Obama Administration And Congress Keep Tripping Over Their Own Arrogance (3/13)
  • Depictions Of Betrayal: Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS, Depressed Economy And More (one year ago)
  • Logic, Reason, Data And Facts Show Obamacare Is A Deliberate Hoax (just over a year ago).
  • 2013: The Year Of The Big Lies
  • Obama And The Political Class Are Masters Of Double Talk As Well As Lies (Feb. of this year).
  • Obamacare Is Really A Mirage: It's There But It Really Isn't There (Last March)
  • The Progressive Political Class To Americans: You Are Stupid (Last March well before Gruber was caught running his mouth).
  • Obamacare Supporters: Delusionists Continuing To Believe In An Illusion (Last April)
  • The Media's Sins Of Omission (This past July)
  • The Progressive Political Class Keeps Flipping Americans The Bird (October of this year).
Was I prescient? No, not really. I was merely reporting on how many Americans felt about the sleaze pervading the D.C. beltway. More disturbing, this shows (as well as Gruber's epiphany) that this administration and the progressive political class (including most of the media) have been exploiting Americans. And like Gruber, even profiting  from the lies and deceit.

If there is any consolation to all of this, it's the outcome of the 2014 mid-terms. More Americans took a stand and rejected the warped progressive policies of the last six years. It's now in the hands of the Republicans to pick up the baton and protect the Republic.

PS: Don't be surprised at the media's neglecting to report on Gruber. When they look at him, it's like gazing into a mirror.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Obamacare Critics Vindicated

You're too Canadian if: you're laughing at Obamcare...Tim McRaw, comedian

A video surfaced this week that clearly shows the critics of Obamacare were right all along. In the video, the architect of Obamacare---Jonathan Gruber---actually bragged about deceiving the American people. Gruber made his comments at a special event on the campus of MIT about one year ago. In short, he admitted to lying about the law in order to help the Obama administration and Democrats get support for the law.

In one part of the video, Gruber says, "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage." He's right. That's why this administration has been one of the most opaque administrations in American history. Later he added this, "And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter..." Once again, while there's some truth to that statement, one of the main reasons a majority of Americans still don't support Obamacare is because there are also many smart Americans.

It's certainly no secret that the first impulse of this administration and of many Democrats has been to lie to the American people. In fact, Obamacare actually helped expose their lies, deceit, dishonesty, and arrogance. In the last six years, we've seen an administration (and its complicit media) without any core principles. It's actions are based on a warped progressive ideology. Truth be damned. Transparency be damned. Americans be damned. It's as simple as that. As I've posted in the past: the progressive political class keeps flipping American the bird. Obamacare is just one example of that kind of contemptuous and imperious behavior.

Earlier this year, Michelle Malkin summarized Obamacare best: "It's not salvation. It's a criminal enterprise rooted in ideological fraud." Jonathan Gruber admitted that himself.  For once, the administration actually told the truth.

Postscript: Since this was posted last week, The NY Post reported that Gruber profited handsomely from his deceit to the tune of at least $1.5M. Count on that number going higher with more revelations.  Obamacare is an agenda built on lies.

Also breaking in the last few days, as Obama said Gruber was only an "adviser," it's now reported that Obama praised him as "someone he'd {Obama} stolen ideas from, liberally." Oops!!! Caught again in a web of more lies.

Monday, November 10, 2014

If You Like Obama, You Will Love Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Reveals Zero In Non-Candid, Tell-Nothing Interview...The Onion

In the last several years, I've written quite a few pieces about Hillary Clinton. Most of those posts can be summarized with the following that are also a direct reflection of Pres. Obama's policies:

  • She's the perfect progressive politician: Good at nothing; bad at everything.
  • reported on her trifling record of accomplishments as Senator. They also reported she missed 10% of her votes. The average is about 2% among senators.
  • As Senator and as Secretary of State, she had no major foreign policy successes in addition to no diplomatic accomplishments. Her claim to infamous fame can be defined by one word: Benghazi. This terrorist incident took place on her watch. Subsequent investigations to the incident reported on major systemic failures at State. 
  • The progressives at The Washington Post were forced to ask themselves: "Where is the record of accomplishment, let alone greatness."
  • Heritage Foundation (a conservative group) wrote: "America's position as a superpower is being weakened by Pres. Obama and Secretary Clinton's failure to stand up to tyranny." How prescient were they then considering the state of geopolitical politics today?
  • It was on her watch when the Muslim Brotherhood gained power in Egypt. It was on her watch when Syria plunged into civil war hell. She actually called Assad a "reformer" at one time.
  • It was her State Department that refused to brand Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Since then, Boko Haram has terrorized and murdered thousands of people especially young women and Christians.
  • Remember, HillaryCare was the forerunner to Obamacare---both disastrous.
  • To put it mildly (perhaps not), her public appearances have been a total disaster this past year. From the failed roll-out of her book {Hard Choices} to basically claiming she and Bubba were poor to parroting Obama two weeks ago in proclaiming that businesses and corporations don't create jobs. 
  • Jonathan S. Tobin wrote recently: "Clinton never seems to know what she stands for except her own advancement." He referred to it as "transparent inauthenticity."
  • This summer, when several of her supporters were asked about Clinton's accomplishments, they couldn't think of one major accomplishment other than "she traveled a lot."
After all of this and more, the only thing Hillary Clinton has left is her name recognition. Unfortunately, we continue to be a nation of many knuckleheads especially when it comes to politics. After all, how else can anyone explain Obama winning two terms? And we know how schizophrenic voters can be. They often vote for the same politicians who created the problems in the first place.

Having said that, the 2014 mid-term elections do offer up some hope (not the Obama type hope either). It appears more Americans are finally realizing they've been conned big time. Nevertheless, as I wrote recently, don't put a fork in Hillary Clinton yet. But the recent elections show that more Americans are keeping their forks handy---for now.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Americans Took A Stand This Week---Will Republicans?

President Obama is our first official "blame duck" president...WH Press Secretary Tweet

This week, Americans took a stand. In short, they've made it crystal clear to the Obama administration and to the progressive political class,  we've had enough. We've had enough of your government overreach. We've had enough of your arrogance. We've had enough of your incompetence and dysfunction. We've had enough of your transformation. We've had enough (the same can be said to the main stream media too).

Having said that, just because the Republicans won big, Americans will not be giving them a pass. As most polls indicate, Americans haven't been too thrilled with them either. They've had enough of progressive Republicans too.

The progressive political class failed. They've always failed.  We also know they can't be trusted. How can they be when their first impulse is to lie---about everything.  That leaves only the conservatives to make the play that will drive the nation into the end zone. The only way the conservatives will drive into the end zone will be to follow true and tested core conservative principles. These include---but are not limited to---the following:

  • Follow The Constitution. The writers of that document knew what they were doing. Most were smarter than most living politicians today. In that document, the Founders made it clear that liberty is not granted. It's an inherent right---a fact lost on most progressives.
  • We  must remain suspicious of overreaching government. Fortunately, many Americans finally learned that lesson this week.
  • National security must be a national priority. There are just too many threats out there to do otherwise. This includes supporting a strong military.
  • Economic growth---with a strong focus on a free enterprise and economic liberty. This also includes targeting the unsustainable national debt in addition to pursuing the lowering of taxes, and cutting down on wasteful spending and fraud.
  • We already have a pathway to citizenship. It's called: legal immigration. Uphold those laws. Strengthen our borders. And tighten up our visa application process. No amnesty. (I speak to this as a legal immigrant myself).
  • Continued expansion of diversity within the Republican Party. That's right---continued. The big lie among progressives and their enablers in the media is that the party is not diverse. It is. That was proven again this week with the elections of Mia Love and Tim Scott just to name a few. The many faces of Republican conservative politicians include some of the following: Condi Rice, Gov. Nikki Haley (an Indian Sikh), Gov. Bobby Jindal (Indian-American), Gov.Susana Martinez  Sen. Ted Cruz, Former Rep. Allen West, Sen. Marc Rubio (Cuban-American),  Supreme Court Judge Thomas, and Herman Cain. In fact, diversity in the Republican Party goes back decades. One classic example was Hiram Revels, an African-American. He served as a U.S. Senate from Mississippi following the Civil War. He was accompanied by several of his peers during the same period (you won't find that fact in most history books). Nevertheless, outreach should and must continue.
The outcome for the Republican Party is clear.  They must focus on issues important to conservatives. This also includes growing a spine and stop tip-toeing through the tulips. For far too long, the Republican Party has been perceived as a feckless party of chumps. Today they don't even have to look far for their answers. Scott Walker won elections embracing conservative principles. Oh, and so did one other guy---Ronald Reagan.