October 16, 2014
It didn’t take long for Democrats to politicize the dangerous Ebola outbreak and begin blaming Republicans. A TV ad from the liberal Agenda Project tries to lay blame on Republican cuts in CDC funding for the current Ebola fiasco. The Huffington Post, some Democrat members of Congress, and even Hillary Clinton are also pointing to budget cuts to the CDC and NIH (National Institutes of Health) as reasons for poor preparation for the outbreak. These claims are easily debunked and the truth, as usual, is that government agencies are becoming more incompetent, inefficient, politically correct, and out of control.
From Michelle Malkin:
At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200 percent bigger now than it was in 2000. Those evil, stingy Republicans actually approved CDC funding increases in January larger than what President Obama requested…while Ebola and enterovirus D68 wreak havoc on our health system, the CDC has been busying itself with an ever-widening array of non-disease control campaigns…mandatory motorcycle helmet laws…$10 million last year to study violent video games… funded countless studies to prevent boo-boos and accidents on the nations’ playgrounds…funded studies and campaigns “promoting positive community norms” and “safe, stable, nurturing relationships” in homes and schools…Why is this the CDC’s business?
In 2000, the agency essentially lied to Congress about how it spent up to $7.5 million earmarked each year since 1993 for research on the deadly hantavirus…The CDC also misspent $22.7 million appropriated for chronic fatigue syndrome and was investigated in 2001 for squandering $13 million on hepatitis C research…the CDC has its own private funding pipeline…To date, the entity has raised some $400 million to support the CDC’s work.
Read it all here: The Centers for Everything but Disease Control
October 15, 2014
On the “Morning Joe” show, longtime NY Democrat Donny Deutsch said: “There is a psychological reason to go to Mitt Romney…We kind of made a mistake four years ago. We get to do a do-over. He was right about Syria, he was right about a lot of things.” This is much more than just voter remorse; it is an admittance of voter ignorance.
The “we” Deutsch refers to are those who wanted to make history rather than make sense and those who refused to believe that experience counts. It was just plain stupid to vote for someone who had absolutely no experience at anything. Voting for Obama the second time was little more than blind partisanship.
Far too many people are ignorant of the issues and end up casting votes based solely on single issues, party affiliation, or just appearance. In national elections, that is irresponsible and dangerous. Deutsch foolishly thinks he gets a “do-over”, but some of Obama’s “transformation” is not reversible and the damage already done will take years to repair.
Obama tells crowds exactly what they want to hear and he uses emotionally charged issues to rally support. Nationalizing health insurance (Obamacare) and bringing our troops home from Iraq were the two issues he focused on and negative consequences of both were ignored. Those consequences were predicted but ignored by voters and we are in turmoil because of it.
Democrats are now campaigning as if they never agreed with Obama’s failing policies, but they all did. Many voters are unaware of this duplicity but it is a major factor in November’s elections because if elected, many of those Democrats will shed their denial and continue with Obama’s failed policies.
Much is said about the right to vote but little is said about the responsibility that comes with it. Voters are responsible for understanding the issues and the candidates. Stay home if you can’t shoulder that responsibility rather than cast an ignorant vote. The future of our country depends on it.
David J. Hentosh
October 11, 2014
Former CIA Chief and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has shattered the liberal façade of competency concerning Obama’s foreign policies with his newly released book “Worthy Fights”. Trying mightily to remain a loyal Democrat and loyal to the president, Panetta has not been able to hide deep concern over Obama’s foreign policy failures and lack of leadership.
In multiple interviews since his book’s release, Panetta revealed more than may be evident in the book about Obama’s indecisiveness, lack of leadership, and political obsessiveness. He also validated critics’ allegations that Obama continually dismisses recommendations from military advisers and the intelligence community, making decisions based on political and ideological factors.
Panetta tries hard not to put all the blame on Obama for pulling our troops out of Iraq, but he does admit that Obama’s efforts to convince Iraq’s government to allow troops to remain were weak at best and it was a mistake. This is one of Obama’s decisions based on political ramifications and personal ideology that many supporters try to deny was wrong.
Panetta points to Obama’s indecision and lack of action concerning the “red line” in Syria as being a policy failure that combined with our troop pull-out from Iraq to produce a rampaging ISIS. Panetta also admits telling Obama up front that Benghazi was a terrorist attack and believes that further investigation is needed. This suggests an administration cover up.
Leon Panetta (Democrat) is highly experienced and has held many top-level positions throughout his career. His concerns should be taken seriously by all and serve as a wake-up call to blind followers. So far, the mainstream media has decided to focus only on his alleged “disloyalty” to Obama, pointing to the book’s release while Obama is still in office as some sort of breach of protocol.
The mainstream media’s investment in Obama has superseded concern for the country’s well-being, allowing Obama’s failing foreign policies to continue unchallenged. Panetta’s book seems to be a desperate plea for all to make a realistic evaluation of Obama and his dangerous policies. His concerns should not be taken lightly.
November’s elections are the first step to reversing our failing direction. Vote wisely.
David J. Hentosh
October 2, 2014
Many believe progressive left-wingers hate Ann Coulter because she is an outspoken conservative, but the real reason is because she uses facts to disprove religious-like beliefs they blindly follow. Her latest column will once again cause outrage because she shows a few more “beliefs” to be nothing more than myths.
Coulter rips apart a meme based on a study saying “the purchase of a handgun was associated with 2.4 times the risk of being murdered and 6.8 times the risk of suicide”. No, it is not true and neither is the belief that emergency room admissions for domestic violence spike on Super Bowl Sundays, an oft-heard feminist mantra. Coulter shows these to be nothing more than convenient falsehoods used to help advance an agenda.
Another myth currently making the rounds due to the recent White House crasher is that Obama gets more threats than any other president (because he is black). Coulter uses facts to disprove that, too, adding the inconvenient and politically incorrect truth that those “most likely to assassinate a president are leftists, socialists, communists, Palestinian activists, crazed environmentalists and communitarians”.
Those upset with Coulter because of this column will undoubtedly use insults and demeaning names to ridicule her. They will not counter with facts because there are none backing up these “beliefs”. Name-calling is their standard retort.
The progressive left’s agenda is filled with myths: Democrats freed the slaves; there is a war on women; Republicans are racist and have no compassion; liberals are tolerant; the rich hate the poor; man-made global warming is a fact; voter ID means voter suppression; a fetus is not a living being; pro-life is anti-women; all religions are the same; the economy is doing well; Obama has superior intelligence; etc. etc.
It seems much of the left’s progressive agenda is based on what they believe “should be” and reality just gets in the way. Ann Coulter excels at delivering reality – and rubbing their noses in it.
Give ‘em hell, Ann.
David J. Hentosh
September 15, 2014
Vice President Biden’s gaffes are well known and many, often including Biden himself, just laugh and take what he says with a grain of salt. Nancy Pelosi, however, always wants to be taken seriously even when she out-gaffes Biden. The American Thinker takes her to task for her latest Pelosi-ism.
From the American Thinker:
Dressed like an elderly, upscale biker chick in a leather jacket that she accessorized with $10,000 Tahitian pearls, Nancy Pelosi recently…made an incoherent appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” After sharing the apocalyptic prophesy with atheist Maher that if Republicans retake the Senate “civilization is doomed,” the woman whose political party is currently in the process of dooming civilization uttered the following load of rubbish: “Fear is a motivator, and we…” – as in Democrats – “are not fear mongers.”
It’s funny to hear Nancy Pelosi project onto Republicans the very thing she is, which is a fear peddler…This is the woman who…sounded an alarm to warn Americans that “Every week we don’t pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs…said that if the Republican’s “Protect Life Act” prevented Obamacare abortion funding, pregnant ‘women [would] die on the floor?’…warned America that if the House passed a bill that extended a federal pay freeze, it would “undermine the dignity” of a job…warned Americans that they should “be afraid” of the Supreme Court…
How Foot-in-Mouth Pelosi can say that Democrats are not “fear mongers” in the same breath as saying that “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate” does illustrate a level of cluelessness on Nancy’s part that is quite impressive.
Read it all here: Fear-Monger Nancy Pelosi and Civilization as We Know It
September 11, 2014
President Obama’s ISIS speech was less about his ISIS strategy than it was about his personal ideology. He made sure we all understood he was not going to send troops to Iraq and he assured us that ISIS is not Islamic. Ruling out troops twice in his speech emphasized his presumptuousness (which got us into this mess in the first place) and refusing to call ISIS Islamic was just politically correct nonsense.
Obama’s presidential campaign centered on pulling our troops out of Iraq, not winning the war, and he put a timetable on doing that with no consideration of future circumstances. He wasn’t interested in victory, having even stated his dislike for that very word and making sure it wasn’t a goal for the U.S. in Afghanistan. His given date for troop removal gave terrorists preparation time, a morale boost, and a goal.
Furthermore, he was not interested in having any troops remain in Iraq and he pulled them all out against military advice. Obama sees our military as representative of U.S. power and influence in the world – and he loathes it. On his “apology tour”, he made it very clear that he was embarrassed by past U.S. actions and promised he was going to “change” our ways. He has accomplished that and, consequently, the U.S. has lost credibility across the globe.
Obama’s distaste for the military is also behind ignoring the red line he set concerning Syria’s use of chemical weapons. His ideology does not allow use of U.S. power, so his red line was just rhetorical bluster which seems to be the bulk of his failing foreign policy. He has previously stated his belief that he was elected to stop wars, not start them, so he is desperately trying to avoid anything remotely resembling military might.
Obama’s ISIS speech was a result of reality forcing its way into his fantasy view of the world. Reluctance to face that reality was evident by his insistence on ideological notions that circumstances could easily prove to be very naive. Time will tell if reality will penetrate further but the “plan” has been revealed to ISIS in more detail than necessary and ISIS will be eager to test Obama’s resolve of no troops…no troops…no troops…
David J. Hentosh
September 11, 2014
The Democrats’ claim of a “GOP war on women” is a smear campaign to get women’s votes; a grab for public funds for abortion and birth control; an attempt to force women into the progressive agenda; an insult to women’s intelligence; and a despicable lie. Sadly, it helped beat Romney, but it is finally losing credibility with the masses.
The White House, attempting to help campaigning Democrats, pushed the “war against women” meme recently with the 77-cents-on-the-dollar gender wage gap talking point. When confronted with the fact that the median income of White House female staffers is 88% that of male staffers, reasons given for the difference actually helped debunk the wage gap claim.
The White House claimed experience, education and hours worked were responsible – the same reasons the Labor Department found responsible for the perceived sex-based wage gap. After taking these factors into consideration, the Labor Department further determined that the actual gap is only 5 to 7 cents on the dollar and other legitimate factors play into that small gap.
Dems also say the battle over “reproductive rights” is part of this “war on women”. Senator Kay Hagan is attacking her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, as opposing birth control “rights”, but Tillis has joined with other Republican candidates supporting over-the-counter birth control. This would give the “access” to birth control that Dems pretend the GOP doesn’t want for women. It enrages Dems because it will not provide public funds and it will not include free tampons, the latest idea working its way into the “war”.
Hopefully, the biggest downfall for this “war on women” meme will be the growing realization that it insults women’s intelligence. The demeaning and abusive way Republican women are treated by the left clearly displays a lack of respect for any woman unwilling to toe the leftist political line. These attacks often end up as sexist assaults, proving that the only war against women is coming from the left.
David J. Hentosh