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Obama Failures Piling Up

December 11, 2015

Obama’s failed foreign policies have become widely acknowledged, especially with regard to the Middle East and ISIS. Recent attacks in Paris and the U.S. have made a mockery of his disregard of terrorist threats and his refusal to name the enemy. However, this is but one area where he has failed and we must not forget his other failures piling up.

According to Forbes, “Obamacare’s coverage expansion fell between 6 and 12 million short of expectations, while driving the growth of health spending to its highest rate in 7 years”. UnitedHealth Group has lost hundreds of millions of dollars from offering coverage on the Obamacare exchanges and is considering pulling out. The CBO says Obamacare will cause the loss of 2 million jobs over the next decade, shrinking the workforce by approximately 1%. Due to the high cost of health coverage, 32 million people remain uninsured. This is a failure by anyone’s standards.

Although there has been a slight increase in jobs, many people have stopped looking for employment and far too many can only find part-time employment. The numbers, therefore, are skewed and the 5% unemployment rate is misleading since 94.7 million working age Americans (29% of the population) are considered not in the labor force. Meanwhile, the national debt continues to rise.

Our border remains dangerously unsecured and the influx of illegals is sucking up government funds. Obama released terrorists from GITMO who return to the battlefield. His refusal to compromise has increased partisanship in an already partisan Congress. Racial unrest is increasing and his “Leading from behind” has become a joke, leaving our country leaderless and no longer trusted throughout the world. His focus on climate change (aka global warming), which he calls our biggest threat, has produced nothing and his rhetorical nuclear agreement with Iran is being ignored as Iran continues its nuclear weapons pursuit with impunity.

In the face of all these failures and more, Obama remains arrogantly aloof, out of touch, and fumblingly non-reactive. Democrats have blindly backed Obama through all of this and must be held accountable. One can only hope we can survive another year before voting for a change – and we must vote for a change.

David J. Hentosh

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A Nation of Pretense

August 26, 2015

We are being driven by a media willfully manipulating public opinion to accept an agenda that is increasingly at odds with reality. Political correctness has become more powerful than the law and unrealistic dreams are a basis for national policy decisions. Everybody pretends it isn’t so.

Hillary Clinton continues to pretend that a right wing conspiracy is responsible for her self-induced e-mail problems even as that ruse unravels further each day. President Obama and his band of incompetent negotiators are pretending that Iran is a legitimate nation acting in good faith even though it is clear to all that Iran cannot be trusted. Black community self-appointed “leaders” pretend there is across-the-board, systematic racism in the entire country’s police force that is resulting in the targeting of innocent black men.

The Pro-choice lobby pretends that a fetus is only a living being if a mother chooses to allow it to be one, a decision that can be made even after it is out of the womb. Until that decision is made, they pretend the fetus is little more than a blob to be cut up and sold for parts.

Celebrities pretend they are political pundits; The wealthy pretend they are not; The poor pretend they have a right to wealth; Liberals pretend to be tolerant; Progressives pretend to be social engineers; Environmentalists pretend alternate energy sources are efficient and economical; The Pope pretends to be a climatologist; Journalists pretend to be objective; open-border lobbyists pretend we don’t need borders; Democrats pretend Obamacare works; and Congress pretends it is competently working for the people.

Donald Trump became a top GOP presidential candidate simply because he does not pretend to be someone he is not. However, he pretends that details of his simple solutions, if they exist, are irrelevant to voters.

In 2016, too many voters will pretend they understand the issues and elect someone who will pretend to understand what needs to be done. We are a nation of pretense.

David J. Hentosh

GOP Problem With Amnesty

July 29, 2015

Listening to the media you would believe that everybody wants amnesty for illegal aliens, even the GOP. The problem is that the American public is not for it, especially the full-blown amnesty the left is demanding. Ann Coulter, as usual, spits it out plainly and takes the GOP to task for continuously trying to follow what they believe is popular.

From Ann Coulter

Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade…And every time, as soon as the public got wind of what was happening, the politicians scattered like roaches…Couldn’t Republicans spare themselves the embarrassment of having to say they “learned their lesson” by learning the same lesson of the last 17 guys to push amnesty?… In early June of 2007, a Rasmussen poll found that support for “no bill” beat support for the Senate immigration bill by 5-to-3. By the end of the week, “no bill” was winning 2-to-1, with 53 percent against amnesty and only 26 percent for it. Public opposition was so vociferous, the Senate didn’t even vote on the 2007 amnesty…erstwhile Tea Party darling Sen. Marco Rubio burst on the scene deciding he was going to be the one to enact amnesty…the public found out about it and, once again, an amnesty bill died…

New Jersey governor Chris Christie, was suckered into supporting the Schumer-Rubio amnesty by a mere 20-minute conversation with Schumer…He now claims he considers a path to citizenship “extreme” and accused Hillary Clinton of “pandering” by supporting a path to citizenship…Mike Huckabee denounced a bill to require verification of citizenship before registering to vote or applying for public benefits…His current presidential website denounces “the Washington establishment” for trying to “reward illegal immigrants with amnesty and citizenship…

Instead of having to keep apologizing for their positions on immigration, maybe Republicans should stop listening to political consultants who are paid by business lobbyists to dump millions of poverty-stricken, low-wage workers on the country…Americans can see they’re being forced to subsidize people who are being brought in only to outvote them, provide cheap labor, and change our culture.

DJH

Read it all here: VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE’RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

Deranged Alarmist Predictions

March 26, 2015

Global warming…oops…make that Climate change alarmists pontificate, extrapolate, and exaggerate in extreme ways to push their views. Senior House Democrat Barbara Lee from California takes it to a level that is as ridiculous as it is apocalyptic.

According to Lee, climate change (though she really means global warming) will cause food and water scarcity that will hit women the hardest. Why? Because it could force many women to barter sexual favors for food. Furthermore, “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health”.

Turning every issue into a women’s issue is getting as old as playing the race card – and of course, global warming has been predicted to disproportionately impact communities of color. Barbara Lee lumps women together with orange-spotted filefish, polar bears, Adelie penguins, North Atlantic cod, golden toads, and Asia – all of which have been predicted to be hit the hardest by global warming.

Things said to be caused, worsened, or damaged by global warming have become ridiculous. The Syrian civil war and the Ebola outbreak may sound crazy, but they seem reasonable compared to other items on an almost endless list. Global warming could produce huge harvests in places where crops have never grown or cause ice bergs to float onto shores where fresh water is desperately needed or provide new lands that are currently uninhabitable, but those predictions do not fit the agenda.

Barbara Lee has no particular background or training qualifying her to make such a prediction. All she has is a religious conviction in her belief of global warming, no doubt blessed by Al Gore, and a feminist axe to grind. Unfortunately, she is a member of the House of Representatives and that gives her a veneer of authority she does not deserve.

David J. Hentosh

Pelosi’s Pathetic Posturing

March 4, 2015

It is both moronic and hypocritical that many partisan Democrats complained of the “political theater” of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress after witnessing the despicable act Nancy Pelosi deliberately staged for the entire world to see. It is also sad that Washington has become such a putrid, political swamp.

One has never had to guess what stance Pelosi will take on any issue. She is a far-left liberal and a blind, partisan, Obama supporter and, therefore, very predictable. Why, then, did she feel it necessary to express her, and Obama’s, distaste of Netanyahu by turning her back in such a crude, despicable manner?

It is simply because she, like Obama, is an elite filled with a sense of “superior intelligence” and feels it necessary to denigrate anyone with a different opinion before it is seen to be more reasonable and acceptable than her own. In other words, it is fear of being challenged and found inferior. Pelosi made a career out of demeaning critics, sneering at criticism and, especially, making foolish statements. This was just icing on her ignorant cake.

It was not enough that Obama snubbed Netanyahu and practically threw Israel under the bus in his political eagerness for a deal, any deal, with Iran. Lap dog Pelosi felt it necessary to make it clear to all how low this administration’s regard really is for such a solid, longtime ally. She performed with gleeful pride, totally ignorant of her own ignorance.

It is hard to brush off Pelosi’s buffoon-like behavior as many do with vice president Joe Biden’s court jester antics because Pelosi comes with malice. She knows precisely what she is doing even though she makes it seem like it is off-the-cuff. It is not. It is off-her-rocker behavior, but it is deliberate. It is also very pathetic.

David J. Hentosh

Choosing Politics Over Reality

March 3, 2015

Obama is absolutely desperate for a deal with Iran because his foreign policies have been disastrous and, politically, he needs something positive. His current “deal” with Iran is a politically expedient ruse to pass off as a foreign policy achievement, but it will not stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

The Obama deal supposedly deters Iran’s nuclear program for ten years, but Iran will have a nuclear weapon long before then because Iran doesn’t keep agreements – and everyone knows it. Iran has also, unequivocally, stated its reason for having a nuclear weapon: to eradicate Israel. Obama and many sycophantic Democrats remain willfully blind to this fact.

This is why Netanyahu is highly concerned and spoke directly to Congress. Ignored and insulted by Obama, he addressed Congress in the hope that they are not as mired in political nonsense as Obama is. Unfortunately, many are and reality will, once again, take a back seat to pure politics.

Nancy Pelosi was “near tears”, walking out offended that Netanyahu wasn’t toeing the Obama line. Reiterating Obama’s rhetoric that “all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran”, Pelosi arrogantly took listening off the table. She was “saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge” as if Netanyahu, who deals with Middle East violence daily, knows nothing of Iran. Pelosi, of course, displayed no embarrassment at her elite condescension while she venomously insulted Netanyahu.

Netanyahu knows more about foreign affairs, international negotiations, and hatred of Jews than Obama can ever imagine. He speaks with authority and deals with reality. Obama speaks with egotistical self-righteousness and deals with fantasy. Obama and his unconditional followers need to ridicule and silence Netanyahu to keep their self-esteem and their “dream” alive. Nothing else matters.

The world will now learn what a nuclear-armed Iran will do or what an Israel fighting for its survival will do. In either case, the Middle East will explode as another Obama “transformation” comes to fruition. It will join with many other failures to define his legacy.

David J. Hentosh

Wrong…Wrong…and Wrong Again

February 16, 2015

The U.S. embassy in Yemen is closing as turmoil in the country increases and security deteriorates. This is the same Yemen that President Obama held up last September as a successful model for fighting ISIS, the same ISIS he compared to a “JV team” a little over a year ago.

Obama is now seeking war powers from Congress to help in the fight against ISIS. His premature promise not to put boots on the ground (where there were already boots on the ground) is starting to look a lot like his promise of keeping your doctor and your health insurance plan. He is now considering “limited” ground combat operations against ISIS. Zero has turned into limited – and this is far from over.

He gave terrorists advance notice of when he was going to pull out of Iraq and then, ignoring military advice, pulled all of our troops out and proclaimed the war in Iraq to be over. As predicted, terrorists immediately began taking over Iraq. Obama denied this and began a victory dance over Osama bin Laden’s death and his self-proclaimed decimation of Al Qaeda, the same Al Qaeda that has tripled attacks since 2010 and just now seized an army base in Yemen.

In 2012, President Obama set the use of chemical weapons as a “red line” for using military force in Syria and then did absolutely nothing when chemical weapons were used. Later, in 2013, he tried to say he never set that red line in the first place, blaming the “world” for setting it. It is clear he set it and reneged, setting the stage for ISIS to grow into the world threat it has become.

This president has been horribly wrong on everything concerning the Middle East and terrorism. How wrong does he have to be for supporters and the media to hold him accountable and seriously question his leadership? How much more damage can he do while we wait for that to happen?

David J. Hentosh

Fool Me Once…

December 10, 2014

President Obama is seeking more discretionary power to wage war as he sees fit. After campaigning to end the war in Iraq, prematurely pulling all our troops out against military advice, and promising not to put “boots on the ground”, he now wants to increase his personal use of military power.

This president has a history of lying (e.g.“if you like your doctor…); a history of acting alone (e.g. executive order for illegals, cancelling Obamacare rules); a history of ignoring the law (e.g. directing ICE not to deport illegals); a history of ignoring the Pentagon (pulling all troops out of Iraq); and a history of reneging on promises (e.g. Immigration reform in first term, transparency, shovel-ready projects, closing GITMO, etc.). It would behoove Congress to remember the age-old idiom: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

Obama has fooled the American public and Congress over and over and he has arrogantly assumed more power than any president was ever meant to have. He has displayed a leftist distaste for the military by shunning military advice, apologizing to the world for past military involvement, and taking military decisions away from the Pentagon. He has assumed personal control over drone use and drone targeting and is now adding “boots on the ground” to the 3500 already there as if never having vowed not to.

Obama has been an egotistical, runaway train doing whatever he wants whenever he wants while refusing to take responsibility for anything. We will spend years trying to recover from the policies and precedents he set in place. It would be shameful beyond belief to grant him more power, especially military power.

Almost everything from Obama and his administration has been s**t masquerading as chocolate.  What could possibly go wrong by giving him more power?

David J. Hentosh

A Failing Nation

December 9, 2014

There are almost 1 million military veterans with a disability rating of 70% or more. Many of them are being neglected, mistreated, or ignored by an incompetent Veteran’s Administration that is wasting taxpayer money. Private organizations are raising money to provide these veterans with the help our government should, but doesn’t, provide.

It is a disgrace and an insult to military veterans who put their lives on the line. Every single citizen should be embarrassed and enraged that our government does not adequately provide for those who protected the freedom that so many take for granted.

As if that isn’t bad enough, there are 45.3 million Americans living in poverty, an estimated 610,000 going homeless each night, and an estimated 49.1 million who live in food insecure households while our government remains focused on and polarized by the “illegal” immigrant issue – an issue that only exists because our government willfully refused to enforce the law.

The GOP just drafted a spending bill allocating $948 million to help poor and unskilled Central American migrants (i.e. 56,000 children who were allowed and encouraged to illegally cross the border) establish themselves in the United States. How about getting our own citizens, and particularly our veterans, established first? Shouldn’t that be our priority?

A nation that fails its veterans is a nation failing – period. We are failing and far too many don’t see it, don’t care, or don’t want to know. It is pathetic.

David J. Hentosh

King Obama

November 21, 2014

Obama once said “I am not a dictator”, but that left the title of “king” open for grabs and all he needs now is a crown. He distances himself from all mistakes and negativity like a king, lies like a king, and makes and breaks the law like a king. Furthermore, his staff, supporters, and the media refuse (fear?) to tell him he wears no pants and treat his rhetoric as royal fiat.

Obama’s latest royal fiat granting amnesty to illegal aliens falls right in line with his disrespect for the law and the Constitution, his disgust with this country, and his intent to “transform” America to match his personal views. If you’re surprised by this action you had your head in the sand for the past 6 years.

The reason given for this executive order is basically because he’s tired of waiting for Congress to do what he wants them to do. That is one of the best examples of egotistical arrogance one can find. Unabashedly announcing that he would wait until after the mid-term elections to do this was another example of arrogance and it was the only “transparency” from his White House we have seen.

He is on a kingly ego trip many still refuse to see but one that will certainly end up as a subject for historians. His speeches are heavily laden with “I” and “me” regardless of the circumstances. All wrongs are blamed on evil Republicans or FOX News and he ignores military and other expert advice if it doesn’t fit his preconceived, personal agenda.

President Nixon was accused of acting like a king, raked over the coals, and driven out of office for far less arrogance. President George W. Bush was demeaned and accused of “going it alone” by a liberal media now applauding Obama for sidestepping Congress and “going it alone”. The hypocrisy here is pathetic as it will be again when a future Republican president follows this precedent.

Obama has “transformed” himself into a king and far too many people have their heads stuck in an idealistic cloud to see the danger. We will be dealing with the unintended consequences for a long, long time.

David J. Hentosh