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Sunday, January 29, 2012

When Obama ran in 2008, he could spout "Hope" and "Change". He could promise to change the tone in Washington. He could do that because he had no record. In 2012, his record is one of failure so now what will he promise that we can believe?

In 2008 he promised to end our foreign oil addiction. Last week he blocked a "shovel ready" project called the Keystone Pipeline that would have provided much needed oil and jobs. Gas prices are up 83% since his inauguration. Relations with the Middle East oil have never been worse with threats to block the Strait of Hormuz. Not that I am blaming Obama for that but Keystone was a great chance for the US to gain independence.

In 2008, Obama said that adding $4 trillion to the debt was unpatriotic but this week he raised the debt limit  by $1.2 trillion. That will just get us through until November. November? Why does that month seem significant? Oh, yeah... elections.

Obama loves to say he is the savior of the middle class. He loves to attack Wall Street but in 2008 he accepted more Wall Street money that all the other candidates combined!

Health care? Well he wasn't brave enough to even mention it in his State of the Union Speech last week. He had promised his plan would bring down health care costs but last year alone, they increased 9%. Employers are having to drop employee insurance programs because of soaring prices and the result will be more people having to scratch around and find affordable insurance or go without. His latest move is to force all policies to cover birth control, sterilization and oral abortion pills which goes against Catholic teachings. Another freedom to bite the dust!!

He promised to change the tone in Washington. We were all for that. His first move was to allow democrats to hold closed door meetings and exclude the republicans althogether. When he was called out on this, his response was, "I won." He had two years with control of both house and senate and yet he cries that he can't get anything done. He got plenty done...all bad. So his new tactic is to trash both houses and  claim once again, that he is our savior. His new slogan is ,"We Can't Wait."So he goes about shoving through his plans by executive order. Sound like a dictator to me.

We are nearing the chance in November to really make a "change." Will America be fooled again? In 2008, Obama had no record. In 2012 he most certainly does and it's called failure.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chilling Aspect

While I was cleaning out my parent's house, I came across a newspaper clipping that my mom had saved from 1967. It was titled, " Chilling Aspect: A 16 point program for the destruction of the United States." Chilling, indeed.  Here are the 16 points.

1. Preach individual rights not individual responsibility.
2. Go easy on anarchy.
3. Glorify cowardice as intellectualism and appeasement as enlightenment.
4. Sneer at patriotism.
5. Claim the aggressor can be bought off.
6. Do not require American history in college.
7. Breed distrust of the military.
8. Be patient with hippies who disrupt the universities and other established institutions.
9. Pound home that discrimination and lack of opportunity account for all who are "underprivileged."
10. Teach all "underprivileged" that someone else owes them a living.
11. Emphasize the "curing" of poverty as the cure for civil disorders
12. Sponsor unlimited government spending.
13. Preach "permissiveness." See that TV, drama and movies accept the immoral as moral, the abnormal as      
        normal and the obscene as valuable.
14. Infiltrate or confuse the teaching-talking-writing intelligentsia, especially those who work behind a
       prominent man as ghost writers.
15. Draw the churches into politics.
16. Manipulate the news.
Do any of these sound familiar? Scary, huh?


Monday, January 9, 2012

The Difference

WE  THE REPUBLICANS                                  THEY THE DEMOCRATS                        

We want job growth in the private sector                            They want more government employees

We want smaller government                                                 They want more government 

We want reasonable taxation                                                  They want higher taxes on the “rich” 

We want reasonable pension programs                                They want cradle to the grave security

We want an analysis of government                                     They want more agencies to greater control 
agencies and programs and curtail                                          our lives
duplication and excess

We want schools that benefit the students                          They want the schools to benefit the teachers
                                                                                                     and administrators

We want a coherent, pragmatic foreign policy                   They don’t have a clue how the world works

We want energy independence                                             They do not understand that sending our            
                                                                                                     money for oil to the despots leave us
                                                                                                     vulnerable to their whims and tyranny