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As usual with this president, Obama’s trip to and speech from Afghanistan had way more to do with politics than any real substance.
Seven thousand miles, one way, is a long journey to share war remarks with countrymen that he should have and could have shared back home many months ago. Despite the administration’s best backgrounding sales efforts, the document he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a meaningless basic agreement to talk later about forging a real agreement.
Nothing was essentially changed by what the media lovingly called his “secret trip” to the war zone, which was simply unannounced for security reasons.
So, how much did this useless little jaunt cost the taxpayers this time? I guess we’ll find out eventually. But we must remember to add in all the goodies he’s promised to the corrupt Afghan government as well. What was I heard? TWO BILLION? Was that a year, or in total? And we shall never forget the cost in the lives of our military men and women, those who will never come home (68% on Obama’s watch), and the many whose lives will never be the same, physically, mentally, or emotionally. There is no dollar number that could EVER reflect that cost!
Mr Cain was my first choice. Thanks to the establishment GOP elites, the libtards and the lame stream, we are stuck with someone NO conservative wanted. Where’s the logic here?
When I first heard about this young lady, it was extremely difficult to contain my anger. It is a fact that government run schools do NOT educate anymore. If a student has the audacity to speak the truth which conflicts with the indoctrinators ‘faith’, then that student can, has and WILL be punished. This isn’t an isolated incident. It is a symptom of what the left has done to our schools, that WE pay for, and to our children. Where are the race baitors, Jackson, Sharpton, and Obama coming to the defense of this young lady?
Black Teen Run Off the Liberal Plantation
By Matthew May
Do you know the name Jada Williams?
You probably know the name Sandra Fluke. She received a phone call from the incumbent president after the mean old white man on the radio called her a name. You probably know the name Trayvon Martin. The incumbent president answered a planted question from a White House reporter to indicate that Trayvon, slain by an individual representing the heretofore unknown demographic of white Hispanic, looked like he could be the president’s son.
Jada Williams is a 13-year-old student from Rochester, New York. Earlier this school year, she was given a copy of the book The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, written by the great patriot Frederick Douglass. Her assignment was to read the book and write an essay about her impressions. Her essay was to be entered in a contest. Jada Williams happens to be black. Many of her teachers are white.
It seems that the big predicted “American Spring” sprung a leak. Other than the usual violence and destruction on the left coast, the ‘revolution’ of the left fizzled.
While most of the days festivities apparently were rather peaceful, according to the majority of the lame stream, there were, naturally….incidents.
In Seattle (via Fox News)
Hmmm… come to think of it….isn’t PMSNBC’s recently acquired slogan “Lean Forward”? Apparently, they’ve leaned so forward, they’ve fallen flat on their faces. Let’s hope Obama does as well.
In Washington, D.C., an old priest lay dying. Well loved for faithfully serving the people of the nation’s capital and well known among elected officials, he knew his earthly mission was over.
He motioned to the vigilant nurse beside him and whispered “My dying wish is to see President Obama and Senator Reid before I die. The message was well received by the White House as an opportunity for favorable publicity, and the two set out with urgency to get to the deathbed before it was too late.
Obama commented to Reid, “Ï don’t know why the old guy wants to see us, but it will certainly help our popularity ratings with the Catholics.”
When they arrived at the bedside, the old priest took Obama’s hand in his right hand and Reid’s hand in his left hand. Immediately a look of serenity and peace covered the old priest’s face.
Expectantly, Obama asked “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, Why did you choose us to be with you at the end?”
The old priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
“Amen”, said Obama.
“Amen”, said Reid.
The old priest continued, “Jesus died between two lying thieves; I would like to do the same.”
Bin Laden Dead, but the Mission Remains
One year ago today, Seal Team Six landed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and succeeded in bringing Osama bin Laden to ultimate justice. Though some may wish to bask in the glow of that success, now is not the time to celebrate or lay down arms. Bin Laden may be dead, but serious threats against the United States live on, both here in the homeland and around the globe.
President Obama, though, is using the occasion to boost his re-election efforts with a self-congratulatory campaign ad. Heritage’s James Carafano writes, “If Lincoln had spent the entire Gettysburg Address talking about himself, it wouldn’t have been quite that crass.” And last night, the president made a campaign stop in Afghanistan where he delivered a speech remarking that the “dark cloud of war” is breaking way to “the light of a new day on the horizon” as U.S. troops continue to be withdrawn from the country. “This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end,” he declared.