An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
by Ann Coulter
John F. Kennedy was in the White House for less than three years and, if you think he screwed a lot of hookers, just look what he did to our foreign policy.
Six months after becoming president, JFK had his calamitous meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna — a meeting The New York Times described as “one of the more self-destructive American actions of the Cold War, and one that contributed to the most dangerous crisis of the nuclear age.” (The Times admitted that a half-century later. At the time, the Newspaper of Record lied about the meeting.)
For two days, Khrushchev batted Kennedy around, leaving the president’s own advisers white-faced and shaken. Kennedy’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze called the meeting “just a disaster.”
Khrushchev was delighted to discover that the U.S. president was so “weak.” A Russian aide said the American president seemed “very inexperienced, even immature.”
Did Obama Invite Russia into Crimea?
Richard Nixon had an enemies list (actually, he had two), to what purpose, could be speculative. He was rather a paranoid guy, but in some ways, he had every right to be. There were calls for his head after the Watergate scandal broke, and eventually, after winning a second term, he had the decency to resign. Barack Obama has an enemies list, and scandals much worse than Watergate, but no one is the least bit interested. Why is that? Could there be such an extreme double standard, or is it because people just don’t care about the country anymore?
Let’s take a look at the two different presidents, and their scandals.
Watergate. Well, for anyone who doesn’t know, Watergate is a building complex in D.C. with a hotel, some apartments, and some business offices. In my personal opinion, it’s really an unattractive place, but it’s in Foggy Bottom, so I guess it’s a nice enough place to live or work? Or was? I have no idea. In 1972, it was also the home of DNC, which was the target of the break in.
Now, we all know that breaking into someone else’s property is against the law, and what those who did the break in was wrong. Whoever ordered it was in the wrong as well. There has been much speculation as to the purpose of the break in. One rumor was that Nixon wanted to know, or prove, that the Dems were taking money from the Chinese. Another, noted in a 1987 column in the NYT says that no one really knows, or is saying if they do, however, one of the sneak thieves, who had become a pastor, said that Nixon wanted to find any evidence of his relationship to Howard Hughes. No one died.
Nixon claimed to have no knowledge of the entire incident. That may, or may not, be true. However, it put a major blot on his presidency, and in August of 1974, he resigned, with the almost certain impeachment hanging over his head. He stated he did it for the ‘good of the country’. No one died.
The Watergate scandal brought shame to the office of the presidency, and Nixon has the decency to walk away, rather than put the nation through another one. Again, no one died
Now, let’s look at the current president’s scandals. It’s not just one. It’s many, yet they are called ‘phony’ by the White House, and his mouthpieces in the administration and the press. I’ll just name a few here.
1. Voter Intimidation – Two Black Panthers had been charged by the Bush Justice Department for voter intimidation at a Philadelphia polling place. There was video documentation, and it was obvious to anyone who saw it that there was OBVIOUS intimidation happening. Obama’s appointee, Eric Holder dropped the charges, in what can only be described as a blatant disregard for the law. No one has been accountable in the administration.
2. Fast and Furious – A gun running operation, headed by the BATF and Eric Holder, putting guns into the hands of known criminals for the purpose of tracking said weapons. The problem is, they lost track of hundreds and hundred have died, including Brian Terry, a border patrol agent. One of the murderers was recently convicted. The other involved are still free. No one in the administration has been held accountable.
3. “Green Energy” – The Obama administration gave $535 million Solyndra, on the verge of bankruptcy, that had already been turned down by the Bush administration. He urged the company to delay the announcement layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections. In September of 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy, leaving a number of people unemployed. Fisker, an electric battery car company, was granted $249 million from the failed ‘stimulus’ money, and another $130 million in grant money to build a plant in Michigan. Fisker was a massive failure. The vehicles caught on fire sitting in garages. Luckily, no one died. There are other failed tales of Mr Obama’s waste of tax payer money.
4. IRS – The Obama administration is using a taxpayer funded entity for his own person ‘enemies list’. The targeting of conservative groups and individuals for criticizing his policies has become the norm. Lives have been completely disrupted, businesses have been targeted, and luckily, no one has died…..yet.
5. NSA – What was once an alphabet meant to keep the American people safe from terrorists, monitoring their calls and actions, using KGB like tactics, monitoring ALL American’s phone calls, and emails.
6. Benghazi – On 11 September 2011, terrorists attack the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. Many fought valiantly to protect the life of the ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. With no help coming, with orders to ‘stand down’, likely coming directly from the White House, the battle raged for hours. The administration knew it was a terrorist attack from the very beginning, yet used an obscure video as an excuse. Many people were injured, 4 were killed.
And the list goes on, and on, and on. I could be here all day! Have you noticed that non-citizens have more access to due process than citizens?
Considering the extreme differences in the scandals, wouldn’t Obama take a cue from Nixon, and ‘for the good of the country’, resign? Yet, he has no intention of doing anything for the good of anyone….but himself. The nation is suffering under Barack Obama’s heavy hand, and the Congress does nothing. To criticize his policies labels you a racist, yet race is irrelevant. The color of one’s skin does not excuse the actions of a person lacking integrity.
No one died in Nixon’s Wagergate scandal. Many have died in the numerous Obama scandals.
No… you cannot keep your insurance, no matter how much you like it. You also can’t keep your doctor, or your full-time job. Twenty-nine hours a week or less of gainful employment will have to suffice going forward.
And that’s a good thing. Just ask any Democrat — it’s freedom from job-lock. Americans, thanks to Barack Obama, now have the right to be unemployed. I love the smell of progressives in the morning… they smell like… bull@#$&.
Besides, stop your whining, are there not food stamps, acquirable in an instant? How much does he have to do for you people?
Are there not numerous other forms of government largesse, available to you, the downtrodden 99%, beset by such inequality as has never been seen in the annals of recorded history? Why do you need to work? Untying self-esteem from productivity is one of the many gifts of Obamanomics.
What you can keep, however, is your president — for another three tortuous years.
Now, doesn’t that make you happy?
Well, he finally said it….out loud….to the press! Of course, he’s going to say it was taken out of context, he meant that he could wander around the grounds of Monticello with the French president, and nothing more.
What exactly did Obama say? “We’re breaking protocol here. That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”
The press is already doing their lapdog thing, saying it was a joke. Well, it’s not a joke, and he has done pretty much whatever he wants, with no consequences. Does he really believe he can do whatever he wants? His actions sure do back up those words. If you call him on it, you’re called racist. I sure wish someone would explain to me how it is racist to point out errors in policy, law breaking, and unconstitutional actions, cuz I’m really confused on that one!
According to Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’Reilly was rude to him during the Super Bowl Sunday interview. He (Obama) was ‘stripped of his majesty’. Majesty? And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why he ‘can do whatever he wants’. The media, of which Rivera is a symptom, never calls him on anything! Granted, Geraldo does work at the much hated Fox News Channel, which is the ONLY channel to actually give some balance to the issues of the day.
Rivera is just one example of the left’s idolization of Obama in the media. No matter what he does, that’s just fine with them. Send guns to Mexican drug cartels? No problem…Bush did it. Violate the 1st Amendment rights of patriot organizations? That’s ok, cuz they’re racist. Allow the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi? Ignore it, that’s just a made up scandal. Break his own ‘law of the land‘? He’s just trying to help small business owners. Spit in the eye of the citizens? Well, they deserve it because they are racist. And the list goes on and on.
Is it any wonder there are so many low/no information voters? They have no idea what is really going on in this country. There are few in the media out there doing their job! News is suppose to inform, be a buffer between the government and the people, give the information needed to make informed decisions. Instead, what we have now is a media that is no more than the mouth piece of the Democrat political machine.
Here’s a clue for those who use the word racist to describe anyone who is against Obama’s policies. You are making asses of yourselves. You are showing YOUR racism, bigotry, self loathing, and bias. Because Obama is the first, as far as we know, BI-RACIAL president does not mean he’s very good at the job. As a matter of fact, both halves seriously suck!
Yes, King Obama can ‘do whatever he wants’, and there are few to speak out. Those who do are demonized.
An aside: Guess what! I’m bi-racial too! A LOT of people are in this country. Few of us would be very good at being president. Well, I might, but….
Apologies. I’ve been a bit behind on a LOT of things.
I must have missed something somewhere along the line. When did ‘health benefits’ become the number one reason for a person to work? I always believed the reason people worked was to provide for their families. Putting a roof over their heads and food on the table use to be the reason people got a job. I guess that’s no longer true. Quite sad.
Apparently, that’s the first question people will ask when applying for a job these days. “What are you going to give me if I work for you?” If that’s the first question that comes out of your mouth, then you don’t deserve the job! How about the fact that someone is willing to give you a chance, to provide a big benefit called a paycheck!
Yes, people do need some sort of insurance, but what that has become has pushed the costs of care through the roof. Don’t blame the doctors, blame the insurance companies!
But now that Obamadontcare is in effect, you may not have to worry about whether or not you even get a paycheck!
For those who need visuals, this chart I found at Forbes from the CBO might help:
Congratulations! You’ve joined the freeloader force! I don’t use that word lightly, because likely, it’s not your fault that you are no longer employed. When you stop to think about it, who is going to pay your bills? Well, that would be those folks who are lucky enough to still have a job. It’s not the government, they don’t have a dime! It’s your fellow citizens who are giving you the hand out you need to feed your family. Unfortunately, instead of them handing you a gift from the heart, the government confiscates a large portion of their income, not to just help you, but to fund every other ridiculous idea they can come up with on a regular basis. The more that is stolen from those who work, the fewer people who will be working, and the cycle continues. And the resentment rises. We’ve become a nation divided, and we will fall!
Wait! Isn’t that what Mr Obama said, that he was going to ‘fundamentally transform’ America? Well, he has succeeded. We are no longer the land of the free, but are we brave? Do we have the courage to stop this downward spiral? Is there anyone in D.C. who will stand up for us, and say ENOUGH? Perhaps a few, but they are shouted down by the big government nannies on BOTH sides of the aisle.
So, here we are, standing at a crossroads. Do we sit back, allow this once great Republic become a second, or even third, world nation? Or do WE take our country back? If those we elect to represent us refuse to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution, do we falter and bow at the alter of big government? In my mind, it’s not a difficult decision.
We saved ourselves the aggravation, and changed the channel. Well, we were going to watch it, he came up to the podium, started to speak, and the Mr said, “I can’t take listening to his lies anymore”, I handed him the remote, and switched to the crazy woman channel. He calls it that because there are a lot of crazy women on it, killing and such. Ok, it’s really Investigation Discovery, ID, and there are crazy males as well, but…
From what I’ve read of the text of the speech, it was nothing more than another “I’m so wonderful”, “I am king of the world”, “those mean old Republicans”, “I’m gonna do what I want”, “ra ra me”, whining campaign speech. The very idea that any U.S. president would behave in such a manner is rather appalling, in my opinion. Yes, we’ve had a few who were a bit self centered, but none like this clown. For someone who claims to have taught (he was a guest lecturer that was likely forced on that institution) Constitutional law, he doesn’t know a damn thing about it, does he.
Many presidents have used the executive order for the good of the nation, or to proclaim some thing or other, but I don’t remember any of them, in my lifetime, or what I learned in history (back when they taught REAL history), ever using it to rule the peasants! We, mind you, would be those peasants! Everything is his way, or the highway, and that’s not a leader!!
Why do we have a Congress? They are our elected representatives, and this guy and his minion, Harry Reid, thumb their noses at them, and us. People talk about a ‘do nothing Congress’, but it isn’t the House that is doing nothing, it’s the Senate Majority Leader who refuses to work with the House to get anything done, especially if it goes against his ‘god’.
I pray we will get a strong R majority in the Senate, put Reid in the background, where he belongs, and start proceeding to impeach this evil SOB. He’s not an American, and I don’t mean where he was born! I mean he has no understanding of the American people, the battles and wars fought to preserve liberty, both physically and politically. He has no understanding of the American spirit, or the struggles true Americans have overcome.
Mr Obama, take that pen and phone, and shove ‘em where the sun don’t shine! You have proven yourself to be anti-American, and we have had enough!
The President Won’t Be Needing You
Amy Payne – The Foundry
President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about.
After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises of taking executive action wherever lawmakers fail to meet his demands.
“This President has acted like the playground bully who when he can’t have everything he wants, he decides to take his ball and go home,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said yesterday. “This is not the way our government is supposed to work.”
I wonder what our Founders, those men who put in many hours, away from their families, working long hours into the night, risking everything, would say about the disastrous, over bloated, self centered, greedy, American hating, politicians we have today? If they could have seen into the future, would they have thrown in the towel, and said “Screw this! Those people aren’t worth our lives!”? Could very well be! They knew that if the government on the federal level gained/stole power from the states and the people, this grand experiment in freedom would be a failure. And so it has become. Yes, we still have more freedom in some areas than other countries, but not the types of freedoms that those men gave their all to accomplish.
I agree with Genevieve Wood! It IS time for Barack Obama to go on an “Apology Tour“….to the American people. He should bring along many of those in Congress to give their apologies as well, along with letters of resignation! They all took an oath to uphold the Constitution!
President: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Congress: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
It is quite obvious to me that neither the POTUS, nor those holding seats in both houses have taken those oaths very seriously.
The State of the Union isn’t so peachy, especially under the watch of the current resident of the White House. The lies, distortions and cover ups have been monumental, even putting Nixon’s term to shame. Yes, an apology, and a resignation, are long over due!
7 Things It’s Not Too Late For
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans, Heritage experts have a few ideas.
The President is calling this his “year of action,” after all. Here are seven things he should work with Congress to do.
1. Save Americans from skyrocketing energy bills. It’s time to reverse the war on coal and stop the greenhouse gas regulations that will drive up energy costs for families—with no noticeable climate benefit. People—especially low-income Americans—need affordable, reliable energy. The President’s climate regulations will drive up household electricity bills and destroy jobs across the country without making a dent in global temperatures.
…those yahoos up in D.C.! I really do wish they’d have Publius teach them their duties according to the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, they are utterly clueless!
Here ya go…a simple .pdf “flow chart”! Makes it quite easy, don’cha think?