Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gold Star Mom: Obama Disingenous in Taking Credit for Iraq Success

President praises troops for winning, but fails to admit he was wrong about war strategy

Gold Star Mother and Move America Forward Spokesperson Debbie Lee, whose son Marc Alan Lee was the first US Navy SEAL to be killed in the war in Iraq, had this to say in response to President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech on Iraq. Obama's 20 minute address was delivered last night to the 1.5 million heroes who served in Iraq, their families, and millions of Americans across the country, Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization, issued the following statement:

Veterans and military families were shocked and appalled at the blatant manner in which President Barack Obama took credit for success in Iraq in his oval office address last night. Obama boldly tried to take credit by stating it was his policies that resulted in the ending of hostilities in Iraq and the pullout of combat troops.

In reality, the phased drawdown of troops and equipment and transfer of security to Iraqi forces began well before Obama took office. The troop drawdown and transfer of authority to the Iraqi government began long before Obama was even elected president. In July of 2008 there were already 10 Iraqi provinces that had been transferred to Iraqi responsibility, and on September 1st, 2008, Anbar province, once one of the most dangerous places in the country, was stabilized enough to be transferred over to Iraqi security forces. On December 31, 2008, President Bush signed a “Status of Forces Agreement” with the Iraqi government that eventually led to the pullout of troops from Iraqi cities and set a deadline for eventually removing all U.S. troops from the country by 2011. President Obama and his administration had nothing to do with any of these factors, so his claim that these were his campaign promises is an outright fabr ication.

All of our troops deserve credit for their service. Without them, the war would not have been won and our troops, collectively deserve the most credit for success in Iraq. But the one individual singly most responsible for the victory in Iraq, President Bush, was mentioned only briefly by President Obama, but was never given credit for leading the country through the darkest months of the war, until eventually a new day dawned on Iraq and the United States of America.

President Bush deserves credit for standing by our troops when politicians like Obama were calling for retreat, cut-and-run, and defeat. Even as security gains in Iraq were becoming apparent, our current President Obama, then a senator, said, “President Bush [said] that the Surge is working, when we know that’s just not true.” Vice President Joe Biden foolishly added, “This whole notion that the surge is working is fantasy.”

It is now obvious that the surge did accomplish something: victory in Iraq. We know now that all these statements made by Obama and his friends on the left were dead wrong, yet Obama doesn’t dare admit that he and many of his cohorts on the left were wrong about Iraq.

The audacity of Obama’s shameful perspective on the war expressed in his oval office speech could not be more crystallized by his ironic telling of the story of the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade, which Obama described in his closing words as “just a convoy of brave Americans, making their way home. This time, no shots were fired,” he said.

If America had taken Obama’s cut-and-run advice, the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade would have left Iraq in utter retreat, being chased out by shots fired from Kalashnikovs and RPGs the whole way. Thanks to the leadership of President Bush, that shameful scene was never realized, and those troops can now come home proud of their victory.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Growing Chorus of Experts Call on Congress to Block Democrats’ 2011 Tax Hikes

This week, a wide array of economists joined Congressional Republicans in calling on Democrats to prevent their planned massive tax hike:

Mark Zandi, Moody’s Chief Economist, who is often called upon by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats for economic guidance, advised that “I would not allow those tax increases to take hold on January 1st either.”

James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, warned “Increasing taxes while you’re trying to get the economy to recover is not a good plan.”

Experts at Deutsche Bank announced that failing to prevent the looming tax hikes would halt any economic recovery. These experts specifically noted that failing to block all the tax hikes would reduce GDP growth by over 1 percent.

Economists at Barclays Capital estimated that failing to block the pending tax hikes would cause the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to decline by almost 9%.

These economists are echoing the analysis by Dr. Christina Romer, President Obama’s chief economist, whose research found that tax hikes “have a very large, sustained, and highly significant negative impact on output.”

At a time when economic growth remains stagnant and the unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, these experts recognize that the Democrats’ planned massive tax hike would cripple the economy and destroy jobs.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Hoyer: House ready to move forward without a deal on abortion

House Democrats are ready to "forge ahead" on healthcare without a deal on abortion, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Boehner says:

‘Both Parties Are Guilty,’ Boehner Says at CPAC ( – At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) pledged that Americans can count on him to change the way Congress works if Republicans take the House in the coming elections. He also stressed that he is “serious” about listening to “those who are really in charge of this country: the American people.”...

Monday, December 28, 2009

U.S. placed under international police-state

In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States.

According to Threatswatch:

Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order "Amending Executive Order 12425." It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other "International Organizations" as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan's 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates - now operates - on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

What, exactly does this mean? It means that INTERPOL now has the full authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcement activities on U.S. soil, with full immunity from U.S. laws such as the Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence from oversight from the FBI.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guantanamo, Taxes, Terrorists and other stuff

Guantanamo: What if the only reason the terrorist's friends haven't tried to free their friends in prison is because it was in Cuba? They're not "at war" with Cuba... What if by moving the prisoners to American soil it becomes way too tempting a target? After all, if there's American collateral damage, what do they care, they'll be thrilled...

Our military does the best of the best job when it comes to keeping prisoners where they belong. What happens when we have non-military jailers?

And, we're going to mix non-terrorist prisoners in with these die-hard Jihad believing types? Guess where they get some of their best American recruits? Well, duh, Mr. President.

Democrats Jumping Ship: I wonder how many are announcing they won't run again because they see the writing on the wall regarding their chances of being re-elected, and how many are simply leaving because they can't buck their own party and they're as disgusted as the rest of us?

Health Care: We know that once they pass this mess, no matter how watered down it becomes, they'll just add stuff to it in the dark on a Saturday night. We'll never know what hit us until we can't get in to see our doctor and we have European style taxes.

2010 Elections: We better get our act together, get our butts working in concert or we're going to lose this country completely. At least if we get enough of the right people in office next year we may, may be able to staunch the flow and possibly even reverse some of the mess.

Taxes: Hold onto your wallets if you can. When they start talking about taxing the purchase of stocks (when they already tax on the other end), when they go on spending sprees that are ridiculous, they're coming for our dollars to feed their addiction.

Spending: They have no concept of what they're doing because it's just paper money. I don't mean the paper money that we carry in our wallets, I mean it's just figures on a piece of paper. It doesn't hurt when they spend because it doesn't hurt to get the money. Washington is completely out of control.

Congress: They think they know more than we do. They think they are kings and queens and that the peons out here in voter land don't have a clue about what's really going on... we're being led, we're idiots. They are just a different form of terrorist. They are the reason we broke away from England, Spain and other countries. We're back where we started, or close to it. We need to show them in the ballot box just how much power we have. Let's hope we can all pull together and act on that power in 2010 (and every special election until then).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How to fight the UN Copenhagen Treaty & Cap N Trade

What Do We Need To Do?--- Invite your friends, tell your neighbors, write the blogs, and call your local media.--- On Monday December 14th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Turn off the power and stay home. This Monday, WE MUST turn OFF the lights, UNPLUG our refrigerators, and STAY home!

For four hours, we will nonviolently protest the costly taxes Obama & the UN want for America.

For four hours, we will live as The EPA wants us to, like it’s 1885. Obama insists America needs to spend more to begin the recovery. His idea of spending, however, is to increase taxation exponentially, based on fake science. Four hours of NO consumption or production in the US will send a message to Obama & The UN:

Americans WILL NOT stand by while a handful of power-hungry officials destroy their country!
Obama & The UN are UN-American! Drastic, nonviolent movements are vital to saving our freedoms & our country! God Bless the USA!