Ebola comes to America! Despite the best-made plans of the White House and America’s medical bureaucracy, the Ebola virus slipped past their protocols and infected its first American victim. The chances are he or she won’t be the last. Oh, and Ebola might soon mutate into an airborne contagion.
President Obama is not one to admit mistakes, especially
when it comes to his ignoring intelligence briefings concerning the threat posed
by the Islamic State; 25 years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square, China’s
totalitarian rulers are faced with another pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong;
Ebola comes to America despite assurances from the president and the nation’s
An impressive majority of Republican voters no
longer believes their party, its leaders or their elected representative speaks
them; an Obamacare architect says Americans should get over themselves and
volunteer to drop dead at 75, hinting at
the program’s eventual need for death panels.
Establishment Republicans join with Democrats to
blur the distinctions between the political parties ahead of the midterm
elections; Obama intends to emulate his Texas predecessor… and it’s not George
President Obama hopes to mitigate November’s impending electoral disaster for
Democrats by delaying his executive order granting amnesty for millions of
illegal aliens in America; more IRS computers eat evidence of a federal
conspiracy to target Tea Party and conservative White House enemies; an army of
angry virgins sets its sights on the Islamic State.
Judicial Watch sources told the government watchdog
that the U.S. government is anticipating an Islamic State attack along our porous
border with Mexico; Americans of means and U.S corporations are renouncing
their citizenship for greener pastures overseas. Atlas is shrugging.
Since its founding, America has been at war with radical
Islam. Americans need a history recap if they are to face the threat that will
come from the Islamic State; a copy of the first Superman comic sold for more
than $2 million. The iconic American superhero has changed along with the
nation in the past seven decades… and not for the better.
President Obama promised to fundamentally transform
America. But he could not have done so without the popular support of many
Americans mesmerized by the gangster mystique; And Israel is attacked for
defending against Hamas attacks.
Democrats have suffered enough with the building
opposition to President Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, offering
a transformative constitutional amendment to hold things on course. And Sarah
Palin believes it’s time congressional Republicans draft articles of
impeachment against a lawless president.
President Obama’s open border policy is
providing the ultraviolent El Salvadorian gang MS-13 an opportunity to expand
its operations in the US. And the gang’s founding members learned their
murderous craft fighting as Marxist insurgents in the jungles of Central
America; Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary “America: Imagine a World Without
Her” explores the dark new world taking shape thanks to Obama’s staunch anti-Americanism.
President Obama’s open border policy has led to a new
flood of illegal immigration, a humanitarian crisis and a looming threat to the
health of the nation; the US Supreme Court strikes a blow for religious freedom
against the strong, radical feminist sex drive for taxpayer-provided
contraception; and new revelations on the growing scandal of Senator Thad
Cochran’s unscrupulous political campaign against the Tea Party.
America’s occupation of Iraq proved the nation’s leaders
failed to learn from past success. General Douglas MacArthur’s administration
of the occupation of Japan provided the template America’s leaders and foreign
policy establishment rejects, to the detriment of our allies.
As a resurgent Al Qaeda sweeps over Iraq, President Obama
trades five Afghan Taliban generals in exchange for an American deserter. And
Eric Cantor learns that advocating amnesty for America’s 11.5 million illegal
aliens is a losing issue for establishment Republicans, which bodes well for
the Tea Party’s takeover of a lifeless GOP.
mainstream media were quick to say Tea Party losses in last Tuesday’s GOP
primaries to well-financed establishment candidates signals the end of the grassroots
movement. If history repeats, the loss position the Tea Party for future victories
when Washington’s authoritarian policies trigger a financial and political
crisis. And a new illegal immigration trend begins.
Death and taxes are on the prescription for
Americans forced into centralized government-run health care. The cover-up of veteran
deaths in the VA’s attempt to make unworkable,
socialized medicine appear compassionate and efficient, is a preview of what
Americans can expect under ObamaCare.
Judicial Watch legal eagles embarrass
Congress and the mainstream media by asking the White House the right questions…
before a judge. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers tells GOP faithful to accept
Progressive Democratic lawmakers sponsor Senate and House bills to monitor
talk radio and alternative Internet news sites. The bill reflects an old
Clinton era fear that democratizing information makes spinning the news
difficult for government. Attacking First Amendment freedom, they believe, will
be more palatable for Americans if truth is redefined as “hate speech.”
A Nevada rancher gets his
cattle back and proves all-powerful government is an illusion. Cowboys reveal
the laws that shield endangered tortoises, that creates gun-toting bureaucrats,
and empowers environmental fascists, is an ass.
Attorney General Eric
Holder explodes when Republican Representative Louie Gohmert asks him to stop
being so contemptible. And newly released e-mails show House Democrats
coordinated with the IRS to target a voter watchdog group and its founder.
Also, Democrats hope to compensate for the failures of ObamaCare in 2014 by
reprising the 2012 presidential campaign theme: The Republican war on women.
By Stephen Z. Nemo:
The FBI alleges that a California Democrat attempted to sell assault weapons in an effort to raise campaign funds. The same weapons he says Californians should not own and works to deny them through legislation.
The US Supreme Court will
decide if the government has a compelling state interest to suppress religious
freedom in the name of ObamaCare. And the Obama media are waking up to the fact
that with a certain friend in the White House, who needs enemies.
By Stephen Z. Nemo: Senator Rand Paul stunned conservatives and liberals
alike when his Tea Party message received enthusiastic applause from university
students. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea resets Obama’s naïve
Russian diplomatic reset.
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is a victim
of her own success. She dragged the mainstream media, kicking and screaming,
down paths that led to Operation Fast and Furious and the Benghazi cover-up. Success
made Attkisson hated among her equals and a target of the Obama White House.
By Stephen Z. Nemo:
Democrat defenders of collapsing, dictatorial ObamaCare have hit on a new tactic: call those victimized by its evil liars – including cancer victims. Maintaining the fiction that ObamaCare is efficient, cost-effective and a blessing to all mankind is difficult in our information age. But Obama and his cadre of Progressive masterminds believe they have a plan to control that information.
The Tea Party celebrated its five year struggle to bind the mischief of big-government’s minions with the chains of the Constitution. We look back on the movements triumphs that point to the coming GOP primaries and beyond.
The Congressional Budget
Office announced that ObamaCare will increase the nation’s deficit, reduce American
wages and encourage us not to work. The upside, said Nancy Pelosi, is that
ObamaCare affords underemployed Americans an opportunity to pursue a hobby.
Meanwhile, violent protests erupt in Venezuela over shortages created by wealth
redistribution and a president who rules by executive order.
We explore the calls for an Article V convening of
states to amend the United States Constitution. Conservative radio talk show
host Mark Levin’s book “The Liberty Amendments” has sparked a national debate
as to whether this is the best method for reining in Washington’s growing authoritarian
Conservative columnist turned filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza, is under federal indictment for violating campaign finance laws. Some believe he may have been singled out for special consideration for his box office hit “2016: Obama’s America.” Is D’Souza’s predicament a signal from the White House that it will not tolerate conservatism’s inroads into Hollywood?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who many Republicans view as the
savior of a confused and dying GOP, came before the press Thursday to
plead ignorance of his big-government underlings using state power as a
tool of intimidation. “In the end,” said Christie, “I have 65,000 people
working for me every day. And I cannot know what each one of them is
doing at every minute.”
The controversy concerns lane closures on the George Washington
Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York states. One of several
e-mails released Wednesday clearly indicates the traffic snarl was in
retaliation over Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich’s support for Christie’s
2013 Democratic gubernatorial opponent. Sokolich, you see, supported
Christie in his 2010 run for governor.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” wrote Christie’s Deputy
Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly to David Wildstein of the Garden
State’s Port Authority.
“Got it,” replied Wildstein.
“Police and elected officials in Fort Lee, N.J., say they weren’t
given warning that the Port Authority planned to reduce the number of
local access lanes directly from Fort Lee to the bridge from three to
one – causing traffic to back up in the borough – and are still puzzled
by the official explanation that the agency was conducting a study of
traffic patterns,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Fort Lee Councilman Jan Goldberg told Mother Jones magazine,
“There was a missing child that day. The police had trouble conducting
the search because they were tied up directing traffic.”
Thursday, Christie announced, “This morning I’ve terminated the
employment of Bridget Kelly, effective immediately. I’ve terminated her
employment because she lied to me.”
Now that you have the background, let’s examine the real bombshell
dropped during Christie’s press conference: “I have 65,000 people
working for me every day,” said the big man, “And I cannot know what
each one of them is doing at every minute … I think we’ve gotten to the
bottom of this, and we’re going to move forward with the new team, and –
you know, I have a new team coming in as well who I’m trying to
integrate now also in the next two weeks.”
If it’s impossible for Christie to know what 65,000 state government
thralls are up to, including those directly under his gargantuan shadow,
what difference will it make to install a “new team” of unsupervised
Christie’s good friend in the White House similarly claimed ignorance
when the Office of the Inspector General reported that the Internal
Revenue Service had targeted Tea Party and conservative organizations
for special scrutiny in the years leading up to the 2012 presidential
election. “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about
the [inspector general] report,” Obama told reporters. He chalked up
IRS actions to “structural or management” issues and pledged to “gather
up the facts and hold accountable and responsible anybody who was
involved in this.”
A few days ago, the Department of Justice announced that Barbara
Bosserman, a litigator with the DOJ, will be “gathering up the facts.”
And councilor Bosserman is quite the gatherer. She gathered around
$6,750 of her own money before handing it to Obama and the Democratic
National Committee’s election efforts.
A few congressional Republicans woke from their slumber long enough
to complain that appointing an Obama political supporter to investigate
IRS wrongdoing might carry with it the stink of conflicting interests.
“It is contrary to [Justice] department policy and a prohibited
personnel practice under federal law to consider the political
affiliation of career employees or other non-merit factors in making
personnel decisions,” said DOJ spokeswoman Dena Iverson in defense of
Bosserman. Iverson added this gem, “Additionally, removing a career
employee from an investigation or case due to political affiliation …
could also violate the equal opportunity policy and the law.”
And there you have it. Government targeting of opponents – whether it
be the Tea Party or the people of Fort Lee, New Jersey – will be
investigated by the very government doing the targeting. If that appears
to pose something of a conflict, well, sorry. In the words of the
Justice Department – and Eliot Ness – “That’s the law.”
It’s likely most Republicans will miss the irony in Christie’s bridge
scandal. The bridge in question, after all, is named in honor of the
nation’s first president, George Washington.
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force,” said
the father of our country. “Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a
America’s two-party, big-government elites believe in one overriding
principle: government must transform from a restrained servant into a
Limiting the size and power of the state, America’s Founders
understood, protects the liberties of a free people. That fundamental
principle of good government escapes the enfeebled, government-dependent
subjects of today’s post-Constitutional America.
Their subservience confirms another of George Washington’s astute
observations, “The marvel of all history is that patience with which men
and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their
Last weekend, I happened to
be channel surfing and came upon a re-broadcast of an ABC
special on Jaycee Dugard, the young girl
who was kidnapped in 1991while walking to school in Lake Tahoe, California. She
was held in captivity for eighteen years at the hands of convicted sex offender
Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy.
that as a registered sex offender Garrido was subject to regular, unannounced home
inspections by parole officers. In some cases, these inspectors walked passed
Dugard without taking notice.
Why didn’t she cry out for
Trauma psychologist Elizabeth
Carll told LiveScience.com, “Whenever
an abuser shows acts of kindness toward you, it shows you some hope that you
will survive. That combined with the terror of what could happen sets the stage
for wanting to please the abductor, and eventually feeling positive toward the
abuser as a way of coping. The longer you are held captive, the more likely you
are to bond with your captor.”
Psychologists call this
mental condition the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
And this condition can apply
to entire societies. In 2006, Alvaro Vargas Liosa of the Independent Institute
explained the electoral success of Venezuela’s late strongman Hugo Chavez: “The
perception that Chavez is a redeemer who has come to save Venezuelans from
their past has allowed him to do away with most checks and balances through a
combination of referendums, elections and decrees that have placed everything
from the Congress to the Supreme Court and the National Electoral Council under
his personal control… In essence, the nation has been kidnapped by Chavez.
Millions of Venezuelans have come to depend on government programs known as
‘missions’ for their livelihood. These programs have placed the welfare
recipients at the political mercy of the authorities. Many people are convinced
that their personal future depends on handouts rather than wealth creation.
Anybody who opposes the government is seen as an agent of the old elite
determined to throw the poor to the wolves.”
Jaycee Dugard, who was held
captive for 18 years, told ABCNews, “Phillip [Garrido] gave me this
image of the world as a scary place made up of pedophiles and rapists. I have
come to realize this is not true...”
In other words, her sexual
abuser convinced Dugard that if she left him, far worse awaited her in the
Many on the political right
believe America is in the midst of a political and financial crisis. That analysis
misses the point entirely. Americans are suffering profound cognitive
dissonance resulting from Stockholm Syndrome.
During the presidential
campaign of 2012, the White House Captor-in-Chief fed the nation’s deep
psychosis by synthesizing the beliefs of his small-government critics, “They've
got a simple philosophy,” Obama said ominously, “We are better off when
everybody is left on their own, everybody writes their own rules.”
The enemies of Obama’s authoritarian
narcissism, then, are those that would chain the oppressive power of Washington
in the service of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” and reacquaint
the American family with their long estranged Founding Fathers.
In Lisa Scott’s book “Surviving a Narcissist – the Path Forward,”
she observes, “Narcissists isolate us from our family and friends so we become
dependent on them… they use various methods of coercion, including gaslighting
to cause us to doubt ourselves and become reliant on them.”
This strange psychological
dependence was noticed in hostages taken by bank robber Jan-Erik Olsson in
Stockholm, Sweden, in August of 1973. Their reaction to Olsson is what inspired
the term “Stockholm Syndrome.” So thorough was Krisin Enmark’s sympathy for her abductor that when Olsson threatened
to shoot fellow hostage Sven Safrom in the leg, to show police he meant
business, Enmark turned to Safrom and said, “But Sven, it’s just in the leg.”
“How kind I thought he was
for saying it was just my leg he would shoot,” Safrom later told the New Yorker magazine.
Stockholm Syndrome Americans are
a lot like old Sven: willing to see their cherished liberties trampled in
exchange for government’s wounding kindnesses.
As President Obama’s policies move America closer to
resembling Euro nanny states with chronic unemployment, meager economic growth,
greater government dependency, many American conservatives and Tea Partiers
wonder why the Republican Party, to whom they gave the House majority, is so willing
to alienate their supporters in order to help Democrats maintain the
authoritarian status quo ante.
Chalk it up to America’s two-party political cartel.
Peter Mair, along with colleague Richard Katz, came
up with “Cartel Party Theory” in the 1990s. In an article that appeared in a
British political science journal, Mair wrote that Britain’s “age of party
democracy has passed. Although the parties themselves remain, they have become
so disconnected from the wider society, and pursue a form of competition that
is so lacking in meaning, that they no longer seem capable of sustaining
democracy in its present form.”
Does that sound familiar?
I’ve often argued with my conservative friends that what
separates the era of George W. Bush from that of Barack Obama is the scope of
their big-government schemes: Bush pushed for and got a $17 billion bailout for
Detroit’s automakers. Obama gave Motor City an $80 billion bailout; Bush dealt
with the financial crisis of 2008 by asking Congress to pass a $152 billion
economic “stimulus” package. Obama got nearly $1 trillion; Bush signed
legislation that represented the most significant overhaul of Medicare in its
38-year history, creating a drug prescription program that has cost taxpayers
more than a half trillion dollars to date. The expansion of Medicare under Obama’s
health care monstrosity will increase Medicare and Medicaid spending by $75
billion to $100 billion annually, according to the Congressional Budget Office;
Bush signed the Patriot Act into law, which allowed secret courts to rubber
stamp government spying operations on Americans. Obama expanded it under his
“Prism” program; Bush nominated Ben Bernanke to head the Federal Reserve, whose
easy money policies created a housing bubble and toxic subprime loans. Obama
reinstated Bernanke, whose quantitative easing has increased prices at the gas
pump and supermarket, creating a stock market bubble for the bursting.
Obama, it seems, is Bush on steroids.
The recent battle between Tea Party and conservative
Congressmen with the GOP leadership over defunding ObamaCare underscores the cozy
relationship that exists between Washington’s big-government Republican and Democrat
According to Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus
Center of George Mason University, the recent budget agreement reached between
GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senate Budget
Committee Chairwoman Patty Murry increases government spending – with miniscule
cuts slated to take place sometime in the distant future … if ever.
What concerns de Rugy is that the unfunded liabilities
of federal spending were not addressed: “Although these future [unfunded
entitlement] commitments are not scored by the Congressional Budget Office…
economists and lawmakers of all stripes are coming to recognize the need for
some honest accounting of it,” wrote de Rugy in US News and World Report. “A recent paper by Boston University
economist Laurence Kotlikoff for the Mercatus Center argues it adds up to $205
trillion over an infinite time horizon. Other estimates of the fiscal gap range
from $54.4 trillion to $86.8 trillion.”
“Many in the GOP establishment, and in particular
the donor community, want him [Ryan] to think bigger and make a bid either for
president or House leadership,” The Hill
reported. Big money truly loves Washington’s bipartisan power cartel.
Democrat Murry and Republican Ryan are
interchangeable Pez dispensers. They redistribute your income as though it were
reported that investment giant Goldman Sachs contributed $994,798 to Obama’s
2008 presidential campaign. In 2012, Goldman Sachs contributed $1,033,204 to
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Last February, the New York Times reported Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads,
would back efforts to “put a new twist on the Republican-vs.-Republican warfare
that has consumed the party’s primary races in recent years. In effect, the
establishment is taking steps to fight back against Tea Party groups and other
conservative organizations that have wielded significant influence in backing
candidates who ultimately lost seats to Democrats in the general election.”
That’s an odd observation considering the Tea Party
gave Republicans a major victory in the 2010 midterm elections. Establishment
Republicans, on the other hand, saddled their moribund party with consecutive
establishment losers in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections… and will most
likely repeat the trend by nominating blue-state Republican gasbag Chris
Christie in 2016.
It angers Republican Party loyalists when I point
out, in the words of the late Gov. George Wallace, “There’s not a dime’s worth
of difference between the Republicans and Democrats.” For them, American
politics is a team sport. It doesn’t matter what the team stands for, only that
they move the ball down the field. Problems arise, however, when the team in
question continually runs the ball in the direction of the so-called opposition’s
I have a different take: Republican and Democratic cartel
politicians are on the same team. “We the People” are the opposing team that
refuses to suit up and take the field.
Frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn if Karl Rove’s
GOP wins control of Congress in 2014. My main concern is that Tea Party
candidates continue challenging the GOP’s cartel politicians in the Republican primaries
Whether it’s OPEC or Mexico’s deadly Los Zetas gang,
cartels are criminal organizations whose prime interest is to shake down the innocent
and secure its monopoly on power by whatever means necessary.
Establishment Republicans would have you believe the
contest of the 2014 midterm elections is to take control of the US Senate. In
reality, it’s the GOP’s establishment cartel politicians, their deep-pocket donors,
against their Tea Party and conservative challengers.
2014 may be the year bipartisan cartel politicians break
the backs of outside threats to their authoritarian power. If so, it won’t be
their money that wins the day. It will be the Tea Party’s lack of focus and organization.
With President Obama’s policies now alienating
a majority of voters, many Democrats fear public displeasure may affect more
than their control of the US Senate in 2014. It may threaten their 2016 presidential
frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. Work is
underway to rehabilitate Clinton’s image, which was tarnished by her complicity
in the Obama administration’s claim that the September 11, 2012 attack on
America’s diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was the work of a mob angered
by an anti-Islamic video produced in America. US Ambassador Chris Stevens and
three others were killed in that attack.
As you surely know, the assault was the work
of Libyan jihadists with ties to Al Qaeda.
A December 28 New York Times article by David Kirkpatrick claimed, “Benghazi was not
infiltrated by Al Qaeda, but nonetheless contained grave local threats to
American interests. The attack does not appear to have been meticulously
planned, but neither was it spontaneous or without warning signs… contrary to
claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an
American-made video denigrating Islam.”
Then Kirkpatrick dropped this bombshell two
days later in a Tweet to his followers: “We [the New York Times] had a reporter on the scene [in Benghazi] talking
to the attackers during the attack- still invaluable.”
The Obama administration’s Benghazi cover-up
just got a lot more interesting.
Two months before the 2012 presidential
election, while Obama was telling Americans his administration had profoundly degraded
Al Qaeda’s ability to wage war, its affiliated terrorists were murdering US
Ambassador Chris Stevens, among others, while a New York Times reporter blithely took notes and interviewed terrorists
covered in American blood.
Nearly one year ago, Hillary told inquisitive
Republican Senators, “Was it [the Benghazi attack] because of a protest or was
it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans?
What difference at this point does it make?”
Charles Woods, father of slain Navy Seal Tyrone Woods (who
died along with the US ambassador in Benghazi), told Fox’s Sean Hannity, “I would say, what difference does it make?
Credibility, because in a courtroom situation we have a rule that says if a
person’s testimony is proven to be false in any part, the rest of their
testimony is to be disregarded on that subject.”
Lies have been the Obama administration’s most
trusted and constant companion. The lies aided in pulling the wool over the
eyes of disengaged Americans regarding their ability to keep truly affordable
private insurance plans under ObamaCare.
The liar is confronted with a major problem,
you see: one lie requires a host of lies to support the first. ObamaCare was born
of many lies (“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like
your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan”).
In support of her lie concerning the motive for
the attack on the US mission in Libya, Hillary said, “Now, I know it is hard
for some people to understand why the United States cannot or does not just
prevent these kinds of reprehensible videos from ever seeing the light of day.
Now, I would note that in today’s world with today’s technologies, that is impossible.
But even if it were possible, our country does have a long tradition of free
expression, which is enshrined in our Constitution and our law, and we do not
stop individual citizens from expressing their views no matter how distasteful
they may be.”
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who produced the video
“The Innocence of Muslims,” spent a
year behind bars for his exercise in “free expression.”
Now the New
York Times carries a story clearly designed to rehabilitate Hillary
Clinton’s soiled image as an Obama
co-conspirator who deflected blame for the Benghazi attack from
jihadists to an American filmmaker; a scapegoat for offending the sensibilities
of hotheaded Islamists and, well, Hillary.
lies do little to disguise the stink emanating from the White House, Hillary’s
promoters at the New York Times ...
or a lying, two-bit Arkansas chiseler.