Remember when Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was the speaker of the House of Representatives at the time, said we had to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it? Well, the same thing is happening today with the Internet.
Let’s see. Barack Obama has been the president of the United States for the past six years. And for every day of those six years, American troops have been fighting, dying and sometimes retreating somewhere in the Middle East. And yet it’s only now that the president has asked Congress for its approval.
How many more innocent people will die at the hands of Islamic terrorists before they are stopped? We can’t know the answer, but it looks like it will be a bunch. For sure, it won’t happen until we get new leadership in the White House.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama told attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington that Islamic butchers aren’t the only ones who have committed terrible atrocities in the name of religion.
After not even bothering to present a budget proposal to Congress for most of his reign, President Obama decided to go the other way this year. He and his team put together a 2,000-page monstrosity that calls for all sorts of spending increases, along with a ton of new taxes to help pay for them.
Preventing the Keystone pipeline from being completed is only part of the war that Barack Obama is conducting against energy independence in this country. Even more significant are measures the president has taken that could mean the end of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
House Speaker John Boehner sure has stirred up a hornet’s nest with his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month. The deal was arranged without any consultation with the Obama administration, which has angered a bunch of folks here and in Israel.
Finally, Hollywood has made a movie about a modern American hero — a U.S. soldier, no less, who was proud of doing everything he could to protect his fellow servicemen during four tours of duty in Iraq. The public has responded by setting all sorts of attendance records during the film’s first month of release.
What planet did he just come from? That was the first question that occurred to me after listening to the president’s State of the Union speech two nights ago. Because what he said certainly bore no resemblance to where this country is today or took into account the events of the past few months.
Last Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals of four cases where states had banned gay marriages. The court will also rule on a related case of whether states must recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in other states.
The White House has finally admitted that yes, by golly, it did make a mistake in not sending a high-level representative to the anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. Big deal. There’s a far bigger issue involved here than going to a march.
Even though our president’s failure to show up in Paris is mildly upsetting, there is another theme the mainstream media have launched that really annoys me. And that is the constant refrain that we better not blame all Muslims for the murderous actions of a tiny minority.
Make no mistake about it: The war on the nation’s police is a war on all of us — on our values, our traditions and what the demonstrators would scornfully call “the American way of life.” Theirs is a planned and deliberate assault on our system of limited, representative government.
Just how tough will the Republicans be this year? We’ll get a major indication later today, when the Republicans in the House of Representatives vote on who will be their leader. Sadly, it looks like John Boehner (R-Ohio), the incumbent speaker, will win in a walk.
We want our grandchildren to have the same freedoms and opportunities that we’ve been so fortunate to enjoy. But this won’t happen with a government that lies to us, spies on us and wants to take even more of our wealth and our freedoms.
As 2014 draws to a close, we can look back at many instances when an out-of-control federal government wasted tons of the money it took from us, repeatedly deceived us about its activities, and time and again trampled on the rights of its citizens. In short, it’s been a very bad year for the U.S. Constitution.
Americans are without a doubt the most generous people in the world. We give more of our time and money to others than any other nation. I’ll have some specific stats to share, which should make you feel very good this Christmas Day. But there are also a bunch of folks who give charity a bad name.
Boy, is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ticked off. The son of immigrants from Cuba, he says that Barack Obama’s plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba is an abject betrayal of American principles and the Cuban people.
Is waterboarding torture? The truth is most Americans don’t care how you define the word. What they care about are the results from it. And consider what the Taliban did in Peshawar, Pakistan, this week. There’s no way to reason with fanatics like this; the only way to be safe from them is to kill them or imprison them.
Twenty Republican senators joined 36 Democrats in voting for the $1.3 trillion “cromnibus” measure, which will fund most of the federal government through September. There are so many things wrong with this legislative monstrosity that I hardly know where to begin.
Let’s get one thing clear right from the start: That 500-page summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s lengthy and expensive investigation of the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” doesn’t come close to being a fair and objective account.
In a classic example of political grandstanding, the House of Representatives passed a meaningless vote last week in opposition to Barack Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration.
Anyone who expects the new Republican majority in the Senate to slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s meddlesome foreign policy may be in for a big disappointment.