Watch Out! The Democrats have your back.

If President Obama or any other liberal Democrat at the national level promises you that they have “got your back” you better watch out. The part they left out was, that if it suits them politically, they will stab you in the back with a knife.

I have two very good examples to prove that what I say is worth heeding.

One: The coal miners in West Virginia and other places who faithfully vote Democrat, yet who are now in the unemployment line because of Obama’s extremely radical environmental policies. I remember the Democrat lady running against Mitch McConnell for the U. S. Senate in Kentucky. To get their votes she told the coal miners she would protect their jobs, while at the same time she indicated to the party bosses and the radical environmentalists that she really had no intention of doing so. She needed to say it to get their votes. In other words, she admitted that she had to lie to the coal miners to advance her political career. Hey, I’m no Mitch McConnell fan, but I am glad she lost. Most of us don’t tolerate liars in our personal lives, why should we tolerate them in politics.

Two: Israel. Obama publicly stated that he had Israel’s back. Nothing is further from the truth. He clearly does not like the leader of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and has shown a severe weakness in dealing with Israel’s sworn enemies, the mullahs of Iran. Obama is the laughing stock of Iran’s leadership. He has given Iran’s terrorists everything they wanted, for nothing in return. They are more belligerent towards the U. S. than ever. They recently captured a dozen or so of our sailors and publicly humiliated them in order to humiliate Obama and the U. S. Pretty soon they will have a nuclear weapon thanks to the help of the Obama administration. It will be a world game changer. But don’t worry people of Israel – Obama has got your back. He said so.

I’ll throw in one more for good measure. Blacks overwhelmingly voted for Obama twice. The campaign messaging from Team Obama was clear – “I’m a black candidate, therefore if you are black it is in your best interests to vote for me, just cuz I’m kinda like you.” Some of these voters proudly admitted they voted for him simply because he was black like them. It’s a really dumb way to decide who to vote for. Same mentality that says – “I’m a woman, therefore I must vote for Hillary.” Well, look at how Black Americans have faired under Obama’s leadership. Generally speaking it has gotten a lot worse for them. Just look at the unemployment statistics for Black Americans. Look at the spike in violent crimes and black homicides on Obama’s watch, most of it Black on Black crime. But Black people shouldn’t be concerned – I’m sure Obama, Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary and the other Democrats have their back.

The Democrat party’s policies have lately harmed many and helped few.

Hortentius

Random Thoughts

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,  a paid servant of the people.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a paid servant of the people.

Letting Convicted Criminals Vote

Do you value your right to vote? Should anyone be allowed to vote? President Obama’s right hand man, Attorney General Eric Holder, is working quickly and furiously to allow convicted felons, some who commit the most violent crimes against their fellow men, the right to vote. Is there anyone who can argue with a straight face that giving people convicted of armed robbery, murder, car-jacking or rape the right to vote will be a good thing for this country? Wow! Look at Eric Holder. Look at how low our country has sunk.

Putin vs. Obama

It is very dangerous when a when a weak leader like President Obama, in way over his head, is challenged with a foreign crisis like Crimea. His desire to suddenly appear strong and silence his critics, but without the heart or stomach to follow a coherent strategy through to the end is a very dangerous urge that could set the stage for future unthinkable disasters. For one thing, the Republicans should stop publicly daring Obama to “do something” about Crimea. Don’t egg a weakling on to fight a bully – he might get creamed.

At this point, there is little in the short-term President Obama can do. I am not saying President Obama should do nothing about Russia’s invasion of Crimea, but whatever he does it should not be done rashly, it must be part of a viable long term strategy and it must be done for the right reasons. Playing politics with foreign policy is very dangerous. That goes for Republicans too.

When the administration of Neville Chamberlain encouraged Hitler through its weakness and naïveté to invade his neighbors, at least in Great Britain it was possible to call for a new administration who could get serious about stopping the tyrant’s designs, and it was done – Churchill was appointed Prime Minister. In the U.S. we are stuck with Obama for almost three more years and so the world watches and nervously waits. Who is nervous? Japan, Western Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Israel. Who is not so nervous? China, Vladimir Putin, Iran’s Mullahs, Kim Jong-un.

Some say it is ridiculous to compare Putin to Hitler, Obama to Chamberlain, etc. But some general parallels do apply that are instructive. Mark Twain once said that although history does not repeat itself, it often rhymes. Weakness encourages aggression. It’s true in the schoolyard. It’s true on the world stage. It was true in the 1930’s and it is just as true now. Unfortunately, many modern-day liberal progressives do not study history and thus do not have any compass to guide them. Theoretical ideas and political correctness are no substitute for historical knowledge.

Conservatives vs. Liberals: A View of Big Government and a Challenge

When conservatives complain that the IRS has used its coercive power to abuse them and stifle their political speech, liberals shrug it off – no problem they say, conservatives should stop whining. But when liberal leaders in Congress like Diane Feinstein think the Federal government is abusing them (spying drones) they cry foul and demand action.

I know it is difficult for liberals to admit that the federal government has gotten too large, too powerful, too coercive, too invasive – they don’t want to sound like their Tea Party opponents. But the time has come for all sides to agree that we need to reign in the beast we have created. The Obama administration will not offer any assistance in this area. It likes the power it has and will try to expand it. What liberals do not seem to understand is that someday they may be the target of a wrathful, powerful administration (a few who don’t toe the line are already).

It’s not a liberal vs. conservative argument as the media often portrays it. Those who marginalize the issue do not understand the dangerous political atmosphere it creates. The United States Constitution set up a limited form of government. And under it Congress and the Executive have enumerated, specific powers. Either you believe in the Constitution or you don’t. Don’t cherry pick the parts you like and ignore the parts you don’t. If you don’t believe in the Constitution, stop pretending that you do.

If you believe in the rule of law and not the rule of whim, then defend all parts of the Constitution, not just the parts that support you fleeting causes. The alternative will lead to anarchy and misery. It’s time for liberals and conservatives to put the future of our country above personal concerns and party politics. We must join hands to reign in Congress and the federal bureaucracy that routinely exceeds its statutory powers. If We the People do not demand a return to Constitutional principles and the Rule of Law then we are all at risk of being personally abused and even ruined by our own federal government.

Frotho

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it! If you do not, I shall repent it in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it!”
John Adams, April 26, 1777