A look over the years how various Presidents have reacted to danger facing Western Civilization.
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A look over the years how various Presidents have reacted to danger facing Western Civilization.
Yesterday, as I was posting the previous post, word began breaking over news networks of what we today know was another horrific act of terror from ISIS in Paris as they systematically slaughtered innocent people again.
I refrained from posting on it yesterday, although I did make several comments on my facebook page, as anything I put down here would amount to little more than an anger filled rant.
Even if justifiable, my anger over so many innocents being slaughtered by ISIS on the very same day Obama came out claiming how they “were contained” would not have come across in how I choose to pattern my writing.
Thirteen years ago, all seemed well. The world was at relative peace, we thought. We went about our business that Monday, went to work, enjoyed our families, watched our favorite television shows, ate dinner and went to bed, looking forward to another week in our lives.
Tuesday morning changed all of that as we woke up the horrific scene of high jacked aircraft flown into buildings in New York and Washington D.C.
It didn’t take long to realize we were under attack and all air traffic was grounded out of fear of more high jacked aircraft being flown into other buildings in other cities.
The world hasn’t been the same since.
But I am also reminded that those journalists traveled to that region of their own accord, unlike our Troops who have been sent there for many years now to fight terrorists.
We lost thousands of them and the very media those journalists represent barely raised an eyebrow, other than to use those deaths to weaken our resolve in fighting terror and undermine the fight we all saw as so necessary after over 20 years and some 15 terrorist attacks against our way of life, culminating in the devastating September 11, 2001 attacks.
“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
Barack Obama January 12, 2011
Simple words spoken by Barack Obama shortly after the tragic and senseless shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona in January 2011. Words many thought might help quell the rising rhetoric and unsubstantiated blaming of the shooting on any and everything conservative or Republican.
And words all too many Democrats ignored as their party whipped people into a lynch mob frenzy of hate towards President George W. Bush during his 8 years in office and since.
Words that today many Democrats like to throw back at Republicans after they finish assailing a Republican and tired of just taking it all of the time, the Republican throws back at them.
There has always been spirited discussions, friendly ribbing or heated arguments between people of different ideology, but we used to be able to put that aside and accomplish much together.
Not unexpected, but the New York Times has an article out New Obama Ad Continues Focus on Romney’s Term as Governor
As we saw in 2008, the media wants no part in looking at Obama’s record or past, just those who oppose him.
The Democrats ad claims,
“When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs. And fell to forty-seventh in job creation. Fourth from the bottom.”
Mitt Romney was the Massachusetts governor from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007 which is also a period when Democrats were claiming how bad everything in the country was under President George W. Bush and making all sort of wild claims of how it was so unbearable and only they could fix it.
They successfully seized all congressional power in the 2006 election and took over both houses of congress in January 2007. Although we might expect some media attention to how the Democrats have spearheaded the country’s economy, we have come to see it will not happen as they supply cover for the Democrats. So I will do what an unwilling media refuses to do.
I’m sure all of you reading this can recall the cries of Democrats during the 2004 presidential campaign, encapsulated by failed presidential candidate & self proclaimed war hero John F’in Kerry as he stated in a February 14, 2004 debate, “He’s cut the VA (Veterans Administration) budget and not kept faith with veterans across this country. And one of the first definitions of patriotism is keeping faith with those who wore the uniform of our country.”
Constantly during his two terms, President George W. Bush was accused of ignoring our returning Veterans, not providing them with the adequate care they needed through the Veterans Administration, even accused of only giving “grossly substandard and unsanitary medical care” to our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Hospital in 2007.
That none of it was true mattered little, the Democrats were in constant full campaign mode, seeking to seize full control over the country, using our Veterans and returning Heroes as props. They succeeded in seizing full control in the 2008 election that installed Barack Obama, hailed as the best thing since sliced bread and the messiah to many.
Our Troops and Veterans did not fare any better and the willing accomplices in the media ceased their exposes’ of dismal treatment of Veterans as they claimed was all that Bush and Republicans were doing.
The Troops were used as props and photo-ops to get control of the country, as is often the case when Democrats are in power. Nothing is sacred to them and no lie is too small or too big to tell to keep that power.
But the truth has a habit of leaking out and bypassing the lamestream national media as they continue in their efforts to suppress it.
I’ve lost count of how many times liberal Democrats have bashed the Republicans for being mean-spirited, racist, cold hearted, evil and just the worst sort of people to ever exist on the face of the earth. Every election or whenever faced with a major piece of legislation they wish to promote, Democrats pull out the race card, the homosexual card and in spite of calls for civility, engage in some of the worst condemnations imaginable of conservatives and Republicans.
Listening to Democrats, especially since the 2008 elections that saw Barack Obama installed at the helm of the nation, the first ever Republican president, Abraham Lincoln was actually a strong liberal Democrat. Dwight Eisenhower, who led Allied Forces to Victory in World War Two and who was president during the 1950’s was really a strong liberal Republican.
And perhaps the strangest of all of their highjacking is after heavily bashing of Ronald Reagan during his time in office and since, he too is being embraced as more of a liberal Democrat.
It has even been said by liberals, “Obama is more of a Reagan/Eisenhower Republican than a Truman Democrat.”
Race huckster columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. even wrote a column titled Reagan wouldn’t recognize — or like — today’s GOP.
Perhaps in regards to their lack of spine today, he might be on the right track, but that is not what Pitts is saying. No, he is actually condemning Arizona’s Republican Jan Brewer because she had the audacity to wag her finger in the Lord High Mighty Barack Obama’s face and it was caught on camera. Blasphemy!
Very few days are so embedded in my mind as to recall almost every moment of the day. Among them are November 22, 1963 when I was a sophomore in High School and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, my final trip home from Vietnam and the days my daughters were born. Ten years ago, September 11, 2001 was added.
Like most of the rest in America, I went to bed the night of September 10 with few cares or worries in regards to terrorism. I recall hearing that terrorist chatter had increased in the weeks leading up to the fateful day, but our embassies and posts overseas were put on alert, not America. The idea that we were going to be sucker punched just didn’t occur to us. After all, except for the February 26, 1993 attempted bombing of the World Trade Center, all terrorist activity remained outside of our borders.
A little after 6 AM my clock/radio went off that Tuesday morning. Unlike the rest of the days, I did not hear the music I was used to hearing, but heard news of the World Trade Center being on fire, having been hit by an airplane. Like I’m sure many others did, I assumed another accident, a wayward airplane of some sort impacting the building as happened back in 1945 when a B-25 bomber flew into the Empire State Building.
I turned on CNN News and was shocked to see the smoke pouring out of the building. I tried understanding how an aircraft could just fly into the building, seeing it was such a clear day. I began thinking it was a novice pilot in small plane as even the news wasn’t saying it was a passenger airplane yet.
Being in the Northwest, much had already happened as I continued viewing CNN and trying to wrap my groggy mind around what was unfolding before my eyes.
From a 1936 FDR campaign speech. About the only thing missing in comparison to many of Obama’s is, “It’s Bush’s fault.”
Now that Obama has received his increase in the debt limit once again and some phantom crisis is over, how much better did it get?
Is this the “change” the boy king promised? Is this the “New Direction for America” Queenbee Pelosi spoke of in 2006?
Since the horrific attacks on our nation September 11, 2001 and the decision of then President George W. Bush to finally fight back against the growing threat of radical Islamist terror, the pejorative “Cowboy Politics” entered our daily speak to express disapproval of President Bush.
From “you are either with us or against us” to “bring it on,” President Bush was accused of being a “cowboy” in the world political stage and taking a stand against terror. Regardless of what he did, someone vocalized opposition often to include some reference to his being from the state of Texas.
American media especially seemed to make the term “cowboy” derogatory whenever used in connection with George W. Bush and his policies in fighting terrorists.
Fast forward to 2011, May 1 exactly. With the war still going on and the mastermind of those attacks long ago still eluding justice, Barack Obama went before the world to state not that he had been captured, but a risky secret operation had succeeded in killing Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.
Even before his short speech ended, crowds gathered outside of the White House chanting “USA, USA, USA,” and “four more years” and no doubt some in attendance expressed relief from that they called “cowboy politics” when George W. Bush was in power.
If nothing else has ever shown the glaring hypocrisy of many leftists in America, the killing of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011 shines that light on them. From the moment the Astroturf revelers began assembling outside the White House during Barack Obama’s delayed announcement to suddenly embrace all that they protested and condemned during the Bush administration, many on the left have shown themselves once again as hypocrites.
From the time the world witnessed the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, factions of the anti-war left have protested every step taken to counter terror, including outright denial that terror groups like Al Qaeda even exist, much less took part in the attacks. To them and their very vocal supporters, it was an “inside job” designed only to allow America to go to war.
President Bush was labeled a “murderer,” “warmonger,” and calls for his impeachment rang loud. Even after leaving office, that call changed to one of “indictment” for his “war crimes” that continue to this day. We see letters to the editor such as the one National abusers go unpunished that asks, “Osama bin Laden is dead and, as President Obama says, ‘Justice has been done.’ Will we now turn our attention to these offenders: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld?”
Now that the Obama Administration has released a long form birth certificate, even though it too is already being questioned, comedienne Whoopi Goldberg slams Donald Trump as a racist for pursuing the long sought after issue. Inadvertently though, she makes an unbelievable comment that convinces me more just how delusional and out of touch with reality many on the left are.
H/T Mediaite with a special thanks to ABC’s The View for exposing their own hypocrisy.
Funny thing about campaigning for high office in this age of electronic technology and using a sitting elected official involved in war as your target, your words are captured for all time for all to see and find in easily accessible archives.
Such is the case with Generalissimo Barack Obama, who relies on his extensive Military background and intricate knowledge of the constitution, when it seems to suit him as he outlined every thing former President George W. Bush did wrong in handling wars and his presidency.
Now that Generalissimo Barack Obama has launched America into a third war in the Middle East, with barely a peep from ardent anti-war activists who wanted to lynch president Bush for fighting back against radical Jihadists after over 2 decades of terrorist attacks against American interests at home and abroad, we can see just how, we can compare similar actions of two men. (Sorry, Obama is really just a mere man after all).
There is a revealing photograph of Barack Obama shaking hands with the Libyan butcher in 2009 – Muammar Gaddafi. If President Obama were forced to testify at an impartial, international war crimes tribunal, no doubt he would be asked: “What did you know, and when did you know it?
Of all the conventions in humanitarian law, none is more relevant to contemporary affairs than the Nuremberg principle: “Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity, is a crime under international law.”
The atrocity seen in Tucson, Arizona yesterday, January 8, 2011 is the talk of the media, just as we would expect it to be. In what we have come to expect, such tragic events inspire the political left to lash out at political opponents and Sunday’s talk shows are no different.
Barely mentioned are that 6 people, including 9 year-old Christine Green lay dead and a pro-second amendment Democrat fights for her life after being shot through the head by a young man identified by friends as a “liberal” who obviously suffers from some extreme mental derangement.
Without hesitation, we saw pundits begin assigning blame to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, conservative talk radio and the Tea Party who stood up for our rights last year although there is absolutely no evidence of any connection between the accused shooter, 22 year-old Jared Loughner.
But, since when do activists allow facts to get in the way of their hateful agenda?
President John F. Kennedy, speaking before the United Nations Sept. 25, 1961.
What changed, America? Why are our leaders afraid to show this strength and stand up to evil any longer?
Unbelievable! Is there anything the left won’t attempt to pin on Bush?
CBS’s Katie Couric “report” on the Gore split includes the comment, “It’s been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm.”