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Obama Must Go

motleyblogger Wrote: Mar 03, 2014 11:13 AM
If he goes, below is the succession order. Seriously, why bother? We're screwed if he stays, more screwed (if that is possible) if he goes. The Vice President - Joseph Biden Speaker of the House - John Boehner President pro tempore of the Senate - Patrick Leahy Secretary of State - John Kerry Secretary of the Treasury - Jacob Lew Secretary of Defense - Chuck Hagel Attorney General - Eric Holder Secretary of the Interior - Sally Jewel Secretary of Agriculture - Tom Vilsack Secretary of Commerce - Penny Pritzker
I noticed that the Townhall Finance blog does not have the "Topics" labels of "Reprobate Mind" or "Seared Conscience." Surely the viewpoints of every liberal, progressive academic automatically deserve the former at a minimum -- Miss Korn's being a case in point -- and normally both. Or maybe those labels would be a repetitious overstatement of the obvious?
The first sentence of your Bachmann quote (inset) makes your headline (use of the world ALL) misleading and disingenuous. You missed the point of her observation. Hope that was not on purpose.
Then it is a good thing that the culture war is not, and never was, the primary focus of Christianity. Culture is not the primary metric for Christians.
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Cruz Control? Part II

motleyblogger Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 10:35 AM
Of course there is always that risk that any human being will turn out to be something we thought they were not; there is no such thing as a pure motive. It all boils down to "who do you believe and who has shown themselves to be truthful and trustworthy?" Barack Obama never presented any evidence or history of being truthful or trustworthy prior to lying his way into the White House, so I would say that we pretty much got "what you see is what you get," for those of us without blinders on. What has Ted Cruz done that was not in keeping with he said he would do? What is it in Mr. Cruz's background that says he will turn into something other than what he presents himself to be? Sowell's worries are legitimate vis-a-vis anyone who runs for the Presidency. History has shown that no occupant of the office has done exactly what he said he was going to do (Obama comes closest: He basically said he was going to destroy American as we know it, and with two years left he might actually get there). Does Mr. Sowell propose that there are those vying for the Presidency in 2016 who are less likely to veer so sharply from their rhetoric and promises as Obama has done? If so, let's hear from Mr. Sowell who they are. Hillary? Biden? Or maybe he thinks Chris Christie, God forbid, does not exhibit those wolf-in-sheep's clothing tendencies? And so, Mr. Sowell, if you are so sure that Ted Cruz will be a turncoat traitor to the conservative cause and will ignore the Constitution once elected, enlighten us: Who do you believe, and who do you trust?
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Cruz Control? Part II

motleyblogger Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 10:13 AM
Clearly the worst piece of thinking and writing I have ever seen from Mr. Sowell. His reasoning is so disjointed and his evidence so lacking that I actually worried that he might be ill or losing it mentally. And that's all the GOOD I can say about this trashing-Cruz piece. At best, Dr. Sowell does not get it. At worst, he has shown himself for something we thought he was not: A charter member of the Republican Leadership's Group-Think Tank. I like to think myself a reasonably intelligent person, a reasonably astute political observer, and reasonably intuitive when it comes to reading people. I also like to think that I am well within the bounds of what most Americans think and value. Having said as much, I can only say that I personally believe that Mr. Sowell has misinterpreted Mr. Cruz's motives; he has misread the majority of American voters; and he has thrown himself clearly into the relativistic arms of the Republican mainstream, a mainstream that wants little to do with truly abiding by the Constitution or any kind of political, moral, ethical or patriotic absolutes. Unless I have totally misread the founding fathers, I think I heard them all turn in their graves after they read Mr. Sowell's hatchet job on Ted Cruz. It sounds as though it came straight from the bowels of the White House, not from someone who claims to love this country and respect the Constitution. Frankly, I find it disgusting.
It's "Democrat Organization," NOT "Democratic." There is a categorical and taxonomic difference between the two. Please learn the difference and stop misusing the two words interchangeably. It's annoying. There is nothing democratic about today's crop of Democrats.
It isn't Obama-Romney, it's Democrat-Republican. The Dems and their lap-dog media have propagandized, stigmatized and marginalized Republicans to the point that the unwashed masses will vote for a ruinous Democrat before turning over their futures and fortunes to what they believe would be an inevitably worse Republican. And as for the Romney re-run talk? I didn't know whether to laugh or throw up when I first realized that people might be serious about that prospect. I imagined a combination of Democrat campaign managers sitting in a room and asking what they could do to make sure the Dems keep the White House, then phoning up their buddies in the MSM and feeding them the story that Republican moderates and grassroots conservatives want him to run again. That keeps the Tea Party and TRUE conservatives at home again. Easy-peasy, Republican brains are soft and squeezy.
As much as I hate Obamacare and do believe the President has usurped the authority of Congress in some areas, this is not one of them. The ACA gives the HHS Secretary, and thus the POTUS, absolute power to make unilateral changes whenever and wherever the Secretary desires. The time to complain about this and raise the issue of Constitutionality was when the law was written and not yet signed into law. Alas, our Republican representatives in Congress, like Nancy Pelosi, did not read it to see what was in it until after it passed. Move along, there is nothing to see or discuss here.
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Another Galling Betrayal

motleyblogger Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 11:25 AM
Galling, but surely not surprising. We should have done in Afghanistan the same thing we did in Japan. There was never any real hope for Afghanistan long-term.
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