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Couldn't watch. Couldn't listen. Hear Obama once, and... well, you've heard all Obama has to say. He never had the intellectual or practical to be President of the United States. He DID know how to campaign. He was well financed. Spoke in empty platitudes wrapped around his vague agenda. He always appeals emotionally, but collapses like the empty suit he is, when confronting reality, hard facts, or tough situations. Far better that he had been Hillary's Press Secretary. His skill set is far better suited for that post. Alas, 2 more years of the same old, same old, from Oblahma. Would be almost comical, were he not so dangerous and destructive. That this man is commands the most powerful nation on the planet, has the nuclear codes, can seize control of large swathes of the economy and destroy industries willy-nllly, is truly terrifying.
His failure to even mention radical Islam, makes John Boehner's invitation to Israeli PM Natanyahu, all the more delicious. It's not just Obama who has consistently favored Islamists over traditional allies.... Palestinians over Israelis. One only has to listen to Former President Carter's anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic remarks, to realize that virtually the whole of the Left is on board with Islamists. Obama and his crew hate Benjamin Natanyahu. I well remember the joint Obama/Natanyahu press conference, when the PM made the POTUS look weak, naive, uninformed, and clueless. It was not his intention, as he was direct and crystal clear on the issues. Of course, Obama was out gunned by his ally, who also graduated from Harvard, as well as MIT, served with great courage in the Israeli military, is smarter and more "articulate" than our own President. While Obama is busily allowing the mullahs in Iran to play him like a fiddle, while laughing at him, and bragging of their nuclear capability, there is little wonder that Obama wants the voice of Natanyahu as far away from the domestic microphone as possible. Obama may well think of himself as a Muslim in his heart of hearts. Who knows? In the mind of the Iranian mullahs, as well as ISIS, he is an apostate, and they would behead him, on those grounds, in a New York minute, if they had the opportunity. He is delusional, and that is very, very, dangerous.
It is essential to remember that until there is a Republican President, there will be no institutional changes. All of Obamas powerful appointees will remain in place.... Erik Holder (or clone replacement), Jack Lew, Thomas Perez, Gina McCarthy, John Kerry, etc. There will also likely be vacancies on the SCOTUS. Bear this in mind when voting in 2016. Hillary will likely get the nomination. She has already received the "telephone call" in the middle of the night, and made up a story. Remember her failed attempt to promote "Hillarycare"? Neither her record as a Senator or as Secretary of State is remarkable. For the most part, she was "present". She is 67 years old, and not in robust health. The Democrat "bench" is unimpressive, and further left that at any time in history.
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Obama's State of Disunion

oldtexgal Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 6:54 PM
Obama's no idiot. He's an ideologue with a mission... transform America into a nation totally controlled by an all powerful centralized government, which regulates every facet of the economic and social structure. Erase State sovereignty and individual rights. The Representative Republic as created, is unrecognizable. The Republican Senate and House will be largely unable to move forward on real tax reform, real energy reform, or any tangible restraint of the government, for the next two years. Obama will block every initiative, and continue to issue Executive Orders... all the while demonizing Republicans, the "rich", and offering a smorgasbord of "free" goodies. The proposed take over of the community colleges across the nation is absolutely chilling! Like the government has done such a stellar job of improving K-12 public schools!!!!! These are the same arrogant jerks who run the IRS, VA, and American healthcare. Yet he blithely moves forward to wrest local and state control of the community colleges nationwide! Absurd! Dangerous! Monstrously expensive! NO NO NO. Congress CAN prevent this from happening, and they'd better!
Well put.
Obama has already seized the student loan business from the private sector, and has obligated the American taxpayers for a TRILLION dollar, outstanding balance. There is no competition between entities in the private sector, and little incentive for these loans to be paid off. At least, not in the minds of the "students", until they realize, they will start their working careers saddled with enormous debt, and permanently destroyed credit should they default. To add "free" community college tuition to the taxpayer burden is fiscal insanity! The graduation rate is only 25%!!!!! Communities should remain under local and state control. Once the federal government wrests control, it will control curriculum, salaries, facilities,.... virtually everything controlled remotely from a disinterested bureaucracy in Washington! NO NO NO! This is the same government who controls public education, healthcare, the VA, and pretends it can better administer all of the community colleges in the nation, better than the states?!?!?! Really?!?! Not a chance. Sure, they will build a new building to accommodate the new bureaucracy in Washington, hire thousands of pencil pushers to crank out the checks, and expand the education department to review and tweak the curricula to meet their political agenda! The notion is outrageous!
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Restate of the Union

oldtexgal Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 10:34 PM
Tried my best to listen to the speech, but couldn't bear it. Same old tired rhetoric... distortion, and out right lies. He took from the last election NOTHING. He is still listening to the voices of those "who didn't vote"... if anyone believes that nitwittery. It will be two more years of the same. Veto every Bill which is presented to him, while he will still make promises he has no intention to keep, expand government through executive orders, etc. This will not end until he packs his bags, and a Republican is elected to the Presidency. Can only hope that the remaining Democrats, who blindly do his bidding, will be given a one way ticket out of Washington D.C., as well. Republicans and Conservatives in Congress have a long, arduous, slog for the next two years. They'd best bring excellent proposals to the table during that time, so control of the House and Senate can be retained, and the Presidency won. A Hillary or Warren win would be an unmitigated disaster for this country.
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Here We Go: Ted Cruz Revs 2016 Engine

oldtexgal Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 5:11 PM
OK. Call me selfish. As a Texan, I enormously like Ted Cruz as my Senator! He won the Republican Senate nomination after a purely brutal, nasty, campaign, waged against him by an entrenched, lavishly funded, (and favored) opponent. I very much want him to remain in the Senate, and be our voice in the Senate. If he chooses to run for the Republican nomination for the Presidency, later, then I'm all on board. The current Republican majority in the Senate is certainly not all conservative. His voice and point of view is essential, where he is. Would he make a great President? Yes. Would his voice be important in the race? Yes. If he chooses to run, and wins the nomination, would I vote for him? Yes. Would I rather he be in the Senate? Yes.
You betcha'. That Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau is doing time for lying about his diet product, yet Dodd and Frank are free, living large on their pensions, is incomprehensible. Enron crooks were perp walked, disgraced, and jailed, but the officers of failed and failing taxpayer subsidized "green" corporations have quietly vanished: Evergreen Solar ($25 million)* SpectraWatt ($500,000)* Solyndra ($535 million)* Beacon Power ($43 million)* Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million) SunPower ($1.2 billion) First Solar ($1.46 billion) Babcock and Brown ($178 million) EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)* Amonix ($5.9 million) Fisker Automotive ($529 million) Abound Solar ($400 million)* A123 Systems ($279 million)* Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)* Johnson Controls ($299 million) Brightsource ($1.6 billion) ECOtality ($126.2 million) Raser Technologies ($33 million)* Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)* Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)* Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)* Range Fuels ($80 million)* Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)* Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)* Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)* GreenVolts ($500,000) Vestas ($50 million) LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million) Nordic Windpower ($16 million)* Navistar ($39 million) Satcon ($3 million)* Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)* Mascoma Corp. ($100 million) Guess it all depends on to whom you contribute, and how many news organizations are in the tank for this administration.
I think it would be appropriate for Obama to pay 60% of his after tax income, NOW. 60% of the current private school tuition or scholarship/grant money for his children. He and his family will be on the public payroll for the remainder of their lives. He will never have to make a payroll. Will never have to actually MAKE anything. What in the heck does he care! Just call James Taylor to sing us a song, because he "feels our pain".
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