Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is Jonathan Gruber the Invisible Man?

If you watched T.V., read the newspapers, or listened to the radio (with the exception of Fox News and conservative talk shows), you'd think that Jonathan Gruber was an invisible man. He's the former Obamacare consultant (who was paid almost $400,000 and who visited the Oval Office at least 10 times regarding Obamacare), who said that the Obama Administration purposely mislead (a/k/a lied) about the provisions that were included in Obamacare in order to get it passed because they felt that the voters were too stupid to understand what a great piece of legislation Obamacare was. They knew what was the best for us (how elitist and condescending is that). Ordinarily, especially if Republicans were in power, this would be a really big story that any honest journalist would latch onto because it exposed politicians “sticking it” to the citizens. But no, hardly any mention was made by NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the N.Y. Times, the Wash. Post and other Democrat leaning media outlets in the week or two after videos surfaced that showed Jonathan Gruber pointing out the deception the Obama Administration used to sell it's abomination called Obamacare.

When Obama was elected, he said that his administration would be the most “transparent” administration ever (this coming from a product of the Daley political machine in Chicago, notorious for being totally non-transparent). Well, if you look at the last six years of the Obama Administration, you'd have to conclude they haven't even come close to achieving that designation of transparancy. Starting with Fast & Furious, Benghazi, the I.R.S. harassing conservative groups, the NSA snooping on American citizens and journalists, and the big “kahuna”, Obamacare, it has been lie after lie, coverup after coverup as their modus operandi. Never have we seen such hubris and arrogance by elected and appointed government officials. These corrupt politicians and government officials think that the citizens are all stupid (at least Jonathan Gruber thought so), even in the age of technological advances whereby within minutes, hours and days we could see first hand actual officials lying through their teeth. And they still have the nerve to deny it.

This obfuscation (lying) goes all the way up to the White House. For example, in regards to the ACA (which really should be entitled the (Un)Affordable Care Act), Obama said that you could keep your doctor (untrue), that you could keep your health care plan (untrue), that the average family would save $2,500 per year (untrue), and stated that 30 million people would be covered by Obamacare (untrue). These lies were about just one of Obama's screwups, but the others were just as egregious.

Even with all these revelations, the Obama Zombies will not admit that our “Liar in Chief” is in way over his head, and that they claim the reason his opponents are bad mouthing him (Obama) is because he is black – in other words, they are all racists. Maybe they should look in the mirror to see who the real racists are?

The American electorate saw through these deceptions and gave the Republicans a resounding electoral victory all across the country this past November, by unseating 9 Democrat Senators, more than 10 Congressmen, and a few state governors (the Republicans now have 31 governors out of 50) and they now control 70% of the state legislatures. But, that shellacking didn't phase Obama and his flunky's - they are acting like this past election never really happened, and that it was a repudiation of Obama's policies (which it truly was).

So, when the mainstream media totally ignores Jonathan Gruber and what he has said and what he stands for, they prove that they are still in the tank for their fair-haired boy, Obama and his policies. They (the media) should be ashamed of themselves by abdicating their journalistic duties in rooting out corruption and deceit in government, but, then again, it looks like they have no shame to lose. It is the American people who are the big losers.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Obama Fan Club

In Tuesday's Tampa Bay Times a political cartoon seems to give credit to Obama for low employment, a soaring stock market, and gas prices among other things. Similarly, some of the Obama Fan Club make the same claims. However, an analysis shows that give credit to Obama is misplaced.

First, the real unemployment rate is approximately 12.6% and not 5.8% as claimed in the newspaper and other liberal sources. The real employment rate takes into account those individuals who have given up looking for jobs but who are available for work and those individuals who are forced to work part-time jobs because they can't find full-time jobs. A 12.6% unemployment rate - which is about the best he has done in his terms of office - is certainly not a grand accomplishment.

Second, giving Obama credit for the "soaring stock market" ignores some critical facts. Because of persistent economic problems the Fed has engaged in a policy of quantitative easing that has held interest rates at all time lows. Companies have been able to refinance debt and to borrow at record low rates. As a result of artificially low interest rates the stock market has boomed as it always has when rates go lower. It will be interesting to see what happens when the Fed slows down or stops its quantitative easing policy. Further, the Fed policy has had an adverse impact on retirees many of whom are on fixed income and rely on interest on bonds as income. These individuals have seen their bonds called in and have had to replace them with lower interest rate bonds. Another example of the Obama Fan Club giving him credit for something the did not do.

Finally, it is a joke to give credit to Obama for $3 a gallon gas. Keep in mind that the price of gas was approximately $1.79 a gallon when he took office and was well over $3 a gallon for much of his presidency. Again the Obama Fan Club didn't get its facts straight.

Yes, Obama has accomplished quite a bit during his presidency. We have persistent unemployment. A health care plan that is a disaster. A country more divided than ever. A country that is no longer respected because of his weak foreign policies. A country that has no sane energy policies. Yes, he has accomplished a lot but these are not accomplishments that should result in lavish praise.

Conservative Commentary by Jim Pirretti

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Let's Not Screw it Up!

The Republican's had a big electoral win on election day and they now have the opportunity to point the country in a new positive direction - don't screw it up!

This success won't last if we start to turn on each other over petty differences of ideology or tactics. The Republican electorate finally did what the Democrats usually do (although not this time), support their candidates regardless of whether they had some minor differences. The old Reagan principle of supporting a candidate who believes in 80% of what you believe because it is better to have that candidate win than to have a candidate win with a 0% or very low rating win. Look what happened in 2012, some Republicans didn't agree with all that Mitt Romney stood for and refused to go out and vote. Look what we got out of that “purest” attitude - 4 more years of utter chaos and lousy economic and foreign policies. Were we better off by being “politically pure”? I think not. You could say that 4/5ths of a loaf is better than none.

The G.O.P. was accused of being the party of “NO”, but in actuality it was the party of “KNOW” by trying to slow down the Marxist/Socialist “total transformation” train wreck that was driven by Barack Hussein Obama.

A perfect example was the career of (now former political career) what could be called the Charlie Crist phenomenon. He lost his chance to regain the governorship of Florida because he stood for nothing, nada, nil, and zilch. He would and did sell his soul for a vote. In the space of 4 years, he morphed from a Republican, to an Independent, and finally to a Democrat. He flip-flopped on almost all his previous positions, he was like the man without a country. The voters, who were indoctrinated by a virulent anti-Rick Scott media and Democrat Party, saw through the chameleon, Charlie Crist, and re-elected Rick Scott, much to the chagrin of the Democrats, the media, and Charlie Crist.

So republicans, you have the opportunity to become the majority party - don't blow it by fostering petty divisions among your fellow party members. It's always good to have principles and to articulate them, but for the greater good of the party and society, sometimes you have to compromise in order to further those principles. My advice to my fellow Republicans (Conservatives) is to put the Democrats and Obama on the spot by putting all those bills sitting on Sen. Harry Reid's desk, that have been passed by the House, and send them up to Obama and have him either sign or veto those bills. This way, Obama and the Democrats, will go on the record. If he vetoes those bills, he will go on the record and the Democrats will be tagged as the party of “NO”, not the Republicans. That will have a major effect during the presidential campaign of 2016.

So G.O.P., don't screw up the big win you received in the election, now go do the right thing and show the American people you can lead, which is a big change from what we have now.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Is Novocain covered under ACA?

Since passing the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, I have lost
count of the unconstitutional changes and mandates made with executive
orders by President Obama as Novocain, to delay the financial pain
on the middle class households and struggling millenniums entering the
adult working force, if they are lucky. The dose is calculated to last
just beyond elections.

Creating family by responsible individuals will be put on hold due, to
diminishing financial circumstance with no effect on the underclass,
because they have been programed to accept they are the responsibility
of the state.

It doesn't matter how many offspring they pop out to perpetuate heirs
in their societal image, because Uncle Democrat will be there to reward
them for increasing its voter base.

Novocain wears off eventually and most of the public has no idea the
excruciating pain they and their progeny will have in store for them.

Conservative article by George Giftos

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opens with "Obama Is Delusional"

We have the Video of Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro and her opening
statement from Nov 8, 2014. Judge Jeanine says B. H. Obama is delusional.
She also talks about the results of the big win the Republicans had from
the mid term elections.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MORT’s meanderings

Congratulations Losers – You Won!

That would include all the ‘Smarter-than-everyone-else-Progressives’ here in S. E. Florida, who worship at the feet of our Failure-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama.
Among them, proudly:
Elsie Hastings, Patsy Murphy, Lois Funkle, Debbie Whatevuh Schmutz, Ted Ditch, Hattie McWilson and Maria Sucks.   You guys are the best, you won!
Only one problem as I see it:  You are totally out of step with the rest of the thinking Americans who came to their senses.  
But don’t fret Boobies.  Obama still has his pen and he still has his phone. And he still has his pad of Executive Order blanks and 2 years in which to use them.
And, he is still full of hate for America, hate for The Constitution, hate for patriotic Americans, hate for Christians, hate for Jews, hate for Israel and hate for all those horrible Republicans who are the reason he is not yet the most exalted, most magnificient, most beloved,  ‘Imam of the United States of Islam’.
Geesch.  What were you guys thinking? No matter, you’ve got your jobs. You won!
Now, as Governor Rick Scott says, “Let’s get to work”.

MORT KUFF   © 11-5-2014

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Is Voter Manipulation Real or Imagined?

Every election cycle brings the charges that Republicans want to suppress the vote, especially among minority voters. Is that true or fictitious? (or is it the other way around)

Well, let's take a look at what's been happening over the past few years. Instead of having the minority vote suppressed, the minority vote has actually increased, percentage-wise. It seems that since the black vote usually votes for Democrats at a 95% clip, election after election, that ploy of accusing the Republicans of voter suppression is a means of motivating the black and Latino communities to get out and vote. It worked wonders in 2008 and 2012 for the Democrats in electing Obama twice. Not only did this tactic of the Democrats to increase the minority vote for Obama, it also had an affect on other national and state races as well.

The push around the country to relax the qualifications for voting is mainly organized by the Democrats. I wonder why? Motor voter, absentee ballots, no voter I.D. and early voting are mostly all championed by the Democrats for one particular reason, they can usually count on getting the “low information” voters to cast their votes for Democrats. Once upon a time, election day was on the 1st Tuesday of November only, but that didn't help the Democrats who wanted to manipulate the vote to their benefit by organizing generally Democrat voters in their churches and clubs and by “helping” them vote through intimidation in a group setting in the church and/ or by busing them to the polls after church services. These mostly minority attended churches not only use the pulpit for politicizing, but also for actual political activism in getting out the vote. Predominantly white churches normally do not get that involved in the political process. By the way, it is against the law for a church or other religious institution to be used for political purposes, but the law is not followed in many of those minority institutions and law enforcement generally looks the other way for fear of being called racists. Political correctness prevails.

The Democrats will then turn around and blame the Republicans for the same things they were doing to manipulate the vote to their benefit. Hypocrisy has no bounds when you want to win at all costs.

In the 2012 presidential election, you had certain parts of the country showing voting results that were statistically inconceivable. Whole precincts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio, had precincts where Romney received not a single vote and some with only a handful of votes. Of course, those precincts were in heavily black communities and were expected to vote big time for Obama, but 100%, give me a break. Who was in charge of these voting precincts and who counted the votes? I once heard a comment about why it's not always the number of votes cast that determines the winner, it's who counts the votes that really matters. Recent elections in Minnesota, Washington state and here in St. Lucie County, Florida were determined many hours and days after the polls closed and quite a few votes mysteriously emerged from closets and car trunks that turned the elections in favor of the Democrat candidate in those races. Do you think there was voter manipulation in those cases? Is the Pope Catholic, of course.

I have the feeling that voter manipulation and spurious vote counting will be on display again during the upcoming election in a few hotly contested races for the Senate in Georgia, Kentucky, No. Carolina and Colorado. The Democrats ground game, as listed before in getting out the vote, I'm sure are geared up for a big climax to stop the Republicans from gaining control of the Senate. They will do anything , short of murder, to maintain control of the Senate. I hope I'm wrong, but I have my suspicions as to what might happen on election day when all the polls prior to election day show that Republicans should be the victors, without voter manipulation.


Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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