Its Not Just About the “Confederate” Flag

I just read a transcript of part of Rush Limbaugh’s show earlier – he made a lot of the same points I’ve been saying to friends all day. This is not about the flag – which by the way was a battle flag NOT any one of the flags for the Confederacy. Its about piling shame on a GOP stronghold – otherwise known as the south. Southerns and especially white redneck Southerns can’t be allowed to be proud of anything. Guilt them into staying home in 2016 or at least voting for whoever gets the Democratic nomination for president. I mean look how good that strategy worked for Obama – twice.  Its also a major distraction — emails are coming out that make Hillary and Obama look bad, time to stir people up and distract them from hearing the facts.

But I have another point – if the flag bothers people so much, then we also need to “ban” any use of the N word. By ANYONE. Walmart, Ebay, Amazon, etc should all announce tomorrow that they have realized that selling rap music is offensive because of the use of the N word and its coming off the shelves. No way that’s going to happen – but there is nothing redeeming about the N word, so let’s just eliminate it — I’m not for censoring music or print etc, but the left has decided that no one is allowed to buy a battle flag from the Confederacy, so let’s take a look at something that is truly offensive to the vast majority of people and do something about that.

I also heard on the news that people are already calling for Confederate soldier statues to be removed – so the caller was right on target too. Every group in this country can be proud of their heritage – good or bad – except Republicans and especially Southern Republicans. They don’t vote for liberals – so might as well punish them again. Funny thing is that I don’t know anyone that is alive in the south that has had slaves in their lifetime, so why are we all being punished for the “sins of the grandfathers”.

Here is the transcript from Rush – for the people who haven’t seen or heard it yet —

I’m Not Arguing to Keep It, But This Is Not Really About the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

June 23, 2015

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RUSH: Okay, look, look, look, in the first place, it’s not the Confederate flag. I know it’s a mere technicality, but I’m the mayor of Realville. Facts matter to me. We’re not talking about the Confederate flag. The flag that’s got everybody exercised here is actually the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia. That’s what everybody’s talking about here. They’re just calling it the Confederate flag. Anyway, it’s not even about the flag. All of this is not even about the flag.Greetings, my friends, great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh back at it. Another day of broadcast excellence from the EIB Southern Command, but, as always, as long as I’m here, it doesn’t matter where “here” is. Telephone number is 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

Here we go, “South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag.” And, again, we’re actually talking about the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia, but it’s the last time I’m gonna mention it. For all intents and purposes it is the Confederate flag. “Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after” Dylann what’s his name shot up the African-American church. “Support for the flag to come down from leaders around the state and around the country has been steadily growing in the wake of the devastating attack.”

As predicted, by the way, Nikki Haley is not being credited for her action in taking down the flag. The New Republic and other left-wing organisms are saying she didn’t do it soon enough. Some are saying she doesn’t really mean it. Kind of like when the Koch brothers give a hospital in New York a hundred million. They don’t really mean it, the left says, they’re just trying to cover their hatred and bigotry by giving money to people so people will not discover who they really are.

Well, here they’re saying that Nikki Haley doesn’t really mean it, she’s just bowing to political pressure and trying to gain points, but she doesn’t really mean it. She is getting credit from other places. James Clyburn thinks that this means that Nikki Haley has now crossed the Rubicon and is down for the struggle. The fact of all of this is that it’s really not about the flag. The flag did not pull the trigger and Dylann Roof wasn’t even wearing this flag. I’m not arguing to keep it. That’s not the point. We’re so beyond that. That’s not the point. The point is as with everything else the left does, what they tell you they’re irritated about is not where it ends.

This effort to have the battle flag of northern Virginia removed is really an attempt to segregate and isolate the entire South and to sort of Alinsky it. You know, the Rules for Radicals, you seek the target, you isolate it, you attack it, humiliate it. This flag represents what the left believes is the last remaining Republican electoral stronghold in terms of presidential politics, and that would be the South. So this is an effort going far beyond the Confederate flag or the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia.

This flag represents to the left a symbol of everything that’s wrong with not just South Carolina, but North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, you name it. And that’s what the objective here really is. And that’s why when Republicans make these efforts to appease, to please, and even if they think they’re doing the right thing, it never is enough, and it’s never genuine, and it’s never accepted, or very rarely is it accepted. Very rarely do the Republicans seeking to gain political points with their opponents or their enemies actually pull that off by acceding to their demands.

So just keep a sharp eye on this because you’ll see, even after the flag comes down, it’s not gonna be the end of this. After the flag comes down, after the flag is removed, you’re gonna continue to hear what it stands for, what it stood for, how rotten it is and how even though it’s gone, you can bet they will report that Southerners all across this country in heart and in mind and even geographically will be displaying the flag in their homes and on their cars with bumper stickers and so forth. Just keep a sharp eye. ‘Cause I’m telling you the flag is a symbol and it’s symbol to the left, and it represents a far more wide reaching objective than just getting the flag removed from public view.

You got Walmart saying: We’re not gonna sell any flag, Confederate flag merchandise anymore. We’re not gonna sell anything that offends anybody. Okay. Well, that’s an open invitation to the left to go out and claim that anything that they don’t like in Walmart that represents Republicanism, conservatism could offend them. You wait, folks. I mean, we’ve been trending in this direction for years now. This is really nothing now. And don’t forget, this is all going to be obscured and forgotten by Thursday. Isn’t that when the next wave of Supreme Court decisions comes down?

Yeah, Thursday and Friday. I want to warn you to be prepared for that, I mean, experience guided by intelligence.

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RUSH: I was asking some people today, Cornel West is out there saying… I can’t say the word. I’ve been asking people what in the heck it means. Cornel West is out there saying that Obama has been the N-word-ized. The N-word-ized. And I said, “What in the world does that mean?” And Cornel West says what it means is that Obama has accepted the idea of white supremacy, and he is willing to play the role of being African-American in secondary status. That’s what Cornel West means when he says that Obama has been N-word-ized.

Other people have an entirely different definition of it. But whatever it means, it certainly isn’t good to have the word being tossed around in everyday conversation on cable TV. I mean, here’s Cornel West throwing the word around left and right and he’s perfectly permitted to use it because he is African-American. And there’s Obama throwing the word around and getting credit for throwing the word around. He can get away with it because of course he is the president, and he’s so brilliant and he’s so much smarter than all of us that he is brilliantly using the word to illustrate the dangers inherent with the other people in our culture who do use it. It’s just the decline, the coarsening of things happening.

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RUSH: Okay. Look at me. I have a prediction. Look at me. I have a prediction. I just said it’s not gonna stop with the Confederate flag because it’s not about the Confederate flag. It is about destroying the South as a political force. It’s about isolating, targeting, and identifying the South as Dylann Roof. Not Charleston, South Carolina, the South. That’s what the leftists’ effort on the Confederate flag are. Do not doubt me, folks.

And I’ll make another prediction to you. The next flag that will come under assault, and it will not be long, is the American flag. Do not look at me that way. It makes perfect sense. If you take a look at the timeline of progressive events, their speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider.

The American flag is what? It’s the symbol of America. The left what? Doesn’t like this country very much and never has and it’s getting angrier and angrier about it seemingly every day. The American flag stands for the United States of America and, as such, everything that’s wrong with it. And you wait. It isn’t gonna be long before the American flag is gonna cause chills, fear, scary thoughts, it’s gonna make me nervous, the American flag, when I see the American flag, it’s a symbol of hate.

You wait, folks. You wait. And then what are the Republicans gonna do? We’ll be the first among them to say yep, we need a redesign. Yep, we need to get into the twenty first. Just saying. I’m just saying. Hang in there, be tough.

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RUSH: Can you just hear it now? I can hear it now. “The United States flag has flown over slavery and symbolized racism, discrimination, bigotry, homophobia for hundreds of years; the Confederate flag flew only four years, and we’re getting rid of the Confederate flag.” Mark my words. Do you remember this, ladies and gentlemen, from July 20th, 2011, about four years ago? “Shock Study…” This is taken right from the pages of my website. “US Flag Only Boosts GOP.” It’s Paul Bedard writing.

“Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science. What’s more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power.”

Now, listen. This is absurd, but listen to this. “‘A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants’ Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months,’ the study found.” Really? So you have your average, ordinary low-information voter walking around just trying to find the latest on TMZ and accidentally spots an American flag. You know what happens?

All of a sudden that low-information voter becomes a Republican, and it lasts for eight months. One glance at the American flag and that low-information voter abandons TMZ, immediately becomes a Republican voter, and starts exhibiting similar behavior; starts espousing Republican political beliefs and attitudes. Some of these effects last eight months. That’s actually from the study that was done in Psychological Science, some scholarly, quarterly, annual, whatever the heck it is publication.

Back to the study. “‘These results constitute the first evidence that nonconscious priming effects from exposure to a national flag can bias the citizenry toward one political party and can have considerable durability.'” Mr. Bedard writes, “Theirs is the first study to look at the political impact on Americans who have seen an American flag, and it seems to back up another recent Harvard University professor’s study that found that kids who attended a July 4th parade ended up leaning Republican when they grew up.”

You remember that one, too. As Mr. Bedard wrote here back in 2011, this is “also sure to prompt GOP presidential candidates to add more US flags at their events and speeches.” (laughing) Now, you may be laughing at this, and you may be scoffing at this. “Oh, this is nothing.” No, no, no, folks. A bunch of leftists did this, and I’m here to tell you they believe these results. They believe the American flag has mystical powers to turn people away from the Democrat Party. That’s what they’ll see here.

It’s not so much that it makes people vote Republican although the survey results say so. The way it’ll be internalized and expressed is, “My God, that flag makes them leave us! We own the TMZ. That flag… Somebody spots the American flag and they vote Republican! They’ll look at this as the flag results in them losing support,” and they’ll believe this. This is… (laughing) And then the bit about the Fourth of July parade: Kids who attend a Fourth of July parade end up leaning Republican when they grow up.

What’s the meaning there? Well, the Fourth of July parade’s Independence Day. That is uber-patriotism, and uber-patriotism is showing Dracula the cross. So I’m just here to tell you — I’m here to warn you — I’m not gonna make a flat-out, time-sensitive prediction, but I am gonna tell you that the day will come when what’s happening to the Confederate flag or the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia is going to happen to the American flag.

The seeds have been planted four years ago. I’m holding the data right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It is gonna happen. We are trending that way. And you know as well as I do that part and parcel of being a socialist or a leftist is animosity to one degree or another for the United States in general, and then it intensifies once you get specific about aspects of the United States they find objectionable.

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RUSH: One quick sound bite going back to the flag business. See, that’s another example. It was four years ago that we had these two studies that showed just one look at the American flag could turn you into a Republican for eight months. That didn’t get reported in very many places. But it was real, and it ends up being taught, and it affects curriculum, it affects the way young kids think.

If you’ve got a bunch of lunatic professors and they see a survey that they believe that just one glance at an American flag can turn somebody into a Republican thinking individual for maybe eight months, what are you gonna do when you get that person in your class? You’re gonna start denigrating that flag. You’re gonna counter it. You’re gonna do everything you can if you’re a leftist to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Then the companion story was that people that go to Fourth of July parades end up being far more patriotic and love America far more and they tend to vote Republican. Have you noticed the effort, community after community, to eliminate fireworks on the Fourth of July, to eliminate big parades, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, have you noticed this movement here? There’s a reason they believe these surveys. Let’s go back even farther. Let’s go back to 2004, Howard Dean. This is a montage when he was running for the president in 2004.

DEAN 2004 MONTAGE: We are taking our country back piece by piece from the Rush Limbaughs. You have the power to take back our country so that the flag no longer represents solely Rush Limbaugh. You have the power to take back our country so that the flag never again is the sole property of Rush Limbaugh. You have the power to take back our country so that the flag of the United States is no longer the sole property of Rush Limbaugh. This country does not belong to Rush Limbaugh. Move over. I want my country back again, because the flag of this country does not belong to Rush Limbaugh. You have the power to take back the flag so it does no longer belong solely to Rush Limbaugh. (scream)

RUSH: Howard 2004, montage, obviously they had focus group data showing that I was a great person to mention to get up liberal hate, but that’s 11 years ago, folks. This is not new.

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RUSH: John in Columbus, Georgia, I’m glad you waited. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. Thank you. I want to digress a little bit, go back to the Confederate flag issue if you’d let me.

RUSH: Sure.

CALLER: I wouldn’t be surprised if we went back and retest this subject saying in a couple months that a floodgate has been opened. We’re gonna see, well, in fact I’ve already seen it. I was cruising through the Internet, there’s calls in Baltimore County that a Robert E. Lee Park be renamed, a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from the Senate chambers in Tennessee. I just wanted to touch on that. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see a call for all Confederate memorials of any Southern community to be torn down, any highway that bears Jeb Stuart or Lee Highway, anything like that to be renamed, just basically a full-court press put on eradication of anything resembling the old South.

RUSH: Yeah, okay, why do you think that’ll happen?

CALLER: Well, it’s starting, and I think, well, from firsthand experience I know that here in Columbus we’ve been having an ongoing battle with the NAALCP. They want to tear down our Confederate war memorial and erect a 12-foot statue of Martin Luther King in its place, and, you know, the sons — excuse me — the daughters of the confederacy has been disbanded for years, but citizens in our community have stepped forward and said, “No, we will take care of this monument.” Said, “No, we want to tear down the monument.” So just from personal experience, I think the floodgates have been opened and —

RUSH: Yeah, but —

CALLER: — green light.

RUSH: Aside from the obvious reasons, I mean, why do you think that this massive push is going to occur?

CALLER: Well, I hate to say this, but I think those of us of the same kind of background are not gonna step forward and say, “No, this is ridiculous, stop,” and we’re just gonna roll over and let it happen for political expediency.

RUSH: That probably will happen. I don’t think there’s any question. Will Sheila Jackson Lee have to change her name? I mean, if you’re gonna obliterate Robert E. Lee, would Sheila Jackson Lee maybe have to change her name? I mean, there’s a lot of things the left needs to think about this. But, by the way, I’ve prognosticated earlier on the program that the battle flag of northern Virginia is that which is what the flag on dispute is. I know, I know, we’ll call it the Confederate flag for sake of ease of communication here, but the real objective here, I think, is the American flag. The American flag has flown over a slave nation much longer than the Confederate flag did, folks. The American flag has flown over all kinds of atrocities.

You wait. But I think this Confederate flag business is about much more than the Confederate flag. This is about an all-out assault on what the left thinks is a last remaining enclave of solid Republican voters, and that is the South. It’s an attempt to dispirit and basically divide. So I think your prediction that all things related to the Civil War and the South eventually are gonna come under assault may have a point.

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RUSH: The governor of Virginia is The Punk, Terry McAuliffe, former campaign head honcho Clinton-Gore.  He’s now the governor of Virginia and he’s just announced that the state of the Virginia is gonna phase out car license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.  “The state will no longer allow specialty license plates for the sons of Confederate veterans groups that feature the flag.”  So you see, this is going to encompass the entire South.  Dylann Roof didn’t do anything in Virginia.  Did he?  No.

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69 Years Later – Don’t Forget

I’ve seen this before – but reminders of atrocities are something I think the country needs. People tend to forget things over the years and the Holocaust is just one thing that we can never forget.

69 Years Later - Holocaust

What Americans Can Do When They Are United

Many people have commented about how divisive this administration has been and that has lead to many other issues throughout the country and the world to some degree. When I got an email yesterday – I did a Google check to see if the stats are accurate, but I didn’t see anything disputing the numbers. Whether the numbers are exactly true or not – it seems to me that it makes a definite statement about the positive power of the US when the country can be united against a common foe.

What do you think? What do you think contributed to this accomplishment?

Imagine That!

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the

Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941

and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,

“We the People of the U.S.A. ” produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers,

8 battleships,

48 cruisers,

349 destroyers,

420 destroyer escorts,

203 submarines,

34 million tons of merchant ships,

100,000 fighter aircraft,

98,000 bombers,

24,000 transport aircraft,

58,000 training aircraft,

93,000 tanks,

257,000 artillery pieces,

105,000 mortars,

3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,

invaded Africa,

invaded Sicily and Italy,

won the battle for the Atlantic,

planned and executed D-Day,

marched across the Pacific and Europe,

developed the atomic bomb,

and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It’s worth noting,

that during the almost exact amount of time,

the Obama Administration couldn’t even build a web site that worked.

Digging Into the Financial Situation in the US

Stock Market October 2014

In the first 9 minutes that the stock market was open today, the market fell 360 points. The market was been very volatile lately and this week it hasn’t calmed down at all. There were periodicla breaking news alerts that went out throughout the day to announce the drastic drops and partial rebounds.

But what about taking a deeper look at what is happening with the economy. I was just reading an article and wanted to share an excerpt from it. I’ll also include the link at the bottom of the page to read the full article – I really enjoy articles by Michael Snyder and he usually provides plenty of links to more details about the points he includes in his pieces.

9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

The following are 9 ominous signals coming from the financial markets that we have not seen in years…

#1 By the time the markets closed on Monday, we had witnessed the biggest three day decline for U.S. stocks since 2011.

#2 On Monday, the S&P 500 moved below its 200 day moving average for the first time in about two years.  The last time this happened after such an extended streak of success, the S&P 500 ended up declining by a total of 22 percent.

#3 This week the put-call ratio actually moved higher than it was at any point during the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.  This is an indication that there is a tremendous amount of fear on Wall Street right now.

#4 Everybody is watching the VIX at the moment.  According to the Economic Policy Journal, the VIX has now risen to the highest level that it has been since the heart of the European debt crisis.  This is another indicator that there is extraordinary fear on Wall Street…

US stock market volatility has jumped to the highest since the eurozone debt crisis, according to a closely watched index, the the CBOE Vix index of implied US share price volatility.

It jumped to 24.6 late on Monday and is up again this morning. On Thursday, it was as low as 15.

That’s a very strong move, but things have been much worse. At height of the recent financial crisis – the Vix index peaked at 80.1 in November 2008.

Could we get there again? Yeah.

#5 The price of oil is crashing.  This also happened in 2008 just before the financial crisis erupted.  At this point, the price of oil is now the lowest that it has been in more than two years.

#6 As Chris Kimble has pointed out, the chart for the Dow has formed a “Doji Star topping pattern”.  We also saw this happen in 2007.  Could this be an indication that we are on the verge of another stock market crash similar to what happened in 2008?

#7 Canadian stocks are actually doing even worse than U.S. stocks.  At this point, Canadian stocks have already dropped more than 10 percent from the peak of the market.

#8 European stocks have also had a very rough month.  For example, German stocks have already dropped about 10 percent since July, and there are growing concerns about the overall health of the German economy.

#9 The wealthy are hoarding cash and precious metals right now.  In fact, one British news report stated that sales of gold bars to wealthy customers are up 243 percent so far this year.

So what comes next?

To read the full article, visit – http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/10/15/9-ominous-signals-coming-financial-markets-seen-years/

Political Correctness Could be Even More Devasting for the US

I received this in my email this morning and I’ve done some research. I found it quoted on numerous sites and forums – but cannot find any posts saying if its true or not. So – if you know for sure, either way, feel free to let me know.

Either way – its something to think about

In 732 AD the Muslim Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

…in 1571 AD the Muslim Army/ Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

…in 1683 AD the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.

…this crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of these damn politicians don’t even know it !!!

…if these battles had not been won we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non – existent;

Judaism certainly would be… And let us not forget that Hitler was an admirer of Islam and that the Mufti of Jerusalem was Hitler’s guest in Berlin and raised Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions: the 13th and 21st Waffen SS Divisions who killed Jews, Russians, Gypsies, and any other “subhuman”.

Reflecting

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Pause a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from history. They really happened!!!

Do you remember?

1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male. This is incorrect, after just a small bit of research I found that Sirhan Sirhan was a Palestinian but he was, according to on-line sources, a Christian.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach, it was blown up shortly after landing by Muslim males.

4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.

9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.

10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

11. In 1993 , the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.

14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by—you guessed it was a— Muslim male.

16. In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people including a child killed, 264 injured by Muslim males.

No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics’ intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.

Absolutely No Profiling!

They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old, Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

Have the American people completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason???

Archived here – http://www.commonsensethinkers.com/2014/08/history-lesson-on-islamic-invasions.html

I scanned the comments and there were a number that readers claim could/should be added to the list

Presidential Ideology and Polls Must Not Drive Foreign Policy

Am I the only person that is tired of seeing Barack Obama say “I was elected to end the war in Iraq”?

That’s all fine and good – but in 2007 – we didn’t know that ISIS or ISIL would come develop and move on to terrorize the world. No matter why a person feels they were elected or the plans they had for their presidency, world events must be factored into any major decision. That includes foreign policy decisions.

As I catch up on the daily events of the questioning at a Congressional hearing where top administration officials were asked about the president’s “strategy” (and that is using the word very loosely) – I can’t help but think Obama has no concept of how to develop a real strategy to combat a foe.

Well wait – he seems very dedicated to bashing anyone that doesn’t agree with his ideologies. He seems very dedicated to defending Islam – like the statement in his speech last week that “ISIS is not Islamic.” He makes excuses for radical Islam but makes apologies for the United States. But that’s a topic for another post….

Obama makes his statement that he was elected to end the war and frequently bashes George Bush and claims all his problems are “Bush’s fault.”

This comment from The Journal  Editorial Report seems to confirm one of my thoughts that Obama is letting his dislike for Bush and his actions, dictate his decisions. That’s another very stupid and juvenile to handy foreign policy.

Interesting comment from the Journal Editorial Report – “For the last five years, we’ve hit al Qaeda in Yemen with drones. Obama had no problems in Pakistan going after al Qaeda there. He himself has an issue with Iraq, and it’s really all about him. It’s a very solipsistic presidency in that sense. He didn’t want to go into Syria or Iraq because he didn’t want to do what George Bush did. As he said in his speech: “I was elected to end the war in Iraq.” It’s a very juvenile behavior as commander in chief.

(See the full transcript here – http://online.wsj.com/articles/back-to-iraq-1407883353)

Obama’s claims also seem to indicate that George Bush planned to be a wartime president. But let’s look back at Bush’s goals and plans for his first term. Let’s also remember where he was on the morning of September 11, 2001 – when he got the news about the World Trade Center and the attack,…  that’s right, he was at a school focusing on his education goals for his presidency.

 

File photo of George Bush being notified of September 11th attacks

World events and events in the United States dictated that George Bush would be a war time president and that he would have to make many very tough decisions over the next 7 years. At that moment, he had the choice to cower and blame others OR he could step up and find his way through this new danger that had been forced on him. Thankfully he stepped up and understood the safety of the people he served as their president, was a higher priority than his ideology. Can Barack Obama do the same thing?

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I thougth this information might be an interesting refresher on what Governor Bush planned to do when he was campaigning to be president –

As a reminder – here is a list of the things George Bush hoped to focus on during his presidency. This is from a campaign brochure. You can see the full brochure here – http://www.4president.org/brochures/georgewbush2000brochure.htm

I’m running for President because I want to help usher in the responsibility era, where people understand they are responsible for the choice they make and are held accountable for their actions.

As President, I’ll make our schools accountable for results. I’ll encourage our schools to take more responsibility for teaching character to our children so they understand right and wrong and that actions have consequences. I’ll give local school districts more flexibility to spend money where it is needed to improve our children’s education. I’ll strengthen Social Security, guaranteeing government is responsible for the promises it has made America’s seniors and allowing younger American’s to voluntarily invest some of their Social Security taxes in Personal Accounts. I’ll reform Health Care so every family has access to affordable health insurance, and seniors have a choice of plans, including prescription drug coverage. I’ll rebuild our military, giving it the resources it needs to meet its responsibility to keep the peace. I’ll promote a responsible economic agenda to continue our prosperity. I’ll provide tax relief for all Americans, especially those struggling to make it into the middle class.

I will use the Presidency to promote a greater sense of responsibility across this great country. By encouraging communities to be responsible for their citizens and asking individuals to be responsible for their actions, we will renew our country’s spirit. If elected, when I put my hand on the bible, I will swear to not only uphold the law of the land, but also the integrity of the office to which I have been elected.

Signed George W. Bush

Vision to Improve Education.

Governor Bush will fight for fundamental reforms so no child is left behind.

His plan will restore local control, set high standards, give schools flexibility to meet them, measure progress, and insist on results.

Bush will reward successful schools and demand failing schools improve. He will withdraw federal funds from schools that fail to improve after three years and give the money to parents to use to better their children’s education.

Families should be able to have tax-free education savings accounts for tuition or education expenses from kindergarten through college.

Bush will spend $5 billion for early intervention to help every child read by third grade.

He will expand character education in schools to help teach our children there are right and wrong choices in life.

He will make it easier to remove disruptive students, stop junk lawsuits against teachers and strengthen classroom safety.

Clinton/Gore had eight years, but failed. National reading scores stagnated. American students place almost last in international high school math rankings. The achievement gap between poor and non-poor students remains wide.

George W. Bush will provide the leadership to change and improve public education in America.

Quality Heath Care for Every Family.

George W. Bush’s goal is for every American to have access to quality health care. His proposal for tax credits will help working families buy affordable insurance. Bush will increase the number of community health centers to increase access to health services.

Cut Taxes and Make The System Fairer.

The Bush economic plan saves over half the surplus to strengthen Social Security and reduce the national debt, and saves over 10% of the surplus for important priorities like education, national defense and health.

Strengthen Social Security.

Governor Bush believes America has a moral responsibility to save and strengthen Social Security.

A Dangerous World Requires A Strong Military.

George W. Bush believes America’s military is challenged by aging weapons and failed intelligence. He will strengthen our military and rebuild America’s stature in the world.

He will increase military pay $1 billion to raise morale and get military families off food stamps. He will improve military housing and allowances.

He’ll end shortfalls in training, spare parts, and equipment and modernize weapons and equipment.

Bush will defend Americans and our allies against missiles and blackmail by deploying an anti-ballistic missile defense.

He will rebuild our intelligence services.

As President Bush will order an immediate review of overseas deployments: no U.S. troops should be in harm’s way unless America’s interests are at stake, no U.S. troops will ever serve under UN command.

Help Charities And Faith-Based Groups Serve Those In Need.

George W. Bush knows changing a heart can change a life.

So he’ll reform laws and remove regulations that discourage and hamper charities and faith-based groups from delivering social services.

Bush will dedicate $8 billion for new tax incentives to encourage charitable giving.

The Bush Plan Cuts Taxes For Every Taxpayer

Single parent making $22,000 with 1 child: 100% reduction ($1,000)

Single parent making $32,000 with 2 children: 93% reduction ($1,500)

Bush Outlined A Bold Tax Cut Plan

Lowers All Tax Rates for All Taxpayers

Doubles Child Credit to $1,000

Saves Social Security Money only for Social Security

Ends the Social Security Earnings Test

Slashes the Marriage Penalty

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He makes some interesting points that deserve attention