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The Dems are proud of the ‘dignity’ they showed during Trump’s address to Congress?


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Authored |  March 2, 2017

Shows you how different impressions of the same event can be. I didn’t leave the room once during the president’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday. But if I had to assess the behavior of the Democrats in attendance based on the available evidence, which was the occasional cutaway to the audience, the word I would use to describe it would be petulant.

Apparently I’m not alone in that perception. The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman made this observation:

[House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi and her colleagues obviously decided before the event that they would provide television cameras with reaction shots expressing their disapproval or even contempt for the President. He caught them off guard by delivering a big-hearted, moving and gracious address, but they seemed unable to react in real time. The pantsuit caucus and their equally grumpy male Democratic colleagues continued to sit, frown and offer tepid applause or none at all even for lines that would be objectionable.

For those who might beg to differ, Freeman provides a tweet by Pelosi several hours before the speech indicating that the wearing of white was intended as a thumb in Donald Trump’s eye:

Nevertheless, there are those who saw the Democrats’ behavior differently. One commentator went so far as to describe their deportment as dignified. That would be “conservative” TV host Joe Scarborough, who had Pelosi on as a guest yesterday. Maybe he planted the seed but when it was Pelosi’s turn to speak again, she picked up on the dignity meme:

What I was concerned is, people might boo, because, for all of the dignity that we wanted to bring to the address of the president, the fact is, I had no idea he was going to make an assault on public education, that he was going to have nothing positive to say about immigration, that he’s going to blow up the deficit. [Emphasis added]special-kind-of-retard

I will grant that the Democrats stopped short of giving Donald Trump a Bronx cheer, but raising their arms to make their thumbs-down gestures more visible comes pretty close.

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Klan members present at last night’s address the president (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

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Democrats May Be On The Verge Of Becoming A ‘Permanent Minority’ Party


waving flagAuthored by Photo of Stewart LawrenceStewart Lawrence | Contributor | 2:20 PM 02/06/2017

Remember when Democrats predicted the imminent decline of the GOP? The theory was that Republicans were so out of touch with women and ethnic minorities that they would soon be relegated to the status of a “permanent minority” — supported only by Southern white men and incapable of recapturing the White House.

Donald Trump’s victory has put an end to this fantasy. Now it’s the Democrats who are facing their own “doomsday” scenario.

A recent analysis conducted by Third Way — a self-described “centrist” think tank — argues that Democrats are evolving into a “coastal” party. They have strong bases in California, New York and Massachusetts but are slowly ceding the rest of the country to Republicans.

Third Way compared 2016 election results in the two areas and found an astounding asymmetry:

In California, New York and Massachusetts, home to roughly 24 million voters, voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a large margin, 65% to 35%.

But in the remaining 47 states, home to 105 million voters, voters broke for Trump by a decisive 52% to 48% margin.

The geographic concentration of the pro-Hillary vote is one reason Clinton’s supposed popular vote “victory” rings so hollow. Clinton ran up the score in a liberal state like California, where she bested Trump by some 4.3 million votes. But that single-state advantage is simply not reflective of the broader national pattern, which favored Trump, Third Way found.

Recent voting patterns in Congress point to another disastrous trend for Democrats: They are fast becoming a “two-region” party. Democrats have a 3-1 lead over the GOP in California, New York and Massachusetts and a 3-1 lead over Republicans in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-Atlantic (also known as the “Acela Corridor”). However, those regions account for less than 20% of the total numbers of House members.

By contrast, if you focus on the American South, the Heartland, and the Southwest — about 80% of the country — the GOP leads Democrats by more than 2-1. Overall, that translates into a decisive GOP advantage in the House of Representatives — one that is not likely to shift anytime soon.

There are other powerful signs that the Democrats are losing their grip on power.

The vast majority of state legislatures — 32, a record — are in GOP hands, as are a majority of the state houses. And Democrats face enormous challenges in the U.S. Senate in 2018 because they must defend at least 10 seats in states that Trump won in 2016 — while the GOP occupies virtually none that are considered vulnerable to reversal.

One bellwether contest will be the battle of liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren for re-election in Massachusetts. A recent statewide poll found that 46% of voters would support someone else for her seat — her weakest showing yet.Happy Happy Joy Joy

Other vulnerable Senate Democrats include party stalwarts like North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, Missouri’s Claire MCCaskill, Montana’s Jon Tester, and even Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, in Virginia. One top Democratic strategist recently told Politico Magazine“It’s going to be a disaster.”

Another major quandary for Democrats is their national leadership. Without Obama at the helm, the party has fallen prey to fierce ideological, gender and ethnic divisions. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) managed to impose herself as party leader yet again, beating back a powerful challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who blamed Pelosi and her ardent followers, many of them dependent on her fundraising support, for leading Democrats astray.

Since then, the party has found itself increasingly divided over the nomination of Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to become Democratic National Committee chair. Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and more recently, former vice-president Joe Biden have joined the fray, but each supports a different candidate, further complicating the dispute. It’s becoming a race to the bottom. Ellison and his emerging rival Tom Perez, Obama’s former labor secretary, are virtual unknowns outside the party. Sanders and Biden, who might have fared better against Trump than Clinton, are too old to lead the Democrats moving forward. Warren herself will be 71 in 2024.

The party could well find itself without a viable White House challenger to Trump in 2020.Happy Happy Joy Joy

And then there’s the Supreme Court. Trump has just announced his candidate to replace Judge Antonin Scalia, Neil Gorsuch. A staunch conservative who once clerked for Anthony Kennedy, the leading “swing” vote on the Court, he’s hard to pigeon-hole politically. And despite threats to block Gorsuch, the Democrats have become victims of their own hubris. Under Obama, they altered the rules so that only 51 Senate votes were needed to confirm a judicial appointee. The Republicans now have 52, making Gorsuch a shoo-in.

For the GOP, regaining a 5-4 majority in the Supreme Court would amount to a political crown jewel: The party will dominate every branch and level of government for the first time in modern history. For Democrats, who’ve grown accustomed to having their way in national politics, it’s like staring into the abyss.Happy Happy Joy Joy

An Illustration From the Barnyard


waving flagTHE LITTLE RED HEN – in today’s POLITICAL WORLD… 

 

IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD  STORY OR WHAT? 

Would you have ever thought that the barnyard could tell such an important tale so well?                   

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“Who will help me plant my wheat?”

asked the Little Red Hen. 

“Not I,” said the cow. 

“Not I,” said the duck. 

“Not I,” said the pig. 

“Not I,” said the goose.

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“Then I will do it by myself.” 

So, the Little Red Hen planted her crop

and the wheat grew and ripened.

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  “Who will help me reap my wheat?”

asked the Little Red Hen.

 

“Not I,” said the duck.

“Out of my classification,” said the pig.

“I’d lose my seniority,” said the cow.

“I’d lose my unemployment compensation,” said the goose.

“Then I will do it by myself,”

said the Little Red Hen, and so she did.  

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  “Who will help me bake the bread?”

asked the little red hen.

 

“That would be overtime for me,” said the cow.

“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” said the duck.

“I’m a dropout and never learned how,” said the pig.

“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” said the goose.

“Then I will do it by myself,”

said the Little Red Hen.

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   She baked five loaves and the wonderful aroma filled the land,

all of her neighbors couldn’t help but enjoy the fragrance.

 They wanted some and, in fact,

demanded a share

but the Little Red Hen said,

“No, I have worked hard on all five loaves,

and I will freeze what I don’t eat.”   

“Excess profits!” cried Nancy Pelosi the cow.

“Capitalist leech!” screamed Barbara Boxer the duck.

“I demand equal rights!” yelled Jesse Jackson the goose.

Harry Reid the pig just grunted in the disdain. 

And they all painted ‘Unfair!’ picket signs

and marched around and around the Little Red Hen,

shouting obscenities.

 

Then Obama the farmer came.

He said to the Little Red Hen,

“You must not be so greedy.”

“But I worked and earned the bread,” said the little red hen.

 “Exactly,” said Barack the farmer.

“That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful.

Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants.

But under our modern government regulations,

the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor

with those who are not working and are idle.”

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And they all lived happily ever after,

including the Little Red Hen, who smiled and clucked,

“I am grateful, for now I truly understand.”

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her

since she never again baked bread

because she joined the ‘party’ 

and got her bread free. ‘Fairness’ had been established. 

Individual initiative had died, 

but nobody noticed, 

perhaps no one cared, 

so long as there was free bread 

that ‘the rich’ were paying for? 

EPILOGUE

Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. 

Hillary got $8 million for hers. 

That’s $20 million for the memories from two people,

who for eight years repeatedly testified,

under oath,

that they couldn’t remember anything…

and one is now running for President!!!   IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT? 

“WHO IS THE FRIED CHICKEN?”

 

HAVE YOU FIGURED IT OUT YET…

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Obamacare Support at All-Time Low on Eve of Its Collapse


Posted on June 15, 2015 by

Searching through the media, it’s become very difficult to find positive reports on Obamacare that actually report the truth. There are still those reports that claim that the number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time low, but like reporting on unemployment, they purposely neglect the figures that undermine their report.

A few months ago I saw some reports that tried to say that voter support for Obamacare was up significantly. But that was before the announcements of much higher rates, the closing of at least one state run exchange and policy holders started getting outrageous bills from the federal government wanting them to pay back some or all of their federal subsidies.

The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll reveals that only 39% of registered voters still back the Affordable Care Act. This ties the record low support from back in April of 2012. A year ago, only 48% of registered voters said they opposed the Affordable Care Act and now that figure has increased to 54% opposition.

Perhaps the weakening support and growing opposition has been sparked by the rate increases being requested in many states as reported by Michael D. Tanner:

“Already we’ve seen requests for increases for individual plans as high as;

  • 64.8 percent in Texas,
  • 61 percent in Pennsylvania,
  • 51.6 percent in New Mexico,
  • 36.3 percent in Tennessee,
  • 30.4 percent in Maryland,
  • 25 percent in Oregon, and
  • 19.9 percent in Washington.

Those increases would come on top of premium increases last year that were 24.4 percent above what they would have been without Obamacare, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. At the same time, deductibles for the cheapest Obamacare plans now average about $5,180 for individuals and $10,500 for families.”Dupe and Chains

Another sign that Obamacare is failing and on the verge of collapse is how few enrollees there really are, especially compared to the goals set by the White House. Again, turning to Tanner:

“New evidence also suggests that Obamacare is struggling to meet its goals for covering the uninsured. According to a report in Investor’s Business Daily, the Obama administration estimates that roughly 10.2 million people have enrolled in Obamacare plans and paid at least one month’s premium. This meets the White House’s revised sign-up goal announced late last year, though it falls below the Congressional Budget Office’s earlier projections. The CBO had originally projected some 12 million sign-ups through 2015, later lowering that estimate to 11 million. So, while we should recognize that Obamacare has significantly increased coverage, there clearly is a long way to go.”

“A very long way, in fact. The CBO still hopes for 21 million enrollees next year, which would mean more than doubling current sign-up levels. Anyone see that happening? But failure to meet those numbers would mean that Obamacare would continue to flirt with the possibility of an adverse-selection ‘death spiral,’ which could take down the entire insurance market. Already, insurance companies are warning that exchange enrollment is weighted too heavily toward sicker and older patients. And the Republican Congress is unlikely to renew bailouts designed to protect insurance companies from such adverse selection.”

“Of course, these numbers do not count the nearly 7 million people who signed up for Medicaid because of Obamacare’s expansion of the program. But given the increasing evidence that Medicaid provides dubious value in terms of health outcomes, how this will affect federal and state budgets remains an open question. To cite just one example, getting poor people enrolled in Medicaid was supposed to reduce the strain on overburdened emergency rooms, by steering patients toward primary and preventive care. But the low physician-reimbursement rates under Medicaid mean that few physicians will treat Medicaid patients. As a result, emergency-room visits have actually increased under Obamacare.

“Very soon the Supreme Court will rule on Obamacare’s subsidies. But for the law as a whole, the verdict is already in. By almost any measure, Obamacare is a failure.”

If you search the media, you will find far more reports echoing the words of Tanner, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, than echoing the hollow chatter of die-hard loyalists like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. No matter what they keep trying to tell us, the facts indicate that Obamacare is on the verge of collapse due to extremely high premiums and deductibles, fewer subsidies and fewer enrollees. The program had to have a high number of young healthy people enroll and the opposite is true. The nails in the Obamacare coffin are being hammered in and will soon be ready for burial. Then it’s up to the Republicans to come up with a real workable and affordable solution.

Allen West “Hey, leftist hypocrites, you want to talk about “treasonous” explain this”


Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Allen West Republic

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://allenwestrepublic.com/2015/03/12/allen-west-hey-leftist-hypocrites-you-want-to-talk-about-treasonous-explain-this/

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Allen West wrote today:Imperial Islamic President Obama

To all of you hypocrites on the left, spare me. Not a one of you said a thing when Nancy Pelosi was over in Syria hamming it up with Bashar Assad or when she ignorantly referred to Hamas as a “humanitarian organization” because the Qataris said so — as Hamas was raining down rockets and missiles on Israel.

Sen. Cotton sent a letter to the Iranian ayatollahs and conveyed a simple message: your agreement with President Obama is only with President Obama.

If you want to talk about “treasonous,” explain to me why Obama wants a deal with a country holding American prisoners? Why would Obama threaten our U.S. Congress with vetoes if they pass legislation to restore sanctions, or even if the Congress votes for legislation to demand their approval of any “deal?”

And guess what? Sen. Cotton’s action forced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to admit in a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that any unilateral agreement by President Obama with Iran is non-binding.

Ladies and gents, that was the crux of the message Cotton sent to the ayatollahs. I found comical former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeting out an attack against Sen. Cotton — perhaps she should be explaining 30,000 deleted emails sitting in a private server in her Chappaqua residence. Or maybe she’d like to remind us how well that “reset button” with Russia is working.

He further went on to add:

Even Greta Van Susteren tried to corner Sen. Cotton on her show Wednesday evening asking him why he didn’t just send his letter to the New York Times or Washington Post. Well Greta, that just ain’t how an American Airborne Ranger Infantrymen is wired. There’s no reason to be afraid of confronting the Ayatollahs, and they only respect and understand strength and might — not this Low T-style of leading from behind.muslim-obama

Senator Tom Cotton just did what someone should have done decades ago in the late 1930s when Sir Neville Chamberlain entered into negotiations with Adolf Hitler and waved a signed document. That same document was later defined by Hitler as nothing but a piece of paper. What if there had been someone in England’s Parliament who courageously sent a letter to Herr Hitler stating that the English knew him for who he was and wouldn’t be fooled?

So why is the left responding so vehemently? It’s simple; Tom Cotton displayed resolve — something lacking in this administration, unless you include attacks of political opposition — even if they are in your same party, i.e. Sen. Robert Menendez.

No one is supposed to challenge the policies of Barack Obama, regardless of how dangerous they are. Why is it that we have ISIS in Libya? Senator Cotton did nothing to undermine President Obama; he did everything to honor the oath that he took as a commissioned officer — and to protect the American people.

As I have stated before, every single U.S. Senator should have signed onto that letter. In not doing so, we now know who we the American people can count on to make the stand against the Iranian regime – which is now in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Can I ask a rhetorical question, why do we have U.S. troops in Iraq when Iran is calling the shots?

There is a saying among U.S. Army Rangers, “Rangers lead the way”, and so it is with Cotton. Even Politico recognizes that, “the youngest senator in the chamber at 37, Cotton has emerged as a leader of the next generation of GOP hawks. With his missive to Iran’s political leadership, ultimately co-signed with 46 of his GOP colleagues, and the fallout over his unusual attempt to circumvent the president’s foreign policy deal-making, Cotton has rocketed to the top of TV bookers’ lists, and fellow Republican senators are suddenly flocking to him for counsel on foreign policy. All before he’s even given his maiden speech on the Senate floor. Cotton has gained prominence with a disciplined adherence to talking points on television and the campaign trail. With support from the conservative wing of the party as well as leadership, Cotton has risen from the House to Senate in two years and is seen by some Republicans as an eventual White House contender.”

Much remains to be seen, but in less than three months Senator Tom Cotton has blazed a trail — a true pathfinder. Of course taking on President Obama and his failed foreign policy — actually embarrassing the President — has drawn attention. But something tells me the progressive socialist left doesn’t intimidate a combat veteran Airborne Ranger Infantryman.

And so I sit here writing this with a smile on my face, glad I took those trips to Arkansas to support a fellow Soldier. We need more combat veterans on Capitol Hill because the oath we take has no statute of limitations — and we are fearless. Wimpy politicians do not spook us.

Army Strong, Senator!

LTC Allen West

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Democrats Lie – They’re Too Arrogant Not To


By  / November 17, 2014

URL of Original Posting Site: http://commonconstitutionalist.com/current-events/democrats-lie-theyre-too-arrogant-not-to/

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It seems that Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner has found a few choice quotes from Democrats, namely Bella Pelosi (I vant to suck your wallet) as the title of her article on Saturday would suggest: “Dems: Gruber wrote computer code, not Obamacare.”

Is that right. Well, he sure does have a lot to say and sure seems to have plenty of detailed strategic information for some guy tucked away somewhere pecking at a keyboard. That, or a very active imagination. Maybe he’s the inadvertent Edward Snowden of Obamacare, or maybe he’s a typical egotistical arrogant liberal who, like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al think they can say anything and not be held to account, even when they’re caught on audio or video. “Are you going to believe me, or your lying eyes?”culture of deciet

Nonetheless, Susan writes that House Democrats contend that Jonathan Gruber was merely a computer code expert who was factually wrong in the assertions he made, regarding Obamacare.

By now most of us have heard that he was merely a computer “modeler, who wrote 15,000 lines of computer code.” And for this, writes Ferrechio, he “banked more than $1 million from the federal government and states by helping design and implement the Affordable Care Act.” Where do I sign up for that gig?

Susan reports that although Pelosi insists that he played no role in writing Obamacare, Gruber evidently visited the White House eight times. Now why in the world would anyone in the White House invite a mere computer programmer to meet with them just wants let alone eight times? Answer: they wouldn’t.

liar PelosiSo Pelosi claims he had no role yet on her own website she said “The White House sometimes consulted Gruber on healthcare issues.” Huh – asking a computer programmer about healthcare? That’s like asking the guy who does my dry cleaning how to rebuild my cars engine. It makes no sense. Yet remember, it doesn’t have to. There are no contradictions in the world of a liberal Democrat.

Want an example? Ferrechio has one. We’ve all seen the videos where Gruber is caught saying “the ‘stupidity of the American voter’ and a ‘lack of transparency’ were the key to getting the public to accept the 2010 law.” She then cites Pelosi on her own website saying “First of all, there was no lack of transparency in the drafting and passing of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the Affordable Care Act had more openness and transparency in its consideration than any law in many years.”com 01

I’m not sure that this type of arrogance can be taught. It may be something that Pelosi was born with. It may be inherited. Perhaps we should look into her family tree. Is she a descendant of Charles Ponzi, or maybe Raoul Wallenberg? No, that couldn’t be. Wallenberg was a good liar who saved a lot of Jews in Hungary during World War II.

Anyway – back to this “no lack of transparency” claim of Pelosi’s. Does the phrase, you have to pass it to find out what’s in it ring a bell? This woman really is beyond the pale. That or she’s suffering the early stages of dementia.Nana needs to go to a home

In fact, she may have more contradictory statements over the past five years then Obama. Ferrechio writes that “Pelosi made a reference to Gruber’s modeling during a 2009 press conference, but when asked about him last week she initially said she didn’t know him.”

Pelosi disputes Gruber’s claim that the authors of the law deliberately avoided describing the individual mandate as a tax, saying “the authors of the ACA have always ignores that individuals would have to report it on their tax returns as in addition to income tax liability.”

Okay, I’ll give her a pass on that one. First it was a tax that it wasn’t a tax then it was a tax, etc.com 02

All in all, Ferrechio does an excellent job condensing some of Pelosi’s more outrageous lies regarding Obamacare and Gruber. It’s a difficult thing to do so in a short one page article. It seems that not a day goes by when Pelosi is lying about something.

But hey, that’s what Democrat politicians do. They lie and do so with impunity. And they’re so arrogant that they don’t even care if and when they get caught.obama-liar4-266x189

It’s the nature of the modern Democrat Party.

If his mouth is open he must be lying

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