ALOHA, ALL!! On Wednesday, the ObamaCare Tax comes up for a repeal vote in the House. Of course, it will be a symbolic vote since it will likely carry in the GOP-controlled House, but fail in the Dem-controlled Senate (that is, if Prince Harry Reid even decides to even put it forward.) But the vote is important: it puts Representatives on record regarding their support of the largest tax increase in American history. Here’s one of the best analyses I’ve seen on how the GOP should effectively use the ObamaCare Tax as a campaign issue: The Achilles Heel of Obamacare and Obama – Pat Caddell ”Let Democrats vote in favor of more IRS power in 2012, now that everyone knows that the beating heart of Obamacare is ObamaTax. So one more time: Republicans should seize on the ObamaTax issue–and the entire package of taxes–to remind the voters that the Democrats misled the public in 2010, and, indeed, they are misleading the public still. Taxes are the anvil on which to hammer the Democrats. And dishonesty is that hammer. It’s the tax issue that resonates, twinned inevitably, of course, with the trust issue.” And: If Obamacare Isn’t Repealed, How Will It Affect You?
In Other News…
Another important vote in the House this week. House GOP Looks To speed US Mining of Rare-Earth Minerals ”The House is poised to pass legislation (HR 4402) aimed at streamlining the approval process for permits to mine for rare-earth minerals, a bill that responds to increased demand for rare earths around the world, as well as China’s export restraints for these minerals.”
Beanbags. Yeah, that should work. Outrage: Eric Holder Disarmed Brian Terry While Arming His Killers (Shaka to Carl for the link) ”For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags — not bullets — at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011.”
Just when you thought she couldn’t look any more ridiculous.….Debbie Dimwit raises/lowers the bar! First, on why she hasn’t released her tax returns even thought she keeps pushing Romney to release more than he has.
Next, she says she’s pretty “happy” with how we’re doing on the jobs front. Ah Debbie……time to retire.
Sound like a broken record? It turns out the Obama administration has been telling us to “not read too much into one monthly jobs report” more than once. Like about 41 times (shaka to Carl, again): Broken Record, Broken Promises ”But after 41 straight months of unemployment over 8%, you don’t have to read between the lines to see the truth. President Obama’s policies have failed to get America working again.” #obamaisntworking
His kind of town….Chicago is. In Obama’s Chicago, A Trayvon Martin Every Day ”When more Americans are killed in the president’s hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff?”
OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but …
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.
Obama interview with George Stephanopoulos, September 20, 2009
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!! 118 Days And Counting!!!
ALOHA, ALL!! I’m sure most of you are languishing over the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare today. I’m not. In fact, I’ve told hubby that I wish the Supreme Court would uphold it. You think I’ve lost my mind or been smoking the pakalolo that Barry fancied (likely still does)? No. Consider this:
- Polls show that Obamacare is wildly unpopular: Obamacare: 0-98 Those who were on the fence about whether to vote for Obama or Romney in November now have a clear choice. Romney will repeal Obamacare. We know what Barry will do as well.
- The left had been ramping up an anti-SCOTUS narrative about how the Court was too “extreme” (i.e. in their minds too right-wing.) With Chief Justice John Roberts being the deciding factor in upholding Obamacare, that narrative is toast. Gone. History. Bye Bye.
- By looking unbiased and not desiring to interfere with the decision of elected officials, Roberts shows sanity. Those voters who were on the fence about Obama v. Romney can now contrast the legal expertise and dedication of a true conservative on the Court (Roberts) against a true liberal on the Court (Ginsburg.) Just like the above point, this removes the Obama campaign narrative that Justices appointed by Republican presidents are extreme. Therefore, re-electing Obama to appoint more mainstream Justices is moot. (Yes, people WILL contrast Roberts & Ginsburg. One is brilliant the other is a moon bat.) Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: I Wouldn’t Use US Constitution As A Model
- By declaring that Obamacare is indeed a tax (and not applicable under The Commerce Clause) it shows even more how the American people were lied to and bamboozled by Obama, Pelosi and their ilk. Let’s look back to what Obama said in 2009:
But heck….why listen to me. Here’s what Dick Morris has to say (I find it odd that he and I agree on so many things but hey, glad it’s him and not James Carville!)
NOW MORE THAN EVER – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!!
FINAL THOUGHT: ”We do not consider whether the act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the nation’s elected leaders.” And: “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” Chief Justice John Roberts, writing the Majority Opinion on Obamacare
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
ALOHA, ALL!!! If there was any doubt that Barack Obama wanted to be a tyrannical despot, it was completely erased this week. Obama had the nerve to chastise the Supreme Court while they deliberate the fate of Obamacare. Not only was this an over-reaching and inappropriate move by Obama, it gave insight into what 4 more years of his reign would entail. More intimidation of those who dare to challenge him. More blatant disregard of the Constitution. More lies and Chicago thug tactics. Had enough yet?
Obama: I sure hope the Supreme Court doesn’t do something unprecedented by striking down ObamaCare « Hot Air ”This is just Obama laying the narrative groundwork for the benefit of all the non-lawyers watching at home who don’t know enough to fact check him. He wants to plant the idea that striking down the mandate would be the most unique, extraordinary, sensational, unbelievable, unprecedented decision in Supreme Court history evah so that, if it does happen, people will regard it as illegitimate and that’ll hopefully rally them to turn out in the fall.”
Mark Levin has something to say: Mark Levin methodically rips apart Obama’s SCOTUS intimidation statement » The Right Scoop ”Mark Levin goes through Obama’s statement today, segment by segment, and does the job the MSM won’t do in pointing out the lies and truths in Obama’s statement.”
Smackdown! One judge calls Obama’s bluff: Appeals court fires back at Obama’s comments on health care case – Crossroads – CBS News ”In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.”
More examples of Obama’s tyrannical rule: Red Tape Rising: Obama-Era Regulations ”During the three years of the Obama Administration, a total of 106 new major regulations have been imposed at a cost of more than $46 billion annually, and nearly $11 billion in one-time implementation costs. This amount is about five times the cost imposed by the prior Administration of George W. Bush.” And Obama has the gall to criticize the Supreme Court as unelected officials making decisions?
Either Obama is blatantly disrespecting the law or he has no idea how the separation of powers is intended to work. A brilliant Constitutional law professor? I think not.
Four more years? Barack Obama Warns Americans about His Second Term as President of the United States – Godfather Politics ”Believe it or not, Obama has held back many of his desired policies for a second term. His main goal at this point is get re-elected. He doesn’t want to do anything too drastic that would hurt his chances of re-election.”
In Obama’s second term….if we’re dumb enough to re-elect him…”
Obama Attacks Ryan Budget in Associated Press Speech ”If you’re looking for an iron-clad indictment of Barack Obama’s failed fiscal policies, you don’t have to look much farther than the President’s own words in a speech he delivered yesterday at the Associated Press luncheon in Washington, D.C.”
The Vetting – Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots ”Valerie Jarrett is not only one of President Barack Obama’s closest advisors; she also is one of the most radical, with close connections to the Chicago left that nurtured Obama in his early political career.”
Obama Campaign Accepting Contributions From Phony Donors? Disables Credit Card Verification, Accepts Donation From ‘Nidal Hasan’… – Common American Journal ”If this story sounds familiar it’s because Team Obama did the same thing in 2008.”
Sebelius: Youth Violence Leads to Asthma and Obesity | CNSNews.com ”Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday that youth violence is a “chronic health issue” that can lead to asthma, obesity, or depression…”
And Obama mentor Bill Ayers surfaces from under a rock once again…Wakes up every day hoping to kill capitalism.
Final Thought: “Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.” Winston Churchill
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
ALOHA, ALL! It’s finally here – Obamacare gets its day(s) in court. Here are a few links that will help sort out all the legalese. Interesting how something that was already confusing and pedantic can become even more so.
The Obamacare Hydra | FrontPage Magazine ”The Hydra was a mythical swamp beast whose multiple heads grew back after being severed. Obamacare is a real Washington monster whose countless hidden bureaucracies keep sprouting forth even after they’re rooted out.” Michelle Malkin hits it out of the park again with this one!
What to Expect During the Supreme Court Hearings for Obamacare ”Six hours of oral argument will be conducted in four sessions, spread over three days. That’s what the Supreme Court has allocated for the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).” This gives a day-by-day account of what to expect.
In Pictures: The Impact of Obamacare ”The Heritage Foundation’s re-launched version of “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through new charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on Americans.” This is a great resource! Shows that the so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is anything but.
Short and to the point (OK…the guy needs a stylist but you can’t arg
The GOP has no healthcare plan? Right. Republicans Have A Radical Plan To Reform Health Care, But They Are Afraid To Talk About It – Investors.com ”What makes this Republican approach so radical is that it would replace all government tax and spending subsidies for the purchase of private health insurance with a fixed-sum tax credit — essentially giving every American the same number of dollars to apply to their health insurance, regardless of where they obtain it.” Gee, that could NEVER work now could it?!
Final Thought: ”This is a big f—ing deal.” Classy Joe Biden after the passage of Obamacare in May, 2010
And NEVER forget Ms. First Class herself, Nancy Nitwit!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
ALOHA, ALL!! Lots of lies & mischief…..I mean news… to cover so let’s get to it.
Barry’s Bountiful Budget – Turns out it’s good news for those who want big government. Not so good news for the rest of us. Great quote from Investor’s Business Daily: ”What do you call a budget that boosts spending $227 billion, adds $329 billion to an already huge deficit, and does nothing to fix the entitlement crisis? If you’re President Obama, it’s called “fiscal responsibility.”
President’s Budget Eliminates Funding for D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Why should poor kids have a choice? Sasha & Malia get to go to private schools and Barry himself benefitted from the best private school in Hawaii. Enuff said.
White House’s Jack Lew Spins Truth in Defending Obama’s Budget This guy must have whiplash from his warp speed spinning!
And To Combat The “Lies” The Truth Squads Are Back!
OOPS! Another lie uncovered. ObamaCare Architect: Premiums to Soar | FrontPage Magazine ”…MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, the chief architect of ObamaCare, backtracked on the analysis he performed two years ago. He told officials in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado the price of insurance premiums will “dramatically increase” under the reforms.”
OOPS! Part II. Debt Has Climbed $4.47T Since Obama Released First Budget—Calling for ‘A New Era of Responsibility’ | CNSnews.com “On Feb. 26, 2009, as Obama released his budget for fiscal 2010, the national debt stood at $10.88 trillion. At the close of business on Feb. 9, 2012, the national debt stood at $15.36 trillion.”
Rick Still Rolling. All Tied Up Between Romney and Santorum
Say Yes Tim!!
A Breath of Fresh, Patriotic Air!! Pete Hegseth is home from Afghanistan and considering a run for Senate: Home in Minnesota… ”What an amazing feeling. Dropping my green duffle bags on the kitchen floor and kissing my wife and son. Home. ” You can also follow him on Facebook: Minnesotans for Pete Hegseth
Amen!!! A Majority of Catholics Got What They Voted For ”For over 40 years you’ve been funding, via the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, community organizations with progressive political agendas that convinced you that your religious world and your public policy world were two separate entities. You wanted universal health care? Well, so did they. Never mind the pesky little business of abortion and family planning funding. But here it is, back at you!” Are they finally waking up? 59% of Catholics Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance – Rasmussen Reports™
Lest We Forget. This is an oldie but a goodie – we could add so many more lies to this clip now!
Final Thought: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”― Adolf Hitler
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
ALOHA, ALL! Wednesday is the day the House will vote to repeal Obamacare. Is it a lost cause? Hardly. It puts every Congress person on record as to where he or she stands on this issue, after hearing from constituents for a year. Will they listen? Is it any wonder the Dems don’t want this vote? They are shaking in the boots – have no doubts. Chances are pretty good it will pass the House, but then what happens in the Senate? Some are optimistic that all is not lost in the Senate because a number of Dems are up for re-election next year and they want to keep their cushy jobs (think Claire McCaskill, where 70% of the voters decided they don’t want nationalized healthcare, and she voted FOR it. Having second thoughts this time, Claire?) So here’s some information from you about who is on the fence and what happens after Wednesday.
Big health bucks roll in for K St. – TheHill.com (i.e. the lobbyists & lawyers are getting rich.)
List of 27 States Suing Over Obamacare | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News The list is growing!!!!!
If you want to make calls, FreedomWorks has made it easy:
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! As you get ready for the weekend, I thought you might want to know what the new Congress has been up to:
Marsha Blackburn & 46 co-sponsors introduce legislation to rein in the EPA: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules – The Hill’s E2-Wire.
No more czars???? Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential ‘czars’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration. Here’s a czar list from Glen Beck.
Investigations starting into DOJ & the New Black Panther case: Right Turn – EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Lamar Smith issues first DOJ oversight letter.
Oh yeah….now that the CBO is getting the right numbers, it turns out repealing 0bamacare would actually reduce spending: The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : BREAKING: CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion. But didn’t Nancy Nitwit say that reduced spending & deficit reduction was her “mantra”???? (Maybe she doesn’t know what mantra means, poor dear.) Here’s a GREAT look into the left-wing loony brain that may give some insight on how they think: Inside The Lefty Brain (Thanks to Rob – a definite non-lefty – for the link!)
Check out Paul Ryan’s graph of the REAL costs of 0bamacare: Costly Consequences of Healthcare Overhaul
UPDATE: THERE’S EVEN MORE! This link was just sent to me by the Sam Adams Alliance. There were actually 21 new bills introduced by the new GOP leadership dealing with taxes, spending & 0bamacare: Yesterday in Congress (BTW, note the lame bills introduced by Dems.)
And finally – this screen shot from John Boehner’s Facebook page:
Big Announcement – Welcome to Comically Incorrect by Antonio Branco!!! Antonio does some great political cartoons and I’ll be featuring them here on the HDR. There is also a link to his site right under Lady Liberty on the top right of the page. Thanks Antonio!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!!!
“The construction applied … to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power … ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers.” –Thomas Jefferson