Mark Steyn: Obama’s Foreign Policy Disgrace

By Mark Stein
National Review Online

So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; that’s too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines.

The president is surrounded by delirious fanbois and fangurls screaming “We love you,” too drunk on his celebrity to understand this is the first photo-op in the aftermath of a national humiliation. No, no, a filmmaker would say; too crass, too blunt. Make them sober, middle-aged midwesterners, shocked at first, but then quiet and respectful.

The president is too lazy and cocksure to have learned any prepared remarks or mastered the appropriate tone, notwithstanding that a government that spends more money than any government in the history of the planet has ever spent can surely provide him with both a speechwriting team and a quiet corner on his private wide-bodied jet to consider what might be fitting for the occasion. So instead he sloughs off the words, bloodless and unfelt: “And obviously our hearts are broken . . . ” Yeah, it’s totally obvious.

And he’s even more drunk on his celebrity than the fanbois, so in his slapdashery he winds up comparing the sacrifice of a diplomat lynched by a pack of savages with the enthusiasm of his own campaign bobbysoxers. No, no, says the Broadway director; that’s too crude, too ham-fisted. How about the crowd is cheering and distracted, but he’s the president, he understands the gravity of the hour, and he’s the greatest orator of his generation, so he’s thought about what he’s going to say, and it takes a few moments but his words are so moving that they still the cheers of the fanbois, and at the end there’s complete silence and a few muffled sobs, and even in party-town they understand the sacrifice and loss of their compatriots on the other side of the world.

But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by “The Pimp with a Limp.” In the real State Department, the U.S. embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don’t respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.

When it comes to a flailing, blundering superpower, I am generally wary of ascribing to malevolence what is more often sheer stupidity and incompetence. For example, we’re told that, because the consulate in Benghazi was designated as an “interim facility,” it did not warrant the level of security and protection that, say, an embassy in Scandinavia would have. This seems all too plausible — that security decisions are made not by individual human judgment but according to whichever rule-book sub-clause at the Federal Agency of Bureaucratic Facilities Regulation it happens to fall under. However, the very next day the embassy in Yemen, which is a permanent facility, was also overrun, as was the embassy in Tunisia the day after. Look, these are tough crowds, as the president might say at Caesar’s Palace. But we spend more money on these joints than anybody else, and they’re as easy to overrun as the Belgian consulate.

As I say, I’m inclined to be generous, and put some of this down to the natural torpor and ineptitude of government. But Hillary Clinton and General Martin Dempsey are guilty of something worse, in the secretary of state’s weirdly obsessive remarks about an obscure film supposedly disrespectful of Mohammed and the chairman of the joint chiefs’ telephone call to a private citizen asking him if he could please ease up on the old Islamophobia.

Forget the free-speech arguments. In this case, as Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey well know, the film has even less to do with anything than did the Danish cartoons or the schoolteacher’s teddy bear or any of the other innumerable grievances of Islam. The 400-strong assault force in Benghazi showed up with RPGs and mortars: That’s not a spontaneous movie protest; that’s an act of war, and better planned and executed than the dying superpower’s response to it. Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise.

One can understand why they might do this, given the fiasco in Libya. The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a “safe house,” and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when they’ve investigated Mitt Romney’s press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press.

Government Employee Harbored Illegal Aliens in Douglas Home

Stella Peterson, an  assistant with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in  Douglas was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with harboring three illegal immigrants in her home.

Peterson’s son, Anthony Peterson, was also arrested.

“(ICE) takes all allegations of employee misconduct seriously and is fully  cooperating with the ongoing investigation by the Southern Arizona Corruption  Task Force,” ICE official Amber Cargile said in a news release.

Peterson has been put on administrative leave as the charges are investigated.

Three illegal immigrants told authorities they paid a coyote  $2,000 to $3,000 to gain entry into Arizona. They said Anthony Peterson  collected $100 from each of them for driving them to the Peterson home.

And we wonder why Americans do not trust their federal government.

Attacks on US Embassies Seen as Boost for President’s Reelection

By John Semmens: Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News

Morale in President Obama’s reelection campaign is said to be soaring since Muslim mobs have attacked US embassies in the Middle East.

“Anything that gets the dismal economic news off the front page has got to be a plus for the president,” said a campaign official who declined to be identified. “Add to this the premise that we all should be rallying around the president in a show of unity and it’s clearly a big boost for his reelection campaign.”

Obama wasted no time in an effort to exploit this perceived “lucky break” as he lambasted rival Mitt Romney’s “shoot first, aim later” response to the crisis. “Voters don’t want a president who hastily condemns actions before hearing both sides of the story,” the president asserted. “They want to be reassured that their government will take a measured approach.”

Major media spokesmen favorably contrasted the Obama Administration’s “measured” approach with Romney’s “irresponsible” and “ham-fisted” remarks. “Romney was quick to point the finger of blame at protesters, but took his sweet time before he criticized the blasphemous video for its role in the events,” said NBC’s Chuck Todd. “Compare this to President Obama’s immediate recognition of the root cause of the outbreak: disrespect for Islam. I think that when voters consider which of two candidates is more likely to take the steps needed to address the root cause of Muslim violence we’ll see a major swing in favor of reelecting the president.”

HUD Secretary Says More Taxes Needed to Subsidize Latinos

In a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan argued that taxes should be raised to support more subsidies for Latinos.

“On balance, Latinos are more apt to be tax-consumers rather than tax-payers,” Donovan pointed out. “A robust program of government investment in housing, food stamps, and welfare disproportionately benefits Latinos. The GOP’s plan to cut this spending, on the other hand, would disproportionately hurt Latinos.”

Donovan admitted that “making the case for tax hikes is not an easy one. The Republicans have done a pretty good job of making the IRS into a bogeyman. But you only need to be afraid if you’re part of the minority that pays taxes. Most Latinos, though, especially those without documents, are in the majority who are exempt from income taxes. We need to get the message out that raising these taxes is basically a free ride for most Latinos.”

In related news, the Environmental Protection Agency commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month by touting Che Guevara as “the kind of champion of social justice that Latinos everywhere can look to for inspiration. He gave his life fighting for a more equitable redistribution of wealth. Surely we can give our votes.”

Administration Finally Agrees to Give Romney Intel Briefings

While it has been customary for presidential nominees of major political parties to receive intelligence briefings during the campaign, the Obama Administration has neglected to follow this precedent until now.

“We didn’t think it’d be such a big deal,” said Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. “I mean, the President himself is hardly ever at the intel briefings. How could it be important for someone who’s not even part of the government to get this info?”

No Time for Israeli Prime Minister in Obama’s Busy Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney sought to explain President Obama’s refusal to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits the United States next week.

“There are only so many hours in a day,” Carney observed. “The President has to prioritize how he spends his time. Meeting with Mr. Netanyahu just didn’t make the cut.”

Some things that have made the cut have raised some eyebrows. Obama maintains an aggressive campaign fund-raising calendar and will make an appearance on David Letterman’s TV show.

“Look, Letterman has been a great friend to the President,” Carney said. “The guy’s in a battle for viewers every night of the week. Repaying this friendship and boosting his ratings is the honorable thing to do. And, to be honest, having millions watching the President on the show can’t hurt his reelection campaign.”

“The fund-raisers are a ‘no brainer,’” Carney continued. “The President is in the most desperate fight of his life. If he doesn’t win reelection everything he has tried to accomplish is in danger. It takes money to win elections. He shouldn’t be blamed for his efforts to get as much of it as he can.”

“It’s not as if the President has never met with Netanyahu,” Carney added. “What’s to be gained by yet another sit down with the guy? Yeah, Israel’s concerned about Iran’s nukes, yadda, yadda, yadda. But what can we do about it? Besides, given the current tensions in the region maybe creating a little more space between the United States and Israel might not be such a bad thing. I know some people would be very happy to see that.”

Sebelius’ Violation of Hatch Act Won’t Be Punished White House Says

The Hatch Act’s prohibition against campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime didn’t stop Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from making a pitch for President Obama’s reelection at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C.

“Strictly speaking, what she did was against the law,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz acknowledged. “But we also need to take into consideration her intent and prior record. Secretary Sebelius is a highly respected member of this Administration with no previous criminal record. Further, it is clear that her intent was admirable. An effort to help reelect the President serves a higher purpose. The President feels it would be inappropriate to penalize such praiseworthy behavior.”

Administration Springs into Action Following Mid-East Crisis

In the wake of numerous attacks on US embassies throughout the Mid-East, the Obama Administration has undertaken several initiatives aimed at quelling the crisis.

One of these initiatives has been to launch an investigation of those responsible for producing the video alleged to be the spark inciting the violence. Attorney General Eric Holder has already disclosed the real name and location of the individual who produced the offending video.

Holder maintained that his Department is acting within the bounds of the First Amendment. “We are not abridging anyone’s freedom of speech,” he insisted. “Mr. Nakoula has had his say without any interference from us. We are now endeavoring to smooth the way for others to freely exercise their religious beliefs.”

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the Administration’s National Security Council, contacted You Tube and Google demanding that the offensive video be suppressed. “Hurting the feelings of over a billion Muslims cannot be tolerated,” Vietor contended. “The President is determined that this misuse of the Internet must stop.”

Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey phoned Florida Pastor Terry Jones and advised him to disassociate himself with the offending video. “I wanted to impress upon him the serious national security threat posed by this video and other actions deemed to be offensive to Muslim religious sensibilities,” Dempsey said. “I also reminded him that the President has the authority to arrest and detain anyone he considers a threat to national security.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hastened to reassure the Egyptian Government that their failure to prevent the attack on our embassy will not endanger a planned shipment of over a billion dollars in US foreign aid. She also urged him not to overreact to suggestions that US Marines guarding our embassies be allowed to carry loaded weapons. “I would caution President Mursi to remember that it is only a suggestion at this point,” Clinton reminded. “For now we will study the matter. And we will certainly get his buy-in before we go ahead.”

Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney urged Muslims “to direct their wrath not at the US Government, but at the right wing extremists who callously offend their religion. They need to recognize that President Obama is the best friend they could have in the White House and refrain from doing anything that might give aid and comfort to his opponent during the weeks before our elections.”

Secretary Urges Calm in Midst of Report that Ambassador Was Raped Before He Was Murdered

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endeavored to moderate American outrage over reports that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was raped before he was killed by Libyans who attacked the US Embassy.

“Horrific as this may sound to us, I have been informed that this practice is not that unusual for the region,” Clinton said. “I am told that the fact that former dictator Muammar Qaddafi was dispatched by Libyan rebels using the same protocol should be construed as a sign of respect for the Ambassador.”

“To us the rape was disgusting, but was it any more disgusting than the sacrilegious video that provoked the attack?” Clinton asked. “Rather than ramping up the cycle of resentment on both sides, perhaps we should consider whether these atrocities offset one another and hit the ‘reset button’ with our Muslim allies.”

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Michelle Obama’s DNC Convention Lies: Gi-Normous Whoppers

Michelle Obama, speaking at the recent Democrat National Convention, delivered an amazing series of lies about her famous husband:

And as I got to know Barack, I realized that even though he’d grown up all the way across the country, he’d been brought up just like me. … But when Barack started telling me about his family – that’s when I knew I had found a kindred spirit, someone whose values and upbringing were so much like mine. You see, Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions but who had given us something far more valuable – their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves.

Michelle’s Lie One:even though he’d grown up all the way across the country.”

Barack didn’t grow up all the way across the country. He grew up in Indonesia. One of most the powerful parts of 2016 is the visual impact of seeing what Indonesia looks like, to realize this is the place where Obama spent his most formative childhood years. It is not America.

Michelle’s Half-Lie Two:he’d been brought up just like me.”The true part of this is that both Obama and Michelle were brought up to despise America. They and their families had the same dream of redistributive “justice” for blacks. Obama’s life passion has been overcoming what he sees as America’s twin problems of racial and economic oppression. His goal, from the days he attended socialist conferences to becoming a community organizer, a state senator, and our president, has remained consistent. He wants to radically transform America from a free-market country based on equal opportunity and individual achievement to a European socialist model plus, with guaranteed income and all the big-government programs that tear down the wealthy and raise up the poor, evening out society in the name of social justice and equality. Journalist Ed Klein, author of The Amateur, Barack Obama in the White House, says Michelle is “even further to the left than her husband.”

The false part of it is that Michelle was brought up in an intact family, in a homogenous community, secure in her self-identity. Her father worked hard, was a ward boss, and was even able to save some money to help her at Princeton.

Obama’s had a deprived childhood, but not materially. His parents didn’t even date. His mother took him away from Hawaii and from his father a few weeks after he was born. He didn’t meet his father until Obama was ten. He didn’t get unconditional love or any kind of love at all from his father.

His mother married an Indonesian, then fought with him when he abandoned political purity for a good job with an American company. Ann Dunham was too interested in being an anthropologist to be a stay-at-home mom in Indonesia. According to the New York Times, Ann Dunham did hire a nanny to care for her young son — the “tranny nanny,” an openly homosexual man who carried on an affair with a local butcher.

Obama was miserable and lonely in Indonesia, teased for being black and fat.

His mother taught Obama to disrespect the stepfather he lived with as a sell-out and idolize his mythical Marxist anti-colonialist Kenyan father. She sent Obama off to live with his grandparents as a lonely pre-teen, rather than living with her son.

D’Souza has a voiceover by Obama himself, reading his own memoir, explaining that his mother taught Obama to disrespect the stepfather he lived with as a sell-out and idolize his mythical Marxist anti-colonialist Kenyan father. She sent Obama off to live with his grandparents as a lonely pre-teen, rather than living with her son.

Frank Marshall Davis, according to Obama’s memoir, counseled Obama not to trust white people.

Michelle’s Lie Three:

[Our two families] didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did … in fact, they admired it. They simply believed in that fundamental American promise that, even if you don’t start out with much, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids.

All of Obama’s parental figures were leftists — his grandfather; Frank Marshall Davis, his god-awful Communist father-substitute; his leftie mother and his absent Marxist father. Obama was taught by everyone he loved that American is unjust. He embraced their teaching that the highest calling in the world was to bring down the rich and make them pay, give their money to the poor, and bring America down to size on the world stage.

Michelle’s Lie Four:

We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make … that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself. We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters…that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules … and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.

Obama didn’t do hard work. He was a slacker. According to his own memoir, corroborated by interviews with people who knew him and by archives from leftist organizations at the University of Chicago, Obama drifted in a druggie haze through high school and college, a tortured soul who wanted to be an authentic American black and felt he wasn’t due to his white middle-class family. He latched on to revolutionary politics as a way to prove his loyalty to black suffering. He was driven to keep alive his fictive tie to his absent father and his father’s dream of Marxist justice.

After a lackluster performance in prep school, he went to a middling college and continued his druggie ways, hanging out, he says in his memoir, with Marxist professors. He doesn’t believe that anyone earns his achievements: “you didn’t build that” is deep in his psyche. He didn’t even build his own life.

Obama was accepted on the Harvard Law Review after they adopted an affirmative action policy that dropped the grade point requirements for the honor. He didn’t earn that.

He was elected president of the Review. He was wrongly praised as the “first” black student to be president of the Law Review — since the 1920s, which is never mentioned. It was such a big deal that it made national headlines. This one success led to job offers and book offers, and years later it was quoted as one of Obama’s highest achievements and qualifications for the White House. Democrats did not learn, or want to learn, that Obama was also the first Harvard Law Review president to not write a single signed article for the Review. Hard work? Only in manipulating his fellow students to get elected to a post he could not fill.

It was on the basis of being the first black Law Review president that Obama was given a $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations. He never delivered. First he changed the book to a memoir, but he was not able to write that, either. No worry. Harvard law graduate Obama had already spent the money, but he begged poverty to be allowed to keep the advance and did. According to Jack Cashill, he got Bill Ayers to write a memoir for him, which he sold to another publisher for $40,000. (He did not pay the first publisher back.)

Obama was given a job as a lecturer at the University of Chicago based on the same slim qualification of being a black law review editor at Harvard. This lecture position was relabeled by himself and the press as being a constitutional law professor, an impressive title he never earned.

Hard work, honesty, integrity, truth — not so much.

Michelle’s Lie Five:

We learned about gratitude and humility — that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean … and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.

Gratitude and humility — just the qualities everyone associates with Obama.

From this Sunday’s New York Times:

“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

Michelle’s Lie Six:

Barack’s grandmother started out as a secretary at a community bank … and she moved quickly up the ranks … but like so many women, she hit a glass ceiling. And for years, men no more qualified than she was — men she had actually trained – were promoted up the ladder ahead of her, earning more and more money while Barack’s family continued to scrape by. But day after day, she kept on waking up at dawn to catch the bus…arriving at work before anyone else … giving her best without complaint or regret. And she would often tell Barack, “So long as you kids do well, Bar, that’s all that really matters.” Like so many American families, our families weren’t asking for much. … if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids.

Michelle wants us to imagine Obama’s grandmother as an exploited secretary waiting for the bus, a victim, not “asking for much,” just for a chance to build a better life for her children, but cheated by an unfair system that Obama is trying to correct.

His grandmother was vice president of a bank, the second largest in the state. She came from a middle-class family. She sent him to Hawaii’s most prestigious prep school.

Barack didn’t grow up in a disadvantaged family. His mother was a professional woman with an advanced degree. His stepfather worked for an American oil company in Indonesia.

Michelle did say one true thing about Barack:

So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions, and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago.

That is exactly the message of D’Souza’s film, and Stanley Kurtz’s book Radical-in-Chief, and every in-depth and honest analysis of Obama’s life story. He has remained true to himself.

That is the tragedy and the danger to America.

Source: Karin McQuillan, “Michelle Obama Pants on Fire”American Thinker

If I Were Running for President …

I’d make the following speech:

It’s a rare privilege for me to stand here today as a candidate to serve you in the people’s house. And as a candidate, I have a solemn responsibility to you to do the right thing … to work for you … to protect your interests … and to make America America again.

Let me ask you a crucial question. When you look at Washington, what do you see?

Do you see a dysfunctional district detached from the laws and responsibilities that Americans live with day to day?

Where bureaucrats find it all too easy to waste your tax dollars?

Where millions upon millions of citizen dollars are misspent and unaccounted for?

Where hundreds of thousands of stimulus dollars are allegedly creating a handful of low-paying jobs … in non-existent congressional districts?

Do you see a city where ethics, morality and integrity are sorely lacking? And corruption is rampant?

Are you as fed up with Washington as I am?

I thought so.

If elected, I will …

  • Starve funding for ObamaCare until it is repealed.
  • Return the $716 billion to Medicare this president plans to use toward ObamaCare. I’ll stop Medicare fraud immediately, I won’t wait until 2014 as this president says he’ll do!
  • I’ll fire the 16,500 IRS agents hired to harass you into compliance with ObamaCare.
  • Pull the plug on IPAB and give death panels a quick burial.
  • Demand accountability from federal agencies and employees across the board. Those employees who don’t comply will not last long. The federal government work place will not be scheduling any more trips to Las Vegas to party on your dime.  Pornography in the government work place will not be tolerated.
  • Report to you monthly on government waste and steps I’ve taken personally to stop it.
  • Rebuild the U.S. military … to give them the resources they need to protect you … and defend liberty.
  • Promote America’s exceptionalism and virtues … and advocate for freedom around the world.
  • Incentivize all legitimate sources of domestic energy.
  • Fill my administration with hard-working, respectable Americans who have paid their taxes and continue to pay their taxes.
  • Give you an honest day’s work every day. And demand the same from everyone working for the federal government, from custodians to agency heads.
  • Make sure all key decision makers in Washington are accountable to oversight.
  • Defend marriage from all legal attacks – including the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Stop funding overseas abortions.
  • Protect your religious freedom. And protect the religious freedom of chaplains serving our men and women in the military.
  • Protect our borders from those who refuse to apply properly for immigration.
  • Applaud all who invest in business to create jobs for Americans so they can provide for their families.
  • Surround myself – and fill my cabinet — with Americans who are representative of Main Street.
  • Establish a tax rate that is fair to all Americans.
  • Limit the excessive regulations and taxation driving American industry overseas.
  • I will work with educators across the nation to ensure that children can read and excel in all subject areas. To be competitive in the world, I will demand improvement as a nation in math and sciences. I will hold the Department of Education accountable for measureable improvement each year. I will be a hands-on president in education.
  • I will demand a balanced federal budget each and every year. As long as we have a national deficit, there will have to be cuts across the board until we get our house in order. Just as you do with your personal finances. Government will be held accountable in its spending from Day One of my administration. I will be a hands-on president in federal finance.
  • We  must turn around the housing crisis in America. I will be a hands-on president as long as we have this crisis hanging over our heads.
  • I will promote free enterprise capitalism at home and abroad. I will return Government Motors to private ownership.
  • I’ll be marching for life in Washington every January. We must make abortion unthinkable and comfort those in crisis pregnancies with positive options, such as adoption. Killing over a      million defenseless American boys and girls each year is a tragedy beyond measure. Abortion is not the avenue to national prosperity or the blessings of our Creator.
  • Repair and uphold America’s friendship with Israel. Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel.
  • Decrease funding for the United Nations.
  • On my sworn oath, I will uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

If elected, I will not …

  • Apologize for the murderous actions of terrorists and mob violence.  I’m less concerned about their feelings than I am about American lives.
  • I will not allow drug smugglers to enter the country through our borders.
  • Play one hour of golf while 23 million Americans are unable to feed and insure their families.
  • Raise taxes.
  • Use your tax dollars to haul a clunker out of someone’s garage.
  • Use your tax dollars to give golf carts away.
  • Negotiate with, or fund terrorists.
  • Give your tax dollars to foreign nations for oil exploration.
  • Throw away your tax dollars on companies going out of business.
  • Stockpile my administration with unaccountable czars.
  • Use the government to harass political opponents.
  • Give your money to Planned Parenthood or any other organization committing abortions.
  • Neither I nor my family will take more than 3 weeks of vacation time in a year.  The office of the presidency should not be used as a free ticket to unlimited luxury vacations.
  • I will not demonize achievers and those who take risks and invest in business to create jobs for Americans. I will not engage in class warfare.
  • I will not pressure lenders to make risky loans.
  • I will have no part of socialism. It is a consistent loser.
  • I will not bail out any failing business. Because you cannot afford it.
  • I will not harm the economy by issuing crippling fines or forcing companies to close down because they won’t fund abortion. The president’s abortion pill mandate is deplorable.
  • I will not support the radical policies and movements at the United Nations.
  • And finally, I will not allow the federal government to get in the way of Americans honestly trying to go about their lives and business.

Please join with me to make America America again! God bless you, and God bless America!

Out of Stater Crandall Aims to Hold Senate Seat in Absentia

Arizona Senate candidate Rich Crandall is hoping to get re-elected to the legislature in November. He narrowly won the GOP primary two weeks ago despite …

  • moving his wife and 7 children to Utah
  • purchasing a house in Sandy, Utah
  • committing to schooling in Tennesse
  •  renting an apartment in District 16 only to “qualify” to run
  • he has no other “ties” to District 16
  • he took a job in New York that required he abandon his legislative duties before the Senate session ended
  • he plans to expand his business in Utah
  • he was rarely present to vote on bills

Something is seriously wrong when this kind of scandal is allowed to go unpunished. Arizona citizens demand better. Arizona citizens deserve representation from Arizonans committed to Arizona. A state resident requirement is sorely needed.

Worsley Calls Arizona a Police State

The 2013 Arizona Legislative session is still months off, but a Republican candidate for the Senate is seriously mischaracterizing the party’s approach to the border invasion.

Bob Worsley won the Republican primary race for Senate in District 25 two weeks ago. He hasn’t been elected yet, but he’s already the darling of the left-stream media for bucking the Republican Party.

That isn’t stopping him from advocating for a soft policy on drug smugglers and others who enter the country illegally. Read how Worsley characterizes his focus, in an interview with the Arizona Republic.

“This is a significant shift away from what looks like a hard-hearted, harsh-enforcement police state versus being sensitive to a multicultural population that we have with some compassion and keeping families together,” Worsley said.

Worsley is seriously mistaken. There has never been a “hard-hearted, harsh enforcement police state” approach to the serious problem. To claim such a radical stance ever existed is to exaggerate in the wildest terms.

And Worsley is out of touch with mainstream opinion in Arizona and the United States. Arizonans and Americans support Senate Bill 1070, which is a mirror image of federal law.

We warn the Republican Party not to accept Worsley’s capitulation to people who commit felonies to sneak into the United States. A better message, Bob, would be to encourage all considering illegal entry in the U.S. to fill out an immigration application, then wait in line for their turn to come here legally.

And, Mr. Worsley, if you want to see a real police state, look to China and North Korea.

If I Were President

I would address the nation on television this evening:

Today two United States embassies were attacked by lawless mobs in the Middle East. In response, U.S. military forces are taking appropriate actions to deal with those showing themselves to be enemies of the American people. After consulting with my cabinet and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in emergency session, after demanding Egyptian and Libyan authorities guarantee the safety of our personnel in these embassies, our forces are moving swiftly and aggressively to protect our interests in those nations. The outrageous actions of lawless citizens in these nations will not be taken lightly and will not stand.

Our embassies throughout the Middle East and our Mediterranean forces are all on heightened alert. For any nation or terrorist organization to assume they can engage in mob or terrorist actions against vital U.S. interests without serious repercussions will be a serious mistake.

I have contacted the family of the American who was killed and expressed my sympathies to them as well as thanking them for his service to his country. I ask for your prayers for the family and for the safety and security of our embassy personnel in Egypt, Libya and around the world.

The American resolve is strong and attempts to harm American citizens or our allies will be met with fierce resistance. We are monitoring the situation throughout the night and will respond in strength to any and all attacks on the United States or our allies.

I met moments ago with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the volatile situation with regard to Iran. Israel and the United States are united in our opposition to Iran’s serious threats and its nuclear build-up. The relationship between Israel and the United States is strong and healthy. My door is always open to Prime Minister Netanyahu. As I told him this evening, an attack on our friend Israel will be regarded as an attack on the United States and will not be met with indecision, but with force. No one should underestimate the resolve of America to defend liberty, here at home, on foreign shores, or against our allies.

My administration will continue to inform you on our work to protect America’s vital interests.

May God bless America