Lies Dominated 2010 State of the Union Address

Only hours away from a 2011 State of the Union address during which President Barack Obama is, unbelievably, expected to either call for more spending or propose partial freeze (which is it?), I decided to revisit the effort that earned him so much criticism — as a liar — in 2010.

During that speech, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was caught on camera (see video above) shaking his head in disagreement and then mouthing the words, “Not true,” in response to President Obama saying, “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the flood gates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.”

The president was, of course, referring to the Court’s Jan. 21 ruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC when the court rendered the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation void and made it clear that corporations have First Amendment free speech rights that translate into the ability to contribute to political campaigns.

One day after the speech, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) reacted with a back-handed compliment for the president during a radio interview with Joe Kelley of Tulsa radio station KRMG which I highlighted in this post.

“This guy can say things that aren’t true with greater conviction than anyone I’ve ever seen,” said Senator Inhofe.

Comparing President Obama’s 2010 speech to the first SOTU address by Bill Clinton, Inhofe said he honestly thinks that Obama is better.

“When he says things that he knows are not right, we know these are his weakest points and he tries to make them into his strongest points, things like we will do our work openly,” Senator Inhofe explained, “everybody knows, Joe, that all these deals on his government-run health care were done literally behind closed doors.”

Senator Inhofe also criticized the president for devoting only seven of 70 minutes on national security and for trying to appear as if he’s committed to tax cuts when he was the one who tried to pass huge tax increases related to health care reform and cap and trade legislation.

Can’t wait for reactions to tonight’s SOTU.  Expectations remain low.

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Wyoming Billionaire Speaks Truth to Power

A writer for BusinessWeek once suggested Foster Friess “may be the longest-surviving successful growth-stock picker, having navigated markets for 36 years, in his own firm since 1974.”  I consider the Wyoming billionaire a staunch advocate for private-sector solutions and a great source for sound advice that comes from a Christian world view. [Note: I used the headline above, hoping to attract some of the liberals who love to use the phrase, "speak truth to power."]

In the video below, Friess talks to an Arizona Tea Party audience about the 10th Amendment, about the implications of the recently-passed government-run health care legislation (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”) and more.

Foster Friess at Arizona Tea Party… from Foster Friess on Vimeo.

SEE ALSO: If you like what Friess had to say in the video above, check out the other BMW posts in which he appeared on the virtual pages of this blog.

Protesters Outline ObamaCare-Related Fears

Early this afternoon, I asked individuals at the weekly anti-socialism rally in O’Fallon, Mo., to share their greatest fears now that President Barack Obama has signed government-run health care (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”) into law.

In response, they shared concerns about rationing of health care and the possibility of receiving no health care at all.

They shared fears about losing their ability to choose doctors and treatments and about being able to afford the care they need.

Most often, however, they shared deep-seeded fears about the future of their country and their children and grandchildren who will inherit trillions of dollars of debt.

To read other posts about the weekly anti-socialism rallies in the St. Louis suburb, click here.

To learn more about the group behind the rallies, visit K-N-Patriots.org.

President Barack Obama Signs Health Care Bill

I visited the White House web site today, saw the image (below) and, immediately, “sucker punch” came to my mind.  As much as I would like to do so, however, I cannot accurately use that term to describe President Barack Obama’s signing of health care legislation today. After all, we had plenty of warning?

According to Merriam-Webster, the term “sucker punch” means “to punch (a person) suddenly without warning and often without apparent provocation.”  And we had plenty of warning.

Appearing yesterday on Fox Business Network with Neal Cavuto, Rev. Al Sharpton reminded viewers of that fact just after the 3-minute mark of the video below:

“The American people voted for a man running for president who said, ‘I will do health care reform,’” Sharpton reminded Cavuto.

According to recent public opinion survey by Rasmussen Reports™, however, it appears many Americans regret having voted for Obama’s “hope and change”:

Communist Goals Being Met

Many on the political Left remain skeptical about claims from people on the Right that the passage of so-called health care reform (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”) will give socialism a stronger-than-ever foothold in the United States.  Perhaps they’ll change their mind after taking a look at at 47-year-old entry into the Congressional Record that shows communist goals — perhaps worse than socialism — are being met.

Flashback to Jan. 10, 1963, when U.S. Rep. Albert S. Herlong Jr. (D-Fla.) entered into the Congressional Record 45 items described as “Communist Goals” that he had excerpted from “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen.

“Come on!  Communist goals?” you ask incredulously.

Yes, communist goals.

As a former Air Force officer who served during the last few years of the Cold War, I’ve told people for years that I did not believe communism, as best embodied by the former Soviet Union, had died and was no longer a threat.  Instead, I told them it was simply following a different, non-violent path.  Apparently, I was on the same philosophical “sheet of music” as Congressman Herlong.

Consider item #3 on the list:

Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US would be a demonstration of “moral strength.”

As the people the Heritage Foundation, producers of the documentary, 33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age (above), know all too well, President Barack Obama is slashing missile defense and other key weapons systems while our enemies and potential adversaries continue their own efforts.

And what about item #29 on the list:

Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

During a September 2001 radio interview, then Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama used words such as “imperfect”, reflecting “deep flaws” and containing “blind spots” to describe the Constitution.

Finally, take a look at item #32 on the list:

Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

ObamaCare, if it becomes law, involves a government takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy represented by the nation’s health care system.

Of course, there are 43 more items on the list, and many of them have already been crossed off the list and filed under “mission accomplished.”  How many more must we see crossed off the list before enough freedom-loving Americans “see the light” and take action?

Did Stupak Sell Us Out for Airport Funds?

A loyal reader forwarded a link to this news release issued by U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) two days ago.  Makes one wonder if the faux-life congressman sold out the country for a miniscule $726,409 in grants for airports in his district.

Whether he admits it or not, Congressman Stupak did sell out Americans on a health care bill estimated to cost us at least $940 million.  STUPAK IS AS STUPAK DOES.

Now, We Have Proof: STUPAK IS AS STUPAK DOES

Proof that Stupak is as Stupak does:  U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said he’s voting for the liberal left’s health care reform bill (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”) after reaching an agreement with President Barack Obama.  Now, President Obama will likely begin federal funding of abortion via executive order though he says otherwise.

It’s just about time to break out the pitchforks!