Sunday, December 29, 2013

MORT's meanderings

Don't say, 'Christmas'.  That's an order.
Here's what our Armed Forces have come to, in the era of Obama:
Recently, a military 'diversity training officer' instructed a group of U.S. soldiers at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, not to use the word, 'Christmas'.  The soldiers wanted to organize an annual Christmas football tournament.  An official of the 'Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute' told them they were to use the term, 'Holiday Tournament', instead.     Wonderful.   Brilliant.
I served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WW2.  I do remember the enormous effort put forth by civilians to produce all the weapons and machinery needed to fight the war - and I was witness to our Armed Forces who fought like demons and who were ultimately successful in defeating  the combined forces of the Axis of Tyranny - Hitler's Germany in Europe and the fanatical Japanese in the Pacific.  I remember that, clearly.
But, I don't  remember any such stupidity as a department called, the 'Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute' contributing to either the civilian or military effort.  How in hell did we ever win that war without the sage guidance of Obama-created  lunacies such as this?   
Quite obviously, Generals Eisenhower, Marshall and Patton and Admirals King, Nimitz and Halsey didn't have the advantage of Commander-in-Chief  Barack Hussein Obama's brilliant military genius.  How did they do it without him?  Astonishing.
God help us in purging this nation of such ultra-leftist, atheistic, nitwits - cowardly elected officials in the Congress - and the Obama-supported  encroachment of militant Islam-Jihad into every aspect of our Society.  We'll surely need divine intervention if we are to face, defeat & destroy this scourge of miscreant political correctness, gone wild.  
Anyone care to join me in prayer this Christmas and into the New Year?  Then, after prayer, in standing tall, screaming to the rooftops and performing as those courageous  civilians & military did during WW2, but this time to rid Washington, D.C. of the corrupt freaks & frauds and put into elected office, principled men & women. True patriots who will respect and protect our Constitution, our Liberty and our American way of life.
MORT KUFF  © 12-25-2013

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Medicine Man

President Obama will never make it on Angie's List. Launching Obamacare in his attempt at what he considered to be a broken health system has become a national nightmare, disgrace and disaster.

It needn't have had to be totally dismantled in order to be rebuilt to his specifications, because all that was required was a fine tune-up to make it run more smoothly. His blueprint was drawn up without knowledge of the subject, to prevent the flaws and dimensional errors rendering the specs useless. Like IKEA products requiring assembly, Obamacare will not work with parts that don't fit.

Kathleen Sebelius, lacking engineering qualifications to oversee the mechanism of such a complicated machine as Obamacare, has formed a crew to implement it, but she nor her staff reach the designation of qualified experts. This vehicle designed to accommodate forceful participation into his health system, does not and will not work.

While all of this is going on, he is drawing attention to another project that he hopes will reap huge benefits for his party. Immigration reform by his interpretation, is in essence a scheme he intends to use, to get the millions of illegals off the hook and on to the roll of future democrats.

If Obamacare doesn't collapse under its own weight, just think of what the effect will be adding these millions, waiting in the wings to be put on the entitlement dole. Although drawing up blueprints isn't President Obama's forte, he is adept in drawing maps laying out routes to socialism.

Early results of the Affordable Care Act roll-out on October 1st, indicates  President Obama bit off more than he could chew and is now starting to choke on it.

The people who voted for him thought they were getting a president, but instead got a snake oil salesman!

Conservative article from George Giftos

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Doomed to Succeed - Part 2

A while back, I wrote a commentary called “Doomed to Succeed”, well, I think it’s time to expand on that phrase with what is going on around us today.

Remember, in 2009 and 2010, Obama and the Democrats, after winning the White House and the Congress, decided to implement their obsession called government-run health care. Obama, along with his flunky’s, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, worked on their version of health care, eventually called Obamacare (the (Un)Affordable Care Act).

As they went about unilaterally writing their proposed law, they didn’t solicit any input from the Republicans, even though the Republicans had in their ranks about 6 doctors who were members of the House of Representatives. You’d think that trying to change 1/6 of the economy (which is what health care represents), the Democrats would’ve asked people in the medical profession their input and ideas, since they were the professionals. But no, input was only allowed to the Democrats (with zero medical experience), as they knew what was best for the country from their Marxist/Socialist point of view of things.

Well, the bill was finally crafted and ready for debate and passage toward the end of 2009. Some reluctant Democrats were strong-armed and cajoled by Obama and the Democratic leadership, by subtle forms of bribery, to vote for this monstrosity. It was passed on Christmas Eve in the dead of night by some legislative finagling by Harry Reid who had just enough votes to break the Republican filibuster, knowing that the election in Massachusetts of Republican Scott Brown, who was to be sworn in on Jan. 3rd, 2010, would not give him the 60 votes needed for cloture after Brown was sworn in. That’s why the rush by Reid to push for passage before that event happened. The vote was 60-39, and cloture was passed. Now, all that Reid needed was a simple majority of Senators (51 votes) to pass the bill. Which they did, and it was passed. Finally, after weeks of negotiating in the “reconciliation” process with the House, the House passed the bill 219-212, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against it. Obama signed the bill into law on Mar. 30, 2010. By the way, in the Constitution, it says that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, this bill originated in the Senate, therefore, it might be declared unconstitutional - a lawsuit has presently been filed. Stay tuned.

This blatant political power play was “Doomed to Succeed” when Obama and the Democrats were elected in 2008. Most polls showed that the people were against this legislation from the beginning, and as a result it spawned the emergence of the Tea Party movement in the years 2009 and 2010. In the 2010 mid-term elections, the G.O.P. took back control of the House by winning a record 63 seats. The Senate remained Democratic which meant we had a split government, but since the Senate and the President was still in the hands of the Democrats, repeal of the law would not be a possibility, even though the Republicans in the House tried over and over again to do so.

Now with the debacle of the government trying to get this ill-conceived law up and working, we have witnessed the folly of letting the government get involved in 1/6 of our economy. Most citizens today still do not want Obamacare.

Yes, this law was “Doomed to Succeed”, but as the law loses more and more popularity, hopefully, it will be “Doomed to Fail” as many Democrats start jumping off a sinking ship, therefore, saving the American people trillions of dollars of taxpayer money and restoring our medical system back to being the pre-eminent system in the world. If and when that happens, a bi-partisan approach, with input from patients and doctors, should be started to give everyone a chance at receiving cost efficient health care without having a partisan health care law being shoved down their throats.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

MORT's meanderings

News Flash: The Pope is no fan of Capitalism.
This came as a bit of a surprise to me.  For a man of religion who is reputed to have his ear to the ground - and is recognized as a keen student of history - it is surprising that he rags on the free-enterprise system. And, he would prefer which other system?  
I'm always surprised at the ways in which so many people change, once they have achieved elevated status or have been placed into positions of political power over others.  You can never foretell about how an individual will react to increased power, be it spiritual or political.  
What I do know is that having a larger, more powerful microphone with bigger speakers amplifies one's viewpoint but,  it doesn't make it right, if it is wrong.
I guess the disappointments we feel are in direct relationship to misplaced, misguided or unrealistic expectations.
Of course, I'm inclined to think that the way I think, is logical, reasonable and right. I do feel slightly sorry for people who, however well-meaning, view things through smudged filters.  That said, I don't feel obliged to either clean their glasses or attempt to change their minds.  i prefer to smile, tip my hat, give them wide berth - and ride around them.
I am a big fan of the free-enterprise system - Capitalism.  While people have failed the system; the system hasn't failed the people.  Lying about it doesn't change things.
We are currently living through a period in our history, when our country is being torn apart by the imposition of a many-times-failed ideology that advocates the re-distribution of wealth from the more successful segment of our Society, to the  less successful, poorer segment of our Society. The consequences of this misguided policy are clearly evidenced in the disruption of the traditional order of things and, in the intentional, systematic destruction of our way of life - and the Liberty that has made us 'exceptional'.   
We are seeing the results of replacing a proven, successful system with pie-in-the-sky 'hope & change'.   We are being bludgeoned  with Progressive-ism    It ain't working!
Keep preaching, Mr. Pope but, I suggest you  leave Capitalism out of your messages - because in this case, you are not infallible -  in this case, you're wrong.
MORT KUFF  © 11-28-2013

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

“Defining Deviancy Down”

That phrase was coined by former Senator and social psychologist, (D) Daniel Patrick Moynihan, back in 1993, as a result of the high crime statistics that existed in New York City at that time. It was a time when the new Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, came in with a clean up New York City mandate from the voters. The time had come, and even though Giuliani was a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, that the Moynihan phrase hit a nerve that described the situation to a tee and the people voted for Giuliani over the former Mayor, Democrat David Dinkins.

His theory, in a nutshell, is a theory that clearly implies that there are circumstances in which society will choose not to notice behavior that would be otherwise controlled, or disapproved of, or even punished. We had been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct which was previously stigmatized, and also raising the “normal” level in in categories where behavior is now abnormal by any of the earlier community standards.

Since that time, this theory of “defining deviancy down” has been applied to movies, dress codes, sexual indiscretions, corporate behavior, etc. The question that might be asked today is, “Do standards of behavior mean anything today”? Have we so lost sight of what is right or wrong, so that we are very close to the notion that “anything goes”, and that people should not make moral judgments as to what is right or wrong?

Dumbing down the educational system, deinstitutionalization of mental patients, acceptance of criminal violence, the incessant attack on the institution of marriage, having the stigma of permissive sex and out-of-wedlock births no longer frowned upon because that is being overly judgmental, and the willing acceptance of drug usage as being a normal happening in our society, have all contributed to the theory of “defining deviancy down”.

Shouldn’t we, as an educated society, be aiming to be striving for “defining deviancy up”, so as to get society back on the right track? But, the ever present thorn in the side of doing the right thing, is that “evil” phrase, “political correctness”, which inevitably will raise its ugly head to stifle any change for the better. The P.C. Police, which is made up by unelected, mostly liberal busybodies, seems to want to control behavior that they think is right, according to their philosophy, and god forbid you disagree with them, all hell will break loose. Gay marriage, legalization of marijuana (masqueraded as medical marijuana), distribution of condoms and abortion information in our schools are examples of “political correctness” run amok.

Given the manifest decline of the American civic order, too many people are getting used to a lot of behavior that most people feel is not good for society. More people should become alarmed at the “trivialization” of the high crime rate (ex. Chicago murders in mostly inner city areas), the lowering of our educational standards in order to push students through school thereby turning out many more “functional illiterates” than is acceptable, the acceptance of many of the deviant sexual mores as “normal”, and the turning of a blind eye of behavior that accepts drug use, as normal, by the average person.

So yes, we have “defined deviancy down” and we, as a nation, will one day have to pay the piper for our lack of due diligence and sobriety. Our young people have a big burden to bear to “right a listing ship of state”. Good luck for them and for America.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Owner's Manual

The Constitution is our owner's manual, written by the founders
of the nation, guiding us on how to operate our new country.

To get it going, a boss (President) was created to oversee its
employees (Congress) to supervise their work and approve or
disapprove what they work on. For arbitrating differences a
tech desk (Supreme Court) was formed to interpret the
manual (Constitution).

When a new innovation (Amendment) is introduced to improve
 the country, it is presented to the ownership for their approval
or disapproval for entry into the manual (Constitution).

The United States is a very large operation and unfortunately
unskilled workers get hired in the mix, having to put up with
them for two to four years until they can be fired and replaced.
If it's necessary to improve the mechanics of operation, when
new parts are ordered, they are sometimes incompatible and
though they may work for a while, they can become a problem,
like political correctness, affirmative action, special interests
and entitlements gone amok. Shoddy workmanship such as the
Affordable Care act can seriously damage the stability of the
country's economy and causing chaos to a major industry.

Nowhere in the manual (Constitution) does it contest or refuse
using an additive like STP (Judeo/Christian) formula to smooth
the way from friction.

An invasion of revisionists who want to rewrite the manual
(Constitution) to mimic the failed doctrines of countries
lacking the human rights and freedom of the United States
are infesting the halls of government.

We must be vigilant to protect this manual (Constitution) from
them among us, having evil intent, in hope of destroying one of
the great documents known to man.

By George Giftos, a Constitutional Conservative

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What’s the Real Motivation Behind the “Obamacare” Mess?

For years, the Democrats have been pushing for a government-run health care system modeled after England, Canada, and some European countries. Obama and his cronies, knowing that he couldn’t get his Marxist/Socialist agenda passed through the objections of the American people at this time, proposed a back door method of attaining that goal by proposing a “loser” law called Obamacare (a/k/a the (Un)Affordable Care Act). Their future goal was and is a single-payer health care plan run by the government (which comprises 1/6 of the U.S. economy).

Obama, being the dishonest politician that he is, tried to hide his motives by telling the American people that his health care plan would save them money, with a semblance of the “free market”, with private insurance companies providing the means of delivery. As you can see, the plan is not taking hold the way he and the other Democrats said it would work, and being the “narcissist” that he is, he will not admit that it is his fault, instead he is starting to blame the insurance companies and the Republicans for its imminent failure - it’s always somebody else’s fault, never his fault.

According to my scenario, when Obamacare crumbles, he will propose that instead of abandoning Obamacare and starting over, he will propose that the U.S. government should take over the means of giving the U.S. citizens health care by using a “single-payer” system like they have in the predominantly Socialist oriented countries mentioned previously. That has been Obama’s and the liberal Democrats goal all along. All the movers and shakers in the Democratic Party have been championing “single-payer” for many years, so when they captured the White House and both houses of Congress in 2008, they went for the kill, and by some shady dealings and arm-twisting of reluctant Democrats, they passed Obamacare in the dead of night without one Republican vote in either the House or Senate.

The ensuing lawsuits, after passage, claiming the law unconstitutional, made it all the way up to the Supreme Court where it looked like the court was going to knock the law down by a 5-4 vote. Up till that time, Obama claimed that penalizing non-compliers of the law was a fee and not a tax, which the opponents of the law proclaimed was why the law should be declared unconstitutional. By some freak of logic, the court ruled, with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote, that the charges for non-compliance were in fact taxes and, therefore the Congress could pass that legislation. The court ruled 5-4. In hindsight, we can blame the fickle Chief Judge Roberts, with putting us in the morass we now find ourselves. What was he thinking?

It’ll be just a matter of time, when the present Obamacare law implodes, and the Democrats will be proposing a full government takeover of our healthcare system using “single-payer” as the means administering it. Remember that has been their goal for over 100 years.

In order to get rid of this monstrosity, next years mid-term elections zoom as being pivotal in possibly getting rid of it, not just amending it as some suggest. In addition, some other lawsuits are plodding their way through the courts that could throw a monkey wrench into the law succeeding.

Of course, with ominous clouds of defeat hanging over the heads of some Democratic lawmakers coming up for re-election and having the albatross of Obamacare hanging around their necks, they might rise up and demand that Obamacare be repaired or discarded in hopes of saving their chances at election time.

So if you want to get rid of Obamacare, you must work hard to defeat those Congressmen and Senators, in 2014, who voted in favor of this monstrosity of a law. That’s the first step before the next presidential election in 2016.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

The Video for today: Obamacare Was Designed to Fail, or Was It?

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

MORT's meanderings

Predictions re: ObamaKerry
Secretary of State John (rhymes with 'yawn') F. Kerry, who proudly served in Viet Nam for four months - and awarded himself three 'Lavender Heart' decorations for invisible wounds - and who is Barack Obama's 'Diplomatic Bumbler-of-Choice' will, in the next twelve months  - - -
- find a way to prostitute the United States to Iran by cleverly cobbling together an agreement whereby we loosen economic sanctions that will relieve most of the pain currently being inflicted upon that nation - led by vicious, smiling, blood-thirsty cretins  - in return for which we receive absolutely nothing from Iran's leaders, except deception, delay and  worthless words about peaceful applications of their ongoing  nuclear research.  The reality is of course, the totally transparent farce being pumped out by Iran that attempts to obscure their relentless race toward a capability to manufacture nuclear- tipped missiles.  That is, if they do not already possess that capacity.    
Expect ObamaKerry to find new & improved ways to further erode our already stressed relations with Israel by more back-stabs and public slaps-in-the-face of Prime Minister Netanyahu - re-iterating as if to prove beyond a shadow of doubt, that Obama despises Jews and Israel - and is intent on making it crystal clear that despite his phony-baloney , bullshit 'pronouncements of loyalty to Israel', there is zero chance of the United States offering any support whatsoever to 'our closest ally in the Middle East' - when push comes to shove with a nuclear Iran.  The Nobel Peace Prize committee is probably, already making preparations for  next year's ObamAward, as this is being written.  This is the lunatic world we live in.
And, here is my general, all-inclusive prediction that ObamaKerry, the Diplomatic Bumbler-of-Choice, will manage somehow, to subjugate our nation to Russia's Putin, China's 'President What's-his-Face - -  and every other corrupt, tyrannical dictator who occupies a seat in the 'Circle of Fiends' - all cretins large & small - located on our very own East River in NYC.  Remember them?  They are the peaceful folks  who spend most of their time dining in New York's finest eateries, parking anywhere they damned please without consequences, voting to condemn Israel and who ironically, refer to themselves as, The United Nations.    
There isn't a chance in Hell, that I'll be wrong regarding any one of these prognostications.

MORT KUFF  © 11-13-2013

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Elections Do Have Consequences!

Unfortunately, for the past two presidential election cycles, the U.S. electorate elected and then re-elected a president that has not had a beneficial effect on our society. It seems to me that the people voted for a candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, because of the color of his skin, not on the content of his character. Martin Luther King would be turning over in his grave if he could witness what is happening in and to our country today.

Scandal after scandal, race relations at a boiling point, our economy under performing, and our foreign policy in a shambles, all because the majority of the voting public “wanted change”. Well, they got that change all right, right in the solar plexus, and it will take years to undo the damage Obama and his flunky’s have done to the country. Lying with a straight face seems to be the national pastime in Wash. D.C. today.

I have never, in my many years of observing politics, seen such a “cult” worship on the part of a goodly portion of the electorate who consider Obama their “Messiah”, and that includes many in the main stream media. The term that best describes this condition is called “cognitive dissonance”.

Can you imagine if Mitt Romney, a righteous man with enormous administrative and business experience, was elected in 2012, how things would be different than they are today? We would now be in the process of dismantling that monstrosity called the (Un)Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare). All the chaos that we are experiencing now would be mitigated by a president who could see the deficiencies of this ill-conceived law. Under a Pres. Romney, we would be opening up all areas for our exploration of our natural resources of oil, coal, and natural gas thereby making us free from importing much of our energy needs from countries that are not friendly to us and who have bilked us over the years with inflated energy prices. Under Romney, we’d be able to reduce the duplication and waste in a bloated federal government, in addition to trying to reduce our national debt by not throwing good taxpayer money down the proverbial rat hole, in hopes of generating future votes from the “low information” voters in future elections.

The worst thing a Republican, Conservative, or Independent voter could do is to stay home at election time and not vote because they didn’t agree with 100% of a candidates position on various issues. That’s what happened to Romney and now look what we are saddled with - 4 more years of national upset and massive political ignorance.

Yes, elections do have consequences, and if you don’t see it now, you never will. Forget about a 3rd Party and for looking for that “100% pure” ideological candidate, there “ain’t” no such animal, otherwise, we’ll have another 4 years of “progressive lunacy”, in the name of Hillary Rodham Clinton. We can’t afford another Marxist/Socialist in the White House, along with her “horn-dog” of a first husband by the name of Slick Willie Clinton. A word to the wise should be sufficient.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Co-signing Bad Checks

The main reason people accumulate debt is by making purchases and bad
choices they can't afford, or have the money to pay for them.

Like many modern innovations to ease and better life like a credit card and
technology, it is becoming evident they are being miss used and becoming
a detriment from their original purpose.

My credit card is a convenience, not an unsteady crutch that's never used for
purchases that cannot be backed with cash in the bank. A loan is never
secured if there is chance it can default. Only an unforeseen act of God can
cause my reneging on an obligation.

This is not how the government operates, especially the present one. It is
abusive when dealing with the economy, because it spends money that isn't
theirs nor has.

Like storms originating in Africa through the Cape Verde Islands, the tempest
in Washington was originated by an African-American from the White House.
The President claims he is willing to meet and sit down with anyone to resolve
the partial shutdown of services and pending debt ceiling, as long as it
doesn't interfere with his Affordable Care Act and increased spending. At
the same time he continues to accuse Republicans of obstructing his economy
from moving ahead. The only movement on his part is his bowels. We've had
enough of his bowel movements, a.k.a., B.S. since his 2009 inauguration.

Obamacare was the law of the land in a partisan vote, affirmed by the Supreme
Court, until the President altered and amended it without congressional
approval; therefore it no longer remains invulnerable. If it is to survive,
it must apply to everyone from the President down to all government
personnel and their families without exemptions or waivers. This applies
to extensions too.

The House appropriates funds to run the government and other essentials,
but is known to overestimate the funds required, lacing a clean bill with,
 'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours ' bills designed for their
constituents' consumption and re-election votes that spills into the Senate.

The way polls have been taken to apply blame for the shutdown is misleading.
The query is split three ways between the President, Democrats and Republicans,
instead of two. The President is head of the Democratic party and should not be
separated from it, because they do his bidding, so the favorable count is
erroneous due to duplicity.

In a nut shell, President Obama is trying to force Republicans and tax payers
to cosign the checks he and his phony liberal administration wrote that are
sure to bounce.

Conservative article from George Giftos

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bill Whittle proves Sarah Palin was Right

Sarah Palin was about many issues regarding the incompetent Barack Hussein Obama.
We have a YouTube Video with Bill Whittle and one of his "AFTERBURNER" productions.
Mr. Whittle wants you to guess who said that Sarah Palin was RIGHT and that there are essentially bureaucratic death panels overseeing the Obamacare disaster. A hint is that it is a well-known Democrat.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

What and Who is A Democratic Socialist?

The word Socialist has been bandied about ever since Barack Hussein Obama ascended to the Office of President. Many people have claimed that Obama is a Socialist - which many Democrats (and even Obama himself) get quite upset when they deny it. But, is there a legitimate case for that claim?

There really is an organized group in the United States that is called the Democratic Socialists of America and many of our politicians belong to that group. The DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) is the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International (the world-wide Socialist organization). Some of the prominent politicians (mostly all Democrats) who belong to the DSA (now sometimes called the Progressive Caucus) includes, Sen. Bernie Sanders (an avowed Socialist), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Rep. Henry Waxman etc. In fact, a total of approx. 70 members of Congress are members of the DSA, including most all the members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

What do Democratic Socialists believe in? According to their website, they believe in a humane international social order based on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources; meaningful work; a healthy environment; sustained growth; gender and social equality; and non-oppressive relationships. Who could be against some of those nice sounding goals? Well, not everything that sounds good on paper can actually work out well in actual practice, as history seems to have shown us.

If you read between the lines, you can see many of the policies espoused by Obama and the Democrats are quite similar to the policies espoused by the DSA. They mention democratic planning (a/k/a central planning); market mechanisms (government run agencies like Obamacare); distribution of resources (also known as income redistribution from the rich to the poor); healthy environment (pushing policies about stemming global warming (a/k/a climate change). Obama and his Administration have echoed many of these policies in how they approach the handling of our government.

The DSA has strong support among the labor unions in the USA, as many of the labor leaders are avowed Socialists. Pres. Obama is a strong supporter of labor unions and has pushed for advantages to benefit the labor unions. For example, he has introduced the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) which would make it easier for labor unions to attempt to organize companies by doing away with secret ballot elections when the unions try to organize workers at various companies, and he has granted them special waivers for some of his most controversial policies (like in Obamacare).

Most of the influential people in Obama’s life have been people associated with Marxist/Socialist policies and ideas. His mentor during his teens in Hawaii, Frank Marshall Davis, was an avowed Marxist/Socialist; the leftist professors in college he associated with; his political benefactor who was instrumental in getting him started in politics, Bill Ayers, an admitted terrorist and Socialist; his pastor and black liberation preacher, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is a Socialist with racist ideals. In addition, in both his presidential campaigns, the DSA worked for and supported his candidacy. An expression my mother told me as to why people do certain things went like this, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, this sort of explains how Obama acts and speaks, gleaned from his past associations.

So it is, in my estimation, that it is a safe bet to say that our President, Barack Hussein Obama, is a Socialist, whether he or the Democrats want to admit it or not.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

MORT's meanderings

If you like your President,
you can keep your President.
I don't like him.  I don't want him. I never did.  I never will. Nor, do I want anything to do with  his kakamamy ObamaCAIR. Contrary to the cutesy title, it is definitely not  an affordable health care act.  It was and is, a disaster. So, if you like him, you can keep him but, not in my White House.   You can go someplace else and take him with you.  He can keep his teleprompters but, we keep Air Force One.  From now on, he flies commercial - out of his own or George Soros's pocket. Good luck wif dat.

I'm sympathetic toward  people who are not insured against the very real possibility of a catastrophic health care issue however, as serious as that can be - it is not  a sufficient reason to make health care available free, to everyone who cannot or will not fend for themselves or, to accommodate millions of  aliens who have violated our immigration laws by illegally entering the country. - nor, is it  sufficiently justifiable cause to destroy the relationship that  many millions of Americans had with their insurance carriers, with whom they were satisfied.. Nor, is it sensible or realistic to force a program down the throats of the American people and make upper income brackets pay the tab for lower brackets.  This gets to the heart of this President's socialist ideology that dictates equal distribution of wealth from the wallets of truly hard working middle income folks, to those with out-stretched hands.   
It is an idiotic, un-American, thoroughly stupid idea - one that could only have been advocated and  manipulated into law, by an abhorrent someone who has never held a real job, never met a payroll, never accomplished anything of value in his life - but, one who has been elected and re-elected by an entire generation of 'something-for-nothing' addicts, racist apologists and the more corrupt elements of the Democrat Party leadership.
More than 70% of the American population had expressed many times over, that they did not want this cumbersome Governmental power grab.  Americans ain't stupid, y'know.  Complicit members of Congress who ignored the message from their constituents - were and are - stupid, that is.  It is worth noting that not one, single Republican voted for Obamacare.  As a group, they recognized - 'stupid'.
Unlike the healthcare - insurance 'expert',  Mr. Un-informed  Know-it-All  Barack Hussein Obama, most otherwise intelligent Americans do not seem to have viewed their  health insurance carriers  as, purveyors of  sub-par insurance products.  Most folks didn't feel as if their insurance companies were 'bad apple' companies foisting inferior policies onto their customers, whom they considered to be unintelligent and clueless.  But, that's how myopic Obama views it.
I don't recall hearing that characterization - 'bad apple insurance companies' used until just a few weeks ago. Obama is great at creating his own language, his own definitions, even his own facts but - he doesn't know 'jack' about health care.  Nor, does he really doesn't give a damn about it - what he seeks is total control over the population - and he is determined to recruit more and more people who can be counted on to vote Democrat.  If you think there is any other motivation for his interminable speech-making, fund-raising, lying and deceptions - - - think again.
MORT KUFF  © 11-12-2013

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

"WHENS" - This is Shocking!

Looking back through the past 4 years, many "Whens" pop up. Read them all to better understand where we are going as a country….
WHEN - he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN -he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco- a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home - people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation" into something else, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in "Explicit Consent", harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN -Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama's Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN -Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he appointed Carol Browner, a well-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN- Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States , people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he upset the Europeans by removing plans for missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN - he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN - he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and stating that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN -he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN-he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people woke up--- but it was too late. Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this do an Internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph.

Will it read as above or will it be a happier ending for most of America?

Don't just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. We all need to pull together or watch the demise of a free democratic society. we need to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE. Our biggest enemy is not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran. Our biggest enemy is our complacent selves. The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

The question is .... will you bypass this, or pass it on to others. You can show this to People who don’t know about Obama's actions and plans for the USA, so that they may know how to vote in November, 2014 and the ensuing years?

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

The President's Credits

A shriveled, has been, left wing bleeding heart runt of an actor is pulling
a Rodney Dangerfield, "I get no respect" about President Obama.

Robert Redford, an ardent supporter of the president complains there is
an undertone of racism by Americans, Tea Party sympathizers or anyone
opposing him. His claim? They don't give him credit for anything.
Well, I'm here to tell you, I credit him for a lot of things he is
responsible for.

I credit him for Solyndra. I credit him for Fast and Furious. I credit him
for the IRS scandal. I give him credit for the seventeen trillion dollar
hole he dug us into. I give him credit for skillfully using media lackeys
in blaming Republicans for the partial shutdown and ills of the country.
Credit is due him for his brilliant handling of foreign relations with
Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Russia, N. Korea and other countries
 thumbing there nose at us.

I thank him for utilizing the efforts of dedicated people in the Bush
administration that made it possible for him to take credit for the demise
of Osama bin Laden. I give him credit for being awarded the Nobel Peace
prize, but I don't really know what it was for. I give him credit for his
leadership, or lack there of, with the help of his Secretary of State into
a deadly fiasco in Benghazi. NSA's miss use can be credited to him.
Last but not least, the show case of his administration, Obamacare. It is
turning the middle class topsy-turvy, the medical profession bonkers and
health insurers into turmoil.

If criticizing an incompetent ideologue is being racist, what would
you call me if I could replace him in a heart beat with a Dr. Ben Carson,
or an Allen West, Condoleezza Rice, Thomas Sowell or Mia Love?

Conservative article from George Giftos

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

He Hasn’t a Clue!

The hype surrounding our President, Barack Hussein Obama, is hard to fathom after 5 years as our chief executive. The aura of his “perceived” exceptional knowledge, and the quest for racial diversity seemed to cause rapture among the majority of voters in 2008 and again in 2012. In 2008, he did the unthinkable, he beat out, for the Democratic nomination, the assumed favorite, Hillary Clinton. He was touted by his group of election-savvy handlers as being the coming of the Messiah. A fresh change and face from the 8 years of George W. Bush, whom the media and the Democrats hated with a passion.

Little was known about him (and still little is known about him even today), but he was heralded and sold as a person who would “transform” the United States for the better. Most people were unaware of his past and his associations with radicals as he grew up as a young man and into his adulthood. Dribs and drabs oozed out, but the “main stream media” avoided any real scrutiny that might’ve put him in a bad light. The media invested all their political capital into getting Obama elected. McCain didn’t have a chance as the Obama juggernaut roused an army of “low information” voters and special interest groups (ex. Blacks, unions, gays, feminists etc.). With the surge of voters (many on a racial guilt trip) with Obama at the top of the ticket, he was able to pull along enough Congressmen and Senators to get a majority in both houses of Congress. As a result and by some slight of hand (political extortion), he was able to mobilize his Democratic members in the House and Senate to pass his health care initiative, Obamacare (rightfully known by many as the “(Un)Affordable Care Act), without one Republican vote in the House or Senate. He, and the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate, ignored the Republicans completely in their drafting of this health care monstrosity. Relations between the parties have never been more strained since and it looks like the animosity between the parties is getting even worse.

Never in my lifetime has a president been so aloof of the everyday details of the office of president. He never seems to know who, what or where about the details a president is supposed to be on top of. He always says he just learned about a happening from the press or on T.V. or that someone in the know didn’t fill him in on the details. In other words, it’s always somebody else’s fault, never his.

His philosophy of governing has been passed down to him by his mother and grandparents (admitted Socialists), and by his mentor in Hawaii during his teen years, Frank Marshall Davis, an admitted Communist, his leftist professors in college, and in Chicago, his adopted hometown, from admitted domestic terrorist and radical, Bill Ayers, and his association with radical, black liberation preacher, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an avowed Socialist. In addition, he embraced the radical philosophy of the late Saul Alinsky, author of the book, “Rules for Radicals”, which Obama taught students in the Univ. of Chicago law school, as a lecturer. These radical policies have been incorporated in his attempt to “transform America”, which so far has produced some disastrous results as our economy still hasn’t fully recovered from the disastrous recession that began in the fall of 2008.

I say, without a doubt in my mind, that our “Liar in Chief”, Barack Hussein Obama, hasn’t a realistic clue as to how to run our country. For us to not challenge his policies, under threat of being called a racist, would be a sin of the worst kind. Whether we succeed or not, we must try to halt this “evil” total transformation of America. It is in the interest of our children and grandchildren that we succeed.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The president who has done the most Damage

This is a very informative article by Dennis Prager.

I have been broadcasting for 31 years and writing for longer than that. I do not recall ever saying on radio or in print that a president is doing lasting damage to our country. I did not like the presidencies of Jimmy Carter (the last Democrat I voted for) or Bill Clinton. Nor did I care for the “compassionate conservatism” of George W. Bush. In modern political parlance “compassionate” is a euphemism for ever-expanding government.

But I have never written or broadcast that our country was being seriously damaged by a president. So it is with great sadness that I write that President Barack Obama has done and continues to do major damage to America. The only question is whether this can ever be undone.

This is equally true domestically and internationally.

Domestically, his policies have gravely impacted the American economy.

He has overseen the weakest recovery from a recession in modern American history.

He has mired the country in unprecedented levels of debt: about $6.5 trillion dollars in five years (this after calling his predecessor “unpatriotic” for adding nearly $5 trillion in eight years).

He has fashioned a country in which more Americans now receive government aid — means-tested, let alone non-means tested — than work full-time.

He has no method of paying for this debt other than printing more money — thereby surreptitiously taxing everyone through inflation, including the poor he claims to be helping, and cheapening the dollar to the point that some countries are talking another reserve currency — and saddling the next generations with enormous debts.

With his 2,500-page Affordable Care Act, he has made it impossible for hundreds of thousands, soon millions, of Americans to keep their individual or employee-sponsored group health insurance; he has stymied American medical innovation with an utterly destructive tax on medical devices; and he has caused hundreds of thousands of workers to lose full-time jobs because of the health care costs imposed by Obamacare on employers.

His Internal Revenue Service used its unparalleled power to stymie political dissent. No one has been held accountable.

His ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. No one has been blamed. The only blame the Obama administration has leveled was on a video maker in California who had nothing to do with the assault.

In this president’s White House, the buck stops nowhere.

Among presidents in modern American history, he has also been a uniquely divisive force. It began with his forcing Obamacare through Congress — the only major legislation in American history to be passed with no votes from the opposition party.

Though he has had a unique opportunity to do so, he has not only not helped heal racial tensions, he has exacerbated them. His intrusions into the Trayvon Martin affair (“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”) and into the confrontation between a white police officer and a black Harvard professor (the police “acted stupidly”) were unwarranted, irresponsible, demagogic and, most of all, divisive.

He should have been reassuring black Americans that America is in fact the least racist country in the world — something he should know as well anybody, having been raised only by whites and being the first black elected the leader of a white-majority nation. Instead, he echoed the inflammatory speech of professional race-baiters such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

He has also divided the country by economic class, using classic Marxist language against “the rich” and “corporate profits.”

Regarding America in the world, he has been, if possible, even more damaging. The United States is at its weakest, has fewer allies, and has less military and diplomatic influence than at any time since before World War I.

One wonders if there is a remaining ally nation that trusts him. And worse, no American enemy fears him. If you are a free movement (the democratic Iranian and Syrian oppositions) or a free country (Israel), you have little or no reason to believe that you have a steadfast ally in the United States.

Even non-democratic allies no longer trust America. Barack Obama has alienated our most important and longest standing Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Both the anti-Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran Arab states have lost respect for him.

And his complete withdrawal of American troops from Iraq has left that country with weekly bloodbaths.

Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left America or the world better since he became president. Nearly everything he has touched has been made worse.

He did, however, promise before the 2008 election that “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” That is the one promise he has kept.

This article is from

Dennis Prager’s latest book, “Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph,” was published April 24 by HarperCollins.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

MORT's meanderings

The White House can't speak.
Has anyone noticed?  The White House. located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., is an edifice made of brick & mortar that has been painted 'white'.  It is a mute structure; it can't speak.  Therefore, statements represented as coming from the White House, are either  statements coming directly from the President or, indirectly from his authorized spokespeeps.
Are you with me so far?  
Why should we be expected to believe any pronouncements that are veiled in anonymity as,  'the authoritative word being handed down, from the White House'?  If the information being sent from 'on high' to the citizens of the United States - who by the way, are the sole  owners of that edifice and have hired its occupants for a limited engagement - is indeed meant to be taken as 'official', then it should be in the form of an official document, signed by its originator.
Are you still with me?
What's the problem here?  The problem is that old bugaboo, the issue of 'Transparency in Government'.  There never seems to be any shyness about taking credit for 'successes'.  But, there seems to be a great deal of reticence when it comes to attaching a name to statements or pronouncements whenever there is concern from 'on high', that the message is calculated to  either generate controversy or worse, is likely not be received  with overwhelming acceptance. Are we clear?

And so, as a natural-born citizen of the United States of America and part-owner of that edifice located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C., I have appointed myself as a Committee of One, to hereby demand that every official statement or pronouncement that emanates from 'The White House', be signed by the individual who sent it, accompanied by his or her official title.  Thus, a name and title that indicates that individual's identity and official relationship to the President, will be established and made known to the public.  Got that?
I don't think it is too much to ask that our elected officials and their appointees be required to publically stand behind their 'official' statements - all their statements, every single one.  So please - no more anonymous proclamations, pronouncements or propaganda issued from, The White House.  The White House can't speak - remember?
Attention, complicit Members of the Fourth Estate - that would be alla yez:  Are you able to process the info above?  If not, contact me at  and I'll 'splain it to you.

MORT KUFF  © 10-15-2013

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Synthetic Hysteria

If you listen to the Obama Administration, you’d think that the sky was about to crash to the ground. Obama and the Democrats are trotting out the usual emotional, false information to try to gain the sympathy of the public. Like on cue, they trot out the rhetoric of the “evil” Republicans who want children and women to suffer (you could also add in seniors and the infirm). They always try to tug at our heartstrings with these worst case scenarios. By the way, how come they never mention the men?

No doubt a government shutdown is an inconvenience that most people don’t like, but where is the President in trying to bring the parties together? He is A.W.O.L., again, as his leadership skills are woefully lacking. How can you resolve a difference of opinion by refusing to talk to the opposition party? He said he would not negotiate with the Republicans. He claims that he will not bow to the “extortion demands” of the Republicans. It seems “it’s his way or the highway” as he is the all-knowing, omniscient, master of the realm, who knows what is best for the rest of us. Is he trying to make amends for his disastrous “red line” fiasco in Syria, as his being a weak leader, by now playing hardball over the government shutdown and debt-ceiling problems? Being so inexperienced in the ways of being an executive and organization leader, he compounds his inexperience by being petulant and by using derogatory words to describe his opponents. How can he negotiate with people he has demonized?

Look at some of the decisions he has recently made. Firstly, he requested and had implemented a “Sequester” cutting back on government expenses, and then he blamed the “pain” on the “evil” Republicans. He never seems to take the blame for anything he does. Recently, he has ordered the closing of open-air memorials and monuments and national parks, and of course, he blamed the Republicans. So when a group of World War 11 veterans (men and women in their 80’s and 90’s) tried to visit the WW11 memorial, they were turned away. It took more workers to put up the barriers than the number of people who were furloughed. What a disgrace! Luckily, the Vets broke down the barriers and paid their respects.

In another instance, he ordered that families of dead servicemen not to be reimbursed for burial expenses. What crime did these grieving families commit to be treated in such a shabby manner? Obama had the authority to free up these payments, but to this “narcissist”, he seems to have a “tin ear” when it comes to doing the right thing, especially when it comes to our nation’s veterans.

His trying to maximize the pain of a government shutdown in order to gain political points over the Republicans, is an outrage and an avoidable inconvenience to the general public.

The tide now seems to turning against Obama as his disapproval number is now up to 53% and his approval number is down to 37% and falling. Another poll showed that close to 80% of the public thinks that our country is on the “wrong track“. Maybe many of the “low information” voters, who voted for him in 2012, have now seen that the criticisms of Obama are now coming true. This “Synthetic Hysteria” that is pushed by Obama and the Democrats must cease and meaningful leadership take place, but with Obama at the helm, it might just be wishful thinking. The people definitely have a case of “Apocolypse Fatigue”.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank You AARP

As you know from commercials on TV, in the newspapers, and in other media AARP sponsors, actually sells, health care plans from United Healthcare - an insurance company. AARP was one of the biggest boosters of Obamacare promising seniors that they would benefit under it - or at least wouldn't be harmed by its passage. They have made a charade of looking as if they support seniors rather than pocketing the money from selling United Healthcare medicare policies.

Well, today's edition of Investors Business Daily has some interesting news. UnitedHealth Group, the parent of United Healthcare, announced earnings that were far below what analysts predicted or expected. As a result, the stock dropped 5% in one day. Further, a press release indicated that next year's earnings would miss analysts' estimated "due to ObamaCare cuts to Medicare payments." The insurer also said it expected further earnings pressures in 2014 "when health care reforms take effect." To help improve its financial position the insurer indicated that it would "withdraw" some Medicare Advantage plans in 2014. One analyst thinks that in the long run the Medicare Advantage Plans will face substantial cuts to pay for subsidies, etc. given to non-seniors under Obamacare.

Here in the Tampa Bay area we have already seen what these cuts mean. First, UnitedHealthcare in some of its programs dropped out of the Silver Sneakers Program. Second, it substantially raised the copay for all but generic drugs. Third, it increased the copay for specialists and any out of network medical providers. Finally, it dropped the leading area cancer center, the Moffitt Cancer Center, from its coverage! Just imagine the wonderful changes in store for us in 2014 when ObamaCare is fully implemented.

The AARP said none of this would happen if ObamaCare was passed and they would continue to watch over the interests of seniors. Well, so much for empty promises. AARP will continue to peddle United's medicare policies and if our costs for these policies increase no doubt so will their commissions.

So, thank you AARP for screwing us seniors.

Conservative Commentary by Jim Pirretti

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Some of the biggest critics of Republicans lately have been other Republicans. You’d expect the Democrats to trash Republicans, as that is what they are really adept at, but why do Republicans have to act like Democrats? That’s a little disconcerting with this Republican.

Most all the Republican members of the House were elected in their constituency by pledging the voters to defund or repeal Obamacare (a/k/a the (Un)affordable Care Act), and when they try to follow up on their promises, other Republicans “back bite” them and call them names. You’d expect that from the Democrats, but from their fellow Republicans?

We all know politicians are always interested in their next election or re-election, and we would expect that their “gunfire” would be directed at their Democrat or Republican opponents, but when they turn on their own, it hurts the brand and their barbs are then used by the Democrats to attack the Republicans (this is what happened to Mitt Romney).

Let’s look at what happened in the last presidential election. Our candidate, Mitt Romney, a conservative Republican, was not conservative enough for some Republicans. The turnout by the conservative base was “lukewarm“, to say the least. The turnout was definitely less than expected. Look what happened, we now are saddled with 4 more years of our “Liar in Chief”, the incompetent Barack Hussein Obama. Do those “lukewarm” Republicans, who didn’t come out to vote, feel that they are better off with Obama at the helm instead of Romney? We could’ve had a chance to defund Obamacare (as Romney wanted to get rid of it), but now we have to watch that monstrosity play havoc with our economy and our health care. Under a Romney presidency, we’d be exploring for all our energy resources and would’ve put the Keystone pipeline on line (thus creating many thousands of jobs), and we would’ve had a more civilized society as compared to how Obama has handled things.

Because Romney wasn’t 100% of what some of his Republican opposition thought he should be, it seems that “they cut off their noses to spite their faces”, and we are all now suffering the consequences of their inaction. We were our own worst enemy in this case of not coming out to vote for Romney.

Wasn’t it Ronald Reagan who said that Republicans should observe the 11th Commandment, “Thou should not speak ill of another Republican”? It was stated that the “Commandment” never meant that one Republican could not criticize the policies or philosophies of another Republican, it meant only that one could or should not engage in a personal attack on another Republican.

Just recently, during the debt ceiling debate and the government shutdown, Republicans who should know better, like Sen. John McCain, Sen. Lindsay Graham, Sen. Bob Corker, and Rep. Peter King, use obvious personal attacks against other Republicans. Ronald Reagan must be turning over in his grave? Differences can and should be expressed or discussed between Republicans, but in private, not in public.

This episode was a perfect example of Republicans shooting themselves in the foot and of being our own worst enemy. Let’s hope we can get our act together for the 2014 mid-term elections. Our country desperately needs a Republican House and Senate, we don’t need another Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid during Obama’s last two years.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Teaching the ABCD's

There seems to be a misconception of what freedom is. Libertarianism does
not define it, nor do progressives, because they are ideologues who always
want to fix what ain't broke, and being politically correct giving it to some
by taking it away from others.

Freedom doesn't work without discipline and responsibility, that in some cases
proves to be dangerous if not applied properly. Do your own thing is a prime
example of things going astray when discipline and responsibility are shunned.
In some cases a freedom may have to be compromised for security or safety
and the most vocal against this are the ones who never fought for any of the
freedoms they enjoy.

Headlines dominate news, with our children committing horrific, insensitive acts,
spurred by undisciplined, irresponsible entertainment moguls and so called
artists, purveying smut and violence filling their pockets with unimaginable
wealth, along with sports idols sending a wrong message, all by their free life
style. College campuses are filled with clueless students having their minds
manipulated by professors who were stoned, doing their own thing in the sixties.

Some may say, they are not all like that, and I agree, but there are enough to have
screwed up the works. One of their products admittedly stoned in his youth, by his
own confession, in his book, "Dreams from My Father," our president, Barack
Hussein Obama, setting the wrong example. Especially to young black youth who
 are noticeably becoming a problem. His voice is silent to condemn his past and
speak to them and others about discipline, responsibility, hard work and stop
preaching they are victims of an unfair society.

Education must go back to the basics instead of forcing progressive innovations
concocted by the ideologues who always try to fix what ain't broke.
The letter D should be added to the basic ABC's, standing for drug education.
Drugs begins with a D, so does dumb. Not all homes are Father Knows Best.
Sadly undisciplined and irresponsibility has created single, unmarried mothers,
without a father image environ that can't be called home or family, perpetuating
poverty and a violent atmosphere. Few born into it escape it and it has to change.
The added D in basic education is to show there is another way. It should stress
what the President, community leaders and civil rights groups have not....drug free,
hard work and purpose is what will get them out of the eddy they are caught in.
Teach them self reliance, not government reliance.

There will be certain factions disagreeing with me because, in order to maintain
their cushy existence, they need the suppressed.

I was hoping the President was going to address some of the things concerning me
and many others which I stated above, when he spoke at the foot of the Lincoln
Memorial commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s, "I
Have a Dream" speech. He missed the opportunity to offer solutions, but instead
used that platform for his usual, blame society for the plight of unfortunate
minorities, unable to resist inserting misplaced politics into the event.

His delivery was impressive, but his aura seemed arrogant and sounding more like a
one-upmanship contest over Dr. King's speech, for historic impact. He failed to
even make a dent and his words will be forgotten, collecting dust in his presidential

Conservative article from George Giftos

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