Today we bring you four videos that show what kind of day yesterday was for the fight over Obamacare at the Supreme Court. As we all know, the defeat of Obamacare is critical in the movement’s fight to hold back the onslaught of attacks on the constitution that have unfolded under Obama. Justice Kennedy, likely the man who will decide the fate of Obamacare, appeared to shine in his questions yesterday and looks poised to act on behalf of the constitution.
The first video shows Jeffrey Toobin of CNN making a bold declaration that Obamacare will be struck down based on the flaws of the concept behind the individual mandate.
The second video shows Justice Scalia verbally backhanding Obama’s attorney on enumerated powers.
The third video gives you a glimpse of the mindset of Justice Roberts as he asks whether or not the government can mandate that you buy a cell phone.
The fourth video shows how Justice Kennedy is not at all soft to the arguments made by team Obama.
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The Tea Party playing The Bazaar at the sound academy in Toronto
When the U.S. and British forces routed the entrenched al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, after al-Qaeda had used Afghanistan as a staging ground to launch terrorist attacks against the U.S. on 9/11, it was Hamid Karzai that was installed as the victorious President of Afghanistan. Yes, he was elected, but the U.S. provided the opportunity for that election to occur.
Karzai, however, to put it mildly is no genius, and years after he acquired the position of President of that primitive nation, he could not muster enough support, nor did he create it or “take” it, and was referred to pejoratively as the “Mayor of Kabul,” because that city was the only territory he was actually able to defend.
Karzai has been heavily criticized, because of the ties to his brother, who is largely credited with running the Afghanistan Heroin export trade. Last year Karzai’s brother was implicated in the embezzlement of one billion dollars from the Kabul Bank. The culture of corruption in that country makes the U.S. relationship with Karzai intrinsically antagonistic.
U.S. officials apparently and justifiably do not condone the corruption, and view it as unacceptable, if not criminal, while Karzai and his “government” see it as part of governing. This makes for an increasingly antagonistic Karzai (towards the U.S.), which culminated this week, after nearly a month of U.S. political, military, strategic and tactical gaffes, calling U.S. troops, “demons.”
While Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, General John R. Allen urged Congress this week to “stay the course” in Afghanistan and assured that the U.S. Afghanistan mission remained on target, Karzai was insisting that the time table for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan be accelerated.
Allen summed up the American side of the situation to Congress, saying:
“…Reintegration of former insurgents back into Afghan society is becoming more important, Allen said. He cited the case in December of 50 former Taliban who formally decided to reintegrate…When asked why they lay down their arms, they complained of the unrelenting pressure they were under….They said they found themselves up against capable Afghan forces in greater numbers and with greater frequency. And while they were willing to fight foreigners, they were unwilling to fight their Afghan brothers — especially Afghans who fought back with courage and skill because of the training we had provided to them. And the training we provide to them is a critical part of our mission…That training is the linchpin of coalition strategy…In the long run, our goals can only be achieved and then secured by Afghan forces…In the past year, Afghan security forces have grown from 276,000 to 330,000 members…They will reach their full surge strength ahead of scheduled deadline in October…The expansion and professionalization of Afghan security forces allow us to recover the remaining 23,000 U.S. surge troops by this fall, enable us to continue to pressure the Taliban to reconcile, and make possible security transition to the Afghans in accordance with our Lisbon commitments and on time.”
Thus it is that Hamid Karzai is being enabled by American money, and the sweat and blood of American forces, and yet he calls Americans “demons.”
I don’t pretend to be qualified to make predictions in a war thousands of miles away, and especially one in which I am not privy to the behind-the-scenes strategy, information and intelligence, but in this case I will make an exception:
Karzai will not survive the last year of the American presence in Afghanistan and will be toppled from within his own government and in his place will be a stronger leader that will exude, at least publicly, and necessarily, a more ethical ethnic; one with which the successor will be able to command, both the respect of the Afghans and the Taliban and will be seen as worthy of the American Liberation that has maintained the fragile Freedom in that country since the ousting of al-Qaeda early last decade.
But this will never come to pass unless a complete routing of the American command and intelligence structure occurs in Afghanistan. Whether it all went to hell when General McChrystal was sacked by the Obama Administration, or whether the deterioration occurred more recently, after General Petraeus was put out to pasture at the CIA, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta took over the Defense Department, it is clearly evident that there have been very radical political, military, intelligence, and propaganda flubs in recent months. None of those occurred in a vacuum, nor by accident.
I can say that, because, when you have the head of the U.S. Central Command (David Petraeus) “busted” to take over as regional Commander in Afghanistan, after McChrystal was sacked, and then removed to a civilian appointment at the Central Intelligence agency, no matter how much lipstick you put on it, it is still reeks of a major Obama/Biden coup. In fact, this has the wacky Biden signature all over it, including political correctness, restrictive rules of engagement, and the troop casualties, defeats, and consequences to go with it.
Wouldn’t you think that since the once Commander of our forces in Afghanistan was now the main man at the CIA, that our intelligence would be such that we would have avoided all the grief occurring in Afghanistan in the last month?
And unless there is an electoral “coup” in November of 2012, you can safely bet that the Afghanistan situation will continue to deteriorate, and very possibly wind up as another “Black Hawk Down” fiasco, under an administration “generally proud” of the troops, but which seems determined to make the military the proverbial fall-guy, while it disarms, de-funds and decimates our defense capability.
Leave it to a Socialist to lose a war we had already won.
Make that two.
- Koran Burning / 2 American Soldier Deaths: Another Obama Botched “3:00 A.M. Call?”
- Afghanistan Protests Continue: Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 9, 2 US Officers Killed & NATO Base Attacked
- The Solution To the Afghan Govt. Calling for Trial of “Quran”- Burning Soldiers.
- Another Attack In Kabul
- The Afghanistan Trap
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With Mitt Romney’s pathway to 1,144 delegates looking increasingly tenuous, the chatter surrounding the possibility of a brokered convention continues to intensify.
Last month, I outlined the process by which a national convention becomes brokered:
Though typically a formality, when the party convenes every four years, a ballot is cast by the delegates to the convention to choose the party’s nominee. John McCain, George W. Bush, Bob Dole — none of these men had any reason to expect that they’d collect anything less than 99-100% of these delegates. When that voting begins, delegates are obliged to vote in favor of the candidate for whom they are pledged. But if no candidate reaches the 50% threshold on that first ballot, all of the delegates are released to vote for whomever they please — and from there, all chaos breaks loose.
Watching the chaos of the wheeling and dealing of a brokered convention unfold would be like crack for a political junkie. But the truly fun part would be the specter of a mystery candidate emerging as a possible consensus nominee. In such a scenario, said candidate would announce that he’d like to place his name on the ballot — and the delegates for the other candidates, since released, would be free to vote for him — if he could convince them to do so.
Such a candidate would have to be a titan among party insiders and activists, and would have to offer something that would satisfy the delegates’ desires to see their candidates of choice achieve a position of power. The smart money is on one of these four candidates piecing the puzzle together, with the least-likely candidate listed first:
Paul Ryan, Congressman from Wisconsin: Paul Ryan stormed onto the national scene with his controversial plan to reform Medicare. Young, articulate, and intellectual, Ryan has a stellar electoral history in a district that’s anything but deep red. But while he’s a fantasy candidate amongst certain columnists and pundits, a Ryan candidacy would probably translate into a national referendum on his Medicare plan — and this doesn’t seem like the right cycle to take on that issue at a national level. It’s possible that he could win that battle — but it’s unlikely that party officials will want to gamble not only the presidency, but the future viability of his plan, on a Ryan candidacy. For this reason, he is very unlikely to become the consensus candidate.
Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana: The ongoing joke is that Daniels refused to run in the first place because of a veto from the “women’s caucus” in his household. His wife, we’re told, simply didn’t want to go through the stress of a national campaign. Might she be willing to put up with it if it meant a campaign of only two and a half months? Daniels is a favorite amongst the establishment but has a record that can appeal to the Tea Party base — including multiple victories over unions in Indiana. He has an amicable personality and would be the first presidential nominee of Arab descent. There is strong reason to believe that he could defeat President Obama. But Daniels’ ambition doesn’t seem to be especially intense — which leads me to believe that his No really is a No.
Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey: My personal pick — and a favorite of both the media and several party insiders — is Chris Christie, the bold and unflinching governor of New Jersey who has already made great strides toward fiscal sanity in one of America’s bluest states. Alas, he’s only been in office for a couple of years — and has already resisted multiple rounds of begging when he repeatedly declined to enter the race in the first place. My sense is that Christie feels that he is genuinely not ready to be president, and, while he is more likely than Mitch Daniels to throw his hat into the ring, the odds are against it happening.
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida: If all else fails, prop up another Bush — the ultimate insider family. Jeb Bush is widely popular in his home state (and would ensure a November win in Florida), is quite articulate, and can differentiate himself from his brother on a handful of important issues and personal characteristics. He has an inoffensive, center-right record of governance, and is unlikely to fundamentally rock the boat in Washington. His last name might doom him in the general election, but he’s a competent enough candidate that party officials trust him to bring the fight to Obama. He also is known for his outreach to Hispanics — critical at this point in time — and would probably tap someone like New Mexico governor Susana Martinez as his vice-presidential selection.Most importantly of all, Bush has two full terms as governor under his belt — and actually wants to be president. The only reason that he declined to run this time is because of his last name. (Don’t feel too sorry for him: remember that he had an easy opportunity to mount a campaign for the Florida governorship in the first place because of his last name).
Ultimately, the sheer desire of Jeb Bush to be president makes him the most likely consensus candidate — one that supporters of both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum could get behind. If a brokered convention occurs and Mitt Romney fails to clinch the nomination after a few ballots have been cast, I’d bet on Jeb Bush entering the race — and capturing the nomination.
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LibertyNews.com is fairly new to the online realm. We’ve spent the past 8 months building our platform and have only really come out of the gate with our content flow as of January this year. While we’re a new face as far as the site goes, we’re growing and currently hitting our stride at 5,000 pageviews per day. This is thanks to our readers, and much in part thanks to our team of veteran bloggers. They include Michael Becker, Candice Lanier, Alex Knepper, Vanguard of Freedom and Ken Marrero (Blue Collar Muse).
Being a blogger driven news site, we get the importance of new media in today’s information war. We also get the importance of helping other bloggers when the call comes for it. Today that call comes. Please carefully read about each of the two following situations and do anything, everything you can to help our friends in the movement.
ZILLA OF THE RESISTANCE
In a world where money grows on trees and everything is free we wouldn’t have to worry about costly health issues. As much as the left would love for this utopia to be reality, it isn’t. Money doesn’t grow on trees and nothing is free. Which is why we can’t depend of government to be there at every turn, and why some instances arise where we as free Americans need to, through private means, assist each other if/when we can.
Zilla of the Resistance, an excellent blogger and invaluable part of the messaging war we wage each day, is in the midst of a fairly significant health crisis. To give you a taste of what Zilla is going through…
Beginning in the first week of January and going throughout February, I had been given six rounds of four different antibiotic medications to no avail, the infection that started in my tooth which had spread into my ear and my sinuses would improve after a couple of days of treatment and then revert back to horrible within a day or two of the course of completion of each course of antibiotics. I have dangerous reactions to many of the most widely used antibiotic medications so doctors are limited in what they can prescribe to me. There was one very strong antibiotic medication that i am known to be able to tolerate that my dentist said we could try as a last resort if the 6th round of antibiotics failed, which it did, so I was given a ten day treatment with Levaquin that finally got the raging infection in my head under control. I finished that course about a week and a half ago and tomorrow I go back to the dentist to get something permanent put over that tooth, most likely we will try a simple filling because I can’t afford any of the other options right now (I don’t even know how I am going to pay for tomorrow’s appointment) and it is still possible that I’ll lose the tooth and the bridge it holds up some time in the future – but right now I don’t care, I just want the temporary filling replaced with something stronger before I get infected again.
Please, if you have a moment, click here and read the full story. It’s gut-tugging and will explain why we need to help.
DA TECH GUY
I first met Pete while covering the special election for the MA Senate seat left open when Ted Kennedy passed away. A handful of bloggers rented a flat in “Southie” and Pete was there for an all night video broadcast. I didn’t get a chance to really get to know Pete, but from the time I did get I was able to conclude he’s a stand up guy and a great fighter for the movement. I’ve since then crossed paths with him in New Hampshire and various other places, but every time I see him it’s at a bad time and I don’t really get to stop in for some in depth catching up. Maybe next time, Pete?
Anyway, Pete is going through some difficult times, as we have/are/will in this economy. But rather than demanding government come in and save the day, he’s put a call out to friends and allies to give him a hand. I for one will, and I’ll ask you to do the same.
Pete’s situation is unique in that it’s partly in existence due to the fact that he’s worked so hard and put so much effort into messaging for the movement. Pete is an EXCELLENT blogger and has a radio show that is growing leaps and bounds. He’s always in the trenches of the big political battles and he’s got his finger on the news at all times. He’s invaluable in our fight and we can’t let that go unrewarded in a time of need.
Hat/Tip: The Other McCain for the heads up
Speaking of bloggers… this seems like a fitting time to throw a shout-out to our blogroll. These are daily reads for some of our writers and we highly recommend you check them out.
- All American Blogger
- American Glob
- Caffeinated Thoughts
- Da Tech Guy
- Gateway Pundit
- Granite Grok
- Michelle Malkin
- No Runny Eggs
- Raised on Hoecakes
- Say Anything Blog
- Tea Party Tribune
- The Lonely Conservative
- The Minority Report
- The Other McCain
- The Pirate’s Cove
- The Rio Norte Line
- The Sundries Shack
- Wake Up America
- Zilla of the Resistance
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In his speech on the Senate floor, Sessions stood up for the Tea Party and those who share their concerns: “You’ll forgive me if I’m a little concerned by all these attacks on the Tea Party. They didn’t start this fire—they sounded the alarm. Before the last election, when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress by substantial majorities, every conversation was about increasing spending… But, after the 2010 election, and the emergence of the Tea Party… we have finally begun to look at Washington’s spending problem. Now, instead of just raising the debt ceiling with no spending cuts—as the White House initially and repeatedly demanded—we’re talking about how to cut some spending.”
Get used to it people, because this is how worthless my generation, the 18 to 30 crowd are today. Not all of us, but a lot of us never worked a hard day in our live, because a lot of us (not me thankfully!) had parents who ver compensated and didn’t want to be as hard on their kids as their parents were on them. So because of that, we have a bunch of worthless turds sitting around, playing video games, collecting a check, in the age group that should be going out and doing all the hard work. I work at a utility company. It’s pretty hard work most days. More than half of us are around my parent’s age because its really hard for themm to find anyone 18 to 30 who will be worth their work. Sad. Very sad. Look what big government, coupled with over compensation has done.
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