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“USA, USA, USA”!!!!!!

Can this possibly be a sign that Congress is finally “waking up” to the “real” world??  Are the prayers which are being offered to the Creator of the Universe in order to bring courageous, common sense, patriotic voices to the forefront of our political discourse being answered??  Rep. Kelly hit the proverbial nail on the head when he stated the other day that government regulations are literally the driving force behind the failing economy.  To think that our President doesn’t get this, is completely naive………….the President has been indoctrinated his entire life by the idea that America became great on the backs of the less fortunate and the less educated and so “folks” need government to “spread the wealth around” because otherwise “they cling to their guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or … uh, anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

This is who Obama is, and right now our country needs not only the voices of those like Mike Kelly, Rick Santelli, Allen West, Michelle Bachman, Glenn Beck, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Rick Santorum, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, etc., but our country desperately needs its citizens to hear the truth about what has made the United States “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

‘USA, USA, USA!’: See the Speech That Got a Standing Ovation in Congress Today

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:00pm by  at The Blaze.com

Representative Mike Kelly, speaking on the House floor today, managed something very rare in the history of the institution – he got a standing ovation. Applause is usually forbidden in the house, but Kelly‘s blistering attack on regulatory red tape and Washington’s culture of control was apparently so powerful that several of his fellow house members couldn’t resist showing their support, clapping, standing up and shouting “USA! USA! USA!”

Would you applaud this way? See Kelly’s speech below and decide for yourself:

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!!!

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Can We Handle The Truth??

As an American citizen and, albeit, up until the past three and a half years, a rather complacent citizen; I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the courageous  few who have been sounding the alarm at the pervasive moral decay in our society and the destructive force which political correctness has become in today’s culture.  That being said, it appears that we currently have a very grave national security situation, involving the possible infiltration into the highest levels of our government of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group whose ideology seeks to destroy Western civilization from within.  I only learned of this organization in 2008 after following a link about the Holy Land Foundation, “a piggy bank set up by the Brotherhood in the U.S., under the guise of “charity,” to fund Hamas to the tune of tens of millions of dollars during the deadly intifada”. I would encourage everyone, especially those who believe that Michelle Bachman and  her group’s recent letter to Congress is much ado about nothing, to commit themselves to seeking the truth and becoming factually informed no matter where the truth leads because time is of the essence…..the enemy is not just knocking at the door, they are quite possibly in the door!

The Michele Bachmann Witch Hunt

By Dana Loesch 23 Jul 2012

The Republican establishment has long kept Michele Bachmann at arm’s length and the exploitation of her simple inquiry into foreign policy matters (along with Louie Gohmert, Tom Rooney, Trent Franks, and Lynn Westmorland) is just another example. What’s worse: they seem eager to work in tandem with the media to help push along the overdramatic and purposeful mischaracterization of the group’s inquiry — and set their sights specifically on Bachmann.I find it particularly fascinating, the way the GOP establishment loves to join in the complaints about media bias while aiding it as it suits them and pretending no one will notice.

The best way to assuage the congressional members’ questions about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration is, of course, to prove that they are irrevocably without merit, which isn’t done by attacking Bachmann ad hominem and challenging her character. Unfortunately, that’s not the route the DC establishment chose.

Andrew McCarthy in his excellent column laid out the officials’ concerns and why there is precedent for the presentation of such an inquiry:

For pointing this out and merely asking the State Department’s inspector general to look into it and report back to Congress — which is part of the IG’s duties under the statute that created his position — McCain & Co. (i.e., his fans in the left-wing media and his admirers in the Republican establishment) are screaming “smear” and “McCarthyism.”

McCain blasted Representative Bachmann and the others, falsely accusing them of doing to his friend Huma what he had actually done to ElBaradei, namely, implicating her as “part of a nefarious conspiracy.”

To the contrary, the House members have drawn no such conclusions. Instead, they have pointed out the State Department’s dramatic, Brotherhood-friendly policy shifts during Ms. Abedin’s tenure as a top adviser to the State Department’s boss. They have asked — completely consistent with national-security guidelines, to which I’ll come shortly — that an investigation into those policy shifts be undertaken.  The shrieks aside, this is not remotely unreasonable, nor is it an inquisition into Ms. Abedin’s decency and rectitude.

Read the whole thing. Apparently so much as asking assurances from congress that individuals are vetted — especially now that we’re endorsing Egyptian candidates whose very party affiliation so appalled Senator John McCain just a year ago–is forbidden. I’ll repeat: there are people within the Republican party who feel that asking questions of Congress and the administration is forbidden. Any declaration on the character of any individuals named was the supposition of the media and people like McCain.

All that is situationally excusable with the emergence of Bachmann as a target. It’s convenient. She’s long been the bane of certain Republicans because her record, while not as distinguished or completely demonstrative of Article 1 Section 8, is more conservative than most, and she’s resented for it. Resented–and disliked because she can’t be molded into submission.

I distinctly remember when the grassroots was under attack, when the military-authorized Gadsen flag was cited in a DHS report as a sign of “extremism”–the same report that named individuals as potential domestic terrorists because they dared dissent–only a few elected officials actually came to the movement’s defense. Even fewer defended it without the expected return of favor for campaign help. It’s odd how the same people blasting Bachmann now are the same people silent in those days–or worse, who called that same movement “hobbits” during a fight over the debt ceiling vote.

It’s no shock now that those same individuals seized upon a simple congressional question as a way to justify their ostracism of those congressional members who don’t play the beltway blues.

Dana Loesch had been a liberal, but became a conservative after the September 11 attacks.  She became editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, one of the conservative group blogs created by Andrew Breitbart.  In February 2011, CNN hired Loesch, Will Cain, and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, as political analysts in preparation for its 2012 election coverage.

The following audio is of Mark Levin’s interview with Robert Spencer, an American author and blogger best known for Criticism of Islam and research into Islamic terrorism and jihad who received a B.A. in 1983 and an M.A. in 1986 in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Suppose Michele Bachmann Is Right?

By Cal Thomas

7/26/2012

Like the ghosts of Shakespeare’s Banquo or Dickens’ Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart legitimate questions about people and ideologies that seek to destroy America.

According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bachmann’s concern is Abedin’s relatives in the Middle East some of whom — such as Abedin’s mother — she claims “are connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” Abedin’s job, according to Bachmann, “affords her routine access to the secretary and to policy-making.” And, as a result of that access, says Bachmann, “The State Department, and in several cases, the specific direction of the secretary of state, have taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests.”

Sen. John McCain says Abedin is “a dedicated American.” Even if he is correct, the larger issue is being obscured. Many in government and the media don’t want to face the possibility that infiltration is a tactic of Islamic extremists who repeatedly say they want to destroy not only Israel but the “Great Satan” America. Such objectives should be taken seriously, given their violent history.

If you revile Rep. Bachmann, perhaps former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is more to your liking. Charles Moore of the London Daily Telegraph writes that Blair “…now thinks he underestimated the power of the bad ‘narrative’ of Islamist extremists. That narrative — that ‘The West oppresses Islam’ — ‘is still there; if anything, it has grown.’ It seeks ‘supremacy, not coexistence.'” Blair also expressed fear that “The West is asleep on this issue.”

Blair’s view is echoed in “Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat” a new book by Michael Widlanski, a specialist in Arab politics and a former journalist for mainstream publications such as The New York Times, the Cox Newspapers-Atlanta Constitution and The Jerusalem Post. Widlanski’s main point is that political correctness has stifled the West’s ability to understand and fight terror.

Among Widlanski’s criticisms is that the West “came to rely on ‘experts’ without field experience in, or scant knowledge of, the Middle East: people who do not speak the languages, did not study the cultures and do not know the history. Even worse, some ‘experts’ have been forgiving and even sympathetic to the terrorists and their aims.”

National Public Radio reported last month that “The FBI has conducted more than 100 investigations into suspected Islamic extremists within the military.”

What else would infiltration look like? It’s more than an academic question, or a subject for spy novelists. Those who attack Michele Bachmann should answer it.

It might look like CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, which sent a nasty letter to Bachmann concerning her comments about Ms. Abedin. CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, wrote: “We remain eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your power is limited, enumerated and constrained by our nation’s constitution.”

According to the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (GMBDR), “an intelligence digest covering developments in the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood network,” documents released in the 2007 Holy Land trial in Dallas, in which federal prosecutors brought charges against the Holy Land Foundation for funding Hamas and other “Islamic terrorist organizations,” revealed the founders and current leadership of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood. A recent post on the GMBDR website discussed an interview with the deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in which he confirms a relationship between his organization and CAIR.

Investigative research posted by the GMBDR “has determined that CAIR had its origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and its leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the U.S. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a ‘war on Islam.'”

In 2009, according to GMBDR, a U.S. federal judge ruled, ‘The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA (Islam in North America) and NAIT (North American Islamic Trust) with (Holy Land Foundation), the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas.”

This is what infiltration looks like.

Government and media elites may not like to hear it from Rep. Bachmann, but suppose her concerns are valid? If people are uncomfortable with her, they can listen to Tony Blair. All ties between Americans and Islamic extremist groups need further and serious investigation.

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated op-ed columnist. 540 newspapers in the United States and abroad carry the column, now syndicated by Tribune Media Services in Chicago. For sixteen years Cal Thomas’s column was distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.

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The Land of the Free????

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Michael Ramirez is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for Investors Business Daily

Am I living in America, the “land of the free”?? Every day that I “put two feet on the floor” and turn to the news, I am astounded at the speed with which our country is changing……and not for the better!! In just the past few days, we have a major news network suggesting without one speck of verification that the shooter in Aurora had a “possible” link to the Tea Party. Is this the new journalism? I would dare to say that there is more than sufficient evidence to suggest that it is. Then, we have the Mayors of two U.S. cities, Boston and New York responsible for these ridiculous words and actions: 

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2012 04:17 AM

It’s one thing for Hollywood moppets and television Muppets to protest Chick-fil-A over the fast-food chain president’s support for traditional marriage. They’re private citizens and entities. But when an elected public official wields the club of government against a Christian business in the name of “tolerance,” it’s not harmless kid stuff. It’s chilling.

This week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared, “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston.” He recklessly slandered the company by accusing it of “discriminat(ing) against the population.” And he warned ominously: “If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult — unless they open up their policies.”

Drawing on the city’s history, he railed against the restaurant empire’s plans to build a franchise near a famed path: “We’re an open city. We’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”

Poverty is on track to rise to the highest nationwide levels since the 1960s. Boston’s jobless rate has been stuck at 6 percent. The city’s May employment numbers were revised downward for the second month in a row; in June, the city shed 2,600 jobs. Chick-fil-A employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company generates more than $4 billion in annual revenues and serves millions of happy customers looking for affordable food in a family-friendly setting.

Menino must have a darned good reason for meddling with government licensing decisions and turning away one of America’s most successful private employers, right?

Wrong. Menino’s beef with the beloved chicken sandwich supplier is as full of holes as Chick-fil-A’s trademark waffle fries. It’s Menino who is engaging in blatant viewpoint and religious discrimination against an out-and-proud company whose leadership embraces biblically based principles and values.

In an interview with the Baptist Press last month, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy talked about his personal support of traditional family values and fidelity. “(Guilty) as charged,” he told the reporter. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

As I reported last year, the Cathy family’s commitments to “glorify God” and “enrich the lives of everyone we touch” have made them public enemies of the progressive left. Never mind that the company’s community service initiatives have supported foster care, summer camp scholarships and marriage enrichment. Never mind Chick-fil-A’s family-strengthening and faith-enhancing decision to forgo profits and close every Sunday to give workers a day of worship and rest.

Anti-Christian organizers have been staging boycotts and smear campaigns against “anti-gay” Chick-fil-A for the past year. An activist lesbian reporter for The New York Times poured fuel on the fire. The proprietors of The Muppets are just the latest to take a public stand.

It’s their right. It’s also the right of Chick-fil-A supporters to organize social media campaigns, exercise their free speech and exercise the power of their pocketbooks to back the company.

What’s disturbing is the flippant schadenfreude with which Tinseltown starlets such as actress Eliza Dushku are cheering Menino’s threat to Chick-fil-A’s First Amendment rights. “That’s right, B!” she tweeted along with a link to Menino’s attack. What’s galling is the self-serving smugness of PC police such as Menino, who defended his vendetta against Chick-fil-A by bragging, “We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.”

Social justice and economic opportunity “for all” — as long as you hold the proper political and social views. This is ugly repressive civility enforced with government brass knuckles. Boston’s Founding Fathers must be steaming in their graves.

And then there are these next three gems from New York’s Mayor Bloomberg as also reported at Michelle Malkin.com:

Bloomberg: Maybe cops across the country should go on strike until tougher gun control laws are passed

By Doug Powers • July 24, 2012 03:28 PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Aurora shooting by immediately calling for stricter gun control measures, but his follow-up to that is one of the more ridiculous and irresponsible things I’ve heard a politician say in a while — and considering I spend a great deal of time listening to Joe Biden, that’s saying something.

Transcript by way of John Hayward at Human Events:

“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up, collectively, and say: ‘We’re gonna go on strike. We’re not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.’ After all, police officers want to go home to their families, and we’re doing everything we can to make their job more difficult – and more importantly, more dangerous – by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, and letting people who have those guns, and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor-piercing bullets,” Bloomberg complained.

My first question is if this “strike” Bloomberg’s calling for would include those officers in the NYPD who are a part of the Big Gulp Crusader’s personal security detail. I think I already know the answer to that.

And now for the inevitable mention of the law of unintended consequences: If people are led to believe that all law enforcement officials might up and abandon their jobs and the public will be completely on its own in an increasingly anarchic environment, what item will find its way onto many shopping lists? Think it through, Mr. Mayor:

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air sets Bloomberg straight:

Perhaps Bloomberg missed a couple of civics lessons in school (which would explain more than a few of his initiatives), but police don’t get to write their own laws and impose them by force on the populace. Neither do they get to decide whether and when they will enforce the law or let criminals run rampant in order to terrorize our communities into complying with their idea of what the law should be. In America, the people create the law, and the police uphold and enforce it. If individual police officers don’t like the law, they can work through the democratic process to change those laws, or they can find another line of work.

Ditto for politicians willing to try to use public safety and fear as pawns for their legislative wants.

Update: The walkback got underway quickly, possibly after somebody informed Bloomberg that he was, you know, encouraging people to break the law:

Mayor Bloomberg appeared to distance himself Tuesday from comments he made on a talk show suggesting that the nation’s police officers should “go on strike” to demand tougher gun laws.

“I didn’t mean literally go on strike,” he said at a Tuesday event about the economic impact of same-sex marriage. “In fact, in New York, they can’t go on strike. There’s a law against it.

So, The Nanny wants police to go on a figurative strike?

Oh, but wait…………………………….there is even more from Mayor Bloomberg:

Mayor Bloomberg launches contest to develop NYC apartments roughly the size of Altoids boxes

By Doug Powers  •  July 10, 2012 10:05 AM (Michelle Malkin.com)

Bloomberg’s thinking here is obvious: People will be far less likely to buy a Big Gulp if they know the cup won’t fit in their apartment:

And you thought your apartment was small.

Mayor Bloomberg launched a contest Monday to stir development of teeny-tiny apartments — called micro units — for young singles willing to cram themselves into shoebox-sized digs.

The new closetlike flats will be just 275 to 300 square feet — larger than a jail cell but smaller than a mobile home — and will have special permission to ignore city rules requiring newly built apartments to exceed 400 square feet.

“The city’s demographics have changed,” Bloomberg said. “It used to be the average household was a family, a couple of adults and some children.”

That meant that the city was filled with larger dwellings, leaving just 1 million studios and one bedrooms — not nearly enough for the 1.8 million one-and two-person households.

At a news conference Monday, the mayor announced a contest seeking a developer for about 80 micro units at a city-owned parking lot on E. 27th St. in Kips Bay.

No word yet on when Sardine Estates (featuring hot and cold running nannies) will be available for people to rent.

The NY Daily News features a comparison between one of the mayor’s places and a proposed unit in Bloomberg’s Claustrophobia Meadows:

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Bloomberg owns 11 homes, and from all appearances I’m guessing none of them have even a bathroom that’s less than 275 square feet.

And, then, apparently Mayor Bloomberg just can’t help himself as this article from today at Michelle Malkin.com seems to suggest:

Mayor Bloomberg setting nanny sights on alcohol now?

By Doug Powers  •  July 25, 2012 11:32 AM

Ask and ye shall receive:

Having attacked smoking, trans fats and sugary drinks, the Bloomberg administration is ramping up its campaign against alcohol abuse, The Post has learned.

The city Health Department will be conducting a massive, 50-question telephone survey of New Yorkers to get a better handle on the level of alcohol abuse in the city.

“We routinely conduct surveys about important health issues to learn more about them, and underage and excessive drinking are serious health issues,” said Health Department spokesman Sam Miller.

The Nanny has been known to enjoy a beer from time to time, and there’s a good chance he was staring at a frosted mug of the stuff when he asked himself, “hey, how come I’m not trying to control how much of this everybody can have?” If the mayor is unhappy with the results of the survey, look for Bloomberg to encourage guards at city drunk tanks to go on strike.

Sources at Bloomberg’s Health Ministry tell me that any New Yorker who can make it through all 50 questions without having to go to the bathroom will be deemed to not have a drinking problem — and then the salt, soda, smoking habit and air conditioning usage portions of the interrogation can proceed. 

Oh my dear beloved Yankess………………………………………………..get the heck out of New York before Bloomberg has you all wearing a suit of armor to ensure your safety and encases the stadium in protective glass or steel bars so that none of your fans gets hit by an errant ball!!!!!

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“Somebody Else Made That Happen”…….Really??????

So……………….I am still seriously worked up over the speech that President Obama gave in Roanoke over the weekend denigrating the initiative, the risk, the long hours, the debt and the worry of all entrepreneurs who develop a product or a service which meets the market place wishes or demands of the potential consumer.  Romney’s remarks today (see video links), and the article following it are just two of many that I have listened to or read in the past two days which speak directly to the heart of the two very distinct choices we have before us in the upcoming election.  I pray, with all of my heart, that those who think that things will not get any worse under another four years of  Obama, will consider the current state of our unemployment, our increasing national security risks, our “out of this world” debt, the erosion of our religious liberties, the increased taxation and thousands of pages of regulation (without representation!!!) before they cast their ballots. 

Romney’s excellent speech (with video links)

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 17, 2012 03:09 PM

I’ve been tough on Mitt Romney and leaned hard on his campaign to take the gloves off, get in the fighting spirit, and push back against Obama narratives.

Today in Irwin, Pennsylvania, Romney delivered.

The Right Scoop has both excerpts and full speech video clips.

Watch here.

As I noted on Twitter during the speech earlier this afternoon, Romney impressed with both the substance and the delivery of his rallying cry on behalf of individual achievement and free enterprise. He was energetic and passionate.

I believed in what he was selling: A vision for restoring American greatness and defending success.

Obama’s inability to hide his ideological contempt for entrepreneurs & individual success has helped Romney self-actualize.

If he gives this speech with the same zeal and optimism from now until November — offering a clear, unapologetic contrast to Barack Obama’s bitter politics of resentment, class warfare, and entitlement, Mitt Romney will win.

Obama Revealed

Jul 17, 2012

Last week, Dear Ruler paraded around the country declaring that we needed to raise taxes on the evil rich people earning more than $250,000 a year. As many of you know, this means tax increases on almost one million households that report business income on their personal tax returns – or, in other words, a tax increase on over one million small jobs-producing American businesses. Obama claims that these people don’t need that money and it is a fallacy to believe that this will impact small businesses or job creation. The reality is that Obama has no clue how these small businesses work, and whether or not they “need” that money. It is not the government’s, and certainly not Obama’s role to determine how much of the money a small business earns that business actually “needs.”

Obama managed to top things off in grand style with a speech last Friday in Roanoke, Virginia. In this speech our Dear Ruler showed his complete disdain and outright animosity toward free enterprise with one now very well publicized utterance:

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Really? Obama said that? Hopefully, at this point, you’re not shocked. But let me give you the context for that remark, because much of that is equally as galling. Here’ the entire quote:

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.

So … small businessman! How does that sit with you? You took your money and put it at risk. You worked perhaps as many as 80 hours a week to get things running. You had your ups and downs, but you persevered. Vacations? Are you kidding? Maybe it was five years into your new business venture before you ever took a vacation. Every penny you could scrounge up … every spare minute you could find … all went into your business. While others believed that their role was simply to do their nine-to-five bit five days a week for someone else, you had another game plan — and it worked. Here you are with your successful small business. You employ perhaps a dozen people or so. You take vacations now. You might even have a vacation time-share on the coast. You just bought a new car for the first time in your life. You’re thinking that you’ve done pretty good chasing that American dream, and you’re justifiably proud of yourself. Then along comes Barack Obama to tell you that this business you sweated over for so many years? Well … you didn’t build that.

Does that work for you? Let’s delve a little deeper in Obama’s remarks.

Dear Ruler tells us “There was a great teacher in your life.” Right – there very well may have been. But that teacher is, in her own right, a businesswoman. Like most every other college student, that teacher went to college in order to develop a skill to put to use in our free market. Her’s (or his) would be a business of one employee perhaps, but a business nonetheless. The teacher is a businesswoman with a product to sell; her knowledge and her teaching skills. She takes that product to the marketplace to find a buyer; perhaps a government school system, or a private school. She might even begin a tutoring service operating out of an office in a business complex. The businesswoman/teacher is then free to sell her product to whomever she wishes. Perhaps income will be her motivation; perhaps location. Whatever the motivation, she decides when and to who she, as a businesswoman, will sell her product; and when she will withdraw that product from the market to seek greener pastures. She’s not there solely to make something happen for someone else. She’s there to earn a living, just as is the businessman. She didn’t “give” anything to her students. She sold her services to those students and their parents eager for them to be educated.

But let’s move past the teacher thing … and look more closely at that “somebody else made that happen” line. Just who is Obama referring to? Just who helps someone build a business? First you might have the bank that provides the business loan. There, again, you have a private entity with a product to sell … cash. The budding businessman needs that cash. So the bank sells the cash to the businessman – at a markup — or interest. The businessman then agrees to pay for the product – the cash – plus the interest over a period of time. Here were two businesses working together in the free market. One needed the cash; the other had the cash. An agreement was made to buy and to sell. Businessmen engaged in free enterprise. That’s what made that happen. The bank didn’t just come along to make the successful business happen. Instead, the bank merely engaged in commerce with the entrepreneur.

Maybe Obama is talking about the workers the businessman hired to manufacture or create the product he wished to sell. Yes .. those people helped to build the business as well. But once again, we’re talking about businessmen engaging in commerce. The worker had a skill; perhaps in information technology, or marketing. Maybe it was just good old hard labor. Whatever it was, the employee was a businessman with a skill that he bargained and sold to the other businessman to be used in growing a business. The government didn’t assign that worker to the businessman .. it was all a free and voluntary association in a free market economy. This is not a situation where the worker made the business happen for the businessman. The relationship between an employer and an employee is that of two people engaged in commerce. One with a product to sell, the other with a need for that product. Supply and demand. Commerce happens. The government’s role? In relation to the agreement between employer and employee the government’s principal role is to enforce contracts and adjudicate contracts disputes.

Obama – again – grew up hating capitalism. He was taught by his father and mother, and by his mother’s subsequent companions, that people became successful in free enterprise environments only by exploiting others. Obama sees every successful and wealthy businessman as someone living off of the spoils of a system that victimized those at the lower end of the income scale — and he sees it as his job to make things right by taking money from the evil rich – who, after all, don’t need it – and giving it to his voter base.

Hopefully this time Caesar Obammus has jumped yet another shark. There are many successful businessmen out there who deeply resent Obama’s assertion that they owe their successes to someone other than themselves and their customers. They now clearly see Obama as a threat. Certainly Obama’s myrmidons will be no more eager to vote for him after his inane comments than they were before. We can hope, though, that Obama’s disdain for and complete lack of understanding of entrepreneurship will shake a few independents off their couches.

Neal Boortz is a talk show host and columnist for Townhall.com as well as co-author of The FairTax Book 

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What Does Obama Know About Business?

I am sad to report that during my brief absence due to taking a little “beach R & R”,  the President has been very “busy” (please check out the “President’s Schedule on the Whitehouse.gov website) sashaying around the United States in search of more votes by demonizing his opponent and belittling the real job creators.  The following is an excerpt from the staff at Twitchy.com who review comments posted on Twitter.  See what some of the small business owners have had to say about the President’s comments made at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Virginia (you can copy and paste the link below to listen to the specific comments he made)

President Obama uttered an infuriating and offensive remark, in a seemingly endless list of infuriating and offensive things, during his speech in Virginia yesterday. The President decided to slam small business owners and give credit for their successes to the government. Talk to the hand, small business owners!

No, really; sadly, it is not a joke. President Obama said “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Last night, some on Twitter gave him the business. His statement was infuriating enough on its face, but coming from a man who knows nothing about the real world outside of an Ivory Tower, it is downright maddening.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/3344631

Beyond shake fist-y! Today, some business owners (and builders) are trying to teach him a little something about what it means to build a business and what it entails. Sure, they may not have the vast experience of community organizing on which to draw but they, unlike the president, know what they are talking about.

Perhaps President Obama should listen to people who actually function in the real world. Heck, maybe he should stop listening to Nancy Pelosi, who thinks unemployment is the biggest stimulus to the economy (yummy The State checks!) and instead listen to another fellow Democrat Blanche Lincoln? Remember when she rightly dissed his lack of payroll skills?

She also took a swipe at Obama’s White House, referencing a constituent who “fears that there’s no one in your administration that understands what it means to go to work on Monday and make a payroll on Friday.“

Bingo. But that isn’t the full extent; not only is he clueless, but he truly believes The State is paramount and should run all. Everyone must rely on The State for everything; no personal successes. It’s totally not fair if some businesses are more successful, through hard work and determination. The State will do a better job … handing out participation ribbons, at best, only.

To Obama, people can’t succeed on their own without being tethered to and enslaved by The State.

Check out the frustration of just some of the Twitter “folks” who made the following comments:

David Limbaugh @DavidLimbaugh

Obama is so clueless about private enterprise & business he apparently has no clue when he makes statements revealing what a socialist he is

Kevin Eder @keder

Every business owner should be appalled about what Obama said yesterday. He literally has no idea what he’s talking about.

Pam Besteder @pambesteder

Sorry Obama, but I & MY husband BUILT our small business at night AFTER our full time day jobs in our basement…WE deserve ALL the credit!

Neil Armstrong @neilonthemoon  (not the “real” Neil Armstrong)

Hey Obama, I built my business from scratch, sacrificing, sweat. Something you will never relate too. EVER.

Douglas Paul Cox @USSUtahFlattop

@BarackObama I worked in my family’s business & I know what my family did to build it. They built it, not someone else. Get a clue, Mr. Pres

Julie Memmolo @julmem

I think lots of hard work built it! We have a plumbing business-did not see President Obama pulling any sewer cables with my bro!

Johnny Martinez @jmjrpsja

If someone else built my business why am I the one who lays awake at night wondering how I am going to make payroll?

Drew @MetricButtload

Feel better now that I know the government built my business for me. I’ll let them stay up nights worrying about it.

Harry Larris @HarryLarris

The average small business owner works 60 hours a week. Over 50% work 7 days a week. Obama worked 12 hours last week.

Bobby Sands @StarvingIrish

I would Like To Thank All The People Who Helped Me Pull Tires Off Cars. As A Kid In My Father’s Junkyard. Building His Biz !

lillymckim

What does Obama know about business?

Solyndra
Abound
SolarSoloPower
1366 Technologies
Beacon Power
Evergreen
SolarSpectraWatt
AES subsidy Eastern Energy

5 have filed for bankruptcy and the rest are “junk bond rated”

I guess Obama will blame it on a gambling addiction next.
and I’m still in business, in spite of you Obama!

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If It Walks Like Socialism………….

Why I like AllenWest………………………………………………………………………………………………..he is an elected official who doesn’t believe in saying what is politically expedient………………he is a man of conviction who fully understands and seeks to uphold the Constitution of the United Sates as he has sworn an oath to do.  He holds master’s degrees in political theory, political science & political ideology, and from these studies, he has come to fully appreciate the wisdom of our Founding Father’s view of limited government and individual rights and freedoms.  The following article and accompanying video clip give but a glimpse of his insightful wisdom about the benefits of empowering a country’s citizens through a free market system and his justification for, whenever necessary, simply calling a spade…..a spade.  Did he make his case?  Let me know what you think.

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:03pm by 

During a Fox July Fourth special featuring Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and political strategist Frank Luntz, an audience member asked the Florida congressman how he expects to heal the America political system when he says divisive and “absurd” things like there are “70 Communists in the House of Representatives.”

“I think one of the things that’s really ruined our politics is rhetoric,” said Aaron, the audience member. “And I think for a congressman to make the accusation that are 70 Communists in the House of Representatives is an absurd statement and it doesn’t really reflect the story you just told.”

Rep. West disagreed.

“But it does reflect the story I just told because it reflects a person that has studied political theory and ideology. I have a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees in political science, political theory, political ideology. And the thing is you have to be able to understand the two competing principles of philosophies of governance in this country,” Rep. West said.

He continued:

When you go back and you read the documents, the Declaration of Independence, the full declaration, the full Constitution, you’ll understand limited government, you’ll understand fiscal responsibility, you’ll understand individual sovereignty, free markets … strong national defense.

But there are people on the other side, and you can call them whatever you wish, you can call it Communism, Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, or Statism …They believe in creating and expanding an entitlement or welfare state.

“And you can’t tell me that you’re not seeing that in the United States of America right now,” he added.

Watch Rep. West defend his claim [at the 04:07 mark, via Fox Nation]:

copy and paste the following link into your browser:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1722145049001/

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It’s A Tax!!!!

Happy 4th!!!!!!!!

I just heard this clip from an interview Romney did with CBS News………….did his campaign get my e-mail which I sent yesterday after listening to a senior adviser touting the mandate as a “penalty”????!!!! In the e-mail, I explained that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to work on behalf of the Romney campaign if his advisers are going to have him promoting the Obama lie that the mandate is not a tax (see additional video clip). There is some hope, at least for now, that Romney may use all of Obama’s own words to remind the voters that Obama has but one agenda and that is to…………through whatever means necessary……….force a statist, centralized, top-down government on what used to be the “home of the brave, land of the free!!

(copy & paste the following link into browser for Romney interview):

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57466512/romney-clarifies-health-care-mandate-position/?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

Transcript of interview beginning at 3:10 mark:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I — I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam- Webster’s dictionary: Tax, “a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.”

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean, what…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no, but…

OBAMA: … if what you’re saying is…

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but…

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?

OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.

 

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