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Watch President Obama Seems to Admit He Knows No Poor People & Blames Conservatives for Poverty

At the Poverty Summit at Georgetown University, President Obama seems to admit he knows no actual poor people, knows no one who has trouble paying their bills, but knows they got there because rich people took their money away.

Photo: Ustream
Photo: Ustream

 

Or he assumes no rich people like him do.

The Summit, which was moderated, by E.J. Dionne, the far left Washington Post columnist, also featured American Enterprise Institute economist Arthur Brooks who’s written several books on the subject of poverty, wealth and ethics. See his response to the President below.

In this illuminating discourse by President Obama in the first video, he appears to believe there’s never before been ‘segregation’ by class and poverty level–except for black people. He seems to believe this is a new thing in the last “40 years”, though it appears he forgets about Jewish and Irish ghettos in America’s past or even old timey songs about living “on the wrong side of town” or “on the wrong side of the tracks.” 

The President, ascribing the differences between the wealthy and poor to policies of the past “40 years”, also seems to forget that roughly corresponds to America beginning to wage a  ‘War on Poverty’ by LBJ. 

In fact, according to the Heritage Foundation there have more than $22 trillion dollars in income transfers spent to “solve” the problem of poverty since that war began. As Jesus told us in Mark 14:7 (and other places), “The poor will always be among you” so the likelihood of spending our way out of it is slim. 

After you watch the President blame conservatives and rich people for impoverishing people, and Fox News for demonizing them, then watch as Arthur Brooks, economist and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, gently puncture every one of the President’s talking points. 

Arthur Brooks explains how the President has a few things wrong. 

 

IJR: Anti-Gun Group Puts Adult Words in Kids’ Mouths to Cut the NRA Down to Size

Michael Bloomberg’s latest anti gun group uses ‘the children’ again to make a point — but does it work?

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The group ‘Everytown for Gun Safety‘ has produced a new commercial it hopes will cut its prime nemesis — the NRA — down to pint size.

The newest anti-gun group funded by Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg features children reading the words of NRA executive Wayne LaPierre. They call the spot, Lil’ Waynes (LaPierre).

Bloomberg is just the latest to put adult words into children’s mouths in hopes of making a desired target look childish.

Read more here: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/291788-anti-gun-group-uses-fad-putting-adult-words-kids-mouths-cut-enemies-size/

Report: No ID needed to vote in Oregon and other fraud perpetrated on voters

The Washington Post has issued a report that confirms what state elections officials have been denying for years: You don’t need ID to vote in the state of Oregon and many other states. But you should.

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Photo: Washington Post

H/T Andy from Beaverton

The study of the voter ID laws on the books show:

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office found mixed conclusions regarding the impact that voter I.D. has on turnout. It says that out of ten studies, five “found that I.D. requirements had no statistically significant effect on turnout; in contrast four studies found decreases in turnout and one found an increase in turnout.”
Of course, wingers on the left always say showing ID will stop people from voting (they’re the same ones who say stopping flights from Ebola land will make us more endangered in the US).

And why would it be prudent to check peoples’ ID? Let’s take a look at this story from Maryland:

An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same grouppreviously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

But, of course, there’s never any voter fraud, right?

“We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other person was checked,” said Del Nik Kipke, (R) Anne Arundel County.

Republicans say they’ve received several dozen reports of Republican votes being changed to Democrat.

Del. Kathy Szeliga says it happened to her.

“I kept pushing the Republican guy’s name and the machine kept going beep, beep, beep,” said Szeliga, (R) Baltimore & Harford Co.

But don’t worry. Even the President acknowledges things could be worse:

Well, he would know.

*Video Gold* Obama will not rest until…now watch this drive

President Obama says he will not rest until…he at least plays the front nine on the golf course.

HT Ann Kennedy, Instagram
HT Ann Kennedy, Instagram

H/T Andy from Beaverton and the Washington Free Beacon President Obama has been mocked recently for taking so much time off the nation’s problems to play golf. The detached president is now being openly ridiculed on late night TV and by his fellow democrats who were shocked when Mr. Obama issued a statement on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State goons and then went right out on the golf course.  10616389_340002309507155_5898549620413369038_n President Bush stopped playing golf when he felt it was disrespectful to the families of fallen soldiers. He was openly mocked in the movie Farenheit 9/11 when Michael Moore edited together two portions of an interview with President Bush where he discussed the fallen and then directed the media to, “now watch this drive.” Though Moore unfairly edited the two points, it didn’t matter. The point was made that Mr. Bush didn’t care. People believed the propaganda. The truth lay in tatters on the ground. Now Moore’s fave president is getting the same treatment. 

Mocked on Twitter as the only beheading the president was concerned about.
Mocked on Twitter as the only beheading the president was concerned about.

The Washington Free Beacon put together this montage of Obamaisms combined with his love of golf. 

 

 

*Video* WWE Russian Amazon body slams Obama

Lana, the “Ambassador” for Russian WWE wrestler Rusev calls Obama a “sissy” “girly man” in

Lana calls President Obama a sissy girly man in hilarious comparison with Vladamir Putin on WWE TV special
Lana calls President Obama a sissy girly man in hilarious comparison with Vladamir Putin on WWE Summer Slam TV special

H/T Andy from Beaverton

Lana also mocked President Obama’s work out routine which has been roundly criticized as being wimpy (and, if I may add, in incredibly bad form).

Obama's workout is mocked by Lana
Obama’s workout is mocked by Lana

Group: Portland is Central American illegal alien drop.

Numbers USA reports Portland area will be site for illegal aliens brought from Central America.

Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers
Numbers USA map of illegal alien relocation centers


The Central American illegal alien story now centers on Portland, Oregon. After watching the drama play out in Southern California where I currently live, I’m not at all surprised Portland is a target for relocation. Portland is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens and caters to populations of non citizens from special health centers to illegal alien day labor centers. 

Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they're being dropped in Portland.
Illegal aliens are brought to San Diego. Now they’re being dropped in Portland.

 

A Portland area concerned citizen contacted pro legal immigration group Numbers USA to verify its reports were true. The group sent him the locations where the illegal aliens will be processed provided by a US Senator whom they didn’t name. He passed it along to me. 


The information was given to us by a staff member of a US Senator.  I will ask my supervisor if I can disclose to you, but here are all the locations that HHS reported to this Senator in the Portland area:


Morrison Foster  
Portland , OR 97220

Morrison Shelter 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Staff Secure (Morrison Paso) 
Portland , OR 97266

Morrison Secure (Morrison Senderos) 
Portland , OR 97213

Citizens of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sending their children north via Mexican drug cartels after the Obama Administration telegraphed to them the children would be given permission to stay. The law enforcement group EPIC confirmed the children were told they would be permitted to stay as the reason for traveling north, punching holes in the Obama Administration story that the children came to flee violence. The inanity of of paying violent gangs to bring their children north to escape violent gangs at home would seem to fly in the face of the narrative proffered by administration officials. 

Some citizens have expressed shock the Feds would send children to Portland without giving them fair warning considering the health problems so many of the people have brought with them. 

Protests are planned nationwide Friday and Saturday objecting to the Obama Administration’s open borders policies. Portland, Salem and Eugene activists are planning the protests via Facebook. 

‘Heckuva job, Barack’ gets flak for Texas border speech…340 miles from border

President Obama plans to give a speech to spin illegal alien crisis at the border. Time for three fundraisers, no time for the border.

Obama looking out the window of Air Force One. Not at the border, though. He doesn't even have time for that.
Obama looking out the window of Air Force One. Not at the border, though. He doesn’t even have time for that.

After several days of bumbling by the Obama Administration, the president has now relented and will suck it up and meet with the unwashed, cowboy boot wearing, twangy talkin’ elected officials from Texas. He also plans to give a speech on the humanitarian crisis he created at the US/Mexico border from Dallas Love Field–340 miles from the border.

Considering the president asserts this issue is a crisis, it’s odd that he chooses to spend his time at three political fundraisers, but can’t spare the time to actually visit the border. He certainly had time while in Colorado to shoot pool and drink beer.

President Obama plays pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper but is being criticized for not taking the time to go to the border while on his visit to Texas.
President Obama plays pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, but is being criticized for not taking the time to go to the border while on his visit to Texas.

Some, such as Congressman Henry Cuellar and radio talker Rush Limbaugh, are calling this border crisis Obama’s Hurricane Katrina moment. I disagree. 

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On this, the day former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to ten years for taking bribes and being part of a criminal enterprise before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, it’s instructive to note that one crisis was man made and the other an act of nature. It’s instructive to note the president has not reached out to local elected officials most impacted by his invitation–tacit or otherwise– to illegal aliens to storm the border. Before Katrina, President Bush called on Governor Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin to do their jobs and evacuate and get the National Guard deployed. When the guy at the other end of the phone is a crook and incompetent, as was Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco, there’s a problem. In this case, however, Obama allowed the storm of illegal aliens to go to F-5 before he even asked for local help from some of the most COMPETENT people around, namely Governor Rick Perry, who happens to be an expert on border issues. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was told maybe they were coming, as he put it to talk host, Mark Larson, but didn’t even know for sure until hundreds of illegal aliens were already on a bus and on their way.

In the meantime, the Twitterverse gleefully piled on the president’s recent missteps.

Obama’s manufactured “immigrant crisis” at border: Media follow along

“Imagine there’s no countries [sic], it isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.” Imagine, John Lennon

Photo by 10News San Diego
Photo by 10News San Diego

In John Lennon’s communist inspired love song to the world, sovereignty, borders and independence only produce despair and war. In the left’s world, there should be no borders and we should all, as Lennon put it, “be as one” so “the world will live as one.” The left would like you to keep these unachievable, incoherent, not to mention mutually exclusive goals in mind as more attention is paid to the manufactured illegal alien nee “immigrant” crisis in Arizona, Texas and San Diego. 

Murrieta, California
Murrieta, California

The left would like you to believe unless these planes and busloads full of alleged fugees from Central America are allowed to storm the borders, we’re not a caring, sharing country. We should welcome with open arms the people who arrived covered with lice and scabies who were told to be here by our president.

Never mind this country welcomes actual emigrants by the hundreds of thousands every single year. Never mind that we welcome people who work to become a part of our country. Never mind that people who have actually worked to become US citizens are cheated and cheapened in this mess. No, the left’s thinking goes, America should just lower our standards–not to mention the border fences–and let anyone in. People who showed up to protest this presidentially contrived crisis were just being mean and nasty. How dare they turn away those illegal alien filled buses in Murrieta, California?! Sheesh, can’t we just “live as one”? Ask Al Qaeda if they’d like to come and “live as one” in the United States of America as it is. The unequivocal answer would be, ‘”No religion too?’ Where would you like my sword to cross slash your neck, infidel?” 

When they’re not trying to keep crosses off mountaintops in San Diego and the Mojave desert to honor war veterans, the left, in the form of Occupy, was in Murrieta quoting Bible verses encouraging people to take care of the aliens in our midst. Between screeching at protesters, quoting the Bible and encouraging people to “live as one”, a handful were arrested for breaking the law. The LA Times coverage scandalously wrote a story leaving the impression the pro-LEGAL-immigrant, pro-America crowd had been hauled off. 

Have you noticed the United States is one of only two countries ever asked to put border, health, national security on stand down? Israel is the other. How come Mexico is never asked to “shar[e] the world”? You can’t even own property as a non citizen in Mexico. These “immigrants” are coming through Mexico to break into the United States and Mexico does an Ole!

The president and his minions have created this chaos at the border in order to force a change in immigration policy. In doing so, President Obama “aids and abets”, in the words of a border patrol agent, the breaking of our laws. He has put children and families at risk for his and his party’s political gain.

Note how the media have played a big role in the selling of this “immigrant” crisis. 

Check for yourself. Search google for stories in “the newspaper of record” New York Times for any word of the parade of horribles plaguing these poor children from Central America starting, let’s say, in January. You get stories about environmental concerns, a former strong man going on trial and that’s about it. Then exchange May for January and BOOM! you get stories about the how these children and families have escaped these countries because of intimidation. One of the groups they’re fleeing reportedly is the notorious gang MS 13. 

Let’s just consider this for a moment. First, there’s an MS 13 presence in the US. If they’re afraid of intimidation or retaliation, why would they come to the US? Second, if they’re afraid of bands of thugs, why are they using NARCO GANGS to transport them? I know Central America has been afflicted with discord and renegades but why is this a crisis now? Color me confused. And unconvinced. 

 

 

*UPDATED* Supreme Courts rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, religious freedom in ObamaCare based test

The Christian owners/operators of craft store chain retain right NOT to provide abortion drugs under ObamaCare

logo Hobby-Lobby-logoHobby-Lobby-logo Hobby Lobby has won in the US Supreme Court. In a closely hewed decision by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that an organization run by devoutly religious people can extend their beliefs into their organization or corporation.

Alito also said the decision is limited to contraceptives under the health care law. “Our decision should not be understood to hold that an insurance-coverage mandate must necessarily fall if it conflicts with an employer’s religious beliefs,” Alito said.

The owners of Hobby Lobby sued after the passage of ObamaCare because the government health care diktats required corporations to cover drugs that cause abortions. Hobby Lobby was already covering contraceptives in their health insurance and objected to the drugs which abort babies in contravention of their religious beliefs. The Obama Administration lawyers argued otherwise, of course. Alito tried to allay their fears that poor women would not get free contraceptives and abortion pills.

Alito also said the decision is limited to contraceptives under the health care law. “Our decision should not be understood to hold that an insurance-coverage mandate must necessarily fall if it conflicts with an employer’s religious beliefs,” Alito said.

He suggested two ways the administration could ensure women get the contraception they want. It could simply pay for pregnancy prevention, he said.

But this case is shaping up to be another leftist lightening rod in the manner of Citizens United which recognized business owners had the right to give to political campaigns–just as non business owners and, more importantly, labor unions–could.  Sadly, four of the five justices ruled religious beliefs end the moment religious individuals open a business and run it in, in this case, a Biblical way. 

In a dissent she read aloud from the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the decision “potentially sweeping” because it minimizes the government’s interest in uniform compliance with laws affecting the workplace. “And it discounts the disadvantages religion-based opt outs impose on others, in particular, employees who do not share their employer’s religious beliefs,” Ginsburg said.

The case was joined by 50 other companies, including Conestoga Woods, a Mennonite cabinet maker. 

*Update* Read decision here. 

Lucky 13! Obama-Holder “extreme” views rebuked by Supreme Court again

scotusThe US Supreme Court ruled unanimously today making recess appointments when the Congress is not in recess is, uh, unconstitutional. But that’s only the latest ruling slapping down the Obama Administration’s attempt to expand its powers.

As John Fund reports over at National Review,

Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic “buffer zones” against pro-life protests that the Obama administration argued on behalf of before the Court (though the case was led by Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley).

And Fund is especially galled at the attempt by the Obama Administration to steal away even more civil liberties–all of which have been slapped down by SCOTUS. These decisions include the ruling preventing police from looking at your cell phone without a warrant, stopping the Obama-Holder justice department from putting GPS units on cars at will without a warrant and telling protesters they can be put in a special free speech zones near abortion clinics. 

Obama releases photos of him watching…no, not Benghazi, the World Cup

The White House staff made sure media outlets got a gander of El Presidente watching the US lose to Germany (but still advance to the group of 16).

Note the changing personnel seated next to Mr. Obama. Valerie Jarrett is out and someone new comes in. Here:

And here:

Note the photos were aboard Air Force One and shared by the mainstreams who should be wondering where the photos are of the president during the Benghazi debacle.

Meantime, hawkers of tourist trinkets at the World Cup put Obama’s mug on the English national team cup.


No, the president, whose antipathy toward the British includes removing the bust of Winston Churchill from the oval office, does not play for Manchester United.

Apologize to this Iraqi woman, Mr. President.

Obama says in the “days head” he’ll think over his move in Iraq; leaves town as ISIS radical Islamists creep closer to Baghdad.

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Photo by Christian Science Monitor

The fall of Iraq has been dramatic and painful. The blood and treasure spent to get rid of Saddam Hussein and bring some semblance of organized self rule to this country has been the victim of two things, 1) Mission creep by President Bush and, 2) a breach of faith by President Obama. 

The president left town on Friday to attend fund raisers and go to a golf outing. Before hopping on Marine One he gave a press conference on Iraq in which he said he’d be making a decision on what to do with this mess “in the days ahead”. This was after the Islamists had already sacked Fallujah, Tikrit and were a 100 miles away from Baghdad. 

Re-litigating the war in Iraq is unnecessary. We know of Saddam’s sponsorship of terror, his successful ruse to the world that he was this close to getting nuclear weapons and the hot and cold running terrorists using his country and money to commit acts of terror. We know of the Iraqi who helped in setting the table for bin Laden’s 9/11 plot. 

Highlights in Iraq include the Second Battle of Fallujah, Operation Phantom Fury, in which we flushed out the Al Qaeda types in close, close combat that hadn’t been seen since Vietnam (according to Our Man in Fallujah); the Anbar Awakening, when President Bush and General David Petraeus surged troops and enlisted Sunni tribal elders to drop dime on Al Qaeda, winning hearts and minds; and presiding over national elections, in which women were fully given the franchise (see the picture above of a woman who proved she’d voted by dipping her finger in ink). 

Now we are told Islamists who sacked the Nineveh province have dropped leaflets instructing secularists and others to toe the line…or else. Women should only go out if necessary. Shop owners will be given ‘a chance’ to convert. 

Here are some of the rules, as translated by reporter Jenna Moussa


“Repenting” involves throwing in with Islamists or be killed.


Gun confiscation will occur.


And women: do you REALLY need to be on the street?

Obama has brought this on. 

We always should have left our troops in Iraq. We won. To the victor go the spoils. No, not oil (although I’m not opposed). The spoils could have been a presence, such as the ones we have in Germany and Japan. President Obama couldn’t be bothered with reopening the Bush Status of Forces Agreement as President Maliki desired, however. He phoned it in. He voted present. There is no  further SOFA because he didn’t feel like it. 

The president has misused American power. He doesn’t know how to make deposits in the bank of badass, he only knows how to plunder them. He assumed America’s reputation was an automatic that, like a button, could turbo charge his dealings with world leaders. He thought giving speeches fueled leadership. He remains clueless on how to fill the tank. 

Obama allowed Iraq to fall under the spell of Islamists. Iran’s Quds forces have rushed the border to help Iraq’s president, Syrian friendly Islamist groups have flooded the zone to fight them.

Now, President Maliki is asking Obama for help. We shouldn’t send ground forces. I think when you’ve ground your heel into the spilled blood of our troops through sheer fecklessness unbefitting a serious person it’s unfair to ask our troops to do it again. We couldn’t trust Obama to keep our troops there much less trust him with sending them back. 

This is not only a failure of leadership. It’s a failure of an American public so rapturously involved with their own navel gazing they were beguiled into thinking they “were the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Well President “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for”, you own it. It gives me no pleasure to say you can’t blame this one on President Bush, though the friendlies in the media will try.