It’s incredible to be able to declare a ‘low point’ of the Obama Administration after 6 years of endless corruption, scandals, and incompetence– but the Iran deal certainly fits the bill: a great leap forward to a nuclear World War III. And for what? Narcissistic Obama needs a legacy.
Shame on the American Jewish community– and shame on ANYONE who voted for Obama, since it was clear from the start what he was all about. Americans who voted for Obama will have to live with that fact for the rest of their lives– they will have to try to explain themselves to their children and grandchildren. It’s pretty obvious what their lame excuses will be: ‘I was afraid of being called a racist.’ ‘I listened to the mainstream media and tenured professors. I didn’t think for myself.’ ‘I was ignorant– I didn’t care about politics.’ ‘I was wrong– but everyone makes mistakes.’ Well guess what? Apologies not accepted.
“President Obama urged Congress to approve a historic nuclear weapons deal struck with Iran this week, threatening to veto any such legislation that would stop the agreement from going through… Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, ‘This deal is not built on trust. It is built on verification.’ He said the nuclear agreement ensures that Iran ‘will not develop a nuclear weapon’ by cutting off every path to building one. ‘This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring real and meaningful change,’ the president said. As the agreement was being reached, the Obama administration was criticized by many for negotiating with a country that has been a sworn enemy of the U.S. for decades… ‘We give nothing up by testing whether this problem can be solved peacefully,’ Mr Obama said. He added that this is ‘not the time for politics,’ while threatening to veto any legislation that would prevent the deal from going through. ‘History shows that America must lead not just with our might but with our principles. We are stronger not just alone but when we bring the world together,’ he said. Coming to a diplomatic resolution over Iran’s nuclear weapons program may also lead to better relations with Iran in the future, the president said… After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions – an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world. The accord will keep Iran from producing enough material for a nuclear weapon for at least 10 years… Its completion comes after more than two weeks of furious diplomacy, during which negotiators blew through three self-imposed deadlines… The economic benefits for Iran are potentially massive. It stands to receive more than $100 billion in assets frozen overseas, and an end to a European oil embargo and various financial restrictions on Iranian banks… The deal is a ‘bad mistake of historic proportions,’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, adding that it would enable Iran to ‘continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region.’ Sunni Arab rivals of Shiite Iran are none too happy, either, with Saudi Arabia in particularly issuing veiled threats to develop its own nuclear program.” In summary: King Obama intends to force his nuclear deal with Iran upon the American people (since elitist, narcissistic Obama knows best– just like with Obamacare); his naivete about foreign affairs is unparalleled in U.S. history; and he is unwittingly sparking a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
America wins nothing from Obama’s Iran deal. No Americans held captive in Iran were released as part of Obama’s deal– yet Obama went out of his way to get deserter/traitor Bowe Bergdahl released in exchange for 5 high-level Gitmo detainees. Obama conceded on every major issue and, for all practical purposes, gives Iran an easy pathway to a nuclear bomb: “According to Yaari, Israel’s most respected Middle East analyst, the deal was reached because the Americans “have made a series of capitulations over the past two to three weeks in almost every key aspect that was being debated.” Yaari said that even those in the US who had supported the agreement with Iran “admit that it is worse than they thought.” Now, he said, the ball is in the court of Democratic lawmakers who have to decide whether to support their president as he seeks to secure Congressional approval, or to join the vocal Republican opposition to an agreement. One major concession, Yaari said, is the issue of inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, which has long been a sticking point in the negotiations. According to Yaari, the US negotiators have given in to an Iranian demand that inspections are “managed” — in other words, there will be no surprise visits, only those that are pre-arranged and approved by the Iranian regime.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, laughing all the way to the bank after the Obama Administration’s foolish surrender on a nuclear deal. The Iranians sensed obvious weakness/desperation from pathetic Secretary of State John “Heinz Ketchup” Kerry, and took full advantage.
Essentially, as William Kristol commented today: “We have a deal. It’s a deal worse than even we imagined possible. It’s a deal that gives the Iranian regime $140b in return for … effectively nothing: no dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections, no curbs on Iran’s ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, no halt to Iran’s sponsorship of terror… Congress should rise to the occasion. Congress should engage in a full and comprehensive debate; Congress should then pass a resolution of disapproval; Congress should then override President Obama’s veto, and return America’s Iran policy to dealing from a position of strength rather than supplication. If this happens, historians will look back and say July 14, 2015, was the bottom, the nadir, from which America went on to recover. If Congress cannot override the president, the recovery will have to begin a year and a half from now, but from a deeper hole, a worse position for America, the Middle East, and the world. Either way, this deal cannot stand.”
Obama’s Iran deal is a de facto treaty– it is more than an executive agreement, intended to bind future presidential administrations, and should be treated as such. However, despite the Republican-controlled Congress, a law was passed in April 2015 requiring a 2/3 vote of the Senate to override Obama’s veto on congressional rejection of the Iran deal. In contrast, under the Constitution, ratification of a treaty requires a 2/3 vote of the Senate. The current Republican Party is weak, pathetic, and irrelevant. As a whole, they are afraid to stand up to King Obama– so whatever Obama says, goes.
Iran is known for cheating on its agreements– and was brazen enough to continue doing so DURING the Obama Administration’s nuclear negotiations. “Senior Obama administration officials are defending Iranian nuclear violations in the aftermath of a bombshell report published Wednesday by the United Nations indicating that Iran has failed to live up to its nuclear-related obligations, according to sources apprised of the situation. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) disclosed yesterday that Iran has failed to meet its commitments under the interim Joint Plan of Action to convert recently enriched uranium gas to powder… Secretary of State John Kerry declared last summer that Iran would be forced to comply with such restrictions, and State Department officials were assuring reporters as recently as last month that the Iranians would meet their obligations… Obama administration officials insisted that despite Iran’s failure to meet its obligations, negotiations were still on track and that Tehran would face no repercussions… The official went on to downplay concerns about Iran’s violation, claiming that Tehran was only having some “technical problems.”… One Western source present in Vienna said the administration is scrambling to ensure that nothing interferes with a final deal. “Once again, the White House will go to any length needed to preserve the Obama-Iran deal, even if it means covering up Iran’s failure to convert all of the nuclear material as promised,” said the source.” That’s right: Not only is Obama’s Iran deal the opposite of ‘verifiable,’ but the Obama Administration is actively covering up Iran’s ongoing violations of interim agreements: “Experience shows that unless Iran violates the deal egregiously, the temptation will be to ignore it. For instance, Iran got away with selling more oil than it should have under the interim agreement. More ominously, Tehran repeatedly pushed the envelope on technical aspects of the agreement—such as caps on its uranium stockpile—and got away with it. The Obama administration and other Western powers have so much invested in their diplomatic efforts that they’ll deny such violations ever occurred. More evidence of Iranian violations has now surfaced. Two reports regarding Iran’s attempts to illicitly and clandestinely procure technology for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs have recently been published. They show that Iran’s procurement continues apace, if not faster than before the Joint Plan of Action was signed in November 2013. But fear of potentially embarrassing negotiators and derailing negotiations has made some states reluctant to report Tehran’s illegal efforts. If these countries have hesitated to expose Iran during the negotiations, it is more likely they will refrain from reporting after a deal is struck.”
Obama’s position is all the more absurd considering the failed 1994 nuclear agreement with North Korea– which is now a nuclear power: “Back in 1994, American negotiators promised a “good deal” with North Korea. Its nuclear plants were supposed to be frozen and dismantled. International inspectors would “carefully monitor” North Korea’s compliance with the agreement and ensure the country’s return to the “community of nations.” The world, we were told, would be a safer place. It wasn’t. North Korea never forfeited its nuclear plants and the inspections proved useless. The community of nations is threatened by North Korean atomic bombs and the world is anything but safe. And yet, against all logic, a very similar deal has been signed with Iran. And Iran is not North Korea. It’s far worse. Pyonyang’s dictators never plotted terrorist attacks across five continents and in thirty cities, including Washington, D.C. Tehran’s Ayatollahs did. North Korea is not actively undermining pro-Western governments in its region or planting agents in South America. Iran is. And North Korea – unlike Iran – did not kill many hundreds of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.”
Just ONE DAY before Obama’s Iran deal was finalized, the attitude of the Iranian regime toward the United States could not have been more clear: “An Iranian court on Monday issued a ruling fining the United States $50 billion for purported damages against the Islamic Republic and its citizens, according to an announcement by Iran’s Judiciary… Following a supposed court hearing and judicial review, “the Iranian courts have issued verdicts against the U.S. administration that charge Washington to pay a total $50bln to compensate for a part of the losses it has inflicted on Iranian legal entities and real persons,” Fars reported. The report goes on to accuse the United States of aiding “different terrorist groups against Tehran.””
In the aftermath of Democrats’ glee about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage and a swarm of rainbows celebrating ‘gay rights,’ the Obama Administration has made a nuclear deal with the Iranian regime– which is known for persecuting and publicly executing gay people. ‘Pro-women’ Obama was desperate to become friends with the hostile Iranian regime– which subjugates women. Obama emphasizes ‘diplomacy’/’friendship’ while the Iranian regime’s openly stated goal is ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ (the obvious historical comparison is the infamous Neville Chamberlain’s pre-World War II declaration of “peace for our time” after reaching an agreement with Nazi Germany in 1938). Liberals in America today are all about distractions and hypocrisy.
Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is more than an act of total surrender by the United States– in fact, it violates federal law (18 U.S.C. § 2339A) by providing material support to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. The U.S. government under Obama’s deal would be funding Hezbollah and other terrorist proxies of Iran– to the tune of billions of dollars. In a showing of how illogical Obama’s foreign policy is, he blocked allied Arab countries’ attempt to send heavy weapons to Kurdish fighters defending against ISIS, but has now agreed to lift the arms embargo on Iran. And as for the Syrian government, which is itself a designated state sponsor of terrorism and uses chemical weapons against its own civilians: “Remember the time Obama said Syrian dictator Bashar Assad needed to go? That’s not happening anytime soon, given that Assad is Iran’s tool in Syria. When Obama drew a red line against Syria based on Assad’s use of chemical weapons, he apparently meant that Assad should stay forever, and that his sponsor state should be rewarded with billions of dollars in relieved sanctions.” As Ben Shapiro noted, “delivering billions of dollars, international legitimacy, and a protective shield around a terrorist regime… makes you either a fool or an active perpetuator of that terrorist regime.”
Obama is directly responsible for the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and its declaration of an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. Obama is directly responsible for the ‘Arab Spring’ turning into the ‘Arab Winter’ in the Middle East, which has imploded: failed states now being overrun by terrorists in Libya, Yemen, (when the Muslim Brotherhood took over) Egypt, and Afghanistan. Obama has abandoned Israel. And now, as a finishing touch, Obama has agreed to enable a nuclear Iran.
This is a defining moment in world history and likely the beginning of an era of darkness for humanity. Must history repeat itself on an unprecedented scale due to a terrorist nuclear superpower, with millions of human beings killed before survivors can rebuild from the rubble?
P.S. 2016 Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton supports this b.s.: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a vigorous endorsement of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran during a meeting Tuesday morning with House Democrats, multiple lawmakers said.” Of course, it’s been clear for a while that support for Israel is no longer a ‘bipartisan issue’ and the Democrats are out to destroy U.S. national security.
Thanks to Obama’s weak foreign policy, China is becoming increasingly aggressive. As a global security threat, China has given the Obama Administration an opportunity to establish diplomatic and military ties with our (former?) enemy Vietnam’s Communist Party: “Vietnam’s Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington’s bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China… That meeting would skirt protocol because party boss Trong is not part of a government, but a senior state department official said Obama saw the visit as crucial and was expecting a “very big picture conversation”… The United States has been courting the communist leadership with visits to Vietnam by some of the biggest names in Washington: top General Martin Dempsey, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Senator John McCain, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and several legislators.”
No matter what Obama does, it seems that he has the approval of ~47% of Americans polled.
Even if Obama hypothetically decided to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on Russia, these ‘Obama zombies’ would approve: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE DOES. “US journalist Mark Dice has asked the people of San Diego to sign President Barack Obama’s “plan” to nuke Russia to “maintain America’s superiority.” The majority of beachgoers didn’t appear to get the joke, and signed the fake petition.”
Obama hypothetically wants to repeal the Bill of Rights? SURE!!! ‘Obama zombies’ are cool with that too:
These same ‘Obama zombies,’ who have no clue what’s going on in their country today, also have no knowledge or understanding of history: “With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents… The video correlates with numerous polls that illustrate the staggering level of ignorance many Americans have when it comes to the founding of their own country.”
It’s a sad state of affairs in America today. This is precisely how a free, prosperous country rapidly decays into tyranny– and it’s all thanks to the Department of Education, mainstream media, and ordinary Americans who just don’t care.
“A new poll from TransferWise shows that 35 percent of those born in the United States would consider ditching their home country to live elsewhere; that number skyrockets among those aged 18-34, the so-called millennials, 55 percent of whom said they would think of taking off if given the chance… It is worthwhile noting that the same millennials who say they would leave the United States voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama in 2012, 67 percent to 30 percent. Obama won at least 61 percent of the youth vote in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In 2008, they showed up in droves for Obama, voting 66 percent to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s 32 percent for the first black president. These millennials helped President Obama redefine and radically transform America, and now it turns out that they dislike what they’ve built.”
The Obama Administration is willing to throw gay rights under the bus for a nuclear deal with Iran: “A report issued by the State Department Thursday repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” But Iran has a well-documented record of coercing cisgender gay and lesbian people into having the surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa… By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be siding with the Iranian government’s false “cure” for homosexuality.”
And in true Obama Administration style, Iran’s horrific human rights abuse record has been compared to the United States’ record with an apology from Secretary of State John Kerry: “The State Department’s new report covers the state of human rights in every country in the world. The chapter on Iran is some 16,000 words long, documenting restrictions such as lack of freedom for religious and political expression; unlawful detention, torture and killing; and “discrimination and violence against women, ethnic and religious minorities.”” Speaking at the release of the report, Secretary of State John Kerry said that “There is nothing sanctimonious in this,” emphasizing the need for “humility” in the face of the U.S.’ own racial inequality… The human rights report also comes just days before the June 30 deadline for a finalized nuclear deal with Iran.”
Today, it was announced that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that all states must allow gay marriage– that gay marriage is a ‘right’ under the U.S. Constitution. Nevermind the fact that (like abortion), marriage is not even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Nevermind the fact that marriage is traditionally a religious institution (and churches, synagogues, mosques, etc. can’t be forced to recognize gay marriage without massive infringement on their 1st Amendment religious liberty), and the government’s only role in ‘marriage’ is granting benefits. Nevermind the fact that 36 states and Washington, D.C. had already voted to allow gay marriage in a democratic process– after decades of litigation over the issue of gay marriage, federalism has been thrown to the wind and the 14 remaining states are being forced to follow suit because of one Supreme Court Justice. Unprincipled swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion (a narrow 5-4 ruling on a controversial national issue), and today is most likely very pleased with himself for imposing his own sense of moral superiority upon the entire nation. Gay marriage is not the problem– the problem is how we reached this point of being a post-Constitutional America instead of a Republic.
Chief Justice John Roberts, who has inexplicably voted twice in favor of Obamacare, suddenly snapped back to understanding constitutionality in his dissent: “If you are among the many Americans—of whatever sexual orientation—who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”
The great Justice Antonin Scalia was in top form as usual in his dissent: “Scalia wrote his dissent “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” “Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create “liberties” that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves,” Scalia wrote.”
And Justice Clarence Thomas pointed out the irony that the majority opinion in favor of liberty for gay marriage actually violated state’s rights and religious liberty: “Aside from undermining the political processes that protect our liberty, the majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.”
In contrast to the dissenters’ voices of reason, the liberal half of America made total fools of themselves.
It’s hilarious that the University of California, Berkeley apparently doesn’t know how to spell its own name (“Berkekey”?), and it’s stupid that as a public university it presumes that everyone must agree with this Supreme Court decision.
I, for one, am so tired of holier-than-thou anti-Christianity liberals who keep trying to prove they’re good people by expressing jubilation that gay marriage has been legalized—what will they live for, now?? Doesn’t everyone understand that this U.S. Supreme Court decision is about benefits, not human rights? In the Middle East, gay people are being thrown off buildings, tortured and killed by ISIS (which came into existence thanks to Obama’s premature withdrawal from Iraq against all military advice)—THAT is a human rights issue. Where are the left-wing calls for military action to stop these crimes against humanity? Oh and I might add that Iran, which Obama is trying so hard to be friends with these days, executes gay people in public squares. Where are the left-wing calls against a diplomatic relationship and nuclear deal with Iran?
Doesn’t everyone understand that gay marriage itself isn’t the problem, it’s the way we got here (without a democratic process and in violation of state’s rights)? Newsflash: The U.S. Supreme Court has been wrong before (on the issues of slavery, segregation, Japanese internment, etc.)– and just because the current U.S. Supreme Court rules that a state ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional doesn’t make it so.
UPDATE: By the way, pseudo-intellectuals who claim that gay marriage is akin to interracial marriage are uninformed about ‘suspect classification.’ Race is a suspect classification that is entitled to ‘strict scrutiny’ judicial review (the highest level of scrutiny as to whether the government has a compelling state interest in its law/regulation). On the other hand, sexual orientation is a quasi-suspect classification that has been given ‘rational basis’ judicial review (the lowest level of scrutiny as to whether the government has a legitimate state interest in its law/regulation) in case law– even if it arguably is entitled to ‘intermediate scrutiny’ (i.e. gender), it does not reach the level of ‘strict scrutiny.’
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, American liberals have adopted ISIS’s notorious tactic of erasing history and destroying monuments. It would be comical if the implications weren’t so serious.
“The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president. This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country’s racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves… On Infowars, blogger Paul Joseph Watson compared taking down the Jefferson Memorial to the logic of Islamic State terrorists “who have spent the last year tearing down historical statues and monuments because they offend their radical belief system.””
That’s right: If you remove the Jefferson Memorial, you also need to remove the Washington Monument– George Washington was also a Southern slave owner. In fact, maybe Washington, D.C. itself needs to be re-named. While we’re at it, how about we re-name the State of Washington? HOW ABSURD CAN THIS GET???
Apple is certainly vying for the title of ‘Most Absurd': ““We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines,” an Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.””
But Apple might be surpassed in absurdity by a film critic who wants to ban the classic movie “Gone with the Wind” for being racist/offensive in its portrayal of Southerners during the Civil War.
Activists are also calling for the removal of a war memorial for Confederate soldiers in Florida and the mayor of New Orleans is calling for the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. There has also been widespread vandalism of Civil War monuments across a half-dozen states with the words “Black Lives Matter,” etc.
But it gets crazier, as a national park located at the site of the landmark Civil War battle at Gettysburg hops on: “On June 26 the Gettysburg National Military Park bookstore announced they have removed items from shelves “featuring the Confederate flag” and will no longer sell such products… The Gettysburg bookstore’s move is in response to a National Park Service request, wherein they asked “concessionaries” to quit selling the Confederate flag following the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina.”
Even depictions of the Confederate flag– a historical fact and a symbol of state’s rights to some– are unacceptable: “The dean of Washington National Cathedral called Thursday for two stained glass windows that depict the controversial Confederate flag to be replaced.”
““There is no end to it,” said former Georgia congressman Ben Lewis Jones, now chairman of Heritage Operations for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “Cultural cleansing … That’s the name for removing history that is not liked.”” Even some liberals are confused about the censorship/destruction being caused by the left-wing: ““They are hiding the history,” said Sam Fulwood, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank. “”It makes it easier for people to pretend it didn’t happen.””
Meanwhile, the hypocrisy of the left-wing/liberal faction of this country is on full display as the Democrat frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, “is scheduled to speak at the Virginia Democratic party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Friday in northern Virginia… Just as the name suggests, the dinner is named for Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Both former presidents of the United States. And both former slave owners.” And of course, the Democratic Party itself has its roots in slavery, segregation, and the KKK:
That’s right: “Will the Democratic Party finally apologize for supporting slavery, segregation, lynching, and the Ku Klux Klan? Let me recall these lines from some of your party platforms. From your 1840 platform… And again in your 1844 platform… This staunch support for slavery — not to mention the unsubtle threat that accompanied it (there would be “alarming and dangerous consequences” if serious attempts to abolish it were made) is repeated again in your party platforms of 1848 and 1852. By 1856, your party’s support of slavery was expanded in your newest platform, with several additional sections added including vowing: “That the Democratic party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made.” In 1860 your platform said: “Resolved, That the Democratic party will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States upon these questions of Constitutional law.” This was, in fact, an endorsement of the infamous Dred Scott decision by the Court, a decision which legal scholars say was designed to write slavery into the Constitution. And your party approved of it. As the Civil War was ending your party opposed the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment — which ended slavery… Likewise your party opposed not only the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments that gave legal rights to African-Americans as well as the right to vote, your party supporters banded together to form the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan being described by University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party,” while historian Eric Foner of Columbia University calls the Klan “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”… In 1924 the Klan ran your Democratic Convention in New York’s Madison Square Garden, known to history as the “Klan bake” convention. Time and time and time again your party selected Klan members to represent it in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House as well as state governorships and all manner of local officials… One troubling sign of just how close was your party’s relationship with the Klan was President Franklin Roosevelt’s appointment of Alabama’s liberal New Deal Senator Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Black held a “golden passport” — aka a lifetime membership in the Klan… The notorious Eugene “Bull” Connor, the Birmingham, Alabama Public Safety Commissioner who unleashed both police dogs and fire hoses on civil rights protesters in 1963, was both a Klan member and a member of your Democratic National Committee… From the rabidly segregationist President Woodrow Wilson (who showcased the pro-Klan Birth of a Nation film in the White House and also made certain his segregationist and progressive Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels segregated the Navy) to other prominent Democrats, your party has been the home of those who use race to win elections and make public policy… And instead of raising all those millions for the next election? How about raising some millions from all your rich donors to pay black Americans for the damage you have done to them since the inception of your slavery/segregation and race-based party in 1800? Damage that has now, yet again, brought violence and tragedy from someone inspired by your ugly history.”
UPDATE: “On June 26 President Obama eulogized Rev. Clementa Pinckney praising the frenzied efforts to banish the Confederate flag from public sight, saying, “By taking down that flag we express God’s grace.””
The U.S. Supreme Court managed to discredit itself as an independent branch of government today. Thanks to the unprincipled Justice Anthony Kennedy (who is such a ‘swing vote’ that no one can predict how he will act) and the traitor Justice John Roberts (who obviously has been blackmailed by the Obama Administration), Obamacare was again upheld as ‘constitutional’ in a joke of a majority opinion (King v. Burwell) that was purely political. Despite the corruption of all branches of government right now, there are still some heroes in our country– i.e. the great Justice Antonin Scalia: “Scalia said that Roberts’ 2012 decision that upheld the law and his opinion on Thursday “will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”” Specifically, “the Court decided to allow the federal ObamaCare exchanges to continue distributing taxpayer subsidies for health insurance, even though the Affordable Care Act explicitly reserves those subsidies for state exchanges, and there is ample evidence the authors of ObamaCare knew what they were doing when they inserted that language into the law… Most states didn’t set up exchanges, several those which did abandoned them, and cutting off the ObamaCare subsidies could have scuttled the entire scheme.”
The U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to be an independent, unelected branch of the federal government so that it can impartially interpret laws for constitutionality. Instead, “The decision in the King v. Burwell case is a win for the White House. For Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the dissenting opinion, the majority opinion, which was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, is a “defense of the indefensible.” The decision, Scalia wrote, “rewrites the law”… The majority upheld that by “state,” the law referred to individual state exchanges or exchanges set up by the federal government. Otherwise, the majority opinion stated, state exchanges would drown in a “death spiral.””
“Roberts continued, “In this instance, the context and structure of the Act compel us to depart from what would otherwise be the most natural reading of the pertinent statutory phrase.” In a dissent he summarized from the bench, Justice Antonin Scalia said, “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” Using the acronym for the Supreme Court, Scalia said his colleagues have twice stepped in to save the law from what Scalia considered worthy challenges. “The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange established by the State’ it means ‘Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government.’ That is of course quite absurd, and the Court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so,” Scalia wrote. Scalia added, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ It is hard to come up with a clearer way to limit tax credits to state Exchanges than to use the words ‘established by the State.’ And it is hard to come up with a reason to include the words ‘by the State’ other than the purpose of limiting credits to state Exchanges.””
As Breitbart News remarked, “The rule of law was formally put out to pasture by the Supreme Court on Thursday, as we discovered that the plain text of a law matters less than what the party in power thinks it should mean.”
Senator Ted Cruz, 2016 presidential candidate, is correct in “saying that it is clear that the “rogue justices” that ruled in favor of Obamacare subsidies are “lawless” political foot soldiers that have joined forces with the Obama administration… Speaking on the Senate floor, the Texas Republican and 2016 GOP presidential candidate said that if the “justices want to become legislators, I invite them to resign and run for office.””
It’s incredible to watch Hillary Clinton on video making bold-faced lies about providing all work-related e-mails from her tenure as Secretary of State:
“The State Department said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over at least 15 emails that appear to be work-related from her personal server, contradicting her claims that all relevant emails were in the hands of the federal government.”
Hillary’s lies were exposed only because of a congressional investigation into her questionable advisor on Libya, Sidney Blumenthal: “At least 15 emails given by Mr. Blumenthal to the committee—which is investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack—don’t match any in the archive of more than 30,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton to the State Department late last year, the department said… The missing emails contradict Mrs. Clinton’s claims that all work-related emails from her personal server are in the hands of the government, as required by federal record-keeping laws.” And thus the Obama Administration’s Benghazi cover-up continues, courtesy of 2016 Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton (who impressively surpasses Bill Clinton when it comes to dishonesty and lack of transparency).