Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lynch Mob Justice
By: Diane Sori

The Treyvon Martin case was the hoped for match that Obama has been waiting for to light the fire of a race war here in America.

Along with class warfare, Obama and his cronies hope to create enough diversion and fear so that Americans will not remember his failed economic and foreign policies, and will hopefully be just too afraid to get out and vote.

When Obama put himself in the middle of the case by NOT calling off his flunkies, the New Black Panthers, who are determined to incite violence and who put a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, Obama condoned these actions instead of condemned them, for this is an instance where his silence speaks louder than words.

Remember, how Obama did NOT remain silent on the issue of the much hated Ground Zero mosque.  He was right in the thick of things bloviating how it would be a healing process between muslims and Americans.  Yeah right, that worked out real well didn’t it.  His words on that were the start of his outward, no longer try to hide agenda of sanctioning the islamization of America and the imposing of sharia law into our judicial system, which by the way is happening in courts throughout this country.

Obama could have gone on TV (hell, he’s a regular on there anyway because he loves to hear himself talk), and tell the nation to remain calm, by addressing this case in a rational tone, explaining that Americans of all races should not rush to judgment before the investigation is complete.

But he did NOT do that because he wants a race war, he wants to blame Republicans for this, and somehow, someway, I bet he’ll even find a way to blame George Bush.

And now that George Zimmerman is being charged, the flames will smolder to be reignited if God forbid he’s acquitted.  But then again can he really get a fair trial when this case is clearly reverse discrimination and appeasement of the worse kind...appeasement to prevent rioting.

Never mind that Florida has a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law; never mind that Zimmerman was being attacked and shot in self-defense; never mind that Martin knew no one in the gated community nor did anyone let him in, never mind all the break-ins that had recently occurred with a screwdriver and that Martin had a screwdriver on him; never mind that George Zimmerman cannot get a fair trial because he has already been tried and convicted in the media...never mind all that, just make sure the politically correct thing is done so no one riots or takes the law into their own hands and then gets away with it, because they were avenging old wounds.

Just convict George Zimmerman and sweep him under the rug.  It’s OK, Obama and his cronies will be happy.

ForgeryGate: Dear John…. An Open Letter To Senator John McCain (AZ)

John McCain Official SC1 ForgeryGate: Dear John.... An Open Letter to Senator John McCain (AZ)

Dear John,

Yep, that salutation means exactly what it implies,  John…. We’re through!  Actually, that took place four years ago, if not earlier, when the “Straight-Talk Express” decided to mimic Chris Matthews, and lob only amiable and anemic softballs at your presumed opponent, Barry Soetoro/Obama.  And that’s precisely my point, John.  We, the American People, wanted (and clearly needed and deserved) to know who this Junior Senator from Illinois, the Land – not of Lincoln, but of – Capone really was. Four years later, many still don’t…although it seems that I may have just summed it all up!

So, John, if you’re wondering “if it’s cold in here,” or “if it’s you?”…it’s plainly freezing, and everyone else in the room knows that “it ain’t us”!  Meanwhile, your h-deprived namesake (and AZ Senate colleague, Jon Kyl), along with virtually every other Republican member of the United States Congress, has been AWOL on this matter of critical national security import from the beginning, and you of all people, John, should be acutely aware that that means something entirely different from simply being MIA. The latter can’t always be helped; the former most certainly can!

We’re at war, John, and I would have thought that given your background, you would recognize the fact.  Has the hero of the Hanoi Hilton melted into a “sunshine patriot”?  (That was Thomas Paine who said that, John – in case you’ve forgotten.)

What prompted me to officially inform you of our long-overdue break-up, John, was your most recent communication, to both me and apparently to many others.   Here it is:
Dear Mr. Ballantyne:
Thank you for contacting me about the citizenship requirements for the office of President of the United States. I appreciate knowing your views on this issue. [Really, John?]
As you may know, Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this very important matter. Please feel free to contact me on this or any other issue of concern.
John McCain – United States Senator

Really, John?
Once again, John, having very little knowledge of such things, I was surprised to hear that the whole matter of Barry (or Barack’s) identity/citizenship was actually addressed in the Constitution.  Imagine my surprise upon learning that!

So what you, John, and that dusty old document you quoted from are suggesting is, what?  That someone aspiring to the highest office in the Free (or not-so-free) World should be “natural-born”?

It occurs to me that since the FDA had not even remotely crossed the minds of men like Madison, Jay, and Hamilton, this archaic and quaint criterion must be referring to more than his now-highly-revered mother toughing it out in the delivery room – in either Kansas or Kenya…er, that is Honolulu!  (Which hospital was it that was claiming him these days, John?  It’s so hard to keep up with all the changes!)

Could it mean that his unwed parents – both his under-aged mom and his Kenyan-born British subject/citizen “father” could not possibly have bestowed citizenship – much less “natural-born” citizenship – on their illegitimate offspring?  While I am loathe to repeat myself in referring to his unfortunate “illegitimacy,” John, is there anything about this phantom president which is, in fact, provably legitimate?  I’m all ears, John, should you come across something…although I won’t refrain from drawing breath in the interim….

In any case, John, I know you’re not aware of it, as evidenced by your conspicuous absence at the March 31st Arpaio Press Conference in Sun City West – at which, had you attended, you could have addressed some 1,200 or more of your constituents. But the most widely-recognized Sheriff in all of America – who also, come to think of it, hails from your own “home” state of Arizona-has proven beyond doubt (reasonable or otherwise) that whoever the current occupant of the Oval Office is, or may be…wherever he was born…and whoever his parents may have been, the digital/virtual image that he has posted on his MySpace page is a cheap imitation, and proven forgery!  (And, thanks to Mike Zullo and Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold-Case Posse, we can also say with certainty, the same regarding his Selective Service Registration – which alone makes him ineligible to serve in any federal capacity or office …but I digress!)

I truly hate to bring it up, but given his woeful inability to obtain even the lowest-level security clearance (an extreme difficulty when one can’t even pass E-Verify), our esteemed Commander in Chief would without question not qualify to work in Michelle’s celebrated White House vegetable garden – unless, of course, she too hires “undocumented workers”…but once again, I digress!

But getting back to my previous point; in spite of the vast array of irrefutable proof of multiple unprecedented forgeries, you, John, find the matter of the Constitutional eligibility of the Commander in  Chief of the most powerful military on Earth, unworthy of comment…other than to reaffirm that you, like your aspiring young colleague, Jeff Flake,  “believe” that he is a “citizen.”  While you, of course, offer no rational basis for that “belief,” I seem to recall from your highly-informative letter that he must be “natural-born,” John…whatever that may mean!

In any case, John, isn’t this a little like continuing to “believe” that the Earth is, indeed, flat – even after Columbus has returned from his historic maiden voyage?  Actually, it is, so by all means, go ahead and remain rooted in the clearly-fashionable ignorance of the past! After all, we no longer burn at the stake those who depart from the firmly-established orthodoxy of the elites, but whatever it is that the Ruling Class do to dissenters these days, it must be terrifying, John, to cow an old war hero like you.  What could it be…banishment from the castle of the cultural elites?  Is that it, John?  Is that worth betraying your country and your oath of office, John, as well as your oath as a uniformed military officer?

Fortunately, all is not lost, John…as your highly-informed and courageous constituents nonetheless sail on, undeterred, and armed with the truth as irrefutably substantiated by Sheriff Joe and his Posse (along with a vast army of countless other citizen soldiers across this nation.) And we expect to reach America ourselves very soon – this time, all of it; as all but the most fervent zealots will soon be forced to acknowledge what everyone else in the room already knows but won’t admit-the all-but-blinding truth-that the Emperor in the People’s House has not even a stitch of clothes!

Tom Ballantyne – A Once-Ardent Admirer (along  with countless others!)

It's game on between Obama and Romney

By Tom Cohen, CNN

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama and his certain Republican opponent in November, Mitt Romney, shifted to full general election mode Wednesday with messages intended to rally their bases and portray each other as threats to future progress.

The day after Rick Santorum suspended his bid for the GOP nomination, clearing the way for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor planned events focusing on small businesses as well as a conference call by surrogates to criticize Obama's economic policies.

"We are getting started with a general election campaign, and people will get to know me better and they will get to know (Obama) better as well. And they will look at his record, which ultimately is the record upon which a campaign is going to be waged," Romney told Fox News.

He blasted job losses during Obama's presidency, and when asked about a recent poll that showed Americans found Obama more likable, Romney said: "The person I am out of touch with is Barack Obama. I am in touch with the American people."

Obama, meanwhile, continued his push for Congress to pass a tax measure that would ensure that millionaires -- like Romney -- pay a higher tax rate than middle-class workers.

"It's just plain wrong that middle-class Americans pay a higher share of their income in taxes than some millionaires and billionaires," Obama told a White House event, flanked by millionaires who support the proposed measure.

Republicans want to cut taxes for the wealthy, which would mean cutting spending on programs that spur economic growth and benefit the middle class, senior citizens and the poor, Obama argued.

"They want to double down on some of the inequities that already exist in the tax code," he said, adding such a step means "either you've got to borrow more money to pay down a deeper deficit, or you've got to demand deeper sacrifices from the middle class and you've got to cut investments that help us grow as an economy."

Citing "significant" deficits and the need to be competitive in the 21st century "technologically integrated economy," Obama said:"We can't afford to keep spending more money on tax cuts for wealthy Americans who don't need them and weren't even asking for them."

In a swipe at GOP economic policy, Obama added: "In America, prosperity has never just trickled down from the wealthy few."

Also Wednesday, the Obama campaign released a video highlighting Romney's conservative stances on issues such as abortion rights, health care reform and immigration reform. The video concludes with Romney's declaration on the campaign trail that he was "a severely conservative Republican governor."

The competing messages were attempts by both sides to frame what is expected to be a close and vicious general election campaign in a favorable perspective.

Obama portrays Romney and Republicans as protectors of the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, while Romney and his party say Obama has stifled economic recovery and failed to effectively tackle deficit reduction.

With Santorum's departure from the Republican race, Romney is now the certain GOP nominee. He still needs to win several hundred delegates to clinch the nomination, but Santorum was his top remaining challenger, and Tuesday's announcement leaves Romney's path free of obstacles.

However, Romney's campaign still struggles to generate enthusiasm among the GOP conservative base, which questions his more moderate stances as Massachusetts governor.

Sources said Romney wants Santorum -- who had strong support among social conservatives, including Christian evangelicals -- to quickly endorse his campaign. While Romney and Santorum aides said the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania will work to defeat Obama, it was unclear when or if Santorum would offer a full-throated endorsement for Romney.

In his announcement Tuesday that he was suspending his campaign, Santorum never mentioned Romney.

"I expect when I finally become the nominee, and I hope that happens soon, that we'll be campaigning together, we'll be working together," Romney said Wednesday. "We share very much the same beliefs about the course the nation must take and the fact that under this president, America is not going in the right direction."

Santorum has consistently said the party needed a true conservative candidate -- himself -- to defeat Obama, and he has relentlessly attacked Romney's support for health care reforms in Massachusetts that included a mandate for coverage similar to the 2010 federal health care law despised by conservatives.

Romney's difficulty with conservatives was evident Tuesday, as two groups known for right-wing stances on social issues commended Santorum's campaign effort but made no mention of Romney.

On Wednesday, he said he would try to attract Santorum's evangelical and socially conservative supporters by leveraging appearances with the former candidate.

"We campaign together and make sure we see these people and get a chance to talk to them about issues that all Americans care about," Romney said. "I think you see our party, and you will see our party more united than it's been in a long, long time, in part because President Obama has taken America in such a different course than we have ever gone as a nation before."

Santorum's announcement followed the weekend hospitalization of his 3-year-old daughter, Isabella, and came in the face of tightening poll numbers in Pennsylvania ahead of the April 24 primary.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we made the decision to get into this race around our kitchen table, against all the odds," Santorum told a news conference, flanked by emotional family members. "We made a decision over the weekend that while the presidential race for us is over, and I will suspend my campaign effective today, we are not done fighting."

Santorum and Romney spoke before the announcement, and Romney told supporters in Delaware that Santorum "will continue to have a major role in the Republican Party."

"We exchanged our thoughts about going forward, and we both have a great deal of interest in seeing the country taken in a very different path," said Romney, who is making his second bid for the GOP nomination.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, another GOP contender, who's trailing well behind Romney and Santorum, also congratulated Santorum for a "remarkable campaign" that showed the appeal of conservative principles.

Both Gingrich and the other challenger, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, said they intended to stay in the race to the Republican convention in August.

"I think it makes it clearer and simpler," Gingrich said of Santorum's decision while campaigning in North Carolina later Tuesday. "There is one conservative voice in the race, and then there is a moderate, and I think (that) makes it easier to articulate and to focus on the platform issues I want to focus on."

The Obama campaign immediately took aim at Romney after Santorum's announcement, with campaign manager Jim Messina saying it was "no surprise that Mitt Romney finally was able to grind down his opponents under an avalanche of negative ads."

"The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him," Messina said in a statement. "While calling himself the 'ideal candidate' for the tea party, he has promised to return to the same policies that created the economic crisis and has alienated women, middle-class families and Hispanic Americans."

Santorum advisers said the final decision to suspend the campaign, which allows him to continue raising money and probably keep control of delegates won so far, came Monday night and was based on three factors.

Santorum needed the Texas primary on May 29, with 154 delegates at stake, to be winner-take-all instead of the proportional allocation system based on vote results now in place. However, a complex process for changing the allocation method made that unlikely, they said.

In addition, Santorum needed Gingrich to step aside so Santorum could bring together the conservative right, but Gingrich stayed in the race, they said. Santorum also needed to win Pennsylvania, which remained possible but would require large amounts of time and money against an expected Romney offensive there, the advisers said.

Santorum had canceled two events earlier Tuesday while adding an afternoon event that turned out to be his withdrawal announcement. Spokesman Hogan Gidley said the two morning events were canceled to allow Santorum and his wife, Karen, to "settle in at home" with their young daughter, known as Bella.

Bella was born with trisomy 18, a serious chromosomal condition that interferes with development. Half of patients with the condition do not survive past the first week of life, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Meanwhile, a poll Tuesday showed Romney trailing Obama in a head-to-head matchup, though voters remain split on which presidential contender is best equipped to handle the economy.

The survey, from Washington Post/ABC News, showed that 51% of Americans would choose Obama if the election were held now, compared with 44% for Romney.

According to the polling data, Americans are divided on which candidate would best handle economic issues, with 47% favoring Romney while 43% named Obama. When asked which man would be better at creating jobs, 46% named Obama and 43% said Romney. Both margins were within the poll's 3.5 percentage point sampling error.

Voters were less divided on other key issues, with 53% saying Obama was best poised to handle international affairs, compared with 36% who said Romney. Conversely, when asked which man would do a better job of reducing the federal deficit, 51% said Romney and 38% said Obama.

In terms of likability, Obama held a clear advantage, with 64% of Americans polled saying the president was a more friendly and likable person, a more than 2-to-1 advantage over Romney, who was at 26%.

The serious gender gap between the two candidates -- also seen in recent Gallup and CNN/ORC polls -- appeared in the new poll. Obama had the support of 57% of women, compared with 38% who said they backed Romney, while Romney had the backing of 52% of men, compared with 44% who backed Obama.

Among another important voting bloc -- independents -- the poll shows a much tighter race, with 48% backing Romney compared with 46% for Obama, also within the survey's sampling error.

CNN's latest estimate of the GOP delegate tally shows Romney with 659, Santorum with 275, Gingrich with 140 and Paul with 71. It takes 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination.

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware vote on April 24, in addition to Pennsylvania. In all, 231 delegates are up for grabs in the five states.

The goal now for Gingrich and Paul is to prevent Romney from reaching the 1,144-delegate threshold before the convention. While all but conceding the GOP race, Gingrich said Sunday that he won't give up on trying to influence the party's platform that emerges going into the general election.

On Wednesday, though, Gingrich spent time explaining how a technical glitch caused his campaign to bounce a $500 check for Utah primary election fees.
Israel belongs to the Jews...always has and always will
By: Diane Sori

Recently, PA Minister of Social Affairs, Majida Al-Masri, said the Palestinians should unite in order to focus on the destruction of Israel, calling for unity and reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in order "to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine - all of Palestine.'"

However, he and all his muslim brethren forget that there is no such thing as 'Palestinians,’ and that even their own qur’an says Israel belongs to the Jews.

The idea of a ‘Palestinian people’ with a language, culture and nationality all their own, is the creation of former PLO head Yasser Arafat.  This creation was embellished upon by the surrounding Arab nations and the media after the humiliating Arab defeat to Israel in the '67 war.  Today’s so-called ‘Palestinian people’ are just regular run of the mill Arabs who speak Arabic, whose religion is islam, and whose culture is shared by the surrounding Arab countries.  

The name Palestine itself is just the Romanized version of the word ‘Philistia,’ the name given to the region by Rome in the first century, naming it after the Philistines, who were enemies of the Jews.  This name stayed until the end of the British Mandate period in 1947.  However, Jews have always claimed this land their homeland, Jerusalem its capital, and Israel its name.  And the land has never been without as many Jews as the governing powers would allow.

Like I said previously, muslim Arabs (remember, there are Christian Arabs) who believe Israel does not belong to the Jews don’t know their own qur’an.  
From the qur’an 17:104: "And We (allah) said thereafter to the Children of Israel (the Jews) "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)…..”

In the qur'an, ‘Night Journey,’ chapter 17:101-103: "Pharoah sought to scare them [the Israelites] out of the land [of Israel]: but We [Allah] drowned him [Pharoah] together with all who were with him.  Then We [Allah] said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in this land [the Land of Israel].  When the promise of the hereafter [End of Days] comes to be fulfilled, We [Allah] shall assemble you [the Israelites] all together [in the Land of Israel]."

As further proof, the qur’an states God orders the Jews into Israel in Sura 5:20-21: [5:20] Recalling that Moses said to his people (the Jews), “O my people, remember GOD’s blessings upon you: He appointed prophets from among you, made you kings, and granted you what He never granted any other people.

[5:21] “O my people, enter the holy land (Israel) that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers.”

In case there are still any doubts about whether the qur’an speaks about the Jews' right to live in the land of Israel, see Sura 10:93-94: “We settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place.....If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee."

And lastly, in the qur’an 5:20-21, "And [remember] when Moses said to his people: 'O my people, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.'"

These quotes, taken directly from the qur’an, should make it clear to all Arabs that Israel not only belongs to the Jews, but that by all accounts Israel is a Jewish state.  

Now if one would like to think in secular terms instead of religious terms, one can say Israel belongs to the Jews because the Jewish people have fought, died and won the land they saw as their homeland by their blood over many, many years and many, many battles.  The Turks call this ‘the right of blood.’ 

And there is still one more reason why the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews, a quite modern interpretation at that……when Palestine officially became the State of Israel in 1948, every nation in the world recognized it to be so by international agreements.  The first time Arab nations signed a treaty with the State of Israel, they recognized this fact, and this is ‘the right of recognition.’

So whether by religious documentation or by modern secular thinking, the land of Israel belongs only to the Jewish people… always has and it always will.

תחי מדינת ישראל היהודית ..... היום, מחר, תמיד  

Ten Indications That Obama Is Scared

By Kevin Jackson /The American Thinker

Obama is not the cool, calm, and collected guy that he portrays publicly; he's far from it.  Obama is described privately as a thin-skinned hot-head when it comes to questioning his policies, or anything else, for that matter.

Though there has been a slight shift upward in Obama's poll numbers, Obama knows the real temperature of the American people.  Here are 10 indicators as to why Obama will have sleepless nights leading up to the election of 2012:
  1. Obama started African Americans for Obama.  When blacks supposedly voted at 95 percent for Obama in the last election, one has to question his motives in starting this group.  The answer is that Obama's poll numbers among blacks have fallen back to their lowest point, a clear sign that Obama is feeling the pressure.  If Obama loses his street cred amongst blacks, he will likely be abandoned by other groups. Obama must have the "race" element in 2012, even though the black vote will be much less significant in 2012.  By the way, how would the media have covered "White Americans for McCain?"
  2. Obama started a Spanish-language website.  Now, most people would call this clever; however, this move could backfire and is a pure sign that Obama knows he is in trouble.  A country that requires you to know English should not have a sitting president with a Spanish-language website.  It would seem to be pandering to the massive non-English-speaking population of Latinos.  Obama has not chosen to pander to any other potential immigrant voting bloc, which could have many Africans up in arms.  Why not develop a website in Swahili or Bantu?  Asians, Jews, and many other ethnic groups might wonder what Obama's obsession is with blacks and Latinos, while forsaking them.  This could lead to the logic that the president is supposed to be the president of all Americans.
  3. Obama's energy policy is pure comedy.  When Obama took office, gasoline averaged $1.89.  Gasoline is now at its highest point in history, averaging $3.65 a gallon -- and it's getting higher.  When gas crested at $3 a gallon under Bush, Democrats were quick to put Bush in cahoots with the oil companies.  Obama and other Democrats are blaming Wall Street, offering that high gas prices are "bringing families closer together" or that high gas prices are "saving lives."  Nice try.  The problem with gas prices is that they affect the lower end of the food chain the most.  Poor people have to plan trips to the supermarket or buy gas in parts of a gallon.  "I'll have ½ a gallon."  Obama touts green energy, but he has not had a single successful example where his policy has worked, and despite the Truth Teams, Obama has wasted billions on "green" energy while people are suffering from a lack of "black" energy -- oil and coal.
  4. Obama now supports super-PACs.  Aside from the multitude of flip-flops or blatant "untruths," Obama has now decided that for the good of the country, he must embrace the idea of "buying his next election."  I suggest that Obama has forgotten that he bought his first election, and that took everything he had, despite a weakening economy, hatred of Bush, and a less than stellar Republican candidate.  Obama vowed to raise $1B in order to fight the right, and his newfound support of super-PACs only proves that he's panicked about raising money and about what he will have to spend to put the genie -- his record -- back in the bottle.

  5. Obama has feigned shifting right.  When a bona fide socialist begins talk of shifting right, you know he's panicked.  Obama no more believes in the private-sector solutions for the economy than he believes that Rosie O'Donnell would skip a meal.  Yet he is suddenly offering to cut business taxes.  Welcome to Panderville.  Many of Obama's panic moves will showcase the complete hypocrisy of what he campaigned on or truly believes, and how far he is willing to go to remain in power.
  6. Obama began the Truth Teams, dismantling Attack Watch.  Renaming Attack Watch is like renaming the Department of War the Defense Department.  Attack Watch was a dismal failure, because the truth is not an attack.  Renaming Attack Watch "Truth Team" now allows Obama to stamp out the truth wherever it may occur.  Obama is deathly afraid of the unvarnished truth.  The Truth Team's assignment is to varnish it.  So now Obama was for Keystone XL and the 20,000 jobs that it didn't create.  High gas prices are good for the economy in the form of higher revenues and more lives saved, due to less driving.  Welfare is good for the economy, actually generating $1.85 return for every $1 spent.  That's the truth, and they're sticking with it.
  7. Obama is changing his slogan.  Realizing that "Yes We Can" has turned into "Well, I Thought We Could," and that "hope and change" now applies to getting rid of him, Obama must adjust his catchphrases.  Obama's handlers are testing various new sayings, but the bad news is that nothing is sticking.  The new phrases being tested are "Winning the Future," "Greater Together," and "We Don't Quit," and Obama has begun lacing these in his speeches, but none are resonating, which is why Obama is panicking.
  8. Obama's foreign policy strategy is in shambles.  Generally when a president has such a weak domestic agenda, he may be able to recover based on decent foreign policy.  This is not the case with Obama.  Obama's foreign policy has made America weak and the laughingstock of the world.  It was said when Obama was elected that the world would love us, which has proven simply not the case.  Obama has revealed himself to be much worse than Bush in foreign policy, and he has created havoc all over North Africa and the Middle East.  China and Russia are positioning to remove the dollar as the international monetary standard, which would devastate the U.S. economy.  Their recent decision not to support the U.S. in the U.N. with respect to Syria proves that the Obama administration is not taken seriously.  Foreign policy will be a huge influence on Obama's re-election chances, which is why he will try about anything to shore things up before November.
  9. Obama is talking tough.  As the saying goes, the shallower the stream, the louder the babble.  Most people recognize that the bigmouth at the bar is far from the toughest, yet Obama all but guaranteed that he will serve "five more years" while on a Spanish-language radio program.  It is difficult to balance tough talk with "It's Bush's fault."  Further, Obama's constant and incessant apologies (and bowing) don't jibe with the tough talk.  Again, this is a strategy that will likely backfire for Obama, as most people have begun to realize that the tough talker is generally weak, and Obama is no exception.
  10. There is no real improvement in any sector in America.  Obama's biggest problem is that the economy is being held together with paperclips and Band-Aids.  The fragile nature of things does not bode well, so even the slightest uptick in inflation will wreak havoc on the deficit.  The prospect for jobs will not improve between now and the election, so the media is the only potential distraction from real unemployment north of 15 percent.  Another budget crisis is looming, and most of Obama's policies are under attack in multiple states.
Obama has much to be concerned about, despite being "The Money-Giver" to the poor.  Americans have reached the end, and words just won't cut it.  Further, Americans have tired of style and want substance.  I believe that the new bumper stickers might be "You Had Your Chance!"

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Court: TSA, not passengers, deserves privacy

Rejects cases filed by Americans enraged over digital strip-searches

A federal appeals court has rejected claims by passengers and pilots that the TSA invaded their privacy and violated their rights by demanding pat-down inspections or full-body scans.

In fact, the ruling reported today by The Rutherford Institute affirms a district court ruling from Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr., who cited a “secret” order from the TSA as the reason he rejected the cases.

The government, insisting that the “secret” order contains “sensitive security information,” has refused to make public the document outlining the procedures, according to John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute.

Institute attorneys had argued that since the TSA “order” has remained “secret,” there has been no opportunity for the public to comment on it, and “passengers and pilots are not only being deprived of their Fourth Amendment rights, but also their due process right to a fair hearing on their challenge to the secret TSA policy.”

Whitehead said today the ruling is a dark cloud.

“This ruling does not bode well for attempts to ensure transparency in government or efforts to safeguard Americans against virtual strip searches and other excessive groping of our bodies by government agents, especially when there’s no suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said.

“When civil liberties are tossed out the window – by government agents or by the courts – we all lose. No American should be forced to undergo a virtual strip search or be subjected to such excessive groping of the body as a matter of course in reporting to work or boarding an airplane when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said.

He reported it was the D.C. Court of Appeals that rejected an appeal on behalf of airline pilots and passengers who refused to submit to virtual strip searches – or highly invasive pat-down searches.

Institute attorneys wanted to reverse district court judgments in Fourth Amendment lawsuits filed in 2010 against Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, challenging the constitutionality of the TSA’s airport security screening policy.

The cases were brought in 2010 on behalf of Adrienne Durso, a recent breast cancer survivor, who repeatedly and aggressively was groped by TSA agents in the area where she had undergone a mastectomy, even after informing agents of her condition.

Another plaintiff was Chris Daniels, a frequent business traveler, was aggressively and repeatedly touched in his genital area after initial screening showed an abnormality in his genitals that was the result of a childhood injury. Whitehead reported when Daniels asked to leave the security area and forego flying rather than submit to the intimate groping, he was told that he was not free to leave and would have to submit to the enhanced pat-down.

“The pilots, Michael Roberts and Ann Poe, in two separate incidents taking place in 2010, were on their way to work when told by TSA screeners they must submit to whole-body scanning or be subjected to a full pat-down frisk of their persons. Upon refusing, both pilots were prevented from passing through security, and unable to report to work on the days in question,” the Rutherford report said.

The case cited the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The fight over the invasive TSA procedures has been raging for several years, after the government agency started implementing “enhanced” security screenings that involve essentially two options: an X-ray that is a virtual strip search of a passenger and a pat-down that critics have likened to sexual assaults in public.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, earlier proposed a change in the law that would specify that screeners are “not immune from any U.S. law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person.”

“It means they are not above the laws the rest of us must obey,” he wrote at the time.

Also, officials with the Libertarian Party of Florida formally have asked sheriffs across the state to start arresting TSA agents in the 67 counties for sexual battery.

“As sheriff, you have the absolute duty to enforce the law uniformly and without prejudice. You are, at best, engaged in selective enforcement by choosing to further ignore these flagrant violations of federal and state law. At worst, you are complicit,” said a message to the 67 sheriffs from the party signed by chairman Adrian Wyllie.

“If you have TSA agents within your county that are violating the law, then you must act. Warn the TSA agents that they are subject to arrest if they continue to violate the law. Should they continue, then you must begin making arrests,” the letter said. “We urge you to remember the oath you took to support, protect and defend the Constitution of both the state of Florida and the United States of America. On behalf of all Floridians, the Libertarian Party of Florida calls on you to do exactly that.”

On the state level, Texas fell narrowly short of moving forward with a plan that would have required “probable cause” for agents to act against a passenger. While the plan was under consideration, the federal government threatened to close down air traffic to and from the state.

U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy suggested that federal agents must be allowed to touch people when and how they want.

“The proposed [Texas] legislation would make it unlawful for a federal agent such as a TSO to perform certain specified searches for the purpose of granting access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation,” he told Texans at the time. “That provision would thus criminalize searches that are required under federal regulations in order to ensure the safety of the American public.”

Perhaps among the most dramatic expressions of concern came from Miss USA Susie Castillo, who was reduced to tears by federal agents assuring themselves that she was not a terrorist bent on homicide.

In a commentary at the Tenth Amendment Center by Connor Boyack with Brian Roberts and Michael Boldin, the organization said, “It was … at the Dallas, Texas, airport where former Miss USA Susie Castillo tearfully produced a viral video describing the molestation she had just endured at the hands of a TSA agent.

“I mean, she actually… touched my vagina,” Castillo said through her tears. “They’re making me … choose to either get molested … or go through this machine that’s completely unhealthy and dangerous. I don’t want to go through it, and here I am crying.”

Continued the commentary, which was in support of Texas’ plans to address the traveling public’s concerns, “Castillo isn’t the only person who would be protected under this Texas legislation. All other innocent travelers would likewise be shielded. That includes the six year old girl who made the headlines last month for being groped by a TSA agent (an action which the TSA defended as being alright since it ‘followed the current standard operating procedures’), as well as the eight-month-old infant subjected to a pat down while cradled in the arms of her mother.”