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Obama’s War Posture Is Bush’s Fault

Barack Obama justified his use of force against ISIS by citing the Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution that was signed by George Bush in 2001. Obama is claiming that he does not need any further authorization to engage ISIS because he is authorized under the AUMF. While some say he is evading Congress (which he most certainly is) he is probably correct about his authority under the AUMF.

Seems that Democrats have no trouble with Obama using the AUMF when they routinely claimed that Bush exceeded his authoruty when he was using it.

The real issue here is that Obama has been trying to repeal the very statute he is citing as his authorization. Obama claimed the law was dated and could be used as a way to involve America in more wars.

The AUMF is now nearly 12 years old,” he said. “Unless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant presidents unbound powers more suited for traditional armed conflicts between nation states. Washington Times

As recently as last week a National Security Council spokesperson stated that the goal was to “refine and ultimately replace” the AUMF so that Obama can “take America off a permanent war footing.”

Isn’t it convenient that Obama is using the very thing he wants to repeal to justify his actions? I think it would be fairly easy to get Congress to authorize the use of force against ISIS given that the group has beheaded two Americans.

Remember though, with Obama it is all about optics and politics. He is not upset that he played golf after discussing a beheading only that he failed to anticipate the optics of doing so.

In the case of the use of force politics is at play. If Obama uses a law signed by Bush he can avoid signing anything that would link him to the war against ISIS. The linked article points this out and goes on to indicate that Obama would prefer to work with Congress but if he went to that body and was rejected it would be “politically damaging.”

Since Obama never takes responsibility for anything (but takes credit whether he deserves it or not) it is no surprise that he would rather use something he can pin on George Bush.

While it will be easy for Obama to avoid blame and to point fingers I think it is just fine. I am thankful that Bush had the foresight to have an AUMF in place.

You see, Obama is a weak person (I can’t say leader because he could not lead a group of people out of a burning building) and without something already in place it is very unlikely he would have been able to muster the courage to get something done in order to strike ISIS.

Obama is probably happy that he does not have to spend a lot of time getting authorization because that would be a real burden.

To his golf outings…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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Maybe Congress Should Mind Its Own Business

Sixteen female Senators have sent a letter to the NFL Commissioner calling for a zero tolerance policy regarding domestic violence after the Ray Rice video was released.

Many of these women defended Bill Clinton who is a known sexual predator.

Why is this Congress’ business? It would seem to me that Congress should worry about the nation and its problems and leave private business to solve its issues without the nanny state jumping in.

It also seems to me that Congress might want to adopt a zero tolerance policy regarding its own members before demanding others do so. Congress is full of people who have done various bad things from tax evasion to domestic violence (gasp). If Congress wants to set an example how about it expel any member who has been involved in a domestic violence episode? How about dumping the tax evaders and the drunkards?

Clean up your own home before you demand others clean theirs.

I do not believe that Commissioner Roger Goodell is telling the truth about the Rice incident and I think he mismanaged it terribly. How the issue is handled is up to the NFL and not Congress.

Perhaps Goodell should respond to the letter by informing the Senators that the NFL is a profitable business that generates 6 billion dollars a year in profit and that its problems are not the concern of Congress. He might want to let them know that while the NFL is profitable the US is 17 TRILLION dollars in debt (and continues to run a deficit) and their attention might be better focused on solving their issues instead of worrying about things that are not their business.

He might even offer to give them some advice on working to get rid of the debt they have accumulated.

Spousal abuse (whether a man or a woman is the abuser) is a bad thing and needs to be addressed by private organizations in the manner they see fit. It is not the business of Congress or the harpies who want some face time.

If these Senators want to make an impact perhaps they could write letters to law enforcement agencies demanding zero tolerance policies since police officers are involved in more domestic violence incidents (nearly twice the rate) than the general population.

Then again that would not be their business though they would at least be interacting with another government agency rather than a private business.

Of course, the first step would be for Congress to clean its ranks of law breakers, sexual harassers, predators and those who engage in domestic violence.

They turn a blind eye to their own and stick their noses in the business of others.

Better yet, these folks might want to turn their attention toward the Muslim Terrorists who treat women badly as a way of life.

No, these morons will embrace them.

Cave canem!
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IRS Follows The Law…When It Can

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the Congressional Ways and Means subcommittee that the agency follows the law when it can. While being questioned he told members of Congress; “Whenever we can, we follow the law.”

Texas Republican Representative Kevin Brady told Koskinen; “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances.”

This follow the law when we can mentality is probably what led to all the law breaking under Lois Lerner. She was supposed to follow the law but she didn’t. The IRS is supposed to follow laws about backing up data but it didn’t.

The agency probably decided that it just could not follow those pesky laws.

How do you suppose the IRS would treat taxpayers who follow tax laws “when they can”?

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Until You Run Out…

A quote attributed to Margaret Thatcher is; “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” For some reason the socialists don’t see it this way. It might be because the socialist politicians will not run out of their own money because any policies they enact would not affect them. Bernie Sanders is a socialist and he thinks we should tax the wealthy even more.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, called for a progressive estate tax on multi-millionaires and billionaires during a speech on Saturday. Washington Times

It is not bad enough that the wealthy pay the bulk of the taxes, Sanders would tax their estates (wealth that has already been taxed a number of times) to pay off the bills. Well, that is what he says but it just means more money for government to waste.

The wealthy follow the tax laws written by weathy people in Congress and those laws favor wealth because Congress critters do not like to pay taxes. They like YOU to pay taxes.

The best way to reduce the deficit and pay off our bills is to reduce spending.

It would also do us well to reform the tax code so that ALL wage earners pay a flat tax. Then the wealthy in Congress could not write laws that favor themselves and their friends and then scream about some alleged loophole when they want more money.

Sanders is an idiot who probably needs instructions to breathe.

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Who Is Holding America?

Right now America is run by the liberal progressives under the “leadership” of Barack Hussein Obama. Obama has held the White House for about six years and that means all that is going on belongs to him and his followers. Sure, Republicans have held the House for two years but they have been able to do nothing more than slow the Obama agenda. None of their initiatives make it past Harry Reid in the Senate because he is there to protect what Obama has done.

The phrase the Tea Party and others have used describing removing the liberal progressives from power is “take America back.”

This phrase has been deemed racist by Barack Obama and Eric Holder. Yes, the racists known as Obama and Holder think it is just racist that anyone would want to take their country back and they assure us this phrase is code for; remove the black men from power. It does not cross their minds that no one is concerned with their color but rather their ideology.

In any event, they have held the power for six years and they do not like when people say they want to take the country back. No, according to them all is peachy keen.

Joe Biden gave a little speech on Labor Day (to union types) and he used the phrase “take back America”. He was not rushed off as a racist who wants to remove the black man. He was well received by the union members in attendance.

I don’t really care what liberals think about the phrase “take America back.” To them everything is racist and they get their panties in a wad over nothing in order to gin up the base. All well and good because I just don’t care.

What I want to know is from whom does Joe Biden think we need to take the country? Obama and Biden along with their merry band of idiots have been running the country for six years. If there are problems and the country needs to be taken back (there are and it does) then does that not mean Biden wants us to take the country back from him and Obama?

The left keeps telling us how wonderful things are and how much better they are getting but the reality is they know it is bad. They blame it on everyone and everything but they are responsible so when Joe tells us that country needs to be taken back he is asking us to save the country from him, his boss and their party of half-wit progressives.

We really do need to take the country back from them and we need to get on the right path before an all out collapse takes place.

We can start by retaking the Senate in November and work from there.

Joe Biden is senile and should not be out in public without a soft helmet but on this issue I agree with him because he actually got it right.

We need to take the country back from them before things can get better.

Liberal progressives have been promising to make things better for decades if only the public would elect them. They have been in charge for most of the past five decades and things are not better. Their policies have enslaved minorities (particularly blacks) and they have saddled our children and grandchildren with massive debt. They have removed any sense of personal responsibility from millions of Americans who only know how to stand around with their hands out and they have ensured that those millions vote for the liberals in order to keep getting “free” stuff.

In all that time things have not gotten better but liberals still claim we need to vote for them to make things better.

Let’s listen to Joe and take the country back from him and his ilk.

Cave canem!
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