Mar 5, 2013 Political
Unless one is in the military (or the militia of the several states called into actual service of the United States) the President of the United States is not that person’s Commander in Chief. The Constitution states the president is the Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States (Article II Section 2) therefore he is not the CINC of civilians. He has plenty of civilians that work under him since he is in charge of the Executive Branch of the government including civilians who work for defense but he is their boss, not their CINC.
The chief public affairs official for the Army’s Joint Munitions Command, Stephen D. Abney, sent out a memo telling civilian employees that if they grant an interview to the press (regarding the sequester) they are reminded not to say anything that might be perceived as criticism of the Commander in Chief or any political party.
He did tell them that they should make it clear they are expressing their own opinions and are not speaking for anyone else which is good advice.
However, these people are free to express themselves, as private citizens (so they should make it clear they are not speaking for any agency), in any way they want. If they want to tell the press that it is not necessary to furlough people and that the only reason this is being done is to cause pain so Obama can get his way then they are free to do so.
If they want to blame Republicans or Democrats or both parties then they are free to do so.
The members of the military are not allowed to speak in such a fashion because Obama is their Commander in Chief but he does NOT hold that title over civilians.
I do not recommend these employees say outrageous things but if they feel like expressing their disgust at the lack of leadership in the White House and in Congress then they should certainly do so.
If I were one of them I would not speak to the press to begin with.
Most of them are Obama stenographers and it would be like teaching a pig to sing.
Besides, the regime has already posted its marching orders and they can’t have anyone going off narrative. Obama predicted dire circumstances and he can’t have anyone ruining what he has worked so hard to do.
He wants pain. The White House is closed to tours starting this Saturday because of staffing cuts due to the sequester. I find it hard to believe this happened because employees have to get a 30 day notice and that notice is not expected until 26 March (meaning furloughs start 26 April). It is about causing harm and inconvenience to get people riled up.
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 26, 2012 Political
Michelle Obama was asked by a school child if she was going to run for president. Michelle said that she did not think so because she did not want to be president. She said that she knows her strengths and that she feels that people can help the country in many ways even if they are not leading it.
As an aside, Barack was asked this question not long after he entered the Senate and he said he was not going to run because he was not ready to be president. He was right about that part…
Anyway, here is the answer Obama gave:
“Being president is a really hard job and it’s an important job,” Obama said. “And when my husband is running for president, we’re right in there; we’re serving, too. And I think that once his terms are over, we’ll go on to do other important things — because there are so many ways that you can help this country and the world, even if you’re not president of the United States.
“And I think one of the things you learn about yourself as you get older are what are your strengths and what are your interests. And for me it’s other stuff that is not being the president. So I probably won’t run. But that’s a great question.” The Weekly Standard
Michelle Obama is absolutely correct in saying that there are many ways to help the country even if you are not the president.
in fact, it would help the country greatly if her husband were not president. If he had never been elected we would be better off and if he loses in November we will be a lot better off.
So to paraphrase her for better accuracy, there are lots of ways to help the country particularly by making sure Barack is not president.
I guess if she were to run we would not have to worry about her birth certificate.
In any event, one Obama was too much for this country to take.
She discusses this in terms of her husband being reelected. If he is reelected I am certain that Michelle will never run for the presidency.
Because if Barack is reelected there will not be a country left for anyone to lead.
UPDATE: My fantasy involves all of them.
Never surrender, never submit.
Mar 12, 2011 Political
According to The Weekly Standard; “Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’”
Well certainly it would be easier for Obama. He wants to be a dictator and he would love to be able to say it and have it happen. He would love to be able to quash an uprising like say, those pesky Tea Party folks. He would love to be a part of the ruling elite that steps on the throats of those who are not on board with his agenda. As Bill Kristol put it in the article:
Mr. Obama is right.
If you’re president of China, people around the world who are fighting for freedom don’t really expect you to help. If you’re president of China, you don’t have to put up with annoying off-year congressional elections, and then negotiate your budget with a bunch of gun-and-religion-clinging congressmen and senators. If you’re president of China, you can fund your national public radio to your heart’s content. And if you’re president of China, when you host a conference on bullying in schools, people take you seriously.
I imagine that being the president of any country is a pretty hard job though the way some countries are run it is easier. I imagine for Obama it would be easier to be the president of a Communist country because he has sympathies toward that ideology.
One thing I am absolutely certain of is that it would be easier on the US if Mr. Obama was the president of China.
And if we keep going the way we are he might just get his wish…
Never surrender, never submit.
Aug 31, 2010 Political
Newsweek is one of the lamestream media mouthpieces for Barack Obama and the Democrats. Given that this periodical is a firm supporter of the liberal/progressive destruction of America it is quite surprising to see this cover. Look at what it has printed on it:
The Making of a
Wall Street Loving
*Who isn’t actually any of those things
If Obama isn’t actually any of these things then it means Newsweek is saying he is not the President. What does Newsweek know that we don’t?
This is quite a dilemma for the magazine. Newsweek cannot back off this and say it was mistaken about the president part or it admits that a mistake appears on the lost and if one mistake appears then there could be more than one. Newsweek cannot fix this problem without admitting that it could be in error on any item on the list and if it lets the list stand then it is admitting that Obama is not president, at least in the eyes of the people who made the cover.
Funny how things like this work out. In its eagerness to defend Obama the magazine actually insulted him. This is what happens when liberal/progressives live their lives of lies.
In the same spirit of living a lie, Obama was asked why so many people think he is a Muslim. He answered by saying he can’t go around with his birth certificate attached to his forehead. What does his birth certificate have to do with whether people believe he is a Muslim or not? Was Obama throwing the birther issue into the equation because racist and bigot no longer work or was he preoccupied with this issue?
I don’t know and I don’t care but I do know Don Surber had it right.
The birth certificate attached to his forehead would be better than the big L that is currently there…
Never surrender, never submit.
Jan 7, 2009 Political
President Elect Barack Obama met with the current president and three past presidents today at the White House. Obama and current President Bush met privately and then the five gathered for a photo op and lunch. The Free Republic has the pictures and some humorous comments.
Protocol dictates that the men put differences aside during these kinds of events so there was no bickering, at least publicly, as the men who have served gave pointers to the man who is about to.
George W. Bush was a gracious host:
George W Bush gave him the warmest welcome. “One message that I have and I think we all share is that we want you to succeed,” he said. “We wish you all the very best, and so does the country.” Telegraph UK
While the men were heading off to eat Bill Clinton commented that he loved the rug in the Oval Office.
Since protocol dictates they act as gentlemen one can only imagine that the head voice inside George W Bush was saying; “Well, after your tenure the other rug was too stained to use.”