Back in January, President Obama declared that al-Qaeda had been decapitated and dismantled, and that they were incapable of attacking us again. Tough talk from the biggest incompetent to ever stand behind the presidential seal. Yet, during the month of Ramadan (July 9th to August 7th this year, based on the lunar calendar), the President has ordered several embassies – mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia – closed and evacuated due to terrorist chatter approaching pre-9/11 levels.
For those that don’t know, the month of Ramadan is an Islamic month of holy war. It’s a month for fighting the enemies of Allah, during which the Muslims believe they have special blessings and power from Allah to engage in Jihad and defeat their enemies. For example:
- 1973 – Ramadan War-Yom Kipper War where Egypt and Syria launch war on Israel
- 1982 – Iran launches war on Iraq called “Operation Ramadan”
- From 1987 to 1993 the first Palestinian intifada was waged over 6 Ramadans
From 624 AD to the present, many Islamic wars and battles are fought during Ramadan. This is why, along with the additional chatter, the State Department issued the closures. Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe their god is with them to destroy non-Muslims.
And yet, if al-Qaeda has been dismantled, as the President claims, this shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? Right? Scotland Yard was spot on with Obama a couple of years ago: “chalaque” . . . and probably too clever by half.
Likewise, President Obama’s speech last week on a “grand bargain” was recycled old ideas. This was just the latest in a string of speeches on the economy. Despite talk of a “bargain,” President Obama hasn’t sat down with Republicans to produce real job-creating policies. His “bargain” is a joke, and similar to his not-so-grand bargain speech, apparently his time on the Hill last week was just another photo op.
The latest BLS report showed only 162,000 jobs were created in July. The unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.4%, but the labor force participation rate fell as well. Hispanic unemployment increased from 9.1% to 9.4%. Previous months’ numbers were revised downward. ObamaCare is directly causing American workers to see their pay cut. Now many workers are forced to decide whether to take on additional part-time jobs to make ends meet. It’s not fair that ObamaCare is making their lives harder. It’s not fair that there are fewer full-time job opportunities for the unemployed.
Last month, 35 Democrats voted to delay the employer mandate, and 22 Democrats voted to delay the individual mandate. They then tried desperately to avoid the issue. Democrats who are vulnerable in 2014 are anxious about ObamaCare and its growing unpopularity. They’re so worried that White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is reported to have spent the last three months trying to calm them down. A growing number of unions, including the Teamsters and even the union that represents the IRS, are speaking out about the law’s impact on their workers.
Democrats want voters to think they’ll do anything to defend women. But when women in San Diego were allegedly harassed, marginalized, and exploited by a Democrat mayor, most Democrats said nothing. When a Democrat candidate for mayor in the nation’s largest city was caught – not for the first time – acting like an internet predator and sending nude pictures to young women after repeatedly lying to his constituents, most Democrats said nothing. After spending months waging a fake “War on Women” to mislead voters, it appears the Democrats have much less “courage” when it comes to calling out their own.
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The Revolving Door is Alive and Well in the Obama White House
Flying in the face of his 2008 calls for change, Obama’s broken promises have created a murkier culture of special interests and business as usual in Washington. Lobbyists haven’t had to fight for White House “face time,” because the White House Staff holds meetings with lobbyists outside of the office (so they don’t have their names recorded on the visitors’ logs). After promising to focus on campaign finance reform in a second term, Obama has been promoting a group that accepts unlimited donations; now, Obama’s “Organizing For Action” is leaving the DNC drowning in debt. Also, Obama’s second-term diplomatic appointments have been continuing a trend started in his first term. Obama has given the plush ambassadorships to his political allies and big donors, instead of rewarding dedicated and qualified civil servants.
Obama Offers a Not-So-Grand Bargain
The day after his “grand bargain” speech last week, the president sat down with Democrats – not Republicans. And while he promised to help create jobs for the middle class, his actual proposal won’t do that. He outlined plans to help corporations with tax breaks, not middle class families. He’s trying to make amends with the big businesses he’s going to hurt through ObamaCare, not the small businesses around the country that will also be hurt by ObamaCare and could use the tax relief. Unlike the president, Republicans support fairness for all, not just for corporations.
Read more at: “Obama’s Old, Not-So-Grand Bargain”
Jobs Report Shows Speeches Don’t Hire
The economy still isn’t creating jobs fast enough. Thanks to ObamaCare, millions of Americans can only find part-time work, and businesses are putting a freeze on hiring new workers. And despite Obama’s frequent claims that the sequester would result in enormous job losses, the evidence thus far for such claims is slim. Instead of mocking job-creating ideas, like Keystone, and attacking his opponents, the president should work with Republicans instead of hitting the campaign trail.
ObamaCare Is Slashing Paychecks
Because ObamaCare requires employers to provide health insurance for employees who work 30 hours or more, workers across America are seeing their hours slashed. There’s been a surge in part time hiring, while full-time jobs are harder to come by. Businesses like White Castle, municipalities like Brevard County, Florida, and schools like Central Michigan University have all announced cuts to workers’ hours – and thus their paychecks.
Democrats on Recess Will Be On the Run from ObamaCare
As they head home for the August recess, Democrats should be nervous to face constituents about ObamaCare. Looking toward 2014, they’re bracing for a replay of 2010 now that Americans are feeling the law’s effects. ObamaCare is a liability for Democrats, but there’s no escaping it: it’s the Democrats’ law. Premiums are on the rise, and support is falling in their own party. Support for ObamaCare from moderate and conservative Democrats has dropped to 46%, down 28 points since the law was enacted.
Read more at: “Hiding From ObamaCare” and “ObamaCare woes continue for Obama and 2014 Democrats”
Top Democrats Silent about Democrats’ Anti-Women Behavior
The White House is refusing to weigh in on Filner, Weiner, Spitzer, and the Democrats’ muted reaction to their own War on Women. Democrats’ hypocrisy is appalling. And with their silence, they are sanctioning the actions of Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner and numerous others who have assaulted, harassed, and preyed on women. Where’s the outrage? Why aren’t leading Democrats, like President Obama, Vice President Biden, and former Secretary Clinton, standing up for these women? Could it be that Democrats only pretend to care about women when it’s politically advantageous?