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Middle East Crisis – Border Crisis – Ukraine Crisis and Obama’s Fundraising Trips

the-amateurHat tip to Fox News for this Report

 President Obama began his three-day West Coast fundraising tour in Seattle with an admission that mushrooming global crises were adding anxiety to an American public already concerned about the economy. 

“Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet where we need to be based on the new order,” said Obama, who later cautioned against letting those anxieties lead to cynicism and a lack of interest in democracy.

“People who really need government to work for them on their behalf, they withdraw, they opt out, and that makes government even more dysfunctional,” he said.

The president already has taken heat for making time for a burger stop and fundraisers last week shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine, killing hundreds. While the president repeatedly has addressed the tragedy in public, he also spent his Sunday playing golf at Fort Belvoir. 

Later Tuesday, Obama will attend a Democratic Party fundraiser in Seattle, before catching Air Force One to San Francisco. He’ll end the three-day swing later this week in Los Angeles. 

The White House has defended the president’s busy political schedule, which the president’s team largely has not changed in response to world events. 

Obamax-large“What the president is looking at and what his team is looking at is, does he have what he needs to do his job?”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday, in response to questions about the president’s fundraising. 

Asked about Obama’s fundraising last week in New York, Earnest said it was not a mistake and noted that the president made calls to the leaders of Ukraine and Malaysia amid the Flight 17 tragedy. 

“When the president travels, he travels with an array of staff and advisers and communications equipment that allows him to do his job from wherever he happens to be,” Earnest said. “And if it becomes clear that there’s a need for him to come back to the White House in order to fulfill those functions, then we’ll make a change in his schedule. Right now, it’s not apparent that that’s the case.” 

But Republican critics have questioned the president’s stay-the-course strategy on fundraisers. 

In response to the White House defense of its own itinerary, the Republican National Committee tweeted: “The White House still feels Obama’s choice of burgers & fundraisers over responding to crises was the right one.” 

Aside from the Malaysia Airlines tragedy and deliberations over how to respond to the suspected Russian connection, the administration continues to grapple with the surge of illegal immigrant minors along the U.S.-Texas border, and with the mounting death toll in the war between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 

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After Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of National Guard personnel to the border in his state to deal with the surge, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ribbed the president for his schedule. 

“The fact is if the president weren’t so busy playing golf or pool, he would know the integration has been happening,” Gohmert told Fox News, referring to collaboration along the border between various Border Patrol and security officials. 

Obama did abandon one idea for the trip, however. The White House had been in touch with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a presidential appearance on his show during the stop in Los Angeles, but is not going forward. 

“We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future,” a White House official said. 

But on the fundraising trail, Obama remains a potent draw among the Democratic Party’s wealthy donors, who pay up to $32,400 to be in intimate settings with the president. 

The fundraising highlight of the trip will be a Democratic National Committee event Wednesday at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the ABC series “Scandal,” a drama set in modern-day Washington. Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. 

So far this 2013-14 election cycle, Obama has attended 73 fundraising events for Democratic Party groups. During the 2009-10 midterm cycle, when Republicans won control of the House, Obama attended 98 fundraisers, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps detailed records of presidential travels and events. 

Obama has outpaced his predecessor in fundraising, having attended 395 fundraisers during his presidency as of this week. According to Knoller’s statistics, then-President George W. Bush had attended 217 at the same point in his second term. 

The 395 is more than Bush attended during his entire presidency. 

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Obama has devoted much of his effort to the Democratic National Committee, which last month raised $9 million and cut its debt to $3 million from a one-time high of $23 million. Obama also will raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the political arm of the party that assists Democratic House incumbents and candidates. 

While the House is expected to remain in Republican hands after the election, the fate of the Democratic-controlled Senate is much more in question, raising the stakes for fundraising. 

Obama has at least one bit of policy-driven business set aside for the trip. In Los Angeles on Thursday he plans to go to a community college to draw attention to jobs training, particularly for work requiring specialized skills, like health care. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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I Smell a Rat…in the Oval

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It saddens me each day that this country has so declined.

Obama has done more of the wrecking ball to this country in his 5 1/2 years that we have to be astute now and say deliberate.

No one ever asked to know anything about him and his records were sealed for a purpose. Some other interesting questions.

Why was Obama’s law license inactivated in 2002?

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Why was Michelle’s law license inactivated by court order?

According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama – but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.

WHAT!?

The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!

Somewhere, someone had to know him in school… before he “reorganized” Chicago and burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm, poise, and speaking pizzazz.

I Smell a Rat!

There was a whole movement to push him, protect him and keep him in office and this is what we found out the hard way.

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That same deviant group needs to continue with his wrecking ball style to keep the “Party” in power.

The democrat party of the past is dead and gone.

Wake up Americans and see what you are dealing with.

I couldn’t tell you how many are still in Zombie ville because of it they are!

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I am but one Voice in a Sea of Apathy

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The final countdown has begun and the November Mid-Term Elections will be upon us before we know it. If there was ever a time to stand up and be counted it is now.

Rise up America and let your voice be heard…

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I’ll Be Back

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I’ll Be Back

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By the Dawns Early Light, or America’s Last Independence Day?

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Will this be America’s Last Independence Day?

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NSA SPYING ON AMERICANS

IRS TARGETING OF CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

EPA REGULATING ENERGY COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS

BENGHAZI COVER UP CONTINUES

ARMING OUR ENEMIES IN LIBYA

A RETURN TO WAR IN IRAQ

FAILED FOREIGN POLICIES

A WEAKENED UNITED STATES MILITARY

OUT OF CONTROL

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICIES

NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

OUT OF CONTROL GOVERNMENT SPENDING

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VOTER FRAUD IN THE NOVEMBER MID-TERM ELECTIONS

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WHAT’S IT GONNA BE AMERICA?

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Raiders of the Lost Emails

10479201_742170209167735_6827294453198964977_nHat tip to Mediaite for this report

Two GOP Congressmen Propose $1M Bounty for Lost IRS Lois Lerner Emails

On Friday, Texas Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert and Bill Flores introduced a proposed $1 million prize for whoever can locate the lost emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Those emails have become the subject of great controversy in D.C. over the last several weeks, with the House Ways and Means Committee repeatedly grilling current IRS head John Koskinen over whether the emails were lost as part of a cover-up, technical incompetence at the agency, or other reasons.

The bill, dubbed the Identify and Recover Sent Emails Act — or the “IRS Act” — offers a $1 million bounty in addition to a $500,000 reward for information that could incriminate agency officials for any deliberate destruction of the emails in question.

Other noteworthy parts of the proposal: Prize money would be taken directly from the IRS budget, and all IRS salaries would be cut by 20 percent until the emails are found. So, yeah, we’re going to suggest this bill is just for show.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/two-gop-congressmen-propose-1m-bounty-for-lost-irs-lois-lerner-emails/

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Finally!

Finally, some real hardcore action is being taken to bring to justice those who violate the laws of our land. 

What are your thoughts on all of these recent scandals?

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Only in America…

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1. Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2. Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black. 12% of the population is black.

3. Only in America… could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4. Only in America… can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5. Only in America… would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

6. Only in America… could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

7. Only in America… could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check, fly on an airplane or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8. Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

9. Only in America… could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

10. Only in America… could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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Featured Comment of the Day

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b9440aefe84e5dbd089a91e9d1d06d76A thought from this article: Only in America: we will have the chance to throw out most of these politicians who support this liberal trash and elect people to represent us and work according to Constitutional guidelines.
In 2016, we can bring our country back. We must act now, before it is too late. Obama had done more damage than any other leader.

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At what Price Freedom?

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We are Americans and living in the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave and yet there are those among us who would destroy all that America stands for. 

I have to ask, how can any native born American desire to destroy all that has been fought for by those who have gone before us for the sake of an ideology of liberal socialism that has been proven to fail worldwide?

What is the price each of us are willing to pay for our freedom?

The internet has been full of rage over the ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ we have found under President Obama, and one has to wonder just what each and everyone of us is willing to do in order to preserve this last great hope of mankind on earth.

The November Mid-Term Elections will be upon us before we know it and the time to act is now if we are ever going to win back our Country and our Freedoms.

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Sadly, most Americans aren’t paying attention to the perils we face as a Free People.

Sadly, most Americans are preoccupied with the everyday cares of life and leisure while others are sounding the alarm of eminent destruction.

Americans have not been this divided on the future course of this Country since the Civil War.

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Happy Days Are Gone Again…by Bob Mack

better-offHat tip to Bob Mack at Crockett Lives for this report

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Happy Days Are Gone Again

There is a grave threat in the White House. If he is not thrown out or otherwise constrained in the near future, national security will inevitably become a top priority for Americans, forced by tragedy, not just to give up “piña coladas and getting caught in the rain,” but to survive a Dark Age into which their president led them. (No Mr. President, You are the ‘Serious Threat to Everybody’s Future’)

“I think this is an administration that, we’re coming to find out, is one of almost unimaginable incompetence…” – Brit Hume

“Obama is not worse than we thought. Liberals are worse than we thought.” – Christopher Chantrill

It’s fortunate for both our enemies and the Democrats (terms no longer mutually exclusive) that the average American has the attention span of a geriatric squirrel. Otherwise he or she might recall the fall of Saigon in ’75 and the killing fields of Cambodia — fiascoes likewise made possible by the Party of Cut and Run.

That the party of Harry Truman and John Kennedy has degenerated into a home for wayward socialists — Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton — is tragic; that the American people grant such odious scoundrels sanctuary in the nation’s capitol is bewildering; that they elevated a security risk like Barry Soetoro, AKA Barry Soebarkah, AKA Barack Obama to the highest office in the land is a downright travesty.

The current President of the United States is a man with a past murkier than a cup of Turkish coffee; a man who serves an ideology as red as an oozing tomato; a man who heads the most corrupt and lawless gang of miscreants to come out of Chicago since Prohibition. And he’s either the most incompetent individual to ever rest his bony keister on the Presidential seal, or he’s the most treacherous. And no one seems to care.

“It doesn’t matter a whit what’s going on with the popularity of the president. He may lose the Senate, but he is governing without the Congress. He has got his — he has got his own Constitution that he is operating under. He now regulates the entire healthcare system. And the story that was missed among all the scandals that are supposedly undoing his presidency is the climate change regulations. This is all by regulation. Nothing in legislation. He doesn’t need the Congress, which is going to revolutionize and put control of U.S. energy, which is the U.S. economy, in the Environmental Protection Agency. You want to run America? Don’t run for the presidency. Get yourself appointed head of the E.P.A. It makes Stalin’s five-year plans look like a picnic…

(Is the Obama administration finished?)

http://crockettlives.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/happy-days-are-gone-again/

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About Bob Mack
Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73

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Tea Party Rising

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Liberalism has run its course in these United States and the American People can now look back and see Clearly its Destructive History in Our Society. 

The days of Government Control and Deceptive Practices are coming to an end and the American People are Awake and busy in Restoring this Once Great Nation to its Rightful Place on the World Scene.

Make no mistake about it, the beginning of the end of Progressive Liberalism in America is at hand and We the People are determined to once and for all bring to an end this Destructive Force that has weakened and demoralized  entire Generations over the past 100 years.

We the People have had enough Mr. President and this is the year we mobilize and restore balance and order to your dysfunctional administration.

This is the year we speak up with a loud voice bringing to an end your rein of terror against our individual liberties and freedom.

This is the year we bring to an end the liberal socialist movement in these United States of America once and for all.

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WE ARE AMERICANS

Free to Speak without Fear, Free to Worship in our own way, Free to Stand for what we think right, Free to Oppose what We believe Wrong, or Free to Choose those who shall Govern our Country.

This Heritage of Freedom

We Pledge to Uphold

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