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The Five Keys to Killing Obamacare

by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. — Winston Churchill

Without question, people who zealously guard their freedoms, love their country, and want a better future for their children lost a big battle on Sunday. Yes, Republicans in the House fought skillfully and won the battle with the public, but the legislative chicanery, bribery, and utter disdain for the will of the people won the day for the Left.

Democrats in extremely red districts proved ready and willing to sacrifice their jobs in November to pass the bill. The Stupak block, which held firm for weeks, joined hands with the pro-abortion crowd to federally fund abortions for the first time in our history. The Democrats in Congress didn’t care about the rules, they didn’t care about the consent of the governed, and they didn’t care about what is good for the country. This is a socialist power grab, pure and simple, and a little bit of what has made this a great country died writhing on the floor of the House last night.

The Democrats are calling this a historic moment. So it is. Of course, the same could be said of the crash of the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic, and the start of the Civil War…

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Here’s a basic outline of what it will take to get it done:

  1. Fight the Democrats on Reconciliation.
  2. Challenge the bill in court.
  3. Win the public relations war.
  4. The Republican Party has to win big in the next two elections.
  5. Repeal, replace, and refuse to fund.

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March 23, 2010 Posted by | Health Care, USSA | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Five More Amateur Mistakes By the Obama Administration

by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

“My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.” — Sarah Palin

Since he has been elected, Barack Obama has been like a four year old wearing water wings and desperately trying to reach the edge of the pool. In other words, he has been completely out of his depth. Who could have known that giving soaring speeches about “hope” and “change” while voting “present” on the tough issues wouldn’t be enough preparation for the most important job on Planet Earth — oh wait, millions of Americans knew that and pointed it out at every opportunity. Unfortunately, the media was too busy obsessing over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe and parody songs on the Rush Limbaugh show to actually consider whether or not a man whose biggest accomplishment was winning a Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton was qualified to be President.

Of course, we can debate Obama’s ideological decisions all day. Does the country need socialized medicine? Should he have pursued that staggeringly expensive stimulus program? Has he been applying enough pressure on Iran? The answers to those questions are no, no, and no — but, there’s a more important question we need to consider: does Barack Obama know what he’s doing?

Early on, the Obama Administration made a lot of foolish mistakes. Obama selected numerous tax cheats for his Cabinet. They gave the Russians a button that was supposed to say “reset”– but that actually said “overcharge.” They gave our best allies, the Brits, 25 DVDs of American movie classics — that were not only wildly inappropriate, but wouldn’t even play in their DVD players. Unfortunately, those early gaffes have not only continued; they’ve begun to have more serious policy implications.

Read more about the following Obama administration mistakes

  1. What are we trying to do in Honduras?
  2. Russia’s missile defense date dupe:
  3. Putting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in New York:
  4. Cash for Clunkers:
  5. Why all the bowing?

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Terrible Cruelties of Liberalism

by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

You will find that I am kind. Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand…I require only that you kneel.” — King Xerxes, 300

Liberalism is an extraordinarily deceptive, ruinous and cruel ideology. That’s because liberalism comes, arms wide open, whispering sweet words of compassion and pity, even as it forcefully slams down a boot upon the neck of people it’s “helping.” It’s bad enough to see people’s lives ruined by those who make no pretense about their intentions, but to see human beings destroyed by those who claim to have only their best interests at heart…well, let’s just say it’s a hell of a thing.

What liberalism does to minorities: Liberalism falsely convinces minorities in America that they are widely hated and despised for their skin color. How terrible it must be to spend your days seeing racial slights that don’t exist, feeling despised by people who don’t give you a second thought, and expecting that you will be treated unfairly by people, most of whom think no more of your skin color than they do the color of the carpet they’re standing on.

Believing these lies leads to a sense of victimhood that liberalism offers to “fix” with more destructive solutions like Affirmative Action. How many white Americans have doubted the achievement of a black American because of Affirmative Action? How many black Americans have doubted their own worthiness because they thought they may have been given a helping hand because of their race? How many black college students who would have graduated with honors at UNC-Chapel Hill flunked out of Harvard because Affirmative Action got them into a college that was over their head? In the wildest dreams of the Ku Klux Klan, they could have never come up with an ideology as deviously destructive to minorities in America as liberalism.

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What liberalism does to children:

What liberalism does to Africa:

What liberalism has done to the American family:

What liberalism does to the poor:

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Criticisms of George Bush That Could Be Better Applied to Barack Obama

by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

Most liberals in this country are intellectually dishonest which is why they don’t have the slightest qualms about grotesque double standards. That’s why Al Gore can live in a mansion that consumes energy like a football stadium while he tells you to cut back. It’s why Sarah Palin can be sliced apart for things said by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live while Joe Biden is treated seriously despite being the biggest doofus ever to occupy the Vice-Presidency. It’s also why Barack Obama gets a free pass for many of the same things that George Bush was criticized for doing. Here are just a few of the criticisms aimed at George Bush that could be better applied to Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is a chickenhawk: How often did we hear liberals sneer that George Bush was a chickenhawk? How could someone who had never served in combat lead America as Commander-in-Chief?

Well, excuse me for noticing, but George Bush did at least fly planes for the National Guard. On the other hand, despite the fact that Barack Obama never served at all, he’s fighting the same two wars that Bush did in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is even ramping things up in Afghanistan while simultaneously forcing our troops to engage in combat under onerous new rules of engagement that will make it much tougher on our soldiers. Guess it’s easy for a chickenhawk like Obama to handcuff our troops going into battle when he has never been into combat himself.

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July 14, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , | Leave a comment