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Obama to Republicans: ‘So sue me’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

“Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me,” Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.

via Obama to Republicans: ‘So sue me’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

In short, he doesn’t care for the Constitution and the separation of powers.  He knows that the press will back him and Boehner doesn’t have the spine to stand up to him so why would be care?  He wants to be dictator. Plain and simple.  I don’t understand why this doesn’t scare the hell out of everyone including the Dumbacrats.  It’s clearly illegal if he goes through with it.

5 predictions revisited: Iraq’s current woes were years in the making – CNN.com

Militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, overmatched government forces and now control a vast swath of its territory. Hundreds of thousands have fled, becoming refugees overnight. Sectarian violence plagues some areas not under ISIS control.

5 predictions revisited: Iraq’s current woes were years in the making – CNN.com.

What a mess the Middle East is.  You get all of these crazies that are stuck in the middle ages and you just can’t treat them like normal people.  They only know killing one another and trying to take power for their perverted version of religion.  Islam itself may or may not be this messed up. I really don’t know.  I do know that they don’t worship the true God no matter what anyone says.  I also know that you either wipe them out or you have to always deal with them trying to kill you.  Cancer always comes back if it is not completely eradicated.  These people are the cancer of the world.  We sent them into remission for a while, but they are now back, growing like never before because we didn’t completely eliminate them when we had a chance.

Look at how long it took to straighten out Japan, but look at how much better that society is now after they were retrained to not be the crazed suicide killers that we squashed in WWII.  Same for Germany, Italy, the list goes on and on.  You can’t do what we tried to do in the Iraq and Afghanistan.  You can’t turn the country back over to the same type of people that you just took it away from.  Karzai was no better than the Taliban leaders that he replaced.  Pakistan has nukes and that is the excuse for still letting them survive and calling them friends while they launched attacks on our soldiers and our soldiers weren’t allowed to fight back.  Sending our boys to war with such limitations is no way to go to war.

Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan, tells troops ‘We stand in awe of your service’ | Fox News

“We’re going to stay strong by taking care of your families,” the president told troops at Bagram Air Field in a roughly 25-minute speech. “We’re going to stay strong by taking care of our wounded warriors and our veterans. Because helping our wounded warriors and veterans heal isn’t just a promise, it’s a sacred obligation… I’m here to say that I’m proud of you.”

via Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan, tells troops ‘We stand in awe of your service’ | Fox News.

So the question is, if there wasn’t such an outrage over Obama’s lack of leadership on the terrible state of care these hero’s are getting from the VA, would he be there now?

I’m glad that he’s there even though it’s likely a political move more than a compassionate move.  Some of the military folks probably like him and think the visit means he actually cares.  If he cared, he would be taking better care of them when they return home and making sure that they get everything that they need.  He’s a politician, not a leader and you should never confuse the two.  A leader leads, and both feels the pains of his decisions and the pride of success that’s shared with those he leads.

Much like Bill Clinton, Obama is worried more about his legacy than the suffering of those he leads and rules over.  A true leader doesn’t rule, he leads.  Obama is a ruler, not a leader.  Hillary on the other hand, well Hillary is a completely different animal by most accounts.

According to a lot of those close to her, she’s more dangerous than both Bill and Barry.  She has components of both in her personality in that she wants a legacy but she also has something that they don’t; the conviction that what she’s doing is really best for the people.  I, of course, don’t know her any more than I know the other two.  Based on information that I’ve read from various sources, this is the real Hillary Clinton.

It will be interesting to see how the media portrays her as opposed to Obama.  He’s black and she’s a woman so there are so many different components to how they handle these differently that it’s hard to keep up.  The media both thinks that Obama is their messiah and fear their own machine of being called racist if they oppose him or point out his ignorance to the world.  It’s sad to have such a person as President of the United States, particularly when we come to days like Memorial Day when we honor those who he despises, the very people who have paid the ultimate price for his right to be an arrogant ass of a ruler.  Then again, you get what you pay for and you bought this mess with your vote or your lack thereof.

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list – CNN.com

There’s an “official” list that’s shared with officials in Washington and shows the VA has been providing timely appointments, which Foote calls a sham list. And then there’s the real list that’s hidden from outsiders, where wait times can last more than a year.

via A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list – CNN.com.

Shameful!

Putin speaks with Merkel, Cameron as Crimea crisis mounts – CNN.com

In separate phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron, Putin underlined “steps being taken by Crimea’s legitimate authorities … being based on international law on behalf of the interests of the population there,” according to a Kremlin statement. Putin also said new Ukrainian authorities were doing nothing “to curb ultra-nationalist and radical forces committing outrages” in Kiev and other regions.

Putin speaks with Merkel, Cameron as Crimea crisis mounts – CNN.com.

You know, this sounds awfully familiar for some reason.  That reason would be this.

You are always hearing about how this and that sounds a lot like Hitler.  Well if you know the true history like you can get from this book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich“, you will know that a lot of it isn’t true.  In this case, however, it sounds exactly like Hitler did before and after going into Austria and many other nations  near Germany where he claimed that atrocities toward Germans were happening and had to be stopped.  Hillary Clinton recently was scolded for making this connection but it does show that she knows her history.  In this case at least.

I’m not sure what Putin is up to exactly, other than protecting his own country’s interests in this case.  For years I’ve warned about his attitude being a threat and this is just one more confirmation of that fact.  He is from the old school KGB.  The government is good, everything else is secondary.  Many people still don’t believe that he’s trying to rebuild the Soviet empire, but I’m not so sure.  His military puts on a good show, but they really aren’t as viable as they would have you think.  They have had as many recent failures as successes, but do continue to beat down descent amongst their people at Putin’s orders.

The lack of respect for American power displayed by Putin is a direct result of President Obama wanting to make America seem weak to the world to gain favor.  Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t understand the world very well.  He certainly doesn’t understand the Putins of the world who believe that displays of power that go unchecked further strengthen their position.  Having the natural resources that Russia does also influences their power and wielding this power in their own neighborhood is something that Putin is getting more flagrant about. He knows that many of the eastern block countries that were formerly a part of the Soviet Union can’t make it without oil and gas supplied to them from Russia.  This presents them with much the same problem that we have with the middle east.

If America is to remain relevant and more importantly secure, we have to continue to be a power not to be taken lightly.  When you weaken yourself to make others feel more secure and try to gain their friendship this way, you also look weak to those who are looking to take over your big brother role in the world.  Make no mistake, America can hold her own militarily against anyone. As long as the world knows this, they are less likely to try to really do anything to hurt you directly.  Of course, countries like Iran will blow smoke and yell that they will destroy you, but they are only trying to gain notoriety for taking on the big guy while knowing the truth of their position.  How you react to these types of threats is what really shows the world who you are and unfortunately at present, our president has shown he’s more interested in being popular than doing what’s best for America.

First on CNN–Confidant’s diary: Clinton wanted to keep records for ‘revenge’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

First on CNN–Confidant’s diary: Clinton wanted to keep records for ‘revenge’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

As far back as 1994, Hillary was putting together her revenge list of those who she would want to get revenge on.  What kind of person does that?  This woman is very likely going to be our next president and she has a decades long list of people that she wants revenge on. What a mess this country is in…