Looking for Reason

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. – Ronald Reagan

Month: March, 2012

Will an Obama second term bring the end of our republic? I believe so.

My gripes with the Obama Administration are legion, but now the latest in a disturbing series of Obama’s “Oops! Did someone hear that?” moments should strike terror in the hearts of those who love this country, values that it was founded upon, and concern for what Obama is planning behind closed doors.

You may recall LAST November French President Sarkozy professed his disbelief of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called him a liar. Obama replied that he has it worse because he has to work with the prime Minster on a closer basis. Now on Monday, Barack Obama while meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and apparently unaware his microphone was still on, had the following exchange with Medvedev…

Obama: This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.

Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir. I understand you.

This is a very disturbing exchange since it is obvious they were leaning in toward one another not intending to be overheard. What does Obama need more flexibility on from Putin that he can’t be up front with the American people about, especially before the election? Could it be something that he knows would be so unpopular that it would be certain to doom his reelection? After all the years of the cold war, we now have a resident that is discussing our missile defense system with the Russian President! This after also proposing an 80% reduction in our nuclear arsenal, at a time when our enemies are expanding theirs.

Furthermore, what other secret deals is he planning in this most transparent administration (that’s what he said wasn’t it?) that haven’t been caught on an open mike?

Ronald Reagan won the cold war not by disarming and showing weakness, but just the opposite. We won the cold war with the motto of peace through strength. Obama is showing the same stupid mentality that  the gun grabbers do.  They erroneously believe that if there are fewer guns then there will be less crime.  They totally ignore the statistics that prove the opposite is true. When you take away guns from the law-abiding, the criminals are more brazen knowing their victims are unarmed, the result, crime goes up. In places where gun laws are more lax and it’s easier or even required to own one, the crime rate is lower than average. Now Obama wants to take us back to the pre-Reagan era and show the world that we’re weak and unarmed.

This comes also on the heels of the recent charge by Joe Miller, the 2010 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Alaska that Obama is refusing to put a halt to a State Department giveaway of 7 oil rich Alaskan Islands, in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia.

Three of the islands are at the west end of the Aleutian chain and were ceded to the U.S. in Seward’s 1867 treaty with Russia. The other Arctic Ocean islands include Wrangel, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangel became American in 1881 with the landing of the U.S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin. The point here is that all of these islands are part of Alaska, a sovereign state and the State Department has no authority to redraw a boundary and give away Alaskan land to the Russians. Although relations with the former “evil empire” have improved since the Cold War, there is no doubt that Obama’s bone headed policies could have devastating and far-reaching consequences we can barely imagine now.

This man must be stopped, his czars fired, his Executive orders revoked and the unconstitutional Federal bureaucracy corralled back into the bounds of the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Unfortunately, those in Washington D.C. have lost sight of that nation conceived in liberty and that we are all equal, not because some politician or piece of parchment says so, but because, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “…to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.”

This is where our liberty comes from, from the laws of nature and natures God.”, no man or group of men is better or worse than any other. We are all equal, and Obama’s divisive tactics and policies, now combined with the possibility that if reelected he would disarm us and turn over our technology to Russia? If you thought George Bush went off the deep end as a lame duck President, wait till you get a load of Barack Obama unleashed. There will be nothing recognizable of our once great republic in another 4 years.

Turnoff your TV news, turn off  NPR radio, and get online and read the NEW Media see what the Mainstream isn’t telling you. Haven’t you noticed that when they publish a story that doesn’t show Obama in a favorable light, they ridicule the source, marginalize the opposition, and make it look like such a waste of their time?  This is straight out of the Saul Alinsky’s, “Rules for Radicals”. Mr. Obama’s community organizing play book, and the MSM is doing are doing their best to play by those rules too. Look  how they portray the Tea Party. These are everyday Americans from all walks of life who want only a to return to smaller government, and lower taxes. Yet the MSM calls them racists, clowns, rednecks or worst of all,  Tea Baggers”. This is a gross reference used gay men to describe oral sex, “tea bagging”.

When the Sheriff of Maricopa County was presented with a petition with 250 signatures to look into Obama’s birth certificate, he assigned a volunteer cold case posse at no tax payer expense which after a 6 month investigation, found probable cause to suspect that the Long form Birth Certificate posted on the Whitehouse website is a computer generator forgery. As is his Selective Service registration card. Despite presenting extensive evidence that a crime has been committed and several video displays of how the forensic tests were completed. None of the media present asked a single question about the evidence, or its ramifications. Instead the reporters attacked the Sheriff, and his investigators, questioning their motives for the investigation, instead of being out chasing murders or the like.  He pointed out that he had received a request to look into the allegations that the LFBC was a forgery nothing more. “If there is suspicion of a crime and it’s brought to my attention, then I don’t just throw it in the trash.” the Sheriff said “I look at every case that’s brought before me.”

Besides the Alinsky like ridicule of the reporters present, the media silence since has been deafening. In 1998 Congress held impeachment hearings against Bill Clinton over his perjury in a civil trial, yet Obama has committed over 20 impeachable offenses thus far in this term, and has done so with complete impunity. Silence from the media and most of congress, with only a few idealistic freshmen trying to make waves, but they are basically told to sit down, shut up and let big boys handle this.

I beg you to bypass the MSM, and take a fair-minded look at what Obama has done in these 3 plus years. Ask yourself are you better off today than you were 3 years ago? How’s that Hope & Change working out for you? It hasn’t been so hot for me, gas prices were about $2.80 a gallon when BHO took office, now there over $4.00 in many areas. The news media wanted to lynch Bush when prices went from about $1.50 to the $2.80 on his watch. That was an 87% increase in 8 years. Prices under Obama have risen 120% in only three, that’s about 11% per year under bush, and 40% per year under Obama. Oh wait, what did he say? That’s right it’s Bush’s fault!

This man points blame for his failings and takes credit for others accomplishments.  This man has no honor.

Please just take a look for yourself, don’t depend on the media, don’t depend on what I say here, look for yourself and ask your self if you can afford another 4 years of Obama unbridled. Can our republic withstand the socialist agenda, the divisive rhetoric, and the downright stupid foreign policy? I don’t believe we can. Look, I don’t blame you for not being happy with the current crop of republicans candidates either, but for all their faults none will destroy the republic as I believe Obama will.

Please look into your hearts, look at his record with an open mind and some intellectual honesty, if you do so you simply can not possibly believe that Obama is good for America.



The Unwavering Hypocrisy of the Left

I can’t begin to count the number of times someone from the right has made some comment or other and folks on the left begin screaming how offensive the comment was and if it’s someone with a TV or radio show, then they scream to have that person, sometimes successfully, removed from the air for their “offensive” comments. Yet those on the left do far worse with regularity and impunity.

 A recent example was the repugnant comments made by Rush Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law Student who became a national celebrity for her testimony in support of taxpayer subsidized contraception before a group of House Democrats, at the request of Nancy Pelosi. This special opportunity came after Fluke was turned away from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings, on several grounds including that “she lacked expertise in questions of religious freedoms under federal law”. Although Limbaugh later apologized to Ms. Fluke, she rejected the apology.

 After Limbaugh’s comments, the liberals went berserk, and called Limbaugh “disgusting”, “loathsome”, “despicable”, “a national disgrace” on and on add nauseum. Some even questioned the need for such comments “within political discourse”. While I agree that name calling and belittling comments show a decided lack of intellectual maturity. It is the left that is most often guilty of this behaviour, yet rarely does such uproar occur when practiced by liberals.

 Those on the right, especially women and minorities on the right are frequent targets of the likes of Ed Schultz, David Letterman, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Alec Baldwin, and an endless stream of other leftist Hollywood celebrities and comedians. In May 2011 Schultz was suspended from his show for a week for referring to Republican talk show host Laura Ingraham as a “Right Wing Slut”. There was little news media interest and no nationwide call for advertisers to drop sponsorship of the show. Ingraham later commented on the fact that when the episode was discussed on “The View” Barbara Walters just laughed it off with the comment “Joy Behar on this program has called me a slut”. However after the Limbaugh-Fluke incident it was “Oh, isn’t this a tragedy” and “isn’t this horrible” and “Rush Limbaugh should be driven off the air.”  What a difference!

 There was no backlash at all when in June 2009, David Letterman commented One awkward moment though during the game. Maybe you heard about it, maybe you saw it on one of the highlight reels, one awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game. During the 7th inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.” Or when he referred to Palin as “a slutty flight attendant”.  One of the slimiest journalists, and I use that term loosely, that I can think of is Keith Olbermann, who said that conservative commentator S.E Cupp should have been “aborted” by her parents, and described conservative journalist Michelle Malkin (a conservative Asian American woman) as a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.”  Malkin has said she is used to the slurs from the left and doesn’t pay them much attention anymore. Like most conservatives, she just considers the source.

 Perhaps the most vitriolic of them all though, is the misogynistic Bill Maher, the list of disgusting remarks this man has made is almost too long to list, but a short one would include his calling Sarah Palin such words as c*nt, tw*t, and of course slut. Maher hasn’t limited his slurs to just Mrs. Palin though, he has also attacked her daughters and even her young son, who was born with Downs Syndrome. Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman has been his target as well, once referring to both Palin and Bachman as “Boobs”. For Mr. Maher there has, like Letterman, been no real backlash, no condemnation from the left; even the liberal woman at NOW have barely uttered a peep about his vulgar attacks on conservative women. I guess only liberal woman warrant their defense.

 I must admit to a complete feeling of shock when I read that Bill Maher, correctly stated in a NY Times opinion piece, on Mar 21st 2012… “When did we get it in our heads that we have the right to never hear anything we don’t like” more or less pointing out the hypocrisy between the left’s misogyny and that of Rush Limbaugh. I have often said the same thing when people feign offense to one thing or another. You do not have a right to never be offended! People say and do stupid things every day, and thank God we live in a country where we still have that freedom. If you don’t like what you hear turn the station, if you don’t like what you see change the channel. Don’t threaten advertisers with a boycott, vote with your viewing and listening habits.

 Talk shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, etc. stay on the air because they get ratings. Air America, the liberals radio answer to Rush Limbaugh’s #1 ratings, lasted only 6 years before going bankrupt from lack of ratings. Why? Could it be that despite the shrill cries from the left, people like what they hear on the conservative talk shows, and they didn’t like what they got from Air America? When they couldn’t win in the arena of public opinion, they attempted to get the FCC and congress to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine” which would have forced stations with conservative talk shows to give equal time to liberal shows, thankfully it was never reintroduced. There was nothing fair about the “Fairness Doctrine”, it would have forced broadcasters to devote precious air time to unprofitable programming, solely because of bureaucratic meddling. This is yet another example of the liberal hypocrisy, where “if we can’t win on our merits, then we’ll silence you with rules and regulations”. So much for the “Fairness” they are always preaching about, Huh?


Barack Obama promotes more racism and socialism in America.

Welcome to the first of my articles in Looking For Reason. I was sent a link to a YouTube video the other day that I finally got around to watching this evening; I was astounded by what I saw. [Please take a couple of minutes to watch before continuing on.] Now, can you imagine the outrage if Newt was pushing “Whites for Gingrich” or “Mormons for Mitt” or Catholics for Santorum? Shouldn’t African-Americans for Obama, be seen as every bit as racist as those would be? Once again the MSM gives the left a pass for something, that they would crucify a conservative for doing. As long as we continue to distinguish groups of people by the color of their skin, or even their religious beliefs, there will never be true equality in America.

What bothered me as much as the name African-Americans for Obama, was his comment “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same rules.”  Until the progressives/liberals came along that was exactly how this country worked. Let’s be clear here, this is not what Obama really wants, remember when he told Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher — “Joe the Plumber” during his first campaign? “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”  That ladies and gentlemen is called socialism!

Socialism is not about everyone getting a fair shot, it’s not about everyone doing their fair share, and it sure as hell isn’t about playing by the same rules! Here’s why, let’s say I come up with the idea for a new widget that makes people’s lives easier and more productive. I put my idea on the market and I make $600.00 a month profit. Now my neighbor is sort of  lazy, he doesn’t have any ideas, so he just community organizes for $200.00 a month. That’s fair right? I came up with an original idea, I worked harder and so I get more.

Well, not in Mr. Obama’s world view. You see my neighbor shouldn’t have to suffer because I’m more successful than he is, so Mr. Obama would take $200.00 from me and give it to my neighbor so now we both have $400.00. Oh, but wait we didn’t give the government it’s processing fee, so they will take $250.00 from me and give my neighbor $150.00 keeping the other $100.00 as an administrative fee. So, now I have $350.00, my neighbor has $350.00 and the government has it’s $100.00 fee. That’s fairness in the Obama world view.

The problem with that is that the next time I have a great idea, I’m going to keep it to myself. In fact I’ll probably start just community organizing part-time and collecting those handouts from Uncle Sam & Mr. Obama. How long will it be before every innovator out there does the same and that whole turd goes right down the toilet? Like Margret Thatcher said… “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money”.

The Declaration of Independence says…
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That all men are created equal, does not mean that they are entitled to equal shares of what others have worked for. It’s about equality of opportunity not equality of possessions. God gave us these “unalienable rights” not the government, and for the government to take from a richer man to give to a poorer man violates the God-given rights of the richer man to fulfil a non-existent right of the poorer man.

Thomas Jefferson is my favorite founding father; he was a brilliant, well read, and well educated man. Here is a quote that speaks to this issue… “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

With this new campaign, Obama no longer bothers to disguise his divisive racism, or his push for a socialist remaking of America, not that he ever tried to hide the latter. I find both repugnant, and can only wonder how anyone who claims to love this country, or who isn’t sitting on a curb with his hand out to the government could support this man for another term.


Taking the plunge

I’ve read blogs for years, even taken to posting responses to the blogs of newsletters that I read regularly, but never before had I thought to start one of my own. Not that is until venting recently to my best friend about some issue that was getting my goat that day and said “I should run for office”. I’d actually made that comment before and gotten responses like “You’re too smart for that”, to which I replied “Maybe that’s what they need in the other Washington, some brains!” But the exchange made me think that I could use this venue to try to bring some semblance of reason to the issues of the day, and give me a chance to vent now and again.

So much of what passes as intelligent opinion these days is just mindless drivel. It seems to me that the populace at large simply follows the talking heads in the MSM without any critical thought about what is being fed to them. I can’t count the number of times I’ve made a comment about something going on, only to be asked “Why haven’t I heard about that on the news?” My only response is that the MSM filters what they feed the masses, if it doesn’t fit their agenda, then they either ridicule it, or ignore it.

A perfect example was the recent news conference announcing the results of a 6 month “Cold case posse” investigation of the validity of the long form birth certificate (LFBC) presented last April by the White House as proof that Obama is a citizen. Despite showing videos of their testing, explaining the whys and wherefores of the investigation, and that they had “Probable cause” to believe that the LFBC was a forgery and that a fraud had been perpetrated on the people of Maricopa county, the State of Arizona, and the U.S. at large. Not one of the reporters present at the news conference asked a single question related to the evidence presented. Instead they attacked the Sheriff, the lead investigator and even tried to put words into their mouths. Is this how journalists are supposed to act? No wonder so many are turning to other sources for the news.

I will most likely write a full article on this subject soon, but I give this brief synopsis here as an illustration of why I believe the MSM is completely biased and isn’t to be trusted with the fair and truthful reporting of the news. Even the much reviled Fox news, by the left anyway, I find suspect these days. The forcing out of Glen Beck, and the cancellation of Judge Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch are just two examples of the silencing of those media voices who are critical of the path this country is taking.

So as an outlet for my frequent frustration with the leadership of this country, the news media, and who knows what else, I’ve decided to write this blog to voice what I think is wrong with all of those things and my reasoned explanation of why. Unlike those on both the left and right who sink to name calling to try to make a point. I intend to take a higher road, I believe that name calling and the shrill whaling from (primarily) the left, is a sign that they don’t truly have an intelligent argument so they must try to deflect the conversation away from the point.

I hope you’ll read my posts from time to time and agree or disagree let me know what you think of the subject at hand, I only ask that you too take a high road and refrain from profanity and name calling in your replies. If you can’t keep it civil, then keep it to yourself.