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Right now some of you are saying that I’m unfair in my assessment. Where are your facts, you say. O.k. here are the reasons for a grade of F.
1. The delay in getting involved. President Obama took weeks to become engaged in this crisis.
2. The failure to clear the red tape so that people like Bobby Jindal could authorize the actions that would have kept a lot more of the oil off shore. Finally Bobby Jindal said just do it-we aren’t waiting any more. Go Bobby!
3. The failure to allow other countries with expertise in oil clean up come to help us. At least 13 offers of help from other countries/companies have been rejected. Shame on you Mr. Obama.
4. The move to stop all other deep water drilling until further notice. That reasoning is like saying, “Since we’ve had a car crash on I-80 that has backed up traffic for miles, no other cars may be made or sold until further notice.” That logic is warped! We still need the oil and those people still need those jobs!
5. The failure to allow drilling on land in places like Alaska that would be much safer than deep water drilling.
6. The attempt to take this awful oil spill and turn it into a launching pad for new energy taxes, cap and trade, and other progressive job killing legislation. Forget about cap and trade! CAP THE WELL!
My grade for the President……F.
SEIU (Service Employees International Union) thought that they could buy the Democratic Senate primary race in Arkansas. They thought that by dumping $10 million dollars into the state of Arkansas that they could simply decide who would be the candidate on the Democrat’s ticket.
They nearly did……………Blanche Lincoln only won the run-off by a few percentage points.
SEIU has had the largest presence in the White House with their former leader, Andy Stern, visiting the White House more than any other person in Obama’s first year in office. The power and influence that they have over the President is dangerous and obvious in the progressive, liberal policies that they, and consequently the President have espoused. All you have to do is look at the President’s domestic agenda to see the fingerprints of SEIU.
I don’t support Blanche Lincoln at all. However, I am glad that she won the run-off. Arkansas elections should be decided by Arkansans, not by D.C. based big unions. Maybe…(but I doubt it)…they will think twice before trying to buy the next election. The positive outcome in all of this? SEIU and the others are ten million dollars lighter…and that, my friends, is priceless!
Three years ago, the terrorist organization called Hamas, violently took control of the Gaza strip. For three years they have been sending rockets into Israel through the funding of Iran and others. In order to prevent more weapons, more cash, and more terrorists from entering Gaza, Israel has had a naval blockade of Gaza, inspecting all ships wanting to go into Gaza.
So far, Israel’s actions make perfect sense, don’t they? After all, the tiny country of Israel is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of muslims who make no bones about their desire to drive Israel into the sea. Now we come to the boarding of the flotilla that was headed for Gaza that is making all of the news. As far as I can tell from reports, the ships were repeatedly asked to turn about. They were then told that they would be boarded to be inspected. When the soldiers (who were told to use force only in extreme cases) boarded the vessels, their pistols were taken from them and they were stabbed with knives and beaten with pipes.
My question is this; if you honestly put yourself in Israel’s shoes, and this was happening to our soldiers who had boarded a vessel to inspect say for drugs, who would you be condemning? Would you be condemning the soldiers who were doing their duty to protect their country, or the passengers and crews of the vessels who not only refused to follow the orders to leave, but started beating and stabbing the soldiers as they boarded?
Also take into account the fact that these “aid” vessels were financed by a Hamas front organization in Turkey, and for me the answer is clear. This could have been a peaceful boarding and inspection and the passengers chose to turn it into a battle. It is entirely possible that they did this knowing that they could turn the incident into a public relations battle for Israel. If this is the case, they were correct.
The U.N. hasn’t even been able to come to an agreement to condemn North Korea for sinking South Korea’s ship and yet they seem to have no trouble at all uniting in their condemnation of Israel. Anti-semitism definately did not die with Hitler. The U.S. has historically been Israel’s biggest defender. The statements by the Obama administration are a clear indication that this is no longer the case. We had better be careful. If we turn away from Israel, we are turning our backs on the only true democracy in the Middle East. If we turn our back on Israel, we are turning our back on a country that has always been our friend.
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the world has turned upside down when we see our president bowing to other leaders, condemning our friends, and apologizing to our enemies.