As one might expect, there is no shortage of content this morning on Barack Obama so why not incorporate several posts working it way through the blogosphere on the despot into one post.
Obama Apologizes to Iran After They Kidnapped 10 US Navy Sailors, Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
You have probably heard by now that Iran has seized two small Navy craft and are holding 10 US Navy sailors, 9 men and 1 woman. The timing is curious since it is the night of Obama’s last State of the Union. The seizure came after one ship became disabled near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. Obama should be humiliated as Iran intends him to be but instead he is apologizing.
Iran, via Fars News agency, is saying that the sailors are arrested for trespassing while the White House is saying there is no hostile intent and the sailors will be returned […]
Obama’s Legacy? Dismal and Declining Labor Force Participation by Dan Mitchell
But every so often, my job requires an unpleasant task, and watching the State-of-the-Union Address as part of Cato’s live-tweeting program counts as one my least enjoyable experiences since joining the team.
But let’s make lemonade out of lemons by looking at lessons that can be learned from Obama’s speech. The most jarring part of the evening was when Obama bragged about the American economy.
Since we’re suffering through the weakest recovery since the Great Depression, that was rather bizarre.
Moreover, being proud that we’re doing better than Europe is akin to getting a participation ribbon in a soccer league for kids. And the chest thumping about the unemployment rate was very misplaced….
Obama Has Two Words for ISIS, Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
Obama has two words for ISIS – blind alley.
Obama is oblivious to reality. He told Matt Lauer today that people will see ISIS is a “blind alley” for the region yet his former CIA director Michael Morell told Congress today that they are “growing faster than al Qaeda ever did” and there are thousands of ISIS sympathizers in this country. They are in “more than 20 countries”.
Continue Reading — Obama Has Two Words for ISIS
President Barack Obama’s decision to pass on meeting Jordan’s King Abdullah is a sign that the president doesn’t understand the Middle East or how to fight radical Islam, author and Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg told CBN News.
Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East and the fight against the Islamic State. Abdullah is in Washington this week, but Obama, who will give his final State of the Union Address tonight, has declined to meet with him citing “scheduling conflicts,” according to a report by TheTimes of Israel…
My Preacher Friend, Jay Hudson Believes That Obama Will Declare Martial Law by TMJ and David Ben Moshe
My friend of 30 years believes that the spirit of the living God showed him that Obama will declare Martial Law.
I personally believe it is totally possible. Why would the Communist Liberals just ‘give up’ power? At any rate: I also believe that if enough people repent, God can hold Obama back. BUT, I believe that Obama will be possibly become head of the UN….
A Melancholy State of the Union Address, Softball Politics by Sal Bommarito
…I’m relieved that I will no longer have to sit through another attempt by the president to convince America that he is a superstar. The expectations for the first African American leader of the free world were very lofty when he exploded onto the political scene prior to the 2008 election. We all had such high expectations. Unfortunately, he has been unable to deliver the goods.
The reasons for Obama’s less than mediocre performance are attributable to the obstructionist Congress according to Democrats, and to the president’s unwillingness to build bridges to his opponents if you ask Republicans.
Regardless of where you think blame lies, the world is a much more dangerous place because of the president’s insular worldview and refusal to acknowledge the perspectives of those who disagree with him…
BREAKING: Leaked Emails Reveal Sick Plan Obama Has for Christian Organizations… We’re Under Attack by Conservative Tribune
The Obama administration has been under fire from conservative critics for attempting to mandate that organizations violate closely held religious beliefs and pay for employee contraception to comply with Obamacare.
The administration then adopted a curious tax provision (26 U.S.C. § 6033) that exempted some entities from filing tax returns as the mechanism for determining which religious groups are exempt from the contraceptive mandate and basically required these entities to beg the Department of Health and Human Services for an “accommodation.”
Now, it has been revealed — through internal government emails obtained via the Freedom of Information Act — that the administration wasn’t really concerned with accommodating religious interests when structuring that tax provision, according to the National Review.
The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears by John W. Whitehead
For the moment, Americans are continuing to play by the government’s rules. Indeed, Americans may not approve the jobs being done by their elected leaders, and they may have little to no access to those same representatives, but they remain committed to the political process, so much so that they are working themselves into a frenzy over the upcoming presidential election, with contributions to the various candidates nearing $500 million.
Yet as Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House shows, no matter how much hope and change were promised, what we’ve ended up with is not only more of the same, but something worse: an invasive, authoritarian surveillance state armed and ready to eliminate any opposition.
The state of our nation under Obama has become more bureaucratic, more debt-ridden, more violent, more militarized, more fascist, more lawless, more invasive, more corrupt, more untrustworthy, more mired in war, and more unresponsive to the wishes and needs of the electorate….
Here’s a list of three boldfaced lies Obama said during his last SOTU
BY KIT DANIELS
In case you missed last night’s State of the Union address, here’s President Obama’s three biggest lies and omissions:
1) Obama claims America has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world”
In direct contrast to reality, the president said anyone who points out America’s economy is in decline “is peddling fiction.”
“Let me start with the economy, and a basic fact: the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world,” he asserted. “We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history….”
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