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Barbara Bush says she loves Bill Clinton

presidents & FLPOSAmerica’s Ruling Class at the George W. Bush Presidential Library dedication, Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. 

In July 2010, an article in the American Spectator, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” was the talk of the town after talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh spoke about and promoted it.

Written by Boston University Professor Emeritus , the article maintained that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling class vs. the American people.

Whereas the majority of the American people are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan ruling “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and love neither America nor her people. [Read an excerpt of Codevilla's long article here.]

Here’s the latest example.

An Investor’s Business Daily editorial by Andrew Malcolm draws our attention to an interview that former First Lady Barbara Bush gave to C-SPAN for its series of profiles on America’s first ladies. Barbara’s segment airs on C-SPAN and C-SPAN3 tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern.

In an excerpt from the interview, Mrs. Bush gushed about how she and her husband George H.W. Bush have become “great friends” with Bill Clinton.

She then made excuses for Bill, saying, “Before you’re critical of someone, you should remember that they did not have the advantages you had as a child — a loving mother and father. Bill’s father wasn’t around, and I think Bill thinks George a little bit is like the father he didn’t have. He’s [Bill] very loving to him.”

Then, Barbara Bush said, “I love Bill Clinton.” [1:07 mark]

Excuse me while I go throw up . . . .  svomit_100-121

By the way, there’s a rumor that Barbara Bush is the (unacknowledged) daughter of British occultist satanist Aleister Crowley, which would make George W. Bush Crowley’s grandson.

~Eowyn

By The Way In Case You Did Not Know, The Shut Down Was….Yes Bush’s Fault.

Shutdown: Bush’s Fault?

October 16, 2013 – 9:08 AM


MRCTV’s Dan Joseph had a question on his mind that he couldn’t shake: who bears the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown? Who really is responsible for the mess we’re in right now?  Is it President Obama or former President George W. Bush?  He decided to take these questions to the heart of our misery: Washington D.C.

Despite the fact that “Dubya” has been out of office for the past five years, most of the respondents said former President George W. Bush is to blame for the shutdown.

Why?  Well, he apparently did a lot of bad stuff and had policies that only Barack Obama can reverse, which is why the current president has added twice as much debt than economic output over the past two years.

As for health care, which is at the heart of the shutdown, one respondent said that, if Bush had proposed some sort of health care reform, all of this could’ve been avoided.  Well, he did.  In fact, there’s a long history of Republican policy proposals to fix American health care.

The irony is that Bush’s 2007 health care proposal is actually “superior” to Obamacare concerning universal coverage. As Chris Conover of Forbes noted last August:

“[T]he Bush plan actually was superior to Obamacare when it comes to providing universal coverage. Remember, Obamacare actually does not provide universal coverage. The latest figures from CBO says that when it is fully implemented in 2016, Obamacare will cut the number of uninsured by only 45%, covering 89% of the non-elderly. Even if illegal immigrants are excluded, this percentage rises to only 92%. In contrast, the Bush plan (without a mandate!) would have cut the number of uninsured by 65%.”

See more MRCTV Blogs.

- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/shutdown-bushs-fault#sthash.Y4ym4bPA.dpuf

~Steve~

And It Took A Whole Day. “It’s BUSH’S Fault”!!!

DEM TALKING POINT: IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!

US Press Blames George W. Bush for Obama‘s Unprecedented Eavesdropping.

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http://www.rushlimbaugh.com      June 06, 2013

RUSH: Have you seen the big news according to the mainstream press?  What do you think the big news is in the mainstream press?  No, it’s not Verizon.  This Verizon story, which we’re gonna get into, by the way, folks, sit tight.  I can’t do it all in the opening monologue.  This Verizon story — and I don’t think it’s just Verizon.  I think that’s just what we know.  But it’s broken by the UK Guardian.  The American media hasn’t broken a single Obama scandal.  The American media hasn’t taken the lead on any of the four major Obama scandals.  They’re just playing follow the leader.

Glenn Greenwald is the guy who wrote the story for the UK Guardian, and he got a leak from somewhere in the Justice Department. Somebody in the government had to leak it to him and they probably leaked it to others in the Drive-By Media in this country who are not interested.  And, in fact, I wasn’t gonna get into this now, but since Snerdley brought it up, our old buddy, Ron Fournier, the former bureau chief of the AP and White House correspondent, now works at the National Journal.

We have in the Obama administration — there’s nobody even close to the violation of privacy and civil liberties, nobody even close.  They can talk about Bush here, but nobody compares to what Obama’s done. In fact, folks, as you know, I read the tech blogs.  And I don’t mean to beat you over the head with that, but we have new people tuning into this program each and every day. I’m sorry if some of this is repetitive or redundant, but it’s quite necessary.  And in all these tech blogs, they just love Obama.

They have bought the myth. They drink the Kool-Aid that Obama’s the greatest civil libertarian, that Obama’s into privacy, that Obama’s just the greatest liberal that’s ever been — and they can’t believe this.  They just can’t believe that Obama would do this! They hated Bush for doing this! They can’t believe that Obama did this.  I don’t expect this to change anything, but our buddy Ron Fournier has this Verizon story with the NSA monitoring.

It’s not monitoring.  What they’re doing is this: They have demanded that, for three months, Verizon turn over the records of every phone call, what is called the “metadata.”  The metadata is the phone numbers, the length of time of each call, who originated the call, but not the contents (supposedly).  The contents are not part of what Verizon has to turn over.  The metadata is analyzed with very various algorithms. They it put through computer, analyze it, and come up with a data set.

Then if there is anything suspicious, the contents might be subpoenaed or requested.  But it is massive.  It is every phone call that Verizon handles. Every phone call!  If you call Domino’s on your Verizon cell phone, that call is being turned over to the NSA. Every phone call.  There’s nothing like this that has ever happened.  And the media, they just can’t believe it, either.  So our buddy Ron Fournier writes: “Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House — They’re Spying on Us.”

Welcome to “the Bush-Obama Era…”  Whose name is first in this story?  Bush! And it’s not just Ron Fournier.  It’s all over.  F. Chuck Todd at NBC says this is all Bush’s fault.  If Bush hadn’t been the guy that started this, Obama and Holder would not be doing it themselves.  (I kid you not.)  “Welcome to the era of Bush-Obama, a 16-year span of US history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency.

“On the war against a tactic — terrorism — and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election.”  We coulda left Bush in, and everything would have been the same.  I mean, this is utterly embarrassingly shameless.  To bend over backwards or forwards or to pretzel yourself in whatever perverted position is necessary to include George W. Bush in this?  But that’s what they’re doing, because it just can’t be Obama’s fault.

It just can’t be!

They think they are Obama.  They think they’re the same culture, the same education, the same value system, the same pedigree, the same worldview, the same age. All of it! They think they are Obama, and they wouldn’t do anything like this. So it has to be some hidden, sinister force that is tugging Obama in this direction that’s totally against his own instincts — and it has to be that Bush paved the way to make it possible! Anyway, we’ll have more details on this the program unfolds.

But that’s not the big news in the media.  The big news in the media is Paris Jackson has been rushed to the hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, and the Drive-Bys have been exemplary in dropping all the nonsense in the news to give us minute by minute updates even though there aren’t any.  Now, if you don’t know who Paris Jackson is, then congratulations. You’re officially a high-information voter.

But since we are in the midst of our outreach to the low-information voter here at the EIB Network, I thought I’d better lead with the news that matters most to them and to the low-information news media.  That is that Paris Jackson, Michael’s daughter, tried to commit suicide out in California.  But they saved her.  She’s okay, and everything is cool.

RUSH: I want to focus on the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers every day.  I don’t know that it’s probably just Verizon, but I’ll tell you what: This is the first time that any of this has come up under the Obama regime.  That’s not because Obama hasn’t been doing this.

I have no doubt that Obama has been collecting phone records and data and information on people from the get-go — and I have no doubt because I know liberals, folks.  I know how they are.  I know what liberalism is.  I know that they love exuding power and using it over people.  So I have no doubt that Obama has conducted operations like this on a far more massive scale than George Bush ever did.  The Drive-By Media today is typified by Ron Fournier’s piece: Oh, my God, look what Obama and Bush have been doing!  (In fact Bush’s name appears first in all these stories.)  Look what Bush and Obama have been doing! Oh, my God! How can this possibly happen?  Bush and Obama!

In fact, grab audio sound bite number three.  This is F. Chuck Todd: Unprecedented Obama surveillance is George Bush’s fault.  This is from the Today show this morning.

TODD:  This is part of a secret surveillance — domestic surveillance — program that was first launched during the Bush administration, and in order to do this court order, the Obama administration is essentially exploiting a part of the highly controversial Patriot Act.

Rest of Rush’s Monologue   HERE!!!!

 

 

Another partisan professor misuses classroom to bash Christians and Republicans

The faculty of most colleges and universities in the United States, especially the top-tier Ivy league ones, are registered Democrats. Some are outright Marxist socialists or communists.

The University of Southern California (USC) is no different.

Darry SragowA month ago, I wrote about an aging loser of a political science professor at USC, Adjunct Assistant Professor Darry Sragow, who used classroom time to bash white people, Republicans, and conservatives, although he himself is white.

How is Sragow an academic loser?

“Assistant Professor” is the title of the lowest rung of professorship — typically of  young fresh-out-of-grad-schools Ph.D.s.  “Adjunct” means Sragow is hired only on a year-by-year basis. All of which means that Sragow was hired as a junior Assistant Professor in another college or university many years ago but was denied tenure there. So now he makes his living drifting from one university to another as an Adjunct.

In other words, Darry Sragow is a loser — a failure in academe. How can I say this so confidently? Because I know academe, having gone through the ranks, from young assistant professor, to tenured associate professor, to full professor, to full professor emeritus. I had never ever misused my authority as a professor to use the classroom to advance my partisanship or to hurl insults at political figures.

Richard DekmejianNow comes news that another USC political science prof, Richard Dekmejian, has also been caught on video using his class as a platform for bashing conservatives.

Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan report for Campus Reform, May 7, 2013, that student Tyler Talgo secretly recorded Dekmejian’s 20-minute rant in a political science class in Fall 2012.

In the video, Dekmejian claims former President George W. Bush suffered from mental instability and stupidity during his time in office. He said Bush was bound by “serious intellectual and mental problems” and must have been “stupid or lying” to initiate Operation Iraqi Freedom for the reason of promoting democracy.

Dekmejian also leveled a number of derogatory comments against members of the Bush administration, alleging both Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice “lied” to the American people during their service. The professor instructed his students that “You have to use that term [lying] people. Don’t use that term mislead.”

Dekmejian also accused Christians of salivating over violence in the Middle East: “The right wing evangelical community… these are the people who get happy on television every time there is a conflict in the Middle East. They think that the book of revelation tells them that the messiah…the Christian messiah, Jesus is going to come…all we need is a war in the Middle East involving Israel and the Arabs.”

Dekmejian did, however, praise former President Jimmy Carter (D) for his service during and after his presidency: “He’s still going around doing good things by the way, Carter. That Carter, very respectable.”

Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at USC, told Campus Reform in a written statement that “faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subjects. The freedom to take unpopular positions and the freedom to express those positions publicly are at the foundation of what it means to be a faculty member of a university. One of the most important principles of an academic community has been that academic inquiry and discussion be free from censorship or undue outside control.”

Blah, blah, blah.

But for Garrett, “academic freedom” seems only to apply to faculty but not to students. She noted that USC’s student code of conduct “expressly prohibits” students from videotaping their professors in the classroom, but declined to say whether Talgo would be disciplined for releasing his video of Professor Dekmejian to the public.

Here’s the video of Dekmejian:

Richard Dekmejian is a full professor of political science. Surprisingly for a full professor, Dekmejian’s faculty profile lists only his “conference and other presentations” and his university service, but no book or even a refereed journal article. On Rate My Professors, on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 signifying “excellent”), he scored an overall rating of a decidedly mediocre 3.4.

Here’s Dekmejian’s contact info:

E-mail: dekmejia@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-3943
Office: VKC 327

I searched for the Chair of the USC Political Science Department, but cannot find who he/she is. To contact the department:

email: posc@college.usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6998

To contact USC’s President:

C. L. Max Nikias, President
Office of the President
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4019
Phone: (213) 740-2111; (213) 821-1342
email: president@usc.edu

~Eowyn

General Petraeus To Testify On Benghazi This Week

Yep, I’m going to beat Benghazi Like A Dead Horse.

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OK,   This article looks like things are going to rock and roll when

General Petraeus Testifies this week. Seems he may have an ax to grind with skippy. I’d like to pull one paragraph out and highlight how Jay Carney answers a reporter’s question. It just amazes me how these people can say so much and not even come close to answering your question..LOL

I’ll run the whole story after the pull out. Am I confusing you? Cause I’m sure as heck confusing myself.   :D         ~ Steve~

OK,  This is reporter’s question.

“Again,” one newly curious reporter asked, “what role did the White House play, not just in making but in directing changes that took place to these?”

And this is Carneys response.

“Well,” the carney said, “thank you for that question. The way to look at this, I think, is to start from that week and understand that in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi, an effort was underway to find out what happened, who was responsible. In response to a request from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to the CIA, the CIA began a process of developing points that could be used in public by members of Congress, by members of that committee. And that process, as is always the case — again, led by the CIA — involved input from a variety of …”

Enough. You get the point: Full Spin Cycle.

 Just what in the hell is he saying? I know he did not answer the question, and seems he threw the C.I.A. under the bus. Now if memory serves who was the director of CIA at time of Benghazi? Hmmmm-

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Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi                    scandal

http://www.washingtontimes.com/staff/joseph-curl/

By their second term “inside the bubble,” presidents have completely lost touch with reality: Aides and confidants conspire to keep the chief executive insulated from the real world — the bad news, the worse press coverage. They think it’s their job, and lounging on the Oval Office couches, they nod along with the president’s every musing.

But this presidency has taken OOCS to new heights. Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him. Supremely confident, convinced by the fawning minions at his feet that he is untouchable, the president dismisses all controversy as partisan attacks by an overzealous opposition. A pliant press corps of stenographers follows in lockstep.

Not surprisingly, every president in the past 60 years has had a major scandal in Term 2: Dwight Eisenhower had the U-2 “incident”; Richard Nixon had Watergate; Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra; Bill Clinton had Monica (literally); George W. Bush had Katrina (and let’s not forget those WMDs that never turned up); and now, this president has Benghazi.

Make no mistake: Benghazi is a major scandal. Benghazi is a scandal before, during and after the terrorist attack that left four Americas dead, including an ambassador.

For months before, there were warnings about weak security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya; no one paid attention. During the attack, when Americans were begging for help, the White House ignored their pleas, sent no help.

And after? That’s when the Obama scandal falls into the predictable second-term pattern his predecessors all learned the very hard way. Faced with a crisis, the Obama White House panicked. “We can’t have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day, so … let’s not have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day.” Cue the Cover-Up.

So little is known about what happened in BenghaziWhere was the commander in chief that night? No pictures from the Situation Room this time. Why didn’t the Pentagon authorize a quick-response team to swoop in? Members of the military say they were ready — burning — to go. The call came in: Stand down. Let them die. There were dozens of witnesses to the attack that night: Where are they? What do they know? What really happened that night?

And who forced the heavy-handed redactions of those infamous “talking points,” the ones that sent Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations onto the Sunday talk shows to declare that the attack was just the culmination of a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube?

Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with “reporters who matter,” a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode — and, more precisely, terrified.

“Again,” one newly curious reporter asked, “what role did the White House play, not just in making but in directing changes that took place to these?”

“Well,” the carney said, “thank you for that question. The way to look at this, I think, is to start from that week and understand that in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi, an effort was underway to find out what happened, who was responsible. In response to a request from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to the CIA, the CIA began a process of developing points that could be used in public by members of Congress, by members of that committee. And that process, as is always the case — again, led by the CIA — involved input from a variety of …”

Enough. You get the point: Full Spin Cycle.

Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. “That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA,” he said.

“Since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants.” That line was stricken: Everything was fine there — fine fine fine.

And: “We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda participated in the attack.” That line, too, was deleted by … someone. Instead, this was inserted: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”

Despite protestations by the White House, this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFK’s edict: “Don’t get mad, get even.” And when the CIA gets even, it isn’t pretty.

With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, he’s already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were “useless” and that he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown.

petraeus_web_20121112_0007_s160x146General (Retired) Petraeus

A warning to those West Wing sycophants suffering from acute OOCS: Don’t walk down any dark alleys.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/12/curl-watch-out-petraeus-benghazi-scandal/?page=2#ixzz2TB1BiC00

13% of Americans believe Obama is the Antichrist

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Matt Berman reports for National Journal, April 2, 2013, that a new poll by Public Policy Polling found that 13% of registered American voters surveyed believe the POS is the Antichrist, while another 13% are not sure.

The poll of 1,247 registered American voters was conducted from March 27-30, 2013, through automated telephone interviews. The margin of error for the overall sample is +/-2.8%.

Some other findings of the poll (here’s the survey in pdf):

  • 4% of respondents believe shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining power.
  • 5% of respondents believe Paul McCartney died and
    was secretly replaced in the Beatles in 1966.
  • 7% of those surveyed do not believe the moon landing was fake and that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had ever really landed on the moon.
  • 11% are not sure if Osama bin Laden indeed is dead. (Note from Eowyn: Bin Laden allegedly was killed by Navy SEAL Team 6 on May 2, 2011, although the Pentagon has no records of his death.)
  • 14% of respondents believe the CIA was “instrumental” in dealing crack cocaine into America’s inner cities in the 1980s.
  • 15% of those surveyed think the media or government add “secret mind-controlling technology” to TV broadcasts.
  • Only 25% of those surveyed think Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 51% believe there was a larger conspiracy.
  • 28% of respondents think Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11; 51% don’t.
  • 28% of those surveyed believe that a “secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.”
  • 37% of respondents said global warming is a hoax; 51% think it is not.
  • 44% of respondents believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the U.S. about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to promote the war; 45% said no.
~Eowyn

Virginia’s GOP Governor calls Obama “minister from God”

As Christians, we are exhorted to “love” our enemy. The word “love,” not being defined, opens the door to all sorts of squishy smarmy interpretations, the most ridiculous being to “not judge,” that is to not distinguish between right from wrong. As if the Second Person of the Trinity became incarnate, suffered grievously, and was murdered because there’s no right vs. wrong and everything and everyone is all lollipop and rainbow.

My understanding of Christ’s injunction to “love your enemy” is that (1) we should not wish them ill; and (2) the way to truly love someone is to wish that they one day will be with God; which in turn means that (3) they repent, turn from the path of evil, toward goodness and God.

And so I understand “love your enemy” to mean pray for your enemy — pray that they repent, turn from the path of evil, toward goodness and God. Doing so is very very hard, but I have prayed for Obama. Heck, I will even pray for the repentance of the Anti-Christ.

Republican Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell (photo below), elected in 2010, however, has gone beyond praying for Obama to fawning over the POS.

Bob McDonnell

William Murray reports for WND, Jan. 9, 2013, that at the annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 8, held at the Richmond, Va., convention center, McDonnell called Obama “an appointed minister of God to do what is good” and asked that God give Obama “the wisdom of Solomon.”

Gag.

Bob McDonnell is a Roman Catholic. The Catholic Church is the leading institution in America and the world which consistently stands for life and against abortion, calling abortion a non-negotiable “intrinsic evil.”

Obama is not just pro-abortion.

Obama is not just pro-late term or partial birth abortion, in which a suction catheter is inserted into the baby’s skull to suction out his/her brain which causes the skull to collapse and allows the now-dead human being to pass more easily through the mother’s cervix.

Obama approves of killing babies who survive a botched late term abortion by leaving them unattended in a room to slowly die from lack of water and nutrients. When he was an Illinois state senator, Obama had voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 – a federal law, signed by President George W. Bush, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. Obama voted against the law not once, not twice, but THREE times.

Obama is evil.

If Obama is an “appointed minister of God,” then we’re in deep deep trouble.

H/t FOTM’s Miss May

~Eowyn

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies.

Sorry Folks a bit late on this.      ~Steve~

Published December 28, 2012

FoxNews.com

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Americans mourned a military legend after retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday at age 78, leaving behind a legacy that most famously included driving Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait.

Schwarzkopf died, in Tampa, from complications from pneumonia. He was remembered not only for his impressive military record, but his intelligence, his modesty and his warmth and dedication to fellow servicemembers.

“His epitaph should read that he was a soldier who loved solders,” retired Gen. Bob Scales, who knew the late general, told Fox News.

Nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman,” Schwarzkopf went on after he retired to support various national causes and children’s charities while eschewing the spotlight and resisting efforts to draft him to run for political office.

He lived out a quiet retirement in Tampa, where he’d served his last military assignment and where an elementary school bearing his name is testament to his standing in the community.

Schwarzkopf capped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 — but he’d managed to keep a low profile in the public debate over the second Gulf War against Iraq, saying at one point that he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and the Pentagon predicted.

Former President H.W. Bush, who has been in an intensive care unit in Texas, called the general a “distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point.”

“General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend,” Bush said.

President Obama described Schwarzkopf as an “American original.”

“From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved,” Obama said in a statement.

Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.

When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a self-proclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC.

While focused primarily on charitable enterprises in his later years, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000, but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In early 2003 he told The Washington Post that the outcome was an unknown: “What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That’s a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan.”

Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found.

He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004 he sharply criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included erroneous judgments about Iraq and inadequate training for Army reservists sent there.

“In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. … I don’t think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war),” he said in an NBC interview.

Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Trenton, N.J., where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case. That investigation ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for murdering famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son.

REST OF STORY HERE

Evangelicals and faithful Catholics came through for Romney

Years and centuries from now, when our children and their descendants look back on the election of 2012, they will see that in the history written about that election, faithful Christians did what was right.

Alex Murashko reports for the Christian Post, November 8, 2012, that both evangelicals and faithful Catholics overcame whatever misgivings we had about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith to turn out in droves to vote for him.

Among Catholics, it was the faithful and white Catholics who came through for Romney. Faithful or practicing Catholics (whom the media call “traditional Catholics,” a misnomer) are those who actually obey the Church’s rule of attending Sunday (or Saturday vigil) Mass every week. Not to do that is a mortal sin, which means that those Catholics who don’t are apostates.

Catholic voters who regularly attend Mass broke 67% for Romney to 32% for Obama. This represented a swing of 35% in the direction of the GOP since 2008. Romney also won white Catholics by a margin of 59% to 40%, a margin of 19 points among a group that historically has voted for the winner. Nevertheless, Obama still narrowly won the overall Catholic vote driven largely by over performing among Hispanic Catholics, who put their self-interest about immigration over and above Obama’s pro-abortion and pro-infanticide stance.

In voting for Obama, those white and Hispanic Catholics went against the explicit stricture of the Church on abortion being an intrinsic evil, the importance of which supercedes other considerations such as immigration and “social justice” concerns for the poor.

As for evangelical Christians, a national post-election survey by the Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) found that, unlike the Ron Paul cultists, evangelicals turned out to vote in record numbers, comparable to their turnout for George W. Bush in 2004. Ralph Reed, chairman of FFC, noted, “That is an astonishing outcome that few would have predicted even a few months ago.”

78% of evangelical Christian votes went to Romney; 21% to Obama. Reed intimated that those evangelicals who voted for Obama tend to be youths and minorities. In fact, as in 2008, not factoring religion or faith, Obama easily won the youth vote nationally, 67% to 30%.

The evangelical vote actually increased in 2012 to a record 27% of the electorate. This was the highest share of the vote in modern political history for evangelicals. Romney’s performance among evangelicals represented a net swing of 10% over John McCain’s performance in 2008.

Prior to the election, Reed had promised to use his coalition to mobilize an army of grassroots activists nationwide in order to get Christian voters to the polls in numbers never seen before. And Reed delivered on his promise. The coalition said it has distributed 30 million voter guides passed out in 117,000 churches, 24 million pieces of mail, and has made 23 million get-out-the-vote calls.

Virtually the entire increase in Mitt Romney’s vote compared to John McCain’s in 2008 came because of higher turnout and higher support from evangelical voters,” said Glen Bolger, the pollster who conducted the survey.

Putting the issue of voters’ faith aside, Romney did better than McCain in 2008 in almost every demographic category. But Obama was helped by a strong turnout from his own party and Latinos [and Democrat voter fraud, Ron Paul cultists' abstention, and the Obama administration's suppression of the military vote. See my post, "Why we lost the 2012 election."]

Faith and Family Coalition’s post-election survey was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and included interviewing 1,600 actual 2012 voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.45%.

And so, Obama is reelected to a second term not for lack of effort from faithful Christians. We did the right thing. We overcame our theological differences with Mormonism because we correctly recognize that Obama and the Democrats represent true evil. We turned out in even larger numbers than in 2008 and voted overwhelmingly for religious liberty, the sanctity of life and marriage, and limited government.

We lost the political battle. But we can stand before God in good conscience as His faithful servants. We did “put on the armor of God” and stood “firm against the tactics of the devil … on the evil day.” “Having done everything,” we now hold our ground and “stand fast,” with our “loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,” our “feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace” and “in all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6)

We will need that shield because the faithful Christian vote is not lost on Obama and the Demonrats. So be prepared for their reprisals, mindful that Obama had already pronounced that his supporters would “vote for revenge,” while his malevolent senior adviser consigliere, the Iran-born Marxist Valerie Jarrett, has vowed:

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”

We have been warned by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago about the coming persecution. Alarmed about Obama’s war against the Catholic Church and against religious liberty, Cardinal George said “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”

~Eowyn

Obama is evil

All gloves come off. I will no longer mince words.

“Evil” is the deliberate intentional infliction of harm on an innocent other.

Partial-birth abortion is evil.

Partial-birth abortion is also called late-term abortion: an induced abortion procedure that occurs typically after the 20th week of gestation. Under the Intact D&X method, the largest part of the baby’s head is “reduced in diameter” to allow vaginal passage. According to the American Medical Association, this procedure has four main steps:

  1. Usually, preliminary procedures are performed over a period of two to three days, to gradually dilate the cervix using laminaria tents (sticks of seaweed which absorb fluid and swell) and drugs to induce labor.
  2. Once the cervix is sufficiently dilated, the doctor uses an ultrasound and forceps to grasp the baby’s leg and pull one or both legs out of the cervix, which is why the procedure is called “partial birth”.
  3. The doctor then makes an incision at the base of the baby’s skull and inserts a blunt dissector (such as a Kelly clamp) into the incision to widen the incision. Then, a suction catheter is inserted into the skull to suction out the baby’s brain, which causes the skull to collapse and allows the fetus to pass more easily through the cervix.
  4. The placenta is removed and the uterine wall is vacuum aspirated using a cannula.

Here’s a video describing just what happens in a partial-birth abortion:

In 2003, such late-term abortions finally became unlawful in the United States when the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (PBABA) was signed into law. But Barack Hussein Obama (and Michelle, too) not only approves of partial-birth abortion, he three-times voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 – a federal law, signed by President George W. Bush, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion.

Obama means to overturn both the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. If the latter were overturned, what will happen to babies born alive after a failed abortion?

They will be left alone in a room, to slowly die from starvation and neglect….

If you vote for this man today, you are voting for evil.

If you vote for this man today, your heart is as icy as his.

Just watch this video and tell me otherwise (h/t PatriotActionNetwork):

In all good conscience, how can you vote for this man? Unless, of course, like him, you are bereft of conscience. But like him, you too will have to answer for your black heart before God.

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Matthew 18:6

~Eowyn