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House Midterm elections map

Now what? A tidal wave of victories by Republicans in the 2014 Midterm elections only matter if those in power will stop the radical transformation of the United States of America. Voters are overwhelmingly unhappy with the direction of the country.

The Obama agenda must be thwarted; reckless spending must be stopped, the Constitution must be upheld, Planned Parenthood must be de-funded, families must be strengthened, marriage must be protected, ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced, Common Core must be eliminated, the borders must be secured and laws enforced.

There is much work to do and to whom much is given, much will be required. A great responsibility comes with this historic victory. Republicans have been given marching orders from fed-up citizens demanding to be heard. Stop compromising and return to conservative principles! The country must be given back to the people who sent a clear message to both political parties: liberalism, Marxism, and socialism won’t cut it in America!

The national debt is now over $17.9 trillion. Government must be reduced, cuts must be made, and taxes must be lowered to help struggling small businesses and middle-income Americans. The Obama administration must be held accountable and recent history proves the media sure won’t do it. Administration appointees, government agencies such as the IRS, and Leftist judges must be kept in check. Why have laws if lawlessness goes unpunished?

The job outlook is not good and more people are relying on welfare than ever before in our history. There are more broken families, people are hurting, the spiritual state of the country is stagnant, and the church has become less effective in culture as morality declines.

To be sure, there were some outstanding developments from the 2014 Midterms. The Republicans increased the number of seats in the House of Representatives by a net of 12, expanding their majority beyond 246, a record set in the 1946 election. They easily took control of the Senate while holding onto or winning a record number of Governor’s races in blue states like Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Maryland.

• Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair will become the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. The pro-life, pro-gun Republican won a seat in the state House of Delegates to become the youngest state lawmaker in the U.S.
• Mia Love celebrated her surprise victory in Utah as the first black Republican woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.
• South Carolina officially elected Senator Tim Scott, making him the first black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War.
• Also elected to the Senate was Joni Ernst, the first woman elected who served in combat (Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait) and is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.
• In Texas, Will Hurd, a black Republican and former undercover CIA officer was elected to the House.
• Former White House aide to George W. Bush, Elise Stefanik (30) is now the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, winning voters in a blue New York district.

The Democrat’s fake war on women and attempts at playing the race card failed miserably. Enjoy this moment because it is time for action.

We still need to encourage more Christians and religious citizens to vote or the 2016 Presidential election could be a big disappointment. The church could learn a lesson here. It appears conservatives worked to get their candidates elected across the country and the Republican ground game was much better organized which resulted in an annihilation of President Obama’s policies, many of which directly oppose the Bible’s teachings.

Why is this so important? Politics affect every one of us! All these gains could amount to little if we the people don’t fight the foundational moral and spiritual battle upon which all else is based, and demand our representatives do the same.

Some might argue “but you can’t legislate morality.” If that were the case, why do we even have laws then? The truth is someone’s morality gets legislated and is enforced every day in America. No government, no law, and no man is neutral. Individually and as a society we are either moving toward God or away from Him. We can sum up the battle in three words: God or man.

Every law and regulation that is proposed and passed enforces one worldview or the other. It is impossible not to legislate morality. The Law is a moral teacher. The question is, which vision of law and morality will be enacted?

America once enjoyed a limited government by the people for the people; a constitutional republic our parents and grandparents took for granted. You and I have done the same and we are less free today; government is more godless, culture is darker, sin is rampant, and Christians are less vocal outside of church. As the church goes, so goes America.

John Quincy Adams once said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

When you vote for today’s Democrat party, you are supporting abortion, homosexuality, government expansion, Christ-less public education, and socialism for starters. Neither party is perfect, but a stark, glaring contrast exists in terms of biblical values.

We desperately need change, but political change alone without a return to Christian principles might only last until the next election. This victory will not bring restoration and a much-needed revival to our land unless Christians repent and return to Jesus Christ, our only hope. Some good might be done short term, but God will not bless a nation whose leaders have turned their backs on Him. Our founders believed this and deep down, you and I know it as well.

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” Abraham Lincoln

 

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sebelius and obama

It has come to this.

You know things are bad when the public outcry over the president’s signature legislation is so strong it forces the Democrats in the media to report the facts  – even though it reflects negatively on the president they’ve been protecting for five years.

Apparently, we now have a national crisis that affects a majority of us: Obamacare. Countless Americans are finding out every day the so-called Affordable Care Act (AFA) is in reality, quite unaffordable.

Unlike the IRS or NSA scandals, unlike Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and a dozen others; the new health care law hits many working Americans because it’s a tax.

There are Democrats calling it “a disaster.”

I’ve not often had the opportunity to give credit to some in the media so I’m thrilled to say, “Thanks for doing your job” to those it pertains to.

According to CBS’ 60 Minutes report:

Americans are being surprised, not only that they are being booted off their current plans, but at how much they’re being asked to pay for new ones… and now cancellation notices from insurance companies followed by sticker shock over higher prices for the new plans. It’s directly at odds with repeated assurances from the president, who has said “if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you.”

Translation: President Obama lied. Do you really think he had no idea what was in the law or how it would affect the people? From 2009 through 2012, he was constantly campaigning, selling his health care plan claiming that people could keep their doctors and insurance.

From NBC News, Obama Admin Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance:

Our sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.

It has to be bad when far Left comedian, Jon Stewart, grilled HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the problems with the ACA website and now proceeds to mock Obama’s promises that it will get fixed immediately.

Kathleen Sebelius even admitted the roll out has been “a debacle.” But during her testimony on Capitol hill this week, Sebelius spent a large portion of the hearing trying to defend the [AFA] website, refusing to say if it has security problems, and providing “answers that showed a lack of understanding of the law she is charged with implementing.”

It has to be bad when even CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported evidence that the White House was pressuring Insurance companies to not criticize Obamacare. Isn’t this bullying? Sources revealed the WH telling insurance executives to keep quiet about the problems.

My question is WHY didn’t they do it right in the first place? They’re now wasting even more taxpayer money to repair what the Democrats pushed on us due to ideology and made a mess of due to incompetence.

A Florida phone bank operator was fired for talking to Sean Hannity on the air about the difficulties Obamacare customers were having with the system. Earline Davis recounted the story on Hannity and fortunately, already has a better job.

Even the Washington Post gave Obama’s remarks the lowest possible whopper rating, Four Pinocchio’s, for saying people can keep their health insurance and, “No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Chuck Todd on MSNBC – you read that right – said Obama’s faulty claim “relied on insurance companies’ compliance, and was made even worse by the fact that the administration knew as early as 2010 that it would not be the case.”

White House Spokesman, Jay Carney, finally had to admit that it’s true: under Obamacare some Americans won’t be able to keep their health care plans. Most of us knew this, but it’s nice to hear some admissions.

And – you know it’s bad when atheist and progressive Bill Maher said, “I don’t think Obama should have lied to people.”

What did the president know and when did he know it? Expect the circus of chaos and corruption to continue. If this keeps up however; liberals, progressives, and the socialist agenda could take a major hit in America.

God knows we deserve accurate information from the press. How will the media report the facts about Obamacare from this point forward?

We simply want more truth and less bias. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

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White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said there’s no chance Attorney General Eric Holder will resign in light of the mounting evidence against the Obama administration including the IRS’ ongoing targeting of Christians, conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Party groups; (IRS commissioner met with Obama 157 times) and revelations that his Justice Department had been spying on journalists.

Jarrett made the overly confident statement this week, long ago having moved on from the deadly Fast and Furious scandal and the tragic Benghazi attacks and murders, to name a few.

“Obviously, I know the president pretty well. And I know the attorney general very well. And he will be in his position for quite a while.”

Jarrett and Obama helped bring Chicago politics to the White House. A Republican with the same background would have been vetted extensively, covered 24/7 by the media, and would never be elected. The radical, leftist, progressive individuals who make up Obama’s close friends, associations and his administration also reflect his policies and worldview.

Class warfare. Racial politics. Marxism packaged as Christianity. America is evil. Islam is good. Twenty years involvement with Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church in Chicago. Friend of terrorists.

The following is an excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA:

The sad truth is many Americans today don’t care that prior to his election, Obama’s handlers concealed information about his college years and no official records were ever made available – a first in our history. No college transcripts, published records, or papers had been released. What were they hiding?

By the time Barack Obama made it to college at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, you can be sure he had formed enough anti-American views to build on what he had already gleaned from his childhood men­tor, communist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis was a labor activist, writer, and community organizer as well as a Communist Party USA member. [Valerie Jarrett’s father, Vernon had close contact with Davis, and was also a Communist]

In 2010, Dr. John Drew, one of Barack Obama’s college friends, came forward and confirmed what many informed people already knew that Obama “was basically a Marxist-Leninist.” Drew talked about his past arguments with Obama about the many brands of Marxism:

“I see evidence of a continuing commitment to Marxist ideol­ogy…. In the Marxist model, the economy is the driving force behind change in the other spheres of society.”

Dr. John Drew did his senior honors thesis on Marxist economics at Occidental College, and he also founded the Democratic Student Socialist Alliance. He was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental and a Marxist himself. In fact, Drew was a well-known campus com­munist and was attracted to the college because Occidental was known for its Left-leaning politics and Marxist professors. Some even said it was considered “the Moscow of southern California.”

Occidental attracted America’s future president. Drew believed Obama was looking for a social revolution during his college days, and he expected a movement where “the working class would overthrow the ruling class” leading to a socialist utopia in America. Drew admitted how extreme he thought Obama’s views were at the time.

In 2010, John Drew was interviewed by Dr. Paul Kengor, an author, Reagan biographer, columnist, radio host, and Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values. Drew admitted that at Occidental he was a comrade who leaned more toward the Frankfurt School of Marxism.

Here is a partial transcript of Dr. Kengor’s radio interview with John Drew: 

Drew: “I felt like I was doing Obama a favor by pointing out that the Marxist revolution that he and [our friends] were hoping for was really kind of a pipe dream, and that there was nothing in European history or the history of developed nations that would make that sort of fantasy – you know, Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution – come true.”

Kengor: “So you had a realistic sense that even though you liked these ideas, it really couldn’t happen or really wouldn’t even work.”

Drew: “Right. I was still a card-carrying Marxist, but I was kind of a more advanced, East Coast, Cornell University Marxist….”

Kengor: “I know people are listening right now who want me to address this – and especially people who are Obama sup­porters. To be fair, I mean, look at where you were then and now where you are today.”

Drew: “Well, yeah, now I’m a Ronald Reagan, churchgoing, Baptist conservative.”

Kengor: “But now, okay, so what about Obama? Where do you think he is today? And to the people who are listening and are angry that we’re even having this conversation: Look, you don’t want us to talk about this because you don’t like what it says about Obama’s past, but we have to know this stuff about our presidents! “You can’t leave this out of biographies…  That’s why the background is so crucial – Frank Marshall Davis, what happened at Occidental, goes straight to Columbia from Occidental, the Bill Ayers affili­ation, no real-world experience – this matters….”

Drew: “Yeah, I think whenever he talks about people clinging to their guns and their religion due to economic stress, that’s just the standard Marxist argument. In fact, that’s the argu­ment of alienation and class-consciousness … the superficial religious and cultural ideals of the capitalist culture … and I really think he’s surrounded by people that share that mental architecture.”

Obama is surrounded by dangerous anti-Christian, socialism-loving people. They’ve plotted and pushed their agenda to transform America. Record numbers of people now rely on government assistance. We have record spending; increasing taxes, high energy, gas prices, and unemployment; racial and political division, the healthcare system takeover, and threats on our freedoms including speech and religion. And now, more invasions of privacy.

Government has become an enemy of American citizens and this administration is very good at using the tactics of distraction and diversion. With more of us becoming outraged while the media protects this administration, it will be fascinating to see this epic drama played out.

 

*For a detailed and extensive expose, please see a compilation of excerpts, here: Barack Obama’s History of Liberalism, Marxism, Chicago Politics, and Black Liberation Theology

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There has been plenty of confusion and misinformation about the national debt, fiscal cliff, and new taxes on Americans thanks in part to the use of clever White House talking points and a complicit national media. Let’s clear up some of the current issues with facts and truth; the numbers don’t lie.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the latest fiscal cliff deal will add an additional $4 trillion to the national deficit. This is not a good way to begin 2013. What we do know is the 150-page Obama-Biden-Reid ‘Tax & Spend’ increase passed the Senate and House with few details getting out to American taxpayers.

Only ignorant and under-informed citizens still believe there is any accountability in the Obama administration or that they’re attempting to govern with transparency.

With new Obamacare taxes already kicking in as of January 1, this is not a good sign. We constantly heard the president and his minions say, “taxes will not increase for the majority of Americans,” especially for those making less than $250,000 a year.

What we now know is the farcical fiscal deal doesn’t just hit the wealthy hard, taxes now increase for 77% of Americans because the temporary payroll tax cut was not extended causing the Social Security tax to jump 2%, from 4.2 to 6.2 percent. We are now taking home anywhere from $50 to $189 less every month.

Already, many poor and middle-class folks have reacted in anger or shock including some Democrats that believed it would not affect them. The average American family making $50,000 a year will be hit with around $1,000 due to tax increases.

How quickly we forget that in just one term President Obama increased the national debt as much as all prior Presidents, from George Washington to George Bush, combined.

Before continuing, let’s recall a 2008 quote from then-Senator Obama who blasted President Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt – even though most Democrats and Republicans agreed to the spending in the hopes of avoiding a crash of the U.S. banking system and economy: “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child.”

Hopefully, more open-minded Americans now see the hypocrisy of Obama claiming Bush administration spending was both “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”

To raise taxes on people in all tax brackets, not just “the rich,” was a mind-boggling move in what many call a recession, but this is exactly what they enacted. Cuts were not considered, the national debt of $16.4 trillion was not considered so the hard working people in America lose.

Before we detail some of the pork it needs to be pointed out that the bill seems to take direct aim at married couples, penalizing them with hundreds of dollars in what might as well be called fines. Heterosexual marriage is practically being discouraged against. Families are the backbone of the free market system and key to get the economy growing again. We’re now seeing evidence this administration has much more invested in growing government than the private sector.

Senators received the fiscal cliff bill at the last minute and voted on it without reading through the legislation. Who can forget the Obamacare bill being shoved through Congress while Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” What did Pelosi think of the fiscal cliff resolution? She said it was “a happy start to a new year.” The bill contains $25.1 billion in cuts however; big government liberals are thrilled because the same bill also increases spending by $330 billion over ten years.

Basically, the deal contains $10 in tax increases for every $1 in spending cuts. Imagine trying to operate a family budget or small business using this method.

President Obama approved of the temporary band-aid as he continued his Hawaiian vacation on the taxpayer dime. He successfully piled America’s fiscal problems onto taxpayers, further showing he never cared about cutting spending. This is who half of American voters chose to reelect.

Also seeing major tax increases are those earning $400,000 and couples that make $450,000 – sounds like a marriage penalty to me – including capital gains and dividend taxes. Moreover, deductions are now limited for individuals making more than $250,000 ($300,000 for couples). It seems like the Left no longer only considers millionaires “rich.”

Our government is adding about $4 billion a day to the national debt while the new ‘spending money we don’t have’ deal provides generous tax breaks, perks and pork to selected corporate friends. The list includes: $12.1 billion for the wind-energy (green) sector, $430 million for Hollywood film producers, $222 million for rum distillers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, $331 million for railroad operators, $650 million tax break for manufacturers of energy-efficient appliances, and $59 million to algae growers for biofuel efforts.

Meanwhile, unemployment has barely budged, food stamps have massively increased, and U-6 Total unemployment remains at 14.4 percent.

If any good news can come from Republicans caving again, John Boehner told the Wall Street Journal he will never again negotiate with Obama behind closed doors because the president has shown his true red colors, and his actions don’t match his public statements.

“At one point several weeks ago, the President said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’” Once he got over his shock, the House Speaker fired back, “‘But Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem.’

In keeping with the motto of not letting a good crisis go to waste, even the Senate wouldn’t even help hurricane Sandy victims without dealing themselves millions in new pork. Nearly a quarter of the $60-billion package goes somewhere else than directly to the victims or the infrastructure actually damaged by the hurricane. No surprises here.

It seems our leaders in Washington keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. It’s fiscal insanity. Democrats now say the fiscal cliff is just the tip of the taxing iceberg while Republicans say they’ve compromised enough. According to The Hill, the President’s party is pushing for another trillion in “new revenue” before the year is out. Revenue (government income) to them means taxing the people. Americans are taxed enough already. Have we now gone past the point of no return? How much more will the people take?

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid