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Obama Regime ignores Supreme Court, practices extortion against State of Florida

By Doug Book, editor

When Chief Justice John Roberts fractured the Constitution and prostituted his own integrity by rewriting the individual mandate in order to find the Affordable Care Act constitutional, it understandably drew both public and media attention away from the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision that, although Obama Administration Medicaid expansion plans were constitutional, the federal government would NOT be permitted to withhold Medicaid funding from states which refused to implement the expansion. In short, the Obama Regime is not allowed to extort state compliance with its massive increase in Medicaid outlays by refusing to pay the Medicaid funds legitimately owed each state by the federal government.

The decision was quite clear and well represented as two of the Court’s left-wing members even joined the majority. Only Ginsberg and Sotomayor decided that the federal government had the right to use extortion to force the participation of unwilling states in Obama’s racket of providing taxpayer funded insurance (Medicaid) to young, healthy individuals.

And what is the purpose—the real purpose, that is–behind ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid? Why is Barack so intent upon forcing states to provide countless billions in “free,” federally provided healthcare benefits to young, “able bodied” individuals? Well, why do power hungry, Marxist demagogues elected to public office in the United States promote anything? They’re hoping to create additional generations of American voters both beholding to and dependent on Big Brother.

In 2012, the Urban Institute “…estimated that the expansion of Medicaid would cost the State of Florida 82 billion dollars over the next 10 years, but LIP [the current state program] will only cost them 22 billion over the same period.” Florida’s Low Income Pool (LIP) program was working well, funding 95% of Medicaid costs to Florida hospitals rather than the 62% rate of Medicaid funding without LIP assistance.

Yet on April 14th, Vicki Wachino, Acting Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wrote Justin Senior, the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid in Florida, informing him that $2.2 billion in Medicaid dollars owed the State of Florida may not be forthcoming unless the state expands Medicaid funding per ObamaCare guidelines. The Obama Regime’s girl at the CMS is extorting desired behavior from the State of Florida in direct defiance of the Supreme Court ruling.

In so doing, the Obama Regime has not only removed any doubt as to the pernicious intent of its Medicaid expansion program, it has revealed the lie behind claims that expansion would prove a boon to states, given all the “free” money provided by the federal government. Is it any wonder nearly half of the 50 states filed suit against ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion demands in NFIB v Sebelius?

So Florida Governor Rick Scott has filed suit against the Regime, demanding it comply with the Supreme Court ruling of 2012. Kansas and Texas have filed amicus briefs on behalf of Florida as Obama’s CMS is in the process of extorting their participation in Medicaid expansion as well.

The American people have suffered the consequences of a lawless government for 6 years. Should feckless Republican elites do their expected part in securing the election of Hillary in 2016, we may discover that the nation has been thrown so far down the road to socialism that only a shooting war will recover the liberty lost to thugs like Barack Obama thanks to cowards like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

That might not be such a bad thing anyhow.

Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

1.) Progressive Ideology ‘Dehumanizes The Population’

Anthony Daniels, who uses the pen name, Theodore Dalrymple, says the West is “too weak-willed,” “accepts obvious untruths” and “treats people as objects.” In a 28-minute video interview with The Daily Caller, he says “the intellectual dishonesty of the West is the greatest threat – we can’t say what we really think.”

Dalrymple, based on his work in British prisons, is a critic of “determinism” — the dominant progressive theory that minimizes personal responsibility and portrays people as forced, by their circumstances, to behave as they do. This theory, Dalrymple says, “dehumanizes the population.”

Asked why westerners join ISIS, he says he has been astounded by the “large number of people who enjoy cruelty,” but that he pins the reason on an idealistic “search for meaning and significance in a world [these recruits] don’t feel there is much meaning or significance.”

My Opinion: Progressivism is just another word for socialism, a desensitizing concept that has brought pain and suffering to millions. People become subjects, wards of the state, treated like Social Security numbers or cattle they do the state’s bidding. Individual liberty represents a danger to those in power and must therefore be replaced by subservience, for the “greater good” of the society. The meaning in life can be found in the Bible, where the difference between right and wrong is clearly illustrated. In its text are lessons which have guided men for millennia. No wonder progressives are trying to destroy religious belief. The only thing they believe in is big government and Christianity and Judaism expose its evils.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/16/conservative-intellectual-progressive-ideology-dehumanizes-the-population-video/

2.) Newly released Benghazi documents show Obama Administration lied about attack

And quite a bit more, including the potential for ISIS to rise to seize ground and declare a caliphate. In a memo from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to the National Security Council, the CIA and the White House five days after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, the DIA concluded that the attack had been planned for more than a week and was retribution for an American drone strike that had killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in June 2012.

Moreover, the attack had been planned for the anniversary of 9/11 as a propaganda coup for AQ and its affiliate behind the attack, and not just a coincidence as the White House later claimed.

The date of the DIA conclusion (produced by a FOIA lawsuit from Judicial Watch) is remarkable for at least one reason. First, September 16 is an infamous date in the Benghazi timeline, as the date on which Susan Rice did a full Ginsburg to insist that the attack resulted from a spontaneous demonstration tied to an obscure YouTube video. Even though the DIA directly contradicted those talking points supplied by the White House to Rice, the Obama Regime—including the State Department and Hillary Clinton– continued to insist on using them for another two weeks.

During that period, the Obama administration kept saying that they had no indication that this was a terrorist plot, even though the president of Libya insisted that it was a planned attack. He made this statement on one of the same shows which featured Susan Rice.

My Opinion: Obama Lied? Surely that can’t be! The messiah who was going to stop the rise of the sea can’t be held responsible for the death of four Americans who were doing the bidding of the White House and the Secretary of State! We can’t expect him to know everything that is going on in the government, there’s golf to play. Sending a flunky out to lie will stop people from asking questions and make Hillary look good for not having to lie herself. My only question is, why aren’t they all in jail?

Source: http://hotair.com/archives/2015/05/18/fox-newly-released-benghazi-documents-show-obama-admin-lied-about-attack/

3.) “No boots on the ground” just kicked some serious ISIS butt

To be or not to be boots on the ground; that is the question. Whether to slay thy enemy with brute force or delay the inevitable is that which confronts the kingdom. Perhaps if William Shakespeare would have written a couplet regarding the recent Army Special Operations raid against ISIS, it would have sounded like that.

But first, a very special salute and hat tip to those unsung warriors of the Army Special Operations Group – Delta, aka, Delta Force. This serves as a simple reminder that when we unleash our force, it is unstoppable.

As Fox News reported over weekend, “U.S. personnel overnight killed a key Islamic State leader in charge of the group’s oil and gas operations in a raid in eastern Syria.” A team of Delta Force commandos slipped across the border from Iraq under cover of darkness Saturday aboard Black Hawk helicopters and V-22 Osprey aircraft, according to a U.S. defense official knowledgeable about details of the raid. The U.S. team killed leader Abu Sayyaf (the name shared by the Islamic jihadist organization in the Philippines) and 11 other ISIS fighters (updated to 32 killed) and captured his wife, Umm Sayyaf.”

My Opinion: Our special Ops men are the cream of the crop. They do the jobs other Americans can’t do. If only we could use them in this government and watch all the little roaches run. Let’s vote a few Special Ops members into our government. At least we know they stand with this country and we won’t get any half-baked, wimpy, parsed answers to questions.

Source: http://allenbwest.com/2015/05/no-boots-on-the-ground-just-kicked-some-serious-isis-butt/

4.) Barack Obama plans to punish Israel again

The debkafile reports exclusively from Washington: US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians.

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state. Although Netanyahu left the foreign affairs portfolio in his charge and available to be filled by a suitably moderate figure as per the White House’s expectations did not satisfy the US President.

The White House is confident that, with the US voting in favor, the motion will be passed by an overwhelming majority and therefore be binding on the Israeli government.

To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as a general declaration of intent.

My Opinion: I am amazed at the level of contempt this President harbors for those that disagree with him. World affairs are no place for the pouting of a narcissistic little boy who, by unlucky chance, happens to be President of the most powerful nation in the world. Is this little child simply upset because all do not agree with him, or has our Muslim in Chief a much darker purpose in his treatment of Israel. Clearly he may legitimately be called our Anti-Semite in Chief. Will his Quran-inspired hatred of Israel lead him to attempted genocide?

Source: http://www.debka.com/article/24582/Exclusive-Obama-to-back-Palestinian-state-at-Security-Council-%E2%80%93-payback-for-Israel%E2%80%99s-right-wing-cabinet

I Am a Conservative, not a Republican

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Has anyone figured out what the 2014 election results really meant? I was under the impression that Americans had grown ever more disheartened with what our nation has become. Turnout at the polls made it seem that voters wanted to rebuild the nation given us by the Founders. Historic gains were made by Republican candidates, promises were made and the excessive actions of the Democrat Party would be blunted as the citizenry exclaimed “No More!”

I have been a proud card carrying Republican since I first voted. Based on what I learned in school, their platform made sense. I have traveled to many parts of this world while in the military and can honestly say that I have found nothing, NOTHING, better than what we have here. In fact, no one can begin to equal 250 years of American accomplishment. We were promised that when Republicans took both Houses of Congress, things would change; that we might be able to get some things done and see sunlight at the end of a long dark period of subjugation to a Marxist president and power hungry congressional leadership.

Obama, our narcissist in chief proclaimed for all to hear that he would take action on illegal immigration, without Congress. In my opinion, his would be a totally unconstitutional action, creating chaos in this country and slamming the Black middle class the hardest. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the next majority leader, and John Boehner both made waves, vowing to fight Obama to the end on this subject. McConnell promised voters:

“When the newly elected representatives take their seats, they will act.”

Naturally, Republicans were divided. Congress pursued the “CRomnibus” keeping the Department of Homeland Security funded until Feb 29 and the rest of government rest fully funded. But not all Republicans agreed, some wanting to shut government down at that time for the fight while others favored a short term funding bill, keeping the government open until 2015. The temporary approval was derided by many, including many conservative groups, given that any funding at all would get the program up and running. Once started they never end. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. And like other programs, it would be further expanded and grow to “unexpected” levels.

Once again, the Republicans caved. Once again, the corporate Congress did the bidding of the major corporations and lobbying groups that allow them to function. Once again the American people have been ignored while both parties fatten on the deals they make. When was the last time any elected official left public service with less money than he had when he was first elected? How many deals are we going to allow people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to make before the spigot is finally shut off?

What I find most disappointing is the fact that both sides are the same. We are governed not by Republicans and Democrats, but by the Uniparty.

Right now, it appears to this veteran that Obama can continue do whatever he wants. Republicans have wasted what leverage they might have had. A number of Party elders blame it on not being able to get the Republican message to the American people. The message I see from Republicans is that we are going to get more of the same.

Corporations, including the National Chamber of Commerce, got the amnesty they wanted. Today, Obama expanded it even more. Americans looking for jobs, living from payday to payday get screwed again and Republicans have shown themselves as Democrat-lite, providing no reason for any citizen to look to them for leadership. Why would any God fearing, hard-working American vote for ANY Republican?

So we’ll wait and see in this next election who is a “Republican” and who is a true conservative. I will vote for the conservative. If I can find one.

Hypocrite John Kerry owns millions in oil and gas stocks but the media and the Uniparty protect him

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Is there anything, anything at all that is genuine about John Kerry?

When it comes to John Kerry it’s hard to decide which is more revolting, his hypocrisy or that he believes he is fooling us. From his days as a “scruffy” vet just trying to get someone to surrender in Vietnam, to his gigolo marriages, to his hypocritical claims to be a practicing Catholic, Lurch rings as true as a wooden bell.

The duplicitous qualities that make him so offensive are excellent traits for membership in Barack Obama’s cabinet. As Secretary of State Kerry has a perfect record of selling out America’s interests. Kowtowing to our enemies has become his trade mark.

Lurch will say whatever Barack tells him to say. He will stand in a room and deny global warming is a hoax and actually describe “climate change” as a “national defense issue” on a par with ISIS and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. This is perhaps his most appalling lie and the best example of his duplicity.

In March, while warning of the dangers of climate change and whining that only a switch from fossil fuel to solar energy, “wind and other “clean energy” could save the day, the two faced (both making him look more like Secretariat than a Secretary of State) Kerry neglected to mention that he holds investments worth millions in at least FIFTY “oil and gas related companies.”

Public records that have been carefully researched by Ron Arnold of The Heartland Institute, show that Kerry has been substantially invested in fossil fuel and natural gas companies for at least ten years; and he has not stopped pumping his money into this industry over the years.

These facts underscore some very alarming realities about how our dysfunctional government works. Clearly no one made and issue of his built-in conflicts of interest when he was being confirmed by his pals in the Uniparty Senate. Moreover, that an outspoken “enemy” of fossil fuels would own such a substantial amount of stock in the very industry he has vilified for more than twenty five years speaks volumes about his level of comfort at never being called out on his hypocrisy by an equally duplicitous media.

Here are some of the highlights of Mister Arnold’s excellent report on the twofaced John Kerry’s portfolio.

“Kerry owned 365 securities totaling $232,674,572 to $322,785,148, including contentious stock in ExxonMobil and a Canadian firm with ties to the Keystone XL pipeline, Cenovus Energy Inc., as posted on Open Secrets.org, website of the Center for Responsive Politics. Office holder assets and liabilities are reported only in value ranges rather than exact amounts, so precise net worth can’t be ascertained and is counted from the lower number.”

“Office of Government Ethics lawyers immediately vetted Kerry’s family wealth and his spouse’s Heinz ketchup fortune and determined that the new cabinet post required that the couple divest 140 different securities across three different trusts and that the new Secretary recuse himself from decisions with any ethical implications – but there was a catch.

“On January 8, 2013, John Kerry signed an agreement letter to the government to relinquish specified assets within 90 days of taking the oath of office. He agreed to have his trustees segregate forbidden stocks, mostly large holdings of a single stock, into a custodial account and sell them off so questions could not come up. He also agreed to diversify and downsize his investments so that even the fossil fuel stocks qualified as “non-conflicting assets.” Kerry pledged to take no action as Secretary of State that would affect his financial interests “unless I first obtain a written waiver, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 208(b)(l), or qualify for a regulatory exemption, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 208(b)(2).”

Much like his SF 180, we are still waiting for him to obtain this waiver.

Sadly we will hear nothing about this matter because our government is run by a Uniparty whose only interest is gaining and maintaining power to be shared between its Republican and Democrat wings.

 

Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

1.) Obama Dismisses Wealthy Americans As ‘Society’s Lottery Winners

Speaking to a panel on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama dismissed wealthy Americans as “society’s lottery winners” and called on them to make a “modest investment” in the poor in the form of tax increases. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use and your family will ever be able to use.

“There’s a fairness issue involved here. And by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could now invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s … where the question of compassion and ‘I’m my brother’s keeper’ comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation [on poverty] is for show.”

My opinion: I’m sure all those hard working Americans out there who have spent years busting their butts to make something of the lives really appreciate being called lottery winners. Of course, what do you expect from someone who has never worked a day in his life. And please, don’t tell me how the rich people don’t pay their fair share. They pay more than anyone else overall. Well, unless you work for the government that is. In 2012, the top 1% of wage earners paid 30.2% of income taxes collected by the federal government. The BOTTOM 20% of wage earners paid 8.6% of the federal tax burden.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/12/

2.) Obama: Churches Should Focus More On Poverty Instead Of Abortion And Gay Marriage

President Obama suggested that people of faith should focus more on helping the poor, instead of focusing on divisive issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, Obama specifically referred to his own Christian faith, pointing out that he recognized the importance speaking out about the issue as president.

“I think it would be powerful for our faith-based organizations to speak out on this in a more forceful fashion,” he said, admitting that his wish might sound “self-interested” because he had disagreements with Christian and Catholic organizations about gay marriage and abortion.

“There is great caring and great concern, but when it comes to what are you really going to the mat for, what’s the defining issue … this is often times viewed as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion,” Obama said.

My Opinion: Wait, what? Our Muslim in Chief is talking about his Christian faith? Would that be Christianity as Mr. Obama learned it in the church of Jeremiah Wright?

You do nothing but denigrate Christians, offer no assistance as they are butchered by your fellow Islamists, yet you believe you have the right to tell the Christians of the world what to think or say! Give it a rest, Mr. Obama. It is not your place to even discuss what Christians should do. When was the last time you were in a real Christian church? As President you have done nothing but show contempt for every religion but Islam. It is NOT the job of any President to tell people of various religions what to think. But if it were, you should start with the members of your own religion, Mr. Obama. Tell them to stop beheading “infidels;” stop brutalizing females and treating them like chattel. Could anything be more typical of Barack Hussein than to be a member of a sect of devout sub-humans as he criticizes Christians. Incredible.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/12/obama-churches-should-focus-more-on-poverty-instead-of-abortion-and-gay-marriage/

3.) Obama Rips Fox: ‘We’re Going to Have to Change How the Media Reports’

For going on seven years we have learned three things about President Obama: 1) He loves the poor so much he continues to create more of them. 2) He loves the poor so much he does everything in his power to keep them poor. 3) He doesn’t see the opposition as loyal, but as bad players — his enemy. This is especially true of Fox News, which Obama ripped as anti-poor bigots during a Wednesday afternoon summit on poverty

Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, “We are going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.”

I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, “I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obama Phone, or whatever.” And that becomes an entire narrative that gets worked up.

He also likes the news media to do what it’s told.

My Opinion: There was someone else who talked about the Media in this way. If I may quote: “The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party’s sharpest and most powerful weapon.” It’s a quote by someone you may be trying to emulate, isn’t it Barack. Namely, Josef Stalin. We also know how well Goebbels used the press in Nazi Germany. Not here sir, not at any time. We have freedom of the press, and if you think you can just executive order your way out of criticism, think again. Isn’t it typical of the left that they own 95% of the media yet won’t rest until they dominate/control it all!!

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/05/12/obama-rips-fox-were-going-to-have-to-change-how-the-media-reports/

4.) First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t holding back.

“We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives. The folks who crossed the street in fear of their safety, the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores. The people at formal events who assumed we were the help,” said Michelle Obama. “And those who have questioned our intelligence, our honesty, even our love of this country, and I know that these little indignities are obviously nothing compared to what folks across the country are dealing with every single day. Those nagging worries about whether you’re going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason. The fear that your job application will be overlooked because of the way your name sounds.”

My Opinion: People crossing the street in fear, didn’t Jessie Jackson say something like that? Oh yeah, he fears blacks too. Must be a racist. And that assumption that blacks at a state dinner must be part of the “help.” Valerie Jarrett mistook a 4 star general for a waiter at her first state dinner, ordering him to get her another glass of wine. Then again, was it really a mistake? You were the one who said you weren’t proud of this country until your husband was nominated for the Presidency, so stop with all the Woe is Me crap. No one is listening. And though it would never occur to someone like you, Moochelle, it’s just a bit disingenuous to bitch, moan and complain while stealing hundreds of millions from taxpayers in order that fawning “friends” might accompany you on vacation.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-10/michelle-obama-lets-loose-on-race-in-graduation-speech

John Velisek USN (Ret.)
Twitter @sjspecialist