Republicans must not fall prey to this manipulative president

Three days ago, Barack Obama, president of all Americans, threatened to once again disrupt the flow of payments to our military and our elderly, raise the specter of food poisoning, plane crashes and nuclear spills, all because of Republicans.  The argument of raising the debt ceiling is old now, we’ve gone through this before, and the rhetoric is quite aggressive.

If congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks, and veterans benefits will be delayed.

We might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. Food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials wouldn’t get their paychecks.

But as Jedediah Bila points out in her latest piece, the president is actually the one who would allow those things to happen, showing his manipulation of the facts and false premises.

On his radio show last night, Mark Levin emphasized the key point:

“We, as a nation, will not go into default anytime soon because our revenue exceeds our debt payments. So the full faith and credit of the United States is not in danger unless the President puts it in danger.”

See what Levin did there? He told the truth, then put the debt ball right back in Obama’s court. In other words, Mr. President, we’re not giving you a limitless credit card to steal from future generations. And we’re not going to let you lie about the consequences of not hiking the ceiling, either.

In a recent segment with Levin, Sen. Ted Cruz articulated a similar point:

“Not raising the debt ceiling does not mean we default on the debt. And President Obama saying that is just fear mongering and deliberately deceiving people. The average tax revenues for the federal government are roughly $200 billion a month. Service on the debt is between thirty and forty billion dollars a month. There is ample revenue to ensure that we service the debt…”

Covert Aggressive Personality could be the explanation of what the Republicans are dealing with.

The tactics they use are effective because they simultaneously accomplish two objectives very effectively:

  • The tactics conceal obvious aggressive intent. When the covert-aggressive is using the tactics, the other person has little objective reason to suspect that he is simply attempting to gain advantage over them.
  • The tactics covert-aggressive personalities use effectively play on the sensitivity, conscientiousness, and other vulnerabilities of most persons — especially neurotic individuals — and therefore effectively quash any resistance another person might have to giving-in to the demands of the aggressor.

So, it’s this one-two punch of the tactics: never really seeing what’s coming, and being vulnerable to succumbing to them, that’s at the heart of why most people get manipulated by them.

The president can be passive aggressive and uses attribution to deflect blame as well, which might be explained by the thought that President Teleprompter’s public appearances and speeches are written by different people or groups, showcasing tactics most effective in manipulation given a certain set of circumstances.

My purpose here is not to diagnose Obama’s mental state, but to offer reasons why many Republicans continue to be manipulated by him.

So now we are on to gun control, started over an emotional set of circumstances, and the Republicans are setting up to be manipulated again.

There are good arguments that the true reason that the president is pushing for his far-reaching gun control now, is because the nation’s leading gun rights advocate came down very hard on him last year.  Not because he’s a Democrat or that he’s black, or some other non-germane accusation by his loyalists, but because he has been systematically breaking down the right of the people to keep and bear arms.  And the fact that he’s doing it after this horrific crime at Sandy Hook Elementary is to use national emotion instead of facts to subvert the Constitution.

The outer cover of the NRA monthly magazine, American Rifleman, from November 2012, urged gun owners to defeat this man because of his 4 years of continued assault on the 2nd Amendment.  The NRA pointed to the nomination of two anti-gun Supreme Court Justices, Sotomayor, who signed an opinion that the American people do not have the individual right to bear arms, and Kagan, who was a policy advisor to Clinton’s ’94 gun ban, to reversing U.S. policy and participating in U.N. anti-gun treaty negotiations.

The left and the Obama Administration do not believe in the right of the NRA to exist, and instead of treating the 4 million members with good old-fashioned American respect, he’s declaring war on them.

But while Obama overtly blames all possible future economic ills on Republicans in the ‘old news’ debt ceiling debate, he uses subtlety, a dismissal of gun rights advocates in media , vague words in an Executive Order, cynicism of the true motivation of the NRA,  and a call to action for some Republicans to demand the implementation of his gun control measures.

There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.  And behind the scenes, they’ll do everything they can to block any common-sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever.

The only way we will be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, their membership says this time must be different — that this time, we must do something to protect our communities and our kids….

We’re going to need voices in those areas, in those congressional districts, where the tradition of gun ownership is strong to speak up and to say this is important.  It can’t just be the usual suspects.  We have to examine ourselves and our hearts, and ask ourselves what is important.

And it’s already happening.  One of the Republicans who was constantly bandied about as a Presidential nominee last year, and who is loudly asserting that he will be ready for 2016, is doing what is expected of him by this president.

“If all we talk about is just controlling guns, which we should talk about, then we’re not doing enough,” he said. He added that the “stigma about mental illness treatment in this country” is a contributing factor to gun violence. And he urged Americans to “talk about substance abuse” and the “violence in these video games.”

We should talk about controlling guns, and that’s not enough? Well, if every lead article from here until the president decides we’ve talked enough about the issue and demands congressional action starts like that, the members of the NRA, private citizens exercising their rights, will be indicted as the  reason the nation demands gun control.

While Christie apologists will argue that he is introducing reasons for the GOP to back some possible legislation in order to quell gun violence, it is clear Christie is falling into the manipulation of accepting the premise that it is because of the existence of guns, and gun owners who respect laws, that violence occurs.

At that point, when this national argument comes to a head, when everyone’s anger is heated to crystal-shattering pitch, the president will accuse law-abiding gun-owners of being the very reason violence occurs.

And to those who do not or will not recognize the manipulation, it will almost seem so.

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  • Here is a reality check folks. Any president that doesn’t pay military and retirees is doing so for his own political gain. Raising the debt ceiling or not has nothing to do with default. If the country defaults on those obligations to it’s citizens it is by personal presidential choice.

    Perhaps We The People need to bombard the White House and tell them to knock off this complete and utter BS.

    • P.S. Well written article Jen!

    • Sober_Thinking


      • bobemakk

        Ditto, a million times.

    • kong1967

      This is the consequence of dumbing down the nation. It is so easy for the media and the left to blame Republicans because so many people don’t know any better or they are on the take and benefiting from government excess (unions, welfare, etc.).

      I don’t see how we win this. Instead of people getting angry and asking why Obama doesn’t cut government agencies and excessive spending, they just go along and blame Republicans. No mention of cutting any of the thousands of government agencies (I don’t know how many there are, but there are a ton).

      After Obama’s first term, he should have lost by a landslide. Since the opposite happened, I think we are done. You can’t beat a nation full of socialist scumbags.

      • Sure you can. You start with your neighbors and stop hiding your light under a bushel. Confront people when the opportunity presents itself. Educate, Educate. Educate. Stop letting people get away with misinformation whether it is purposeful or not. Ignorance is ignorance.

        However it won’t be easy.

        • kong1967

          I agree with that, but going against a corrupt media and corrupt political party that survives off emotion and handouts is very difficult. I want to see government cut by massive amounts….but even Republicans don’t fight for smaller government. I’m not talking about SS or veterans because they don’t get “handouts”. They get what is owed to them. Those are legitimate debts. I’m talking about out of control pensions and benefits, corrupted and wasteful spending, tons of government agencies that should be shut down, and etc. Plenty of things to cut, but even Republicans don’t address it.

          • Actually SS recipients as well as Medicare recipients take out approximately 40% more than what they pay, and in some cases it is much higher. That is what makes it become an entitlement. Why this country has put up with SS for decades is beyond me. It is not one of the most well thought out plans and actually is arrogant and short sided from it’s very inception. Further laws that came after never even took SS into the overall equation such as abortion. Oh don’t get me started…
            Military is not an entitlement IMO but the retirement system needs to be set up like a bona fide retirement system so it isn’t paid from general funds as well as their ordinary paychecks.

            Going against a corrupt media and corrupt political party isn’t easy however I put it into the context of our Founding Fathers. They put every single thing they ever had or would have, including that of their spouses and children on the line. That also includes their very lives.

            We can do no less. As John Wayne put it…”We are Americans. We die with our boots on.’

            Republicans don’t fight for smaller government because we don’t make them. Politicians, no matter what they say on the campaign trail, only are going to be what we make them be, whether it is smaller government or big government. It matters little who you elect if you don’t make them do what the elected will is. Obama would moderate his positions if We The People made him. There are ways to do just that. A lot of ways actually. bombard politicians office. Mass gatherings in the streets of DC and Congress. Take over the chamber! Shut down phone lines. Bombard politicians. Think MLK!!!!! Think Civil Rights movement!!!!

            IMO it is time to get some Republicans that aren’t operating form the old playbook that Obama burned. It is time to fight fire with fire.

            • kong1967

              Of course SS recipients take out more than they put in, because a dollar you put in now isn’t going to be worth but ten cents by the time you cash it out. That’s because the government doesn’t invest the money to let it grow. Instead, they rely on a ponzi scheme that has current tax payers pay for current recipients. It doesn’t change the fact that the money was taken away from people by force and they deserve to get it back…at current rates. Meaning, if you put $500 in 35 years ago you get the current equivalent at today’s currency value….which could be $1,500 (wild guess…dont’ quote me).

              I think doing all those things to get political change would be ignored and could ignite martial law by a dictator wannabe (depending on how far we took it). We told the Republican party what we wanted via the insertion of Tea Party candidates. Did they listen? No. They are fighting back against their own constituents and are saying “we don’t give a flying f what you want”. They gerrymandered to run West out of office. They don’t want change no matter what we say. They are elitists that will do what they want to maintain their political power and the status quo.

              • I see you get the SS problem and just your words alone tells me it should be dumped. It isn’t a well thought out plan and we need to face that fact now because anyone born 1965 or later will lose their standard of living and not receive any SS, despite paying into it, just to keep those living on it afloat. It is time to face the music on it. We aren’t producing enough people to create the revenue to make it sustainable in any way shape or form. Liberals should be aware of that when they run out and get that abortion. Conservatives should be aware of it when they give birth and what they are bringing their children into this world to face. Your children will work three times harder to have the same standard of living, if they can even have that, that you gave them as a parent. People need to think about that.

                As to the rest of your post…I have never ever seen where defeatism has ever solved any problems, won any wars, built any single thing, or even climbed a mountain or put food on the table. Never. What is the point of waking up and getting dressed, blogging to me, going to work, or anything if it is futile?

                • kong1967

                  I agree the current SS program is unsustainable and we need to change it.

                  Trust me, I still fight the battle against corrupt government. I am just very frustrated because they don’t work for us any more. It’s a “good ‘ol boys” club that cares only for itself. Our state has had Congressmen quit because they say you can’t change it. They squash any attempts to reform government.

                • What did Churchill say about never giving up and never giving in?

                  Steel yourself because it will get worse before it gets better. It may come to dragging them out of their offices by their hair…literally. It may come to marching in the streets. It may come to an all out Depression which has a way of making people rethink things. It also may come to war. It may come to a lot of worse things than what we have now. People are restless but still fat and happy. The tipping point hasn’t been reached yet for enough of the masses. People like you and me, and the posters here see the handwriting on the wall but being a Cassandra is never enough. Being ready is.

                  Make sure that you are ready. Those that are, not only survive but they get the say so of the process.

                • kong1967

                  Lol, we agree but express it in different ways. Mine comes out as full fledged anger. I won’t give up.

                • You not giving up is all that matters to me. You and people like you!

        • colliemum

          Excellent advice, Laurel!
          One little chat at a time – at the check-outs, on the street, across the garden fence, wherever you say hallo to people, you can have a little chat – or just drop one remark. Preferably one which makes people laugh!

          • Yes but I never rule out ridicule as a tool either. 🙂

            And yes ridicule is a tool.

      • Betsey_Ross

        You said it yourself. It’s just easier to blame the Republicans than it is to actually get the info and think for yourself. Intellectually lazy, just like the President. We are becoming a nation of morons.

        • kong1967

          Well, a corrupt MSM helps further that along. They don’t report on anything that hurts the Democrat party unless they are dragged kicking and screaming….and give very biased coverage even then.

          People shouldn’t have to spend hours digging up the truth about what our government is doing or what their bills do. The media is supposed to do that for us on the major things. They don’t.

          • Betsey_Ross

            So true, but the reality is what it is. It’s a habit now for me. Plus, it has been going on for many, many, years. The intellectually lazy do trust the media. That is our problem.

            • kong1967

              We can’t educate the ignorant that vote and make no effort to dig into more than what the MSM tells them. Maybe to a small degree, but not enough.

  • ryanomaniac

    Obama is the bastard son of Satan. So is the press. They are bastard sons of Satan. These stories like we read here don’t matter at all. They never see the light of day. They’ll never be told. All these stories go into File 13.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I concur with your sentiment.

      “We the People” need to spread the word… but I’m also encouraged that Allen West has a national platform and plan with PJ Media to also get the word out.

      You’re right though… the fruit will die on the vine if it’s not picked and shared.

  • notsofastthere

    After 4 years, if the Republican leadership hasn’t realized they are dealing a man who meant what he said ‘Transform This Country’, then they should be ousted from office.
    Obama brings a machine gun and republican’s bring a water pistol.
    In this case “nice guys finish last” could not be a more true statement. Boehner and McConnell don’t have a clue or the guts or the ability to deal with Obama.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Agreed. And they ought to take one for the team (and the country) and step down or better yet, resign.

    • kong1967

      Republicans bring a note pad so they can be sure Obama gets everything he wants. I’m sick of these spineless jerks. Every fiscal agreement they make involves two things. Obama gets what he wants and all he has to do is promise to make cuts somehwere down the road. I’m done. Republicans are just as guilty as Obama for being enablers when they know damned good and well none of those cuts will ever come to fruition. They are just giving themselves an out. I’m getting to hate Republicans as much as the Democrats.

      This country is finished (as we know it). Republicans do a dismal job at defending the Constitution and our conservative values.

  • I’ll never call dear leader my President. I’ve called him dear leader since summer of ’08 for a reason. I’m not disrespecting the Office of the President- he’s done that.
    Anyway, well said Jen, but typical rino GOP republicans will either cave on this, or sit back quietly while dear leader and democrats have their way, or will make half hearted gestures which mean nothing… as they always do. Rinos and democrats are getting harder and harder to tell apart yet the GOP still serves it’s own instead of Conservative people who vote. It’s no surprise that crispy is heading down the road with dear leader, and it won’t surprise me when many others do too. sigh.

    • TitaniumEagle

      Calling him “dear leader” will be mandated by executive order soon enough anyway. Are you prepared to sacrifice your food supply for the “greater good”? How ’bout “for the children”?


      • I’ll not surrender anything to the pos. As for the children, I’ll surrender only my life for them to be able to have a Constitutional Republic to grow up in.

    • sjmom

      It would violate my own standards to call Obama what I’d like and I won’t even give him the title of “leader” so I just call him Obama.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on.

        I can tolerate “Liar-and-Chief”, “Monster”, or “Clown”… but that’s a very watered-down alternative to my true feelings and fleshly sentiments.

      • Dear leader is my polite and out in public name for him. 😉

        • TitaniumEagle

          I’d (love|hate) to hear you at home whilst speaking impolitely!

    • Sober_Thinking

      Donkeys are showing their stripes… and RINOs are becoming zebras just to fit in.

      • sjmom

        What a great analysis!

      • colliemum

        Love it!

    • TexasPGRRider

      How about “deer in the headlights leader”, (No offense to God`s creatures intended)cause fawning pawns constitute his cult. I refer to BO in CAPS cause besides being his initials, it represents the results of a bodily function which is although natural, if left unchecked, we ALL suffer !!!! Needless to say, I recognize the fraud and will NEVER refer to it as president, much less President.

      • LOL. cool it with the coffee Texas. I love seeing some of the names folks here have for him. Maobama, BO, Zero… so many industrial folks here. And they’re just as good at finding good names for Michelleantoinette too! 😀

  • Joengima

    Obama is only manipulative and gets what he wants because Republicans continue to play the game in Obama’s court and fail to truly call him out on it.

    The House of Representatives, today, can pass a bill through Reconciliation, making sure all those areas are “first in line” to be paid. By doing so in Reconciliation, all the Senate GOP would need is to peel 6 Democrats for the 51 votes needed to pass it.

    The Republcains need a national spokesman, plain and simple.

    • colliemum

      The Republicans need spine implants as well as dangly object implants!

    • I am a self-proclaimed Republican National Spokeswoman. Ha!

  • sDee

    I like that term “Covert Aggressive Personality”. reminds me of Mark Twain’s take on this:


    …just start the procedures for the IMPEACHMENT of the current PRESIDENT of the United States of America for this is the only final solution to rid America of this TYRANNICAL MARXIST PUPPET .” (period)

  • kong1967

    Nowhere does Obama say that welfare recipients won’t get their checks. That his donors won’t get their handouts by the billions. That excessive and unnecessary government programs and agencies will be cut. That $100,000 pensions to government workers that retire 10 years early will be cut. ETC.

    He mentions the things that the government SHOULD be doing will be cut. The media echoes the same bullcrap…’s the Republicans’ fault if all those things get cut.

    No wonder nothing changes in this country. People that don’t know the facts place blame where it isn’t due because of the media and lying politiciians. It’s a joke. We need to just let our government collapse, and I’m not joking any more.

  • sjmom

    Though not a professional I will describe Obama’s psychological profile: AN EVIL, VILE, NARCISSITIC MEGLAOMANIAC WHO IS A BULLY. Only a bully would stop the military pay and only a wuss would take the Christie route. For all his mouth my governor too made goo goo eyes at Obama. The Republicans do cower in fear and until they get some chutzpah they will continue to lose.

  • aposematic

    Full Disclosure: I have since Christie hit National prominence, cringed every time what I consider to be Conservative traitors, R traitors, or at best idiots praise Christie for any office let alone President. Rant concluded…for now! Jen Kuznicki nails the Lefts Evil ways.

  • Conniption Fitz

    FORT HOOD lays all gun control arguments to rest:

    “It took 10 minutes to get a gun to the scene. Otherwise Hasan never would have racked up such a high body count. This is why Jared Loughner’s psycho spree was the only mass shooting to occur in the US since 1950 that did not take place in a gun-free zone.

    Anyone who promotes gun-free zones as a means to avoid violence is either a fool, or a liar pursuing a covert agenda.”

    Obama is both.

  • Sober_Thinking

    When Christie backed Romney, I raised an eyebrow. When Christie sucked up to Obama over the Hurricane and then posed for a photo op, I raised my voice. Now, with Christie being led around by the nose as easily as Boehner over gun control – then planning to run for President in 2016… I’ll raise my fist. And sticking out from it is my middle finger.

    Christie started out with such promise… He and Coulter need to just shack up and disappear in the Hamptons. America does not need any more posers or status quo fools to run for office. If he does… mark my words: This just in from MSNBC – “Conservatives are Split Again and Fighting Each Other Again.”

    Great article. Very interesting and insightful.

    • sjmom

      Welcome to NJ because Christie is the face of the GOP here and throughout the northeast. They’re pretenders.

      • Sober_Thinking

        That makes my heart sad…

      • TexasPGRRider

        That islam judge deal makes me wonder about the details concerning that appointment….

    • I left the crispy train when he called people bigots for questioning his appointing a islamic judge to the State supreme court.

      • Sober_Thinking

        That was more than a faux pas or accident. Shame on him…

      • TexasPGRRider

        Thanks for sharing your knowledge….that is an item worth remembering ABiC !!!!

    • cabensg

      Christie was fun to watch at the beginning because not many were calling out liberals on anything. He called out the press, he called out the Teachers unions and he did it in a most enjoyable way. The rub is this. Christie is a liberal. He grew up in a liberal state and he believes like a liberal except he’s doing a better job fiscally to get the state back on it’s feet. He believes in windmills, he saw no problem with a Mosque near ground zero and he was the only Republican governor I know of that was invited to the White House for dinner, meaning I think Obama knew which way Christie leans. A Republican politician in New Jersey would be a Democrat in Oklahoma.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Well said.

  • notsofastthere

    I examined my heart Mr. President and it tells me a home invader won’t wait for me to call the police and wait for them to arrive. It also tells me that a president who doesn’t want people to defend themselves obviously wants to see more dead people.
    Not everyone is swallowing your BS, mr. confidence man!

    • Rshill7

      I would examine my heart if that pesky rib cage weren’t in the way. I examined my guns yesterday and they were all just dandy.

  • sDee

    I really have little hope for the elephants any more because:

    – A majority of them share the common disdain of politicians for individual liberty, the rule of law and a severely limited Federal government. In other words they would love to take the reins of Hussein’s oligarchy – they just do not know how to pull it off.

    – Any Republican who stands in DC for individual liberty, rule of law and a severely limited Federal government will be chewed up and spit ot by the Republican majority. They do not know how to beat the marxists and the State media – but they damn sure do not intend to let anyone else try.

    – Everything is shaping up for a Bush3 in 2016 and we all know how parts 1 and 2 went.

    • sjmom

      God forbid it!

      • nibblesyble


    • pdxlady

      Noooooooo! We absolutely cannot allow this to happen! And we know that Marco Rubio talks a good talk, but we also know that he has been/is being groomed by the Bushes. NO MORE BUSHES!!!!!

      We The People must never allow the establishment (that we want removed from their offices ASAP) to dictate to us who our next Presidential Candidate will be.

      We must continue to make our voices heard in every way possible; blogs, Facebook, Twitter…all of the social media available to us, is the way for us to be heard. The Dems are out in front of us on this, but we all have the tools at our disposal.

      It was We The People that won a small victory the other day, when Barry had his press conference. He had planned to announce confiscation, but because of so much backlash, he had to back down…and he was livid. You can see that he was just fuming mad and spitting out the words of his speech, which had to be changed the night before.

      I have posted this link to the Ulsterman Report on Twitter, with the Republican Insider sharing what really happened there. Re:

      We are no longer hoping for the elected R’s to in any way do anything for us. It is now totally up to We The People, and as Laurel said above…we don’t know yet what form this will take, but we must be ready and prepared for anything.

      The R & D established and entrenched, lifetime, career politicians are worthless to us. We cannot put any hope or trust in their seeing anything. They have been at it too long, and their only thought is for themselves to stay in power, by any means. They are blinded by the shiny power bubble they live in and continually strive for more.

      We need to be like Jesus in the Temple…driving out all of the [politicians] people buying and selling…and turning over the tables of the money changers. (Matt: 21:12)

      “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.” Romans 8:19

      This article was an amazing revelation. Thank you.

  • Conniption Fitz

    “Why is it the progressive liberal that steals guns then goes and kills movie goers and children in school has never been a NRA member?”

    Fort Hood – Registered Democrat – Muslim

    Columbine – Too young to vote – both families were registered democrats and progressive liberals

    VA Tech – Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Registered Democrat

    Colorado Theater – Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, occupy wall street participant, progressive liberal

    Connecticut School Shooter – Registered Democrat, hated Christians

    Common thread is that all of these shooters were “progressive liberal democrats.”

    Interesting…isn’t it?”

    • colliemum

      Thanks – that’s a bit more than interesting!

      Sooo – since we’ve got to ban something to prevent another Sandy Hook, why not ban dems altogether?


  • objective123

    How about the American people?

  • nibblesyble

    I appreciate this article…it is right on!

  • Rshill7

    Jenny Jenny bo benny, banana famma fo femmy, me mi mo menny, Jenny 🙂

    • Nice, just don’t do ‘Chuck’

      • MiketheMarine

        Oh phuck, that would suck.

  • WordsFailMe

    Call the half -black, moron limo lizard’s bluff. He’s an ignorant blowhard, loud mouthed, typical back street, mother humpin, black gangsta- bully who’ll say or do anythinmg to scare your weak lilkly-white ass and if your are weak or stiupd enough to back down then this slick ignorant minoron wins again!!!!

    “Screw you, President Fart Brain! Stick it up your @@@! Cut off the payments, you moron morphodight! ”

    This piss-itself, white-ass, knee banging Congress is afraid of a son of a whore because he’s black. It’s still about race with these racist, chicken shit white politicians—“Don’t do anything and you’ll never piss anyone off.

    Well the opposite works with me, you chicken-s*** white bastards and barnyard bitches. Screw him. And screw all of you.

    Tell President Stands with his Thumb Up His Butt to eat oatmeal from otter offal. Tell the peap chimp to put up or shut up!

    Get an attitude, Congress or GTF out of town-YOU are the real problem that needs elimination!

    • Rshill7

      Words words bo bords, banana famma fo fords…

    • OK Words- I love you and you know it. But, you know we’re going to get a few flags for this one right?
      BTW- you rock, and so did your last sentence. 🙂

      • MiketheMarine

        Send the flaggers my way, Angel. I haven’t eaten a troll in a day or two and am getting hungry.

      • WordsFailMe

        If those flags are red, white and blue–I’ll take a million of ’em!.

    • Rshill7

      My wife Lol’d at it though. She also OMG’d it. Said she knows exactly how you feel.

      • I do too- which is why I’m not editing it.

        • MiketheMarine

          I’m glad you didn’t edit cause I may have retyped it. Hehehehehehe.

        • Betsey_Ross

          He took the words right out of my mouth almost every day. I’ve called Obama other things, too, but the sentiment is the same. I can assume that none of us are going to the inauguration on Monday or to any of the festivities. Sock washing day here at our house.

          • lol. Yeah. I’m pretty sure many of us will find more important things needing to be done. For instance, I think I’ll be needing to fertilize the veggie garden. Now, where did I put that pile of manure?

        • TexasPGRRider

          Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do………….

    • MiketheMarine

      That was abso-fukcing-lutly BEAUTIFUL!

      Hand salute for that.

    • TexasPGRRider

      Keep THIS up and you`ll have to change your call sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • cabensg
  • Biggbear52

    The President of the United States
    The U.S. Senate
    The U.S. House of Representatives
    When in the course of human events we are confronted with a President that is intent on destroying the very sovereignty of our nation we have no other choice but to act and demand his immediate impeachment. What we are witnessing now, in the United States, is far greater than mere “buyers remorse.” As I wrote, even before Obama became President, Obama was being groomed by trans-nationalists (e.g., Brzezinski, Soros, Kissinger) in order to force us into a “North America Union” whereby Canada, the United States and Mexico would be melded together in a 3-Nation Union, similar to the European Union. Such a move to destroy the sovereignty of the United States is high treason. In point of fact Obama is betting upon being the first transnational president and with that destroying the very sovereignty that great Americans — from Washington to JFK — had given their lives to secure.

    Since Obama has become president he has reversed himself on just about every bit of “change” we were supposed to believe in.

    * He said he would stop busting Marijuana Patients. Instead he is using the Controlled Substances Act to close down dispensaries, invade the homes of US Citizens and arrest record numbers of Cannabis Consumers.
    * He said he would get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead he is escalating operations in Libya and Egypt where Muslim extremists are now slaughtering Christians in droves.
    * He said he would renegotiate all Free Trade Agreements because they put American Workers at a disadvantage. Instead he is now negotiating additional deals with S. Korea and Columbia where over 8,000 Union Organizers have been murdered at the bequest of International Corporation.
    * He said he would get the American People back to work but instead he continues to allow mass immigration by both legal and illegal immigrants at a time when nearly 30 million Legal American Citizens are out of work and one in 7 Americans are dependent on food stamps. And now, in order to get the Hispanic Vote, he is attempting to do something that over 70 percent of the American People do not want: granting Amnesty to between 12 and 30 million Illegal Immigrants and Visa Overstays.
    * He said he was opposed to the Patriot Act which has eviscerated our liberties and suspended Habeas Corpus. This effectively pushed back civil liberties back before the signing of the Magna Charta. Instead he has extended the surveillance of American Citizens by reauthorizing the Patriot Act while allowing untold numbers of Muslim Terrorists to slip across the US/Mexican Border due to his utter failure in securing our Southern Border.

    While it is true that we have not had a truly representative President since JFK (and even that may be a stretch) there is little doubt that Obama is the most dangerous president to have ever held the off ice of President. I say this because the very sovereignty of this nation is now at risk. So while we may each have our own personal reasons for his impeachment there is little question that President Obama represents the most existential threat to the sovereignty of this nation in our short history.

    So whatever your reasons for impeachment I implore you to sign this petition and spread the word to your fellow Americans through both the internet and by word of mouth. In short this is our “Paul Revere” moment and we can no longer wait to act. Impeach NOW! The future of our republic hangs in the balance.
    [Your name]

  • It blows my mind that the media NEVER reports on the fact that Obama always uses Military and Seniors as his pawns. What about welfare recipients? Why doesn’t he hang something on them one time?? We all know the answer but the utter and absolutely ARROGANCE of this FRAUD as president is sickening. I have never been so sick of somebody as I am him. His pride will take him down at some point and I just hope that it comes from those on his own side

  • colliemum

    Well said, Jen.

    One point people must be made aware of: “We’re going to need voices in those areas, in those congressional districts, where the tradition of gun ownership is strong to speak up and to say this is important.”
    These ‘voices’ will be ‘voices’ along the lines of those organisations who find one or two families demanding that prayer, or a picture of Jesus, be removed from their school. One or two voices – huge impact thanks to the ScreamingLyingMeejah.

    The POS’ aim is not a dialogue, a debate – it is to get ‘community organisers’ organising the desired outcry against gun ownership – for the kiddies’ sake. It is about manipulation and of frightening people into silence.
    And then the Beltway pundits will pick it up – and then another little bit of your liberties will be taken away – for the sake of the kiddies.

    Btw, seen on twitter: have kids been writing letters to Obama about the debt they will have to bear, thanks to him? If not – perhaps they should! After all, he seems to like to make politics when kids ask him to …

    • MiketheMarine

      Just dropping by to say, Cheers, Ambassador.


      • colliemum

        Cheers, and a happy wave across the sea!

        Keep warm, we’re on snow alert over here.

        • MiketheMarine

          We are too. We are expecting 5-6 inches. Of course, in MD we are used to it. I imagine some Brits down south may be confused by the white rain that doesn’t wash away.


          • colliemum

            No, not any more – these Isles were literally covered in the white stuff in2009/10 and 2010/11:

            That’s an official Met Office satellite photo. We had a foot of snow in the south, the icicles on the roofs were nearly a yard long, it was freezing for days and days.
            The housewolf hated it, she was in snow well over her tummy!

            People here have been buying sledges like mad; I’ve got crampons to pull over my boots: we’re all very well prepared, we’re looking forward to it.

            If it doesn’t snow, the Met Office will be torched!

            • MiketheMarine

              The Met isn’t much loved, is it? I read Home Mail Online, a Brit site everyday to keep up with your politics and hotties in bikinis which they show lots of.


              • colliemum

                The MET Office has been caught out, juggling their data, time and again, and they’ve had egg on their faces for ridiculous forecasts, all based on their AGW computer models. Like saying we’ll have a barbecue summer, and it rained cats and dogs. Or this year, when they told us in april it would be hot and there would be draughts until the end of the year. Yeah – second wettest year on record, that was, 2012!

                When they tell us it’ll be hot, we say – buy wellies and raincoats. When they say it’ll be cold, we laugh.

                The Daily Telegraph online doesn’t have hotties, but the comments are very good, and the blogs are even better. Worth having a look.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I’ll have to check it out but I am quite partial to scantily clad woman. I’d say I’m a lover not a fighter but that would be a lie. I am 50 / 50 on that . I like to do both, but never at the same time. Too distracting.

                • colliemum

                  I should think so too – that doing both at the same time is too distracting!


                • MiketheMarine

                  Although, in a fun relationship, it isn’t unusual for one of those actions to lead to the other. LOL

  • ryanomaniac

    Can someone tell why the republimorons don’t just say f it? I mean if you capitulate you will be destroyed so why the hell not go down in a blaze of glory. Not fighting makes you look weak. When you look weak no one has respect for you which means you’re finished. Demand respect and use your power and you will have more of both. Respect and power.

    • MiketheMarine

      I like your attitude. Ever considered joining the military?

    • stage9

      Maybe it’s because secretly, in the back rooms of bar rooms and Country Clubs where they discuss these things, they agree with him but they can’t be seen publicly fighting against the goads of those that elected them.

      If this last election cycle proved one thing, it’s that the GOP is just as complicit in the evil and destruction of this nation as any godless radical. They use the same methods and essentially believe the same things. They’re just not as militant about it.

  • stage9

    This entire article can be summed up with a single term: “jamming”.

    Militant homosexuals have been using these techniques for years. They even wrote a book detailing how they would do it. It’s called “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer it’s Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90’s”

    The media was asleep apparently.

    1) The first stage is desensitization –acclimating the culture to the “virtues” of their cause. Even inventing false narratives of oppression and imagined cultural violence.

    2) The second stage is called “jamming” — it’s an attempt to paint the opposition as bigoted and hateful thus silencing their position. The idea is to use carefully crafted words and phrases that paint the opposition in the worst light thus keeping them pinned back on their heels. That’s why they invoke words like homophobe, xenophobe, racist, intolerant, hitler, et al.

    3) The third stage is conversion — this is when the opposition is defeated through years of desensitization. The scales of public opinion tilt in the sodomite’s favor and the “voice of reason” is silenced. At least until the sodomite’s behavior catches up with him and the gig is up.

    That’s why so many people today “approve” of counterfeit marriage. Homosexuals have desensitized the culture to it. Mainly because the media defends it and no one on the other side rebukes it. And because we lack a moral ethic to ground our worldviews in anymore, the door is wide open for them to seize the country including our children’s schools with their perversion.

    And it works. So why stop?

    • MiketheMarine

      At least, I know that once God finally calls me home I will not be bothered by butt pirates anymore as they will be residing in a much warmer clime.

  • MiketheMarine

    Just checking in to let everyone know I’m alive. Just not chatty today. Kinda sleepy. SO, howdy all.


    • Howdy myMarine! 🙂

    • Rshill7

      Have someone grab a strumpet, I mean trumpet, I mean bugle, and play Reveille in your ear.

      It works better than Starbucks.

      • MiketheMarine

        Oddly, I find my energy level always increases about 30 minutes after arriving home and finishing my Sam Adams Winterlager. Weird, I know…….

  • 12grace

    From Tea Party Command Center

    Food for thought!

    You’re sound asleep when you hear
    a thump outside your bedroom door.
    Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear,
    you hear muffled whispers.
    At least two people have broken into your
    house and are moving your way.
    With your heart pumping, you reach down
    beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.
    You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch
    toward the door and open it.
    In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

    One holds something that looks like a crowbar.
    When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike,
    you raise the shotgun and fire.
    The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.
    One writhes and screams while the second
    man crawls to the front door and lurches outside.
    As you pick up the telephone to call police,
    you know you’re in trouble.
    In your country, most guns were outlawed years
    before, and the few that are privately owned
    are so stringently regulated as to make them useless.
    Yours was never registered.
    Police arrive and inform you
    that the second burglar has died.
    They arrest you for First Degree Murder
    and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
    When you talk to your attorney, he tells
    you not to worry: authorities will probably
    plea the case down to manslaughter.
    “What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

    “Only ten-to-twelve years,”
    he replies, as if that’s nothing.
    “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”
    The next day, the shooting is the lead
    story in the local newspaper.
    Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric
    vigilante while the two men you shot
    are represented as choirboys.
    Their friends and relatives can’t find
    an unkind word to say about them.
    Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times.
    But the next day’s headline says it all:
    “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”
    The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters.
    As the days wear on, the story takes wings.
    The national media picks it up,
    then the international media.
    The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.
    Your attorney says the thief is preparing
    to sue you, and he’ll probably win.
    The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack
    of effort in apprehending the suspects.
    After the last break-in, you told your neighbor
    that you would be prepared next time.
    The District Attorney uses this to allege
    that you were lying in wait for the burglars.
    A few months later, you go to trial.
    The charges haven’t been reduced,
    as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.
    When you take the stand, your anger at
    the injustice of it all works against you.
    Prosecutors paint a picture of you
    as a mean, vengeful man.
    It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict
    you of all charges.

    The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second.
    In April, 2000, he was convicted
    and is now serving a life term.
    How did it become a crime to defend one’s
    own life in the once great British Empire ?
    It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.
    This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license. The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.
    Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.
    When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

    The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

    For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

    During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism. Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”

    All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.
    Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.
    Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

    How did the authorities know who had handguns?
    The guns had been registered and licensed.
    Kind of like cars Sound familiar?


    “..It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”

    –Samuel Adams

    • Betsey_Ross

      Your last paragraph gives me hope and makes me realize that history always repeats itself. Good old Sam Adams. (not the beer) Irate tireless minority. Yes, it’s the answer.

  • pmb88

    The problem with most Republicans in Congress is that they always punt on these issues, cause either O or the MSM label them as extremist that want to hurt the country. Every time they cave they are giving up the core ideas and principles of what should be the Republican Party. Everytime a crisis is coming they always talk a big game but end up saying that this is not the time, the next crisis will be more advantageous and when the next crisis comes up they say the exact same thing. Like with the fiscal cliff. The establishment said “oh this not the time, we’ll have more leverage during the debt ceiling”. Now you hear the establishment saying that the debt ceiling is not the time we’ll have more leverage during the continuing resolution. When will it be time?

    • TexasPGRRider

      Contact the freshmen legislators before thy are corrupted by the gutless wonders!!!!

  • marketcomp

    This article can be a turning point. Two candidates are essentially eliminating their cadencies- Marco Rubio and Chris Christie. Two politicians from blue States who give lip service to the gun control rhetoric spewed and shaped by none other than Barack Obama. Christie saying he doesn’t think armed guards should be in schools and Rubio saying that he would revisit gun control laws right after the Sandy Hook school massacre. All because of extreme liberal rhetoric led by Barack Obama. As a side note, John Boehner and incidentally Paul Ryan and Romney are all politicians from blue states and we have plenty of evidence showing that these republicans from blue States never work out well in delivering and articulating the conservative message. But the central theme is that they often turn out to promote a watered down version of Conservatism under the slightest bit of scrutiny and challenge.

    I mean we scratch our heads asking who and why set-up a Republican debate with George Stephanopoulos as moderator?! Well the person who did that was Rence Prebius. No one who is a real Conservative would even think of doing something as asinine as that- but Prebius did. Moreover, losing a Presidential election with him at the helm means he should resign because that didn’t work out so well. I see that Karl Rove is back. He was on Hannity last night and that is another walking and talking disaster, yet an unelected one. Moreover, what’s worse is that the GOP will self-destruct if we continue to take advice from consultants, who were ex-Clinton consultants (Title and link below). It appears to me that if we continue to go down this path of selecting republicans from blue states we give them permission to water down the conservative message to the point of making it none effective. At least have a revolving door were conservative republicans from red states have the opportunity to govern and represent the conservative point of view. This means that republicans from red States MUST be more aggressive and demand that their voices be heard.

    Title: Viewed as out of touch, GOP gathers forces to plot rebirth

    • TexasPGRRider

      XLNT POINT market….I just emailed Cruz, our freshman Senator from Texas, after watching the video of Zo and Allen West at another post on this site, and couldn`t agree with you more!!!! Contact @

      • marketcomp

        Thanks, TexasPGRRider! I love Ted Cruz and he is the one who made that point! I just hope he doesn’t get co-opted by the RINOs!

      • brkndwn

        Is there a way to get each Republican congress-member to group sponsor “50 Articles of Impeachment,” and get the most impact for all the issues all at once? Then we the public could come out and lend support with all we’ve got, all at once?

        Real question…

        • TexasPGRRider

          GREAT IDEA!!!The Impeachment pot is beginning to boil. Contact your states Reps in Congress by typing their last for House of Representatives and their last for senators. Here are 2 from Texas you can contact for a start: for Mac Thornberry, and for Ted Cruz. As far as sites I can give you 2 for a start: and infowars.

    • brkndwn

      What is missing is strategy: what to do to get this guy out of office. One grand plan. Do you have it?
      Sincere question…

      • marketcomp

        A strategy requires new thinking and these RINOs are not capable of new thinking. So with Senators like Sen. Cruz, who bring judicial, legislative, and Constitutional experience a strategy forward can be developed. Simple!

        • wadnnit.

          What we’ve seen though is what happens when we wait for the wheels to turn–it gets worse. Think we need a strategy for immediately. Cruz and legislators, West and poliitical voices need to make one plan–one large Articles Of Impeachment drafted and one giant coordinated campaign to sell it to the public, and large scale public march on Washington by those of us behind it show the mandate?

          Can we convince Cruz, West, others to do so? Ginrich attended a rally in Washington and went on TV about last year, remember? They all need to stage it>

          • TexasPGRRider

            I JUST finished a reply for you…scroll down a bit & you`ll see it ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!

          • marketcomp

            Yes, using all of our sources like talk radio, bloggers, Heritage, the red States.

  • Rshill7

    One of our favorite Michigan State Senators, Dave Agema, facebooked this morning that he wanted to know where he could get an AR-15.

    He used to be a fighter pilot.

    Shortly thereafter the Senate introduced “The Michigan Firearms Freedom Act”.


    • TexasPGRRider

      Let`s put some Faith in the rookies in congress. Contact them, offer you support and prayers, and make them aware that we are watching and paying more and more attention. Their mission is to TAKE OUR GREAT NATION BACK from those who seek Her demise!!! Find out Agema`s call sign as a pilot if you can and let me know…we may have mutual friends….

  • colliemum

    Got this link via twitter:

    Very interesting reading indeed – do have a look!

    • Rshill7

      I liked it. Thanks.

  • Rshill7

    I know Scoop doesn’t like people doing long copy and paste jobs but:

    1. This isn’t very long.

    2. It’s groovy.

    From one of our Michigan State Senators regarding “The Michigan Firearms Freedom Act”.
    Here it is:

    Dear Michigander:

    In response to national threats against our second amendment rights, I have introduced Senate Bill 63 in the Michigan Senate to create the Michigan Firearms Freedom Act.

    Our citizens have a right to protect themselves in their own homes and communities. Sadly, the proposals announced yesterday by President Obama would do little to address those concerns while weakening our Constitutional right to bear arms.

    The Firearms Freedom Act, if passed into law, would send a clear message to Washington that the people of Michigan – not the federal government – will decide their own destiny. The act would reaffirm Michigan’s right to regulate intrastate commerce, and clarify that firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition produced, bought, and sold in Michigan will not be subject to federal overreach that would seek to impose new regulations and onerous mandates on states. This is not just a second amendment issue; it is also imperative that we rightfully defend our state’s sovereignty as guaranteed in the tenth amendment.

    Today, I am proud to stand with hardworking, law abiding Michiganders who rightfully own a gun. I hope you will join me in sending a message to the President and Congress that Michigan will defend what belongs to her.

    Moving forward, we will engage in a serious conversation about real solutions that keep our communities safe without diminishing the integrity of our Constitution.


    Phil Pavlov
    State Senator
    District 25

    Note: Ain’t that somethin’? What’s good for the goose is good for the Michigander.

    • stage9

      He should send out the letter AFTER he passes the legislation.

  • TexasPGRRider

    Let`s put some Faith in the rookies in congress. Contact them, offer you support and prayers, and make them aware that we are watching and paying more and more attention. Their mission is to TAKE OUR GREAT NATION BACK from those who seek Her demise, so we can preserve INTACT the FREEDOMS we all share for the generations to come. After all, teams around the NFL gave rookies a chance this year, and what a great season it has been for tons of `em !!!

  • Conniption Fitz

    One GOP Senator has guts – Rand Paul plans to squash Obama’s ‘King Complex’

    • cabensg

      I didn’t see your link. I posted it to. It was great wasn’t it.

  • cabensg

    Obama has a King complex. Who said that and what does he intend to do about it?

  • Republicans are already falling prey to the NRA compromises. Federal background checks for all gun sales is the same thing as registration of all guns. The NRA is wrong, and if I was not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, I would think that they were just playing their part. The time for playing politics with our rights is over. They are willing to give up ground to these liberal control freaks.

    I would love to be able to get behind the NRA completely, but the are soft, and are sucking conservatives into compromise, just like all the RINOs do.

    Do you really want the federal government to create a national “no buy” list on guns? Sound familiar? Yeah, if you think that they feds will not start refusing people that they deem to be a possible threat from buying guns with this list, then you are as gullible as the poor suckers who want our guns taken. You already have a homeland security file, and are rated as a certain level of threat. Where do you think that they get the info to deny people to fly?

    The NRA is suckering conservatives into giving the feds more power over their freedoms. If you are willing to go down this road, then you may as well hand them in now.

  • wodiej

    Surprise, they already did when they allowed him a second term. There were a number of ways they could have stopped this. Two of them were Speaker Newt Gingrich or Gov. Sarah Palin. Instead they split their vote between Gingrich and sanctimonious Santorum who is not even on the same hemisphere as Gingrich in terms of smarts and accomplishments. But because he was self righteous and beat on his Bible he peeled away votes from Gingrich who could have beat Romney. After Palin hired an advisor who no doubt measured her lack of support, she didn’t even bother to run.

    Since conservatives do not know how to stick together and elect someone based on what is really important instead of the intolerant, judgmental attitude, I’d say they got what they deserved.

  • JerrymB

    We are all so tired of his “bulls–t” about everything. This lying SOB got no attention from the mainstream press over the 4 deaths in Benghazi, but Notre Dame’s Teo’s lies about his dead girlfriend was ALL OVER every news outlet yesterday and today.

  • bobemakk

    I have said it dozens of times. Gun control is just a diversion created by the democrats, it just doesn’t work since criminals use illegal weapons. Let’s get to the real issues, unemployment, job creation, reducing the deficit and the republicans must NOT CAVE IN to Obamas demands. He thinks he can do anything to this country and he is probably the worst president we’ve ever had, similar to Jimmy Carter.

  • Wake up America, listen to his words not what he says; oBummer puts “straw men” in his speeches and uses words that are all inclusive and if you can’t see it then he sounds creditable. Ask the question WHO is he talking about when you listen to his speech, because he never answers the question?