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Archive for March, 2011

What’s new in national news?  Let’s see.  We’re not taking the lead in Libya.  We’re taking the lead, but we’re transferring power in a few days.  Qaddafi needs to go.  Qaddafi is not a target.  Qaddafi is looking for a way out.  Qaddafi is digging in his heels.  Which is it?  Does anyone really know what’s going on?   I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted.

I must admit, initially, I was in support of the U.S taking action in Libya.  Qaddafi is a ruthless dictator, who is killing his own people, and he’s got to go.  However, this military action has turned into a complete debacle.   We’ve been receiving mixed messages from President Obama and Secretary Clinton since Day One.  What is our ultimate goal here?  Do we have an exit strategy?  Who is really in charge of this mission? 

To make matters worse, President Obama went to the United Nations for approval, but didn’t find it necessary to address Congress.  In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stated, “I suspect that one of the reasons that that administration didn’t go to Congress is they didn’t know what to ask for.”  Now that’s an alarming statement.  It appears that no one can clearly define our mission.  If that’s the case, we’re in serious trouble.

We’re not even sure who we are protecting.  General Carter Ham was asked, during a briefing on Monday, who qualifies as a civilian, and his response was that there’s no clear distinction between rebels and civilians.  General Ham also stated that while allied nations have been planning for a transition from the start, the key details have not been worked out.  So let me get this straight.  President Obama stays silent on the situation in Libya for weeks, and now the administration is running around like chickens with their heads cut off, rushing into Libya with no plan?  What am I missing?

Meanwhile, no one is paying attention to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups, who are enthusiastic about the uprisings in the Arab world, as it provides them with opportunities to increase their power throughout the region.  http://frontpagemag.com/2011/03/04/resurrecting-the-caliphate/

But never fear.  Obama cut short his visit to El Salvador by a whopping two hours, to rush back to Washington.  I’m sure he has it all under control.

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Is the Tea Party dying?

In a stunning (or not so stunning) revelation last week, Senator Harry Reid announced that the Tea Party movement is dying. What?! Has anyone told the Tea Party?!

In an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell from MSNBC, Senator Reid said the following:

“I believe the Tea Party is short-lived. I think you will find even the people that claim they are Tea Party folks will either be gone as a result of their extreme positions or they will move to the more moderate position, which is certainly not being a liberal, that is being a conservative. I think with the economy getting better, you’re going to see less and less agitation from the Tea Party folks.”

Maybe more stunning is Reid’s delusional claim that the economy is getting better. What alternate reality is this man living in? But I digress…

Now, those of you who know me know that I’m not one to question authority; but sadly, I must take issue with Mr. Reid. Despite what liberal Democrats would like you to believe, the Tea Party movement is NOT going anywhere. In fact, Tea Party groups are ramping up for Tax Day Tea Party rallies across the nation, in cities like Fort Smith, AR; New Milford, CT; Tampa, FL; Springfield, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH and Memphis, TN.

The truth of the matter is that the Tea Party is still a powerful force, and Harry Reid knows it. If they’re so insignificant, why do liberals put so much effort into demonizing and discrediting them? They, like Sarah Palin, are a threat to the progressive movement, and liberals and the media will do anything in their power to downplay their importance. 

The 2010 elections were only the first phase of the Tea Party mission. Since many of the Republican politicians campaigned on being fiscally conservative, and on repealing/replacing and defunding Obamacare, the Tea Party is watching to ensure that Congress keeps their promises. If not, they will be voted out in 2012. 

Make no bones about it. The Tea Party is not retreating; it’s reloading.

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