ObamaDems don't care about winning wars, honoring the troops, deterring terrorists, creating non-government jobs or allowing anyone to secure a loan in this country without their prior approval.
This is the first in a series, focusing on the governing concept of President Barack Obama that we identified early in his Administration and dubbed "expostfactObamalism", due to ObamaDems' attempts last Spring, to retroactively tax AIG-bonuses at a 90% confiscatory rate and to criminalize the enhanced interrogation techniques and the giving of legal advice justifying same, that CIA agents and Justice Department lawyers used to keep us safe after 911.
The recent decision to provide Khalid Sheik Mohamed (pictured, courtesy of TMR) with a civilian trial and return to the scene of his horrific handiwork near Ground Zero in New York City inspired the need to return to this issue, given its departure from fundamental American principles and comparability to the the regular criminalization of politics by Third World banana republics.
Actions of this kind so violate fundamental fairness that the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions explicitly state, for example, that:
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. - US Const. Art. 1, sec. 9
No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, retroactive law, or any law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall be made. - Texas Const. Art. 1, sec. 16
U.S. Supreme Court precedents have severely limited the applicability of these concepts to criminalization of deeds deemed legal at the time, but have allowed their applicability, at least in the criminal realm to similarly-situated groups rather than just named individuals. However, our culture and traditions have, until the rise of the ObamaDems, have mostly followed the concepts embodied by the most detailed language of the Lone Star State's language cited above.
Our purpose today, is to re-introduce the concept of expostfactObamalism in a number of contexts, which we will revisit over the coming week in more detail, as indicated below:
KSM trial in NYC
Possibly the most vile and cynical action taken by the liberal Democratic Administration, the decision to refuse to accept a guilty plea from the mastermind of 911 is a direct assault on previous administration. Such a trial serves no useful purpose as Attorney General Eric Holder (in the role of Janet Reno as Bill Clinton's Waco raid foil) admits that KSM can be held indefinitely as an enemy combatant.
KSM was about to be convicted and executed under the rights-sensitive, U.S. Supreme Court-demanded, Democratic Party majority passed and signed by Obama into law, military tribunals at Gitmo. The result of civilian trial in NYC can produce no better outcome, and promises to be a show trial that indicts President George W. Bush et al, with KSM and the other four terrorist defendants testifying essentially as witnesses corroborating the "testimony" of candidate Barack Obama's campaign criticisms of the United States at war.
As we have oft repeated, Dems say and do for free, what the terrorists would gladly pay them to say and do. We suspect the irony of Mohamed echoing the words of ObamaDems, including Barack Hussein Obama and other ObamaDems, will not be lost on the American people.
Jobs summit fraud
The stimulus wasn't, but could have been. Even the Keynesian part wasn't. We know this because now ObamaDems are post-2009 Election Day in Virginia and know that they don't have enough wealth to spread around to cover the stench of the fact that Dems Don't Care about the poor and middle class.
If ObamaDems cared about actual people having actual jobs (save for government and union jobs), they would have front-loaded the recovery act with shovel-ready jobs. That they didn't is an admission that they only care about the perception of progress on jobs leading up to Election Day 2010.
If they cared about creating jobs, they would celebrate the cooling Earth of the past 11 years, breathe a sigh of relief that we discovered the fraud of the global warming/climate change claim, and accept the reality of oil as the now and indefinite future fuel of prosperity and liberty. Read George Will, here.
We will have extensive coverage of this issue after the President's address to the nation on Tuesday, but suffice to point out for now that:
- Obama is whining about the deficit and consequent lack of resources after his $1.8T first budget deficit, squandered the moment and our currency on a government growthulus bill posing as a stimulus;
- ObamaDems reject any and all of the proven supply-side policies that produced the Reagan-Clinton 25-year recovery and tie all proposals for tax relief to crony capitalism that requires investors to follow the advice of federal bureaucrats;
- Seeks to monopolize mortgage, student and small business loans within the federal government's discretion in order to enforce the above; and
- Creates two Americas that John Edwards never hinted at, i.e. One Union, One Non-Union, and guess which gets the shaft.
The non-surge in Afghanistan is expost facto pre-911 mentality
West Point address admits ObamaDems' Bushlied Era and campaign claims that the Afghan war was one of necessity was a fraud
Charles Krauthammer's paraphrase of Winston Churchill as Obama:
We shall fight in the air, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the hills -- for 18 months. Then we start packing for home.
President Obama's cynical use of West Point cadets as props for his diatribes, insults and lies against his predecessor as Commander in Chief (and oh, btw, I am sending 30,000 more of you chumps into war) showed just what a small man he is. I got through two pages of the eight-page transcript before having to write this column, the main follow-up to which will detail the vile hurlings from Obama's mouth later in the week. For now, consider:
- No mention of victory
- Enemies of liberty described as mere "extremists", never terrorists
- No praise for Iraq victory
- Blames Cold War muhajadeen strategy that defeated the Evil Empire, for 911. We "allowed" 911 to happen
- Blames Taliban resurgence on Iraq War
- Lies concerning supposed denials of Afghan Theater troop requests by then Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld
- Ad nauseum ad infinitum....in next column
The AJC's Jim Wooten Thinking Right:
It is tacky and disrespectful of the Office of the President for the Commander-in-Chief to assemble his troops, as Obama did at West Point, and use the occasion to trash their former Commander-in-Chief. This is the action of a small-bore leader.
We were told during the Bushlied Era, that we had to get Usama bin Laden, but now, not so much. But a war tax? We need that.
More later, every day this week...
But before we conclude part one, one comment on the relatively strong support the President has received from prominent Republicans, like Newt Gingrich, for his decision to send 30K troops to Afghanistan. Newt, like Karl Rove and Bill Kristol, disagree with exit strategies that telegraph to allies and enemies alike that we haven't the stomach to finish the job, but do think that General Petraeus can win the war with the extra troops.
I was asked by an Astute Conservative Political Observer in Alabama is Newt had gone over to the dark side due to his praise of Obama's decision on the increase of troops in Afghanistan.
No, he hasn't, although some of his actions on climate change, support for moderates in contested GOP primaries and other actions do show he has been inside the Beltway too long.
However, the main lesson to be drawn from this exercise as contrasted with the behavior of Democrats (including then Senator Obama who refused to vote the fund the troops as a campaign game of chicken with Hillary) is the consistency of Republicans in supporting Commanders in Chiefs and troops in the Field.
By contrast, Democrats use war and the troops as political issues and pawns.
Dems are vile, and a related prupose of this expostfactObamalism series is to encourage conservatives and Republiacns to connect the admission dots of ObamaDems' vile nature and have the courage to make the case to independents.
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
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