Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?
Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal. UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR | Read More »
Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown
Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | Read More »
Cutting the Troops
I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way. In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. | Read More »
What’s Going on with Obama and the Military?
There is a real internal fight shaping up that I suspect is going to fester into a significant wound to Barack Obama’s Presidency. The Joint Chiefs of Staff are in open and public rebellion against the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Most troubling, the Obama administration neither consulted nor advices the Chiefs before rushing off the congress with the proposal | Read More »
Valerie Jarrett and the Army Private
Valerie Jarrett is Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor to the President and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Engagement. You’d think as Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, she’d show some more class to our soldiers. But not today. Flying home to Washington, D.C. today after speaking to the left wing online activists gathering in Pittsburgh, Ms. Jarrett’s flight had an Army | Read More »
This is a damnable lie
According to the Military Times, McCain, R-Ariz., handily defeated Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 68 percent to 23 percent in a voluntary survey of 4,293 active-duty, National Guard and reserve subscribers and former subscribers to Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times. The results of the Military Times 2008 Election Poll are not representative of the opinions of the military as a | Read More »