When America Fell from Grace
For the past forty-plus years, America has slowly and steadily declined as a nation and a world power, thanks to the rise and growth of the naïve progressive ideology that promotes the hobbling of American power projection. As a subset of this ideology, American influence has been hijacked. In its place are social justice programs and anti-colonial measures that victimize takers and demonize makers. For | Read More »
, America The Beautiful
, American Exceptionalism
, Barack Obama
, Dinesh D'Souza
, free market capitalism
, middle class
, National Debt
, New Deal
, Robert Frost
, September 11
Dear World: The President is inconvenienced.
All eyes are currently on Ferguson, MO., as the Democratic governor finally decides to do something, setting up state law enforcement to take control of the situation and keeping local enforcement only on standby. Prior to this, a heavily militarized Ferguson police force was really doing no one in the law enforcement community a favor when they suited up in heavier-than-normal protection (they looked like | Read More »
Clinton versus Obama on Syria and foreign policy
The kerfuffle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is all in the news right now. Clinton, who sees her coronation as Democrat presidential candidate for the 2016 as a done deal, is trying to establish some daylight between herself and her former boss on foreign policy. There is a good reason for that. Other than coasting through 2009 with an “I’m not George Bush” strategy | Read More »
Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq
The current crisis in Iraq that has caused Barack Obama to flee Washington and responsibility for Martha’s Vineyard in search of a perfect tee-time . There are many causes for the current mess, most of them can inevitably be traced back to Obama. The ill-conceived overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the flow of arms to “moderate” forces in Syria, the release of the head of ISIS from US custody, the | Read More »
CAPTION CONTEST: Barack Obama and Susan Rice in Martha’s Vineyard
Thanks to the White House’s Flickr page, we have this gem of a photo from the President’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard: Per the official caption, this picture depicts Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice discussing foreign phone calls. As you can plainly see, the body language displayed by the President tells us a lot more about this photo. Because of this, we here at RedState would like | Read More »
When the Russians invade Ukraine, our response is…FAIL
Just when you think things might calm down in Ukraine, they heat right back up. Putin is sending an aid convoy into Donetsk. This might be a pretext for an invasion, and as usual, we are left flat-footed with no idea what Russia will do, and no response prepared if they do it.
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Corporate inversions are economic patriotism
Last month the administration, having fixed all the real problems in the United States, took on a purely imaginary issue: inversion. Inversion takes place when a company located in the United States shifts its headquarters off shore to avoid the extortionate 35% corporate income tax rate. Mind you, the company doesn’t have to shift either facilities or workforce, just its headquarters. Obama and his treasury | Read More »
Obama’s Iraq response is a waste of time
This afternoon US Navy F/A-18s launched from the USS George H W Bush struck ISIS targets in northern Iraq. This will go down in history as a strong contender for the “Too Little Too Late” award. Were thousands of people not being killed it would be a farce. The problem facing the United States in Iraq is both political and military. The root of the | Read More »
Is Obama even familiar with his own national security policy?
In January of 2014 what had been a suppurating insurgency in Iraq erupted into a full-blown civil war. It became clear that this was no ordinary civil war, ISIS, the Islamic terror group brought into being by Barack Obama’s obscenely misguided policy in Iraq and Syria, engaged in a program of slaughtering prisoners, slaughtering civilians, the ethnic cleansing of Christian enclaves, etc. And they were | Read More »
The best lack all conviction
It was depressing to watch President Obama fawn over a collection of African thugs, dictators, and thieves at his big Africa summit this week. Sure, diplomacy means occasionally inviting bad people to share good food… but it matters what the “leader of the free world” says when he’s surrounded by people who routinely loot their $2-per-day populace to fund their art collections and hundred-room estates | Read More »
Obama discovers his own national security policy
When the Obama administration came into power it brought with it a belief in a new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) R2P is a doctrine that subordinates the traditional authority of the state to international scrutiny and intervention if human rights violations occur… and you have a tiny and ineffectual military. R2P was henceforth summarised to incorporate 3 key pillars of responsibility: firstly, the | Read More »
Is Barack Obama A Christian?
For a man who claims to be Christian, President Obama sure does like to do battle against members of his own faith. There is no good reason for his administration to oppose the right of companies like Hobby Lobby to decide whether or not they want to pay for their employer’s birth control. While birth control is a debatable issue within the Christian community, the | Read More »
Obama administration quietly doing back-channel evisceration of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax.
Point (July 2013): President Obama on Tuesday threatened to veto a pair of Republican bills in the House which would delay the employer and individual mandates for one year in the Obama health reform laws, as GOP leaders pressed Democrats to break ranks with the White House on the issue. Another Point (March, 2014): The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a | Read More »