That was a pledge from Obama and Biden in the lead up to the election in 2008.
I believe in the idea that actions speak louder than words, do you genuinely believe the above to be the case with Obama and Israel? He has thrown Israel under the bus on many issues since his election. I don’t need to remind you of the specific policies but anyone with half a brain cell can tell you that things aren’t looking so dandy between Washington and Jerusalem right now.
In November the American people will be electing 2/3 of The Congress. Since the Democrats hold power in both chambers the pressure will be on them to defend Obama and his secular, radical agenda. With broken promises like the one on Israel, his horrid solutions on the economy and his negligent response to the Gulf oil spill; the question should be do you trust him to lead for another 2 years?
I certainly don’t! Do you?
Thursday, 1 July 2010
That was a pledge from Obama and Biden in the lead up to the election in 2008.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
David Cameron is the new Prime Minister, good riddance to Gordon Brown.
Since day one Brown, plotted to knock Tony Blair of his perch, regardless of the political fallout. Way back in 2006, when Blair announced his resignation as PM it was Brown pulling the strings and made sure he left not a day later.
Based on his record as PM, people should have no sympathy for the man. This country can do so much better. This nation deserves a leader with; resolve, character and honour everything that Brown failed to show during his authoritarian premiership. Not even in the final hours of his reign did he try and show some decency.
It appears that Nick Clegg will become the Deputy Prime Minister as result of the coalition agreement with the Tories. I have to say that I am uncomfortable having such an inept individual so close to the top. His actions of the last few days, although some would obviously think otherwise, have been nothing short of scandalous. I would hope he would do the honourable thing and resign his post, but I shouldn’t ask too much of man that seems to have the moral spine the size of a midget. He let the country drift perilously along while he was looking for the best deal for himself. I think that Clegg will bottle it and force an election on us in the not too distant future. I don’t happen to think that the Liberal Democrats are made for governing, merely to call out the sitting Prime Minister on social or ‘populist’ issues that are on the periphery of the electorates mindset.
Cameron will receive intelligence briefings and be forced to make tough calls that may be unpopular. Clegg will always be playing politics and will try to underscore Cameron at every turn, albeit subtly. It seems that the whole Blair vs. Brown thing is starting all over again.
They have announced that the next election will be May 2015; I don’t think this coalition will last anywhere close to that. I wouldn’t be going out on a limb if I said by January/ February 2011 we are back to the polls.
The jury will certainly be out on David Cameron.
He will have a lot of good will and initial support from most of the Commons. He must use this political capital wisely and not waste it like Obama did with Health Care in America. Use it to get comprehensive legislation through such as deep budget cuts, meaningful immigration reform and end the entitlement society. He should look to ensure that our foreign policy is funded properly and that everything possible is being done to prevent future terror attacks regardless of whether profiling is involved. He should stand up for the homeowner and change the law to be on the side of the victim. If the silent majority start to see a noticeable change on social issues, such as crime then his premiership will thrive.
Honestly, I happen to believe that Cameron is a lot like Obama where style rules over substance; however I am willing to be proven wrong and will give him the benefit of the doubt.
We will of course be watching closely the actions of Cameron and especially Clegg over the coming weeks and months and will be interested to see how events unfold. One thing is for certain and that is that this coalition is already on life support, it is only a question of when, not if, it collapses like a house of cards.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
The state of mind of the voters is very simple in my view. The ‘flowers and kisses’ policy of the Lib Dem’s, supported by Labour were slapped away on May 6 by the majority of voters.
All the talk of Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, redistribution of wealth of communist like proportions, massive reduction in defence spending and the end of the War on Terror were completely dismissed by the electorate.
Now, some people are saying as follows:
“Well, since there was no out right winner then it’s all up for grabs.” I say no! Have a look at the following tally:
Conservative 306 seats up by97
Labour 258 seats down by 91
Liberal Democrat 57 seats down by 5
Labour and the Liberals clearly lost this election the number of seats show that to be truth. The breakthrough election didn’t happen for Clegg, in addition, Labour were held in about as high regard as UKIP MEP Nigel Farage holds Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the EU. (Just out of interest; Farage said of him as follows: "[Van Rompuy has] all the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk”)
What would a rainbow (Labour/Liberal) coalition mean for Britain? One word…. Chaos! The expense scandal in the last parliament was the final straw, folks have been disengaged for a while now but that treacherous way our elected MP’s behaved completely destroyed the soul of the electorate. A loser’s coalition which is what someone called it this morning would literary kill this country. Genuine law abiding citizens that only want the best will become further disillusioned with politics, the youngsters will lose interest, and retirees will not bother voting. An entire generation could become lost and turnout in coming elections may reach as low 30%.
This morning I had people on the phone literally spitting blood about this potential pact and I don’t blame them.
The reason why a Liberal/Conservative pact wasn’t agreed as early as Sunday is down to one simple thing: Nick Clegg. He has refused to stand firm in front of his 57 fellows MP’s and insist that this is the right thing for the country not party. He has refused to act on his election pledge to work for a new way politics/business is done. In essence he is holding this country to ransom for his baby electoral reform, this in spite of my previous warnings that this country is heading the same way as Greece. Imagine that? One individual is standing in the way of proper reforms taking place because of petulance about the voting system and his blinkered lust for power.
Sounds a lot like Gordon Brown to me. On that note, I would say that Gordon seems to have out done himself once again. Self interest has always been his primary objective and yesterday it was clear for all to see. If it was the last descent thing that he would do as Prime Minister it would have been to refuse to negotiate with Liberal Democrats and force Clegg into joining with Tories or insist that the Tories have a minority government. That would mean that Labour would go into the opposition, Brown would then resign and things can get moving. Instead he announced his resignation and informed us that formal talks had started with Clegg & Co. What kind of message does that send? It has thrown the entire game wide open and forced more delay which is badly affecting the stock market, causing a run on the Pound and damaging vital national interest.
There will be anarchy on the streets if a Lab/Lib government is formed. As a result an election will most likely be called for this autumn as it clearly wouldn’t be sustainable and more chaos will erupt.
I do hope that Clegg can man up, come to an agreement of some sorts with Cameron so this country can start moving forward. Once this is over and Cameron is Prime Minister, I think it would be wise for Nick Clegg to tender his resignation effective immediately. The last few days have awoken the public to what type of man and leader he really is. Good riddance I say!
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
I see 3 people David Cameron, Nick Clegg & Gordon Brown on television courting votes and promising anything and everything, yet not explain what that means and how they're going to achieve them.
I suppose I look at the leadership in a different light following 9/11. Faced with the most trying of circumstances that most people would shirk, you need a sense of courage, pride and unwavering belief in what you stand for. George W. Bush and Mayor Rudy Giuliani had to face that ugly truth following those dark days in September 2001. Since then, I have taken the issue of leadership very seriously.
Over the last few weeks many people have been swept up in the euphoria that is Nick Clegg. Following the 1st ITV leadership debate you would be mistaken in feeling that this was a one horse race. Clegg had a good debate, which says so little about Cameron and Brown. It also says quite a lot about the electorate who actually believe the idea of Clegg with any power may actually be a good thing.
A Clegg government will result in Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, redistribution of wealth of communist like proportions, a massive reduction in defence spending and the end of the War on Terror. All of the above is basically the same as the Labour party under Gordon Brown. Clegg will also adopt the Obama stance on Israel and insist on disarmament and onerous demands on the only democracy in the Middle East. Whilst I am generally concerned about his views on Israel, my one question to anyone who may be thinking about voting for Nick Clegg would be as follows:
In the next parliament, based on the naïve persistence and embarrassing diplomatic collapse of Obama and Brown; Iran and Mahmud Ahmadinejad will have an armed nuclear weapon. Do you feel comfortable knowing that Nick Clegg would be the guy to stare Hitler II in the face and do whatever is necessary to ensure that the weapon is destroyed and no harm is done to Britain?
I for one am terrified of that thought and think it will have disastorus consequences for the UK and the world. Make no mistake we are living in uncertain times, we need clear thinking from our elected leaders, not some wishy washy feel good liberalism.
Don’t get me wrong I have serious reservations about Cameron, like I do with Brown. To me Gordon Brown is now irrelevant and the Labour hierarchy are already planning for life after 10 Downing Street. In a past article I called out Brown for his blatant coup d'état of the Blair premiership and he is now getting his just rewards.
I believe that Britain is in serious trouble; its identity has been robbed by illegal immigration, unchecked power to Brussels, political correctness and lack of pride in her fundamental Judeo-Christian values. It is only a case of when, not if; that this country is consumed by the Debt that the last 13 years of Labour has burdened us with.
People like to quote the line “what happens in Greece stays in Greece”. If Nick Clegg and Labour are able to form a coalition on May 7th, then I sincerely believe that what happened in Greece will certaintly NOT stay in Greece.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
So that’s it Election 2008 is over. It has taken 22 months but this long and turbulent road has finally ended. Barack Hussein Obama was chosen by over 51% of the American electorate to lead the country for the next 4 years. The first black American president in history will take to the White House in January 2009.
The polls were mainly accurate and it turned out to be a comfortable win for Obama. We could go into the demographics and go state by state but the answer was simple in the end, Enthusiasm. When I say that, I don’t mean for Obama (even though he helped) I mean for Democrats. When you are fighting 2 wars and have an economy in freefall, spending out of control and a detested president, it is not complicated to understand why the Democrats after 8 years are back in the White House. The G.O.P got whooped big time. All this talk about Obama’s inexperience counted for nothing when the perception of the incumbent party was at an all time low. You have to understand that the majority of Americans are sick and tired of Bush, Cheney and the G.O.P lawmakers.
I will look back at this election in many ways and one of them is the “Obama Effect”. I had many a discussion with my family about race being a factor, but I didn’t feel as much as they did that it would matter. I thought the opposite. The Americans were almost forced into voting for Obama. In both the primaries and the presidential election Obama dropped the race card to devastating effect.
Nevertheless, it was always Obama’s election to lose and he never really looked like losing it. He ran a flawless campaign but was aided big time. Sean Hannity strongly felt that this election signalled the death of the mainstream media. I couldn’t agree more. The screening was for only one side. It was disgraceful what happened and I believe something needs to be done, otherwise brilliant people will choose not to serve because the media will destroy them.
I wish not to take anything away from Obama, but you and I know that it was the most “manufactured historic achievement” in history. Never before has a candidate said so much and accomplished so little, but command a “bi-partisan” perception. I think to the days of Rev. Wright, Father Plaegar, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi and Louis Farrakhan. To his bitter comments about Pennsylvanians and his comments that American troops are air raiding villages in Afghanistan, his wife saying that America is a downright mean country. Despite all of the above, the media (apart from Fox News) stayed silent.
Obama will have 2 years to enjoy the majority that he has put together and don’t think for a second that he will run from his extreme liberal base. Everyone says if I ran the world I would do the following….. Well guess what? Obama is in charge of the world for at least 4 years. He will ram through whatever he believes needs to be done based on his beliefs; if his views on Iraq are anything to go by then it could be a very bumpy ride. America will go far to the left for at least 2 years maybe even 4, could be 8. It will be a difficult time for all moderates and conservatives.
What I am looking forward to seeing, is a Democratic controlled Congress, and a liberal Democrat president presides of the economy during these times. You will say that the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton did a great job with the economy!! However, that is in large part a tribute to Newt Gingrich and his team who took a hold on spending and taxes and made Clinton think twice before issuing any increase in taxes. Now that the Democrat’s control America we will finally see the real Democrats in action and it will be devastating for all concerned.
I myself am angry at the Democrats who used the last 8 years to destroy a president and almost ruin the war in Iraq, all for the sake of political points. Their time will come!
You may be asking then what of the Republicans? My answer is simple.
John McCain said in this election that Republicans came to Washington to change government, but government changed them. That is their answer to this election result. They don’t need to rebrand, revolutionize or change ideology. They need to become the party of the people, for the people, by the people. I sincerely believe that if McCain ran the same campaign as he did in 08’ against Gore or even Clinton then he would have won. It was a Democrat year. They need to be fiscally responsible, keep spending under control, strong on national defence and equally effective when it comes to education and Healthcare. Until they go back to basics it will be the same old problem. Fortunately, they have people to do that not many, but a few. The next four years will be bedlam; everyone will try to position themselves in the G.O.P to be their knight in shining armour. For people who think that Mike Huckabee is the answer, well, they are way wrong.
The individuals who I would wish to lead the party, are as follows; Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney & Rudy Giuliani. All 3 of them are leaders with sound core beliefs with a proven track record of reform, controlled spending and charisma. If McCain has done one thing, then that is bringing Palin into the forefront of the American electorate. She is Ronald Reagan in a skirt! She can take this country by storm if she becomes the torch bearer for true Conservative values and principles. If she, Romney and Giuliani can work together and usher in a new wave of true conservatism then the G.O.P will be back. They also need to take the advice of Newt Gingrich who will turn out to be the patriarch of the G.O.P.
I strongly believe that Obama will not turn out to be the “change” candidate that everyone expects. He has the potential of destroying all the promise that he has restored in the American voter during this election cycle. His presidency could move the country into a depression, if he fails to deliver something that is meaningful. For example, if he pulls out of Iraq and then there is mass genocide there, what will he do? He promised that 95% of Americans will get a tax cut what happens if does raise taxes? Terrorism, what will do about potential terror threats? How will he react when he finally realises that Ahmadinejad can’t be wowed as easily as Bill O’Reilly?
There is no doubt that Obama was handed this election and although the blacks and Democrats will say that is ridiculous, they know I am spot on.
On November 6th I was depressed and it will probably take a few drinks and few days for me to get this out of my system. However, I am not too concerned because I know that the Republicans are in safe hands long term. Sarah Palin is the future, don’t doubt that.
During the next 4 years, don’t ever let the media or Democrats fool you into accepting anything!
• If you believed the media & Democrats then we would have lost in Iraq.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then the surge failed.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then Sarah Palin violated 5 laws in the state of Alaska.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then Gore would have been president.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then McCain’s primary campaign was dead.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then the America is a “centre- left" country.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then Kerry would have been president.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then the Soviet Union would still be around.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then Saddam Hussein would still be in power.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then George W Bush would be tried for war crimes.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then Ronald Reagan was a failed president.
• If you believed the media & Democrats then millions of Iraqis would not have had the opportunity to vote.
ON THIS DAY, IN THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY; DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN’T DO SOMETHING. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO. DO NOT YIELD, STAND UP! BE STRONG, REMEMBER THE STORY OF MCCAIN IN HANOI AND THE SURGE IN IRAQ, DO NOT GIVE UP. FIGHT FOR LIBERTY, FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. FIGHT FOR GOOD, DESTROY EVIL, REACH FOR THE STARS; AND MOST IMPORTANTLY………………………
FIGHT TO BRING BACK TRUE CONSERVATISM
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Despite the fact that I strongly believe that the Health Care bill aka “Obamacare” is an absolute disgrace and it will virtually bankrupt the U.S. government, it is seems likely to pass when it comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives this evening. Once the vote tally reaches 216, subject to a few minor procedural issues, Barack Obama will be able sign his ‘signature bill’ into law.
One of my main frustrations (other than the bribery and corruption) about this entire debate is the Republicans. Yes, they have stood firm in opposition to this “reform package” and have won over the hearts and minds of the American public, who disapprove of this bill but what irks me is why oh why the ‘GOP’ didn’t bring these issues up when they held the majority? Why didn’t someone openly raise the issue of TORT Reform, or lifting the ban denying people the chance to purchase insurance across state lines? The GOP got kicked out in 2006 exactly for that reason. They were nowhere to be seen. The odd few senators’ will say that they brought it up at sometime or another, but did they really mean it?
Yes, the Health Care program will probably pass, which will downgrade even further the greatness of America, however, the GOP must take note of what has unfolded here and learn fast. The only reason that a radical president such as Barack Obama was ever elected was due to the consistent failings of the people that we entrusted. Elections have consequences and the bill that is going to be passed tonight is one of them. I am sure that Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Democrats will get their comeuppance be it in 2010,2012 or 2016, but I am for learning from situations. This event should teach every single congressman, congresswoman or Senator that there are standards that have to be met or else.
As a result of what is bound to happen tonight, I am proposing that the GOP appoint an unofficial leader of the party. The Republicans need someone like Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill, someone that will never surrender, no matter what. It is now essential that someone like Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney take centre stage and start talking about common sense, fiscal conservative issues that will restore America to past glories. Someone that will actively seek to repeal Obamacare. Barack Obama will feel like a million dollars but in reality he is in deep political trouble due to the unpopularity of this bill.If the American people know that there is a viable alternative then Obama will be blown out of the water.
Make no mistake with this bill being passed; the battle lines for the 2012 Presidential election have been drawn.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
In past articles I have mentioned that Obama is not the friend of Israel that he proclaims. Over the last few days we have learned that the Obama administration has denounced Israel’s plans for a housing project in East Jerusalem.
Vice President Biden accused Israel of “endangering US lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. (how does he get to that conclusion???)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Bibi Netanyahu of “insulting” the US.”
Obama’s chief political adviser David Axelrod even claimed that the Israeli government was “deliberately undermining peace talks.”
All of this despite Obama pledging on his website www.barackobama.com that “Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America's strongest ally in the Middle East. They support this closeness, stating that that the United States would never distance itself from Israel.”
With one fell swoop they have done that.
I have said from the beginning that Israel better watch out with this guy and that he was no friend. Of course the Obama fans will revert back to statements that he made in the past about Israel and the support it receives from the White House but for me the issue is about actions. What actions have Obama and his team taken since he took office? He has intentionally forced Israel’s hand at every opportunity and laid the responsibility solely on one side. All he asks from Abbas and his Palestinian friends is for a statement along the lines of “we promise we won’t talk publicly about the destruction of Israel”. Then Obama has the audacity to question Israel’s commitment to the peace process. Asking that question is like asking someone that has successfully beaten cancer, to prove he wants to live!! It is insane and I am grateful that Netanyahu is starting to stand his ground.
I genuinely cannot believe that I would ever say this, but I think it is time for Israel to move on from America. Israel must proceed as if the United States is a mere afterthought. At some stage I believe that a more reasonable President will occupy the White House who will genuinely believe in what Israel is fighting for, but until that day arrives, Bibi and the State of Israel must move on.
Monday, 22 February 2010
I believe that the next Vice President of the United States will be Newt Gingrich. To learn more about him go to www.newt.org
He is talking at CPAC that was held last week.
Please watch the video below.
I believe that the next President of the United States will be Mitt Romney. To learn more about him go to www.freestrongamerica.com/
Please watch the video below. He is talking at CPAC that was held last week. He is introduced by the newly elected Senator for Massachusetts, Scott Brown.
Beck is a Fox News Anchor and New York Times Bestselling Author. You can learn more about him on www.glennbeck.com
This speech was one of the most genuine speeches I have heard from anyone involved with politics.
Monday, 15 February 2010
It was a shame to hear someone in Washington say that Democrats won’t cut spending and Republicans won’t raise taxes, so the deficit will never come down anytime soon. I find that to be a shame for America. There is a fine line between necessary and unnecessary spending but I believe that taxes need to be as a low as possible all the time to give more business, large or small, as much freedom as possible to prosper. The goal of any government is to ensure that they stay out of the way i.e. lower taxes on every class and not cramp the style of entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s Gates’s and Buffets.
There was and will continue to be, constant debate with regard to Tax vs. Spend. A conservative mind will favour one way and the Liberal/Progressive will think another. The question is how we can make a difference and get the things moving again.
Elections have consequences, same as Life.
I want to lose weight but really like that chocolate cake in the bakery. If I eat the cake, it will be really good, but I know that I will regret it at the end because my weight will inevitably increase, I will crave more of the same and my health will deteriorate. That is what happens with elections. I believe that most “Common Sense” Americans do want to cut spending and have lower taxes but they see a guy like Obama proclaim that he can have his own cake, eat it and guarantee that nobody will get fat after. Take an animated sales pitch and there you have it.
Americans are now in a situation where they are trying to wean themselves off this cake binge and the chef (Obama) is saying that instead of me serving healthier foods, I will serve 2 more cakes but only this time it will be Sugar Free. Sounds attractive but the majority of people are saying enough and are shopping around for a healthier alternative.
Just like what you decide to eat has consequences, so too is who you choose to vote for.
Middle America is starting to wake up from this sugar binge. Folks like Scott Brown, Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell are all showing the way for the people. People want fiscal responsibility, pro-growth economics and lower taxes. The progressive agenda, which Obama ran for and is, striving to govern with, is in deep trouble and the progressive elitists know it. They are now vilifying anyone that is isn’t considered “proper” enough. Take Scott Brown (Republican Senator from Massachusetts) as a case in point; he drove a truck throughout his campaign because that is what regular guys do. Obama ridiculed him at a rally of thousands saying that “anyone can drive a truck”. Why would he say that? Simply, because according to the Obama logic, a normal guy really shouldn’t be in Washington, only a select class (Harvard/Yale Grad) can be allowed in.
The Republican party are mistaken to think that the current apathy towards Obama and his radical agenda will result in a November 2010 landslide. At this rate the Republicans will make “moderate” gains in the Mid-Terms but an opportunity for something so much bigger is open to them. In order for the GOP to take back the House, Senate and then the White House in 2012 then they must promote and fund people like Bob McDonnell and Scott Brown. These people are not Progressives or Liberal Lite, they are common sense, fiscal conservatives.
If the GOP really wants to make America prosper then they must hold dear to the following values (in no particular order):
• Be the party of National Defence
• Be the party of Small Government
• Be the party of Energy Independence
• Be the party of Ronald Regan
• Be the party of Lower Taxes
• Be the party of Controlled Spending
• Be the party of balanced budgets
• Be the party of “I Win, You Lose”
• Be the party of the Constitution
• Be the party of Abraham Lincoln
• Be the party of Honesty and Integrity
• Be the party of Real America
If the GOP holds dear to those principles, come what may, then I assure you that Obama will not only be a “one term president”, the progressive movement will collapse like the Berlin Wall.