The more things change, the more they stay the same. Same song, different verse. More of the same. All of these adjective phrases aptly describe what happened in Congress yesterday. Darrell Issa had requested Lois Lerner return to his committee and testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups for political purposes. As it was last year, her answer was the same. She came, she sat, and when she was asked a question, → Read More
If the news from the past few days hasn’t been enough to dampen your fire, try this on for size. Tis the season for budget proposals in Washington. President Obama is the first to reveal what he wants to spend our money on, with Paul Ryan soon to follow. I’ll try to take a look at Mr. Ryan’s, when he turns it loose, but for now, all we have to go on is → Read More
Is this what Obama meant when he said he wanted to improve relations with Russia? As news continues to pour in, one thing is clear: The Russians have seized the Crimea, a part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Thousands of heavily armed troops wearing uniforms without any identification but in vehicles with Russian license plates have surrounded key buildings and facilities. The Crimea is just several hundred miles from Sochi, site of the → Read More
A Western leader cannot look at Russia the same way he would a Western country. It’s a huge mistake and Obama is making it!
The lack of any real foreign policy expertise around Obama is really shocking. The White House staff is mostly populated with Obama cronies, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, known for lying about the Benghazi attack, is just a hack. Things are little better at the State Department. What did → Read More
I have said many times, President Obama is good at what he does. And what does he do, you may ask? He divides our country, stirring up hate and strife wherever he goes. He uses the same tactics on every issue he addresses. It matters not if he is talking about income inequality or the rights of homosexuals, he always uses the same kind of inflammatory speech to stir up his captive → Read More
Last weekend’s meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Governors Association was covered as a genial meeting of the governors with President Obama. I believe I have heard it described as positive and constructive. As it turns out, and is now being revealed, those adjectives do not seem to apply. Not at all. What really happened is something that many of us have grown to expect from President Obama. He has his say → Read More
Make no mistake about the upcoming midterm elections. Even though ObamaCare is extremely unpopular, the Obama administration is not backing down in their attempts to force its implementation down the throats of Americans who want no part of the train wreck. The latest evidence of that comes from Ms. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. After meeting with the National Governors Association over the weekend, she blasted the GOP members of → Read More
Many times, a given issue is defined by the rhetoric used to describe it. Its importance is determined by how well said rhetoric is accepted by the news media and the American people. Global warming, ie. climate change, is no different. The rhetoric abounds. Secretary of State John Kerry described those of us who disagree with the disproved theory that global warming and climate change are the greatest threats we face as akin to → Read More
There are many things President Obama is consistent on. Lauding the woes of climate change is one. Income inequality comes to mind as another. And we should not forget spending reform. The current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue loves him some government spending. He likes to brag about reforming spending, but the reality of his actions speak much louder than his words. He has no intention of reforming anything to do with government → Read More
In my quest to find someone at home in the White House, I decided to hit all venues where they might be hiding out. Specifically looking for John Boehner, Harry Reid and members of Congress, but so far no luck finding anyone. This is a tough job, because they’re never where they say they are, sort of like the snow job Obama & Clinton gave us the night of the Benghazi massacre.
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The subject of climate change has been discussed on Political Realities more than a few times. In recent days, Mike’s America has been kind enough to share with us some of the data surrounding the hype that is climate change. Today, I would like to bring our attention back to something I have alluded to several times. That is, President Obama’s singular focus on climate change. My friends, he is a true believer → Read More
I think I am safe in saying, when the Internal Revenue Service was first created in 1862 as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Abraham Lincoln did not foresee it becoming the monstrosity it is in today’s America. From collecting the nation’s first income tax to help pay for the Civil War, the IRS has grown into a government agency that intrudes into every facet of our lives. We can not work and make → Read More
If you follow an all or nothing strategy you usually end up with nothing!
I was very disappointed that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) both caved on efforts to exact a compromise from Obama for a debt ceiling increase. I had hoped that attaching approval of the Keystone pipeline would force Obama to accept this worthy and environmentally safe project and help create tens of thousands of new good → Read More
This may be considered old news, but I’m just now getting to it because I’ve been under the weather for a couple of days. Nothing like a stomach bug to take the wind out of your sails.
By now, anyone who is paying attention knows President Obama has exercised the authority he does not have and delayed the ObamaCare employer mandate, yet again. If you are keeping track, I have lost count of → Read More
There are some things that just beg to be written about and discussed. Chuck Schumer’s idea of compromise on immigration reform is shouting loudly from the rooftops for that recognition.
If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you will know I am openly derisive of the Democrats when they start talking about how conservatives need to compromise. Their past actions have shown me how untrustworthy they are. Their idea → Read More
President Obama and his administration would like us to believe that the scandal(s) surrounding the IRS are nothing more than a fabricated witch hunt designed to cause trouble for an administration distrusted by conservatives and Fox News. He said there wasn’t a “smidgen of corruption” present in the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Yes, that’s what he really said to Bill O’Reilly. He as much as blamed the scandal on the reporting done → Read More