*VIDEO* Ben Shapiro: The People Vs. Barack Obama



……………………….Click on image above to watch video.

.
Click HERE to purchase Mr. Shapiro’s new book ‘The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration‘.

.

.

*VIDEO* Senator Ted Cruz Speaks At The National Conservative Student Conference


.

.

Federal Court Rules D.C. Ban On Handguns Outside The Home Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules DC Ban On Gun Carry Rights Unconstitutional – Fox News

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowed to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.

.

.
Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”

“We won,” Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview. “I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right.”

Gura said he expects the District to appeal this decision but added, “We’ll be happy to keep the fight going.”

The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.

Judge Scullin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.

Judge Scullin wrote that the court “enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of [D.C. firearms laws] unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”

The defendants are the city government and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

This case has dragged in the courts for five years. Gura has twice asked the federal appeals court to force Judge Scullin to issue a decision. The five plaintiffs filed in 2009, and the case was argued twice, most recently in Oct. 2012.

George Lyon, a D.C. resident and registered gun owner is one of the plaintiffs in Palmer.

“I am gratified that after a long wait our right to protect ourselves and our families has been vindicated,” Lyon, a lawyer, said Saturday.

He urged Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, and the Democrat-controlled City Council to “swiftly enact a concealed carry law that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to protect themselves.”

Gray did not respond to request for comment.

City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Sunday that he just learned of the ruling and had yet to read the opinion.

However, he said because of the District’s unique national security concerns, the right to carry a firearm in public “must be more heavily restricted than any place else in the nation.”

“Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, and at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Regan who was seriously wounded in 1981,” he said. “Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.”

.

.

*VIDEO* Your Daley Gator Feel-Good Story O’ The Day


.

.

Ohio Sheriff Sends Mexican President A Bill For The Illegals In His Jail

Here’s What Happened After An Ohio Sheriff Sent A Bill To The Mexican President For The Illegals In His Jail – The Blaze

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Friday that he sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, charging him for all the illegals in his jail.

What happened next? The Ohio sheriff told Dana Loesch: “The federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790.”

When Loesch asked for more information, Jones continued: “I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. They came here illegally. I’ve not gotten any money from them, but I billed them so much. And I’ll tell you what I got in return: my life was threatened.”

Jones said he got a call from the FBI saying there were three sheriffs in the country that were going to be killed by the drug cartels, and he was one of the three.

.

.
Jones has also written a letter to President Barack Obama, “asking and pleading with him not to bring these people here to the state of Ohio, and to secure our borders.”

“We’ve had horrendous crimes here in this community,” Jones said. “We had a senior citizen, an elderly lady, molested by a teenager that came over from Mexico. We had another one molested – an eight year old girl. We’ve had drugs pouring in, more so than before the government said the borders were sealed. And we’re being run over by the drug dealers coming to this community. The violence has increased, and we’re a long way from the borders.”

Jones said his county spends eight to ten million dollars each month on welfare programs, which he called “free stuff,” and said that’s “some of the reason that they come here.”

“It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy,” Jones said. “People’s lives are being threatened. It’s in the state of Ohio, for crying out loud. We’re not in Arizona; we’re not in California.”

Jones said the administration is making it “too easy” for those wishing to harm America to cross into the United States.

“They’re going to walk in with backpacks. They’re going to put some dirty bombs together, [and] they’re going to do something really terrible. It’s too easy,” Jones said. “We don’t know who they are. They don’t have vaccinations. Our jails are full. They hit and run. It’s totally out of control, and it’s gotten worse just in the past twelve months.”

.

.

*VIDEO* Patriot Jon Voight Verbally Bitchslaps Obama, Kerry At Las Vegas Pro-Israel Rally


.

.

*VIDEOS* Ten Of Ed’s Favorite Jews


DENNIS PRAGER

.
ANDREW BREITBART

.
DAVID HOROWITZ

.
JONAH GOLDBERG

.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

.
MILTON FRIEDMAN

.
EVAN SAYET

.
BEN SHAPIRO

.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

.
MARK LEVIN

.

.

*VIDEO* Andrew Klavan: Country Without Borders


.

.

*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: The Case For Israel


.

.

Washington D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Most ObamaCare Subsidies Illegal

Federal Appeals Court Deals Major Blow To ObamaCare – Big Government

.

.
President Obama’s un-Constitutional practice of lawlessly ignoring and rewriting laws to suit his left-wing political agenda has come back to bite his signature domestic achievement. Tuesday morning a federal appeals court dealt what USA Today describes as a “potentially major blow” to ObamaCare with a 2-1 ruling against the Obama administration’s end-run around Congress to disburse federal subsidies:

The appeals panel ruled that as written, the health care law allows tax credits to be offered to qualified participants only in state-run exchanges. The administration had expected most if not all states to create their own, but only 16 states did so.

The court said the Internal Revenue Service went too far in allowing participants in other states served by the federal exchange to qualify for billions of dollars in government assistance. The aid has helped boost enrollment figures to more than 8 million.

Once it became clear 36 states could not be bribed with federal dollars or bullied by the media into setting up their own ObamaCare exchanges, rather than go back to Congress to lobby for changing the law, President Obama blithely believed he could ignore and rewrite a law he signed after helping to usher it through a Congress dominated by Democrats.

If the ruling stands, those enticed into purchasing ObamaCare coverage with the help of untold billions in federal tax dollars will lose their subsidy in these 36 states. This is almost certain to force many ObamaCare recipients to drop coverage. The big question is how many of these people lost their affordable coverage after ObamaCare made the affordable insurance they were happy with illegal and cancelled those plans?

“We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance,” Judge Thomas Griffith said. “At least until states that wish to can set up exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for the millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly.”…

Michael Cannon, a Cato Institute health economist who helped devise the legal challenge, said the refusal by so many states to create health exchanges led to the court ruling. “This is popular resistance to the law,” he said.

For now, USA Today reports, everything is on hold. The Administration has already announced that the taxpayer-funded subsidies will continue to flow.

Although the ruling will have no impact while it is appealed – either to the full appeals court, which includes four Obama appointees, or to the Supreme Court – the result could be chaotic if ultimately allowed to apply nationwide.

While the political Left and mainstream media are almost certain to wring their hands over the roughly 5 million able-bodied Americans not receiving federal monies (the sick, elderly, disabled, and truly poor are covered by Medicare and Medicaid) paid for by other able-bodied Americans, the principle here is much larger and more important: The rule of law.

Moreover, as Michael F. Cannon of Forbes points out, the winners in this decision outnumber the losers 10 to 1. As many as 57 million Americans will now be out from under the punitive ObamaCare mandate, compared to the 5 million who will not see an increase of their health insurance premiums but will lose their illegal taxpayer-funded subsidies.

Cannon also reminds that the whole idea and original intent of awarding billions in federal subsidies only to those states that built their own ObamaCare exchanges, wasn’t accidental or a technicality. Throughout the law it is made clear that those subsidies are available only “through an Exchange established by the State.”

Congress’s intent behind shaping the law in this manner was to entice/threaten the states into building their own exchanges. After 36 states wisely refused, Obama rewrote the law and illegally awarded the subsidies anyway.

The Constitution is very clear that it is the job of the legislative branch (House and Senate) to write law. The Executive branch enforces the law.

Rather than enforce the law, Obama broke it by rewriting it.

The potential danger of the court’s allowing such a precedent is staggering.

.

.
————————————————————————————————————————–
.

Related article:

.
White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies – Daily Caller

The Obama administration will continue handing out Obamacare subsidies to federal exchange customers despite a federal court’s ruling Tuesday that the subsidies are illegal.

A D.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday morning that customers in the 36 states that didn’t establish their own exchange and use HealthCare.gov instead cannot be given premium tax credits, according to the text of the Affordable Care Act itself.

But the White House said in response that it will continue handing out the billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that while the case continues to be battled out in the courts, the administration will continue to dole out billions in tax credits to federally-run exchange customers.

“It’s important for people all across the country to understand that this ruling does not have any practical impact on their ability to continue to receive tax credits right now,” Earnest said in a press briefing Tuesday.

A three-judge panel issued the ruling Tuesday, concluding 2-1 that the federal subsidies are illegal. The Department of Justice is seeking an en banc ruling from the appeals court, which would require all judges in the court to rule on the case. Eleven judges on the court would hear the case: seven Democrats and four Republicans.

That decision will likely also be appealed to the Supreme Court.

.

.

*VIDEOS* Western Conservative Summit: Featuring Ben Carson, Sarah Palin, Allen West, And Ted Cruz


BEN CARSON

.
SARAH PALIN

.
ALLEN WEST

.
TED CRUZ

.
ENTIRE EVENT

……………………….Click on image above to watch video.

.
Click HERE to visit the official website of the Western Conservative Summit.

.

.

*VIDEO* Rep. Don Young Verbally Bitchslaps Obama’s EPA And Congressional Democrats Over Federal Overreach


.

.

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks Has Been Tweeting #ObamaFailures Every 30 Minutes For 3 Days


.
Here are all of his #ObamaFailures tweets as of 4pm ET today.

@RepTrentFranks

“Rarely Has a President Been So Wrong About So Much” I will tweet EVERY Obama Admin. failure, 1 per half hour. Join me. #ObamaFailures #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half hour – Ignoring generals’ advice and giving up blood bought gains in Iraq to ISIS. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour – #2 Ignoring pleas for help and misleading public after death of 4 Americans in Benghazi. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #3 Admin refused to call Boko Haram terrorists in 2012, despite regular, violent attacks. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #4 Released 5 extraordinarily dangerous Taliban leaders in negotiations with terrorists. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #5 IRS targeting of conservative groups and subsequent cover-up by IRS. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #6 Operation Fast and Furious, giving 1000’s of guns to cartels. Death of Brian Terry. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #7 Cash for clunkers program burns through entire budget in one week. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. This may take awhile. #8 Unconstitutional recess appointments. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #9 “Pen and phone” approach to governing disregards Constitutional checks & balances. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes: #10 Loosened restrictions on regimes using child soldiers. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Admin. has failed Americans. #11 Repealed Mexico City Policy. $ flow to int’l abortions. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every 30 mins. or until servers overload: Called #Israel “apartheid state” on Holocaust Remembrance Day #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour despite carpal tunnel risk: #13 1st trillion $ deficit in our history. And 2nd. And 3rd. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Join me. #14 Meaningless “red line” on Syria & projection of weakness to the whole world. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half hour: #15 Attacking medical workers’ rights of conscience. #tcot @FoxNews @MichelleMalkin

————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour in attempt to catalog failure of this Admin. #16 Seizure of @AP reporters’ phone records. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until all are listed: #17 Refusal to call terrorism what it is, including at Ft. Hood. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Compiling comprehensive list of #ObamaFailures of Americans: #18 Waivers allowing business w/Iran, largest state sponsor of terrorism. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
This Admin. has failed nation in so many ways that it’s nearly impossible to summarize all. This is attempt to do that. #tcot #ObamaFailures
————————————————————————————————————————–
Will resume list of #ObamaFailures at 9:00 AM EST. Will continue for as long as it takes to compile comprehensive list. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until I list 100%: #19 “If you like it, you can keep it” lie about Obamacare. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until all are listed: #20 Seized one million acres of land near the Grand Canyon. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #21 Added more to the National Debt than was added from 1776 through Clinton Presidency. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting comprehensive record of #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #22 D.O.J.’s selective enforcement of immigration laws. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes to list 100%: #23 Failure of ~$1 BILLION (!) #Obamacare website. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour all day: #24 Pressured #Israel to release 104 murderers, rapists, and terrorists. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Reports of another Malaysian airlines flight downed by Russian-backed separatists in #Ukraine. Thoughts with families of those on-board.
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour. Might take awhile. #25 Obama gift to Queen Elizabeth? iPod featuring his own speeches. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the list is complete. Elections have consequences.: #26 Civilian trials for terrorists. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the list is complete. #27 Offshore drilling ban/preventing access to domestic resources. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. Join me. #28: Accuses Americans of “clinging to guns and religion.” #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. until 100% listed. #29 “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.” #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #30 $6 MILLION spent on two Veterans Affairs conferences in Orlando. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes. #31 Refusal to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood in Holy Land Foundation trial.
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until 100% listed. #32 Lack of response to Russian aggression in #Ukraine & invasion of Crimea #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until 100% listed. #33 Betraying ally Poland, scrapping European Missile Defense Shield. #tcot #ccot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #34 $535 Million loan to Solyndra. One year later, Solyndra fails. #tcot #ccot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #35 Obama to Russia’s Medvedev: Give me space til elections, then I’ll have more flexibility. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete: #36 Size of federal gov’t under Obama equal to entire U.S. population in 1776. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins: #37 Said “You’re fed up w/ him? I have to deal w/ him every day” re: @IsraeliPM on hot mic #Israel #tcot #ccot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Have tweeted #ObamaFailures every 30 mins. since 07/16. #tcot @TwitchyTeam @theblaze @DRUDGE_REPORT @DRUDGE @michellemalkin
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures until list complete. Get comfortable. #38 Sent NO ENVOY to Margaret Thatcher funeral. Cited “busy week.” #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. Obama approval rating very low in poll of my keyboard #39 Vowed to close Guantanamo in a year. In 2009. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #40 Blocking Keystone Pipeline and 1000’s of jobs that’d go with it. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until I’ve listed them all. Addition from @tsr63 – “Selfies” during Nelson Mandela funeral. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every half-hour. Elections have consequences. #42 Mocked @MittRomney in debate for saying Russia #1 geopolitical foe. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is comprehensive. #43 Sued Arizona for doing feds’ job (enforcing immigration law). #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
I’ll keep tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until the job is done. #44 Google “Pigford Scandal.” Too complex to summarize here. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Still tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour. Twitter servers yet to melt. #45 Engaging radical Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour #46 Returned Churchill bust gift. Lied: “We still have it!” British Embassy: “No, you don’t” #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Still tweeting #ObamaFailures until list is done. Join me. #47 Appointing “czars” with no Congressional oversight. #tcot #ccot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #48 Appears to have supported release of Lockerbie Bomber. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour for as long as it takes. #49 Said stimulus would prevent unemployment from going above 8%. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is 100%. Join me. #50 Failure to support green revolution in Iran. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half hour until list is complete. #51 Signed law raising debt ceiling numerous times. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Short break from #ObamaFailures tweets until 9:00 AM EST. Sorry if Twitter load times longer – full list requires lots of bandwidth. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Thanks for support for #ObamaFailures tweets. It’s vital to make this Administration’s record public. See you in the morning! #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Back to it! Tweeting all #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list is complete. #52 Record number of Americans on food stamps. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Good morning Twitter. Still listing #ObamaFailures every half-hour. #53 START treaty w/ Russia gives up FAR too much, weakens America. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list done. Join me. #54 Federal bailouts, incl. 100’s of millions of $ in exec. bonuses. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every half-hour. Thanks for support. #55 Praised Abbas as peace-seeking after Fatah joined terrorists #Hamas. #tcot #Israel
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins #56 More outrage b/c #Israel builds homes in CAPITAL Jerusalem than when terrorists threaten to destroy Israel
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins. #57 Suggested @JamesRosenFNC was criminal with no evidence as excuse to monitor his phone and e-mail. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #58 Assistant Attorney Gen Perez’ REFUSAL to affirm 1st Amend rights. Watch: http://ow.ly/zjBfG
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins: #59 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals = 2,232% increase in unaccompanied minors/humanitarian crisis #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every 30 mins #60: Gordon Brown gift to Obama? Pen holder made from timbers of historic ship. Obama’s gift? Set of DVDs #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
#ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete: #61 Has time for photo op playing pool, drinking beer, no time to visit border. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting all #ObamaFailures until list complete or internet fails under burden: #62 $823,000 on lavish GSA conference in Vegas. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list done: #63 100’s of non-existent Congressional districts get millions from stimulus. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour: #64 Civilian trial for Ghailani led to acquittal of terrorist who ADMITTED to his activities. #tcot
————————————————————————————————————————–
Tweeting #ObamaFailures every half-hour until list complete. #65 Ignored requests of commanding generals, imposed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

H/T Red Alert Politics

.

.

Holy Crap! Even Time Freakin’ Magazine Is Calling Obama A Coward Now – Clearly Its Staff Are RACISTS!!!

Time Magazine Calls Obama A Coward, Implores Him To Lead – Downtrend

.

.
Besides being wrong about everything, the biggest slam on Obama is he essentially does nothing. He’ll make a few speeches blaming Republicans for his failings, then whisk off for golf, vacations, and fundraising. Conservatives have noticed this behavior since the beginning of his first term, but now with his inaction on the border crisis, the liberals are waking up to it, and they’re just as pissed off as the rest of us.

Surprisingly, Time Magazine has issued a kick to Obama’s groin with a piece called The Border And Obama, published today. In it, author Joe Klein calls Obama a coward and begs him to do something, anything, presidential. And those are some of the nicer things he says about our Procrastinator-In-Chief.

I almost couldn’t make it to the juicy stuff because this article starts out as a very pro-illegal alien piece that advances the bogus theory that the hoard of Central American children are fleeing war torn lands. But as Klein gets into the fact that religious organizations are taking an active roll in the crisis, he takes Obama to task for doing absolutely nothing.

Barack Obama should see the Catholic Charities mission in McAllen. His job, after all, is to rise above the rancor and, well, lead. You don’t do this by making a speech to a favored audience. You do it by taking action, setting a personal example. The President has gone to the scene of other human tragedies. He has acknowledged the suffering personally in the past. But not now, and you have to wonder why.

Klein thinks he knows why Obama refuses to address the border crisis:

True political courage is near extinct.

But does the President have courage?

Nowadays politicians are swaddled by their media consultants, who determine whether it is “safe” to be “courageous.” But acts of courage don’t come with a money-back guarantee. They are courageous because they’re potentially dangerous or, more likely, embarrassing. Courage’s reward comes subtly, in the form of trust as the public learns that a politician is willing to take risks to tell the truth. Obama is currently wandering about the country, trying to meet average people, but the choreography is more stringent than the Bolshoi’s. He said he didn’t want to go to the border because it would only be a “photo op”… on the same day his office published a photo of the President and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper shooting pool. Who choreographed that?

Klein lists a variety of hands-on actions Obama could take in dealing with the flood of illegal alien children invading our country but doesn’t. The least of which is to go down to the border and see first hand what is going on, something the President has refused to do.

These are precisely the sort of things that Obama doesn’t seem to do anymore. There has been a skein of stories indicating he’s thrown in the towel. He’s so tired of head-banging with Republicans that he has taken refuge in late-night dinners with celebrities and intellectuals.

Klein also says Obama has a distaste for politics and suggests that the president feels it is all beneath him. He issues a warning concerning Obama’s legacy:

If he’s going to accomplish anything in the last two years of his presidency, he’s going to have to change his style, which will be near impossible for a man as entrenched behind his flacks-in-jackets as the President is.

Change his style? How about his ideology? I disagree with a lot of what Klein has written, but he’s right the eff on about Obama being a rhetoric machine with little to no substance. It’s just a shame it took him almost 6 years to figure out Obama loves the fame of the Presidency, but hates the work a president is expected to do.

.

.

*VIDEO* Bill Whittle – Apogee: America Needs Another Great Challenge


.

.

Four-Star Marine Corps General James Amos Slams Obama Over His Handling Of Iraq War (Audio)

Top Marine Corps General Slams Obama’s Handling Of Iraq – Washington Times

Four-star Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, used a speaking engagement at the Brookings Institute on Tuesday to deliver a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration’s handling of Iraq.

“I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the minister of interior, I don’t think we’d be in the same shape we’re in today,” Gen. Amos said, the Fiscal Times reported Wednesday.

It is rare for an active-duty serviceman to give such blunt public criticism of a sitting president. While Gen. Amos was careful not to mention the president by name, The Fiscal Times reported that the top general’s upcoming retirement this fall may have played a role in his decision.

“We may think we’re done with all of these nasty, thorny, tacky little things that are going on around the world – and I’d argue that if you’re in that nation, it’s not a tacky, little thing for you. We may think we’re done with them, but they’re not done with us,” the commandant of the Marine Corps added, the paper reported. “We’re probably the only country in the world that has the resources and the capability to be able to do some of this that others can’t.”

The decorated officer added that it is breaking the hearts of Marines to see many of the gains made before U.S. troops pulled out in 2011 squandered. Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken over large swathes of Iraq since June.

Roughly 852 Marines were killed and 8,500 injured during deployments to Iraq, The Fiscal Times reported.

.

………………………..Click on image above to hear audio.

.

.

*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: It Takes A Superhero


.

.

*VIDEO* Andrew Klavan: Who Still Supports Barack Obama?


.

.