One Brilliant Essay About The Lynching Of President Obama

An additional sadness is that among those pulling on the rope are many negroes.

Some More Truth And Enlightenment Concerning Obamacare

Republican legislators, governors, and pundits owned by the right-wing media, press and cable companies have been telling us that Obamacare will increase the deficit and destroy the economy even before it was signed into law.

Take a moment to watch this video and find out just how NOT TRUE that lie is.

What Is The Difference Between A Scandal And A Felony?

Simply put, scandals get investigated by Congressman Issa.  Felonies are overlooked.

In March, 2013, James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence lied under oath to a senate committee investigation NSA behavior.  Lying to a congressional committee is a federal felony.   When is Congressman Issa going to begin an investigation that seeks to cause Mr. Clapper to be charged for that crime?  Since it is common and public knowledge that Mr. Clapper committed this crime – it was shown at the time it happened to the millions of Americans who watch CSPAN – why is he still in office?

I understand that Mr. Issa’s committee is and has been busy.  They have been busy investigating and determining what “really” happened in Benghazi; finding out why the IRS was FOLLOWING THE LAW and doing what it is tasked to do as it sought to determine which groups might or might not be eligible for tax-exempt status; and, finding out whether or not the White House and the insurance industry – unlikely allies – conspired to lie to the American public about health insurance policy cancellations caused by the implementation of Obamacare.

Shucks, since those of us who watch CSPAN or any news outlets or read the internet saw Mr. Clapper lie, they should be able to conclude an investigation of his crime on any day in the few minutes between the pledge of allegiance and the opening prayer.

And they should be aware and cautions regarding the potential of Mr. Clapper’s use of the Oliver North gambit.

One Of My Facebook Friends Posted This Observation On Her Timeline

I’m not sure she wants me to use her name, but I hope she does not disagree with my posting her thought.
The Unprecedented Campaign of Sabotage

It is important to emphasize that this set of moves is simply unprecedented. The clear comparison is the Medicare prescription drug plan. When it passed Congress in 2003, Democrats had many reasons to be furious. The initial partnership between President Bush and Sen. Edward Kennedy had resulted in an admirably bipartisan bill—it passed the Senate with 74 votes. Republicans then pulled a bait and switch, taking out all of the provisions that Kennedy had put in to bring along Senate Democrats, jamming the resulting bill through the House in a three-hour late-night vote marathon that blatantly violated House rules and included something close to outright bribery on the House floor, and then passing the bill through the Senate with just 54 votes—while along the way excluding the duly elected conferees, Tom Daschle (the Democratic leader!) and Jay Rockefeller, from the conference committee deliberations.Contrast that with Obamacare. For three years, Republicans in the Senate refused to confirm anybody to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the post that McClellan had held in 2003-04—in order to damage the possibility of a smooth rollout of the health reform plan. Guerrilla efforts to cut off funding, dozens of votes to repeal, abusive comments by leaders, attempts to discourage states from participating in Medicaid expansion or crafting exchanges, threatening letters to associations that might publicize the availability of insurance on exchanges, to have a government shutdown, or to refuse to raise the debt ceiling, unless the president agrees to stop all funding for implementation of the plan.

A good example is the letter Senate Republican Leaders Mitch McConnell and Cornyn sent to the NFL, demanding that it not cooperate with the Obama administration in a public-education campaign to tell their fans about what benefits would be available to them and how the plan would work—a letter that clearly implied deleterious consequences if the league went ahead anyhow. McConnell and Cornyn got their desired result. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell quickly capitulated.