ELECTION 2016 America at the crossroads: Clinton/Obama legacy or Trump America great again?

September 26, 2016
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Election 2016

America’s most critical election in modern times. Correct course back to the Constitution or continue drifting from Founding Principles?

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Home: Four columns from the past year highlighting the landscape.

Hillary Clinton: A review of the past 3 years of Hillary and why she should never be allowed back in the Oval Office

Donald Trump: Putting the hyperbole into perspective

The Obama Warnings: From October 2008 through the past eight years, the warnings and consequences of the Obama Presidency.

Benghazi: Yes it matters

Commander in Chief Fails: A community organizer does not a Commander in Chief make
Economy – Energy/Taxes – Regulations: The policies as they were dreamed and implemented
Education: While the teachers unions pour millions into Democrat politics, the poorest of our poor are trapped in failing public schools

Immigration: Hillary Clinton has pledged to go beyond the damage Barack Obama has already caused

Obamacare: The mother of all lies from start to finish

Race Relations: If only Obama had put as much effort into uniting instead of dividing

Syria – ISIS – Terrorism: ISIS and radical Islam is real and the next POTUS had better understand that.

Space Surrendering American manned space supremacy has a very high cost

9/11 reflections: How quickly we are forgetting

America’s Choice: General observations on the American condition with an historical context and look to the future

The Radical Left The anti-American philosophy guiding Obama, Hillary and the modern day Democrat party
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Four columns from the past year highlighting the landscape.

Election 2016: Of Lasts, Firsts and What If’s

September 25, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

……….Yet after looking back over the trail of foreign and domestic carnage of the last eight years I make no apologies when I openly admit I am counting down the end of the Obama administration with as much anticipation for the future as I did almost half a century ago as a wide eyed Kansas kid following the lead up to Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man….” mission to the moon. ………..

………How deep is Mr. Obama’s self-deception? Consider this opening statement: “As I address this hall as President for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made these last eight years……..Such hubris makes Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 “I believe it is peace for our time” seem down right harmless. (As long as you forget about that whole World War II thing of course.)………

……….Anyone willing to look behind the Central Banks of Oz curtain knows the world economies are standing upon a low interest rate, money printing, currency manipulation house of cards, that there are more terrorist havens today than when the Great and powerful O snagged his ever so premature Nobel Peace Prize, and North Korea and Iran’s $150 billion bonus deal put nuclear proliferation on the verge of its greatest breakout in human history…………..

………Thankfully such thinking has but only four months left. Or does it?

Hillary Clinton has pledged to “build” upon Obama’s legacy…..to be elected on a platform of compounding the failures of the past on the ignorance of the present is more than just the antithesis of our Founding Father’s dream, more than our future’s worst nightmare, it is a far too possible reality.

While some push fear of a “what if” Trump Presidency, it is the “what will” certainty of a Clinton one that scares the hell out of me.

Universal deceit, or Revolutionary truth? Election 2016

August 28, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

…………….If you answered yes to the above, please find a mirror.  What do you see?  Reason and logic says the person staring back at you is a constitutional conservative that believes every current generation has an obligation to pass along to future generations its freedoms secured and its books balanced.

But by the identity politics of today the image in your mirror is that of a racist, bigoted, xenophobic monster.  You know that’s not true, I know that’s not true, but as we’ve witnessed far too often the past 20 years, the truth no longer matters.

Only the political end game counts these days………………..

……………..And when a national media, desperate to advance its “cops kill” narrative, pushed out the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie, it wasn’t a lie.  It was just an editorial error that got out of control.  (Never mind the police officers killed in its wake.)

As long as you’re on the “correct” side of the politics, all is forgiven.

So what is an honest citizen to do in this era of lies rewarded and truth discarded?

Know your history, know your facts.  Stay true to the Constitution and the founders and the God that guided them.  You won’t get invited to the “perfect people” parties, but you will be able to sleep at night knowing you place your country above their meme of the day.

Never forget that while whether or not George Orwell actually said the words:  “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act” is a debatable point, the truth within them is not.

And take note that while this current march to statism may seem inevitable today, it would be folly to underestimate the power of millions of “revolutions of one”, armed with the truth, acting on behalf of their children’s tomorrows.

 

Paine’s “trying times” once again

July 17, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Thomas Paine, The Crisis, December 23, 1776

There is no doubt that there is trouble in America today.

Will more police stations be fired upon?  Will police officers continue to be targeted for murder simply because they wear the uniform?

Should we expect more public streets and interstates shut down as the Black Lives Matter group ignores the rule of law?………………..

……………..As long as those breaking the law know their protection reaches all the way to the Oval Office there will be no peace.

The fuse of lawlessness lit by politics those 7 years ago is now at the powder house door.  Will it be snuffed out in time, or is an explosion of anarchy now inevitable?

I pray for the former, but am prepared for the latter.

Because as George Washington noted: “When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.”  And because there is none better at telling only one side of a story than the Obama administration.

Prepare your soul America, it is about to be tried.

 

America’s silent majority, silent no mas

September 6, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

They rise with the sun, some even before. In the city they catch the first leg of a four transfer cross town commute to hold on to that must have job. In the country they’re feeding the livestock, milking the cows or fueling the machinery that feeds the world. In kitchens north to south, east to west, lunches are packed, homework is checked and backpacks filled. And across the nation, they prepare the shop to switch on the “open” sign.

They claim no special privilege, they demand no extra benefits. They just want to raise their families and live their lives in the manner that their God and the Founding Fathers intended. Where “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” isn’t just a slogan from history but exercised each and every day.

And they are tired.

They are tired of being called racists, homophobes, xenophobes, bigots, misogynists, intolerant, fear mongers, hate mongers, or whatever phrase du jur the enforcers of political correctness have concocted to shut down debate and force conformity.

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Hillary Clinton

A review of the past 3 years of Hillary and why she should never be allowed back in the Oval Office

Clinton’s Benghazi testimony confirms: Safire was right, she IS a ‘congenital liar’

January 24, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

Mr. Safire is not the only one to expose the truths behind the lies of Hillary but he did provide one of the best insights into the why:

“…….Therefore, ask not “Why didn’t she just come clean at the beginning?” She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends……..”

Safire’s words were published January 8, 1996, and as of the end of testimony January 23, 2013 one Hillary Rodham Clinton has still “never been called to account”.

Rest in peace “Benghazi Four” and may one day, someone, somewhere, finally bring accountability to the one responsible for your deaths.

Can Hillary survive her own facts?

April 26, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

If there’s one word that defines Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political careers it’s cash. Cold, hard, get us into that top1 percent as fast as you can, cash.

Like a southern warden’s blood hound, the Clinton’s can smell a buck no matter where it’s hiding.

From turning a mere $1,000 into a $100k in the cattle futures market, to renting out the Lincoln bedroom to top political donors while in the White House, to multi-million dollar advances for books that only acolytes read, to collecting up to a cool half million for speeches, when it comes to using their public “service” to put cash in their pockets no one is better at collecting cash, than Mr. and Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton.

And until now, the Clinton honed politics of personal destruction has been an impregnable defense against any suggestion of impropriety as to how they got said cash.

No matter the accusation, no matter the charge, if it’s critical of a Clinton the response is the same: Attack and distract…………..

 

Madam President? Absolutely – Madam Hillary? God Help Us

June 21, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

The crackled voice came out of the speakers with a tone of entitlement Marie Antoinette would have envied:  “Don’t you someday want to see a woman President of the United States of America”? Asked the perennial chaser of Presidential power, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And why not?  She’s been angling for the job ever since she boarded that train to Little Rock, Arkansas in ’74 and took up residence with one William Jefferson Clinton.

Neither miraculous cattle futures profits, nor bimbo eruptions, nor secret email servers shall deter her from her appointed round with destiny.

 

Hillary comes full circle

August 23, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

……….Throughout the day and into the pub hours I kept getting asked:  Why?  What had happened “across the pond” that for the first time in decades, the Republican Party now controlled both congressional chambers?

To which I had a one word answer:  Hillary.  Explaining how the impetus for the anger began with an unelected Hillary Clinton trying to force upon the voters a top down, government mandated health system.  Instinctively they knew the intrusions into their privacy to come and they made clear they wanted no part of it……………..

………..Combine that “Hillarycare” debacle with her less than stellar performance as a staffer on the Watergate committee twenty years earlier, add some magical cattle futures profits, toss in the Rose Law firm records miraculously appearing in the White House residence nearly two years after being subpoenaed, the Travelgate purge, the real war she waged against women that dared speak out on the behavior of her husband, and the ethically challenged, political piranha portrait that emerges is anything but flattering.

So it comes as no surprise that when she began her stint as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to ignore Presidential direction and set up a private server in her home that bypassed the required government systems.  She has always thought herself above the laws and rules of the peasants, why should her emails be any different?

Rule of law meets Hillary-Marie Antoinette

July 10, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

When I ended my July 4, 2016 column with “Happy 240th America.  And here’s to your 250th….if you can make it.” I had no idea that barely 24 hours later I would be thinking to myself “forget 250, at this rate we’ll be lucky to make 241.” ………

…………….For a brief, (very brief) few moments I found myself actually believing that after all the abuses it has taken the past few years, the rule of law was finally going to get its day in court.

But then Comey took it upon himself to ignore his own words “In our system, the prosecutors make the decisions about whether charges are appropriate” and assumed the role of both judge and jury to declare that no charges would be recommended……………..

……………….Now, for having no “intent” and for doing far less than what the FBI discovered Hillary & Co. did, Bryan H. Nishimura got two years of probation, was fined $7500 and “ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.”

His life is ruined while Hillary’s free to resume her heroine of history tour.

That folks is the difference between being just another random American having to live under the law and being a Clinton allowed to skate above it.

Hillary must deny history to make history

July 31, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

In the past two weeks, the Republic party nominated an outsider that vanquished 16 others with decades of political experience and the Democrats became the first major political party to nominate a woman for the Presidency of the United States.

Both historic moments, but the award for most energetic denial of reality and shoveling of political bovine excrement definitely goes to the Democrats……………..

…………..There is no doubt that many will rush to join Hillary’s “change maker” army.  And with glazed eyes and automated thought they’ll march in lockstep without even a clue that the history they’re making is the very history that will crush their children and grandchildren under a mountain of debt and rights stripping regulations.

Yes, Thursday night was an historic moment in American history.  But making history for history’s sake is a dangerous path.  Don’t believe me?  Just look at the past 8 years.

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Donald Trump

Putting the hyperbole into perspective

What to do about “The Donald”

July 12, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Ever since his rambling June 16th Presidential candidate announcement that included: “When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. […] They are sending people that have lots of problems…They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime and their rapists, and some are good people, and I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting.” the headlines against Donald Trump have been brutal.

Yet those headlines hide the real news behind the comment: that Trump is tapping into a level of frustration and disgust with the status-quo that has millions of Americans saying “it’s about time”.

Lost in the rush to protect political correctness are Trump’s other points on: Stagnant economic growth and wages, trade agreements benefiting corporations over American workers, Obamacare crushing doctors, patients and business, and the absolute disaster that is the Obama foreign policy.

Working and middle class America is sick and tired, mad as hell, and just plain fed up with what both political parties are forcing upon them.

Trump/Gump 2016?

December 13, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Beyond the marbled halls of Washington D.C., the television studios of New York, and the political correctness run amok on our college campuses and in our largest cities are “the people”. They number in the tens of millions and they are long past Howard Beale’s “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore”……………….

………….In just 75 years we have gone from a nation that birthed the Greatest Generation to an “everyone gets a trophy” – “I want mine” societal suicide pact. That is more than a passing disappointment, that is a national disgrace.

Trump can be vilified six ways from Sunday, but killing the messenger won’t silence the message. Ignoring the issues driving his support will only further divide an already fractured nation. Any politician or pundit refusing to recognize that would do well to remember another phrase from the 90’s coined by that fictional history interloper extraordinaire, one Forrest Gump: “stupid is, as stupid does.”

Trump/Gump 2016? Sounds crazy yes, but would it really be any worse that what we’ve already got?

 

Of Donald Trump and Obama “Double-Think”

August 7, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell

President Obama has shown himself to be a chronic sufferer of the malady but the acute attack he had this past Tuesday during what was supposed to be a joint press conference with the Singapore Prime Minister on trade was one for the ages. Unable to control himself, activist Obama left Mr. Lee standing in limbo as he went off on yet another lecture on domestic politics………………

………….Throw in that chemical weapons are again being used behind Mr. Obama’s magical “red line” in Syria, the chaos he left behind in Libya, his ISIS “JV” team that have caused dozens of deaths right here at home, and you have 8 years of failure after failure after failure.

Failures that are not a fantasy of what “might be”, but facts backed up by the graves in the ground.

Donald Trump can be rude, crude and socially cringe-worthy, yet among he, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Trump is the only one who has ever employed people and signed the paychecks, the only one who has ever built something other than debt and regulation, and the only one who hasn’t lived off the taxpayer and political donors his entire adult life.

Hate Donald Trump all you want, but before Obama and Clinton start parroting the “qualified and accomplished” meme, they’d best do themselves, and the country, a favor and buy themselves a mirror. Heck, I bet Trump would even pay for it. With his own money.

Trump constrained or Clinton unleashed? Trump is the safer, constitutional choice.

August 21, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

……….Contrary to what the main stream media and the D.C. elites say a Trump supporter is, I am not a xenophobic, racist bigot who hates everyone and everything not fitting within the stereotype of the middle age angry white male……….

……….I’m not against immigration, I just want it done legally and within the rule of law based upon our historical immigration policies ……..

………..I could care less what your race, ethnicity, religion or gender identification of the day is as long as you put first and foremost in your life the Constitution of these United States and everything that entails. ……..

…………..And while I too have cringed at what has come out of Trump’s mouth, the thought of a Hillary Clinton Presidency and the abuses of power and ripping into the Bill of Rights that such would bring is a thought that should not be contemplated without medical supervision. Those not willing to look beyond the media meme and politically orchestrated outrages of the day miss the gravity of what at stake for this beloved nation. ………….

……………..Electing Trump President guarantees he will be on the shortest leash of any President in our history. With 100 percent of the Democrats and half if not more of Republicans in Congress already hating the man, Trump would have but two choices: Govern within the bounds of the Constitution or find himself impeached in his first 100 days. …………

………….Yet all that’s been delivered is more debt, lower wages, and higher costs for food, utilities and healthcare on the domestic front while the international front is in more disarray than at anytime since the end of World War II.

We can sell out our children for soundbites and platitudes and bury their future under more Clinton corruption or we can take the first step to putting this nation back onto the path of limited government and maximum liberty it was founded on.

We can give in to manufactured fear of the Tyrant from Queens or we can trust in the Founding Fathers and the document they gave us to deal with Tyrants.

Which is why I’ll take constitutionally constrained Trump over an unrestrained Clinton any day. It is, the only safe choice.

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The Obama Warnings

From October 2008 through the past eight years, the warnings and consequences of the Obama Presidency.

Faith in Obama is faith misplaced

October 29, 2008

By Geoff Caldwell

And finally, I can’t get them to understand that I just don’t trust this guy…………In short Obama is no “new” politician at all. He is in fact the worst of the worst. A ruthless Chicago machine pol who will say anything, promise everything, and step on anyone to achieve political office. No principles, no morals, just pure political posturing. If it wasn’t for the media being in love with this guy, he’d have never made it out of the primaries.

But sadly, he did and even sadder; our sorrow is only beginning.

You Voted, You Got

November 5, 2008

By Geoff Caldwell

Well, you did it America, you made history. You voted and in record numbers. Especially the young, the first timers, the ill-informed and the illegals. In your blind rush for “change” you have just put the most liberal and most inexperienced man to ever run for the office into the oval office.

We are no longer a nation of individual freedoms and personal responsibility. Our excesses have taken their toll. An entire generation has emerged so spoiled and so steeped in entitlement that they think nothing of trampling upon our founding principles to make sure they get theirs. That in the name of “fairness” they now want to arbitrarily take from one to give to another. Don’t bother earning it, Obama’s going to give it to you.

Style or Substance?

February 25, 2009

By Geoff Caldwell

Our new President gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress last night. …………….If you stay true to your words Mr. President, I am with you 100%. If however, (as evidenced by your actions so far), they are but words in a speech, I will fight you with every ounce of my being. I will fight for the American that I believe in. The America born in and formed by; individual liberty, personal responsibility, and entrepreneurial spirit second to none.

Yes, Mr. President myself and my ilk, CAN be with you. The question is, will you let us?

Obama’s “Country before Party” mantra is shallow at best

August 20, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

Pathetic because while he has been blaming, the Japanese earthquake, the Arab spring, the Libyan uprising, the “manufactured” debt-ceiling crisis (his debt by the way), high gas prices, low demand, etc..etc…etc… he forgot to blame the one person truly responsible: himself.

Had Obama not had a full two years to shove at the American people one carp piece of legislation after another the old “do nothing Congress” Harry Truman might hit a nerve.

But the facts are he did have those two years, it’s HIS policies and regulations that are holding back this economy, and if it wasn’t for a few principled House freshmen the debt-ceiling would have been raised without one dime of cuts and nary a word of debate on the most dangerous enemy facing this nation since World War II.

Sorry Mr. President. You’re as wrong on this issue as you’ve been on practically every other since you entered office. There are many patriots putting “country before party” at this very moment.

Points to ponder: Obama-nomics, “terrorists”, and just what IS Obama smoking?

August 21, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

If you really want to drive yourself crazy take a couple moments and try to imagine your financial position right now if on that now fateful day in November of 2008 the country hadn’t had a schizophrenic episode.

If this President is truly as smart as his minions suggest, just why is it then that he can’t bring himself to use the words “balanced” and “budget” together in a sentence?

Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Madison and Adams:  Original American “terrorists”.

Who are the “real” terrorists? Principled politicians who refuse to participate in the financial pedophilia of future generations or those hell bent on spending this nation into bankruptcy all in the name of “fairness” and “social-justice”?

Obama’s “gimmick” recess claim “chumps” all America

January 6, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

White House press secretary, Jay Carney yesterday referred to the Senate’s “pro-forma” sessions as but “gimmicks” that the President had every right to ignore to do the will of the American people when they, the Congress wouldn’t.

While the White House position makes good political sound byte and plays well with the focus groups on Chicago’s south side, it makes for absolutely terrible policy and precedent for future generations.

…..Barrack Obama is a result of decades of mentoring by the likes of Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  Barrack Obama’s political strategy and tactics is ripped straight from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” where the end always justifies the means, no matter the consequences….and….is doing everything within his power (and some power he doesn’t even have but is doing it anway) to dismantle the very foundation upon which this great nation was built.

One man’s Congressional “gimmick” is another man’s “check” on the usurpation and amassing of extra-Constitutional power.  It is that one document and it’s fully intended to be used checks and balances that has from our founding separated America from Banana Republic status………Those “gimmicky” checks and balances protect the minority, restrain the majority, and secure freedom and liberty for all, not just the political in power at the moment.

It is not a “concept” that Obama can just brush aside because he disagrees.  It is a fundamental founding principle that he will soon learn, he should have never taken so lightly.

Why Does Obama Want America To Fail?

April 26, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

…..take a real, objective look at the past 3 ½ years and look what Dear Leader and his team have put upon this country.

Between the debt, the explosion of the federal government, suing states just trying to enforce their own borders, imposing EPA regulations that will kill whole industries, attempting to take over the healthcare sector, embracing the Muslim brotherhood while shunning the Dalai Lama and Israel, stonewalling American viable energy production while pouring billions at political “green” projects and on, and on, and on, is there ANY doubt that Obama is doing EXACTLY what is described in the video?

Obama has and will continue to implement the far left policies that have but only one end: FAILURE.

Obama retained, America crosses her Rubicon

November 7, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

America crossed her Rubicon last night as she followed her incumbent President into the arms of European styled government and expanded entitlements.

As Caesar so prophetically stated over two thousand years ago: “alea iacta est” – the die is cast.

Marching under the flags of “fairness”, “social justice”, “I want mine”, and “you owe me”, Obama’s minions turned their backs on the history they no longer even bother to learn and gave de Tocqueville his due.

The tipping point has occurred. As of November 7th, 2012, there are now more Americans who wish to demand more from their country than they care to contribute to it.

Obama’s distraction and division successfully united one hyphenated voting bloc after another into a coalition of takers that ultimately proved unstoppable.  Whittled away, piece, by regulatory piece, tax after confiscatory tax, the producers at last succumbed to the inevitable.

Obama doubles down on division

January 18, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

The man that has done more to divide us than any President in American history during his first term, has made a conscious decision to double down on that strategy for his next four years.

Obama won his first term by trashing Hillary Clinton and dividing the Democrat party against itself.

He then spent that first term solidifying his bid for a second by pitting one American against another with one polarizing attack after another.

And he won his second by fomenting a summer of discontent, demonization and demagoguery on a scale never before seen.

Obama’s ‘transformed’ America, is America no more

July 30, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

On October 30, 20008, Barack Obama boldly declared: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  And for the next two years, he, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid sat about doing just that. ……………..

…………….The Founders gave us a constitutional republic for a reason.  That through its checks and balances, its restraint on federal power, and its emphasis on individual freedoms over collective coercion, the United States of America for which they had sacrificed so much would not be easily destroyed.

I’m all for discussing a more “civil” – “bi-partisan” America, but if the aforementioned questions illustrate the America you want, than yes, I proudly admit that I will be as partisan and uncivil as need be to ensure that your America, that “transformed” America, does not become my grandchildren’s living hell.

Supreme Court the last stand against Obama imperialsim

July 2, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

…..Why the history lesson?  Because in this day of instant gratification and our humanity tethered to our technology it’s helpful to be reminded now and again of just how hard the fight and how long the time it took the Founders to craft the framework of freedom and liberty we enjoy today.

Freedom and liberty that if not vigilantly guarded will disappear in a heartbeat.

So if these power struggles are nothing new, why the sudden uproar over President Obama’s use of executive power today?

Because as Johnathan Turley, Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University,(and supporter of many Obama policies) warns that in the context of the power sharing that the Founders intended: “What’s emerging is an imperial presidency,…….. What’s troubling is that we have a system that has been stable precisely because these are limited and shared powers. This president has indicated that he’s just not willing to comply with some of those aspects.”

Obama’s “transformational” government failing on all fronts.

October 8, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

From Ebola, to the economy, to his self-made disaster in the Middle east, Barack Obama’s “transformation” government is failing on all fronts.

This past summer the Gallup organization released its latest American’s Confidence in Government survey.  Needless to say, if you were a member of said government, your numbers were anything but good.  The Supreme Court came in at 30, the Presidency 29, and that political playpen known as Congress had an abysmal 7 percent confidence rating.

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Benghazi

Yes, it matters

Embassy questions abound, protests start anew, yet Obama campaigns on

September 12, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Protests may be starting anew, and questions may still abound regarding the attacks upon the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the consulate in Libya that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others dead but that has not deterred President Obama from keeping his campaign schedule.

4 years ago I warned (October, 29, 2008) of the dangers should Barack Obama be elected President of these United State of America:

….And finally, I can’t get them to understand that I just don’t trust this guy.

……….Less than 48 hours ago I wrote on the dangers of ignoring the lessons of 9/11:

……….evil is real, it exists, and it is always but a moment away from changing our lives forever. ………Evil does not abide by signatures on paper and it will not respond to reason nor restrain itself in sanctions. It thrives on weakness and grows stronger with every diplomatic word. It has no respect for humanity as it is by its very nature inhumane.

At its core evil knows but only one thing: strength.

And tonight I can only worry as I realize that the very man I warned about 4 years ago has now been confronted by the very evil I wrote of just yesterday.

I worry not because 4 Americans are dead on yet another 9/11 from yet another planned terrorist attack.

I worry because the man most responsible to ensure their safety, the President of these United Sates of America, thought so little of them that their deaths and the cause of their deaths weren’t even worthy of interrupting his campaign schedule.

Obama’s schedule pre-post 9/11 embassy attacks says it all

September 13, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Below is President Obama’s published schedule for the past week.  (Reprinted via Keith Koffler’s the WhiteHouseDossier.com website.  Give him a visit, it really is THAT good.)

Take a couple minutes to scan a week of the most powerful man in the world’s daily schedule. (Take special note of the start times for the days, gotta love em.)

See anything wrong?

Obama’s ‘not optimal’ ‘bumps in the road’ attitude is destroying America

October 19, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

However, the President’s disdain for dealing with dead Americans and their family members does not start with the Benghazi attack.

The historical record sadly shows that no matter how solemn the occasion should be, Obama somehow finds a way to make it always about him.

Barack Obama is no Winston Churchill (No $hi! Sherlock)

October 21, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

There is little debate the level of intense disdain that President Barack Obama holds for one Sir Winston Churchill.

The rumors abound as to why.

Churchill represents English colonialism which young Obama was brought up to hate.

Churchill represents white, privileged class that uses it’s privilege to oppress minorities.

Churchill was nothing but an overweight blowhard who was just lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

I suggest it’s a far, far simpler explanation:  Churchill just makes Obama look bad.

Churchill was a leader, Obama’s a celebrity.

Churchill had vision, Obama can only see one “View”.

Churchill inspired and unified his nation, Obama can only demagogue and divide.

Churchill stood for the very best of the human spirit, Obama destroys that spirit.

Churchill despised government dependency, Obama thrives on government dependency.

Churchill had the foresight to warn of Hitler and the Iron Curtain, Obama can’t see past his next lie.

 

Obama goes to bed during Benghazi but pulls ‘all-nighter’ for campaign

October 25, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Why did President Obama go to bed as usual during the Benghazi consulate attack that cost 4 American citizens their lives but now brags about pulling an “all-nighter” in Vegas for his re-election campaign?

The sad truth is that we will probably never know those truths.

Obama’s sure not going to explain why his campaign schedule and a good night’s sleep was more important than protecting Americans trapped in a terrorist attack and so far no one else is talking…..

….From what we DO know, Hillary Clinton and her State Department could shed light on much of it, but so far has shown her priority to be more about protecting her legacy than it does about doing her duty.  (Well, she IS a Clinton.)

Clinton’s Benghazi testimony confirms: Safire was right, she IS a ‘congenital liar’

January 24, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

Mr. Safire is not the only one to expose the truths behind the lies of Hillary but he did provide one of the best insights into the why:

“…….Therefore, ask not “Why didn’t she just come clean at the beginning?” She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends……..”

Safire’s words were published January 8, 1996, and as of the end of testimony January 23, 2013 one Hillary Rodham Clinton has still “never been called to account”.

Rest in peace “Benghazi Four” and may one day, someone, somewhere, finally bring accountability to the one responsible for your deaths.

Benghazi matters because character counts (or should)

May 10, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

If the content of character of the elected leaders who occupy the offices at the highest levels of our government remains but even a scintilla of importance, than not only does the Benghazi debacle matter, it matters a lot.

In the eight months since Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith were murdered in the terrorist attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, Libya the American public has had a front row seat to the deceit and obfuscation that goes into an all out C.Y.A. operation.

The ongoing battle between an administration desperate to cover its political arse and those who refuse to allow the truth to be ignored and the Benghazi four’s sacrifice to be in vain has provided a “contrast in character” case study that should not be ignored.

CBS/AP story used Obama/Clinton Benghazi video excuse just hours post attack

May 11, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

The lie put forth by President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Benghazi terrorism of 9/11/2012 was the result of an anti-Islam YouTube video was used in a CBS/AP story posted within hours of the attack.

Howard Baker’s “What did the President know and when did he know it?” question during the Watergate hearings has been used in one form or another in reporting on every scandal and non-scandal since.

And while the phrase obviously applies to President Obama and Hilary Clinton in regards to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya a new, not so obvious twist on the phrase was discovered while researching my “Character counts” column.

Did the ‘Brothers Rhodes’ use CBS to push Benghazi video excuse?

May 12, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

Did White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, use his brother David’s position as president of CBS News to push the false “it was the video” excuse within hours of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi?

It would certainly explain how barely six hours after the second attack had ended that the CBSnews.com website had a story placing blame for the Cairo embassy demonstration and Benghazi attack as:

“Both incidents were sparked by hardline Muslims protesting a film made in the U.S. which insults the Muslim prophet Muhammad.”

D-Day to Benghazi: Obama, Reagan and ‘leadership’

June 6, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

…..Notice also how not one of those photos is dated September 11, 2012.  That’s because the White House Photo of the Day for September 11, 2012 isn’t even of the “official resident” of the White House, rather it’s a picture of Vice-President Biden at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

In fact, you can search the official White House website to the edge of infinity and you’ll not find one picture of Barack Hussein Obama in the situation room the night of September 11, 2012.

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Commander in Chief Fails

A community organizer does not a Commander in Chief make

Yadda, Yadda, Yawn

March 25, 2009

By Geoff Caldwell

So thank you Mr. President for re-enforcing one of my worst fears about you. That in the end, the Armed Forces of this great nation don’t stand a chance against your political agenda. That in the end, the only thing that truly matters to you is government expansion at any cost.

Obama grants Taliban a Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009

By Geoff Caldwell

So other than providing the President political cover, it appears the delay accomplished precious little. All the while, precious time was lost and even more importantly more precious American blood was spilled.

If FDR had been as indecisive as this President has been so far, instead of the famous: “Yesterday, December 7th, a date which will live in infamy….”, we’d have, “A few months back, on a date I’m not really sure of…..”

Obama Snubs Wishes of Seal Team Families

August 10, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

As if it’s not bad enough that the White House would release a photo when families specifically said NO, they (OBAMA) went one step farther and actually made the “doesn’t even know how to correctly salute” silhouette photo of Obama the “photo of the day” on the White House web-site.

Obama’s “leading from behind” is not “leading”

December 13, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

Millions around the world know the decision Ike made.

But again, what millions don’t know is that he also had scribbled a note case Operation Overlord was a failure. (See opening pic) It was short, simple and to the point:

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

“…….If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

The above is the mark of a true leader. Accepting full responsibility for failure. A mark that to date Barack Obama has missed by a mile. A mark that he continues to miss.

Most recent example laid bare for all the world to see is one of the United States most advanced drones now on display by the Iranian government.

The facts are still not all in as to HOW such a high tech piece of secret military hardware fell into the hands of our worst enemy, but there IS one fact regarding Obama that we do know.

Our current Commander in Chief was presented with options to destroy or retrieve the drone before it fell into Iranian (and ultimately Russian and Chinese) hands.

Millions around the world now know his decision.

When faced with a true “leadership” moment. A moment that required decisive, bold leadership to protect American hardware and interests, this Community Organizer in Chief chose to lead from behind for fear that the Iranian’s take our destruction of OUR OWN DRONE as a provocative act.

Will Obama use his ‘phone and pen’ to stop VA from killing Vets?

May 7, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

From our founding, we Americans have been a strange lot. We provide the world a beacon of freedom, saved the 20th century from itself and put men on the moon.

Yet when it comes to truly caring, truly repaying the debt we owe our veterans, we’re deadbeats. We send them off in glory, we pin medals on them, we welcome them back with speeches and parades, and then we treat them like the enemy.

……………Either the president was wrong or the American Legion is wrong.

Obama likes to brag about taking action with his “phone and pen.”

Well, Mr. President, what do you say? Our veterans are waiting. I’ll even lend you my pen.

Obama drags office even lower than Nixon/Clinton

September 19, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Less than a week ago, United States Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were brutally murdered by Islamic terrorists in a Libyan consulate not fully protected. Yet as I write this tonight, the President of the United States of America is laughing it up with celebrities and lapping up the applause.

Can someone, anyone, please tell me how Nixon covering up a stupid break in is worse than a sitting President subletting the cause of the deaths of 4 American heroes to underlings so he can bask in the lights of New York?

I bet $10,000 dollars of Romney’s money right here and now, that never before in American history has a sitting President so disgraced the office as Barack Obama did tonight.

Does the man have no sense of responsibility?

Does the man have no sense of shame?

Does the man have even an ounce of a work ethic?

Did the man even read his oath of office?

Sadly, the answer to all those questions is a loud, resounding, arrogant, NO.

Obama under Marine umbrella is perfect symbolism

May 19, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

 

The symbolism of President Obama calling in the Marines to hold umbrellas for him and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan during their Thursday press conference has not been missed on those that don’t have their eyes glossed over in perpetual adoration of their Dear Leader.

Gates new book shows the Corner right all along about Obama

January 7, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

Turns out this ol Kansas farm boy “radical” Constitutional conservative has had President Obama pretty much pegged from the beginning.

Not that I’m anything special. Millions of Americans just like me; Common sense, midwestern value, “bitter clingers” to their guns and their Bibles, also saw the fraud being perpetrated upon this nation in November 2008 and 2012………..

………While Woodward reports that Gates does have some good things to say about the current Commander in Chief, the takeaway from the article regarding the book is that when it came down to it, Obama and company are basically nothing but partisan political animals that cannot be trusted and would throw the best of the best of our military under the bus the minute the polls show it would be to their political advantage.

 

Bowe Bergdahl and a White House unhinged

June 11, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

The CNN feed was reporting that 5 years in captivity Army Sargent Bowe Bergdahl had just been rescued by U.S. Special Forces.

But my “Hell Yeh!” of the good guys sticking one to the Taliban quickly turned to a giant wrench in the gut as I realized that CNN’s definition of the word “rescue” was nothing close to Merriam-Webster’s.

As the broadcast continued I learned that Bow Bergdahl had not been rescued at all. He had instead been released in a trade for 5 top Taliban commanders being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

I was stunned. I had studied Barack Obama for years, and I knew he was hard core left but I never dreamed he would actually allow a blind adherence to ideology to put American lives and national security at risk………..

…………Never mind that Obama ignored the rule of law, or that the first two spin attempts, “Bergdahl was in immediate health danger” and “the Taliban threatened to kill him” have both now been proven false. The truth is always the first casualty in political warfare.

But in his arrogance to defend his mistake at all costs, President Obama is destroying something even more valuable than the truth: credibility within the ranks of the military he commands.

And that is the worst casualty of all.

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Economy – Energy/Taxes – Regulations

The policies as they were dreamed and implemented

Why does Obama hate blue collar workers?

July 7, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

At his press conference last week our Chief Demagogue baited Republicans with: “You go talk to your constituents and ask them, ‘Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?’”………….Once again, our community organizing never worked a real job in his life Dear Leader has shown us just how worthless a Harvard degree really is.

For the sake of political posturing, the President of the United States has decided to attack an industry that does what his stimulus never did: provides high wage, U.S. jobs……….Please Mr. President, could you tell America just what exactly is “fair” or “just” about forcing your incompetence upon the tens of millions of us who actually knew better than to vote for you?

Obama’s presser shows how deep his addiction to government

July 23, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

You don’t even have to read between the lines of Obama’s remarks yesterday. It’s all about government is good and it’s government that is needed most.

American downgrade: The Tea Party saw it coming, years ago

August 6, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

It’s been coming for years, it’s been hiding in plain site for decades, and it’s here now. The size, scope and cost of the entire federal government MUST be addressed.

It is not “holding a gun to the head of the economy”. It is not “hostage taking”. It is not behaving like a “terrorist”. It is the philosophy and calling of true patriots.

You can stand with Obama and the Dems and demand to confiscate more for another puff on the crack pipe or you can stand with the Tea Party and demand accountability and responsibility not just from the federal government, but from your fellow citizens as well.

You can stand with this nation’s founding principles or you can stand with the “redistributors” and “fundamental transformationalists” who abhor them.

Obama Debt is Official: More Than Any President In History

March 20, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

It’s now official. The national debt has increased more under Obama than under any President in American history…………In addition to just the raw numbers, Obama has also overseen for the first time since WWII fiscal policy that now has the national debt exceeding 100% or our entire Gross Domestic Product.

The Corner wonders today if then Senator Obama knew just how prophetic his 2006 words would be come 2012:

“America has a debt problem and failure of leadership.”

We’ve got a problem all right. The problem is the failure currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Obama Energy Policy: Screw America, Lie Through Your Teeth (Part 1)

March 16, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

No, Mr. President, it is not your opponents and critics we need to worry about, it is you and the doubling down on your own failed policies. ………..Lying and hypocrisy may be common place among the left these days but when a President of the United States does it with such ease we should all take pause.

By openly supporting an ideology that is literally destroying the very principles that built this great nation, Obama is looking Lady Liberty right in the eyes and giving her one perfectly manicured Presidential middle finger.

Obama Energy Policy: Lies vs Facts (Part 2)

March 17, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

The fact that Obama has no problem lying through his teeth now is because this is exactly what he wants. He just has to spin it in the right way.

Remember this is the man who stated in 2008 regarding high gas prices that “I think I would have preferred a gradual adjustment”, that we could all just keep our tires inflated and get regular tune-ups and we could save as much oil as our foreign imports, and who’s now Energy Secretary was going around telling everyone how happy he’d be if the United States could just achieve the prices consumers are forced to pay in Europe.

…….Obama has embargoed America from her own resources, pushed the price of gasoline to historic highs, and done it all for the sake of his own pathetic political agenda.

Obama dates capitalism but sleeps with socialism

July 26, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

With the major news outlets firmly in his corner Obama is free to publicly “date” capitalism during the day and then slink away to the security of his socialist blanket at night……..

……Obama believes in capitalism and the American dream, he just wants it for everybody. Yet each time Obama is given a chance to prove those words with action, he turns his back and runs as fast as he can into the welcoming arms of his left wing base…..

……the President cares more about the environmental socialist votes and rewarding his pal Warren Buffet than the hard working Americans it would employ.

Moving from the northern plains east to Ohio and Pennsylvania Obama sleeps soundly while his EPA and its “climate change” regulations begin the process of destroying the coal industry and the jobs, the towns, and the people that go with it.

There’s something ‘real’ phony going on

July 31, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

Depending upon what start date you use, last Wednesday President Obama started somewhere between his 10th to 19th “pivot to the economy” tour. …….

,,,,,,,That Obama prefers adoring crowds and thunderous applause to the daily grind and responsibility of governing is no secret. But if this tour is a sign that he plans to spend his second term as he did his first, he runs the very real risk of turning his entire Presidency into the most detached, divisive, and economically disruptive in American history…….

……Why would a President of the United States, the President who pledged to unite the nation, purposely insult tens of millions of Americans just because they oppose him politically?

And just exactly which “phony” scandal is Mr. Obama referring to anyway?

Were they phony bullets that came out of a phony gun lost by a phony ATF operation that killed agent Brian Terry?

Is it a phony IRS trampling over the Constitutional rights of an as yet untold number of individual Americans and political groups?

Is all that data being vacuumed up by the NSA just a bunch of phony records being stored on phony servers?

Will all those pro-administration Obamacare “navigators” only be accessing phony financial and health information?

Were all those cables from Benghazi that poured into the State Department during the months prior to 9/11/12 just phony warnings?

Obama’s ‘fundamental transformation’ is against vets and America

October 16, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

An administration that had not problem one keeping WWII vets from their own memorial, allowed a coalition supporting illegal aliens to rally for hours on the benefits of why breaking the law as your first act into this country should be of no consideration.

It is the kind of behavior expected in third world dictatorships, not a constitutional republic.

But as low as that action was, the administration broke its own record the very same day.

In a move that previous generations could not even imagine as possible, the Pentagon announced that it would not be paying the $100,000 death benefit to family members of fallen soldiers and the grieving would be on their own for burial costs.

In government, bigger is not better

October 22, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

If there is one thing we can be sure of when it comes to a government bureaucracy falling flat on its face at a moment of crisis it should have been prepared for is how quickly said bureaucrat in charge deflects blame with the go to phrase: “if we’d have only had more money”.

Obama’s America: reward the oligarchs, punish the patriots

February 5, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

The Corner finds no problem with someone having such a simple minded opinion, but DOES find fault with the ignoring of the pertinent facts as they are right now, today, at this very time.

Those facts being that if this nation truly is on a “road to oligarchy” it has been firmly placed here by none other than Obama and the democrat party.

Look at the definition again. “power……..held by……..elite………small minority……..serve……own interests”.

Over, and over, and over, poll, after poll after poll shows the liberal left a distinct “minority” in American politics. Said “minority” comprising of, (surprise, surprise) an inordinate amount of academic and political “elites”. “Elites” who by the use of their “wealth” ensure that their government “serves” them and their “own interests”…………..

…………….But to add insult to injury the President (who sat in the pews of Jeremiah Wright for twenty years and never heard a racist or hateful sermon in any of them) had the gall at last Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast to lecture those in attendance that Jesus would approve of his government and his policies.

For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.”

The act of a government plutocrat justifying his political philosophy by invoking Jesus Christ as his ally is about as “oligarchical” as one can get. I mean really, if you want to talk the “elite” of the “elite”, Jesus Christ has to be at the top of any list.

Some were shocked and saddened that a President of the United States would turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign speech for re-election.

But they should not have been. For when your entire life has been and still does revolve around a philosophy that it is the “government” that is responsible, not the “individual”, such statements and attitude are no longer shocking, nor surprising. No, the only word that truly applies to Obama’s speech that morning is hypocrite.

For while he arrogantly assumed that Jesus was on his side, he conveniently forgot to mention the fact that in his own personal life (according to his own released financial records) he,Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, Jesus’ new found BFF, has for years now failed to give even the minimum 10 percent of his income that Jesus DID say was his and his father’s.

So the next time you come across a rant or diatribe from the left wing loons side of the aisle that this country is “on the road to oligarchy” because of “Citizens United” or some other Goebbels type corporate scapegoat, fear not.

We’re already there.

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Education

While the teachers unions pour millions into Democrat politics, the poorest of our poor are trapped in failing public schools

Obama: Arab spring radicals more important than poor D.C. kids

February 14, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Take another minute to contemplate how a President of these United States could request an ADDITIONAL $800 million taxpayer dollars be spent to grow the Arab Spring radical weeds sprouting across the middle east but pour Roundup on poor children trapped in failing Washington, D.C. public schools by eliminating the $60 million that funds the D.C. school voucher program. (A program that only costs the taxpayer $8000 per scholarship student vs. $18,000 in the public system and that has a graduation rate of 91 percent vs. 55 percent for the union run public sewer schools.)

American Public Education: From teaching children to sacred cow in just 40 years

April 7, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

In two generations public education in this country has gone from a primary mission of teaching to a bloated sacred cow lowing to but one single tune: more money, more money, more money. …….

…….This nation sent men to the moon and returned them safely to earth with slide rules and #2 pencils.

I am of the last generation to be taught by the teachers of the “greatest” generation. I am of the last generation to graduate from a public school sans political correctness, helicopter parents, and union activism.

Our children do not need more technology or educational theory, they just need teachers. And those teachers must be freed from the shackles of bureaucracy and red-tape. But those teachers must also want to and fight for those changes.

Return to the basics, Restore common sense, and Revel in the achievements that will come.

Education belongs to the people, not Washington

April 12, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Lost in the media hysteria over whether an Indiana pizzeria would embrace a gay wedding with a variety of pies was news that should have been the national conversation but was instead ho-hummed into the background.

On April 1st, the verdicts came down in an Atlanta courtroom for the remaining defendants in what is widely regarded as the worst education cheating scandal in U.S. history.

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Immigration

Hillary Clinton has pledged to go beyond the damage Barack Obama has already caused

Calderon, Congressional Dems and Obama Admin., traitors one – traitors all?

May 22, 2010

By Geoff Caldwell

 

A foreign head of state attacking the United States from the well of the House of Representatives is bad enough, but Congressional Democrats and members of the Obama administration giving accolades to such goes beyond the pale.  It is abdication of  their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. (U.S. not Mexican)

The framers most assuredly never imagined a time when duly elected representatives of the American people would leap to their feet in standing applause for a leader of a foreign government actively involved in helping it’s people break United States law.

Are Illegal Immigrants In Your Wallet?

May 6, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

It seems that every year for several years now, the United States Treasury via the Internal Revenue Service has been cutting checks to an as yet untold number of illegal aliens who are claiming the “additional child tax credit” refunds for children that not only don’t live in their home, they don’t even live in the United States. ………

………..But with President Obama trolling for every minority vote he can hook, and his justice department suing every state that dares deal with illegal infiltration within its borders, there’s a better chance of a Gingrich/Palin ticket winning the White House then seeing any action on the fraud this year.

Oath of office supersedes Obama’s wants

November 22, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

This January will mark the 2nd anniversary of their Commander in Chief referring to ISIS as a “jayvee” team that has since graduated to a varsity squad amassing the largest territory and flushest treasury than any terrorist organization in history.

Yet when questioned by reporters about his lack of strategy against ISIS, Obama chose instead to attack his political opponents for suggesting that in light of recent events, (and that one of the Paris terrorists appeared to have posed as a Syrian refugee), we might want to re-think bringing thousands into the United States.

The irony of the President mocking his political opponents as being scared of widows and orphans when his own policies and inaction have created untold more of them during his tenure may be beyond cruel, but it IS quintessential Obama. (Better to deflect and blame than accept and lead.)

Faced with that lack of Presidential prudence, the House of Representatives put forth a bill on Thursday to add additional safeguards to Obama’s plan. Prior to the vote, Speaker Paul Ryan asked a simple question: ”Don’t you think that common sense dictates that we should take a pause and get this right?” to which 289 (including 47 Democrats) answered in the affirmative.

Senate minority leader Harry Reid has already promised a filibuster in the Senate and the White House has threatened a veto should it make it past Reid’s obstruction.

Every President has a right to his own personal beliefs, he is not however entitled to ignore his oath.

Brian Terry is not Democrat ‘fish bait’

June 30, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Brian Terry is not fish bait. Say it again, Brain Terry is not fish bait. One more time, Brian Terry is not fish bait. Keep that phrase on the top of your mind and the tip of your tongue for at least the foreseeable future.

Why?

Because every left wing nut in the asylum right now is trying to convince you that the Fast and Furious inquiry into the death of Mr. Terry and this week’s House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is nothing more than a political “fishing expedition”…..

…..And the next time some left wing idiot is in your face defending Holder and Obama on Fast and Furious you can just look them straight in the eye and ask:  “Why are you so afraid of the truth?”

A nation without borders is a nation without cause: Rule of Law or Obama’s Cause

June 25, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

As tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across our southern border, the fundamental truth of “A nation without borders is a nation without cause” is being trampled by the political left’s “accept them one, accept them all”. ….

……All the compassion in the world will not save those children if America as founded destroys herself in the process.

The choice is simple:  America as a nation or Obama’s cause.  His “fundamental transformation” does not allow for both.

Illegal invasion and Obama’s Twighlight Zone border security

July 9, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine was visiting the Fort Sill military complex in his home state and decided to visit the illegal immigrant processing center the federal government had recently opened on base.  Shockingly, he was denied entry and told that he would have to return on July 21st for the next scheduled “tour”. ….

……But alas, Eisenhower was ignored and we now face an Administrative Regulatory Complex more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

What started as an agency here, a program there, has grown into a very separate and most decidedly unequal fourth branch of government.  Complete with armed paramilitary forces and thousands of like-minded bureaucrats answerable to no one but their own, it gets bolder with each passing day.

As a dear friend recently put it:  “Who’s government is this anyway?”

Sound dire?  It should. Because it is.

American illegals are Mexico’s cash cows

October 15, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

If I told you that a foreign government was actively undermining U.S. rule of law by paying to keep its citizens here rather than encouraging them to return home and contribute to the betterment of their native country and that absolutely nothing was being done about it, would you:

Shake your head in disbelief

Shake your dog’s head in disbelief

Shake your cat’s head in disbelief

Nod in agreement with your parrot’s “Caldwell’s a quack…Caldwell’s a quack…” assessment.

Fortunately for your pets and my ego you need do none of the above.  Unfortunately however, the story is true and comes from a source that even the far left can’t ignore:  NPR………..

………..According to Bank of Mexico data, in 2013 Mexico took in over $21 billion from Mexicans living abroad (mainly the United States) making it the 2nd largest source of foreign exchange in the entire economy.  Only its oil industry provides a bigger economic impact.

“Follow the money” may have been born as a line in a movie, but it is now a full blown reality in the Mexican government’s coordinated support for its nationals illegally in the United State today.

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Obamacare

The mother of all lies from start to finish

Historic health care vote gives Obama/Pelosi a ‘yes’ with lots of ‘IF’s’

March 21, 2010

By Geoff Caldwell

 

IF only Pelosi and Obama had delivered real healthcare reform tonight, the cause for celebration across the country would indeed be universal……But, it does not bode well for the future of this republic that the mainstream media allowed the truth to be so obfuscated just so the darling of their dreams would not look weak.

Until now, this country has withstood every attack thrown against her. Whether she can now survive this threat from within has an ending not yet known.

The only thing that is known this evening is we have arrived at a crossroads.

Will we continue this march to entitlements, which will most certainly end in economic bankruptcy and social ruin? Or will enough Americans finally awake from this nightmare and turn back what has become an assault on personal liberties and founding principles more dangerous than any assault from afar.

Obamacare’s false “choice”: Forgoing freedoms for mandated “rights”

February 12, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

It has always been the hypocrisy of the left that the rhetoric of “choice and the right to choose” translated into the reality of “choice as long as you “choose” the “correct” choice that we have already “chosen” for you.

The constant march of “progress” as defined by the liberal “progressives” has not lifted the poor out of poverty nor has it protected “free” choice. It has instead created a permanent underclass dependent upon government and seen one freedom after another curtailed by an ever larger and more intrusive federal government.

Obama’s Obamacare promises far from the truth

September 25, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

To my generation, and generations before, there is an age old saying:  There are only two things certain in life:  Death and Taxes.

Future generations are on the verge of adding a third: Hey Dad, how come you only had death and taxes and I’m stuck with Obamacare?

Since the first hours following the passing of the Affordable Care Act, the warning bells have been ringing but no one cared to hear.

Obama’s ‘If’ vs Clinton’s ‘Is’ and the foundational lie of Obamacare

November 6, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

From Nixon’s “I am not a crook” to Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”, America has had her share of Presidential miscreants.  We have been lied to so many times it’s no wonder the level of cynicism today.  So why then is our current President so determined to elevate our collective disgust with Washington?

For the past four years Barack Obama told anyone and everyone regarding his health care “reform” that “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.”  And on many of those occasions, Mr. Obama ended his claim with an emphatic “period”.  No “if’s, and’s or but’s”, no “qualifiers”, no “clarifications” needed, just a simple “If you like, you keep”.

For those who actually read the Affordable Care Act when it passed and who followed the regulations formulated in its aftermath they knew the claim was a lie.  But those reporting such facts were met with motives impugned and character questioned.

Only now, only after millions of Americans are getting cancellation notices for health plans they like and want to keep is the main stream media finally reporting the details behind the debacle.

Thanksgiving 2013: Toss the Obamacare, Serve George Washington

November 27, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

President Obama’s Organizing For Action is so happy for you and yours this Thanksgiving they’ve put together a “HealthCare for the Holidays, It’s time to have the talk” web package that has everything a good little activist needs to give all around the table a hefty serving of good old fashioned, perfectly prepared, political propaganda.

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Race Relations

If only Obama had put as much effort into uniting instead of dividing

Holder, Obama, the left and the “race” card

December 21, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

Now consider the following:

Barack Obama is a left wing liberal who believes in big government, control of industry and individuals by that same government, and “re-distribution” of wealth from those who “un-fairly” gained said wealth to those less fortunate not in the name of the “from each according to his ability, from each according to his need” Marx policy that it is, but in the politically correct 1984 newspeak name of “social-justice”. Such policies are the antithesis of American ideals and freedoms as we’ve defended them since our founding and in no uncertain terms bad for the nation.

Barack Obama also happens to be half African-American. African-Americans voted for Obama in 2008 with a 96 percent backing.

Therefore (in the left wing of the asylum anyway) the reason conservatives are so passionately against Barack Obama today cannot have anything to do with his policies, it must be due to his race.

Ferguson violence as much about Sharpton – Shabazz as it is Brown – Wilson

August 20, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

In Ferguson, Missouri today, a 21st century version of a “series of events” is playing out before our very eyes as one misguided event after another has delivered up nightly violence and war zone images broadcast right from the middle of middle America.

What started as Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shooting 18 year old Michael Brown has spiraled into a storm of violence and hate far removed from the event itself.

Led by the lies or forged of the truth?

August 27, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

We know Mark Twain’s “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” and we’ve heard Winston Churchill’s “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ……….

………Dorian Johnson, the man walking in the middle of the street with Michael Brown that morning of August 9th, told the story that Office Darren Wilson, with one hand, took 6’4” Brown by the neck and pulled him through the police cruiser window, that officer Wilson shot Brown in the back and that he (Brown) had stopped in the street, put hands up and shouted “don’t shoot”.

And with the flip of a television cmera “on” switch, Johnson’s lie was sent on its way.

The truth never had a chance.

…….The meme that came out of Johnson’s lie, “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot” has become the phrase du jour of anyone and everyone with a grievance.  Whether the grievance is based in fact is no longer relevant, only that one “feels” aggrieved is the new standard……….

……….But in the end, it is neither the lies nor the speed of their travel that is the problem. It’s not even that we so easily get caught up in them.

The real problem is that when the truth finally does arrive, rather than inviting it in, we slam the door in its face.

Sharpton, Holder, Obama share blame for Ferguson fires

November 26, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

“Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.  Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

And then they grow up.  Most living lawful, peaceful, productive lives; building communities, contributing to society.

But some choose another path.   They agitate, they confront, stoke violence and rage to pad their pockets with the profits and power that their destruction begets.

In Ferguson, Missouri Monday night, the seeds sewn by the latter reaped another bumper crop.

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Space

Surrendering American manned space supremacy has a very high cost

Atlantis, NASA, and Obama’s ‘long, downhill slide to mediocrity’

July 9, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

When OV-104 Atlantis returns from it’s last mission in the coming days it will mark more than just the end of the shuttle program.

It will mark more than just the end of an era.

It will mark the beginning of the disamntling of an infrastructure that took more than half a century to build and provided some of the most advanced technology known to man today.

If an idle mind is a wasted mind, President Obama and his complete lack of vision and courage has just created a wasteland of human capital greater than any President before him.

The thousands of NASA employees now being laid off as the shuttle program ends and the Constellation program being cut off at the knees.

A wasteland of knowledge that once released shall never be recovered…………

…………….But sadly it’s not just the space program Obama is destroying.

Take a look around, unemployment up, gas prices up, food prices up, government debt up.

Every negative one can think of is going up, while every positive is on that one way “slide to mediocrity”.

There was a time in this country when we stood for more than just the buck. When we put our collective brains together and went from drawing board to moon walk in less than a decade.

Those people are still here, that spirit still lives. All that is needed is the leadership and vision to stir it once again. While we know Obama is not that leader, we can still hope and pray for 2012.

The country was warned by this columnist and many others not to fall for his rope-a-dope rhetoric back in 2008. Three years later we are paying the price for not heeding those warnings.

But perhaps the saddest point today is that this nation will be paying that price for many, many years to come.

50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

February 20, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

 

A nation’s future is propelled by its history.  Be it good or bad it is a nation’s history that gives its “present” meaning and provides the road map for paths forward.

When the national media ignores that history for the shallow sensationalism of the moment it not only weakens our national identity it fogs our future.

How do you know where you want to go if you have no memory of where you’ve been?

…………….With the beginning of our space program, we also saw the beginning of modern day “liberal-progressivism” and its march against our society, our schools, and our founding principles.

We have now arrived at the end of that march and see the consequences first hand:

  1. A nation more divided than at any time since the Civil War; a balkanized blanket of hyphenated occupiers demanding entitlements and invented “rights” all to justify their “victim” status.
  2. Millions of Americans now more filled with hate, envy and jealousy towards their fellow Americans than at ANY time in our history.
  3. An education system that was once the envy of the world reduced to nothing more than enclaves of indoctrination molding malleable young minds into mush willing to march on command.

On 40th anniversary, Apollo 17/Cernan still inspires

December 14, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Never in my mind did the thought ever cross that I would live to see the day when America would voluntarily cede sovereignty of manned spaceflight to a foreign nation….

…..I urge you to take a moment to reflect upon what we’ve already lost and what’s at stake if we continue down our current path of societal devolution.

Forget about returning to the moon, instead ask yourself why the only nation on earth to have achieved it at all, is now a nation so hell bent on rushing to its own demise?

While China soars to the Moon, Obama keeps America grounded on Earth

December 14, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

 

For the first time since the old Soviet Union did so in August of 1976, space hardware from a country other than the United States of America had soft landed on the surface of the moon……

…….Obama, in all his short sighted “wisdom” has NASA still signing deals with the Russians to hitch a ride on their rockets. The latest, according to space.com, was inked this past April and “reserves” for the United States a whopping six seats on Soyuz capsules through early 2017. And with the current rate being over $70 million a piece those are some seats.

Apollo 11 at 45: Can our past save our future?

July 16, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

The place was a generic piece of concrete known only as launch pad 39A, the date was July 16, 1969, and the time was 9:32 a.m. EDT.

At that moment, the valves opened, liquid oxygen and kerosene started to mix, and 7.6 million lbs of thrust began separating man made machine from its Earthly tethers.

Thrust so powerful, fire so roaring, that the front row seats to that history were positioned 3 miles away to protect those witnesses from what even today is still the most powerful machine man has ever built.

By 9:45 am, that most magnificent of a machine had shed over 95 percent of its weight, was 116 miles above terra firma and traveling at a speed of over 17,000 miles per hour………

……….And then we forgot.

We forgot so completely the meaning behind Kennedy’s challenge that as I write this column a United States astronaut must hitch a ride with the Russians to enter the very same space America once ruled.

Which begs the question:  What will be written of us 45 years hence?

Will it be how we re-organized and re-measured the best of our energies and skills or how we traded the hard of yesterday for the easy of today?

Will it be that this was the time of commitment restored or the beginning of our end?

I know what I wish, yet I fear what will be.

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Syria – ISIS – Terrorism

ISIS is real, Radical Islamic Terrorism is real and the next POTUS had better understand that

Obama at National Defense University tells terrorists: War’s over, you win, we quit

May 30, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

President Obama has put terrorists around the world on notice. The “war” on terror is over and they’ve won. Because America, at least under Obama, just doesn’t see you as a threat worth fighting any more. ……

………The hubris of Obama would be forgivable were it not so blatantly offensive………..Obama is what he is, and as we know by now, that ain’t much. If it doesn’t involve a tee time, a hoop, private concerts or hopping Air Force One to another fund raiser, the guy just is not interested. ……………Obama must be so used to just reading the teleprompter by now he didn’t even notice that his reference to “messengers of hate” and “ruthless demagogues” was just as much a description of his own and that of his administration and campaign’s behavior as any foreign leader.

The Obama doctrine: Tea Party ‘radicals’ worse than Islamic terrorists?

June 1, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

President Obama’s persistence in downplaying the world wide threat posed by Islamic terrorists leaves America’s last, best hope in the very Tea Party “radicals” he so loves to demagogue…..

…..That when it comes to the global war on terror and the Islamists that are behind it he either doesn’t have a clue, or worse, he just doesn’t care.

……That truth being, radical Islamist terrorists hate us and they will not stop their jihad until they either destroy us or we destroy them.

There’s no sitting in the faculty lounge debating the world’s great religions way around it.

Sometimes evil is evil, the enemy is the enemy, and war is at hand whether it is wanted or not.

Obama and his die-hard followers will never see it. They are what they are.

Obama/CAIR to America: Ignore ‘peaceful’ Islamic terrorists

June 2, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

From his very first apology tour in 2009, to refusing to label the Ft. Hood massacre a terrorist act, to leaving Iraq to the revenge minded Shiites, to refusing to beef up Benghazi security for fear of not “offending”,to favoring the surviving Boston Bombing suspect’s well being over the national security needs of the nation, this President has pushed policy after policy that defers to others at the expense of the very Constitution and the nation he swore an oath to defend.

Just a generation ago such policies would never have even been dreamed of, let alone implemented.

Just one generation past and whoever Barack Hussein Obama is on the inside, would have already been tried and convicted under Articles of Impeachment by Americans guarding their rights and freedoms from the outside.

On Syria, Words DO matter, and Presidential words matter most

September 4, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

…….Any non-Chicago public school student knows there aren’t 57 states, the Cambridge police did not act “stupidly”, and any sixth grade English student knows the “p” in “corpsman” is silent.

And now we have the off prompter “red-line” remark that has dragged American credibility down to the level of a Presidential face saving.

Obama first called for Assad to go in August of 2011, and reiterated same in the months that followed. Yet in a June, 2012 meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Obama drops the “Assad must go” and calls for a “political process”, only to wipe that out two months later with the “red-line” comment bringing on a year of ambiguity and indecision not seen since the Carter years……….

…………..If there is but one thing Mr. Obama does in his last 3 ½ years in office let us all hope it is to start choosing his words more carefully.

Else his rhetoric delivers a devastating reality.

Obama’s ‘never mind’ Syria speech: Can’t beat em? Confuse em!

September 11, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

In one moment the President implores us to feel the pain of innocent children and support vengeance for the evil that could perpetrate such, and yet in the very next tells us “never mind” I’m now asking Congress to delay its vote to give diplomacy a chance to work.

Nowhere throughout his entire speech does Obama reconcile the obvious: that even if the life line Russian President Vladimir Putin through him Monday does somehow manage to corral and contain Assad’s chemical weapons, not one person responsible for all those lives cut short will get even a slap on the wrist as punishment.

Ghosts of Benghazi haunt Obama on Syria

September 11, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

The date of September 11th is sacred to America. Whether it be the worst terrorist attack on our soil in 2001 or 2012 when 4 brave Americans lost their lives in Benghazi, the date calls for reflection and remembrance, not a Presidential prop for military adventure.

That Mr. Obama used the eve of that date to make his pitch for escalating America involvement in Syria’s civil war is but another folly to add to a long list of tone deaf actions.

The Obama foreign policy in two words: Fallujah Falls

January 8, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

The headline Saturday morning read simply:  Fallujah Falls.  And in those two words, the sum of American foreign policy these past five years.

On Friday, February 27th, 2009, a newly elected Barack Obama stood before thousands of Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C. and declared:

“Every nation and every group must know, whether you wish America good or ill, that the end of the war in Iraq will enable a new era of American leadership and engagement in the Middle East, and that era has just begun.”

A “new era” indeed.

Can America survive 3 more years of Obama’s “change”?

March 19, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

Unfortunately, no one bothered to tell now President Obama that in the real world, with real evil and real dictators, it is not words that decide the fate of nations.

Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy have their legacies because they understood that fundamental truth.

They knew that anyone can show courage behind a pedestal and a speech, but without the credibility of conviction, dictators one, dictators all, respond the same:  one giant collective yawn.

The danger is not that the “petty dictators” of today don’t know where America stands it’s that they do, and after 5 years of listening to Mr. Obama, they are done yawning.

War is war no matter what President ignores it

September 19, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

The refusal, reluctance, call it whatever you will, of the Obama administration turning itself into a pretzel these past few weeks to insist that the U.S. is not at war with ISIS would be laughable if the stakes weren’t so high.

With no stabilizing force left in Iraq and President Obama erasing his own red lines faster than he could declare them, ISIS has grown into a self financed force with seasoned officers, western educated sympathizers working a PR and social media campaign never before seen and more misguided volunteers joining daily.

Obama’s missed Paris moment an image of who he really is

January 15, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

What a difference between candidate and President.  Human rights violations run even more rampant across the globe today and that Iranian blogger most likely died while Obama sat on the sidelines during the summer of 2009 when they were begging for our help.

Everything about candidate Obama was optics and symbolism.  Soaring rhetoric, towering columns, cheering crowds; He rode it all straight into the Oval Office.

Which is why then it’s so perplexing that President Obama chose to skip one of the most symbolic moments of our time; The Sunday rally in Paris where over 40 world leaders marched in unison against radical Islamic terrorism.

Britain’s Daily Mail put it in context:  “Heads of state from every major European power, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, joined French President Francois Hollande. But the U.S.A. was M.I.A.”

Obama channeling Chamberlain appeasement shows a dangerous future

January 29, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Why the history lesson?

Because, as the years pass and the living from that time pass on, the lessons learned from the mistakes of that time are far too easily replaced with a recycled naiveté of our time.

Naiveté that says an American President can draw a red line one day, erase it the next and there is no consequence.

The naiveté that believes a Russian land grab in Crimea today is not taken straight from Hitler’s Sudetenland playbook of yesterday.

The absurdity of an administration that while it trades Taliban terrorists for a deserter and releases more to fulfill a campaign promise, it contorts itself into a pretzel to avoid saying the words “Islamic terrorists”.

And because, in the coming months, this country faces the very real possibility of our own Neville Chamberlain stepping off Air Force One and declaring that he has just signed a treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran ensuring “peace for our time”.

As Jackson’s Trail of Tears, so too does Obama own his Trails of Terror across the globe

February 22, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

President Andrew Jackson’s legacy is forever stained by the brutality of the Trail of Tears and if Barack Obama doesn’t wish his own legacy tainted by the blood of others he needs to find a way to accept current global realities sooner rather than later.

From turning his back on the 2009 green revolution in Iran, the failed “leading from behind” in Libya, erasing his Syrian red-line as soon as his bluff was called, to allowing his JV team (known to the rest of the world as ISIS) to overrun Northern Iraq, the Trails of Terror that cris-cross the Middle East, Africa and now Europe have road signs personally installed by none other than Mr. Obama himself.

From Christ’s birth to a cradle of death

December 20, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

You read that correctly.  The wizards of smart at Foggy Bottom justify their inaction on atrocities bordering on genocide because it is ISIS, not the Syrian government, behind them.  And since they don’t deem ISIS a government and only a government can commit genocide, those forced from their homes because of ISIS can’t be refugees because refugees can only be cause by a government action.

(No word yet from State if the dead are actually still dead since technically they were murdered by ISIS and not a government.)

So the next time you hear some pompous politician smugly declaring “that’s not who we are”, remember the Assyrian Christians and ask yourself; with all our history, with all we’ve fought for, with all we stand for, if we won’t help them, then just who the hell are we anyway?

Just who are we; that in this, the 21st century we won’t lift even a finger to protect those that have been with us since the 1st?

I don’t know who’s America that is, but it certainly isn’t mine and I seriously doubt it’s yours.

 

Obama administration finally admits what world has known for years: ISIS = Genocide

March 20, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

On the cover of the May 3 – 9 2014 issue of The Economist magazine is an illustration of an American bald eagle, tethered atop a globe as a fire’s glow and smoke rises behind.  The headline is a simple:  “What would America fight for?”, the sub-title:  “The question haunting its allies.”

That issue was published barely three months after President Obama had watched columns of ISIS fighters in pickup trucks stream across open desert on their way to the Iraq city of Fallujah and had not only done nothing then, but followed it up three weeks later equating them to a “J.V. team”…………..

…………..Kerry’s pronouncement by no means makes the Christians and minorities suffering under ISIS brutality any safer today than they were yesterday, but it is a promising first step.

For the hundreds of thousands of victims already dead or brutalized and the centuries of history already destroyed, it is sadly a day that has come years too late. But it need not be a day in vain.

We owe those still hanging on that from this year forward, March 17 marks more than the death of St. Patrick.  That 2016 is the year history records as the year America and the world finally, more than seven decades post Holocaust, backed up the words, “Never Again”.

Three Lessons From Brussels

March 27, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

The day after Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the ISIS terrorist group was indeed committing genocide against Christians and religious minorities, Belgian police arrested Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind of the November Paris attacks that killed 130 innocents.

For whatever reason, authorities felt compelled to tell the press that Abdeslam was talking and four days later Brussels became the latest city to endure an ISIS bombing.  As of this writing, 31 more victims have been added to its scroll of death and history will most likely record more…………….

…………..LESSON 1:  If you capture a terrorist mastermind, it’s probably not a good idea to broadcast to the world and his fellow conspirators he’s leading you right to them. …………..

…………..LESSON 2:  7th century caliphates are incompatible with 21st century freedoms………..

…………..LESSON 3:  Evil ignored is evil emboldened.  You either defeat it, or it defeats you.  The only variable is how long the wait before the inevitable battle.

 

ISIS victims deserve more than Obama’s 72 mass graves

September 3, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

Political correctness dictates that I warn you now that if you are overly sensitive to truths not in line with the meme that President Obama is the greatest President ever, you should stop reading immediately.

This is not a “we’re all Americans, we just need to get along” column. This is a column about right and wrong; duty vs dereliction; country above self, and of a President who failed all each and every step of the way.

 

70 years ago, four soldiers of General George S. Patton’s Third Army came across a clearing in the woods northwest of Weimar Germany and discovered the horror that we now knows as Buchenwald.  It was here that a young Elie Wiesel would finally see freedom and it was here that Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg wrote that liberated inmates began making handmade signs with but two words:  “Never Again”.

………….In December 2013 and January 2014 ISIS terrorists were convoying across open Syrian and Iraqi desert in plain sight.  Sitting ducks for United States air and naval power to pick off at will. But lucky for ISIS the American Commander in Chief was on his annual Hawaiian vacation with world events as far from his mind as far could be. ………….

………….This isn’t about America being the world’s cop, this is about an American President copping out.  At every critical juncture in his Presidency when Obama found himself between American interests and his political interests he consistently chose the latter, and people died because of it.

The dead have no voice but the living, and whether it’s from mass graves in the Iraqi desert or manicured cemeteries here at home, they deserve to be heard.  And I for one will apologize to no one for giving them that voice.

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9/11 reflections

How quickly we are forgetting

9.11.11: Terrorism, liberalism and the path straight to hell

September 11, 2011

By Geoff Caldwell

 

Some of you reading this will question why on this day of remembrance I take such a partisan tone.  The answer is simple:  I owe it to that soldier on the cover.  I owe it to every other soldier since then.  I owe it to every man, woman and child in this great nation that feels we do not need to accept decline, that we do not need to accept mediocrity, and that we most certainly do not need to accept a federal government intruding upon every aspect of our daily lives.

In the past decade since 9/11 we have gone from a few deranged lunatics launching attacks from the outside, to an army of minions undermining us from the inside…………..America was not built upon oppressive government regulation, she did not grow from class warfare ideology, and she most certainly did not reach the pinnacle of human civilization to be torn asunder by an incompetent community organizer and his gang of thugs.

11 years on, the evil of 9/11 still alive and well

September 11, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

 

There have been more “analyses” presented by more “experts” as to the “cause” of 9/11 than a mere mortal could ever read in a lifetime.

But not a one of them include the two most important lessons to be learned:

1. That evil is real, it exists, and it is always but a moment away from changing our lives forever.

2. The evil unleashed on 9/11/01 did not just instantly appear in those planes in the sky that September morn………

…..History is littered with warnings missed and signs not seen. The names of the dead a constant reminder of man’s folly not to see what is right in front of him.

And yet while I write these words today, we haven’t learned one damn thing from 9/11.

While a new evil thrives in plain sight, we are no more willing to make the hard choices today than we were in the pre 9/11 days.

Even though it has made its intentions perfectly clear, even though its resolve is clearly known, it’s “déjà vu all over again”.

Yet another administration, dictated by politics and frozen in fear, refuses to see the reality right in front of its face. Too cowardly to confront, it coalesces around appeasement while the concessions mount and time runs out.

9/11 at 15: We’ve made it worse

September 11, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

 

On the morning of September 11, 2001, pure, unadulterated evil appeared on the door step of the United States of America.  It did not knock; it did not ring the doorbell.  It blasted its way into our history with a depravity of soul unfathomable to the civilized world.

Not since the Imperial Navy of the Empire of Japan turned a peaceful Pearl Harbor Sunday into a cauldron of death on December 7, 1941 had the nation witnessed such callousness for human life………

……….The result is a federal government that has become the antithesis of our founding framework.

Individual liberty and personal privacy is no longer a natural right enshrined in the Constitution but rather a novelty that our overseers in D.C. allow us to have from time to time as they see fit.  We throw billions of dollars at an entrenched and bloated Transportation Safety Administration that’s great at patting down the handicapped and humiliating Grandma but as test after test reveals, not so good at doing what it was formed to do……………

………….The sad fact is that on this 15th anniversary of the worst attack on the American homeland in our history, the only concrete thing we’ve accomplished is to add an additional $14 Trillion of debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.

The American citizen has less freedom, the American military has more threats, and the nation itself is being ripped apart at the seams by political forces hell bent on turning us as far away from our founding principles as possible.

I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I most certainly know that if something doesn’t change and change quickly, the America that I was born into, the America that I know and love, the America that, despite her flaws, has still done more good for this world than any nation in the history of mankind will be an America in name only.

Laying wreaths on a memorial and saying a few words “in remembrance” doesn’t cut it.  If the thousands no longer with us are to have not died in vain, it is up to us, the living, to reverse the self-destructive course of the past fifteen years and restore ourselves to the days before we compounded tragedy with tragedy.

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America’s Choice

General observations on the American condition with an historical context and look to the future

2014 is yours to choose: Political correctness or Patriot correction?

January 1, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

The more I write, the more I post, the more I see, read and absorb via the myriad of outlets available today, the more I pray for my country.

We are, without a doubt, a nation adrift.

The mooring line was cut sometime in the late 60’s, early 70’s and we’ve been watching the shoreline get smaller and smaller on the horizon with each passing year.

We know it’s where we came from, we know it’s the safest and most secure place we would ever want to be, yet try as we might, each time we try to return, the political winds just blow us farther away and further off course.

Restore America? Remember the Founders, return to principles

July 5, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Not yet even 35 years of age, the author of that document, Thomas Jefferson would pen some of the most immortal words in human history:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,…”

The idea that government power rest not in the government itself but with the people “granting” said government went against every “established” academic thought of the day.

It was bold, it was brash, it was purely American.

I have no doubt that on some things, (the abolishment of slavery, equality for women, the incomprehensible improvement to human life America has contributed to the world) those signers would be proud and pleased.

I also have no doubt that the breadth and scope of today’s federal government and its reaches into every aspect of American life would be just as abhorrent to the Founders in our time as King George’s edicts were to them in theirs.

And while these men were by no means saints, the ease with which the executive branch today disrespects the truth to gain power would have them absolutely livid.

U.S. Constitution: Four pages that changed the world

September 20, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Yet for all of that, CNN still was no match for Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats.  For the 2nd time in as many weeks, 42 of them once again chose the cowardly path of filibuster rather than vote on record for Obama’s Iran deal.

Yes, two days before Constitution Day 2015 a political party put protecting itself and its President above the public’s right to a vote and history’s right to a record.

Oh how far we’ve strayed from those 39 men that delivered us those 4 pages of parchment now seemingly so long, long ago.

An ideological press is an impotent press

October 11, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

For all the ink and pixels dedicated to those top stories to date, the reporting has leaned far more to the “mobilize public opinion” towards one particular ideology than the “speak truth to power” envisioned by our forefathers.

Is it not surprising then that the Gallup organization’s latest trust in media poll (September 28, 2015) reveals that only 4 in 10 Americans have “trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.”?

Thomas Jefferson warned of such over two centuries ago when in an 1807 letter to Tomas Seymour he noted: “The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.”

If the “press” is ever to regain the public trust and provide the reporting that we so desperately need, it must find a way to let go the constraints of group think and embrace the freedom of independent thought the Founders intended.

Else, it and us will remain forever impotent against those who wish to rule over us.

 

Kennedy’s strength overshadows Obama’s weakness

October 18, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Yet as the world approaches one of its most dangerous moments in decades, and on the very day that White House press secretary Josh Earnest had to respond to an Iranian ballistic missile test with “We have seen Iran almost serially violate the international community’s concerns about their ballistic missile program,” CNN didn’t even think it worth a mention.

Climate change, Wall Street, and the NRA, were the villains of the night while ISIS was ignored and Syria got less than a single 400 word exchange between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Adding to that embarrassment, the very next day Iran released video footage of dozens of ballistic missiles and launchers sitting safe and sound in a tunnel 500 meters below an Iranian mountainside.

Contrast that with the history of 53 years ago this very date when a young American President was secretly meeting with Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko regarding U2 reconnaissance photos showing Russian ballistic missile sites under construction in Cuba.

Four days later, October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy informed the nation of the specifics and their gravity.

2015: The year I wish I didn’t know

December 27, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Thank God this was not the generation of D-Day and Iwo Jima.  We’d all be eating sushi and bratwurst.

So deep is the hole that political correctness has buried common sense that not only is such asininity now commonplace on college campuses across the country, the academic industrial complex that runs them gets away with charging tens of thousands of dollars a year for the privilege to be offended.

And lastly, I know now that for tens of millions of Americans, their anger at such pathetic excuses for leadership and education has reached a boiling point. A boil so rolling that they now see a boastful, blustering New York real estate tycoon as the only alternative to the lunacy the political left has created.

The only thing I’m absolutely certain of this year? There’s a long list of things I know now that quite frankly, wish I still didn’t.

Father Time writes the new kid

January 3, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

Hey kid,

If you are reading this then my time truly did come and I really have marched on. As you’re looking around noticing that nothing is in order, chaos abounds and common sense is nowhere to be found know that humans alone choose how to spend and define their time. If chaos reigns, it’s all theirs. Their time, their choices, their results…………..

………………The millions that came through Ellis Island were of a different time in a different world. There was no massive welfare state draining the national treasury and the unskilled labor was actually needed. Assimilation wasn’t just a word, it was a way of life. Putting the old country behind, learning English and becoming American were the critical components that made our “melting pot” society the unified national force that saved the world when it was needed most.

Over the next year, you’ll hear much, see much, and be tugged in every direction. Believe nothing at first, look behind every sound bite, and when you walk into that voting booth in November to choose the 45th President of these United States, take with you the words of the 40th, Ronald Wilson Reagan:

“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”

And that kid, holds true no matter what year you’re in. So please, do your best to help em along, the world needs those damn Yankees now more than ever.

Best,

Father Time

From FDR’s “New Deal” to Obama’s “Drowning in Debt”

January 24, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

30 miles southeast of Las Vegas is a little thing we call Hoover Dam.  2,000 miles to the East is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 700 miles North East of it, the Lincoln Tunnel and 2,900 miles back to the West, a Golden Gate spans San Francisco Bay. Scattered between these purely American icons in towns and villages across the country are literally thousands of schools, post offices, and courthouses that all share the common thread of history and the era of the Great Depression …………

…………At the start of 2009, the debt of the United States stood at a little over 10 trillion dollars.  Today it is just shy of 19 trillion and projected to double 2009’s 10 trillion amount sometime within the next two years.

As a grandchild of New Deal era grandparents I grew up in constant awe of what they did with what they had.  Not a day goes by, that I am still not amazed that for only a tenth of just what we have borrowed these last 7 years, let alone actually spent, how they left us a legacy none compared.

And I am disgusted that for all the trillions stolen from the future, our grandchildren’s children won’t have even one tangible project to look back on and feel the pride in past accomplishment that we can today.

Scalia: Hypocrisy eclipses history

February 21, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

Whether it’s just scratching the surface or drilling down to its deepest depths, there is but one word at the core of American politics:  Hypocrisy.  It cares not for political party, is as catchable as the common cold and from the most powerful of the D.C. elite down to the local councilman, no one is immune…..

………If President Obama wanted a truly historic legacy his nominee would retain the balance of the court.  But when the President’s own schedule in any given week shows that the two most likely questions on his mind are “what’s the weather and when’s my tee time?” I sadly realize that history doesn’t have a chance against hypocrisy.

An 8 member SCOTUS will not destroy the Republic

February 28, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

There will be much “the President has the right” screaming over the coming months but all need to remember the makeup of the Supreme Court is solely a job for Congress.  There is no constitutional mandate that it be 9.  It has been as low as six, as high as 10 and FDR even tried to expand it to 15.

While I strongly believe a nominee should get a hearing, I’m even stronger in the belief that in this polarized environment an evenly divided Court is not the end of this Republic, but rather may be just exactly what it needs.  John Marshall didn’t get his 4 – 0 decision siding with an ideological clique, he did it through logical argument.

And if the 8 current Justices now have to re-examine their own arguments in the vein of Marshall and re-focus on constitutional consensus would that really be such a bad thing?

Time to restore FDR and Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

April 3, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

Just what is freedom?  To our founding generation it meant simply to be free from a government putting the wants of itself over the will of its people. Or more famously put, the desire to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

Our founding was anything but perfect. Slavery was legal and equality of the sexes was the equal belief among the males that the females had no public voice. Yet by the standards of the time, the belief that a man should be able to just be left alone, free to live his own life in the manner he saw fit was, as we know now, literally, a revolutionary idea…………..

…………..We are in one of, if not the, dirtiest, most divisive Presidential campaign in our history and I certainly understand the desire to withdraw in disgust.  But withdraw is not an option.  The political left has been painting over FDR’s four freedoms for so long that they are barely recognizable today.  Which leaves a simple choice:  Either use 2016 to restore Rockwell’s canvas or watch as the inspiration that rallied an entire nation in ’43 fades away right before our eyes.

Wilson’s income tax now America’s nightmare

April 17, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

The brainchild of the father of the progressive left, President Woodrow Wilson, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution and the federal income tax that it ushered in, forever changed the balance of power between the people of the United States and the politicians of Washington, D.C. Never again would the federal government be without a steady flow of revenue upon which to gorge.

For the heroes of the left – Wilson, FDR, Obama – the rate is never high enough, the revenue never sufficient. And the buffet of pandering that fills misguided voters heads with the promise that their government sponsored utopia is just one more tax hike away is never ending…………..

…………….America has been marching to the drum beat of Wilson’s “more government” for over a century now and all it’s achieved to date is a $19 trillion and counting debt piled on the backs of our grandchildren.

I think it’s about time we got ourselves a new drummer.

Subsidizing our own divide: Media Matters, National Review and the fleecing of the American taxpayer

May 15, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

Whether you are on the left, right or living the Life of Riley in that magical, mystical “middle” of the political spectrum I think there is one thing that we can all agree on: America is more divided today than at any time since at least the late 1960’s and possibly even the prelude years of the Civil War.

Modern tactics can be traced back to the 1992 Bill Clinton Presidential campaign where political soldier George Stephanopoulos and Clinton spouse Hillary ran the “war room” formed to squelch all the “bimbo eruptions” of Bill’s infidelities Their tactic of “politics of personal destruction” is now the norm for political campaigns…………..

…………“The white middle class may like the idea of Trump as a giant pulsing humanoid middle finger held up in the face of the Cathedral….“the Establishment,” but nobody did this to them. They failed themselves.”

And this:

“The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die…Morally, they are indefensible…..Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns….The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles.”………….

……….The First Amendment grants us all free speech, but I find nowhere in its text that the American taxpayer is required to grant free rides to publish it.

Our Flag deserves more protection

June 12, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

…………..So when I see today images here on American soil of cowards hiding behind bandannas burning and desecrating our flag while proudly waving the Mexican flag and demanding rights to which they are not entitled, I don’t just get mad, I get livid.

And that those thugs are only allowed their flag burnings because of a 1989, 5 to 4 divided Supreme Court decision illustrates just how critical this upcoming Presidential election.

Because as Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Thomas Ritchie, September 1820, warned: “The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine our Constitution”.

So no matter how disgusted you may be with either Trump or Clinton your vote in November will determine what court will be ruling over us come Flag Day 2017 and beyond.

Brittannia Lives! Brexit breathes new life into independent spirit.

June 26, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

On November 8th 1994, the United States of America had a mid term election whose results literally shook the world. Two years into the first term of Bill Clinton and almost a year since Hillary Clinton’s, the Health Security Act, was presented to Congress on November 20, 1993, the American people delivered to Newt Gingrich and his fellow “Contract with America” Republicans a victory not seen in modern political times. 34 incumbent Democrats were defeated and House Republicans garnered a 54 seat gain giving them their first voting majority in over 40 years. ……….

……………..The calendar may show the year is 2016, but last Thursday, at least in regards to Britain and the European Union’s edicts coming out of Brussels, it just as easily could be 1776.

Congratulations my English cousins. You showed the world that sovereignty still matters and the fire of independence still burns. There’s millions of us over here “across the pond” hoping November 8th, 2016 turns out the same.

God speed as you chart your new course.

America at 240: Will she make 250?

July 4, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

240 years ago today, the phrases “When in the Course of human events…and…We hold these truths to be self-evident…” were ushered into the annals of human history when the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the final draft of “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America”. ……..

………….Eleven years later, the end result of their ’76 Declaration, The Constitution, was signed and sent out to the states for ratification.  Combined with the Bill of Rights four years later the foundation was laid for the freedoms we enjoy today.  Freedoms that sadly all too many take for granted while others work diligently to undermine them. ……….

……………….Yes, that is a sitting federal judge openly declaring that he just doesn’t see much value left in the very document he took an oath to support and defend.  He even ended with “in short, let’s not let the dead bury the living.”

Judge Posner’s arrogance seems to have blinded him to the fact that those “Eighteenth century guys” are more enlightened from the grave then he could ever hope to be.

From his “sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine our Constitution” to referencing the Constitution as but a “mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary” to the ultimate danger of judicial supremacy placing us all “under the despotism of an oligarchy”, it was none other than the author of the Declaration of Independence itself, Thomas Jefferson, that foresaw exactly the coming of the judge Posner’s of this time and the havoc they would wreak.

No Judge Posner, the problem isn’t Eighteenth-century dead guys burying today’s living; the problem is 21st century judicial arrogance killing off yesterday’s wisdom.

Happy 240th America.  And here’s to your 250th….if you can make it.

 

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The Radical Left

The anti-American philosophy guiding Obama, Hillary and the modern day Democrat party

Obama, Alinsky and their ‘radical rules’

July 14, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

How many times over the past four years have you heard the words, “fairness, equality, and justice” roll off Obama’s lips?

Can you find one President in our entire history who has used his office to seize more power than one Barack Hussein Obama?

How many times in the past four years has Obama “shifted” (evolved) from one side of a position to another?

Can you look at Obama’s political career and find but even one time when he as not been “relative and changing”?

Has he not this entire first term remained purposely aloof to respond however the politics required on any given situation?

Has or has not the entire term of this President had the one, main theme that the problems we face today are caused by the rich and those evil capitalists “exploiting” the “proletariat”?

ObamAlinsky: No apology for Romney ‘felon’ comment

July 15, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Unable to run on his own record, President Obama has so far made it clear that he will be faithfully following Alinsky’s RULE 10 all the way to the election:

“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

The meaning behind rule 12 is especially enlightening when it comes to Obama’s adherence to it. In summary:

Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Cruel, indeed, disingenuous, no doubt, 100 percent pure Barack Hussein Obama, absolutely.

Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’, embraces Alinsky, belies America

July 20, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Barack Obama has a view of this country unlike any other President in American history. (And for the record, that is NOT a good thing.)

The latest truth to roll off the lips of Dear Leader in a rare, un-teleprompted moment:

…If you got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen…

………But what is just as bad, if not worse, than the “you didn’t build that” slam are the words immediately preceding it:

They know they didn’t…if, if..you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own, It, it didn’t get there on your own, I’m always struck by people who think, wow it must be because I was just so smart, there are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else, let me tell ya something, there’s a whole bunch of hard workin people out there.

It’s the complete socialist philosophy wrapped tightly in a few dozen words.

 

Obama, Ayers, Dohrn and the Founders, radical or not?

July 22, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Don’t think it’s “fair” to “link” the President of the United States to non-repentant domestic terrorists?  Fair enough, ignore that part.

But you cannot ignore the President’s own actions. From the legislation he has pushed to the executive orders he has implemented, Barack Obama has done more to expand the reach and scope of the federal government than any President since F.D.R.

And to add insult to injury he’s bankrupting us while doing it.

So who’s the “real” radical?

A President who believes that we are all just parts of the government collective and that collective is what defines America? That America as founded is inherently “unjust” and “unfair”?

-or-

The millions of Americans across this country who believe in limited government and fiscal responsibility and who subscribe to the philosophy of the original “radicals”?

You know, those “right wing nut jobs” like Washington, Jefferson and Adams……….

…………..The words of George C. Scott’s “Patton” speech appropriate at this time:

“…….Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”….”

Thirty years from now, when you look back upon the great election of 2012, what will YOU say?

Priorities USA, Bill Burton, Saul Alinsky and defending the indefensible

August 9, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

Keith Koffler, publisher of whitehousedossier.com puts it best:

“……….What’s spooky is the depths to which these people will go to maintain power. It suggests a lust for power and a willingness to do anything to preserve it that should frighten Americans……..”

Spooky indeed Keith, spooky indeed.

 

An Academic Thanksgiving: American sin and Nazi founders

November 25, 2012

By Geoff Caldwell

I must confess, I will NEVER understand the machination of the far left mind. But “thankfully” there were a few brave and hardy souls 392 years ago that started the whole process so I don’t have to.

If the America Jensen so easily loves to hate, was truly founded by those truly as evil as the Nazis, I wouldn’t even be writing this column for there would be no column to expose……..

………..We think nothing of punishing an idiot that would falsely yell “FIRE” in a crowded theatre, yet we do nothing to idiots like Jensen who start fire after fire of falsehoods and hate across our entire society?

I’m certainly no rocket scientist but that just doesn’t add up in ANY math book. (Not even the first grade one that Obama uses.)

Which brings me to closing this column with one additional question. A question I don’t have the answer to, but a question we all need to be pondering more:

Why is it that “progressives” feel they can only “progress” by “reverting” to hate?

Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘hate report’ inspires L.A. Times ‘hate speech’ editorial on ‘patriot’ terrorists

March 19, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest ‘hate’ report and the L.A. Times editorial board, Americans now have as much to fear from ‘patriot’ terrorists as we do Al Qaeda.  If using ‘hate speech’ to promote a report on ‘hate’ was a Pulitzer Prize category, the Times would be a shoe in this year.

………..But just in case you hadn’t picked up on the left wing b.s. in the body of the edit, that last line says it all: “these groups should be closely monitored…..”

Law abiding, concerned, American citizens who see their own government undermining the Constitution and the freedoms of future generations, and are doing nothing more than exercising their rights under that same Constitution are, according to the LA Times editorial board, a “threat” and need to be monitored and hunted with the same priority as a foreign terrorist.

No, LA Times, the danger is not the “patriot” groups but with far left groups like the SPLC being given “mainstream” status and promoted as legitimate by you and yours.

How many times has “right wing extremist” or “Tea Part radical” been used in a shooting headline as a possible “cause” only to be proven false?

Yet when a REAL “left wing extremist” like Floyd Corkins II carries out a terrorist attack against the Family Research Council and admits using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s own “hate” map in planning his attack the silence is deafening.

Is not the greater threat to America a “press” that pushes an agenda rather than promoting the truth?

The Brothers Tsarnaev vs. Ayers, Dohrn, Boudin and Weather Underground

April 21, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are the names of the news today but as horrific as their act of terror was, their actions are an isolated anomaly when compared to the likes of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Kathy Boudin and other “heroes” of this nation’s political left………

………….For when the political correctness is peeled back, when the spin is stopped, when the lies are exposed for exactly what they are, the only difference between the Brothers Tsarnaev and the radical political left in this country today is one justifies it’s terror in religion, the other in social justice.

Both hate America as founded and the freedoms she represents.

Both despise traditional Judea-Christian values and want them replaced. One with approved bureaucracy, the other with anointed theocracy.

Both demand adherence to ideology without question or thought, doctrine over debate.

Both attack their critics with cries of racism, hate, and intolerance.

So the next time you hear the whines of “why” and the cries of “how” Boston could have happened, do yourself and your country a favor and realize that it’s not just radical Islamists who are out to destroy America:

It is not new, it is not going away, and it is being instilled into malleable minds all across this great nation one campus, one classroom, one “professor” at a time.

Since the first shots at Lexington and Concord that April 19th of 238 years ago, each and every generation of Americans has done its part to ensure that her freedoms and her liberties endured to the next.

They did theirs, it’s time we did ours.

John Jay and The Bill of Rights vs Barack Obama and Harry Reid

December 11, 2013

By Geoff Caldwell

On November 21st, 2013, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) used a straight party line vote to undo a check on executive power purposefully imposed by the men who founded his position.

On December 3, 2013, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws”.

Supporters of President Obama and Senator Reid, cheer the former and sneer the latter.

Students of history and Cnstitutional scholars fear them both…….

….John Jay and his contemporaries took the danger of arbitrary, concentrated government power so seriously that they gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to combat against it.  Unfortunately even they could not foresee the corrupting influence of “fundamental transformation”. They chose then and the choice remains ours today:  honor, country and check on power – or – party, agenda and unfettered government?

 

Harry Reid: The absolutely, positively most un-American Senator

March 5, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

Terrified that the Affordable Care Act and its tsunami of unintended consequences is going to return him to minority status Reid took to the floor of the United States Senate last Wednesday and declared that when it came to the ACA…“Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”

After a groundswell of contempt forced him back to the Senate floor to “clarify”, a defiant Reid went off:

“What is going on with these two brothers (Koch’s)…You see, when you make billions of dollars a year you can be as immoral and dishonest as your money will allow you to be. It’s too bad that they’re trying to buy America, and it’s time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty of these two brothers who are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.”

 

Saul Alinsky lives on as Obama, Reid, Holder, Clinton et al follow his ‘Rules for Radicals’ line by destructive line.

April 9, 2014

By Geoff Caldwell

Some rules are better left not followed, but don’t tell that to the likes of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, or Hillary Clinton.  They and the rest of their buds and babes hanging out on the wing of the political left have gone “all in” on following to the letter community organizer Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.

 

Senate Democrats cowardice dishonors all

September 13, 2015

By Geoff Caldwell

Yet as terrible as Obama’s Iran giveaway is, Senate Democrats Thursday found a way to sink even lower.  On the eve of this 9/11 anniversary, 42 of them voted to hide behind a filibuster rather than have history record their vote on the single most important foreign policy document in years.

From Valley Forge to Vicksburg, Bastogne to Baghdad, to the 9/11/01 sky above Pennsylvania, hundreds of thousands of Americans have paid the ultimate price that freedom would endure. That 42 Democrat Senators did not even have the courage of their cowardly convictions to cast a vote for the record dishonors each and every one.

Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy would not just not recognize their beloved Democrat party today, they’d disown it.

 

It’s the policies, stupid. Time to demand from Obama: “Just WHO are YOU”?

June 19, 2016

By Geoff Caldwell

If there has been one constant to the Obama Presidency, it is his penchant to prefer rhetorical venom against, instead of reasoned discussion with, when it comes to critics of his policies.  Be it healthcare, economics, immigration, or just expecting he follow the rule of law, disagreeing too loudly with that which he is handing down guarantees yet another condescending “That’s not who we are” lecture.

Just once I’d like to see him asked:  “Well, Mr. President just who are you?………….

………….It’s not words that are getting Americans killed, Mr. President, it’s your own failed policy.

You planted the seed for ISIS when you ignored sound advice and bugged out of Iraq, you gave it a safe space to grow with your disappearing “red line” in Syria, you sat idly by as its “JV team” convoyed across open desert to Fallujah and Mosel, and then you made it worse by hamstringing our military with PC rules of engagement.

If only we could get you as fired up against the terrorists as you do against your critics, we might actually win this war.

You have 7 months left until January 20, 2017 Mr. President.  You can keep trying to shut down debate with your straw man climb to a false moral high ground or you can do your job.

Sadly, I fear the odds on the latter are slim to none.

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