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Poisonously partisan. That is probably the shortest and clearest description of the eight years of the Obama administration. Every department, agency and bureau has been politicized. Barack Obama is fiercely competitive, but he apparently never learned that to make things work — you need cooperation.
It’s far harder and more intellectually challenging to work together with people with whom you generally disagree for the good of the nation — a nation with over 300 million different opinions and desires. Obama has his own peculiar vision, and he is going to impose it on us all. Don’t even think of trying to stop him.
Surely you have noticed that the Obama administration is increasingly intolerant of those who disagree with them on any subject. The remarkable letter from 20 scientists to request that those who disagree with them about the science of climate change should be prosecuted is only one of the most recent examples.
Another is the exclusion of Hillsdale College, a 1,500 student liberal arts college in Michigan, ranked as the 67th best liberal arts college in the country, from the Obama extolled new “College Scorecard”, because it “Isn’t a real two-to four year college.” A lot of their graduates would be astonished at that one. The problem is that Hillsdale (founded in 1844) does not accept any federal funding (including federal student loans) in order to be free of federal regulatory control. Do not look for lot of gender studies courses, nor much emphasis on “triggering” and hate speech. They don’t embarrass themselves by banning speakers with unconventional ideas, but instead print up excerpts for their free speech digest which goes (free) to some 3 million subscribers. (I am one)
Leftist professors are systematically indoctrinating their students into believing that 9/11 was all our fault. A freshman-level English class taught at several major universities across the country called “the Literature of 9/11” focuses entirely on the writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists rather than the 3,000 Americans killed in the attack. Terrorists are portrayed as “freedom fighters” driven by oppressive U.S. foreign policies.
How’s this for partisanship? There are 8.8 million legal US immigrants eligible for citizenship. Obama wants to get them all through the citizenship process before the 2016 election. He will allow credit card payments instead of cash for the fees, and he is waiving qualifications, such as the requirement that new citizens agree to be called upon for military service if they are needed. He wants them registered to vote before the election.
The war on religion is serious and intense. Many Leftists have expressed a desire to get rid of the first amendment. They oppose freedom of speech — because those on the right disagree. Those on the right also are far better informed about the real importance of the Bill of Rights and what it means. The Left hates freedom of religion and the people who oppose abortion because of their religious views. Catholics like Nancy Pelosi pander a bit by insisting it’s all about women’s health. Opposition to gay marriage is considered a hate crime.
On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the United States, the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcoming ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia. This is purposeful, and unbelievably ill-mannered. Obama’s latest pettiness seeks to embarrass his guest in order to make a domestic political point about “tolerance” and “diversity.” As Rick Moran said: “The Catholic Church is not a democracy. The pope can’t “change his mind” about gay marriage like so many Democrats do.”
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has advocated for women in combat, the Marine Corps intends to prohibit women in several front line combat roles. It has to do with some simple things like 68 pound packs and sharpshooting ability. Obama’s female nominee for Under Secretary of the Navy, wants women in combat. She says “this is not just using the military for social engineering.” Of course it is. There’s a bit of difference between piloting an airplane as she did, and carrying a 68 lb. pack, carrying a fellow soldier out of the line of fire. Men and women are different, and remain so in spite of social engineering.
The Obama administration’s efforts to unconstitutionally bypass Congress with executive orders, arbitrary suspension of laws or simple non-enforcement, and exempting party loyalists from legal accountability is a disgrace. Obama is often called a professor of Constitutional Law, but he was only a part-time instructor of civil rights law. He does not take the Constitution seriously, which means that he doesn’t understand just what the United States Constitution, the world’s oldest and most revered, really means to the freedom of man. No cities on shining hills for Obama.
Do the folks objecting so vociferously to “birthright babies” ever stop to think about just why those mothers are so determined to get their children American citizenship?
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