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Barack And A Hard Place

1aWhen I look back, history shows all of the other presidents have done things far worse than the allegations made by the modern day right-wing zealots against this president. Let’s me state for the record; he took over an administration and inherited the office from the worst president of all forty-three before him. I will state for the record based on “their” statistics this president has done a superb job compared to his predecessor.

Frankly, they never thought he would be elected as president of these United States in the first place. To that point, they did get the safest black man on the planet! Let’s face it, if he had done anything wrong – they would have known it and acted swiftly! Just imagine the last guy was so bad white folks elected a black man to be president and just think about how history will view the man who lost to him.

These folks have disrespected and maligned President Obama from his very first day in office. If you listen to them, this president is lawless, not an American, and some compare him to Hitler! They have invented and imagined every action proposed or made every action a scandal to which people of a certain ilk – buy into it. Why – because the color of his skin. I am old enough to have witnessed several presidents and and most were horrible. I also know a little about history and the lies they have told us about the rest of them.

We can start at the beginning with the so-called founding fathers. They stole the land that is what we now call America, annihilated the native population, owned slaves and just about every president up to Lincoln did own slaves. I don’t think I need to remind anyone how history was written to suit the needs of His-Story, like the Alamo and Custer’s Last stand. Both were clear fabrications of what actually happen. Therefore, it is fair to say that much of what we have ever been told is doubtful at best.

The POW swap is their latest campaign to smear the president. I heard one Republican say, “What the president did was unconscionable, and no other president has ever negotiated with terrorist”. I will only remind him of “Iran Contra” not too many years ago, when Reagan not only traded favors for hostages but also sold that country arms to support the regime. He, then used the proceeds to fund a rebel operation in another country – South America. Yet, they hailed that president as one of the greatest presidents. On top of that many involved received felony convictions and about twenty-six top members of the administration were sent to jail. Including the Attorney General and there was no talk of impeachment.

They talk about the IRS, Benghazi, his birth certificate, fast and furious, and how he ties his shoes. Now that he brought a POW home from the war the last administration presented false information to start. He is labeled a traitor! What I find shocking, no appalling, is that McCain, who was a prisoner himself and pardoned for his actions as such, stood so strongly in opposition. To call this hypocrisy is an understatement! And if you didn’t know, Nixon pardoned him allegedly for aid and comfort to the enemy. I don’t even want to get started with Nixon “I am not a crook” and his presidency!

Just imagine how much better things would be if they were not fighting the president on everything! No, instead they say he’s “lawless” and a socialist. I wonder how “His-Story” will write his history as president. It appears there want an asterisk by his name to imply regardless of anything thing he did as president is minimal and that he was not really the President. This clearly puts him between a Barack and a hard place! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

The Infamous Jamal Bryant Full Sermon: “I’m My Enemies Worst Nightmare”

I am sure all of you have heard about Reverend Jamal Bryant’s remark about “ho’s” from the pulpit, which appeared at the time out of bounds. In fact, I myself reblogged the social media news flash to which I regret. First, let me say I have no attachment to this guy but was drawn into something that did a disservice to this man’s message and for that I wish to offer an apology to Pastor Bryant and those who follow him.

I don’t want to sound arrogant and I don’t often apologize for much, but in this situation, after doing some research, I found the entire thirty minute sermon. What I discovered when taken in context – that sentence became irrelevant! I should not have followed the social media craze which was more than anything media distortion. Therefore, I offer a sincere apologizes to this man. I have added the full sermon, which had a more powerful and meaningful message.

I read somewhere that forgiveness is mine saith the Lord. Therefore, I judge not this man for any of his indiscretions; for that is his cross to bear. Right is right and the media craze was wrong – this time! He who is without sin case the first stone! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

Listen and see for yourself.

A War of Their Own

IT HAS COME TO THIS!!! With what most reasonable people perceive as financial Armageddon upon us. The Grand Ol’ Party is really showing the world who the “Real Americans” are and it looks bad. Yesterday, Mr. McCain, the would have been president, called out his conservatives party on their approach to dealing with the great debt ceiling debate. He called their argument “foolish” and “bizarro,” adding that to portray the balanced-budget amendment as a possibility amounts to “deceiving many of our constituents.” He quoted extensively from a Wall Street Journal op-ed that compared tea partyers to “hobbits.”

As children do, the tea party members responded in kind. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) deadpanned that he would “rather be a hobbit than a troll,” while 2010 Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada said “it is the hobbits who are the heroes and save the land.” Ok, I’m laughing as I wonder if these folks truly understand that this situation is neither a joke nor a Hollywood screenplay. Do they have a clue? Regardless, not only are they mean-spirited – they are childish and immature.

Then there are the pundits who are supposed to have a clue, referred to as the smartest and most astute, are saying that we’re in an epic struggle for the soul of the nation. Charles Krauthammer, for example, argues today that the debt-ceiling debate is but part of a protracted death-match between irreconcilable visions of American political life. He writes:

“We’re in the midst of a great four-year national debate on the size and reach of government, the future of the welfare state, indeed, the nature of the social contract between citizen and state. The distinctive visions of the two parties — social-democratic vs. limited-government — have underlain every debate on every issue since Barack Obama’s inauguration: the stimulus, the auto bailouts, health-care reform, financial regulation, deficit spending. Everything. The debt ceiling is but the latest focus of this fundamental divide.”

Their leader, the Tan Man, complained that Obama moved the goal posts in his negotiations on the debt, but it is the Republicans who are marching these days with goal posts in hand. They want to shrink the size of government dramatically and give the rich more or at least not take anything from them. Then there’s Grover Norquist who has said he would like to see federal spending cut in half to just 10 percent of GDP, and then cut in half again. This is the America they want to see while the meek, poor, and elderly suffer in the name of the Constitution.

Let’s be real, this argument is really about entitlement spending and specifically about how to treat the elderly. That’s where the growth in spending is. “Government” as traditionally construed is something more than a Treasury check going to a retiree. Discretionary spending hasn’t been growing in recent decades. I would bet that, as a percentage of GDP, non-military discretionary spending has been going down in recent decades. This is the war the conservatives already won, circa 1980.

In a recent column, George Will wrote:

“Beneath the tattered, fading banner of reactionary liberalism, Obama struggles to sustain a doomed system. Democrats’ dependency agenda — swelling the ranks of government employees, multiplying government-subsidized industries, enveloping ever-more individuals in the entitlement culture — is buckling under an intractable contradiction: It is incompatible with economic growth sufficient to create enough wealth to feed the multiplying tax eaters.”

Before I continue, lest not forget that God himself told the Tea Party Republicans to lead the country straight into hell. The picture does not get any clearer than that. The influence by their love for the slave owning founding fathers and religion as their Party platform is so very bizarre. With these people every issue be it gun control, abortion, economics or the right to live, their response is the same. “God gives me my rights, and I’m only accountable to Him.” Their twisted quasi-religious adherence to a belief that government is bad and all decisions flow from that unalterable belief is a concept that should scare us all.

Then when you factor in the Bachmann’s, DeMint, Palin, Cantor, and the rest of the wing nuts, who all believe the Tea Party has the only thought in this debate that is ruining the country and our democracy. Maybe their leader was right to say to them “Gets your asses in line” but for the reasons of sanity not his wacked out plan. Frankly, this circus atmosphere on display is being viewed by the entire world and is in fact shameful but let’s be very clear as to why this is happening. There are about 30 of these guys and gals in this bucket of crazies out of 433 in the House. The truth is, in this environment, you only need a thimbleful of crazy’s to wreck the whole thing.

Even if the GOP gets their act together and works out a debt ceiling compromise with the president and catastrophe is averted, the world has seen the cracks in America’s social fabric and things won’t be the same. To be honest, you know you’re in trouble when McCain is the voice of sanity. God Bless America.


This is a powerful Video – what do you think?

A War For Your Soul-regular version from Erisai Films on Vimeo.

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