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Here's President Obama doing his best Judge Roy Bean impersonation during an NBC interview:
NBC: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — can you understand why it is offensive to some for this terrorist to get all the legal privileges of any American citizen?
Obama: I don’t think it will be offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.
Vintage Bean - we'll give him a fair trial, and then we'll hang him. What a shining example of American justice.
I'm still waiting for any reporter to ask the obvious followup question...what if KSM is found not guilty ? Will we let him go free ?
In a related event, the group Organizing For America, formerly known as Obama For America, formerly known as Soiled Panties For America, has identified a true danger to our country. No, it's not KSM coming to New York City to espouse his jihadist hate, or homegrown jihadist Nidal Hasan shooting 40 people at Fort Hood (Obama tried to delay the Congressional investigation into Hasan's massacre. Kudos to Joe Lieberman and others for having none of that). No, those things aren't dangers to America. The REAL danger to America is, wait for it.........Sarah Palin's book tour.
" It's dangerous," Organizing for America Director Mitch Stewart said of Palin's book tour. He continued:
"Remember, this is the person who coined the term 'Death Panels' -- and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists. Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform."
Stewart asks supporters to help raise $500,000 to "push back against Sarah Palin and her allies."
Remember, Palin's book isn't even a political tract. It's just a memoir, yet the libs are still going batty over it. I guess free speech IS dangerous to the Soiled Panties For America group, but I'm thinking that's THEIR problem. Btw, the Death Panels will be trying to figure out how to cut half a trillion bucks out of Medicare if the health care reform bill passes, in order that it doesn't "add a dime to the deficit."
Next up is Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) telling one lie after another about passing the health care reform bill that Americans are against:
Reid said, "everyone agrees we must move forward (with the health care reform bill)."
The truth - a recent CNN poll showed that 72% of Americans are against the Democrats health care bill. Only 26% support it.
Reid said, "our plan saves lives, saves money, and saves Medicare."
The truth - the bill cuts nearly $500 billion from Medicare, and will cost $849 billion. The $849 billion figure isn't even accurate, because the benefits don't kick in until 2014. If the bill is scored from when the benefits start, it costs more like $1.5-2 trillion. More lies and number fudging from the Democrats. Even individual health care premiums rise with this bill.
Reid said, "They'll see the Republican alternative, which I'm sorry to say is non-existent, so obviously it keeps our broken system just the way it is, and let's it get even worse."
The truth - Republicans have offered an alternative, and it drives down costs and insurance premiums, which was supposed to be one of the primary goals of health care reform. The obvious shortfall of the GOP plan is that it doesn't cover as many of the uninsured as the Democrats plan does, but it's actually the Dems plan that makes health care costs rise.
Harry "the Iraq war is lost" Reid never tells the truth about anything. If any Senator loses his seat in the 2010 elections, I hope it's Reid.
Back when the stimulus package was passed, President Obama claimed that 90% of the jobs created or saved would be in the private sector, and that unemployment would not go past 8%. Both of those claims are demonstrably false, and the administration's claim that 650,000 or a million jobs have been created or saved (the number changes depending on which administration official you talk to) have been exposed as wild exaggerations. Still, I thought the recent attacks by Republican Congressmen on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner were over-the-top and politically motivated. You can't expect jobs to turn around this quickly during a recession this serious, and there are some encouraging signs that the recession has bottomed out (for now. The real recession/depression is coming a few years down the road, due to our continued exploding debt). Another problem going forward is our loose fiscal policy, and here's an exchange between Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Geithner that delves into that issue:
Hang on, America. It's going to be a bumpy ride. Anyone who thinks our problems have been solved by merely printing or borrowing tons more money, as our government has done, is in for a very rude awakening.