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Obama loves incompetence.

(CNSNews.com) – John Brennan, nominated on Monday to serve as President Barack Obama’s next Central Intelligence Agency director, served in high-level positions at the agency at a time when the CIA’s intelligence failures were blamed in part for the Sept. 11 terror attacks and for the belief that Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

Brennan took himself out of the running for CIA director four years ago after liberals criticized him for his advocacy of Bush-era anti-terror policies. Brennan reportedly opposed waterboarding, but he has spoken generally, in past interviews, about the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation and rendition.

In lieu of the CIA job, Obama named Brennan to the post of White House counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. It was in that role in January 2010 that Brennan publicly declared, “I told the president today I let him down,” after the attempted terror attack by the so-called underwear bomber on Christmas Day 2009.

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Your typical liberal hypocrite

Your typical liberal hypocrite

If not for lying and hypocrisy, Liberals wouldn’t have any traits.

From the LA Times:

As dean of Yale Law School, Harold Hongju Koh was among the fiercest critics of PresidentGeorge W. Bush‘s “war on terror,” arguing that his administration had trampled the Constitution and tarnished America’s international standing by claiming the power to capture “enemy combatants” abroad and hold them without charges at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The next administration must “restore the rule of law in the national security arena,” end “excessive government secrecy” and set aside the “claims of unfettered executive power,” Koh told a House panel in 2008.

But as the State Department‘s legal advisor in that new administration, Koh helped set out a legal justification for policies that include a ramped-up use of unmanned drones to attack and kill suspected terrorists in Pakistan as well as inYemen and Somalia, far from the combat zone in Afghanistan. Thousands have died, and the targets have included U.S. citizens who were seen as inspiring attacks against Americans.

The LA Times left out Obama’s kill list and indefinite detention orders in the National Defense Authorization Act he signed. Wonder why?

Koh, who is preparing to return to Yale as President Obama‘s first term comes to an end, has become a symbol of national security policies that many feel are not significantly different than those of Obama’s predecessor.

Koh has many defenders who say the administration’s anti-terrorism policies would have been harsher if he were not there. But the surprising turn has left some liberal critics puzzled. Did Koh change, or is there some “deeper pathology” that causes “top administration lawyers to rubber stamp power grabs?” Bruce Ackerman, another Yale law professor, wrote in a news blog.

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As most of us know, facts are obstacles to those on the left. This is why all we hear is reactionary garbage from the media who has the same agenda as Democrats. Facts are stubborn things that liberals can’t stand.

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But Obama and Democrats insist there isn’t a spending problem.

From the Congressional Budget Office:

The federal budget deficit was $293 billion for the first three months of fiscal year 2013 (that is, October through December 2012), $29 billion less than the shortfall recorded in the first quarter of last fiscal year, CBO estimates. Without shifts in the timing of certain payments in both years, however, the deficit for the three-month period would have been about $60 billion lower this year than in fiscal year 2012.

Total Receipts Were Up by 11 Percent in the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013

Receipts for the first three months of fiscal year 2013 totaled $616 billion, $60 billion more than those in the same period last year. Compared with receipts in the first quarter of last year: Emphasis Mine: (The government has spent close to a trillion dollars in 3 months)

  • Individual income and payroll (social insurance) taxes together rose by $44 billion, or 10 percent—accounting for most of the first quarter’s gain in revenues. Taxes withheld from workers’ paychecks rose by $45 billion (or 10 percent) and nonwithheld receipts rose by $2 billion (or 8 percent). Those increases were offset by a $3 billion decline in receipts from unemployment taxes.
  • Net corporate income taxes increased by $7 billion (or 13 percent); payments rose by $6 billion and refunds fell by $1 billion.
  • Other revenues rose by $10 billion. Receipts from the Federal Reserve rose by about $6 billion, mostly because receipts in the last quarter of calendar year 2011 were unusually low compared with those both before and since. In addition, excise tax receipts rose by $2 billion (or 12 percent) and customs duties rose by $1 billion (or 11 percent).

Spending Was About the Same When Adjusted for Timing Shifts

By CBO’s estimate, federal outlays—totaling $909 billion—would have been about the same in the first quarter of 2013 as they were during that period in 2012, if not for shifts that occurred in the timing of certain payments because the scheduled payment dates fell on a weekend or holiday. (The year-over-year changes discussed below reflect adjustments to account for those shifts.)

For some major programs and activities, spending increased:

  • Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—Expenditures for each of the three largest entitlement programs were greater than in the same period last year. Outlays for Social Security benefits increased the most—by $12 billion (or 7 percent). Spending for Medicare rose by $6 billion (or 5 percent) and outlays for Medicaid rose by $5 billion (or 8 percent).

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The number of budgets Senate Democrats have pass over the last 3 years

The number of budgets Senate Democrats have pass over the last 3 years

Byron York reports, via Washington Examiner:

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers’ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then.

There’s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made those levels the new budgetary baseline. Congress has kept the government going with continuing resolutions based on the last budget signed into law.

While Reid has forbidden action, the House has passed budgets as required. Senate Democrats have been highly critical of those budgets, designed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. But under Reid’s leadership, Democrats have steadfastly refused to come up with a plan of their own.

The situation is deeply frustrating for many Republicans. Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, has conducted a virtual crusade on the issue, loudly and consistently and unsuccessfully demanding that Reid obey the law and pass a budget. Now, with a fight over the debt ceiling approaching, Sessions wants to try something new.

“I think it should be a firm principle that we should not raise the debt ceiling until we have a plan on how the new borrowed money will be spent,” Sessions told me Monday in a phone conversation from his home in Alabama. “If the government wants to borrow money so it can spend more, then the government ought to tell the Congress and the American people how they will spend it.”

There are no specific proposals yet, but under this scenario Republicans would insist on a debt ceiling agreement that includes (among other things) a requirement that Congress pass a budget by a specific date. If that doesn’t happen, there would be some sort of enforcement mechanism, perhaps an arrangement whereby the debt ceiling was lowered, or one in which Congress would have to muster a supermajority to raise it again.

One problem, of course, is that the law already requires Congress to pass a budget, and Reid has violated that. Why would he abide by a mere agreement between lawmakers? Sessions did not want to go into many specifics on enforcement, but it seems clear from talking to him, as well as others on Capitol Hill, that the plan would have a better chance of success if it had the united support of Republicans in both Senate and House.

Reid and the Democrats do not want to put there name on a budget that’s why. The same reason why they refused to give Obama’s last 2 budgets a single vote.

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You won’t hear Obama and his gun-grabbing party screaming about these murders.

(CNSNews.com– Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011.

That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds.

The 333,964 abortion Planned Parenthood did in fiscal 2011 is an increase of 4,519 from the 329,445 abortions it did in 2010, according to a fact sheet that Planned Parenthood published last year.

Over two years, Planned Parenthood says, it has aborted 663,409.

The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.”

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The more he talks, the more guns fly off the shelves.

From Politico:

Calling for a “Gun Appreciation Day” two days before President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, gun rights activists are urging gun owners to turn “out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast” on Jan. 19.

The coalition — including the Second Amendment Foundation, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, among others — wants supporters to organize against the president’s “post Sandy Hook assault on gun rights.”

“We have never had a president who so callously disregards the Constitution, Congress, the courts and the will of the American people,” Gun Appreciation Day Chairman Larry Ward said.

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