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The Road We’ve Traveled

After hearing about President Obama’s documentary love letter to himself, which I couldn’t bring myself to watch all the way through, I’m bringing you another video that explains where we’ve really been.

 

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Weasel Zippers » GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey Walked Out On Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech, “Offended By His Use of Prayer And Reflection For Partisan Politics And Class Warfare”…

Weasel Zippers » GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey Walked Out On Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech, “Offended By His Use of Prayer And Reflection For Partisan Politics And Class Warfare”…

When I heard just the clips of President Obama from the Prayer Breakfast Speech, I wondered if anyone had the guts to walk out.  I knew that just from what I had heard, I definitely would have walked out.  Bravo to GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey for having the courage and strength of his convictions and actually walking out.  Thank you Sir!

(The Hill) — Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey (Ga.) walked out of President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, his spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill.

Jen Talaber said the five-term lawmaker “left quietly” in the middle of the president’s remarks.

“He was disturbed and offended by the president’s use of prayer and reflection time for partisan politics and class warfare,” Talaber said. “Rep. Gingrey enjoyed listening to the keynote speaker and found the breakfast to be inspiring until President Obama began politicking.”

At the breakfast, Obama tried to tie some of the proposals from his State of the Union address, such as everyone paying their fair share in taxes, to Biblical teachings.

“When I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it’ll make the economy stronger for everybody,” Obama said. “But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Talaber said Gingrey listened to several minutes of the speech before he “slipped out” because he found the perceived politicking “inappropriate.”

“There are 364 other days a year in which to do that,” she said. “While he commends the president for his attendance, Rep. Gingrey wanted to hear what was in his heart and not campaign rhetoric. He was disappointed that the president seemed to be unaware of the reason so many gathered there today.”

British Newspaper Columnist Slams Obama’s State of the Union | TheBlaze.com

British Newspaper Columnist Slams Obama’s State of the Union | TheBlaze.com

This article says it all!

BRITISH COLUMNIST STUNNED: OBAMA‘S SOTU OUTLINED IDEAS ’BASED ON THE VERY MODEL THAT IS CAUSING THE EU TO IMPLODE’

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 11:54am by Christopher Santarelli

The President once introduced himself to a crowd in Berlin in 2008 as a “fellow citizen of the world.” Now some European commentators from across the pond are speaking out, dumbfounded by the direction that President Barack Obama is taking the United States.

Janet Daley wrote a blistering column for The Daily Telegraph over the weekend entitled “Barack Obama is trying to make the US a more socialist state.” In the piece, Daley writes that the days of the world looking to the United States for leadership are over:

“Barack Obama is now putting the United States squarely a decade behind Britain. Listening to the President’s State of the Union message last week was like a surreal visit to our own recent past: there were, almost word for word, all those interminable Gordon Brown Budgets that preached ‘fairness’ while listing endless new ways in which central government would intervene in every form of economic activity.

Later, in a television interview, Mr Obama described his programme of using higher taxes on the wealthy to bankroll new government spending as ‘a recipe for a fair, sound approach to deficit reduction and rebuilding this country.’ To which we who come from the future can only shout, ‘No‑o-o, go back! Don’t come down this road!’”

Daley goes on to criticize the President’s “childlike conception of fairness,” pointing out that when you breakdown the redistribution of wealth from entrepreneurial activity to public spending, the effects are much more complex and perverse than the President would suggest:

 “There is, it turns out, a huge difference between being provided with a livelihood and feeling that you have earned it. The assumption that all the wealth that individuals create belongs, by moral right, to the state, to spend on benefits or phoney job creation schemes (sorry, public infrastructure projects), is proving phenomenally difficult to expunge in Britain, so ineradicably has it embedded itself in the public consciousness.

In the US, it has had only odd historical moments of favour (Roosevelt’s New Deal, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”), which have been beaten back consistently by the dynamism of a country that sees its existential purpose as being to foster and promote individual achievement and self-belief. It is bizarre that Obama should be regarded (or should regard himself) as a kind-of European who is trying to bring a sophisticated kind-of socialism to American economic life, complete with government-run health care and “fair” (high) taxes on the wealthy. If his European credentials were up to date, he would know that this was precisely the social model that is causing the EU to implode, and whose hopeless contradictions the best economic minds on the Continent are attempting, unsuccessfully, to resolve.”

Daley was born in America but has lived in Britain since 1965. It should be noted that The Telegraph’s political editor has described the paper being “right of center” on the political spectrum.

After describing the President’s attachment to the “left-liberal dream, which still survives in small pockets of American life,” Daley concludes that if the United States ceases to stand by its constitution and political institutions specifically designed to prevent the government from oppressing the rights of the individual citizen, it will make a stupid mistake and “suffer a catastrophic loss of purpose and identity.”

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