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Obama vows to use power to thwart terrorists

December 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama vows to use power to thwart terrorists

HONOLULU (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use “every element of our national power” to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christmas Day plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner was “a serious reminder” of the need to continually adapt security measures against changing terrorist threats.

But even as Obama spoke, word came that a State Department warning had failed to trigger an effort to revoke the alleged attacker’s visa. And officials in Yemen confirmed that the would-be bomber had been living in that country, where terrorist elements quickly sought to take credit for his actions.

The incident prompted stiffer airport boarding measures and authorities warned holiday travelers to expect extra delays as they return home this week and beyond.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, charged with trying to destroy an aircraft, is being held at the federal prison in Milan, Mich. A court hearing that had been scheduled for Monday to determine whether the government can get DNA from him was postponed until Jan. 8. No reason was given.

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In the now famous words of Rep. Joe Wilson:

YOU LIE!

Unlike Joe Wilson, I am not going to jump through hoops so I can immediately apologize to Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the most disingenuous group that this nation has ever had sit in the halls of the United States Congress.

Calling Abdulmutallab’s action an “attempted act of terrorism” Obama vowed to “do everything that we can to keep America safe” and declared: “The United States will more than simply strengthen our defenses. We will continue to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us.”

I am seriously surprised that Obama used the term “attempted act of terrorism“, I honestly did NOT think he would call the actions of his Muslim brother an “attempted act of terrorism“. I am of the opinion that some of his advisers told him that right about now was a good time to grow a set, because the American people are sick and tired of this “overseas contingency operation” B.S. and all of the political correctness that it employs!

Members of Congress, meanwhile, questioned how a man flagged as a possible terrorist managed to board a commercial flight into the United States carrying powerful explosives and nearly bring down the jetliner. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Monday that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he chairs would hold hearings in January.

Oh, Congress is looking into it! And Joe LIEberman is the chairman. How reassuring… :?

Obama, on vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii, acknowledged the attack showed the need to increase the United States’ defenses. He detailed the pair of reviews that he has ordered to determine whether changes are needed in either the watchlist system or airport screening procedures.

Isn’t it nice how the AP is so fair and balanced in their reporting? And so obviously NOT in the tank for Obama. I mean, they felt the need to stress ‘his birthplace of Hawaii’?

Nope, no way is the MSM in the tank for Obama, no favoritism here folks.

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Wilson shout could reverberate next November

September 21st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Wilson shout could reverberate next November

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Rep. Joe Wilson may have shouted his way into the toughest election fight of his life.

Just ask former Sen. George Allen of Virginia, a conservative darling who suffered a surprise defeat in 2006 after calling an Indian-American campaign worker “macaca” – an ethnic slur in some countries. Or Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who was tossed out of office the same year after striking a police officer who tried to make her show identification before entering the Capitol complex.

Voters often frown on rude conduct, and Democrats would like nothing more to have Wilson’s scalp in 2010 – not just to win another seat, but to hold up the victory as evidence that even the conservative South rejects the town-hall style vitriol that President Barack Obama is facing.

Of course, a decisive Wilson victory could also show the opposite: that voters in this South Carolina district are angry over Obama’s policies and support Wilson’s message, if not his style.

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“Voters often frown on rude conduct”? Well, yes, I can understand that, but when did telling the truth become rude conduct? The truth is just that, TRUTH, no matter who speaks it, no matter where it’s spoken. The truth WILL stand the light of day.

Personally, I had NO problem with Wilson shouting “You LIE!” during the address being given by Barack Hussein Obama. It had to be said. Wilson had the courage to say it too, loud and clear. I don’t think what he said on the floor of Congress will reverberate nearly as loud, or as long, as the almost immediate rush to apology he made within minutes of speaking the TRUTH!

“It’s actually boosted Joe’s popularity among folks who agree with him,” said Danielle Vinson, a political scientist at Furman University. But Vinson said it could cause problems for Wilson with voters who are transplants to South Carolina.

“This particularly will stick in their minds because they’re still talking to friends and family who live elsewhere, and for them, this has been an embarrassment,” she said.

I can’t speak for the good folks of South Carolina, but as for me, when Wilson made his opinion clear to all, on national TV, during a presidential address being seen world wide, my heart swelled with pride. I know that many others felt the same way. A REAL American patriot, a man in Congress that wasn’t afraid to stand and say exactly what was on his mind, the simple truth.

What true Conservatives aren’t too happy about is the apology.

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