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    From the Jerusalem Post:

    Obamacare victims and Israel
    Obama lies in both domestic and foreign policy.

    US President Barack Obama views lies as legitimate political tools. He uses lies strategically to accomplish through mendacity what he could never achieve through honest means.

    Obama lies in both domestic and foreign policy.

    On the domestic front, despite Obama’s repeated promises that Obamacare would not threaten anyone’s existing health insurance policies, over the past two weeks, millions Americans have received notices from their health insurance companies that their policies have been canceled because they don’t abide by Obamacare’s requirements.

    The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board explained that Obama’s repetition of this lie was not an oversight. It was a deliberate means of lulling into complacency these Americans who opted to buy their insurance themselves on the open market, in order to stick them with the burden of underwriting Obamacare.

    In the editorialist’s words, “The [healthcare] exchanges need these customers [whose private policies are being canceled] to finance Obamacare’s balance sheet and stabilize its risk pools. On the exchanges, individuals earning more than $46,000 or a family of four above $94,000 don’t qualify for subsidies and must buy overpriced insurance. If these middle-class Obamacare losers can be forced into the exchanges, they become financiers of the new pay-as-yougo entitlement.”

    Sure there is an outcry now about Obama’s dishonesty and the way he has used lying to take away from an unwilling public a right it would never have knowingly surrendered, but it is too late. There is no chance of revoking the law until at 2017, when Obama leaves office.

    And by then, everyone will have been forced to accept what they consider unacceptable or be fined and lose all health coverage.

    Obama’s mendacity is not limited to domestic policy. It operates in foreign affairs as well. Several commentators this week recalled Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez’s angry response to the Obama administration’s attempt to block Senate passage of sanctions against Iran in December 2011. Expressing disgust at the administration’s bad faith to the Senate, Menendez noted that before the White House tried to defeat the legislation, it first forced senators to water it down, making them believe that the White House would support a weaker bill. In the end, despite the White House’s opposition, the Senate and House passed the watered-down sanctions bills with veto-proof majorities. Obama reluctantly signed the bill into law and then bragged about having passed “crippling sanctions” on Iran.

    As was the case with Obamacare, the White House knows that most Americans won’t support its policy of doing nothing to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. So the White House never says that this is its policy. Obama and his advisers insist that preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power is a central goal of the administration. But their actions move US policy in the opposite direction. And if they get caught on the lies after Iran gets the bomb, well, Obama won’t be facing reelection, so he will pay no price for his duplicity.

    The mendacity at the heart of Obama’s political playbook is something that Israel needs to understand if it to survive his presidency without major damage to its strategic viability. The events of the past week make clear that the stakes in understanding and exposing his game couldn’t be higher....
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    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    And yet the US Jewish vote still goes to the Dems...

    I wonder if they'll wake up when Israel goes up in a mushroom cloud???
    Probably not, they'll just blame Bu$h.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    And yet the US Jewish vote still goes to the Dems...

    I wonder if they'll wake up when Israel goes up in a mushroom cloud???
    Probably not, they'll just blame Bu$h.
    We all know Republicans are constantly sabotaging his majesties attempts to save the world.
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    I just thought it was interesting that Israel (and the rest of the world) is watching the Obamacare debacle as a portent for their own relationship with the administration and the US. You know Israel is wanting Dubya back in a big way.
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    Another good one Elspeth!

    I fear that we are indeed standing on the last inch of the precipice that the decisions of this administration have wrought upon the citizens of our country.

    Not to mention the dire consequences of some of those decisions on the tiny state of Israel.

    I do not for one minute, believe that those in power care a whit about anything other than pushing through their all-important left-wing agenda ... come Hell or high water!!!.

    I pray that we can get through whatever yet unforseen injustices still lie ahead for us, and be able to correct them before we do indeed fall into the abyss!

    With apologies for using such trite expressions above ... but were the first words that came to mind.
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    It's been described something like this


    From bondage comes faith;
    From faith comes courage;
    From courage comes liberty;
    From liberty comes abundance;
    From abundance comes apathy
    From apathy comes dependence;
    From dependence comes bondage.


    It pisses me off to see people willingly refuse to reference history.
    I remember the first time I saw a version of that "life cycle" of a country like above. I thought it just had to be too simplistic. Now, I'm not so sure.
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