How stupid does the government think we are?

Two weeks ago we had the State of the Union. This past week, we see Obama’s state of confusion. I mean really, do they actually believe the American people are imbeciles?

One minute we’re told President Obama is pivoting towards creating jobs and will use his pen and phone to create opportunity for the American people. Then this week the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that Obamacare will result in the loss of nearly 2.5 million full-time American jobs.

But the President’s Economic Council Chairman, Jason Furman, along with White House spokesperson, Jay Carney, now tell us it’s good to not work and have more time to stay at home and receive a subsidy from government.

Carney said Obamacare will free Americans from being “trapped by a job.” So does President Obama want Americans to work 40 hours, or just have a part-time $10 minimum wage job with a government subsidy.

Or how about the fact we’re told the economy is improving and we’re out of the worst recession that mean ol’ George W. Bush got us into. And we can prove that because the unemployment rate is 6.6 percent – as reported Friday.

So, if the economy is doing so well and unemployment is so low, then why is President Obama asking for the 11th “emergency” extension of unemployment benefits? Maybe this is the “subsidy” to which Furman was referring?

In the last two jobs reports we’ve had below anemic job creation numbers of 74,000 in December 2013 and 113,000 in January 2014. However, beware of the “revised” number that will somehow sneak in at a later date.

How many of you truly believe the unemployment rate in America is 6.6 percent? We still have a 40-year low for the workforce participation rate. And when those who have given up on the jobs market (the U6 computation) are included, unemployment in America is closer to 13 percent.

Now, I recall President Obama stating some 33 times, “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan, period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” So what happened when 5 to 6 million Americans were told by President Obama that their plans were substandard “junk plans” that didn’t meet Obamacare standards? Then less than two months later, President Obama comes out, waves his magic wand, and says folks can keep those plans and insurance companies need to reinstate them. Wait a minute, I thought they were not in compliance with the “law of the land” and were cancelled?

But wait, there’s more. Now President Obama is considering making those plans valid for three years. It’s more confusing, and lot less funny than the old Abbott and Costello “Who’s on first?” routine. Who keeps their plan? What’s the law? I don’t know what’s in the bill? Confused yet?

Or how about this one from the mouth of President Obama: “climate change is a fact” but “there is not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS.” Even worse, Benghazi is a phony scandal, never mind the “fact” that no one can answer why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there — or why there was CIA covert activity there.

I suppose it’s easier for the President to claim climate change is a fact, especially with all the UN supporting evidence. After all, it is a “fact” that a crude anti-islam video trailer was the impetus behind a spontaneous demonstration of fellas showing up with AK-47s, RPGs, and precision fired mortars. So who are you going to believe? Your lying eyes or the moving lips of President Obama?

Lastly, this has to go down as one of the greatest hypocrisies of the Obama administration — and that’s saying something. Consider this, during the State of the Union, President Obama said if Congress sent him any new sanctions legislation against Iran he would veto it. But this past week Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry threatened our best ally in the Middle East with the possibility of an economic boycott if they did not advance talks with the nomadic Arabs commonly referred to as Palestinians. So, Obama would veto the legislative will of the American people to hold Iran accountable, yet would use the threat of a boycott against our ally Israel? Totally confused?

And so it goes. President Obama and his administration have such contempt for the American people they think we can be told anything and accept it. Some may be confused but what’s going on is clear as day to me — and clear to many of you as well. I hope it will be very clear nine months from now, in November.

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Bob Smooper
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The rantings and ravings of an unemployed one-term political failure who has left both his military and political jobs in disgrace.

Frankie Addiego
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The knee-jerk reaction of a complete idiot who’s proving everything West said.

Pathetic.

wakethesheeple
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IMHO — “resident” Obama, an illegal alien from Indonesia, not a U.S. citizen, not a natural born citizen as the Constitution requires, is a Manchurian Candidate groomed and “bought” into power to fundamentally DESTROY America.

His actions resemble those of a panicked bull in a china shop — deliberately thrashing around mindlessly with no logical objective other than that of breaking as much crystal as possible. It doesn’t have to make sense, just do maximum damage.

It’s obvious that his puppetmasters are radical islamists in countries that hate and want to destroy he U.S.

Homer Jones
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He was the union mobsters and hollywoods boy

Frankie Addiego
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His puppet masters are not Islamists. Islamists would not force businesses to provide contraception even if they violate their religious tenants and kowtow to an industry that’s built around telling women to be more promiscuous in the name of “empowerment?”

No, Obama’s puppet masters are the Democratic party: Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, et. al. The people who promote the message of reliance on the government and favoritism toward formerly-oppressed groups.

Barack Obama and his lifetime of failing-up are the product of everything they’ve ever preached.

Peter Erik Bensen
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Islamists violate their religious tenets every day with suicide bombers, the murder of civilians, and in homosexual relationships. Islamists in the US government have no qualms promoting abortion and birth control to infidels. Just as they justify their own deceit about their ultimate goals: The destruction of the Great and Little Satan and the creation of a Caliphate. President Obama is, for the most part, a Madrassa-trained Indonesian exchange graduate student with a Hawaiian certificate of live birth. With his Koran-inscribed wedding ring, unrepentant radical mentors, and the blessing of the extreme left side of the DNC, are his policies… Read more »
Frankie Addiego
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“Islamists violate their religious tenets every day with suicide bombers, the murder of civilians, and in homosexual relationships.” In homosexual relationships? Do you know ANYTHING about Islam, you jackass?

I’m not an Obama supporter by any means, but this fantasy that he’s some secret Jihadist on a mission to destroy our system is just laughable and distracts from the real issues. You’re as bad as the left.

Peter Erik Bensen
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I know PLENTY about Islam. First of all, getting an elementary education in a Madrassa does NOT make one an Jihadist. We have a President with the most international point of view ever. The fact that he harbors Islamic empathy in both his public policy and his political appointments shouldn’t be a surprise, even for someone like you. If you believe that it is allowed in the Koran to commit suicide, murder civilians, even during wartime, and to be a homosexual, well, that’s your fantasy. If you don’t believe that Muslims are the biggest hypocrites, especially about homosexuality, in the… Read more »
Dano Wright
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never better said, I find it strange that those i know who are lefties are so stupid when it comes to these issues. It is even worse knowing that they are not “stupid” people in generality, i mean they are professional, educated, etc. Yet they defend these liberal idiots and their failed policies like rabid dogs!! It is a given that under educated, indoctrinated, un-informed voters are going to swallow this tripe; that is the purpose of keeping tthe system the way it is. The “dumbing down” of the American people has been decades in it’s processes and we are… Read more »
Homer Jones
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THE REPORT COL NORTH JUST GAVE ON FOX SHOULD SCARE EVERY AMERICAN

maggie
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a link would be nice…

aposematic
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Well the ‘people’ proved they were easily ‘fooled’ in 2008; then in 2012 those same people proved without any doubt possibly remaining they are indeed stupid fools. So why would or even why should those in Power have reason to believe anything but the people are stupid beyond ever their own expectations.

Maria Eicke
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The reason Obama was “re-elected” in 2012 = the Chicken hawk was responsible for counting the chickens.

Homer Jones
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the libs want to scream racism but it was the union mobsters and Hollywood that seen Obama as their boypuppet and they knew the libs would eat that up

MDE
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Homer did you used to work at Fisher Body Tecumseh?

Jimmy Cooper
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What bothers me the most is the Main Stream Media! If this was a Republican administration they would be calling for Impeachment at the very least! At this point I don’t know if anyone will be able to undo the damage that has been done to this Country! God Bless America!

Homer Jones
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with all due respect Col West i dont know if we can wait nine months its time the American people go to Washington and shut down the government

Larry Eissler
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Homer, Put it together and lets do it….

charliemoney3
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COME’ON, WE ALL KNOW THE PROBLEM…BUT NO ONE COMES-UP WITH ANY SOLUTIONS !

Homer Jones
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they were in Bengazi running guns to the terrioist in Syria thats why they were hit they were after the weapons and they got them

Homer Jones
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that was the purpose of lying and coverup there is no way they could let us know they had another illegal gun running operation going on

Jerald Preston
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I have a thought but can’t really put it together so if this doesn’t make any sense work with it.
A couple of weeks ago Obama met with business leaders asking them to hire people without jobs over those with a job. This week their telling people who are trapped in a job, that the healthcare law will make it possible for them to quit their job. Does this make them to be the first one hired over those who are stuck in a job and want to go look for a new one without quitting their current job.

feline fan
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Your point makes sense to me but in a convoluted way that shows how ridiculous these people are in their little schemes.

feline fan
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The reason to extend the individual insurance plans is to help those Dems running for re-election this fall….i.e. strictly a political motive, not because O. feels compassion for those people who lost their plans. So he gets to change the law AGAIN himself? Can’t The Reps stop this ploy??

feline fan
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Col. West. is there some place we can go to sign a petition to stop this boycott of Israeli products????PLEASE!

Jeffryn
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I would tell Obama to work less, but that would be impossible. He has a pen, phone and Air Force One to take him and his family anywhere he wants to go on our dime. He came into the White House worth 1.2 Million, now he’s worth 12 Million. How’s that possible?

feline fan
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He must have made some good bets on the golf course. (Right)

Thomas
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Absolutely , he is right , after the screwing we got in the first 4 years ,and the people wanted 4 more years . And if the congress don’t get there act to gather we just might have him for life !!!!. Or more of the same if Hillery gets in office !

respectful conservative
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respectful conservative

I’m not convinced the election wasn’t won with a little fraud here and there, but that’s just me.

Ralph Belden
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It amazes me to, as in all states that requires voter ID Romney won handily. In all states that do not have voter ID, Obama won because they had as much as 150% voter turnout. One lady said she voted 57 times and I understand the entire graveyard voted in one place and Romney did not get a single vote even from the dead?. What I don’t understand is why republicans did not call for another vote or call Foul. You are the majority, Support the tea party with more than you can afford as they can help make your… Read more »
respectful conservative
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respectful conservative
I recently watched a short video on the subject that apparently was made back in 2012. I had no idea there were voters who showed up to vote and were told they already voted. I also didn’t understand the statistical improbability of obama getting over 99% of the vote in some Philadelphia precincts. I hadn’t thought about the fact that someone is bound to vote for Romney by accident. It is amazing none of this was questioned. Living in Pennsylvania where a liberal activist judge has once again put voter id on hold I’m beginning to believe obama did not… Read more »
Ron Radmore
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Time to Lock and Load !!

MotherBatherick
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Too bad obama isn’t related to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un. If he was, he’d be gone by now.

Dick Fabulous
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FYI Israel isn’t our “ally”. They are a parasite in control of the US.

fedup
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and Canada isn’t either, right “DYCK”?? Grab a brain….

David King
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Mr. Fabulous, may I call you Dick? Never mind, I do anyway. Since Youtube is a credible source to you, why not view their UFO videos, and reference them to prove to people what you ‘know’.

Dick Fabulous
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Right, because what you see in that video didn’t happen. And what’s your name? David? David KingSTEIN?

David King
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No, just King. I’m a Christian, and I choose Jews over Muslims any day of the week. Get over it.

Ron Radmore
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Change your “Name” to Dick Head !!!

Dick Fabulous
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You people are pathetic sheep being lead by the nose in the false left/right paradigm. So long as you continue being blind, they have you right where they want you. Carry on. BAAAAAHHHH.

Tanya Booth
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you ignorant fool…go live in iran where you belong

Dick Fabulous
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YOU are the ignorant fool. Pay attention!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncbOEoQbOg

Patrick Koga
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So, Colonel, when are you going to lead us by returning to an elective office? We could sure use you in the Senate.

MotherBatherick
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Or behind the desk in the Oval Office at the White House..

MDE
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Col West is there anything we can do to bring law suites against the Executive Branch of Government for corruption? Is there anything we can do as citizens to bring impeachment charges against Obama since Congress wont? Please tell us the procedure if possible. Thank you Sir.

cynicrealist
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the problem is , there are too many stupid people in this country.

Sam Huston
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I don’t really care that there are stupid people,

I am troubled that the Dems have organized them into the most destructive voting block to ever blight America, thanks to all the taxpayer funded “free” stuff they have been handing out for the last couple of decades.

cynicrealist
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they really can’t organize intelligent people as the past has shown. so all they get are the other kind!!!

Michael Miller
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“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.”

Larry Miller
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You forgot the lazy people………………….No, I know you meant them too.

Peter Buckheit Jr.
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We have a fraud and traitor as our so-called president who leads from the ass end.He was and still is over his head in every aspect go governoring our country and foreign affairs and belongs behind bars in prison with the rest of the parasites living off the people in the name of race.

Larry Foster
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we have to wait 9 months, damn want it over with and as many libs out as possible, to many stupid people in office because to many stupid people vote. You should have to have an IQ test to vote.

1960navy
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I hope that I am not the only one who realizes that any 3 year extension of the ‘valid’ health plans will extend them beyond the next presidential election.

Tony Johnson
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Unfortunately I think “We the People” have become complete imbeciles.. How else can one explain the election, much less the re-election of Obama? The State of the Union in a word is, SAD.

fedup
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Voter fraud helps….

David King
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This chump is making it up as he goes along. I doubt he even has an end game or purpose, other than retiring rich and being courted, wined dined and paid a fortune to speak. Typical narcissist without empathy.

HappyG
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I hope that’s all he is…

El Rexbo
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Don’t we wish that were all he is. I believe that he’s a Marxist traitor whose plan to “fundamentaly transform” our great nation by destroying our economy, (has done well, so far), debilitating our military, taking away our freedoms and turning the once proud and strong United States of America into a third world country. He is our worst enemy and should be immediately deposed and imprisoned.

David King
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Respect, Rex.

fedup
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For a piddly-assed Marxist?? Your joking right David?

mrdonthompson
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I, personally, am locked and loaded now. Osama and his administration are capable of causing a lot of chaos in the next nine months; not to mention the next two years. I suggest you keep your powder dry. Just sayin’. Much Love, God Bless.

fedup
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I completely agree….we Canadians can see it clear as a bell….there will be NO November Election…..period!!! Your too late for that….sadly.

Exodus2011
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Like Jonah Goldberg at NRO suggested:

let’s LIBERATE all those *job-locked* DEMs in DC this November, so they have more time to write poetry for San Fran Nan …

**__**

respectful conservative
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respectful conservative

People who have been paying attention saw this coming a mile away. The history of all other government give away programs have demonstrated it time and time again. In order to keep the free money flowing, people are encouraged NOT to work. Time to rethink these programs and limit the length of time able bodied people can collect and clean up the fraud in social security disability payments.

Sarg
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How Stupid Does The Gov. Think We are???
They already know, didn’t Obama get elected twice??
Pretty damn stupid.

disqus_C6fGXmCFNc
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he looks like a laughing hyena!!!

Barbara
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They know how stupid Americans are. When abortion issues, gay marriage, and rights for illegal immigrants head up campaigns getting liberals elected, while more important issues get left in the dust, they know exactly what it takes to get elected.

clhuntling
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Those are the very 3 things that got this man living in OUR White House. How has society gotten so disorganized in our prioritizing? These issues are NOT what keeps a (once) great NATION and her people safe. Wake up people!!!! Are ya happy now?

cynicrealist
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lazy people are a given!!!!

HappyG
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November can’t get here fast enough…

fedup
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There won’t be a November…..Election wise. There’s no turning back now and that POS knows it.

billkoch
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I know that was a rhetorical question. But, they think we are stupid. And, there are many, too many, who fit that definition and that is why our country is on a slippery slope.

K rogers
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Are they EVER going to impeach this moron!!!!????

moonman1959
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Nope. No balls.

MV
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Why try …the Senate would NEVER convict. There are 55 liberal Democrat Senators (redundant, I know) that not ONE would vote to convict…and to 45 Republicans (assuming all voted to convict) – they would need 22 Democrats. Why even try – since the mostly very stupid public would then have even MORE animosity against Republicans. Yes – the public is STUPID. Need Proof – look at the elections of 2008 and 2012 — and a majority voted for an empty suit who espouses Marxist re-distribution theories. Think the public will suddenly get smart if we go through impeachment proceedings?? Ain’t… Read more »
moonman1959
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You are correct. Nicely said.

johnnyrocks67
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I pray that increasing numbers of voters wake up to the realities of chaos the Prez’s policies are creating. If the electorate does not hold him and those in office who think like him accountable at the ballot box soon, I fear that a new dark ages shall be upon us.

fedup
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There will NOT be November Elections, imo. You’re too late for that to happen….sadly. You’ll have to drag his ass out of the White House…..dead or alive because he won’t go willingly….you must know that, right?

johnnyrocks67
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You may be right, fed up. I just hope to God in heaven that the situation is not as grave as you have predicted.

JuneUSA
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Do they think they have dumbed all of us down enough to carry through with taking America down? They must and are gearing up really fast. It is impeachment time. The problem is all of our cowardly congress. They would rather we be destroyed than to step up and do their jobs. There are only a few that we can trust.

Houstonjac
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Answers to the two Benghazi questions. Why was Stevens in Benghazi?. One answer that may have legs. In order to meet Clinton’s insistence in plain view of dangers to Stevens’ life that he be there to set up Benghazi as permanent consulate before end of Government fiscal year on Sept 30 to take advantage of funds remaining in the Iraq budget and to meet with Turkish diplomate and Libyan shipping company as part of the gun running operation being conducted from the CIA annex a mile from Steven’s quarters. Reason for CIA presense–to conduct massive gun running operation to supply… Read more »
l penn
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you are so Right On, the Crimes and Treason of barry and his cronies just keep coming!

fedup
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You Americans still hang Traitors? I hope so….I can’t think of anyone more deserving then the whole of the current Administration, including Clinton. They ALL are complicate, imo.
If you all get through this absurdity, although I have my doubts, the full extent of the Law MUST be brought down upon these evil forces so this NEVER happens again. Just saying….

Marvin E. Fox
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The Democrats have reached the epitome of political imbecility with the, ‘Obamacare will keep people from being trapped in a job’ act. I thought Nancy Pelosi had reached the Epitome of political disgrace when she stated, “We have to pass the Bill so you can sees what is in it.” So far, the Democrats hold, at least in my opinion, the national all time titles for the epitome of imbecility, the epitome of disgrace, the epitome of lies told to the American people, and for the worst President in the history of our Republic. A future active challenge to this… Read more »
Sad American
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Get ready for ur audit patriot Fox, as well as any other type of intimidation/harassment that can be implemented by a Chicago terror machine…er, I mean the great republic of Obama!!

violater1
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The Demoniccrats always have been all that you post and more! But due to some of the stupidist and most dumbed down imbeciles they continue to vote for the sleezie bums and dumb broads ( Not all women are dumb or broads just the ugliest of all the registered demoniccrats, registered and voting demoniccrats period, of the female gender!)
As gar as someone said we should bow to the King! Not I, I vote we go back under England and bow to the queen before bowing to that faggot muslim scum!

jstarusa
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And our congress sits on their good intentions and just let all this go on! If the president can do all of these things without congress, please tell me again how We the People have any say in our government? I guess we had better be good little sheeple and bow to the King!

empty pockets
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Gee, Allen, tell us what you really think. The worst of it is that as damning as your article is, it isn’t the half of it. F & F, theIRS, EPA, DOJ, etc….not in there. But the full list is too long. And there is a great deal of “there” there. The only reason I can conceive why all Americans have yet to see through him is that (as I heard a radio personality say) Americans are much like our bison, content to graze and mind our own business unless you get our attention. For too many that is only… Read more »
OldHippyPatriot
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Sheep have two speeds…graze and stampede…

Sunshine Kid
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I’ve just had three emails in the past three days, subject: CLOSINGS – and each one was a PART of the total email (parts 1, 2 and 3). All that were on the emails were LINKS, but the emails were all maxed out in size, and each link enumerated the number of jobs being LOST by different companies (i.e., Radio Shack closing 500 stores).

Obama, his welfare supporters and minions in government have wrecked this country. I for one no longer consent to be governed by this administration.

savannarose55
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i agree, i think you are the best candidate for the job as president. you would be representing so many conservative, patriotic, religious minded people that know we have got to turn this socialist takeover by soros/obama around and take back our country, start healing the division obama has attempted to do and get our military back in action. get a real person to take care of our foreign affairs and get john kerry out of there before he starts a war. get the muslim brotherhood out of our adminstration, and get our states to retake over the education and… Read more »
fedup
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Very well put Savannarose….I would add one item, with respect. Repair and rebuild the absolute destruction of the immeasurably important relationship with your Allies that the POS Obama has managed to eviscerate. Canadians are completely in horror of the destruction being laid upon the Citizens of the United States of America. We cannot help but feel your pain, as we’ve been joined at the hip for so long. But sadly, that’s changing….we must protect our own National interests and Citizens from this Socialist/Marxist and Muslim regime that has infiltrated your Government and Country. You ALL must act quickly and decisively,… Read more »
savannarose55
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exactly. i admire the relationship you have with israel. i watched the israel news station and i saw how excited they were to have your prime minister coming to their country, and i thought that should be us. we should be on their side and for them, and they should be warmly waiting for visits from our government, and it sickens me to think j kerry thinks he has any right telling them what they should be doing, and what they should give up of the land that was Gods covenant to them. it makes me livid and scared. i… Read more »
Paul Deckelman
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Obama and his crowd have to believe that the American people, collectively, are PRETTY stupid. He’s still in office, isn’t he?

David Roberts
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Only about half of the people. There’s hope if we can get The GOP to the polls and search out and stop voter fraud in 2016.

bmrtoyo
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and how are we going to stop voter fraud , because thats a real issue

1commonjoe
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You got that right Allen West! Keep on – We Have Just Begun To Fight!

George
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As far as this administration is concerned, we have all been lobotomized. And for a few that happened to miss that appointment, I’m sure that Obamacare will be more than happy to search them down and schedule a non-optional procedure for them.

Mike
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Obama IS A CRIMINAL!!! There is no way to get around this fact!!

HE A CRIMINAL!!