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Dick Toomey

January 14, 2015

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Her name is Elizabeth Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department. She appeared on The Kelly File January 12 to recite a bunch of weasel talking points about why the Obama administration refuses to use the “I” word in the war on Islamic terrorism. She spent most of her time, not only justifying the administration’s position, but astonishingly trumpeted a series of foreign policy successes — victories, mind you — that the administration allegedly had won. There must be a word that surpasses “gall” to characterize the deceitful drivel that flows out of spokespersons like her and Josh Earnest who weave, duck, and spin utter hokum to justify the most deadly, pernicious, if not traitorous, foreign policy in American history. From beheading to mass executions, to kidnappings and rape to territorial invasion to cyber terrorism — the world is in chaos — and no one is more responsible for this free fall than one Barack Obama whose ideology and personal Muslim devotion has gravely weakened America and threatened its national security. For many, he has in fact violated his oath of office. Yet Harf, like all Obama spokespersons, glibly and arrogantly puts aside any sense of professional integrity to smile condescendingly as she blows smoke from her 33 year-old mouth. Not a pretty mouth, by the way. Which brings you to an observation — that, with rare exception, Democrat institutions invariably search for rather plain, if not ugly, women to hold high office. Or perhaps that’s an unfair assertion. Because statistics likely will show that homely women are smarter and more ambitious than pretty women and thus deserve their bureaucratic appointments. And you can’t overlook the likelihood that the Fox Television Network simply scarfs up all the leggy foxes who prove that glamor and brains can indeed coalesce in a tight dress. In any event, outside of Hollywood and other entertainment venues, you must agree Democrat women politicians and activists would be hard pressed getting a date at a maximum security prison. To her credit, Harf never had to lean on looks. She earned her MA in Foreign Affairs from UVA. Doubtless, her magniloquent gifts won her showy positions in the CIA and the State Department. You can’t bring yourself to cattily suggest her work on Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign gave her a leg up, can you? Of course not. Right out of school, her incisive mind propelled her as an analyst focusing on Middle Eastern leadership issues. Next, media spokesperson of the CIA. Next, adviser to Obama on national security and communications strategy. Next, campaign spokeswoman on national security issues. Wow. Not one day of military service. Not one day as a CIA operative. Not one day as a foreign diplomat. Not one day in law enforcement. But now you’re being petty. You can’t blame her for winning a job with no real-world experience and accomplishment. After all, she had a role model. He sits in the WH.

January 4, 2015

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You had the best of intentions — seriously — to offer a positive outlook for the New Year. But you made a dumb mistake. You watched TV. Prognosticators of all kinds — journalists, philosophers and politicians — advanced opinions about the year that just died. But every one of them missed the top story of the  15th year of the 21st century. It wasn’t Trayvon Martin. It wasn’t Ferguson. It wasn’t the IRS scandal, Benghazi, the mid-term election beat-down or the executive amnesty debacle. Or even America’s international irrelevance in showdowns with ISIS, Putin, Iran, Syria — well — pick a country — any country. No, the scoop of 2014 was the stunning attainment of one Barack Obama, to become the most successful president since George Washington. GW gets top billing because the Grand Experiment rested entirely on his shoulders. Two hundred eighteen years later, Barack Hussein Obama announced to all Americans that he would transform GW’s United States and, given their vote of confidence, set out to do exactly that. He laid out his agenda in clear, explicit language and, to the letter, delivered on that promise. You could not give him any grade less than A+. His promise came to its ultimate conclusion with adoption and implementation of national healthcare, the foundational pathway to socialism. It happened that at least two thirds of Americans didn’t want Obamacare. But the President couldn’t care less. And neither did the GOP-controlled House members who had no stomach to oppose him and no courage to defend The Constitution, even after the people elected them twice to do just that. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day, as bowl games ran amok, Obama’s transformation of America roared victoriously with the following TV ad:

Your ObamaCare with government subsidy is now available. Health Insurance is guaranteed!!  If you are uninsured, under-insured or struggling to pay for your health insurance, call NOW. Call the uninsured helpline to find out how much money you get from ObamaCare. It’s FREE! Health insurance is Guaranteed. Call to find out the amount of your subsidy. Call NOW. It’s FREE! Get the health insurance subsidy YOU DESERVE.

Yes, this ad runs repeatedly on American television. Read it again and again. America has come to this — transformed from the land of self reliance to the land of entitlement, from the land of givers to the land of takers, from the land of responsibility to the land of dependency, from the land of moral greatness to the land of immoral excess, from the land of spiritual belief to the land of secular self-worship, from the land of global prestige and power to the land of disrespect and impotence. Some will say this summary is distorted, false or melodramatic. If so, they must ignore a mountain of evidence. A national debt eclipsing 18 trillion dollars. Over 22 million people unemployed or under-employed. Nearly 50 million people on food stamps. Welfare benefits surpassing minimum wage. Racial division at an all-time high. Crony capitalism thriving. The DOJ making a mockery of justice. Education failing at every level. The world teetering on a powder keg. And still, with this new year in its infancy, Obama’s transformation of  Washington’s America need not stand. The new and incumbent members of Congress can begin doing the noble work of restoration. Is restoring America worth risking their political lives, fortunes and sacred honor? Be vigilant. You don’t have long to wait for the answer.

November 25, 2014

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The broadcast Media is beside itself with joy over the Ferguson uproar. What mayhem. What emotional outpouring. What condemnations. What a delicious Blame Game. The actors who call themselves journalists, the media corporations and the professional race baiters are clear winners. The losers are everyone else. Michael Brown lost his life and shouldn’t have. But let’s be painfully honest. He’s the first person to blame — for robbing a store and assaulting the store clerk. Second, blame the store clerk for not carrying a gun, detaining Brown and calling the cops. Third, blame the bystanders at the store who stood by and did nothing, including Brown’s friend. Fourth, blame Brown’s parents and friends for their roles in supporting and defending his behavior and lifestyle. Fifth, blame the entire African American culture that glorifies violence, ignorance, immorality, victimhood and racism. Sixth, blame the national black leadership for stoking the fire of black racism to further their own political and celebrity ambitions. Seventh, blame Darren Wilson for lack of judgment under duress. Eighth, blame Obama, Holder and the Federal establishment for meddling in a local law enforcement matter — further driving a wedge between black and white to expand Federal autonomy. Ninth, blame black gangs and hoodlums who use tragedies to riot, burn and pillage, proving by their very actions why law enforcement agencies tend to profile and target blacks. There is an inconvenient truth in this latest tragedy. The self-described African American community is losing the fight to clean its own house, as black on black crime and violence continues to escalate, as 75% of black children are born out of wedlock and as black culture continues to embrace an immoral counterculture. The racist divide has never been more glaring — a growing animosity. Blacks have never been more bitter, more strident, more outraged and dissatisfied; yet the country has a black President, a black attorney general, a slew of other black Federal officials in high positions, thousands of black entrepreneurs, wealthy black athletes, dominant black musicians and Hollywood celebrities, black police chiefs, mayors, etc. The black advance has been staggering by any measure; yet black resentment has never been as intense. You must leave it to professional clinicians to conduct a group psychoanalysis. Or to anthropologists to conduct a study of possible genetic factors. In the Ferguson aftermath, you’re compelled to ask a series of “if” questions: If Darren Wilson were black, would riots follow? If Wilson were black and Michael Brown white, would the white community riot and destroy property; and would Holder visit Ferguson? If Michael Brown had killed Officer Wilson, would the white community burn and pillage black businesses? The reaction of African Americans on the scene, behind the microphones and in the broadcast booths leads unerringly to one conclusion in this sorry business — they believe Wilson became a policeman to have an opportunity one day to kill a black man. They believe he happily risked his career, his family and his future to gun down an innocent boy — strictly because the boy was black. Michael Brown’s death, as tragic as it was — would have been back page news had one of his own race killed him. Young black men die every day, killed by young black men; and neither Barack Obama, Eric Holder or Al Sharpton gives a rip. And the Blame Game continues, fueled by Media moguls, laughing all the way to the bank.

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