Our politically correct government has made it easier to tolerate Islamists killing children, something we abhor but conveniently cannot stop. We insist this kind of violence can never happen again, a hollow gesture after over a hundred kids were killed at a school in a town on the other side of the globe that most Americans have never heard of. We know too well that it will happen again. Why do we refuse to condemn the religion behind the killing?
Will GOP victories in November turn out to be a disaster for conservative Republicans suddenly faced with having to accomplish something? Party leaders are on the hook for undoing presidential actions that are proving spectacularly difficult, if not impossible to get rid of. If they are going to beat Obama, GOP members will have to agree with each other. That’s a problem. The party has shown time and again that it is a gathering place for conservatives bound together only because they have nowhere else to go.
There is no better time to give up that dead end career wearing a paper hat and stuffing French fries in bags. Finally, criminals are going to be rewarded for making a worthwhile life choice. They won’t have to worry about the will of the people being heard in Washington and getting in the way of causing pain, property loss, suffering, and death. The will of the people doesn’t matter and for criminals, life is going to get a whole lot rosier.
Nothing speaks to rabid self-interest like the bad policy decisions made by those in possession of the public trust. Americans are increasingly being asked to deny our own self-interest and to pay for the self-interest of others, a sign that U.S. socialism has come a long way in the past few years.
In an ocean of contradictions, doublespeak, and outright lies, the Obama administration will never top what it did to working families on November 20, 2014. Are we watching some sort of Machiavellian grand plan unfold? Was the White House so obsessed with winning its amnesty war with Republicans that it never considered that it was setting up working families and undocumented immigrants for a fight that can only lead to discrimination and prejudice?
Did you think that because the U.S. contributes so much to keeping the United Nations afloat we would be protected from unwarranted scrutiny over accusations of police brutality and torture? Our money won’t help our image when our own people draw the world into the evolving racial mythology of the Ferguson conflict. The hype traveled all the way to Geneva. Michael Brown’s parents were front and center before the UN Committee Against Torture before the grand jury decision was even handed down.
The holiday season means being beaten over the head with reminders to offer up thanks for how good we’ve got it. That gets old before the Thanksgiving leftovers spoil, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some things we should be grateful for. For example, Washington deserves our thanks for all the things the government does in exchange for the piles of money and boundless trust we hand over.