A Republican lawmaker is accusing the White House of “unconscionable” and “illegal” acts for its role in Kenya’s referendum on a new constitution, which would legalize abortion in the country for the first time.
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey cited a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, which estimated that more than $23 million in U.S. taxpayer funds have been spent on the referendum, and Smith and other conservatives have complained that at least some of that money has been spent in sport of the proposed constitution, possibly violating U.S. law.
Lindsey Graham needs to switch parties and openly admit he is a true Democrat and Die Hard Liberal.
Sen. Lindsey Graham broke ranks with fellow Republicans in a key vote Tuesday to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, signaling that there will be no united front for a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee.
In a 13-6 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham of South Carolina was the sole Republican supporting Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
The defection of Graham dealt a death-blow to conservatives who were still considering the filibuster strategy to block Kagan’s confirmation. It takes 60 senators to end the parliamentary procedure, the same number of seats that Republicans have held since the election of Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts in January.
“Elena Kagan will be confirmed,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
Family Security Matters
Memo to the New York Times Editorial Board:
The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In a recent editorial, titled “The Constitution Trumps Arizona,” the Times proclaimed that,
“The Obama administration has not always been completely clear about its immigration agenda, but it was forthright… when it challenged the pernicious Arizona law that allows the police to question the immigration status of people they detain for local violations. Only the federal government can set or enforce immigration policy… and ‘Arizona has crossed this constitutional line.’ ”
There is no single duty that a President has as Commander-in-Chief that is more important than ensuring the nation’s engines of defense remain at a level that will deter and defend against any attack upon America or its allies.
How is that going under the Obama Administration? As this is being written, the U.S. Air Force and Navy are seeking alternative ways of powering their aircraft after having been ordered to cut fuel costs by $20 billion. The Obama solution includes an August test flight of the C-17 transport aircraft attempt to fly missions on tallow, which is a nice way of describing animal fat.
Millions of Americans out of work, an oil spill destroys the Gulf and Obama Parties, Golfs and Vacations!
What’s the first thing most Americans do after getting back from vacation? Catch up on important work at the office and make sure that any crisis is under control? What Obama did after coming back from his mini-vacation to Maine is turn the White House into a Broadway stage for yet ANOTHER party!
In June, Barack and Michelle invited Beatles founder Paul McCartney in for a sing along. Monday was Broadway night…
With the portraits of George and Martha Washington looking on, Obama kicks off yet another party in the White House East Room.
The video feature included in Obama’s Teleprompter Will Not Rest reminds us that Obama averaged one party every three days his first year in office. It seems the average for his second year won’t be far behind.
I wonder what the folks who are out of work because of the economy or the oil spill think of a President who puts party time before the responsibilities of office?