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Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the passing of Pres. Ronald Reagan. Today, we mark the 68th anniversary of D-Day, and we remember the tribute he made at that infamous place:

Nancy Reagan at the graveside of Pres. Ronald Reagan on June 5th, 2012

Obama’s ‘Court-Packing’ Moment?

Posted by Mark A. Calabria

Although Franklin Roosevelt did go on to win another term after his court-packing debacle in 1937, his support dramatically declined after the incident.  Whereas his 1936 election came with the support of 62% of voters, his 1940 was down to 55% (granted, still a “landslide by modern standards).  And while it wouldn’t be until 1946 that Republicans would take the Senate, the 1938 mid-terms did cost the Democrats five Senate seats.  The point of all this?  Constitutional overreach comes at a cost, and in a nation split roughly evenly on Red/Blue ideological lines, that coust could make all the difference.

While it is still too early to tell, President Obama’s recent “recess” appointments have the potential to erode his support among independents, many of whom actually care about the Constitution.  While the National Journal‘s Shane Goldmacher is pondering why Republicans even want to take on this fight, it really should be the White House questioning whether it is worth it.  When Ron Paul says, “The president is not a dictator or a king who can simply ignore the Constitution whenever he feels frustrated by the system of checks and balances,” this is something that anyone can understand, even former law professors.

A few things to remember about FDR’s court-packing scheme.  First, unlike Obama’s recent appointments, FDR’s plot was actually constitutional, but still struck at the checks and balances behind the Constitution.  FDR also painted his plan as a way to rein in an out-of-touch, conservative Court that, in his view, protected “big business” (sounds a little familiar).  Despite FDR’s massive popularity at the time, and the unpopularity of both Republicans and the Court, the plan still cost him.

This is the utmost of arrogance……………………..imagine the audacity…………………………… humility would say that HISTORY will be the judge!!

       Before watching video, a warning that this requires a strong stomach……………………

This speaks VOLUMES:

The Obama administration is opposing legislation that would add President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management, said a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944, would “dilute” the memorial’s central message.

As U.S and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany, FDR asked the nation to join him in prayer. He then asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, “With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”

A World War II veteran, 87-year-old George “Poppy” Fowler, told a House committee that the prayer should be added to the memorial. He said, “This prayer came at a perilous time, yet it was answered in victory at a dear cost of lives.”

The legislation calls for the plaque or inscription to be paid for with private donations


Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel ,
“Pick  up your shovels, mount your asses  and camels, and I will  lead
you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced)  Roosevelt said,
“Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this
is the Promised Land.”

Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the
price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the
economy, multiple wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security,
retirement funds, etc. .  ..
I called a Suicide Hotline.  I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan.   I told them I was
suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck……

 Folks, we’re in trouble!



from American Thinker:

On March 4, 1933, millions of Americans sat beside their radios listening to Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivering his first inaugural address, in which he famously declared that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  (Joe Biden thinks he watched the speech on television, but that’s the subject for an essay in Current Psychiatry, and this is American Thinker.)  FDR gave Americans the confidence and courage to cope with the Great Depression, which is among the reasons he’s one of our very greatest presidents.


I hate to say this, but right now the only thing that can save our country is — fear itself.  Our government is bankrupt, its deficit is insurmountable, and at both the federal and state levels, we’ve run up more debt than can possibly be repaid.  This isn’t a political thing; it’s a numbers thing.  Either everything I’ve ever learned about math and economics is wrong, or we’re on the verge of going down.  The only possible way to come through safely — and even so, the odds are against us — will be to frighten ourselves so badly that we’ll be willing to do things that in normal times we simply could not imagine doing.

From the Wall Street Journal, Fouad Ajami’s “The Obsolesence of Barack Obama”:

Not long ago Barack Obama, for those who were spellbound by him, had the stylishness of JFK and the historic mission of FDR riding to the nation’s rescue. Now it is to Lyndon B. Johnson’s unhappy presidency that Democratic strategist Robert Shrum compares the stewardship of Mr. Obama. Johnson, wrote Mr. Shrum in the Week magazine last month, never “sustained an emotional link with the American people” and chose to escalate a war that “forced his abdication as president.”…………………………………..

Big as Reagan’s mandate was, in two elections, the man was never bigger than his country. There was never narcissism or a bloated sense of personal destiny in him. He gloried in the country, and drew sustenance from its heroic deeds and its capacity for recovery. No political class rode with him to power anxious to lay its hands on the nation’s treasure, eager to supplant the forces of the market with its own economic preferences…………………………………..

There is little evidence that the Obama presidency could yet find new vindication, another lease on life. Mr. Obama will mark time, but henceforth he will not define the national agenda. He will not be the repository of its hopes and sentiments. The ambition that his would be a “transformational” presidency—he rightly described Reagan’s stewardship in these terms—is for naught.

For full article:


FDR gave us the NEW DEAL

Truman, the Square Deal

Now Obama gives us the “Big F****** Deal”

After decades of struggle and months of political in-fighting, Barack Obama stood poised to sign into law historic reforms to America’s healthcare system. But first his vice-president had to have his foot removed from his mouth.

At a White House ceremony for Obama to seal passage of the legislation by giving it his signature, vice-president Joe Biden gave an introduction praising Obama’s leadership. “Mr President, you’re the guy that made it happen,” he said, before embracing Obama and excitedly whispering in his ear: “This is a big fucking deal!” The aside may have been meant for Obama’s ears alone but it was picked up the microphone on the podium and broadcast to the watching television audience of millions.

Applause drowned out Biden’s comment to the dignitaries in the East Room but the reaction on blogs and cable news channels was instantaneous. “The vice-president used a word that most of us would never use in front of our mother,” said CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, explaining why his network bleeped out the remark in its replays. Ben Smith, a blogger for the Politico website, labelled it: “The mother of all Biden moments.”

Shortly after, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs embraced Biden’s slip, by writing on Twitter: “And yes, Mr Vice President, you’re right.”

 “However, a Smart Politics analysis of nearly 70 oral State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening to have one of the lowest scores on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test ever recorded by a U.S. President.”