Trump Delivers 1000 Cuts to Obama and his Administration!

By: Richard H. Frank

Just 30 days after the historic election of Donald J. Trump to become our 45th President on January 20, 2017 the President-Elect is proving how inept Obama and his administration have been for the past eight years. Obama boasted that he had a “phone and a pen” as the tools with which to conduct his imperial Presidency. The rash of executive orders and thousands of regulations imposed on the citizenry during his reign have been devastating to the American economy and the very security of the nation. Political correctness has reached its pinnacle where truth may not be spoken to power without the fear of reprisal and being labeled as a bigot or racist. “American exceptionalism” are not words to be found in the vocabulary of the Obama administration.

Yet today we are witnessing a movement, spurred on by the forgotten American led by Trump, aimed at restoring this nation to its former place among the leading nations of the world. The mantra “America First” can be heard resounding from the heartland of this great country. Donald Trump, even before he assumes the Office of President, has accomplished more by picking up the phone and calling business leaders and asking for their help to restore jobs than all the executive actions and regulations imposed by Obama over the past eight years. American voters are wise to the distortions and manipulation of data used by Obama and the liberal media to create a record based on lies regarding the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” climate change and job creation under his watch. “We the People” are sick and tired of the corrupt Washington establishment and are watching closely as Trump chooses his cabinet and selects people who will take action in his quest to “drain the swamp” of the parasites residing in the hallowed halls of Government.

There are talkers and there are doers both of which aspire to make changes for the better and lead our Country. The major difference between talkers and doers may be summed up in a simple exercise taught by Dale Carnegie. It goes something like this: “I know men in the ranks who will stay in the ranks. Why? I’ll tell you why. Simply because they haven’t the ability to get things done.” Barack Obama should have stayed in the ranks as one that talks a great deal and accomplishes little. Donald J. Trump on the other hand is proving that he is able to get things done.

His agenda for the first 100 days in office is substantial and geared to pave the way for economic recovery, job creation in the private sector, infrastructure rebuilding, restoring our military and returning to a nation under the rule of law. Every action planned under his agenda is another cut of a thousand that will move toward Making America Great Again.

When That 3:00 am Call Came ….

by Richard H. Frank

Remember the political ad run by Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Primary? The ad questioned who “we the People” would want to answer the call at 3:00 a.m. when it finally came – Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?

That fateful day came on September 11, 2012, not at 3:00 a.m. but at approximately 3:00 pm from Benghazi to the Pentagon and within the hour reportedly to Barack Obama and also Hillary Clinton.

The subject of that call was confirmation that the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi was indeed a terrorist attack. Yet the President with Hillary Clinton standing at a his side confidently asserted the attack resulted from a spontaneous uprising in protest of a video mocking the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. These contrived lies were reinforced by members of the Obama Administration for over three months before they abandoned the myth. The ARM Report commissioned by Hillary Clinton was the final attempt on the part of then Obama Administration to whitewash the entire affair. Finally, when Secretary Clinton was questioned during a public Congressional Committee, she asserted “What difference at this point does it make?”

Well, for those of us paying attention, it really does matter. If the best we can do is to elect people like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to be the individual in charge when that 3:00 a.m. call comes in, May God have mercy on us all.

When our President and Secretary of State consider their political futures and elections more important than protecting our diplomats and military personnel, they have no moral or legitimate right to hold office in this Republic.

Sixteen months after the fact we still don’t know where President Obama and Hillary Clinton were and what they were doing for the hours following this orchestrated attack on American soil in a foreign country.

Politics over principle seems to be the ideology of the entire Obama Administration and the partisan divide present in the U.S. Senate. The Obama government is not only incompetent but the most corrupt administration seen in my lifetime. Yet many Americans just don’t seem to care so long as their individual lives are not impacted by the actions of those they elect to public office. Like a frog placed in a pot of cold water on a stove, they remain content in their ignorance until the water temperature reaches the boiling point and they can no longer escape. The very freedoms our military fought and died for are now in jeopardy due to the ideology of individuals like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. “We the People” can and must do better when making choices for those that will lead this nation in the future.

Putin Unloads Obama’s Gun-Saves His Bacon!

By Richard H Frank

Russia’s President, in a classic move of one-up manship has out-maneuvered Barack Obama by convincing Syria’s President Assad to surrender his chemical weapons to the UN to avoid an attack by the U.S.

Following the G20 Conference where Obama was unable to garner any support for his proposed “unbelievably small” attack on Syria and was facing a devastating vote against proceeding by Congress, Putin provided a face-saving lifeline to Obama. Americans openly opposed Obama by two to one in every poll conducted.

As Congress returned from their recess and the votes were counted only 29 in the Senate and 24 in the House could be found as definitely in support of Obama. The Putin proposal saved Obama’s ass and the embarrassment associated with rejection by Congress.

Notwithstanding how Obama and the White House pundits may spin these developments as a victory for Obama, rest assured that the President would never allow a vote to go forward in Congress to approve his planned strike upon Syrian assets. A vote by Congress against Obama would surely effectively end his Presidency and he cannot allow that to happen.

When everything is said and done, Syria will retain its stockpile of chemical weapons And the slaughter will continue in their civil war.

So what have we learned about President Obama from all of this? The past month has confirmed that he and his administration are inept and unqualified to perform the responsibility of the Commander-in-Chief.

The winners in all of this kabuki theater will be Russia’s Putin and Syria’s Assad. Two or three years from now Syria will still be embroiled in their civil war and the world will be unable to confirm the existence of WMDs.

To borrow a quote from Sarah Palin “Leave Syria’s destiny to Allah.”

Obama Arrogantly Defiant Over Syria!

by Richard H. Frank

Listening to the news conference from Russia, President Obama continues to babble on and on about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Obviously he has failed to secure support beyond “words just words” without the formation of any coalition of the willing. He spewed the same talking points we have heard for the past two weeks as he attempts to secure support for his position on punishing the Assad regime in Syria. What an embarrassment this is to our country.

It’s all about Obama having painted himself into a corner with his declaration of a “red line” having been crossed in Syria. He is now using the excuse that the American public is skeptical about what they hear from our Government. Is that any wonder since Obama has blatantly lied, not mislead, but lied, about Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA spying on millions of Americans.

He states that the evidence is overwhelming with regard to Assad’s use of chemical weapons down to the number of weapons used and the headcount of casualties resulting from this situation. However, eleven months have passed since the attack in Benghazi and the Obama Administration knows nothing. What happened to his pledge to identify those response for the attack and bring them to justice. Something is rotten with the Obama Administration and they can’t be trusted to tell the American public the truth.

Why should we believe anything Obama says when he accepts no responsibility for any of his statements or actions?

“Words just words” – that’s all Obama has ever been about in his continuous campaign to protect his image of himself as a leader. Every time he opens his mouth in answer to a question he continues to babble on and on. What is worse we have another three years to suffer under the Obama Administration. As far as his continued rhetoric about international “norms,” he cannot use the words international law because Syria is not a party to the ban on chemical weapons. Bottom line, America does not have the right to aggressively declare war on a sovereign country, be it Syria or not, without a UN resolution or a coalition of countries participating in such aggression. He has neither. He also arrogantly said that the opinion of the American public doesn’t matter if their representative in Congress wants to side with Obama.

How dare he use World War II and the bombing of Britain as comparable to Syria when this narcissist was not even born and knows nothing about WWII. Furthermore, in his previous memoirs, he has condemned every action of America in the past relative to military action.

Obama’s Case of Foot in Mouth!

By: Richard H. Frank

In an effort to appear tough during his campaign for re-election in 2012, the President declared that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Assad forces would cross a “red Line” and be a game changer thereby changing his assessment of U. S. involvement in the conflict. That statement was made on August 20, 2012. One year later, August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were used against civilians in Syria. This action was reportedly the third such incident since the President’s declaration a year earlier when his “red line” was established.

True to the Obama form the first two incidents were brushed aside under the guise of having to confirm conclusive evidence of who was responsible and who to hold accountable in the event the allegations were found to be true. Now, the latest incident leaves Obama stranded in a corner trapped by his own words with regard to what actions he will take.

His efforts to form a coalition of willing nations to support him has all but vanished with Britain’s House of Commons vote not to support the United States in any punitive actions against the Assad regime. As for France, don’t hold your breath waiting for any help from them.

Obama can no longer forestall action as he has in Benghazi where he pledged to find those responsible for the September 11, 2012 attack on our consulate and the death of 4 Americans. Nothing has been done to date to bring those responsible to justice.

Instead, like a cornered rodent, Obama has defiantly pledged to strike Syria’s military assets to punish the Assad regime for the chemical attack upon its own civilian population. He assumes that his righteous posture to defend against those forces that endeavour to go against the norms established for the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons under any circumstances will justify his actions. He contends that the use of these weapons poses a threat to the security and interests of the United States and that he alone as “Commander-in-Chief” possesses the authority to initiate action without the approval of Congress or with sanction from the United Nations.

Publicly he appears as the defender of the weak and helpless in an effort to bolster his falling approval ratings among Americans. Internationally he is viewed as the “Mouse that Roared” as evidenced by his failure to garner any support in coalition of the proposed undertaking against Syria.

On Saturday August 31,2013 he stood before the Nation and declared he had decided to strike against Syria; however, he also took a second decision to seek Congressional approval for his proposed actions. This will serve to give him a shield against his critics for having shot off his big mouth in August of 2012 just prior to the Presidential election declaring a “red Line” which Syria must not cross.

Should Congress vote against his proposed action he will contend they will have to bear the responsibility for any further deaths in Syria and any political consequences for their decision. Conversely, should they approve his plan it will give him cover and bolster him politically with his supporters yet providing him with someone else to blame for any unforseen consequences stemming from his action.

The situation in Syria has been allowed to fester beyond the point where any remedial action taken by outside forces other than the Arab States will have any impact upon the civil war being waged there.

When “We the People elect an unqualified, inexperienced President such as Barack Obama to hold office we open the door to the unforseen consequences that are certain to follow. Obama has shown that he will never accept responsibility for any of his policies or actions when they fail, but will always shift the blame to another person or entity for failure. Remember with Obama everything is ultimately about Obama. The “Narcissist-in-Chief” has taken the stage repeatedly and lied to the American people and to date has not been held responsible for his lies and actions.

Now is the time for Congress to assert their power over the Executive Branch of Government and hold the President to the enumerated powers set forth in the Constitution before he is allowed to place our military in harm’s way.

Contact your Congressional Representatives and insist that they vote against Obama for taking any action as he has failed to show how the Nation’s security and interests are being threatened by the civil war in Syria.

The Color of Barack Obama’s Character!

By: Richard H. Frank

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I have a dream speech”, stated that we should judge a man not by the color of his skin but by his character. Each of us may define character differently. Although the dictionary defines “character” in vague adjectives that cover a wide assortment of situations and conditions, there is one definition upon which I feel we can all agree upon. Character among men is embodied within the action you take to carry out the “Values, Ethics and Morals” you believe in.

  • Consistency between what you say you will do and what you actually do.
  • Championing and putting ethics into action.
  • Moral strength. It takes moral courage to do what is right when it may cost you more than you are willing to pay.
  • Who you are and what you do when no one is looking.

William Penn put “character” in terms we can all understand when he said, “Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is still right, even if no one else is doing it.” So what may we conclude from the above? Character is predicated upon the values and principles which a person’s beliefs are founded.

Politically, we use terms such as ideology, the rule of law and transparency to measure our leaders’ character against. Unfortunately, most politicians fail to live up to these measures and the values and principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. The latest and most revealing look into Barack Obama’s character and that of his administration is evidenced in their explanation of what occurred in the Benghazi, Libya consulate the evening of 9/11/2012 leading to the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

It is amazing how quickly our President and his administration placed the blame for uprisings on September 11th in more than 20 middle east countries on a video trailer mocking the Islamic prophet Mohamed. Any evidence to the contrary was suppressed for over one month as it would prove to undermine the Presidents foreign policies in the region. One month following the attack as the truth continued to emerge we see that there was no uprising in Benghazi resulting from the video trailer and that the attack was indeed a planned coordinated terrorist assault upon the consulate. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice even in the face of undisputed evidence continued to insist the killings were the result of a mob gone out of control protesting the video.As the truth emerged the spin merchants in Washington began to construct their smoke screen to protect the President and his administration against voter retaliation with the general election just under 4 weeks away.

Following the explanation given by Obama and Clinton on September 12th the President boarded Air Force One to attend a fund raiser in Nevada leaving family members of the murdered Americans with a myriad of unanswered questions. So much for what the President says and what he does.

This week, a full month following the terrorist attack, the professionals within the State Department decided to come clean and admit they knew the attack was a planned terrorist assault from the outset and not the result of any video trailer. They apparently decided they would not become the fall guys for Obama, Clinton and the administration’s flawed foreign policies. Now that the can has been opened the administration is scrambling to keep the worms from escaping  before the election takes place on November 6, 2012. Unfortunately for Obama and his administration the lid has been removed from this scandal and the truth will be pursued beyond the election regardless of the outcome of the November vote.

Those of us that experienced the Watergate scandal and the eventual resignation of President Nixon for covering up a burglary know that the breech of the consulate in Libya and resulting murder of four Americans is much more serious than any break-in. No one was murdered as a result of Watergate but we have four dead patriots as a result of Obama’s policies in Libya. Congressman Issa’s oversight committee must diligently pursue the truth and hold those in government accountable for not providing protection to our men and women overseas in service to this nation.

If the color of Obama’s character and that of his administration were to be defined by the events on 9/11 in Libya, I believe it would be labeled as “YELLOW”.

Obama’s Disrespect for WWII Veterans!

by Richard H. Frank

Yesterday, June 6, 2012 marked the 68th anniversary of “D” Day, the 1944 invasion of Europe by Allied Forces under command of Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Coincidentally, our  General Motors Retiree Club met for our semi-annual luncheon and reunion with hundreds in attendance.  The president of our organization opened our meeting by honoring the bravery and sacrifices of those brave Americans that stormed the beaches at Normandy opening the path leading to the eventual defeat of Hitler’s Nazi forces.

Additionally, he recognized the presence of five WWII veterans in attendance at our luncheon.  These individuals, all in their 90s, are representative of those thousands of brave men that participated in the historic armada leading the way to freedom for Europe 68 years ago.

Those of us that know these men personally can attest to their love of Country, responsibility to family and community and their abiding belief in God.  These humble individuals make up the fabric of this great nation and represent the values and principles upon which America was founded. Today their numbers have dwindled from more than 16 million in the service of their country during the war to a mere estimate of 2.5 million. We lose approximately 1100 of these individuals each day and it is projected that they will be gone by 2020.

Once again, the day passed without our President, Barack Obama, recognizing and paying respect to those veterans of the “D” Day invasion.  Instead, our narcissistic Commander-in-Chief chose to participate in fund raisers to support his re-election five months to the day away from the anniversary of “D” Day.

The measure of a true leader is evident in his character and his integrity.  By his actions, Barack Obama shows he is lacking in both of these virtues.  His proponents excuse such a blatant affront to the heroes of “D” Day by expounding on how difficult his job is and how busy he actually is.  The truth is our President is ignorant of history and in spite of his holding the title of Commander-in-Chief harbors contempt for those individuals that sacrificed to assure the very freedoms that he personally benefited from.

No apology or excuse is acceptable to forgive Obama’s disrespect for our veterans.  Obama is oblivious to how his actions reflect upon his prospects for re-election.  Veterans, however, will Remember in November and play an important role in replacing the President with someone of character and integrity that shows respect for those that have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms in our Republic.