Category Archives: Obama

Congress Passes Bill To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

It is a start. Read the story.

Some in the GOP including some on the right failed the American voter, and failed President Trump ( Thank you!!!!! )

How disappointing the bill to kill Obamacare looks to be dead.      Thanks GOP. One of the reasons you were put in office was to rid the nation of this horrible law.

  You have failed the American voters, along with failing President Trump. 

     You wanted a perfect bill, and now we have none. Thanks Congressman Beacon here from Nebraska for supporting this bill. 

     I am outrage at the GOP including those on the right.

The American Health Care Act is backed by Right to Life 

A victory for common sense

The decision of the Trump administration to overturn President Obama’s “transgender bathroom policy” and instead to correlate bathroom usage with one’s biological sex is not a victory for any political group. It is a victory for common sense. It is an affirmation of basic human sanity.

( Read, or listen to the rest of this commentary.)

President Bush ( who I like ) still doesn’t get it on Islam, and so much more,as he attacks President Trump 

President Bush who did many good things for America, use to drive me nuts, when he went out of his way to say Islam was a peaceful faith. Yes there are people in that faith who are peaceful. However those who truly are committed to the faith are not peaceful. They are the ones who are making it hard for Jewish people, and followers of Christ to live around the world.Thse who are truly committed Islam wants Israel, and America destroyed. They want every follower of Jesus,along with every Jewish soul dead.

  I am sorry to write President Bush still feels the same way. In this video he once again defends Islam. He also seems to let it be known that he does not agree with President Trump on trying to keep others from our land who might harm our nation. 

   Whatever happened to the rule of former presidents not attacking sitting presidents. Where was Bush when President Obama was destroying America with his radical left agenda. I didn’t hear anything out of him. So was I in dream land? Did you hear anything out of President Bush when Obama was trying to destroy our nation. 

Evangelicals should be at the education table, and the focus should be on saving the poor kids not saving  the public schools 

Evangelicals played a large role in getting President Donald Trump to the White House, and now they will shape Trump’s education agenda.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s beleaguered pick for education secretary, supports taxpayer funding for religious schools and once called education reform a way to “advance God’s kingdom.”
Mike Pence, a leader in the evangelical community, will likely break a tie in the Senate to ensure DeVos’ nomination.
And Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of one the largest evangelical colleges in the nation, Liberty University, will lead an education reform task force focusing on higher education.
“They weren’t even at the table under President (Barack) Obama,” said North Carolina Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger, who is connected to the evangelical community. “I think it’s prudent … that those who have a world view of the Bible be able to have a conversation.”

In education circles, a major part of that conversation is an ongoing policy debate on the role of vouchers and taxpayer funding for religious schools. Liberal Democrats have vocally opposed DeVos’ nomination and turned it into a referendum on allowing tax dollars to be spent on scholarships for students to attend religiously affiliated schools.
“I don’t think that religion defines a person, but what we see is a real clear agenda that Trump began,” said Mary Kusler, who is overseeing the National Education Association’s effort to oppose DeVos’ nomination. “We believe that the public school system has largely been a cornerstone of democracy.”

( Billy’s thoughts – Did the media question when the people who wanted  faithless things in education were invited to the table under President Obama. Nope those folks helped put Obama in office. In the same way evangelicals helped get Donald Trump to the White House ,so why should we not be at the table of education. Besides those of us who want choice in education  just want to give poor parents the same choice in education that President Obama made. When Obama had a chance to send his daughters to a public school system that is run down, he picked a private school. Clinton did the same thing with his daughter. I do not fault Clinton, or Obama for sending their kids to private schools. All good  parents want to do what is best for their child. I just wish those on the left would give the same choice to poor parents. Yes there are good teachers in the public schools, but the department of education job should not be about saving the public schools. Instead they should focus on saving the kids including the poor kids who are stuck in schools which are failing them. Read the rest of the above story. )

Leaders playing football in the Super Bowl?

No matter your politics I think you will think this is funny. 

Obama’s $221M gift to Palestinians put on hold ( good for President Trump ) 

Millions of dollars promised by Barack Obama and John Kerry to the Palestinian Authority just before officially leaving office have been put on hold by the Trump State Department.
In the last hours of his presidency, President Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday.
But yesterday, according to FOX News and other news outlets, the State Department announced it had decided to review the last-minute decision and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the priorities of the Trump administration. The Times of Israel reports that according to a senior Palestinian source, U.S. officials told PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah the funds weren’t expected to be handed over in the immediate future.

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Facebook posting on watching Trump, and Obama ( a word to those who are boycotting it ) 

Here is something I posted on a friend’s Facebook page. She posted she watches the President of the USA get sworn in to office every four years. She wrote she watched Obama get sworn even though she didn’t agree with his politics.

Here is what I wrote in reply to her post…..

  ” I watch it too every four years. What a witness how we peacefully hand over power. I think it is a disgrace that some so called leaders are boycotting it. No matter who you voted for we all support Trump. We should pray for him. Besides we are commanded to that in the Bible. I heard on the radio there is some church who is going to pray for Trump. When they do pray for him, they are not going to name him. They are afraid to hurt those who did not support him. That is not praying for him from the heart. That is giving lip service to prayer”.Thanks.

President] Obama’s commutation of his sentence is a disgrace. ( Saving Private Manning )

The final acts of his presidency, Mr. Obama has granted clemency to Bradley Manning. Here’s what it reveals.

John Stonestreet
On Tuesday, president Obama, using his constitutional powers “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States,” commuted the sentence of former Army private Chelsea Manning.
Now, in case you missed it, that wasn’t Manning’s first name six-plus years ago. At that point, it was Bradley, and it was Bradley Manning who was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for, among other things, espionage and theft.
Given the nature of Manning’s offenses, any executive clemency was bound to be controversial, but it’s what happened after Manning’s conviction that raises doubts about why Manning was the recipient of presidential clemency.
It’s impossible to really know the president’s motives. But a quick examination of the facts reveals that there’s reason to believe that a culture-war agenda played a disturbing role in this story.
To start at the beginning, in early 2010, a series of diplomatic cables and war logs began to appear on the WikiLeaks website. In total, more than 600,000 classified documents had been leaked to the site. The source of the leak was Manning. His stated justification was “to show the true cost of war” to the public in the hopes that it “would come to the conclusion that the war wasn’t worth it.”
In May, 2010, Manning was arrested and charged with 22 offenses, including aiding the enemy, which carried a potential death sentence. Three years later, Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge but found guilty of 17 others, including “five counts of espionage and theft.”
At this point, it seems pretty straightforward. Manning’s actions jeopardized national security and placed people in harm’s way.
daily_commentary_01_19_17But, in this case “straightforward” is the last word anyone would use to describe Manning’s actions. At the sentencing phase, Manning’s lawyers “raised questions about whether Manning’s confusion over her gender identity affected her behavior and decision making.” Note the use of the feminine pronoun by the lawyers. A military psychologist testified that “Manning had been left isolated in the Army, trying to deal with gender-identity issues in a ‘hyper-masculine environment.’”
Thus, Manning went from being a misguided-to-the-point-of-possibly-traitorous “whistleblower” to a transgendered martyr, a transformation underscored by the name change from Bradley to Chelsea, a change that media outlets adopted immediately.
Reasonable people can disagree on whether seven years for his actions is a sufficient punishment. At the time of his sentencing, the New York Times argued that “much of what Private Manning released was of public value.” And all of his supporters argued that 35 years was far too long a sentence.
The problem is the same arguments can be made about other people who are not the beneficiaries of presidential clemency. Like Edward Snowden, who revealed the NSA’s surveillance program to the country. One could argue the “public value” of his actions far exceeded those of Manning’s.
Which is why it’s reasonable to suspect that Manning’s status as transgendered icon had something to with the president’s actions. As the New York Times put it, “The decision by President Obama rescued Ms. Manning from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at a male military prison.”
Now, as a Christian, I’m not opposed to clemency. And I’m willing to consider Manning’s documented history of mental illness and suicide attempts as mitigating factors.
But in the end, I find it hard to disagree with David French, writing in the National Review:
“Manning isn’t a woman in need of rescue. He’s a soldier who committed serious crimes. He … just dumped hundreds of thousands of classified documents into the public domain ….without the slightest regard for the lives of others. Manning is a traitor who pled guilty to a lesser offense to avoid the full penalty for his crimes… [President] Obama’s commutation of his sentence is a disgrace.”