Days Of Infamy

We did not commemorate last month’s Veterans Day. We just did not have the heart to do so. We thought of all the sacrifices by generations of Americans, especially our veterans, and tried to convince ourselves that it was all worth it. Was it? Look at how low our nation has fallen.

At Walter Reed National Medical Center those Americans that Obama despises as “clinging” to religion and guns were told “no Bibles.” At a time of great suffering and peril Walter Reed Medical Center bureaucrats told family members they could not bring Bibles to injured soldiers.

After protests the military bureaucrats rescinded the order banning Bibles or any other religious reading materials to loved ones injured in battle. The question that has to be asked is why such an order existed in the first place? What mentality is it, in the most powerful recesses of American government, that would ban ritual practices or readings that many who are in pain seek out?

Why deny the beautiful poetry found in the Bible to those in distress? Why deny believers the right to practice their religion and beliefs at a moment when even ardent atheists sometimes find solace and peace in religious devotions?

The wishes of believers and non-believers should be respected, especially at times of danger to life or limb. Proselytizers leaving unwanted materials might be a problem but to establish a policy banning all religious materials at a hospital is itself sick and betrays a contempt for beliefs many Americans “cling” to especially at desperate hours watching a loved one in pain or withering away. Why is this happening in America?

Today former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison because of his public corruptions. The previous governor of Illinois was sentenced to 6 years for his public corruptions. District Judge James Zagel on why he gave Blagojevich 14 years in prison:

“The sentence is the longest received by any Illinois governor and one of the longest for any politician in state history.

“When it is the governor who goes bad, the fabric of Illinois is torn and disfigured and not easily or quickly repaired,” U.S. District Judge James Zagel said in announcing how long Blagojevich should spend in prison after being convicted of 18 corruption charges that included attempting to sell or trade an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the election of President Barack Obama. “You did that damage.” [snip]

Just moments later, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald called the whole case “profoundly sad” and said having two Illinois governors convicted in a century is too many — let alone two in the past five years.

This has to stop,” Fitzgerald said of corruption in Illinois. He said stiff sentences for corruption “can and should change behavior in a significant number of people.” [snip]

The judge also issued fines and assessments totaling nearly $22,000. [snip]

But Zagel noted the damage caused by Blagojevich “is not measured in the value of money and property. The harm is the erosion of the public trust in government; [people’s] confidence in and trust in government.

Prosecutor Fitzgerald and Judge Zagel have done nothing to stop the corruption from erupting again in Illinois. Putting Blagojevich in prison will not deter the public corruption in Illinois.

Blagojevich has been turned into a pauper, that is all Fitzgerald and Zagel have achieved. Blagojevich does not have sufficient money to pay for his own lawyers nor does he have enough money to keep his house. But the more corrupt officials of Illinois will continue to live in splendor in their Rezko housing. The big crooks, the Jackels and Jekylls who made the money and got the property will continue to vacation in the White House in Washington and in the Rezko House of Hyde Park:

“Judge, the defendant is corrupt, he was corrupt the day he took office, he was corrupt until the day he was arrested,” Schar told Zagel. “Judge, the people have had enough. They have had enough of this defendant. They have had enough of people like him.

A message must be sent to the people of Illinois that when they are victimized by corruption — their frustration, their disappointment, their cynicism, their disenfranchisement from the political process, they’re being heard.

Chicago Clown

Blagojevich got caught and punished but the people of Illinois and America will continue to be “victimized by corruption” because Barack Obama remains at large. The corruptions continue to afflict. From the Rezko House to the White House, the corruptions paved the way:

“Charity Rorie, a mother of four, sat in her Mishawaka, Ind., kitchen, stunned that her name appeared on a 2008 Democratic presidential primary petition for then-candidate Barack Obama.

That’s not my signature,” she told Fox News, saying her signature is “absolutely” a fake. She also said she was troubled someone forged both her signature and that of her husband, Jeff, and listed personal details such as their address and birthdays.

“It’s scary,” Rorie said. “It’s shocking. It definitely is illegal. A lot of people have already lost faith in politics and the whole realm of politics, so that just solidifies all of our worries and concerns.”

Robert Hunter Jr. said his name was faked, too.

I did not sign for Barack Obama,” he told Fox News, adding his signature supporting the then-Illinois senator’s effort to get on the primary ballot was also a forgery.

As he examined the Obama petition he held in his hands, Hunter pointed out that “I always put ‘Junior’ after my name, every time … there’s no ‘Junior’ there.” He said the signature on the petition looks “very close” to his real one, but it clearly is not.

My wife and I actually signed a petition for Hillary Clinton,” he said.”

Corruption upon corruption upon corruption – the Obama way:

“The prospect that theirs are two of an estimated 150 signatures that may have been forged on the petitions has raised the question of whether President Obama actually reached the legitimate number of signatures needed to be placed on the ballot in Indiana. Under state law, presidential candidates need to file 500 signatures from each of the state’s nine congressional districts. Indiana election officials say that in St. Joseph County, the Obama campaign qualified with 534 signatures; Clinton’s camp had 704. The certified signatures were never challenged.

“I had always thought that, now-President Obama, had earned his victory in Indiana,” said the state’s Republican chairman, Eric Holcomb. “But then I quickly learned that he had cheated his way on to the ballot in the primary.

The allegations that election fraud touched a race for the highest office in the land are at the center of an investigation by St. Joseph County Attorney Michael Dvorak. He would not comment, but sources say the probe is gaining steam as prosecutors delve into the petitions that sailed through the St. Joseph County Voter Registration Board, located in South Bend. There have been reports that as many as seven people may have been involved in an alleged conspiracy to fake the petitions. [snip]

St. Joseph County Board of Voter Registration worker Dustin Blythe has reportedly been identified as having handwriting that matches the writing on some of the suspect Obama petitions. The South Bend Tribune and the political newsletter Howey Politics Indiana hired a handwriting analyst who examined the documents and says Blythe’s writing can be found on “nine suspicious pages from the Obama petition,” according to the newspaper. [snip]

Blythe’s LinkedIn profile describes him as a “government employee” who is also an “independent contractor/volunteer at Indiana Democratic Party” and a St. Joseph County Democratic Party “volunteer.” His Facebook page includes a photograph of him taken with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.”

It was, by all appearances, a “widespread, systematic organized effort by Democrat operatives to cheat the system by forging names of, especially Democrat voters, to put Barack Obama on the presidential ballot for the Democratic presidential primary in 2008.

The corruption will continue until the corrupt are put in prison:

“But voters like Charity Rorie say they feel victimized and are fearful of the message that the scandal sends across the country.

“We have a generation that’s behind us who is not very faithful in making sure that they vote,” she lamented. “I think this isn’t going to help the situation.

“I think that if we need to continue with our children the way that America is supposed to work, then I think it needs to be done correctly.”

Disrespect for the values and institutions of many Americans, public corruptions both punished and unpunished, and the betrayal of friends are the hallmarks in this Age of Fake and Days of Infamy:

“Two of the Democratic Party’s core institutions are challenging a bipartisan consensus on Israel and Palestine that has dominated American foreign policy for more than a decade. [snip]

Events of recent years such as GOP attacks on Obama as insufficiently loyal to Israel, Israel’s controversial raid on a Turkish ship bound for Gaza and debates over the Iranian nuclear program have deepened the divide between some on the Democratic left and the party’s mainstream foreign policy apparatus.

“Like segregation in the American South, the siege of Gaza (and the entire Israeli occupation, for that matter) is a moral abomination that should be intolerable to anyone claiming progressive values,” wrote Matt Duss, a CAP policy analyst and the director of Middle East Progress, last year, after an Israeli raid on a flotilla challenging the blockade of Gaza turned violent.”

That America would even think of abandoning Israel is an Obamination. That anyone doubts Iranian intentions of another holocaust against American ally Israel as well as opposition to American ideals and values is madness. The Obama Dimocratic Left is crazed and dangerous:

“But that more liberal stream of foreign policy thinking, in exile in the Clinton years, was vindicated for some Democrats when its leading voices opposed President Bush’s war in Iraq – a position the rest of the party came to late if at all. And CAP’s new views are, Duss said, in part generational.

“I’m really interested in the way in which America’s experience in the Middle East in the last decade has informed this younger generation of analysts and journalists and veterans,” he said.” [snip]

And Rosenberg told POLITICO that his cadre of writers is looking less to sway votes on Capitol Hill today than to shift the Democratic Party’s conversation and its younger generation. [snip]

But the new tone in Washington is also one that straightforwardly pro-Palestinian voices see as a welcome change, if one that has yet to be accompanied by a shift in American policy.

“What is actually happening is that the discourse that lot of people in the Palestine solidarity community and activists have been engaging in is starting to break down the walls of the Washington bubble,” said Ali Abunimah, a longtime activist and the co-founder of the site Electronic Intifada. “But political intimidation from Israel’s supporters is still a much more powerful force than any change in thinking at the CAP.”

These people are crazed and dangerous. They were kept in a cage when Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the White House. Now, with Obama skewing the rudder, they are uncaged and wild.

They are also deceptive. Recent remarks by Hillary Clinton are twisted to appear to support them. But Hillary Clinton’s remarks in a question and answer session at the Saban Center are the product of hearsay and distortion. Because the Hillary remarks are not direct quotes they are difficult to confirm, condemn or condone. [We will discuss these issues in our next article.]

As the world collapses, almost as if by design not accident, what does Barack Obama do? V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. 17 days vacation. That is until Willard Mitt Romney stood up:

“President Obama is not vacationing in Hawaii with his wife and children while the extension of the payroll tax holiday remains in limbo, and has warned GOP congressional leaders to stay in town as well.

Obama had planned to fly to Hawaii with his family on Dec. 17 and stay there through New Year’s.

After getting ripped by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his vacation plans, Obama told Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday that he will stay in town until Congress finishes work on the payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits and other issues. [snip]

“I just think it’s time to have a president those idea of being ‘hands on’ doesn’t mean getting a better grip on the golf club,” Romney told potential caucus voters in Iowa.”

Hooray for Romney!

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So, has it been worth it? Is there cause to believe that America might be worth fighting for? Was it worth it veterans? Seventy years later, do we fight on? Will the nation recover from these Days of Infamy the way it recovered from that long ago Day of Infamy?

Yes, it is worth the fight. Yes, there are reasons to believe America will come out of these days of infamy. Step One is remove Barack Obama and his Obama Dimocratic Party from power. That is happening as more and more Americans see things our way:

“President Obama and his re-election team have prided themselves on their well-oiled get-out-the-vote effort. But a new study from the centrist think tank Third Way suggests Democrats are losing ground organizationally in nearly all of the key battleground states in the general election.

The group’s analysis found that, in the eight politically-pivotal states that register voters by party, a significant number have left the Democratic party since 2008, with many choosing to register as independents. Over 825,000 registered Democrats in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have departed the party rolls since President Obama’s election in 2008, a much more significant share than the number of Republicans (378,000) who have done the same. Meanwhile, the number of registered independents has ticked upwards by 254,000.”

Who do you think leads that exodus from the Obama Dimocratic crackpot party of treachery and corruption? It’s Hillary Clinton Supporters that’s who. As Obama disapproval is over 50% in the Gallup polls, hope rises in America for a new day.

That new day is less than a year away.