Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BENGHAZIGATE


The weeks of the Obama Administration’s attempt to spin the terrorist attack in Benghazi on 9/11/2012 as a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video is blowing up in their faces.  The truth is coming out.  The truth is showing that the administration concocted a massive cover-up and intentionally misled the American people on what actually transpired and resulted in the death of an Ambassador and three other Americans.

Last night, the State Department held a conference call with select reporters to discuss the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack—and they did not invite any reporters from FOX News.  Like it or not, FOX News is THE MOST WATCHED cable news network in America and the only network that has actually been covering the Benghazi incident.  The so-called mainstream media outlets on the other hand have been busy supporting the Obama election initiatives as we get closer to the election.

During the collusion between the State Department and the liberal media to get the story straight, oh I mean conference call, the State Department admitted to the reporters there was NO PROTEST on the day of the Benghazi consulate attack over some video.  So WHY is that the story that the State Department, UN Ambassador Rice, and the Obama Administration has been peddling to anyone who will listen?

The news has reported that US intelligence officials KNEW within 24 hours of the assault on the consulate that is was a terrorist attack with probable al-Qaida-linked elements involved.  Yet the State Department, UN Ambassador Rice, and the Obama Administration continued to push the narrative that that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video. 

Their reason today--oh…it was just “bad intelligence.” 

Sorry folks---that just doesn't pass the sniff test.  If they HAD intelligence within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack, then there was absolutely NO reason to continue with the cockamamie story about the attack being the result of a protest that went horribly out of control.  They WANTED it to be the result of some right-wing Christian’s anti-Muslim video.  If the attack was in response to an offensive video, then Obama could continue to live ignorantly in his own little world where he and his delusional followers actually think that the rest of the world will love the United States if we just capitulate to their every whim. 

And when did “bad intelligence” become an acceptable excuse?  When the ENTIRE United States Intelligence Community and ALL of our allies assessed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the liberals and their lap dogs in the media didn't accept “bad intelligence” as an adequate excuse for using weapons of mass destruction as just one of the multitude of reasons the Bush Administration used as a pretense for the invasion of Iraq.   Bush didn't lie about WMD, he really did base his decision off intelligence—the Obama Admiration has KNOWN FOR WEEKS there was no protest and yet continued to lie to the American people.

How Obama is a viable Presidential candidate in the wake of the Benghazigate and Fast and Furious cover-ups is beyond me.   This administration claims to be transparent, and yet all we see are lies and cover-ups that the liberal media does nothing to expose.  One of the main points of the First Amendment was to have a free press, a press that would be free to write about what the government was or wasn't doing without fear of imprisonment or retaliation.  This was part of the system of checks and balances that our founding fathers wanted to guarantee for us.   It was their hope and desire that by giving the press the power to tell the truth, that somehow the press served in a role that helped to protect the people.    

With so many in the media openly supportive of the liberal agenda and the Obama Administration—we no longer have a “free press” in the sense that our founding fathers imagined.   Do you realize in other countries reporters and journalists who report what their governments are doing are put to death or “disappear” and the only “media” allowed is state-run propaganda?  Today in America, the liberal media is willfully acting as the spokesperson and messenger of the Obama Administration.  We no longer have a free media, we have a media that has decided on its own to censor what information the American people will and will not have.   I don’t know about the rest of you, but I sure as hell don’t want my news censored by the government or those who work on their behalf.   I certainly don’t want the State Department and Obama Administration colluding with left-leaning reporters prior to giving press conferences or testifying under oath to be sure everyone can synchronize their stories before press time.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness




October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   October is marked by walks, runs, and pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness.   This year, Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes during the height of a Presidential campaign during an election season where Obama and the liberal media are attempting to label Republican’s as “woman haters” and accused conservatives of waging some fictitious “war on women.”  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

On Christmas Eve 2009, the Democrat-controlled Senate rammed Obamacare down the collective throat of America.  They did this at a time when Americans were busy celebrating the holidays with their families and the Democrat-controlled Senate passed the bill without reading it!  As Nancy Pelosi now infamously and condescendingly uttered, “…we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”   Shouldn’t lawmakers and the public actually KNOW what is in the bill BEFORE it is made into a LAW?

So what did the law do?

Obamacare gave an obscure government appointed panel, called the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), the ability to determine insurance coverage for all American by evaluating and classifying diagnostic procedures.  USPSTF classified mammograms as a “class C” procedure for woman between the ages of 40-49.  Under section 2713 of Obamacare, only “class A” and “class B” procedures were required to be covered by insurance, so a “class C” rating effectively denied mammograms to hundreds or thousands of women.  This decision to give USPSTF the ability to determine insurance coverage is not incidental to Obamacare – this cost control rationing is the very heart of Obamacare and its promise to control health care costs. It’s called rationing—and it is real.

Needless to say, the reaction to this decision by healthcare personnel, women, and most conservatives who were against Obamacare from the start, was shock and anger.  The liberals, like Democrat Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, did their best blame and deflect routine, and whined that Republicans were politicizing breast cancer.  Again, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Here’s the thing people, when the Democrats passed a bill that takes private medical decisions between you and your doctor away and gives it to a government appointed panel, THEY politicized the situation, and made your health care everyone else’s business since the American people are now footing the bill for it too.

Knowing the political fallout from the USPSTF decision was gaining traction, an amendment to void the USPSTF ruling was proposed in December 2009.  The first real good news came in September 2010 when Republican Senator Vitter put the pressure on, and the Department of Health and Human Services finally replaced the 2009 USPSTF guidelines with actual National Cancer Institute guidelines and the USPSTF guidelines from 2002.  These moves ensure women age 40 and over are covered for a mammogram.

Unfortunately, in the year after the USPSTF’s “class C” ruling in 2009, the number of women in their 40s who got mammograms declined by about 6%.  This means about 54,000 less women per year received mammograms. 

How many of these women died because Obamacare was passed by Democrats who never bother to read it first.  How many women died because of the confusion that followed the USPSTF’s “class C” decision?  How many women died because the liberal media was too busy trying to do political damage control for the Obama administration instead of reporting the facts?

Despite the efforts to get the minimum age for a mammogram covered by Obamacare down to 40---this isn’t good enough.  My sister is in her 30s and was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer.   Doctors found 2 tumors in her breast and 2 lymph node systems that were positive along with the large tumor in her ovary. She has had seven surgical procedures, and the latest surgery took both of her breasts and most of her reproductive organs.  Despite all this, her lymph nodes continue to be positive for cancer, and she continues to fight this disease.   I can’t even imagine what the outcome would be if she had to wait for Obamacare to kick in to cover her mammogram at age 40.

Liberals and Democrats should be more careful about hurling inflammatory accusations about who has waged a war on women, especially when it is Democrat policies that are denying women preventative life-saving procedures.

This week, the Obama administration asked women to “Vote like your Lady Parts Depend on it.” 

Well ladies, they actually do.

I urge women to wield the power of our most important lady part, the sexiest part of all women, and the part that defines who we are—our brain. Vote like your life depends on it. Vote the people who are putting your life in danger out of office. 

P.S To my male readers,
The USPSTF’ gave prostate screening a “class D” rating. This means under Obamacare, your prostate health is even less of a priority than woman’s mammograms, despite the fact that prostate cancer is the number one cancer killer for men.  So boys, you might want to "nut up" and vote with your man parts, because it might be the last time you can. 


~ To my sister,
You are the strongest, most courageous woman I know.  Your positivity and outlook on life is such an inspiration, and I know that you will beat this disease.  You mean the world to me, and I love you and am so proud to have such a wonderful sister. No one fights alone.  I will always be there for you.