Doug Schoen: ‘The Only Thing This President Believes In – Is Himself’ (Video)

Fox News Political insiders John Leboutillier, Doug Schoen, and Pat Caddell joined  Harris Faulkner, Sunday evening to talk about Iraq, Iran, and the NSA.

Starting with the unfortunate situation in Iraq, Faulkner said, “Fallujah isn’t just some city…this is a city we spent American lives and treasure to secure.”

Democrat pollster Doug Schoen took the bait. “It is both symbolic and critically important because it is the clearest sign, yet, that our democratic experiment that we worked so hard for and we gave so many lives to is falling apart in Iraq as the Sunni/Shiite fighting continues.”

“The sad thing is,” Schoen continued, “it’s being replicated across the Middle East. There isn’t an American presence.”

Faulkner asked Leboutillier what he thought Kerry meant when he said we would respond,  “but you’re not going to see US combat troops put in harm’s way.”

“It means he’s the guy who said he voted for the war before he voted against the war”, Leboutillier answered. “Like Obama, they’re on every side of everything in the Middle East and the number reason the Middle East is in the flux that it’s in, is because the United States is no longer seen as a stable something where we stand by somebody. He noted that instead of standing with  “the Egyptian military, the Israeli government, the Saudi royal family,” our allies,  ” we’ve sold out every one of them. The only thing this president believes in…is himself. He doesn’t believe in any other governments and leaders, and he’s betrayed all of them, and that’s now coming home to roost.”

Leboutillier went on to say that the Kerry/Obama agenda for the second term is to make as many deals as possible – “they want things to talk about other than ObamaCare…and they think any deal is a success – but the Syrian arms deal? Not working out. The Iranian arms deal? Not working out. The Afghan withdrawl agreement? Not working out.

Faulkner asked an  incisive question about Iraq; “you know, it’s interesting…Republicans had to drag around the albatross of the Iraq war for years, but finally when it was over, we were told we had victory, there. So does this mean that this president has lost the war that we formerly won?”

Schoen, said, “I think he’s losing the war, he’s losing the geopolitical battle…bottom line, Russia under Vladimir Putin and the Chinese are ascendant…”

Pat Caddell showed up for the last third of the show, to join the discussion on Edward Snowden.

RE the dust-up between Rep. Peter King and Rand Paul.: I would suggest that establishment figures like Peter King and Chris Christy are going to be left in the dust during the primaries in 2016 because of this issue. The NSA is highly unpopular with Democrats and Republicans alike, so the Republican who supports the status quo with NSA spying on everyone, will not be our nominee. And the candidate who is most vocal about reforming the NSA will likely be the next president, because he will win the youth vote,

Video via Johnny Dollar’s Place:

Rand Paul Displays Son’s Erroneously Sent Medicaid Card on ‘This Week’

We’ve all seen reports of people getting forced into Medicaid against their will.  The latest example of this is  Senator Rand Paul, who told George Stephanopoulos  this morning, “we didn’t try to get him (his son) Medicaid, I’m trying to pay for his insurance,” Paul said, “but they automatically enrolled him in Medicaid. For a month they wouldn’t talk to him because they said they weren’t sure he existed. He had to go down to the welfare office, prove his existence, then next thing we know, we get a Medicaid card.”

It’s no secret that the Regime wants to get as many people in the middle class dependent on government as possible – but signing up the son of an outspoken  libertarian ObamaCare opponent? This is a major gaffe.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Your Sunday Hymn: We Three Kings

On the Feast of Epiphany, we celebrate the Visit of the Magi as the revelation of the Incarnation of the Christ child.

The Mediaeval Baebes sing ‘We Three Kings’. Words and Music: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. Arrangement: Katharine Blake, Nick Marsh, Kavus Torabi. Taken from the album “Of Kings & Angels” 18/11/2013.

This is kinda diffferent..

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Good News: The NSA Spies on All U.S. Persons Equally

Obama-Spying

The openly Socialist Senator Benie Sanders  pressed the NSA on Friday to come clean on  whether its highly questionable spying practices extended to members of Congress. “Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked in a letter to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander released from the senator’s office.

Fox News reported:

Sanders, who has introduced legislation to curtail the agency’s spying capabilities, said the United States must be “vigilant and aggressive” in protecting the nation from terrorism, but he also cited U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s recent ruling that certain practices by the NSA are “almost Orwellian.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responded to Sanders’ letter, saying it’s a question “millions of Americans would like answered.”

On Saturday, the NSA responded to Sanders’ query, saying Congress has “the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons.” Not the most reassuring of answers given the fact that the NSA has been spying on all US persons.

“NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data include procedures that protect the privacy of U.S. persons. Such protections are built into and cut across the entire process. Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons,” said the agency in a statement obtained by CNN.

The response goes on to promise the agency will continue to work with Congress on the issues – without ever addressing the senator’s real question.

Via the  WaPo:

 The answer is telling. We already know that the NSA collects records on virtually every phone call made in the United States. That program was renewed for the 36th time on Friday. If members of Congress are treated no differently than other Americans, then the NSA likely keeps tabs on every call they make as well.

It’s a relief to know that Congress doesn’t get a special carve-out (they’re just like us!). But the egalitarianism of it all will likely be of little comfort to Sanders.”