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Obama Meets the French Version of Himself

©2012 Susan Stamper Brown

It could be said a narcissist’s best friend is the reflection he sees of himself in the mirror. No other relationship comes close — unless the narcissist has the unique opportunity to meet another version of himself, which happened last week, during the recent Group of Eight (G-8) summit at Camp David. Continue reading

Susan Brown: Time to Declare a War on Stupid

©2012 Susan Stamper Brown

America is not the social issue fixer-upper in disrepair Progressives make her out to be. Instead, America is the “world’s last great hope,” and will continue to be, just as soon as we are able to get our head above the water economically.

The wave upon wave of “wars” on race, women, class and now gay marriage — were devised to sink this magnificent “city on a shining hill” into the depths of the sea and replace her with a European-style socialistic utopian theme park I affectionately call “Progressive World.”

Progressives, there is a much simpler way to get to that happy place filled with e-ticket rides and no work: Hop on a plane to Greece and send us a postcard to let us know how it’s working out for you.

God bless them, it seems Progressives honestly thought the sun, moon, and planets had lined up just for them that magical Greek column-themed Inauguration night in 2009 when Democrats owned Washington.

President Obama and Democrats had two years to do something about gay marriage, if they wanted to. Instead, the president waited to make his “public service announcement” until now. Obama made no promises; he simply stated his opinion. The shrewd politician he is, Obama understood the power of words and threw out a few to rally his base and raise Hollywood big-dollar campaign donations — which goes to show you intelligence is not a prerequisite for fame.

Rally, he did; within days, Newsweek canonized Obama as America’s “First Gay President,” and plastered his face on their front page, rainbow flag colored halo and all. I shall bite my tongue here for further comment, and leave the editorializing to readers.

Especially during these days of pending economic ruin, the “war” on gay marriage is a waste of time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that as long as gays stay within the same legal boundaries we are all bound to; they can do whatever they want behind closed doors. It’s their business. I’m sure the GOP would be happy to accommodate them with reasonable things like hospital visitation rights. Sexual activity is between an individual, God, and the fly on the wall and has nothing to do with civil rights.

Conservatives must sit this one out and let nature take its course. If liberal men marry men and liberal women marry women and those who want to abort their babies do so, it won’t be long before liberals will “social right” themselves out of existence. In this case, patience is a virtue conservatives should wholeheartedly embrace.

Meanwhile, our ship is sinking, and Democrats are dressing themselves for dinner.

Focusing on nonissues intended to pit Americans against each other rather than acknowledging the iceberg we’re about to crash into was an exercise in futility. How far this one, who once promised to bind us together, has fallen.

It truly is “still about the economy, stupid.” Maybe someone needs to declare a war on “stupid.”

 

Is Progressivism the New Communism?

Copyright 2012 Susan Stamper Brown

In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). Continue reading

Marching Behind Europe Toward Cliff’s Edge

© Copyright 2012 Susan Stamper Brown

Freedom is a two-edged sword in that it grants us the opportunity to destroy our own destiny should we make wrong choices. But it doesn’t have to be that way, should we choose to learn from others’ mistakes. Continue reading

Budget Debate Straight Talk and the Truth About Medicare

Copyright 2011 Susan Stamper Brown

If indeed the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, President Obama and his cohorts in the Democratic Party must be feeling the heat on their backsides on the eve of the Cut, Cap and Balance (CCB) vote. Continue reading

President Robin Hood Declares Class Warfare

Today, President Robin Hood declared war against the high wage earners in America – when he announced that he plans to steal money from 3 million taxpayers  (the top 2 percent wage earners) –  so that he could fund his overspending habit.

During his speech at George Washington University, Obama said Americans should “share responsibility,” but later clarified his true intentions when he explained that the top wage earners will carry the load for everyone else.

This is not shared responsibility.  It is robbery.  Stealing.   European-style socialism.  We’ve all watched as riots have broken out across the EU because governments can no longer fund their entitlement programs.  And the same will happen here. 

Sooner or later, the money will run out when the government milks the successful dry. 

Unlike the Republican/Ryan 2012 Budget Proposal, Obama did not present a plan to reduce the deficit.  He instead offered broad rhetoric to fund more spending – mentioning a mere $750 billion in domestic cuts – but minimal specifics.  Most alarming was the $400 billion in defense cuts – a curious request considering America is involved in war on three fronts.

Demanding that the top 2 percent foot the bill for the other 300 million Americans is not shared responsibility; it is class warfare and a prescription for failure.

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