President Barack Obama

Gracious in defeat? Obama’s farewell speech analysed

Let’s compare Obama’s farewell speech to Bush’s farewell speech.

President Obama gave his farewell address in Chicago and referred to himself no less than 75 times while listing his ” accomplishments. ”

The speech was soaring, eloquent, even touching ? if contrived ? in some places, but it was also a speech that could have been given at any point during Obama?s presidency, such was the myopic nature of these same, oft-repeated tired liberal talking points dressed up with beautiful rhetoric, like lipstick on a pig.

When the rubber meets the road, the outgoing president used his farewell speech… to double down on policies and beliefs that, while some may actually sound good to many, are entirely unworkable.

Eight years ago George W. Bush?also gave a farewell address which when compared to Obama’s reveals some stark differences.

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What was his latest medal for? Services to Islam?

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Have you ever noticed how some leaders are really fond of medals?

There are numerous videos on Youtube claiming to prove that soon to be ex-President Obama is a Muslim but I judge a man by his actions. By both his actions and his words, Obama is both a Socialist and an?enthusiastic?supporter of Islam. Whether or not he is is a ” true ” Muslim is totally irrelevant.

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It’s official: McCully has put NZ on the wrong side of history

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If New Zealand was a cart McCully has hitched it to an old broken down donkey that is days away from being sent to the knackers yard.He allowed himself to be told what to do by John Kerry and Barack Obama and he ignored Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump who made it crystal clear that they were both strongly against resolution 2334. He has put New Zealand in a very weak diplomatic position and he has planted us firmly on the wrong side of history. The US Senate yesterday sent a very strong message that it rejects the resolution.

Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) are among 21 senators who have signed?onto legislation?that rejects the United Nations Security Council?s Resolution 2334,which calls Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem ?illegal.?

…The bipartisan legislation?rejecting UN Res 2443 was?co-authored by Senators?Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin?(D-MD). It also has the support of 10 other Democrats who broke with President Obama and urges all U.S. presidents and their administrations?to?uphold the American tradition of ?vetoing all United Nations Security Council resolutions that seek to insert the Council into the peace process, recognize unilateral Palestinian actions including declaration of a Palestinian state, or dictate terms and a timeline for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.?

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015, Fort Hood Victims Awarded Purple Hearts After Long, Controversial Battle. Today the military awarded the victims and survivors of the 2009 Fort Hood attack with Purple Hearts and other medals, after a more than five-year-long bureaucratic struggle over whether the awards were deserved.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015, Fort Hood Victims Awarded Purple Hearts After Long, Controversial Battle. Today the military awarded the victims and survivours of the 2009 Fort Hood attack with Purple Hearts and other medals, after a more than five-year-long bureaucratic struggle over whether the awards were deserved.

In Aftermath of Fort Hood, Community Haunted by Clues that went Unheeded

According to witnesses at the Fort Hood shooting, Nidal Hasan, a Muslim of Palestinian descent, entered the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood at about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2009, took a seat at a table, bowed his head for a few seconds, then stood up and started shooting.

Witnesses say the devout Muslim officer jumped up on a desk and shouted, ?Allahu akbar!? ? Allah is greatest ? before opening fire and spraying more than 100 bullets inside a crowded building where troops were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Before he was shot and handcuffed by a civilian police officer, Hasan had killed 13 people and wounded 32 more. All but one of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her baby?s life.

Prior to the shooting, Hasan reportedly was disciplined for pushing his beliefs on others, routinely wore Islamic dress and the morning of the massacre gave away his furniture and Qurans. His business card carried an abbreviation for ?Soldier of Allah.? U.S. intelligence had been aware of e-mail communications between Hasan and the Yemen-based terror organizer Anwar al-Awlaki, and Hasan?s colleagues had been aware of his increasing radicalization for several years. Hasan himself later wrote of al-Awlaki as his ?mentor? and spoke out against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Yet the U.S. government has staunchly refused to label Hasan?s attack as an act of terrorism.

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