Progressivism thrives best when truth is suppressed, but suppressed truth is still truth. You can try to sink it, shred it, cover it and destroy it, but truth eventually rises to the surface. Truth floats. Always.
Currently, the various scandals within the Obama administration have put Progressives in defensive mode to protect an ideology built on lies. Each day brings with it a new scandal or a new angle to a previous scandal. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, and the DOJ's seizure of phone records have one thing in common: suppression of truth.
Americans are discovering Progressivism isn't all it is cracked up to be. Even the coolest of Progressive presidents can't deliver the goodies they promise if what they really intended to deliver was hidden inside a bag of lies. more >>
Labor union leaders are complaining they are getting shortchanged by the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." They are asking the White House to allow the health care exchange subsidies to be used for their worker's health care plans, which could dramatically increase the cost of the ACA.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Joseph Hansen, president of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claims that, unlike what President Barack Obama promised labor leaders during his 2008 campaign, many workers now represented by a labor union will lose their current health insurance when the new law goes into effect.
The problem, Hansen says, is the ACA will pass higher costs, without additional cost-saving benefits, onto the non-profit health care plans that their members have negotiated with their employers, thus encouraging the employers to drop the health coverage altogether. Their workers would then get health insurance through the health care exchanges, or through Medicaid, if they are eligible. more >>
"What we're seeing today is a secular liberalism that wants to expand the prohibition of establishment to silence articulate religious voices and disenfranchise religiously motivated voters, and at the same time to narrow the scope of free exercise so that the new secular morality can reign over American society unimpeded."
So said First Things editor R.R. Reno in a speech delivered to a Hillsdale College leadership seminar this past February. In his address, Reno tracks the hostility that the Obama administration, the courts, and the ascendant "Nones" (those who, when asked in surveys to identify their religious affiliation, indicate "none") are exhibiting toward religious liberty in America. And he identifies the threat that this hostility poses to our culture and our Constitution. It's a very important speech. Thankfully, in it he also talks about how to reverse the trend.
Reading through Reno's speech, it is easy to feel at once overwhelmed, angry, and discouraged. Forces antagonistic to religion dominate our courtrooms, our classrooms, and that most potent platform of public influence, the entertainment industry. Stridently ideological and convinced that the forces of reason and progress are on their side, these secular shapers of culture will not be satisfied until every last vestige of religious influence is exorcised from the public square. These individuals reject the fact that the Christian religion played an integral role in the shaping of America's political traditions and the spirit of liberty and equality that is unique among nations. They do not understand that radically marginalizing religion will undermine the institutions essential to keeping our country strong and free. more >>
Last Thursday, the House of Representatives for the 257,000th time voted to repeal Obamacare. Once more, it was a meaningless resolution. The agency they should be abolishing is the Internal Revenue Service.
The Obamacare vote was nothing more than political posturing. But there is a far more serious issue that must be dealt with by the House of Representatives.
The issues are those surrounding the IRS scandal. more >>
Near the 2012 election, and after bragging about killing bin Laden based on intelligence gained by water boarding (a tactic he campaigned against), Obama and his O-bots lied to us about Benghazi.
O-bots are the many disciples in his administration and the media who, like robots, do Obama's bidding when it's asked for or implied. O-bots knowingly put out the false narrative blaming the 9/11 attacks on a "spontaneous reaction" to an obscure You Tube video. Either the Benghazi Film Critics' Society is the most brutal in the world, or the release of the amateur video just happened to coincide with "Bring Your Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher to Work Day." It was a lie from the get-go.
Hillary Clinton's State Department colluded with other agencies - and probably Obama's campaign team in Chicago - to rewrite the post-Benghazi talking points eleven times and purge them of anything that reflected negatively on the President. Her redacting the facts from the administration's narrative in order to protect her meal ticket, the President of the United States, rings nostalgic. It's as if she is First Lady again. more >>
A nationwide poll has found that most Americans still have a favorable view of President Barack Obama despite the recent scandals surrounding the government, but most also agree that Republicans are reacting appropriately when it comes to raising concerns about the issues.
The CNN/ORC International survey, which was released Sunday morning, found that 53 percent of respondents approved of the job Obama is doing as president, while 45 percent said that they disapprove.
The Obama administration has recently been involved in what some have called a "triplegate" of scandals, including the Internal Revenue Service targeting some conservative groups; a suspected cover-up of the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi; as well as the Justice Department spying on phone records from The Associated Press. more >>