Finally, Bipartisanship We Can Believe In

I will criticize what I think is wrong in congress, but unlike many others (on both sides) I will also give credit where it is due.

The crisis in Iran is going unspoken in the White House (mostly), but finally there are some in congress willing to go where we NEED to go and where the president is afraid to. I say afraid, because he put himself out there before the elections when the early polls showed that the America-friendly challenger might be ahead and when Ahmadinijad was shown to be the winner he shut up. All he has said is that we cannot be seen as ‘meddling’ in their affairs.

What we NEED to be doing is vocally giving our support for those who are fighting for freedom in their lives. The Iranian government is slamming down on protesters, killing internet access and warning people to behave or else.

If the president will not voice support, at least some in congress are.

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

America Could Learn From Iran

When the people get together to protest what they feel is wrong, it can be a powerful and scary thing.

Case in point: The recent elections in Iran. The hard-liner, Ahmadinijad, won re-election but many people feel that there are serious issues with the election. To protest, they have taken to the streets. When will America show such passion for what they believe in?

Answer? Probably never. We are all about screaming at the TV, but have very little motivation to try and change things. Thus, we will continue to be led around by the nose in whatever direction the government wants us to go.

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

First (Second?) Challenge

Vice-President Elect Joe Biden made the now-famous comments not too long ago, telling those gathered to ‘mark my words’ that an Obama administration would be tested within six-months of getting elected. For me, the scary part was that he went on to say that the response of the administration might not seem correct at first, but that they must give their support… ??? What the hell does THAT mean?

Anyway, that is old news. I chalk it up to yet another item not cared about by the MSM or anyone else, for that matter. Only we vigilant bloggers and a few in the conservative media gave it more than just a cursory look.

Fast forward a few weeks, way less than the six months stated by Biden, and we are already seeing the makings of several issues sure to face the former senator from Illinois. First, A-jad writes a letter of congratulations to Obama, then goes on to say what the U.S. NEEDS TO DO; follow that with the Russians putting missiles near the Polish border as a deterant to our putting up defense systems for that target of a nation; now we have Hamas saying that they want to sit down with Obama, as long as HE UNDERSTANDS that they have rights and options with respect to their hatred and wish for Israel to be destroyed.

Welcome to Obamanation, where everyone who hates the USA now has a leader who is willing to compromise with them because doing so will make the U.S. popular with the world again.

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?