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Age of Obama

Oct 3, 2014

Semantic Distortion -- Corruption of Political Discourse

Thirty years ago at the height of the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan’s first U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy commissioned this writer to produce a paper explaining the dangers and possible solutions to the serious problem of “semantic infiltration", defined at the time — See: truespeak.org — by US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as follows...

Oct 1, 2014

“War of Words” Advisory to GOP Candidates

With less than two months remaining before the 2014 mid-term elections, most GOP House and Senate candidates will continue making their current “solid” but possibly less than exciting case for America’s rescue from the failed policies of “Progressive” (code word for Socialistic) Obamanism.

Sep 18, 2014

CommieTsar Putin -- Imperialist, Colonialist, Fascist

Now that Vladimir Putin is showing that his Russian imperialism and colonialism go far beyond his recent seizure of the Black Sea Ukrainian province of Crimea, it might be wise for us and our NATO allies to take seriously Tsun Tsu's admonition that we "Know the Enemy" – particularly when that heavily armed enemy is headed in our direction.

Aug 12, 2014

An Alternative to Impeachment

As explained in the August 6, 2014 Newsmax.com precursor to this essay, America needs a serious alternative to the ideas (a) of the House impeaching President Barack Obama for malfeasance in office, which is no longer possible or wise even to attempt, and (b) of the House seeking injunctive relief and punishment in the courts, possible only if “standing to sue” is granted and, even then, almost surely requiring months or even years to complete.

Aug 6, 2014

Slap Obama With 'No Confidence' Vote

As will be explained further in an August 12. 2014 Newsmax sequel to this essay, now that prospects for impeachment of President Obama by the House have gone from unlikely to zero, our scofflaw president and his "progressive" (i.e., socialistic) supporters are virtually begging House Republicans to try anyway.

Apr 11, 2014

Romney -- 'New Reagan' for 2016

Now that President Barack Obama is in the spotlight for his foreign policy fiascos in Russia, Libya, Syria and Egypt, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stepped up and is reminding Americans how correct his own instincts were in these and many other foreign and domestic issues during the 2012 presidential campaign.

Might this be another opportunity for Romney to present himself as a candidate for the presidency in 2016?

Jan 1, 2014

House Resolution of No Confidence: Obama's Conviction without Eviction

During the last two years, there has been a marked increase in calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.  But there is no commensurate increase in the likelihood that either a formal indictment by the House or formal conviction by the Senate can actually be achieved.

Nov 22, 2013

Belated House GOP Approval for Replacing ObamaCare?

After three long years of cautious resistance to the comprehensive replacement of ObamaCare, the House Republican leadership seems ready to approve of legislative hearings and eventual House action on major proposals to that effect -- namely, to proactively support the Republican Study Committee's HR 3121 (with well over 100 GOP cosponsors) and Rep./Dr. Tom Price's overlapping HR 2300 (with over 40 cosponsors).

Jul 9, 2013

Valerie Jarrett and the Anti-Obama “Witch Hunts?”… Or “WHICH Hunts?”

Surprise, surprise!!  Left-wing Congressman Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House Investigations Subcommittee, is trying to end the ever-expanding House investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s illegal “political targeting” of conservative applicants for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status, by loudly insisting that “This witch hunt needs to end.”

May 25, 2013

Hillary’s -- and now Obama's -- "Vast Left-wing Cover-up"

Almost 20 years ago, early in the Clinton-Rodham-Gore era, the late New York Times columnist William Safire charged that First Lady Hillary Clinton was so routinely dishonest in her reaction to the many scandal-"gates" of which she and Husband Bill were being accused as to merit the label of "congenital liar."

Aug 2, 2012

Six Years of "Bush Country"... Six Years of "OPRAH Land"

Despite much evidence to the contrary, a recent Gallup poll indicates that Barack Obama's scam of "what I inherited from eight years of Bush" is still working -- with some 68 percent of Americans still believing that George W. Bush is primarily responsible for America's ever-exploding budget deficits, our painfully high and long-lasting rates of unemployment, and our incurably anemic rates of economic growth.

Feb 22, 2012

Mitt's "Flips" to the ConCentrist Right... Newt's "Flops" to the un-Reagan Left

Although Mitt Romney prevailed by wide margins in Florida and Nevada in his quest for the Republican nomination for President last month, former US Senator Rick Santorum greatly slowed the Romney Express by more recent surprise victories in Colorado, Missouri and Michigan.

Jan 11, 2012

Romney's "Flips" for the Better... Obama's "Flops" for the Worse <br />(and a ?ConCentrist? Romney-Santorum Ticket?)

Because there in a growing prospect that Mitt Romney will eventually be the Republican nominee for the Presidency (and therefore our last best hope for an Obama-free America), voters and analysts of all stripes should be examining the validity of the "flip-flopper" albatross which has been hung so heavily on the man -- both by many of his GOP competitors and by the Barack Obama campaign.

Aug 18, 2011

Which Model for Postwar Iraq - Vietnam or Korea?

At the time of America's founding, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, "What have you given us, Doctor Franklin?" -- to which the wise old gentleman responded, "Madam, we have given you a republic -- if you can keep it."

Apr 10, 2011

The Case for Floating Nuclear Power Plants

As we consider the future of nuclear power in meeting America's energy needs, here are several compelling reasons for including a large number of floating nuclear power plants (FNPPs) in the menu -- not to be located "offshore" but along our rivers, lakes, reservoirs and carefully selected and protected coastal backwaters.

Mar 12, 2011

Obama's Great LEAHP Backward: Less Energy At Higher Prices

In most discussions about our ever-increasing oil imports, our skyrocketing gasoline prices, and our enormous energy-related job losses, the blame is attributed to the fact -- actually, the patently false belief -- that "we have no energy policy."

Feb 17, 2011

Still Possible: Simultaneous Repeal and Replacement of ObamaCare

The fact that the U.S. Senate has failed by a vote of 47-51 to repeal ObamaCare -- after the House voted 245-189 to do so -- has created the impression that it will no longer be possible to repeal this monstrosity in its entirety and to achieve a "start from scratch" replacement.

Jan 1, 2011

Semantic Engineering for Conservatives

It's easy to find examples on the left of "semantic engineering'' of a sort which involves the cynical use of words or phrases to mask a concept's true meaning or an individual's true identity -- e.g., does a professed "Progressive" stand for nothing but progress, or is he or she a cleverly masked Socialist, instead?

May 3, 2010

The Two Vietnam Wars

On Friday of last week, much of the establishment media reminded us of the awful 35th anniversary of the so-called "End of the Vietnam War" -- on April 30, 1975. This is only partly true, and now we need to know what the late commentator Paul Harvey would correctly call "the rest of the story."

Jan 30, 2010

From Kennedy's Age of "CAMELOT" to Obama's Age of "SCAMALOT"

For almost half a century, the romantic and noble legacy label of John and Jackie Kennedy's "Camelot" years in the White House has been an integral part of our political lexicon -- and a major asset to the once liberal, now mostly left-illiberal, Democratic National Party.

Jan 8, 2010

OUTFORCING of Jobs, DOWNFORCING of Energy Supplies -- Obama's "Great LEAHP Backward"

President's Barack Obama's much-ballyhooed White House "summit" on jobs in December 2009 seemed at the time (and still does) to fly into the teeth of his own major proposals on energy, on the environment and on healthcare -- all of which are huge job-killers.

Dec 22, 2009

Telltale Proofs of Obama's "Progressive" Socialism (or is it his "Socialist Progressivism" ???)

At a time when President Barack Obama and his self-defined "Progressives" are subtly denying that they are "Socialists," and when Republicans are debating whether or not to condemn them openly and proactively as the latter, it is essential that we clearly define both of these major socio-political labels as essentially one and the same.

Nov 11, 2009

Castro, Chavez, A'jad and the "Cubazuelan Empire"

A major AmericanThinker.com posting on August 23, 2009 -- followed by a widespread embrace of that essay all across the Internet -- is adding a valuable new truth-in-language term to the political lexicon of environmental and energy issues now before the Congress.

Oct 28, 2009

Semantic Engineering Needed to Strengthen the Lexicon

Lee Cary's highly detailed November 15, 2009 article -- "The AT Readers' Complete Lexicon of Political Speech" -- describes quite accurately the distorted and deceptive meanings that the radical Left is routinely giving to a long list of common words and phrases in our political discourse.

Aug 23, 2009

The Branch Carbonian Cult

The Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) Movement has taken on the worrisome attributes of a pseudo-religious cult, which operates far more on the basis of an apocalyptic "belief" system than on objective climate science.