Posts Tagged ‘American’

State Department To American Olympic Athletes: ‘Be Ashamed, Afraid To Wear Your Uniforms’

January 24, 2014

Remember Obama’s promise to restore America’s “prestige” that demagogue Obama claimed had been lost under President Bush???  I sure do.

Now, five years into Obama’s presidency, America’s restored “prestige” means that even our greatest athletes at their greatest athletic event have to be so fearful and so ashamed of their flag that they dare not display it lest the villagers treat them like the Frankenstein monster and kill them with pitchforks and torches.

Time to put those clothes that in any way, shape or form advertise that you are an American away, boys and girls.  Being an American is literally a scarlet letter now:

The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games’ venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The memo, which details steps athletes can take to ensure their safety during the games, cautions them to avoid wearing team colors too prominently outside of the 1,500-mile so-called “Ring of Steel” security perimeter established by Russian security forces.

“The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk,” said the memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Designer Ralph Lauren on Thursday unveiled the official uniforms that American athletes will wear to the Opening ceremony. The uniforms feature a knit patchwork cardigan emblazoned with big stars, an American flag, and the Olympic rings.

“A dynamic mix of patriotic references in a classic color palette of red, white and navy defines the Ralph Lauren 2014 Team USA Opening ceremony uniform, which is proudly Made in America,” the company said in a statement Thursday.

Greg Bretz, a member of the men’s halfpipe team, told the Wall Street Journal that U.S. Olympic officials “have told us not to wear our USA gear outside of the venues,” but added, “I have so much faith in the United States and our safety that I’m not too worried about it.”

Concerns about safety in Sochi have prompted some Olympians to tell their loved ones to stay home, however. One of them is Canadian goaltender Mike Smith, who said he doesn’t want to expose his wife and kids to any unnecessary risk.

“They’re not gonna go. It’s not worth it,” Smith told FOX Sports Arizona’s Todd Walsh. “For myself, it’s about thinking if [my wife is] OK when I’m not with her. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just the way it is.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

And I’m not going to be watching any of it.  Because Obama made it all about the celebration of homosexual sodomy rather than about international competition.

I’m surprised the “Team America uniforms” didn’t depict a male convict butt-raping his cellmate.  Because that’s really just where we are now.

It ought to be a joke by now that “Obama got bin Laden.”  I mean, NO OTHER PRESIDENT IN THE UNIVERSE WOULD HAVE DARED TO GO AFTER BIN LADEN, right???  It took Osama to kill Obama.  Or maybe it’s the other way around.  But now, here we are: Obama triumphed that Al Qaeda was “decimated” and had to make up a story about some stupid video while Al Qaeda was busy murdering our Ambassador and our American heroes in Benghazi.  And now the black flag of Al Qaeda is going up all over the world.  Including the Iraqi city where 1,300 Americans died to set free until Obama came into power and gave it back to the terrorists.  And we’re afraid to even wear our “Team USA” uniforms in public lest our Islamic masters take offense.

Community Agitator-In-Chief Obama Never Saw Himself As An ‘American’ – On His OWN View

May 16, 2012

This is kind of funny, in a sick, twisted, ironic sort of way.  Remember how Democrats demonized anybody who in any way, shape or form drew attention to Obama’s middle name “Hussein” as “racist”???  And then Barack Hussein HIMSELF took the oath of office using his middle name???  Yeah, in the same way anybody who in any way, shape or form questioned Obama’s patriotism or questioned his commitment to America had to be a racist; but now we find out that Obama HIMSELF WAS QUESTIONING HIS COMMITMENT TO AMERICA:

In new biography, Obama asks: Am I an American?
by Byron York Chief Political Correspondent
posted May 7 | 8:47pm at8:47pm

Ever since the 2008 campaign, many voters, and some journalists too, have felt they know Barack Obama’s life story. In fact, the story they know is the one Obama told them.

Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” published in 1995, has become the semi-official record of his life. But it is not the complete record of his life. It’s partially fictionalized, with composite characters that Obama has always acknowledged were created to make the story read better. It focuses on a few themes Obama wanted to present to the public about himself. And, as with any memoir, it is told completely from Obama’s point of view. It’s not a biography.

Next month the beginnings of an Obama biography will be published, by former Washington Post reporter David Maraniss. Readers wanting to learn about Obama’s entire life will be disappointed to discover that Maraniss stops when Obama is age 27, as he finishes work as a community organizer in Chicago and heads to Harvard Law School. Obama’s law school years, his practice of law in Chicago, his campaigns and career as an Illinois state senator, U.S. senator, presidential candidate — none of that will be covered.

Still, an excerpt of the Maraniss book published last week in Vanity Fair reveals a portrait of Obama that might have enriched the voters’ understanding of him in the 2008 campaign, when many Americans were eager to learn about this new, fresh face in politics.

The excerpt focuses on Obama’s brief time in New York after his graduation from Columbia University. The son of a Kenyan father and an American expatriate mother, Obama emerges as a man questioning whether he viewed himself, or wanted to be viewed by others, as an American. Not in a citizenship sense — Obama was born in the United States and that was that — but in the sense of how he saw the world and wanted to be seen by it.

Obama had a lot of Pakistani friends; Maraniss writes that if Obama and his girlfriend socialized as a couple, “it was almost always with the Pakistanis.” Obama appeared to identify with his friends as fellow non-Americans. “For years when Barack was around them, he seemed to share their attitudes as sophisticated outsiders who looked at politics from an international perspective,” Maraniss writes. “He was one of them, in that sense.”

But Obama was ambitious. Appalled by the “dirty deeds” of “Reagan and his minions” (as he wrote in “Dreams from My Father”), Obama became increasingly interested in, as Maraniss writes, “gaining power in order to change things.” He couldn’t do that as an international guy hanging around with his Pakistani friends; he needed to become an American.

So he did. One of those Pakistani friends, Beenu Mahmood, saw a major change in Obama. Mahmood calls Obama “the most deliberate person I ever met in terms of constructing his own identity,” according to Maraniss. The time after college, Mahmood says, “was an important period for him, first the shift from not international but American, number one, and then not white, but black.”

Years later, the picture of Obama as a young adult wondering whether or not he was really an American was precisely the image that the Hillary Clinton campaign wanted to impose on the middle-aged Obama. In internal memos, top Clinton strategist Mark Penn questioned Obama’s “lack of American roots,” writing that “Obama’s roots to basic American values and culture are at best limited. I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.”

Clinton didn’t come out and say that during the campaign, but she did everything she could to present herself as the all-American candidate in the race. Her campaign didn’t play Tom Petty’s “American Girl” at all her rallies for nothing.

In the general election, the contrast between Obama and John McCain was, of course, even more stark. At the age Obama was wondering whether he was an American or not, McCain, the son and grandson of U.S. Navy admirals, was a newly-commissioned officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola, headed for a noteworthy military career. It seems unlikely McCain spent much time musing on whether he was an American.

In the end, as the Maraniss excerpt has it, Obama chose to become an American in part because that’s what he needed to be to accomplish his goals. The story of what he did after that momentous decision will, unfortunately, have to wait for another biography.

Byron York, The Examiner’s chief political correspondent, can be contacted at byork@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears on Tuesday and Friday, and his stories and blogposts appear on washingtonexaminer.com.

We already knew that Barack Obama was never a true American long ago:

“To avoid being mistaken for a white sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.” –Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father

None of those groups are “American” in the sense that the overwhelming majority of the American people would ever affirm or certainly would ever embrace.

And that’s just ONE of the many troublesome quotes Obama told us before the most radically liberal Senator became president.

Obama didn’t want to hang out with those who loved America, but only with those who hated it and felt marginalized by it.  It’s beyond terrifying – and I mean “Manchurian Candidate” terrifying – that someone who without any question whatsoever thought that way as an adult man is now the president of the United States.

Dinesh D’Souza pointed out a rather terrifying thing that the media never bothered to examine emerging from Obama’s title – “Dreams FROM My Father”:

What then is Obama’s dream? We don’t have to speculate because the President tells us himself in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father. According to Obama, his dream is his father’s dream. Notice that his title is not Dreams of My Father but rather Dreams from My Father. Obama isn’t writing about his father’s dreams; he is writing about the dreams he received from his father.

So who was Barack Obama Sr.? He was a Luo tribesman who grew up in Kenya and studied at Harvard. He was a polygamist who had, over the course of his lifetime, four wives and eight children. One of his sons, Mark Obama, has accused him of abuse and wife-beating. He was also a regular drunk driver who got into numerous accidents, killing a man in one and causing his own legs to be amputated due to injury in another. In 1982 he got drunk at a bar in Nairobi and drove into a tree, killing himself.

An odd choice, certainly, as an inspirational hero. But to his son, the elder Obama represented a great and noble cause, the cause of anticolonialism. Obama Sr. grew up during Africa’s struggle to be free of European rule, and he was one of the early generation of Africans chosen to study in America and then to shape his country’s future.

I know a great deal about anticolonialism, because I am a native of Mumbai, India. I am part of the first Indian generation to be born after my country’s independence from the British. Anticolonialism was the rallying cry of Third World politics for much of the second half of the 20th century. To most Americans, however, anticolonialism is an unfamiliar idea, so let me explain it.

Anticolonialism is the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America. As one of Obama’s acknowledged intellectual influences, Frantz Fanon, wrote in The Wretched of the Earth, “The well-being and progress of Europe have been built up with the sweat and the dead bodies of Negroes, Arabs, Indians and the yellow races.”

D’Souza clearly didn’t want to “go there,” but Barack (actually Barak) Hussein Obama, Sr., was also a self-acknowledged and commited communist.  Obama received his dreams from a committed Marxist ideologue.

Dreams FROM my communist, America-hating father.

What the mainstream media did with its abject refusal to examine Barack Obama’s background is absolutely STUNNING.  The same media that literally flew thousands of miles to dig through Sarah Palin’s trash cans didn’t bother to look into Obama’s background in any way, shape or form unless it was exclusively complimentary of him.  The American people were not allowed to know anything about Obama beyond what he wanted the American people to know about him.  And it turns out that he fabricated a great deal of that past that the media swallowed hook, line and sinker with “composite characters, etc.

We’re told that Obama always said he’d created “composite characters,” etc.  But how on EARTH can the media justify not bothering to examine the REAL people and events that shaped a future president of the United States?  Because that is PRECISELY the argument they use when they dig through every detail of the lives of every Republican presidential candidate.

Do you remember the insane media not only pouring through Sarah Palin’s 24,199 emails, but actually asking the public to help them look for dirt???

Liberals are so rabidly diseased with evil and hypocrisy it is beyond unreal.  When I refer to “Democrats” as actually standing for “Demonic Bureaucrats,” I am being completely serious.

And just as Obama’s girlfriends are fake, his college records, etc. are sealed in a way that no American president’s records have EVER been sealed.  We don’t get to know ANYTHING about this guy.

Think about it this way: when Herman Cain ran for president, women suddenly crawled out of the woodwork to claim that Cain had sexually harassed them.  And of course they were represented by radical liberal and pro-Democrat shysters like Gloria Allred.  When Cain dropped out – or more accurately, when he was forced out by a media that went batpoop trying to destroy a black man who was TWICE as “black” and a billion times more American than Barack Obama – suddenly all those women just conveniently went away.  Because of course it was never about “sexual harassment”; it was completely about the Democrat Party using bogus allegations to attack a black Republican very much like the Democrat Ku Klux Klan would have done in the 1860s except without the pointed hoods.

And now it turns out that the only girlfriend Obama ever had in his entire life was fabricated.  And the same media that crawled up Herman Cain’s rectum wouldn’t bother to lift a finger to tell us about the REAL Barack Obama.

Barack Obama does not love America any more than the father from whom Obama got all of his dreams.

And anyone who doesn’t understand that fact is simply a fool.  Particularly since Obama himself has acknowledged it.

‘You Better Not Be Praying Over There, Grandma,’ Big Brother Obama Says

May 11, 2010

God damn America.  God damn AmericaGod damn AmericaGod damn AmericaGOD DAMN AMERICA:

Via Publius Forum:

Big Brother says elderly visitors to federally funded meals at a Georgia senior citizen’s center aren’t allowed to pray to that absurd, dangerous Christian God of theirs. Obama’s Big Brother government contends that since it has paid for their meals the government has the right to slam its iron boot heel down on the necks of those seasoned citizens that dare to engage in such an apostasy toward the state.  Seem absurd? Well it is but that is what happens when the feds roll into town and begin to hand out money. They feel the right to dictate what everyone is allowed or not allowed to do and in the case of Port Wentworth’s Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah that is to tell these old folks that they are not allowed to pray before a meal.

There are federal “guidelines” to observe, after all and the federal government’s rules say none of that ridiculous Christian stuff will go on if the feds supply even a penny of funding. Old folks that want to pray are banned from doing so and if they don’t like it, why they can go hungry because the new Uncle Sam is a crusader against religion.

Well, at least one religion, anyway.

You see, while Obama’s federal government is ever ready to get tough with Georgia’s elderly and to put a stop to all that praying nonsense, it is also the same government that at federal expense is installing ritual footbaths in airports and universities to mollify Muslims. Not only that but the same federal government sees no reason to stop bombers from easily boarding planes so that they can make an escape to a foreign nation after a failed attempt to kill untold hundreds of Americans. But damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead to prevent those dangerous old folks in the middle of Georgia from daring to pray to that subversive Christian God!

The nerve of those elderly Americans daring to observe their Christian cultural heritage, a heritage that helped build this country. It’s an outrage, don’t you think? So, it’s freedom from religion as far as Obama’s government is concerned. I mean these old folks are probably as dangerous to the state as can be! Thank Gaia that Obama is quashing their subversive activities.

Praise be it to the state, thanks be to The One, and pass the potatoes. The Obammessiah shall provide all our wants. But, remind me… has he walked on water yet?

How did it come to this?

It wasn’t always this way.  Look how we got our start toward greatness from the most desperate of beginnings:

What is this painting about?

The picture you see here was painted to recall that winter of 1777-78, at the lowest, most hopeless and discouraging time in our revolutionary war. For the struggling Americans had been defeated by the mighty British army in battle after battle, and were fast losing all hope. It was at such a time that General Washington humbly beseeched his God for the strength and the resolution to endure…  The Prayer at Valley Forge” was painted to serve the cause of liberty, to remind Americans of the deep spiritual roots of our beloved country, to recall a place of cold, and pain and sacrifice, to pay tribute to the tall and lonely man who alone held the struggling nation together, General Washington, driven to his knees there in the bitter snows of Valley Forge.

And now the president of God damn America won’t even allow senior citizens to thank their God for their meal.

I wrote an article the night Obama took the election.  I wouldn’t change a word of it: “Obama Wins!  God Damn America!

Obama said he’d transform America.  And he has.  Now it’s a country where American high school boys can’t wear the colors of the American flag in a public high school even as hundreds of Latinos wear the colors of the Mexican flag all around them.  Now it’s a country where senior citizens can’t pray in the name of Jesus while public money is used to erect Muslim footbaths.  Now it’s a country that seeks a “regime change” in Israel, a country that seeks to strip nuclear weapons from Israel, even as Obama praised the “robust debate” that led to the sham Ahmadinejad victory and meekly allows Iran to develop nuclear weapons.  Now it’s a country in which Barack Obama pisses away $862 billion dollars and only 6% of the American people think it did any good.  Now it’s a country in which an increase in unemployment to 9.9% and an increase in the broader U-6 Unemployment rate is “very encouraging.”

God damn America is a place where wrong is right, and right is wrong.

It certainly isn’t a place where a defeated and desperate general – driven to his knees in the midst of a losing war against an empire so powerful that the sun never set on it – would be able to pray a prayer that would rock the world.  That’s not the kind of “change” that would be tolerated today.

Obama’s Casual Contempt For America Caught On Film

March 31, 2010

United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag; §8. Respect for flag:
The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.”

Those are just words, of course.  But those words have meant a great deal to patriots throughout American history.

One writer recounts his memories of an ancestor at the Battles of Chattanooga and Chicamauga while growing up:

I had heard the story often growing up. Men took the flag much more seriously during the Civil War era. To see one’s flag fall in battle was a demoralizing event, and therefore an act much desired by the opposing side. This resulted in many a Flag Bearer feeling as if he had a huge target painted on his chest. It was a dangerous occupation.

“He was in the war at Chattanooga, Chickamauga,” related my mother, “ … his flag bearer was running in front of him, and he got shot and he went down and the flag was falling … and in those days you would never let your flag touch the ground … and he grabbed the flag, pulled it off the [pole], and he shoved it in his tunic.” Charles then promptly got shot himself, and bayoneted, with the blades and musket balls ripping though the flag as well as the flesh.

This Civil War site records the words of William H. Carney, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the 54th Massachusetts Regiment’s legendary assault on Fort Wagner:

He was struck with one shot, but not being felled he continued, and then was struck with a second shot. On his struggle to cross the beach to the rear he met a member of the 100th New York Regiment who started to assist him, when Carney was struck with another shot in the head. The other soldier asked Carney to let him carrier the colors so he could more easily walk, but Carney refused, saying that no one other than a member of the 54th Massachusetts should carry the colors.

Finally, after an unlikely arrival alive at the rear guard hospital area, he saw his wounded and dying comrades who saw him carrying their colors and cheered him. He was able to tell them “Boys, the old flag never touched the ground.”

Now let me show you the casual contempt displayed toward the American flag by a man who is masquerading as the President of the United States of America:

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I would love to be there to see William Carney greet Barack Obama with a hard punch in the mouth for his indifferent disgrace to the American flag.

And I can imagine that Carney would have administered a second, even harder shot in the mouth to Obama after finding out that Obama was the first African-American president.

One day we will look back at Barack Obama and call him a national disgrace.

Picture Worth A Thousand Words On Iraq And Success Of Surge

September 5, 2008

Nothing brings out the truth about people like a crisis.  You learn what people value most, what they fear most, and what kind of “stuff” people are made of.  In the midst of chaos and confusion, we see one little drama being played out in the actions of one American soldier, and one Iraqi boy.

Two pictures, taken very shortly after a bomb explodes that killed 21 people and wounded 66 others.  A sniper had added to the chaos by firing into the crowd.  A plainly terrorized little boy finds the safest place he can – behind an American infantryman.

While everyone else is running away, or hugging the side of the building for cover, this one man is moving in the very direction others were running away from, doing his job.

This child has not read the American media’s unrelentingly critical accounts of the war.  He believes in this incredibly brave American.  He believes that this U.S. Infantryman will protect him, and would never hurt him.

This is a microcosm of the entire war in Iraq.  As the country of Iraq fell apart in the aftermath of the toppling of Iraq, it was the American infantryman who stood while others around them were cowed.

Democrats who cannot acknowledge the incredible success of the “troop surge” claim instead that it was the “Anbar Awakening” that turned the situation in Iraq around.  But without the surge of these incredible American troops, there would have been no Anbar Awakening.  The sheiks would have been as cowed by al Qaeda as they had been by Saddam Hussein.

How did the Anbar Awakening begin?  Wikipedia tells the story:

Abu Mahals, a tribe that smuggled across the Syrian border, was being forced out of their territory by a tribe allied with Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. The tribe proposed an alliance with the United States force in November 2005 and began receiving weapons and training.

Like the frightened child in the pictures, the tribe behind the Anbar Awakening found itself being threatened by al Qaeda, and in their fear turned to the one source that could stand up for them: the United States military.

The U.S. military armed and trained the anti-al Qaeda tribesmen.  But in the earliest stages the cooperation consisted solely in the tribes providing the U.S. military with intelligence on the movements of al Qaeda.

The Anbar Awakening did not make the success of the troop surge possible; rather courageous American infantrymen made the Anbar Awakening possible.  Anyone who says otherwise is not being honest, and is rather contemptibly refusing to give our troops the amazing credit they are due.

Lastly, if you are an undecided voter trying to assess which Party is telling the truth about Iraq and which one is being disingenuous, look at the following two sites, and try to reconcile key Democrats’ own words before and early in the Iraq War and subsequently.

Snopes.com

Freedom Agenda.com

Regardless of what you conclude about the claims of Republicans and the claims of Democrats for this election, I hope you agree with me on at least this: our soldiers, our brave warriors, have been magnificent.  In both Iraq and Afghanistan, they have served with valor and honor in the midst of so much fear and dishonor.  I have been so proud of them.  I have been so proud to call myself “an American” because of them.

If we can build a self-sustaining democratic republic in the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, the reward will be incalculable.  Arab people will look away from their totalitarian governments to a new beacon of freedom.  More than anything else, this can change a dynamic in the Arab world that has been becoming increasingly terrifying.

As you look at those photographs, I hope you take some time and pray for our troops in time of war.

Plea To Democrats: Come Back From The Dark Side

August 15, 2008

I have recently been surprised at the number of Democrats who have essentially said, “Country before party.”

These are people who think differently than I do about a lot of things. They want things that Democrats have wanted for decades (a big government that provides myriad social support structures, a focus on workers’ rights, a wariness regarding the potential to descend into militarism, and – less often – an affirmation of a woman’s right to choose abortion). But at some level, they have come to realize that the Democratic Party they used to support without question has left them behind in its support of an incredibly extreme leftist ideology.

As Dennis Prager has said many times on his radio program: a Kennedy liberal during the early 1960s would be a solid conservative today.

I have always tried to treat these frustrated Democrats with respect, because I know that the journey they are making to repudiate their party’s candidate is not an easy one.

The Democratic Party today is firmly in the control of the most radical element that used to occupy the fringe. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally come Las Vegas and San Francisco values. They are values that are massively funded by radicals such as George Soros, and propagandized by MoveOn.org. And these values are out of touch with millions of Democrats.

Now we add to that mix Sen. Barack Obama, the most liberal member of the United States Senate. He is a candidate whose social views are so incredibly radical that as a Illinois State Senator he even supported the genuine infanticide of infants who were born alive. Make no mistake: Obama is the most radical candidate who has ever appeared on the ballot for either party.

Barack Obama brings with him the two very worst elements of the Democratic Party: the corrupt Chicago political apparatus and the radical leftist ideology.

I believe that one way or another, the Democratic Party is soon in for a major and dramatic transition;

If Barack Obama loses in a McGovern-style landslide (which I personally believe will happen as Americans come to realize just how radical Sen. Obama truly is), I believe that Democrats will rise up in outrage and throw off the leadership that brought them to such a stunning defeat in a year they should have dominated.

If, on the other hand, Barack Obama wins the White House, with a Nancy Pelosi House and a Harry Reid Senate, I believe that this country will take such a massive nosedive into economic recession and foreign policy disasters that the country will restore Republican rule in landslide style that will last for years. You simply don’t give socialist radicals this much power and have a good long-term outcome.

As a political partisan, I say either way conservatives win. It’s only a matter of time.

As an American, I fiercely want to avoid the prospect of seeing my country return to a time of 20% prime interest rates and a drifting, helpless morass of one foreign policy nightmare after another.

And I am proud to say that I have encountered enough Democrats who think the same thing that it gives me more hope in the people of this country than I have had in some time. These Democrats are looking at John McCain as a moderate Republican who has and will reach out to Democrats; and they are looking at Barack Obama as a radical leftist Democrat who will lead their party and their country to ruin. And they are choosing McCain.

I literally didn’t think they had it in them. Like I said before, I’m proud of these Democrats. It’s a lot harder to turn a ship around than it is to go with the flow and sail full-steam ahead.

I have said some very harsh things about Barack Obama, and about Democrats in the mold of Pelosi and Reid. And I will continue to do so.

But I want to state unequivocally that I do NOT share the same view of moderate Democrats. While we disagree on many issues, we often want the same ultimate goals and merely differ on how we should arrive at them. And we can come together when it counts to support the country we share in common.

During World War II, Americans came together as never before in common cause and rose up to fight two brutal enemies that had to be defeated in a bloody total war. Whether Republican or Democrat, Americans labored and sacrificed as never before and rose to a level of greatness the world had never seen.

I dream of the day when we can do that again.

After 9/11, Republicans and Democrats gathered together on the steps of Congress and sang, “God bless America.” What a great day that was even in the midst of tragedy.

When Americans rise up as one, we are the most unstoppable force in the history of the world. We can do anything. We can overcome any obstacle. We can solve any crisis. We can defeat any enemy. And we can give to those in need around the world like no nation that has ever existed upon the face of the earth.

As I demonstrate in a related article, many Democrats supported the Iraq War, and top Democratic leaders gave overwhelming support concerning the war’s justifications and goals.

I believe that radical leftist ideologues seized control of the Democratic Party by taking advantage of the frustration many Americans legitimately felt over the lack of progress in the war. And the result has been a radicalized Democratic Party, and a deeply divided and embittered nation.

We were overwhelmingly united as a country, and then one political party and one political ideology cynically used the war in difficult times as a wedge issue designed to divide that unity for short-term political gain.

In order to win in Iraq, in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, we need to be united as one nation. In order to present an effective deterrence that will be able to genuinely affect a non-nuclear Iran, we need to be united behind common ideals and common goals.

Abraham Lincoln put it best when he said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” A wise Lincoln borrowed this principle from an even wiser Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 12:25).

Or as founding father Thomas Paine put it, “If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.”

Come back from the dark side, Democrats! Reject the radical leftist politicians that your leadership is foisting on you!

If you vote for what is best for your country, the best interests of your party will ultimately take care of themselves.