Mis-statement of the union


Mark Schenck - Contributing columnist



Mr. Obama’s final State of the Union address, while trying to convince the American public of all the brilliant successes, failed to assign responsibility to three major failures during his administration.

First: Mr. Obama’s fixation with federal gun control is nothing new though usually kept relatively quiet while waiting for just the right moment. Remember the words of Mr. Obama’s protege and former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” After a major gun crisis is always the perfect time to take another bite out of the Second Amendment. But are there those that are no longer willing to wait on a random gun crisis?

Keeping that in mind, the Obama administration’s first legally questionable bit of roguery dubbed “Fast and Furious”occurred during his first term, or if we care to use one of those cute little liberal labels we could call it“Gun Gate.” As described by Attorney General Eric Holder, Gun Gate’s purpose was to deter gun traffic along the US., Mexican boarder, or was it?

Contrary to what was advertised by Obama’s administration, whistle blowers, such as John Dodson, ATF Special Agent, along with numerous analysts pointed to overwhelming evidence that revealed Fast and Furious was really aimed at the destruction of the Second Amendment and nothing more. Though the liberal media knew better the official talking points were still parroted in much the same way as the liberal media parroted “the Benghazi attack was caused by an Anti-Islam movie.”

Finally when the investigators dug too deep Mr. Obama invoked executive privilege, denying legislative and judicial branches any further Fast and Furious evidence. With this act the White House literally closed the books permanently hiding any further evidence pertaining to the Fast and Furious program.

And unless we elect a president that will reopen the Gun Gate’s secret files we will never find those that attempted to destroy our Second Amendment.

Second: Where are the illegal immigrants?

Everyone’s family tree has a blood relative that was an immigrant. Mine immigrated from Germany in the late 1800’s. At that time immigrants were quarantined until it could be determined they were free of contagious diseases. Ellis Island and ships anchored offshore were commonly used for quarantine areas. Today’s test eliminate most quarantines, but if you come in illegally you don’t get the test and you don’t get the preventative vaccinations…

Recently reports of diseases popping up that were thought to have been eliminated or considered rare in the United States such as: Tuberculosis, Polio, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis C, Measles, HIV, and Enterovirus D68, (a Polio type virus), not to mention the recent plague of Bed Bugs.

Although rare or eliminated in the U.S. many of these diseases are still common in the third world, most are preventable with vaccines and curable with modern drugs, but not all. How then are communities able to prepare for this influx of new diseases if our government refuses to divulge the immigrant’s locations. Legally speaking, wouldn’t withholding this information be considered an act of gross negligence or in severe cases manslaughter?

Third: Uncompleted

2016 – Engineering experts are reporting our infrastructure is crumbling around us. Our bridges, tunnels, roads, levees and dams are literally falling apart. Heard this before? Of course you have, this same rhetoric was spewed in 2009, OBAMA: There will be a two-year nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges.

OBAMA: Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees….

Well they’re back with their scare tactics and looking for more of your money to waste…..

Examples of Recovery and Reinvestment Act or “Stimulus” money abuse. A $384,949 grant was given to Yale University for a study entitled, “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior, and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.” Florida Atlantic University received $8,408 in stimulus funding to see if mice get drunk after consuming alcohol. Another $152,000 on a study by Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., designed to stimulate adoption by lesbians. Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo were given $389,357 to pay young people to record their daily malt liquor drinking and marijuana use. Now do you understand why so many Liberal Professors love big government?

How about $1 million to build a guardrail fence around a nonexistent lake Oklahoma lake. And $1.3 million spent for highway signs to advertise the work was paid for by the Stimulus. Two years after receiving $535 million of Stimulus money, Solyndra, (electric car), filed bankruptcy. Solyndra was first to receive federal loan guarantees from the Stimulus. Solyndra’s biggest investor, George Kaiser, was a big campaign bundler during Obama’s election. Four solar panel companies filed for bankruptcy after receiving stimulus money.

Government workers went door-to-door in the Denver’s wealthiest neighborhoods giving away trees as part of a $600,000 stimulus project.

A New York town that did not have a homeless problem received nearly $600,000 for homelessness. Town officials said they were shocked and don’t’ have any sort of homeless crisis.

Along with the race card, and gender card, liberals love to play the class envy card belittling those that earn more money, yet those making higher wages would be fired instantly if they were as incompetent as those running the stimulus program, moral of the story? “Ya get what you pay for.”

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Mark Schenck

Contributing columnist

Mark Schenck is chairman of the Scotland County Republican Party.

Mark Schenck is chairman of the Scotland County Republican Party.

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