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I remain a huge fan of Cheney

Vice President Cheney

Vice President Cheney

Put that in your commie pipe and smoke it, hysterical liberals.

Dick Cheney may well be the best VP in the history of the republic.  For starters, and this is something that I appreciate, he is not some slimy, obfuscating beta male, in contrast to virtually every elected Democrat and certainly in contrast to our current empty-suit, beta male POTUS.  Cheney says what he means and will not back down in the face of criticisms.

I remember the tale of his interactions with Sen Leahy, which was used by the MSM to demonstrate what a loose cannon he is.  However, this man respected that.  If someone trashed me publicly, calling me a chickenhawk in speeches, but then tried to pretend it had never happened the guy would be lucky if all that happened was that I told him to go f— himself.  Cheney went up a couple of notches in my eyes with that one.  He is a man’s man – we do not tolerate disrespect.

Earlier this year, President Obama released half of the story of the use and efficacy of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT).  True to form as a dishonest statist, he released the parts that talked about the use of the techniques and declined to release the memos that made it clear that using EIT had a massive positive effect on making KSM and Zubayda become cooperative.  Spare me the weak “we do not torture” talk; that does not impress me.  I would do far worse to those guys, I would use pliers and a blowtorch.  When I was done, KSM would have gone from a rooster to a hen if that is what it took.  This mamby-pamby attitude of the Left is part of why they can never be trusted with national security and why they can never be expected to demonstrate anything close to what regular people would call “toughness”.  Witness their turning terrorism back into a law enforcement problem.  Typical stupidity of those who always pretend that history started yesterday.

I watched Chris Wallace interview Cheney this morning and I was once again quite impressed.  Though his decision not to run was wise, Cheney would have made a phenomenal president.  One quote from Cheney:

The fact of the matter is the lawyers in the Justice Department who gave us those opinions had every right to give us the opinions they did. Now you get a new administration and they say, well, we didn’t like those opinions, we’re going to go investigate those lawyers and perhaps have them disbarred. I just think it’s an outrageous precedent to set, to have this kind of, I think, intensely partisan, politicized look back at the prior administration. 

I guess the other thing that offends the hell out of me, frankly, Chris, is we had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from Al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, how did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time? 

Instead, they’re out there now threatening to disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions, threatening contrary to what the president originally said. They’re going to go out and investigate the CIA personnel who carried out those investigations. I just think it’s an outrageous political act that will do great damage long term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say. 

If and when we get hit again, the biggest reason will be the naive return to the old “law enforcement” approach to international terrorism.  Mr. Obama continues to prove that he is exactly the naive, unprepared empty suit that his detractors warned of during the election.  The MSM will cover for him if it happens, but regular Americans will know the truth.

People who base their thoughts and actions on emotion (i.e. the Left) had their emotions fade a year or two after 9/11 and just wanted to move on beyond the icky requirements to keep our guard up and remain on the offensive. 

People who base their thoughts and actions on facts and logic did not forget.  Cheney is one of those people.

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First Pitch Breakdown

Hat Tip to Raging Elephants.  I pulled this apart to put it on the blog but the original Powerpoint file is here.

 

First pitch - Bush 41

First pitch - Bush 41

  • 2-seam fastball.  Will cut down and away.  The typical strikeout pitch.
  • Power-T position before the throw – generates hip drive for maximum velocity
  • Eyes on the target
  • Pitching hand cocked back so batter can’t see ball during delivery.
  • Business slacks.  He ain’t here to play, he’s gonna break the catcher’s hand.

ASSESSMENT: Strike 3, batter looking.  Fastball looked inside coming towards plate then broke away on the inside corner.

 

Obama pretending

Obama pretending

  • Palm ball.  Comes in slow and doesn’t move.
  • No Power-T.  Right hand hanging down towards dirt.
  • Eyes and mouth show fear that a batter will actually be there to knock it 603 feet.
  • Pitching hand open so batter can see ball during delivery.
  • Blue Jeans?  When they asked him to throw out the first pitch he wrote a speech.

ASSESSMENT: This ball will be hit so far it will need a flight attendant.

Now for some comparisons:

Mr Roids

Mr Roids

First pitch - Bush 41

Bush 41

And the beta male’s comparable:

Urkel pitch comparison

Urkel pitch comparison

It is indeed Obama’s Waterloo

I saw President Obama on the news making a big deal about republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s words when describing the significance of the health care legislation being rammed through by Obama.  DeMint was speaking on a conference call and made a perfect analogy that is now being used as bulletin board pin up material by the hard left.  DeMint said:

If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.

DeMint’s Waterloo analogy is right for two reasons.  First, it is true that if conservatives can stop Obama’s socialist momentum now it will likely mark the high water mark of his push to transform America into a Euro-Socialist state just as Waterloo marked the end of Napolean’s more violent but similarly brazen attempt to bully his way into making everyone else live under his thumb.  Second, the analogy works because in both cases we have blustering beta males who compensate by pretending to be alpha males.  As an aside, it’s interesting that Napolean tried to make Europe submit to him whereas Obama just wants to make America into Europe.

The President, falling back on his obfuscation playbook, is pretending that the republicans are making it about him… so that he can make it about him.  Everyone who is not still chanting “Yes We Can” in their empty head knows that America is experiencing a showdown between wildly differing ideologies and an attempt by the hard left to radically redefine the appropriate relationship between the State and the People.  Obama would certainly prefer to pretend that this is about him rather than admit that he is attempting to remake America into something that the founding fathers and constitutional scholars would not recognize.  Pretending that this is about him just works as cover for his radical anti-freedom agenda.  Saul Alinsky would be so proud of his statist student who managed to slither his way into the presidency.

I am not saying that I am willing to go so far as to start drawing analogies between the guys who stopped an aggressive tyrant before (Wellington and Blucher) and the people who are finally starting to make headway now (Levin, DeMint, Ryan).  But I do not think that living under Napolean’s thumb would have been any worse than living under the Brave New World dreamed of by the dangerous statist Barack Obama and his personality cult of selfish myrmidons.

POTUS throws like a girl

Quite the contrast between President Urkel’s girl pitch in last nights’ All Star game:

And the previous President’s first pitch:

What a silk-wearing buttercup this new president is.  Nice mom jeans you have on , Barry.

Bush threw a nice changeup for a strike, Obama a 57-footer in the dirt.

That is not to say that I do not disagree with a lot of what the man’s man president did while in office… Hell, Bush43’s selling out to the Democrats for their support on the wars brought us our current empty-suit socialist president, but at least he was a man’s man rather than a primped beta male who should be wearing a bowtie.

I do believe that tough liberal is an oxymoron.

The Three’s Company school of diplomacy

I need to stop being surprised at the reality that President Obama reliably takes the wrong position on almost everything.  The guy’s naivete is matched only by his hubris.

Writing in the New York Post, Ralph Peters has some thoughts about Obama’s response to the seemingly stolen Iranian elections and the subsequent demonstrations and government crackdown.

SILENCE is complicity. Our president’s refusal to take a forthright moral stand on the side of the Iranian freedom marchers is read in Tehran as a blank check for the current regime.

The fundamentalist junta has begun arresting opposition figures, with regime mouthpieces raising the prospect of the death penalty. Inevitably, there are claims that dissidents have been “hoarding weapons and explosives.”

Foreign media reps are under house arrest. Cellphone frequencies are jammed. Students are killed and the killings disavowed.

In the past when something like this happened the leader of the free world would typically express support for the people demonstrating for honest democracy, even if the words were carefully chosen and not bombastic.  Not so with this beta male President.  But what does Obama do?

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Bill Maher Smears the Troops

Perennially unfunny loudmouth Bill Maher has smeared American troops in the guise of comedy.  As an aside, doesn’t someone have to be funny to be labeled a comedian?  How in the hell did Maher or Franken ever get that label?  They are just angry, unfunny pricks.

On his show he was talking about still having troops stationed in Germany and Japan and let this gem go:  “At some point these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves.”  Watch it for yourself:

Come down to Georgia and say that to a good old boy’s face, Bill.  Someone like me would put you on your smug ass, you angry beta male prick – I would not spit on you if you were on fire but I would like 30 seconds in the ring with you, which is all that it would take.  My brother is in the US Army and you are not worth the sweat off of his b*lls.

Men (and I use that term loosely here) like Maher could not handle 1 day in a combat unit.

UPDATE: Michelle points out that liberals never seem to mention the rapes committed by UN “peacekeepers” around the world.  They reserve their distain for Americans.

There is no moderate Taliban, President Obama!

Acting just like the beta male that he is, President Obama is seeking to sing Kumbaya with the Taliban, naively thinking that there is such a thing as moderate Taliban.  Is there ever any threat or crisis for which the Left’s initial response is not “How can we painlessly capitulate?”.  When the tough guy in your party is Joe Lieberman, that says a lot.  Spare me the fiction that Joe Biden is some tough guy.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal to reach out to moderate Taliban will fail to end the Afghan insurgency as it is inflexible Taliban leaders who are orchestrating the war, not moderates, analysts said.

Obama, in an interview with the New York Times newspaper published on its website on Saturday, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Obama’s proposal but analysts were doubtful.

“Obama’s comment resemble a dream more than reality,” said Waheed Mozhdah, an analyst who has written a book on the Taliban.

“Where are the so-called moderate Taliban? Who are the moderate Taliban?” asked Mozhdah, who was an official in both the Taliban and the Karzai governments.

Karzai’s pro-Western administration and the growing number of foreign forces in Afghanistan have increasingly come under attack from a resurgent Taliban, with Obama now describing Afghanistan as a top foreign policy priority for his new administration.

“‘Moderate Taliban’ is like ‘moderate killer’. Is there such a thing?”, asked writer and analyst Qaseem Akhgar.

You can read Michelle’s post here.