WHY OBAMA CARE IS DEAD FOR NOW - The White House political machine is run by Rahm Israel Emanuel, who is Obama's Chief of Staff. His plan was to "flood" the Congress with Obama's full agenda all at once. He believed that hitting with the Stimulus, Cap and Trade, Health "reform," and gay issues all at once would overwhelm the Republicans and there would be instant victory. It didn't work. So much change so fast and without deliberation, scared the general public, particularly Independent voters, so much that the plan backfired. Now, virtually all of Obama's agenda is dead in the water. Although "Cap and Trade" passed the House, it is dead in the Senate. Meanwhile Senator Harry Reid has announced that he can't move forward with the "Health Reform." In the House, many of Obama's grand plans are stuck in committee with even Democrats afraid to vote for them because of the outcry from constituents back home. Meanwhile Obama is sinking in the polls. Rasmussen has his "strongly approve rating at 30% and his "strongly disapprove rating at 38%. See poll
IMAM CALLS ON "PRESIDENT HUSSEIN" TO SAY JEWS RESPONSIBLE FOR 9-11 -This is not something off the wall ... this is a major imam in an Islamic nation who refers to Obama as President Hussein. He insists that "President Hussein" examine the documents of 9-11, where the imam says there is proof it was a Jewish conspiracy. No aircraft were used, according to him, and the buildings were booby trapped. Sadly, most of the Islamic world believes this nonsense. See clip
STIMULUS MONEY AT WORK - The Department of Agriculture spent well over one million dollars of "stimulus" money to buy 760,000 pounds of ham. That breaks out to about $1.50 a pound. Ham can be bought retail at just about any supermarket in America for under $1.00, Locally in supermarkets it is usually at around 79 cents a pound. No, I don't know what the ham was used for, but I'll bet it wasn't shipped to GITMO. Anyway, the expenditure for ham is not as bad as it could be, when one considers that $541,199 went to install one traffic light. Sort of gives you an idea of why no jobs are being created with the "Stimulus" funds.
AN EXCITED GOP? - In the last five days I have met with Minority Leader John Boehner twice. I have also met with GOP House Conference Chair Mike Pence and several other congressmen and Senators. I can honestly say that the depression that followed the election of Barack Obama last fall has been replaced by a "we can do it" attitude. I have not seen the social conservatives in Congress this mobilized in some time.
THEY WANT TO KILL US ALL - At one meeting I attended this week, Minority Leader John Boehner said about the voters attending the tea parties held across the nation, "They want to kill us all." He continued that, "They think all of us up here need to get booted out. We need to convert that activism to kicking out just the Democrats." The GOP leadership may finally be getting the message. If they want back in office they are going to have to at least act like they are conservative.
WALTER CRONKITE A MAN WE COULD TRUST? - Most Americans alive today do not even remember newsman Walter Cronkite. But to read his obituary, you would think he was the only man in the news business that was even handed and universally trusted. However, I am old enough to remember him. Cronkite favored a one world government financed by global taxes. He said the US should renounce "some of its sovereignty." At a meeting of the far left People for the American Way, he denounced President Reagan. I am not the only one old enough to remember. Read the AIM column by Cliff Kincaid.
ALL NEW JULY CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new July 15, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue contains more information about our work on Capitol Hill with the new 111th Congress, and also about our work on international issues. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Print out and distribute the Chairman's Report to your class or fellowship this Sunday! Click here to view
MORE CHURCHES BOMBED IN BAGHDAD - Since July 11th, at least seven churches have been bombed in Baghdad and at least 4 Christians killed and more than 30 injured. CNN reports six churches and my sources report as many as twelve. Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia has written a strong letter to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki concerning the lack of protection of Christians in Iraq. See Rep. Wolf letter
PETITION TO HILLARY CLINTON ON IRAQI CHRISTIANS - Read and sign the Internet petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The petition urges Clinton to direct our embassies to assist Christians who have fled Islamic terror in Iraq. The petition is located at www.iraqichristianrefugees.org.
FACEBOOK FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS - The Religious Freedom Coalition has a Facebook page to expose the crisis faced by Iraqi Christians. If you have a Facebook account, please become our friend at this link. You can help Iraqi Christians directly by making a donation at the Facebook cause page! Learn more here!
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