87 results for tag: Abuse of Power


America Needs More Than Just Words from a President

More than six years ago then-Senator Barack Obama captured a nation with his promise of “hope and change.” In what became a defining stump speech, he told a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa: “I chose to run in this election — at this moment — because of what Dr. King called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because we are at a defining moment in our history. Our nation is at war. Our planet is in peril. Our health care system is broken, our economy is out of balance, our education system fails too many of our children, and our retirement system is in tatters.” [1] Rattling off a list of so-called accomplishments as an Illinois state and US ...

Lose-Lose for the President

Regardless of what White House Press Secretary John Earnest is saying, all is not well at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ever since President Obama announced his intention to delay executive action on illegal immigration, he's faced a firestorm of criticism from his left flank and those who were promised bold, broad actions in granting millions of illegal immigrants some form of amnesty. While most Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief over the delay, the Administration is now sweating how the decision put his party in double jeopardy: Democrats were damned by executive amnesty angering Americans and now, they're damned by the delay ...

1st Amendment Under Attack! Call the Senate NOW!

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that would alter the Bill of Rights and limit our First Amendment right to free speech. Tea Party Patriots is asking all our supporters to call the senators below and tell them NOT to repeal our rights to free speech! The bill, S.J. Res. 19, is co-sponsored by 48 Democrats. That’s right – 48 United States Senators would AMEND the First Amendment to give themselves the power to control what citizens and citizens groups can say about CONGRESS and other elected officials and candidates. That is CORE political speech that our Founding Fathers knew the government should NOT control!! If ...

Americans don’t approve of President Obama

On August 31, President Obama’s approval rating sank [1] to a dismal 39 percent, with 54 percent of Americans disapproving. Anyone could have seen it coming; the president’s approval rating hovered at or near 40 percent the entire month of August. The president has also been lacking a little (okay, a lot) in the leadership department lately. It’s even giving him problems in his own party, which isn’t great for him considering the 2014 Midterms are right around the corner. The Wall Street Journal reported [2] on Tuesday that during his trip to the union state of Wisconsin on Labor Day, the Democratic candidate for governor refused to ...

Lies, Damned Lies and the Actions of this Administration

The bombshell admission by Department of Justice attorneys has exposed another web of deceit, spun by the Obama Administration in the ongoing IRS scandal. After months of being told that emails from Lois Lerner’s crashed computer were destroyed and forever lost, it appears they were in the government’s possession all along. Tom Fritton of Judicial Watch, whose valiant efforts led to this stunning revelation, was informed by government lawyers on Friday that, “Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.” But, according to them “this ...

Obama and a funeral

Last Thursday, the family of Major General Harold Greene laid him to rest[1] in Arlington National Cemetery. Greene, 52, was killed in Kabul[2] on August 5 when an Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of military officials. Greene, who is the first U.S. General to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War, was in Afghanistan to oversee the training of Afghan troops. Noticeably absent from Greene’s funeral last week, however, was President Obama and Vice President Biden. Both were too busy vacationing to pay their respects at the funeral of Major General Greene. Obama was on the golf course as the funeral took place, playing some rounds with ...

Obama, press honeymoon is over

President Obama is losing his edge with the press.  The one-time media darling is now taking some heat over his administration’s lack of transparency and for freezing out and cracking down on reporters. A coalition of free press and First Amendment groups is going after the administration[1] by releasing a trove of critical letters, petitions, and statements. Last month, another three dozen groups wrote to the White House with concerns about censorship throughout government agencies. In response, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president was “unwavering” in his dedication to transparency. Unfortunately for Earnest, no ...

This time, it’s IRS vs. Churches

It seems the Internal Revenue Service has found a new target: Christian churches. Apparently going after freedom of speech isn’t enough; the IRS has to go after freedom of religion, too. We only wish we were kidding. The federal agency that targeted conservatives groups during the last election cycle is now, it seems, working in tandem with a group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The organization settled a lawsuit [1] with the IRS over “illegal campaign intervention by churches.”  After the lawsuit was dismissed, the group sent a letter to the IRS and Department of Justice pinpointing churches in the U.S. they accuse of ...

Obama isn’t Only One with “Choices”

Despite plummeting poll numbers and growing disapproval of the White House’s border crisis management, the President is not backing down. President Obama stated he remains committed to push through amnesty without Congressional approval, because in his words, he was elected “to make choices.” [1] Yet, these “choices” will gravely affect the livelihood and opportunities of those in the black community. Civil Rights Commission member Peter Kirsanow released a letter to President Obama, labeling the Administration’s unprecedented move as “disastrous,” claiming it will rob “all Americans, but particularly black Americans,” of jobs ...

It’s time to call the White House!

Last week, Congress put off voting on a horribly bad immigration reform bill, thanks in large part to patriots all over the country who flooded Capitol Hill with phone calls. While the bill that was passed won’t necessarily be getting grade-A marks anytime soon, it at least calls for tighter border enforcement. Last week, our voices made all the difference, but we can’t stop now. This week, it’s time to do the same with the executive branch. Call the White House at 1-855-851-2702  and tell the Obama Administration not to pass executive amnesty! On March 28, 2011 [1], President Obama said himself that executive action on amnesty was ...