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The Invasion Will be Catered
Charles Krauthammer
"Rise up together as one voice"
"Be careful where you stand"
Daily Caller: “The American Medical Association is protesting an nObamacare provision it argues will leave doctors with the bill for up to two months of unpaid care. The provision requires insurers to allow patients with federally-subsidized health insurance plans a 90-day grace period to pay their premiums before canceling the coverage. Insurers are on the hook for the first 30 days of care, if the customer never pays up, but doctors will be stuck without payment for any services between 30 and 90 days, until the coverage is canceled.”
- Fox News

Whether he decides to throw his hat into the 2016 presidential ring or not, Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., is getting high praise from President nObama. During an interview Wednesday with
New England Cable News nObama said Patrick “would make a great president or vice president” adding it would be “wise” for the two-term governor to keep the door open for a future national bid. In a giving mood, nObama also offered a jab at potential New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown saying, “I will wait until Mr. Brown actually makes a formal announcement before I talk about politics in New Hampshire, much in less Massachusetts, but [N.H. Dem Sen.] Jeanne Shaheen has been a terrific senator…I'd be happy if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas. You know, we could always use some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country. New Hampshire’s already got it covered with a great senator”
- Fox News

AP: “Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about their states' proof-of-citizenship requirements. Both require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport or other documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship to election officials. The federal registration form requires only that prospective voters sign a statement declaring they are citizens.” - Fox News
 Sanctions, Round Two 
Perhaps realizing that his first round of sanctions against Russia resulted only in laughter and mockery, Barack nObama issued another round on Thursday. The U.S. added 20 more prominent Russians to its list, and Reuters reports that it hurt a little: "Russian shares fell sharply on Friday as investors took fright at tougher than expected U.S. sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's inner circle over Moscow's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine." Meanwhile, Ukraine signed a political association agreement on Friday, finalizing the same deal that Viktor Yanukovych rejected in November, leading to his ouster last month. So far, however, nothing has been serious enough to truly deter Putin, who sees nObama's and the West's approach for what it is -- weak. Recall if you will, Barack nObama's assertion on the emerging Cold War chess competition with Russia four weeks ago: "I don't think this is a competition between the United States and Russia ... some Cold War chessboard in which we're in competition with Russia." Clearly, Putin has nObama in check. - The Patriot Post
 We Can't Pay for All This 
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf is no stranger to adding up the cost of congressional schemes. In February, the CBO outlined some of the costs imposed on the nation by nObamaCare, which turns four on Sunday. Less work and more federal spending about sums it up. Elmendorf had fresh warnings this week, saying we just can't pay for all this massive government expansion: "So we have a choice as a society to either scale back those programs relative to what is promised under current law; or to raise tax revenue above its historical average to pay for the expansion of those programs; or to cut back on all other spending even more sharply than we already are." The challenge isn't so much annual deficits, he said, as "the very high level of debt" over the long term. Call it what we've been calling it all along: A debt bomb- The Patriot Post
 Pulosi: It's Affordable, I Tell You! 
This Sunday marks four long years since the passage of the monstrosity known as nObamaCare. Only don't call it that around Nancy Pulosi. She recently bawled out a reporter for referring to it that way -- even though the president himself has said, "I actually like the name." "[B]y the way, it's called the Affordable Care Act," she scolded. "I know you didn't intend ... anything derogatory, but it's called the Affordable Care Act. I tell [nObama] the same thing I told you. Affordable, affordable -- there's a reason. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable." We'd say calling it "affordable" is derogatory, but to each her own we suppose. In any case, Pulosi still insists that Democrats will run successfully on nObamaCare this fall, because, she says, "I believe it's a winner." Evidently, she still hasn't found out what's in it. - The Patriot Post
 Communist Guerrilla Leader ‘Wins’ El Salvador Elections 
A former Communist guerrilla commander linked to various butcheries during El Salvador’s savage civil war in the 1980s won that nation’s Presidential elections this week by a squeaker...Nowadays this former FMLF (Faribundo Marti Liberation Front) commander is accused of partnering with murderous Salvadoran drug-smuggling and human-trafficking gangs that operate in 40 U.S. cities, have been declared  “international criminal organizations” by the U.S. Treasury department, and have had members convicted of multiple murders, rapes and tortures within sight of the U.S. capitol. One of these rape-murders was of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Just inside of what this world is becoming.
 And When He Cried the Little Children Died in the Streets 
The commitment of those British socialists of half a century ago to the cause of the national self-determination of the Jewish people was exemplary and widely shared on the British left, Jewish and Gentile alike...Things are very different now. The left of centre is, at least in Britain, the domain of the new antisemites of the anti-Zionist movement. BDS stalks the land, not the Spectre of Communism. The left is delivered to a lethal compromise that gets into bed with clerical fascists who demand women and gays and Jews be thrown off mountains. This modern red-brown Strasserite left spits on the socialists of yore that actually believed in such values as freedom, equality and solidarity — and does it in the name of a fictional “anti-imperialism” that is nothing but the cheer-leading of the evil and murderous. Some more of what this world is becoming.
 ‘Heads exploding’ in Biden’s office over ‘slap’ – dHillarious 
nObama White House Chief Counsel and former Clinton Chief-of-Staff John Podesta seems to be setting the stage for a dHillarious takeover, much to the distaste of potential candidate Vice President Joe Biden...According to a report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, the nObama senior adviser wants to arrange a weekly meeting with Mrs. Clinton and her aides to prep for the 2016 run. Speaking on CNN’s Inside Politics, reporter John King said that not only was Podesta pushing a dHillarious candidacy, but that former White House Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Operations Jim Messina had left to manage a Super PAC on her behalf.
 Have You Saved $2,500 Lately? 
President nObama recently admitted that nObamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors. Some have suggested that his promise “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” should be 2014’s “Lie of the Year.”...But what about his promise that nObamacare would lower premiums by $2,500 per family? As we—what’s the opposite of celebrate?—the fourth anniversary of nObamacare’s passage this weekend, Americans have already seen their premiums double or even triple. And premiums aren’t finished going up.
 Syria will join in next Israeli battle with Hezbollah
Amid rising tension on Israel’s northern borders, a senior IDF officer said Thursday that Syria will likely enter the fray if Israel is forced to wage war with Hezbollah in the near future...He also said the investigations of the two most recent cross-border ambushes, along the Lebanon and Syrian borders, point to a string of missteps by the Israeli forces in the area. The official also indicated that a shift in Iran toward détente with the West, dismissed by some Israeli leaders as a ploy, is “authentic.” The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, detailed two recent attacks on Israeli army patrols along the northern border, saying that they pointed to a need for the IDF to shift its tactics and up readiness on the increasingly volatile border.
 Despite tensions, visiting US lawmakers affirm strong bonds
Three American lawmakers, in Israel for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, insisted on Thursday that high-profile disagreements — and even disparaging comments in recent months...have not dampened support for the US-Israel alliance. Shortly after meeting with Netanyahu Thursday afternoon, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) suggested the meeting “emphasized how unbreakable the relationship is with Israel regardless of what any official says at any one time.”
 Reporter walks back White House press claim 
Already beset with a reputation for manipulating media and “fearing” coverage, the White House had a match tossed into its communications department Thursday when a local TV reporter aired an apparent claim that reporters routinely submit their questions in advance of the daily presidential press briefing...By the time talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh picked up the story, nObama Press Secretary Jay Carney and some reporters in the White House press pool were denying the claim by Catherine Anaya of KPHO-TV in Phoenix, the local CBS affiliate.
 Putin Now Threatens Nuclear Attack 
Don Feder’s timing on his column, “Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, nObama Does,” was a little off. Less than two weeks later, Russian television anchor and Putin mouthpiece Dmitry Kiselyov said in a commentary...that Russia is “the only country in the world capable of turning the USA into radioactive dust.” He delivered these comments with a picture of a mushroom cloud behind him. “It takes a truly fevered imagination to see Russian forces in the Crimea as a prelude to Russian tanks rolling across Europe toward Berlin and Paris,” Feder wrote, trying to play down the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. However, the Russian threat not only to Ukraine but the world has just been dramatized by the Russian TV personality labeled as “The Kremlin’s New Chief Propagandist” by Moscow News. Kiselyov is considered a “militant anti-Westerner” and is the head of Rossia Segodnya, or Russia Today. He was put in his job by Vladimir Putin. (Note: this Russia Today is a different entity than the one broadcasting into the U.S. in English, although they are both funded by Moscow.) An AFP story said, “Kiselyov also made great play of Russia’s so-called ‘dead hand’ capability to fire nuclear-capable intercontinental missiles automatically in the case of attack. The system, also known as Perimeter, was in use during the Cold War, but its use in post-Soviet Russia is not officially confirmed.
 Attkisson Launches Website Exposing nObama Scandals 
Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who resigned from the network earlier this month, has wasted no time in her pursuit of the truth with the launch of her new website...The website, featuring the tagline “Untouchable Subjects. Fearless Reporting,” is designed to educate visitors about her past reporting on stories relating to the Fast and Furious scandal, Benghazi, and other topics she has covered during her career at CBS. It isn’t clear, however, whether or not she will be adding new material to the site.
 nObama Hijacks Symbol of Liberty and Independence 
nObamacare, or as it is officially known the unaffordable “Affordable Care Act”, is a government takeover of 1/6 of America’s economy. It was passed along party lines with 100% of the votes coming from Democrats...It is the first time that the federal government is forcing its citizens to purchase a product or face a penalty. It has resulted in millions losing their insurance coverage and millions more experiencing a massive increase in premiums and/or deductibles. It was sold to the public based upon lies from Barack nObama himself including “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.” And “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period.” These lies were told even though the president knew they weren’t true.
The Invasion Will be Catered
Charles Krauthammer

    Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that “we went to a knife fight with a baguette.”

    That was three months ago. Life overtakes parody. During the Ukrainian prime minister's visit to Washington last week, his government urgently requested military assistance. The Pentagon refused. It offered instead military ration kits.

    Putin mobilizes thousands of troops, artillery and attack helicopters on Ukraine's borders and Washington counters with baguettes, American-style. One thing we can say for sure in these uncertain times: The invasion of Ukraine will be catered by the United States.

    Why did we deny Ukraine weapons? Because in the Barack nObama-Hanoi John Kerry worldview, arming the victim might be taken as a provocation. This kind of mind-bending illogic has marked the administration's response to the whole Crimea affair.

    Why, after all, did nObama delay responding to Putin's infiltration, military occupation and seizure of Crimea in the first place? In order to provide Putin with a path to de-escalation, “an offramp,” the preferred White House phrase.

    An offramp? Did they actually think that Putin was losing, that his invasion of Crimea was a disaster from which he needed some face-saving way out? It's delusional enough to think that Putin – in seizing Crimea, threatening eastern Ukraine, destabilizing Kiev, shaking NATO, terrifying America's East European allies and making the West look utterly helpless – was actually losing. But to imagine that Putin saw it that way as well and was waiting for American diplomacy to save him from a monumental blunder is totally divorced from reality.

    After nObama's Russian “reset,” missile-defense retreat and Syria comedown, Putin had already developed an undisguised disdain for his U.S. counterpart. Yet even he must have been amazed by this newest American flight of fantasy. Putin reclaims a 200-year-old Russian patrimony with hardly a shot and to wild applause at home – Putin's 72 percent domestic popularity is 30 points higher than nObama's – and America's leaders think he needs rescue?

    Putin made it clear that he preferred Sevastopol to good reviews from the “international community.” Yet nObama and Hanoi Kerry held off doing anything until the Crimean referendum – after which, they ominously threatened, there would be “consequences.”

    nObama unveiled them Monday in a four-minute statement as flat-toned as a legal notice in the classifieds. The consequences? Visa denial and frozen assets for 11 people, seven of them Russian.

    Seven! Out of 140 million. No Putin. No Dmitry Medvedev. No oligarchs. Nor any of Putin's inner circle of ex-KGBers. No targeting of the energy sector or banks, Russia's industrial and financial lifeblood.

    This elicited unreserved mockery from the targeted Russians themselves. One wondered whether the president's statement had been written by a prankster. The Duma voted that it should be sanctioned – all 353 members who'd voted for annexation. And the financial markets, which abhor disruptions and crave nothing but continuity, responded with relief: Russia's spiked 3.7 percent; the Dow Jones rose 1.1 percent (180 points).

    Putin responded with appropriate contempt. Within hours he recognized Crimea's secession. The next day, he signed a treaty of annexation. (Two days later, nObama expanded the list of sanctioned Russians and added one bank. It will make no difference.)

    Europe's response was weaker still, sanctioning a list of even lesser Russian functionaries. The irony is that for two decades we've encouraged Russia's integration into the world economic system – including nObama's strong support for Russian accession to the World Trade Organization – thinking those ties, and the threat of losing them, would restrain Russian behavior.

    On the contrary. It restrained European behavior. Europe has refused to adopt any measure that might significantly affect its commerce and natural gas imports from Russia.

    What's our excuse? We import no Russian gas and have minimal trade. Yet our president appears strangely disengaged. The post-Cold War order of Europe has been brazenly violated – and nObama is nowhere to be seen.

    As I've argued here before, there are things we can do: Send the secretary of defense to Kiev tomorrow to negotiate military assistance. Renew the missile-defense agreement with Poland and the Czech Republic. Announce a new policy of major U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas. Lead Europe from the front – to impose sanctions cutting off Russian enterprises from the Western banking system.

    As we speak, Putin is deciding whether to go beyond Crimea and take eastern Ukraine. Show him some seriousness, Mr. President. I doubt he will do that, Charles.

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