The No. 1 issue that will defeat Obama...
Exclusive: Joseph Farah identifies BHO policy proposal GOP could
exploit to victory
There's an issue out there that can ensure Barack Obama is
defeated in 2012.
It's not Obamacare.
It's not his religious views.
It's not his commitment to socialist and anti-American
It's not even the birth certificate and his eligibility
I believe the issue that will take Obama down if
Republicans make it an issue is his administration's
proposed budget cuts for active-duty military personnel
and military retirees - but not civilian defense workers.
Do you get the picture?
Obama has tipped his hand. He's showing the entire country
what he thinks about our military service people - the
people who risk their lives for their country are worth
less than civilian defense workers who push papers around
in ****Washington**** .
Chances are you don't know much about this story. There's
a good reason for that. The Big Media don't want you to
know, because they recognize the political radioactivity
it represents. This is the Death Star for Obama's
re-election campaign. If Americans know about this -
Republicans, Democrats and independents all oppose him.
Here are the details of the story broken by the
intrepid Bill Gertz:
a.. "The Obama administration's proposed defense budget
calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply
more for their health care, while leaving unionized
civilian defense worker' benefits untouched."
b.. "Several congressional aides suggested the move is
designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare's
state-run insurance exchanges."
c.. "The disparity in treatment between civilians and
uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the
military that could undermine recruitment and retention."
d.. "Significantly, the plan calls for increases between
30 percent to 79 percent in Tricare annual premiums for
the first year. After that, the plan will impose five-year
increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent - more
than three times current levels." Think about this - and
imagine how you would campaign against Obama on just this
****U.S.**** military service people don't get the
equipment they need to do their jobs. They don't have the
manpower they need to complete their missions. Their
families scrimp and sacrifice financially so they can
serve their country. They risk their lives and give their
lives for their country.
But, according to the Obama administration, unionized
civilian defense workers, sitting behind their comfortable
desks in **Washington** , deserve better treatment than
our heroes serving overseas in **Iraq** and ****
Afghanistan**** and elsewhere. It's almost unbelievable
that Obama could serve up a slow-pitch softball like this
for Republicans to knock out of the park.
It's even more unbelievable that none of them has.
Which is why I write this column.
Obama needs to pay for this. Whether or not he backs off,
whether or not Congress throws his budget out the window,
whether or not these cuts are ever enacted, Obama needs to
pay a big political price for showing his cards.
Republicans need to remind Americans every day that Obama
is the guy who wants to cut medical care for soldiers,
sailors, Marines and airmen - all while preserving the
goodies for Washington bureaucrats.
Men and women who put their lives on the line, who risked
their health and well-being, are treated like second-class
citizens in ObamaWorld. He signaled his absolute contempt
for the ****U.S.**** military - not just the institution
of the military, but the active-duty grunts on the front
lines. This is an easy one for the American people to
So where are the Republicans?
Where are the talk-show hosts?
Where is the blogosphere chatter?
Obama has stepped in something very smelly here. Why
aren't more Obama critics making hay of it?
Can you understand it?
ALWAYS BARGAIN FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH
Obama and the Muslim brotherhood would like The United
States to lose it's "position of strength" and its
bargaining power! If we lose our military, we would lose
our credibility in the world political arena. So, weaken
our military and our credibility is weakened.
Ben H. Willingham
Association of Naval Aviation
Bald Eagle Squadron ****P. O. Box 621**
**Orange Park**, **FL** **32067-0621**** ****