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Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years.  A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.

We Need a New Leader

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a devout Christian, a Baptist Pastor who taught family values and on top of that was a Republican.

And who was it that fought against the Civil Rights Act of 1964? It was Democrats such as Bull Connor, Al Gore, Sr., and other Democrats in Congress who fought against it. Republicans worked and voted to pass the Civil Rights Act as former Democrat Senator Robert Byrd the Grand Wizard of the KKK during that time worked to defeat it. You have to wonder what MLK, forty-eight years later, would think of the Democrat Party with a platform of anti-Christianity, anti-family values and too heavy reliance on government?

What would Dr. King think of President Obama and his assault on Christians; his assault on the Constitution of the United States, and the myriad distortions and lies plus the disgrace of politicizing the deaths of four Americans who died recently in embassies in the mid-east? This administration sent a personal letter to the Heavy D rapper's family and only a form letter to the fallen Seals. The President and Vice President bragged about killing UBL and they were the ones that woke the Arab world, not some low budget movie. On the walls of the embassy were written..."There are a billion more Osamas." And then the administration puts on a campaign photo-op at the expense of the families involved. The families of the deceased weren't there. Is this the kind of leadership we would we want to continue? Politicizing this ceremony is what you should remember in November when you vote - and not vote for Obama.

Poor foreign policy continues to erode our standing in the middle east and the rest of the globe. Obama, Clinton and the administration clearly show their disdain, and near hatred for those in our military. Obama only speaks of veterans when on a campaign podium. The bodies piling up under this administration shouts out for justice. But justice is reserved for the enemies of this country when he preaches it. This administration and State department are guilty of direlection of duty in having our armed forces being unarmed when they are guarding embassies they serve and are protecting. From the scandal of "Fast and Furious" to the reported neglect of military intelligence reports of coming disasters little has been shown that comforts our military.  A real concern for veterans wouldn't you say.

And critics within his own party say the vacations the Obamas continue to enjoy as the world is engulfed in one near tragedy after another is awful. The Obama vacation list is an indicator of where their priorities lie. The list is:

August, 2009, summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, MA.; August 2009, Yellowstone National Park on a short vacation; Christmas, 2009 hawaii for an annual break; March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City; May, 2010 family took four day break to Chicago; July, 2010 family spent time in Mount Desert Island, Maine; August, 2010 summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard; August 2010 first lady and Sasha went to Spain on vacation; August, 2010 Obama spent weekend in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash; August, 2010 first family went to Panama City, FL; Christmas, 2010 in Hawaii; Presidents' Day, 2011 first lady and daughters go to Vail on sk trip; June, 2011 first lady, her mother and daughters  travel to South Africa and Botswana; Summer, 2011 family vacation in Martha's Vineyard, MA; Christmas, 2011 family vacation in Hawaii; President's Day, 2012 first lady and daughters are in Aspen, CO to ski.

Also during this period President Obama had played over 100 rounds of golf.

The Hawaii Reporter says that the bill for the December 2010 trip was $1.5m and included the follwoing: $63,000 on early flight bringing Mrs. Obama and children to Hawaii ahead of the President; $1,000,000 on Mr. Obama's return trip from Washington on Air Force One; $38,000 for winter "White House" property  rental; $16,000 to rent nearby home for Secret Service and Navy Seals; $134,000 for 24 White House staff to saty at the Moana Hotel; $251,000 for police overtime; $10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times.

The use of Air Force Two, an air force version of a 757, comes in at $149,900 for a round trip to Hawaii. These costs don't reflect complete expenditures as a 40 person staff and Secret Service costs are not included. The majority of these "trips" and vacations are footed by the taxpayers. The House and Senate are not much better either. Speaker Pelosi used Air Force to transport herself to CA during days away from her duties in Congress - all at taxpayer expense. This is the administration and Democrats in Washington who would love to have you believe they are one of the "little" guys; the ones with empathy for those who have to struggle to make ends meet.

Our economy and our nation can no longer afford these wasteful free-spenders of other peoples money who sit in the throne of Washington. We have to vote them out. Democrats of yesterday would not comprehend the level of arrogance and conceit shown by those now in power. We can't turn back the clock to make things better, but we can turn this group out to pasture. Vote Obama out of office in November, 2012.

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