HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii is mourning the loss of World War II veteran Barney Hajiro. The Oahu man was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient in America.
Barney Hajiro, 94, served in the Army's famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He single-handedly destroyed two German machine gun nests during the rescue of the "Lost Battalion" in France. He was shot in the cheek, shoulder and wrist, leaving his left arm paralyzed.
Now that the
GOP Tea Party has recaptured the House and provided and operational base and focus for the anger of Real Americans, where do we stand?
Let’s be honest… below is the most prominent retired military officer claiming to be a Republican; he also supported and voted for far-left Barack Hussein Obama. He is shown below going full ghetto with all the dignity of a GOP four-star general, JCS chairman, and former Secretary of State we can can possibly muster.
This paragon of situational ethics now says:
Bloomberg)--‘‘I’m not committed to Barack Obama, I’m not committed to a Republican candidate,” Powell, a retired general who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
Powell said he won’t decide who to vote for until he sees all the candidates. “Right now I do not see on the Republican side any one individual who I think is going to emerge at the top of the pile.”
Yes, a complete jackass, but he’s also correct.
From my keyboard at the Southern Command, the presidential timber more resembles Lincoln Logs.
- The last time Mitt Romney (see: RomneyCare ) said or did anything politically noteworthy was… I don’t recall him saying or doing anything politically noteworthy since 2008 after he failed to prevent Maverick—The Ultimate RINO—from grabbing the nomination and mounting one of the truly embarrassing presidential campaigns of all time.
- Maverick wouldn’t dare embarrass himself again… but he helps out the party from time to time with garbage like this:
I can think of a amtrac full of names for Obama, but they don’t include “patriot”… and obviously Mac has forgotten what one must do to be considered a patriot.
And speaking of undignified, there is America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani during an interview with Larry Kudlow: “I will take a look at 2012. It’s really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I’ll have to evaluate as the year goes along.
KUDLOW: “But the door is open, that’s what I’m hearing from you tonight?”
GIULIANI: “Yes, yes, Absolutely Larry.”
Question: Are the GOP leading “contenders” really conservatives, or are they consider so just because the average democrats are now farther left than the old Soviet politburo?
For the next 20+ months it will do us well to consider that when deciding whom to support for the nomination.
Exhibit No. 1, The redundantly named Chris Christie whose entire national prominence is due to refreshingly bellicose YouTube videos wherein he kicks union thugs in the ass; but these produce lots of light but no heat; to wit, he has:
- yet to propose the “across the board” tax cuts he promised as a candidate; the budget actually INCREASES state expenditures by 6% and the number of staff in the Governor’s office making $100,000 per year increases by ten;
- strongly supported the assault weapons ban enacted during the Clinton administration. In a campaign flyer circulated during his 1995 campaign, he attacked his opponents’ support for repealing the ban;
- Christie (on FOX): Listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves. But I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets. Very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there;
- populated his cabinet with notorious liberals while firing the only true conservative - after slandering him;
- refused to join other state attorneys-general in a joint lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare while accepting federal funds for the implementation of a similar program on a statewide level;
- is on record saying that he does not believe illegal aliens are here illegally; he has indicated that he supports amnesty for illegals; he generally favors strict gun control
- has warn GOP against "overreacting" to the threat of terror and painting "all of Islam" with the brush of terrorism amid the swirling controversy about the Ground Zero Mosque. For details on Chris Christie: A Conservative Myth click here.
BREAKING: Associated Press) — The new Republican House majority leader says he doesn’t think questions about President Barack Obama’s citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters.
Eric Cantor says he also believes that Obama wants what’s best for the country and that there are honest disagreements over how to achieve that.
I don’t care about the birther crap, but on BHO wanting what’s best for America, Cantor voted “present”.
Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty?
No one named Huckabee will ever be president, but more to the point… Huck is little more than a smooth preacher with a bass guitar who makes too much money on TV and radio and is only slightly less inspiring than McCain.
Pawlenty? Interest in him is running so high that he sold 5,000 copies of his book, Courage to Stand, in the first week; for comparison, Palin’s first book sold more than 100 times that amount in its first week. Courage currently ranks #3,195 on Amazon. (Rachel Rays’ “365--No Repeats, A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners” ranks #2,299.
And for those of you who are Paul Rand (or is it Rand Paul) worshipers:
Quick… which of these is Rand?