Smitty to Deploy

Chris Smith (aka Smitty) of The Other McCain is deploying to Afghanistan next month. While he promises all the fretful moms out there that he will always be out of harm’s way, we still need to pray a hedge of thorns around him until he is safely returned to us.

Ever the wordmeister, he leaves us with a QotD:

Liberty ain’t cheap, and rejecting Progressivism may resemble pain for a while. That’s not pain. That’s Socialist weakness leaving the country, and don’t let these liars sell you otherwise. Stand and deliver, the way a Progressive cannot, for, at heart, modern Progressivism is a synonym for cowardice.

God bless you, sir. You will be sorely missed. Be sure to invite me to the welcome home party.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

In the days ahead, Obama will be learning some new words

The Anchoress likes Professor Glenn’s wisdom that the days ahead will force some, ahem, clarity

Sometimes clarity will mean confrontation.

Republicans need to live up to their promise of an Obamacare repeal. Democrats will then be forced to join them, or vote against repeal. That will produce clarity on who stands for what, in time for the next elections.

If it passes Congress, Obama will be forced to veto or acquiesce. That will produce clarity, too.

Clarity will be hard for the Narcissitic One to handle. So will be the additional scrutiny of the American people. He’ll have to carefully choose his battles now; his vetoes, his alliances, his appointments. After months of watching his arrogant, tone-deaf performances, the thought of him finessing his way through the GOP gauntlet that represents the next two years is not only comical, but sad.

His priorities continue to be troubling.

Today is Veterans Day. Do you know where your president is?

With his feeble flame of “hope” thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week’s elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.

He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam.

So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.

Obama honored our veterans from afar by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night.

That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.

This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.

Not that Obama doesn’t appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.

He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans “who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country.”

“This great country,” of course, being Indonesia.

I said last year he was unfit for the office; most of America now agrees with me.

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