The problem is that, as historian Paul Rahe wrote earlier this year, “We no longer have the resources to support the entitlement state. We can certainly raise taxes, as President Obama and the Democrats intend to do, but that does not mean that in the long run we will take in more revenue — and it is massively increased revenue that the entitlement state needs.”
***Another word for Democrat: Hypocrite.
Today’s arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O’Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a security guard and didn’t realize the pistol was in his bag.
“Trotter is a South Side Democrat and he was a leader in the move to ban so-called ‘assault weapons’ during his first term as a state representative,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “A man who favored banning firearms for thousands of his fellow Illinois residents shouldn’t even have a gun, much less be packing one illegally into an airport.”
So what? He's a Democrat - he's above the law, right?
***Democrats in a nutshell, and I do mean NUTshell:
HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
Gosh, I'd love to hear a Democrat, just once, say something about reining in spending. Yeah, I know. Dream on.
***Thank you, clueless Obama voters. Syria is readying chemical weapons. Sure wish we had a leader in the White House.
NBC News reported Wednesday night that the Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad.
Quoting unnamed US officials, the network reported that the Syrian military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers.
The officials said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.