Monday, November 23, 2009

Why the Libs Hate the Ten Commandments

There are several left leaning groups that are working diligently to remove the Biblical Ten Commandments from the public's view. My side typically argues that the Ten Commandments are the basis for natural law (don't steal or murder come to mind). But the left has a problem with this? While it may be clear why they would object to the first four, I believe I can list their reasons for all ten.

  1. One and only one God – Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:7

    Some libs think that there is either no God, or many different gods; but heaven forbid that there be just one Supreme God. To them, only the State is supreme. All hail to the state.

  2. No other God's – Exodus 20:4, 5 and Deuteronomy 5:8,9, 10

    The State is supreme. There are groups of atheists today that believe children need to be inoculated against the virus of religion, especially Christianity. Some believe that the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States should protect us from all public expression of religion. That State is a jealous god, not wanting to share authority with any.

  3. Respect God's name – Exodus 20:7 and Deuteronomy 5:11

    In this day and age? Why should the libs do that?

  4. Honor the Sabbath – Exodus 20:8-11 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15

    The libs want Christians to relegate this to their closets. It's ok to worship but just don't bring it into the workplace or school or any other public place. They cry, "Separation of Church and State." They want the state to protect them from the church and keep it away from them.

  5. Honor authority (Parents first) – Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16

    Their philosophy here is to question authority. The kids can learn everything they need to know in the public schools and the media. They don't want any of that parental propaganda; especially from parents that cling to their guns and Bibles.

  6. No Murder – Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17

    The Bible is clear that society can kill under two conditions; capital punishment or war. Some of the libs believe neither of these are reasons to kill. However, they have no problem with terminating the old that have exceeded their productive life and the young or handicapped that are unwanted or incapable of being productive. It's for the greater good you see.

  7. No Adultery – Exodus 20:14 and Deuteronomy 5:18

    God's word blesses sex between a male husband and his female wife. All other sexual unions are forbidden. There are many people today, not just libs that believe this view is too narrow. They would prefer the instructions on a package of condoms to the instructions in God's Word. No other guidelines are wanted. Look at the entertainment media with its gratuitous sex. And rarely is it between husband and wife; all of the fun of sex but never the responsibility.

  8. No Stealing – Exodus 20:15 and Deuteronomy 5:19

    They agree that individuals should not take other peoples stuff. But the libs believe that the government can and should redistribute wealth. Remember the Marxist mantra, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need". Let us tax the rich to pay for what WE decide is good for everybody.

  9. No False Witness – Exodus 20:16 and Deuteronomy 5:20

    We don't even need to go to the government to see this. The media is so ready to fabricate stories against people that they do not like. One very blatant example is Dan Rather (who would rather be correct then right any day) with his, "The evidence is fake but we know the story is true."

  10. No Coveting – Exodus 20:17 and Deuteronomy 5:21

    This is the basis of the class warfare mentality. Witness the hue and cry when the public hears about the sizes of some of the executive bonuses given in the corporate world. It should not be anybodies business, least of all the governments, what a company decides to pay its employees. Are there crooks in the business world? Yes! But do not tell me that the government has fewer crooks. I won't believe you.

It is clear that they do not want the Ten Commandments; NOT just because they are biblical, but it would cramp their lifestyle.

Depressing but there is good news. Jesus summarized the commandments into two, "Love the Lord your God with all of your soul, heart, mind, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself". This is the standard that God measures us by. How are we doing? How are you doing? While we may strive to meet the standard, we have to be honest and admit that we have failed. God knew we would and that is why He sent Jesus to die on the cross. He did that for us. Jesus is the answer for the standard that we cannot keep.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

(John 3:16 NKJV)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time to Privatize the US Postal System

As the Senate gets ready to Socialize our health care system, I was amused to see the following on the CBS news website:

Can the Postal Service be Saved?

I don't know who first made the analogy but it goes something like this:

The federal government would run a health care system with the efficiency of the post office and the compassion of the IRS.

Even President Obama made a joke about the efficiency of our postal system.

I laugh because just before I read the CBS article, I saw this:

How About Some German Efficiency for Canada Post?

It appears that the Socialistic Germans have improved their postal service by privatizing it. Maybe that's what we should do with our Postal System AND our health care.

You have to laugh to keep from crying.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Major Hasan Violated his Oath to Serve

I just read two good articles relevant to the Jihadist attack at Fort Hood; The first by Chuck Norris and the second by Ann Coulter. Both point out that the Jihadist ideology is dangerous and our PC attitude readily enables the adherents. It is even worse when we allow this in our military.

It is clear that Major Hasan violated his oath to defend the Constitution long before he murdered 13 people. Perhaps that should be an annual test for all armed forces personnel; "Do you still stand by your oath?" If not, they should be discharged. But what if they benefited from a paid education? Perhaps they should pay it back. If it is clear they lied in the first place, there should be a punishment of some kind. However, we do not want them around our troops.

If the 3500+ Muslims in our military can adhere to their religion, support their oath, and comply with the UCMJ, then I thank them for their service. If they cannot, we should heed Major Hasan's warning and get them out. We cannot continue to hide from this destructive ideology. This Major was blatant, he didn't try to hide anything. I guess you don't have to hide anything if the Brass are not watching anyway.

Major Hasan should get the death penalty. How about death by injection of pigs blood?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

At it Again Al Gore

Costco is helping Ex-Vice President Al Gore push his new book. I am disappointed in them but that is their prerogative. In the November 2009 issue of The Costco Connection, on page 24, Al starts with:

As a nation, we face three interrelated crises that collectively threaten to destabilize our way of life: the climate crises, the continuing economic crisis and the security crisis, all stemming from our absurd overdependence on foreign oil, the largest reserves of which are controlled by sovereign states in the Persian Gulf.

He then goes on in the article to advocate "green" energy as the solution to all of these problems. I would support the development of green energy as long as they were market driven. However, the advocated government "solutions" removes logic and replaces it with politics. I also challenge his initial premise that oil is the cause of these problems.

  1. The Climate Crisis: What crisis? A lot of fabricated hype from the same people who are making money off of the panic they have caused. Al Gore says "the Debate is settled" but it is only settled because he refuses to debate anybody. There are many scientists that have challenged his theories but he and the media have chosen to ignore them. Oil has been labeled as the boogie man but I think the alarmists are the greater problem.
  2. The Economic Crisis: Congress still refuses to acknowledge their culpability in the economic crash we have had. And their solutions have done nothing but exasperate the problem. To force banks to make risky loans and not expect any consequences is pretty short sighted. But that's politics I guess. Did corrupt business people take advantage of this? Yes! But were they not enabled by corrupt or suspect politicians? Cheaper energy would help the situation and the best way to do that is to drill here in the USA and drill now. More oil here means cheaper energy worldwide and that would help everybody.
  3. The Security Crises: The Jihadists declared war on us because of our dependency on oil? I don't think so. The hate us because we represent and advocate freedom, not because we have paid them market rates for their oil. He can stick his green fingers in his ears and ignore the Islamic threat if he wants to but that is not going to make us any safer. I do believe that the majority of the Muslims are peaceful. But the Jihadists have declared war on us and going green is not going to stop them from trying to kill us.

Vice President Gore thinks we can get rid of our problems by getting rid of our absurd overdependence on foreign oil. I think what's absurd is our overdependence on government to solve our problems.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I'm a Racist?

Several "Experts" in the media seem to think that if I oppose President Obama, then I am a racist. Shoot! Truth be told, I kinda like his skin color; It's the rest of him that I am having difficulty accepting.

Since I started voting, there have been three presidents that I have felt have caused more harm then good to this country:
  • President Carter the Inept
  • President Clinton the Immoral
  • and now, President Obama the Arrogant
But I don't hate any of them. Their "Progressive" ideology on the other hand...

But back to the race issue; I believe there is only One Race. This race is not white, or black, or red, or yellow, or even green. It's the Human Race. We have morphological differences inherited from our ancestors all the way back to Ham, Shem, and Japheth, and ultimately to Noah. We are all related. We are just different (Thank you God). Viva La Difference!

Skin color may be the easiest way to classify people. But skin color doesn't kill people; Ideology does.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Health Care Townhall

I went to Representative Rick Larsen's Town Hall meeting on Wednesday night in Everett. It had been originally scheduled to be in a room suitable for 300. It had to be moved to the Everett Memorial Stadium where the Everett Herald says there was 2,400.

Before Representative Larsen started, I overheard a lady say, "We wouldn't have to do this if we could trust business." So you want to trust government instead? I don't understand the liberal mindset; how does turning a private business into a public one make it more moral? What is the mechanism that accomplishes this?

A couple of "Progressives" I know say that if I don't like what a politician does, I can vote him out of office. But if I don't like what Target does to me today, I can go to WalMart tomorrow. If I don't like what my Congressman does, I have to wait 2 years to get rid of him (unless Acorn has other ideas). But even if I manage to Cap his term and Trade him/her for a new one the next election cycle, I am still stuck with paying/suffering whatever legislation was passed during their term. And, of course, the terms for the President and Senators is longer so we have to wait even longer to get rid of them.

It was clear to me that Representative Larsen favors the diabolical HR3200 which sets the trap for Socialized medicine. There is no place on earth where Socialized Medicine has outperformed the system we currently have. Our system does need work but I would prefer to see the Patient Choice Act (S 1099 or HR 2520) over any Nationalized system ever. Real Clear Politics has a good article on this called "An Alternative to Obamacare"

Sunday, August 02, 2009

A “Right” Does Not MAKE Someone Else Pay for it

A well done to Rich Hrebic over at the American Thinker for his article

One Step Closer to Losing Your Right to Health Care

I did a search on the United States Constitution looking for the term "Rights of the People" and found the following in the Bill of Rights:

Article 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Article 2: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Article 4: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I couldn't find anything about Healthcare.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Too Big To Read? Then Don't Vote for it.

Is this a new trend? Or something that has being going on all along?

Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) admitted this weekend that he has not read the thousand page Healthcrap bill because it would take two lawyers to interpret it.

Congressman Henry A. Waxman (D - CA) admitted that he did not read the Crap and Tax bill that he sponsored. He may trust the scientists that wrote it but why should I?

WHAT? Isn't that like signing a blank check? What are they doing in Congress anyway. How do the "Represent" us when they vote for a bill to become law and make us accountable for it when they do not even know what is in it?

I think I will ask my Congressman and/or Senator at the next Townhall meeting if they have read any of bills that they have enslaved us to. Then maybe I can ask them to sign over a blank check to me.

Maybe it's time to CAP their terms and Trade them for some fresh representatives.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Crap and Tax?

Thank you U.S. House of Representatives. You crap this bill out, it stinks to high heaven, and now you want the tax payers to pay for it?

Oh wait… You say its CAP and TRADE? Not Crap & Tax?

So let me get this straight. The government is going to put an arbitrary CAP on the Green-House-Gases that a company can produce. The companies can then TRADE these limits with other businesses depending upon who needs what? Hence, CAP & TRADE. Rigghhhtttt!

So are the limits based how much they donate to the party? Or is it out right bribery and it goes to the highest bidder?

That's a load of crap and why do I keep hearing this sucking sound from my wallet.

President Obama has said this should cost no more per family then the cost of a postage stamp per week. Does that mean that postage stamps are going up to $25.00? Oops! I'm sorry. Did I let the cat out of the bag?

I'd like to put a CAP on your terms and TRADE you for a fresh Representative in order to limit the amount of gas you release in Congress.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Reparations? Sure, Why Not?

I think every slave liberated in 1865 still living should be paid something by any living slave holder today. Why involve today's taxpayers?

Why indeed but is that not what is being asked for now? It's not, "Who did this to (the) U.S.?" but "You owe me now!" The United States of America did not start slavery, we inherited it. Some of our founders wanted to abolish it when we became a country. But that was not politically correct for that time. It took some Christians in Britain to get the ball rolling to end legal slavery. The USA finally followed through. Some say that Christians kept slavery going here. But I say, "Just because a fan wears the jersey, doesn't mean he is on the team." There are a lot of people who claim to speak for Christ who do not know The Christ.

Back to Slavery, Reparations, and Taxes: What is slavery? Is it not enforced servitude where you work for somebody else's gain? I don't mean to minimize the dehumanizing history of slavery but what have we done to our children? Is not the debt we have saddled them with a type of slavery? How long will they have to work, not for their own benefit, but to pay off the largess of the Progressive Politicians? Perhaps we should hold these politicians accountable and make them pay reparations to our children for what they have done to our them.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

What’s a Politician?

I think I have discovered the true roots and meaning of the word POLITICIAN.


Meaning many, as in polygon or polytheism.


To deceive. A falsehood. This must be plural but part of the word is "deceptively" hidden within the larger word and only the "I" is exposed. Interesting. With politicians, it's all about them so why not expose only the "I" of self.


A blood sucking bug with a small head.


From Mortician, meaning to bury

Therefore, a Pol-i-ti-cian is a blood sucking pest that speaks many lies in order to bury the truth and hide any bodies. I may still be missing something because it doesn't say anything about taxes. Oh wait, they don't call them taxes do they? They call it "Investing."

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Pro-Life and Abortion Common Ground

President Obama wants the Pro-Life and the Pro-Abortion People to find common ground. Where is there common ground between life and death?

However, as a Pro-Lifer, I do have a suggestion. We concede that they can use the term "Pro-Choice" if they allow that the fetus get's to make the choice. They have chosen the term "Choice" but it does not fit them now.

Now the fetus, obviously, cannot make a wise, informed decision until it has the information and can understand it. Furthermore, it cannot make any legally binding decisions until it is 18. I propose that we let the child grow to the age of eighteen, and then ask them, "Should you have been aborted?" If they say yes, they will need to sign an affidavit stating this. Their statement should include a message to their parents as to why they think they should have been aborted. This will NOT allow them to commit suicide. Pro-Lifers can provide counselors to help this troubled teen. It will be up to the Pro-Choicer's to figure out how to get the signed affidavit sent back in time before birth for this child authorizing them to abort them. The mother will be required to read this future statement from her child before she includes her "choice" for the abortion. After all, both parties involved must make the "choice" for the abortion.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tiller the Killer is dead but…

I have heard the Liberals lump the Pro-Lifers in with the Killer that killed Tiller. The pro-life position does not, cannot justify murder for any reason. But I have also seen some on the blogs from the supposed pro-life side rejoicing in the death of Dr. Tiller. They say, "We would never advocate killing, but now that he's dead…" This is so wrong. There is no defense for what Dr. Tiller did, he was a killer. But if God does not rejoice in the death of wicked, how can we?

Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?' (Ezekiel 33:11 NKJV)

Abortion did not start with Dr. Tiller, nor does it end with his death. For every one of the 60,000 children that this "Doctor" killed, there was a parent that paid him to do it. Granted, some of the mothers may not have wanted it that way. The child's father or one of the parent's own parents may have pressured her into it. But it was ultimately, a family member that ordered and paid for the execution of a helpless child. So that makes at least 60,001 killers. Who is the guiltiest? Does it matter? The children are dead. Dr. Tiller was only one of the many people that enable this industry of death to exist.

Therefore, I argue that we do have a problem but Dr. Tiller is not the cause of it. Our nation has a spiritual problem; we have forgotten our roots. We have kicked God out of the schools and have turned them over to the unions and the government (a sure combination for success) for the teaching of our children. This teaching says that we happened by chance, not design; that we come from Amoebas and Monkeys and that we are not any better than Amoebas and Monkeys. Some even teach that we are worse than Amoebas and Monkeys because we have caused all of the world's problems and the world would be better without us.

But God is amazing and provides a different reason, with a better conclusion, and a loving solution:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 NKJV)

The Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, paid the deserved penalty for these parents, for Dr. Tiller, and for Dr. Tiller's killer. He also paid the penalty for us.

What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written: "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE; (Romans 3:9-10 NKJV)

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NKJV)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Romans 6:23 NKJV)

All we have to do is believe in Him.

So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved,..."(Acts 16:31a NKJV)

Now THAT is something to rejoice in.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

D.O.M.A. Defense: It’s for the Children

The polls seem to indicate that those defending traditional marriage are losing ground. Miss California attempted an admiral defense when challenged by an activist judge with the homosexual marriage question. She has been vilified by some on the left. However, her response, "I was raised that way" may not be enough to win this debate. Many have used the phrase, "You cannot legislate morality" to justify promiscuity, homosexuality, or abortion. Yet, many of these same people want to now legislate our moral position on marriage. Granted, we will never convince the advocates for gay marriage but we need to have something more substantial for those that have not yet made up their minds.

I think we have at least three good arguments on our side:

  1. It's for the children: The Faith and Freedom Network had a couple of good articles recently on why we should NOT legalize same sex marriage; One from Senator Dan Swecker and other by Gary Randall. Basically, "it's for the children". Where have we heard that term before? Bottom line, why is there marriage in the first place? It is not a license for sex. It is society's official recognition of an established family unit. A couple has committed themselves to each other AND any children they may have. Children thrive best under the nurturing care of their natural parents. That isn't always possible. Some single or substitute parents have done some admirable work in raising kids but it is not optimal. Raising kids is tough. Having two mommies or two daddies is not going to make it any easier either.
  2. It's for the church: The Church is described as the bride of Christ. It reflects a loving relationship between a man and a woman. A homosexual marriage would distort that image. After all, it did start with Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
  3. Homosexuality is just wrong. It's not just what Paul wrote in Romans as some have claimed. Moses also wrote it by direction from God in Leviticus 18. Homosexuality is listed with all manner of sexual sins. He puts it right between sacrificing children to idols and having sex with animals and calls it an abomination. It's clear that the only approved sex is between a male husband and a female wife. Their argument is not with Paul or even Moses. It is with God.

    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV)

Homosexuals may have the right to make their own moral choices. What they do in the privacy of their own homes is their business But to mandate that I have to accept their moral choice against what my God says is arrogance.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cooking our Goose

Well said Congressmen.

"Never have so few spent so much so quickly to do so little."

Tom Cole --Oklahoma Republican Representative

I think we should send each of our illustrious, elitist, leaders (those that voted for our new millstone) a bib. It should be thick and towel-like to catch all of the slobber. It should have a picture of the Goose that laid the Golden Egg with a large, rotund, pig sitting on its back. The name of the goose is "Free Market." We'll call the pig B. G. (for Big Government). With one hand (labeled "Regulations") as he sits astride his feathered steed, he is choking the daylights out of Free Market. His other hand (labeled I.R.S.) is taking grain out of Free Market's feed trough. The caption can read, "If you don't give me another golden egg, we will have to Nationalize you." The Bib can then be labeled across the top, "Don't waste a good crisis." Across the bottom it can read, "This crises is a waste of change."

Nuff said.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

500,000,000 Americans to lose jobs

That's right! Nancy Pelosi says that every month we don't pass the Gi-huge-ic – Porkulus – Spend-a-holic bill, five hundred million Americans will lose their job.

Only one problem – There is only about 360 million Americans living today. I guess we better get busy and start having some more kids. Oh wait; Nancy wants us to cut back on them too. Not only does she want us to cut down, she advocates cutting some out while there are still in the womb (It's not murder if they are still inside the mommy – doesn't make sense to me either but government must know best).

So if kids are not the answer, where are the other 140 million workers going to come from? Some possibilities:

  • Maybe she is counting on an increase in illegal aliens when Mexico collapses. No, that cannot be – they are not Americans.
  • Maybe she is counting on every American (part of our sacrifice) to get two jobs to help pay for the Spend-a-LOT bill. It's not only good bye Free Market, it's good bye Free Time. But how many of the total population are of a working age? Does that mean all retired people will have to get a job or two? Will the child labor laws be revoked to cover the largess of Congress?
  • Perhaps, big numbers confuse her and she thought 500,000,000 sounded better then saying "a-lot."
  • Personally, I think her inflated figure comes from the number of dead people that Acorn registered to vote for Obama.

Either way, this Stifle-us bill will truly stifle U.S. Most of the "created" jobs seem to be government jobs and no government job has ever contributed one dime to the G.D.P. If we were to spend ten million dollars a day since July 4, 1776, it would not equal the amount proposed to "spend" us out of this problem today, tomorrow, or ever. We need to save for the future, not spend for it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

President Obama Will "Charm" our Enemies?

So let me get this straight - Our dear, I mean President sat down with a bunch of Conservative journalists for dinner to convince them he was on the right path.

Yet, After the dinner, these Conservatives had the AUDACITY to still challenge his ideas. Instead of displaying any HOPE that they would work, they questioned them. And worse, they published their questions so the public could see them.

Well, Duh! Why show any HOPE in a Socialist idea no matter how much AUDACITY you may have?

But there is one other issue that I don't see anybody saying anything about; If President Obama can't charm the conservatives, what the heck is he going to do when he goes to speak with President Ah-Mini-Jihad of Iran?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Do I want to see President Obama Succeed?

Well! Let me see.

Now that he is the President, hoping that President Obama fails is like hoping that the United States of America fails. However, if he enacts what he promised (and what the Progressives are drooling over) we will fail.

I would much rather see President Obama wake up to truth and change his policies. I want to see him:
  • Veto the Freedom of "CHOICE" (read death) act - because it is so wrong.
  • Honor and support our troops - because we need them.
  • Drill here, drill now - because we need it.
  • Cut taxes - because they don't need it.
  • Cut spending - because they can't handle it.
  • Seal the borders - because we only want Legal Immigrants.
  • Send the Gitmo detainees to a smaller island farther away (perhaps off of the coast of Antarctica) along with their lawyers - because we don't need or want them.
But then, President Obama is not the real problem; He is just a symptom. The real problem is the 52% of the voters that voted for him. And why did they do that?
  • He's going to bring "change."
  • He's soooo smart.
  • He's black.
  • He's not Bush.
  • He's going to stop Global warm, er... Climate change or whatever.
  • He will save our jobs.
  • He will pay our mortgages.
  • He'll tax the rich but not me.
  • He will do whatever we ask him and his big government to do for our 57 (or was that 58) states.
  • And they believe whatever the Main Stream Media tells them.
It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
(Psalms 118:8 NKJV)

Instead, I will pray that these great United States of America succeed. I think we have a chance.

But only -

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

We have a job to do. And while we are at that, perhaps some of the of the remaining Republicans can reach across the aisle and... slap some sense into those D's on the other side.

If we can turn to God's side, perhaps he will influence the President.

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
(Proverbs 21:1 NKJV)

Then President Obama AND the United States of America will succeed.

Of course, the Democrats will still try to take credit for it.

That's my two cents worth (probably all of the change I will see for awhile).