When I saw this story concerning West Point graduates:

Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture won’t be punished for the gesture.

The U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday it concluded the group photo didn’t violate any Department of Defense rules limiting political activity. West Point says in a statement an internal inquiry found the picture of the 16 female cadets captured a spur-of-the-moment gesture intended to demonstrate unity and pride.

The decision comes with the seniors poised to graduate May 21.

It brought to mind a single question:

If these West Point Graduates were posing with Bibles, Rosaries and Crucifixes would they decide it was not “political activity”?

If people want to argue that such political activity is NBD that’s fine, that’s fair debate, but don’t insult my intelligence and claim it’s not.

This is why this administration of the big lie has been poison, because when your leaders sell you the big lie on a regular basis, those lower down the food chain will follow suit.

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2013’s Lie of the YearA laugh a minute for Obama’s writers:

On Monday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show the host invited on former Obama speechwriters David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to wax fondly about Obama’s “great” communication skills when it came to delivering both serious speeches and funny lines. When Lovett, now a writer in Hollywood, told Rose he was most proud of the “serious speeches” on the economy and health care, Favreau jokingly jabbed that Lovett was responsible for the now infamous lie about keeping your health insurance plan. Rose and the entire panel cracked up at the line.

Newsbusters has the video and transcript of the witty repartee

CHARLIE ROSE: My point is do you have equal impact on serious speeches? Because it’s about style, use of language, etcetera?

JON LOVETT, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: I really like, I was very — the joke speeches is the most fun part of this. But the things I’m the most proud of were the most serious speeches, I think. Health care, economic speeches.

JON FAVREAU, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: Lovett wrote the line about “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”

LOVETT: How dare you!

[laughter]

LOVETT: And you know what? It’s still true! No.

More on Obamacare, House committee: Obama admin official lied to Congress about ObamaCare exchange grant funding (emphasis added)

Andy Slavitt, acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) testified in a House Energy and Commerce hearing last December that CMS had recouped over $200 million from state-based exchanges (SBEs) that have failed. Further investigation, however, shows that Slavitt’s claim was false — that the actual grant dollars recovered was about a tenth of what he claimed, and that even those dollars were not “recouped,” but just never transmitted in the first place.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, let me spell it out for you:

OBAMACARE IS A LIE

It’s not much of a stretch to say that the entire Obama administration is based on fiction.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.

Henry Drummond: Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, “All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance, Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.”

inherit the wind 1960

One of my father’s favorite sayings that he drilled into me was a very simple concept:

EVERYTHING COSTS SOMETHING

This was something he did his best to teach us, to make sure that before we leaped into any personal, financial or social decision, we made sure we understood what it means.

Nothing illustrates this better than the angst in some GOP/Conservatives circles.

As everyone knows I was a Ted Cruz guy and after seeing the outright lies told by the Trump campaign I still haven’t made up my mind on Trump in the general.

But keeping my father’s advice in mind I conclude that both the nomination and support of Donald Trump in the general election and the Opposition to Donald Trump and support for a 3rd party candidate  in a general election is not without cost.

It is very possible (I suspect a lot more possible than a lot of the media or pundits realize) that Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton, and the latest polling backs up that theory, But that omes at a price.

The willingness to risk that once elected we may discover his core convictions are completely opposite of what we thing.

the willingness to risk that his stated positions on border, guns, Islamist terror, common core and abortion are not as flexible as his actions during the campaign have indicated

the willingness to risk that his abrasive style when used against nations and countries that have a face culture does not provoke international disaster

The willingness to risk an inexperienced man will not screw up on a national or international level.

The further erosion of the dignity of the office of the presidency.

On the other side of the coin there is a price for opposing Trump:

White it is very possible that if conservatives choose to stay home or support a 3rd party candidate, they can prevent Donald Trump from winning the White House,  but that comes with a price as well.

It means guaranteeing the election of Hillary Clinton whose antipathy to the truth is legendary.

It means continuing the destructive Obama Clinton foreign policy, destructive domestic policy,

It means  four to eight years of ultra liberal judges at every level of the courts up to and including the supreme court. 

It means that not only will no  members of the current administration ever pay a destructive and illegal attacks on conservatives but that the current attacks on culture on religion and culture will continue.  

Or to sum it up as simple as can be:

 Will the fundamental transformation of how we choose presidents by rewarding Mr. Trump’s methods by putting him and his cronies in the White House for 4-8 years and the cultural cost to the nation’s soul thereof be so great that it exceeds the cost to the nation and its soul of rewarding Hillary not only for her corruption and incompetence but for her enabling of the corruption and incompetene of the Obama administration, by putting her and her crownies in the White House for 4-8 years?

That’s frankly what the election omes down to and it’s the question each conservative will have to answer for themselves.

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