Could They Not Have Waited Before Beginning The Blame Game; And Remembering Those In Blue *Open Thread*

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Wow. The Democrats have wasetd absolutely NO time in blaming REPUBLICANS for the train derailment in Philly. Yep, apparently it is ALL those cheapskates’ fault that the train was going more than twice the speed limit because, well, you know, um, shut up, that’s why – it was their fault and that’s all there is to it!

It was bad enough that Socialist NYC Mayor de Blasio jumped on this ridiculous bandwagon, though not at all unexpected from him, all things considered. But when Rep. Steve Israel made this claim on the HOUSE FLOOR, that really, really crossed the line, in my opinion. To put blood on the hands of Republicans is just outrageous and obscene.

I am not the only one to think so. Megyn Kelly goes off on this whole idea, especially beginning at minute 4:00 in the video below, courtesy of BizPacReview.com:

The Democrat, Robert Zimmerman, who tried to counter Kelly’s great arguments was throwing out a bunch of “facts” in his attempt to smear Republicans and lay this squarely at their feet while the poor, victimized Democrats, who apparently sat in the corner unable to do anything, especially in Obama’s first two years, just wrung their hands with much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

But since the Democrats are trying to play this game, know that it is all a bunch of smoke and mirrors. Brian Kilmeade queried about the Obama Stimulus Package, and wasn’t it supposed to deal with the Infrastructure? The answer to his question is, YES, it was supposed to go to Infrastructure. But did it? Nope. What is worse is that, under Obama, our nation has gone from SIXTH in the world to – wait for it and you may want to sit down for this one if you aren’t already – 25th in the world.

Let’s break it down on trains and the Stimulus. From Western Free Press:

[…] “Second, hopes for an immediate jolt of activity were misplaced. The bill prioritised ‘shovel-ready’ plans. States did have a backlog of maintenance projects, such as repaving dilapidated roads. Nevertheless, work moved more slowly than some Democrats expected. By October 2009 even the fastest programmes-those under the highway and transit headings-had seen work begin on just $14.3 billion-worth of projects. Spending has since quickened. Of the money appropriated to transport, 83% has now been allocated. But it is unclear that the money spent has been money spent well. The attempt to begin work hastily meant that both good and bad projects have moved forward.

“Meanwhile the bill’s most notable project, high-speed passenger rail, threatens to become a debacle. It is fun to imagine trains whizzing across the heartland. But there is no urgent need for them. Freight companies worry that new passenger services will simply increase congestion. Any new rail service, meanwhile, is unlikely to be particularly fast. The Recovery Act dedicated $8 billion for high-speed trains, a sizeable sum but not enough for any train that is actually high-speed…”

Far too much of the funding was spent on paybacks to big political contributors. Many needs were left unaddressed because they weren’t “shovel-ready,” meaning politicians couldn’t use them as feathers in their caps before the next election.

Some examples were provided by Ron Hart in a Times Free Press article: “Of the money spent in swing state Wisconsin, 80 percent went to public sector unions… In fact, right to work states got $266 less per person in stimulus money than heavily unionized states…The states that hurt the most, got less money than richer states closer to power. Washington, D.C. got the most stimulus money: $7,602 per capita.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

This is the MO often usde by this party – attack and blame the other side without facts or even common human decency to paint them as the bad guy lest the FACTS get out pointing the finger back at the accusers. Time after time after time, Democrats, often aided and abetted by the media, have made these gross accusations only to be proven wrong once the facts are in. Of course by that time, most people aren’t paying attention any longer and only believe the accusations, not the facts.

In this case, however, as Kelly pointed out so well, there is ZERO evidence that Infrastructure and the Republicans’ budget choices had ANYTHING to do with a train engineer going over twice the speed limit. It is just obscene that the Democrats would have begun this assault so quickly. It is unseemly, and lacks any sense of decorum. They should be ashamed of themselves. They need to shut the hell up and take a step back to allow those who lost loved ones in this tragedy have a chance to recover their dead and bury them, for heaven’s sake.

And speaking of burials, you may not know that – surprise – this is National Police Week (schedule of events HERE). There hasn’t been a whole lot about it in the news, not surprising given the way Police officers have been demonized of late, but this is the week to honor those police officers killed in the line of duty. There was a Candlelight Vigil Wednesday night, and the Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11:3 a.m. in Washington, DC. Below are two very special Deputies who participated in the Candlelight Vigil, Deputies Magic and Valor of Gentle Carousel Miniature Horse Therapies:

Deputies

What a comfort those deputies must have been to those at the Vigil. Also there was Greta van Susteren who interviewed DHS Director, Jeh Johnson. Johnson had an important message to impart:

The Memorial Service on Friday, sadly, will be remembering too many officers lost in the line of duty this past year, 273 in all, as van Susteren noted above.

But worse, the morale among police officers has fallen as this Daily Caller article highlights, and who could blame them? Not me. You cannot be under attack, both literally from the very top echelons in this country to literally being attacked like a NYPD officer was on Wednesday without it having an impact on morale. My heart goes out to those who bravely serve and protect, and to the families and departments who lost officers this year. Please know you are not forgotten, and that we care.

This is an Open Thread.

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26 Responses to “Could They Not Have Waited Before Beginning The Blame Game; And Remembering Those In Blue *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    In honor of National Police Week.

  2. foxyladi14 Says:

    Obama embarrassing us again. 👿

    http://tws.io/1EHlrH1

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, good grief. I am just SMH in disbelief that all these people think Obama is SOOO smart. Sheesh.

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Add the White House in on those Dems who are using this tragedy for political purposes: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-blasts-gop-for-trying-to-cut-amtrak-funding/article/2564460

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Boeing Shareholder Challenges Ethics of Company’s Relationship to Clintons

    Boeing contributed $900,000 to Clinton Foundation, paid $250,000 for Bill Clinton speech

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/boeing-shareholder-challenges-ethics-of-companys-relationship-to-clintons/

    The shoes just keep dropping. Ü

  5. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Shocking – just shocking (not): http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/242057-abc-anchor-stephanopoulos-gave-50000-to-clinton-foundation

    And failed to disclose that he had done so during reports…

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Happy 67th Anniversary to the State of Israel: http://www.westernjournalism.com/on-this-day-67-years-ago-the-state-of-israel-came-into-being/

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    Someone remind me again why anyone thought John Kerry would make a good SoS? He makes a good “caricature” of one but I don’t think that’s a good thing.

    Where in the World Is John Kerry?

    The Putin regime enjoys humiliating the United States, but even it seems to have tired of degrading Kerry who ruins their fun by failing to realize what is going on. Instead Kerry has become a nonentity; a forgotten messenger boy. It’s a fitting purgatory for the formerly tireless leftist activist in the Senate.

    It wasn’t all that long ago that John Kerry was being touted as the last best hope for diplomacy. No one could quite admit that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had made a complete mess, but the sighs of relief when John Kerry got the job instead of Obama’s dishonest crony Susan Rice spoke volumes.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/where-in-the-world-is-john-kerry/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I’m thinking that there would be the sound of crickets among most of us here abt Kerry being a good idea for SoS. Or in any position of power, for that matter. He has proven to be absolutely terrible, again…

      Great cartoon!

  8. lyn Says:

    Megyn Kelly is so good!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I am a big fan most of the time. I thought her segment with Chris Stirewalt about the left using the tragedy of the Amtrak derailment to attack the right was terrific. As have been her full throated indignation about many other perfidies by the left.

      I did think her interview of Jeb Bush was a bit softball. I’ll have to see if she treats other candidates the same.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I didn’t see the one with Jeb – I am already getting tired of hearing abt him. 🙂

        But yeah, she was fantastic with Stirewalt and Zimmerman, the Dem operative, in the video above. She does not let Zimmerman get away with anything, and is very clear abt how abhorrent this whole attack was on Reps.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I’ve thought Zimmerman was an ass since I used to see him way too often on Lou Dobbs’ program when it was on CNN.

          I wonder if CNN ever thinks it might not have been the best move to get rid of Dobbs. He did better than most of their programs do now. I liked him.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

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