December 31, 2009

Replace Janet Napolitano -- by Star Parker


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Dear Friend of CURE,

Here's Star Parker's weekly column in advance for next week because of the New Year. Hope you can take the time to read it and Happy New Year!

Replace Janet Napolitano

Obama has fired two GM CEOs for failure -- the same standard for performance should be demanded of someone responsible for America's security and American lives

A note from Star Parker
Star Parker, founder and president of CURE
Last March, our newly installed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano explained, in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, her vision for fighting what was formerly known as terrorism.

By calling these now "man caused disasters", she explained, we'd "move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur."

"Our policies will be guided by authoritative information. We also have assets at our disposal now that we did not have prior to 9/11.  For example, we are much better able to keep track of travelers coming into the U.S. than we were before.  The third thing is to work with our international partners and allies to make sure that we are getting information and sharing information in an appropriate and real-time fashion."


Putting Ms. Napolitano in charge of a department of 200,000 people and a $50 billion budget with a stated mission to "lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms" was a "man caused disaster."  And it is one that President Obama should fix – pronto.

His number one priority to restore credibility in his administration's ability to protect Americans from terrorism should be replacement of Napolitano.

Her blundering performance on Sunday talk shows following the failed Christmas day terrorist attempt to blow up an American plane showed clearly that this isn't whom we want responsible for the security of our homeland.

It's much more than her incredible observation that "the system worked."

Napolitano told CNN's Candy Crowley, "The traveling public is very, very safe in this air environment."

This despite answering every one of Crowley's probing questions with "I don't know."  

Are there Al Qaida ties?  How could he have gotten past security and on the plane carrying an explosive?  How could he fly to the U.S. when his own father – a wealthy banker – briefed our embassy officials about what he saw his son up to?

Crowley, astonished, asked the Secretary how she could possibly be reassuring Americans that they are safe when she seemed to know nothing about what happened.

"….if it was properly screened and he got on anyway with that, it doesn't feel that safe."

Napolitano: "Well, you know it should." 

The same morning on Meet the Press, David Gregory asked Napolitano if the amount of explosives the young man had was enough "to bring down the plane."
Her reply: "I think we're far from knowing that."  This two days after the incident.
Her own agenda and bias emerged in the interview with Gregory.  He asked if there were Al Qaida ties and she responded "Again, we don't know."

But in concluding, Gregory asked her if we should continue to view Al Qaida as a threat.  

Referring, in her rambling response, to this latest incident, Napolitano noted "And while this case does not appear specifically connected there…"

The Obama team knows how to fire CEOs.   

Since General Motors became a subsidiary of the U.S. government after getting bailed out with taxpayer funds, two CEOs have been forced out.  Their failure was not coming up with plans for selling Chevrolets, Buicks, and Cadillacs that pleased their government overseers.  

Surely at least the same standard for performance should be demanded of someone responsible for America's security and American lives.

Barack Obama has led a charmed life.   

The botched terrorist effort on Christmas was a gift to the 300 innocent passengers on that plane and a gift to America.   

But it was also a potential political gift to Obama.  Americans rally around their President when we are threatened.  Making the right moves now could prove a political boon to him.

And the right move now is finding and installing a qualified Homeland Security Secretary.

Have you read these other articles by Star Parker yet?

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Replace Janet Napolitano

Obama has fired two GM CEOs for failure -- the same standard for performance should be demanded

Murtha Article in Washington Post| Replace him with Tim Burns

R. George Dunn endorse Tim Burns for 12th Dist Representative of PA

Dear R. George,

Today, Congressman Murtha is in the national spotlight again. The Washington Post published an article which points out that even though Murtha steers federal earmarks to his district at a rate of $100 million/year, his district is still economically distressed. The article goes on further to point out that even though some of his earmarks have generated jobs, half of the companies that have benefited from his earmarks are no longer in business and some of the jobs that have been created have been created at a cost of $2 million dollars per job!.

Even with billions of dollars in earmarks being brought to the district in the past decade, the area is still distressed and the unemployment rate has actually increased. Isn't it time we create a business friendly environment that can benefit all motivated entrepreneurs, not just ones with ties to powerful Congressmen? This is yet another example of what is wrong with Washington.

Looking Forward in 2010

This country has just survived a very difficult year. We survived a stock market crash, a severe recession, a falling dollar, and a disastrous presidency. The year is over, but our fight is not. In fact, this country is in a fight for its life. With these and other problems, there is much to be concerned about in 2010. But there is also much reason for hope. This year we saw millions of people across the nation participate in Tea Party protests. And we saw great Americans all over this country attend healthcare town hall meetings to confront and challenge their elected officials. We saw thousands of people descend on Washington at a moment's notice to make their voices heard in healthcare rallies this fall and winter. While it's true, Congress didn't listen, it is also true that the American public is now awake and ready for action!

I truly believe that the decisions we make in the next few years will determine the fate of this country. It is that serious. That is why it is so important that you do everything you can to help turn things around. The Congressional elections in 2010 are probably the most important elections of our lifetime. It is critical that we get the right people elected to Congress. And I'm not just talking about Republicans. I'm talking about good conservatives that believe in the Constitution of the United States; people that have a desire to protect our freedoms and our liberties.

That is why I have decided to run for Congress against John Murtha. I'm not a politician. I am a concerned American. I am doing everything I can to help ensure that our children can inherit a strong America. I hope you will do the same. If you believe as I do, that America is fighting for its survival, then please find candidates you can get behind and generously support them. Conservative candidates are this country's best hope for survival. And remember; don't limit yourself to only supporting candidates in your district. EVERY SEAT COUNTS! We need as many new conservative faces in Congress as possible, if we want to take back this country.

I have high hopes for this year. America is still the greatest country on earth. I know in my heart that it can and will remain that way – but it will take effort and it won't be easy. But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Please join me in this fight. Working together, we can leave a wonderful legacy to our children – a free America.

Help get this country back on track by getting CONSERVATIVE candidates elected to congress. Make a secure online contribution of $50, $100, $250, or $1,000 today!

God Bless you and Happy New Year!!!

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