The President is briefed on incidents that meet Homeland Securities definition of terrorism. This Colorado Springs event is textbook terrorism. In a day or two we’ll learn that he is a ultra-conservative religious extremist just like every clinic shooter/bomber/arsonist in the last 30 years and nearly every terrorist worldwide in the same time span. Seems most commenters here are actually worried about political disadvantage. Perhaps worried that Americans will paint all evangelical Christians with the same broad brush usually reserved for Muslims. Terrorists and zealots are not peculiar to one religion or race. Wonder if Trump and Cruz will demand all Christians be scrutinized on a watch list. Oh what will the demagogues say now?
They'll say the truth. Which is this shooter was not a Christian. No Christian can justify this. This behavior is condemned by Christianity.
Because unlike Muslims, Christians can denounce acts of violence, even if they are perpetrated by persons who say they are Christian.
Unlike liberals, who can't denounce their own. So, the better question is, how will liberals lie if we find out this guy was a radical leftist? The right will denounce their own. The left won't.
Just watch. The right has no problem calling a spade a spade. A murderer is a murderer. But the leftists. .....that's another story
October 20, 2013 at 8:05pm
Then change the law. Amend it. Repeal it. Replace it.
But you can’t. Not by the methods the Constitution you claim to love provides.
Republicans don’t have the power. Voting to repeal Obamacare 49 times in the House has gotten you what exactly? The Constitution requires one house of congress pass something that will subsequently be passed by the other and signed by the President. You couldn’t do it; you are not strong enough. If you hadn’t thrown away the Senate in 2010 and 2012 by nominating tea-baggers, Murdoch, Angle, O’Donnell (was she actually a witch?) you’d have almost enough power to change repeal the ACA. The President told you how to do it; win some more elections. If you want to be the majority in Washington again, dump the baggers, otherwise you’ll continue to shrink into a regional party roughly the size of the old Confederacy.
October 14, 2013 at 11:50pm
I think Dr. Carson meant to implode any future career in politics. Worst since slavery? Indian wars, child labor in turn-of-century American factories, Depression, Dustbowl, segregation, Japanese Internment camps, lynchings and bombings in the American South, 9/11?
Goodbye, President Carson.
October 14, 2013 at 9:28pm
It is difficult to trust the critical thinking skills of believers. If their invisible friend was named Harvey instead of Jesus or Mohammed we’d put them under psychiatric evaluation.
As for OldSarge saying my ‘faith’ is the same as believers faith. It isn’t. I accept and believe things because there is some preponderance of evidence to believe so. When driving on a road that dead-ends into a river, I stop, and so does Oldsarge, and for the same reason; there is no evidence of a bridge, so it would be irrational for me to keep going. What other things do you accept with no rational evidence? If it is just gods, then you have to question your belief in those gods, or your belief in everything else.
October 14, 2013 at 9:13pm
Keep following Cruz and the other tea-party idiots and it will be when they retake the House and not if.
You were warned that nominating tea-party Know-nothings for Senate seats in states where they don’t genuflect to the Confederate flag would cost you the Senate. “No way”, you said, “polls are always wrong and America loves tea-party politics”.
Cost you the Senate in 2010. Again in 2012.
And tea-baggers are trying to lose you the House in 2014. 74% disapproval? Take the polls seriously. Unless you’re one of those that repeatedly said the polls were wrong in 2012. How’s President Romney doing these days?
October 9, 2013 at 8:54pm
I don’t care what gods or ghosts or fairies you believe in. I do care when public policy is influenced by these myths. You feel the same way when the gods influencing public policy isn’t yours. You don’t believe in gods either, except for one.
October 9, 2013 at 8:18pm
So enforcing the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ‘usurping’ The Constitution?
October 9, 2013 at 7:36pm
Country more conservative over the last 50 years? Certainly. But the real conservatives in the mold of Eisenhower and Reagan have been purged for tea-party reactionaries. So progressives continue to win elections. Dump the evangelical wing and the tea party idiots or get used to Democrats in the White House. Boehner is kow-towing to the right flank even though he knows they are buffoons in an attempt to strengthen the House, which Republicans can win with homogenized districts, and weaken the Presidency, which his party won’t control until he is pushing daisies, if ever.
Less taxes and smaller govt=buffoonery to you '25'?
That leaves you with nobody you goon!
Marine is right. Eisenhower would be a liberal by today's standards he coined the phrase military industrial complex. Reagan would be considered a Rino because he worked with democrats and palled around with tip o Neil.
"Marine" is just a cut and paste douche. Same old propaganda straight from mommy's basement.
October 8, 2013 at 8:02pm
You nailed it. Couldn’t defeat Obamacare in the Senate. Couldn’t beat Obamacare in the House. Couldn’t defeat a Presidential candidate who ran on health care reform…twice. Couldn’t defeat enough Congressmen and Senators who ran on health care reform in 2008. Couldn’t demonstrate that it was unconstitutional, even to a conservative Chief Justice appointed by Republicans.
When all methods provided in our Constitution proved too tough for the GOP, they decided to attach defunding the law to a budget bill and eventually the debt ceiling. When terrorists can’t gain the political power they desire, they resort to vandalizing society. I can’t see how this is any different.
Seems all these tea-party ‘conservatives’ love our Constitution only when it suits them.
Two things you must call a man because he will never confess to either;
a hypocrite and a racist. Those who support this blatant disregard for Constitutional law are hypocrites.
I used to say I want my Republican party back. This kowtowing to tea-party radicals is the last straw. Good riddance.
October 8, 2013 at 6:45pm
Outside the tea-party, no one is quite that dumb. Every poll says the GOP has virtually squandered any hope of retaking the Senate, and is looking at a 50/50 proposition of losing the House. But then, according to most people here at The Blaze, polls are never right, just ask President Romney.
October 8, 2013 at 12:27pm
but tea-baggers will never support him for President because he might actually win.
October 8, 2013 at 12:25pm
Their will still be a tea-party after all of this is over. They just will have no relevance in American politics. Thank you, Senator Cruz, for relegating these anti-American neophytes to political obscurity.
September 23, 2013 at 12:04am
or it would accurately be exposed for the ruse that it is.
September 22, 2013 at 11:52pm
god is the same today as yesterday?
September 22, 2013 at 4:18pm
So ‘fight like a girl’ means spread rumors and gossip about your enemies, lose, quit, then stand on the sidelines crying for the boys to fight the battles for her.
–Sounds about right.
September 19, 2013 at 6:08am
“Jesus was a capitalist”
Now THAT is funny. Especially since every tenet of Christianity and every story written about historical Jesus suggests he was a social and economic inspiration to Marx far more than Smith. Not one story in the Bible that makes Jesus look like anything but a equality-for-everybody, turn-the-other-cheek liberal, yet here at the Gospel of Blaze Jesus will “return” as a Limbaugh listener with a sidearm.
September 15, 2013 at 2:54pm
…sounds like a ‘progressive Catholic’?
Progressive means moving towards or favoring what is new, regressive (or reactionary) means favoring the status quo, or a return to old ways.
Socially speaking, this is about as conservative a statement as anyone can make.
September 15, 2013 at 2:28pm
As far as YOU’RE concerned it should be public domain?
So you are okay if we declare YOUR property, that you worked and sacrificed for, public domain? Your house; public domain.
Your vehicles: public domain
Your documents, letters and journals; public domain.
The photographer invested in gear, practiced his trade, and risked his butt to get that shot. But it belongs to you because you say so?
The Constitution is clear on this. But you ‘real Americans’ only love the Constitution and free enterprise and small business when it suits you.
August 6, 2013 at 6:18pm
Go back to the Blaze archives that night in December when Senator Daniel Inouye was laid to rest. The commentary here on the Blaze was unspeakably vitriolic and disrespectful to a valiant, selfless and honorable man both on the battlefield and throughout a lifetime of public service. I attended the service and was proud of my country and my congress for the way they payed respect to the man. Then I saw the anti-American hate spewed on this board; hundreds of ‘conservative’ false patriots insulting the service of one of our truest patriots because he carried a capital ‘D’ behind his name.
Get well soon, Mr. President, and ignore the anti-Americans, they live on both the left and the right.
August 6, 2013 at 6:05pm
Outstanding article Mr. Lampo, not just well reasoned, but well written.
My favorite line; ‘Except that it’s not true.’
That line should be the backbone of more journalists. Just the other night I watched Eric Cantor make a speech about our ‘ever-increasing budget deficits.’ I researched the deficit, and learned Cantor had made an effective point…except that it’s not true.