Washington Times columnist Jeffery Kuhner accused President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of abusing their power which to the death of four Americans in Benghazi.
In his May 10 column, Kuhner claimed that Obama was "engaged in the systematic abuse of power" in his handling of the September 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. He also claimed that Clinton sent Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens "on a suicide mission," while Obama failed to send help to Libya, leading to the deaths of two others. From The Washington Times:
Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner called for President Obama's impeachment over the Boston Marathon bombings, accusing the president of being "unwilling" to keep Americans safe.
In his April 26 Washington Times column, Kuhner wrote that Obama "has been unable -- even unwilling -- to keep us safe" from terror attacks, including the bombings in Boston, because "[h]e refuses to acknowledge that we are in a war with radical Islam." Kuhner added: "It's time he is held responsible for his gross negligence. It's time that he be impeached. Justice demands no less."
Kuhner's call to impeach the president comes a week after Fox News host Brian Kilmeade blamed Obama's Middle East policy for the bombings.
From Kuhner's column:
Under Mr. Obama's watch, Islamic terrorists have targeted the United States repeatedly -- the underwear bomber, the Fort Hood shooting, the killing of an Army recruiter in Arkansas, the consulate in Benghazi and now Boston. The president has been unable -- even unwilling -- to keep us safe. The reason is simple: He refuses to acknowledge that we are in a war with radical Islam. The Boston bombings were not the acts of criminals. They were an act of war against Americans. The commander in chief has the duty to not only defend America, but to identity and denounce the enemy. In short, he must fight back.
The Boston massacre was a defining moment. It exposed Mr. Obama's narcissistic and reckless approach to combating terror. There can be no illusions any longer -- we are in a clash of civilizations between radical Islam and the West. Mr. Obama has denied this painful reality long enough. By burying his head in the ideological sands, he has made Americans pay a terrible price. It's time he is held responsible for his gross negligence. It's time that he be impeached. Justice demands no less.
Kuhner has repeatedly pushed for Obama's impeachment. In March 2011, Kuhner argued that Obama should be impeached over his handling of the military intervention in Libya, and in March 2010, Kuhner called for Obama to be impeached if he signed a health care reform bill passed via a legislative procedure known as a "self-executing rule."
The op-ed by Liberty Counsel Action vice president Matt Barber and the column by Jeffrey Kuhner both pushed the falsehood that Obama is attacking people of faith because of an administration policy that ensures that women have access to insurance coverage for birth control while accommodating employers who object to providing birth control. Kuhner claimed: "The mandate is an unprecedented assault upon the Catholic Church's conscience rights and religious freedom, blatantly usurping the First Amendment." In fact, the administration's policy has widespread support from the American public, Catholics, and among many religious institutions.
Kuhner's and Barber's falsehoods were couched in extreme rhetoric such as Kuhner claiming that Obama wants to make himself the head of the Catholic Church:
Mr. Obama is waging an ideological war against the Catholic Church. His mandate is essentially telling the church that it can no longer follow its central teachings on abortion, contraception and sterilization - or else it risks massive fines. Mr. Obama seeks to make himself, not Pope Benedict XVI, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is behaving like an ancient Roman emperor. He is claiming the state can impose its pagan morality upon the church's institutions. We are sliding back to third-century Rome.
Barber, meanwhile, wrote that "any Christian who votes for Mr. Obama will get to take that up with God" and endorsed Mitt Romney for president because Christians "won't survive" a second Obama term.
Conservative media figures have begun to claim that income inequality isn't a problem in America because people can move up and down the income ladder. In fact, income mobility in this country has declined in recent decades and is lower here than in many developed European countries.
In a November 18 Washington Times column, Jeffrey Kuhner claimed that President Obama "regularly expresses his contempt for America" and that he "degrades the country he leads." Kuhner further claimed that Obama is a "typical liberal" who "believes America is fundamentally flawed, wicked and in irreversible decline." From Kuhner's column, headlined, "Obama's Denigrate America tour":
President Obama regularly expresses his contempt for America. The latest example was his comment at a business forum in Hawaii where he complained that "we've been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades." In particular, he meant Americans supposedly have been lax in pursuing foreign investment because "we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America." This degrades the country he leads.
Mr. Obama is a typical liberal. He believes America is fundamentally flawed, wicked and in irreversible decline. Like most on the radical left, he has been profoundly disappointed by America, especially over the past several decades. The Soviet Union - the vanguard of socialist revolution - was tossed onto the ash heap of history. The great enemy, capitalism, emerged triumphant.
Last weekend, Politico reported that Herman Cain allegedly engaged in "sexually suggestive behavior" toward female colleagues while he was president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. The right-wing media quickly resorted to race-baiting to defend Cain from the allegations, calling the report "high-tech lynching."
On Friday, Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner continued this line of defense for Cain, claiming that he is "being politically lynched by liberals in the media. All that's missing is the noose and the tree":
Liberals are determined to destroy Herman Cain. The Republican presidential candidate is tied or ahead of the presumptive front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He has been run- ning an anti-establishment, insurgent campaign that champions sweeping tax reform and a pro-growth agenda. He is a Southern populist who touts his private-sector experience. He also is an authentic black conservative. For this, he is being politically lynched by liberals in the media. All that's missing is the noose and the tree.
It started several weeks ago. Bill Maher, along with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Thomas Friedman, a columnist at the New York Times, mocked Mr. Cain on HBO for being "too dumb" and "stupid" to be taken seriously. MSNBC host Martin Bashr, a virulent British leftist, asked on his program whether Mr. Cain even knows "how to spell Iraq." Mr. Cain has indeed made mistakes on the campaign trail, such as stumbling on abortion and failing so far to articulate a coherent foreign policy. Yet he is a successful businessman, who also had a popular radio talk show and writes a syndicated column. He certainly is not stupid. The left is deliberately promoting a vicious racist smear: The black man has nothing between his ears.
The latest assault, however, is the allegation that Mr. Cain sexually harassed two female employees while he was president of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) during the 1990s. The story was first published in Politico, a left-leaning news website. Politico claimed that Mr. Cain was accused of engaging in "sexually suggestive behavior" that made the women feel "uncomfortable" or "awkward." The story said the NRA reached a separation agreement with the women and that one accepted a "five-figure" settlement. Both signed a confidentiality clause. Hence, the women remain anonymous, and the exact nature of the alleged harassment is still murky. Apparently, a third woman has come forward anonymously as well. The media report that one of the complaints accused Mr. Cain of inviting a female subordinate at an event-sponsored conference to go up to his "corporate suite." So far, there is no conclusive proof that he sexually harassed his subordinates. Yet the Politico story has cast a cloud of suspicion over Mr. Cain's candidacy.
In his September 22 Washington Times column, Jeffrey Kuhner claimed Obama is "facing an internal revolt" because "he has not dismantled corporate power" but instead is creating a government modeled after "President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini." From The Washington Times:
It is not just conservatives who are angry with Mr. Obama. Radicals are also seething. They view him as shallow and inept. After once deifying him as the liberal messiah, they feel betrayed - by both his incompetence and his deviations from socialist priorities.
In their eyes, Mr. Obama has abandoned key leftist causes. He extended the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. He agreed to leave the public option out of his massive health care overhaul. He has backed away (for now) from pushing "cap-and-trade" legislation. He failed to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. And he has not dismantled corporate power; rather, through huge bailouts and the acceptance of lucrative campaign donations, Mr. Obama has developed a cozy relationship with Wall Street. He talks like a class-warfare populist, but he governs like a liberal corporatist.
His model is not George McGovern or even Jimmy Carter but President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Mr. Obama's goal is to erect a corporatist state. He seeks to fuse big government, big business and big labor under a centralized command-and-control system.
In a September 8 Washington Times column, Jeffrey Kuhner claimed that President Obama is a "reckless ideologue masquerading as a pragmatist" and is "injecting the heroin of class warfare and socialism into our national bloodstream" which will lead to "insanity and death." From the Washington Times:
President Obama is politically insane. This is the real meaning of his speech Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition, Mr. Obama is a lunatic leftist.
Much of his speech called for more of the same - government activism; massive spending on infrastructure, bridges and roads; extending the payroll tax cut; and more public aid to states and municipalities. In short, he seeks to perpetuate the dismal policies of Obamanomics. He is a reckless ideologue masquerading as a pragmatist.
Mr. Obama is a man of the hard left. He deeply loathes everything America stands for - capitalism, limited government, individual freedom and Christian civilization. In particular, he despises our exceptionalism. His stated goal is to create a "post-American world" where the United States is simply one of many countries - no bigger, better or stronger. He exhibits a form of madness, a self-loathing, reminiscent of the late pop singer Amy Winehouse. Mr. Obama keeps injecting the heroin of class warfare and socialism into our national bloodstream. And he can continue to play on the biggest stage and boast a huge audience. In the end, however, it leads to the same result: insanity and death.
The column also featured Obama's face photoshopped on to recently deceased singer Amy Winehouse's body, with a sickle-and-hammer tattoo added to her body:
The new editor of the Washington Times vowed to ensure accuracy at the paper; however, a recent column by the Times' Jeffrey Kuhner contained several significant falsehoods about climate change, which Kuhner claims is "the greatest hoax of our time."
Conservative pundits have attributed economic growth and job creation in Texas to the success of conservative policies like low taxes and small government. But government has played a significant role in Texas' recent economic record: Federal spending helped balance the state budget, and strict regulation helped shield it from the housing bubble.
Accompanying an article by Washington Times writer Jeffrey Kuhner today stating that American should "drive [Obama] from office" was an"illustration" of Barack Obama made to look like Dopey from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The caption on the "illustration" was "Obamey":
Here's an image of the original Dopey:
The right-wing media responded with outrage after the nonpartisan Institute of Medicine released a recommendation that all health insurance plans should cover contraception without cost to the consumer. But health experts agree with the Institute of Medicine's analysis that universal contraception coverage "support[s] women's optimal health."
A post on Andrew Breitbart's Big Government website downplayed concerns that the federal government could default if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, claiming that "the whole 'crisis' is as phony as a $3 Federal Reserve note." However, experts agree that if the U.S. were to default as a result of not raising the debt ceiling, it could have significant negative effects on the economy.
In a July 15 Washington Times column, Robert Knight claimed the fight for same-sex marriage equality is an "unholy campaign" targeting "the perversion of marriage." Knight further suggested marriage equality will "move us closer to barbarism." From The Washington Times:
Over the past 90 years, a relentless campaign has unfolded to overthrow Judeo-Christian morality and replace it with an amorality that says desires themselves validate choices.
This campaign has been advanced largely by hijacking the rubric and moral capital of the black civil rights movement and misapplying it to volitional behavior. The changes, which move us closer to barbarism, are enforced via media that pounce on even the slightest hesitation to embrace the new immorality.
The current target of this unholy campaign is the perversion of marriage. For the first time, a Republican-controlled state Senate chamber provided the margin of victory for a state law redefining marriage away from the man-woman requirement. Soon, there will be no bride needed or no groom for a New York marriage license. Meanwhile, liberal judges all over the country are ruling that preference for traditional morality is animated solely by "hate."
This radical advance is occurring partly because of the ongoing media propaganda that suppresses any serious discussion of the consequences of sexual dysfunction. But it's also occurring because of the economic drama unfolding in Washington. The left does not waste crises that it purposefully creates.
Writing in the Washington Times this morning, columnist Jeffrey Kuhner looks at President Obama's position on the debt ceiling and declares "it will be his Waterloo -- the effective end of his presidency." According to Kuhner, Obama, exactly like Napoleon before him, "wanted too much, too soon. Now comes the long, humiliating and fatal retreat."
With that proclamation, the debt ceiling has joined an ever-expanding club of divisive political issues that have earned the distinction of being labeled Obama's "Waterloo" by the media. The past "Waterloos" for Obama include, but are not limited to:
Health care reform: "Repeal is not impossible. It may even be Obama's Waterloo."
The BP oil spill: "Forget Katrina: Is BP Obama's Waterloo?"
The economy: "A little more than six months before the 2012 election year begins, the economy looms as Obama's potential Waterloo."
Afghanistan: "Will Afghanistan Be President Obama's Waterloo?"
GITMO detainee trials: "This could very well be Waterloo for Obama, he has stepped in it with this Khalid Sheik Mohammad matter."
The November 2009 elections: "This, last night, may well have been Obama's Waterloo."
And these Waterloos, of course, stand alongside Obama's various Katrinas, Watergates, Iraqs, 9-11s, Iranian hostage crises, Enrons, and My Pet Goat moments.