Victoria Jackson, a "Saturday Night Live" cast member from 1986-1992, is an actress, comedienne, songwriter, uke player, wife, mother, ex-gymnast, Jesus-follower and new grandmother ... not in that order.More ↓Less ↑
Graveyard, Pennsylvania, 1997 (Note: All handstand photos are NOT photoshopped. I’m actually holding a handstand. In this photo I was falling. The ground was at an incline – hard to balance.)
Waking up at 6:15 a.m. Monday morning, I stumble into the living room and find my husband staring at the TV, with a smile on his face. The volume is low. I do a double take. Obama is reading his teleprompter as usual, and the words under his picture say, “Usama is dead.”
My first thought is Obama’s dead?! Osama’s dead? Why are they spelling his name wrong? Fox News is usually accurate. I quickly switch to a propaganda channel, NBC, and they are using the word Osama. Oh. Maybe Fox News is worried that if they print Osama instead of Usama people might get mixed up and think it’s Obama, and with the pictures showing people across the country hysterically celebrating … that could be awkward for the president.
Actually, all the news people did get the names mixed up. It was kind of funny.
Well … Yay! Our Navy SEALs and CIA and intelligence agencies got to show off what they do day in and day out, unheralded and under-appreciated. They got to reveal their bravery, courage and skill! There is still such a thing as a hero! Awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all military and veterans, wounded, fallen and spies. Not only did you execute this very difficult task with excellence, you did it under difficult conditions – and with your commander in chief trying to sabotage you. We caught bin Laden not because of Barack, but in spite of him.
First, Obama campaigned with the promise that he would end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, whether we won them or not. Then, he publicly skewered the CIA, scolding them for their enhanced interrogation techniques (i.e., waterboarding). Then he threatened imprisonment for Bush and Cheney. Dana Loesch says it better than I can. Obama wants to cut the military budget. He promised to close Gitmo and give the nice terrorists court trials just like U.S. citizens. Then he repealed “don’t ask don’t tell.” Obama has done everything he possibly can to demoralize and de-empower our troops. Obama deserves impeachment, not praise.
I ask my soldier friends, “How do you salute a commander in chief like that?” They look at me directly, wary to vent. Some vent. One marine told me he was so disgusted he wrote a book about it, “The Quest for Absolute Truth.” He said a lot of troops were disheartened by Obama.
I’m no military expert, but duh, I think torture would be more effective in leading an enemy to leak secret information than lollipops and kisses.
It’s surreal to watch Obama worshippers like Joy Behar, who has tirelessly repeated, “Bush evil! War bad! Gitmo bad! Waterboarding bad!” beam with pride at Obama’s “strong decision making in the capture of Osama,” and support his mysterious involvement in Libya. When Hannity asked Alan Colmes about the hypocrisy of the left, you could practically see egg dripping off of Colmes’ face. So, killing Osama is OK, but waterboarding him is off limits?! You liberals are nuts.
My tall, handsome, muscular (he should run for office), humble, kind, tea-party friend Benjamin Smith the Navy SEAL was on Fox this week:
Last month I was thinking it was so strange when Michelle Obama (“I’ve never been proud of my country before”) went on “The View” to praise the military. She never cared about troops before, only fat people, welfare people and racist churches.
Then, a few days later on TV, Obama was doing something with Petraeus and the CIA, and I thought, what’s going on? Obama hates the CIA.
Now it all makes sense. He started campaigning around the same time, and now this big surprise.
How dare President Obama claim credit for this military victory. He came in from a golf game and watched it on TV. New reports say he wasn’t even the one who gave the go ahead (Obama hesitated – Panetta issued order to kill Osama”). Reminds me of the William Morris Agency when I got “SNL”; they didn’t even get me the audition, but they got 10 percent for six years because they happened to be signed with me when I got the job.
Thank you to President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney.
How dare Bill Clinton “make a statement.” He missed an opportunity to catch Osama way back and then blocked the public from finding out. He should be hiding in shame or jailed. Watch the documentary “Blocking the Path to 9/11.”
This war victory makes me thank the soldiers who gave their lives – heroes like gold star mom Debbie Lee’s son, Marc Alan Lee, who was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq, on Aug. 2, 2006. WE THANK YOU. We are humbled by your sacrifice.
If Osama does not represent Islam, as so many are saying, then why give him a Muslim burial? Why hide his death photos?
Obama likes to stir up class envy and racism. (Check out his pastors.)
Obama is “spreading the wealth,” killing the middle class, crashing our economy, encouraging a welfare state. He was almost gleeful when he said to the tornado victims, “We will do everything to help you!”
Obama won’t drill for oil here, though we have more oil than Saudi Arabia.
Obama pushes the green agenda, knowing it is based on false science.
Obama bribed a socialized-medicine bill into law, and most of the states are in court trying to stop it.
Obama will not protect our borders and is even aggressive to the point of suing Arizona to stop the state’s attempt at self protection.
Obama scolded the CIA and flip-flopped about Gitmo and court terrorist trials.
Obama went on a worldwide apology tour and bowed to Arabs.
Obama appoints advisers (czars) who are radicals and communists.
Obama supports abortion and euthanasia – population control.
Obama ridicules the Constitution, says it’s outdated.
Obama ridicules the Bible, says it’s outdated.
Osama, Obama – both enemies of the state; one the enemy without, one the enemy within.
Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter: So help you God?