Monday, February 16, 2009

Who is this Guy in the Oval Office? (Part 1)

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President Obama Asks for Christian Faith Symbol to be Covered During Georgetown University SpeechAction shows that President Obama has contempt and disrespect for sacred expressions of Christian faithBy Christian Newswire Friday, April 17, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/10308
The White House confirmed yesterday that they asked for the symbol, which represents the name of Jesus, to be covered “to have a consistent background of American flags....”
It is difficult to imagine how any President could ask a Catholic University to cover up a sacred symbol representing Jesus just to accommodate a speech and create a background.
Group wonders out loud if President Obama would have covered sacred symbols of the Islamic faith?
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states:
“In 32 years of public ministry, I have never seen a President of the United States show such complete contempt and disrespect for faith. This action by the White House should appall and anger every American who cherishes sacred traditions...especially Christians.
“The fact that the Obama White House would ask a Catholic University to cover up a sacred symbol of Jesus to provide a better backdrop for his speech shows that President Obama has no understanding or respect for sacred expressions of faith.
“The image that the Obama team portrayed during the campaign of Mr. Obama being a man of deep faith, understanding and tolerance is now completely in tatters. It is stunning and shameful that anyone would ask a Christian institution to cover up a public expression of Jesus just so they could have a better background for a televised speech. This is not a person who respects or cherishes faith.
“What’s next Mr. President, covering up the baby Jesus at Christmas events?”
For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741

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When will America have had Enough?By Lynn Stuter
April 14, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter152.htm
Fifteen years ago when I tried to tell people where the transformation of America was heading, I either got this "deer in the headlights" look of "I don't care … don't bother me … I don't want to know" or people laughed and said, "that'll never happen because the American people won't let it!"
On November 4, 2008, sixty-six million Americans let it happen; they voted for a candidate they knew absolutely nothing about; they voted their feelings for a man who has great voice inflection and tone but who, in reality, said absolutely nothing of substance, and certainly nothing that would tell anyone who he was and is. Today, the United States of America lays in shambles. In 77 days since usurping the Oval Office, the Also Known As (AKA) Obama Administration has done more damage to this nation than any president before him.
In that short time-frame, AKA …
• has signed into law legislation that will, in one year, put this nation $1.8 trillion further into the hole, bearing in mind that the total deficit spending of the Bush Administration, in eight years, was $400 billion!
• waits to sign into law the GIVE Act (HR 1388) which begins the process of establishing the "national security force"; the brown-shirt goon-squads needed to assert control over the American people!
• has, through bailouts – the illegal and unconstitutional taking (stealing) of money from the American people – moved to …
• nationalize banks!
• nationalize private enterprise!
• moved to bring the 2010 census under his power and control!
• begun the move to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to global governance via the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a body of central bankers (mostly European) from each of the G20 states and the European Union; the purpose of which is a global economic union with uniform regulations and bylaws for all participating nations "with [the] authority to intervene in U.S. corporations by dictating executive compensation and approving or disapproving business management decisions."
The biggest grab for power in the history of this nation, all under the banner of economic stimulus and economic recovery, neither of which will occur as the nation sinks further and further into the crisis orchestrated to bring about the wanted solution, the emergence of the Marxist state.
Waiting in the wings, is legislation to further usurp the rights and freedom of the American people:
• S 773 giving to AKA the ability to shut down the internet at such times as he deems necessary in the name of "national security."
• S 778 establishing the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor to the president, adding yet another paid administration post.
• HR 40 to "establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes." No mention is made or provision made for the indentured servants and white slaves also brought to this country in numbers no less than those of black slaves and under conditions no less adverse than those of black slaves. A discriminatory and racist piece of legislation if there ever was one.
• HR 875 and S 425, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 to control food production; the bill will, effectively, put small food growers, organic growers and home gardens out of business in the name of "food safety."
• HR 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Bill of 2009, establishing discretionary grants that will, in effect, bring local law enforcement under the control of the federal government in the prosecution of hate crimes, defined as any crime "motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim, or is a violation of the State, local, or Tribal hate crime laws." Of course, as has been amply demonstrated before, you can only be prejudiced if you are white and Christian.
Yet to come on the AKA agenda:
• gun control – Eric Holder, AKA's Attorney General, has been busy blaming the use of military weapons south of the border on American citizens when the type of military armaments being used by the Mexican drug cartels are illegal for Americans to own, but are armaments sold to the Mexican government by the U. S. State Department; said armaments then finding their way to the Mexican drug cartels via corrupt Mexican military and law enforcement.
• universal health care – AKA, during his campaign, made it very clear that socialized medicine is his goal in health care; a system that has never resulted in anything but a system that kills people; from denial of care in the name of cutting costs to dirty hospitals, dirty equipment and lack of impetus to improve in all areas of care.
• amnesty for illegal aliens – already introduced are S 729 and HR 1751, both known as the Dream Act, to allow illegal alien children who meet certain conditions to remain in the United States for the purposes of higher education and a road to citizenship. AKA has announced plans to unveil an aggressive immigration reform package in May. Undoubtedly that will follow in the vein of S 729/HR 1751. ACORN, a community organizing group with whom AKA has known affiliations, has already fraudulently and without remorse registered thousands of illegal aliens to vote; if AKA can make the approximate 45,000,000 illegal aliens legal residents, the Democrats are undoubtedly assured, between amnesty and the 2010 Census redistricting, a lock on the White House and Congress for years to come. Moves are already afoot to count every illegal alien in the 2010 Census for the purpose of redistricting. On April 6, 2009, U.S. Representative William Clay, D-MO, chair of the House oversight subcommittee on the Census, announced that he plans to ask the Obama Administration to suspend immigration raids over the next year. The implications of that request could not be clearer.
To add insult to injury, while Americans are losing their jobs, their homes, their standard of living to the increasingly depressed economy, AKA sees nothing wrong with jetting a private citizen complete with his pizza dough 860 miles to Washington, DC, just so he can make the usurper in chief and his minions pizza! While the American family struggles to make ends meet, AKA spends lavishly; always the way with Democrats who claim compassion but really show disdain for those they rape repeatedly with their confiscatory policies to redistributed wealth, primarily into their own pockets and the pockets of their cronies in the name of taking care of the people!
The whole pizza episode, like the White House partying complete with $100/pound steaks, shows just how disconnected AKA and his minions are from the reality the American people are seeing. This disconnectedness is serving to anger the American people, more so with each passing day. It has become very obvious to the American people that AKA is a cold fish who feigned concern and compassion to deceive those who voted for him.
That disconnectedness also appears in the total lack of decorum and respect for the office of president that AKA has displayed …
• Insulting the Prime Minister of England on the occasion of his first visit to the United States;
• Insulting England by returning the bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the England's DC Embassy;
• Displaying fealty to Middle-Eastern leaders;
• Displaying obeisance to European leaders;
• Publicly denigrating the United States and its people before foreign powers and people.
Not to mention AKA's inability to string two coherent words together without the aid of a teleprompter, earning him the nickname of, among others, teleprompter prez or TP for short! AKA has become the laughing stock of the world, the subject of denigratory cartoons, buffoonish caricatures, and disparaging jokes, as no other president before him. His ineptitude is glaringly obvious.
And counter to the claims of his more ardent supporters, that all this is a result of people who look down on blacks, ie, race related, AKA's actions have nothing to do with the color of his skin, but everything to do with him as a person. I seriously doubt that Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams, both men with class, intelligence, and bearing, would debase themselves in the manner that AKA has. And both men are certainly far more "black" then AKA is. Of course, it is telling that both Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams achieved their positions on the strength of their own ability to accomplish and not as a matter of entitlement.
As laid out in my last article, AKA is showing a decided bias to the religion of Islam which brings into question his denial of being a Muslim. This past week brought to light a growing rift between the usurper and Israel that, considering the fealty shown Middle-Eastern leaders by AKA, the American people should find alarming in and of the fact that Islamic fundamentalism seeks the death of Americans whom they consider infidels.
In response to the launching of a missile by North Korea during the G20 Summit, AKA decried the action, stating that "rules have meaning … violations must be punished … words must mean something."
Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, United States Constitution states that in order to be eligible to the office of president, a candidate must be a "natural born citizen."
Rules have meaning?
AKA has spent a million or more on hiring three law firms to keep from the public his actual long form birth certificate, adoption records, education records; his passport records; health records, and selective service records; to avoid compliance with the rules; the avoid compliance with the supreme law of the land!
Never before, in the history of the United States, has a candidate for the office of president been unwilling to disclose this information, has a candidate deliberately hidden this information.
Quite obviously, words and rules only have meaning when AKA wants them to; the rest of the time their meanings are ever-changing to fit AKA's agenda to obfuscate and conceal in the name of illegitimately holding an office to which he has no legal right.
So much for the mantra of "open" and "transparent" that AKA prattled endlessly both during his campaign and since January 20, 2009.
Violations must be punished?
The American people could not agree more. To that end, the American people have sought redress of grievance repeatedly. Not only has every member of Congress willfully violated their oaths of office to protect and defend the Constitution in the matter of AKA's ineligibility to the office of president, but also every member of the Supreme Court and the judges of varied state courts; one prostitute judge going so far as dismissing a case based on the claim that the issue of eligibility had been "blogged, massaged and twittered" as though that were legitimate criteria on which to determine the merits of a case.
Counter to the claims of the obamanoids, not one case brought before the prostitute courts has been tried on the merits. Claims that these cases have been won are untrue; a case is not won or lost until tried on its merits. It has become most apparent that the prostitute judges do not intend to allow that to happen, using every trick in the book to placate their pimps.
In response to a recent invitation by Sean Hannity to provide six ideas to save America, one blogger named David the EX-Demo wrote:
I was a democratic. I voted for Obama, now I am ashamed.
1. I apologize to my country
2. I apologize to Europe
3. Turkey
4. Germany
5. France
6. England and the rest of the world
7. To Christians, Muslims, Jews"
David the EX-Demo reflects the sentiments of many Democrats, many of whom are calling into to local talk shows and voicing their concerns over the direction AKA is taking this country; many professing they are scared by what they are seeing.
Well they should be.
The issue of AKA's eligibility to the office of president is not going away. The question is, what is it going to take to force Congress and/or the courts to do their job?
A question that must be considered — Is the refusal of Congress and the courts to do their job deliberate in the interests of creating chaos? It certainly would seem so, for chaos is what is being creating, the prelude to civil unrest and open confrontation.
The number of people demanding to see the proof of AKA's eligibility is growing by the day. How long before Congress and the courts can no longer ignore the elephant in the room?
What can we do to hasten that day?
When the issue was amnesty for illegal aliens, the American people overwhelmed the phone, fax and e-mail servers to Congress. Congress was effectively surrounded with no place to go.
People need to be contacting their Senators and Representative and demanding this issue be addressed. Refuse to accept the inane answers proffered by Congress regards the Certification of Live Birth which is not a birth certificate as they claim.
There is not one Congressman or Congresswoman who has seen AKA's actual birth certificate. Let me repeat that, there is not one Congressman or Congresswoman who has seen AKA's actual birth certificate. Further, there is not one Congressman or Congresswoman who knows where AKA was born, who knows he meets the eligibility requirements of Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, United States Constitution.
The American people want to see, regards AKA, his ...
1. long form birth certificate;2. adoption records;3. education records;4. health records;5. selective service records;6. passport records;7. social security records including disclosure of all social security numbers he has used.
It is the responsibility of Congress and the courts to get those records for the American people.
Anything less is unacceptable.
Until all documents are produced by AKA, the question of eligibility remains unanswered. And until answered, AKA has no legal standing as president; he is and remains a usurper to the office of president, an imposer.
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Obama Administration Endorses Continued Spying on AmericansJustice Department Moves to Squash NSA Spying SuitsBy Tom Burghardt
URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13155
Global Research, April 13, 2009
Antifascist Calling...
Since fatuously declaring his to be a "change" administration, President Barack Obama has quickly donned the blood-spattered mantle of state secrecy and executive privilege worn by the Bush regime.
On Friday April 3, the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss one of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) landmark lawsuits against illegal spying by the National Security Agency (NSA).
That suit, Jewell v. NSA, was filed last September against the NSA, NSA Director Keith B. Alexander, President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Mike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence. But with the departure of the Bush gang, the defendants now include President Barack Obama, NSA Director Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Dennis C. Blair, Director of National Intelligence.
When the suit was filed against the government, EFF declared:
The lawsuit, Jewel v. NSA, is aimed at ending the NSA's dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans and holding accountable the government officials who illegally authorized it. Evidence in the case includes undisputed documents provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA. ("EFF Sues NSA, President Bush and Vice President Cheney to Stop Illegal Surveillance," Electronic Frontier Foundation, Press Release, September 18, 2008)
Though the drapery in the Oval Office may have changed, the criminal acts against American citizens and legal residents by unaccountable intelligence agencies and privateers in the corporate security industry continue apace.
Based on information disclosed by AT&T whistleblower Klein and other sources, including The New York Times, the suit seeks to "halt illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance" by AT&T and other grifting telecoms of the "communications and communications records" of their customers.
Klein told the Court in a sworn affidavit that AT&T's internet traffic in San Francisco runs through fiber-optic cables at the company's Folsom Street facility. Using a device known as a splitter, a complete copy of internet traffic that AT&T receives--email, web browsing requests and other electronic communications sent by AT&T customers, or received from people who use another internet service provider--was diverted onto a separate fiber-optic cable connected to the company's SG-3 room, controlled by NSA. Only personnel with NSA clearances--either working for, or on behalf of the agency--have access to this room.
The evidence of corporate malfeasance presented by Klein and other whistleblowers, led the civil liberties' watchdog group to assert that AT&T's "deployment of NSA-controlled surveillance capability" is not limited to the corporation's San Francisco facility "and is consistent with an overall national AT&T deployment to from 15 to 20 similar sites, possibly more. This implies that a substantial fraction, probably well over half, of AT&T's purely domestic traffic was diverted to the NSA. At the same time, the equipment in the room is well suited to the capture and analysis of large volumes of data for purposes of surveillance."
As I reported in November, among the firms supplying the surveillance products hardwired into America's telecommunications infrastructure is Verint Systems Inc. (formerly Comverse InfoSys). The firm was founded by former Israeli intelligence officer, Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, a corporate grifter who fled the United States for Namibia after being indicted in 2006 on thirty-two counts of fraud. Alexander hatched a backdated stock options scheme that netted him $138 million in profits looted from company shareholders.
While Alexander and his family may be safely ensconced in the dry but relatively safe harbor of Windhoek, Verint's security products live on, providing "actionable intelligence solutions" to repressors world wide. According to a Business Week company profile, Verint Systems, Inc. provides analytic software-based solutions for the security and business intelligence markets. Its analytic solutions collect, retain, and analyze voice, fax, video, email, Internet, and data transmissions from voice, video and IP networks for the purpose of generating actionable intelligence for decision makers. The company primarily offers communications interception solutions, such as STAR-GATE, RELIANT, and VANTAGE; networked video solutions that include NEXTIVA; and contact center actionable intelligence solutions, which include ULTRA. Verint Systems serves government entities, global corporations, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, transportation agencies, retail stores, utilities, and communications service providers. (Verint Systems, Inc. Business Week, Information Technology Sector, accessed April 11, 2009)
Other corporate outfits providing similar intelligence "solutions" to America's telecommunications firms and agencies such as the CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency include Verint's rival Narus (another spooky Israeli security firm), Siemans and Ericsson.
Despite the economic meltdown, Washington Technology reported March 27 that "technology companies are poised to tap into the billions of dollars that will flow from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into new federal, state and local initiatives." Many of the initiatives include new corporate welfare projects devised by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to "keep America safe."
In this context, the Obama administration's drive to preserve the NSA's ability to illegally spy on Americans is intimately connected to the corporatist bottom line. After all, Democrat or Republican, the business of government is business.
[Read entire article at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13155]
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Obamas fly in chef 860 miles... just to make pizzaBy Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 12:37 PM on 10th April 2009
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1168940/Obamas-fly-chef-860-miles-White-House--just-make-pizza.html
When you're the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do - even if that means flying a chef 860 miles.
Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.
He had apparently been handpicked after the President had tasted his pizzas on the campaign trail last autumn.
'It's surreal, it's a huge honour,' said Mr Sommers, who owns Pi restaurant in St Louis.
'It will be a casual lunch and hopefully we'll have a chance to say hello to the president.'
Mr Somers was accompanied by this business parnter Ryan Mangilardo who will help prepare the dinner for 140 this evening.
It will feature his signature dishes - ten deep dish and ten thin crust creations.
He is also planning a pizza especially for the president - the Hyde Park topped with chicken and hot sauce.
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Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange--the rest of the story
Al Gore, Maurice Strong
By Judi McLeod
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9629
Good news to know that the truth will always out--even when you’re Barack Obama.
“Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress” is a FOXNews story by Ed Barnes. In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”
The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”
And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes.
The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.
For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.
Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”
Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself--the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Strong, the silent partner, is a man whose name often draws a blank on the Washington cocktail circuit. Even though a former Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the much hyped Rio Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations in the days of an Oil-for-Food beleaguered Kofi Annan, the Canadian born Strong is little known in the United States. That’s because he spends most of his time in China where he has been working to make the communist country the world’s next superpower. The nondescript Strong, nonetheless is the big cheese in the underworld of climate change and is one of the main architects of the failing Kyoto Protocol.
Full credit for the expose on the business partnership of Strong and Gore in the cap-and-trade reduction scheme should go to the investigative acumen of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR). The tawdry tale of the top two global warming gurus in the business world goes all the way back to Earth Day, April 17, 1995 when the future author of “An Inconvenient Truth” travelled to Fall River, Massachusetts, to deliver a green sermon at the headquarters of Molten Metal Technology Inc. (MMTI). MMTI was a firm that proclaimed to have invented a process for recycling metals from waste. Gore praised the Molten Metal firm as a pioneer in the kind of innovative technology that can save the environment, and make money for investors at the same time.
“Gore left a few facts out of his speech that day,” wrote EIR. “First, the firm was run by Strong and a group of Gore intimates, including Peter Knight, the firm’s registered lobbyist, and Gore’s former top Senate aide.”
(Fast-forward to the present day and ask yourself why it is that every time someone picks up another Senate rock, another serpent comes slithering out).
“Second, the company had received more than $25 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development grants, but had failed to prove that the technology worked on a commercial scale. The company would go on to receive another $8 million in federal taxpayers’ cash, at that point, its only source of revenue.
“With Al Gore’s Earth Day as a Wall Street calling card, Molten Metal’s stock value soared to $35 a share, a range it maintained through October 1996. But along the way, DOE scientists had balked at further funding. When in March 1996, corporate officers concluded that the federal cash cow was about to run dry, they took action: Between that date and October 1996, seven corporate officers--including Maurice strong--sold off $15.3 million in personal shares in the company, at top market value. On Oct. 20, 1996--a Sunday--the company issued a press release, announcing for the first time, that DOE funding would be vastly scaled back, and reported the bad news on a conference call with stockbrokers.
“On Monday, the stock plunged by 49%, soon landing at $5 a share. By early 1997, furious stockholders had filed a class action suit against the company and its directors. Ironically, one of the class action lawyers had tangled with Maurice strong in another insider trading case, involving a Swiss company called AZL Resources, chaired by Strong, who was also a lead shareholder. The AZL case closely mirrored Molten Metal, and in the end, Strong and the other AZL partners agreed to pay $5 million to dodge a jury verdict, when eyewitness evidence surfaced of Strong’s role in scamming the value of the company stock up into the stratosphere, before selling it off.
In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, who was found guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from Saddam Hussein, which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with his son, Fred.
These are the leaders in the Man-made Global Warming Movement, who three years later were to be funded by the man who was to become President of the United States of America.
If we follow the time line on where Obama was during the funding of the Chicago Climate Exchange, he was still a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching constitutional law, with his law license becoming inactive a year later in 2002.
It may be interesting to note that the Chicago Climate Exchange in spite of its hype, is a veritable rat’s nest of cronyism. The largest shareholder in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is its honorary chairman, The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives. John is the brother of William Ayers.
What a flap when it was discovered that the senator from Chicago had nursed on Saul Alinsky’s milk, had his political career launched at a coffee party held by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and sat for 20 years, uncomplaining in front of the “God-dam-America pulpit of resentment-challenged Jeremiah Wright.
Folk were naturally outraged that the empty suit who would go on to become TOTUS was spawned from such anti-American activism.
But the media should have been hollering, “Stop Thief!” instead.
The same Chicago Climate Exchange promoting public rip-off was funded by Obama before he was POTUS.
Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.
Obama was never the character he created for himself in the fairy-tale version in “Dreams of My Father”. He’s the agent of Change and Hope for cohorts making money down at the Chicago Climate Exchange.
The Barbarians are pushing at the gate of the Global Warming fraud, and to borrow a line from children playing Hide and Seek, Here they come, ready or not!
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Obama, the David who became Goliath
The betrayal of America by its own president
By Judi McLeod
Sunday, March 22, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9537
Headlong down the path to change the face of America, Barack Obama is immortalizing his place in history as the David who became Goliath.
Obama is not the underdog David as media presented but the Goliath who emerged from the supposed too-big-to-fail cult of a massive love-in. A celebrity more than a statesman, he is turning the stones of his sling against the people who made his raw ambitions reality. The 69.5 million people who voted him in are, afterall, Americans.
Ironically the 69.5 million who thought Hope and Change would make a new day in the White House will suffer the same fate as the 60 million who did not buy Obama’s message of Hope and Change and cast their votes elsewhere.
For all of their naive dreams, Obama voters will be corralled into the same soul-killing socialist state as those who cling to their dreams of liberty and freedom.
The betrayal of America by its own president brings new atrocities every day.
It will take time for the chattering classes to realize that there is no altruism but only a sense of getting even for President Barack Obama, who speaks to his own people not by direct communication but through the safety of an impersonal TelePrompter.
Letters pour into this publication and to many others asking how to keep safe from a president who seems hell bent for leather on making null and void their country’s Constitution.
In technicolor dreams, a million person march on Washington DC on May 1st--Socialism’s biggest day on the calendar--would be in order.
But now that real worry of job and home loss is so prevalent, who has time to organize?
Yet, all is not lost because safety from Obama lies within you.
No matter what Obama does, no matter how much the Mainstream Media flog his message, you can believe in yourself. Though the product of magazine stands portray him as “President Everywhere”, he is not omnipresent, cannot walk on water, and aside from policy, is not able to come into your heart or home.
Without being able to do anything to stop it, the season that inspired the words, “Hope springs eternal in the human heart” is here. Hope is something we find in the human heart, not an elixir that can be corked and bottled by a man riding on the misnomer of “The Messiah”.
Small Town America is not Chicago where community organizers run the show.
Michelle and Barack can’t stop you from preferring your family backyard barbecue to their lavish Wednesday night White House cocktail parties. They cannot take away from you the love of your own garden over Michelle’s media-touted organic one.
How can this couple, bold as they are, remove from you your pride in America’s sons and daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan? How can they stop you from loving your children, from looking forward to Jimmy’s or Jennie’s high school graduation this year?
Do you think of America’s first couple when you see the first robins on your front lawn? Are their faces etched on the full moon?
Do you think of them for even a split second when seeing your first grandchild in the hospital nursery?
Obama can only get to you from the news coming over the radio by Deejays who long ago ran out of something intelligent to say between the music, from the boob tube and the front page of your hometown newspaper.
Socialism has been tried and failed elsewhere. For not to fail, Obama who is both desperate and despot must find the way, but how does one find the way when he’s already lost in his soul?
Obama and Company have already failed Economics 101: Some problems won’t go away no matter how much money is thrown at them.
For the meaningful things in life, Obama is separated from you by a very long distance.
Obama will continue to rush America down the road of failed socialism. When it’s over, average Americans will have to pick up the pieces and start over again. Americans have picked up the pieces and started anew many times in the past.
Living life without Obama is easy when it’s bringing people closer together than ever before.
Down through the ages, the antidotal words against evil have been: “Begone Satan”!”
The most effective antidote against Obama is, and always will be: “USA, USA!”
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Hey, Obamatrons! What Now?by Alan Stang
March 12, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stang/alan191.htm
Read the following statement. How well does it describe what you see happening? “If instant world government . . . [does] not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? . . . In short, the 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than the top down. It will look like a great 'booming, buzzing confusion,' to use William James' famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old fashioned frontal assault. . . .”
Professor Richard N. Gardner wrote this all the way back in April, 1974, in a piece entitled “The Hard Road to World Order,” in Foreign Affairs, house organ of the Marxist Council on Foreign Relations (p. 558). Gardner was also a member of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission for more than thirty years, so he was plugged into the conspiracy for world government at the very top. Rockefeller boasts in his autobiography (p. 405) that he is participating in a “conspiracy” against the United States.
The conspirators tried very early to impose world government by decree, from the top. They found it was too much to swallow. So, thirty five years ago, Gardner explained how the conspiracy would get there instead. The tactic it would use would look like confusion, but the confusion would be part of the plan. It would conceal the piecemeal erosion of our national independence.Today, thirty five years later, the metastasizing spectacle in Washington and Wall Street makes a Marx brothers shindig look like Buster Keaton rigor mortis. We have an illegal alien who should be deported but who instead is pretending to be President. Everything about him is secret. With a couple of exceptions, all his vital records have been sequestered; and the exceptions turned out to be frauds.
We don’t even know his name. We know some of the many names he has used, but we don’t know which name applies now. We don’t know for sure where he was born. We do know that he is approaching forty eight years old and he is allegedly “running” the American Empire, but the only thing he has ever done is run for office. Indeed, his career is riddled with paradox.
Consider that his grandfather gave his mother a man’s name, proof he was a dunce. Johnny Cash narrated the sad history of the boy named Sue. What of the girl named Stanley? Daughter Stanley turned out to be a dunce too. Almost a bastard, young B.O. was unwanted. Stanley carted him from continent to continent; he never enjoyed the company of a real father.
Eventually she parked him with the dunce, who in turn passed him along to Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, a child molester, while Stanley went off to other exploits. We know that young B.O. and Frank drank whisky together, but there still was no fathering. Was there any sex?
This is the childhood of a sodomite or a serial killer, not a President. On the other hand, notice that, Also Known As has lived an enchanted life. Everywhere he goes, doors magically open before him. Mysterious benefactors appear. Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton writes an influential letter that gains him entrance to Harvard law school. Why? Quien sabe? Who knows?
Indeed, he becomes editor of the Law Review, a prestigious position that requires much writing, but we are not allowed to see what he wrote. Then Communist terrorist Bill Ayers, son of the chairman of Commonwealth Edison, ghost writes a book for B.O. that becomes a best-seller. He doesn’t need to beat his fellow Democrud opponents campaigning for the Illinois Senate. They are simply kicked off the ballot.
He starts out far behind Jack Ryan in the campaign for U.S. Senate, but again he doesn’t need to run because mysteriously the sequestered records of Ryan’s revolting divorce case are released. Jack has to step down. Ambassador Alan Keyes takes his place. Unlike B.O., Dr. Keyes is a real black man, but he is a carpetbagger in Chicago and he starts campaigning too late. Mr. Big Ears is elected. It is almost as if some mysterious hand has been grooming this misfit all his life for what he is doing now.
In the latest contretemps, observers are marveling at his back of the hand to Red English Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mrs. Brown apparently devoted considerable attention to gifts for the Husseins. For instance, there were designer dresses for the girls with matching necklace. Brown gave Big Ears some elaborately thoughtful mementos. But B.O. responded in an afterthought with some videos – “Hey, Michelle, send some honky to Blockbusters.” – and some junk from the White House gift shop.
The official explanation is that B.O. could not do right by the Browns because he was “exhausted” from his efforts to reduce the levels of the oceans. No, the reason is a lot less complicated. Remember the Billy Bubba Slime administration? When they left the White House – your house – they actually stole laptops, china and some of the decor. The Washington Post says they left obscene graffiti and ripped a presidential seal off a wall. They wrecked computer keyboards and sliced telephone lines.
Why? Simple. The Bubba Slimes are white trash. That is true wherever they live, however fancy the house. Also Known As is black trash, except that you can’t blame him entirely on blacks because he is more white than anything else, thanks to Stanley, who as far as we know paradoxically never slept with a white man.
On the surface, his administration is unraveling. Appointees to big jobs leave before they are confirmed. We have turnstile government. I can’t keep track of who is running what. Every day brings the latest departures. Does it not look like Richard Gardner’s great, booming, buzzing confusion? Remember that behind the confusion they are dismantling our independence.And now comes the latest controversy. Yes, he has those adorable Dumbo big ears; yes, he has the beautiful, melodious black preacher voice (I wish I had it); but he apparently is too dumb to talk without a teleprompter. Almost every time he does, there is a new disaster. We’re not talking about a major address. He needs a teleprompter for the simplest events.
So he was raised from earliest childhood by Communists and now he is unsurprisingly imposing the complete Communist program, wall to wall, as fast as he can, which apparently is the reason he has been promoted all his life; but he responds vigorously in protest when somebody in the media calls him a Socialist.
He denies being a Socialist. He says he favors the free market. Like other top politicians, like Billy Bubba Slime, for instance, he smiles and lies in your face and keeps smiling and lying even when he knows you know it. Only the most successful of them can do that. You or I would break down, mortified.
So, I too want him to fail. But I don’t just want his Communist program to fail. I also want him to fail totally, across the board. I want him to fail personally. I want to see him humiliated for what he has already done to this country. I want him to be in office when the feces really hit the fan.
Now, what about you Obamatrons?
Recently, the Love Priestess and I spotted a huge SUV parked outside a market. Its hind end was festooned with bumper stickers proclaiming the presence of the One, the All-Knowing, the “Messiah,” the illegal alien with the adorable Dumbo big ears. As we feasted on the sight, the occupants returned. Sure enough, they were a couple of white, fortyish womanoids.
Feigning unease, I half-whispered, “Should you be driving this? It could embarrass us.”
The womanoid in charge smiled. “No problem. It gets really good mileage. And I need it. I have a lot to transport.”
So, first, there is an SUV that gets good mileage. Did you know that? I did not. The Communist media have not breathed a word. Because of media coverage I thought the “S” stood for “Satanic.” Also notice that she “needs” it. Her “need” is legitimate because she is an Obamatron. Your need is not because you are not.
When the feces hit the fan – notice, I said “when,” not “if” – these are the people you will face. These are the people you will go after. First, they are narcissistic cowards and sissies. Yes, they are extremely vindictive, a symptom of cowardice. Their men are yellow, simpering twits, intellectools dominated by womanoids.
Now it gets interesting. They are unarmed. They don’t believe in it. Remember? Recently, in a huge sporting goods store, a salesman told me he was out of handgun ammunition. I nodded. “The revolution,” I said. “The (small) war,” he replied. “It’s coming.” That is you he is talking about.
You are a redneck. You are retired Force Recon or Army Rangers or SEALS or Green Beanies, etc. You bring death from the sky. Or you are a civilian with a wife and a teenage daughter. You are mean as a coiled rattler. You believe in a different One, the Only One, so you haven’t bought into the Big Ears claptrap but so far you have said little. You are sitting out there, somewhere between the Hudson and the California line and you are watching. You are waiting . . . .
You are waiting for Tom Jefferson to send word that the tree of liberty needs nourishment.
It was General George S. Patton, Jr. who said the Third Army would go through the Wehrmacht like “crap through a goose.” And the belligerent Wehrmacht was armed! Of course you will not start anything because you know the conspiracy for world government would love for you to give them an excuse to declare martial law, but when they force you to act, when for instance they come for your daughter and the guns, you will go through the Obamatrons at a rate that would give Patton’s Wehrmacht geese terminal constipation.
Remember that the Obamatrons are not only unarmed; they also don’t believe in self defense. Do they have a great movement or what?
Finally, yes, it is true; they have the federal government and all the power it has usurped. They have the Communist government schools. They have the media, etc. But we have the ultimate weapon: arithmetic. Arithmetic is God setting forth His rules by the numbers. The Obamatrons can deny those rules all they like; they can fervently believe Mr. Big Ears can turn computer entries into money. It still won’t happen.
Two plus two is always four.
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Obama: A Study in Presidential Arrogance
Out of touch WhitehouseBy Warner Todd Huston
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9427
The whole world was supposed to fall at his feet. He was supposed to spend the next four to eight years (or four to ten as he once said during the late campaign) just making airy pronouncements while everyone danced lemming-like to his tune of hope-n-change. It was supposed to be easy. Heck, The One himself even pronounced that he enjoyed being president. “And it turns out I’m very good at it,” he assured everyone during a luncheon with TV anchors a few weeks ago.
Obama simply didn’t imagine that he had to worry too much about those nagging details like making sure his nominees were vetted and had paid their taxes. He didn’t think that those silly 8,500 earmarks in his omnibus budget needed eliminating like he kept talking about in the campaign. For that matter, he didn’t even realize he was supposed to become involved in creating that stimulus bill. And foreign policy? Why our enemies were supposed to want him to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony while our allies were supposed to simply take it all on faith that we still love them like bosom buddies. Move along. Nothing to see here.
You see, Obama is a campaigner. And, him being the Obammessiah and all, he thinks that all he has to do is be there, his God-like presence healing all rifts, fixing all errors, causing the sun to shine. He is the change he has been waiting for, after all. I mean, he didn’t imagine he’d actually have to do anything once he got to the White House, to be sure.
Sadly, he’s more like Chauncey Gardner than Jesus Christ, quite despite the constant religious iconography lovingly bestowed upon him by the lapdog media.
But the bill is soon coming to be paid.
Washington’s Newest Reality Show: Taxes Paid or No Taxes PaidSo, Obama started off with his nominees for various government positions. Vetting? Don’t worry. He won, remember? Whoever he announces, the Senate will confirm. It’s a done deal, a piece of cake. We all loves us some Barack.
Then came Geithner, Daschel and a host of others that didn’t pay their taxes. Some nominees even had to drop out of consideration over this tiny, insignificant, uninteresting error. A black eye for team Obama? How could it be? But does Obama blame himself? Sort of. He pretends at saying “I goofed” but never really says what he goofed up on. The real blaming from team Obama is for the Senate, Obamsters saying it has been far harder for him to get nominees confirmed because three years of tax records demanded of nominees is excessive.
Turns out, the truth is a tad different. According to Charles Grassley (R, Iowa), the Senate hasn’t changed a thing. The requirements are the same for Obama’s nominees as they had been for Bush’s.
Regardless Obama pushed nominees that he knew had tax troubles anyway. Why? Byron York addresses that:
I asked a Senate source close to the nominating process why the troubled nominations kept coming, in spite of the tax problems. “I think it was the administration underestimating what the grassroots folks who elected President Obama were going to object to,” the source told me. With the out-of-touch White House firmly behind the nominees, Senate Democrats got the message that they, too, needed to line up in support. So they did — until they started hearing from outside the Washington bubble. “If you look at Daschle’s experience, he came out of a meeting with members of the committee, and the Democratic members said they supported him,” the insider pointed out. “But on the next day he withdrew.”
It was arrogance. Obama assumed that because “I won” he’d be able to get anyone he wanted in any position whatsoever.
LOOK, Nuthin’ up My Sleeve… What Earmarks?The stimulus bill was also a surprise hit against team Obama. The president didn’t waste any time involving himself in crafting the legislation, leaving the whole thing to Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) and her wild spending House cronies. The Democratic House leadership excluded Republican input, but Obama had drinks with some Republicans, so everything was cool. And, then the GOP began to win on the earmark issue causing public opinion to turn against the stimulus at least on that issue. Still, he got his stimulus if only begrudgingly.
Now, can anyone say that his economic plan has met with approval by the markets, though? Since he took office things have gotten far worse it must be noted.
What happened? Hadn’t The One made his proclamation that this was an emergency? He had spoken, dang it all! Without it NOW we are doomed, he told us… on the other hand the economy is “fundamentally sound.” I seem to recall Obama ridiculing McCain for the very same statement back in 2008 when the economy wasn’t in nearly as bad a shape as it is now. Yes, a head spinning about face in a matter of days, that.
Ally, Ally, Whose Got The Ally?Obama is also making major mistakes with foreign policy. His arrogance is costing us precious time lost with allies and enemies alike. In fact, he can’t seem to make up his mind which is which. Are enemies allies or are allies enemies? Is he ambivalent to allies, keen to make friends with enemies, and ignorant of security all at the same time? The Eight Ball says “yes.” He is being seen as weak to enemies and entirely unconcerned with allies — a dangerous combination. And enemies are rushing in to fill the void during Obama’s foreign policy dithering.
In an effort to distance himself from Bush policy, Obama has sent signals to America’s Middle Eastern allies that they are on hold or not as important as they once were. Leaders in Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan went weeks without being contacted by Obama’s foreign policy team (or Obama himself, for that matter) and when they were they were treated coldly.
According to Amir Taheri, this has emboldened our enemies many of whom are rushing in to claim a newfound sense of power over American interests in the Mid East.
Taheri says that Obama’s disinterested treatment of allies, his aloofness, has caused “concern that the US may be abandoning its allies” and that this “has led to a number of panic moves” in the region. In most cases, our allies are being targeted for political destruction since it appears that the US is no longer strongly backing them.
And why is Obama doing this? Because he is holding out for those famous “no preconditions” summits he ballyhooed during the campaign. As he waits to see who bites on his diplomatic cotton candy first, he’s allowing allies to lose stature every day. Apparently, he assumes that they will still be there once he deigns to pay attention to them. On top of that, those enemies he is trying to buddy up to are putting him off as long as possible while they solidify their newfound power right under Obama’s upturned nose.
And Obama’s mishandling isn’t only with Mid East allies as we saw with his many diplomatic blunders with the British last week and now the Mexicans this week.
It’s all born of arrogance. He doesn’t have to work on anything, you see? He’s The One, don’t you know? Success should be showered upon him like it always has. Work is what other people do.
Obama better get his house in order and soon. As Fred Barnes said recently, “at some point, reality will intrude, followed by accountability.” But how much damage will occur before that political bill, that accountability comes due?
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The consummate demagogueBarack Obama never tires of rooting out new people to take the blameBy Klaus Rohrich
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9424
Demagogues tend to get their way by inflaming others’ prejudices and hatred. Hitler had the Jews, whom he used as scapegoats for all of Germany’s ills. Lenin fired up the masses by railing against capitalists. Mao Zedong blamed China’s woes on imperialists and their “running dog compradors”. In all cases the demagogue uses popular desires and prejudices, rather than reason to achieve his ends.
America now has a president who is an accomplished demagogue, telling different groups of people what they want to hear in order to gain their trust and support. During the election campaign, Barack Obama met with a group of elite west coast supporters and decried the sentiments of small-town America by stating its citizens “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” in order to rationalize the loss of their jobs. Then he told those same gun-clingers that if elected he would strike down the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was sending their jobs to foreigners, while his minions quietly informed concerned Canadian government officials that the candidate was merely posturing.
Of late, Mr. Obama has found a new group of scapegoats to demagogue: bankers and Wall Street executives. Here’s a target that’s safe to attack, given the state of the current economy and he’s pulled out all stops in vilifying his target. “This [AIG] is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed.” Mr. Obama exclaimed during a meeting with small business leaders. “Under these circumstances it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay. How do they justify this outrage to taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?”
All this makes for great sound bites from an administration desperately attempting to divert attention from its own shortcomings. It seems that there isn’t a crisis that can’t be blamed on anyone else. At a recent retreat for Democrat lawmakers held at the tony Virginia Kingsmill Resort and Spa, Obama told the assembled lawmakers, “[We] are not going to get relief by turning back to the same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin. … If you’re headed for a cliff, you’ve got to change direction.” Only problem is that instead of doubling the national debt, Mr. Obama’s plan is going to triple or quadruple the national debt, as the quantities of cash he has thrown at it in his first two months in office, makes George W. Bush look positively miserly.
What is most interesting about all of this is that the nation’s media have largely refused to cover any of the president’s demagogic contradictions. But, given that most members of the media have acted as an extension of the Democratic National Committee, it’s no surprise.
It appears the Democrats want to punish those they hold responsible for the country’s current economic woes and in Barack Obama they have found someone who never tires of rooting out new people to take the blame.
Looking at this crisis logically, there wouldn’t be a credit crunch if the world’s banks had stayed away from financial derivatives. There wouldn’t be risky financial derivatives such as credit-default swaps, if it weren’t for sub-prime mortgages. There wouldn’t be any sub-prime mortgages if it weren’t for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fanning the flames and actively seeking out such loans. Fannie and Freddy wouldn’t have needed to be saved from themselves if it weren’t for Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and the Community Reinvestment Act, all of which are Democrat brand names that encouraged, no, urged people who couldn’t afford to own a home into buying one.
No wonder the president and his party are desperately seeking new scapegoats to publicly pillory, lest the truth emerges and the real perpetrators of this travesty are identified. While Mr. Obama was elected on the promise of change, the type of change he has so far brought about has surprised many of his supporters and made not a few of them uneasy. While George W. Bush admittedly squandered money in the billions of dollars, Barack Obama is doing so in the trillions. The change he is bringing is more of the same, except on a larger scale. When it comes to stewarding the nation’s affairs, Mr. Obama’s performance has been disappointing, to say the least. On the other hand, his innate natural rhetorical talents and his keen sense of being able to play on people’s prejudices are keeping his approval numbers up. The question is, for how long?
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Rome is Burning, Nero is FiddlingBy Lynn Stuter
March 17, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter147.htm
Did you know that the White House is being bombarded by “minutiae?” That the president’s personal aid is a “hunk”? That his speech writer has a “buzz cut?”
While America slides precipitously toward an all-out economic depression, while Also Known As (AKA) Obama continues to break every promise he made on the campaign trail, this is what the New York Times thinks is important for people to know!
Wow, aren’t you just really impressed?
And the lamestream media wonders why people are turning off their television sets, terminating their newspaper subscriptions, and using their computers to access alternative media sources and joining news loops to learn what is really going on in this nation.
This past week the Senate passed HR 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, complete with close to 9,000 earmarks, $410 billion in spending, the largest spending bill ever passed, appropriating money that the United States does not have. This on top of the $787 billion in pork (H.R. 1) passed by Congress and signed by AKA on February 17, 2009, appropriating money out of thin air to spend on favored projects like building a new overpass across Highway 520 in Redmond, Washington to ease congestion caused by Microsoft.
Payback to Bill Gates for his generous donations to the Obama campaign and inauguration party? Isn’t that the definition of pay-to-play — “You give me a donation and I’ll make sure you are compensated out of the coffers of the taxpayers?”
Every economist worth his salt and the American people told Congress not to pass either of these bills; they did it anyway. At a time when government needs to be seriously downsized and taxes need to be seriously cut, AKA’s answer to the economic situation is to grow government and increase taxes.
Hey, who cares if the government spends money it doesn’t have in the bank. If you or I did that, we would be headed for prison. But what’s good for the people obviously isn’t good for the government; a double standard that violates equal access and equal justice under rule of law.
And we haven’t even begun to talk about AKA’s $3.6 TRILLION proposed budget for 2010 while AKA proclaims,
“These kinds of irresponsible budgets — and inexcusable practices — are now in the past. For the first time in many years, my administration has produced a budget that represents an honest reckoning of where we are and where we need to go.”
Not to mention Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, who assisted the Russian Government from September 1992 through August 1993, who asserts the “[d]eficit [will be] $2 trillion higher this year and next because of [the] crisis we inherited.”
The way AKA is spending money, we have to ask, “What crisis? We don’t see no stinkin’ crisis!” If there were truly a crisis, wouldn’t they be spending less instead of more; wouldn’t they be downsizing government instead of growing government? AKA didn’t “inherit” a crisis, he helped create the crisis, while a Senator, by voting for bailout after bailout, and since becoming the usurper-in-chief, signing bill after bill spending money this country doesn’t have to spend!
And while promising the tax increases will be on “the rich”; don’t bet on it. AKA doesn’t dare bite the hand that feeds him; the rich have the means to do him in so he isn’t going after them; he’s going to go after the middle class, just as has always happened when more money was needed. The cap and trade agenda, based on global warming junk science, is but one way that will happen. Watch for skyrocketing energy prices as carbon taxes and offsets come into play.
Not long in the White House, it is reported that AKA and company are holding extravagant parties on a weekly basis. Wagyu beef steaks costing $100 a pound (is there beef worth that kind of money?) are just the tip of the iceberg, it seems. Not long on the job, it seems AKA and company are “lonely,” absent the night life afforded them by the Chicago underworld.
“My fellow Americans, [pause for effect] while we wine and dine at your expense [pause for effect] while you are losing your jobs, homes, cars [pause for effect] truly [pause for effect] read my lips [pause for effect] we feel your pain [pause for effect] you have to believe that! [pause for effect] That’s what hope and change are all about.” [pause for applause]
With apparently a lot of time on their hands, maybe a course in how not to insult visiting heads of state would be a worthwhile investment of time! “Prime Minister Brown: We, the American people, wish to apologize for the impudence displayed by the White House …”
But then, maybe insulting the leaders of other nations is AKA’s idea of the “new era of responsibility,” fitting right in with the lewd, crude, coarse Alinsky style of community organizing? Look out, Congress, if you don’t bow to AKA’s agenda, those pledging their support on AKA's brown-shirt website may well conduct a sit-in in your bathrooms in support of their “messiah” and his Marxist mentor, Saul Alinsky!
While the lamestream media yawned, AKA appointed “American Taliban” member John Walker Lindh’s defense attorney, Tony West, as assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Division. Of course, the fact that Mr West raised $65 million for AKA had nothing to do with his appointment, you understand!
This is in keeping with the stream of corrupt, tax dodging, conflict of interest nominees, including those forbidden lobbyists, that just keep cropping up like bad pennies in the AKA administration that was going to have none of that sort of thing going on. But hey, the Marxist pool of talent is so limited, don’t you know?
And lest pornography be left out of the equation, the senate last week confirmed David Ogden to the second-ranking position of deputy-attorney general; Ogden best known for his defending those accused of pornography. Maybe he can do something about those pornographic pictures that appear to be Stanley Ann Dunham circulating on the internet!
And to round out the debauchery, it seems that AKA now has his sights set on veterans. He thinks it would be a grand idea if, after they get shot up, blown up, and injured while fighting illegal “police actions” in far off places, that their health care needs be taken care of by private insurance. What a swell guy! Veterans should feel privileged that AKA shows such appreciation for their service to this country!! You just gotta believe he truly feels your pain!
And lest we forget, AKA has set about to reward unions for supporting his candidacy. On February 6, 2009, AKA signed executive order 13502 “encouraging” government contracts over $25 million include costly project labor agreements (PLA’s). PLA’s require that contractors and subcontractors agree to recognize that the union represents their employees. As 84% of all construction workers do not belong to a labor union, such actually represents a windfall to the unions at taxpayer expense, increasing the cost of construction projects substantially. But hey, what’s a few million here and a few million there. No problem, the taxpayers can afford it!
AKA also believes in the First Amendment guaranteeing free speech so long as it is he speaking freely and everyone else listens. When people speak out against his Marxist ideology, that isn’t free speech, that’s destructive to progress and those people must be held accountable. AKA, you understand, doesn’t believe in discrimination! And I have a bridge to nowhere I’ll sell real cheap! And just so no one is left out, AKA is working diligently to socialize healthcare so you only get the care the government decides you need, forbids alternative medicine, vitamins, minerals and supplements that would undoubtedly be far more beneficial. Having your healthcare completely under government control means you will conform to the Marxist line or be denied life-saving healthcare.
The same applies to food. AKA is moving to destroy small farms, organic farms and your right to have your own garden (HR 875 and S 425), all under the guise of “food safety.” The goal is not food safety, which is truly a problem with commercial concerns, but controlling your ability to eat. If you want to eat, you will conform to the Marxist philosophy.
If, by this point in the AKA debauchery, people have not figured out that this man is a liar who couldn’t tell the truth if it would serve him better; an empty suit dangling from puppeteers strings; a snake oil salesman; a smooth talking con man; then there is no hope for change!
Americans are watching as AKA, with the help of the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Progressive Caucus, spends money like it was water running from a tap at a time when Americans are losing their jobs, homes and ability to feed themselves; throws extravagant parties while the American people suffer; and works feverishly to implement laws in the name of helping people that do nothing but further oppress the people.
It is becoming increasingly clear to all but the most ardent obamanoids that AKA is a narcissistic Marxist who lusts after power and cares not one iota for the plight of the people of this country. In short, he is dangerous to the continued freedom, liberty and justice afforded the American people by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. While playing to the poor, the downtrodden, the minorities, they are being used by AKA to get what he wants. And if he gets what he wants, which is absolute power, he will laugh at their gullibility in believing he would help them just as Hitler laughed at the downtrodden, poor and minorities who helped him gain absolute power.
Some, looking at AKA’s obvious excesses since moving into the White House — the spendthrift bills that will push this country into a full-blown depression, his extravagant partying at the expense of the people, his insulting of foreign heads of state, wonder if this is just a man out of his element or if this is deliberate.
Make no mistake, while AKA is obviously a man out of his element, his actions with regard to running this country into the ground are deliberate.
Any individual who has worked for a living knows that you cannot spend more than you make and get ahead of the game; that writing checks with no money in the bank to cover them is a one-way street to bankruptcy; that living beyond your means is a fools game.
Yet that is exactly what AKA is doing. And he is being aided in that by Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Congress.
AKA was, and may still be, a member of the Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) New Party; a membership that both he and the New Party have attempted to deny.
AKA hates everything this nation stands for. He is a Marxist, through and through, right down to those he associates with, including William Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn. People are known by the company they keep, even when they try to deny that relationship after twenty years of attending a church where anti-American hate is spewed from the pulpit and the victimology of Black Liberation Theology is the course served up exclusively.
And while AKA told the people that he was about “hope” and “change”, he has filled his administration with the same old anti-American, pro-globalist crowd from the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg group. The more things change, the more they stay the same!
The people have requested AKA prove his eligibility to the office he holds. While claiming his administration would be “transparent” and “open”, he has refused, spending hundreds of thousands if not millions on attorneys to keep that information from being made public. In this endeavor, the courts have been complicit, right down the line, offering various excuses — from standing, to the cases being “moot” after the fact, to being frivolous, to the eligibility issue being the duty of Congress. Congresses says the courts must decide the issue; the courts say it’s the duty of Congress. The same old blame game we’ve seen so many times before.
The evidence that AKA is not natural born, is not even an American citizen, is over-whelming to all but ardent obamanoid worshippers who run on the mantra “don’t confuse me with the facts.”
AKA is what he is and if the American people plan on saving this nation, they better come to the realization of what he is and give him the boot; sooner rather than later.
The emperor truly has no clothes!
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Electing a Child to be President
He is a child among grownups and a petulant one at that, Astonishing lack of judgment
By Alan Caruba
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9385
The last time America elected a young President it was John F. Kennedy, age 44 when he took office.
The result was the Bay of Pigs fiasco involving an ill-fated invasion of Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro and the decision to step in for the defeated French in Vietnam. Other comparable decisions were cut short by his assassination. We remember him mostly for his stirring inaugural speech, but his choice of Lyndon Johnson as his Vice President gave us the escalation of the Vietnam War and Great Society social spending that proved to be a waste of billions.
Now we have a President who is 47, a very young age to be running the greatest economic and military power in the world. He had, on taking office, already written two autobiographical memoirs, but people are slowly becoming aware of the fact that there is virtually no paper trail by which to measure him. His birth certificate and legal standing to be President are in dispute. Records from his college days are hidden from view.
His record as a one-term Illinois legislator is replete with “present” votes that revealed little about his political positions. He did not even wait to complete a full term as a U.S. Senator before almost immediately beginning to run for the highest office in the land.
In terms of political leadership, he is a child among grownups and a petulant one at that.
His first months in office have demonstrated an astonishing lack of judgment regarding those who he appointed to office, many of whom were revealed to be tax cheats and others who have since demonstrated a distinct lack of competence or preparation for positions of critical importance. Why, for example, would he appoint a longtime political operative like Leon Panetta to be the Director of the CIA?
His initial policy decisions and statements panicked Wall Street and were it not for grownups like Ben Bernacke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and the steps taken by President Bush prior to his taking office, the economy might have suffered even greater damage. His decisions in office, however, are widely decried as a repetition of all the errors made by the FDR administration that prolonged the Great Depression.
While babbling endlessly about “energy independence” he has again banned any offshore exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas. His preferences for solar and wind energy ignore the fact that, while heavily subsidized by taxpayer funding, these two “clean” energies provide barely one percent of the electricity the nation requires and are the two least efficient and impractical means of generating power.
While deploring “earmarks” he signed an “imperfect” stimulus bill that contained nine thousand of them.
Foreign policy under President Obama has been characterized by ignoring the human rights and security needs of nations like Poland, Tibet, and Israel. Despite more than a half century of resisting the communist domination of Cuba, he has softened that and is likely to abandon it.
He has insisted on a swift withdrawal of troops from Iraq despite the obvious need to provide vital protection against the forces that would undermine its newly minted democracy. He insists on transferring troops to Afghanistan in a war that few regard as anything other than a prolonged insurgency with little prospect of a successful outcome.
Obama may be our first President with Attention Deficit Disorder. He went from declaring we faced an economic “catastrophe” to saying the economy was still strong in just over a month. Maybe that accounts for his dependence on the TelePrompter which, we’re told, goes everywhere he does.
We’re watching an already long list of fatally flawed decisions and I suggest that we are looking at a combination of his socialist ideology, his youth and inexperience, and a narcissism that cannot tolerate criticism no matter its source.
His greatest support comes from a younger generation of Americans with virtually no knowledge of the nation’s history, no grasp of the economic issues affecting it, and no more political insight than to rely on “hope and change” without understanding that these are not, nor ever were sufficient to the task of being in charge of a great nation with great challenges.
Politically, emotionally, and intellectually, Barack Hussein Obama is a child. This has become increasingly evident with every passing day.
It is not too soon to demand those hidden documents. It is not too soon for the Democrats in Congress to realize that supporting his policies represents a grave danger to the nation and their reelection. It is not too soon to begin working to neutralize him by electing a Republican controlled Congress in 2010.
The military’s meritocracy is based on experience that comes with age and proven leadership. We require that our police act in a disciplined and mature way when dealing with law-breakers. We don’t put children in charge of our schools.
We don’t believe or support people who regard carbon dioxide—vital to all life on Earth—to be a “pollutant” that must be regulated and used to raise billions for a profligate government while wrecking its economy.
“The secret of eternal youth is arrested development,” said Alice Roosevelt Longworth, a keen observer of life and the politics of the nation’s capitol. She passed away in 1980, but she would reaffirm the truth of that opinion if she was watching the Obama administration at work.
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Who is Barack Obama?
The many disconnects of Barack Obama
By Miguel A. Guanipa
Monday, March 16, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9372
What is the sum and substance of this man called Barack Obama? Or more to the point, what does the world look like to him from where he is standing?
Judging by his most recent behavior one would surmise that the world in which Obama lives is one where he is fully comfortable speaking and acting like a man who seems to operate without the constrains of a properly functioning moral conscience; a man whose conscience is at best sorely misinformed and at worst irreversibly seared.
Obama lives in a world where he can wax eloquent on his firm stance against terrorism, and pledge to invest considerable ”defeat-terrorism-worldwide” time an effort to ensure that this evil is eradicated – or at least substantially curtailed; but he also lives in a world where he perceives no imminent threat arising from a decision to close a maximum security facility where many dangerous, unrepentant terrorists are presently being held; and worse, he fails to recognize that his pledge to ignore the previous administration’s arguably sensible, war time categorical principles of adjudication entails that he may be legally forced to set these terrorists loose upon a free society. Obama’s world is one where he feels completely at ease regaling a captive audience of his peers with tales of his steadfast conviction on the principle that no authentic Religion should sanction the cold blooded murder of innocent human beings; but this world in also one in which Obama feels the least moral trepidation when approving measures that require the destruction of nascent human life for dubious scientific purposes or supporting so called “family planning” organizations, which are literally in the business of killing innocent human beings. Obama lives in a world in which he can proudly contend for the uniqueness of his faith in the founder of Christianity, who unequivocally proclaimed his verdict against unbelief by declaring that no one can come to God the father except through him; but in this world Obama also envisions a plausible synthesis between his faith and the eschatological worldview of atheists, the value of which he feels should merit recognition from the rest of the faithful, not to mention the God whose existence they so vehemently deny.
In Obama’s world, the traditional family unit is of ”families-at-home” paramount importance to the cultivation of a stable society, and he solemnly charges parents with the primary responsibility of rearing emotionally and physically healthy offspring; but in this world Obama also feels ethically unencumbered when appointing a man like David Ogden - who has built his career by challenging legal measures intended to protect children from the pornography industry - to the office of Deputy Attorney General.
Obama lives in a world where he can employ his teleprompter aided finesse to inspire confidence and to ease the grave concerns of those worried sick by our present, dire economic situation; But in this world he is also not adverse to appropriating the same rhetoric of fear and panic as a tool for browbeating the unconvinced into swiftly endorsing his specious plans for recovery. These are only a few of the many disconnects, which are so severe, one almost wonders whether Obama is consciously choosing to project a public image of one blissfully unaware that his professed guiding principles and his decisions are constantly at variance. But this is unlikely the case, though it would be a fine strategy for keeping his critics guessing.
Rather, Obama is a man who is easily tossed to and fro by the waves of popular opinion; a man who lacks a strong enough spine to stand up to - or perhaps even consciously override - the erratic demands of the far left contingency that procured his promotion, and to which he has gladly surrendered his moral authority. At the same time Obama is a man comfortably roosting on a political stage that has long been ripe for his arrival; one in which the minority party is grievously afflicted by a crisis of integrity and vision, and the majority party’s duty to serve the public has been trumped by a wanton craving for power and influence.
Capitalizing on the window of opportunity afforded by this current milieu, Obama whispers peace and compromise in the ears of his detractors, and simultaneously obliges his socially subversive patrons. Thus he is always ready to stand firm on any particular issue at any give time, even if such stances reek of political expediency and seem as capricious as the sundry edicts of a power drunk sovereign.
And thanks in no small measure to the seraphic veneer the media has fashioned - and continues to prop up on his behalf - we are only afforded sporadic glimpses of the real Barack Obama. Hence he remains largely the media’s projection of the ideal progressive emancipator; a man plucked from the personality cult factory assembly line.
But if character does ordain destiny, one wonders what destiny is apportioned for this nation, which has chosen to be led by a man whose true character we are only now beginning to acquaint ourselves with. What we do know thus far, is that he is determined to foist historically unsound, newly repackaged concepts of social, economic, and foreign policy upon a country that will eventually have to retrace its steps back to reality.
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Obama racks up list of broken promises
Just 2 months into term, president abandons numerous commitmentsPosted: March 12, 2009
By Chelsea Schilling© 2009
WorldNetDaily
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91286
After only two months in office, President Obama may have fallen short on a number of his campaign promises.
As a candidate, he promised to allow public comment before signing bills, eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses, provide tax credits to businesses for hiring new employees, allow Americans to withdraw funds from 401(k) and retirement accounts without penalties, ban lobbyists from serving in his administration, reform earmarks, bring all combat troops home from Iraq in 16 months, sign the "Freedom of Choice Act," give Americans $4,000 in credits for college and run a "transparent" administration.
However, after giving his word to the American people on so many issues, Obama has yet to fulfill many commitments.
WND has compiled the following extensive list of those abandoned promises:
Broken promise No. 1: 'Sunlight Before Signing'When Obama campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in Manchester, N.H., on June 22, 2007, he announced his "Sunlight Before Signing" promise.
"When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it," he said.
He repeated that promise on his campaign website:
"Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."
However, Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, on Jan. 20 – only two days after its passage.
He signed a second bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program just three hours after Congress passed it.
Again, on Feb. 17, Obama signed his 1,000-page $787 billion stimulus aimed at jolting the declining U.S. economy. He did so only one business day after it passed through Congress – without allowing for five days of public comment.
Broken promise No. 2: Capital gains tax eliminationAccording to his comprehensive tax plan released during his campaign, Obama promised to "eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses."
Just weeks prior to the election, Obama advisers Austan Goolsbee and Jason Furman told the Wall Street Journal that Obama planned tax cuts that included "the elimination of capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups."
People who invest in small businesses have only been allowed to exclude 50 percent of that gain from capital gains taxes. While Obama's $787 billion economic-stimulus package reduces that tax liability – raising the exclusion to 75 percent – it does not eliminate it.
Broken promise No. 3: New American jobs tax creditDuring his transition, Obama's promised to provide a $3,000 refundable tax credit to existing businesses for every additional full-time U.S. employee hired in 2009 and 2010.
"If a company that currently has 10 U.S. employees increases its domestic full time employment to 20 employees, this company would get a $30,000 tax credit – enough to offset the entire added payroll tax costs to the company for the first $50,000 of income for the new employees," the transition website stated. "The tax credit will benefit all companies creating net new jobs, even those struggling to make a profit."
Obama's promise was never included in the stimulus package.
Broken promise No. 4: Hiatus on 401(k) penaltiesMany unemployed and financially strapped Americans have considered early withdrawals on 401(k) and retirement accounts to survive the current recession. However, the IRS imposes strict penalties of up to 10 percent plus federal, state and local income taxes on such advances.
Workers who have taken $10,000 in early withdrawals from retirement plans have lost as much as 40 percent to taxes and penalties, depending upon tax brackets.
In October 2008, Obama released his "Rescue Plan for the Middle-Class" in which he promised to allow financially distressed Americans to withdraw up to $10,000 from their 401(k) accounts and retirement savings without having to pay penalties. They would only pay income taxes on the amount.
"Since so many Americans will be struggling to pay the bills over the next year, I propose that we allow every family to withdraw up to 15% from their IRA or 401(k) – up to a maximum of $10,000 – without any fine or penalty throughout 2009," Obama said. "This will help families get through this crisis without being forced to make painful choices like selling their homes or not sending their kids to college."
However, Obama's promise was never included in his recent stimulus package.
Broken promise No. 5: 'No jobs for lobbyists'William J. Lynn IIIObama promised America he would loosen the grip of lobbyists on Washington.
In his Nov. 10, 2007, speech in Des Moines, Iowa, Obama declared:
I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president.
During his campaign, Obama also said, "I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race. I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."
However, USA Today reported Obama's campaign fundraising team included 38 members of law firms that were paid $138 million in 2007 to lobby the federal government.
William Corr
"Those lawyers, including 10 former federal lobbyists, have pledged to raise at least $3.5 million" for Obama's campaign, the report states. "Employees of their firms have given Obama's campaign $2.26 million."
It wasn't long before he allowed at least two dozen exceptions and broke his promise.
Obama's own ethic rules barred officials of his administration from lobbying their former colleagues "for as long as I am president." He also said former lobbyists would be prohibited from working for agencies they had lobbied within the past two years. President Obama later waived his rules for at least two of his nominees – William J. Lynn III, undersecretary at the Department of Defense and recent lobbyist for Raytheon, and William Corr, deputy secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services and anti-tobacco lobbyist for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Broken promise No. 6: Earmark reformAs WND reports, at the first presidential debate in Oxford, Miss., Obama declared, "[W]e need earmark reform. And when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."
However, in February, Obama passed his $787 billion stimulus aimed at jolting the declining U.S. economy. Before a joint session of Congress, Obama declared: "Now, I'm proud that we passed a recovery plan free of earmarks."
Some chuckled in amusement when he claimed the bill contained no pork.
"There was just a roar of laughter – because there were earmarks," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told CNN.U.S. News & World Report found at least eight earmarks in his stimulus bill.
Obama also signed a $410 billion omnibus bill for 2009. More than 9,000 earmarks in the spending bill total an estimated $7.7 billion.
Even though the Democrat-controlled Congress crafted the bill after Obama's election, the administration claims the added pork is just "unfinished business" from last year.
The White House website states, "Obama and Biden will slash earmarks to no greater than 1994 levels and ensure all spending decisions are open to the public." However, watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense reports that the omnibus pork alone already totals $7.7 billion – just less than the total of $7.8 billion in earmarks in 1994 – and the figure does not include $6.6 billion in earmarks contained in three previous spending bills Congress passed amid the bailout crisis last year.
During his three years in the Senate, Obama requested more than $860 million in earmarks, according to the group. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has 16 earmarks – worth approximately $8.5 million – in the bill.
Broken promise No. 7: Bring troops home in 16 monthsOn his campaign website, Obama promised he would "remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."
His commitment to bring combat troops home by May 20, 2010, and end the war gave him an edge among Democrats over candidate Hillary Clinton.
However, on Feb. 27, Obama declared, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."
If Obama adheres to his plan, combat troops will return home months later than originally promised. The New York Times reports, Obama will withdraw only two of the 14 brigades before December.
As part of a "new era of American leadership," he also said he would leave behind a residual force of 35,000 to 50,000 troops and remove all U.S. soldiers from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011 – the same deadline the Bush administration negotiated with the Iraqi government last year in its Status of Forces Agreement.
Additionally, some combat units would remain in Iraq beyond Obama's declared August 2010 withdrawal. Rather than returning home, they would simply face reassignment as "advisory training brigades."
Even as combat troops are brought home, Pentagon officials have said fresh units will continue deploying to Iraq.
Broken promise No. 8: Sign 'Freedom of Choice Act'On July 17, 2007, Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, "The first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."
Obama expressed his support for the sweeping plan that would repeal all national and state regulations of abortion passed over the last 35 years.
His agenda regarding "reproductive choice" is posted on the White House website. It states, Obama "has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Administration."
Obama chose radical pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as the Health secretary, moved to void job protections for health workers who oppose abortion and repealed a ban on U.S. taxpayer funding of foreign abortions. While many pro-life advocates consider it a blessing that Obama has no fulfilled his promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, he has made no mention of the legislation since he took office.
Broken promise No. 9: $4,000 college creditObama pledged to make college "affordable for all Americans" when he announced his American Opportunity Tax Credit.
His campaign promise read: "This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students. Recipients of the credit will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service."
While the American Opportunity Tax Credit was included in the recent stimulus bill, it offers a credit of only $2,500 for up to two years and requires no commitment to community service.
Broken promise No. 10: TransparencyOn the White House website, the Obama administration claims it will be "the most open and transparent in history.
The administration released a memo on Jan. 21, stating:
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. …
However, Congress and the administration hurried the $787 billion, 1,027-page American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to a vote after allowing lawmakers just a few hours to read the bill. It was also available online in a form that could not be keyword searched.
While former administrations immediately posted transcripts of presidential speeches – including some remarks before delivery – the White House website often waits until days or even weeks after an event to release transcripts.
Also, some say recent reports of tax evasion by Obama nominees is evidence that the administration is not as transparent as promised.
Just before Obama named Timothy Geithner to be his treasury secretary, the president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank quietly paid $26,000 in back taxes and interest due since 2001 and 2002.
Obama characterized the eight-year tax evasion as "an innocent mistake."
But as many as five of his picks defaulted on taxes, including former nominee for health and human services secretary, Tom Daschle; former nominee for chief performance officer, Nancy Killefer; U.S. trade representative nominee Ron Kirk and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.
Furthermore, while the president posted his own weekly "fireside chats" on YouTube during the campaign, many journalists report that he has a history of being less than welcoming to the Fourth Estate.
Columbia Journalism Review noted Obama's treatment of the press: "During the campaign, reporters' access to Obama was severely limited. On-the-record conversations with the candidate were even more so. Indeed, Obama's overall treatment of the press – not just in his general rejection of the day-to-day news cycle, but also in his tendency to shun his national traveling press corps ... created the impression that its members were, to him, a buzzing nuisance. Instead of the voice of the people."
WND's correspondent at the White House, Les Kinsolving, raised the issue in February that most of the reporters recognized for questions in the briefing room were among the same handful over and over again. Some of them had been given four or even five opportunities for questions while other reporters were not recognized at all.
Kinsolving, a senior journalist in the White House press corps, was not allowed to voice his questions on issues on which millions of WND readers have expressed an interest. There were also complaints about the time of the November election that not only did Obama rely on a few key reporters for questions, those reporters were chosen ahead of time.
And, finally, WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."
However, Obama has refused repeated calls to publicly release his Hawaiian birth certificate, which would include the actual hospital that performed the delivery. His campaign posted an alleged "Certification of Live Birth" online, but it is not the same as a Hawaii birth certificate. COLBs have been issued by Hawaii to parents whose children are not born in the state.
Instead of providing the documentation to end the lawsuits, a series of law firms have been hired on Obama's behalf around the nation to prevent any public access to his birth certificate, passport records, college records and other documents. – even after more than 320,000 people signed a petition demanding that he live up to his promise of transparency by releasing the certificate to the public.
Nonetheless, during his campaign and after he took office, Obama maintained that his administration would have an unyielding commitment to transparency.
"The American people want to trust in our government again – we just need a government that will trust in us," he said in a campaign speech. "And making government accountable to the people isn't just a cause of this campaign – it's been a cause of my life for two decades."
Broken promise No. 11: Executive signing statements
During the campaign, Obama criticized President Bush for issuing "signing statements," attached letters to congressionally-passed bills that add interpretation and instruction on how to carry out the law.
"That's not part of [the president's] power," Obama told an audience in a recorded video during the campaign, further alleging it was a violation of the Constitution for the president to attach signing statements to signed bills.
On March 9, Politico reports, Obama even issued a memorandum negating Bush's signing statements by telling agencies not to follow on them without consulting with the Justice Department in advance.
Two days later, Obama attached his first signing statement to a $410 billion government spending bill, even as he signed it into law.
Obama's signing statement modified, interpreted and even dismissed dozens of statutes of the bill, including a section limiting his ability to put U.S. troops under United Nations command.
The New York Times reports Obama said he would continue the practice of issuing signing statements, though "with caution and restraint, based only on interpretations of the Constitution that are well founded."
The White House declined to respond to WND's request for comment on Obama's promises.
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White House nightlife under investigation
'This party atmosphere sends the wrong message'
Posted: March 07, 200912:20 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh© 2009 WorldNetDaily
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=90945
An organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.S. government for American taxpayers has launched a campaign to uncover exactly how much tax money is being spent on parties at the Obama White House.
The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party's nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.
Now, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, told WND today he's seeking information about the partying in the White House since the Obamas moved in.
As WND reported this week, Freedom Watch is seeking information from the federal government on who had input into bailout legislation and whether they got anything in return.
Klayman said the reports of the partying at the White House, "with the likes of Steve Wonder and other high priced entertainment stars," will be the focus of document requests being submitted to the General Services Administration. The requests will seek to determine how much taxpayer money is being used.
"Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their 'friends' and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to 'break' White House property," Klayman's announcement said.
"This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly," Klayman said.
"It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It's like throwing a party at a funeral," he said.
According to a report by the news and commentary website Politico, many of the parties have been just that – parties, not political and government meetings.
"Using one of the world’s most famous private residences as bait, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are unleashing a bipartisan charm offensive and exploiting every square inch of their new home to make friends and influence rivals. The social calendar suggests a return to the days of Camelot," the report said.
"Since moving into their new digs, the first couple has hosted a half-dozen gatherings – from bipartisan cocktail receptions to a public open house to the more intimate Super Bowl party ... ending many of their days past midnight," the report said.
"Most recently … the Obamas opened the White House doors to House caucus leaders from the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus. White House aides say the couple hopes to make the Wednesday cocktail parties a tradition."
The report quoted White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers saying the Obamas want to "replicate the same kind of environment they had in Chicago."
"If there was a party or an event [in Chicago], they were there," the report quoted "a friend" saying.
But is anything of government value accomplished?
"You would have felt like a fool talking about politics at this party," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said after one major event. "I was surprised how much of a social event it was and how little of a political occasion it was."
Insiders said in the report that the Obama social schedule is busier than any other previous occupants of the White House.
"We haven't seen this kind of entertaining in a really long time," Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton, said in the report.
According to an ABC report, many of the parties have been on Wednesdays, and the report confirmed one featured a Stevie Wonder concert.
"This is a pretty big house, so we get lonely," the report said Obama announced. "It's hard for me to move around out there some times so I got to bring the world to me." Published reports said the Jonas Brothers were on hand in the White House for a special event for the Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia, on inauguration night.
Dinners have featured lavish menus including "Celery Soup, Wild Mushroom Crisps, Steelhead Salmon with Citrus sauce, Crispy Spinach, Toasted Saffron Couscous Pearls, Baby Iceberg lettuce with Maytag Bleu Cheese and Yogurt ranch dressing and for dessert, Milk Chocolate velvet cake" – all served on gold-rimmed china.
Klayman has taken on the establishment in Washington several times, including when the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee interviewed Sen. Hillary Clinton for her appointment by Obama as secretary of state.
The senators, however, ignored the shady parts of her background involving "Chinagate" and "Filegate," he said.
In the Chinagate scandal, documented on the website for Judicial Watch, which Klayman previously led, technology companies allegedly made donations of millions of dollars to various Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, in return for permission to sell high-tech secrets to China.
"Filegate" developed when President Clinton and Hillary Clinton were accused of violating the privacy rights of their perceived political enemies by wrongly accessing and misusing the FBI files of staffers in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, among others.
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Obama Supporters: Deceived or Just Plain Liars?By: Devvy Kidd
March 2, 2009
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http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd434.htm
The Obama phenom appears to be waning as Americans continue to see jobs hemorrhaging while Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka and so forth, attempts to openly shove communism down our throats while destroying free markets and jobs in the process. 'The Great One' has proven in a record short period of time that he's a liar already breaking campaign promises. For those of us who live in the real world and follow these glory seekers parading as "public servants," we have come to expect no less. The two political machines, vote fraud and millions of uninformed, under educated and partisan voters bring the worst into office. Now the chickens have come home to roost and the suffering will continue for years.
Party hacks and fanatics on both sides invent lies about their tarnished heroes because they cannot face betrayal. These are the cowards who will go to extraordinary lengths to keep morally and ethically bankrupt career politicians in office, in this case, a true communist, because they can't face the truth that 'The One' might have lied to them. Never mind the disastrous path which Obama intends to take this country should he stay in office. The same blind loyalty was seen during the last election by supporters of Juan McCain, a vile individual. It didn't matter that McCain is for full amnesty for criminals (illegal aliens), that he has taken money from terrorists or that he has been the key factor in selling out our POW/MIAs, the party faithful defended him instead of driving him out of office.
A quintessential example of yellow journalism and bald faced lies appears at this web site: Promoting Mutiny to Get Obama.
The "managing editor" uses a lie to grab your attention. None of the active duty soldiers or veterans who will be plaintiffs in the new lawsuit regarding the usurper president have encouraged or even spoken of mutiny. It appears Jason is ignorant of the definition of mutiny.
This mental midget then prints another fat lie: "Even though both the campaign and the Hawaii Secretary of State have released documents that refute claims that Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, some members of the conspiracy-minded right find the issue to be a useful outlet for their anti-Obama crusade."
Obama has never released his vault long form birth certificate. A forgery was posted on FactCheck.org.
The Secretary of State (Hawaii) has never "released documents that refute" anything. Jason couldn't even identify the right agency.
This is deliberately inflammatory and also a fat lie: "Now, they have turned to promoting mutiny, encouraging soldiers to reject Obama’s claim to be commander-in-chief and join in lawsuits against the President. Such moves cross the line from even tolerable forms of fringe dissent to potentially criminal actions. Encouraging soldiers to refuse orders is a violation of both military and civilian law, and rightly so."
Is Jason mentally ill, deceived or just a run of the mill liar with no credibility? I believe he qualifies for the third category. Never have I seen so many opinions or "facts" (lies) printed on the Internet about court cases that have ZERO basis in truth or reality. You can bet this Jason person hasn't read a single brief in any of the 40 cases or he would not so cavalierly refer to them as frivolous. However, truth has no place in Jason's world, only hero worship of a narcissist. Marginalize, demonize and more lies
The Birthers' Continue to Hound Obama; AOL
(March 1) - "Ever since Barack Obama became a prominent political fixture in the country, he has encountered a fair number of rumors and smears concerning him and his family. There was the one rumor about him being a secret Muslim (he is a practicing Christian). And there was the one allegation his wife, Michelle, was caught on videotape using the word "whitey" (no such clip has ever surfaced).
"Most of the charges were, for the most part, put to rest by vigorous responses from the Obama team during the campaign. But one conspiracy theory lives on -- despite overwhelming evidence debunking it. Politico.com reports that the Birthers -- a persistent group of conservatives who believe Obama is ineligible to be president because of alleged questions surrounding his birth status -- continue to operate and thrive on the fringe."
That's right. All these attorneys, active duty military, veterans (including a two star general), you and me -- we all "operate and thrive on the fringe."
Update: United States Justice Foundation lawsuit. They issued subpeonas to Occidental College to obtain Obama's school and housing records. Of course, Occidental College is fighting hard. The hearing on Occidental's Motion to Quash is March 13, 2009. Documents here and here.
The dirty world of politicsLast week, someone sent me a link to a web site that supposedly belongs to 1Lt. Scott Easterling, the first active duty solider in Iraq to sign on to become a plaintiff in Dr. Orly Taitz's next lawsuit. After visiting the site (this is the first page) and seeing the nasty language, racism and conduct unbecoming an officer, I contacted Orly right away. She sent back: 1Lt Scott Easterling does not have a blog and the one currently up is not Scott's. Someone is impersonating him and that is a crime.
New posts have been added by this impostor which include this one dated February 28, 2009:
Vatican to Purchase Micro Effect Radio
ROME – "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday urged Pope Benedict XVI to negotiate buying The Micro Effect as she wrapped up her first overseas trip, during which she agreed to work closely with the Pontiff on the UHURU fears of several African nations.
"The Micro Effect is a powerful underground Internet-based radio network. Some militant hosts have been hearing callers demand for everything from UFO parking meters to a gold-plated guillotine for American Congressmen. Unfortunately some listeners have been digging deeper into rap lyrics, YouTube videos and dusty internet posts. The activity has put a wrench into the planned genocide of white Americans. If the Vatican can buyout The Micro Effect staff, then the only refuge for Zyprexa-deprived thinkers is Plains Radio. Lt. Scott Easterling, a fictional creation of Jedediah Bartman, is the undercover spy that suggested a Mormon link to Operation Purse Head. Yes, I said Purse Head. But wait. Oh, never mind. That'll be in tomorrow's post."
Of the thousands of radio stations/networks who broadcast on the Internet and/or satellite, why would this impostor single out the Micro Effect Radio Broadcasting Network? My radio show airs five nights a week on that network and last week I spent a considerable amount of time on the Obama citizenship fraud. It seems remote that is the reason other than the timing of the Micro Effect posting. However, the fact remains that who ever is running this blog is doing it to discredit 1Lt Scott Easterling and makes anyone who supports his honorable actions appear to be loons. Orly is investigating and I believe we will see legal action very soon. As to who is behind it, my bet is Obama's vile political operative, David Axlerod.
The link on that site in which the impostor identifies himself has now been sanitized. As a matter of fact, when I started this column, the three pages (older posts up to newer posts) have all been sanitized! Too late. Orly (and I) have captured the previous posts and she is going after this impostor. Obama's fanatics or paid operatives will go to any lengths now that the wall of lies is crumbling.
On January 27, 2009, I personally delivered a file to Richard Durbin, Chief US Attorney for the North-Western District of TX for Criminal Matters in Austin, Texas; about a six hour drive from my home. As he was unavailable to a peasant like me, my package was accepted and I was assured it would be put right on his desk. An exact duplicate will be mailed to Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago today. In my cover letter to Mr. Durbin I said, in part:
"Last month you had an unscheduled meeting with Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., from the State of California. This was in regards to a case of hers, Brockhausen v Andrade. Dr. Taitz is one of several attorneys with cases dealing with the Obama citizenship issue.
"Back in October, I forwarded my complaint to James Burrus, Chief Election Fraud Investigator in Washington, DC. My request was simple: I want Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barry Obama, aka Barack Dunham, aka Barry Dunham, investigated for violation of 18 U.S.C. §1343, wire fraud, for starters.
"I belong to no political party. I did not vote for McCain or Obama because neither of them are constitutionally eligible. Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka and so forth, is not and can never be a ‘natural born citizen at birth’ due to his father's citizenship. His father was a Kenyan citizen under the British. This is a proven fact. Obama has stated as much. The problem is most people don't understand ‘natural born at birth.’
"There are more than 40 state and federal cases; some still active. Not a single case docketed by the U.S. Supreme Court has been heard. All denied. Not on merit, but politics." [Read the entire article at: http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd434.htm]
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Obama: Pants on FirePresident Barack Obama is a shameless liarBy Alan Caruba
Sunday, March 1, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8926
There is simply no point going forward without acknowledging a simple truth. President Barack Obama is a shameless liar.
One always feels constrained to pass judgment on a President, assuming that he has access to information only his office can possess. Then there’s the long campaign in which, in theory, the candidate was thoroughly vetted by the mainstream media.
In truth the MSM made almost no attempt to investigate the rather thin resume and biography of Obama. If you think about it, he had already written two biographies by the time he ran for office. One assumes he thought himself the only subject worth writing about.
The media, with a few notable exceptions, became a group of swooning teenage girls. They made those of us who had been fulltime journalists cringe.
Several books were published about Obama during the campaign and one of the best was by Dr. Jerome Corsi, a political scientist, and the data he unearthed or was unable to unearth depicts a pathologically deceitful man. The world has yet to have seen Obama’s real birth certificate, nor any evidence of his school and college records. There is no paper trail for Obama and you can be sure that is no accident.
Even when he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review, Obama contributed just one article to it, but where he secured the funds to attend, first Columbia University and then Harvard remains a mystery too. There is some testimony to the effect that it came from Saudi patronage. Why the Saudis would give support to a professing Christian is another mystery, if in fact the story is true.
Obama is a mean-spirited liar. When he announced the withdrawal of troops from Iraq he never once used the word “victory” even though he was addressing an audience of military personnel. Iraq is unquestionably a victory for our military. It is now a functioning democracy.
Moreover, 50,000 troops will remain in what is called a training or “protective” capacity. That is far less than the 140,000 we had at one time, but it’s hard to call it a full withdrawal. Not once! Not once did Obama make any reference to former President Bush’s achievement.
And some troops, perhaps 14,000, will transfer to Afghanistan. Obama is going to discover that Afghanistan will become his war. Those of us who think it is a very bad war, far worse than the Iraq expedition, will be as vocal as he was about “Bush’s war.”
Bush conquered a relatively modern nation, but Afghanistan is the wild lands ruled by tribes. Right beside it is Pakistan, coming apart as this is written, the prey of the Taliban who want to turn this nuclear-armed nation into a 7th century redoubt from which to wage war. Afghanistan is essentially a counterinsurgency operation and they take years to achieve any success and, as often as not, fail. Ask the Russians.
Dow plunges every time he speaks in public about the economyAll those billions and trillions being conjured up by the financial wizards that Obama has surrounded himself with are completely disconnected to his claims of millions of new jobs, a quick turnaround of the economy, or any other of his many lies to justify the borrowing, taxing and spending that will leave this nation far worse off than any deficit he faced when taking over the office.
It is for this reason that the Dow plunges every time he speaks in public about the economy. As he begins his third month in office, more and more ordinary, common sense people are beginning to distrust him as much as I have for a very long time.
He is no friend to investors who are thunderstruck by his ineptitude.
He is no friend to the banks that suffered from the toxic assets the Democrats put in motion with their idiotic demand that loans be made to those who everyone knew would never pay them back.
He is no friend to corporate America.
He is no friend to small business owners whose taxes will rise.
He is no friend to the working man whose increasing unemployment can be traced in part to his performance in office and the policies he has announced.
He is no friend to Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East.
He is no one’s friend except Michelle’s and she is his Lady MacBeth.
He is the worst kind of liar; one who does not care if the lie is revealed.
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Obama budget plan forecasts soaring deficits
By Caren Bohan and Jeff Mason
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:41pm EST
http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSTRE51O6JA20090226?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&rpc=23&sp=true
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama forecast the biggest U.S. deficit since World War Two in a budget on Thursday that urges a costly overhaul of the healthcare system and would spend billions to arrest the economy's freefall.
An eye-popping $1.75 trillion deficit for the 2009 fiscal year underlined the heavy blow the deep recession has dealt to the country's finances as Obama unveiled his first budget. That is the highest ever in dollar terms, and amounts to a 12.3 percent share of the economy -- the largest since 1945. In 2010, the deficit would dip to a still-huge $1.17 trillion, Obama predicted.
With that backdrop, his budget represents a gamble that Americans are ready for the sort of change they embraced by electing him in November -- a shift of wealth through higher taxes on the rich to pay for more government attention to healthcare, education, climate change and social programs.
The coming fight with Congress -- where the Republican opposition quickly opened fire on the plan -- will show whether Americans weary of paying for a raft of expensive bailouts for banks and the car industry can get on board with more hefty doses of big government.
Obama, a Democrat, promised to get the red ink under control even as he planned new spending priorities that veered sharply away from the policies of his Republican predecessor President George W. Bush.
"I don't think that we can continue on our current course. I work for the American people, and I'm determined to bring the change that the people voted for last November," said Obama, who took office on January 20.
Republicans condemned the plan as showing a dedication to "tax-and-spend" policies, presaging major political fights getting the budget passed.
"I think we just ought to admit we're broke. We can't continue to pile debt on the backs of our kids and grandkids," said John Boehner, leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives.
The cost of extra borrowing to pay for the record budget deficit pushed U.S. stocks and government debt prices down on Thursday. The budget's healthcare plans delivered a hit to shares in health insurers and drugmakers.
Worries Over SpendingHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, praised Obama's spending priorities and chided Republicans for what she saw as their new found interest in limited government.
"Perhaps ... they (the Republicans) have amnesia," Pelosi said, noting that with Bush at the helm they turned budget surpluses into deficits, in part through significantly higher government spending.
But some analysts questioned whether Obama's goals were realistic at a time when the economy is still in crisis and the surging deficits threaten to burden a future recovery.
"There are some good things in this budget but a lot still seems very wasteful. The market is crumbling around us and economies are in the tank," said Dan Cook, senior market analyst with IG Markets in Chicago.
Obama sought to push ahead with a campaign promise of expanding healthcare to the 46 million people who are uninsured in the United States. His budget includes a 10-year, $634 billion reserve fund to help pay for the president's proposed healthcare reforms -- much of it paid for by raising taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year.
The budget also raises the possibility of more than doubling the government's aid to the battered financial sector.
The administration put in a "placeholder" to buy as much as $750 billion of assets from financial firms, which have been nearly crippled by an overhang of bad mortgage debt. Assuming one-third is lost, the ultimate cost to taxpayers would be $250 billion, the budget said.
Obama has not decided whether to seek that money, but if he does, it would come on top of an existing $700 billion financial bailout program, which has been unpopular with many Americans who see it as rewarding Wall Street bankers who made risky bets on mortgages securities.
The proposed $3.55 trillion spending blueprint for the 2010 fiscal year that begins October 1 provides the broad outlines of a more detailed one to be released in April.
While Obama has broad support since Congress is controlled by Democrats, he could face a fight -- including among fiscal conservatives in his own party -- about spending goals.
The deficit figure reinforced concerns the government will need to sell record amounts of debt to pay for programs aimed at pulling the economy out of a deep recession.
Obama set a goal of slashing the deficit to $533 billion, or 3 percent of GDP by 2013. A rollback of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans and a planned drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq are expected to help rein in the shortfall.
War SpendingObama is seeking an additional $75.5 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of the current fiscal year. He is requesting $130 billion for military operations in the two wars for 2010, which would be down from the roughly $140 billion he expects will be needed this year.
Washington spent about $190 billion on the wars in 2008. Obama looks likely to order U.S. combat troops to withdraw from Iraq over about 18 months, according to U.S. officials. At the same time, he is ramping up the military effort in Afghanistan.
Obama's budget proposal lays out spending cuts in farm subsidies and other areas to meet the deficit-reduction goal. [ID:nN262396]. But such programs are popular with lawmakers -- both Republicans and Democrats --from states with big agricultural sectors who may be loath to allow cuts.
The budget includes billions in revenues, starting in 2012, from a greenhouse gas emissions trading system. That is central to Obama's proposals to fight global warming, which are a major departure from the policies of Bush, who was widely criticized by environmentalists for resisting action.
The $85-billion U.S. college student loan business reeled from a budget proposal to axe the giant federally guaranteed student loan program. In a major shift that severely undercut shares in top student lender Sallie Mae, the budget called for moving most student lending into the direct-loan program run by the U.S. Education Department.
The $1.75 trillion budget deficit forecast for this year reflects shortfalls accumulated under Bush as well as new spending proposals under the $787 billion economic stimulus package Obama signed earlier this month.
While Obama is still basking in high approval ratings from the U.S. public, his stimulus package and other efforts to revitalize the economy have done little to win over Wall Street. U.S. stocks prices hit 12-year lows this week.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Ferraro, Jeremy Pelofsky and Emily Kaiser in Washington and Leah Schnurr in New York, editing by Frances Kerry)
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Stimulus Equals WarBy Nancy Levant
February 26, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy120.htm
Let us begin with fact.
1. The world has been divided into global regions.
2. The U.S. has been fighting continuous global wars for a century.
3. Joseph Biden and Dick Cheney have publicly declared their current concerns for catastrophic events upon U.S. soil and/or U.S. assets.
4. President Obama is very concerned about catastrophic problems looming on the national horizon.
5. War causes infrastructure and rebuilding projects — always.
Now let us brainstorm.
1. As the world has been divided up into global regions and then sub-regions (America’s ten or eleven sub-regions), let us ponder a few of our global divisions. Region Asia appears to have been assigned the job of world manufacturing. Region Europe appears to have been assigned the job of world governing body since the global organizations are mostly located in Europe. Region America appears to have been assigned the role of world military. The Mideast region, world petroleum.
Now, America as world military goes hand in hand with President Obama’s plan, believing that universal service for all Americans between the ages of 18 to 25 should become mandatory and extended service being the prerequisite to college education. So, in other words, boys and girls will become world soldiers. So much for peace.
2. America has been shipping out American youth for a hundred years to serve in foreign conflicts. And after each and every conflict, and with our military being stretched over the entire planet, it would seem that we are indeed a global military force and not a national force. It is also suggested that at least part of the American military wear UN blue helmets, which also indicate that the American military is now a global military. And as pending legislation awaits to draft both men and women ages 18 to 41, and universal service is inches from mandatory for every young American ages 18 to 25 both male and female, one might guess that peace is not on the agenda and that “The Plan” also does not include peace. One might assume or guess that war is, in fact, an intended agenda item.
3. Former republican vice-president and the current democratic vice-president having both declared a concern for terrorism on U.S. soil and/or U.S. assets suggest insider information or a bi-partisan crystal ball. Therefore, let us ponder another disaster.
After 9/11, we had ourselves quite an infrastructure project — billions and billions of dollars for rebuilding and fixing infrastructure. Massive contracts, massive grant-funded projects, massive profits from massive numbers of infrastructure partners — nothing like war, targets, and damage to create stimulus infrastructure projects to put the people back to work in a country who purposefully eliminated its national jobs in exchange for third-world workers and corporate profits.
4. Our president is worried about catastrophic homeland damage without his nearly trillion dollar stimulus package. His plan to save America is to rebuild America, based upon “change”, while at the same time, he announces universal service requirements for all 18 through 25 year olds, and raises a homeland army to be used on homeland soil while the former American military now serves under global organizations and all over the world, except, of course, in America.
5. Catastrophe always creates the rebuilding of infrastructure which is the basis and foundation of the largest stimulus package in the history of the world. So we ponder, is catastrophe needed to keep the economic stimulus ball rolling?
Now, let us finally consider the U.S. auto industry. Let us assume that the billions handed to this industry came with a few strings attached. Does the federal government or the Federal Reserve Corp. have leans on the U.S. automakers? Do they now own the automakers? And assuming America is the world’s military force, are the automakers going to retool, so to speak, to serve the global war effort? Are they going to build military equipment versus automobiles? Remembering that “human settlements” are now funded with pedestrian walkways and bikeways — auto-free, so to speak.
Keep your eyes wide open. The results of ignorance and apathy have arrived at our doorsteps. Our global job is not to manufacture automobiles. Trust me on this one. Watch for the “retooling” to unfold. Perhaps, the saving grace of the auto industry will suddenly become tanks and helicopters. After all, there is nothing new in history. We have retooled before to serve the war effort. Nationalization of the banks will, of course, be next.
History, history, history, ladies and gentlemen. Let it, therefore, be said, the engine that drives all governments, all economies, and all politicians is and has forever been war/stimulus/restructuring. Same story, new political propaganda language, but the same old story. “Change,” you say? I don’t think so.
And by the way, more troops (17,000) to Afghanistan? Same war, different neighborhood, different administration.
Join us on Govern America this Saturday morning from 8AM to 11AM Eastern time. This week, Michael Cutler, 29 year veteran of the Immigration and Naturalization Service joins us to talk about border issues, drug smuggling and gang violence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Big Brother Obama Supporters On the Internet Are Watching YouLong, intolerant and even excruciating four yearsBy Judi McLeod
Thursday, February 26, 2009
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8835
While the Obama-led Democrats control the future of the United States of America, the grassroots on the Internet (The Obama Forum) are in the process of turning in “enemies of Obama”, including the parents of children who are Obama supporters.
Obama supporting children have actually posted their parents’ names and addresses on the Obama Forum. (here). In all of its searches, Canada Free Press (CFP) has found no comment from any official in the Obama administration repudiating the Forum. The Obamaforum.com instructs people to “Report Anti-Obama Sentiment By Your Coworkers and Peers (here) and more. All mainstreet Americans can do is hope that the secret service who visited the Oklahoma city motorist, tooling around town with the “abort Obama sign” on his car, does not log onto the Forum. “The following is not for those who are frightened easily or for those with a weak stomach,” a CFP tipster wrote. You can let Obama know how his stimulus bill is helping you at the website, whose name was a number, according to Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. The veep, of course, was really talking about: Recovery.gov- Share your experience But Obamameisters in darker corners have a thread just for what to do with their perceived enemies: From the Obama Forum: Ban websites with the help of officials (Italics CFP’s). To get the ball rolling here are some of the sites:
Get the ball rolling here are some sites
www.gop.org <---Opposing party www.redstate.com <---Conservatard watering hole www.freerepublic.com <---See redstate.com www.mccain.senate.gov <---Ran against Obama and attacking him now. www.sarahpac.com <---Sarah "Carabou Barbie" Palin's "Political Action Committee." drudgereport has a bunch of firearms sites and a ton of others. Here they are keeping a list and checking it twice...”Ok, if you see a car with a bumper sticker or anything about freedom or liberty or hatred for taxes or one of those “Nobamba” bumper stickers or anything that is against the government or Obama, do what you can to mark down the license plate number. Maybe the make and model of the car, I bet we might be able to get a statistical probability based on make and model to just go after all of a certain type of car. The government will have need for such a list pretty soon. “I saw this one this morning so I’ll start the list: License Plate: 1M1337-Texas, Silver Cadillac Escalade Infraction: Ron Paul 2008 bumper sticker and a little “don’t tread on me” sign...”
There is zero tolerance for Doubting Thomases on a website that likes to depict Obama as Jesus walking on water.
The Forum has a take-no-prisoners attitude: “Anyone overheard doubting President Obama should be immediately reported to local officials. Make the jobs of local officials easier by posting any dissent you may have overheard in the elevator from one of your coworkers, while drinking a beer at the local sports bar, or by strangers buying groceries at the grocery store, or reading Conservative books and other racist publications (Italics CFP’s) at the library. Remember to jot down as much information as possible about them. Height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc. Try to sneak a photograph of them with your cell phone, but be careful and don’t let them see you. License plate numbers, social security information, FEMA records, criminal background checks. Post it all here. “Remember, in the great words of President Obama: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!”
To suggest that it was President John F. Kennedy who inspired Americans with these words, could get you branded as a racist.
Other sentiments of Internet Obama supporters: “All gunowners should die”.
“Websites (that) don’t comply on their own, we will take them down by force,” is their promise. “To keep hope alive, in spite of all mistakes, horrors, and crimes, recognize the obvious superiority of socialism”, their avowed mantra.
“For struggle, Solidarity and Socialism! I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Obama. Our laws and his will, according to him. We will not overthrow the government with violence. We shall stand, remain and be the law of his realm forever. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead for Obama to deliver them from evil.”
Meanwhile, it’s going to be a long, intolerant and even excruciating four years.
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Abraham Lincoln's AmericaBy Chuck Baldwin
February 18, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin492.htm
America just celebrated Presidents Day this past Monday. What first began as an observance for President George Washington has (since the 1980s) morphed into the generic "Presidents Day," which is a politically correct celebration of mediocrity that forces our nation's greatest President to be lumped together with incompetents such as Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter.
On the occasion of Presidents Day, a USA Today/Gallup poll asked the American people to select the greatest President. The top five Presidents, according to the Gallup poll, are (in order): Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and George Washington.
Can you believe it? George Washington was rated fifth. Fifth. With a vote total of only 9 percent, no less.
George Washington is positively the greatest American to ever live--bar none! It is no hyperbole to say that without Washington, there would be no United States of America. George Washington almost single-handedly kept a struggling colonial army (along with a fledgling nation, for that matter) together. Take away George Washington and there are no stories of Valley Forge, the crossing of the Delaware River, or Yorktown. Take away George Washington and there is no office of President of the United States. A lesser man (which would include almost everyone else in his generation) would doubtless have succumbed to the call of the multitude to institute a monarchy in America. A lesser man could not have delivered the greatest-of-all-Presidential-addresses that we find in his "Farewell Address."
Washington's Farewell Address became the guiding light and compass for American policy and philosophy for many generations. In fact, it is the abandonment of the principles of that address that is systematically destroying this country. Therefore, a return to the wisdom of that address would doubtless return our country to its former greatness.
There is only one "Father of His Country," and it is George Washington. Yet, in the minds of today's Americans, Washington is inferior to the likes of F.D.R. and Abraham Lincoln. Furthermore, the Gallup survey concludes that both Democrats and Republicans (and conservatives and liberals) share special infatuation with Lincoln.
I have witnessed the veracity of Gallup's findings. Go to just about any private Christian school and one will find Abraham Lincoln idolized almost to the point of deification. The same is also true in state schools, of course.
Now, virtually everyone is saying that the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Lincoln's vision. They might be right. But just exactly what does that mean?
According to the current edition of Newsweek magazine, "We are all socialists now." The article states, "The U.S. government has already--under a conservative Republican administration--effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries." It continued, "Whether we want to admit it or not . . . the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state."
Again quoting Newsweek, "The architect of this new era of big government? History has a sense of humor, for the man who laid the foundations for the world Obama now rules is George W. Bush, who moved to bail out the financial sector last autumn with $700 billion.
"Bush brought the Age of Reagan to a close; now Obama has gone further, reversing Bill Clinton's end of big government."
Unfortunately, Newsweek is dead right.
By the end of two G.W. Bush terms and one Obama term, the United States will resemble socialist France far more than the independent nation envisioned--and created--by George Washington. Yes, in a very real and practical sense, this really is Abraham Lincoln's America.
More than any other single person, Abraham Lincoln shaped and formed modern America. It was Abraham Lincoln who was the first President to flagrantly and deliberately violate his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. His disregard and contempt for the Constitution cannot be overstated.
In order to "preserve the Union," Lincoln destroyed the very principles upon which the Union was created. His audacity is without equal. For example, to prevent a possible vote of secession by the Maryland legislature, Lincoln ordered federal troops to seize and arrest the Maryland congressional delegation. And of course, he was more than willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of America's finest and best to destroy Jefferson's declaration that the states of our Union are "Free and Independent States."
I invite all those pro-Lincoln apologists out there to seriously answer this question: Does an abusive husband who beats and batters his wife have the right to force her (at the point of gun) to remain married to him? (Even the God of the Bible, Who cast marriage in the most sacred terms, recognizes the right of lawful separation.) If you answer no, how can you continue to justify Abraham Lincoln's actions? In a political and governmental sense, that is exactly what Lincoln did. Forced union, of any kind, is slavery. In the name of emancipating slaves, Lincoln enslaved an entire nation.
It was Abraham Lincoln who, for all intents and purposes, destroyed federalism and limited government in America. In fact, on December 15, 1866, renowned British historian, Lord Acton, wrote a letter to General Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Acton said, "I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo."
It was Abraham Lincoln who first established the Nanny State, Big Government, Big Brother, etc. Everything that Big-Government Presidents such as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama learned, they learned from Abraham Lincoln. That is why these men love to quote Lincoln so much.
What is appalling is the manner in which the American people (including professed conservatives and Christians) have allowed the politically correct propaganda machine to brainwash their reasoning. Conservatives and liberals, and Democrats and Republicans, now embrace Abraham Lincoln's America. As Newsweek said, "We are all socialists now."
On what could prove to be a very interesting and even promising note, however, is the fact that more than twenty states have recently proposed (or are in the process of drafting) resolutions advancing their individual state sovereignty. What do these states see coming? Do they see Socialism's twin sister, Oppression, lurking around the corner? Are these states looking into the future and preparing to take a stand for freedom and independence? What an exciting prospect! Perhaps the great country that George Washington birthed is not dead after all.
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And the Beat Goes On ...By Lynn Stuter
February 17, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter143.htm
On September 22, 2008, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Also Known As (AKA) Obama stated,
These are the types of reform I will pursue beginning on my very first day in office as President of the United States – political reform, government reform, and regulatory reform.
First, I’ll reform our special interest-driven politics. When I am President, I will start by closing the revolving door in the White House that has allowed people to use their Administration job as a stepping stone to further their lobbying careers.
I’ll make it absolutely clear that working in an Obama Administration is not about serving your former employer, your future employer, or your bank account – it’s about serving your country. When you walk into my administration, you will not be able to work on regulations or contracts directly related to your former employer for two years. And when you leave, you will not be able to lobby my Administration – ever. I will also institute an absolute gift ban so that no registered lobbyist can curry favor with members of my administration based on how much they can spend on a fancy dinner.
I’ll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people’s business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy.
When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you will have five days to look online and find out what’s in it before I sign it. When there are meetings between lobbyists and a government agency, we will put as many as possible online for every American to watch. When there is a tax bill being debated in Congress, you will know the names of the corporations that would benefit and how much money they would get. And we will put every corporate tax break and every pork-barrel project online for every American to see. You will know who asked for them and you can cast your vote accordingly.
Fast forward to January 26, 2009 and H.R. 1, otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a/k/a, the infamous “stimulus package”, dubbed the Porkulus Package by radio talk show commentator and AKA critic, Rush Limbaugh, who it seems, is a deeply embedded thorn in AKA’s side. So much so that AKA recently admonished Republicans that they should ignore Limbaugh if they intended to “get along” with him. Oh, my, my, but aren’t we full of ourselves! Must be that narcissism showing.
The “Stimulus” act was introduced on January 26, 2009 by Representative David Obey (D-WI) with nine co-sponsors: Barney Frank (D-MA), George Miller (D-CA), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Bart Gordon (D-TN), James Oberstar (D-MN), John Spratt, Jr (D-SC), and Nydia Valazquez (D-NY).
Two days later it passed the House, 244 Democrats voting “yea,” 11 Democrats and 177 Republicans voting “nay.”
On February 10, 2009, it passed the Senate with 57 Democrats, 3 Republicans (Collins, Snow, Specter), and 1 Independent (Lieberman) voting “yea” and 37 Republicans voting “nay.”
The bill then went to conference, emerging as a joint-conference bill on February 12, 2009.
On February 13, 2009, the conference bill passed the House with 246 Democrats voting “yea,” 7 Democrats and 176 Republicans voting “nay.”
On the same date, the conference bill passed the Senate with 57 Democrats, 3 Republicans (Collins, Snow, Specter) and 1 Independent (Lieberman) voting “yea” and 38 Republicans voting “nay.”
AKA is expected to sign the bill on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
Dubbed by AKA and Congressional Democrats as a stimulus package, H.R. 1 is the largest pork barrel spending law ever passed. As introduced, the bill was 647 pages. It emerged from passing the House and Senate as 1400 pages of bill that remained, for the most part, unread by Democrats and Republicans alike. The conference bill, as passed, is close to 1100 pages of pork-barrel spending. Here is some of the pork barrel courtesy of Jeff Bennett, Federal Observer:
$2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy defunded last year because the project was inefficient
A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film
$650 million for the digital television (DTV) converter box coupon program
$88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship)
$448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters
$248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters
$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
$400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s
$1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs
$150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
$1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion
$75 million for “smoking cessation activities”
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges
$75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI
$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction
$10 million to inspect canals in urban areas
$6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings
$500 million for state and local fire stations
$650 million for wildland fire management on Forest Service lands
$150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
$1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs
$88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service
$412 million for CDC buildings and property
$500 million for building and repairing NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
$160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service
$5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the VA “National Cemetery Administration”
$850 million for Amtrak
$100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint
$75M to construct a new “security training” facility for State Dept Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.
$110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems
$200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.
State Medicaid Bailout: $87.7 billion Through 3 different mechanisms, the bill would provide additional federal funds to state Medicaid programs over the next 3 years. This is nearly $70 billion more than the governors asked President Obama for in December, and should be a loan to be repaid by the states.
And, as Mr. Bennett graciously concedes, that isn't all!
In the mix is a $1 billion allocation, under “Community Planning and Development” for community development block grants (CDBG). Liberal groups like La Raza and ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) are eligible for these funds. Another $10.7 billion is allocated to public housing, all or part of which fund allocations ACORN is also eligible to receive. This is beyond the $17.2 million in federal grants received by ACORN from HUD in December 2008, and the $2 million that Jeff Poor, Business and Media Institute, reported that ACORN received from Bank of America after it was bailed out by the taxpayers!
ACORN is currently under federal investigation for voter fraud! They are also a group with whom AKA has known association, both as a lawyer and an activist! Should we be surprised?
Here’s more pork:$7.2 billion for Broadband to increase broadband access and usage in unserved and underserved areas of the Nation, which will better position the U.S. for economic growth, innovation, and job creation. $1 billion total for NASA.
$3 billion total for National Science Foundation (NSF).
$2 billion total for Science at the Department of Energy including $400 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E).
$830 million total for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).
$13 billion for Title 1 to help close the achievement gap and enable disadvantaged students to reach their potential.
$12.2 billion for Special Education/IDEA to improve educational outcomes for disabled children. This level of funding will increase the Federal share of special education services to its highest level ever.
$15.6 billion to increase the maximum Pell Grant by $500. This aid will help 7 million students pursue postsecondary education.
$53.6 billion for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, including $39.5 billion to local school districts using existing funding formulas, which can be used for preventing cutbacks, preventing layoffs, school modernization, or other purposes; $5 billion to states as bonus grants for meeting key performance measures in education; and $8.8 billion to states for high priority needs such as public safety and other critical services, which may include education and for modernization, renovation and repairs of public school facilities and institutions of higher education facilities.
$13 billion for Title 1 to help close the achievement gap and enable disadvantaged students to reach their potential.
$12.2 billion for Special Education/IDEA to improve educational outcomes for disabled children. This level of funding will increase the Federal share of special education services to its highest level ever.
$15.6 billion to increase the maximum Pell Grant by $500. This aid will help 7 million students pursue postsecondary education.
H.R. 1 was touted as a job creation bill. Only problem is, no one seems to know how many, if any, jobs will be created; and if those jobs are created, who will benefit.
What the government has done here is to grant themselves a loan, the money for which loan, debt service, and money to pay for the resulting government growth will come out of the already depressed economy. The total cost of the loan? Try $4.06 trillion over the next decade, broken down as follows: $789 billion for the loan, $744 billion in debt service on the loan, and $2.527 trillion in increased spending from new and expanded programs created by the bill. These figures come from the Congressional Budget Office.
Who will pay for that loan in its entirety and the resulting growth in government? It won’t be the government; it will be the American taxpayers.
The only way to stimulate the economy is to do the exact opposite of what occurred here: cut government spending, cut the size of government, and lower taxes.
After introduction, members of Congress were given no chance to read H.R. 1 before it was brought to the floor; everything was a “rush… urgent … an emergency”. Yet most of the money appropriated will not be spent until 2011, 2012 and beyond. Even so, the bill was rammed through with great haste, dispensing with rules governing the usual path of legislation through the House and Senate. The House/Senate conference bill was not posted gotten to members of Congress until the night of February 12, with no time for them to read the 1100+ pages before it was voted on February 13 by both House and Senate.
And counter to the claims made by AKA in his September 22, 2008 speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this bill is full of earmarks, full of pork, and he plans to sign it four days following its passage. There was no transparency and certainly no disinfecting sunlight; there was no public scrutiny; secrecy was the name of the game.
An interesting side-note: the speech by AKA, made in Green Bay, Wisconsin on September 22, 2008, does not show up among the speeches on the AKA/Biden campaign website. Must have accidentally gotten deleted.
Quite obviously, the amount of money that will eventually end up in the hands of AKA’s ACORN is just more of the special interest-driven politics AKA promised to rid us of.
In short, for all his claims, AKA is not to be believed; he is a man who says, “Believe what I say, look not at what I do!” In three short weeks he has shown himself as bad as, if not worse than, his predecessor whom he disparaged relentlessly.
At a time when America needs a strong leader, a strong voice, a man of integrity, it is apparent that AKA is not but an empty suit; a smooth talking con man with great oratory skills.
It is so apparent that one has to ask, “How long can this façade go on before his worshippers finally catch on?”
And how long before the Supreme Court and Congress can no longer ignore the fact that he is a usurper to the Oval Office?
Economist after economist has stated, bluntly, that the so-called “stimulus” package would make things worse, not better, for the American economy. The American people, overwhelmingly, told Congress, “Do not even think about doing this.” Yet Congress did it anyway.
When this country devolves into the inevitable depression that is coming, may the American people (and especially those who voted for AKA) remember who wrote this bill, who sponsored this bill, who supported this bill, and who voted for this bill.
It is the straw that will break the camels back.
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Obama’s RevengeGrooming the perfect Marxist candidateBy Joan Swirsky
Sunday, February 15, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8491
Once upon a time, a white teenager from Kansas got pregnant by her black Kenyan boyfriend, Barack Obama Sr., or was it her husband? Whatever. (I say whatever because we’ve never seen either marriage or divorce certificates). Some say the couple was in Kenya visiting relatives when the birth of their son, Barack Obama Jr., occurred. No matter. (I say no matter because we’ve never seen an authentic birth certificate). By the time the baby was two years old his father abandoned him for his other wife and child in Kenya.
I wonder how toddler Barry felt when his father left him, and never reappeared until a single time when the boy was 10. Bewildered? Sad? Lonely? Angry? What do two-year-olds do with those feelings?
It didn’t take long for Barry’s mother to meet and marry an Indonesian native named Lolo Soetoro. They moved to Indonesia, where her child became Barry Soetoro, took on Indonesian citizenship, and was presumably schooled in public, Christian, and Muslim schools. (I say presumably because we’ve never seen those school records). But when Barry was 10 years old, his mother sent him back to the U.S. to be raised by her parents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, although she kept her baby daughter Maya Soetoro with her.
I wonder how the by-now fully-sentient young Barry felt when his mother sent him packing. Sad? Jealous of the baby who remained behind with mommy? Confused and dizzy by the disparate cultures – languages, customs, foods, sights, sounds, schooling – he had experienced? Resentful? What did Barry do with those feelings?
By the time he was 10, the boy had been abandoned three times – by his father, stepfather, and mother. And although he was raised by his white grandparents in Hawaii – where “people of color” were not his color – he found out soon enough that his mixed-race background rendered him, in effect, an outsider. Did that make him feel self-conscious, indignant, victimized?
But he wasn’t altogether an outsider. In Hawaii, young Barry met Frank Marshall Davis, his first and perhaps most influential mentor. The infamous Marshall, a Communist activist (and self-confessed pedophile) taught Barry – was it Obama, Soetero, Dunham? – that white people were the devil incarnate and that blacks were the most “victimized” people on earth.
Yet the abandoned and rejected child was lucky. His white-devil grandparents gave him a comfortable life in Hawaii, and an education that apparently qualified him to attend several prestigious schools – Occidental College in CA, Columbia Univ. in NY City, and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.(I say apparently qualified because we’ve never seen any of his college transcripts).
Barry Morphs into BarackAfter his undergraduate days at Columbia, Obama chose not to go to graduate school, but instead held various jobs in the Big Apple and then moved to Chicago to become a community organizer. Although he had been exposed to American exceptionalism through his life in the United States and his privileged education, it is clear that his experiences in impoverished Kenya and totalitarian Indonesia, as well as his exposure to Marshall and the other radicals he had met during his years in New York – among them the unrepentant domestic terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn of Weather Underground infamy – made the deepest and most lasting impressions.
Their messages of American imperialism and its white-devil culture clearly resonated in the thrice-abandoned boy. In his young-adult and adult years, free to choose his friends and pursuits, he opted exclusively for far-left socialists and Marxists, and activities aimed at relieving the suffering of people he perceived to be as victimized as apparently he felt he had been. He understood their feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and impotent rage, as well as the pain of fatherlessness. After all, his Harvard-educated father consciously chose to leave him. And his mother gave him away. Was that depressing to Barry? Infuriating?
When given the opportunity to join one of dozens of churches in Chicago, Barry – who had morphed into Barack – opted for the Trinity United Church of Christ, which was led by the fire-breathing Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose decades-long anti-American and anti-Semitic rants apparently resonated in Obama’s rejected and abandoned heart and soul. (I say apparently resonated because in over 20 years of regular attendance, Obama said he heard nothing inflammatory or anti-American, and we’ve never seen the videotapes of any sermon, although each one was unfailingly recorded).
“God damn America,” Wright raged. “The chickens have come home to roost,” he “preached” to his whooping and hollering congregation after 9/11. Obama heard nothing.
But it wasn’t only Wright who Obama was attracted to in Chicago. He was also drawn to another hate-spewing radical, Rev. Louis Farrakhan, as well as to the raving Father Michael Phleger, the radical Islamist Khalid Rashidi, his friends and neighbors the Ayers, and to equally-close friends “Tony” and Rita Rezko – Tony being the notorious “fixer” and now-convicted-and-imprisoned felon for fraud, bribery, and money laundering. What did the seemingly mild-mannered Obama find so irresistible in these angry and/or crooked people and others like them? Was it the same thing that a shy man finds in his attraction to a flamboyant girlfriend – and alter-ego, a person who expresses what he really feels but is unable to give voice to?
ssIn these relationships and in community organizing – which offers inner-city mostly-black residents job training, tutoring, and methods to organize tenants’-rights groups and voter-registration drives, etc. – the twenty-something Obama apparently found his calling, and also a renewed and burning ambition.
With Friends Like TheseWhile his community-organizing job paid a paltry $12,000 or so per year, Obama somehow managed to pay his way through one of the priciest graduate schools in the world, Harvard Law School. (I say somehow managed because we have no record of his tuition payments). Even more amazing, he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review without ever producing a written paper – or at least a paper that the public has ever read.
There is a good deal of evidence that Obama’s acceptance at Harvard Law – and his tuition – were facilitated by friends who had a vested interest in the community organizer. Among them was Percy Sutton, a former Manhattan borough president and ardent leftist, who was also Malcolm X’s lawyer. In an interview last year, the octogenarian Sutton stated: “I was introduced to [Obama] by a friend. The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction took place about 20 years ago.” Sutton described al-Mansour as “the principle adviser to one of the world’s richest men” and suggested that al-Mansour was raising money for Obama. Knowing that Sutton had friends at Harvard, al-Mansour asked him if he would write a letter to Harvard recommending Obama, which Sutton did most agreeably. This took place about 1988 when 27-year-old Obama was applying to Harvard Law.
Journalist Jack Cashill has credibly speculated that Obama’s two memoirs were actually written by his pal Bill Ayers, who was and is a University of Illinois at Chicago English professor, having escaped life in prison on a technicality. Two years [after he was admitted to law school], Cashill writes, “while still a law student, Obama improbably received an advance to write a memoir that would be called `Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,’ which was published in 1995.” His second memoir, published in 2006, was “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.” (I suspect Cashill said “improbably received an advance” because, as stated earlier, Obama had not produced even one paper or distinguished himself in any way to have inspired a major publishing company to approach him).
Al this begs the question: Who writes two memoirs about himself before the age of 45? My own speculation is that it could be no one but a narcissist. As most people know in this age of pop psychology, the psychiatric disorder of narcissism derives from the Greek myth in which Narcissus, a handsome young man, became obsessed with himself and fell in love with his own image as he gazed into a pool of water. A lot of people have some degree of narcissism, which is characterized by grandiosity, an unquenchable need for admiration, unhealthy self-absorption, dependence on the affirmation of others, and also a lack of empathy, which is hidden by both personal charm and the kind of earnest language that pretends to “feel your pain.”
Or he could be a malignant narcissist., which psychiatrist Dr. Otto Kernberg, a legendary leader in thought disorders, compares to a narcissist on steroids. This variety involves paranoid traits (think of Obama’s thin-skinned, quasi-hysterical reactions to Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin), and ego-syntonic aggression, which means the person is perfectly in-sync with people who have the courage he lacks to lash out.
But consider the source! Obama’s father was a self-aggrandizing narcissist who thought nothing of throwing his son away to fulfill his own ambitions and his mother also threw him away for the same reason. Talk about DNA, which Obama perfectly exhibited when, during his campaign, he unflinchingly dispensed with both his white grandmother and his black “mentor” Rev. Wright for his personal ambition.
Grooming the Perfect Marxist Candidate
This leads me to only one conclusion, which I wrote about in a former article: “Obama: The Trojan Horse.” My theory is that President Obama’s narcissistic charm, even temperament, skill with words (teleprompter included), hunger to please, radical agenda, and subterranean rage at the “unfair” American system have been brilliantly exploited by powerful leftist radicals and Marxists in the United States, who for decades have plotted America’s path to socialism. He is their pawn, totally dispensable but handy while the “aura” lasts.
These “handlers” saw in Obama the ideal blank slate on which to actualize their agenda, and they made sure the slate remained blank by concealing (or destroying) any evidence of his past, including his birth certificate, Selective Service record, visa(s), school transcripts, and other vital documents. All of which is costing his moneyed backers – including America-loathing billionaire George Soros – multimillions in lawyers’ fees to fight the proliferating lawsuits that seek the truth about this stealth president.
In fact, former ambassador Alan Keyes, one of the many plaintiffs seeking proof of Obama’s American citizenship, has reported that Obama’s lawyers have now filed a motion “to quash our effort to obtain the relevant documents…[which] confirms Obama’s ruthless determination to destroy anyone who continues to seek the information the Constitution requires. Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won’t accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation. It confirms the common sense suspicion that he won’t act forthrightly in this matter because he has something to hide.”
It is clear that Obama and his fellow radicals are restive. In the less-than four weeks of his presidency, the new president has taken volumes from the Marxian handbook, which dictates that the stupid masses be blitzed with an overload of information, hollow press conferences, appointments, dismantling of formerly effective national-security programs, et al., in order to set the stage for a massive, Soviet-style takeover of our government, including a civilian national security force that Obama has said should be “just as powerful, strong and well-funded as the U.S. military.” Echoes of Nazi Germany in 1938, anyone?
According to writer Kyle-Anne Shrive, in Obama’s ascendance:
“We have yet to see a more perfect collision of Murphy’s Law with the Peter Principle. In only three weeks’ time, [he] has signaled to every terrorist on the planet that we are a sorry, groveling, ashamed nation ready to come to the diplomatic confessional. He is closing Gitmo within one year, has suspended trials there, and dismissed the charges against the U.S.S. Cole plotter. [He] has just put our money where his mouth is and is using $20.3 million to bring in Palestinian refugees from Gaza…[he] had the gall to pronounce the so-called economic stimulus bill absolutely free of `earmarks’ and `make-do work’…but according to the Congressional Budget Office [this bill] will do worse to our overall economy than no government action whatsoever.”
And Obama has done all this with the predictable double-speak that characterizes malevolent intention, i.e., touting transparency while concealing everything, speaking of integrity while appointing crooks and incompetents riddled with conflicts-of-interest, supporting energy independence while killing off-shore and domestic oil-drilling and nuclear power, and feigning optimism while he speaks of impending “catastrophe” in order to push through a pork-laden, trillion-dollar-plus Stimulus plan that rewards the corrupt voter-fraud organization Acorn with billions and unions with discriminatory union-only labor agreements, paves the way for socialized medicine, and threatens to take away the most cherished rights of We The People.
As blogger Eric Gurr has said: “We still talk about the health care crisis, the environmental crisis, the oil crisis, the banking crisis. Let me tell you my friends you are about to learn the meaning of the only crisis that matters, the survival crisis.”
You can be sure that the sad-lonely-angry two-year-old, the jealous-confused-resentful 10-year-old, the self-conscious- cheated-victimized adolescent, and the man who found solace in and identified with his hate-America mentors is now determined to redeem all of his demons.
Unfortunately, he is acting out his rage on free-market capitalism, a free press, property and gun rights, a limited constitutional government, protection of the unborn, and everything else that is good and great about our country.
This is Obama’s revenge!
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America, We Have a Problem
Barack Obama, Narcissistic Personality Disorder
By Alan Caruba
Sunday, February 15, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8479
I am always reluctant to engage in psychologically profiling politicians because I have always suspected you have to be a little bit crazy to get into a profession that virtually requires one to constantly lie and to betray one’s own sense of ethics and morality.
Poking fun at his profession, Harry S. Truman once said, “My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”
I have seven decades of life under my belt and I rarely expect politicians to act as statesmen, though some most surely have. What history and my own experience has taught me is that some very twisted souls aspire to high office and the power that comes with it.
For this reason my interest was piqued by a paper written by Dr. Sam Vaknin, PhD, the author of “Malignant Self Love”. Posted on the Global Politician website back in August 2008, Dr. Vaknin found Barack Obama’s background and behavior fit the description of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder spelled out in his book.
His paper runs to eight pages, so I will be selective in quoting from it, but I recommend everyone read it if they have picked up on the signals Dr. Vaknin lays out. You can read it here.
The narcissist1. feels grandiose and self-important,
2. is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success,
3. is firmly convinced he or she is unique,
4. requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention, and affirmation,
5. feels entitled,
6. uses others to achieve his or her own ends,
7. is devoid of empathy,
8. is constantly envious of others and seeks to hurt or destroy the objects of his or her frustrations,
9. suffers from persecutory, paranoid delusions,
10. is constantly envious of others, and
11. behaves arrogantly and haughtily, and “Feels superior, omnipotent, omniscient, invincible, immune, ‘above the law’’, and omnipresent (magical thinking).
We all know people who exhibit some of these traits and Dr. Vaknin points out that “Narcissists are an elusive breed, hard to spot, harder to pinpoint, impossible to capture.” Even an experienced mental health diagnostician, warned Dr. Vaknin, “would find it fiendishly difficult to determine with any degree of certainty whether someone suffers from a full fledged Narcissistic Personality Disorder.”
Even so, after two years of campaigning and now a month or more into his presidency, one can sense that Barack Obama is no ordinary, ambitious politician. As Dr. Vaknin notes, like those with the disorder, Obama “Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and ‘ideals’.”
This disorder permits the narcissist to ignore data “that conflict with his fantasy world or with his inflated and grandiose self-image.” Moreover, such people feel that they are “above the law” and the fight being waged by Obama to ensure that his birth certificate and other data such as college records is a reflection of this.
Such people have “a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his ‘mission’,” says Dr. Vaknin. Think back to Obama’s speeches in which he talks of “our moment” and being the one that people were waiting for.
“Pathological narcissism is the art of deception,” says Dr. Vaknin. “The narcissistic or psychopathic leader is the culmination and reification of his period, culture, and civilization. He is likely to rise to prominence in narcissistic societies.”
We live in a society where more people can name the American Idol judges than tell you who uttered the words, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
America, we have a problem and his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and he is the President of the United States. And he has a Democrat controlled Congress that has cobbled together—in secret—a “stimulus” bill that will likely destroy the economy in the long or short term.
None of my generation ever expected to see this day arrive and few of the younger generations that think he will take care of all their needs understand the dangers to the republic, to our freedoms, and, for some like the elderly who will be denied treatment under universal healthcare, their lives.
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Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our new president.
Dr.. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.
Dr. Vaknin States "I must confess I was impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident - a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi "religious" impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects."
Barack Obama is a narcissist.
Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes "Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist." Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama's language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest and nearest suggest that the Senator is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People's Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao,Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom. When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don't know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse.
"Obama's early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations," says Vaknin. "Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant (two years old). Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia, a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white)grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. She died of cancer in 1995".
One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and do not deserve their attention.
If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The "present" vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him. Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations.
The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father.
Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself? Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama's lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.
A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who has raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power.
A narcissist cares for no one but himself. This election is like no other in the history of America. The issues are insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world? I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others...They are simply self serving and selfish.
Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous.
Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks have also decided to vote for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple. The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites.
The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama's detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites.
The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960's.
Obama will set the clock back decades... America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America, and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations.
It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House. America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.
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Cult Leaders Make Lousy Presidents
Current Oval Office occupant will easily eclipse Jimmy Carter as the worst president everBy Joy Tiz
Monday, February 16, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8510
Just a few weeks into his presidency and all indicators are that the current Oval Office occupant will easily eclipse Jimmy Carter as the worst president ever. Nobel Prize to follow. Space limitations don’t allow for a thorough listing of all Obama blunders so we will just look at a few. There is the Revolving Door Cabinet of Chicago thugs and Clinton retreads.
We have the Turbo Timmy Geithner embarrassment. We are treated to a near daily blather fest from the always incoherent White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Obama managed to re traumatize the families of 9/11 and USS Cole victims when he essentially punk’d them with his decision to release al Qaeda leader Rahim al Nashiri. But the real fait accompli for the new president was the remarkable passage of that National Tragedy euphemistically referred to as the “Stimulus Bill”. The largest spending bill in the history of the country was passed without a moment wasted to neither consider its contents nor be troubled by the high volume of phone calls, faxes and emails to elected “representatives” by outraged citizens demanding that this project be torpedoed at once. Evidently the Obama administration has figured out that congress can really get things done if you factor out dissent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Mars) refused to let Republicans participate in any discussion about this monstrosity. To ensure maximum efficiency the administration took great care to make certain nobody in the legislature could possibly have read the entire bill prior to voting on it.
Let’s look at the facts we know about Obama’s supersonic rise to power. Even looking at them in the way most favorable to Obama, meaning we can factor out his long associations with a number of very bad actors. Instead let’s focus on his accomplishments. What exactly qualifies this guy to be Leader of the Free World? He was a community organizer. When I was a kid in Chicago my parents called them “paid agitators”. Pretty good description. His academic life is a complete mystery. We have a disjointed quasi autobiography that raises more questions than it answers. For example, why does a man in his forties who hasn’t really done anything need two books about himself? His career as a lawyer was, to put it mildly, uninspiring. Not known as a great litigator his only accomplishment there was his representation of ACORN challenging Illinois’ motor voter law.
He worked the Chicago machine to eliminate his rivals and get himself elected to state senate where, again he accomplished virtually nothing unless you are an infanticide supporter. His mentor drafted a number of left wing bills and let Obama put his name on it to create the illusion that Obama was legislating. His US Senate tenure was far less stellar. Despite putting in 140 days of hard work, again nothing outstanding ever got accomplished.
We are told by the media that America really really really wanted to elect a black President. If that were true and Americans wanted to use the United States Presidency as an Affirmative Action project there were a plethora of far more capable and qualified black Americans who could have been elected.
But he’s one heck of a speech giver! So was Hitler. So are cult leaders, tyrants, dictators whatever you wish to call them. Women fainted at Hitler’s speeches too. No we aren’t comparing the President to Hitler. To do so would trivialize the Holocaust. He is not going to slaughter millions of innocents. But putting a cult leader in charge has consequences. We need only look at Obama’s policies to understand the potential for serious damage.
Experts argue over the true definition of a “cult”. We will deal with those questions in my upcoming book: Obamanutz: A Cult Leader Takes the White House. Here’s one of my personal favorites: “The purpose of a cult is to serve the emotional, financial, sexual and power needs of the leader. The single most important word here is power”. (Landau and Lalich, Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery From Cults and Abusive Relationships, 1994). A definition is only as good as it is useful. We can call it a cult or the older term, mass movement. The net result is the most unqualified person in the history of the United States getting the keys to the White House.
While the Porkzilla bill is pretty astonishing, all of the attention allowed Obama to ignore a few other issues quietly running in the background: while he was out trying to wreck the economy with his endless caterwauling about “catastrophe” he managed to completely overlook two (red) states suffering with real tragedies, Kentucky and Oklahoma. Mexico is mere centimeters from collapsing into a Narco state while severed heads are turning up on lawns in San Diego, Lil Kim is saber rattling again and Iran managed to fire off a missile.
And in case you didn’t hear, the Obama Administration made an almost unfathomable power grab when it announced the plan to take the US Census away from Commerce and give it to the Little Ballerina, Rahm Emanuel. Rahm’s close ties to Mayor Daley are going to be useful. Nobody has more experience finding democrats who aren’t there. This should be on every headline in the country: putting an important, completely non partisan process under the control of Al Capone is not part of furthering democracy.
This, coincidentally is never the intent of a cult leader. They’re all a bunch of lefties. Eric Hoffer in his classic work on mass movements points out that contented populations are not vulnerable to being taken over by a mass movement. A cult leader needs to find a population, large or small that is frustrated. A cult leader needs an identified enemy along with the message of impending disaster. In other words: “The technique of a mass movement is to infect the society with an ailment and then offer the movement as a cure” (Eric Hoffer. The True Believer. NY: Harper and Row. 1951, pg 54). It makes sense that dangerous cult leaders and self appointed Messiahs have a way of coming from the left. A true conservative values individual liberty. Personal responsibility and freedom are the bedrock of conservatism. When a true conservative leader faces tough questions, we have that divinely inspired miracle known as the United States Constitution. The answers are always there. By contrast, Obama has gone as far as to argue that the Constitution itself is a “rejection of absolute truth”.
The left identified the enemy as George W Bush, which was an easy one. Now how to create catastrophe? Liberals are genuinely good at that so when the economy began to wobble after five years of unprecedented growth it was like manna from heaven.
Or was it? We can track the housing mess back to ACORN and the democrat’s Community Reinvestment Act and democrats refusal to provide any oversight to Fannie and Freddie. That’s the easy part. But suddenly we went from a housing crisis to an End of the World as We Know It™ crisis. The MSM picked up the ball and ran with it, heaving over all manner of Doomsday Scenarios if we did not elect The One. And if we didn’t get Turbo Timmy in as Treasure Secretary. There was even a movement to try to get President Bush to step down early so the Messiah could enter stage left and save us all.
Next it was the URGENT need to pass Porkzilla. Sorry folks, no time for reading or debate, this is a CRISIS!
And when the peasants started to get a little annoying, asking questions about the Messiah’s pork project Obama hit the road an did what he does best. Actually it’s the only thing he knows how to do: he went back into campaign mode. And he did a spectacular job of identifying for us exactly the kind of people who are most vulnerable to a cult leader. Young Julio of Ft. Myers doing his “I’m not worthy!” shtick provides us a glimpse into the psyche of a True Believer.
So in the true spirit of absolute tyranny we are now stuck with a monstrous transfer of wealth from the private sector to the government that will ultimately have to create economic disaster. Workers can expect to see an additional $13 in their paychecks for awhile. And this is the best of what’s in that thing. As it eventually unravels, one shudders to think the kind of horrors we will find. Make no mistake about it, this abomination was literally FORCED on us. If that isn’t a dictatorship, what would you call it?
So how does a man with such limitations take the White House? Other cult leaders Hitler, David Koresh, Jim Jones rose to power not on the strength of their achievements but on their personal charisma. This we know Obama has. Another must have for an effective cult leader is oratory skills. The MSM defines this as the ability to cause leg tingling.
Of course it helps to have friends. How interesting is it that Obama benefactor George Soros has such expertise in wrecking economies. He made quite the name for himself when he tanked the British pound in 1992.
Then last fall along comes a run on money market accounts. Coincidence, no doubt. As were the peculiar patterns of short selling, another Soros specialty.
And if one really wants to learn how to take over a population and create a mass movement who better to ask than one who has lived through it. Soros grew up during Hitler’s reign and for little teenage Georgie, taking your kid to work day meant going door to door confiscating valuables from innocent Jews. Soros eventually told Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes that he was not at all bothered by the experience. It is also no secret that Obama was a star pupil of radical Saul Alinsky.
Interestingly enough Obama spokesperson David Axelrod told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that Obama has decided to hit the campaign trail once a week and get out among the “people”. Now that even some mainstream Obamanutz are dropping a few gentle hints that he may be ever so slightly out of his depth, Obama is going to keep those revival meetings going. Any competent cult leader would understand that.
The question that is going to be asked in the coming months is not whether Obama is truly a cult leader. The question will be now that this cult is fully operational, how do we stop it? It is no small task. Challenging True Believers makes them dig their heels in deeper. It helps a lot to have a giant propaganda machine running 24/7 which Obama does by way of the mainstream media. Rush Limbaugh (who as of this writing, is still allowed on the radio) said in an interview with Sean Hannity that Obama is “too big to fail”. This is a non clinical explanation for the psychological need True Believers have to hang on to their fantasies about their cult leader. But difficult is not impossible. In the book we will look at a number of potential outcomes. The one truth about cults or mass movements, if you prefer, is that the outcome depends on the character of the leader.
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Obamania Short LivedBy Lynn Stuter
February 10, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter142.htm
Three weeks into his term, the illegitimate usurper, Also Known As (AKA) Obama, is already losing ground in the polls. Boyish good looks, a slim physique, and flashing pearly whites only go so far. Not even great oratory skills can save the day when there is nothing behind the façade that is of merit and the teleprompter isn’t around. The obvious lack of experience is glaringly evident as is the communist agenda.
Swooping into Washington, DC on the genie’s magic carpet, spouting “hope and change,” AKA promised those gullible enough to listen to empty promises spoken on the wings of smooth oratory, such that they would vote for him, that his Administration would not be conducting business as usual.
But alas, as is always true of the politically corrupt, what you see is what you get; the ingrained smut of corruption just doesn’t wash off. AKA came out of the same corrupt Chicago political machine that produced Rod Blagojevich and he’s just as dirty, just as tainted, and one would have to be terribly naïve to ever believe AKA isn’t guilty of the same pay-to-play scheme as Blagojevich. The old adage that one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover goes both ways. The only difference between Blagojevich and AKA is that Blagojevich is white and American while AKA claims his black heritage by virtue of his skin color and is an illegal alien and illegitimate usurper to the office of president.
And counter to AKA’s promises, it has been business as usual with AKA appointing tax dodgers, cheats, and the corrupt to fill cabinet posts; retreads from the Clinton Administration right down to Hillaroid who truly was the president while Billy Boy played games with young girls in the Oval Office! Remember the Arkansas flu? AKA had best look both ways when crossing the street; he could end up, quite by accident (of course) under a speeding bus! If such were to happen, femi-Nazi Hillaroid would be the one in the gathering crowd with the smug sneer on her face, right arm extended with hand fisted in the socialist worker salute, chanting “yes we can!”
Running on an agenda of “change”, the nebulous term obviously does not apply to those who will run the “change” agenda; which means, of course, that the “change” agenda will be nothing new, nothing better; just something old, and more of it; namely, communst/fascist oppression.
Showing his ineptness right out of the gate, AKA started his term off right by going on Arab television where he bowed down and kissed the ground upon which the insane leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, walks. Way to go, AKA, just the right amount of groveling to make the crazy Iranian extremist and every other Middle-Eastern Islamic masochist read you for the inept, inexperienced charlatan you are! Maybe if you perform some of that oratorical mojo that made idiotic women swoon, scream and faint during your campaign, these mad hatters of Middle-Eastern despotism will fall under your spell, too. Don’t bet on it, but hey, it’s worth a try, right?
Meanwhile, cut the Pentagon budget by 10 or 11%, undermine the United States’ ability to protect and defend itself, take the money and give it to your buddies in the community organizing business, ie, your communist friends. Who cares if our nation is secure against external threats; after all, “harmony” (oneness of mind) under the mantel of your oppressive communist/fascist agenda is much more important!
And in the interests of stifling the growing dissension to your communist/fascist agenda, set up deliberately deceptive (communists are always deliberately deceptive) websites like Born Again American that claims to represent the American spirit but really represents the communist ideology you hold so dear! Freedom, liberty and justice are not about signing pledges, contributing lyrics, and leaving messages pledging oneself to the collectivism of communist thought and practice. And while the lyrics are deliberately catchy and appealing, they say absolutely nothing of value to the cause of the freedom, liberty and justice on which this nation was founded; they don’t hold a candle to the National Anthem or America the Beautiful. (Note to readers: one can get the general aura of the Born Again American website in and of the fact that the singers appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey being a promoter of AKA and such eastern mysticism apostasy as is practiced by New Age gurus Eckhart Tolle and Rhonda Byrne.)
And true to form, AKA is pushing the Porkulus Package hard. Campaigning on “change”, AKA is now resorting to fear tactics to push the theft of $780 billion in pork barrel spending that will not, despite AKA’s claims, stimulate the economy just as prior bailouts have failed to stimulate the economy, but will push America ever closer to the inevitable depression and the planned destruction of the country. One Democrat close to the Chicago political machine admitted the Porkulus Package is intended, specifically, to keep the communists in the White House forever! (See YouTube video from The Savage Nation show below). Yet we have fascist Senate Republicans like Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME) and Arlen Specter (PA) and Independent Joseph Lieberman (CT), crossing the aisle to aid their communist counterparts accomplish the goal.
But we are not taking the traitorous acts of Congress sitting down; America and Americans are fighting back. Congress, in an attitude of “we know best,” is determined to pass the Porkulus Package against the will of the American people. This is also what they did in September. Americans watched billions of dollars in “stimulus” money disappear with no one in Congress knowing how it was spent. Then we watched as executive officers of companies who received taxpayer funds went on hunts to England, gave their CEO’s millions in bonuses, and planned getaways at posh resorts, not to mention the most recent scandal in which Citigroup officials were engaged in a deal to buy a Dassault Falcon 7X corporate jet for a mere $50 million.
Hot off the press, many journalists outside the lamestream media gang have penned pieces exposing the AKA agenda for what it truly is:
Obama:
Smoking Gun: Democrat Insider Says "Obama Has Secret Plan to Fund a Patronage System" (YouTube, Michael Savage, The Savage Nation)
Runaway Wall Street
These are but a minutia of the articles written in the past ten days regarding AKA and his nefarious agenda. None of this, of course, to be found in the lamestream media who carefully avoids reporting any news of substance. In the words of David Rockefeller, June 1991, speaking at the Bildeberger meeting in Baden, Germany:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries."
Present at that meeting were then-Governor Bill Clinton and Vice-President Dan Quayle under President George H W Bush, a man who spoke, more than once during his tenure in the Oval Office, of the “New World Order.” Interesting that David Rockefeller should be seen sitting in the stands behind AKA as he flubbed the “oaf of office”. Nothing new, nothing different, just the same old oppressive communist/fascist agenda.
On a more serious note, AKA is working diligently to set up nation-wide “grass roots” networks that he can employ at a moment’s notice to put pressure on Congress to do what he wants Congress to do; to pass legislation he wants passed. Renew America Together is one such organization; Campaign for Community Change is another, Born Again American is yet another. Grass-roots, my eye! These organizations are nothing more than rah-rah clubs, using the political power claimed in the representation of ignorant masses of people, to coerce and intimidate. Commie Obamie’s community organizing, ala self-proclaimed Marxist, Saul Alinsky, hard at work; the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) and Midwest Academy (established by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) activists Heather and Paul Booth) training in action. These organizations are not above using intimidation and harassment to get what they want. In his book, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky recounted more than one instance when tactics of intimidation and harassment were used to force officials to concede to political demands. In one instance, plans were made by the Woodlawn Organization to commandeer toilets at the Chicago O’Hare Airport, thus denying passengers, crews, and airport visitors and personnel the use of bathroom facilities. The plan was then leaked to the government officials targeted who conceded to the Woodlawn Organizations demands (Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books, New York, 1971, page 142).
In that book, Alinsky states,
“The first step in community organization is community disorganization.” (Ibid, page 116.)
You saw that in speeches made by AKA all across this nation in which he dwelt relentlessly on the problems but as for solutions, only offered “change.”
Same book, same page,
“All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.”
Disorganization of our constitutional republic is the old, organization of the communist/fascist state is the new.
In the words of Alinsky, same book, page xix,
“They (the people) must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.”
How many times have we heard “give him a chance?” How many times have we heard “well, anyone is better than Bush!” Not true if his agenda is to further the communist/fascist agenda of Bush under the mantra of “change” which is exactly what he is doing. What AKA is about is the final transformation of America from a constitutional republic to a communist/fascist state. However, chaos must reign in order for that final transformation to be brought about; chaos must ensue to provide the means of martial law that will no end. And that will occur unless the American people are prepared for it and resist in a manner that stops the communist/fascist agenda in its tracks.
If one thing has become abundantly clear in the past three weeks, it is that AKA is in over his head; that community organizing is a whole different ball game than sitting in the Oval Office. It is to the advantage of those of us who truly love the Constitution and Bill of Rights that this is so. That does not mean, however, that the puppeteers, from whose strings AKA dangles, are not seasoned in the communist/fascist tactics of oppression. We should not let down our guard, nor should we give an inch. Smart people don’t try to pet a rattlesnake; nor do they try to compromise with one.
There is no doubt about it, AKA has declared war on America under the guise of “change.” Our very lives, our very freedom, our Constitution and Bill of Rights are at stake. We cannot afford to lose.
The issue of AKA’s being an illegal alien, an illegitimate usurper to the Oval Office, is not going away. The failure of the United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court to do its constitutional duty, while deliberate, has only served to stoke the fires of the American resolve to oust this illegitimate usurper.
As the Commie Obamie Porkulus package takes the United States further into an inevitable depression and closer to the chaos needed to implement martial law and total oppression, look to Commie Obamie becoming an obvious political liability, look for a sudden revelation concerning his corrupt dealings in Chicago or the illegal foreign contributions to his campaign to surface and his sudden and swift impeachment if his resignation doesn’t come first. He will suffer the same fate as Elliot Spitzer and Rod Blagojevich and for the same reason. If he doesn’t go quietly, he could suffer a sudden and very terminal accident at the hands of his handlers.
The American people must remain ever vigilant and ready to seize the moment when it arrives if we are to save our nation and our people from the despotic grasp of the New World Order. If we are able to do that, we can only hope that the American people will have learned a hard lesson: flashing pearly whites and smooth oratory do not a leader or a freedom-loving patriot make; a snake oil salesman is still a con man.
If we fail, America is finished.
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Obama’s Destruction of the USA Shifts into High GearGreatest economic theft in history is occurringBy Sher Zieve
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7994
Before our very eyes—no longer hidden in dark corners—the greatest economic theft in history is occurring. And the same individuals who are largely—if not completely—responsible for the US’ economic downturn (does anyone still remember the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac crises that began the collapse of the financial dominoes?) have now taken charge of ‘correcting the problem’. Names like Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, Barack Obama, Daniel H. Mudd, Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick come quickly and easily to mind. Note: If you don’t know it, you may wish to check the political affiliation of all of these individuals. *Hint*: They are all member of the same party.
Barack Hussein Obama is picking up President Bush’s slack and is on course to totally bankrupt the country with a phony “stimulus package” that appears to be stimulating nothing but his and his minions’ pockets. But, I must give credit where credit is due. It took him, his colleagues and adherents no more than a moment, really no more than the blink of an eye—to bring the country to its knees. In the history of the United States of America—if not the world—massive government bailouts and takeovers have never worked to stimulate any economy. But, they work very well toward increasing power and the march toward absolute rule over a people. Obama knows this well. And—as I warned for years—no one will be able to stop him. In future elections the fix will be in. Any and all opposition votes from the people will no longer count. As Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying “elections have consequences.” They do. Obama has also warned—if not threatened—GOP leaders not to listen to Limbaugh…or else.
We are further being told by Obama and his team that most of this new $800B plus raid on the US Treasury will not be implemented for at least 2 years. At least $4.1B appears to have been earmarked for Obama’s and the Democrats’ soon-to-be permanent US Government Election Fraud Unit ACORN. And, to ensure that ONLY those who are approved by the Democrat Congress are placed in office, the Democrat bill contains language that will disallow any “stimulus” money being given to Illinois if Governor Blagojevich is allowed to remain in office. It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination nor thought process to see the same being applied to other states.
Note: The 2-year projected implementation period should certainly give ample time for much of the $800B+ to ‘magically’ disappear. Remember the “incredible disappearing funding” allocated to Louisiana after it was hit by Katrina? The disposition of most of the relief monies has not—yet—been accounted for or found. Question (there may be a test later): Which political party ran the state of LA, before and during that time period?
Obama’s folks seemingly continue to fight to suppress their smiles (many appear to be choking back outright belly laughs) as they tell We-the-People that the times are “dire” for the US economy and that the Obama Administration has to move immediately! This is the person that was—ostensibly—elected US president by the American people, who was also a large partaker of Fannie Mae money.
Note: One of the greatest tools of the corrupt is to manufacture chaos for the “masses” so that said masses are distracted and won’t see what the despoiled are really doing.
For his first “formal interview” since being elected POTUS, Obama selected Arab channel Al-Arabiya and has now announced that he and his Administration want direct talks with Iran. This is the same Iran that will have at least one viable—some believe it has many more—nuclear weapon by the end of 2009. As Iran will never agree to stop its policy of working to “wipe Israel off the map,” one must question and consider the motivation of and for these “talks.”
Brace yourselves, folks. These are only the beginnings. And, before the storm troopers come banging down the door, I’ll continue to share facts and the truth. Dire times have, indeed, come to the USA. But the economy is only one of the symptoms—a symptom that was brought on unnaturally (with the purpose of destruction) so that an, heretofore, unrealized unconditional power could be forced down the throats of a new proletariat. Stalinistic Socialism has arrived.
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Barack is asked about the CFR/NAU
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Barack Obama Joined Marxist Third Party In 1990s

by Bob Hayes
October 10, 2008
Obama: ‘Theoretically’ OK for Courts to Redistribute Wealth
Back in 2001, Barack Obama gave an interview to a Chicago public radio station in which he talked about using the Supreme Court, the most undemocratic of the three branches of government (nonelected, lifetime terms), to “spread the wealth.”
Blogger News
Oct 9, 2008
http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/barack-obama-joined-marxist-third-party-in-1990s/
Democratic candidate Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party during the 1990s, according to new evidence unearthed by web bloggers, receiving the party’s endorsement for his state Senate run in 1996. Reports earlier this summer that Obama was associated with the New Party were vigorously denied by the Obama campaign and the New Party, but researchers examining Internet archives have found New Party documents clearly indicating Obama was a member of the party, received its endorsement, encouraged Party members to work with him in the Illinois statehouse, and signed a contract agreeing to maintain a relationship with the Marxist-led party during his senate term.
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The New Party was active in the United States from 1992 to 1998, and was strongly affiliated with Marxist and socialist organizations including the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The Party’s Chicago chapter included a large number of Maoist and communist members, and a large number of members of the leftist organizing group ACORN. The New Party practiced electoral fusion, an attempt to make third parties more viable by allowing candidates to run on the tickets of more than one party and “fuse” the votes received on those party lines. For example, a candidate could run as both a Democrat and as a New Party member, and accumulate votes from both entries on the ballot. A handful of US states permit fusion-type ballots (Illinois not among them), and the New Party achieved some success in promoting the campaigns of far-left candidates in liberal areas of the country. The avowed purpose of the New Party was to push the Democratic party to the left and to usher in socialist governance in the United States under a Democratic label.
A 1997 Supreme Court ruling held that there was no right to the fusion mechanism if a state did not permit it, shutting down New Party hopes that the fusion model could be spread through judicial fiat to all 50 states. The party dwindled in significance and although it maintains a web presence, does not appear to be currently active in politics.
There will be considerable wailing from the left about McCarthyism and guilt by association as this story gains circulation and traction. I believe these complaints to be unfounded. It is one thing to smear artistic figures for their perhaps-naive participation in a totalitarian political movement; it is another thing to accurately report on the political affiliations of a candidate for the nation’s highest office. The American people have a right to know what their candidates truly espouse, and we have a right to know the truth about what our candidates have done in their lives before they threw their hat into the ring. It is not illegal to belong to a socialist, even a communist, party in the United States. As part of our political freedoms, we are entitled to believe what we wish, and to work peacefully to have those beliefs enshrined into law. Free marketeers, communists, socialists, classical liberals, protectionists – all are welcome in our free polity to advocate for their beliefs. However, a key element of our electoral system’s integrity is the idea that people must stand up for their beliefs.
It is not acceptable to run for office as a mixed-market liberal while hiding a socialist or communist agenda, though. Is that what Barack Obama is doing? The fact is, we don’t know – because he will not tell us. He has denied or minimized these affiliations with hard-left figures, denied his membership in these Marxist political parties, and denied holding these beliefs. He has refused to discuss his college years, refused to discuss his membership and participation in hard-left groups and his activism on hard-left issues. We are told to ignore the past and to simply trust him on his intentions for the future. I would have a hard time mustering that trust for any political figure; to extend that trust to a figure with a track record of belonging to socialist political groups and lying about that membership would be a dangerous folly.
Will the mainstream media cover what once were allegations but which now appear to be proven facts? It will be difficult for them to justify not covering them, after the extensive coverage of the connections between Todd Palin and the Alaska Independence Party. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and MSNBC, among others, are MSM outlets which devoted considerable ink and pixels to covering the Palin-AIP connection. If the media do not cover this story, conservatives can easily be forgiven for seeing that as another truckload of evidence that many figures in the media are not covering the election, they are working as adjunct staffers for the Obama campaign. If the husband of a vice-presidential candidate’s membership in a political party is news, then it is manifestly and undeniably obvious that the membership of a presidential candidate in a political party is news. Some elements of the MSM have recognized that they must cover these issues; CNN has broken from the herd and begun to report the truth about Obama’s long-time and substantial association with unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers.
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