Shocking revolutionary roots not just of Obama, but top advisers Jarrett and Axelrod too
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September 27, 2012
Published: 11:32 PM 09/26/2012
By Alex Pappas
FILE – In this June 27, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrive at the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.
In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.
Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air ForceOne “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”
“The most concerning thing, I think, is the use of taxpayer funds to actually abet his re-election,” Gray, who worked in the Eisenhower administration and for other Republican presidents, said in an interview with TheDC on Wednesday.
“The press has been so slow in picking up on this extraordinary increase in the president’s expenses,” Gray told TheDC. (RELATED: Five shocking truths about Michelle Obama)
Specifically, Gray said taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.
When the trip is deemed political, it’s customary for the president to pay the equivalent of a first class commercial ticket for certain passengers. But Gray says that hardly covers the taxpayer cost of flying the president and his staffers around on Air Force One.
“When the United States’ billion-dollar air armada is being used politically, is it fair to taxpayers that we only be reimbursed by the president’s campaign committee for the value of one first-class commercial ticket for each passenger who is deemed aboard ‘for political purposes?’” Gray asks in the book.
“And is that bargain-price advantage fair to those opposing an incumbent president?” (SEE ALSO: Millions of taxpayer dollars used for Disney World conference)
In the book, Gray admits Americans want their president to be safe and comfortable but argues the system should be reformed to stop the amount of unquestioned perks given to the president.
“There is no mechanism for anyone’s objection if a president were to pay his chief of staff $5,000,000 a year,” he told TheDC. “And nothing but a president’s conscience can dissuade him from buying his own reelection with use of some public money.”
Aside from a salary, the president gets a $50,000 a year expense account, a $100,000 travel account, $19,000 entertainment budget and an additional million for “unanticipated needs,” he notes.
Yet he keeps making the taxpayers pay for things he should be paying for like all of Michelle trips!
Here is a sample of other pricey taxpayer funded perks exclusively reserved for the president:
The president can to appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation: Obama has 469 senior staffers and 226 are paid more than $100,000 a year, according to the book. Seventy-seven are paid as much as $172,000 per year. He also has appointed 43 “czars.”
The president can vacation for free at Camp David: Gray writes that each round trip made to Camp David costs the taxpayers $25,350. It’s also estimated that the combined transportation and personnel costs for a Camp David visit are $295,000 per night.
The president has a full-time movie projectionist in the White House theater: Projectionists sleep at the White House and are there 24 hours a day in case anyone needs to see a movie. “Compared to the 450 times President Carter used the movie theater in his four years in the White House, the average American citizen, according to industry statistics, goes out to see a movie slightly less than five times a year,” Gray writes.
The president’s family’s gets certain travel and security expenses paid while vacationing: “First Lady Michelle Obama drew flack from the media and irate citizens when it was disclosed that, not counting Saturdays and Sundays, she spent 42 days on vacation — within the span of one year.”
The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer: “Bo made the news when he and his handler were flown to join the president on vacation in Maine,” Gray wrote about the Obama family dog. “It has been reported that the first family’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.”
The Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition- that is not a typo — during the last six months. This includes 450 millionrounds of .40 hollow point, 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, and 176,000 rounds of .308 168-grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) that is used almost exclusively as ammo for sniper rifles.
From beforeitsnews.com we read:
Why is everyone all up in arms about the recent purchase by Homeland security of 1.4 Billion rounds of ammunition?
Our undeclared Foreign War in Iraq Consumes about 70,000,000 (70 Million) Rounds of Ammunition Each Year, which would take about 20 years to consume 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition ordered by the Department of Homeland Security alone, not including all the ammunition ordered by the weather service, Social Security, etc! 20 Years To Use All 1.4 Billion Rounds Of This Ammo?
Is the Department of Homeland security to protect us from foreign terrorists, or to protect the central government from the American people?
Read the entire chilling article. Avoid any political discussions about Obama’s infamous 2008 quote, lest your blood pressure dangerously rise.
We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Let’s put these DHS numbers in perspective. An Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer displaces (weighs) 9,300 tons. 1.4 billion rounds weigh around 28,000 tons, three destroyers’ worth, so to speak. It takes over 1,200 18-wheel trucks to move that much ammunition. That’s the equivalent to a line of single trailer trucks, parked end to end, almost 14 miles long.
There are 314 million Americans, men, women and children living in the United States this morning. This year alone, DHS has purchased four rounds for each and every American. We don’t know how much more ammo the DHS may have accumulated during the preceding 36 months of the Obama Administration. This enormous DHS stockpile supplements the ammunition already held by the US Armed Forces, the National Guard, hundreds of local and state police departments, plus other Federal law enforcement agencies such as the ATF, Secret Service, FBI, TSA and the US Marshals Service.
Why did DHS purchase 28,000 tons of ammunition? Why did DHS purchase almost half a billion rounds of hollow point ammunition, banned by the Hague Convention of 1899 for use in international warfare, that is carefully designed to kill it intended targets? Americans have no good answers to these questions since the DHS is now refusing to respond to media inquires on the subject.Pull back the curtain of silence by asking your Congressmen and Senators these questions.
These huge inventories are extremely troubling from the standpoint of a free society. DHS and other Federal governmental agencies will be much less inclined to ever use this ammunition as long as Americans citizens stand firm in supporting our Second Amendment rights to bear arms. We must never forget that tyrants throughout modern history (Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin and Mao) always disarmed their opponents before rounding them up and sending them to the killing fields.
We must never forget.
48 days until Election Day.
September 20, 2012 Terry A. Hurlbut
The lead investigator of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse returned to Hawaii earlier this week. Returned, that is, after Sheriff Joe sent him there and kept that secret from all but his top deputy. And what does Mike Zullo bring back with him? Evidence. Evidence that officials of the government of Hawaii are frustrating the Obama eligibility investigation on purpose. And evidence to support where the material for the false Obama birth certificate might have come from.
WorldNetDaily reported on this secret mission two days ago. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, opened his own Obama eligibility file after the Sunshine (Arizona) Tea Party asked him to. Mike Zullo is a retired private investigator from New Jersey; he now lives in Maricopa County. He already made one trip to Hawaii. WNDreporter Jerome S. Corsi traveled with him, along with a Maricopa County deputy. The three tried to get Obama eligibility information through channels. Hawaiian officials stalled or rebuffed them at every turn.
So Sheriff Joe sent Zullo back to Hawaii alone, to follow up on some interesting leads. Arpaio told no one, other than his chief deputy, that Zullo even went to Hawaii.
The leads that Zullo followed involved a girl named Virginia Sunahara. She was born August 4, 1961, at Wahiawa General Hospital in Wahiawa, Oahu, and died one day later. After she was born, she got sick (with what, reports do not say). Doctors transferred her to Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, or Queens Medical Center, in Honolulu. The Obama long-form birth certificate listshis hospital of birth as Kapi’olani. But at least one birth announcement said he was born at Queens.
The problem: the Sunahara family do not have a long-form birth certificate for this little girl. Her brother Duncan tried to get one. The law entitles any family member to get a birth certificate for a dead relative. But Hawaiian officials refuse to give him one.
Why it is their right to have one yet they can’t WHY? What is going on with this?
Virginia Sunahara is the forgotten lead in the Obama eligibility investigation. Why is she important? Because she was born on the same day that Barack Obama says he was born. If her birth certificate is missing from the record, then maybe some government official made up a birth certificate for Obama and gave it the serial number that Virginia Sunahara’s certificate originally got.
The owner of the blog My Very Own Point of View traveled to Hawaii in May of last year. He took pictures of the grave of Virginia Sunahara and various other family grave markers. His fellow investigators suspected even then that Virginia Sunahara’s birth certificate at first had the same serial number as Barack Obama’s short formcertificate (called Certification Of Live Birth, or COLB).
The Hawaii Department of Health did give Duncan Sunahara a short-form COLB for his sister. But that had a serial number wildly out-of-sequence: 161-1961-011080. The number for Barack Obama is 151-61-10641
Born on the same day then why such a large spread of serial numbers pretty shaky to say the least.
Hawaiian birth certificates for Susan and Gretchen Nordyke, born August 5, 1961, at Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. Credit: NativeBornCitizen
The Nordyke Twins are an earlier Obama eligibility lead. They were born on the afternoon of August 5, one day later than Obama. So why do their long-form birth certificates have serial numbers that came before that of Obama?
Come on people the news would be all over this if it were a Republican President they would be hammering it from the very first and not letting up but this is their guy they put in the Beige House and they can not say they screwed up by doing so!
Keepers of vital statistics give certificate numbers in the order that they get the paperwork. The papers on the Nordyke twins reached the Hawaii registrar on August 11. The Obama certificate says the registrar got his papers on August 8. So his number is out-of-sequence. And: Virginia Sunahara’s number is four hundred forty placesout of sequence. Not only that, but:
Duncan Sunahara asked for a direct copy of the long-form certificate on his sister, from the microfilm in the registrar’s vault. He wanted to check the serial numbers to see if they matched.
The registrar refuses. The Attorney General of Hawaii, Jill Nagamine, furthermore argued in court that Duncan Sunahara did not have a legitimate motive in getting his sister’s birth certificate. All he wanted was to mix into the Obama eligibility flap, she said. She also argued that getting a long-form birth certificate from among fifty-year-old records would be too much work, and might compromise the other records. The problem: Alvin T. Onaka, then as now the Hawaii registrar, wrote separately that he keeps his records easy to retrieve. (And some of his records go back to 1840.) Nevertheless, a local judge accepted the Hawaii AG’s reasoning, however specious that might seem.
Added to it, Verna K. Lee, whose signature appears on the Obama birth certificate, says that her office did not make the kinds of mistakes that assigned birth certificate numbers out of sequence. And she certainly wouldn’t have assigned a number 440 places out of sequence.
It’s called CYA and they are in full mode you can bet on that! Hopefully after obama is kicked out of office this can be investigated properly and those guilty of misdoings will be hammered and sent to jail where they belong . Don’t worry obama orange will look good on you!
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.
A series of new solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliberbullets.
As James Smith over at the Prepper Podcast websitehighlights, “It is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling.”
Smith points out that the DHS’ acquisition of .308 rounds is of concern because they are set to be used by well-trained snipers.
“All of the sniper grade ammunition is being used by trained, or in-the-process-of-being-trained snipers,” writes Smith, noting that the math adds up to 135,384 potential kills for the snipers to make, using the 176,000 rounds of ammunition, basing the figures on the fact that United States Army and Marine Corps snipers in the Vietnam War expended 1.3 rounds of ammunition for each claimed and verified kill.
As this police training website documents, .308 caliber 168 grain bullets are the ammunition of choice for experienced law enforcement snipers.
The number of bullets purchased by the DHS now adds up to a staggering 1.4 billion over the last six months alone. Although all those bullets won’t be delivered at once, the DHS’ commitment to purchasing such an arsenal of ammo is both worrying and ironic given that Americans are being harassed and treated with suspicionfor buying a couple of boxes of ammo at their local gun store.
Following a barrage of questions about why the federal agency has purchased so many bullets, the DHS has refused to respond and even gone to the lengths of censoring information relating to solicitations for ammunition.
Why are they doing this are they afraid of the folks? Are we scaring the commie in chief is he going to do open warfare on the citizens of the USA?
The DHS’ decision back in March to purchase of 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage prompted questions as to why the federal agency required such powerful bullets and in such large quantities merely for training purposes.
This was followed up by a more recent order for a further 750 million rounds of assorted ammunition, including bullets that can penetrate walls.
The mainstream media responded to the controversy by focusing on a purchase of 174,000 bullets by the Social Security Administration while completely ignoring the fact that the DHS had purchased well over a billion rounds.
Although the Associated Press and other media outlets dismissed concerns over the federal government purchasing large quantities of ammunition as paranoia, the fact that the DHS is preparing for civil unrest cannot be denied.
Can you say “Papers Please” Welcome to 1939
Last year, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano directed ICEto prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.
If you would close off the borders like your supposed to you might not have this issue Janet yet your another lap-dog of the Marxist obama!
The U.S. Army has also been preparing for domestic disorder.
A recently leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.
On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of “deadly force” in confronting “dissidents” are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a, “Warning shot will not be fired.”
Why does the media not report on this SNAP they are in Obama pockets! This needs to be brought up and make them explain why they need all of this ammo! Now before it is to late!!
The manual includes lists of weapons to be used against “rioters” or “demonstrators,” including “antiriot grenades.” It also advises troops to carry their guns in the “safe port arms” stance, a psychological tactic aimed at “making a show of force before rioters.” Non-lethal weapons and water cannons are also included.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
Written on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Onan Coca
One of my favorite political commentators (and yours too, I’m sure) has a famous saying that is inextricably tied to his personality. He likes to finish most of his speeches and public appearances by saying “Only in America” and then waving a couple of small-scale American flags. I think the statement is fitting however, in this convoluted political season. “Only in America” can a Presidency dominated by scandals of the Administration’s own making actually be the frontrunner in a reelection race between the two major political parties. I was trying to think of all of the scandals that have surfaced over the last three and one-half years, and realized that if I wanted to write an article that might actually be read – I couldn’t list all of them here; the list would just be too long.
So, instead I thought we might rehash some of the more important/flagrant/disturbing abuses of political authority that we have seen perpetrated over the last four years.
First on this list is the Fast and Furious scandal which saw the American government complicit in the murders two American law enforcement agents, and several hundred Mexican citizens. The ATF and the DOJ worked together to ensure that gun store owners in America purposely (and illegally) sold their weapons to gun runners, then these same agencies made sure that the weapons made it through border security and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Mexican drug cartels that as it happens are winning the “war on drugs”, they’ve taken control of several Mexican states, murdered thousands of innocents, bought politicians, police, and military influence… and now we are literally giving them the weapons to kill us with. I haven’t even gotten to the scandal part yet. The scandal is that the government then tries to obfuscate, lie, and cover up their complicity in this travesty of justice. The President even went so far as to us Executive Privilege to shield the Justice Department from the investigation and yet, our very own Attorney General has been held “in contempt of Congress”, and the heads are just beginning to roll at the DOJ.
Number two on this ignominious list is the scandal at the General Services Administration, where money flows like water and no dollar goes unspent. The GSA has become a den of waste but it took a million dollar weekend getaway for us to find out about the free-spending nature of the government agency. Since then the media and government watchdogs have begun to realize that the problems at the GSA are endemic and much more widespread than one conference in Las Vegas. The administration’s response to this gross abuse of our taxpayer dollars… it’s Bush’s fault. Typical.
Third prize on our scandal list goes to the Solyndra debacle. With Solyndra at least the government was kind enough to blow our money over a few months instead of the GSA’s wild weekend. However, they lost us over half a billion dollars over a few months by betting on Solyndra even though their own private emails show they were pretty sure they were throwing money down a sinkhole. Did the fact that the guys asking for a loan were good friends of the administration have anything to do with overlooking the warnings about Solyndra? The situation smacks of corporate cronyism, which is becoming a hallmark of the Obama administration.
The fourth biggest scandal to hit under President Obama, is just starting to reverberate – the September 11 attack on the consulate in Libya. Almost immediately the Libyan government denounced the murder of Ambassador Stevens, and followed up by stating they believed it to be an assassination carried out by al-Qaeda. This was important, because it ran contrary to the narrative the administration began spinning that this attack and the other demonstrations across the Arab world which followed were because of a movie trailer posted on YouTube two months before. The trailer which offended many Muslims was quickly branded the spark which lit the fire for the attack by the administration and they went so far as to arrest and “question” the creator of the video. (So much for free speech) The Obama administrations narrative is falling apart now, as we begin to learn the details of the September 11 attack. A few facts which are very uncomfortable for the administration; First, they were warned of the attacks days beforeand did nothing. Secondly, the embassy was woefully unprotected. Third, the administration knew this might have been an attack and still chose to lay the blame at the feet of an American citizen who’d broken no law.
Fifth place on Obama’s list of scandalous behavior is the effect Obamacare has on religious freedom and what it means for America, if we leave it in place. I am not a Catholic, but the pressure being exerted on the Catholic Church by our government through the Obamacare mandate terrifies me. It’s not just the Catholic Church either, it’s any member of the church who owns a business, operates a charity, or has the responsibility of providing healthcare to their employees. When coupled with the recent attack on free speech due to the embassy attack, the picture we get is rather bleak. Obamacare is just one example of an ever expanding government bureaucracy, and if Obama wins in November there may be no coming back. There is an idea in political thought called “the ratcheting up effect” (from John T. Flynn author of the Roosevelt Myth) which basically says that in a time of crisis the government expands to meet that crisis, but when the crisis has passed the government does not retreat to it’s original levels but establishes a new plateau at a higher level. We are in a time of crisis and have been for over a decade and what we are now watching is the advance of government bureaucracy like our nation has never seen and Obamacare is the poster child for the crushing onslaught of government control.
I know, I know… but you left out the worst scandal ever! I am sure that some readers have strong arguments for other greater scandals of the Obama administration, but that’s just the point isn’t it? There are so many scandals for us to choose from, for example, I had to dump several of my favorites because of time and space constraints! Some of those I left by the wayside; the Secret Service prostitution scandal, the GM takeover and return to failure scandal, selling out Eastern Europe to Russia, the kiss Russia’s backside scandal, the Black Panther voter intimidation DOJ scandal, the Obama college cover-up, and so many more. An administration that has had so many scandals in so few years deserves to be tossed out on it’s ear, and it’s scandalous that he is still leading in most polls.
Bert Atkinson Jr. September 16, 2012 8:44 pm
Forty Reasons Obama should not be re-elected!
1) Obama took 700 billion dollars out of the Medicare program and put it into his wildly unpopular health care program. This is despite the fact that even Obama has admitted, Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up.
2) Barack Obama’s stimulus plan cost more than the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and putting a man on the moon — combined and it was a complete and utter failure — more than 800 billion dollars that accomplished nothing of significance. See: Solyndra.
3) If Barack Obama is re-elected, Obamacare will go into effect in 2014. This will lead to huge doctor shortages, exploding health care costs, companies dropping insurance, death panels, much longer waits to see a doctor, and a dramatic deterioration in the quality of American medical care.
4) Do you believe that your taxes should go up in the next four years? Barack Obama does, “Nobody’s looking to raise taxes right now. We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out years.” — Barack Obama
5) Even the left-wingers at Politifact admit that Obama broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.
6) America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time since 1917 on Obama’s watch.
7) Even though Barack Obama keeps blaming do-nothing Republicans for his myriad of failures, the Republicans in the House have passed multiple budgets while Barack Obama and the Democrats in the Senate haven’t pushed a budget through in the last three years. That’s a big deal because passing a budget is one of the most basic duties of Congress. A Congress that can’t pass a budget is like a mechanic who can’t handle an oil change.
9) “Do you think it’s okay for Barack Obama’s campaign contributors at Solyndra to receive a 535 million dollar government loan, approved by one of Obama’s fundraisers, even though it was known that the company was in trouble and there was an excellent chance it wouldn’t be able to pay back the loan?”
10) Barack Obama is touting his interference on behalf of his union cronies at General Motors and Chevrolet as a big “success.” The cost of that “success” for the taxpayers? 25 billion dollars.
11) Obama selected Tim Geithner, a man who was a tax cheat, to be his Treasury Secretary. That’s bad enough, but then Obama spent his whole first term lobbying for tax increases and accusing other people of being greedy for wanting to keep more of their own money. When even the Treasury Secretary refuses to willingly pay all of his taxes, maybe the problem is that you’re spending too much, not taxing the American people too little.
12) Under the “Cash for Clunkers” program, Obama spent 3 billion so he could buy and destroy perfectly functional cars. This was mind-numbingly stupid, but it was supposed to at least cause a major spike in auto sales and improve gas efficiency. The program is now almost universally recognized as a failure on every count.
13) Barack Obama put an end to NASA’s manned space flight. In other words, because of Obama we no longer even have the same capabilities that we had in 1969. Meanwhile, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the “foremost” mission of NASA is now Muslim outreach. Yes, really.
14) Despite the fact that Obama had a disastrous first term, he hasn’t even put forth a second term agenda. After one of the worst four year runs of any President in American history, Obama’s message to the voters is, “Trust my judgment when it comes to deciding what we’ll do differently.”
15) “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, ‘Well, it must be ’cause I was just so smart.’ There are a lot of smart people out there. ‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’ Let me tell you something: If you’ve got a business, that–you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” — Barack Obama
16) After BP had a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Obama performed so poorly that even James Carville and Chris Matthews were publicly criticizing him.
17) “No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” — Barack Obama. Classy!
18) We were told that George W. Bush was a cowboy who was making the world hate us. Yet, as Chuck Norris notes,
“The Washington Times reports that, according to a poll by even two left-leaning groups, “A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than two years ago and believe President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security.” In February 2012, Gallup reported that “Americans continue to express much greater dissatisfaction than satisfaction with the United States’ position in the world, and their views have improved little since hitting a low point in 2008.”
19) “But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” — Barack Obama. In 2008, Barack Obama ran as a moderate, bipartisan reformer who was going to change the tone in Washington. He has governed as a hyper-partisan, arrogant, divisive, polar opposite of the man he pretended to be in 2008.
20) Although liberals and conservatives disagree on who’s to blame for Obama’s poor performance as President, there seems to be general agreement that he hasn’t done very well. Of course, you can’t tell Obama that.
Oprah: What grade would you give yourself, for this year?
Obama: Um, good solid B+
Oprah: So B+, what could you have done better?
Obama: Well B+ because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed we tip into A minus.
21) Despite claiming to be in favor of traditional marriage to get elected, Barack Obama flip-flopped and came out in favor of gay marriage in a display of voter pandering.
22) The First Amendment rights of the Catholic Church are being violated under Obamacare. Despite its long recognized religious opposition to contraceptives and abortifacients, Obama is demanding that Catholic hospitals go against their faith to remain open.
23) Barack Obama despicably played the race card by telling Hispanic Americans that Republicans were their “enemies.” And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder – and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting in November. .The President of the United States shouldn’t be trying to pit different groups of Americans against each other based on the color of their skin.
24) “The Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. . . . What I think we know — separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in their country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.” — Barack Obama on the arrest of his friend, Henry Louis Gates.
25) The “Justice Department” helped put guns in the hands of drug cartels via Operation Fast and Furious that were used to kill hundreds of Mexican citizens and at least one American, Brian Terry. After stonewalling a congressional investigation, Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to try to keep the truth from coming out about the biggest scandal since Watergate.
26) We essentially have an open borders policy in America now for illegal aliens who haven’t committed felonies in the United States.
27) Barack Obama is illegally trying to implement the DREAM Act by fiat, despite the fact that it failed to get through Congress.
28) The fence on our southern border was supposed to be completed in 2009. Not only has it not been completed, but the virtual fence has been put off until at least 2016.
29) Because Barack Obama is so out of touch, he thinks that “the private sector is doing fine.”.
30) Obama has blocked the keystone pipeline and ANWR while he has held up offshore drilling in the Gulf and demonized oil companies. It’s hard to say how much more you’re paying at the pump because of Barack Obama, but we can be sure the amount is considerable.
31) In 2011, nearly 1 in 7 Americans were on food stamps. Is setting a record for putting the most Americans on food stamps really the sort of achievement that should merit a second term?
32) Despite the billions of dollars that were spent on TARP, U.S. home ownership is at a decade long low. So is the number of Americans who say their home is worth more than they paid for it. Home prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2002.
33) The staggering cost of the new regulations that the Obama Administration has implemented on American businesses over the last 3 1/2 years? 84 billion dollars.
34) Obama sent BILLIONS of dollars of YOUR TAX DOLLARS overseas as part of the stimulus package.
35) In a more competent administration, what happened with Johnson Controls, Inc would have been a big scandal. That company was given 300 million dollars of stimulus money and used it to create…..150 jobs. That’s 2 million dollars per job created. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has performed so poorly, in so many ways, that this minor disaster has barely even been a blip on the radar.
36) George W. Bush started the TARP program, but Barack Obama supported the program, continued it, and made it worse. The cost of bailing out all those “too big to fail” fatcats who wanted capitalism on the way up and socialism on the way down? At least 34 billion dollars of taxpayer money although that dramatically understates the real cost because many banks paid back the TARP money with other funds that they received from the government.
37) We’ve had the longest streak of above 8% unemployment under Barack Obama since the Great Depression. Meanwhile, according to the Obama Administration, his stimulus bill was supposed to have produced 5.6% unemployment by now.
38) The terrible jobless numbers don’t really give you a sense of how badly Obama has done as President because those who quit looking for jobs are no longer counted in the numbers. We’ve had the most rapid decline in labor force participation in recent history under Obama — from 65.7% in 2009 to 63.7% in 2012.
39) Under Barack Obama’s leadership, we’ve had the weakest economic recovery of any country, anywhere in the world since 1970
40) “Look, I’m at the start of my administration. One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. And, you know, a year from now I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there. If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” — Barack Obama on the economy
[Editor’s Note: This list has been taken from a largely unedited email, and does not necessarily reflect the research or opinions of IJ Review.]
This is a partial list many more items could be added giving away our missile defense system to Russia backing the Arab spring giving codes to Russia on missile in England, Sending jobs over to China, leaking secrets from the White house out of control, Spending over $10 million on vacations the list goes on it has to be stopped obama has to be stopped and by the grace of God come Nov. it will be.
Kelly OConnell Monday, September 17, 2012
Is it really possible the President of the United States was informed Muslim radicals were ready to strike American embassies, yet literally did nothing to warn them or bolster security? If so, Barack’s presidency is no longer tenable. If the US had credible knowledge of an impending Libyan embassy attack and took no defensive measures—this government must not stand.
If Obama knew of the threat, and was indifferent, he is therefore morally unfit to lead, and perhaps suffering from a grave mental or character defect. Or, Barack did not know, and therefore cannot possibly be actually in command of his position, and therefore—is likewise unfit to lead
There can be no other interpretation of events. The world is suddenly so dangerous, we Americans must return to our senses to save ourselves and the rest of the free world. It is time to end this diseased experiment in political correctness, and progressive fantasies.
“Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war—Act III, scene 1, Julius Caesar—William Shakespeare
American Traitors: Burr, Benedict, Barack
The offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
A violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.
The betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
Benedict Arnold’s story is well known, trading his position as the Revolutionary War’s most successful general for traitor to America, trying to sell a Colonial fort to Britain. But Aaron Burr’s tale is the more interesting. Founding Father Burr is considered perhaps the most brilliant Princeton graduate, despite entering at 13 years of age. He had every conceivable gift, except common sense and moral probity. Burr’s fatal flaw was blind ambition, believing he should be emperor of his own country. Writes PBS:
If he had been able to keep his ambition in check, Aaron Burr might have become president. Instead, he became known as the man who killed Alexander Hamilton and as one of the most notorious traitors in history. The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. Aaron Burr saw the territory as a place where his political hopes could be revived. Conspiring with others, Burr hatched a plot to conquer some of Louisiana and maybe even Mexico and crown himself emperor.
Burr’s trial for treason might rank as the greatest in American history, with more luminaries than any other. Burr was acquitted.
II. What Happened in Libya?
Four hundred Muslim radicals stormed the US Embassy in Libya and killed several Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. There was no contingent of US troops to protect the building. Further, it is claimed the US government was warned well-ahead of the attack, but did nothing in response. Afterward, across the globe—Muslim unrest erupted. The UK Independent who broke the story reported this:
The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal. According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.
The obvious question is how there could be no response to a serious threat to an embassy in a place that just suffered civil war, from the most powerful country in history—at the height of its powers. Besides flatly denying the story, Barack has yet to give any reasonable explanation.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
III. A Potential Grid to Explain Obamaism
Yet, it is simply inconceivable that all of Obama’s bad choices are unlucky accidents—especially if he is the brilliant savant his backers claim. Moreover, is it really coincidental that the net effect of his policies just happen to lead towards what most people believe are his deeply held secret beliefs—Marxist socialism? Of course not. Consider the following.
All Marxist ideologies presume revolution must occur before a better world can evolve. This revolution achieves the actual overthrow of capitalism; which is then supplanted by socialism; then finally replaced by communism. In this struggle the wealthy are stripped of their ill-gotten gains, which are symbolically returned to “the people.” The fight must be led by professional revolutionaries, who erect a temporary Tyranny (of the Proletariat) so that all societal ills can be addressed.
Here is erected a state with absolute powers and control—there no longer being any civil or constitutional rights for residents. This state is hard-minded, judging all by “materialistic” standards, that is, by who controls wealth. Religion is banned as a paradise of humanism flourishes in its place. Finally, the state takes precedence over the decisions and even fate of all persons, for salvation is only found in this humanistic paradise—for to reject the deified state’s benefices is to be damned.
Since there is no afterlife, and as man has no soul, what remains the proper object of our labors should be the improvement of this life. This can only be achieved by pooling all resources, placing always the group before individuals, and settling all rights and privileges within the strong and dependable arms of the state. Once all resources are shared collectively, then peace on Earth will reign—because there will be nothing left to fight for, as all hunger will end, and all wants cease. (see If Obama were a Marxist, what would he believe?)
Arguendo, If Obama carried such crypto-Marxist beliefs, it would explain virtually every currently inscrutable aspect of his troubled reign. First, American economic decline would be the only desired outcome for a Marxist, which fits in with Barack’s avoidance of putting jobs first in his policies. A Marxist would want to stress global relations over his own country’s—which would explain Obama repeatedly pitching his appeals to foreign audiences. A true Marxist would find no shame in lying for the good of the cause, in fact—that’s presumed, given the unpopularity of Marxism amongst commoners. A genuine Marxist considers his socialism a religious creed, and resents any other religion that cannot be co-opted into Marxism. It’s no surprise that Islam uses default socialism as its economics, or that Obama’s “Christian Church” was the quintessence of crypto-Marxism. etc.
All of the complaints and perplexities about Obama can be settled within a Marxist framework, quite easily. In fact, probably only this acceptably resolves all the various contradictions. Therefore, according to Thomas Kuhn—this theory appears true based on its ability to explain more of the known facts than any other.
IV. Dire Consequences of Extended Incompetence: Global Dangers of Adopted Weakness
Imagine the obvious negative outcome of the American president refusing to protect his employees, overseas, or stateside! Or pay enough attention to do so. Here are a few to ponder caused by Obama’s malfeasance:
Emboldening attacks against Americans, allies and our facilities globally.
Causing allies, present and potentially future, to doubt our words and commitments.
Increasing the risks of war, and actual conflicts either regionally or globally.
Causing a general spike of lawlessness in local areas as control becomes more tenuous.
Costing more American lives as increased numbers of clashes take their toll.
Increasing commodity prices as globe becomes rated more dangerous, and insurance skyrockets.
Making many previously safe foreign areas inaccessible to world travelers and missionaries.
Causing goods to become more expensive or unavailable as America loses trade leverage.
Surging global unease as it becomes unclear whether bad acts will be punished.
Making it much more likely America will be attacked again, since a strong response can no longer be presumed.
Putting Liberties and Arts at risk as the globe becomes a less safe place to dissent.
Causing a worldwide depression as trade tanks over sudden fears and risks.
The most extraordinary aspect of Barack’s failure to act prudently to protect Americans, even by way of warning, is the utter subjective sense of this wrong. Certainly, either he or his staff could have communicated danger and a need for a Marine platoon or evacuation in less than a minute. Therefore, it paints his entire administration as not just incompetent, but cavalier, and utterly lacking in good will, or even any humanity. An astoundingly bad and absolutely unforgivable turn of events.
V. A Compendium of Horrors
Contemplate now the many unpleasant and frightening things we learned about Obama from this one simple failure, which ought be described as a foreshadowing of things to come. The absolute, inescapable, takeaway fact from the Libyan event is Obama is pathologically unable and unfit to lead. In fact, in retrospect—perhaps he never did attempt to lead, but only foment revolution—and everything else was the pure, pathetic projections of his supplicants?!! But consider these unseemly facts, come to light, like a field full of fresh dead:
We now know for certain Obama is not a sincere person, a dedicated civil servant, or a strong leader.
Barack reveals in sickening fashion that danger and death to Americans concerns him not.
Obama obviously feels no responsibility for those in danger.
Chances are high Barack has a dangerous mental illness or a psychological anomaly.
Obama putting others at risk and in danger to achieve his goals presents no obstacle to him.
Barack’s “secret deal” conversation with Russia’s President Medvedev, caught on camera, now augers even greater dismay in his future “cooperation” with their goals.
We must now recap every single Obama statement, decision and fact, looking for manifold ways in which he has tried to sell America down the river, aka Benedict Arnold.
Frighteningly, we can no longer trust anything from Barack, ever again.
Most of all, we must now admit the most obvious fact in the world—Barack is a brutal critic of America, our values, aspirations and history.
As Heraclitus once observed, Character is Destiny. Whether Obama purposefully left the embassy in Libya unprotected in the face of telegraphed threats, or was too distracted to notice, doesn’t really matter in the final analysis. Either choice represents the kind of character unfit for leadership of any organization, let alone the helm of the world’s only superpower.
“It is the supreme function of statesmanship to provide against preventable evils.”—Enoch Powell
Stasis is the condition of non-movement; Revolution the rank imposition of change. That Barack could not foresee that blind support of Islamic rebels during “Muslim Spring” would motivate previously static societies into religious revolution, thereafter threatening Americans, is astounding. Again, if done from stultifying ignorance or incomprehensible indifference, Obama does not have the mental capacity to lead the free world. Contra, if this was attempted as some dark chess move, it threatens world war. This reveals an infernal character of the sociopath.
From any possible angle, the net effect of Barack’s tenure is a spectacular failure of the statesman’s arts. After his epic malfeasance approximating treason, Barack should resign or be impeached. Knowing the improbability of this, at the very least, he cannot be allowed further misadventures, but must be stopped before Hades itself is loosed upon the Earth.
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– Doug Hagmann Saturday, September 15, 2012
After extensive investigation and analysis of the events on September 11, 2012, in Libya and Egypt, there is only one conclusion I am able to reach: the official narrative of the details of these attacks, provided by U.S. officials and parroted by a complicit, unquestioning media, are being deliberately misrepresented with regard to what actually happened.
Simply put, we are being lied to. But it’s much deeper and much more sinister than a simple lie, and it’s not over yet. In fact, what we are seeing is just the beginning.
Since early Wednesday, I have received numerous e-mails asking why I have failed to report about the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and the other attacks at our embassy in Cairo. After all, nearly all other columnists, especially those on the conservative side, have already written pages upon pages of material about the “tragic” events. Some with hysteria, others with rage, but all blinded by partisan politics and emotion that prevents them from seeing the larger agenda at play, which is exactly what the power players want. Meanwhile, the unsettling truth eludes all but a few.
The following represents a summary of my investigative findings, followed by what I suspect will happen next. The timing of the future events is anyone’s guess, and such events could even be modified or stopped completely by exposing the agenda of those who are actually behind the scenes.
The attacks against the U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt were planned far in advance by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and in the U.S. It would appear that the Egyptian president had, at the very least, foreknowledge of these attack plans. The White House and State Department were warned of impending attacks on or about September 4, 2012, a full week before the attacks were carried out. A logical question to raise is why, then, was nothing done to prevent or at least mitigate the effects of these attacks? The answer is not as simple as the question, and not what everyone appears to be asserting.
Nearly everyone is using the warnings and subsequent lack of preparation as an indication of the incompetence of Obama and his people, even comparing Obama to former President Jimmy Carter, and September 2012 to November 1979. While such comparisons can be made, they are not completely correct and deliberately limit the scope of analysis. Carter’s activities were much more passive and overt with regard to the 1979 embassy crisis and the events leading up to it. (For historical purists reading this, additional information can be obtained by researching Iran’s ex-president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr role in the hostage crisis).
Obama, by comparison, is actively engaging in reshaping the geo-political structure of the Middle East, creating an Islamic caliphate from North Africa to Syria. The goal is to isolate Israel and push that nation into a confrontation with its Arab neighbors. Therefore, comparing Obama to Carter and 1979 to the present is not only naive, but dangerously so.
According to the official government narrative perpetuated by news reports, the motive behind the embassy attacks is an obscure film called Innocence of Muslims. Investigation of that production by an alleged Israeli-Jew finds that the film was produced in such a fashion that it was never intended for any other purpose than to be used as a stage prop and fodder for media consumption.
Originally, erroneously but deliberately linked to an “Israeli-Jew,” this low budget video is itself a lie. According to an analysis of the trailer, the video was hastily created on a low budget with bad costumes and fake backdrops. According to cast members, they believed the film to be about something entirely different than their lines portray – lines they never said. The offending audio was dubbed over.
Tentatively, the creation and “distribution” of video has been linked to three people: Nakoula Bassily Nakoula, 55, an Egyptian native on conditional release from prison, 65-year-old Alan Roberts, and outspoken Florida pastor Terry Jones. The controversial Jones appears to be the most vocal supporter of the film.
It is interesting to note that the film itself possesses certain features are notably similar to some of the old Osama bin Laden videos circa 2003-2006. As my investigation into this is continuing, further information about this production and others who might also be associated with it will be withheld – for now.
My investigation determined that the film, which remains accessible on You Tube despite its alleged volatility, could not possibly have been the motive for the 9/11 multi-national embassy attacks. The fact that it remains accessible on You Tube suggests something so sinister that I will refrain from going there – for now. Using the Danish cartoons and other similar controversies that led to violence as a historical template for comparison, all elements reviewed were inconsistent with previous incidents of provocations and subsequent violence.
At this point, all investigative evidence suggest that this film is not the motive behind the initial violence, yet it continues to be used by members of the U.S. government and the media to point the masses away from the real motive. It has served its intended purpose well, and will ultimately result in conforming our First Amendment rights to a larger UN body. All criticism of Islam will eventually be illegal on a global scale.
The reshaping of the geopolitical structure was done at the hands of Obama by design. To understand the reasons behind it, one must understand exactly who Obama is, understand his roots and origins, his proclivities and biases, which will then reveal not only his motives, but the intentions of the people who groomed him to take the seat of U.S. power. As everyone knows, we’ve got a major problem with this as the American people have been denied access to the most basic documentation about Obama’s past, from his actual birth certificate to his college and passport records.
It is important to understand that the reason for sealing off Obama’s past is to prevent people from seeing the larger agenda of the man and the people who rose in an inexplicable meteoric fashion to the highest levels of public office – and entities and people behind him. Not only have we been denied the most basic access to his records and background, the top levels of our government have been concurrently infiltrated by both members of the Muslim Brotherhood and card-carrying members of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) under his watch and with his imprimatur. While this did not begin under his watch, the process was exponentially and even overtly increased to unbelievable levels the minute he assumed office.
Lacking his bona fides, compliments of both sides of the false right-left political paradigm, we can learn much about Obama from the company he keeps, such as his advisors and associates. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s most visible handler, has a personal stake in the outcome of Middle East events to the point of actively shaping them.
I have previously written and spoken about Obama’s 2012 contingency plans, and we are seeing them play our before our very eyes. The fuse for WWIII, as well as societal chaos in Western nations – and soon coming to urban areas in the U.S.- has been lit. The question is whether the plan will be exposed for what it is, or whether the facilitators and those complicit in this morass will continue their activities as instructed.
The future of the civilized world hangs in the balance.
This man and his administration need to be stopped in their warped pro muslim commie back attitudes and he need to be brought to justice and placed into Gitmo for the rest of his life!
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by BEN SHAPIRO 14 Sep 2012, 2:27 PM PDT
Today, even as the Islamist Uprising spreads across the Muslim world, ranging from Kashmir to Malaysia, from the North Sinai peninsula to the streets of Sudan, the Obama administration released its sequester report, which discussed just how the automatic cuts required under the Budget Control Act of 2011 would play out. In short, the Obama White House would slash defense with a machete. Obama’s Office of Management and Budget admitted as much:
“No amount of planning can mitigate the effect of these cuts. Sequestration is a blunt and indiscriminate instrument. It is not the responsible way for our nation to achieve deficit reduction. The report leaves no question that the sequestration would be deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments and core government functions.”
Under the sequestration, most defense programs would be cut by 9.4 percent. Others would be cut as much as 10 percent. Medicare, by contrast, would be trimmed by a mere 2 percent.
This is the fault of a president so extreme that his last two budgets did not receive a single vote in the House or Senate. This is the fault of a president so extreme that when Republican House Speaker John Boehner offered him $800 billion tax increases over ten years in exchange for between $3 trillion and $3.5 trillion in spending cuts (or cuts to future growth) and a revision of the tax code, Obama tentatively agreed – then rejected it at the last minute, insisting on another $400 billion in tax increases. That impasse led to the creation of the Budget Control Act, which would have cut $1.5 trillion over ten years via a bipartisan deficit committee – but if the committee could not come to any deal, $1.2 trillion in cuts would immediately take effect.
President Obama insisted that about half of those cuts come from defense. That’s no surprise from a president who wants to unilaterally shrink America’s nuclear arsenal and take a chainsaw to the Pentagon budget. “The tide of war is receding but the question that this strategy answers is what kind of military will we need long after the wars of the last decade are over,” Obama said in January.
He hasn’t changed his tune. Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress continue insist on massive tax increases rather than coming to a budget reduction deal that would prevent such defense cuts; they’d rather watch our embassy security get sliced by $129 millionin the midst of a global Islamist firestorm than cut the non-defense budget without dramatically raising taxes.
Meanwhile, of course, Obama is happy to spend unlimited quantities of cash on his favored domestic government programs. And he’s happy to have Fed Chair Ben Bernanke pump up the monetary supplyin order to make that easier – even if it dumps America’s credit rating from AA+ to AA to AA-, thanks to Quantitative Easing 3 (or more accurately, Quantitative Easing Permanent).
This is the Obama Doctrine: a more dangerous world, and a weaker military.
Painful as it may be, please take two minutes out of your life to peruse the following list of “accomplishments” touted by an Obama campaign website making its case for his re-election.
The huge voter surge in 2008 elected Barack Obama, the first African American president. In the face of non-stop opposition, he pushed through:
- Affordable Health Care Act extends coverage to 35 million uninsured people, outlaws denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and extends until age 26 coverage of children under their parents [sic] plans.
- Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for equal pay for women.
- Stabilized the economy with $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that saved or created 3 million jobs. Invested billions in clean energy jobs, saved the auto industry.
- Unemployment benefits for millions of workers despite Republican threats to shut down the government. Obama was forced to yield on Bush-era tax cuts for the rich that he wanted to terminate.
- Appointed two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the first Latina woman, who support the rights of working people.
- Established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and used a recess-appointment to name the director over Republican opposition.
- Created a new food safety agency to protect people from food-borne illness.
- Ended profit-grab by private banks on students [sic] loans, reestablishing Federal control on these loans and used the savings to extend loans to more students.
- Doubled the funding for Pell Grants to $32 billion, increasing size of the grant $819 to a maximum of $5,500.
- Ended the war in Iraq and moved toward ending the war in Afghanistan.
Dull, isn’t it? It’s dull because you have heard it all before. The Democratic National Convention resounded with these talking points all week long. Obama and his surrogates have recited them all for months, years.
And from which “Obama 2012” website did I copy and paste this dreadful resume of progressive policy and executive overreach?
Actually, I copied it from the website of the Communist Party USA. Their homepage features a headline article, “Why Vote?” This article offers the above list of Obama’s achievements, prefaced by a warning:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many others, died for a most precious human right, the right to vote. Now, the same racists who denied Black voters ballot rights in the 1960s are trying to keep voters from the polls in 2012.
In the old days, they called it a “poll tax.” They rode at night and wore white sheets. Today, they wear expensive suits. But they still steal elections by cutting off early voting, by imposing photo ID requirements that poor voters can’t afford. It’s called “voter suppression.”
It will take a fight to defeat these dirty tricks. Voter suppression tactics violate the letter and spirit of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Everything from sit-ins to mass rallies on state capitol steps are called for.
This is not the first time the CPUSA has officially supported Obama, of course. Alternative media voices have been trying to break through the MSM soundproofing on this matter for some time. (Examples here and here.) The wording of this year’s endorsement is particularly full-throated, however, which in itself ought to be disturbing to anyone still on the fence about the nature of the man, his party, and his policies. And while the extreme race-baiting language used in the endorsement is more in keeping with the rhetorical tone of the Weather Underground or MSNBC than with that of “respectable” Democrat sources, is its point any different in principle from many things we hear from elected Democrats every day?
Nevertheless, we must not allow the extreme rhetoric in which the endorsement is couched to distract us from a more fundamental issue, which is this: the CPUSA endorses Barack Obama on the very same grounds — even in the same words — that Obama uses in defense of himself.
If a communist were operating under the official umbrella of the Democratic Party, and were thus forced to use Democrat talking points rather than speak his own radical mind, we would interpret this as typical leftist cynicism and subterfuge. But this time the words appear on the CPUSA’s own website. These are the words the official voice of international communism in America is choosing to use to explain its reasoning to its own target audience. No one visiting the CPUSA site is confused about the nature of the organization. The website’s slogan is “Radical Ideas. Real Politics.” The Party’s prominently displayed self-description appears just under the Obama endorsement:
A better and peaceful world is possible — a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA.
The homepage includes links to their sister site, “People’s World,” featuring articles with titles such as “Romney-Ryan white skin strategy” and a policy statement from Party leader Sam Webb: “Defeating the Rightwing on the Road to Socialism.”
In short, while communist propaganda is by definition a pack of lies, the CPUSA is refreshingly up-front about one thing: their primary and defining purpose is to achieve communism in the United States of America. In pursuit of that defining purpose, they have for years thrown their lot in with the Democratic Party, and they are now very strongly advocating for Barack Obama in particular.
The point here is not to accuse Obama of guilt by association. The endorsement of communists does not prove him a communist.
The interesting question, however, is this: why does the CPUSA, in speaking to its own members, urge them to support Obama by citing the very policies and decisions that Obama himself is most proud of?
The answer is as unavoidable as it is straightforward: the Communist Party regards Barack Obama’s signature achievements and defining principles as consistent with, and conducive to, its own defining goal — namely, the establishment of a socialist workers’ state in America. And of course, as America’s official defenders of the Marxist flame, they certainly know whereof they speak. Their belief is quite correct, and conservatives ought to be happy to help them make their case.
ObamaCare is an important step on the path to the full denial of the individual’s right to self-preservation.
Equal pay legislation grants the government the power to determine the value of “commodities,” including labor, and thereby directly undermines the foundations of the free market, voluntarism, and private property.
“Investing billions” in “jobs,” “saving the auto industry,” and the “new food safety agency” advance the goal of “workers'” (aka government’s) control of the means of production.
“Unemployment benefits for millions of workers” [insert own joke here].
The “rights of workers” advanced by Obama’s two female Supreme Court appointments are perfectly in line with the slogan the CPUSA loaned to the Democrats on day one of the latter’s convention: “Progress for People,” where “people,” like “workers,” is a time-honored “code word” for the proletariat.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, resulting from the Dodd-Frank legislation, and constructed by Elizabeth “Cherokee” Warren, is a practical step toward Marxism’s key goal of eliminating private banking.
In sum, the Communist Party loves the same Obama policies and accomplishments that the Democratic Party establishment loves, that the mainstream media loves, that the unions love, and that Charles Schumer, Jennifer Granholm, Harry Reid, and Dick Durbin love. They want more of the same. The CPUSA sees what most of us see, and what the Democratic Party would somehow like to keep its permanent underclass — um, that is, its voter base — from seeing: the Obama agenda is driving America “forward” on “the Road to Socialism.” The only difference is that the communists are honest enough to spell it out.
The Obama campaign is unlikely to trumpet this particular ringing endorsement between now and Election Day. That’s no reason for the rest of the world to remain quiet about it. On the contrary, this deserves to be shouted from the rooftops.
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by Michael Carl
Michael Carl is a veteran journalist with overseas military experience and experience as a political consultant. He also has two Master’s Degrees, is a bi-vocational pastor and lives with his family in the Northeast United States
Enter the U.N. Programme Against Small Arms, an administrative program that National Association for Gun Rights Executive Vice President Dudley Brown says wouldn’t require a vote in Congress to be enacted, but has so far flown under the radar of most gun-rights groups.
A U.N. conference called the “Second United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects) that concluded this past week drafted a 2012 reportthat says the body maintains its commitment eliminate small arms trade, despite the July setback.
“In implementing the Programme of Action at the national level,” the report said, “States, where they have not yet done so, undertake: To support the development and implementation of adequate laws, regulations and administrative procedures to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, including diversion of small arms and light weapons to unauthorized recipients.
“To establish or strengthen, as appropriate,” the report continued, “national coordination mechanisms to improve coordination among governmental agencies, in particular among law enforcement, national border and customs control agencies, and arms transfer licensing authorities, to implement the Programme of Action.
“This should include aspects of the illicit manufacture, control, trafficking, circulation, brokering and trade, as well as tracing, finance, collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons,” the report concluded.
The full scope of what the program intends to accomplish are explained on the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs web site.
The site lists the groups the body is hoping to impact: “Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists.”
Further the site says, “The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities and impacts security and development in all regions of the world.”
The website further explains what the program intends to implement in the participating countries.
“If national law enforcement officials were able to trace small arms back to their last legitimate owner, who might then be held accountable, this would form an effective measure against illicit trade and diversion,” the website states. “For that purpose, it is essential that the weapon be marked upon production and import, and that appropriate records be kept. Existing stocks should also be marked. Although many weapons are marked upon production and import, international cooperation in marking and tracing of small arms is in its infancy.”
This is Bovine Scatology at it peek reach for power!
Brown says the U.N. gun ban is difficult to stop.
“This fight, however, is on such a massive scale,” Brown said in a statement, “with so many moving targets and on so many fronts, that it has been a virtual course in adapting tactics to fit the battle.”
Brown told WND traditional gun-rights groups have thus far dismissed the U.N. program.
“When this fight with the U.N. first surfaced,” Brown said, “the institutional gun lobby dismissed the threat as paranoia, but we knew the U.N.’s agenda put the United States’ freedoms squarely in their sights.”
Brown also says that the U.N.’s target is nothing less than complete control of all guns and ammunition.
“What’s at stake is the entire fate of firearms in America,” Brown said.
And Brown says there’s only one way to stop the U.N. Programme Against Small Arms. It starts with diligent, local lobbying and activism.
“Grassroots activism – led by my organization, the National Association for Gun Rights – derailed the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty,” Brown said. “But now they’re using a more insidious avenue called the Programme Against Small Arms to push for global gun control. And it just might work, unless we mobilize Americans against it.”
The UN has to be stopped dead in its tracks and told to back off and mind their own business which doesn’t include making laws for the USA!
Bell County Sheriff’s Office via Reuters
An undated photo of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan shows the Fort Hood shooting suspect with a beard he began growing in jail this summer.
By NBC News staff
Judge Col. Gregory Gross had said he would deliver a definitive order this week after a hearing to determine whether Hasan would be allowed to keep his beard, which he started growing while in jail earlier this summer. Gross barred him from appearing in military court, citing the Army’s strict regulations regarding grooming standards.
Hasan’s attorney, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, said his client grew the beard as a “deeply sincere” expression of his Islamic faith and because he believed he would die soon.
Gross ruled the defense didn’t prove that Hasan is growing a beard for sincere religious reasons, the Associated Press reported.
Gross also ruled that no further hearings for Hasan’s murder trial would take place until all appeals conclude, triggering another delay in court proceedings since defense attorneys plan to appeal. As such, Hasan will not be shaved today.
Prior to his court appearances this summer, Hasan, an American-born Muslm, was clean-shaven in all other court proceedings since the 2009 attack. He started growing a beard in June citing freedom of religion laws despite a warning from Gross that his refusal to shave was in violation of Army policy. And since then, Gross has found Hasan in contempt of court at the past six pretrial hearings. In those instances, Hasan was ordered to watch the proceedings outside of the courtroom on a closed-circuit television.
Hasan had previously appealed after Gross said he would force Hasan to shave before the trial was slated to begin on August 15. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled last week that his appeal was premature because Gross had not yet issued an order. The court, however, said Hasan would be able to appeal the decision to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals if Gross did order him to shave.
Gross was expected to rule Thursday that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, which is aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person’s free exercise of their religion, does not take precedence over Army regulations designed to maintain order and discipline.
Hasan, 41, faces the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the November 2009 attack. It is the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base. He is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the rampage.
Give me the weapon I would be proud to hold the pistol to his head and excute him right there on the spot. Given him the same chance he did to our HEROS!
The Army has specific guidelines on forced shaving, the Associated Press reported. If Hasan refuses to shave himself, he would be restrained by five military police officers “with the reasonable force necessary,” and a medical professional would be on hand in case of any injuries. The shaving must be done with electric clippers and must be recorded on camera, according to Army rules.
September 1, 2012
By Maggie, Maggies Notebook, 8/13/12
If you are not aware that Obama’s obscene $787 BILLION stimulus program now stands at $1.2 TRILLION and growing, please read that story here, but not before taking a look at the foreign companies receiving your tax money from the ever growing Obama Stimulus. Let your friends know the BILLIONS intended to stimulate the American economy, stimulated the rest of the world, and in the tsunami that resulted, thousands of Americans lost their jobs: A record of a President’s stimulus failure goes round the world:
AUSTRALIA:$162,000 for Melanoma Tumor Samples to be sent to the National Cancer Institute
CHINA: Outsourced jobs to China.
● $30 MILLION to an American LED manufacturer to open plants. It did, and half of the company’s employees are now located in China.
● $337 MILLION for an Arizona solar plant – the panels will be supplied by a Chinese solar panel manufacturer.
● GE cancelled a contract with an American manufacturer of parts for Wind Turbines, and then ordered from China. The company, ATI, offered to match the price from China. GE refused the order and the American company laid off 302 workers.
● GE has used Chinese-made Wind Towers over American Towers at Stimulus funded Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon.
● A solar power company received $5.4 MILLION in grant monies, then laid off America workers based on an increased reliance on imports from China.
● $51.6 MILLION in Obama Stimulus Grants to build factories in the US. Layoff of 180 US workers have been announce,
● and possibly another 1,600 by the end of 2012. $218 MILLION Stimulus grant for wind turbines for the US assembled in Denmark.
● $25 MILLION for the construction of a “Demonstration Scale Bio refinery.”
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Obama Stimulus funds for Renewable Energy Call Center (could have been a US project).
EL SALVADOR: Stimulus funds used to hire hundreds of workers in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic to administer Renewable Energy Appliance Rebate Program (could have been a US project).
FRANCE: Obama Stimulus funds for foreign-made Wind Turbines. $69 MILLION in cash grants
FINLAND:$100,000 to build luxury electric sports cars
Which are bust the cars are failures!
● $440 MILLION for Wind Farms before Stimulus was passed. Turbines for US used were manufactured in Germany.
● Another $100 MILLION to Spain in grant monies for Wind Farms. In September 2011, the company announced the would lay-off 10% of their American workforce.
● $39 MILLION in Obama Stimulus funds to build electric delivery trucks.
● Another British private equity firm received $40+ MILLION in Obama Stimulus Funds by buying an American company days before the Stimulus funds were designated.
So we give them money to buy our plants and jobs WTH!
INDIA:Stimulus funds for Wind Turbines manufactured in India for the US use. $69 MILLION in cash grants.
INDONESIA: $1.5 MILLION to reduce pollution in Jakarta, one of Obama’s home cities
● Obama Stimulus funds for foreign-made Wind Turbines. Italian company, Brevini Wind was given a $12.75 MILLION Tax Credit to manufacture gearboxes in Indiana. The company promised to hire 450 Americans. So far, only 70 jobs have evolved and the facility will not be in operation until late 2013.
● Other Italian Wind Turbine manufacturers received of $84 Million in CASH GRANTS through Obama’s Stimulus
JAPAN:Before the Obama Stimulus was passed, we sent money to Japan to build a Wind Farm. $91.4 MILLION in grants – 180 Turbines manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi.
LUXEMBOURG:$31.5 MILLION in Obama Stimulus funds for a Waste Heat Recovery Unit
● Another $16 MILLION to create green manufacturing jobs in Mexico, while the US company laid off workers here and sent work to Mexico.
It is bad enough that we have to feed and take care of all the illegals coming across the border that we did the above also? WTH!
NEW ZEALAND: Stimulus funds go to NZ contractor – work that could have been done by a US contractor.$817,000 awarded to Connexionz to install bus monitors for the city of Santa Clarita.
RUSSIA: We funded a company in Russia. It went bankrupt. Russian investors bought it. $118 MILLION from Obama’s stimulus to produce vehicle batteries. The Russian investor’s company may do work for the US Military!
SPAIN: Obama Stimulus funds for foreign-made Wind Turbines. $1.5 BILLION in loans and grants. The company claimed it had created over 15,000 American jobs but the company has only 850 US-based employees.
SWITZERLAND:A Swiss-based company received $50+ MILLION in Stimulus contracts for Smart Grid Meters. Cathy Zoi, a former Obama Energy Department Official held over $250,000 in stock in the company. Zoi has previously served as an Executive Director with the company before joining the Obama administration.
THAILAND: $200 BILLION for General Motors plant in Thailand – after GM took a taxpayer-funded bailout they build the Thailand plant to build diesel engines for the Chevy Colorado Pickup truck.
VIETNAM: GE builds Wind Turbine plant. GM’s Jeffery Immelt chairs the President’s Job Council and GM received over $1.2 BILLION in Obama Stimulus funds.
● Obama Stimulus funded America jobs used to hire foreign nationals. $300 MILLION to manufacturer electric vehicle batteries after building plants in Michigan. Unions are balking and saying foreign nationals are being brought in to fill jobs for Americans.
● The Department of Energy admits that 11 of 18 contractors are Asian firms. $179 MILLION for parts from South Korea.
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