This is what happens when arrogance is greater than…. well, greatness!
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This is never-before-seen
video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller shows Illinois Senator Barack Obama, then campaigning for Democrats before the 2006 midterm elections, praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright and telling an audience that he “stole” the title of his book “The Audacity of Hope” from Wright’s sermon of the same name, which he “loved.” Obama also referred to Wright as “my pastor.”
It certainly brings more solid proof of how deep the relationship was (is?) between Barack Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. One would have to doubt they are still that close, due to the fact that then-Presidential Candidate Obama through his ‘pastor’ under the bus, as seen in this video. However, trust seems to be no big deal at all with people these days.
To read the entire article on the first video, visit The Daily Caller.
Taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch released their findings on Michelle Obama’s Africa trip earlier this year. Most of us have already heard about the trip that she took at taxpayer’s expense, but there is some new information you might find interesting. Malia and Sasha were listed on the manifest as “senior staff”. Since when did children qualify as “senior staff”?
If Malia and Sasha qualify as senior staff, and are able to take trips at taxpayer’s expense, have they paid the taxes due he IRS as taxable income? If we dig deep enough will we find that the girls are getting a regular salary- paid for by us as well? If so, how much?
Michelle not only took her daughters with her on this trip, but she also took her mother, niece, nephew, makeup artist and hair stylist. All in all there were 21 passengers on board. The expense record for the trip also lists $928.44 for “bulk food” for the flight. That is almost 1/3 of the average homes annual grocery bill.
While many Americans struggle to keep their families fed, the Obamas are using our hard earned money to take family safari trips. Yes, the Africa trip ended with a safari. All of this at an expense of nearly half a million dollars that We The People paid for.
Obama stated during his run for president that his would be a transparent administration. If this administration is so transparent, why did Judicial Watch have to file a lawsuit to get the records released? Why not just release the information when it was first requested? So much for transparency.
There is a way that you and all Americans can help solve the problem of excessive spending by the modern day Marie Antoinette. Get out and vote Barry and Michelle out in November 2012.
Source: Judicial Watch
As many as 20,000 shoulder-fired portable heat-seeking missiles are unaccounted for in Libya today, as the Obama Administration is caught flat-footed and left scrambling to do damage control in a very dangerous situation that they have had a big hand in creating. In their zealousness to promote the Arab Spring [supposed] Democracy uprisings in Libya, the Obama administration is shown to be eager to bomb first and deal with dangerous consequences later in this debacle. In the rush to help oust the long-time tyrant and oppressive dictator Moammar Gadhafi, numerous stockpiles of these missiles have been left unguarded and have already in fact, been carted off by who knows what terrorist groups and individuals by simply pulling up and loading them into vehicles. The following ABC News video describes the dangers of not securing these weapons depots, BEFORE removing the Libyan military that was guarding them:</p
These 4 to 5 foot long, portable heat-seeking missiles shown in the above video could now be used against our military aircraft in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe, and were basically left free for the taking in Libya. From the ABC News report, we see that this dangerous situation was brought to the Obama Administration’s attention over 6 months ago:
Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch first warned about the problem after a trip to Libya six months ago. He took pictures of pickup truckloads of the missiles being carted off during another trip just a few weeks ago.
These missiles are deadly from distances up to two miles and do not have to actually be aimed, as they zoom in on an aircraft’s engine heat, and it also doesn’t take a lot of training to fire one. Basically put it on your shoulder and point it in the direction of any aircraft, and the missile will track the aircraft, strike it, and then explode.
Mr. Bouckaert was right there in Libya taking pictures of these missiles, and stated: “I myself could have removed several hundred if I wanted to, and people can literally drive up with pickup trucks or even 18 wheelers and take away whatever they want,” said Bouckaert, HRW’s emergencies director. “Every time I arrive at one of these weapons facilities, the first thing we notice going missing is the surface-to-air missiles.”
Former White House counter-terror adviser Richard Clarke stated, “I think the probability of al Qaeda being able to smuggle some of the stinger-like missiles out of Libya is probably pretty high,”
Recently we have seen The fast and Furious gunrunning scandal in which the DHS, ATF and other government agencies enabled the sale of assault weapons to drug cartels resulting in hundreds of murders on both sides of our Southern border, The Solyndra pay-for-play solar company scam where a good portion of half a billion taxpayer dollars have basically been shuffled into Democratic campaign coffers, and now we have the U.S. government enabling al Qaeda and any other anti-American maniac to acquire up to 20k portable anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile the ignorant sheep now known as Obama-supporters following his recent west coast taxpayer-funded campaign trip keep on screaming… Four more years, four more years! Lovely.
Does this president just not get it? A better summation would be to say that yes, he does get it, he simply does not care!
The latest attempt of this president- who is the president of all American people- is nothing less than an intentional attempt to upstage the political process of this great nation. He refuses to accept the fact that being president does not mean it’s all about him! There is this thing called the will of The People! Though he has tried to circumvent every part of the process and legal procedures to push his agenda through, a road block was put in place that he could not go around.
September 7 has been the date scheduled for the next Republican presidential debate for quite some time now. Yet, this president decided that wasn’t important, so he sent a request to address Congress on the exact same night and time. While the claim has been that it was initially set in error, it does not take a genius to see through the lies.
One of the “defining” aspects of this president is that he is the first president to be socially connected with the latest technology, even going so far as to refuse to give up his personal blackberry when he was sworn into office. With a staff that is obviously watching every move of the Republican party as the 2012 election gets closer and closer, there is no doubt that this “scheduling conflict” was not a simple mistake.
The hypocrisy drips from his voice yet again. While in one breath he claims his address to Congress and the nation is of vital importance, because supposedly he finally “has a plan” to address the jobless situation. Putting Americans back to work is so urgent for this president! It is so very important, in fact, that he dropped a teaser on the American people that he will deliver his “jobs-creation plan” that will save our nation, but……… well, sorry America, we had to wait until his arrogancy returned from a lavish vacation at Martha’s Vineyard.
However, things have not gone according to plan for the president this time! Speaker of the House John Boehner denied his request. The fact that he does not like to be told “no” is the least of things that is sure to have upset the apple cart of said president. It appears as though he’s realized he’s not going to get his way, and has since settled to present his “plan” on Thursday night. There in-lies the next basket of apples to topple over for the “leader” of the free world. Now he’s going up against one of the greatest American past times- football! Not only is it football, but it is the start of the 2011-12 NFL football season. He should at least be happy it’s not the opening night of baseball. Then he would have a situation of baseball and almost-apple-pie, with all his apples rolling about. That’s about as all-American as you can get! For a president who obviously hates anything to do with the things that make this country… well, all-American, he should count his blessings………errrrr…. lucky stars that it’s just football he’s competing with!
Yes, it is true- he is an avid sports fan, so this means he will miss the game to give his self-proclaimed earth-shattering speech, but considering the fact that here in the real world his speeches are less than interesting in the first place, and then the fact that all of America knows this is just going to be more of the same old canned rhetoric and stimulus proposals, there’s very little chance that anyone will watch he and his teleprompter make eyes at each other. So with these facts laid out, it is probably safe to assume he is fit to be tied about right now!
All of this causes one to wonder what the atmosphere around the White House is like right about now! With the extra large helping of egg all over his face from this latest incident, things may be getting a little bit tense in those sacred halls! This might be a good time for someone to warn the staff to keep an eye out for the sudden plate sailing through the air from time to time.
That audacity of his went from hope to nope pretty quick. See what your arrogance gets you, Mr. President?
Barack Hussein Obama’s place of birth has been embroiled in controversy. His official date of birth is August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI., and some have questioned whether he is legally qualified to serve as President of The United States of America.
He was born Barack Hussein Obama II to Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who was from the Luo tribe of Kenya. Barack Obama, Sr. already had a wife in Kenya when he met and married Ann Dunham. He later left Ann and Barack, Jr. for a Harvard education. He was later adopted by his step father, Lolo Soetoro from Indonesia.
He is married to Michelle (Robinson) Obama, and they have two daughters.
Attended Occidental College in Los Angelas
1983- BA, Columbia University
1991- JD, Harvard Law School
This is yet another topic that is somewhat of a controversy for Obama. All of his records have been sealed which serves only to stir the pot of controversy even further.
He taught Constitutional Law at The University of Chicago Law School, but there is little information available on his time with the school.
Officially, says he is a member of the United Church of Christ religious denomination.
He attended Trinity Church, which is based on black liberation theology, sitting under Rev. Jeremiah Wright for 20 years. Obama says
Rev. Wright helped “bring me to Christianity.”
He was brought up in the Muslim faith, but was “never religious”. His school listed him as Muslim.
He is the first President of The United States not raised in a Christian home.
Once again, there is much controversy surrounding President Obama’s religious beliefs and affiliations.
1985- Chicago Community Organizer
Former Attorney- Sidley and Austin
Former Professor- Constitutional Law, University of Chicago
- Displays Socialistic views
- Endorsed by Socialist Party
- Displays Marxist views
- Endorsed by the Communist Party
Member of Congressional Black Caucus
1996- He was handpicked as successor by retiring State Senator. Obama was the only name on the ballot.
1999- Ran for Congress, but lost
2002- Ran for re-election in the Illinois State Senate, unopposed
2009 to Present- 44th President of The United States of America
2005-2008- United States Senator
1997-2004- Illinois State Senator
2004- Keynote Speaker at the Democratic National Convention
Obamacare – (officially called the Affordable Care Act of 2010)
- The Health Care Act of 2010 was shoved through against the will of the people
- The Florida Senate passed Health Care Freedom Act
- The United States House of Representatives votes to Flush Obamacare
- There is a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Obamacare
- Though Obama claims this is essentially the “greatest thing since sliced bread”, waivers from the Health Care Act continue to climb
- The 11th Circuit court of appeals in Atlanta ruled it unconstitutional
- There are may secrets within Obamacare
Member- Center for Neighborhood and Technology
Member- Chicago Annenberg Challenge
Member- Cook County Bar
Member- Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project
Board Member- Joyce Foundation
Member- Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Member- Leadership for Quality Education
Board Member- Woods Fund of Chicago
Former President- Harvard Law Review
1995- Participated in Million Man March
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Foreign Relations Committee
Veterans Affairs Committee
2005 and 2006- Served on the Environment and Public Works Committee
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- Supports Roe v Wade
- Strong supporter of Planned Parenthood
- Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006, and 2007
- Strong Supporter of National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Race Related Organizations
- Strongly supports NAACP
- Strongly supports National Council of La Raza
- United Auto Workers
- Supports the National Association of Government Contractors
- Supports American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees League of Women Voters
- Wants to give public safety officers collective bargaining rights
- 2006- Said he owes unions who endorsed him, that’s why he’s in politics
- DOES NOT support National Taxpayers Union, who gave him a grade of F
NOW- National Organization for Women
Though he supports this initiative, he DOES NOT support the initiatives of Concerned Women For America
On The Issues
Believes The Constitution of The United States of America is a living document and has no strict constructionism
2010- Said, “Constitution is stained by nation’s original sin of slavery”
Believes Keynesian theory that government spurs economy
- Bottom-up economics instead of trickle-down economics
- Believes in “economic justice”
Somewhat “wishy-washy” on gay rights
- Believes gay rights movement is somewhat like the civil rights movement
- 1996- Opposed Illinois DOMA bill
- 2004- Marriage is not a human right
- 2006- Opposes gay marriage, supports civil unions and equality
Is somewhat wishy-washy on American Exceptionalism
- November 2010- Said American exceptionalism is same as any other exeptionalism
- Said he does not refuse to wear an American Flag pin, but FactCheck confirms that yes, he did refuse to wear an American
Flag pin in 2008
Campaigned that he would close Gitmo within a year of being sworn in- Gitmo is currently still in operation
Promised to repeal Patriot Act, then voted for it
Stem Cell Research
“Share The Wealth” mentality of “Tax The Rich”
Big Government Proponent
2004- Said African Americans vote Democratic because of issues stances.
- December 2009- Said, “I am only at the beginning of my labors on the world stage.”
- Citizens for Global Solutions has given him “A+”
- Endorsed Illinois handgun ban
- Dream Act for children of illegal aliens
- Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security
- Believes moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive
- Has never supported a Pro-Life initiatives such as Right to Life
- Undecided on whether or not life begins at conception
- Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
- Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
- Voted YES on expanding research on more embryonic stem cell lines
- Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
- Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions
- 1997- Opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion
- 1997- Voted against banning partial-birth abortions
- 1990- Wrote law article that the fetus cannot sue mother.
- Supports a “two-state solution”, but has called on Israel to return to her 1967 borders
- Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of The United States Government
1993- Crain’s Chicago Business- “40 Under 40″ Award
1994- Monarch Award for Outstanding Public Service
1997- Independent Voters of Illinois- Best Freshman Legislator Award
1998- Outstanding Legislator Award, Campaign for Better Health Care and Illinois Primary Health Care Association
2005- Rock the Vote- Rock the Nation Award
2005- Christopher House- Harold Blake Walker Award
2005- New Statesman- 10 people who will change the world
2005- Time Magazine- 100 most influential people in the world
2005- Chairman’s Award- National Association for the Advancement Colored People
2006- Grammy Award- Best Spoken Word Album
2008- Grammy Award- Best Spoken Word Album
2009- Nobel Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Van Jones – Former Green Jobs Czar
Carol Browner- Energy and Climate Change Czar
Eric Holder- Attorney General
Maria del Carmen Aponte- Ambassador to El Salvador
Mark Lloyd- “Chief Diversity Officer” at the FCC
Cass Sustein- Information and Regulatory Affairs Czar
Ron Bloom- Manufacturing Czar
John Holdren- Science and Technology Czar
Kevin Jennings- Safe School Czar
A Czar is an appointee of the President that has no Congressional oversight nor is the role provided for in our three branch system.
With the appointment of so many “czars” (the total number of czars in 2011 is 39) into powerful positions, our government has taken on an entirely new look. We are seeing the consequences of what happens when the executive branch has too much power and it goes unchecked.
Perceptions of his Presidency
He is said to be in the running to hold the title as “worst president in U.S. history“, with only two other contenders: Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan.
- It has been said that his policies seek to literally destroy America.
- He has been accused of hijacking the United States economy.
- Most Americans do not trust President Obama or his economic advisers with the budget deficit. (Source: The Harris Poll)
- His decision-making skills have been called into question.
- It is said that his decisions change with the whichever way the wind blows.
- His mental capacity has been questioned.
- He appears to dislike tough questions from the press.
- He has been called a part of the male anatomy by a member of the press on live television.
- Three-quarters of Americans give him a negative rating on his handling of the job situation.
- Though he ran his 2008 campaign promising complete transparency, his tenure has been one of the most “secretive”.
- During the 2008 campaign, he was praised as the most gifted and eloquent speakers of all time. It has been said that without his teleprompter he is simply a growing list of catch phrases with no substance.
- He has been described as having a god complex.
1995- “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance”
2006- “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream”
2006- “It Takes a Nation: How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina”
In previous articles, I have stated that President Barack Obama could have been the best president this country has ever seen! Though I personally disagree with him on almost every political issue, he is in a very unique position in many ways. Yes, he is the first black president of The United States. Barack Obama could have been the greatest unifier this nation has ever seen! However, he has gone the opposite direction. Sadly, he play the race card as often as possible, pitting the black communities against the white communities at every opportunity he can find. It is truly sad to see a man who’s own mother had “milky white skin” cling to racism as he does. I am not so naiive as to think that there were not race related issues going on before President Obama stepped into office, however, had he worked in a positive way, rather than the negative, this country could have truly begun to heal from centuries of true racism. Instead, he is the greatest divider this country has ever known.
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In The News
Black Caucus: Tired of Making Excuses for Obama
Bus Tour Criticized By Fellow Democrat
New Low of 26% Approval Rate for Obama
AP: On The Road With Obama- A Hunt For Photo Ops
Trump on Obama: Takes More Vacations Than Any Human Being I’ve Ever Seen
Plan B For Obama Family Vacation
Obama: Another Year or More for Housing Turn Around
Obama “Volunteer” Praised For Saying Wealthy Need To Pay Fair Share
Obama Dismisses Farmer’s Concerns About Regulations- “Don’t Always Believe What You Hear”
Inflation Up Most in 6 Months
Food Prices Rise
Unemployment Continues To Rise
Let’s start off by defining some basic forms of totalitarian control in government that still have strong influences today.
First there was Communism, old-school style. Pretty simple and straigtforward actually. It was a social system, a society, built around the state holding and owning all property in the name of the people. The people had no say and no power and a clique of super elites ruled with an iron hand.
Then there was Marxism as Uncle Karl found a better way. Karl and his pal Freddie Engels were all f*cked up. They started a philosophy of governance that never truly materialized. It was based upon the notion that the state (history then showed them) given their way would always exploit the common folks through class struggles. They despised capitalism feeling that capitalism contained the seeds of it’s own destruction, namely unrequited greed, and that after a class struggle an ideal would emege. A classless society of pure socialism.
You see Marxism was only, after all, a system of thought…nothing more in history, yet it had strong influences with idealistic radicals. Radicals always step up and proclaim to be saviours, in one form or another, of humankind from themselves. Each knows full well that he/she has a better way. Funny thing is that through the pantheon of historical record…, history shows us that they were ALL WRONG! The problem is that these idealists ignored their own personal shortcomings and how they represented the inherent EVIL in man. For to bring about the ideal society of each…, each needed to assert C-O-N-T-R-O-L of the masses and therein as my pal Willie the Speare said…”lies the rub.”
So…, a new nation state was to emerge with a new idea. She was to be called America and she defined that the means and control of goods and services and production thereof would be “privately held”. These upstarts called their system Capitalism and their system depended upon a government controlled by direct representation of the people, the common masses…all of them. Sounded like a good idea huh! No classes warring amongst one another and if it functioned as “original intent’ had planned then the people would rule and the government officials would serve. Somewhere along the way though the sh*t started seriously hitting the fan and it became obvious that the inherent evil in mankind had reared up it’s ugly countenance again, as it can always be counted upon to so do. This time in the form of politicians all too ready and willing to be corrupted by those same “privately held” interests who were dependent upon them, the politicians, for maintanining fertile fields for copious profits in the coin of the realm.
What to do….what to do? These American people were growing restless. Each succeeding generation coming down freedom’s road was seeing less and less freedom and a gretaer loss of personal control for one’s own manifest destiny. It wasn’t suppoosed to be this way many thougt that back in 2008. So when the Pied Piper puppet of Hope and Change came bounding down Freedom’s Road many of the naive, unwashed masses fell to their knees …grovelling and kissing the feet of he who declared himself The One. And a plague was unleashed upon the land. The indolent and irresponsible had elected The One. The One who would assure them that a vast national government would gladly lift the burden of personal responsibility from their shoulders. Ohhh…How they swooned and cheered and danced merrily in the streets. The False Messiah was here and welcomed with open arms, assuming there was no price to be paid for their promised salvation. A short few years later the House of Cards of the Oba-Usurper was to start falling apart as state after member nation state of this Union was to commence suing that very government he led and court after court was to uphold such actions as overbearing and wrong. his minios grew stridently annoyed at his shoddy performance, especially when he ttied to once again raid the now EMPTY COFFERS of this national government and the people of the homeland called America, who would not be fooled any longer, stood up in a public Party show of anger to tell him how pissed-off they truly were.
Let’s now fast-forward to contemporary times and halfay around the worlds to bear witness to the emergence of the great Communist China on to the international scene as a power-player. Not by being an old-line Communist state, but by having taken (with our great assistance) the best of the capitalist world and ideas and adapting them to their Communist system. Who would have thunk it? That of all people the late Tricky-Dicky Nixon ( who as he said “we wouldn’t have to kick around anymore”) would be the free-market capitalist gatekeeper who opened up the promise of capitalism for the Communist Chinese. With an unlimited work-force, long-trained to groupthink mentality under Chairman Mao, the mainland China state has become a marvel upon the world economic scene. Without having defined or even stated it they have developed a genuinely “new” system. State-sponsored Capitalism.
And guess who is trying to copy-cat their idea and make it all his own. The first half-black, sometimes Muslim, President of that shining star of capitalism…the good olde US of A, Barack ‘You can call me Barry’ Hussein Obama. Frustrated that he didn’t haver a totalitarian Communist rule head-satrt like the Mainland Chinese, he did the best he could with public monies he really didn’t have to insert his government into the private sector, thereby corrupting it from within and without. He handed out IOUs for the People’s money and made no hard and fast regulation upon how it was to be used OR accounting upon it. He acted upon Marx’s and Engel’s great concern and started to foment class warfare and envy by his support of public unions against the peoples’ best interests as a whole. By creating more and new government sector bureaucrat jobs while the private sector unemployment rose higher and higher; by his attempts to define moderately successful middle-income people as rich if they earned a combined $200K annually and many other agendas. That last he believed would make a large enough pool defined as “rich” and evil to fund his venture of…YOU GUESSED IT,
STATE-SPONSORED CAPITALISM – THE NEW COMMUNISM
Lo and behold, about halfway through composing this thought-provoking (I hope) topic, I came upon this sad story. How appropriate it is:
I have just composed an email message and submitted it to House Leader Cantor via http://cantor.house.gov/contact demanding he initiate impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Holder for the charges, as per our Constitution, of “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
This is the text of that contact:
There is MORE THAN enough evidence to hold the Asst AG Breuer directly knowledgeable for Operation Fast and Furious as per Mr. Issa’s committee evidence. As the ASST AG is directly acting under the authority of the AG a direct link is not needed to meet the fair standard of the Senate for conviction of an “overwhelming preponderance of the evidence”.(1) Even I, a concerned citizen and semi-retired self-employed house painter with but a high school education know that. Please consult with Speaker Boehner and assume your constitutional obligation to offer up a Bill of Impeachment.
We MUST place our foot FIRMLY on Obama’s neck to force change. He respects neither OUR Constitution nor compromise or diplomacy and is intent on bringing down this constitutional republic BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE, which should be OBVIOUS by his pattern of behavior to anyone with their eyes wide open.
WHY is the leadership AFRAID to make that case DIRECTLY to the American public. Be statesmen, not politicians.
Operation Fast and Furious has been already laid at the doorstep of the Assistant Attorney General Breuer. There is a memo dated March 10th, 2010(1) from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer authorizing a wiretap application and revealing his participation in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious. There is another message intercept confirming a second memo dated March 10th, 2011(2), that further issues directives on this same mission.
The AsstAG and the AG can in no way claim they didn’t know the details of Operation Fast and Furious. As may be noted with both sources that are in the possession of the appropriate House Committee so all the facts are in place to initiate a Bill of Impeachment.
It is merely THE WILL TO ACT THAT IS LACKING.
Whenever the Assistant Attorney General exercises a “delegated” power” he is acting under the direct “delegated” authority of the Attorney General himself and BOTH are liable for the responsibility of such actions. The President is also responsible, but first things first. Getting Holder on the hot seat of Impeachment may reveal presidential complicity and this is of momentous import. I would remind that the standard for conviction by Impeachment is unstated in law and generally, as political precedent, been left to the invidual senator’s judgement. As a matter of practicality the idea of a standard of something less than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard has come into general acceptance and it is an “overwhelming preponderance of the evidence”(3).
“Do as I say not as I do”. We have all heard this phrase at least a time or two in our life. I would most likely hear from my Dad when he would bypass using the right tool for the job at hand or not using safety devices while performing a quick fix on something around the house. Some of us have even said it ourselves.
We have heard many variations of this phrase from Obama and his gang of thugs recently. They tell us that in lean economic times we must “tighten our belts”. Obama seems to think we are idiots and haven’t figured out that the economy is and has been down for quite some time now.
Obama says “eat your peas” while he and his family vacations on our dime. Yes, I agree that there must be some compromise but to Obama that means that the Republicans must bow to what Obama wants. Trillions of dollars have been spent foolishly on pork programs that have not improved the economy at all. A tax increase on any income level would only drive the economy down further.
What many people forget is that the “rich” people are normally the ones that employee the rest of America. It boils down to trickle-down economics, raise the taxes on the business owners and that will force the owner to lay off workers or at minimum raise the price of the product or service provided to make up the difference.
Obama has now resorted to his classic Chicago style politics by using scare tactics’ saying Social Security checks may not go out and/or the men and women of our military might have to go without or endure a cut in pay. Why is it that they threaten to cut pay to the elderly, disabled and the armed forces but never mention the politicians going without paychecks or taking a pay decrease?
Most Republicans along with most American citizens agree that spending cuts is the primary solution. There is no better way to cut spending than to make the politicians give up their paychecks. Make congress and the others on Capitol Hill give up their paychecks and benefits that the rest of us are not privileged to. To guarantee that the broken systems of Social Security, Medicare and other programs that We the People are subject to are repaired, put the politicians on the same plans. When they have to endure the same rules as the rest of America is when the system will finally get repaired properly.
I find it odd that Moody’s Investor Services announced that they might have to downgrade the U.S. credit rating if the debt ceiling is not raised. Could Moody’s be in with Obama or his group of thugs? I cannot say either way.
Now is the time to drastically cut spending and funding to the many programs that are not vital to the survival of the citizens of the United States. When the American family falls on tight economic times we eat our peas, rice, potatoes or other varieties of food that we can stretch our dollar on. It is time for the federal government to do the same. If the frivolous spending of the taxpayers hard earned money does not end in a quick fashion then there will soon be a free fall like we have never seen before.
For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how.
Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.
During the 2008 campaign, as well as during the “debating” what would become the ram-rodding of ObamaCare down the throats of the American people, we heard time and time again the sad sob story of how his mother could not get health insurance in the last years of her life because the mean ole horrible insurance companies would not give it to her.
In September of 2008, Obama said:
“I remember in the last month of her life, she wasn’t thinking about how to get well, she wasn’t thinking about coming to terms with her own mortality, she was thinking about whether or not insurance was going to cover the medical bills and whether our family would be bankrupt as a consequence.”
He added to that, in January 2008, by saying:
“She was in her hospital room looking at insurance forms because the insurance company said that maybe she had a pre-existing condition and maybe they wouldn’t have to reimburse her for her medical bills.”
In February of 2010, during the ram-rodding session, he said:
“My Mother, who was self-employed, didn’t have reliable healthcare, and she died of ovarian cancer. There probably is nothing modern medicine could have done about that, it was caught late and thats a hard cancer to diagnose. I do remember the last six months of her life, insurance companies threatening that they would not reimburse her for her costs. And her having to be on the phone in the hospital argueing with insurance companies when what she should have been doing is spending time with her family.”
However, the sad sob story is not true. The facts, which are presented in a new book written by New York Times reporter Janny Scott tells an entirely different story. The book, entitled “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother”, reveals that Ann Dunham did, in fact, have health coverage for her ovarian cancer, and was compensated for most all of her treatments, with the exception of one in August of 1995 which was denied. She was, however, denied coverage by CIGNA for a claim under her employer’s disability insurance policy, which is separate from her healthcare policy. She applied for disability because she wanted to be compensated for medical costs as well as living expenses.
The author writes that Obama‘s tragic story of his mother’s fight with insurance companies was “abbreviated”, because she did have health insurance to pay for her treatment:
“Though he(Obama) often suggested that she was denied health coverage because of a pre-existing condition, it appears from her correspondence that she was only denied disability coverage’”
How do we know that Ann Dunham had insurance? Her own words prove it, in correspondence that Janny Scott reviewed for the book. Byron York, with the Washington Examiner, writes:
“Dunham decided to stay in Jakarta, where she underwent an appendectomy. But the pain did not go away, and Dunham feared, correctly, that she was terribly ill. In January 1995 she left Indonesia to go home to Honolulu, where she was diagnosed with advanced uterine and ovarian cancer. She began a regime of surgery and chemotherapy.
That is the time during which Obama says his mother battled insurance companies to cover her illness. But Scott, who had access to Dunham’s correspondence from the time, reveals that Dunham unquestionably had health coverage. ‘Ann’s compensation for her job in Jakarta had included health insurance, which covered most of the costs of her medical treatment,’ Scott writes. ‘Once she was back in Hawaii, the hospital billed her insurance company directly, leaving Ann to pay only the deductible and any uncovered expenses, which, she said, came to several hundred dollars a month.”
It is becoming quite evident that this President has no clue what the truth is! While I am sure the last years of Ann Dunham’s life was quite painful and frustrating, her son has exploited her pain and frustration with outright lies! Obama has made his mother nothing but a pawn in his web of lies and schemes. The question now becomes: America, have you had enough? Are you going to hold him accountable in the 2012 election? Or are you going to continuing believing the lies that he spoon feeds you?
Operation Gunrunner has been in the news a fair amount of late. Mostly the deal was this:
“The undercover operation carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives which intentionally allowed large numbers of firearms to be bought in this country by so-called ‘straw purchasers,’ and then sent across the border to Mexico’s drug cartels, known as ‘Operation Gunrunner” as well as “Fast and Furious” is starting to look very much like the Iran/Contra scandal of the 1980’s.
The parallels are astounding.”(1)
(1) Will “Operation Gunrunner” become Obama’s Iran/Contra scandal? – National drug cartel | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/drug-cartel-in-national/will-operation-gunrunner-become-obama-s-iran-contra-scandal#ixzz1Rcpu4Mid
“[Recently, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on her knowledge of the program.
Though there was apparently at least one U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent in the Phoenix area, working with the ATF in the operation, Napolitano denied any involvement or knowledge of the operation.]”
“[Obama said: “Well, first of all I did not authorize it. Eric Holder, the Attorney General, did not authorize it. He’s been very clear that our policy is to catch gun runners and put them into jail. So what he’s done is he’s assigned an I.G., an inspector general, to investigate what exactly happened.”]”
One wonders if he’ll suffer the same fate as Gerald Walpin did as IG when he spoke the truth!
You may find this VERY CURIOUS after reading this excerpt:
“[I would like to thank the Mexican and U.S. experts who have worked so hard on this issue. On our side, Secretary Napolitano and I are committed to putting the resources in place to increase our attack on arms trafficking into Mexico.
Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.]”(2)*
Note: All bold font is my highlighting for emphasis
*Of all possible ironies, can you dig this source?
The little kid’s chant of “LIAR, LIAR…PANTS ON FIRE” comes to mind. This is the second coming of the late Jimmy Breslin’s great laugher “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight”.
Can you spell three seats at the defendant’s table for
How do you “crash” a town hall style meeting? You take a page from Obama’s playbook and do it on Twitter and have the questions “culled” out. Silly me, I was always under the impression that the town hall meeting is about everyone getting to voice their opinions and concerns.
Obama, being the socialist coward that he is, tried to pull off a “town hall meeting” on Twitter. Obama figured if he hid behind the teleprompters and monitors he wouldn’t be faced with or have to answer the hard questions. Enter the Republicans. It is reported that Republicans jumped at the chance and flooded the venue with those afore mentioned questions. There were many Republican members of congress that tried to get our questions answered but only one made it past the ones “culling” out questions. The one question that made it to Obama was one from none other than House Speaker John Boehner.
John Boehner asked, “After embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?”
Obama replied with a chuckle and said Boehner’s question was “slightly skewed”.
SKEWED? How is that simple question skewed? A sitting president in what many see as the worst economic times since the Great Depression will not answer that simple question that is on many of American minds. The refusal to answer Boehner’s question proves once again that Obama and his administration are way out of touch with the American people.
While many Americans struggle to stay in their homes or to even keep food on the table to feed their families Obama and his family have been jet setting around the world apologizing and kissing the feet of people that would like to see this great nation fold. Obama never has shifted from campaign mode to business mode since winning the election. I will admit he can take a mound of manure and paint a pretty picture with it in his speeches, but now is not the time for speeches, it is time to fix our economy.
During Obamas run for president he used Facebook with great efficiency as a weapon against the Republican candidate. Social media was key in attaining the younger vote to win the election. We know his playbook, now we just have to be aware when he renames each play.
For Obama’s socialist agenda to succeed our economy must be weak enough that government can start taking over the private sector. He has already started the process with General Motors; we cannot afford to let them take over any more.
If taking back our country requires us to “crash” every event held for Obama then that is what we must do. WAKE UP AND STAND UP AMERICA! Now could be the last chance to save this great nation!
For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how.
Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.
Budgets, spending, cuts, and shutdowns are common words that we read and hear in the news as of late. In these lean economic times, those of us here in the real world have been maintaining a budget for most of our lives. Most of us have faced the hard decisions at least once about which bill will get paid on time and which one will have to wait until our next check.
The thing that has puzzled me since I was young teen and started studying how the government works (or doesn’t work), is how WE THE PEOPLE must live by one set of rules and the government and politicians live and operate by a totally different set of rules. We make cuts to our family budgets while the federal (and state) government continues to spend money even after the account is overdrawn. We sacrifice where we take our family on vacation, if we can take a vacation at all, and the politicians will spend tax money on such things as the study of the flatulence of cows and other livestock.
The Obama family cost us taxpayers over $14 million on their Christmas vacation alone. While most of the nation cut the amount presents they purchased for family members, the Obamas lived it up in beach front houses that WE paid the rent on. The Secret Service had to have the adjacent house of course to protect the first family, again, costing US, THE TAXPAYER the cost involved for them to perform their duty. In this $14 million was also room and board for 24 staff members to stay at the Moana Hotel plus an rental office, rental cars, fuel and other things that are required for the secret service to do their job.
My colleague recently wrote about Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa. The estimated cost of the trip was $700,000 to $800,000, of taxpayer money. U.S. Embassy Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau made it clear that the trip was partially a personal pilgrimage for the first lady. If any of us want to take a personal pilgrimage, finding our roots, or any other reason for such a getaway, we have to pay for it out of our own pocket. We do not get the luxury of raiding the coffers of the taxpayers under the guise of “official business”. What about Michelle’s trip to Spain with her daughter and 40 of her closest friends? The vacation to Martha’s Vineyard that cost taxpayers between $35,000 and $50,000? I personally like the way Andrea Tantaros wrote in The New York Daily News deeming Michelle Obama as the “modern-day Marie Antoinette“. It most certainly seems a fitting title considering the expensive habits of Michelle while the taxpayers struggle to make ends meet.
When the money isn’t coming out of your pocket it is easy to go on vacation. For the rest of us we will just have to decide. Vacation? Or, pay the mortgage.
For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how.
Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.
Have we been thrust back in time by some twist of fate or magical time machine? Surely we have! When last I looked, Barack Obama was President of The United States of America- unfortunately. However, President Bill Clinton has just unveiled his 14 point plan to fix the job crisis we are facing. Shouldn’t this have been something President Obama took charge of, as “leader” of the free world?
Now, we know that President Obama has struggled with his decision making abilities, as we have seen here:
It appears that President Obama has worn out his welcome with President Bush giving him the answers, so now he is turning to President Clinton for the answers.
It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that President Clinton is the one to put out a plan to fix the economy. Now it appears that both Clinton’s have stepped up to the plate to rescue Obama.
It has been reported from a long-time Washington, DC insider that President Obama was reluctant to take out bin Laden, therefore he was overridden by senior military and intelligence officials. This situation has been described as a “coup within the Obama White House”. I would not be surprised if it were in fact Hillary Clinton that led the coup!
The common joke regarding the Clinton presidency is that it was actually HILLARY Clinton, NOT Bill, who made the decisions. I guess things really have not changed much at all, as we witnessed with the Osama bin Laden killing, depicted here:
President Obama has been called “the president who lost Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon”. He and his administration have single-handily allowed the Middle East to become a virtual tinder box with their inability to lead.
History has handed Mr. Obama some pretty big shoes to fill:
Unfortunately, just as is depicted above, he has not been able to fill them. Is it simply a matter of the shoes being too big? Or is it the fact that Obama refuses to take off his blinders and truly look at reality, preferring instead to be “blinded” by his “idealistic” political views?
This author still stands by the fact that President Obama could have gone down in history as the greatest president, even with the vast differences in political views. To quote the previous article:
It frustrates me because there is one man that could have gone down in history as the greatest unifier is instead the greatest divider of all time. Barack Obama has made history. He is the first black man to be President of The United States of America! His life and attitude is living proof of how our actions bring about consequences. Rather than working diligently to unite a country that has been growing more and more divided over the years he is in fact intensifying the division and playing on it from his leadership position. He is outright exploiting every American- black, white, brown, yellow or red.
Instead, there is little doubt that this is how history will remember President Obama:
Jimmy Carter must be eternally grateful to President Obama for knocking him out of his title as The Worst President of The United States of America.
But if we are expecting Mr. Obama to take personal responsibility for anything that has happened on his watch we better think again! We have seen from the 2010mid-term elections that all Barack Obama knows how to do is blame others for what has gone wrong during his presidency:
Now, with Bill Clinton presenting his 14-point plan to get Americans back to work, it truly makes one wonder if Hillary is considering a run for the White House. It is true that she has stated time and time again that this is not going to happen, but one thing history has taught us: politicians cannot be taken at their word.
Only time will tell, as the events leading up to the 2012 election unfold.
Lets’s all stand and give three big cheers for the wun’nerful ah wun’nerful economic accomplishments of the Oba-maniacs, the Obama congress. They dwarf the negative accomplishments of the previous administration and now stand proudly on their own merits.
[Note: drag beaten and battered Bush effigy off political stage… stage-left]
Unemployment (BLS version) as of January 2009 was 7.8%. Now is at 9.1%(1).
Unemployment (real total)* as of January 2009 was 15%(2) . Now is at 21.9%(3) . *The “real total” includes the long-term unemployed who have stopped looking and who have fallen out of the workmen’s compensation extended coverages. In times of continuing economic stress and unemployment the BLS numbers are really meaningless and are used for political cover.
“[The proportion of employed young people is at the lowest level in 60 years. According to the National Journal, the “idleness rate” — the share of Americans younger than 24 neither at work nor in school — is rising, creating “the risk of what Harvard University labor economist Lawrence Katz calls ‘a lost generation.'”
The most troubling aspect of today’s unemployment may be its intractable nature. About 6.2 million Americans, 45 percent of the unemployed, have been jobless for more than six months — the highest rate since (here it comes again) the Great Depression.
The longer a person is unemployed, the harder it is to land a job. The median time to find a job is now, yet again, at a historic high. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly one-third of the unemployed — 4 million people — have been jobless for more than a year.]”(9)
Gross Domestic Product – “To summarize, real per capita GDP is presently declining at an annual rate of -0.29% versus a positive growth rate of 1.15% under the previous administration.”(4)
Value of US dollar against the Euro. Euro as of 2009 was $1.2394USD(5) . Now is 1.4235USD(6) An increase in the exchange value of the Euro representing a 14.8% loss in value for the US $.
Value of US dollar against the Yen(JPN). Yen as of January 2009 was 90.57Y for $1.US(7). Now is 80.19Y(8) .An increase in the exchange value of the Yen representing an 11.4% loss in value for the US $.
The economics of international money values makes the average citizen’s hair follicles hurt in trying to comprehend it, so I’ve simplified it down to a basic relevancy of % loss in dollar value that anyone can understand.
Doing research for this piece I came upon an Annenburg FactCheck report (pictured above) that purports to highlight discrepancies in an email forward. It makes note of relatively ‘minor’ errors, but in updating their report for accuracy they actually support the original email purpose, which I found rather humorous. I’ve posted their “Report Card”, which they proudly describe as such to show how they’ve actually accentuated the negatives about Obama. Thanks for the cordial assist FactCheck.org. in documenting the Obama piss-poor performance for two full years. I’m lovin’ that last statistic on their “Report card”.
Citations available here> http://www.factcheck.org/2011/02/sorry-statistics/
Obama…, he certainly is The One! The one to vote against in 2012.