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Perry, Paul & Huckabee at CPAC 2014

Gen. John Bell Hood, another Texan that could get a crowd moving.

Gen. John Bell Hood, another Texan that could get a crowd moving.

Gen. Robert E. Lee used Texas infantry as his reliable shock troops during the Civil War. If Hood’s division couldn’t drive the Yankees from a position, then no troops could.

Evidently CPAC schedulers are of the same opinion.

On both of the first two days of the conservative conference Texas speakers were used to soften up the crowd for all the speakers that followed.

On Thursday it was Sen. Ted Cruz (R–TX) and on Friday it was Gov. Rick Perry (R–TX).

Perry hit the stage cold to the tune of AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ and did so without anyone to introduce him. Perry is now sporting black nerd glasses that make him look more intellectual without softening him up so much that he looks like pajama boy in the Obamacare ad.

The governor began by stating that on the battlefield of ideas “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” Then there was a long pause, which started to produce debate flashbacks for me, but it proved to be just a slow Internet connection.

Besides being another step on the stairway to political redemption, the speech was a rousing defense of federalism. Perry says for the solution to the problems facing the country we should not look to Washington, but instead we should look to the states that “are laboratories of innovation.”

And the states provide a contrast between two visions. In the blue vision the state “plays an increasing roll in the lives of citizens.” Taxes are high, public employee pensions are out of control and jobs are leaving.

Perry contrasted that smothering philosophy with the red state vision where “freedom of the individual comes first and the reach of government is limited.” There taxes are low, spending is low and opportunity is high.

Then Perry did something surprising. On Friday when Chris Christie spoke the examples were mostly about him and about New Jersey. But that’s not what Perry did. He started off by giving other Republican governors credit for their good ideas and successful records.

He mentioned Nikki Haley in South Carolina, Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Rick Scott in Florida. Then Perry proceeded to list accomplishments particular to each.

Perry was halfway through his speech before he even mentioned Texas. He spoke first of the common denominator among all red state leaders, “Conservative governors who know freedom of the individual must come before the power of the state…the contrast is crystal clear.” He then used an example from the world of transportation. “If you rent a U–Haul to move your company it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin as it does the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State.”

Only then did Perry say, “Let’s pick a large red state, shoot let’s pick Texas” as he began listing his accomplishments. This is one of the reasons Perry is so likable: He doesn’t appear to take himself too seriously. He, in contrast to Obama, is not The Great I Am.

His speech was full of humor, substance and energy. Perry has been on the comeback trail now for two years and he’s making progress. His demeanor and energy level is in marked contrast to that of the disastrous 2012 presidential campaign.

I have no way of knowing if he’s a terror to his staff or if he kicks the family dog, but you certainly can’t tell it from his personal appearances. If it wasn’t for his squishiness on illegals, I’d almost be ready to vote for Perry today.

I can’t say that for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Politically Huckabee is simply George Bush who can tell a joke. There are many things I admire about Huckabee: His faith, his conservative social values and his sense of humor in particular. But as president he would be spending at least as much as Bush and I see no indication that he’s ever seriously considered putting Uncle Sam on a diet.

And speaking of diets, Huckabee’s is evidently not going too well. In stark contrast to his former fit self, now if the occasion arose Huckabee could fill in quite nicely as Chris Christie’s body double.

Huckabee’s speech began on a discordant note. He was given the same 10 minutes as Rick Perry, but he wasted some of the time complaining about only getting 10 minutes. In contrast to Perry’s upbeat and dynamic address, Huckabee came off as slightly petulant.

His speech was structured around a series of “I knows” that included, “I know the IRS is a criminal organization. I know that life begins at conception. I know there’s a God and this nation would not exist if He had not been the midwife of its birth.”

He even obliquely addressed homosexual marriage when he quoted Mrs. Billy Graham who said, “If God does not bring fiery judgment on America, God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Huckabee concluded with a final “I know” that brought back memories of his rocky beginning when he said, “I know my time is up and I must go.”

Diet jokes aside, he simply wasn’t a heavyweight on Day Two and if Huckabee is indeed running for president in 2016 this speech didn’t help his case.

Sen. Rand Paul (R–KY) was the other major league presidential candidate speech of the day. He had double the time allotted to Perry, yet I don’t think his speech had the same impact. They are two entirely different personalities. Paul comes off as somewhat remote and clinical when he speaks. He certainly says the right things and delivers a polished speech, but he doesn’t have the infectious enthusiasm of Rick Perry.

Personally I wonder how many of the reporters who pronounced Chris Christie as rehabilitated after the response to his speech the day before were around for Paul’s. The packed room was on its feet and cheering before the senator could say a word. Christie on the other hand had a much smaller crowd and response was polite until very late in his performance.

Paul’s speech was about liberty but it was also about sending a message to the Mitch McConnells, John McCains, Lindsey Grahams and other establishment RINOs. Paul asked the audience to “Imagine a time when our great country is governed by the Constitution. You may think I’m talking about electing Republicans, but I’m not. I’m talking about electing lovers of liberty.”

“It isn’t good enough to pick the lesser of two equals,” Paul explained. “We must elect men and women of principle and conviction and action who will lead us back to greatness. There is a great and tumultuous battle underway not for the Republican Party but for the entire country.

Then in a challenge to elected leaders and party supporters alike, Paul asked, “The question is will we be bold and proclaim our message with passion or will we be sunshine patriots retreating when we come under fire?”

Paul then focused on the NSA, data mining and the entire security mindset of the government, which he believes is dangerous. He referenced the Sons of Liberty from the Revolution who stood up to King George and predicted, “The Sons of Liberty would today call out to the president. ‘We will not submit. We will not trade our liberty for security. Not now. Not ever.’”

Getting down to cases with an audience that skewed toward youth and tech savvy, Paul explained, “If you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business.”

His other examples of government overreach in the name of security included detention without a trial, individual warrants applied to a class of people, credit card data collection, cell phone metadata and other violations of the 4th Amendment.

The senator stated flatly “Government unrestrained by law becomes nothing short of tyranny.” Then he used Daniel Webster to show the fight for liberty has been an ongoing struggle that must be continued today. “Daniel Webster anticipated our modern day saviors who wish to save us from too much freedom. He wrote: ‘Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It’s hardly too strong to say the Con was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.’”

Paul wasn’t giving so much a speech, as he was Peter the Hermit asking the young people to join in a crusade. He has passionate ideas and beliefs, but Paul’s delivery is simply not as winning as that of Perry. One can be serious without being sepulchral.

It will be very interesting to follow the arc of both campaigns as I see Perry being a bigger threat to Paul than the other Texan, Ted Cruz.

From Russia with Love: Did Putin’s “First Time” Campaign Inspire Obama’s?

Single-minded college age sluts were no doubt riveted by the vaguely homo-erotic account of a tatted tramp manlier than Justin Bieber regaling the world of “her first time” voting for Obama in one of the most disgusting, unpresidential campaign ads, ever. But was the video a sexually transmitted disease caught from Russia?

If you have any teenage daughters in the room, you might want to give them $50 and send them to the mall.

When Michelle Ray linked me to a Russian campaign ad from Vladimir Putin that slutted up the dictator’s 2012 re-election tour, something instantly seemed familiar. I had seen the ad before and knew the meme to be precisely (slap) identical. Being fluent in Russian, I can verify that it is the same idea.

The title of this masterpiece is “Opening women up for their first time.” The video translation of “elect” should be “candidate.” The closing of the ad says: “Putin: First Time — Only for Love.”

And just in case you thought that was a “fluke”:

This one is called “Russian Beauty Describes Her First Time.” The weird phrases “Safe as houses” translates to “solid as a rock.” But wait, the Vladdy Daddy gets even more suggestive:

The phrase in the middle is “Let’s Do It Together.” At the end: “Elections December 4th.” The English-language music is really ironic.

So what’s next for the Obama campaign? We’ve had the war on women, war on dogs, Bane capital, Mitt hates cookies, taxathon, Julia, vote your lady parts, Big Bird, binders full of women, bayonets and horses, and now, a creepy college girl’s “first time” confession. Now, that’s flexibility.

UPDATE: Criminal Investigation Launched in Rep Moran Voter Fraud Scandal

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran’s son and former campaign field director is now the subject of a criminal investigation, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

The investigation has been opened as a result of the James O’Keefe video released yesterday that exposes Patrick Moran aiding an undercover citizen journalist commit voter fraud, including suggesting that the journalist forge utility bills.

Details of the investigation are still forthcoming. No charges have been filed at this time.

To see the video that has the Congressman’s son out of a job, click here.

Houston Obama for America office closed & field director fired after James O’Keefe video investigation into voter fraud! Click here.

More than an isolated incident… OFA campaign staffers in MN laugh off double voting, video.

Ripped from the Inbox: Obama Campaign Emails

H/T Breitbart

Need a good laugh? This video will serve you well!

YouTube Description:

http://www.92YAmericanConversation.org | Have you noticed a trend in campaign emails this year? Particularly from President Obama? BuzzFeed and many others have so we took the next logical step and did a dramatic reenactment using real lines from Obama campaign emails. With the help of our friends at Comedy Central’s Indecision, we co-produced this video featuring the comic talent of Giulia Rozzi, Will Hines, Sasheer Zamata and Chris Principe.


Obama SuperPAC Paid 169K to Promote Romney Cancer Ad Online

Monday afternoon when President Obama made a surprise visit in front of the press, he was asked about a now infamous ad from a pro-Obama SuperPAC that links Mitt Romney to the death of a woman with cancer. When asked about the ad, Obama tried to downplay the severity of the accusation by saying, “it ran once.”

“I don’t think that Governor Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad,” said Obama. “But keep in mind this is an ad that I didn’t approve, I did not produce, and as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once.”

But while President Obama said that it only ran once on television, according to a Senior Republican media strategist, the Obama SuperPAC has paid at least $169,047 to promote the Youtube video of the ad online.

“YouTube has a video analytics tool that allows you to determine the number of views per video through advertising,” the media strategist explains. “If you have the number of views that a video has obtained through advertising, the only question is how much they paid. Cellar is $0.35 per view and ceiling is around a dollar $1.00 per view. Therefore, the cost estimate we have developed per view is really very conservative because we went with $0.35 per view.”

He provides us with this chart:


Basically, it only ran once on television, but the outrageous ad continues to circulate online.


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Bill Whittle Cites “1001 Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama” in Firewall Video

Bill Whittle, one of my favorite conservative commentators, gave a generous mention of 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama in the July 17th edition of his video series “Firewall.” The first installment was originally entitled “1001 Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama,” but the irony was difficult to convey on New Media outlets so the title was later changed. Bill Whittle helps me out with that.

I appreciate the shout-out, as it is Whittle’s Firewall that is one of my inspirations for doing the video series “1001 Reasons” beginning this August: 101 days of 1001 reasons, with references, refutations, and context.

Stay tuned to CDN for the video series this fall.

1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Closing Arguments

The following points have been demonstrated and documented over the course of the previous posts:

  1. President Obama was elected in part due to a deceptive media that failed to properly vet an obviously radical president.
  2. Candidate Obama had a lengthy left-wing track voting record compiled from his days as a state senator and U.S. Senator, although the mainstream media worked in concert to portray him to the American people as “moderate.”
  3. The president was demonstrably and clearly a member of the socialist New Party in Illinois. Socialism is not compatible with constitutionally limited government.
  4. Candidate Obama had a number of scandalous associations, including with Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, and many others, which were shrugged away or swept under the rug by by the media.
  5. Candidate Obama promised that he would “fundamentally transform” the country five days before his election. It is not the role of the United States president to unilaterally impose his preferences on millions of citizens.
  6. Before coming to office, he frequently condemned Bush for his war policies; and then as president, he voted for the Patriot Act twice without revision, claimed he has the right to detain and assassinate U.S. citizens, and allowed the use of spy drones over domestic soil.
  7. Obama lied frequently and egregiously about what he would do as president. The future president promised he would cut deficits, go line-by-line through wasteful legislation, bring more transparency to government, and end the wars in a timely fashion. Yet he has not been held accountable by the mainstream media for these lies.
  8. Obama the candidate used soaring and empty rhetoric to woo a nation sick of partisanship. But he betrayed this lofty tone a number of times, such as by referring to Republicans as “enemies,” rhetorically saying he would bring a gun to a knife fight, and that he wanted supporters to “get in people’s faces.”
  9. Obama has engaged in class warfare politics foreign to this country’s history. He has attempted to pit rich against poor, and middle class against both, instead of underlining the capitalist truth that we can all prosper together through hard work.
  10. The future president promised he would work with the Republicans in a bi-partisan fashion. But along with the Democrat-led Congress, he would force legislation through with little or no consequential input from GOP representatives.
  11. The economic crisis that put Obama over the top was caused by bad fiscal practices such as forcing banks to make loans to subprime borrowers and the government insuring mortgages. There is no serious way of avoiding the fact that the government created perverse incentives and moral hazard with its mortgage lending regulations and policies.
  12. President Obama would blame Bush for the situation he was put in on numerous occasions. But Obama would go on to double down on virtually every major Bush policy; including bailouts, stimulus, big healthcare programs, and war policies.
  13. The president has spent more money than any president over four years, while racking up more debt than all previous presidents combined. This money has to be paid back at interest by us and our children, one way or another.
  14. Obama has been one of the most corrupt presidents in history. Trillions in taxpayer money has been doled out by Obama in politically partisan fashion to unions, non-profit organizations, corporations, banks, and other campaign contributors.
  15. Meanwhile, the spontaneously arising tea party, which objected to such shameless theft from hard-working producers and redistribution to the corrupt and non-working, were marginalized by the president, vilified by the Democrat Party without objection by Obama, and even called a foul-mouthed epithet by the president himself.
  16. The president would go on to support the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, a group of feckless criminals and aimless rabble-rousers whom he “empathized” with, even though he had been one of the major underwriters of Wall Street’s reckless practices.
  17. Obama shamelessly pandered to unions, blacks, hispanics, women and every other known subsection of the American public even after he was elected president, whose office is meant to represent the interests of the entire country as a whole.
  18. After becoming president, Obama has endlessly remained in campaign mode, pausing only to act like a uniter at politically opportune times, such as after the Gabriel Giffords shooting.
  19. He came to office with the slogan “Hope and Change,” and at the end of his presidency, has shamelessly carried out a negative re-election campaign.
  20. Although he has been hyped as one of the greatest orators in presidential history, Obama has a lengthy history of gaffes and awkward pauses.
  21. Obama has been touted as one of the smartest presidents ever, with little record to verify it, and without any demonstrable results to prove it.
  22. The president has acted extremely incompetently at times; most visibly after the BP oil spill, which he let languish for forty days as he rhetorically used it as an issue to demonstrate the supposed wisdom of his environmental policies. Once he decided to act, the leak was stopped within a few days.  The BP oil spillage then quickly resolved itself by dissipating into the Gulf of Mexico.
  23. Obama would defy the rule of law repeatedly, acting more like he had been coronated Tsar than elected president. Disregarding a Louisiana judge’s ruling against the unilaterally imposed moratorium on offshore drilling is but one obvious example. Strong-arming BP to set up a victim’s fund in violation of due process rights is a related offense.
  24. The president would then appoint numerous radical, virtually unconfirmable “czars” to head various executive posts and initiatives in violation of Senatorial advise and consent. Many of these czars, like Julius Genachowski at FCC, would operate in defiance of legislatively passed laws.
  25. The president then ignored the Constitution on several other matters, such as by making a recess appointment when the Senate was not in recess, which is explicitly forbidden by the Constitution.
  26. The president would then bully countless businesses and organizations, meanwhile touting a “bullying” campaign in our schools. A prominent example among many is the NLRB’s blocking of a Boeing plant to be built in right-to-work South Carolina.
  27. President Obama pressured the CEO of GM to resign and then put a political hack in his place. It is not the proper role of the president to act like CEO of the country.
  28. Obama postured as if he would be a post-racial president as a candidate, but then his lapdogs proceeded to inflame race relations, making them worse than they have been in decades.
  29. Candidate Obama ran as a blank slate candidate that the public could project their hopes onto and ended up being an extremely partisan president that engages in sleazy politics.
  30. The president set up a number of websites that encouraged Americans to spy on and snitch on one another to the government.
  31. He has called out private citizens by name in order to castigate them, such as talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
  32. He has deceptively used private citizens to make anecdotal arguments for policies. One example is the case of Democrat political operative Sandra Fluke.
  33. President Obama has refused to forthrightly and expeditiously release commonplace records to the public, keeping them secret and attacking anyone who seeks more information as a ‘conspiracy theorist.’
  34. Obama claimed that he “would not rest” until he accomplished several policy goals (which were never accomplished), but then took lavish vacations and went golfing a record number of times for a president.
  35. The president has demagogued about the ‘shared sacrifice’ and ‘skin in the game’ he expected of Americans, but has lived like a king on the taxpayer dime, like outrageously flying in a pizza chef to make him pizza.
  36. Obama has schmoozed with celebrities and appeared numerous times on talk shows to engage in shameless self-promotion, which is noticeably unbecoming of the presidency and lowers the dignity of the office.
  37.  The president has used funding of the arts to engage in political propaganda.
  38. He has promulgated a cult of personality that has led to children singing odes to his name in school, which he has fed by giving personal messages to children reinforced by Department of Education issued questionnaires.
  39. His environmental agenda has consisted in constant and endless fearmongering about supposed “manmade climate change,” which has reinforced his program of gaining a regulatory stranglehold over energy production and industry.
  40. Obama and his cadres have bald-faced bragged about intentionally making electricity prices “skyrocket” and driving coal companies out of business.
  41. President Obama has in numerous ways worked to erode U.S. sovereignty in deference to unelected and unaccountable UN bodies, Quangos, and INGOs. He backed a cap-and-trade scheme that would have seen trillions of money laundered through the UN and political cronies’ hands; his financial appointees have mulled a global currency to be administered by the IMF (which was recently headed by a socialist); he has called for ratification of a restrictive small arms treaty; supports the Law of the Seas Treaty;, and has advocated other sovereignty-infringing treaties.
  42. In violation of the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Act, President Obama has committed troops to military actions without reporting to Congress; and he has justified such action by appeal to international bodies like NATO. In addition, he has committed U.S. troops and hardware to carry out missions in various countries in Africa, such as Libya; as well as in Yemen and Pakistan, among other sovereign nations.
  43. President Obama has cordially and in unseemly fashion courted various socialist despots, Islamist dictators, and authoritarian heads of state.
  44. He has on a number of occasions bowed to foreign heads of state in a manner violating foreign policy protocol and besmirching national dignity.
  45. He has insulted our allies Britain and Israel by giving foreign leaders inappropriate gifts and inexcusably flaunted etiquette in high level meetings.
  46. When the Iranian people needed a world leader to visibly support their struggle for freedom and democratic accountability, Obama was nowhere to be found. The president claimed he did not want to meddle in Iran’s internal politics.
  47. When Honduras removed its burgeoning socialist dictator from power, Obama not only misrepresented the legal action to remove Zelaya as a “coup,” he instructed the State Department to punish Honduras by withholding foreign aid.
  48. When the Arab Spring movement caught fire in the Middle East, Obama interjected himself into Egyptian politics to help remove authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak from office. After his intervention, Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and worse rose to power.
  49. The president has repeatedly and inexplicably made conciliatory gestures towards Russia, which has repaid his “flexibility” with hostile foreign policy actions around the world.
  50. President Obama has continued to borrow far and away what the country can afford to repay from the communist regime of China, strengthening an ideological adversary at the American people’s expense.
  51. The president has continued to prop our foreign adversaries that rely heavily on oil revenue by intentionally hamstringing the country’s ability to fulfill its own energy needs, particularly through environmental regulations.
  52. He has reduced the full faith and credit of the United States by enacting no policies to avoid a reduction in our sovereign credit rating from AAA to AA+.
  53. He has slashed the military capability and might of the United States by reducing its troops levels and cutting funding while expanding its responsibilities.
  54. His generals’ restrictive military orders in Afghanistan and the president’s demoralizing rhetoric about not seeking “victory” have contributed to a doubling of military casualties in that country.
  55. The president has politicized the military through advancing a gay agenda that has nothing to do with military effectiveness and by introducing a dangerous and symbolic conversion to biofuels in the U.S. Navy.
  56. The president has hypocritically chided the American people for not obeying certain environmental imperatives, meanwhile violating nearly every one of such admonishments personally.
  57. The president and the first lady have harassed the American people to consume food according to “healthy” guidelines, while personally violating their own guidelines constantly.
  58. The government has been spending taxpayer money to promote the supposed benefits of its own policies.
  59. The government has been subsidizing “non-profit” organizations whose often controversial goals do not represent the American people’s interest as a whole.
  60. President Obama passed a healthcare law that is an affront to religious freedom, since it compels religious institutions to violate their members’ conscience by promoting and funding contraception and abortions.
  61. The president lied about no public funding going towards abortion in his healthcare law.
  62. He also ‘lied’ about the healthcare law not being applicable to illegal immigrants.
  63. The president’s signature healthcare law has also been exposed in the courts to be likely unconstitutional and should be struck down as such. The healthcare law is a flagrant violation of individual rights, as it demands that the citizen engage in commerce, and puts the life and health of every man, woman, and child in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats.
  64. The president has imposed billions of dollars in regulatory burdens upon companies and small businesses.
  65. He has done nothing about the U.S.’ highest corporate tax rates in the world, driving overseas much-needed jobs.
  66. The president imposed a number of tax increases that impact the lower and middle class.
  67. He also deceptively raised taxes after his next election year to pay for “Obamacare.”
  68. Obamacare did not and will not lower healthcare costs in any way, shape, matter, or form, although it was touted as such.
  69. His massive program threatens to fundamentally alter the relationship of government to the citizenry; effectively transforming people into wards of the state and political subjects.
  70. The government used Americans’ money to bail out foreseeably failing  European nations without repercussion.
  71. The president’s administration has leaked intelligence secrets to the press for seemingly political reasons.
  72. One of the worst political scandals in U.S. history, a gun-running scheme that resulted in hundreds of deaths known as “Operation Fast & Furious,” which carried implications for gun law arguments, transpired on Obama’s watch without accountability for the highest officials implicated.
  73. The president has warped the economic infrastructure of the nation by directing productive activity away from consumer demand and towards fulfilling government orders and initiatives. The billions in green energy funding has resulted in little more than waste, corruption, and crowding out in the marketplace.
  74. President Obama has done nothing about the ponderous social welfare programs whose unsustainable debt financing threatens to bankrupt the nation within a generation.
  75. The president and his party have demonized any who seek to seriously and responsibly address the nation’s real problems as “terrorists,” “extremists,” “hostage takers,” and worse.
  76.  Although required by law to pass a budget each fiscal year, the president and his party have not passed a budget in over 1,000 days.
  77. Both the president and his party have subsequently blamed their opposition party as “obstructionist,” even though the Democrats control two-thirds of the branches of government.
  78. The president appointed political partisans to the Supreme Court who have Constitutionally questionable legal rationales. Justice Elena Kagan is ruling on the constitutionality of a healthcare law that she officially advocated for instead of recusing herself from hearing the case.
  79. The president not only failed to uphold the territorial integrity of the United States by forcefully opposing illegal immigration, but he has legally attacked states that have sought to do so.
  80. His Justice Department has fought states that are taking measures to prevent voter fraud in the upcoming national election, arguing speciously that checking for voter’s citizenship is “racist.”
  81. Previously, the same Justice department refused to protect the voting rights of citizens on racial grounds.
  82. The Obama campaign has contracted with Internet companies to engage in widespread data mining in order to construct political profiles of prospective voters.
  83. Candidate Obama one time boasted about wanting a “civilian national security force” just as well-funded and equipped as the United States military. Of course, such a concept is hostile to Constitutionally limited government and any domestic standing army would become a permanent threat to civil liberties if it were to be established.
  84. The Department of Homeland Security issued a report on “right-wing extremist” groups that included potential threats as Constitutional government proponents, Ron Paul supporters, and returning veterans.
  85. The  Obama campaign has consistently smeared its opponents as racists, misogynists, and other kinds of bigots, without proof. He has constantly provoked a political atmosphere of incivility.
  86. In addition, the president and his advocates constantly frame him as the victim, even though he is the most powerful man in the world.
  87. The Transportation Security Administration under Obama has humiliated and denigrated hundreds of passengers, including women and children, all in the name of “political correctness.”
  88. Terrorist actions have occurred on American soil under Obama; although his administration has changed nomenclature or simply ignored terrorist events to suggest they didn’t actually take place. The Fort Hood massacre is one such example.
  89. The president has interjected himself into local political and news matters to exploit them for partisan purposes.
  90. President Obama noticeably lacks patriotism when it comes to celebrating national holidays, showing reverence for the military, and touting American exceptionalism. He has skipped several veteran’s or patriotic events or has celebrated them in spurious, non-symbolic fashion.
  91. The president has ideologically attacked the economic and political foundations of the country, referring to them in some cases as “failed theories.” He has stated that the Constitution is “deeply flawed,” for one example.
  92. Obama does not openly and consistently endorse the Constitutional foundations of this country; namely, individual rights, liberty, and limited government. Instead, he emphasizes collectivist principles laudable in society and conflates them with the role of government.
  93. President Obama has failed to articulate a clear vision for the country. This is presumably because he has a hidden agenda and is managing things on a day-to-day basis pragmatically as he gains power.
  94. The president brazenly and intentionally confuses the accumulation of state power with “progress” in the public mind.
  95. The American public has been barraged since the inception of the Obama administration with a number of petty outrages and distractions to frustrate the coalescence of opposition to any one particular policy.
  96. He has not given the public ample time to debate or provide feedback on proposed policies.
  97. The president championed his healthcare proposal for nearly a year before the Democrat Congress forced it down an opposing public’s throats.
  98. President Obama has insulted other branches of government while carrying out official duties; such as by condemning the Supreme Court for a decision during his State of the Union address.
  99. The executive branch has centralized an unprecedented amount of power; often at the expense of the legislature and the states.
  100. The President has clearly failed to uphold his Oath of Office by knowingly and willfully refusing to steadfastly preserve, protect, and defend The Constitution of the United States.
  101. And finally… none of the previous thousand reasons to vote against Barack Obama has a single, solitary thing to do with the fact that he is black.

This is the tenth and final post in this series.


Kyle Becker blogs at RogueGovernment, and can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1. He writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker, Misfit Politics, and OwntheNarrative, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk shows at OTNN. He holds an M.A. in International Studies and is an advanced PhD. student in Political Science.

1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Mitt Match-up Edition

  1. President Obama is a cigarette smoker who has failed to quit. Mitt Romney is not a smoker.
  2. Obama visibly drank alcohol on several occasions while in office. Romney does not drink alcohol. Or coffee. No one is quite sure what he drinks.
  3. In one of his many biographies, Obama confessed to using pot and a little blow. Mitt Romney does not like it when his neighbors smoke pot on the beach. And get off his lawn.
  4. Mitt Romney was once said to have hired illegal immigrants, but he only hired a landscaping company that employed illegals.  Barack Obama directly hired hundreds of illegal aliens at taxpayer expense.
  5. Mitt Romney was slammed in a Washington Post hit piece for hazing a student who turned out to be gay. Barack Obama admits to having shoved around a girl while in school.
  6. Barack Obama confessed to eating dog in his biography Dreams from My Father. Mitt Romney likes his steak medium rare.
  7. The Obamas enjoy attacking fast food chains. Mitt Romney enjoys making fast food chains profitable.
  8. After berating Americans about unhealthy food habits, Michelle Obama ordered a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate shake from the Shake Shack, while Obama scarfed down wieners at a sausage fest. Mitt Romney doesn’t like cookies.
  9. When throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, Obama noticeably threw like a girl. At age six, Mitt could already hit a baseball further than the current president.
  10. While throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game, Obama wore both a White Sox hat and a Nationals jersey and drew unmistakable boos. When Mitt Romney wears a Red Sox jersey, he wears only a Red Sox jersey.
  11. When throwing out the first pitch at an All-Star game, after being warned by Albert Pujols “not to bounce it,” he decides to wear mom jeans. On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney wears Dockers (and he requires his staff to do likewise).
  12. During an interview with Bob Costas, Obama mispronounced Comiskey Park as “Kaminsky Park.” Romney not only goes to Fenway Park, he knows how to say it.
  13. It is not clear whether or not Barack Obama knows how to properly throw a football. Mitt Romney not only knows how to play football, he doesn’t wear shades and a baseball cap while doing it.
  14. The president bicycles with a helmet that would make Urkel blush. Mitt Romney digs motorcycles.
  15. Barack Obama goes shirtless as he takes long walks on the beach. Mitt Romney has magic underwear.
  16. Obama likes to pick NCAA tournament brackets. Romney likes to pick winning stocks.
  17. Obama can be shown to dye his hair black and gray as desired. Mitt Romney has an immaculately manicured coif that shines with the sheen of a silver fox.
  18. The president has played over 1650 holes of golf while in office. Romney doesn’t go to the golf course often, because one time he did and he was arrested for sliding on big blocks of ice.
  19. No one even knows Mitt Romney’s golf handicap. Barack Obama’s handicap is he doesn’t know how to create jobs.
  20. When Mitt Romney goes bowling, he rolls strikes. Obama bowled a 37 over seven frames before quitting.
  21. Barack Obama cracked an insensitive joke about the Special Olympics. Mitt Romney helped turn around the actual Olympics.
  22. Obama gets pizza chefs delivered from St. Louis. Romney delivers pizza to firefighters.
  23. President Obama holds beer summits. Mitt Romney holds jobs summits with small business owners.
  24. Mitt Romney will likely get the vote of Chuck Norris. Barack Obama will get the votes of the kinds of folks Chuck Norris used to kill. Just by thinking about them.
  25. Mitt Romney’s wife is a hard-working, cancer-surviving mother of five children. Barack Obama’s wife once got paid a six figure salary for a mail-in job on a hospital board.
  26. Barack Obama’s VP is Joe Biden. Mitt Romney’s VP will not be Joe Biden.
  27. When Barack Obama does a speech, he uses a teleprompter. When Mitt Romney gives a speech, he uses Brylcreem.
  28. Mitt Romney’s real first name is Willard. Barack Obama’s middle name is “Hussein.”
  29. The name of Mitt Romney’s mom is Lenore. The name of Barack Obama’s mom is Stanley.
  30. Barack Obama’s father was a womanizing Kenyan marxist. Mitt Romney’s dad was a union-friendly governor of Michigan.
  31. Obama’s idea of community service is shaking down banks and agitating for radical causes. Mitt Romney’s idea of community service is doing charity work overseas.
  32. Mitt Romney’s idea of missionary work is promoting the faith of the Mormon Church. Barack Obama’s idea of missionary work involves Mrs. Obama and won’t be discussed on this blog.
  33. Barack Obama cracks lewd jokes about Michelle Obama “doesn’t go all the way down” on her pushups. Mitt Romney doesn’t think there’s anything funny about not going all the way down on pushups, and if anyone on his campaign does it during morning PT, he has to sleep on the campaign bus.
  34. Mitt Romney gives away pocketfuls of cash to jobless campaign volunteers. Barack Obama gives away presidential medals of freedom to known Marxist leaders like Dolores Huerta.
  35. Barack Obama’s idea of “change” is turning a prosperous free country into a hyper-regulated basketcase. Mitt Romney’s idea of change  is the wad of twenties in his pocket.
  36. After his father died, Mitt Romney gave away his entire inheritance to the BYU scholarship fund. Barack Obama gave away a bust of Winston Churchill that was a gift from England.
  37. Barack Obama once gifted a boxed set of DVDs to Prime Minister Gordon Brown that was not even formatted correctly. Mitt Romney has never seen The Wizard of Oz, due to its hidden socialist undertones.*
  38. Obama gave an iPod to Queen Elizabeth loaded with his “greatest” speeches.  Mitt Romney’s iPod doesn’t have his own speeches; more like country rock and Americana.
  39. Barack Obama likes to give shout outs to politically motivated and foul-mouthed gangsta rappers. Mitt Romney doesn’t listen to hip hop.
  40. When he was younger, Barack Obama’s idol was Saul Alinsky. Mitt Romney’s idol was Jesus Christ.
  41. Barack Obama holds onto politically partisan hacks like Eric Holder too long because he doesn’t like to fire his fellow Democrats. Because he lives in the world of reality, Mitt Romney likes the ability to fire incompetent workers.
  42. Say what you want about Mitt Romney’s vacations, at least they don’t cost America’s taxpayers millions.
  43. Obama’s slogan “Forward” has a rich history of socialist usage. Mitt Romney’s slogan “Believe in America,” despite MSNBC’s idiotic assertions, has nothing to do with the KKK.
  44. Mitt Romney rightly called the Occupy Movement “dangerous” as it piled up over 6,000 arrests. Barack Obama called it “the reason I ran for office.”
  45. Barack Obama “empathizes” with the Occupiers. Mitt Romney empathizes with the unemployed looking for a full-time job.
  46. Mitt  calls the auto bailout “tragic,” as it has led to a $16 billion loss for taxpayers. Obama claims that the auto bailouts “worked.”
  47. While Mitt slams Obama for the disastrous economy, the president thinks the private sector’s “doing just fine.”
  48. Mitt Romney warns America about a “government-run economy.” Barack Obama fears a market-run economy.
  49. The last time Mitt Romney dined with the Chinese was at Szechuan Palace. The last time Obama dined with the Chinese, he begged the commie-run government to buy up more of our debt.
  50. When Mitt thinks of “AAA,” he laments the decline in our S&P credit ratings. When Obama thinks “AAA,” he recalls an auto club he once joined.
  51. Mitt Romney sometimes forgets the keys to his Ford Mustang. Barack Obama “sometimes forgets” the magnitude of the recession the country’s been in.
  52. When Romney hears about the “New Black Panthers,” he intuitively thinks about booking a family trip to the Franklin Park Zoo. When Obama hears about the New Black Panthers, he checks his dayrunner to see if he has time for a speaking engagement.
  53. The in-the -tank media are investigating if Mitt Romney gave away free subs to court voters in Wisconsin. The same media could care less if there were free subs patrolling the waters of the Atlantic seaboard.
  54. Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Navy named vessels after disgraced Democrat Jack Murtha, civil rights champion Medgar Evers, and leftist labor leader Cesar Chavez. Mitt Romney obviously named his son Taggart for an Atlas Shrugged character.
  55. Mitt Romney once defied the state of Massachusetts by insisting he can put whatever stickers on his boat he wants. Barack Obama’s wife wants to “sponsor” an all-female boat in the Navy, whatever that means.
  56. Contrary to popular misconception, Mitt Romney’s favorite game is not Etch-a-Sketch, it is Monopoly (with real money). Barack Obama’s favorite game is crushing the hopes and dreams of small business owners.
  57. Under Mitt Romney’s governorship with the Democrat-dominated Massachusetts legislature, it became more expensive to go ice skating, register a boat, or get a duplicate driver’s license. Under Obama, it became more expensive to breathe.
  58. Barack Obama’s idea of “stimulus” is to blow hundreds of billions on an economic program that fails by its own measures. Mitt Romney’s idea of “stimulus” is to cut taxes and expenses for businesses so people can get back to work.
  59. When Barack Obama gives a speech, he stops to listen to his “God echo.”  Mitt Romney has never heard a “God echo” — perhaps one time in church.
  60. As head of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney advised struggling companies to lay off a few thousand workers to keep afloat. As head of the United States, Obama’s economic policies have seen through the loss of over 5 million jobs.
  61. Mitt Romney supports drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Obama supports sky-high gas prices.
  62. Barack Obama believes in fairy tales like manmade climate change and supported taxing the world economy via cap-and-trade. Mitt Romney opposes regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as ThinkProgress laments.
  63. Mitt Romney concedes that liquid coal is a viable form of energy. Barack Obama’s approach to coal is to destroy the industry.
  64. Romney withdrew Massachusetts from the carbon-regulatory regime RGGI. Obama’s science czar John Holdren would like to see such a scheme implemented on a “planetary” scale.
  65. Obama collects Spiderman and Conan the Barbarian comics. Mitt Romney collects struggling businesses before turning them around.
  66. Barack was known as “O’bomber” in high school (thankfully, for his basketball shooting skills).  Willard “Mitt” Romney has affectionately been called “Mittens.”
  67. Barack Obama won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of Dreams from My Father. Mitt Romney has a Grammy – her name is Anna.
  68. Barack Obama has read every Harry Potter book. Mitt Romney has read every known book on executive management.*
  69. Obama kept a pet ape named TaTa while in Indonesia. Mitt Romney has never owned an ape, and certainly wouldn’t name one for a part of the women’s anatomy.
  70. Before going more with an everyman’s look, Mitt Romney used to don suits from Nordstrom’s. Barack Obama wears suits from some designers, including a guy named Marx.
  71. Barack Obama’s secret service codename is “Renegade.” Mitt Romney’s codename is alternately “Javelin” or Iceman.
  72. Obama has his hair cut once a week by Zariff the barber for $21. Mitt Romney has never cut his hair, it always remains perfect.
  73. President Obama owns four identical pairs of size 11 shoes. Mitt Romney owns 400 pairs of identical shoes, matching black jacket, black pants, and starched white shirts.*
  74. Mitt Romney’s favorite novel is Battlefield Earth, a novel set in 3000 featuring aliens with bad breath and intergalactic bankers who collect on a bad debt. Barack Obama’s favorite novel is Moby Dick, a tome about a mad fisherman’s quest to slay a white whale.
  75. Mitt Romney’s favorite film is O Brother, Where Are Thou?, which is based on the Odyssey and set in 1930s southern America. Barack Obama’s favorite film is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a film based on a borderline crazy man’s experience in an insane asylum.
  76. When Obama likes a musician, like Bob Dylan, he gives him a presidential medal of freedom. Mitt Romney buys their CD.
  77. Barack Obama stands 6’1. Mitt Romney is 6’2 (6’4 if you count his hair).
  78. Barack Obama can’t stand ice cream. Mitt Romney personally scoops ice cream for his supporters.
  79. For Mitt and Ann Romney’s first date, they went to see the soaring musical The Sound of Music. For Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, they went to see Spike Lee’s racial tensions flick Do the Right Thing.
  80. Barack Obama applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar in college, but was turned down by the all-female panel. Mitt Romney looks too perfect to be an Abercrombie & Fitch model.
  81. Barack Obama switched to a Ford Hybrid from a Chrysler 300 C during his campaign (before his presidential ride became The Beast). Mitt Romney owns many cars, including a Ford Mustang and a number of SUVs, and he doesn’t apologize for them.
  82. Obama said he would liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician. Mitt Romney would have liked to have been a successful businessman.
  83. Obama said, ““Like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning.” Romney would like it.
  84. Barack Obama said “I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” Mitt Romney thinks that when you get off your behind and work, it’s good for everybody.
  85. Obama actually said, ““In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.” Mitt Romney has warned repeatedly about the ruinous course of the European welfare state.
  86. President Obama said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times…” Mitt Romney actually thinks you can.
  87. Mitt Romney was almost arrested in Utah for merely saying  the f-word when he insists he said “H-E-double hockey sticks.” President Obama once blasted his staff after an unsavory meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu by yelling, “What the f*** was that?!?”
  88. Mitt Romney took no salary as Massachusetts Governor or president of the Olympics in Salt Lake City. Barack Obama took no salary for all those jobs he didn’t do.
  89. Mitt Romney is the author of No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. Barack Obama is probably the author of a children’s book.
  90. Romney promises to “rebuild the foundations of the American economy on the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation.” Obama will fail to build our nation’s future on the backs of our children with unlimited government spending, unending debt, and rampant corruption.
  91. On Mitt Romney’s campaign site, he states that he wants to cut red tape and cites that, “Regulations function as a hidden tax on Americans, with the federal government’s own Small Business Administration placing the price tag at $1.75 trillion annually.” Barack Obama has exploded regulations in the nation, leading to tens of billions in additional bureaucratic burdens.
  92. Governor Romney expanded gun rights in liberal Massachusetts and is an NRA member. President Obama has been hostile to gun ownership and on a questionnaire supported the ban of handguns and assault rifles.
  93. Candidate Romney has said straight up that, “Producing more domestic energy would create good jobs and bolster local economies.” Before becoming elected, Obama said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Even without cap and trade, they have anyway.
  94. Mitt Romney believes Russia is a “destabilizing force on the world stage.” A concessionary Barack Obama once assured Dmitry Medvedev that “after my election I will have more flexibility” to yield to Russian interests.
  95. Romney advocates “smaller, smarter, simpler government.” Obama wants to hire even more government employees.
  96. Governor Romney once signed off on the individual mandate to carry health insurance. President Obama signed legislation that would force a similar program onto all Americans, regardless of what their state legislatures vote on it.
  97. Mitt Romney says unabashedly that “Israel is the United States’ closest ally in the Middle East and a beacon of democracy and freedom in the region.” Obama’s mixed record on Israel has left many Jews questioning if he’s really “got their back.”
  98. Mitt Romney believes it is unacceptable for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon. Barack Obama did nothing to promote a benign democratization push in Iran at the most opportune time.
  99. On the jobs front, Mitt Romney supports “free enterprise, free choice, and free speech.” Barack Obama supports what Mitt Romney calls the “government-centered society.”
  100. Mitt Romney is not Barack Obama.

This is the ninth in a ten part series. Continued here.


*That is a complete joke.

1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama — Part VIII

  1. The website “Fight the Smears” denied that President Obama was a part of the socialist New Party while in Illinois. Another lie.
  2. Investigator Stanley Kurtz revealed new evidence from the Wisconsin Historical Society that corroborates that not only was Obama a member of the New Party, he signed a pledge that he would publicly support and associate himself with the Democrat Socialist of America-affiliated party while in office.
  3. During the Governor Walker recall stand-off, President Obama “tweeted present” prior to a humiliating loss for the Democrats.
  4. President Obama drew laughs from a LGBT Leadership Council fund-raiser in Beverly Hills by making an apparent fellatio-related double entendre that “Michelle didn’t go all the way down”… on her pushups.
  5. At another fundraiser, Obama joked that Clooney had been airbrushed out of the picture that made the “Hope” poster, and that this was the first and last time that would ever happen. Not a true story, however.
  6. In a recent report on the supposed 3 million “green jobs” manufactured under the Obama administration, all manner of positions, from garbageman to used clothing salesman to school bus driver were counted.
  7. In an article that was published on the Huffington Post, Republican Darrell Issa cited that $100 billion had been spent on “green jobs,” leading to little more than mounting debt.
  8. Issa provided the following dismal statistics regarding the green jobs training program: “Equipped with $500 million to fund ‘green’ worker training for 124,893 people, the IG [Inspector General] found they have only trained 52,762 (42 percent of the target), and only 8,035 actually got jobs (10 percent of the target). Of those, only 1,033 (two percent of the target) have kept their jobs longer than 6 months.”
  9. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is also unilaterally changing the way jobs numbers are counted that will make it more difficult for journalists and economists to make timely assessments of their veracity, according to the transparency advocated Sunshine in Government.
  10. The BLS is also forcing journalists to report on economic data using government-issued computers.
  11. As noted in a Forbesarticle, a number of radicals have turned against Obama, calling him everything from a “psychopath” to a “megalomaniac” and arguing that he is little different than Bush.
  12. Famous left-wing academic Noam Chomsky once said that Obama is worse than Bush.
  13. Two of Obama’s close left-wing associates, Herb and Marion Sandler, were pioneers of the “option ARM” mortgage, which leads relatively poor people into mortgages whose interest payments they cannot ultimately afford.
  14. The Obama administration had direct contacts with the secretive left-wing billionaire summit “Democracy Alliance,” held at the posh Biltmore Hotel and chocked full of radical activists.
  15. Among Obama’s top bundlers is disgraced former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine.
  16. Although Obama couldn’t say that the goal of the mission in Afghanistan was “victory,” he named one of his campaign funds the Obama Victory Fund.
  17. While the AP ran a story whispering in hushed tones about Romney’s secret billionaire financiers, Forbes disclosed a number of billionaire bundlers doing likewise for Obama.
  18. This does not even include the Super-PAC funding of billionaires like George Soros, who can contribute unlimited sums to such campaign vehicles due to the “infamous” Citizens United ruling.
  19. Republican candidate Mitt Romney outfundraised Obama in May $76 million to $60 million.
  20. In May 2012, apparently haven’t learn the key economics lesson of his term, Obama proposes another multi-billion dollar slush fund stimulus program.
  21. As CBS reported, real inflation is not the modest 3.1% reported by the government, but a cumbersome 8%.
  22. Gas prices were up 103.77% under Obama in just two years.
  23. This is a bigger gas price increase than under Jimmy Carter.
  24. Gas prices have soared despite Obama releasing 30 billion barrels from its strategic petroleum reserve.
  25. Obama approved of $1.78 per gallon subsidy for corn ethanol fuel.
  26. As Reutersreported, Obama blamed others for high gasoline prices.
  27. When speaking on the economy, Obama made the revealing gaffe that he thought the economy was “doing just fine.”
  28. Former Obama adviser Stever Rattner appeared on MSNBC and disputed the president’s comment that the economy was “doing just fine.”
  29. After the phrase blew up in his face, he walked the comment back.
  30. Just a month prior, Obama had made a similar gaffe in regards to the magnitude of the recession that “sometimes I forget” [about it].
  31. President Obama once blamed the structural unemployment on the country’s level of automation… such as its ATM machines.
  32. The U.S.’ Global Competitiveness ranking has fallen from first place to fifth place under Obama.
  33. Obama’s Jewish mentor in Chicago was a socialist rabbi named Arnold Wolf.
  34. In a hot mic exchange with former French President Sarkozy, the president said of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, “”You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
  35. President Obama’s Catholic ally Father Pfleger is a left-wing “social justice” activist.
  36. Although he criticized Bush’s invasions of privacy, Obama is compiling vast amounts of data on all Americans.
  37. President Obama politicized the census by moving its supervision directly into the White House.
  38. The president sent a weapons contract to a foreign company with ties to Iran.
  39. The Obama administration compromised national security by leaking information regarding America’s cyber warfare tactics against Iran.
  40. Senate Democrats blasted the administration for allowing the leak and warned Iran would be justified in retaliating.
  41. Moderate Republican John McCain linked the intelligence leaks, including one regarding Obama’s “kill list,” to an election-year campaign effort to make Obama look tough on terrorism.
  42. Undisclosed Mossad agents revealed to the Israeli press that they think Obama did it for re-election purposes.
  43. Long-time Democratic strategist Pat Cadell believes the leaker is Obama’s National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.
  44. Early in his administration, Obama requested that Angela Merkel allow him to stage an election rally at the Brandenburg Gate — and was rebuffed.
  45. President Obama has personally reached out to Germany to loan economically floundering European countries more money in order to help his re-election chances. (Never mind if those European welfare states actually reform or not).
  46. A study shows that Mitt Romney’s Twitter followers are far more likely to be American than Obama’s. Only about half of Obama’s Twitter followers are Americans.
  47. Anecdotally, the Youtube phenomenon ‘Obama girl’ won’t endorse Obama, and is not as excited about the 2012 elections.
  48. According to the Army Times, about 3,000 troops are slated to serve in Africa next year.
  49. U.S fatalities in Afghanistan have doubled on President Obama’s watch compared with the campaign under Bush.
  50. Obama’s religious adviser Eboo Patel has been closely linked to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is building the Muslim victory mosque near the 9/11 WTC attacks site.
  51. Although the Obama administration stated that all officials are closely vetted, former “green jobs” czar Van Jones is an admitted 9/11 “truther.”
  52. When President Obama introduced President Bush at the latter’s White House portrait ceremony, the incoming president couldn’t resist making disparaging remarks about Bush leaving the economy in shambles and failing to capture Osama bin Laden.
  53. President Obama unilaterally went around Congress and announced that law enforcement officials should exercise ‘prosecutorial discretion’ in regards to certain illegal aliens. So apparently, Obama thinks it’s okay for him to put the caveats on the laws that Congress passes.
  54. President Obama’s wife Michelle, who is not elected to be an official, has a staff of 22 assistants, who make a combined $1.5 million a year, all at taxpayer expense.
  55. President Obama himself has a dog trainer/sous chef on retainer for $102,000 a year, also at taxpayer expense.
  56. Michelle Obama’s Spanish vacation alone cost taxpayers $470,000, according to Judicial Watch.
  57. Her family vacation to Botswana and South Africa cost over $424,000.
  58. A single vacation with President Obama is noted to have cost over $4 million.
  59. In one year, the Obamas racked up nearly $10 million in vacations total.
  60. The transparency group Judicial Watch has sued for further information on the bills that the Obamas have stuck American taxpayers with.
  61. President Obama personally gave out 1,200 Obamacare waivers to businesses, a flagrant disregard of the rule of law and a patronizing form of power-building virtually foreign to the American presidency.
  62. Labor unions that predominately backed the Obamacare law received numerous waivers, betraying an outrageous double standard.
  63. President Obama gave 58 speeches in 51 weeks selling Obamacare.
  64. Despite this smarm offensive, sixty percent of Americans think the president’s healthcare law violates individual rights.
  65. In 2009 alone, the president made 726 speeches or official public appearances, which is nearly two a day.
  66. The White House also held 332 White House evenings events in that year alone.
  67. According to the Cost of Government Center, it takes the average working American until August 2nd to pay off the cost of government. This is an increase from “just” 103 days under previous presidents.
  68. The COGC estimates that it now takes the average American 77 days to pay for the cost of government regulations, while under previous regimes it was “only” 61 days.
  69. Obama promised to reduce the fine print of home mortgage contracts. Currently, Fannie Mae’s mortgage paperwork weighs in at 120 pages, while Freddie’s a svelte 150 pages, and FHA is a big-boned 200 pages.
  70. Under Obama, federal government hiring went up 1.3% total in the first three years, although it fell by 1.3% in 2011. Declining local employment levels has led to an overall drop in public sector jobs. Obama has lied by saying that slowed government hiring in a recession is unprecedented.
  71. The crackpot “cash for clunkers” program burned through its billion dollar allocation in a week, and then quickly bled red by another $2 billion.
  72. Obama gave tax breaks for certain electric golf carts. One wealthy individual bought up ten to trim his tax burden by $5,500 each before selling nine for a healthier bottom line.
  73. Obama promised to “reduce drug use and the great damage it causes.” His administration then increased spending on drug law enforcement to record levels both in dollars and in percentage terms. U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske later conceded the strategy hasn’t worked.
  74. As the Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius admitted, the monumental Community Living Assistance Services and Support act has “no viable path forward” at this time. The program was slated as a budget gimmick to trim $86 billion from the federal deficit.
  75. In 2010, the Obama administrative touted an impending “recovery summer,” which was supposed to see an immense increase in jobs. Instead, unemployment actually went up twice on the way to 9.8%.
  76. Two years after Obamacare is passed, he claims that an individual mandate is necessary to cover those with pre-existing conditions. But this is false due to the existence of “high risk pools.”
  77. Has presided over a judicially imposed drought in California’s Central Valley due to some endangered species.
  78. Due to the president’s refusal to hold Attorney General Eric Holder administratively responsible for the deaths of hundreds due to the disastrous Fast and Furious operation, the House has been compelled to bring contempt charges against Holder.
  79. The state of Florida has resorted to suing the Obama administration for blocking its purging of voter rolls of non-citizens.
  80. The DOJ under Obama blocked implementation of a voter ID law in South Carolina on civil rights grounds, even though the state added a provision that it would pay for free voter IDs and allow post-voting verification.
  81. Texas has also filed a similar suit against the administration, charging the administration with showing how compliance with the law disproportionately hurts Hispanic voters.
  82. Obama has ignored the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction committee.
  83. Although the youth vote and activism was crucial to Obama’s first election campaign, pollster Zoby says younger voters are giving up on politics.
  84. President Obama’s EPA is making a power grab to control ditches, gullies, and ponds on private property through the “Clean Water Act.”
  85. The Obama campaign is apparently engaging in an ‘unprecedented’ data mining operation to target potential voters. Whether or not the campaign is relying purely on public attainable data is anybody’s guess.
  86. The Obama administration is buying access to online users’ profiles from businesses like Google and Yahoo.
  87. The president “worked” a fundraiser at one percenter George Clooney’s swanky estate, selling plates at $40,000 a pop.
  88. President Obama has gone on a glitzy fundraising tour in liberal California while the economy continues to struggle creating jobs.
  89. The Obama campaign has scapegoated the GOP by claiming Republicans are rooting against the economy to turn around, as if this has anything to do with whether or not his policies work.
  90. Left-leaning neorealist Stephen Walt writes a list of ten foreign policy failures of the Obama administration. The most damning linkage is how Obama has failed to help the world economy recover.
  91. Obama announces a “jobs plan” of more spending in September 2011, after effectively admitting the previous bout of stimulus failed by stating flatly “the economy has stalled.”
  92. An all-time record of 16.3 million families are “upside down” on their mortgages.
  93. According to an economist, the economy has lost $1.3 trillion in annual demand since Obama took over.
  94. President Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently said Obama’s economic policies have been “remarkably successful.”
  95. According to a November 15, 2011 report of Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) , the Obama Administration is on track to file 1,365 prosecutions for financial fraud, the lowest number in 20 years.
  96. Twenty-five percent of American households have someone who is unemployed and looking for work.
  97. According to an August 2011 survey, forty-two percent of Americans are living “paycheck to paycheck.”
  98. Up to June 2011, the Federal Reserve has effectively “pumped” $2.5 trillion into the economy.
  99. Under President Obama, the net worth of the American family has fallen 40% in three years.
  100. Obama once denied engaging in class warfare and declared to a national audience “I’m a warrior for the middle class.”

This is the eighth in a ten part series. Continued here


1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Liar, Liar Edition

  1. Candidate Obama claimed in a debate against Hillary Clinton that the main difference between their approaches to healthcare is that she believed in forcing people to buy health insurance, while he thought the main issue was affordability. President Obama inked the individual mandate into law on March 23, 2010.
  2. In 2008, Obama claimed in a nationally televised debate: “I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer.” Barack Obama said in 2003 to the AFL/CIO: “I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. That’s what I’d like to see.”
  3. Obama stated that he would not be a “tax-and-spend liberal” who would blow taxpayer money on “pork barrel” projects. The unbelievably pork-chocked “stimulus” bill had only an estimated $90 billion for priority projects, the rest being literally billions in wasteful pork.
  4. Famously, the Obama administration sold the stimulus plan 2009 as a jobs creator that would keep unemployment below 8%. We’re all still waiting…
  5. The Obama administration repeatedly made the mind-boggling claim that it had “created or saved” thousands of jobs. But even the AP confessed that the created/saved numbers being put out were seriously “exaggerated.”
  6. By mid-2012, the Obama administration projected unemployment to be well below 6% and approaching Bush norm levels (5.26%). The unemployment rate is 8.2% and if you factor in discouraged workers, it is more around 8.7%.
  7. The General Solicitor argued before the Supreme Court that the individual mandate penalty is a tax. Of course, the argument was shot down.
  8. Before the Democrats crammed Obamacare down the American public’s throats, Obama repeated the whopper, “We will keep this promise… let me be clear: If you like your doctor or healthcare provider, you an keep them. If you like your health care plan, you can keep that too.” As area expert Betty McCaughy, PhD. points out, most Americans (exempting the politicians, who opted out) will be forced into a one-size-fits-all plan to be dictated by the federal government in 2014.
  9. Obama lied no less than eight times about his pledge to broadcast the healthcare bill negotiations on C-SPAN.
  10. The president claimed, “”We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums…” Insurance companies subsequently raised their rates, citing the new healthcare regulations as the prime driver.
  11. Obama once fibbed, “We’ve got to spend some money now to pull us out of this recession. But as soon as we’re out of this recession, we’ve got to get serious about starting to live within our means, instead of leaving debt for our children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren.” Haven’t we been in a “jobless recovery” since 2010?
  12. Before Obama signed the stimulus bill into law, he claimed it would lead to 2.5 million “shovel-ready” jobs. Of course, he realized later that this was off-base.
  13. As reported by Politico, the Obama administration promised that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my administration.” The article cited went on to list several major administration officials with lobbyist backgrounds, including Eric Holder, Tom Vilsack, Cecilia Munoz, and Patrick Gaspard.
  14. While on the campaign trail, Obama said, “We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.” Obama subsequently shut down the virtual fence program and attacked Arizona for attempting to implement immigration enforcement laws.
  15. The president promised his housing plan would prevent between seven and nine million foreclosures. Yet only one in four mortgage holders saw their payments decrease under “HAMP” and the departing inspector general Neil Barofsky said the program fell far short of success.
  16. The administration said that the stimulus plan would create good jobs and that they wouldn’t be shipped overseas. ABC News reported that eight of every ten “green stimulus” dollars went to foreign firms.
  17. Promisedthat his plan to try to help struggling homeowners “will not rescue the unscrupulous or irresponsible by throwing good taxpayer money after bad loans. It will not help speculators.” Yet that’s precisely what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac did when it provided assistance to second home and investment property mortgage holders.
  18. The president claimed that a Caterpillar plant would be able to rehire some of the 2,400 workers it laid off. Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, denied the claim and asserted that there would be more layoffs before any rehires. Of any rehires Caterpillar has made since then, the Huffington Postadmits that the company hires more abroad than it does in the U.S..
  19. On the campaign trail Obama said that a top priority would be signing the pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act. After getting elected, the legislation faded into the woodwork.
  20. While campaigning for president, Obama promised that all Americans would have five days to see any legislation before he signed it. Obviously, this was a joke.
  21. In January 2006, Obama tells Tim Russert that he would “absolutely”  serve out his six-year Senate term and would not run for president in 2008.
  22. Obama tells a Selma, Alabama audience that he had been conceived because his parents were inspired by the “Bloody Sunday” incident at a Selma, Alabama march. That happened in 1965. Obama was born in 1961.
  23. In January 2007, the Obama campaign issued a statement that said that Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. An LA Timesarticle (original removed) later showed that he had spent time in a Muslim school and witnesses testify that he had participated in Friday prayers.
  24. Obama said, “I’m not running because I’m trying to fulfill some long-held plan.” Obama’s teacher in 1970 remembers that he wrote an essay titled, ‘I Want To Become President,’” the teacher said.
  25. As ABC News reported, Obama broke his promise and opted out of public financing for his general election campaign.
  26. Candidate Obama claimed in a debate that his father served in World War II. His father was nine years old when hostilities ended.
  27. As Senator, Obama decried recess appointments as less credible than normal appointments. As he made recess appointments (when the Senate was not actually in recess), he implied that he was acting in the interest of the American people by going around the Constitution.
  28. When he didn’t get his agenda through when the Republican House was elected in 2010, Obama complained about a “do-nothing” GOP-obstructionist Congress. Actually, many of the bills the Republicans tried to pass, including a budget (mandated by U.S. law to pass), were held up intentionally in the Senate by Harry Reid.
  29. As noted above, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay, but didn’t. Yet he actually gave a date, January 22, 2010. On  November 19, 2009 the administration forsook this goal.
  30. After the stimulus bill was passed, the administration made the following statement: “We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.” As Jim Geraghty of NRO pointed out, the website doesn’t even have a search feature and cost taxpayers $84 million.
  31. President Obama once registered his opposition to a Columbian free trade deal while posturing about the extra-juridical violence in the drug-ridden nation. Later, when signaling that his administration was interested in inking a free trade deal with Columbia, there was narry a word about the continuing violence there.
  32. Barack Obama broke a campaign pledge to the Armenian-American community to officially call the 1915 massacre of Armenians a “genocide.”
  33. As Jim Geraghty also noted, the Obama administration said it had no plans to renegotiate NAFTA or to revise its labor and environmental provisions, as candidate Obama had assured future voters.
  34. As Human Eventsrelayed, during the debt ceiling debate President Obama claimed 80% of Americans supported including higher taxes as part of the deal.  But a Rasmussen poll taken the same week showed only 34% believed a tax hike should be included in such an agreement.
  35. The same article revealed another lie: “During his presidential campaign, Obama said that his mother died of cancer after being denied coverage for a preexisting condition.  He used her image in a campaign ad, repeated the claim in debates, and used the same rhetoric as President when he tried to sell ObamaCare to the American people.  But a new book by New York Times reporter Janny Scott says that Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, had health insurance through her employer and was only denied disability insurance.”
  36. Another tidbit: “During his 2010 State of the Union address, and again during the 2010 midterm elections, Obama railed against foreign money influencing U.S. elections.” Researchers have tied Obama to foreign campaign contributions, allegedly even from the Middle East. Regardless, Obama’s claims were not substantiated, let alone quantified.
  37. Again, from Human Events, a real whopper: “During the battle over Arizona’s immigration law, President Obama said:  ‘Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.’ ”  But the law directed law enforcement officials to ask about immigration status only if there is suspicion of a crime being committed.
  38. When on the campaign trail, Obama promised to protect Medicare from cuts. Yet the Obamacare bill infamously implies $500 billion slashed from Medicare.
  39. While selling the stimulus soap, Obama stated with a straight face that 90% of the jobs t0 be created by the stimulus would come from the private sector. And yet an October 2009 analysis showed that state public sectors benefited the most from the stimulus.
  40. The newly elected Obama once laughably pitched that the “green energy economy” (whatever that is) could create five million jobs, even if that meant spending $150 billion.
  41. Anecdotally, the above calculation would come to $30,000 a job. By comparison, estimates of the job creation of the stimulus program are in the range of half a million to $4.1 million a job.
  42. The Obama administration once ridiculously claimed that unemployment payments create jobs. “The framework agreement extended unemployment benefits at their current level for 13 months, through the end of 2011.  … According to the Council of Economic Advisers, passing this provision will create 600,000 jobs in 2011 alone.” Obviously, there is no “multiplier effect” if the first link in the economic chain is taking something out of the system for nothing.
  43. Obama criticized Bush’s deficits and promised to stop deficit spending if elected. But he quadrupled the size of the deficit and there’s no sign in sight of him relenting on his unchecked spending.
  44. When campaigning Obama criticized bills that were too long to read and promised to put a stop to it. But many of the bills he has been signing into law are monstrosities of up to 2000+ pages.
  45. Obama told Congress that the health bill he supported (before the Stupak amendment) would not provide public funding for abortions. After “blue dog” Democrats threatened to revolt, language was included supposedly preventing public funding for abortions. The Senate bill would contain no explicit language against funding abortions, however.
  46. On the campaign trail, Obama promised bipartisanship. But infamously, Obama’s Democrat allies shut Republicans out of all major meetings on the Obamacare law, with the result that the behemoth bill got not a single GOP vote.
  47. As a candidate for president, Barack Obama promised to end taxation for seniors making less than $50,000. Even Politifact conceded this was a “promise broken.”
  48. While campaigning, Obama criticized his opponent’s plan to tax employer-paid healthcare benefits, and promised he would not tax them. Of course, Obamacare does.
  49. Barack Obama promised businesses a $3,000 refundable tax credit for each full-time employee hired. While Politifact rates this a “compromise,” the truth is that the business credits disbursed were not refundable.
  50. The Obama administration pledged to allow people to withdraw between $10,000 and $15,000 without penalty. This pledge was eventually abandoned.
  51. On the campaign trail, Obama promised college kids a $4,000 tax credit. It turns out that in 2012, the American Opportunity Credit is only $2,500.
  52. Obama promised  he would not sign a healthcare bill version that would add one dime to the federal deficit. Obviously, the passed Obamacare bill blows that claim out the water.
  53. The president showed that his heated rhetoric about passing the stimulus bill to avoid an economic catastrophe was shameless guff when he took off on a swanky Valentine’s Day vacation in Chicago for the weekend instead of immediately signing the stimulus bill.
  54. Obama did not condemn Congress for its secretive closed-door committee meetings when drafting the stimulus package despite promises of greater transparency in Washington.
  55. He claimed, “If you actually took the number of Muslims [sic] Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” For a relatively populous nation, we still rank upwards of thirtieth in the world.
  56. President Obama extends and increases the federal funds for faith-based organizations slammed by Democrats during the Bush administration.
  57. Despite saying “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that every country is going to say okay,” it was later discovered that Obama cranks the thermostat in the Oval Office.
  58. As the American economy ground to a halt, in part due to “skyrocketing” gas prices, Obama once risibly suggested that one way to move off of foreign oil and to prevent drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf was to… properly inflate one’s car tires. An ABC Newsanalysis shows that this may plausibly save about half the possible oil that could be extracted from the OCS if Americans’ cars ran ideally.
  59. Obama once ostentatiously exhorted his Cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget. That’s 0.0032% of the $3.1 trillion budget in FY 2009.
  60. Barack Obama once filled out a political survey showing he had relatively extreme views on everything from abortion to gun control. After he dissembled that an aide had filled it out for him, a handwriting analysis confirmed that it most certainly was Obama who filled it out.
  61. Obama once claimed that his jobs bill was “paid for.” The AP showed not so much.
  62. The president said that the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. Well, I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities.” But there are still restrictions on corporate contributions, including foreign contributions.
  63. Obama says that because of his new CAFE standards for cars and trucks he would save a typical family about $8,000 a year in gas costs. Actually, this is mathematically impossible.
  64. Obama claimed that the ‘border fence’ was basically complete when it was only 5% finished. Maybe what he meant was that was as much as was going to be completed?
  65. President Obama shamelessly asserted that doctors are going around amputating people’s legs to turn a profit, and removing tonsils to turn a buck. Even ABC News couldn’t go along with that leftist bilge.
  66. During his 2008 campaign, Obama said unconvicted and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers was “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.” Not only did Ayers jokingly confirm he launched Obama’s political career from his living room, but evidence has surfaced that Obama attended a local BBQ with Ayers in July 2005. This is in addition to both of them sitting on the same boards.
  67. During the 2008 campaign, Obama made an outright lie. On national television, Obama said that “100 percent” of McCain’s ads had been negative. Not even close. McCain’s ads were about 73% negative, and Obama’s were about 61%.
  68. President Obama broke his promise to increase the minimum wage to $9.50.
  69. Before becoming president, Obama voted “present” around 130 times. The NY Timesclaimed this was ‘not unusual’ in Illinois state politics, questionably enough; but was right to point out that this was at odds with his posturing as a tough and decisive leader.
  70. During the primary season, Obama fallaciously claims he won Michigan. Wrong, no you didn’t.
  71. Showing this was no fluke slip of the tongue, he also said he won the Nevada primary.
  72. In 2010, Obama said before the mid-term elections, “”Some Republican leaders in Congress” are “pushing to make privatizing Social Security a key part of their legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this fall.” One guy, Paul Ryan, could be argued to have proposed partially privatizing Social Security, though he denied this is even an accurate way to put “personal retirement accounts” held by and managed through the government.
  73. Michelle Obama told a Wisconsin audience that “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback… not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” Barack Obama later said those comments were taken out of context, even though Michelle Obama herself provided context for her own comment.
  74. Obama once claimed segregation was “the law of the land” in the fifties in sixties, although it was law in only a minority of states.
  75. The president said that if the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it “would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Since the Constitutional law lecturer should know that judicial review has been used before, even Politifact scored this one as “false.”
  76. President Barack Obama said American manufacturers are creating new jobs for the first time since 1990. This was also rated untrue by the lenient Politifact.
  77. Another claim: “Preventive care … saves money, for families, for businesses, for government, for everybody.” Also untrue.
  78. In 2011, Obama said, “Thirty million Americans, including a lot of people in Florida, are going to be able to get healthcare next year because of that law.” The law was not even set to take effect in 2012.
  79. At a late October fundraiser, President Obama claimed, “I made a bunch of these promises during the campaign. … We’ve got about 60 percent done in three years.” Politifact finds this ‘false‘ as well, because something that is in the works is not done.
  80. President Barack Obama claimed the United States has “doubled our exports.” Again, not true.
  81. The president claimed that his proposed budget “will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president.” Nu-uh. Not even close.
  82. Obama claimed in 2011 that under the White House’s budget proposal, “we will not be adding more to the national debt” by the middle of the decade. Wrongo. (Again, according to the left-leaning Politifact.)
  83. When talking about Obamacare, the president said, “Insurers delayed an Illinois man’s treatment, and he died because of it.” The insurer’s decision was reversed and the man lived three more years.
  84. In an interview on Super Bowl Sunday 2011, he said, “I didn’t raise taxes once.” Um, yes you did.
  85. In a truly ridiculous statement, he uttered that when FDR started Social Security… “it only affected widows and orphans,” and when Medicare began, “it was a small program.” Yeah, not exactly.
  86. As Politifact reported, another false statement by Obama was that the Bush administration had been “giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return.”
  87. A big-time lie from Obama was that “”The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.” Sorry, you were backed by Wall Street and a number of industries.
  88. Obama also claimed there were “no earmarks” in the pork-bloated stimulus bill. Yes, there were.
  89. He claimed that his healthcare bill will “give every American the same opportunity” to buy health insurance the way members of Congress do. Come on. Everyone knows Congress exempted itself from Obamacare.
  90. “If we went back to the obesity rates that existed back in the 1980s, the Medicare system over several years could save as much as a trillion dollars.” Say, what?
  91. In July 2009, Obama claimed that health insurance companies are “making record profits, right now.” They were not making “record profits.” In fact, profits tended to be down from 2006-7.
  92. Also falsely stated that “We import more oil today than ever before.”
  93. In 2008, Obama made the absurd statement, “”Oil companies …currently have 68-million acres that they’re not using.” Would that be because of the miles of green tape between them and working such land?
  94. Said in 2008 that “The fact is that although we have had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years, abortions have not gone down.” But they have gone down.
  95. Said that the U.S. government spends less on energy innovation “than the pet food industry invests in its own products.” You lie like a dog.
  96. Also said, “”Our National Guard, as we saw in the Midwest flooding, can’t function as effectively as it could. I was talking to National Guard representatives. Fifteen of their 17 helicopters in this region were overseas during the flooding.” An audit shows there was no shortage of helicopters available.
  97. Obama was caught in a fib that “I have never said that I don’t wear flag pins or refuse to wear flag pins.” Our assuredly patriotic president did say he won’t wear them, while criticizing some people who wore them and were “not acting very patriotic.” He also defined “true patriotism” as “speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.” How compelling.
  98. Candidate Obama once claimed that strong Republican contenders in 2012 wanted to cut foreign aid to other countries, including Israel, to zero. Politifact rated this lie as “pants on fire” worthy.
  99. Obama claimed in his infamous Osawatomie speech that “Some billionaires have a tax rate as low as 1 percent.” This is also wrong.
  100. President Obama pledged “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” From Obamacare to the GM bailouts to his recess appointments  to his unconfirmed “czars” to countless other petty indiscretions, this president has routinely flaunted the Constitution.

This is seventh in a ten part series. Continued here…


1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama – Part VI

  1. As the New York Times reported, President Obama has a “kill list” that he personally oversees.
  2. According to a Foreign Policy tally, the current president ordered a total of 239 drone strikes as of March 1, 2012. At that point in time, it was more than four times the 44 strikes George W. Bush authorized in his two terms.
  3. As an affiliate of the Guardian pointed out, 535 of the 828 civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes since 2004 happened under Obama.
  4. By way of an FOIA disclosure, the TSA has been issuing permits to law enforcement agencies across the country to employ drones that spy on Americans.
  5. As the mendacious “Politifact” concedes, the Patriot Act that Obama renewed contained no provision for additional oversight over warrantless wiretapping.
  6. In fact, the same entry admits that the Patriot Act versions passed under Obama contain literally no reforms to speak of whatsoever.
  7. The TSA has also been embroiled in a number of scandals; including the use of naked body scanners and intrusive pat downs that have caused frequent complaints of sexual harassment by everyone from little old ladies to small children. Thievery, incompetence, and insulting, intrusive behavior reigns in Obama’s TSA.
  8. Some nations where Obama has deployed drone strikes are not even officially at war with the United States, such as Pakistan and Yemen.
  9. The president recently snubbed Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari over a host of issues, including a U.S. air strike that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers.
  10. The Obama administration negotiated with the bloodthirsty Taliban in a move that would transfer five “Gitmo” detainees to a Qatari prison. Senator McCain disclosed that the deal would involve nothing gained more than a statement issued by the Taliban.
  11. The president has negotiated exactly zero free trade agreements while in office.
  12. President Obama once listed the issuance of Purple Hearts for military members shot by the Muslim terrorist Major Hassan at Fort Hood as an objection to a bill that could warrant a veto.
  13. As of June 2011, the current president was the most “veto-shy” of any president since James Garfield, who was in office more than 130 years ago.
  14. The president averages one veto for every 435 days. The presidential average is about once every 20 days.
  15. An online list bragging about Obama’s “accomplishments” cites that he was “successful” passing 96.7% of all bills his first year in office. Essentially, one of his accomplishments is having a rubber-stamp Congress that passed a slew of new laws and regulations.
  16. In the first three years of the Obama administration, the government imposed nearly four times the major regulations (those imposing a burden of $100 million or more to implement) on the American public than the first three years of the Bush administration.
  17. Those regulations have been estimated to impose a regulatory burden of nearly six times the equivalent period of the Bush administration.
  18. In January 2011, President Obama issued a “get-tough” executive order on overregulation.
  19. As a Heritage Foundation analysis shows, the administration passed 32 major regulations since that time, imposing a one-time fee of $6.6 billion on taxpayers, and an additional $10 billion annually.
  20. The best the list lauding Obama’s “fiscal responsibility” accomplishments could come up with was the formation of more government commissions and the appointment of more bureaucrats to office. (Needless to say, these actions cannot be shown to have had any real effect in practice.)
  21. The list did cite the slashing of defense by $43 billion, leaving $662 billion to fund the same military whose responsibilities Obama has expanded.
  22. The president also planned to cut our troop levels by a half-million.
  23. The Chinese army is the world’s largest at approximately 2.8 million strong. As of January 2012, the total manpower of the U.S. armed forces was 1.45 million. This would thus be a cut of nearly 33%.
  24. By 2020, the interest payments on the national debt will be larger than the U.S. military budget.
  25. These interest payments are slated to comprise about one-fifth of the federal budget.
  26. As author Mark Steyn points out, the interest on the national debt will directly finance the entire Chinese army by 2015.
  27. Admiral Mike Mullen said in September 2011 that debt is the biggest threat to national security.
  28. The new force posture would emphasize drones and cyber warfare over manpower.
  29. Although one needs to know the background and context of the infamous DHS “right-wing extremist” memo to appreciate its significance, it nonetheless slurs conservatives, patriots, and veterans as potential terrorists without any serious attempt at specificity or context in the broader “war on terror.”
  30. By the time of the Occupy protests on May Day 2012, the fizzling “movement” had led to over 5,000 arrests and had caused nearly $30 million in damages. The numerous, widespread, and robust tea party rallies themselves have been cited as responsible for exactly zero arrests.
  31. While millions of Americans organized “Patriot Day” to memorialize the dead of the September 11th attacks, the Obama campaign arm Organizing for America remarked the following in an email dispatch: “All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”
  32. President Obama’s selected vice president Joe Biden once alluded to tea party Republicans as being like terrorists. “They have acted like terrorists,” he said.
  33. Obama once claimed that the Republican Party was “holding the recovery hostage.” As pointed out above, the president passed nearly all of the initiatives he desired in his first two years in office.
  34. The 2010 mid-term elections, in some ways a referendum on the president’s policies, were abysmal for the Democrat Party at every level. The Republicans picked up a whopping 63 seats in the House, 5 in the Senate, and 6 governorships.
  35. The losses were the most for either major party since 1938.
  36. Although the world’s pre-eminent superpower spends the most on defense overall in total capital, it ranks tenth in the world in this category as a percentage of GDP at 4.7%.
  37. The U.S.’ projected defense spending as a percentage of GDP is slated to be 3.0% in 2019. The historic average in this country is 5.3%.
  38. The U.S. is already estimated to spend 23.4% of GDP on net social expenditures.
  39. This ranks it in this category at #11 in the world, just behind the Netherlands. The highest in the world is Sweden at 30.6% of GDP.
  40. As a percentage of the federal budget, healthcare costs alone are projected to be up in FY2012 to 24%, surpassing defense spending at 23%.
  41. An insurance executive testified to Congress that Obamacare mandates have bent the cost curve up and not down, increasing costs for clients by between 2% and 3% on average.
  42. The federal budget projection for FY 2013 shows the percentages combined of healthcare, pensions, and welfare to be 58% of the slated $3.7 trillion in spending. (See the USA Today article showing real government spending dwarfs official figures.)
  43. Real median household income is down $4,300 since President Obama took office.
  44. $2,900 of this decline occurred during the so called “recovery” since January 2009.
  45. Although Obama blamed the middle class decline of the last decade on his predecessor, real media household income went down only $2,000 under President Bush.
  46. According to Bloomberg, 95% of net jobs lost during the recession were middle-skilled jobs.
  47. In addition, 3.2 million fewer Americans hold office and sales jobs now than 5 years ago.
  48. There are 1.2 million fewer jobs in transportation than five years ago.
  49. Unemployment has been officially above 8% for a record-breaking 39 straight months.
  50. Although there is no statistically significant correlation worldwide between income disparity and median per capita income, the top 1% of income earners received 93% of per capita real income gains in 2010. (Obviously, much of these gains were not honestly attained in a free market.)
  51. Just 19% of registered voters say the president’s policies benefit the middle class, while 25% say they favor the rich. (Ideally, the government should favor neither.)
  52. President Obama, a member of the so-called “1%,” has between 500,000 and $1,000,000 in JP Morgan Chase, a bank that received billions in taxpayer bailouts.
  53. Trading losses incurred by JP Morgan recently was projected to surpass $7 billion.
  54. JP Morgan had close ties with and was a major creditor of MF Global, a financial firm that used customer accounts to cover margin calls.  MF Global is currently about $1.6 billion short on its accounts. No one has been charged with any wrongdoing, including former MF Global CEO and former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
  55. One man protecting Jon Corzine from potential charges is Jamie Dimon, the head of JP Morgan Chase, who is a close friend of Barack Obama’s  who works on Wall Street.
  56. As the Eurozone is flailing with average 11% unemployment, and Spain is following Greece into the economic abyss, Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has pressured European banks to buy up increasing amounts of government debt. There is no evidence that this maneuver would solve the root problem of government spending and economic production imbalances, as opposed to worsening them through neglect.
  57. The proportion of Americans in their prime working years or 25-54 is just 75.7%, the lowest in twenty three years.
  58. The Misery Index for Barack Obama has gone up 2.57 points since he took office. A combination of (official) unemployment and inflation, it is a gross measure of the mood of the country.
  59. Obama has averaged 10.78 on the Misery Index during his term. For context, George W. Bush’s averaged 8.11, although he ended at 7.39.
  60. At a 2012 press conference, President Obama stated that the business that private equity firms do was just fine, only what Mitt Romney did at Bain Capital was wrong.
  61. The president also stated that Mitt Romney’s private sector experience was not appropriate for someone in the White House. As reported: “There may be value for that kind of experience, but it’s not in the White House,” Obama said.
  62. Showing a complete and utter disconnect on how a capitalist economy works, he said that Romney’s goal was creating wealth for himself and not others. Needless to say, the goal is irrelevant. When one seeks to make money “for himself” in a capitalist economy, one must produce goods and services that are demanded, hire others for labor and pay them wages, etc.
  63. The lack of private sector experience in the Obama cabinet is astonishingly low. At just around 8%, it is far less than any other president’s since 1900. The second lowest was John F. Kennedy’s cabinet at about 28% with some private sector experience.
  64. Despite the implosion of the “green” jobs-heavy Spanish economy, the president is doubling down on his disastrous green energy projects.
  65. Evergreen Energy received $5.3 million in “stimulus” funds and subsequently went bankrupt.
  66. In Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s state of Nevada, Amonix Inc. received $5.9 million in “stimulus” funds and laid off 200 employees after only seven months of operation.
  67. Car battery manufacturer Ener1 Electric received a $118.5 million grant and filed for bankruptcy three years later.
  68. Just one of Obama’s bundlers is the wife of a businessman who received a $1.2 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy to manufacture solar panels. The business, NRG, reported a first quarter 2012 loss of $206 million.
  69. Obama distributed $50 million through NASA for commercial space flight projects. Obviously, this is not an appropriate use of taxpayer money.
  70. The Obama-influenced National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blocked Boeing from opening a plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. Boeing was going to spend a billion dollars and planned to hire for 1,000 jobs.
  71. The NLRB’s general counsel then bullied Boeing not to “litigate this case in the media and public arena.”
  72. The NLRB also passed new regulations to make unionization easier. A Heritage Foundation analysis shows, logically enough, that the NLRB rules “harm workers” and stymie job creation.
  73. Nine in ten non-union workers agree. Union membership in America still fell to a post-World War II low of 11.8% in 2011. Private sector union members dialed in at a paltry 6.9%, the lowest since FDR.
  74. Speaking of bullying, the President once gave a self-serving thirty minute address on Cartoon Network to children on the subject of bullying, apparently aiming to couch himself as a champion of victims and to direct children towards authority figures.
  75. After a child in North Carolina stated that according to Obama’s own autobiography Dreams from My Father he had bullied a girl while in school, the fanatically partisan teacher launched into a tirade and threatened the student for daring to criticize the president.
  76. In May 2012, the president gave a speech at a high school commencement in Joplin, Missouri, where a tornado had recently obliterated the town. Obama spared no opportunity to preach his class warfare rhetoric and to rail against greed.
  77. Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an avowed member of the Democrat Socialists of America, and a close friend of Hugo Chavez.
  78. A document uncovered shows Obama headlined a speech to the Chicago chapter of the Democrat Socialists of America in 1996, when he was a candidate for state senate.
  79. Obama recently stressed to a meeting of Jewish leaders that “he probably knows more about Judaism than any other president.”
  80. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation in celebration of Jewish Heritage Month that lauded Nazi supporter Gertrude Stein.
  81.  He also dismissed the notion that he is not fully behind Israel, because “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish.” Of course, this is not just a slight exaggeration.
  82. Attorney General Eric Holder, among others, arranged to brief black pastors on how they can campaign for Obama.
  83. Obama’s first girlfriend, an Australian named Genevieve Cook, was recently discovered. She asserts that he was ‘always the central character in his letters in a self-conscious way, with variations on the theme of his search for purpose and self-identity.’
  84. An expert on narcissism, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Vaknin, has made the case that Obama is a malignant narcissist. Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist himself, said, “has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his achievements?” Obama’s ostensible penning of two autobiographies by the age of 45 seems to confirm this estimation.
  85. A Politico analysis exposed Obama’s constant abuse of the word “unprecedented.”
  86. Despite his feigned posture of selflessness, the president pronouncedly uses the word “I” in his speeches. One New Hampshire speech, for example, shows that he used it 45 times.
  87. In that same speech, Obama claims that, “And we know that if we truly want to have long-term economic growth in this country, then we need to start addressing the struggles middle-class families have been grappling with for years, long before this recession ever hit.”
  88. Love letters to his first girlfriend show Obama was an author who penned a florid sludge of self-absorbed gobbledygook.
  89. Obama’s “New York” girlfriend from Dreams from My Father was not real; she was a “composite girlfriend.”
  90. While running on the Republicans’ imaginary “War on Women,” Obama brought along alleged wife-abuser Senator Sherrod Brown.
  91. A poll shows that just three in ten women believe that a “War on Women,” or a large scale effort to limit reproductive choices, exists. This suggests that the Obama campaign contrived the narrative out of whole cloth.
  92. A comparison of SAT scores between George W. Bush and the transferring class of Barack Obama has led to grounded speculation that Bush likely had a higher SAT score than Barack Obama.
  93. President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address rated at an eight grade reading level, one of the lowest in recent times. This is two grades below George W. Bush’s average on the Flesch-Kincaid score, and Obama’s track record is about the historical average.
  94. Obama served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, where he was honorarily called “professor.” Regardless of all qualifications in the carefully couched university statement, he was not a tenured or full-time Professor, whether Assistant, Associate, Full or Emeritus.
  95. A comparison of jobs under presidencies stretching back to 1948 shows that the so-called “recovery” under Obama is the weakest and follows upon a steep drop in job levels.
  96. While Obama was campaigning for Senator of Illinois, he denied that he would immediately use the office as a stepping stone to even higher office. Obama officially announces his campaign for president on February 10, 2007.
  97. In January 2005, he forms a mysterious political pact called HopeFund, whose contributors include Warren Buffett and Bain Capital. (?)
  98. Apparently a big fan of the Occupy movement, President Obama will receive the nomination for the 2012 Democrat Party ticket at, of all places, Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  99. In mid-2012, Obama implored to the Democrat Party faithful to give him “five more years.”
  100. When President Obama took office in 2009, he said that he “will be held accountable.” He added that  he would turn around the failing American economy within his first term and get the country back on track. Obama concluded, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

This is the sixth in a ten part series. Continued here


1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama – Part V

  1. Since President Obama came to office the long-term unemployment rate has tripled from 9.5% to 29.5%.
  2. Half of new college graduates will not be able to find meaningful long-term work under the president at the current rate.
  3. Although the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.1%, that is because so many able-bodied adults have given up looking for work. The labor force participation rate dropped to the lowest since 1981.
  4. The U3 unemployment rate, which accounts for population growth, is actually at 11.3%.
  5. When thirty-year old Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke claimed that students on her Catholic college campus were unable to afford birth control, President Obama found it important to call her as an act of support. It turns out she was a Democrat activist.
  6. The Obama campaign launched a fabricated “War on Women,” which alleged that Republicans are anti-women. After DNC operative Hilary Rosen went on CNN and said stay-at-home mom Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” Mitt Romney reversed his sizable deficit among women to a statistically significant lead.
  7. After the mainstream media attacked Mitt Romney for taking his dog Seamus on vacation in a carrier strapped to the roof of his car, it turned out that Barack Obama once confessed to actually eating a dog. The distraction campaign was effectively neutralized.
  8. At a meeting in South Korea, Barack Obama tells then Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” after his last election to negotiate more favorably on the Russians’ behalf on such matters as ABM defense in Europe.
  9. President Obama called to congratulate incoming authoritarian Russian president Vladimir Putin, while Russia was the scene 0f many civil uprisings with hundreds of thousands protesting the presence of widespread and serious election fraud.
  10. In May 2012, U.S. and Russian troops run joint exercises together. In Colorado.
  11. The Obama administration in May 2012 made the unprecedented move of allowing the Chinese to avoid the bond market and gain fast track access to the Department of Treasury to buy debt bonds.
  12. In another failed public relations ploy, the Obama campaign launched a website for an imaginary girl named “Julia,” who goes through life only by the grace of Obama’s welfare programs, and who would languish under a Mitt Romney regime. The PR stunt was widely condemned as insulting to women.
  13. Although saying while a president candidate that marriage is between a man and a woman, Obama claimed to have “evolved” to advocate same-sex marriage legalized by the states.
  14. The gay marriage reversal announcement came after campaign funds were being withheld by bundlers, who have been cited as nearly one in six gay.
  15. Obama was subsequently called by Andrew Sullivan as “the first gay president.”
  16. As  an Atlantic article pointed out, Obama has also been called the “first female president.”
  17. And the first Jewish president.
  18. And the first Asian-American president.
  19. After the tragic shooting of young black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by local community watchman George Zimmerman, the president added fuel to the fire by making the racially charged comment, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” It turns out that there is strong evidence that Martin assaulted Zimmerman before being shot.
  20. When presented with the Keystone pipeline proposal, a multi-billion dollar project that would create thousands of jobs and eventually lead to lower energy prices by improving supply chain efficiencies, Obama refused to immediately approve it.
  21. Future projections show a decline in U.S. production and an increase in imports. On March 8, 2011 the EIA published new projections that show a decline in total U.S. crude oil production of 110,000 barrels per day in 2011 and 130,000 barrels per day in 2012.
  22. In 2011, the Obama administration claimed that domestic oil production had increased 10% under Obama. Environmentalists claimed that this proves that “Drill, baby, drill” doesn’t work (as if “supply and demand” is a theory up for debate). But according to 2007 projections, the production of oil under Obama was 16% less than forecast. Oil production under Obama can be shown to be less than what it would be under alternative regimes.
  23. The slight increase in onshore production from federal lands is due to lease sales approved by previous Administrations—not the Obama Administration. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has slowed onshore energy development on public lands and issued fewer leases. The total onshore acreage leased under the Obama Administration are the lowest in over two decades, stretching back to at least 1984.
  24. Gas prices have gone up 103.79% under Obama.
  25. Among young adults 18-24, only 54.3% have a job.
  26. From 2010 to 2011: “Public four-year universities charged residents an average of $8,244, up 8.3% from last year, while public two-year schools charged an average of $2,963, up 8.7%.”
  27. The consolidation of student loans under Obama’s plan would provide monthly savings of less than $10 for the average student. “Using these values as the high and low bounds of average student debt over the last ten years, the monthly savings for the average student loan borrower would be between $4.50 and $7.75 per month. Clearly, this isn’t going to save the economy. While borrowers with bigger balances would save more, this is the average.”
  28. According to the BLS: “The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was little changed at 5.1 million in April. These individuals made up 41.3 percent of the unemployed.”
  29. Also reported by the BLS, the unemployment rate for women was actually lower than men at 7.4% to 7.5%, respectively. This defies the “war on women” narrative.
  30. The unemployment rate for Hispanics was flat at 10.3 percent in April 2012.
  31. The unemployment rate for blacks was at 13.0 percent in that same month.
  32. The civilian labor force participation rate declined in April to 63.6 percent. The rate has precipitously and steadily dropped since Obama took office with little abatement.
  33. According to a study cited by the USA Today, 70 of a 100 of the most populous metropolitan areas saw significant declines in traffic due to “rising fuel prices; lackluster gains in employment and modest increases in highway capacity because of construction projects completed under the federal stimulus program.”
  34. As pointed out by Human Events, Obama projected robust economic growth of 5.23 percent in 2011; although actual growth was a dismal 1.61 percent.
  35. According to the same article, Obama “trumpeted a report by the then-chairman of his Counsel of Economic Advisors projecting that the unemployment rate would be down to 6 percent by now; it’s actually 8.1 percent, even higher than the 7.8 percent during the recession, when Obama was sworn in.”
  36. Furthermore, “Obama promised to cut the deficit in half in four years; instead, this year’s deficit ($1.3 trillion) will be five times the CBO’s projection ($264 billion, including the Bush bail-outs).”
  37. The same article points out that ten percent of Americans are involuntarily out-of-work, as 6.3 million not counted in the labor force “currently want a job.”
  38. Additionally, real earnings have  fallen by $10 a week under Obama, after adjusting for inflation.
  39. Also, the average household’s yearly income has dropped by $4,300 during his administration.
  40. More than 14 million Americans are on food stamps than when Obama took office. (Admittedly, some on the left would tout this as a huge success.) That is a 41% increase.
  41. As an extension of the Obamacare law that is being decided on by the Supreme Court, the administration sought to make a rule “to requires employers — even those affiliated with religions — to provide health insurance covering contraceptives under the new health care law.”  The University of Notre Dame recently sued the Obama administration over being mandated to promote activities that violate Catholic teachings.
  42. The president also mandated that all insurance companies provide contraception “free of charge.” This clearly violates Fifth Amendment-protected property rights (viz., “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”)
  43. Although the president joked about legalizing weed on the Jimmie Fallon show,  Penn Jillette pointed out that one in six inmates in prison are there for marijuana-related crimes, and that if Obama had been prosecuted and incarcerated for such crimes, he would not be President of the United States (let alone have attended a premiere college).
  44. Obama once claimed to have read a story in Life magazine about young black men who bleached their skin white. So Obama “discovered” his otherness through a magazine article? In any event, archivists at the publication deny such a story exists. When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in an interview, “It might have been an Ebony or it might have been … who knows what it was?”  But archivists at Ebony searched their past articles, and none of them matched what Obama recalled.
  45. President Obama appeared on The View and rattled off all manner of contemporary celebrity trivia. For example, he knew which Kardashian was only married 72 days, and could name an amazing three superheroes from The Avengers. He also mentioned that he watches “Mad Men” and “Homeland” on long flights, when there is time to study briefing books with ‘hours left over.’
  46. In the backdrop of Memorial Day weekend coverage on MSNBC, where panelists debate calling our nation’s fallen soldiers a “more neutral” term than “heroes,” Obama calls Bob Dylan and other cultural icons “heroes” at an award ceremony.
  47. At the same awards ceremony, bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Obama confuses the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
  48. He then granted a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. The DSA refers to itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”
  49. While giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, an anti-Nazi resistance hero, he offensively calls Nazi concentration camps “Polish death camps,” causing a media uproar in Poland.
  50. After Obama caved to Moscow on hosting an ABM-defense site in Poland, famous Solidarity leader and former Polish President Lech Walesa refused to meet with President Obama.
  51. After initially snubbing the Dalai Lama, despite the latter being a class warfare-monger who stands on behalf of “social justice,” the president finally meets the spiritual leader, before leading him out the White House back door near the trash.
  52. Before the meeting, the president was warned by America’s big government financier China of the political fallout of meeting with the Dalai Lama.
  53. Obama once mistook an Oval Office window for a door. (Maybe he was born Caesarian?)
  54. In the middle of a meeting with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu in 2010, in which Obama was unable to exact written “concessions” from Netanyahu on Israeli settlements, the American president walked out of the meeting, leaving the president of one of our strongest allies ‘humiliated.’
  55. As Obama once put it, “Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”
  56. According to a Smith Research poll sponsored by the Jerusalem Post, only 24% of Israelis surveyed view President Obama as pro-Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian feud.
  57. When a November 2009 poll was taken showing only “six to eight percent” of the Israeli public supported Barack Obama, the American Jewish Congress national director Henry Siegman essentially brands the Israeli people defective and their opposition to Obama’s ‘peace-making’ efforts “pathological.”
  58. Obama has long-standing ties to Arab American Action Network (AAAN) vice president Ali Abuminah of Electronic Intifada. As David Horowitz’ DiscovertheNetworks points out, the website called Israel’s creation a “catastrophe.”
  59. Abuminah had the following to say of his relationship to Barack Obama, “I knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senator — when he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time. I remember personally introducing him onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that’s just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation.”
  60. Abuminah said on another occasion of his relationship with Obama, “The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing. As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, ‘Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.’ He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and U.S. policy, ‘Keep up the good work!’”
  61. While at the University of Chicago, the adjunct lecturer and future president Obama became close to PLO-connected professor Rashid Khalidi. The Obamas reportedly were frequent dinner guests of the Khalidis.
  62. At an AAAN-sponsored event in honor of Rashid Khalidi, President Obama is said to have toasted Khalidi, who was being heralded as the heir to anti-Israeli scholar Edward Said. Other guests speaking that night included American-terrorist-turned-“respected”-professor William Ayers.
  63. The vice president of the AAAN Ali Abuminah revealed he had a photo of himself having dinner at an earlier 1998 event with the Obamas and Edward Said.
  64. The LA Times, which has a tape in its possession documenting the event, refuses to release the tape to become part of the public record.
  65. In April 2009, President Obama appointed Los Angeles deputy mayor Arif Alikhan as assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security. According to DiscovertheNetworks, Alikhan, who once called the jihadist terror group Hezbollah a “liberation movement,”  had participated in a fundraiser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  66. Obama also appointed Dalia Mogahed — a pro-Sharia Muslim — as his chief adviser on Islamic affairs.
  67. The flotilla organized in 2010 by the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) intended to block an Israeli naval blockade erected to intercept weapons smuggling was backed by Obama’s associates William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, and Code Pink leader Jodie Evans. The flotilla was forcibly dismantled by Israeli defense forces, which received live fire from the activists.
  68. After the debacle, President Obama offered an additional $400 million in “aid” to the Palestinians, in addition to the $600 million yearly we had doled out to the Palestinian authority up to that time.
  69. Obama bypasses Congress and gives $1.5 billion to the Muslim Brotherhood. Congress had halted military aid to Egypt until the country could be vouchsafed as respecting basic human rights.
  70. As Obama had said earlier in regards to the economy, “Well, what we’re going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.”
  71. As Democratic Senator Pat Leahy commented, “I believe [sending the aid] would be a mistake. The new [restrictions were] intended to put the United States squarely on the side of the Egyptian people who seek a civilian government that respects fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, and to clearly define the terms of our future relations with the Egyptian military.”
  72. Thanks in part to President Obama’s assistance in removing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a 9/11 “truther” now leads Egypt’s presidential election race.
  73. Obama the “Peace Prize President” sent U.S. ground forces to Yemen, although he suspended their mission during a period of domestic turmoil in the country. After the autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was replaced in democratic elections, the mission was reinstated.
  74. President Obama issued a video address on behalf of well-known abortion mill Planned Parenthood, in which he stated that Mitt Romney would ‘get rid’ of federal funding for the group. Speciously framing the matter as a “women’s health” issue, Obama had the following to say: ““(W)hen some professional politicians casually say that they’ll ‘get rid of Planned Parenthood,’ don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves.”
  75. According to an undercover operation targeting Planned Parenthood vehemently described by the left as being “discredited,” but nonetheless reported by local newscasts, donations to the organization could be earmarked as racially specific.
  76. A subsequent operation focused on Planned Parenthood shows that donations could be made to the organization based on specific gender.
  77. Planned Parenthood later apologized, in the process of which, they admit that there are “human rights” issues involved with carrying out abortions. Ironically, the group condemned gender bias and racial discrimination against inanimate (the opposite of living) ‘blobs of cells.’
  78. Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization that received $487.4 million in 2011, recently ran a political attack ad against Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney.
  79. The president launched an all-out offensive against Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, in keeping with his track record of class warfare pandering.
  80. Meanwhile, Obama’s target audience for such attacks, his darling Occupy Movement, has racked up nearly $30 million in damage to “the public.”
  81. As The Hill mentioned, President Obama received the most of any candidate in campaign donations from hedge funds and private equity firms in 2008.
  82. The propaganda blitz encountered resistance, however, not only from Republicans, but from Democrats like Harold Ford Jr. and Cory Booker.
  83. After Cory Booker received scathing “feedback” regarding his derisive comments on Obama’s attacks on private equity, he quickly backed off his criticism. (Back to the Democrat plantation for you, Mayor Booker.)
  84. The President lambasted Romney for helping to force the Bain-owned company Ampad to make severe layoffs before going out of business, while Romney was no longer with Bain capital.
  85. Someone who was an executive at Bain capital at the time of the Ampad layoffs: top Obama bundler Jonathan Lavine, also a co-owner of the Boston Celtics.
  86. Although President Obama has focused on Romney’s track record of investing private equity while at Bain, writer Marc Thiessen has drawn attention to Obama’s miserable track record “investing” “public equity.”
  87. Thiessen cites the case of Raser Technologies. As he put it, “In 2010, the Obama administration gave Raser a $33 million taxpayer-funded grant to build a power plant in Beaver Creek, Utah. According to the Wall Street Journal, after burning through our tax dollars, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012. The plant now has fewer than 10 employees, and Raser owes $1.5 million in back taxes.”
  88. Just as shocking is the example of ECOtality (nice name), as Thiessen relates: “The Obama administration gave ECOtality $126.2 million in taxpayer money in 2009… (and) even hosted the company’s president, Don Karner, in the first lady’s box during the 2010 State of the Union address as an example of a stimulus success story. According to ECOtality’s own SEC filings, the company has since incurred more than $45 million in losses and has told the federal government, “We may not achieve or sustain profitability on a quarterly or annual basis in the future.”
  89. Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) received $98.5 million in loan guarantees and is on the verge of bankruptcy.
  90. First Solar received $3 billion in loan guarantees and is suffering significant financial distress, leading the firm to propose firing 30% of its workforce.
  91. Abound Solar received $400 million in loan guarantees and has stopped production.
  92. Beacon Power received $43 million in loan guarantees and filed for bankruptcy.
  93. Sun Power got $1.2 billion in such “taxpayer guarantees” and now owes more than its worth.
  94. BrightSource was given $1.6 billion in guarantees and has lost $177 million. So far.
  95. Hoover Institution scholar Peter Schweizer reported in his book, Throw Them All Out, that an astounding 71 percent of the Obama Energy Department’s grants and loans went to “individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.”
  96. Thiessen notes in the above-cited article that, “Collectively, these Obama cronies raised $457,834 for his campaign, and they were in turn approved for grants or loans of nearly $11.35 billion.”
  97. Recently, Obama blasted the Republicans for running up “wild debts.” Surreally, this is what he said: “I don’t know how they’ve been bamboozling folks into thinking that they are the responsible, fiscally-disciplined party. They run up these wild debts and then when we take over we have to clean it up. And then they point and say, ‘Look how irresponsible they are.’ Look at facts, look at the numbers. And now I want to finish the job…”
  98. As the USA Today showed, the actual federal deficit under Obama in just 2011 was $5 trillion, if one disregards the budgeting gimmick of discounting government pension programs, like Social Security, Medicare and other retirement programs, which ran red ink of around $3.7 trillion.
  99. According to this analysis, the government’s spending tallied around $42,054 by household. The median household income is $49,445.
  100. As the nation’s top-selling newspaper noted, “The typical American household would have paid nearly all of its income in taxes last year to balance the budget if the government used standard accounting rules to compute the deficit.”

This is the fifth in a ten part series. Continued here


Kyle Becker writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker, Misfit Politics, and OwntheNarrative, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk shows at OTNN. He can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1.

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