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Ongoing Lynching of Herman Cain

Really? Are we going to let the Main Stream Media and the RINO establishment pick our nominee again? REALLY? That worked out so well in 2008!

With absolutely no evidence of any kind, one destitute female after another, all with checkered pasts and spurred on by sex discrimination lawyers, crawl out of the woodwork and make allegations against a man and we abandon him like rats from a sinking ship, just like we are supposed to. If John McCain were in the race, he’d win the nomination this time too!

With comments like “he handled it so badly”, the media tell us Herman Cain is now unelectable. It proves one thing, the Obama camp was terrified of facing Mr. Cain in the general election.

For a moment, suppose you were completely innocent of all of these allegations. How would you defend yourself? People have said Mr. Cain needs to come clean, but what if there is nothing to come clean about? How does one respond, other than the way he has?

Ms. White’s Attorney, Edward Buckley is an Obama supporter and has contributed to the Obama campaign and to the DNC. Like Gloria Allred, he makes his living on discrimination cases. When asked by Anderson Cooper if there was any more evidence, plane tickets, photographs, anything to corroborate her story, he said “no”.

Ms. White herself has had a summary judgment against her for defaming the character of her former business partner. Meanwhile the Campaigner in Chief is out on the trail telling outright lies to the American people every day.

When Larry Sinclair went public with his allegations that “he personally engaged in sexual activity and personally used illegal drugs in November 1999 with U.S. Senator Barack Obama on two separate occasions.” No one cared. The Globe did publish the story, but the liberal main stream media ignored it. When Mr. Sinclair published a You Tube video describing his allegations, he claims he was threatened repeatedly and that he was being investigated by the Obama Campaign. Sinclair filed suit in federal court in Minnesota (CASE 0:08-cv-00360-JMR-RLE) alleging that his civil rights and right to free speech were being violated by Barrack Obama, David Axelrod and the DNC. The case was thrown out on technicalities. Three other men implicated as Obama sex partners are now deceased, two in execution style slayings.

When Jack Ryan was running against Obama for the Illinois Senate seat, Mr. Ryan’s SEALED divorce records were mysteriously unsealed to expose Jeri Ryan’s claim, in the divorce proceeding, that Jack Ryan wanted to take her to a sex club. The willing media was all over that one.

So my fellow Republicans, do we really want to allow the media to nominate Mitt Romney for us? If the Obama administration was not convinced they would have an easier time defeating him, they would not be pushing so hard for his nomination. They are scared to death of running against Herman Cain, so they must destroy him prior to the GOP primary season. Perhaps they have succeeded.

While Newt Gingrich is a very intelligent man, well versed in history and public policy, his baggage is vast and he is a political insider. He is also only slightly less arrogant that Mr. Obama. Would we be better off with Newt, or even Mitt than Obama? Of course, absolutely. But those of you who were Herman Cain fans until the Media began its lynch mob campaign against him, ask yourselves what you would do if these women are all lying? There is no evidence that they are not. Would you still be supporting Cain?

Those who make their lavish living on government largess have a vested interest in the status-quo. If Barry is to be unseated as spender in chief, then those in power need to have us nominate the closest thing to him. Mitt will do, so will Newt. God forbid that we elect someone who would actually try to clean up the corrupt mess we call our federal government!

Big shock: Politicians are corrupt. So what do we do about it?

Clearly not satisfied with their sky high approval ratings, members of Congress seem to be doing everything they can to convince that final 12% of Americans who support them to reconsider. Last week, Peter Schweizer revealed in his new book that a lot of them have been using their offices to engage in insider trading. For example, while most American citizens were debating the merits of Obamacare, John Kerry was busy making sure it benefitted his stock portfolio:

[A]t least $200,000 of stock in medical device manufacturer ResMed was purchased in the $20 to $25 per share range. After Obamacare passed, ResMed jumped to $34, an increase of as much as 71%. “ResMed was a winner in the health care reform legislation—as Reuters declared—thanks in part to John Kerry’s efforts,” says Schweizer. The reason: earlier versions of the Obamacare bill would have slapped companies like ResMed with an “industry fee” tax. Kerry opposed the higher taxes on medical device companies and helped delay the taxes until 2013.

The sickest part is that John Kerry’s behavior here isn’t the exception in Congress – it’s the rule. But as disgusting as that is, there are two important lessons that can be learned from this situation: 1) members of Congress currently have way too much power, and 2) all of our laws must apply to all Americans in the exact same way.

1.) Members of Congress currently have way too much power.

“The Experience of every Age convinces us, that we must not judge Men by what they ought to do, but what they will do; and all History affords us but few Instances of Men trusted with great Power without abusing it, when with security they could”

John Trenchard, Cato’s letters #60

Right now, Congress has an unimaginable amount of power to impact industries throughout the economy both positively and negatively. But beyond that, individual congressmen who land positions on powerful committees can have an incredible influence on each bill – almost single-handedly. Giving politicians that kind of power is exactly what leads to corruption like the current insider-trading scandal.

Getting this Congressional power back under control may seem like a Herculean task, but the solution is really simple. It doesn’t even require some massive government “reform” bill. All Congress would have to do is… abide by the Constitution we already wrote and ratified in this country. How’s that for a radical idea?

When our Constitution was written, the federal government was mainly intended to handle national defense, foreign diplomacy, and ensuring the free flow of trade between the states. This is a point that James Madison made clear:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce […]”

Federalist #45

Very clear:

“The powers of the general government relate to external objects, and are but few. But the powers in the states relate to those great objects which immediately concern the prosperity of the people.”

Remarks at the Virginia Ratification Convention

Notice how straightforward Madison is – the federal government is designed to focus primarily on “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” Domestic issues were supposed to be handled almost entirely by state and local governments – which are much more effective in those areas.

But for some reason, today’s Congress wastes the vast majority of its time messing around with domestic legislation that it has no real authority to pass. If members of Congress could manage to limit themselves to exercising the powers that were actually granted to them in the Constitution, they wouldn’t have had the inside information they used to make these immoral trades in the first place. Problem solved.

Isn’t it amazing what can happen when the Constitution is read and applied?

Of course, there will be those who say, “The government will still be responsible for funding the military. So Congress will still have insider information about all of those massive defense contracts.”

That’s true, defense spending will still be an area of concern. But if Congress were to actually limit itself to Constitutionally mandated actions, federal spending would be a fraction of what it is today. In that case, it would be much easier for citizen groups to follow and analyze which members of Congress are benefitting inappropriately from insider information.

That wouldn’t completely solve the problem though. That’s where Lesson 2 comes in.

2.) All of our laws must apply to all Americans in exactly the same way.

“The Experience of all Ages may convince us, that Men, when they are above Fear, grow for the most part above Honesty and Shame.”

John Trenchard, Cato’s letters #61

Part of the reason insider-trading became such a common practice is Congress exempted itself from laws that made it illegal. So at some point, the politicians in Washington must have actually gotten together and said, “Wow, this insider-trading is really dishonest. No one should be allowed to make a fortune off of unknowing investors like that… you know, except us.”

When members of Congress are able to act as if they are a privileged class, it’s no wonder why so much of the legislation they pass is complete garbage. They know that they don’t have to live under the laws that they enact, so they are free to make a joke of our legislative process without feeling the effects.

The law that was just passed made the market tank? Don’t worry about Congress, they had insider information so they sold their stocks ahead of time. Obamacare is a disaster? No problem, they made sure they can keep their federal health plan instead. Unemployment is really high? Not to worry, they’ve got lucrative Congressional pensions.

The answer to all of this is to require all laws to apply to every American the same way – including public officials – similar to what Friedrich von Hayek suggests in The Road to Serfdom. No more exemptions. No more loopholes. No more waivers. If it’s wrong for private investors to engage in insider trading (and it is), then it’s wrong for members of Congress to engage in insider trading.

This requirement would also have another benefit besides simply eliminating Congress’ ability to write itself “Get out of jail free” cards. Much of the problem with Congressional insider trading stems from lobbyists and crony capitalists who are trying to “encourage” politicians to give them special tax breaks or legal advantages over their competition (see: Nancy Pelosi and the Visa IPO).

But when laws have to be applied generally, it makes it much more difficult for members of Congress to give those special interests what they want. If Congress isn’t able to give out valuable special favors, there’s no reason for crony capitalists to give politicians access to insider information and exclusive IPOs.

Whenever members of government are abusing their offices, lessons need to be learned from those situations and changes need to be made. In this case, Congressmen are using power not authorized by the Constitution and are exempting themselves from legal consequences to gain an unfair advantage in the stock market.

That cannot be tolerated. If our public officials are allowed to act as if they are above the law it will destroy this country. Members of Congress who are engaging in insider trading need to be held accountable and soon. Otherwise, no “Get out of jail free card” in the world will be able to clean up the mess they’re making.

E-Verify and Voter I.D.: Rule of Law Being Ignored by Corrupto-Crats Across the Nation

Understanding E-Verify.  E-Verify  is a free Internet-based program created by the U.S. Government to enable employers to check a perspective employee’s Social Security number and other information to ensure they are legally eligible to work in the United States before hiring them. This program was started in 1997 at a huge cost to the taxpayers, as a way to protect American workers and employers from the invasion of illegal, non-qualified working immigrants that now plagues America. This program is another example of government mis-management and waste, as the E-Verify program is not being used as it was designed to be by many States and local governments. What good is a program if most State governments refuse to mandate it’s implementation ?  Federal law dictates that employers must make every effort to only hire legal citizens, and E-Verify is a tool designed to do just that, yet many States refuse to enact legislation to enforce the law.  I find it to be extremely hypocritical that the Federal Government intervenes in some State’s legislative measures when it suits their agenda, yet at other times they ignore certain States passing legislation contrary to federal law. ( See the AZ immigration law)

Recently, my very own State of Florida had a bill crafted in the Florida Senate  that basically required employers to use E-Verify when hiring new employees. So what did the self-titled ” Most Conservative Senate in Florida history” do? They voted the bill down! Check out the full story here. The Florida Senate needs to be called out on this act of cowardice and bending over to the special interest Lobbyists that bought them off here. If you live in Florida, go to the Florida Senate facebook page here , and voice your dis-gust about these politicians who are turning their back on legal immigrants and all working Floridians by enabling the continued theft of our jobs by illegals!

The DHS has recently expanded the E-Verify program to some States to allow people to self-check their employment eligibility in the U.S. in a recent announcement here. What is noticeable in that article is the following statement from the GAO:

However, the E-Verify system continues to experience errors, fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, and a study released in December 2009 found that E-Verify was accurate only half the time in correctly identifying unauthorized workers with borrowed or stolen Social Security numbers (emphasis mine)

This is why people say the U.S. Government is nothing but an extreme example of incompetent mismanagement, waste, fraud, and the blatant abuse of taxpayer dollars today. E-Verify was created in 1997, yet it is largely proven to be an incompetent mess of a program, according to our very own GAO. (Government Accounting Office)  If these morons can’t iron out the E-Verify program in over 14 years, they will never get it right.  The fact of the matter here is that many, many politicians and special interest groups do not want E-verified to ever be used to keep illegals from invading the American workforce, period. If your politicians are among this group, like my Florida Senate proved itself to be last week, make sure you take note of who needs to be fired in the next elections.

As a footnote here, I find this failure to properly check on a workers immigration status before hiring them to be a form of reverse discrimination. When I apply for a job, employers check my lifetime credit report, work history, driving record, criminal background check, rental history, Social Security number, and even my facebook page, and yet illegals with no U.S. history in anything, and a fake SSI number can get hired all simply because certain tyrants in various parts of our governments decide to not use E-Verify. Common sense dictates that the E-Verify system be brought up to competent, efficient levels, and that every employer in the United States be mandated to check all employees before hiring them. Anything less is simply unacceptable to a nation beset with high unemployment and massive debt.

Voter I.D. laws are supposed to ensure a fair voting process, which must include properly identifying voters and their eligibility to vote. While it would seem like basic common sense dictates that our politicians and government agencies would want to ensure that only legal voters are able to cast their votes and  vote only once in the precincts that they live in, this is proving to be a contentious issue today. The fact is that many State and local governments are now refusing to enact solid Voter I.D. laws that help prevent vote fraud and abuse. We have seen dead people, cartoon characters, and other fictitious people casting votes illegally across the nation and this must stop. Why in the world would a State legislature or election commission not want it mandated that every single voter provide proper identification before voting or registering to vote? The answer to that is that certain groups of people will not be able to hold onto power without cheating the voting system, namely the Liberal Democratic party of today. Why do I point the finger mainly at Democrats? I do it because they supported Acorn, who has been proven guilty of vote fraud numerous times and the fact the every instance of Acorn vote fraud was in supporting Democrats. If you have had your head buried in the sand for the past 20 years and do not know about Acorn and Liberal Democrat-sponsored vote fraud, here is some info that explains why certain groups are fighting against Voter I.D. laws.  here is a few tidbits from that article just to get your attention:

In recent years, ACORN’s voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, with some employees convicted of voter fraud

Michelle Malkin hopes “that someone else in the MSM will start asking pointed questions about the $800,000 Obama failed to report in hidden payments to ACORN under the name of a left-wing non-profit front group

The Department of Justice needs to open a RICO probe into ACORN.  The RICO statutes make the leaders of a criminal enterprise personally responsible for the crimes committed by its members.  If the DoJ can establish that ACORN management has encouraged fraudulent practices from the top down, that puts it within RICO territory.  The repetition of their fraud in multiple jurisdictions make it clear that it’s not just coincidence at work here.

Strict voter I.D. laws would prevent the majority of vote fraud that includes absentee ballot fraud, illegal voter registrations, dead people casting votes, and other assorted trickery from groups like Acorn and LaRaza from corrupting our election process. This would ensure fair elections and proper representation of all groups of Americans in our government, and needs to be enacted across the nation. Why should an illegals or non-U.S. citizens be allowed to cast ballots to elect officials to run our governments? There is no plausible reason to continue to let our election processes be corrupted by special interests and radical activist “community organizing groups” like the Democratic fraudsters at Acorn. Another part of our election system being corrupted by assorted activists and community organizing groups are the voter registration roles. There have been people who have been dead for many years still on these rolls, and criminals exploit this to cast votes in their names. There is no reason not to update voter registrations annually, unless you are among those groups seeking to gain power and influence by preventing the purging and updating of these records. How about we take the millions of tax dollars that were funnelled to Acorn and other assorted get out the vote scams and reallocate those dollars to hiring more people to ensure voter registrations are on the up and up ?

Today our country is beset with career politicians bowing down to lobbyists and special interest groups to remain in power through vote-buying schemes, no matter how great the danger is to America. We are fast approaching 15 trillion dollars in debt with no apparent solution, other than to go bankrupt. We have high unemployment hurting Americans even more due to the fact that illegals here are taking many of our jobs because of the refusal to use the E-Verify system that we paid millions of dollars to createf to prevent that very same problem. To top it all off, we have career politicians remaining in power and preventing America from fixing her problems today, due to vote fraud being perpetuated by the refusal to enact strict Voter I.D. laws.  The very same politicians who fight stricter Voter I.D. laws are at the root of our electoral system corruption and need to be rooted out as soon as possible, whether it is at the State or federal level. We also need to make an example of the criminals corrupting our electoral system through hand-ing down some stiff penalties and jail time for those people caught up in vote fraud schemes like Acorn.

There is NO VIABLE EXCUSE that anyone can tell me for not enacting the usage of E-Verify to work in America today along with stricter Voter I.D. laws, that isn’t rooted in corruption and flat out anti-American ideology, no matter how you spin it! To be American is to demand that fair elections be held and that only Americans that have the right to vote will be voting. Career felons, illegals, dead people, and undocumented aliens must be prevented from voting to keep out nation’s electoral integrity intact, period. American jobs must go to legal American citizens, and anyone caught doing otherwise must be fined, imprisoned, kicked out of the country, or all three combined ! Any politician voting against E-Verify being mandated in  your state must be fired and replaced as soon as possible!  Take a close look at the politicians and radical groups who oppose both E-Verify and strict Voter I.D. laws in your state today. This is the face of the enemy that seeks to destroy everything America was built upon through the corruption of our electoral process, and the allowing of illegals to remain here and vote, while also taking away jobs away from American citizens. Time is running out folks, the radical Socialism promoting Liberal Democrats are in bed with assorted anti-American groups to destroy what’s left of America. Speak up, demand E-verify be mandated in your state and that strict Voter I.D laws be passed while we still have a chance to right the ship.

Fannie and Freddie Fatcats Still Raking in Taxpayer Dollars. $35M in Bonuses

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives raked in over $35 million dollars in bonuses while sucking another $153 BILLION dollars out of taxpayers for being nothing more than an epic failure.

A report issued Thursday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Office of the Inspector General shed some light on the following payoffs for incompetence, ineptitude or just plain theft of taxpayer dollars:

  • At Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), its chief executive officer received $9.3 million in total compensation in 2009 and 2010, the report reveals. The CEO is Michael J. Williams, who joined the company in 1991.
  • At Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association), CEO Charles E. Haldeman Jr., former head of Putnam Investments, made $7.8 million in the two years since the company was taken over by the federal government.
  • Fannie Mae’s chief financial officer made $4.6 million, and its chief accounting officer/general counsel received $4.5 million.
  • At Freddie Mac, the CFO made $3.9 million, and the general counsel/secretary received $5.1 million
  • In all, the top six executives made $35.4 million. Meanwhile, total losses at the two companies could reach $363 billion through 2013, according to government estimates.

So who just keeps on authorizing these huge bonuses for the wholesale theft and abuse of taxpayer dollars? What the Federal Housing Authority  bureaucrats of course! Why does this kind of taxpayer dollar theft continue?  It is called Crony-Capitalism and is explained in detail here.

The stated mission of the FHFA responsible for this kind of fraud would be laughable, if not for the seriousness of this longtime Fannie and Freddie theft of taxpayer dollars. Their mission is *supposed* to be, to ensure that the fat-cat bonuses paid out to Senior execs at Fannie and Freddie are “reasonable.”   The taxpayers are on the hook for a total of $363 Billion dollars through 2013, and they give over $35 billion dollars to the people perpetuating this fraud under the guise of it being “reasonable?”  The FHFA Inspector general now says that Fannie and Freddie should install written criteria and procedures for performance evaluation in order to figure out what bonuses, if any, would be “reasonable” for these crony-capitalists. Oh Really? Why in the hell isn’t that type of system already in place ? So they just take $35 million tax dollars in bonuses, with no system in place to see if they actually earned it, and Congress is sitting on their hands letting this continue for decades.

Darrell Issa is the chairman of the House Government oversight committee, and where is he on this “oversight” of executive bonuses at Fannie and Freddie?  I am getting sick and tired of all these theatrical investigations in Congress that NEVER end up accomplishing a damn thing!  There is no stoppage of the theft of tax dollars over at Fannie and Freddie, even though we have seen what,  30, 40, or 50 so-called ” investigations ? ” If any action is ever taken, it is so ludicrous that it hurts me to even type it, such as giving someone a $50,000 fine for stealing 3 or 4 million in tax dollars.

U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for over $363 BILLION dollars through 2013, thanks to the corrupt fatcats over at Fannie and Freddie. Those same crony-capitalistic thieves were rewarded for their incompetence/ corruption with over $35 million dollars of your hard earned money. Think about that, as you write out that income tax payment check this month.

Obama Administration Afflicted by Corruption

Corruption is the abuse of public office for private gain, and it tarnishes the Obama Administration at every turn. We have a tax cheat in Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. He conveniently neglected, by his account “forgot”, to pay in excess of $40,000 in payroll taxes. Showing that there is honor among thieves, Geithner then appointed chief of staff Mark Patterson, who was a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist, to oversee the $700 billion TARP program. Geithner turned a blind eye to the fact that Goldman Sachs had already received $10 billion of that money. What could go wrong? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Then there is the case of Tom Daschle who was Obama’s original choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschle’s nomination, you will recall, was withdrawn because he failed to disclose more than $300,000 in past income.

Then there is the case of Nancy Killefer’s nomination for chief performance officer. Oops, the administration “belatedly” learned that she had a lien on her property to the tune of $946.69 back in 2005 because she “forgot” to pay taxes. At this rate she’ll never reach the level of Daschle, but hey, at least she’s trying!

Then Barry Obama commits to the public that he will have “no more lobbyists” in his administration. Promptly “forgetting” his public pledge he turns right around and appoints acting Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, who used to be the treasurer of American Rights at Work.

And let us not forget William Lynn, the deputy Defense secretary, who lobbied for a defense contractor as recently as 2008. Lynn is not alone. There are more than a dozen lobbyists in the Obama Administration. Obama is fond of making great sounding pronouncements and then immediately doing the opposite, so what’s new?

And let us not forget the trickery and behind-the-scenes corruption that gave us all ObamaCare. Can anyone say Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson?

Gail Shumway, writing for www.redpills.com, had this to say on the subject of another icon of integrity, a certain Janet Napolitano, Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security:

Well what’s new is not just the level of corruption but the level of ignorance that is exhibited by Barry’s useful idiots. I am talking about Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. This is the top dog, and the use of that term has more than one meaning, between us and the terrorists. Oh, I’m sorry, I mean ‘creators of manmade disasters‘. Veterans, those who actually pay taxes, gun rights individuals, Libertarians, et. al. is the new terrorists. Anyway, this idiot, Napolitano, stated that “suspected or known terrorists” have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack. REALLY!? Canada, I apologize for Barry’s useful idiot Napolitano, her IQ must have slipped at least 50 points by becoming a member of Barry’s administration. I mean it has almost become a prerequisite.

From the nationalpost.com dated April 22, 2009 entitled “The border for dummies”.

Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job? She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.

In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC, Ms. Napolitano attempted to justify her call for stricter border security on the premise that “suspected or known terrorists” have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack.

All the 9/11 terrorists, of course, entered the United States directly from overseas. The notion that some arrived via Canada is a myth that briefly popped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and was then quickly debunked.

Informed of her error, Ms. Napolitano blustered: “I can’t talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here’s the future. The future is we have borders.”

Just what does that mean, exactly?

Just a few weeks ago, Ms. Napolitano equated Canada’s border to Mexico’s, suggesting they deserved the same treatment. Mexico is engulfed in a drug war that left more than 5,000 dead last year, and which is spawning a spillover kidnapping epidemic in Arizona. So many Mexicans enter the United States illegally that a multi-billion-dollar barrier has been built from Texas to California to keep them out.

In Canada, on the other hand, the main problem is congestion resulting from cross-border trade. Not quite the same thing, is it?

But enough of the minions. Obama appears to take the cake when it comes to integrity issues. Here are a number of examples of alleged inconsistencies between Obama’s words and documented truth:

  • “Selma Got Me Born.” – The truth is that Obama was born in 1961 and the Selma incident didn’t occur until 1965.
  • “Father Was a Goat Herder.” – Obama’s father was a privileged, well-educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
  • “My family has strong ties to African Freedom.” – Obama’s cousin Raila Odinga created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007 in Kenya. It was the first widespread violence in Kenya in decades.
  • “My grandmother has always been a Christian.” – In a public interview Obama’s grandmother admits that she does her daily Salat prayers at 5 a.m. and states “I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith.” The elderly women said that in a recent interview in Kenya. Also, Christianity wouldn’t have allowed her to have been one of 14 wives to one man.
  • “My name is African Swahili.” – Actually, Obama’s name is Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack come) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
  • “I never practiced Islam.” – Obama practiced it daily at school, where he was registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until Michelle Obama made him change it so that he could run for office. Enter Rev. Wright.
  • “Present votes are common in Illinois.” – They were common for Obama but not many others in Illinois have 130 NO VOTES.
  • “I was a professor of law.” – He was a senior lecturer on leave.
  • “I was a Constitutional Lawyer.” He was a senior lecturer on leave.
  • “I have released my state records.” – State bills Obama sponsored or voted for have yet to be released.
  • “I won Michigan.” – He lost Michigan.
  • “I won Nevada.” – He lost Nevada.
  • “I don’t take PAC Money.” – Obama takes lots of PAC money.
  • “I inspire people with my words.” – He inspires people with other people’s words. Cue the Teleprompter.
  • “I am as patriotic as anyone.” – He has refused to wear a flag pin. He doesn’t put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. There was a Cuban flag with Che Guevara displayed at Barack Obama’s campaign Office which he allowed to be displayed. He voted against making English the official language of the United States. He voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits, which would bankrupt the Social Security system for Americans legally paying into it.
  • Wal-Mart is a company I wouldn’t support.” – Michelle Obama received nearly a quarter of a million dollars through Treehouse, which is connected to Wal-Mart.

Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, once said that “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Other notable Goebbels quotes that appear to have been taken to heart by Obama include:

The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”

“Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character”

“Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place”

“If the day should ever come when we [the Nazis] must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake and mankind will stand back in stupefaction.”

“Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.”

It has been said that today we see the same old sins – performed by new people. Corruption becomes a habit within societies. It takes the clear, calm voice of truth to shed light on government corruption. It takes a free press to hold government officials accountable for their words and their deeds. It takes a free people with liberty in their hearts to oust the corrupt from public offices. It takes new people exercising the same old rights of free people everywhere to keep corruption in check.

Meet the Race-Baiting, Impeached Corrupt Judge/Congressman Hastings (D-FL)

Meet Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida. Watch him berate the Governor of Florida and go on a race-based rant that he tried to pass off as a lecture to all Floridians concerning the current proposed budget. To put this as politely as possible here, this piece of corrupt scum has a hell of a lot of nerve trying to lecture anyone on anything today. Watch that video here. Keep in mind a few facts about this Congressman the ignorants over in that part of Florida just reelected in 2010. Good solid candidates desiring to actually desiring to serve all the people of Florida got passed over for this ignorant piece of work. Amazing.

Lets analyse this geniuses hate-speech here,especially for those politically correct folks who are afraid to hear the truth.  First of all , Alcee Hastings has a lot of nerve calling anyone in Florida ass-backwards when we consider that he is reading an op-ed “from a friend” as he states, and then using that opinion piece from a leftist rag newspaper, to call the entire Florida State legislature and Governor’s office ass-backwards and tops it off with the intelligent, insightful question of, “What is this shit?”

Then he proceeds to accuse Governor Rick Scott of stealing his companies money without a single fact to back it up. Surely this nanny-state beggar of a Congressman has a spotless record that allows him to spew this trash right there in the video right?  Well, not so much folks. You see Mr. Hastings was a Federal Judge down here in Florida, appointed by Jimmy carter in 1979. It took the illustrious Mr. Hastings 2 short years on the bench to be caught in an FBI sting taking $150,000 dollars to give a lenient sentence to mobsters Frank and Tommy Romano, who were indicted on 21 counts of  racketeering.  The Honorable Mr. Hastings, you see, isn’t really all that honorable. In fact, this self-righteous hypocrite is more aptly described as the scourge of the Democratic party in Florida.

The Romano brothers were initially found guilty of stealing $1 million dollars from a pension fund in Mr. Hastings court. While waiting for the sentence to be handed down,we see that things got quite interesting. I have narrated the corruption case of Mr. Hastings in the following podcast,  just for your listening pleasure .   Alcee Hastings Podcast 3-1-11

Mr. Hastings is a glaring example of how corrupt and out of control our Government has become today at all levels, including Federal, Congressional, State and local government. This corrupto-crat is an embarrassment to the State of Florida and the entire nation. He needs to be thrown in prison, not sitting on the U.S Intelligence Committee up in Congress. We obviously cannot leave this decision up to the people of the 23rd district of Florida, as they have voted for this corrupt lowlife 7 straight times!

That is right, this impeached criminal is still in the United States Congress sitting on powerful committees within the Democratic Party leadership today. What do you say we demand justice for the whole nation and demand this crook be put in jail and kicked out of our Government? Lets speak up America!

Whitehouse Ignores the Rule of law, refuses to report on Fannie and Freddie once again!

       The Whitehouse continues to stall on reforming the money train known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, even though they are breaking their own so-called Financial Reform, ( also known as the Dodd-Frank Bill) laws to do it. This article is a part of the continuing exposure of the fraud, corruption and waste of taxpayer dollars by the F&F (Fannie and Freddie) club here at CDN.*

      While decades of fraud, corruption and shifty accounting practices have been exposed within the F&F club, our elected officials seem content to let it continue, from The Whitehouse, to Congress,and right on down to the U.S.  Treasury Department. Today we see another direct, in your face refusal to address this problem by none other than Obama’s own administration. I stumbled upon this latest act of  criminal behavior yesterday over at National Review Online.** I was stunned by the revelations in this article by Rep. Jeb Hansarling (R-TX).

“The Obama administration failed to release a report today on how Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could be reformed, despite being required to do so by the Dodd-Frank law passed last summer.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas), who chairs the House Republican Conference, said in a statement that the White House’s failure to meet the deadline made it “crystal clear that the President is not serious about reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

As this writer reported earlier here at CDN, the GOP called for reform of the F&F club during the financial reform debate last year. Democrats flat out refused to even allow an amendment that would stop the abuse of taxpayer dollars through Fannie and Freddie. Now we have the Whitehouse, which happens to have approved the Democrats most recent blank check written to the F&F club, also breaking the law that required them to submit the report on how to stop the bleeding here. Amazing.

The Financial Services Committee isn’t too happy about this latest revelation either, as exposed further down in the same National Review Online article:

“Financial Services Committee chairman Spencer Baucus (R., Ala.) also criticized the administration, saying in a statement that “the Democrats always offer an excuse for not meeting deadlines, even those they themselves impose.”

I also mention the U S treasury department in my opening paragraph, and here is what I found at the bottom of the National Review Online article:

” A Treasury Department spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires that the administration hoped to release a report in February.”

Apparently, when it comes to reforming the malfeasance over at Fannie and Freddie, we are left with nothing more than the hope part of Obama’s Hope and Change campaign theme of 2008. There certainly is no change in the fraud, corruption, and outright theft of taxpayers dollars by the corruptocrats in bed with the criminal enterprise over at the F&F club.

 

* http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/01/fannie-freddie-and-foreclosures-exploring-the-true-costs-to-the-us-taxpayer/

   http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/01/money-for-nothing-and-houses-for-free/

** http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/258499/white-house-misses-deadline-freddie-mac-fannie-mae-report-katrina-trinko

Fannie, Freddie and Foreclosures- Exploring the True Costs to the US taxpayer

Introducing Fannie Mae, their mission and purpose as explained on fanniemae.com:

“Fannie Mae, (Federal National Mortgage Association) is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets.”

Yet they have managed to do just the opposite of the purpose for which they were created. With record numbers of foreclosures and mortgage problems being reported, I fail to see how I can paint this organization in any kind of favorable light here today.

Fannie Mae would have been in bankruptcy – if they actually applied the true principles within the realm of their creation, as further explained on their homepage (emphasis mine) :

“Fannie Mae was established as a federal agency in 1938, and was chartered by Congress in 1968 as a private shareholder-owned company.”  Yet once again, a company deemed “too big to fail” by our government was in effect bailed out by the U S taxpayers. Whatever happened to investors that do not monitor their investments properly, being made to accept the loss here? Why should our government step in and make the taxpayer bear this debt burden?

Introducing Freddie Mac should have been more aptly named Fannie Mae II, as their mission statements are virtually the same, as reported on freddiemac.com (emphasis mine).

“Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 with a public mission to stabilize the nation’s residential mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeownership and affordable rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.

Read that mission statement again, then ask yourself, “Have they accomplished their mission, or any part of it today? ” Again, I am trying to shed a positive light on Freddie Mac, but all I see are huge abject failures as to their own mission statement. I think the statement, “To stabilize the nation’s residential mortgage markets,” when looking at our mortgage foreclosure/ housing crisis of today, is ludicrous, to say the least. They claim to be playing an important role in helping people avoid foreclosure, yet at what price to the taxpayers and the economy?

Fannie and Freddie admit to 20 billion in losses.

While it is almost impossible to put a total cost to the taxpayers the full extent of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac GSE’s, ( Government Sponsored Enterprises) figures are now emerging that show us the enormity of the waste, abuse and corruption inherent in both of the organizations once again. Another fact that must be addressed is that Congress passed a “Financial Reform Bill” in July of last year that ignored the problems at Fannie and Freddie completely. How can you claim to reform the financial system and ignore the largest mortgage holder in the USA ? That just doesn’t make sense.

Earlier in the spring of 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek printed an article that tried to summarize the problems and expense of taxpayer funding through the government backing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.* The fact that the Fannie and Freddie Foreclosure club is at the center of the housing crisis and financial collapse just cannot be denied. Note that this exposure was before they passed the financial reform bill. They knew the basic facts and chose to ignore them anyway.

When the history books are written about America’s early 21st Century financial system breakdown, what will they make of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? These two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that own or guarantee 76 percent of all mortgage originations were at the center of the credit market collapse. Bailing them out has cost the U.S. taxpayer $145 billion and counting.” Estimates of their losses today run much, much higher as new facts emerge.

Keep in mind that this article was written in May of 2010, yet the costs to the taxpayer had already soared to $145 billion dollars. In an earlier article at CDN, “Money for Nothing and Your Houses for Free“, I pointed out how the taxpayer was also paying for the legal costs incurred by the top 3 corruptocrats at Fannie and Freddie, who continued to rake in huge salaries and bonuses after admitting to complicity in cooking the books and inflating the financial outlook at Freddie Mac to increase their bonuses. There appears to be an ever emerging pattern of corrupt practices within the higher ups in both organizations, and it certainly appears to have the approval of our elected officials in Congress, as they refuse to stop this madness mo matter how much proof is put in front of them.

Bloomberg Businessweek further goes on to state how with very little public discussion, or exposure in the media, “ Uncle Sam has basically nationalized their $5.5 trillion in home-loan assets. The Obama Administration has pledged to cover unlimited losses at Fannie and Freddie through 2012, a commitment that goes beyond a prior credit line of $400 billion (which itself had been doubled). In early May, Fannie posted a $13.1 billion loss while Freddie fessed up to losing $6.7 billion. The pair now tote $340 billion in nonperforming assets. ( 2012 also happens to be an election year, and without government protection, the people just might find out how bad this situation really is here, and that could have an enormous effect on said elections).

With all of the books being cooked to the point of complete confusion, I can’t fault the 111th Congress completely here, yet the bleeding of taxpayer dollars was very obvious, even to the most naïve and incompetent of government accountants. On May 11th of that same year Senator McCain called for the stoppage of the Fannie and Freddie debacle. What did the Democratic Majority in the Senate choose to do then? They ignored the calls for true reform at F&F and instead shifted responsibility to the Treasury Department to do some “studies” on how to take F&F off the taxpayers bank account. Meanwhile, record foreclosures, high unemployment, and an economic recession were crushing the country. Is this what the people voted for in the 2010 elections? This writer certainly doesn’t think it is.

There is also a Ginnie Mae, as in Government National Mortgage Association. (GNMA)

This company was originally a part of Fannie Mae and was originally created during the recovery from the Great Depression. This was widely known as the lending arm of HUD, or Housing and Urban Development. In 1968 Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae split with Fannie Mae going public on the NYSE with Ginnie Mae remaining as a government owned association. So why haven’t we heard much about Ginnie Mae during this housing mortgage crisis in recent years? I plan on researching this entity more thoroughly in a upcoming article in this continuing saga. I can give a hint of what I have found so far on Ginnie Mae. It fits the same pattern as the other family members in the mortgage business attached to our government. One top executive was convicted of mortgage fraud at Lend America.. and continued to to help run the company, with the full endorsement of Ginnie Mae. In December of 2009 the FHA removed Ginnie-approved Lend America from the FHA program completely, mainly due to corruption, fraud and bad lending practices. Yes we have a definite pattern of corruption and incompetence emerging here in all three of these entities.

Fast forward to today. Fannie and Freddie still basically operate on a blank check written on the taxpayers bank account. The housing and mortgage crisis is still crippling our economy, yet I see no proposed legislation to put a stop to this debacle. We the people need to call up and write to our representatives and demand that the taxpayer funding of Fannie and Freddie be stopped immediately. A few Bernie Madoff-style criminal charges are also warranted here, to forcefully send the message that those responsible for this kind of debacle will be held accountable. With the recent announcement by the CBO of the 2011 Federal deficit hitting $1.5 trillion, immediate action is needed. Congress has all the data. No more“studies, no more “reviews”and no more dithering. Stop the bleeding of taxpayer dollars through Fannie and Freddie and do it now, there is no excuse for continuing to allow this massive fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Sources:

* http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_21/b4179025062530.htm
** http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/01/money-for-nothing-and-houses-for-free/

Money for Nothing and Houses for Free.

How would you feel if a burglar was caught inside your home stealing everything of value, and when the police went to make out the police report, you were told that you would have to write a check for $5000.00 to pay for the burglar’s legal fees? Well that happens indirectly, with the Lawyer-enriching “Right to Legal counsel” laws we have today. Those public defenders are not working for free. Another kind of this Lawyer – enriching thievery from the taxpayers was exposed this past week involving two companies whom I feel have as much culpability as Wall Street did in the housing crash of today. Meet Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. These two companies announced that they want you the taxpayer to pay for their 160 million dollars in legal fees stemming from investigations of long-term fraud and corruption. With a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives today, it seems like Fannie and Freddie were/are trying to take in every single taxpayer dollar they can before serious investigations expose their dealings.

The New York Times ran a piece on this on 01/24/2011.* While this article does address some serious facts, it also seems to deny the responsibility of the top three executives to pay for their own legal fees stemming from years of their own corrupt, incompetent practices. The Times also refused to state the huge bonuses and salaries the top three culprits raked in right in the middle of the housing crisis. Here are a few observations from that article. Parenthesis at end are my comments.

The Times points out three key players in the story:

“Documents reviewed by The New York Times indicate that taxpayers have paid $24.2 million to law firms defending three of Fannie’s former top executives: Franklin D. Raines, its former chief executive; Timothy Howard, its former chief financial officer; and Leanne Spencer, the former controller.”

The story then demonstrates how for the last 4 years of Democratic rule, the House has done little, if anything to investigate the travesty, that both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have become:

“Since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the government in September 2008, their losses stemming from bad loans have mounted, totaling about $150 billion in a recent reckoning. Because the financial regulatory overhaul passed last summer did not address how to resolve Fannie and Freddie, Congress is expected to take up that complex matter this year.”

Could it all be simple ineptitude?  Of course not – outright corruption is certainly another part of the problem:

“ Well before the credit crisis compelled the government to rescue Fannie and Freddie, accounting irregularities had engulfed both companies. Shareholders of Fannie and Freddie sued to recover stock losses incurred after the improprieties came to light.”

So here we have evidence of “accounting irregularities” resulting in lawsuits, yet instead of criminal charges and government intervention to stop the fraud, our Congress not only turns their heads the other way…But decides to put the taxpayers on the hook for the entire bill, as evidenced further in The Times article:

“Freddie’s problems arose in 2003 when it disclosed that it had understated its income from 2000 to 2002; the company revised its results by an additional $5 billion. In 2004, Fannie was found to have overstated its results for the preceding six years; conceding that its accounting was improper, it reduced its past earnings by $6.3 billion. Mr. Raines retired in December 2004 and Mr. Howard resigned at the same time. Ms. Spencer left her position as controller in early 2005. The following year, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, then the company’s regulator, published an in-depth report on the company’s accounting practices, accusing Fannie’s top executives of taking actions to manipulate profits and generate $115 million in improper bonuses. ( So they were found to be cooking the books to enrich themselves, paid fines that prove it, yet still feel the taxpayer should pay their legal fees? )

This is like a bad remake of the movie Groundhog Day here, where the mistakes and improprieties happen over and over again. When President Obama and the Democrats passed the partisan Financial Regulatory Reform bill last year, they also once again chose to ignore  the problems at F&F. That’s right, when Republicans tried to demand that the Financial Regulatory Reform bill include Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, they were told told no. Coincidence? Everything happens for a reason, and I would like to hear the President’s and his  Democratic Party’s reason for allowing F&F to continue writing checks on the taxpayers account.

“Fannie Mae also settled a fraud suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission without admitting or denying the allegations; the company paid $400 million in penalties.” (Nothing to see here folks, just move on, but make sure you keep writing those checks drawn on the people’s Federal funds.)

When it comes to our Government today, we have such a bloated beauracracy that the checks and balances within Government, written into our  Constitution are being ignored. The “Federal Housing Finance Agency” agreed to pay for the proven fraudster’s legal fees?  What next?  Bernie Madoff being pardoned, so he may become the Secretary of the Treasury? Or maybe the Chairman of the Federal Reserve? Further on in The Times piece we see:

“After the government moved to back Fannie and Freddie, the Federal Housing Finance Agency agreed to continue paying to defend the executives, with the taxpayers covering the costs.”

So here we have proven fraud, corruption and incompetence within Fannie and Freddie, with absolutely nothing being done about it over the past eight years. Not one person has even been given criminal charges or jail time. Just the opposite, they still have that blank check written on the taxpayers account.  Seems to me it is pretty obvious here, as to why the people no longer trust their government.

Sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/business/24fees.html?src=me&ref=business *

America’s New Independence Day

November 2nd, 2010 will forever be remembered as a new Independence Day. It will be the day honoring the masses of freedom-loving patriots who will rise up to reclaim their liberty, their constitutional rights, and their right to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. Declaration of IndependenceIt will live on forever in our hearts as the day when latter-day heroes, awakened from their slumber by the machinations of the forces of evil, fought an epic battle and emerged victorious. Bruised, yes; battered, yes; bloodied, yes, and yet despite all odds, the great American people will see through the propaganda of the Obama regime, defy the intimidation tactics of the New Black Panther Party and the SEIU, ignore the elitist, statist JournoListers of the Main Stream Media, and storm the polls in a national swell that shall sweep away the absolute rule of their oppressors.

America was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It was founded by God-fearing men. The founders recognized the hand of the Almighty in the creation of the United States of America. And modern day patriots remain true to the principles upon which this country was founded. It will be these patriots who will save The United States from its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day! – President Thomas Whitmore (from the movie Independence Day)

Independence Day Speech

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20

The opposing forces in this war of ideology transcend the labels of Democrats and Republicans. This is no less than a war of good versus evil. It is a war for the souls of men. Akin to the plight of patriots during the War of Independence, there are enemy sympathizers among us. Those once known as loyalists – because of their loyalty to the British Crown – have been replaced by moderates, RINOs, political party elites, special interests, labor unions, and behind the scenes political operatives.  The propaganda, manipulations, and machinations of the forces of darkness are attempting to redefine what is good – claiming it to be evil. They know that they will win this war if they can confuse us by turning morality on its head. They know they can win if they can convince us that a man in the White House is our Messiah. They know that if they can sell us on false prophets such as Cass Sunstein, Valerie Jarrett, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Harry Belafonte and Van Jones, that they will win. They know that if they can replace our true heroes such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with the likes of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Steny Hoyer, and Barbara Boxer, that they will win. With craftiness, cunning, and hearts of stone, they demonize our heroes and patriotic leaders such as Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh. They even have the audacity to demonize God himself. They are without morals. They are without honor. They are ruthless. They are corrupt. They are the very definition of evil. That is the nature of our enemies. They are powerful. They are pervasive, and they are entrenched. Yet, they will fail.

Why, you ask? – Because we surround them. And for all the danger the Obama Administration represents to freedom, it has been a blessing in disguise. The arrogance, ineptitude, pride, stupid decisions, and outright corruption of the forces currently in power have awakened the sleeping giant that is the true America. Not since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has this sleeping giant stirred from his sleep, arisen, and defeated the enemy. But now the forces of good have awakened and joined the fight.Patriots, such as my friend Jessica Puente-Bradshaw, have arisen out of obscurity and taken on the entrenched elites. Jessica is one of my heroes.  A mother of several young children and burdened with all of what goes into raising these children in righteousness, Jessica recognizes the perils facing America. She came out of obscurity to run as a Republican candidate for Congress representing the 27th District in Texas.

We need a clear plan for change to put our country back on track. We need real tax reform to help revitalize our economy, not federal government health care mandates. We need to help create jobs that put people back to work, not federal government energy mandates on businesses. We need to protect the rule of law when it comes to immigration, not federal government amnesty proposals. – Jessica Puente-Bradshaw

Unfortunately, Jessica did not win her primary election. But she sure did her part in raising the awareness level in Texas to the dangers facing America. And I have a sneaky suspicion that the story of Jessica isn’t over. She’ll be back. Jessica didn’t crave personal power.

Jessica Puente-Bradshaw

Jessica Puente-Bradshaw

She didn’t run for election in a quest for vain glory. No, Jessica did it to save America. She did the right thing for the right reason. And the beauty of it all is that America is now filled with a multitude of people just like Jessica. Though Jessica didn’t win her race, others just like her are winning – and turning the Liberal/RINO elite upside-down. We are winning. The enemy is running scared. They are in full panic mode. The latest conservative victories came in Tuesday’s primaries. Delaware and New York just witnessed conservative patriots win their primary elections – ousting entrenched members of the political elite. Countless more Jessica Puente-Bradshaws are preparing to flood the polls on November 2nd.

Take heart, fellow conservatives. We have joined the battle with the forces of evil. Although they appear to surround us – given all the attention their every word receives in the Main Street Media – the truth of the matter is that we surround them. This is still a center-right country. This is still a God-fearing country. This is still a freedom-loving country. And we will win.

The fight won’t be easy. November 2nd is not the end of the war. It is merely an opening skirmish, now that the forces for good have been roused from their slumber. But we slumber no more. The Silent Majority is no more. We’ve become the Vocal Majority – thanks to Jessica Puente-Bradshaw and millions of others just like her. Jessica, I salute you! You are ahead of the curve and I am proud to call you my friend.

Entitlism in Practice: Favors Taken to Extremes

Bribery and CorruptionWe’ve defined Entitlism as basically gaining favor with the ruling class in order to get .. favors.  Now, do me a favor, quit asking for them .. from them.  We shouldn’t be dependent on them, they aren’t supposed to be doing them and no one believes that they are doing them for anyone but .. them.

Certainly performing acts of kindness for someone from whom you never expect a return is moral and good – even if it is a politician.  It gets dicey that when you do something expecting something or do something for someone important, to be made someone important.

Rod Blagojevish envisioned himself a President in 2016.  He had big plans and ideas.  In order to fill then Senator Obama’s seat in the Illinois legislature, Blagojevich wanted to make sure he gotObama and Blagosomething for giving something.  As he put it, “I’ve fot this thing and it’s f***ing golden .. I’m not just giving it up for f***ing nothing.”  Blago believed something was owed to him, he deserved it and was willing to do a favor for Obama to get it.

Of course, Blagojevich not only felt he deserved things he didn’t he also felt others owed him things they didn’t. He was working to shake down a Children’s hospital for campaign dollars  if they wanted their governmentdollars.  Maybe the hospital is starting to figure out what a lot of us already know – depending on the government for money will leave you just .. depending on the government.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you are also aware of the offer to Sestak that rocked the media.  From MSNBC

Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former President said he knew I’d say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects.

The White House released a memo that supported this claim and Bill Clinton backed them up.  Then Slick Willie said he didn’t, while Obama said he did and now no one knows who said or did what.

Last we find that the Mayo Clinic has taken the return back scratch to a whole new level – they tried to give a man life itself.  Not any ordinary man, a man who had given them at least $1 Million as this article in the Dallas Morning News states.

In 2002, Baron was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. By October 2008, his doctors at the Mayo Clinic were telling him he had just days to live.

They also offered a glimmer of hope. Over the years, the couple had donated about $1 million to Mayo. The staff was especially diligent, Blue said. They tested an arsenal of drugs and finally discovered that Baron’s cancer responded surprisingly well, in the lab, to a drug called Tysabri.

Mayo had an ample supply, but the drug was – and still is – approved only for treatment of multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease. The manufacturer, Biogen Idec, refused to give permission, even under special “compassionate use” rules that protect a drug-maker from a black mark in case of an adverse outcome.

One can and should argue that Baron may not have given all that money in the hopes of getting special treatment in the end, but he certainly got it.  Guess who also jumped in to help:

Somehow – Blue (Baron’s wife) still isn’t sure how – Pelosi cajoled the FDA to find a legal justification that let Mayo administer the drug, even without Biogen’s consent.Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel

“Nancy figured out a way,” she said.

The drug beat back the cancer for a few days, but not enough.

Blue has no illusion that a typical family could pull such strings.

I’m fairly certain I can’t.  And that is disturbing.  These real-life instances of the ruling class deciding who gets what should be especially concerning.  If only the “deserving” are given the special things, the better goods, the privileged services, where will individual freedom be left?

Our elitist ruling class has taken even more power amongst itself with Health Care and Finance reform.  No more are all the decisions in our hands.  We will become dependent upon the grace of the aristocracy for things as common as Health Care.  We will soon become the less equal of the animals at Manor Farm.

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