Bombshell Interview: Obama’s Brother Says Barack Is ‘Cold And Ruthless…Dishonest And A Schemer’

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Hat/Tip to Joel Gilbert and to Lt. Colonel Allen West.

You might remember Joel Gilbert from another story we did on him here at CH2.0.

Starstruck Obama Voter has Fundamental Transformation: Must See Video

Well now Joel has a new film out and it is pretty damning towards Barack Obama and the shabby way he’s treated his family since he became President and accumulated his wealth, becoming a multi-millionaire.


 

In an interview conducted earlier this month, film maker Joel Gilbert, who produced the film “Dreams from My Real Father,” (which suggested that Obama’s Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, may be his real father) talks to President Obama’s brother Malik, who has some very strong views about his half-brother – including his own doubts as to Obama’s parentage.

Malik says, he feels “Disappointed, disappointed, used, used and also betrayed. In the beginning, I didn’t think that he was a schemer. His real character, his real personality, the real him, is coming out now.”

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Trust me Malik, you are not alone.

‘…the way that he’s turned and become a different person with the family is the same way that I see him behaving politically. He says one thing and then he does another. He’s not been an honest man, as far as I’m concerned, in who he is and what he says and how he treats people.”

While Malik and Barack are not particularly close now, Malik was close enough to have been the best man at Barack and Michelle’s wedding, has visited the White House, and is president of the Barack H. Obama Foundation.

Gilbert asks Malik if he really thinks he and Obama share the same father. Granted, Gilbert has a vested interest in the answer, considering he’s hawking a book about the subject, but Malik’s response is still troubling. He has his doubts.

However, most troubling is how Americans were duped into electing this dishonest “schemer” as president – twice.


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Here’s Why ObamaCare Cost 30,000 Wal-Mart Part-Timers Their Health Insurance Coverage

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Hat/Tip to Jason Pye at Freedom Works.

Looks like the rising costs of ObamaCare are once again, taking their toll on the average American who works for a weekly paycheck, trying to support their family.

Wal-Mart has joined the ranks of employers that have been forced to drop health insurance for some 30,000 part-time workers, according to a report from the Associated Press. The big box retailer — which has struggled with sales and recently lowered its profit forecast for the year — made the move to adjust to rising healthcare costs under ObamaCare:

The announcement comes after Wal-Mart said far more U.S. employees and their families are enrolling in its health care plans than it had expected following rollout of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.

Wal-Mart, which employs about 1.4 million full- and part-time U.S. workers, says about 1.2 million Wal-Mart workers and family members combined now participate in its health care plan. And that has had an impact on Wal-Mart’s bottom line. Wal-Mart now expects the impact of higher health care costs to be about $500 million for the current fiscal year, or about $170 million higher than the original estimate of about $330 million that it gave in February.

And not only is Wal-Mart going to pay significantly more for its sponsored insurance plans, its employees are going to see higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs to as a result of the increased costs of coverage under ObamaCare:

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it’s raising premiums for all of its full-time and part-time workers: For a basic plan, of which 40 percent of its workers are enrolled, the premiums will go up to $21.90 per pay period, up from $18.40, starting Jan. 1.

Wal-Mart also said that changes in the co-insurance, or the percentage workers pay before coverage kicks in, for the health reimbursement accounts and the health savings accounts will result in the company paying 75 percent of the eligible costs of doctor visits, tests, hospitalization and other services within the network after employees meet their deductible. That’s down from 80 percent.

The author of this piece, Jason Pye does an excellent job of using President Obama’s own words against him.

Back in 2009, President Obama claimed, “Families will save on their premiums; businesses that will see their costs rise if we do nothing will save money now and in the future,” adding that “whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill.” Yeah…about that.

The examples of ObamaCare’s broken promises to families and businesses keep piling up. From the “if you like your plan, you can keep it” line to the promise that health insurance premiums would fall by $2,500, ObamaCare just keeps failing. And it’s failing because this government-centered, top-down “solution” — one with a new stream of coverage mandates as well as new taxes and fees — has done little more than exacerbate the problems President Obama claims it’s solving.

 

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Starstruck Obama Voter has Fundamental Transformation: Must See Video

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“I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage,” a worshipful Peggy Joseph said after a 2008 Obama rally at the height of his messianic euphoria stage.

Hat/Tip to the Tea Party News Network.

We all remember the soundbite that Peggy Joseph uttered after Obama’s euphoric election back in 2008.

“I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage,” a worshipful Ms. Joseph said after attending a 2008 Obama rally at the height of his messianic euphoria stage.

As with almost everything associated with Barack Obama, when the image meets reality, there’s a harsh slap in the face of realization that he’s not the Messiah. Documentary film maker, Joel Gilbert looked up Ms. Joesph and sat down with her to talk about her famous quote and how she looks back on it now.

Joel Gilbert caught up with Peggy Joseph for the filming of his new full-length documentary film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia,” six years after Joseph thought that Barack Obama would pay for her gas and her mortgage. 

Ms. Joseph told Gilbert, after viewing the 2008 segment together that gave her notoriety, that not only has Obama not been paying her gas or mortgage, but both have gotten progressively harder to pay. 

“During that time, we needed a change, but change for the better, not for the worse,” an awakened Peggy Joseph told Gilbert. 

“He had a very big voice, just like the Wizard of Oz,” Joseph said, comparing Obama to the famous phony wizard. “The wizard was this little teeny-teeny tiny man, and I think it’s the same thing with Obama, the man behind the curtain,” Ms. Joseph said in a reflective, disappointing tone.  

Ms. Joseph looks back at the time of her 2008 interview, saying, “I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. That’s how I feel.” 

“What I learned is never trust the Wizard,” Joseph now says. “It’s within ourselves to have the determination, the courage, and the brains, to bring us to our destiny.”

And oddly enough, we find out that Peggy Joseph is the daughter of Haitian immigrant, works very hard as a nurse, and has never accepted government assistance of any kind.
 

It is good to see that Ms. Joseph is able to admit her mistake and also that she’s now let this lead her to being more informed on the issues. So maybe, in this one case, we can say that when it comes to this enlightened voter; “Obama, you did build that.”

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ObamaCare & Transparency don’t go hand-in-hand: taxpayers foot the bill

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Hat/Tip to Political Calculations.

obama finger“I will also hold myself as President to a new standard of openness. Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former President wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the White House Counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so. It will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well grounded in the Constitution.

Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” – Barack Obama in remarks welcoming Senior Staff & Cabinet Secretaries to the White House, January 21, 2009.

 

Oh how the times have changed.

In 2009 President Obama vowed to be open, honest and transparent with the American people.

In 2014? Eh, not so much.

How ObamaCare’s Lack of Transparency Costs Taxpayers

How does the absence of transparency in government cost taxpayers’ money?

That question arises today because of a news article in the New York Times, which reports that up to two million of the individuals who enrolled for health insurance coverage through the federal government’s or their state’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “marketplace” are in for a very rude surprise when they file their income tax returns in April 2015.

It seems that by not requiring proof of income, millions of folks who did sign up for ObamaCare through the government run exchanges are going to be on the hook, once the tax bill is due because they may not qualify for some or all of the health care subsidies they received.

The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies.

Of the eight million people who signed up for private health plans through insurance exchanges under the new health care law, two million reported personal information that differed from data in government records, according to federal officials and Serco, the company hired to resolve such inconsistencies.

The government is asking consumers for additional documents to verify their income, citizenship, immigration status and Social Security numbers, as well as any health coverage that they may have from employers. People who do not provide the information risk losing their subsidized coverage and may have to repay subsidies next April.

Now the Obama administration could have avoided all this by using that transparency that the President touted way back in 2009.

The sad part of all this is that if the Obama administration and authors of the PPACA (popularly known as “Obamacare”) had been willing to be honest with consumers and transparent about the true cost of health insurance on the ACA exchanges, all the tax liability risks for these consumers and the potential loss of insurance coverage could have been avoided.

A much more effective approach would have been to only indicate the full cost of the health insurance options available to Obamacare consumers, who would be fully responsible for paying the full cost of the policies they purchase. Since the subsidies for Obamacare are provided in the form of an income tax credit, subsidy-eligible consumers could then have lowered the income tax withholding on their paychecks to account for the tax credit.

Not only would this method have made more sense, been more practical, been actually and factually transparent, it also would have kept more people from getting kicked off of their health care plans.

The advantage of this approach for these consumers is that they would not now be at risk of losing their health insurance coverage. They might still have an issue with the size of the tax credit, but they could avoid losing their health insurance.

This approach would also have largely eliminated the need to even have a Healthcare.gov and state government-run “marketplaces”.

But no. That would have meant providing full transparency into the full cost of the subsidy tax credit-eligible health insurance coverage available on the government-run “marketplaces”, which was the last thing that either President Obama or the authors of the PPACA wanted given its opportunities for graft.

Talk about your fundamental transformation…

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The Obama Doctrine: Peace through Incompetence – or – Failing from Behind

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“We’ve learned the hard way that Mr. Obama’s skill sets are far more oriented toward community organizing than they are to governing.”

Hat/Tip to Commentary Magazine.

To be fair, those of us on the right have been saying this from day one. – hell, even before day one!

The last eight months have battered the Obama administration. From the botched rollout of the health-care website to the VA scandal, events are now cementing certain impressions about Mr. Obama. Among the most damaging is this: He is unusually, even epically, incompetent. That is not news to some of us, but it seems to be a conclusion more and more people are drawing.

His role as Incompetent in Chief started almost from day one. While Obama seems to be a great campaigner and a slightly above average public speaker (teleprompter dependent, of course), his trail of broken promises that started with his loudly trumpeted decision to close GITMO and continuing all the way to the latest scandal to rock the White House, that of military vets dying by his own administration’s hand are painting a picture of ineptitude that even his most ardent supporters are starting to see.

Barack ObamaThe emerging narrative of Barack Obama, the one that actually comports to reality, is that he is a rare political talent but a disaster when it comes to actually governing. The list of his failures is nothing short of staggering, from shovel-ready jobs that weren’t so shovel ready to the failures of healthcare.gov to the VA debacle. But it also includes the president’s failure to tame the debt, lower poverty, decrease income inequality, and increase job creation. He promised to close Guantanamo Bay and didn’t. His administration promised to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian jury in New York but they were forced to retreat because of outrage in his own party. Early on in his administration Mr. Obama put his prestige on the line to secure the Olympics for Chicago in 2016 and he failed.

But if he’s anything, in this respect Obama is an over achiever, because he has put on display on the world stage his own unique brand of “leadership;” that being a leader who doesn’t lead at all.

Overseas the range of Obama’s failures include the Russian “reset” and Syrian “red lines” to Iran’s Green Revolution, the Egyptian overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, and Libya post-Gaddafi. The first American ambassador since the 1970s was murdered after requests for greater security for the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi were denied. (For a comprehensive overview of President Obama’s failures in the Middle East, see this outstanding essay by Abe Greenwald.) The president has strained relations with nations extending from Canada to Germany, from Israel to Afghanistan to Poland and the Czech Republic to many others. All from a man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans.

But surely, as wily and competent a politician as he would surround himself with the best and brightest the left has to offer so that when he commits his nearly weekly epic fail, they can spin into action and blame, oh I don’t know, G.W. Bush maybe. Or Bush. Or bitter clingers, or the Founding Fathers, or then there’s Bush, again.

However, that’s not the case, it would seem that Mr. Obama has, in order to fit in more rounds of golf, decided to forgo his daily briefings and he just relies on the news to find out what’s going on in his own administration.

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Obama’s “Daily Briefing” -or- “I just heard about it on the news.”

The White House response to everything from the VA and IRS scandals to the seizure of AP phone records by the Department of Justice is that it learned about them from press reports. More and more Mr. Obama speaks as if he’s a passive actor, a bystander in his own administration, an MSNBC commentator speaking about events he has no real control over. We saw that earlier today, when the president, in trying to address the public’s growing outrage at what’s happening at the VA, insisted he “will not stand for it” and “will not tolerate” what he has stood for and tolerated for almost six years. His anger at what’s happening to our veterans seems to have coincided with the political damage it is now causing him.

So it would seem that the author of this Op-Ed at Commentary Magazine has pegged our president just about right.

We’ve learned the hard way that Mr. Obama’s skill sets are far more oriented toward community organizing than they are to governing. On every front, he is overmatched by events. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head. And more and more Americans are suffering because of it.

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Obama's New NASA Policy: Yet More Broken Promises and Lies

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Here is another re-post from A Conservative Teacher.  I have to admit that I’m terribly biased regarding Space Exploration.  It’s American exceptionalism at it’s finest, and yields scientific and free market gains beyond what you might be aware.

Out of all of the broken promises of President Obama, this one is probably not the biggest to a lot of people. Out of all of the phony and lying rhetoric about hope and change, this latest policy announcement that kills hope and changes things for the worst is probably not the most backstabbing that he has uttered. But that does not mean that Obama’s plans to destroy NASA’s budget and redirect its mission away from exploration is not big or important to me.

Probably a lot of you didn’t read this story, but it is the kind of backstabbing that is becoming familiar to those who follow Obama’s policy actions. Obama is going to release a budget proposal Monday for NASA that will cancel the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020, cancel the Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, cancel the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and supplies needed to take humans back to the moon, cancel any hope for lunar landers or moon bases, and cancel any near future for Americans to explore and conquer outer space.

Instead, Obama will have NASA focus on studies and reports and analysis for future plans- in other words, do nothing and change nothing about our world and our future in it. Furthermore, NASA will be instructed to change its mission away from exploration of outer space to research and monitoring of climate change. That’s right- Obama is turning NASA into yet another agency whose resources will be devoted to that failed religion of climate change.

These changes to policy are bad changes. NASA is not being instructed to do more with less, as Bush told NASA to do. NASA is being told to do nothing, or worse, spend its money and energy and expertise trying to reinforce failed theories. It isn’t getting leaner and meaner it its quest to take humanity to the stars, but instead is being beaten down and embarrassed in a quest to make humanity less prosperous and happy.

And these changes are not what Obama promised while on the campaign. On the campaign, he lied through his teeth, told people what they want to hear, and was deceitful about his future intentions. In August of last year, then-Senator Barack Obama detailed a comprehensive space plan that included $2 billion in new funding to reinvigorate NASA and a promise to make space exploration and science a significantly higher priority if he is elected president. Since then, he has made NASA a low priority, not even bothering to name a director for NASA for several months, and instead of increasing funding by $2 billion, NASA’s budget is going to be slashed.

This is why I call him the Bizzarro President- whatever he says, you can take to the bank that he is going to do the opposite of what he says. He is a serial liar, a deceitful snake, and an untrustworthy person. His word is meaningless, and his promises worth less.

Speaking to potential voters in Florida last year, who bought his lies and promises and voted for him, Obama said:

We cannot cede our leadership in space… (we need to keep) supporting continued funding for NASA; by speeding the development of the Shuttle’s successor; and by making sure that all those who work in the space industry in Florida do not lose their jobs when the Shuttle is retired.

Count the broken promises- I count 4 out of 4 statements. Once President, he is going to cede leadership in space, turning us away from exploration and development of the moon to work on reports, studies, and global warming. He is going to do the opposite of ‘speed the development of the Shuttle successor’- instead, he is going to totally stop all development on it. And he isn’t going to make sure that those good union folks who supported him so much have a job any more- by slashing funding and cancelling the building of new shuttles and rockets, it is projected that as many as 7,000 highly trained workers will lose their jobs after Obama’s policies take effect.

For Obama, the rhetoric never matches the reality, and it doesn’t with space policy either. In order to convince people that he was a real fan of space exploration and had a vision to take American forward in outer space, Obama said “I grew up on Star Trek!” I don’t doubt that, but I think that what he learned from Star Trek was not a love of exploration, a sense of adventure, or the desire to conquer the stars, but rather I think he learned to love the communist-military government in that show. Obama does not want to take man boldly where he has never been before- he instead wants to make NASA into a government-run institution to prove global warming in order to realize the visions and dreams of Karl Marx and Mussolini.

President Obama has broke many promises, lied through his teeth often, and backstabbed supporters without the slightest hesitation. His latest policy decisions with regard to NASA are just another example of this.

Matt: Well, there you are.  Traditionally, the monies spent on space exploration have created more additions to the free market economy than the original expenditure.

Here are some examples:

  • Arteriosclerosis Detection
  • Athletic ShoesBreast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bridge Safety Improvements
  • Cabin Pressure Altitude Monitor and Warning System
  • Camera on a Chip
  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Cataract Surgery Tools
  • Corrosion Protection Coating
  • Crop Dusting Improvements
  • Crop Growing Improvements
  • Digital Mammography

That’s just a short selection.  All of this was either developed, or improved via technology developed by the space program.  But there are a few more that aren’t on the linked list…

  • Laptop computers (created to allow technicians to access the Shuttle’s  computers on the ground)
  • Non-stick cookware (every try to clean a really messy pan that isn’t coated?)

So, why break yet another promise?  I think there might be a number of reasons, but primarily, it hurts the prestige and progress of the US.  Remember that “pregressives” seem  to view our dominance in so many fields to be unfair.  So, at every turn, they seek to chop us down to size.

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