Traitor Or Idiot: You Decide–Bob asked a simple question.
Traitor Or Idiot: You Decide–Bob asked a simple question.
Obama Arbitrarily Bans Veterans From Owning Guns: “Constitution, we don’t need no stinking Constitution” – Barak Obama’s magic pen.
Apparently, “due process” in the US has been replaced by the pen of Barak Hussein Obama. Ordinarily “due process” is required to deprive someone of their rights. The idea is that government is not the granter of human rights, but the protector of rights endowed by our creator. So, there has to be a legal process and a sound rationale for restricting the rights of an American citizen. Unless, that is, you are a veteran in Barak Hussein Obama’s Amerika, and you own guns. Fire Andrea Mitchell has more…
Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly writes for Red Flag News:
How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.
What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?
That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) I have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are appalling.
The letter provides no specifics on the reasons for the proposed finding of incompetency; just that is based on a determination by someone in the VA. In every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that the person is indeed incompetent. This is a requirement of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that no person shall “… be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”.
Once again, it is apparent that due process of law now resides in the pen of Barak Hussein Obama. In the most basic sense, this administration is saying to our returning service people…
Thanks for your service, and F**K YOU!
Tapping the estimated $19.4 trillion dollars in private pension plans is every progressive socialist’s wet dream. I warned you Obama had his eye on your 401(k), and now a little noticed Supreme Court ruling just gave him the green light to seize your money.
The US Supreme Court ruled last week in the unanimous, 8-page decision in Tibble v. Edison holding that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401(k) plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. That is simply astonishing since there is no constitutional requirement for even government to provide social benefits.
Remember when the Constitution provided a limit to government power?
Yeah, me neither.
Now the Constitution says the government has to protect you from your own bad investment decisions. Er, SCOTUS says the government has to protect you from your own bad investment decisions. The Constitution is silent on the matter. But, emanations of penumbras, or some such rubbish dontcha know.
Monday’s unanimous ruling sends a warning to employers that they now must improve their plans and it is now an obligation to project employees. This comes just in time for then the next step is government to seize private funds and prosecute employers who choose badly a fund manager. This fits perfectly just in time for the Obama administration’s next assault as they prepare a landmark change of its own by issuing rules requiring that financial advisers put the interest of customers ahead of their own. This creates a very gray area wide enough to justify public seizure of pension funds under management.
Read that again, in case you didn’t catch the part where the government is going to decide if your 401(k) is “good enough.”
Yet this decision is even deeper. It sets the stage to JUSTIFY government seizure of private pension funds to protect pensioners. When the economy turns down and things get messy, they are placing measures in place to eliminate money in and physical physical dimension, closing all tax loopholes, shutting down the world economy with FATCA, and preparing for the final straw of Economic Totalitarianism with the Supreme Court reversing its entire construction of the Constitution to impose a duty upon employers to ensure the 401K plans perform in a world where interest rates are going negative. You really cannot make up this level of insanity.
Oh, this level of insanity is just what a guy like Bernie Sanders ordered. It’s the nanny state, writ large.
Bureaucrats answerable to Sanders’ cohort Elizabeth Warren will now get to decide if your 401(k) plan cuts the mustard. They’ll arbitrarily set a cap on management fees, and punish any fund that exceeds their idea of a “reasonable” profit.
The punishment? Seizing the fund’s assets, and forcing your money into an investment in Treasury bonds.
Then you’re just another creditor to Obama, standing in line behind all the geezers on Social Security. Good luck getting paid, after all you’re also collecting Social Security, and sooner or later you’ve made enough money.
Between the court ruling and the Obama administration’s push for stronger fiduciary rules send a strong message that government can much easier seize the pension fund management industry of course to “protect the consumer.”
Who’s gonna protect us from the government?
You knuckleheads shoulda thought that through before you elected a committed Marxist to the presidency.
Barak Obama: “… I will direct the Treasury to create a new way to rip you off.” Steve found that Obama was eying our retirement accounts with a jealous gaze…
A little over a year ago I had posted More taxes … IRA’s and 401k retirement accounts are soon to be ripped off as well. In that post I mentioned … the government is strongly considering pilfering the retirement accounts of all Americans. At the end of 2010, there was an estimated 17.5 trillion dollars in United States retirement assets, including 3.1 trillion in 401k’s and 4.7 trillion in IRA’s. If anyone thinks for a second the government doesn’t have its eye on that, they are living in a fantasy world.
Okay, four years ago to the month this piece came out Retirement Alert: The Government Has Plans for Your 401(k) and IRA.
In the near future, the government may be planning to take over your 401(k) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and managing it on its own. Why, you ask? Well, mainly because there is an unprecedented trillion-dollar deficit that needs to be taken care of.
So this is the deal: somewhere out there is a major deficit that is struggling to lower despite the government’s efforts. However, there are tons of 401(k) and IRA accounts floating around with tons of money (well, at least what’s left after the financial crisis).
So now, according to BusinessWeek, the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on “the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individuals Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams.”
How Would the Conversion Work?
Basically, in order for the conversion to work, the government would take over you retirement savings. In return, it would promise to pay you some type of monthly benefit in your retirement years.
One suggestion from Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School for Social Research in New York, who was a part of hearings last fall held by the House Education and Labor Committee, was to give all workers “a $600 annual inflation-adjusted subsidy from the U.S. government.”
In exchange, the workers would be required to invest 5 percent of their pay into a guaranteed retirement account that would be administered by the Social Security Administration.
However, this guaranteed retirement account would actually be an investment in U.S. Treasury bonds that would go toward paying down the huge trillion-dollar budget deficits.
Well, that was written four years ago. The liberal mind set .. “Hey, if the government was going to take your retirement it would have already happened!” prevails in very intellectually challenged people. But now that it’s upon us and actually being set in motion, the liberals will simply say that the government will provide a better retirement system with your money than what you have right now, so it’s okay.
During his 65 minute State of the Union drivel Barack made some notable statements of which people should have been paying attention. I know, that’s extremely difficult if you’re like me and can’t stand to hear the sound of his voice for more than … oh … 60 seconds. Most of what he said was the same old stuff just a different day. But then he started talking about how he found a way to bilk the American public out of more of their money by setting up a government run retirement program. This program essentially will not be voluntary. I’m sure it will force employers to pull a percentage of your pay check to buy into “your future”.
Now, I’m not sure why the government thinks they need to force the public into some kind of retirement account beyond the fact that they want more of your money. Eventually, soon enough, they’ll grab the existing $17 TRILLION in private retirement accounts and “invest” it wisely into government run “nest eggs”.
I’m not all that savvy on this sort of thing and Dan Steinhart, Managing Editor of the The Casey Report can explain it better than I can.
Via: Casey Research
Obama Fires the First Shot on Your Retirement Account
Did you watch the State of the Union address?
I didn’t, because, well… I didn’t want to.
But I did read the transcript the morning after. And boy is there a doozy in there. A lot of news outlets are talking about it. But very few dissected Obama’s tricky language enough to understand its significance.
I’m talking about his unveiling of the “MyRA,” which is ostensibly a new retirement account for working-class Americans. Sounds innocent enough.
But read a little closer, and… well, rather than put words in his mouth, let’s let the skilled orator tell us about the MyRA himself, word for word from his State of the Union address.
Take it away, Barack. (His words, verbatim, are in bold.)
“Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social Security check often isn’t enough on its own.”
Can’t argue with that. The personal savings rate has been declining since the 1970s. Reversing that trend would help get America back on track to prosperity. Tell me more.
“And while the stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t help folks who don’t have 401(k)s.”
Good point. It’s hard for lower-income earners to save enough money to invest in the stock market. Helping them access stocks is a great idea, provided they enlist a competent advisor.
Granted, it’s not a perfect solution. But allocating a portion of one’s savings to stocks is smart—certainly better than allowing inflation to bleed one’s savings account to death.
“That’s why, tomorrow, I will direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings: MyRA.”
Actually, Mr. President, working Americans already have access to IRAs. You’re giving the impression that lower-income Americans don’t have access to tax-advantaged retirement accounts, but that’s not true at all. Even if my employer doesn’t sponsor a plan, I can start one on my own. Anyone under the age of 70½ can open a self-directed IRA, and plenty of brokers allow people to enroll with as little as a $500 initial contribution.
So where are you going with this?
“It’s a new savings bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg.”
Whoa, hang on there. You were just talking about the stock market. How do savings bonds help the average Joe tap into stocks?
“MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in.”
Stop it. First of all, bonds neither guarantee a decent return nor protect people from losing their principal. In fact, with interest rates still near historic lows, buying bonds today and holding them for the long term virtually guarantees they’ll lose money.
Second, a bond is not a one-sided transaction. Whoever issues the bond is borrowing money from the buyer. The US government would be issuing these bonds, so that would mean… wait a minute, you wouldn’t be trying to covertly confiscate workers’ earnings to fund the government, would you?
Original Post: Cry and Howl
Obama Is Eying Your Savings!: Our Contributor Jim, living in a communist dictatorship, knows all to well how this pans out…
Remember when President Obama said “there comes a point when a person has earned enough”? Well, it should be a surprise that he also feels that people have saved more than they need for retirement. Mr. Obama has given new meaning to the word “arrogance”.
With this scandal a day administration, it is no wonder some of their plans to get their hands on more of your money slip under the radar.
On Aril 12, 2013, the Wall Street Journal wrote:
How many times have you read financial-advice stories lecturing you to max-out on your IRA, save as much as you can in your 401(k), and even pay taxes now to change your regular IRA into a Roth IRA that will be tax-free until you die?
Well, be careful how much you save.
Assistant OpinionJournal.com editor Allysia Finley on President Obama’s attack on tax deferred retirement accounts.
A lot of job-switchers are ignoring what may be one of the best options to get the most out of their retirement: Moving their savings into their new employer’s 401(k). MarketWatch’s Jim Jelter explains the benefits.
That’s the message in President Obama’s budget for fiscal 2014, which for the first time proposes to cap the amount Americans can save in these tax-sheltered investment vehicles. The White House explanation is that some people have accumulated “substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.” So Mr. Obama proposes to “limit an individual’s total balance across tax-preferred accounts to an amount sufficient to finance an annuity of not more than $205,000 per year in retirement, or about $3 million for someone retiring in 2013.”
On April 14, 2013, the Independent Sentinel wrote:
THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU NEXT, make no mistake about that!. They already proposed it back in 2008. The government is on the hunt for more money to support its spending problem. President Obama wants more “revenue” – “taxes” – so he can make more “investments” as he spreads the wealth around.
You need to be afraid, very afraid!
Americans have $17.5 trillion in savings with 25% of it in IRA’s. It is a future source of revenue for the government if they can get their hands on it.
President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget plan estimated that retirement tax deductions taken by employers and individuals over the next five years add up to $429 billion in “lost” tax revenue. The government believes your savings is their lost revenue.
See how that works? Because you take a legal tax deduction, the government is getting screwed. Never mind that the original idea was to give citizens an incentive to save. Further along in the Independent Sentinel article we find this:
Setting aside the legal criteria required to hold the office of the President, it doesn’t much matter whether a man was born in Oahu or Lower Slobbovia. The essence of being American means subscribing to a set of principles on governorship as codified in the U.S. Constitution. By that measure — which is the only one that really counts — Barack Obama (and by extension, the modern Democratic Party) is as anti-American as it gets.
Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.
See? There IS hope for the kooky left!
Read on for why she “left the religion.”
Because as a scientist, I can do the math. How do you explain the 18 years of zero temperature increases, when CO2 levels have continued to rise?
The computer model predictions have all failed, every single one of them.
I recommend Watts Up With That You can read the studies, they give all the links and analysis there.
Please don’t Google ‘deniers’ & run back to me saying that it is not a credible site, go see the studies, the math, & the manipulation of data for yourself. Because there are literally trillions of dollars at stake, so of course there is a vested interest in keeping this thing going. If you disagree with something I say, quote me exactly which sentences you disagree with, then show me the actual research that contradicts what I have said.
Follow the money [and] you will see where the truth lies. Say it were true: If you believe that humans cause climate change, how does moving vast quantities of money help that? Exactly how would a carbon tax help and exactly when would we see the verification of that?
Australia’s carbon tax was to take $139 billion out of the pockets of the taxpayers. Had it been successful, it was supposed to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere from 412 parts per million (ppm) all the way down to 411.87 ppm.
That would have been a reduction of 13/100 of a part per million. It is imperceptible The computer model predictions have ALL failed, yet people want other people, poor people, to die today due to lack of cheap energy and clean water.
…If there were no harm associated with the “green” policies, then it would not matter, but people are actually being harmed right now by energy poverty. People in Germany are illegally cutting wood in the historic Black Forest, just to heat their homes and stay alive. People are being forced to decide between heat and food, due to the massive increases in energy prices in Ontario, so that we can pay 15x the market rate for wind electricity and be forced to pay the Americans to take our excess electricity. Meanwhile, the only true green energy in Canada; hydroelectric power, has to be shut down to keep from destabilizing the grid when the wind is blowing. That’s right, water is diverted from the turbines at Niagara Falls, so you can pay 15x the rate to subsidize big green. Don’t lie to yourself, those are not wind farms, they are not farming the wind, they are farming the subsidies and taking money out of your pocket by theft.
…I cannot fault anyone for buying into this, originally, I had too. The news media has been hard selling it for years. When you do an internet search and most of the results tell you something is true, does that mean that it is true? You may get angry with me for suggesting that you have been duped, so go do the math and research for yourselves. Is it possible that you have been lied to? When they give a stat like: 97% of all scientists agree, it sounds compelling. Isn’t it interesting how that study looked at 10,000 papers and out of those, only chose 70 something to claim a 97% consensus from?
…BTW, I’ve been to the Antarctic peninsula, it is not melting. Gore went there in 2012 to prove how much had melted, notice that he never followed up on that?
As they say on the real blogs, read the whole thing, if for no other reason than its excellent denouement of Al Gore.
“Ex-NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s statement that Barack Obama was influenced by communists in his youth and doesn’t love his country isn’t nearly as fascinating as the reaction to it.” – Selwyn Duke
“In Obama [the media] see themselves. What he wants to carry out is what they want and they are going to do what they can to make sure these last two years he gets to do just that, the consequences be damned. So whether it is going after Rudy Giuliani or going after a Congressional staffer for a slight against the Obama daughters, the media is going to be out to defend Obama at all costs. That’s what the palace guard does … ‘They fight for his successes. He cannot fail.’”– Jay Caruso
“Was it that what Giuliani said was demonstrably false? Was it that Barack Obama is supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty? Anyone who simply looks at the factual evidence as to whether Obama loves America, or does not, will find remarkably little to suggest love and a large amount of evidence, over a long period of years, showing his constant close association with people fiercely hostile to this country.” – Thomas Sowell
Does Barack Obama love his country? I suppose the answer to that depends on which country is actually his. One thing’s for sure: our national media will never bother to find out. These ersatz scriveners of ours are as malodorous as an outdoor privy in July. Instead of determining the veracity of Giuliani’s charges, our domestic dung beetles rush to attack his character, his motives, his very sanity. This is what passes for mainstream journalism in 21st century America. If you’re looking for investigative reporting (unless you’re investigating a conservative), you’d better look online — and you’d better do it fast. Because Obama and the Democrats are about to shut down their critics.
Critics of President Obama’s “net neutrality” plan call it ObamaCare for the Internet. That’s unfair to ObamaCare. Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But at least ObamaCare claimed it would solve long-standing problems. Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken.(From Internet to Obamanet)
The real problem isn’t with what Giuliani said; it’s that he didn’t say enough.
Hat/Tip to AWR Hawkins at Doug Ross @ Journal.
Sonic evidently wants the criminal element to know that they and their customers are easy pickings…
One customer would have no part of that!
On February 8 2015, a customer who ignored Sonic’s request that “customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant” was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery.
I previously reported that on May 30, 2014, Sonic asked law-abiding citizens to come to the restaurant unarmed. We also reported that a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed the very day that customers were asked to come and eat while defenseless.
But on February 8 2015, the tables were turned. Atlanta’s NBC 11 reports that 23-year-old Joseph Toombs “was waiting in line at the drive-thru [in DeKalb County, Georgia,] when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.” Toombs alleges that “at least one of the suspects” had a gun.
Toombs then drew the gun he’d brought with him and opened fire, striking and killing one of the suspects–19-year-old Kenneth Brayboy. The other two suspects immediately fled and are still at large.
Domino’s Pizza has no firearms rule for its delivery employees, and as I previously reported, a Domino’s delivery woman was forced to drive to a secondary location and was raped, then robbed, in broad daylight on February 8 2015.
Gun-free policies invite trouble from those who prefer their victims be unarmed. Businesses can show honor for their patrons and employees by recognizing their right to self-defense.
A massive march in Paris to show solidarity against an act of terror. The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. What do these two events have in common? Leaders from around the world attended. But our President did not. With this in mind I now present the “Will President Obama Attend This Event Template™.”
A shocking act of terrorism has galvanized Europe. World leaders will attend. Should President Obama?
- Europe? The only good thing about that continent are the Muslims
- Extremism against western values is not terrorism
- Will the Jew Netenyahu be at this event?
- I’m eating a f*cking bagel. Leave me alone
It is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Should President Obama attend?
- You guys keep asking me to go to Europe. I mean I’m a citizen of the world and all that but can’t a guy just relax on his sofa?
- The terrorist Jews brought it upon themselves
- Netenyahu will be there so I’m not going. I don’t like that guy. He’s mean to me
- Seriously? It’s the weekend
The Governor of Texas has extended an invitation to see the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border. Should Obama attend?
- The only crisis is Texas won’t let those future Democratic voters into the country
- There would be no crisis if we didn’t have borders
- This smacks of politics. I am above politics and cheap, theatrical photo ops
- Stop asking me to do stuff!
President Obama has been invited to see for himself that the Keystone Pipeline will not cause massive environmental damage. Should he attend?
- That’s in the Midwest isn’t it? Probably no celebrities to hob nob with.
- We must replace oil with wind power funded by corporations the Feds decide are worthy of grants
- Sounds like those racist Republicans are trying to embarrass me! El Presidente!
- Look I’ve already had the White House chef cook me a pizza. Maybe next time
ESPN has invited President Obama to give his picks for the NCAA tournament. Should he attend?
- Finally! An event worthy of my talents.
- Seriously. I am a genius
- Eat my dust President Bush. ESPN never invited YOU to give your picks.
- I hope they give me court side tickets to the final four. This is what a President should be doing!
- I’ve already informed the leaders of Europe not to bother me during March Madness
And there you have it readers. I hope this handy template will help you better determine whether our President should attend an event.
Not much explanation needed. The President of the United States is either a Muslim or the best imitation anyone’s ever seen of one.
Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.
Just a few short days ago, President Obama uttered these words in his 2015 State of the Union speech:
At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years.
Now I won’t spend time debunking the four lies he told in that short excerpt, instead let’s look at just his claim that he’s a “deficit cutter” in this great article from over at Doug Ross’ place:
Oh, and did I mention the chart itself comes from the Obama Federal Reserve?
Put simply, any claims linking President Obama to fiscal responsibility are somewhat akin to using Michael Moore as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig.
By the time this walking economic catastrophe has left office, the total federal debt will have doubled. All of the debts rung up in all of American history will have doubled in eight short years.
Every governmental oversight office — from the CBO to the GAO — is warning that the debt is “unsustainable”. Interest payments on the debt will double in just the next five years, from $266.7 billion currently to $578.3 billion in 2020. And the Obama administration’s forecast shows interest payments rising to $785 billion per year by 2025.
And let’s not forget Obama’s failure to even talk about the looming entitlement crisis.
The system is headed for collapse. And Obama has only added fuel to the fire.
“Hands up, don’t shoot” — all while the Obama administration is fleecing the taxpayers. – Allen B. West
“In an average year, about 16,000 Americans are murdered, so police killings are maybe two percent of that number. Over half of all murder victims are African-Americans, and almost all of them are killed by other African-Americans. Overall, African-Americans commit murder in the United States at a rate seven times their share of the population … One might think that the far larger murder toll that does not involve police would be a much bigger story than the few controversial cases of white cops killing black civilians. That this is not the case reflects the role of today’s media, which feeds off of the white cops killing black civilian stories almost as much as they love hurricanes and tornadoes and airplane disasters.” – Israel, Ferguson and the global Left
“You [demagogues] are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it’s only in troublous times that you line your pockets.” –Aristophanes
In the aftermath of the Missouri riots and the unruly protests in Comrade DeBlasio’s Big Red Apple, the admonition found in Exodus 23:2 is as applicable now as it was back in Moses’ day, when no one had ever heard of Molotov or his cocktail: “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.”
It stands to reason then that incitements to the mob, such as those presented by Barack Obama and his retiring henchman Eric Holder are also condemned from on High. From now on, those two should probably stay indoors during electrical storms.
Obama has continually undermined police departments around the country, and his demand for more training fits that pattern. In 2009, he jumped to the conclusion that Cambridge, Massachusetts police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Henry Gates. He personalized the Trayvon Martin investigation in a way that to many implied the murder was radically motivated. And yet again last week, he emphasized that the anger to the verdict was “an understandable reaction” and blacks’ distrust of police is “rooted in realities.”
Nevertheless, whatever Obama implies, there was absolutely no evidence Officer Darren Wilson was motivated by race and he did exactly what he should have done. Brown’s robbery of the convenience store, his decision to reach into the police car and punch Wilson while trying to take his gun, and finally Brown’s decision to charge Wilson was what caused the teen’s death.
The communist and racist New Black Panther Party plotted to bomb St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and assassinate local law enforcement officials, but the Justice Department so far has limited its prosecution of the group to an indictment of two members on minor gun charges. The soft treatment for activities that normally would have brought federal terrorism charges appears to be part of efforts by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to “go soft” on the racist group, according to former Justice official J. Christian Adams.
“I have always been perplexed why these guys get special treatment,” said Adams, who worked in the Justice Department Civil Rights Division and noted a similar conciliatory legal treatment of New Black Panther Party members in a 2008 case of voter intimidation by the group in Philadelphia. In the earlier case against the Panthers, voter intimidation charges were dropped by the Justice Department against the Panthers, and charges were downgraded against one group member, King Shabazz, in what critics say was an effort to show official favoritism toward the group.
And while the rubes and the pundits are busy watching this game of racial 3-Card Monte, Obama and his gang continue to undermine our friends in order to play footsie with our enemies:
Senior White House and State Department officials have recently met to discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on Israel in an effort to stop housing construction projects in eastern Jerusalem …
“If these reports are true, this would mark a new era of unprecedented hostility from the White House against our strongest ally in the Middle East,” a senior congressional aide stated. “It’s impossible not to notice the irony of the administration mulling sanctions on Israel while threatening to veto new sanctions against Iran.”
The White House has officially rejected a ‘We the People’ petition calling for the U.S. Government to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after more than a year and 200,000 signatures …
“We have not seen credible evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood has renounced its decades-long commitment to non-violence.”
The United States must use “all of the tools at our disposal” to deal with the threat posed by Americans and other Westerners who go to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS, a State Department official told Congress on Tuesday. But so far, that does not include revoking the passports of U.S. citizens who have traveled to Syria to fight with ISIS.
Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Obama has been hospitalized for a sore throat brought on by acid reflux disease. It’s only fair. He’s been giving Real Americans heartburn since 2008.
“White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they’re using their own fantasies to do it. They’re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough.” – Josh Kraushaar
“In a land as philosophically and politically divided as our country is, any time 64 percent agree on anything it’s time to take notice. Sixty-four percent of people polled by Politico say America is ‘out of control.’ Given the ever-growing list of crises piling up on us, it’s a wonder that 64 percent isn’t higher.” – Steve Tefft
“We are witnessing the total collapse of a bad idea. Obamaism, a quasi-socialist commitment to a more powerful government at home and an abdication of American leadership around the world, is being exposed as a historic calamity. It is fueling domestic fear and global disorder and may well lead to a world war.” – Michael Goodwin
“Obama’s learning curve has been steep. And he’s still climbing it. By my calculations, Barack Obama should be adequately qualified for his current job around 2072.” – Jonah Goldberg
After nearly seven long years of incompetence, malfeasance, and outright treachery, it appears that Americans are ready at last to put Barack Obama into quarantine. In fact, the man and his policies are so toxic that his friends are afraid to go near him. Obama’s only demonstrable talent has been in transforming whatever he touches into a steaming pile of manure which he then claims was left behind by George Bush. His supporters — at least the ones still willing to be identified in public — have dwindled to a precious few paid White House flacks, Babs Streisand, and the editorial board of the New York Times. Hell, even his insignificant other has been catching her z’s in a separate bedroom. But, as inconceivably horrible an administrator as Obama has been, no lone neo-Muslim Marxist metrosexual, no matter how glib, no matter how subversive, could have inflicted this amount of damage on a once stable Constitutional Republic without plenty of help. As the late Yankee manager Casey Stengel once pointed out, “I couldn’t done it without my players.”
For all his narcissism, [Obama] didn’t make this mess alone. He was aided and abetted by every Democrat in Congress. They marched in lockstep with his cockamamie policies, from ObamaCare to open borders. They protected corrupt leaders in numerous federal agencies, from the IRS to the General Services Administration. They stymied efforts to find the truth about Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gunrunning debacle. They ceded their constitutional obligations and allowed Obama to crash the system of checks and balances. The vast majority stood silent while he gutted the military and abandoned our allies, including Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and courted Iran, the most menacing nation on earth. With painfully few exceptions, Democrats put their loyalty to him above their duty to America. And now they must be punished. All of them. (Obama always pointing the finger of blame at someone else)
The maleficent cabal of socialists, communists, racial agitators, shameless opportunists, and larcenists who gather under the freak flag of the modern Democratic Party needs to be run out of town on a rail before they break anything else. Even the most intransigent of liberals should review what the Jackasses have done since 2009, and take the Old Perfessor’s advice to heart:
“You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.”‘
Editor’s Note: This is an article that goes hand-in-hand with a previous article published here at CH2.0, entitled, “The Obama Administration’s Muslim Connections Run Deep“. It was written by one of our excellent staff contributors, Jim from Asylum Watch, in which he detailed the Obama Administration’s close relationship with radical Islam.
This is an article that was written early in 2011 when Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya was still alive, but it aptly demonstrates President Barack Obama’s ties with radical Islam.
February 25, 2011 via Present Discontent – In 1984, Louis Farrakhan and Reverend Jeremiah Wright traveled to Libya to be the guests of Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya. This visit led to Farrakhan becoming the recipient of an interest free $5 million loan in 1985. Nice terms, if you can get them.
Fast forward to the 2008 presidential campaign and you have Wright being quoted in a WND article:
“When [Obama’s] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit [Gaddafi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”
The close ties to Libya become more evident, the deeper we dig. Later in the same year that Farrakhan received the $5 million loan, Gaddafi spoke via satellite to Farrakhan’s Savior’s Day Convention in Chicago, and reportedly told Farrakhan supporters he was prepared to provide weapons to a black army in the U.S. to destroy “white America.”
In October 1995, Gaddafi reportedly called Farrakhan with congratulations on the success of the Million Man March. Gaddafi was said to have assured Farrakhan that together “we will unite our capabilities and efforts to achieve this.”
According to reports in 1996 from Libya’s news agency, JANA, Farrakhan and Gaddafi agreed to work together to mobilize “oppressed blacks, Arabs, Muslims and Red Indians” to help reshape U.S. foreign policy.
Gaddafi said that until his alliance with the Nation of Islam, “our confrontation with America was like a fight against a fortress from outside.”
He asserted his alliance with Farrakhan provides him with “a breach to enter into this fortress and confront it.”
Farrakhan went to Libya for multiple other events. He was the recipient in 1996 of the Gaddafi Human Rights Award, which came with a $250,000 prize. Farrakhan accepted the prize despite U.S. sanctions on Libya.
So it is evident that Gaddafi is closely associated with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. But how does Obama enter the picture?
Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama both attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March on Washington. Rev. Willie Barrow who is a member of Obama’s official campaign Faith Outreach Team, is a close friend of Farrakhan’s, an ardent NOI supporter and an Obama superdelegate.
Farrakhan stated in a 2002 interview he met with Barrow to devise his Nation of Islam platforms.
Marxist activist Cornel West, an adviser to Farrakhan, also had been an adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign and is a close Obama associate and personal friend.
During the period of Obama’s attendance at Wright’s Trinity United Church, which practices controversial Black Liberation Theology ideology, the Chicago church was openly allied with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
Wright gave Farrakhan his 2007 Empowerment Award. Farrakhan delivered multiple guest lectures at the church.
It would seem that Obama picked Wright’s church for a reason.
Wright has been involved in Farrakhan initiatives and labeled him “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century” during a national address to the media in April at which Nation of Islam officials were invited guests.
Obama has appeared at least three times on the cover of Trumpet magazine, founded by Wright. The magazine, to which Obama last year granted a lengthy, exclusive interview, regularly hails Farrakhan.
Obama’s face was featured on the cover of a 2006 issue of Trumpet alongside Farrakhan’s image.
In spite of the MSM all but ignoring the many red flags of Obama’s background, a 2004 picture surfaced of Michelle Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan and Obama adviser Willie Barrow. It was a luncheon for the Rainbow/Push Coalition that Barrow holds the title of Chairman Emeritus.
So what has Obama’s allegiance to Farrakhan, Wright and Gaddafi brought the United States? As reported by ynet news, in a recent interview Muammar al-Gaddafi revealed how he feels about the subject, emphasis mine:
Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, “At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya’s shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great.”
He said, “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.“
Gaddafi stressed that Obama’s presidency is “a major historical gain” and said, “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”
Obama has done more than just pay lip service to the Muslim world and to Gaddafi himself to earn praise from the dictator.
From the American Thinker:
Last year, right around the time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi called Obama “our son,” Obama earmarked $400,000 for two Libyan charities. The money was divided between two foundations run by Gaddafi’s children; Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, run by his son Saif, and Wa Attassimou, run by his daughter Aicha. What noble causes did our tax dollars potentially help support thanks to Obama’s generosity?
Funding of the ship Amalthea: The Amalthea sailed to Israel with the intent of breaking the Israeli blockade on Hamas. It carried aid for a pseudo humanitarian crisis and supporters who were said to be “keen on expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people in the plight amidst the siege imposed on Gaza.” The ship was funded by Saif Gaddafi’s charity, Gaddafi International Charity and Development Association. Obama’s friend, Bill Ayers, joined attempt #1 against Israel’s blockade on Hamas. Saif joined attempt #2. One has to wonder which of Obama’s friends will step up to the plate at attempt #3.
The article goes on to remind us about US State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley’s comments about Gaddafi and how they were rebuked:
As long as we are connecting the dots between Obama and Libya, now seems a good time to remember that the state department issued an official apology to Libya after spokesman P.J. Crowley made disparaging comments about Gaddafi’s call for jihad against Switzerland. Apparently Crowley spoke on instinct instead of running his reaction by Libya’s “son” first. As an Obamian spinmeister, Crowley learned that one doesn’t speak ill of “family.”
How much longer will the American people put up with Obama’s patronage to the dictators of the Muslim world? Speaking for myself and a large number of Americans, 2012 cannot get here fast enough.
Our government extorts taxes from us whether we like it or not. They have the power and they know how to use it. They then set the priorities on how to spend your money. You have no say in the matter unless; that is, you think your ballot box decision are the final word. How’s that worked out for you? Right! So, we are supposed to take comfort that our political elites, from their vantage point on Capitol Hill, can be trusted set the proper priorities for spending your hard-earned cash.
The thing about government’s misplaced priorities is that the negative dividends continue for years, decades, or maybe forever. Further more, the price Americans pay for these misplaced priorities is much more than dollars you pay in taxes. Much more! For example, ask yourself: How many wars _ oh, let’s say since the days of President Woodrow Wilson _ have Americans had to fight that most Americans were against US involvement? Think about the blood and treasure and ruined economies and ruined lives that Americans paid and continue to pay.
In recent times, probably no war was less supported by the American people than the Iraq War that President George Bush insisted we fight. The reason this war was necessary, President Bush told us, was that we (the government) had credible intelligence that the Saddam Hussein government had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which were a threat to America’s national security. To the chagrin of the America people across the political spectrum, ten years of war turned up no WMD. As a result, there’s been no end to the criticism Bush has received from both the Left and the Right and that would include yours truly. I have been a consistent critic of the Iraq War. Today, however, my good friend and operator of the Spellchek blog opened my eyes to a startling truth. You really must read this article. You will learn for example, that President Bush was not relying on “credible intelligence reports” Saddam had WMD. He didn’t have to rely on speculative intelligence reports because he knew Saddam had WMD because he knew that Germany and the US had given Saddam WMD. Congress was told about the WMD given to Iraq in 1991! (The article has links to impeccable sources.) So, you might ask: Why would the US give WMD to Saddam? Because he was fighting a war with Iran. In other words, as the enemy of our enemy, he was prioritized as a temporary friend. You. also, might ask why in ten years no WMD were found? It’s been speculated that Saddam had time to move them somewhere safe; like Syria , maybe? Both Assad’s forces and the militant’s forces have been accused of using chemical (WMD) in the raging uncivil war in Syria. Could they be Saddam’s? Now, ISIS is said to have acquired chemical WMD and are using them against the Kurds in northern Syria. (I guess the UN missed some.) By the way, the Spellchek article has a link to an article with graphic photos of some of the dead that show no signs of bullet holes or shrapnel wounds _ just blisters and skin falling off, and open sores. Those misplaced priorities have a way, as my friend points out, of coming back and biting you in the ass.
Okay, let’s take a look at the man with the absolutely worst record of setting priorities that do great harm to the well being of Americans, President, Barack Hussein Obama. You. my fellow Americans, will be paying in countless ways for his misplaced priorities for a very long time. Consider the ramifications of Obama’s apology tour, the bail-out of the criminal Wall Street Banks, using the $800 billion stimulus package to reward his crony friends and bail-out his union buddies at GM and Chrysler, while screwing the bondholders and breaking our nation’s bankruptcy laws. This list could get very long, so, let’s move along to some current issues confronting Americans.
Enterovirus D68 and President Obama’s Open Border Policy
Enterovirus D68 has become pandemic across the United States. A half a dozen or so children have died, so far. There are reports this morning of three more cases in Orange County, California. Many Americans have been worried about the recent surge of “unaccompanied children” from Central America crossing our southern border bringing communicable diseases with them. Please take a look at this article and learn what President Obama knew about Enterovirus D68 in Central America, when he knew it, when he knew the children would becoming and what diabolical plans were made well in advance of their arrival, including dispersing them all across America so that if there was a breakout of Enterovirus D68, they wouldn’t be concentrated in one place, which would alert Americans as to the cause. He even wrote a special secret Executive Order, giving the federal government unprecedented powers to quarantine those “suspected” of having a respiratory disease. Clearly, the priority of creating future Democratic Party voters is more important than the health of Americans.
Political Correctness Trumps Threat From Ebola
I hope I have shown you how the misplaced priorities of our government can and do have long-term ramifications that you pay for, in many ways, and you keep paying for years after the Priority Misplacer has left office.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
“Obama, with his presidency crumbling, is like a petulant child who wants to pick up his marbles and leave.” (The Presidency is Breaking Obama Even As Obama Has Broken the Nation)
“With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world, stories about the Obama presidency are taking on the air of postmortems. What went wrong, who’s to blame, what next — even The New York Times is starting to recognize that Dear Leader is a global flop.” (The media is turning on President Obama)
“Barack Obama has played almost 200 rounds of golf, no matter what crisis is ongoing. During this vacation, he played golf during a Ukrainian civil war, a conflict in Gaza, the beheading of innocent Christians by the terror group ISIS, and a five-day riot in Ferguson, Missouri.” (Obama Vacations, Golf’s, While American’s Riot and Die Abroad)
Why would anyone dislike Barack Obama? Could it be because of what he’s done in the White House? As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama’s presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence. (50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong)
“Don’t bother me with this sh*t. Update Susan or take it to Denis. You know the drill.” – Barack Obama
Though he still has a few friends in low places, Obama’s apologists are disappearing faster than Christians in Iraq. When a Lefty is dissed by MSNBC, the New York Times and the French, he’s in trouble. Obama, however, blithely plays through, duffer one day, dancing fool the next, treating the business of the nation as an inconvenience as he speeds off to the links or the bicycle path or the next fundraiser.
“Obama loves speaking but appears to loathe governing. Speaking is glamorous. Governing is boring and tedious. He constantly tells everybody else to ‘get to work’ while he is AWOL.” – Eric Golub
After six plus years in high office, Obama’s qualifications for the job remain exactly what they were on Day One: a dogged adherence to sophomoric leftist ideology, a gift for teleprompted gab, and a semi-dusky complexion. The preening narcissist who once promised to slow the rise of the oceans is flailing in the waters of his own incompetence, unable or unwilling to learn from his mistakes. And he’s taking the rest of us down with him.
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