Annals Of The 47%: Obama Administration Made $125 Billion In ‘Improper’ Payments Last Year

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government-handoutsObama’s minions aren’t very good stewards of the public’s money.

In fact, they’re so bad, they set a new record for improper payments handouts.

Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday.

The level of improper payments was a new high after several years of declines. In addition to fraud, the errors included over payments and under payments, as well payments made without proper documentation.

While the errors were spread among 22 federal agencies, three programs stood out: Medicare, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Together, the three programs accounted for more than $93 billion in improper payments, according to the report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

“This taxpayer money was not spent securing our borders, it was not spent on national defense, and it was not spent contributing to a safety net for those in need,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. “This is a problem that is going to get worse year after year if we do not get a handle on it now.”

The “problem” is in the eye of the beholder Senator.

And in the eye of President Jarrett, everything is going according to plan.

Because every single one of those $125 billion dollars went toward buying votes for Democrats. What could be more important than that?

Homeland Security?

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Puh-lease.

If the Obamabots were interested in Homeland Security they’d close the borders and keep Iran and Hezbollah on the terrorist watch list.

Instead they’re focused on one thing. Putting as many Americans as possible on the dole. Consumers of government vote for the party of government. And Democrats are masters at promising Free Stuff.

Just wait, the next two years of “improper payments” will make $125 billion look like a drop in the bucket. They’re gonna pull out all the stops to keep the White House firmly under their jackboots, which means levels of wealth transfer that would make Robin Hood blush.

Tax “refunds” to illegal aliens who never paid a dime of taxes in their lives.

ObamaCare subsidies to anybody with a pulse. And to the recently departed, especially if Social Security “forgot” to count them as dead.

College loan “forgiveness.”

More mortgage writedown shenanigans from the FHA too.

No grant is too small. No boondoggle too shameful. Federal largess will flow where votes are needed most, while their propagandists in the press fan the flames of racial and class discord. It’s the Progressives’ Battle Of The Bulge, their last-ditch effort to cement socialism as the successor to the great American republic.

And when we really do run out of other people’s money? Hey, that’s Hillary’s problem.

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Obama Fears Hillary Presidency: Launches SIX Private Investigations To Stop Her

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Hat/Tip to Greg Richter and Todd Beamon at Newsmax.

Looks like the bad blood between the Obama camp and the Clintons is getting worse. Now author Ed Klein is reporting that Barack Obama fears a Hillary presidency because she wouldn’t be far left enough for him. He thinks she would work with the GOP to dismantle everything he’s put in place to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

Holy crap! What a narcissist. Evidently he doesn’t understand the way that it works here in this country he hates so much. New presidents come in all the time and sometimes they change programs or laws set down by previous administrations. But here’s the kick, Barry. If a law or program is good enough, NO ONE WILL MESS WITH IT.

Veteran journalist Ed Klein said on Saturday that the Obama administration “is up to its eyebrows in efforts to stop” Hillary Clinton from running for the White House — including six investigations launched by longtime presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett involving Clinton’s years as Secretary of State.

“This administration, the Obama administration, will do virtually anything to prevent Hillary from becoming president,” Klein told renowned economist Larry Kudlow on his WABC radio show. Kudlow is also a Newsmax columnist and works for NBC’s business channel, CNBC.

“It’s their view that if she does become president — like her husband, Bill — she will govern from the left of center and not be a true liberal,” Klein said, “and will, therefore, compromise with Republicans like Bill did when he was in office, and will undo a lot of the Obama legacy.

Klein, who worked as the editor of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987 and as an editor for Newsweek, has written several books critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama

His most recent book, “Blood Feud,” was released last year and detailed the longstanding rift between the Obamas and the Clintons. It topped No. 1 on the Times’ best-seller list.

Klein’s previous work, “The Amateur,” was about Obama’s first term in office. It was released during the 2012 presidential election and remained at the top of the Times’ list for six weeks.

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Of course Obama’s fingerprints won’t be anywhere near this, so it seems to have fallen to his brain, err, I mean Valerie Jarrett.

He told Kudlow that Jarrett, who is a close Obama family friend, began six investigations of Clinton’s years at the State Department — and that his reporting had discovered that the White House was behind the leak of Clinton’s use of emails to The Times, though he is not sure of Jarrett’s role in the leak.

The inquiries surrounded “the use of her expense account,” Klein said, “the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders, her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation — and of course, first and foremost — her use of emails.”

He added that “the White House knew, from the time Hillary became Secretary of State, that she was using these private emails and warned her against them.

“We find it hard to pin down Valerie Jarrett per se as the person who leaked this story,” Klein told Kudlow. “It was, in fact, the White House behind this leak — and they used six degrees of separation so that they couldn’t be identified between them and the person who actually leaked the story to The New York Times.”

Former President Bill Clinton has weighed in on this issue.

Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, believe the White House is behind the leaks, Klein reports a friend of Bill Clinton as saying.

“My contacts and friends in newspapers and TV tell me that they’ve been contacted by the White House and offered all kinds of negative stories about us,” Bill Clinton reportedly said. “The Obamas are behind the email story, and they’re spreading rumors that I’ve been with women, that Hillary promoted people at the State Department who’d done favors for our foundation, that John Kerry had to clean up diplomatic messes Hillary left behind.

“The Obamas are out to get us any way they can,” Bill Clinton reportedly said.

Read the full story here and here.

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Charlie Daniels: Guns, Not Jobs Is The Way To Deal With ISIS

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Hat/Tip to CNSNews.com.

Charlie Daniels is a Great American. He unabashedly supports our troops, the United States, truth justice and the American way. Here is his latest Op-Ed in its entirety.

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Guns, Not Hot Air and Rhetoric – the Only Answer to the ISIS Problem

By Charlie Daniels

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Photo posted to a militant website June 14th, 2014, allegedly showing fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) aiming at captured Iraqi soldiers (AP Photo).

If anybody has ever asked for a no holds barred, no rules of engagement, kill or be killed war it is the bunch of bloodthirsty radical Islamic crazies who call themselves The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS or The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. Levant also encompasses Israel.

They have done things that should remove any of the usual restraints practiced by civilized nations; they are inhuman demons, completely sold out to the powers of darkness and should be annihilated down to the last man standing – no prisoners taken.

They do not deserve a second chance, diplomacy or reprieve, they don’t deserve consideration because of a deprived childhood or being brought up in prejudiced surroundings, as Marie Harf at the State Department suggested, they crossed over the line between men and mad dogs when they decided to choose a side which buries children alive and burns human beings in cages, but then she missed the mark completely when she said , “We cannot kill our way out of this war.”

Tell that to Gen. George S. Patton.

Our president lacks the cajones to admit it, but they are following the early teachings of the Islamic religion. Therefore, Islamic terrorists who want to bring about a catastrophic world war that they believe will bring on the 12th or “hidden” Imam – also known as the Mahdi, depending on the branch of Islam – and a new Caliphate, which will signal the advent of Muslim dominance. And Islam will rule the world, putting all those who refuse to convert to the sword.

They are not only Islamic terrorists. They are Islamic conquerors, seizing and controlling large swaths of Middle Eastern territory and coldly killing off those who practice any religion other than the strict sect of Islam they embrace, complete with Sharia Law and the right to kill, on sight, Jews, Christians and Muslims of a different persuasion.

When the world is confronted with this kind of evil, new rules – or actually – no rules should come into play, because you cannot defeat this caliber of evil in traditional ways. The USA, and whoever else in the world has the good sense and courage to join us, has to loose our most elite troops with our most advanced weapons into the infested areas, root them out and destroy them, their weapons and their cyber and social media abilities.

It cannot be done with air power alone. These dogs are going to have to be pursued into the middle of populated areas, and there will be collateral damage. Our troops are humane and will avoid as much of it as possible, but the job cannot be done without collateral damage.

Another thing that would have to happen is for Obama, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi and Jarrett to get back out of the way and let a seasoned combat commander, with a lot of experience in urban warfare, completely control the deployment, method and movement of troops.

Our guys are the best, and if left alone without any of Washington’s pc interference, they can get the job done.

We could definitely use a coalition of partners who are willing to actually get their hands dirty, who would actually get involved with the shooting part of the effort, but the paper coalition Obama claims to have put together, with a couple of notable exceptions, are basically nothing more than fodder for conversation. It sounds good to say we have a coalition of 60 nations.

I believe the reason we have so much trouble putting a real meaningful and effective coalition together is because the world no longer trusts us. They are afraid that we’d walk out on them before the job is finished. Now who can blame them?

But if they could be assured that we would stay the course, I believe we would have many partners, because every civilized nation on earth wants ISIS destroyed.

We need people with guns, not diplomats with hot air and rhetoric, who “roundly condemn the inhuman actions of ISIL,” and respond to their horror by conferences and endless meetings, never devising a strategy or reaching a conclusion.

The only answer to the ISIS problem is to fight fire with a hotter fire. America has the means to make this happen.

And I think we all know what the obstacle is.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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Obama’s Executive Amnesty: Thinly Veiled Get Out The Illegal Vote Scheme

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The whole point of Obama’s Executive Amnesty is to give illegal aliens the ability to vote

My conservative friends have noticed a “loophole” in Obama’s Executive Amnesty plan — it’ll be trivially easy for non-citizens to register to vote.

President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.

While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

All is proceeding according to President Valerie Jarrett’s diabolical plan. She intends to turn Texas blue, and thereby hand the presidency to Democrats forever. Registering illegal aliens to vote is the quickest way to do that.

According to Capitol Hill sources, de facto president Valerie Jarrett wants Texas and its 38 electoral votes… badly. More troubling is she has apparently been working very hard to make the state turn blue in the very near future, a result that would finalize far left control of the United States in every national election to follow. Jarrett is doing so with a combination of hundreds of thousands of recent immigrants flooding the state, combined with billions of dollars in federal giveaways like Obamacare that will unofficially pledge those new votes to the increasingly far left/progressive/globalist Democratic Party…

…”She is invading Texas with the clear intent to take it over. Look at the public campaign w/La Casa Blanca. That’s her campaign. That is the more immediate primary purpose of his executive amnesty. They’ll have Texas and that means they’ll never lose another national election. Ever.”

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Jarrett is hinting at 743,000 “more people” immediately coming into Texas via the president’s executive amnesty. Logic dictates that within just a few more years this number would easily surpass the one million mark (and likely already has) — a coordinated invasion via the federal government into the only state that gives voters a choice between Republican and Democrat in national elections. The only state that makes such a choice have any semblance of being competitive.

One million votes represents the difference between Texas giving a Republican its 38 electoral votes in a national election or those votes going Democrat. It is the difference between Texas being a blue state, or remaining a red state. Valerie Jarrett has been working very hard to permanently alter the Texas electoral landscape to ensure it forever after favors far left Democrats in future elections.

This is why it’s vital for the Senate to defund Executive Amnesty. Mitch McConnell must not flinch on the DHS funding bill. Once illegals start voting, America as we knew it is gone forever because the allure of free stuff will have them lined up behind the Democrats for sure.

Go nuclear Senator, it’s what Valerie Jarrett would do.

Politics ain’t beanbag. Obama and Jarrett are playing for keeps. Punch back twice as hard!

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CONGRATULATIONS, TEXAS: Valerie Jarrett Working Behind the Scenes To Cede Your State To Mexico

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Here’s the other version of the postcard Jarrett didn’t show Americans. Texico, here we come!

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross Journal.

Even more proof that the left always looks 10 years down the road, while the GOP looks confused.

President Jarrett is reportedly the driving force behind a campaign designed to turn Texas blue through illegal immigration, thereby ensuring that all presidential elections end up with a Democrat victor.

According to Capitol Hill sources, de facto president Valerie Jarrett wants Texas and its 38 electoral votes… badly. More troubling is she has apparently been working very hard to make the state turn blue in the very near future, a result that would finalize far left control of the United States in every national election to follow. Jarrett is doing so with a combination of hundreds of thousands of recent immigrants flooding the state, combined with billions of dollars in federal giveaways like ObamaCare that will unofficially pledge those new votes to the increasingly far left/progressive/globalist Democratic Party…

 

 

 

Jarrett is hinting at 743,000 “more people” immediately coming into Texas via the president’s executive amnesty. Logic dictates that within just a few more years this number would easily surpass the one million mark (and likely already has) – a coordinated invasion via the federal government into the only state that gives voters a choice between Republican and Democrat in national elections. The only state that makes such a choice have any semblance of being competitive.

One million votes represents the difference between Texas giving a Republican its 38 electoral votes in a national election or those votes going Democrat. It is the difference between Texas being a blue state, or remaining a red state. Valerie Jarrett has been working very hard to permanently alter the Texas electoral landscape to ensure it forever after favors far left Democrats in future elections.

Read the full story here.

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Valerie Jarrett In Close, Regular Contact With Missouri Gov. Who “Forgot” To Send In National Guard To #Ferguson

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D)

Hat/Tip to Charlie Spierling at Breitbart.com.

So Valerie Jarrett and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) were on the phone and in constant close contact on the night of the riots that broke out after the Grand Jury decision was announced?

Why? Of course this, the most transparent administration since the invention of sliced bread will never tell us, but it does beg the question as what an unelected bureaucrat was spending so much time with the governor of a state on the night that one of this cities saw mass rioting, looting and assorted acts of violence.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision.

It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after.

And the White House spin machine is in full rotation…

Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. 

“Valerie spoke to Governor Nixon both last night and this morning, and has been briefing the President on an ongoing basis since last night,” Schultz said, speaking to reporters on Air Force One. “And in each of those conversations with Governor Nixon, Valerie has pledged to stay in close coordination with the Governor in making sure that he’s getting the support he needs from the federal government.”

Schultz refused to say whether or not President Obama spoke on the phone with anyone about the protests sweeping the nation, but revealed that White House staff spoke with mayors across the country to coordinate a proper response.

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Valerie Jarrett: The Keeper Of Obama’s “Enemies List”

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Hat/Tip to Melanie Batley at Newsmax.

It’s old news that President Obama has a “Kill List” that he periodically goes over, chooses a few names, and then authorizes the Military to kill those individuals.

Yes, it was even reported in the New York Times, although the story they published was largely a “hand-wringing” extravaganza, in which they go from being worried about Obama’s “principles” being tested to bending over backwards to paint him as the most vicious anti-terrorism POTUS in history. In other words, the NYT was trying to give him cover, while whining about his “Kill List”.

Now, it has come to light that Obama’s most trusted senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett has composed her own list – an “Enemies List”.

Calls are growing for the dismissal of Valerie Jarrett, one of President Barack Obama’s most trusted and longest serving advisers, while a new report claims she has been keeping a secret enemies list of those who may have questioned the president.

“Valerie Jarrett is not above keeping a s** list — or as hers was titled, a ‘least constructive’ list,” said a profile in the New Republic by Noam Scheiber.

“One progressive activist recalls Jarrett holding the document during a meeting and noticing her own name on it, along with the names of others in the room. ‘It was kind of an honor,’ the activist told me.

It has been widely reported that Jarrett has the President and First Lady’s ears, but the true scope and influence of her role in the Obama valerie jarrettWhite House is just now coming out.

“This was not out of character for Jarrett. The woman who once resisted [Rahm] Emanuel’s commandment against rewarding bad behavior has often gone out of her way to suppress dissent among ideological allies and others who question the president.”

The revelation will likely add fuel to the fire among those calling for Jarrett’s departure, particularly in the aftermath of a disastrous election which often prompts the shake-up of top brass in an administration.

The profile also describes Jarrett as having a “legion of detractors,” as a result of the influence she is seen to wield with the Obamas.

She is accused by sources in the article of putting friends in positions of power to maintain her own influence, acting beyond her authority to make decisions, advising the president on issues beyond the scope of her role, and taking a place at the table of virtually all high-level meetings.

She is also portrayed as Obama’s yes-woman and the cause of his detachment from critics.

As was covered here at Conservative Hideout 2.0, the calls for Jarrett’s firing are growing by the day. – Politico to Obama: Fire Valerie Jarrett Already!!

Political blogger Carol Felsenthal said Obama should “fire” her by shifting her into a ceremonial role. “Give her an ambassadorship — or something — but for Pete’s sake get her out of the way of the hard work of governing that needs to be done,” she wrote in a column for Politico entitled “Fire Valerie Jarrett.”

“It appears that Jarrett has been more an obstructer than a facilitator over the past six years when it comes to governing, and it’s probably long past time for the president to move her gently into another role.”

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Politico to Obama: Fire Valerie Jarrett Already!

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Hat/Tip to Nickarama at WeaselZippers.

You’d think it would be a no-brainer for Barack Obama to figure out his next move. I mean after all, he’s the guy who has blamed:

  • his predecessor, George W. Bush
  • the Middle East
  • Israel
  • George Bush
  • Chinese solar subsidies
  • the Arab Spring
  • George Bush
  • the Japanese Tsunami
  • obstruction by the Republicans
  • technology such as airport kiosks and ATMs
  • George Bush
  • corporations
  • the Bush Tax Cuts
  • Wall Street ‘Fat Cats’
  • George Bush
  • health insurance companies
  • doctors who cut your leg off rather than treat your diabetes, because like, we all know how prevalent THAT is
  • George Bush
  • and ultimately America, itself

So with that many victims under the bus, it would be normal to turn on the television, open up the paper, or log onto your favorite internet news site (like, oh I don’t know, Conservative Hideout 2.0 or WeaselZippers for example) and see where President Obama has fired a few top, key positions in his administration.

Shaken things up a bit.

Showed that he got at least part of the message sent to him by the electorate on Nov. 4th…

But, uh….nope.

*sigh*

Ooh, Politico dares touch the third rail and criticize the power behind the throne.

The skittering, back stabbing progressive angst after the election is almost as much fun as the election itself…

Via Politico:

Almost since the start of Barack Obama’s presidency, people who have actual, real duties in the West Wing of the White House—the working, executive part of the government, that is—have been urging him to do something about Valerie Jarrett. Push her into the East Wing, where she can hang out with Michelle Obama and the White House social secretary, or give her an ambassadorship—or something—but for Pete’s sake get her out of the way of the hard work of governing that needs to be done.

Now it’s really time to do it.

Let’s stipulate right away that it would be unfair to blame Jarrett, the longtime Obama family friend and confidante, for the walloping that the president and his party suffered at the polls on Tuesday. And Jarrett will no doubt be needed in the weeks ahead to comfort her old pals, Barack and Michelle. What happened on Tuesday almost couldn’t be worse for Obama personally—not just the Senate’s going Republican but all those governorships lost, including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s defeat in Obama’s adopted home state, even after the president and first lady came to Illinois to campaign for him. The morning after the elections, Democrats and their top staffers were hopping mad, blaming Obama and, by extension, his staff for the defeat.

Jarrett is more than a mere senior staffer to this president, and of course she is not going to be fired outright. Not ever. If her role in this administration reflected reality, Jarrett would be called “First Big Sister” to both Michelle and Barack. And who would fire the kind of big sister who “really dedicated her entire life to the Obamas,” as New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor told mewhen I interviewed her about her intimate look at the first family, The Obamas? “She has thrown her entire life into their cause, and she’s made it very clear that she would happily run in front of a speeding truck for them.”

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Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder’s Changing Fast and Furious Testimony to Congress

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Hat/Tip to Katie Pavlich at TownHall.com.

Despite Democratic talking points to the contrary, the White House, Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett were actively participating in the gun-running scheme that came to be known as ‘Fast and Furious’.

For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn’t involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. 

Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder’s changing testimony to Congress. 

Government watch-dog group, Judicial Watch is reporting the following (emphasis mine):

Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media.

The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sharyl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.

The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.

So it seems that Valerie Jarrett wields considerable power in the behind-the-scenes machinations that go on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

How nice that an unelected bureaucrat can have that much power over the American people…

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Ebola Czar: We HAD One That Was AWOL….Now We Have a New One With NO Medical Credentials

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Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers and WeaselZippers.

Republican Senator from Arizona, John McCain has been making the rounds calling for President Obama to appoint an Ebola Czar. Now as with most things the distinguished gentlemen from Arizona makes public statements about, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. For if he did, he would know that we already had an Ebola Czar.

Via IBD:

Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A.

You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days.

Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak.

After all, it’s right there in her job title. She’s the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is “to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies.”

Lead? Well, maybe she’s leading from behind, because Lurie’s been nowhere to be found since Ebola showed up on U.S. soil.

“You can barely find any mention of her in the news,” notes The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, who was first to point out this invisible leader.

Then again, it could be that, like everyone else in the Obama administration, Lurie’s just not up to the job.

After all, on Sept. 11, Lurie told the Washington Post that her office was diligently working with other federal agencies “to ensure that U.S. health care providers, hospitals, health clinics, emergency medical services … have the information they need to be prepared to identify and treat Ebola infections, in case anyone in the United States becomes sick after traveling from affected countries or from contact with infected individuals.”

Two weeks later, Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan showed up at the Texas Presbyterian Health Hospital with a high fever after returning from Liberia, only to be discharged with a prescription for antibiotics.

If it seems as though the U.S. is rudderless against the rising Ebola tide, it’s not for a lack of resources or agencies in the federal government.

It’s because there’s a glaring lack of competent leaders in the Obama administration.

HT: Instapundit

 

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K Street lobbyist, Solyndra Insider, Democrat Party Hack, Ron Klain

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Via PJ Media:

Bridget Johnson reported earlier that President Obama has appointed Ron Klain to become Ebola czar.

Klain’s career is not in medicine, epidemiology, or any field related to disease control or prevention.

Klain is a lawyer, a K Street lobbyist, and a career Democrat party operative. Klain is not a doctor. He is a Democrat loyalist.

Not only was he involved in Al Gore’s 2000 election recount as Bridget reported, Klain was involved in the Obama administration’s Solyndra debacle.

In January 2012, ABC News reported that Klain, then Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, was right in the middle of the administration’s poor and controversial handling of Solyndra’s bankruptcy.

Senior White House officials knew in late October 2010 that government-backed Solyndra was planning to lay off nearly 20 percent of its workforce just prior to the congressional elections the next month, recently released e-mails show.

E-mails released by the White House last week showed that Heather Zichal, an energy aide to President Barack Obama, relayed the news about the Fremont-based solar firm’s planned layoffs to top White House officials, including Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

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Report: In ’08, Candidate Obama Sent Emissary to Iran, Assuring Mullahs He Would Have Pro-Iran Presidency

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Hat/Tip to Jim Hoft at the Gateway Pundit.

As our loyal followers here at CH2.0 know, I have long said that the part of American History known as the Obama Years will not look kindly upon him. And as more and more time goes by, more and more comes to light showing Barack Hussein Obama for the anti-America radical that he truly is.

Ambassador William G. Miller sent by Obama in 08 to tell tehran his would be a pro-iranian presidency
Amb. William G. Miller

The Gateway Pundit is reporting that Dr. Michael Ledeen, (an expert in all things pertaining to the Middle East) is revealing that in the run-up to the 2008 Presidential Election, then-candidate Obama sent an personal emissary to Tehran with the message that when he became President, his policies would be much more Iran friendly.

He sent William G. Miller who was former Ambassador to the Ukraine and served in the American Embassy in Tehran.

I also think that it is important to point out here that Obama’s top political adviser is Iranian born Valerie Jarrett. It is difficult to think that something like this would have occurred without her input.

 

Iranian expert Dr. Michael Ledeen was on with Mark Levin tonight to discuss Obama’s history with Tehran. Ledeen told Levin that Obama sent former Ambassador William G. Miller to Tehran in 2008 to assure the mullahs he was a friend of the regime.

Michael Ledeen wrote about Obama’s secret meetings with Tehran on August 29, 2014.

During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

 

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Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, Valerie Jarrett & Rupert Murdoch Team Up for Open Borders

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Valerie Jarrett & Rupert Murdoch
Valerie Jarrett & Rupert Murdoch

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

As usual, Weasel Zippers nails it with their short, but right to the point observations when they say that the common bond between these two is control. Control for different reasons and because of different view points, but control, none-the-less.

The key commonality is control.

Via Washington Examiner:

President Obama’s longtime senior adviser Valerie Jarrett confessed to breaking bread this week with conservative media titan Rupert Murdoch, a new White House frenemy of sorts on immigration reform.

The two dined at the posh Blue Duck Tavern on Tuesday night in Washington’s Foggy Bottom, and Jarrett described the evening as “very enjoyable.”

“Good policy sometimes makes strange bedfellows,” she told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor Friday, adding that she was impressed by Murdoch’s passion for passing comprehensive immigration reform.

“He is an immigrant himself and he understands from a business perspective how important immigration reform would be to our economy,” she said. “… Sometimes decisions are tough but it’s time for Congress to step up and act now — and that’s something he said privately to me, and I was heartened to see him express it publicly.”

Keep reading…

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Valerie Jarrett Gave Benghazi Stand-Down Order

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Investors Business Daily has an editorial about how the order to stand down wasn’t given by any elected official in the chain of command, but by a civilian advisor to the President; namely, Valerie Jarrett.

The omnipresent power behind the throne some have called the president’s Rasputin had the power to call off three strikes against Osama bin Laden. She may have used that power again the night four Americans died in Benghazi.

The Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, came while America failed to mount a rescue mission despite sufficient time and assets. Included in that disaster were the unaccounted whereabouts of President Obama during eight critical hours, the lack of Situation Room photos, the failure by the president to follow up with subordinates before his trip to Las Vegas and the fabricated story that the whole thing was prompted by an Internet video.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer says that what we know about the Benghazi scandal is the tip of the iceberg.

Columnist Charles Krauthammer said recently on “The O’Reilly Factor” that the “biggest scandal of all” regarding that Benghazi slaughter has yet to emerge.

“I think there is a bigger story here … that will in time come out,” Krauthammer said. “The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is: What was the president doing in those eight hours?”charles krauthammer

The columnist noted: “He had a routine meeting at 5 o’clock. He never after, during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the secretary of defense, he never calls the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he never calls the CIA director.”

One of the people Obama always talks to is Valerie Jarrett. She emerged from the same Chicago cauldron of radicalism where Obama got his ideological baptism.

The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American-born expatriates) is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing to the residence and one of the few people allowed to call the president by his first name.

Read the full editorial here at Investors.com .

The Conservative Report has the time line and a few other very interesting revelations on this.

The chronology of the evening of 9/11 are as follows:

obama netanyahuAt approximately 5 PM Washington time, reports came in through secure-channels that Special Mission Benghazi was under attack. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face.

Subsequent to that brief meeting, President Obama proceeded to the White House to dine in his living quarters.

After supper, Barack Obama had a telephone conference scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett was present for that conference, which was held due to problems the President was having with the perception of him snubbing Netanyahu in previous, formal encounters.

The telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu carried on for a full two-hours, creating the appearance of respect between the two world leaders.US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) sp

As that meeting drew to a close, Ms. Jarrett, who is also the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials.

Now the order to send troops to help the Americans under attack at the Libyan compound could ONLY have come from the Commander-In-Chief. This is because of the sovereignty of other countries, and the order is called, “Cross-Border Authority.”

A critical question that needed to be answered, and the sole military-order that could have launched offensive-actions, neutralizing the Ansar al Sharia terrorists attacks on the Mission (the purpose of which is detailed here) and its subsequent attacks on the adjacent CIA Annex, was the issuance of “Cross Border Authority”, an order that can only be issued by the Commander in Chief, himself.

As was reported earlier by Conservative Report, Cross Border Authority was denied.

Two revelations are deeply troubling:

AC130U SpookyFirst, it is reported that an Army Special Forces team was present with an AC-130U Spooky (also known as a Spectre Gunship) on the tarmac at the airport in Tripoli, Libya. The Spooky is a technologically sophisticated, tactical aircraft, operated by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

It operates under the overall Special Operations Command stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, which is reportedly in charge of all military special operations units, including: Army Special Forces, Navy SEALS, Rangers and certain Marine units, as well as the USAF AC-130Us, and “stealth Blackhawks,” used in the Bin Laden raid.

Now this plane is one serious piece of hardware, and by combing that with the Green Berets already present at the airport in Libya, well things would have turned out much better for America.

The AC-130U Spooky is equipped with weapons that sync with laser-designators, like those that Woods, Doherty and Ubben had on that lonely rooftop above the CIA Annex. The laser-designator wasSp Forces used to “paint” the mortar targets during the attack, subsequently claiming the lives of Woods and Doherty, and leaving Ubben without a leg. Had the AC-130U been on station, over the CIA Annex in Benghazi, moments before the mortar rounds were fired, instead of “awaiting further instructions,” the entire outcome of the Benghazi fiasco would have been different.

Add to that, a team of Green Berets on the ground to secure and/or evacuate the Annex, and the outcome would have been two SEALS still alive, and a mess of dead terrorists.

All that is bad enough, but couple it with this, and you get an idea of how deep this “phony scandal” runs, and how up the chain it climbs.

The second, and most troubling aspect of the refusal to issue Cross Border Authority is, who issued the refusal. Rather than the President, the Commander In Chief, making critical decisions, granting or denying the authority to initiate offensive-actions in support of our valiant fighting men, the decision not to take action was made by a person, to whom the people did not elect, nor did the Congress have confirmation power over.

The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President’s Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.

And this is a “phony” scandal?

Read the full story here at Conservative Report.

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Obama Ally Jarret Promises Vengeance Against All Opposition

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Apparently, Obama ally Valerie Jarrett has declared vengeance against anyone that opposed them in the first term or election.  Doug Ross (no relation) has the details…

• Valerie Jarrett: ‘After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn Payback Time’ « :
Openly declared as “Obama’s Brain”, and the figure whose second story West Wing office has been described by political insiders as the true Oval Office of the Obama White House, Valerie Jarrett is letting it be known that if Barack Obama secures election victory next week, there may be, quite literally, hell to pay for those who opposed him… 
…The part that really stuck out to me was when I overheard the rep say that Jarrett told them, “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” She was talking directly to about three of them. Sr. staff. And she wasn’t trying to be quiet about it at all. And they were all listening and shaking their heads and smiling while she said it.

Is it just me, or are the words of a dictatorship?  Frankly, It shows a great deal about the liberal mind set.  They are correct.  They MUST rule.  It is justifiable to cheat in order to win.  And, it is a must to punish any and all dissent.  To gain and maintain the power they desire, they must crush all opposition.  Ms. Jarrett just displayed that.

H/T:  Reaganite Republican

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Looking at the Electoral Map and the Potential for Voter Fraud

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Over the past week, in making my rounds of conservative and libertarian blogs, I have seen numerous comments from people concerned about the potential for voter fraud in the coming election. Voter fraud is worthy of our concern. It’s real. It happens in spite of what Eric Holder, the Democrats, and the MSM say to the contrary.

Sherman Broder at his Property…Freedom…Peace blog demonstrates his concern for voter by wondering if certain dots can be connected and, if so, does it indicate that Democrats are attempting to steal the election? The dots in question are twenty article links he provides all having to do with real voter fraud or by the Obama administration to block voter ID laws or to prevent purging of voter rolls. He also links this article at Human Events by Rodger Hedgecock about stealing the election. He says:

The  voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead  people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are  routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed “too late” to be  returned in time to count.  When a Republican wins a close race, uncounted  ballots are “found” in the backseat of a Democrat poll worker’s  car.

Rodger then goes on to describe three ways Democrats cheat:

  1. Sign up  illegal aliens to vote.
  2. Sign up felons to  vote.
  3. Keep the voting dead on the rolls.

Yesterday, Rick Moran writing at American Thinker used this title: Voting fraud? Sometimes, it changes history.  The article contains a review of the 2008 Minnesota Senatorial contest between Republican Senator Norm  Coleman and his challenger , Democrat Al Franken. The morning after the vote tally showed Coleman winning by 725 votes. The short version of the story is that the Democrats challenged the results and after eight months of  wrangling and litigation, Al Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes. Later, a group called Minnesota Majority decided to investigate claims of voter fraud. Their efforts found that 1,099 felons had been allowed to vote. Although the state’s Attorney General did not want to prosecute the felons, however, they were pressured into doing so. Thus far, 177 have been convicted. Why not more you might ask.  Well to convict a person of voter fraud in Minnesota requires not only proof that they voted illegally; but it must also be proved that they knew that what they were doing was illegal. So, if a felon says “I didn’t know it was illegal for me to vote” the charges are dropped.

So, let me repeat myself. Voter fraud does happen and it can change the outcome of close elections.

Let’s take a trip to election day 2012 and set-up a hypothetical case. First I need to open this Real Clear Politics link on another page.  Scroll down the RCP page and click on their electoral map. Okay, according to this RCP Electoral Map (I do not vouch for the validity of this map), this is what the numbers at the top mean: if all the red and leaning red states go for Obama, he has a virtual lock on 247 electoral college votes; and if all the blue and leaning blue states go for Romney. ne has a lock on 191 electoral college votes and there are 100 electoral votes up for grabs in eight states.  So, Obama theoretically only needs to win 23 electoral college votes from the eight toss-up states. Looking at the electoral votes for each of the toss-up states, we see there are many combinations that would give Obama his victory. One simple combination would be if he won New Hampshire and Ohio. Obama would reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes.

Let’s use New Hampshire and Ohio in our imaginary trip to election day, 2012. Team Obama has people at every important precinct in all of the toss-up states doing exit polls. The exit polls tell them that Obama will win New Hampshire; but Ohio is neck and neck. Team Obama is prepared for such  a situation. They have their militants ready. They long ago collected the names and addresses of registered dead voters and registered felons and derelicts and each militant has their assignment of what precincts to go to and under what names they should vote.

Back to reality. Please understand that I am not making a claim that Democrats will in fact try to steal this election. What I am saying is that knowing Obama’s history and knowing what low lifes are people like David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, the potential for voter fraud does exist and we must be prepared.

What can we do to stop or mitigate voter fraud? Plenty! If you live in one of the toss-up states or you have friends or relatives who live in those states, get yourself or them involved in the process. The Republicans and the Tea Parties are going to need help staffing all of the voter precincts with observers so at least the vote counts are honest and that ballots do not disappear. But, the best  way to stop or mitigate voter fraud is not to allow the elections to be close and that means TURNING OUT REPUBLICAN VOTERS! Agian, get yourself, your family, and your friends involved.  The local Republican Parties and the Tea Parties will have lists of registered Republican voters and their addresses. Turning out the vote means going door to door and encouraging the Republicans to go vote and even offering them a ride to and from their voting station, if necessary.

This election is too important to leave anything to chance. You can bet that Team Obama will leave nothing to chance.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

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Flub-A-Dub Obama Channels The VC … And More

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A President is Known by the Weapons He Chooses..

Talk about a gaffe and a tell, “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals.” said President Obama. To the millions of American veterans who have faced multiple enemies around the globe who were armed with the AK 47, this is such a huge admission of where the sympathies of our supposed commander-in-chief lie as to make one want to choke. The President of the United States of America just identified what he believes to be the weapon of choice for military forces and guess what? It is in fact the weapon of choice of America’s enemies … You liberals can deny, tap dance and attempt to explain away until the cows come home, but this cow has come into the barn. This political cow, our president, is a far leftist in whose mind the weapon of choice is the AK 47, a veritable symbol of violent revolutionary communism around the world.As a Vietnam veteran, I’m telling you, Barack Obama might as well have raised a red star communist flag. Those of us who know weaponry know that a man is known by the weapons he prefers and chooses. Barack Obama chose the most symbolic weapon of America’s enemies.

Obama’s “RED” Is Showing!!!

If there was the slightest doubt about Obama’s Marxism, his “put down” of the American capitalist system last weekend should have swept it completely away.What all America saw was the REAL Obama — the statist, the collectivist, the socialist, the Marxist Obama.

… Obama has introduced the seduction of socialism into the American consciousness.  My generation has no problem defining socialism.  We know it for what it is.  Many of us old veterans were even trained to fight it on the battlefield.

However, “Modern America” is largely bereft of that real-world experience and they are the worst educated generation this country has ever produced  –  so far. These conditions make them perfect dupes, and easy targets for socialist con men like Obama and his minions.

Modern Americans have been set-up to FAIL — and to FALL for socialism — by the American public education system. By 2008, the only thing needed for them to fall head over heels into the socialist cesspool was a socialist snake oil salesman.  Obama filled the bill for that post.   He had been groomed for many years for his role in “fundamentally changing” America.

… America is now at the tipping point. The country is very close to being equally divided between socialists and capitalist.  That should frighten you … Mr. Obama, by showing us his true Marxist self, last weekend, also unmasked the political left in America. They have been doing business as democrats when, in  fact, they have been socialist and Marxists all along.

The gathering storm clouds over America are dark and violent. They are filled with turbulence and tribulation much as the last time Americans went to war with each other. But this time there will be no Mason-Dixon line dividing enemies.  This time your enemy will be next door, across the street, or in the room down the hall …

You Didn’t Build It…Because I Didn’t Earn It

It isn’t socialism that explains Obama’s dismissive “you didn’t build that” remark toward people of talent and individual initiative; it’s the culture of affirmative action. As I listened to Obama’s silly, if not pathetic, comments, I was reminded of nothing so much as the comments and attitudes of people like him: the so-called “multicultural” affirmative-action students one encounters in colleges and universities.

These are people who, like Obama, earned little except a greased skid because of the color of their skin. They knew that by any competitive standard of merit, they were undeserving. The faculty and other students knew it. And the affirmative action students knew that everyone knew it.

Obama knows he didn’t have what it took to get into Columbia, and he didn’t have what it took to get into Harvard Law. Let’s face an inescapable reality. If Obama had great grades, his transcripts would be in a full-page ad in the New York Times.

All Hands on Deck as the Silver-Tongued President Continues Clarifying ‘You Didn’t Build That’

Years ago, our own Dan McLaughlin defined ”swiftboating” as “Accurately quoting a Democratic politician’s own words.”

By that definition, President Obama is being swiftboated up a creek without a paddle right now, as constant repetition of his own words has the campaigner-in-chief and every attack dog he can muster working day and night to “clarify” his remarks on small business … Obama’s July 13 “you didn’t build that” comment was the second remark in seven days that required extensive clarification (the first being the July 7 claim that “the private sector is doing fine” …

President Obama Is A Radical

[..] As president, Obama has selected individuals who are, or identify with, socialist, Marxist, communist ideologies and other obtuse thinking. Some of these people include Anita Dunn, Ron Bloom, Van Jones, Carol Browner, Harold Koh, Sonia Sotomayor, John Holdren, Kevin Jennings, Mark Lloyd, Chai Feldblum and Valerie Jarrett, to name a few.

Valerie Jarrett is Obama’s closest adviser and confidant. Jarrett was ecstatic when announcing the addition of Van Jones (a communist) to Obama’s team. Jarrett’s father-in law was member of the Illinois Communist Party and friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis. It’s hard to deny that Obama’s early communist influence has come all the way to the Oval Office.

… Democrats, your party is being used by the far, far left. The Social Democrats’ website declares a “Party Within a Party” and states “The Socialist Party, USA, in 1956, chose to stop running candidates of its own, except on rare occasion. During the 1960s, we began to work in the Democratic Party.” Support for Obama from socialists, Marxists and communists is really quite stunning. Leftists know who Barack Obama is. Do you?

The People v. The Democratic Party

In the latest in a series of 48-page broadsides from Encounter Books, writer Michael Walsh puts the Democratic Party on trial and presents the case for abolishing what is nothing more than “a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.”

“From the inception of the Republic, the Democratic Party has been a public enemy – an organization antithetical to our nation’s traditions, civic virtues, and moral values.” In fact, “the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition has always been in the forefront of everything inimical to the United States of America.

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Valerie Jarrett Admits the Personal Mandate is a Tax

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But, they insisted on calling it something else.  When I started the original Conservative Hideout, I often spoke of “calling it something else.”  It’s one of the ways that the left repackages their failed ideas.  Simply put, they shine up the excrement, and slap a different name on it.    They didn’t call the personal mandate a tax (in fact, they denied that it was a tax), but they went to court and argued that it was.  Then, when the court said, OK, it’s a tax, the administration came out and said that it still isn’t  a tax.  So, just to follow along; it wasn’t a tax, then it was, and now, even though the court said it’s a tax, it’s still not a tax.

Get it?

Well, despite the double talk, the senior adviser to the POTUS, Valerie Jarrett, admitted in an inteview that the personal mandate is a tax.

So kids, just remember that we have to remind people that ObamaCare is the biggest tax increase in human history. After all, the government’s own lawyers argued that it was, and the SCOTUS agreed!

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Useful Idiot of the Year Poll: 2011

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It’s been a great honor for me to bring you the Useful Idiot of the Month Poll.  Since March of 2009, we have been taking the Useful Idiot of the Month Poll (with a few exceptions).  And now, it is time to elect the Useful Idiot of the Year for 2011.  Many nominations were made by the readers.  Here they are, in the order in which they were received.

1.  President Barak Hussein Obama:  By The Amusing Bunni, and Steve Dennis of America’s Watchtower, and Harry of To be Right.

2.  The Occupy Movement: by LD Jackson of Political Realities, Teresa, of Teresamerica, John of the Sentry Journal and the CH 2.0, Steve Dennis of America’s WatchtowerAlways On WatchKing ShamusMaggie of Maggies NotebookInfidel de Manahatta, of Manhattan Infidel, as well as the CH 2.0, The Conservative Lady,

3.  The Arab Spring:  By Harrison of Capitol CommentaryThe Conservative Lady

4.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz:  By Don, of the CH 2.0 and Present Discontent

Bill Smith, of the ARRA News Service, delivered a truckload of useful idiocy…

5.  Joe Biden

6.  Nancy Pelosi

7.  Eric Holder (also nominated by Dennis Gallagher of Political Policy, and Steve Dennis of America’s Watchtower)

8.  Janet Napolitano

9.  Kathleen Sebelius

10.  Barney Frank

11.  Chris Dodd

12.  Hillary Clinton

13.  Bill Clinton

14.  Valerie Jarrett

15.  Those voting Democrat in 2012

16.  Patty Murray:  By a new reader, Patt

17.  Paul Krugman: By Bob Mack of Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then go Ahead

18.  Both Houses of Congress:  By SOYLENT GREEN

I have decided to add two additional nominations of my own…

19.  Newt Gingrich, for pretending, on occasion, not to be a statist.

20.  Mitt Romney, for much the same.

That, my friends, is a most impressive list of useful idiots.  However, only one can win this, the ultimate symbol of political disdain.  Here is your poll, dear readers.

Who Should be Useful Idiot of the Year for 2011?
 President Barak Hussein Obama
 The Occupy Movement
 The Arab Spring
 Debbie Wasserman Schultz
 Vice President Joe Biden
 Nancy Pelosi
 Eric Holder
 Janet Napolitano
 Kathleen Sebelius
 Barney Frank
 Chris Dodd
 Hillary Clinton
 Bill Clinton
 Valerie Jarrett
 Those voting Democrat in 2012
 Patty Murray
 Paul Krugman
 Both Houses of Congress
 Newt Gingrich
 Mitt Romney


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Note:  The Poll ends at 3:00 AM, EST, on January 1st, in order to give readers on the left coast every opportunity to vote.

 

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