Barack Obama


LBJ: We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin)!

Nixon: I am not a crook!

Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman… Miss Lewinski!

Bush – 41: Read my lips – No new taxes!

Obama:

I will have the most transparent administration in history.

TARP is to fund shovel-ready jobs.

I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.

The IRS is not targeting anyone.

It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.

If I had a son.

I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.

You didn’t build that!

I will restore trust in Government.

The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.

The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that land on my desk

It’s not my red line – it is the world’s red line.

Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.

We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.

I am not spying on American citizens.

Obama-Care will be good for America

You can keep your family doctor.

Premiums will be lowered by $2500.

If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan

It’s just like shopping at Amazon

I knew nothing about “Fast and Furious” gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels

I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups

I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi

And the biggest one of all:

“I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America

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If I were to ask any sensible person what the number one issue facing America is, I’d bet the answer would be spending and debt.

We know what’s wrong. We know what needs to be done. However, half of Americans who bothered voting rewarded America with another 4 years of this idiot we call President.

In his first 4 years, Obama ran the biggest deficits in US history, driving the biggest debt growth in US history. His spending and deficits as a percentage of GDP were staggering, truly Greece-like. He presided over the worst employment record since the Great Depression, and poverty surged to record levels under him.

In spite of all this, the dolts of America decided we need more of it. So then the question pulled from this is “Why?” Simple; voters have discovered that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.

Game over.

LiberalVoter

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

When the Obama administration releases a report on the Friday before a long weekend, it’s clearly not trying to draw attention to the report’s contents. Sure enough, the “Seventh Quarterly Report” on the economic impact of the “stimulus,” released on Friday, July 1, provides further evidence that President Obama’s economic “stimulus” did very little, if anything, to stimulate the economy, and a whole lot to stimulate the debt.

This is further confirmation of what we already knew from information released in September of 2009, six months after the act’s passage.

You can read the rest of this new revelation here.

The cause of Greece’s economic troubles read like this;

Years of unrestrained spending, cheap lending and failure to implement financial reforms left Greece badly exposed when the global economic downturn struck. This whisked away a curtain of partly fiddled statistics to reveal debt levels and deficits that exceeded limits set by the eurozone.

As for Obama’s nation, the unrestrained spending has been going on for a few years in addition to the cheap lending. America has yet to implement any financial reforms and is exposed to any global economic downturn which in all likelihood, could begin with a Greece default. The dreaded contagion would run like wild fire through Europe and then ripple around the world.

Since my last post, the number of events which make it into the news, some of which are brought forth by Obama’s presidency and economic policies, are so numerous I can no longer comment on them all. As a result, I have to resort to just summarizing the news from various outlets. Sometimes, I will comment on them.

Monday, June 13, 2011

US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross

Greece Gets Lowest Rating, S&P Sees Restructuring

Greek rating now worst in the world

Likely Default… USA in Even ‘Worse Shape Financially Than Greece’…

Eurozone ‘heads for break up’…

Illinois is so hard up for money that it’s studying the possibility of selling ads on state license plates.

REPORT: Taxpayers to foot ‘most’ of the bill for Michelle Obama’s coming fundraisers…

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nouriel Roubini issues ‘perfect storm’ warning for stocks
http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20110614/FREE/110619979

Why ObamaCare Is Losing in the Courts
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303714704576383443814815916.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

Soros: Time working against euro solution…
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/soros-time-working-against-euro-zone-solution-130744828.html

Obama: If Debt Limit Not Raised, Financial Crisis Possible…
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43392976

Sarkozy warns of soaring commodity prices…
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.6409b8265a5037ec5cca8304f85fc00c.a11&show_article=1

Since stimulus passed, 1.9 M fewer Americans working…
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/after-28-months-stimulus-spending-19-mil

Obama Heckled At Fundraiser In Miami
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/13/obama_heckled_at_fundraiser_in_miami.html

Obama fundraiser underwhelms
http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0611/empty_seats_108717af-a6fd-4c08-b970-fe9b3eb2e4c4.html

Democrats wrestle with how to end Weiner scandal
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WEINER_TWITTER_PHOTOS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-06-14-07-25-55

EDITORIAL: Holding Holder in contempt
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/15/holding-holder-in-contempt/

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PAPER: Global order fractures as US power declines…
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/710032ee-96ae-11e0-baca-00144feab49a.html

Greece Crippled by Protests, Strike Over Austerity…
If Greece is to be saved, the only measures to be employed now will be cruel in terms of services cut and taxes added. Yet, when it comes down to enacting those measure designed to save themselves, they are rejected as being too cruel.

The lack of agreement [ on how private holders of Greek debt should share the cost of a new bailout for Athens worth an estimated 120 billion euros before a June 23-24 summit ] pushed the cost of insuring Greek debt against default to a new record high on Wednesday, while shares in Greek banks fell 7 percent on fears of political uncertainty.

The PASOK deputy who defected said he could not back the package.

“You have to be as cruel as a tiger to vote for these measures. I am not,” George Lianis said in a letter to Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos on Tuesday.

Another PASOK member said he would vote against it.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43405586

Greek PM To Form New Government Amid Riots
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Greek-PM-Offers-To-Resign-Amid-Violent-Riots-In-Athens-Main-Square/Article/201106216011984?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_16011984_Greek_PM_Offers_To_Resign_Amid_Violent_Riots_In_Athens_Main_Square

The resignation offer doesn’t really surprise me. However, I believe Greece is heading for a French style revolution with the demise of their gov’t being the overarching goal. With the current sentiment of its people, it doesn’t look like they have any appetite for any semblance of the status-quo, much like the sentiment in America, running away from anything Bush-like, ie. McCain-Palin, and rushing head-long toward anything that is the farthest away from classic gov’t. Look what we got as an example of that.

It looks to me like the Greece populace wants a default and to secede from the EU so they can “stick it” to the man, who they view as responsible for their plight. If this happens, the rate of inflation they will have to impose upon themselves with their new currency to pay for their debt burden will be astronomical.

They haven’t a clue.

I’m expecting marshal law and no elections for awhile fomenting the conditions for worse leadership.

Housing Crisis Now Worse Than Great Depression…
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43395857

Study: Housing Collapse Steeper Than During Great Depression
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/15/housing-collapse-steeper-than-during-great-depression-analyst-says/#ixzz1PMVC5HlO

Since stimulus passed, 1.9 M fewer Americans working…
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/after-28-months-stimulus-spending-19-mil

REPORT: Gold headed for $5K an ounce…
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43396080

Bernanke: Failure to raise debt ceiling could result in severe market disruption…
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Bernanke-urges-GOP-to-support-apf-1881245709.html?x=0&.v=2

Santelli: Bond Market Trading Indicates Little Fear…
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/14/santelli_bond_market_trading_indicates_little_fear_of_default.html

CHANGE: More physicians leaving private practices…
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/06/14/More-physicians-leaving-%20%20private-practices/UPI-84191308100918/?spt=hs&or=hn

Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted
“I need to see some results.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2003688/Mother-3-Destiny-Mathis-sells-Obamas-handwritten-letter-avoid-eviction.html#ixzz1PLmKKnLL

June 16, 2011

Greek strikers hurl yoghurt and stones at Athens police
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13773148

Greeks versus the world in Athens austerity protests
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13777429

Greek PM To Form New Government Amid Riots
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Greek-PM-Offers-To-Resign-Amid-Violent-Riots-In-Athens-Main-Square/Article/201106216011984?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_16011984_Greek_PM_Offers_To_Resign_Amid_Violent_Riots_In_Athens_Main_Square
Unemployed economist Xenophon told Sky News: “I am deeply opposed to the cuts this government is trying to push through and we the People are determined to stop them.

“But violence has no place here whether it be from demonstrators or the police.”

A hotel employee who joined the demonstration told us he felt that change was “in the air.”

“I don’t see how the politicians can go on defending these cuts. Something has to change.”

Greece’s Socialist-led government is trying to save 6.5bn euros to meet the demands of an international bail-out by the EU and the International Monetary Fund.

It is both ironic and illuminating that an unemployed “economist” takes the position that less government (spending) is a bad thing. Despite his education and intellect, or lack thereof, this “economist” cannot see those policies are among the reasons for Greece’s economic demise.

This train wreck is only now starting to ignite. These conditions usually means it will get worse before it gets better and in this case, it has the potential to create more chaos throughout Europe and will test the Euro. The sentiment among the Greeks is such that I expect them to want to drop their participation in the EU and Euro so they can print (money) their way out of their debt on their own, but to do so means the level of inflation I already mentioned.

I’m waiting to see our Fed throw (our) money at the IMF to try an prevent disaster.

Greek riots, political chaos hammer markets
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110615/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_greece_financial_crisis

Global stocks were closing sharply lower as the events in Greece — which has the worst sovereign credit rating in the world — further destabilized markets. Major indexes had their biggest drop on Wednesday since June 1 and the euro slid more than 1 percent against the dollar.

The political maneuvering and violence on the streets of the Greek capital triggered a sell-off in global financial markets as investors worried that a default in Greece could hurt banks in other countries in a chain reaction experts predicted would be catastrophic. Yields on the country’s 10-year bonds reached new record highs, spiraling to 18.4 percent

Greek debt, political turmoil hits world stocks
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110616/bs_nm/us_markets_global;_ylt=AqBemeJ1aTiSmjgOAFLq016yBhIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJpZjQ3ZWltBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNjE2L3VzX21hcmtldHNfZ2xvYmFsBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNhc2lhc3RvY2tzc2w-

Saul D. Alinsky

I began to read of Obama’s influences as far back as April of 2008, before Obama’s presidential election. From this I learned about Saul D. Alinksy and Cloward & Piven who are probably among the most important among Obama’s influences – directly or otherwise. When you read about them and the basis of their beliefs it is not difficult to see Obama’s beliefs among them.

So, who are these people?

Saul D. Alinksy

Consider Saul D. Alinksy. Known as the “father of modern American radicalism,” Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) developed strategies and tactics that take the enormous, unfocused emotional energy of grassroots groups and transform it into effective anti-government and anti-corporate activism. Activist organizations teach his ideas widely taught today as a set of model behaviors, and they use these principles to create an emotional commitment to victory – no matter what. This describes very well Obama’s community organizing work, which he did long before becoming a member of the U.S. Senate. It is not hard to see Alinksy’s work oozing from the pores of Obama. Obama’s most recent use of one of Alinsky’s rules was this past week when Obama ridiculed businessman Donald Trump’s efforts to get answers to questions surrounding the origin of Obama’s birth. These are questions of which the answer is owed to the American people.

“I know that he’s taken some flack lately,” Obama said of Trump. “But no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald.”

But then the president quickly changed gears. “And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like–did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Obama said, referencing rap icons Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. – Barack Obama during his speach in front of a live televised audience at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C. in late April of 2011.

At the end of the day Obama is ultimately at fault for his failure to disclose to the American people this most basic of information upon which his eligibility to be president of the United States rests. As Oprah Winfrey on her talk show asked him the day after his disclosure, “What took so long?”. Some analyst say the timing of his disclosure is directly related to his falling poll numbers.

Cloward-Piven

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, then both sociologists and political activists at the Columbia University School of Social Work, in a 1966 article in The Nation entitled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty”.

The two were critical of the public welfare system, and their strategy called for overloading that system to force a different set of policies to address poverty. They stated that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party, thus forcing it to implement a national solution to poverty. Cloward and Piven wrote that “the ultimate objective of this strategy [would be] to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income…” There would also be side consequences of this strategy, according to Cloward and Piven. These would include: easing the plight of the poor in the short-term (through their participation in the welfare system); shoring up support for the national Democratic Party then-splintered by pluralist interests (through its cultivation of poor and minority constituencies by implementing a national solution to poverty); relieving local governments of the financially and politically onerous burdens of public welfare (through a national solution to poverty).

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

To capture the significance of Barack Obama’s Radical Left connections and his relation to the Cloward-Piven strategy, consider the following flow chart. It is by no means complete. There are simply too many radical individuals and organizations to include them all here. But these are perhaps the most significant.


They represent the organizations at work who believe America’s economic and political systems are worthy of begin destroyed. They represent the ardent support for Obama. The chart puts Barack Obama at the epicenter of American radical leftism. Not only are his connections significant, they practically define who he is. Taken together, they constitute a who’s who of the American radical left, and guiding all is the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Change and the Moral High Ground

Too many Americans today brush off Obama’s influences as another conspiracy theory worthy of being alongside Big Foot and UFO’s. There are two types; those who don’t take the claims seriously or if they do and already understand these claims to be truth, they don’t want that truth to be known. They are happy if the majority of Americans are oblivious to the reasons behind the changes taking place in America today. In either case, they defend Obama’s policies and characterize them as morally correct.

“I think this debate is on a higher ground of our values. It’s not about money. It’s about the morality of what we’re doing.” – Nancy Pelosi

One only needs to look to pre-Nazi Germany to understand how quickly the abnormal replaces the normal and how values and government can change in a matter of months. But try comparing Obama-era changes to Hitler-era changes and you’re instantly vilified. Not because of the comparison to a charismatic leader who tears down its long standing government to replace it with his own idea of what government should be to its people, but because his blind supporters are only capable of one-dimensional thinking and can only associate Hitler to the holocaust. They cannot see the truth.

The naive among Obama’s supporters truly believe he is trying to help its citizens. They cannot see how Obama’s vision of America will actually lead to its destruction and loss of standing on the world’s stage, just as Hitler’s leadership lead to Germany’s destruction.

Wayne Allyn Root

While the influences these people may have had upon the formation of Obama’s beliefs might be new to most, there is someone who has known this since Obama’s college years.

The author of what follows was a college classmate of Obama’s. His name is Wayne Allyn Root.

Wayne Allyn Root

Mr. Root was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and serves on the Libertarian National Committee. The opinion piece that he wrote for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in June of 2010 helps to justify the belief that Obama really does want to grow government, destroy America’s economic leadership and make its citizens dependent upon its government and in-so-doing making Americans slaves to an overbearing government.

What follows is Mr. Root’s view of Obama, his view of America and its place in the world and how his policies are working to bring about Obama’s brand of “Hope and Change”.

Obama’s agenda: Overwhelm the system

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of ’83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

— Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

— Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.”

— Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who’s asking for a 51st state? Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama’s plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

— Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

— Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions — including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

— Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.

America needs to wake up. But I fear it may be too late.

The original opinion piece can be found here.

House Democrats Livid. Obama seen to be losing support base.

President Obama’s tax compromise have left House Democratic leaders livid and are now indicating they will abandon the administration and go their own way on critical issues of national security.

In a move viewed by some House Democrats as an act of defiance and a direct demonstration of just how furious the caucus is with Obama’s decision to work with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, the Appropriations Committee attached a provision to a $1.1 trillion resolution to keep the government funded next year to prevent Obama from spending any funds to try terrorism suspects in civilian court instead of military commissions.

In addition, the bill was crafted with language to prevent the closing of the detainee prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), a member of the defense appropriations subcommittee demonstrated his anger with the president in a short interview Thursday about the provision and the tax debate held shortly after the Democratic Caucus voted to reject Obama’s tax-cut deal.

“This is a lack of leadership on the part of Obama,” fumed Moran (D-Va.) “I don’t know where the fuck Obama is on this or anything else. They’re AWOL.”

With poll after poll showing the Democrat’s GITMO policies unpopular with the majority of Americans, the apparent 180 degree turn by House Democrats on both the terrorist trials and GITMO policy left Republicans, who have long opposed closing Guantánamo Bay, stunned.

Disingenuous House Democrats


On the one hand, the House Democrats have sent Obama a message about how angry they are with what they view as an “end around” deal brokered by a rogue president, they also may have been feeling added pressure on the GITMO issue, but they’ll never admit that. Earlier in the week, the director of national intelligence had issued a report to Congress which said five of the 69 detainees transferred to other countries form Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration are believed to have rejoined terrorist groups.

The vast majority of the 598 detainees released from the prison since it was opened in 2002 were transferred under the Bush administration, either to their home countries or to other nations. In all, 150 detainees, or 25 percent, are confirmed or believed to have rejoined the fight, the report said.

While the House Democrats have decided to fall on the correct side of the issue and act in a way which reflects the concerns of a majority of Americans, they are motivated more by the opportunity to “stick it” to and humiliate their rogue President.

The move insures Obama will break his campaign promise to close GITMO and is sure to further anger what appears to be a disintegrating support base.

The House Democrats have just said, "No, You Can't"

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