Saturday, July 21, 2012

O'er the Land of the Free Stuff

When the Free Ride is Over
It may be a well worn question by now, but it deserves another look: If Barack Obama truly believed in American greatness, why would he proclaim a need in 2008 to "fundamentally transform" her? No person who is in love and at the alter professes a deep love for their spouse-to-be and in the next breath promises to fundamentally alter them. Yet no one questioned Obama when he figuratively did just that.

Just as a once-tenacious media now ignores the obvious signs that Obama is destroying the country. With his mentor Frank Marshall Davis's philosophy buried deep within his breast, Obama is pursuing the dreams not only of his "father", but those of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. What were those dreams?

In short, the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" is the method of remaking America by collapsing the economic system and making it into one more like a Socialist state. This would be accomplished by weighting down the system through financially overloading it. In other words, the object is to get as many people as possible on public assistance until the demand cannot possibly be met. If anyone truly cannot see how this plan is currently being implemented, they have not eyes.

Apparently it hasn't happened fast enough for Obama, though. After ripping through over six trillion dollars faster than every president combined before him, America - miraculously -- is still standing. Yet, Obama is promising that he will continue to fund "green" energy companies going forward despite the fact that more than fifteen have failed after receiving billions of taxpayer dollars.

What's more, there are a record number of people on food stamps and other public assistance. For example, in the month of June of this year, more people filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) than found jobs.

That's not enough for Obama, though. There are now commercials being run on radio and television trying to increase the rolls of food stamp recipients. Forgive me folks, but the advertising costs a fortune as an added "bonus". Do we really need to be advertising food stamps? If people are really hungry, they will find out on their own how to get food.

Another piece of the puzzle just revealed is Obama's plans to allow private student loans to be discharged by borrowers through bankruptcy, a practice that was banned in the 2005 overhaul of bankruptcy law. Private student loans amount to $150 billion in debt. If borrowers begin discharging their loans, banks could fail. Will the government have to bail them out again? Perhaps Obama is counting on it.

Incredibly, President Obama made the claim in June that, "Since I've been president, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years." That was based on the years immediately preceding his inauguration. As we all know, it is Congress that approves all spending with the formality of the  signature of the president, and as such, the spending orgy began in 2007 with George W. Bush as president. However, it was after the Democrats took control of Congress. Interestingly, spending did go down slightly in 2011 and 2012, after Republicans regained the House of Representatives.

In 2009, Obama seized on the mantra of "never let a crisis go to waste" and began his "fundamental transformation" of America. Almost half of the population pays no effective federal income tax, yet nearly half is also on some form of public assistance. And he's far from done. Given another four years, even with a completed Republican Congress, and there is no telling how much damage Obama can do.

But it must be noted that at some point, someone will have to halt the flow of free stuff in America, and when that happens, the riots will begin. Are we already past the tipping point? That is hard to say. Perhaps if people begin finding gainful employment soon the pain will be lessened enough to prevent mass rage when the Government is once again reined in.

If not, then Obama, Cloward and Piven will have won, and we'll be living in a Post-American World after all.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Obama and the Post-American World

2008 Campaign Reading Material
Far from alone in my assessment of Barack Hussein Obama the candidate in 2008, I was but one lone voice trying desperately to add to the cacophony of the many others in what turned out to be a futile effort to stop him from becoming the president of this great nation. At the time almost nothing was known about the man to the vast majority of people, and what folks like me were doing was trying to change that frightening fact. Sadly, most wouldn't hear any of it, relying instead on the same "media" that spent fortunes and inhuman effort in the quest to destroy Sarah Palin.

Now, in Obama's bid for another crack at the jutting jaw of America, there is at least the knowledge of his first round, and it appears more people are paying attention and seeking answers. Perhaps these newly curious voters will find the information I am about to provide not ludicrous this time, but explanatory.

On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama was seen carrying a book titled, The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. Many bloggers seized on the photograph -- myself included -- and posted it all over the internet, some with essay's and others with a simple caption. People were not swayed in the least, mainly because the larger Liberal blogs immediately set out to run interference for Obama, as did the Liberal cable "news" outlets.

Now, however, we have the benefit of the past three-and-a-half years of Obama speeches to provide a bit of context for the significance of his reading this book. (One can just see the Senator then, resting between campaign speeches, reading the book comfortably with his feet propped up on someone else's furniture).

The book, in a nutshell, is about how America rose to prominence and then basically allowed other nations to catch up, even encouraged and helped them to do so, by spreading her philosophy of Democracy and freedom across the globe. On its face, that speaks to a grand nobility, and it would be easy to defend Obama for reading it, but then one must consider his actions and words in the interim.

Obama has more than once declared to the world that there is nothing special about America, that we are but one piece of the global puzzle. With that in mind -- and knowing his knowledge of the book -- it is also easy to see that his socialist agenda may have been fed by the book rather than his alleged patriotism. In other words, one can easily envision Obama trying to figure out how to sink us lower on the global ladder rather than planning, as president, to open the lead over the rest.

All one needs to do is to simply ask oneself how a single thing Obama has done while president has helped to advance the interests of America, advance liberty, or even improve the lives of those for whom he took an oath to lead. Rather, ask yourself if the financial strain Obama has placed on our system benefits our people or the ideology of Cloward and Piven.

First, let's address the charge of Socialist, something many of my peers warned about and were ridiculed for in the last campaign. Virtually every other candidate for president has had his formative years scrutinized as crucial to his character to lead us. Yet Obama's past has been painted by his media acolytes as a form of guilt by association. Is it not pertinent to consider what made a man think the way he thinks? Let's look at one of Obama's most crucial mentors, Frank Marshall Davis.
Obama's Mentor Davis

After Barry Obama arrived back in Hawaii to begin his life with his white grandparents, the Dunhams, Stanley Dunham thought it might be a good idea for his grandson to have someone of his own race to mentor him. Enter Frank Marshall Davis, described by Wikipedia as "an American journalist, poet, and political and labor movement activist". Davis was much more.

The "father figure" who helped shape Barry's young mind was also under FBI investigation for 19 years and a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. Davis was also on the FBI's "Security Index A" list, which meant that in the event of a military conflict with the then-USSR, Davis would be immediately arrested and imprisoned. In short, Frank Marshall Davis was a designated enemy of the state. And he taught our president everything he knows.

In Obama's Dreams From My Father there are 22 references to "Frank", with no other identifying notations. Some have surmised that those references are to Davis, and there is little reason to question the logic of those assumptions. Published in 1995, only 13 years before Obama's election, the influence of an avowed Communist on our current president's ideology is hard to ignore, for it must also be questioned as to whom Obama referred as his "father" in Dreams.  Is Obama -- and all of those responsible for his unlikely ascension -- actually living that dream now?

In the next part, we'll examine the nature of what that dream might be. Meanwhile, we've got real trouble here, and I fear that if Obama is reelected, our future elections will involve bodyguards and purple finger paint.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Most Desperate Campaign in History

No, Obama Has a New Hero
Somebody pinch me. Slap me. Throw a bucket of cold water on me, because I really need to wake up from this nightmare.

Actually, it's a nightmare like no other I've ever had, because none of the nightmares I've had in my life has ever had me giggling like I am now, with this one. It was one thing thing to watch Barack's futile flailing at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney like Arnold Stang trying to fend off a beach bully, but the campaign has reached a new level of hysteria. And I mean hysteria of the wildly humorous vein.

The Washington Examiner is reporting tonight  that part of Team Obama's strategy along the Bain Capital attacks line will be to somehow try to capitalize (I hate it when Marxists try to capitalize on anything) on the release of the final Batman movie this Friday. In case you're unfamiliar with the story line of the movie, Batman will be facing his arch nemesis in a final showdown. The creep's name? Swallow your beverage first, then continue, I'll wait...Bane.

That's right, the Democrat machine is actually gearing up to use the movie release of The Dark Knight Rises as a tool to further hammer Mitt Romney on his Bain Capital days. According to Paul Bedard of the Examiner:
"Bane" is the terrorist in the new movie who drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement in the final Batman movie. Democrats, who believe they have Romney on the ropes over the president's assault on his leadership at Bain Capital, said the comparisons are too rich to ignore."It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood," said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. "Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society," he added.
On the one hand, this is so sad that it's funny, at least to people who haven't been completely corrupted by their government goodies. On the other hand, it is alarming because it reveals just how stupid these progressives believe the electorate to be. (They have good reason to believe that, incidentally, since they have been working feverishly over the past four decades to dumb us down in the public schools).

It would be expected for late night television hosts to engage in the "Bane-Bain" wordplay for a laugh, but for the President of the United States of America to even go near this is both unfortunate and frightening. But the entire affair does have a silver lining in that it shows just how desperate Obama is leading into the fall and ultimately the election. From the frantic pleas to donors for more cash, to the repeated attempts to bash Romney over Bain Capital in opposition to leaders of his own party, this is the culmination of a campaign in a tailspin.

It couldn't look any better from my vantage point.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Obama Still Not Transparent, Just More Apparent

Nixon's AG Went to Prison
The presidential contest for 2012 is getting weirder by the day, with the Obama camp defying many prominent national Democrats in his insistence on attacking Mitt Romney's Bain Capital days. Perhaps the push-back by the likes of former governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell, Governor Patrick Deval of Massachusetts and Newark Mayor Corey Booker has steered Team Obama toward the current course of attacks.

No longer confident that portraying capitalism -- at least publicly -- as a negative is a winning formula, Obama's camp is now flirting with the "possibility" that Romney may have criminally violated Securities Exchange Commission rules. Surrogates -- such as senior campaign adviser Stephanie Cutter -- of the incumbent have been on the talk shows declaring that Romney may be a criminal. That was the initial soft attack utilizing the qualifying, "either that, or he's a liar" fall back.

For his part, candidate Romney has demanded an apology from the Obama campaign for such a  ridiculous line of campaign tactics. Romney's defenders, meanwhile, bolster that assessment, claiming that Romney is probably the most squeaky-clean candidate the nation has seen since the Revolutionary days.

With Romney making the network rounds tonight to counter these charges, Obama doubled down on the criminal aspect of this, seemingly tossing aside the disclaimer that Cutter had earlier laid as a safety net for Obama. What's worse is the fact that Obama seemed to have made a veiled Nixonian threat towards Romney, saying that "he should answer the Bain questions" soon. Or what, would be the obvious question, although there is little doubt that Romney will do so with clear conviction. Is Obama suggesting that he'd get his attorney general involved?

Nixon had his well known "enemies list" for which he's been posthumously vilified, but Obama has had his own list publicized by Kimberly A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, to little fanfare. I think that there would be little argument how much a second term means to Barack Obama, so is there doubt that he'd try to use the AG's office to derail his only rival?

His ominous words about "answering soon" were spoken to Scott Thuman of WJLA, a D.C area ABC affiliate. In that brief interview, Obama also spoke of the ultimate responsibility of the top man, and how that responsibility rests at the top. He was referring to the fact that while Romney had actually left Bain -- in haste to run the Olympic Committee -- he was still listed as the top guy. Obama flashed some of his famous Audacity with the following statement:
If he aspires to being president, one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer, and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign.”
If that didn't have your beverage assaulting your nasal cavities, Obama also followed up with this treasure:
“As president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.” 
This coming from the man who has deflected virtually all blame from himself, despite nearly four years on the job? If you were paying attention, you would have noticed that he even blew the Truman quote. Or did he? Being the consummate politician, it may have been a clever lawyer trick. Truman said "the buck stops here", not with you. My guess is Obama foresaw being called on his hypocrisy, to which he could roll tape and point this out. In other words, it's you, not him.

Meanwhile, Romney was not content to sit idly by and let these attacks go unchallenged. While he needs to be a little more forceful as the campaign rolls on, here is a sampling of the interviews he gave to various networks tonight.

Romney mentioned "Chicago politics" in his interviews, and that's exactly what we're seeing. They must be exposed, because the people who voted for Obama in 2008 didn't see that that style of politics was the same then. It's all Obama and his handlers have.

As we get closer to Election Day, and as Obama's press secretary Jay Carney ludicrously claims that his boss has been the most transparent, it must be noted that transparency has different meanings. While President Obama has remained the most sequestered man to ever inhabit the Oval Office, his intentions for our nation have become increasingly more transparent. It's apparent that he means to ruin America at all costs.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

America's First Black President: Been there, Done That

103 Years of Prominence
OK, here we are. We have as a nation of alleged "racists" our first black president. The most obvious and burning question, then, is this: has it changed anything? My answer may surprise most of you, and it would be a resounding "yes"!

I could follow up that first paragraph with a litany of rhetorical questions, but it would be a waste of time and an exercise in futility and redundancy. But there is one question that must be asked in response to the previous one...has America been magically "healed", as we were led to believe it would have been? That one would elicit an equally resounding "NO"!

It is an interesting paradox that leads us up to the 103rd Annual Convention in Houston of the N.A.A.C.P, at which Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Wednesday. Ahead of the convention, the Liberal media is working full tilt to paint Romney as "so white he makes white bread look like pumpernickel", something that should realistically scream "racism" to any normal, thinking person, but which somehow, mystically does not. But the kicker is yet to come.

Romney will speak tomorrow to the group regardless of the liberal media's criticisms, and he will make his pitch on the economy and the tragic unemployment rate among blacks and minorities in general, something on which Obama has been given a pass by everyone in the media. But Obama was also scheduled to speak at the convention tomorrow, speaking to "his people", if we are to buy into the stereotypes set before us by the very people making the accusations of racism against us.

What's particularly intriguing is that Mr. Obama will not attend, sending in his stead his whiter-than-white vice president, Joe Biden. (Heck, even his hair is white)! Got that? We have the so-called "mainstream media" wailing about a white Republican candidate addressing the N.A.A.C.P. because we have a black Democrat president, but they don't mention that the black Democrat president is sending an even whiter Democrat proxy.

For those familiar with my writing, you all know well my fondness for irony, and this is a banquet of the grandest proportion. But wait, we're not done! The feast goes on, praise the Libs.

Our Attorney General, Eric Holder, (he's black, in case any of you missed it) has been a valiant champion of minority rights against "voter disenfranchisement" in those "redneck states" that are requiring photo identification as proof of identity in order to perform an American's most cherished right; the right to vote. It seems that AG Holder (D) thinks that "po black and asian folks" is too dumb to get their pitcher tooken! All of my ethnic friends have a driver's license already, so it's not an issue.

Mr. Holder spoke today at the N.A.A.C.P. convention about this very pressing issue, decrying the racist right wing for trying to frighten away those citizens simply seeking the truth and the exercise of their God-given rights as citizens. What were the required credentials -- in a voter ID state like Texas -- to see Holder speak? How about a government-issued photo ID and a second form of identification?

If irony were a meal, I'd be loosening my belt right now.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Study in Irony: The DHS

Domestic Terrorists?
It's probably a good thing that time travel is not possible because if our Founding Fathers could be here today, they would most likely wind up being hauled off to Guantanamo Bay. 
In January of this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a $12 million study outlining their stance on domestic terrorism and potential threats. The study -- that you and I paid for -- was conducted by the following:

LaFree, Gary, and Bianca Bersani. “Hot Spots of Terrorism and 
Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008,” Final Report to 
Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and 
Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
College Park, MD: START, 2012.

On page nine of the pdf report, the first group identified as a possible terror threat is "the extreme right wing", and the reasoning is astounding. (The irony of it all will be self evident very soon, I promise). Here is the paragraph detailing why we -- the right wing -- are a threat to our beloved nation:

Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.

There is something really wrong here -- a fact that must make me a threat in and of itself -- that needs to be examined, so I thought we'd take each "charge" one by one.

- People who believe their "way of life" is under attack. For as long as I can remember, the American way of life has been pretty free with a minimum of government involvement. The Pledge of Allegiance was seen as a patriotic act, and loving our blessed country was a proud emotion. Considering that our own president seems to think America so bad it needed "fundamental alterations", yeah, I'd say my way of life is under attack. Call me kooky.

- People who are "fiercely nationalistic" (as opposed to universal and international in orientation). For me, personally, there are some nice places in the rest of the world I suppose, and they're free to operate as they see fit, but as Dorothy would say, there's no place like home. And if believing that America is the greatest place to be -- as millions of immigrants have declared over the years -- is somehow wrong these days, see the first item and slap the cuffs on me now.

- People who are anti-global. See the second item, which is somewhat similar, but ostensibly this one deals with the threat of eroded American sovereignty. Well, when I have alleged leaders and judicial folks who continue to allow the encroachment of foreign ideals into our own, or court decisions that rely on foreign law, I get a little creeped out over American sovereignty being watered down. In my world, America doesn't join the parade, it leads. Sue me.

- People who are "suspicious of centralized federal authority". Wait a was Ronald Reagan a domestic terrorist? Are all 50 states being governed by potential threats to Homeland Security? Should the SS go and arrest Ron Paul this instant? We've already witnessed quite enough of centralized federal authority, thank you, and it has not been at all good. I guess I need a hide-out now.

And, last but not least, my personal favorite...

- People who are reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that 
involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty. Uh, hello?? Millions of illegal aliens (that one will alert the authorities!) streaming across our border while the federal government sues border states to stop trying to stop them? Is that my imagination running wild? How about Fast and Furious? Is that one a crazy conspiracy, too? And somehow I'm weird if I revere individual liberty, really? In America?!? All I can say is Janet Napolitano better get a SWAT team over here double-time, because right after my wife, kids and grandkids, individual liberty is right up there on my right-wing whack-job list of loves.

So, as I walk off into the sunset with my knuckles dragging behind, I'd like to wish my readers a very Happy Independence Day. If we don't use the power of the ballot box this November, it could be the last one. Try not to celebrate too enthusiastically, it may get you in hot water.

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