Monthly Archives: January 2010

Down for the Count?

Canada Free Press

By Dave Macy

It would be presumptive on my part to declare the Obama presidency DOA. While it may stink like a rotting corpse, the administration is not ready to be embalmed and sized for a coffin—not just yet. It’s a long way until the November elections and after the Massacre in Massachusetts any other president would have realized there is little Hope for any Change brought on by grandiose (a nice word for Marxist) plans to move America deeper into a totalitarian state.

Any other president might disagree with a Supreme Court ruling, but would not be so full of him or herself as to use the State of the Union address to dress down the highest court in the land. We’re going to have to find a new word to describe this guy—arrogant, self-serving, megalomaniacal, delusional, and demented; nothing in Webster’s comes close to nailing his messiah complex!

In the face of a reality check he sees only spoon fed socialism and the continuation of big government power grabbing as the only way to save America. Save us for what—to become a third world country? Well we’re half way there thanks to the Democrats’ rubber stamp on a so called stimulus package. Obviously Mr. O is not smarter than a fifth grader who knows you can’t borrow and spend yourself into economic recovery.

But back to the headline—is O down for the count? If the Miracle in Massachusetts didn’t snap the Commander of the Teleprompter to attention and “dress right”, maybe a wholesale change in the House will ‘center’ him in November. I never declare anyone who is down totally out until the ten count. Which brings to mind Tiger Woods. That was a 14 count or more. But he’ll be back on the course—assumingly cured of his obsession with sex and maybe even a confession or two on national TV.

But the prez, unlike Tiger who went into seclusion after losing his wife and kids and the image which brought him a billion in sponsorships, has so far decided to stay the course. It is a course with huge bunkers and hazards that Mr. Obama, instead of taking a drop and playing from the fairway, continues to hack away in the rough.

As long as the president is determined to enact the policies of George Soros, and continues to give speeches ghost written by Bill Ayers, he will remain lying dazed and bloodied on the political canvas with the sound of “six…seven…eight…nine”… ringing in his ears.

Sorry to sport with the president by mixing golfing and boxing metaphors. Maybe his attempt to retool the BCS will endear him to college football fans everywhere and give him a rise in the polls. Or he may finally drop back and punt. There I go again!

“Ten…Yer OUT!”

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Obama Using Public Schools To Recruit Agenda Advancing Interns

News Busters
By Noel Sheppard | Sun, 01/31/2010

A rather disturbing document surfaced on the Internet Saturday with grave implications concerning how the Obama administration is recruiting interns from public schools to assist in advancing the President’s agenda along with his desire to get Democrats including himself elected.

Even scarier, the internship application recommends participants read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

According to Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, this document was passed out in an eleventh grade class in Massillon, Ohio:

An Atlas reader, Chuck, has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School. Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama’s Organizing for America.

Here’s the scary overview:

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Seen Along The Highway

The Obama File

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Collins: ‘This administration cannot see a foreign terrorist right in front of them’

The Hill
By Tony Romm – 01/30/10

Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) on Saturday hammered the Justice Department for treating Flight 253 terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a “common criminal” —  a move she described in her party’s weekly address as a “failure” of the entire justice system.

The decision to read Miranda rights to Abdulmutallab — better known as the Christmas Day bomber — is symptomatic of the White House’s general “blindness” in its handling of the larger War on Terrorism, Collins stressed.

Consequently, the senator implored President Barack Obama to treat both Abdulmutallab and other, future terror suspects as “enemy combatants,” who have fewer constitutional rights than regular criminals, she explained.“President Obama recently used the phrase that ‘we are at war’ with terrorists. But unfortunately his rhetoric does not match the actions of his administration,” said Collins, the ranking member on the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.“The Obama administration appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the War on Terrorism,” she added. “And, because of that blindness, this administration cannot see a foreign terrorist even when he stands right in front of them, fresh from an attempt to blow a plane out of the sky on Christmas Day.”Collins is among a growing group of GOP lawmakers who are apoplectic at the administration’s treatment of Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian terror suspect who tried to bomb Flight 253 above Detroit last year.Her concerns stem from testimony at her own committee’s hearing last week, during which one Justice Department official admitted the White House did not speak with top intelligence officials before reading Miranda rights to Abdulmutallab. That decision, Collins said at the time, meant the suspect was only interrogated for an hour before he was granted a lawyer, and thus was able to stop speaking to investigators.Collins characterized that decision as a grave mistake in her address Saturday, stressing it has so far deprived the Justice Department of key counterterrorism information.But other Republicans too have skewered the administration for its now-controversial legal call.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) expressed his concerns to Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter Wednesday, writing, “We remain deeply troubled that this paramount requirement of national security was ignored — or worse yet, not recognized — due to the administration’s preoccupation with reading the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights.”Earlier this month, 22 other senators wrote a similar letter to the president, stressing Abdulmutallab’s likely trial in a civilian setting would send the message that terror suspects would always have a “panopoly of rights” in U.S. courts.But Collins’ remarks this weekend perhaps signal GOP lawmakers are readying a larger push against the White House’s approach to the Abdulmutallab case. Senate Homeland Security Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Collins suggested one route earlier this week: immediately transferring custody of Abdulmutallab to the Defense Department, which could then try him before a military commission.However, White House officials are unlikely to acquiesce to the two senators’ request. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as recently as last weekend described the Justice Department’s move as the “right decision,” adding the White House gained “valuable intelligence” despite only interrogating Abdulmutallab for a short time.Still, Collins and others in her caucus remain staunchly unsatisfied with the Obama administration’s response. Her radio address Saturday pined the Justice Department to consider revising its approach — not just with respect to the Abdulmutallab case, but to all of the White House’s forthcoming terror trials.“This charade must stop. Foreign terrorists are enemy combatants and they must be treated as such.  The safety of the American people depends on it,” Collins said.

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Illinois: Another pending disaster for Obama

Capitol Hill Blue

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (AP Photo)

By CHRISTOPHER WILLS

If the Massachusetts special election was a kick in the shins for President Barack Obama, the political turmoil in Illinois, his home state, is a pain in the neck that never seems to go away.

His former Senate seat, already stained by an ethics scandal, is a major takeover target for Republicans. So is the governor’s office.

Going into Tuesday’s Illinois primary, the first of the 2010 campaign season, Democrats are in disarray, with no political heavyweights in their lineup for the Senate seat that Obama gave up for the White House.

Losing it would be a bigger personal embarrassment for the president than Republican Scott Brown’s upset victory in Massachusetts, which took away the late Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate seat.

The front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination in Illinois, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, describes Obama as his mentor. He is only 33 and hasn’t served a full term in office, and his only previous experience was working for a family bank now in financial trouble.

Mark Kirk, a five-term member of Congress who supports abortion rights and gun control, is by far the leading candidate for the GOP Senate nomination, but he has infuriated some conservative Tea Party activists.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in danger of losing in the primary because of his association with disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was expelled from office.

Quinn twice ran as lieutenant governor on the same ticket as Blagojevich. He has also taken heat for proposing a tax increase to clean up the state’s financial mess and for working with Obama to move terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to an Illinois prison. His effort to cut costs by letting some nonviolent inmates out of prison turned out to include releasing violent offenders — some of whom have been accused of serious new crimes.

Whether or not Quinn survives the primary, Republicans see a strong shot at winning back the governor’s office.

“Massachusetts was more of a referendum on Obama. In Illinois, it’s going to be a referendum on Democratic incompetence,” said Pat Brady, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.

In Massachusetts, Brown made his opposition to Obama policies, particularly health care overhaul, a centerpiece of his campaign. Obama had little choice but appear there two days before the special election on behalf of Brown’s Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Since then, Illinois Republicans have mentioned the Massachusetts upset at every opportunity.

“I believe Illinois is ready for a Scott Brown experience,” Adam Andrzejewski, one of six contenders for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, said in a recent debate.

But the political situation in the two states are dissimilar. To start with, the Illinois primary will choose each party’s nominees, not decide who holds office. More importantly, there is little evidence that Illinois voters see the primary races as a referendum on Obama’s policies.

“I don’t think you can send messages that way,” Daniela Silaides, a Chicago Democrat, said after casting an early vote this week. “At the end of the day, we all have to work together. I don’t think that’s the effective way to get it done.”

Blagojevich, not Obama, has been the central figure in Illinois. The former governor was arrested and tossed out of office a year ago over a long list of corruption charges, including the allegation that he tried to sell Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Before he left office, Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill Obama’s Senate seat, which led to a Senate ethics investigation and left Burris so politically crippled that he decided not to run for a full term.

Republicans use Blagojevich, who left behind the biggest budget deficit in Illinois history, as a symbol of Democratic mismanagement. Whether talking about candidates for governor or Senate, they argue that any Democrat who supported Blagojevich or his policies — or simply criticized him too mildly — should not hold office.

Republicans have reason to be optimistic. Officials from both parties say Illinois voters are frustrated by rising unemployment and are angry about gridlock in Washington and corruption in state government. Since Democrats control all major offices in Illinois, that anger seems likely to be directed at them.

“I think you’re going to see a lot of people voting against incumbents,” said Bob Schillerstrom, who recently dropped out of the Republican primary for governor.

The White House claims not to be worried. Presidential adviser David Axelrod noted recently that voters won’t decide until November, which he called “an eternity” in politics.

John Penn, the Democratic chairman in McLean County, a heavily Republican section of central Illinois, acknowledges voters are worried and angry, but he thinks they want candidates who will be practical and work together, not just sit back and point fingers at the president.

“If I was running for office,” Penn said, “I wouldn’t divorce myself from Obama, especially in Illinois.”

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Americans finally starting to see through the president’s prevarications

American Thinker

Ralph Alter
As much as Barack Obama professes his admiration for our 16th POTUS, Abraham Lincoln, B.O. still seems determined to disprove one of Honest Abe’s most famous bromides:

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
(Abraham Lincoln )

The fact that this duplicitous non-achiever was elected in the first place proves his ability to fool nearly all of the people some of the time. Despite a near total lack of credentials, a voting record vacillating between rad-lib and “present,” and a passel of communists, terrrorists, anti-Semites and criminials in his close circle of friends, Obama rather easily fooled nearly all of the people in our great land. Especially those who went to journalism school.

The increasingly tin-tongued Speechifier-in-Chief seems deterrmined to flay the dead horse that Obamacare has become, just as he continues out in front of the politically correct nit-wit national security apparatus he has constructed, believing that he merely needs to find the right way to parse his promotion of these bankrupt ideas so his intellectual inferiors can finally “get it.”

Well, we’re getting it, all right. The latest Rasmussen poll demonstrates just how much of America Obama has lost. When asked whether B.O.’s proposed freeze of discretionary federal spending would help much, fully 9% of respondents agreed that it would while 81% of those polled believed that the freeze would be little help, if any.

I’m sure Joy Behar, Keith Olbermann and Henry Waxman are still on board. After all, Lincoln did state that you can fool some of the people, all of the time. The starry eyed residents of Lib La-La Land are snug in their tin-foil hats with their Obama blankie to keep them safe and warm. It appears that all Obama has left is the true believers. After nearly a year of B.O.’s fork-tongued pontificating, he is reduced to fooling almost none of the people, all of the time.

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RENAISSANCE KICKBACK

The Post & E-Mail

by Pixel Patriot

(Jan. 29, 2010) — I hope you didn’t miss this little nugget from the State of the Union speech by the Anointed One last night:

“We are working with Muslim communities around the world to promote science, education and innovation.”

Now recall what he said during his USA bashing apology world-tour speech in Cairo on June 4, 2009:

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.”

OK….so if the entire world has already been enlightened by Islam’s intellectual refinement and grandiose accomplishments, then why did Obama say last night we are spending tax dollars for science, education and innovation for Muslim communities?

Maybe he wants to accidentally leak some more of our classified national security technologies (nuclear technology) over to Iran just like the blueprints of Marine One?  Oops!

His BOLD-FACED LIES come in three versions. One, they are so BOLD and his teleprompter delivery is so good that you believe him even though what he says doesn’t have the slightest connection to reality or truth. Secondly, they are so BOLD that you say there is no way on God’s green earth that can be true, so his mojo disarms you into believing it is a lie because it is so overt and outlandish that no rational person would espouse it; yet you find out later that his duplicity is so deceiving that he really did mean it because he really is trying to do it. For example, his intention to fundamentally change America was dismissed because no one would ever have the guts to try change our Republic to a socialist Marxist state, and even if they did, they would be stopped. Surprise, surprise! And third, they are so BOLD because he even tells lies as a joke. No joke.

Judge him by what he does, not by what he says.

Let me get this straight. So far, Obama has been heckled every time he has given a speech before both chambers of Congress. First we have Rep. Joe Wilson who gave a shout-out to Obama saying “You lie” and then U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito retorted “Not true.” If I’m not mistaken, even though they were sitting down, these are men with “standing.” It’s only a matter of time before the fraud and corruption that allowed Obama to usurp the office of the President of the United States will see the light of day and the prudent concept of “trust, but verify” will be applied to the vetting process for our Commander-in-Chief.

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