…. When asked what happened to the proposal, Wynn said he was unsure what President Obama would do next.
“I’m afraid of the president,” said Wynn. “I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up. I have no idea. And I have to tell you, Jon, that every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.”
ABC News commentator George Stephanopoulos has a previously undisclosed connection to President Obama: The two were part of a small group at Harvard University that met for a period of three years purportedly to promote involvement with U.S. community institutions.
Participants at the research project, which took place between 1997 and 2000, include scores of individuals with ties to Obama, including several activists who were later appointed to Obama administration positions.
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee
Rick Perry for President ^ | 21st November, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:19:26 AM by shield
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the failure of the supercommittee:
“Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama’s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure? The American people and our military personnel, who will now be subjected to a half trillion dollars in national defense cuts?
RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you something. We got another Republican debate tonight. It’s sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. It’s gonna be moderated by Wolf Blitzer, CNN. It’s gonna be broadcast by CNN. It’s a Heritage Foundation debate on foreign policy. And from what I’m told, old Wolf is out there preparing a response to Newt Gingrich if Newt chides him for the way he’s conducting things as the moderator.
Everybody Blames Obama – “Rick Perry‘s statement was the most overly dramatic”
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 6:03:01 PM by Cincinatus’ Wife
It was a busy day for campaign spokesfolk, who had to hit CTRL+P on statements blaming the supercommittee failure on Obama before the other campaigns did. Rick Perry’s statement was the most overly dramatic.
“Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama‘s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure?
After more than a decade protecting presidents with the Secret Service, Daniel Bongino is currently running against the policies that the most recent president he worked under – President Obama – has moved along.
“I like the president a lot personally. We had a good relationship. He was a wonderful man to me, and this is not any kind of a personal gripe,” Bongino said.
“It’s strictly a political, ideological difference. His policies I think are just wrong. We’re headed down a path I don’t think we want to go down.”
Bongino would become the first former Secret Service agent to serve in Congress. And his reason for running sounds similar to the rationale given by dozens if not hundreds of first-time candidates over the last few years.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com …
National radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s warning that there would be civil disobedience on the streets of America if unemployment figures continued to rise by claiming that President Obama wants to see riots so that he can politically exploit the chaos that would ensue.
Bloomberg said Friday that rising unemployment and poverty in the United States is raising the likelihood of riots similar to unrest that has gripped Europe over the last 18 months.
While deflecting criticism from Obama for presiding over a 9.1 per cent unemployment rate (the real figure is much higher), Bloomberg stated, “The public knows there is something wrong in this country, and there is. The bottom line is that they’re upset…..you don’t want those kinds of riots here.”
Limbaugh was quick to respond on his nationally syndicated radio show, labeling the New York Mayor “Doomberg,” and slamming him as “an order of fries short of a Happy Meal,” for believing that Obama’s jobs plan could remedy the crisis and asking him how many jobs would be created instantly if the US enforced its immigration laws.
Limbaugh then controversially suggested that the Obama administration was anticipating riots and would in fact welcome them.
“Now, I can’t remember if I said this on this program or just to friends, but I know I’ve said it to friends. You’ll have to recall yourself whether I’ve said this on the radio or not, but over the last two years, I myself have said that before all is said and done there’s gonna be riots in this country over this stuff, and Obama wants it, not gonna be upset by ‘em. Chaos, it’s all part of the continuing chaos,” said Limbaugh.
In charging that Obama wants to see riots and chaos on the streets of American, Limbaugh is insinuating that the administration plans to exploit the disorder so that the American people as a whole demand stability and more big government.
* A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The likes of Gerald Celente and Infowars have been warning about the onset of riots for years, but Ron Paul recently reiterated the threat, noting that the federal government was preparing for a “breakdown in law and order”.
“You can have a breakdown of law and order so the people will unfortunately be begging for stabilization, and they’ll be inviting the federal government to come in and destabilize things, so I think they’re making plans along those lines,” said the Texas Congressman.
Authorities are already gearing up for violent unrest following last month’s riots in the United Kingdom. High-tech guard towers designed for “crowd control” in times of civil disobedience are now popping up on American streets, while police departments across the country are being trained to deal with rioters.
Planners at the military level have also been quietly preparing for mass unrest for several years.
In November 2008, right as the economic implosion was unraveling, the U.S. Army War College released a white paper called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development. The report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”
As we reported three years ago, U.S. troops returning from Iraq were being re-allocated to occupy America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that revolved around deploying 20,000 active duty troops inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.
The date set for the completion of this program was 2011.
Republicans have just had an amazing victory in New York.
Naturally, after 88 years of democratic stronghold in New York’s Ninth District, it is not surprising to find analysts limiting their comments to down-to-earth interests presenting the Republican win as “voter displeasure” over president Obama and the liberal democratic agenda that has been passing until now, at City level in New York, or at a broader level of government, such with laws as same-sex marriage, pro-union policies, the disappearance of ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in official forms being replaced by ‘partner one’ and ‘partner two’, the abolition of don’t-ask-don’t-tell in the military, authorized distribution of gay magazines among our men in the military, all that crowned by a devastating economic, social and political liberal agenda aimed at the destruction of our country’s fundamental structure and that has been put in place now since over two years ago -while an ever dangerously increasing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic trend looms in New York and America”s everyday life, alas, not only reduced to anti-Semitic remarks against Israel and Jews. » If you like this article, please subscribe to our daily newsletter
impeach_obamaWhether it happens or not, it has even been a question of 18 New York City subway stations displaying anti-Israel posters urging a halt to American military aid to Israel, during this month as part of a nationwide campaign supporting the Palestinian Authority and which is simply another symptom of the vastly anti-Israel underlying mission statement of Obama, Bloomberg and Cuomo.
In the meantime…………………………
“Opposition to my leadership imperils the very existence of the nation,” Obama asserted. “Voters must send a message to all the members of Congress that refusal to accommodate themselves to my program of transformational change won’t be tolerated.”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would be willing to consider accommodating the president’s program if he knew what it was. “The most frustrating thing about the debt-ceiling negotiations is that the president never put forward a single new idea for reducing our nation’s debt,” Boehner complained. “Even now, after our credit rating has been downgraded, all he has to offer is more of the same wasteful spending that got us into the mess.”
House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-Va) called the president’s push for higher taxes and more regulations a recipe for disaster. “Both of these policies raise the cost of doing business,” Cantor pointed out. “If it costs more to do business, less business will be done. Less business being done means fewer jobs and less tax revenue. This would only worsen the country’s economic and financial problems.”
The president warned voters “not to fall for the Republicans’ ‘siren song’ of economic growth as the answer to all our ills. Are jobs really more important than a cleaner environment? Should prosperity be preferred to a broader equality? Shouldn’t we all be willing to bear the burdens of shared sacrifice for a future that is cleaner and fairer?”
Are the members of Congress who signed no-new taxes pledges engaging in a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States because President Obama is black? That’s the theory put forward by Calvin O. L. Henry, president of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs, in a July 5 letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
In his letter, Henry requests that the U.S. Department of Justice open a criminal investigation into the 274 Republican and three Democrats who have signed the pledges circulated by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and his organization, Americans for Tax Reform.
“The undue influence of the Americans for Tax Reform and Grover Norquist and the signed pledges by 274 of the 289 members of the United States Congress reveal a sinister and open conspiracy to overthrow the Constitution of the United States by trying to cause President Obama to fail,” wrote Henry, who describes himself as a black American who served as an elections official in the Oregon secretary of state’s office.
(Excerpt) Read more at portlandtribune.com …
Newsbusters ^ | 7/22/11 | Matt Hadro
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 7:23:40 PM by markomalley
Holding the President Accountable on Libya by Ron Paul ~ “Obama Is a War Criminal Ron Paul on the assault on Libya.”
“Obama Is a War Criminal
Ron Paul on the assault on Libya.”
Holding the President Accountable on Libya by Ron Paul:
“Listen to Ron Paul.
Last week, more than 70 days after President Obama sent our military to attack Libya without a congressional declaration of war, the House of Representatives finally voted on two resolutions attempting to rein in the president.
This debate was long overdue, as polls show Americans increasingly are frustrated by congressional inaction. According to a CNN poll last week, 55 percent of the American people believe that Congress, not the president, should have the final authority to decide whether the U.S. should continue its military mission in Libya. Yet for more than 70 days Congress has ignored its constitutional obligations and allowed the president to usurp its authority.
Finally, Congressman Dennis Kucinich was able to bring to the floor a resolution asserting that
Arrogance in Office
Arrogance in Office
http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/arrogance-in-office/ | 4/17/11 | Hans
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 2:15:59 PM by David DeGerolamo
In my last post, I suggested we need to attack the structures that enable the Imperial Presidency (History Repeats Itself).
The keyboard was not yet cool from my fingers when our current president made a public declaration of his arrogance:
Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP “riders,” or policy provisions attached to the bill.
One rider – Section 2262 — de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.
Full Story: ABC News
He simply will not abide by the lawful “will of the people”. Just a simple declaration, with nose up in the air: “I will not…………………..
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Holder and Obama Declare DOMA Unconstitutional
2011/02/23/holder-and-obama-declare-doma-unconstitutional/ | February 23, 2011 | BridgettePosted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:35:28 PM by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
, February 23,
of the Attorney General on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage ActWASHINGTON –
The Attorney General made the following statement today about the Department’s course of action in two lawsuits, Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States, challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA, which defines marriage for federal purposes as only between a man and a woman:
MSNBC Host: ObamaCare Opponents a Bunch of ‘Crackers’ ~ ‘Hardball’ host lets one slip in describing outspoken opponents of the president.
“Gunny G: It’s a universal joke that PC has played on us; and now we’re too embarrassed to admit this too…”
Most of us remember well Hans Christian Anderson’s delightful tale of the emperor who searched far and wide for the very finest clothes, suits of golden fabric and silver threads, clothes so perfect, so exquisite that they can be seen and appreciated only by those fit for the positions they hold. Only those operating above their skills and the hopelessly stupid fail to see the stunning colors, the shimmering waves of color, the lustrous styling.
Just as in Lake Woebegone, where all the children are above average, so to are the Emperor’s courtiers, his staff, the academics and elite of the day truly extraordinary. Each of them sees the beauty of the cloth, the perfection of the fit, the beauty of the artistry adorning their emperor. The appreciation spreads, almost virally, driven by the repetition and strength of the adoring comments. It becomes a universal enthusiasm of early 19th century Copenhagen society.
The emperor, being an incredibly intelligent man and certain of his own abilities as the leader of his people, is wildly enthusiastic about the weavers’ magic and awestruck by the look created by the fabric hanging on his magnificent body. Fevered with pride, he creates an opportunity to parade his sartorial and intellectual brilliance for the appreciation of all his citizens.
President Obama, 2010 In Anderson’s tale, a young boy breaks the spell of the crowd massed for the emperor’s parade, “But he has nothing on at all! The emperor has no clothes.” Soon, the cry is taken up by all the others who, reassured that their neighbors, not all of whom could be incompetent or hopelessly stupid, obviously saw what they themselves could finally admit. Their own eyes weren’t lying; the emperor was completely nude. The emperor, caught between embarrassments, recognized that he was in fact, stark naked for all to see. To save face before his subjects, he chose to carry on without hesitation, acting as though nothing at all was wrong.
President Obama stands before the American people today, wearing nothing more than a teleprompter script.
The question is, does he recognize his own nakedness? Is he attempting to carry on to save face? Or is he completely mesmerized by his own golden words and silver phrases, sadly unable to see that he stands before us uncovered by anything of substance even as the crowd begins to recognize that he has no clothes?
Our President has nothing on at all.
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For newly empowered congressional Republicans, priority one must be an extension of the Bush tax cuts. There should be enough votes not only from a new Republican majority, but also from some of the decimated and dispirited and even newly elected Democrats. If President Obama is smart, he won’t veto the bill.If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, everyone who gets a paycheck and has taxes withheld is going to see less money in the “net” column starting January 1.
Bloomberg.com has published some calculations. It reports that, according to the Tax Institute at H&R Block, “for a married couple earning $80,000 a year, increased taxes would drain $221.48 in withholding from a semi-monthly paycheck. Married individuals earning $240,000 a year” just under the $250,000 standard President Obama defines as “rich” “would lose $557.78 to withholding in a single semi-monthly paycheck.” Double these figures for a month and multiply by 12 and you quickly see the additional drain on the economy at a time of anemic 2 percent growth.
In a radio interview Monday on Univision, President Obama chided Latinos who “sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.’”Quite a uniter, urging Hispanics to exact political revenge on their enemies — presumably, for example, the near-60% of Americans who support the new Arizona immigration law.
This from a president who won’t even use “enemies” to describe an Iranian regime that is helping kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. This from a man who rose to prominence thunderously declaring that we were not blue states or red states, not black America or white America or Latino America — but the United States of America.This is how the great post-partisan, post-racial, New Politics presidency ends — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a desperate election-eve plea for ethnic retribution. Nice.Yet press secretary Robert Gibbs‘ dismay is reserved for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the “disappointing” negativity of his admission that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
“McConnell, you see, is supposed to say that he will try very hard to work with the president after the election.But it is blindingly clear that nothing of significance will be enacted. Over the next two years, Republicans will not be able to pass anything of importance to them — such as repealing ObamaCare — because of the presidential veto.
…It’s no surprise that trust in Congress has fallen to record lows on President Obama’s watch. To force his job-killing agenda through Congress, Washington Democrats have written bills behind closed doors, cut backroom deals, attempted to manipulate the rules so they could circumvent the will of the people, and ignored their responsibility to write a budget. President Obama got what he wanted, but Americans didn’t get the change – or the hope – they were promised.
With the Pledge to America, a governing agenda built by listening to the people, Republicans are offering a clear plan to deliver an open, accountable, and transparent Congress: We will “read the bill” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it. We will adhere to the Constitution and require every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority. We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills. We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues.
These reforms are designed to help restore public trust and give government back to the people. Learn more about the Pledge at
Two hundred years later, President Obama has already denied America’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage before the eyes and ears of other countries, as he publicly declared in Turkey on April 6, 2009, for the whole world to hear:
“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.
I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. … I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story. … And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. … So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.
“He goes on to say, “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t.
And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
at wnd.com …