Barack Obama: The wildest conspiracy theories launched at the US president
America is well known as the land of conspiracy theorists, but President Barack Obama has endured more than his share of bizarre claims since he shot to public prominence, ideas that have spread rapidly via the intertet.
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Published: 1:03AM BST 30 Sep 2009
The accusation by Andy Williams , the singer, that the newly-elected president of the free world was at heart a communist is one of the milder charges. Here are five more:
1. Radical Muslim
Throughout the campaign and during his presidency, Barack Hussein Obama has been accused of being a Muslim. These rumours were based on his name, as well as the misinformation that he attended an Islamic school, from the ages six to 10 in Jakarta. Obama’s Kenyan father was a non-practising Muslim while his American mother and grandparents do not appear to have been religious people. The president started attending church in Chicago 20 years ago.
2. The Odinga connection
Author Jerome Corsi claimed that Obama had familial, financial and political ties with Kenyan opposition politician Raila Odinga.
During the US campaign, Corsi was in Kenya, scheduled to give a press conference at which he promised to expose secret ties between Obama and Odinga and a mysterious plot that would be launched if Obama became president. He was, however, expelled because of visa problems. It turned out that Odinga, facing declining popularity, had made an unsupported claim that he was related to Obama.
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US under Obama could slide into military dictatorship, says Gore Vidal
Newsmax columnist: Military coup “to resolve the ‘Obama problem’ ” is not “unrealistic”
September 29, 2009 5:57 pm ET – by Terry Krepel
From John L. Perry’s September 29 Newsmax column:
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.
America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.
Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?
Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
– Pajamas Media – http://pajamasmedia.com –
I Come Not to Praise Glenn Beck, But to Bury Him
Posted By Dan Riehl On September 29, 2009 @ 12:24 am In . Column2 06, Opinion, Politics | 294 Comments
When originally endeavoring to write an approximately 800-word opinion piece on Glenn Beck, I hadn’t taken into account what a truly difficult task it would be. I’ve no desire to alienate some of my many friends on the right currently embracing Beck. But I do have this terrible habit of usually speaking my mind. Glenn Beck deserves credit for what he is doing to hurt Obama — there is no question about that. But in thinking about the man overall as a media figure today, one allegedly aligned with the right, I also have serious concerns. I tried to do my best to address the topic fairly, and I regret that so complex a topic took me almost 1,800 words.
Given the down feeling across the right after last year’s elections, it’s almost exciting to watch Glenn Beck inject a new vitality into the nation’s political discourse. Nearly every one of Beck’s shows packs the respect, depth, sincerity, and intelligence of a good joke at a funeral parlor into one uproarious hour after another. I don’t know how anyone can keep from snickering … at least a little bit. So, what’s the harm in a good joke?
The harm as I see it is that so many seem to be taking the joke seriously. But can you blame them? No, probably not. The media culture of today has done everything in its power to prevent the right from seeing a serious, effective leadership emerge on the national stage. One need only look back to the recent — in fact, ongoing — mistreatment of Sarah Palin to demonstrate that. A deeply informed and experienced radio host, Mark Levin, has broken out in the radio world with ratings that make Glenn Beck’s real numbers look like the third tier radio host he actually is. Levin also wrote a significant New York Times bestseller, moving well over a million copies by now. But there was no Time cover, no Newsweek splash, no Katie Couric interview for that. Have you ever paused long enough to ask yourself why?
Rev Manning According To Wikipedia…
Manning came to public attention in the 2008 presidential election after ATLAH posted several sermons of his that were harshly critical of Democratic candidate Barack Obama on the website YouTube. Among other accusations, he called Obama a “good House Negro” in one sermon while in another he referred to Obama as “trash” due to circumstances surrounding his mixed race heritage and accused him of being a “pimp” (pimping “white women and black women”) and “long-legged mack daddy,” and an “emissary of the devil”, citing the viral video “I Got a Crush… on Obama“. He stated that Obama “has the cadence of an Islamic person,” and he called Obama’s mother “trash” for becoming pregnant by a black man out of wedlock. Manning revisited this latter issue during a press conference at the National Press Club on 8 December 2008: “Generally the most noble of white society choose not to intercourse sexually with African men. So it’s usually the trashier ones who make their determinations that they’re going to have sex.”
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Who Would Want To Kill The President?
By Aaron Goldstein Tuesday, September 29, 2009The Secret Service exercised its usual due diligence when a posting on Facebook came to their attention. The posting was a poll asking users of the social networking site, Should President Obama be assassinated?
Naturally, there is a certain generation of Americans who were deeply affected by the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and such a threat against President Obama brings back painful memories especially amongst African-Americans who endured segregation….
Newsweek admits Obama really has nothing important to say and is an empty suit
The Collins Report ^ | September 30, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:03:53 AM by jmaroneps37
It’s taken Newsweek less than nine months, but it now admits Obama is an empty suit.
Howard Fineman’s liberal credentials are impeccable. He’s a reliable parrot of liberalism at the leftwing Newsweek. Howie’s the real liberal deal of liberal propaganda.
That’ why it was so “knock me down with a feather” surprising when Newsweek carried Fineman’s bombshell piece on how Barack Obama is turning out to be an empty suit. Fineman and Newsweek realize “There is no there there,” when it comes to Barack Obama’s constant speeches.
It’s “Obama here”, “Obama there”, “Obama everywhere” and Americans have grown tired of his Big Brother act.