Reason #46 – Farrakhan: Barack Obama has Captured the Youth

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Reason #46

Farrakhan: Barack Obama has captured the youth

Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam and friend to the late Libyan Dictator, Muammar Qaddafi,[i] was the winner of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 2007 Empowerment Award and is the man who Wright called “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century.”[ii]

Farrakhan is also the man, who said of Obama:

“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”[iii]

Recall that Louis Farrakhan received an award from Obama’s Pastor – that he was invited periodically to speak at Rev. Wright’s Church, Trinity United – a church attended for 16 years by Barack Obama. Michelle Obama is pictured in a 2004 photo with Louis Farrakhan, his wife Khadijah and Rev. Willie Barrow, an Obama superdelegate and member of his 2008 campaign’s official faith outreach team. Barrow, according to a 2002 Farrakhan interview, also assisted Farrakhan in devising the platforms of the Nation of Islam.[iv]

No doubt all of this is merely a coincidence – just like Obama’s alleged ties to now convicted felon Tony Rezko, former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and to America bashing minister Jeremiah Wright.

Each time these associations surface, the Left immediately and scornfully condemns the idea of “Guilt by Association.”  Reasonable and prudent people however, might agree that there is a “tipping point,” beyond which we must conclude, as one saying goes: “Show me the people with whom he surrounds himself and I’ll show you who he is.”

When we consider Alinsky, ACORN, SEIU, Wright, Ayers, Bell and the “Marxist Professors,” Farrakhan, Cone, Holdren, Sunstein, Dunn, Jennings, Khalidi, Rezko, the “Occupiers” and others, who then – who really – is Obama?

(Excerpt from 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama)


[i] Huffington Post (Feb. 28, 2011), Huffington Post web-site, Louis Farrakhan: Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi Remains A Friend, retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/louis-farrakhan-libyas-ga_n_829024.html

[ii] Liz Halloran (Apr 28, 2008), U.S. News & World Report web-site,  Reverend Wright’s Re-emergence Could Spell Trouble for Obama Campaign, retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.usnews.com/news/campaign-2008/articles/2008/04/28/reverend-wrights-re-emergence-could-spell-trouble-for-obama-campaign

[iii] Minister Louis Farrakhan, (Oct. 9, 2008), WND web-site, Farrakhan on Obama: ‘The Messiah is absolutely speaking’, retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.wnd.com/2008/10/77539/

[iv] Aaron Klein, (Feb. 23, 2011), WND web-site, Obama’s mystery links to Gadhafi uncovered, retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.wnd.com/2011/02/267361/

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Reason #35/36 – Obama: Americans Short on Ambition and Imagination/Obama: Ignorance and Arrogance of Americans

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Reason #35

Obama: Americans Short on Ambition and Imagination

A study of Obama’s speeches, fundraisers, press conferences and other interactions – especially with foreign countries and targeted audiences here at home – will lead even the most casual observer to the conclusion that Obama sees a great deal wrong with America.  He has called us “Mean-Spirited,” [i] “manic and self absorbed,” [ii] “soft” [iii] and more.

His Inaugural address seemed to offer a glimmer of decency, when he said:

“Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive…”[iv]

But, he quickly returned to normal.  Speaking at an October, 2011 fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama couldn’t resist the urge to ring that bell still another time, as he addressed his followers:

“Anybody been to Beijing Airport lately? Or driven on high-speed rail in Asia or Europe? What’s changed? Well, we’ve lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam and unleashed all the potential in this country.”[v]

These are the words of the President of the United States, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, who sends America’s men and women to war and sometimes death, believing in his heart that they – that we – are without ambition, or imagination.

(Excerpt from 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama)

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Reason #36

Obama: Ignorance and Arrogance of Americans

Obama asserts early in his first book, that while living in Indonesia, he was taught by his mother, Ann Dunham:

“…to disdain” what she saw as  “the blend of ignorance and arrogance that too often characterized Americans abroad.”[vi]

He also found the innocence of German, Japanese, British and American tourists in Kenya, “…vaguely insulting” and was angered by the attention they received from Kenyan waiters in a restaurant. [vii]

Perhaps these feelings account for some of his apologies for our Country – odd that his comments about Americans who cling to their religion and their guns, probably closely mimic the types of elitist condescension about which his mother was talking.

(Excerpt from 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama)


[i] Allison J. Pugh, Associated Press, (Cambridge, MA 1990), “Law Journal’s Leader Wants to Help Poor,” appearing in National Section of Altoona Mirror, April 16, 1990, p. B7, retrieved from Newspaper Archive.com http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=70515705&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=5&currentPage=0&fpo=False, using search terms “Barack Obama” “between years 1987-1995”, (Retrieved June 8, 2010)

[ii] Barack Obama, Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 1st pbk Edition, (New York, 2004, Three Rivers Press), 133

[iii] Jake Tapper, (September 29, 2011), ABC News web-site, Obama: U.S. Had “Gotten a Little Soft” in Last Couple Decades, Lost Competitiveness, retrieved December 5, 2011 from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/obama-u-s-had-gotten-a-little-soft-in-last-couple-decades-lost-competitiveness/

[iv] President Barack Obama (Jan 20, 2009), White House web-site, The White House Blog, President Obama’s Inaugural Address, retrieved January 13, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/inaugural-address/

[v] President Barack Obama (Oct. 26, 2011), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event at W Hotel, San Francisco, CA, retrieved January 5, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/26/remarks-president-campaign-event-0

[vi] Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 1st pbk Edition, (New York, 2004, Three Rivers Press), 47

[vii] Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, (New York, 2006, Three Rivers Press), 312

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Reason 32 – America Sought to Dictate Terms

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Reason #32

America Sought to Dictate Terms

In his first address to the Summit of the Americas, Obama affably responds to comments by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega – a man responsible for death, destruction and the economic plunder of his own nation.  Obama notes that we should not be trapped by history and suggests the need for flexibility in dealing with places like Cuba.

“…All of us must now renew the common stake that we have in one another. I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time. While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. (Applause.) There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations; there is simply engagement based on mutual respect and common interests and shared values. So I’m here to launch a new chapter of engagement that will be sustained throughout my administration. (Applause.)

“To move forward, we cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements. I am very grateful that President Ortega — (applause) — I’m grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old. (Laughter.) Too often, an opportunity to build a fresh partnership of the Americas has been undermined by stale debates. And we’ve heard all these arguments before, these debates that would have us make a false choice between rigid, state-run economies or unbridled and unregulated capitalism; between blame for right-wing paramilitaries or left-wing insurgents; between sticking to inflexible policies with regard to Cuba or denying the full human rights that are owed to the Cuban people.[i]

Interestingly, while he strikes an apologetic tone by voicing his perception that the U.S. has, “at times been disengaged, and at times sought to dictate our terms,”(in Latin America),  he makes no similar apology for attempting to overrule the Honduran Constitutional process by demanding the return to power of their ousted President, Manuel  Zelaya.


[i] President Barack Obama, (April 17, 2009), White House web-site, Remarks by the President at the Summit of the Americas Opening Ceremony, retrieved December 7, 2011 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-summit-americas-opening-ceremony

Reason #30/31 – America is “Just downright mean!”/Obama: Americans “Manic and self-absorbed”

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Reason #30

America is “just downright mean!”

In 1990, Obama called our Country “mean-spirited,” and ungenerous.  Some might think this ancient history – as ancient as Obama’s association with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  But, In 2008, campaigning for her husband, before parishioners of a predominantly black South Carolina church, Michelle Obama gave her own view of life in America.  According to Michelle:

“…life in America in 2008, and life is not good.  We’re a divided country, we’re a country that is ‘just downright mean,’ we are ‘guided by fear.’ We’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.”[i]

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Reason #31

Obama: Americans Manic and Self Absorbed

In Dreams From my Father, Obama tells us that he decided to become a community organizer in 1983 and provides a few insights into his thinking.  The first is that he was dedicated to “change” – change in everything from the White House to the Congress, to what he called the “manic and self absorbed” “mood of the country.” [ii]


[i] Lauren Collins,(March 10, 2008), The New Yorker.com Profiles, The Other Obama: Michelle Obama and the Politics of Candor, retrieved November 2, 2010 from http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/10/080310fa_fact_collins?currentPage=1

[ii] Barack Obama, Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 1st pbk Edition, (New York, 2004, Three Rivers Press), 133

Reason #28/29 – The Threat of Fundamental Transformation/America – A “Mean-Spirited” Country

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Reason #28

The Threat of Fundamental Transformation

Obama has never changed his attitude towards America.  Just as he hoped in 1990, “…to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous,” [i] on October 30, 2008, he told a University of Missouri audience that:

“We’re five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” [ii] 

He didn’t say he would fundamentally transform the way Washington did business.  He said he would fundamentally transform our nation…and people cheered.  They should have run.  No man should ever seek to “fundamentally transform” a country that recognizes the God given “unalienable rights” of all men to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”[iii]

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 Reason #29

America – A “Mean-Spirited” Country

Barack Obama established long ago, that he views America , not as the land of opportunity, but, as a “mean-spirited,” ungenerous nation that looks down on minorities.  In 1990, Shortly after being elected the first black President of the Harvard Law Review – a great honor afforded him by his Harvard peers – Obama was quoted as saying:

“There’s certainly racism here [at Harvard]…

“Hopefully, more and more people will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous.” [iv] (Emphasis Added)

Obama’s opinion however, does not stand up to the facts.  As he and his fellow Democrats have grown so fond of saying, “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.”

It is in this “mean-spirited” country that Obama became President of the Harvard Law Review, a State Senator, a U.S. Senator and President of the United States.  It is in this ungenerous nation that “…charitable giving has generally risen faster than the growth of the American economy…”[v]  In fact, according to The American, “no developed country approaches American giving.”[vi]

Commenting on a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation in Britain, the Philanthropy Roundtable’s Adam Meyerson called this “…consistent with many other studies showing that America is by far the most charitable country on Earth.”[vii]

We need look only as far as our own soldiers, who historically have given of their own limited resources to help children and others in the nations in which they have served.  I can remember interviewing a U.S. Navy Corpsman in Vietnam, who sent a large portion of his paycheck home to purchase clothing, soap, food and over the counter medications that could be given to the local population.

Given our rich history of giving and of opportunity, it is difficult to explain a President who sees our people as “mean-spirited” and ungenerous, and who sees a need for “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”


[i] Allison J. Pugh, Associated Press, (Cambridge, MA 1990), “Law Journal’s Leader Wants to Help Poor,” appearing in National Section of Altoona Mirror, April 16, 1990, p. B7, retrieved from Newspaper Archive.com http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=70515705&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=5&currentPage=0&fpo=False, using search terms “Barack Obama” “between years 1987-1995”, (Retrieved June 8, 2010)

[ii] Barack Obama, (October 30, 2008), the Missourian Web-site, Thousands cheer Obama at rally for change, retrieved January 1, 2011 from http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/30/obama-speaks-crowd-40000/

[iii] Declaration of Independence, (July 4, 1776)

[iv] Allison J. Pugh, Associated Press, (Cambridge, MA 1990), “Law Journal’s Leader Wants to Help Poor,” appearing in National Section of Altoona Mirror, April 16, 1990, p. B7, retrieved from Newspaper Archive.com http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=70515705&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=5&currentPage=0&fpo=False, using search terms “Barack Obama” “between years 1987-1995”, (Retrieved June 8, 2010)

[v] Arthur C. Brooks, (Mar/April 2008), “The American: The online magazine of the American Enterprise Institute, A Nation of Givers, retrieved January 29, 2012, from http://www.american.com/archive/2008/march-april-magazine-contents/a-nation-of-givers

Enterprise Institute, A Nation of Givers, retrieved January 29, 2012, from http://www.american.com/archive/2008/march-april-magazine-contents/a-nation-of-givers

[vii] Jason L. Riley, (December 23, 2011), Wall Street Journal web-site, Opinion: Political Diary, America the Generous, retrieved December 24, 2011, from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204464404577116710690931258.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

Reason 12/13 – “When White will Embrace what is Right”/Obama Campaign Messaging

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Reason #12

“When White will Embrace What is Right”

Just as he immediately set a racial tone in his first book – just as he seemed always accompanied  [according to his book] by someone focused on racial slights – Obama ensured that someone else would be handy at his Inaugural Address, so that racial victimization could be part of the public record, without coming directly from his own lips.  In this case, the observations would come from the inaugural benediction of Rev. Joseph Lowery, former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  The video of his speech shows a smiling President Obama’s face as Lowery – this kind looking stereotypical grandfather – tells America in his soft, aged voice:

Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around — (laughter) — when yellow will be mellow — (laughter) — when the red man can get ahead, man — (laughter) — and when white will embrace what is right.[i] (Emphasis added)

Once again Obama – after just winning the general election for the U.S. Presidency – deftly injects white racism into the mix without saying a word and through a humorous poem that has his admiring constituency laughing instead of questioning.

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Reason #13

Obama Campaign Messaging

Perhaps the quality of a President can be partially measured by the knowledge and thoughtfulness of the voters responsible for his or her election.  In the case of President Obama, that standard should leave America with significant concerns.  In the words of one ardent Obama supporter, following a campaign rally on October 30, 2009:

“It was the most memorable time of my life. It was a touching moment because I never thought this day would ever happen. I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help him, he’s gonna help me.”[ii]

Other “informed” Obama constituents were interviewed in Harlem in a “man on the street” format.  The twist was that the interviewer was attributing the policies and choices of Senator John McCain to Obama.  The exercise revealed instant support for Sarah Palin as Obama’s alleged running mate as well as appreciation for his “Pro-Life” position and his desire to keep our troops in Iraq until the war was finished.  In other words, whatever McCain issue was sent their way with a phony link to Obama, they immediately supported.  But, asked directly about McCain, one respondent said:  “McCain seems to not really know what he’s doing right now” – another said: “I just don’t agree with some of his, you know, policies.”  Still another said: “He sort of sounds like he doesn’t have enough – like he’s not uneducated – because when he has – they have to vote for the President speaking, uh, he didn’t sound like he knew what he was talking about too much.”  This final interviewee then responded to follow-up questions saying she supported Obama because he was Pro-Life and because he supported the Iraq war.  She was also happy that Obama had selected Sarah Palin to be his VP running mate.[iii]

Our Country is in good hands.  NOT.

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[i] Ref. James Lowery, Inaugural Benediction transcript from Federal News Service, posted by Lynn Sweet, (January 20, 2009), Chicago Sun-Times web-site, The Scoop from Washington, Rev. Lowery Inauguration benediction. Transcript, retrieved April 21, 2010 from http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/01/rev_lowery_inauguration_benedi.html

[ii] Peggy Joseph, quoted in Jonathan Danzig, (Feb. 6, 2009), The Primary Source web-site, They Would Crown Him King, retrieved February 12, 2012 from http://primarysource.typepad.com/main/2009/02/they-would-crown-him-king.html

[iii] Howard Stern show, uploaded by “stownplayer,” (Dec. 9, 2008) YouTube.com, Stupid Obama Voters, retrieved February 14, 2012 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgfA2b9YSag

Reason 93 – Obama:Agitating to Dismantle America/Is the Attorney General Purposely Dividing Americans?

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United States Attorney General

Purposely Dividing Americans?

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed a group of black church leaders in Washington, DC.  He used the gathering as an opportunity to express his position on state laws requiring voters to produce photo I.D.[1]  It is not the first time that Mr. Holder has addressed this issue.

The divisiveness inherent in the Attorney General’s remarks, both today and in other forums,  is such that I have interrupted the normal delivery of 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama.  Today, after discussing Mr. Holder’s presentation, we skip to Reason #93, which seems particularly relevant to the issue.  Tomorrow’s post will return to our normal sequence, beginning with Reason #3.

During his presentation today,  Eric Holder – Attorney General of the United States – told black church leaders, in part:

“[D]espite our nation’s long tradition of extending voting rights – to non-property owners and women, to people of color and Native Americans, and to younger Americans – today, a growing number of our fellow citizens are worried about the same disparities, divisions, and problems that – nearly five decades ago – so many fought to address.   In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, who – often for the first time in their lives – now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation’s most noble ideals; and that some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang in the balance…”[2] 

“…The recent wave of changes to state-level voter identification laws also has presented a number of problems requiring the department’s attention,” said Holder. “In December, we objected to South Carolina’s voter ID law, after finding – based on the state’s own data – that the proposed change would place an unfair burden on non-white voters.” [3]

It is very difficult to ignore this type of rhetoric from the Attorney General of the United States.  Rush Limbaugh spent a great deal of time on his syndicated radio show today, talking about Holder’s words and their use as a distraction.  He also, quite correctly, called for Eric Holder to name the specific people and/or organizations that he (Holder) believes are responsible for trying to impede minority voting.[4]

In point of fact, Holder cannot name these people and organizations, because they don’t exist.  Holder’s comments and persistence on this issue are the rhetorical equivalents of the Reichstag Fire.  Mr. Holder – who seems tongue tied when it comes to Fast and Furious and The New Black Panthers, is never at a loss for words when pitting one group of Americans against another.   This rhetoric represents still one more shallow, transparent effort to divide Americans and to recapture the commitment of black and Hispanic voters to a desperate Obama campaign.

Let’s look, for a moment, at what’s real.  How many protests do you remember in your lifetime, waged over the requirement for Drivers Licenses and their use to keep minorities off the highways?  That’s right – NONE.  The reason?  It’s not true.  The same applies for Holder’s strawman, suggesting that photo IDs are designed to keep minorities from voting.  Not true.

Now, let’s take one state – the one in which I live – Florida.

In order to obtain, or renew a Drivers License in Florida, you must produce something called Primary documentation, along with proof of social security registration and two proofs of residence.  Primary identification can be satisfied with an original, or certified copy of one of the following:

1) Certified U.S. Birth Certificate,

2) valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card;

3) Consular Report of Birth Abroad;

4) Certificate of Naturalization; or

5) Certificate of Citizenship.

In addition to one of these, you must also have a 1) social security card; 2) W-2; 3) Paycheck; 4) SSA 1099; or 5) any other 1099.  Then, on top of all this, a Floridian in search of a Drivers License must produce two proofs of residence.  Among acceptable proofs are Deeds, Mortgages, Voter Registration Cards, Vehicle Registration, Boat Registration, etc.  There’s also special document requirements for immigrants and non-immigrants.[5]

Consider this.  The documentation required for a Florida Drivers License is apparently more than required to be inaugurated as President of the United States.  The documentation sought in an effort to prevent voter fraud- a crime that could threaten our very way of life:  A simple picture ID.

The Numbers in South Carolina

“In December, we objected to South Carolina’s voter ID law, after finding – based on the state’s own data – that the proposed change would place an unfair burden on non-white voters.”  

These were Mr. Holder’s comments on the black voter disadvantage in South Carolina.   The kindest response would be to say that he is being highly misleading.  You be the judge.

According to the Heritage Foundation’s Hans Von Spakovsky, initial South Carolina data reflected that only 240,000 of 2.7 million registered South Carolina voters did not have identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)  – picture ID.  Holder’s Department of Justice produced an analysis of that data, showing that racially adjusted, 8.4% of whites and 10% of blacks had no DMV ID  – a difference of only 1.6% between the two groups.  Given their representation in the population (28% black) however, the apparent 1.6% advantage to whites actually results in more than twice as many whites as blacks, being without DMV issued ID.[6]  Nearly twice as many whites as blacks, if the law was enacted, would not be able to vote unless they first obtained a picture ID.

But, it doesn’t stop there.  This data was determined to be grossly inaccurate when it was discovered by the Associated Press, that of  the 240,000 without DMV ID, 207,000 should be eliminated because they  “live in other states, allowed their ID cards to expire, probably have licenses with names that didn’t match voter records, or were dead.” [7]  When all was said and done, only 33,000, or 1.2% of all South Carolina’s registered voters did not have DMV issued ID.[8]  Assuming a population distribution consistent with South Carolina’s overall population, 23,760 whites and only 9,240 blacks would be without DMV issued ID.  For every black needing to obtain a picture ID before voting, 2.6 whites would be in the same situation – hardly representative of a conspiracy against minorities.  Why then, does the Attorney General of the United States wish to make this a racial issue?

Mr. Holder occupies the highest law enforcement office in the land.  He is, to be slightly melodramatic, the supposed guardian of justice. Except, he’s not.  Mr. Holder’s rhetoric on voter ID is not protecting any group’s right to vote, because that right is not in jeopardy – and he knows it.  He is purposely driving a wedge between Americans in order to achieve a political and arguably a personal goal.  Is he creating a distraction to benefit Obama’s presidential bid?  Is he doing it to protect his own position?  Exactly what and how much can be gained for any person or group, by fanning the flames of  hatred.

203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama

 

Reason #93

Obama: Agitating to Dismantle America?

Evidence of Obama’s position is readily seen in both of his books (Dreams from my Father and The Audacity of Hope); in the venom directed at Wall Street CEOs, automakers and innocent bondholders; in his relentless approach to Healthcare Reform against the will of the majority of Americans; in the recommended reading for aspiring community organizers; even in his comments on the handling of Hurricane Katrina.

“The agitator’s job, according to Saul Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the “realization” that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve.” [9] And, according to Mike Kruglik, an early Obama mentor:  “He [Obama] was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation…”[10]

Jeffrey Kuhner, in a Washington Times Op-Ed, wrote: “At his core, he [Obama] is a radical leftist who seeks to dismantle capitalism and the achievements of the Reagan revolution – low taxes, deregulation and the reassertion of American exceptionalism.”[11]


Endnotes

[1] Paul Stanley, (May 30, 2012), Christian Post web-site, Politics, AG Attacks Voter ID Laws in Speech to Black Churches, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://www.christianpost.com/news/ag-holder-attacks-voter-id-laws-in-speech-to-black-churches-75777/

[2] Media Matters, (May 30, 2012), Media Matters web-site, Research, Fox, Limbaugh Attack Holder for Speaking to Black Leaders about Voter ID  Laws, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://mediamatters.org/research/201205300023

[3] Eric Holder, quoted in article by Paul Stanley, (May 30, 2012), Christian Post web-site, Politics, AG Attacks Voter ID Laws in Speech to Black Churches, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://www.christianpost.com/news/ag-holder-attacks-voter-id-laws-in-speech-to-black-churches-75777/ 

[4] Rush Limbaugh (May 30, 2012), EIB Network, The Rush Limbaugh Show, WIOD 610 Radio, Miami, FL, 12pm-3pm

[5] Florida DMV, Drivers License Identification Requirements, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://www.dmvflorida.org/drivers-license-identification.shtml

[6] Hans Von Spakovsky, (Dec. 27, 2011), Heritage Foundation web-site, The Foundry, South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/27/south-carolina-and-voter-id-when-politics-drives-law-enforcement/

[7] AP, reported by Hans Von Spakovsky, (Dec. 27, 2011), Heritage Foundation web-site, The Foundry, South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/27/south-carolina-and-voter-id-when-politics-drives-law-enforcement/

[8] Hans Von Spakovsky, (Dec. 27, 2011), Heritage Foundation web-site, The Foundry, South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement, retrieved May 30, 2012 from http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/27/south-carolina-and-voter-id-when-politics-drives-law-enforcement/

[9] Kyle-Anne Shiver, (January 8, 2008), The American Thinker web-site, Obama’s Alinsky Jujitsu, retrieved January 31, 2011 from http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/obamas_alinsky_jujitsu.html

[10] Kyle-Anne Shiver, (January 8, 2008), The American Thinker web-site, Obama’s Alinsky Jujitsu, retrieved January 31, 2011 from http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/obamas_alinsky_jujitsu.html

[11] Jeffrey T. Kuhner, (January 27, 2011), The Washington Times: Opinion: Commentary, Kuhner: Obama is no Centrist, retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/27/obama-is-no-centrist/print/

Do you Think Obama is Arrogant?

Obama “Ruthless,” “creepy,” “Manipulative”?

He called America “mean-spirited” – himself a “blank screen” – and we made him the 44th President of the United States!

Obama is a man that doesn’t like America very much – who, rationally evaluated, has made all the right moves toward political self destruction, but is unable to hit bottom – protected as he is, by the unwavering support of a smitten, liberal media.

John Podesta reportedly considered Obama as “…capable of being ruthless.”[i]  Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, once described him as “’slightly creepy’ and ‘deeply manipulative.’”[ii]   “Spengler” writes in Asia Times, “Obama’s women reveal his secret: he hates America.”[iii]  David Mendell describes Obama’s “hidden side: His imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature…” and calls him “…a man of raw ambition so powerful that even he is still coming to terms with its full force.”[iv]  David Freddoso calls him “…a shrewd, machine-aligned politician from Chicago – the kind who won’t make no waves and won’t back no losers…” a man who “…plays hardball and knows when to look the other way.”[v]  Blackwell and Klukowski warn that “In President Obama’s America, dissent will not be tolerated.”[vi]

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[i] Bob Woodward, Obama’s Wars, (2010, New York, Simon & Schuster), 38

[ii] Dinesh D’Souza, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, (2010, Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing), 4

 [iii] “Spengler”, (February 26, 2008), Asia Times Online, Obama’s women reveal his secret, retrieved October 25, 2010 from http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html

 [iv] David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007,Harper Collins Publishers),7

 [vi] Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, (2010, Guilford, CT, Lyons Press), 17

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