Obama – Promises to Disregard Law – Reason #68

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Obama – Promises to Disregard Law

During his campaign for the Presidency in 2008, then Senator Obama was asked by a member of the audience:  “When Congress offers you a bill, do you promise not to use Presidential Signage to get your way?”  His one word answer was “Yes.”  His follow-up explanation however, drove the point home, that this was an unconstitutional and reprehensible act for any President.  In his own words:

“We’ve got a government designed by the Founders so that there would be checks and balances.  You don’t want a President that’s too powerful, or a Congress that’s too powerful, or Courts that are too powerful.  Everybody’s got their own role.  Congress’ job is to pass legislation.  The President can veto it, or he can sign it.  But, what George Bush has been trying to do as part of his effort to accumulate more power in the Presidency, he’s been saying ‘Well, I can basically change what Congress passed, by attaching a letter saying I don’t agree with this part, or I don’t agree with that part.  I’m going to choose to interpret it this way, or that way.’  That’s not part of his power.  But, this is part of the whole theory of George Bush – that he can make laws as he’s going along.  I disagree with that.  I taught the Constitution for ten years.  I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States.  We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.  All right?”[i]

Very strong language indeed for a President who boasts an ability and intention to go around Congress, and who noted in signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act, that he disagreed with 14 sections of the bill, saying:

“…should any application of these provisions conflict with my constitutional authorities, I will treat the provisions as non-binding.”[ii]

In still another of the 19 signing statements issued by President Obama thru the end of 2011, Obama blocked the defunding of four of his “Czar” positions, stating that:

“Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Therefore, the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”[iii]

Which of the campaign promises Obama makes in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential election will be as solid as his assurances against “Signing Statements”?  Which other Constitutional principles will he defend with equal respect and passion?

[i] Senator Barack Obama, (2008), Doug Powers (Oct. 28, 2011), Michelle Malkin web-site, Charles Rangel: Obama Working Around Congress is Okay Because of the Gridlock, video in article posted by “brianamburgey”, Obama on Presidential Signing Statements, retrieved January 6, 2012, from http://michellemalkin.com/2011/10/28/charles-rangel-gridlock/

[ii] President Barack Obama, (Dec. 31, 2011) White House web-site, Statements & Releases, Statement by the President on H.R. 1540, retrieved January 6, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/31/statement-president-hr-1540

[iii] President Barack Obama, (April 15, 2011), White House web-site, Statements & Releases, Statement by the President on H.R. 1473, retrieved January 6, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/15/statement-president-hr-1473

Obama Denies He’s a King – Disregards Congress – Reason #67

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In early June, 2010, in a dramatic moment during the Gulf oil spill operations, Obama made the unexpected admission that his powers were “not limitless.”[i]  A few months later, in October, 2010, he told radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, that:

“…I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the executive branch to make it happen.” [ii]

A few nights later he told supporters at a Democratic Dinner that Healthcare Reform took time, because this is:

“…not a monarchy we live in. This is a democracy.”[iii]

On February 22, 2012, back with Univision’s Los Angeles based Sotelo show, Obama again lamented the powerlessness of his Presidency under Constitutional restraints, saying:

“Piolin, I would only have broken my promise [on comprehensive immigration reform] if I hadn’t tried. But ultimately, I’m one man. You know, we live in a democracy. We don’t live in a monarchy. I’m not the king. I’m the president. And so, I can only implement those laws that are passed through Congress.”[iv]

All of this, of course, is his “Go To” rhetoric when explaining away his failure to achieve bipartisan consensus and legislation.  Still, it’s interesting that he seems so consistently focused on monarchies and kingships, because while he claims we’re not a monarchy and that he’s not a king, he seems to have no problem playing the role.

At a Las Vegas campaign event on Oct. 24, 2011, President Obama told his audience that:

 “…I’ve told my administration to keep looking every single day for actions we can take without Congress.”[v]

On Oct. 26, 2011, at still another campaign opportunity at the University of Colorado, President Obama declared:

“We can’t wait for Congress to do its job. So where they won’t act, I will.

“…And I’ve told my administration we’re going to look every single day to figure out what we can do without Congress.”[vi]

On Nov. 2, 2011, in a speech at Georgetown Waterfront Park, Obama told prospective 2012 voters:

“We can’t wait for Congress to do its job. If they won’t act, I will.”[vii]

On January 4, 2012, during a speech at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, President Obama told a large Democrat audience:

“When Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.”[viii]

On Feb. 21, 2012, Obama said:

“Now, whenever Congress refuses to act, Joe [Biden] and I, we’re going to act.”[ix]

On Feb. 23, 2012, at another campaign event at the University of Miami, President Obama again stated – and both unbelievably and hypocritically, given the subject of energy independence – that:

“With or without this Congress, I will continue to do whatever I can to develop every source of American energy so our future isn’t controlled by events on the other side of the world.”[x]

Yet, in his restrictions on drilling and his disapproval of a much needed pipeline, he all but guarantees the control of our future by “events on the other side of the world.”

Meanwhile, President Obama had no problem bypassing the U.S. Senate and using the pretext of “recess appointments” to install Richard Cordray as head of his new Financial Protection Bureau, or to appoint three new members to the National Labor Relations Board.[xi]

He had no problem taking the country to war against Libya without Congressional approval[xii] – and his Communication Director warns us that our problems require:

“‘bold, bipartisan action in Congress’ but that Mr. Obama ‘believes we cannot wait, so he will act where they won’t.’”[xiii]

Let’s see…Democracy…Constitution…eliminating the role of congress…Might this be the equivalent of a Monarchy?

Perhaps he does think himself a king.

[i] Sunlen Miller, (June 11, 2010), ABC News.com Political Punch by Jake Tapper, Obama: “I Can’t Suck it up with a Straw”, retrieved September 29, 2010 from http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/06/obama-i-cant-suck-it-up-with-a-straw-.html

[ii] President Barack Obama, (Oct. 26, 2010), FoxNews web-site, quoting President from his interview with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Obama: “I am not King,” retrieved February 25, 2012 from http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2010/10/25/obama-i-am-not-king

[iii] President Barack Obama, (Oct. 26, 2010), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President at a DCCC Dinner, retrieved February 25, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/10/26/remarks-president-a-dccc-dinner

[iv] President Barack Obama (Feb. 22, 2012), transcript from Univision interview on Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo radio show, provided by FoxNation web-site (Feb. 24, 2012), President Obama: ‘My Presidency Is Not Over. I’ve Got Another Five Years’, retrieved February 25, 2012 from http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/02/23/president-obama-my-presidency-not-over-i-ve-got-another-five-years

[v] President Barack Obama (Oct. 24, 2011), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President on the Economy and Housing, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/24/remarks-president-economy-and-housing

[vi] President Barack Obama, (Oct. 26, 2011), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President on College Affordability, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/26/remarks-president-college-affordability

[vii] President Barack Obama, (Nov. 2, 2011), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President Urging Congress to Pass the Infrastructure Piece of the American Jobs Act, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/02/remarks-president-urging-congress-pass-infrastructure-piece-american-job

[viii] President Barack Obama, (Jan. 4, 2012), White House web-site blog, President Obama Discusses Richard Cordray in Shaker Heights, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/04/president-obama-discusses-richard-cordray-shaker-heights

[ix] President Barack Obama, (Feb. 21, 2012), White House web-site, Remarks by the President on the Payroll Tax Cut, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/02/21/president-obama-payroll-tax-cut-extension#transcript

[x] President Barack Obama, (Feb. 23, 2012), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President on Energy, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/02/23/president-obama-university-miami#transcript

[xi] Dave Clarke and Matt Spetalnick, (Jan. 4, 2012), Reuters web-site, Obama Defies Republicans with Consumer Agency Pick, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/04/us-financial-regulation-cordray-idUSTRE80312J20120104

[xii] President Barack Obama, (Mar. 21, 2011), White House web-site, Presidential Memoranda, Letter from the President regarding the commencement of operations in Libya, retrieved February 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/21/letter-president-regarding-commencement-operations-libya

Did Obama Describe an American Gestapo? – Reason #66

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Did Obama Describe an American Gestapo?

On July 2, 2008, during a rally in Colorado Springs, then Senator Obama made one of the most startling statements ever heard from a Presidential candidate.  Obama told the American public:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve got to have a Civilian National Security Force that’s just as powerful – just as strong – just as well funded.” [i]

FactCheck.org soundly ridiculed Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), after Broun responded to Obama’s comment, saying “It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s [Obama’s] the one who proposed this national security force. … That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did.”[ii]

How does any person, news, or other organization of any kind justify ridiculing anyone questioning such a bizarre announcement from a sitting Senator and would-be President of the United States?  The ridiculing of Rep. Broun was no less dangerous than the Obama statement itself.

            [i] Brooks Jackson, (November 11, 2008), FactCheck.org website, Is Obama planning a Gestapo-like “civilian national security force”? retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_obama_planning_a_gestapo-like_civilian_national.html

            [ii] Brooks Jackson, (November 11, 2008), FactCheck.org website, Is Obama planning a Gestapo-like “civilian national security force”? retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_obama_planning_a_gestapo-like_civilian_national.html

Obama Unfazed by Constitution – Reason #65

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Obama Unfazed by Constitution

In a 2008 article that otherwise appeared very defensive of the Obama campaign, ABC News at least provided the following glimpse into Presidential Candidate Obama’s thought process:

“The Missouri Truth Squad, an Obama campaign press release stated last week, would ‘respond quickly, forcefully, and aggressively when John McCain or his allies launch inaccurate claims or character attacks about Barack Obama, or when they distort Barack Obama’s record or plans.’”[i]

Members of this “Truth Squad,” included members with “law enforcement powers, such as St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, and Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer,” [ii] giving a very different tone to the campaign’s promise to respond to so called inaccuracies, “…quickly, forcefully, and aggressively.”

When the NRA-Political Victory Fund called into question, “Sen. Obama’s statements and support for restricting access to firearms,” Obama reportedly “sent ‘cease and desist letters’ to news outlets in the two states, ‘denouncing the ads,” “demanding their removal from the airwaves,’” and “…warning station managers that in order to stay in the Federal Communication commission’s good graces, they should not air the ads.”[iii]

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt weighed in, saying:

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights…”[iv]

[i] Natalie Gewargis, (Sept. 29, 2008), ABC News web-site, Political Punch, Attacking Obama’s Missouri ‘Truth Squad,’ retrieved December 23, 2011, from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/attacking-obama/

[ii] Natalie Gewargis, (Sept. 29, 2008), ABC News web-site, Political Punch, Attacking Obama’s Missouri ‘Truth Squad,’ retrieved December 23, 2011, from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/attacking-obama/

[iii] World Net Daily staff, (Sept. 27, 2008) World Net Daily Web-Site, Backlash to Obama Officials Squelching Political Speech: Law Enforcement Threats, intimidation likened to ‘Police-State Tactics,’ by Missouri Governor, retrieved December 23, 2011, from http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=76438

[iv] World Net Daily staff, (Sept. 27, 2008) World Net Daily Web-Site, Backlash to Obama Officials Squelching Political Speech: Law Enforcement Threats, intimidation likened to ‘Police-State Tactics,’ by Missouri Governor, retrieved December 23, 2011, from http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=76438

Bulletin: White Houise Seeking Informants – Reason #64

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Bulletin: White House Seeking Informants

If you’re old enough to remember the early days of Fidel Castro, then you remember when neighbors were urged to inform on neighbors – particularly, against those expressing contrary political opinions.  But then, Castro wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last dictator to sponsor this type of nightmarish reality.  Most Americans feel an icy chill, just thinking about a government that divisive – that controlling – that paranoid – that dangerous.  Welcome to the Obama Administration.

In August, 2009, Linda Douglass, Communications Director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, appeared on national television, sitting at her computer screen, ostensibly tracking misinformation circulating about the new President’s Healthcare Reform plan.  Turning towards the TV cameras, Douglass explained:

“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.” [i] (Emphasis Added)

Is this the type of request you anticipated from the office of the President of the United States?  It’s an easily explainable request and a case can certainly be made for the paranoia of those who see it as sinister.  Yet, it runs along the periphery of very ugly territory – informing on our neighbors’ exercise of free speech.  The loss of liberty in minute doses is hardly felt until it is suddenly gone.  Arguably, this type of request provides a clear indication of how quickly, how far, by what means and in what areas the American people can be pushed into compliance with new policies.

[i] Posted by Macon Phillips, (August 4, 2009), The White House Blog, Facts are Stubborn Things,” retrieved March 2, 2011 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/08/04/facts-are-stubborn-things

Maxine Waters: Wall Street is “Shaking in their Boots!” – Reason #63

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Maxine Waters: Wall Street “Shaking in their Boots”

If there were ever a need to explain the importance of maintaining a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA) has given it to us.

At a California Democratic Convention, Waters told her audience:

“…and guess what.  Let me let you in on a secret.  I am the senior most person serving on the Financial Services Committee.  Barney Frank is about to retire and guess who’s shaking in their boots – the too big to fail banks and financial institutions and all of Wall Street, because Maxine Waters is going to be the next Chair of the Financial Services Committee.”[i]

For those who may have forgotten, this is the same Maxine Waters who told an oil company executive that she would be about “…taking over and the government running all of your companies.” [ii]


[i] Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Breitbart TV web-site, Maxine Waters: Don’t Let GOP ‘Demons’ In ‘Our Hall’, retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.breitbart.tv/maxine-waters-dont-let-gop-demons-in-our-hall/

[ii] Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), (May, 2008), originally broadcast on The Fox Report, posted on YouTube.com on May 23, 2008, by “ElephantOwnersDotCom,” Maxine Waters wants to “Socialize” Oil Companies, retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJAkR_6tKQ

Obama and “The Same Rules?” – Reason #57

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“When Everyone Plays by the Same Rules”

How many times have we heard President Obama say:

“I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules. These aren’t Democratic values or Republican values. These aren’t 1 percent values or 99 percent values. They’re American values. And we have to reclaim them.”[i]

It is a fitting illustration of this Administration’s hypocrisy to note that as of September, 2010, Obama and his Administration were “reclaiming” these American values as follows:

41 White House Aides owed $831,000 in back taxes

1,971 members of Holder’s Dept. of Justice, owed $14,350,152 in overdue taxes

4,856 members of the Dept. of Homeland Security, owed $37,012,174 to the IRS

In all, federal employees throughout the U.S. owed one billion dollars in back taxes[ii]

Obama rails against so-called “millionaires and billionaires” (he really means everybody making over $250,000 per year) not paying their fair share.  Obama preaches the need for redistributing America’s wealth, in order to give everyone a fair shot.  But, at the end of the day, it appears that Obama and members of his Administration mean to promote American values only with our money – not theirs.

[i] President Barack Obama, (Dec. 6, 2011), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President on the Economy in Osawatomie, Kansas, retrieved February 6, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/06/remarks-president-economy-osawatomie-kansas

[ii] Andrew Malcolm (Sep. 10, 2010), LA Times Web-site, Political Commentary, Top of the Ticket, 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes — and they’re not alone, retrieved February 6, 2012 from http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/09/congress-taxes-irs.html

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Reason 23 – Obama Takes Credit for Comfortable Deaths

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Reason #23

Obama Takes Credit for Comfortable Deaths

Nurse Jill Stanek, during her testimony before the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee in March, 2001, described a horrific scenario of aborted, but surviving babies being left in a hospital’s soiled utility closet – there to die alone and without medical assistance.  Then State Senator Barack Obama, was according to Nurse Stanek, “unfazed” by her testimony.  But, while he may have been “unfazed” by her graphic descriptions, he was apparently listening.  He proved this in 2002, when Ms. Stanek again testified before the same Committee.  Obama reportedly responded to her later testimony, noting:

“’Ms. Stanek, your initial testimony last year showed your dismay at the lack of regard for human life.” “I agreed with you last year, and we suggested that there be a Comfort Room or something of that nature be done.  The hospital acknowledged that and changes were made and you are still unimpressed.  It sounds to me like you are really not interested in how these fetuses are treated, but rather not providing absolutely any medical care or life to them.”[i]

In addition to his apparent callousness, Obama seems to be claiming personal credit for setting up the “Comfort Room” in response to Stanek’s 2001 testimony.  He apparently forgot to consider that the room was implemented four months before her first appearance before his Committee.

[i] Jill Stanek, (Jan. 18, 2008), WND Web-Site, WND Commentary, PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM: Barack Obama and the Comfort Room, retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.wnd.com/2008/06/67328/

Reason 21 – Commemorative Photos of Aborted Babies

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Reason #21

Commemorative Photos of Aborted Babies

In 1999, Jill Stanek, a Registered Nurse (RN) at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  found an aborted, but surviving baby “left to die alone amidst bio-hazardous human waste and dirty soiled sheets in an untended utility closet. To add insult to the infant’s already egregious injury, his convulsing wriggling body was callously deposited next to a urinal.”[i] Nurse Stanek indicated that the baby was being left there by a co-worker, who had participated in the abortion surgery and who had duties to perform on another floor.  “When she told me what she was doing I couldn’t bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone.”She reportedly “cradled and rocked” the baby until he died 45 minutes later. [ii]

Stanek described this event in her 2001 testimony before the U.S. Congress and the Illinois State Senate’s Judiciary Committee.  She also described for the Committee, the so-called “Comfort Room” that Christ Hospital had installed in December, 2000 – apparently in response to her public statements:

“Meanwhile, here in Illinois, life and death go on. Four months ago, Christ Hospital unveiled its ‘Comfort Room.’ So now I can no longer say that live aborted babies are left in our Soiled Utility Room to die. We now have this prettily wallpapered room complete with a First Photo machine, baptismal gowns, a foot printer, and baby bracelets, so that we can offer keepsakes to parents of their aborted babies. There is even a nice wooden rocker in the room to rock live aborted babies to death.”[iii]

According to Ms. Stanek, then State Senator Barack Obama was “’unfazed’ by her testimony.”[iv]

Life News.com quotes an AP report, noting that in 2001, Obama gave his position on the “born alive” issue as follows:

“It would essentially bar abortions because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this was a child then this would be an anti-abortion statute.”[v]

In other words, then State Senator Obama logically deduces that if a child survives late term abortion and is still alive after being fully separated from the mother, then the child is, in fact, a living person and we are not allowed to kill living people.  His answer however, was not to stop the murders, but apparently, to simply ignore the life.

[i] Citizen USA (Oct. 30, 2008), Citizen USA web-site, Stanek blasts Obama’s refusal to protect babies ‘Born Alive’ during abortions, retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.ccn-usa.net/news.php?id=697

[ii] Ibid

[iii] Jill Stanek (March 27, 2001), Transcript of testimony before Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, provided through Dan Zanoza, RFM News, Subject Exclusive from RFM News Jill Stanek testimony on live-birth abortion, retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.pathlights.com/abortion/abortion_news_p6.htm

[iv]  Abraham Katsman, (April 3, 2008), Jerusalem Post, Obama is no moderate: His radical position on ‘abortion’ after birth, as quoted by Jill Stanek, (April 4, 2008) Jill Stanek Blog, Oy! Obama/Stanek make Jerusalem Post,  retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.jillstanek.com/ archives/2008/04/oy_obamastanek.html

[v] Senator Barack Obama, (March 30, 2001), quoted in Steven Ertelt (Feb. 11, 2007), Life News.com web-site, Barack Obama Launches 2008 Candidacy With Pro-Abortion Record, retrieved January 9, 2012 from http://www.lifenews.com/2007/02/11/nat-2927/

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