Hillary servergate, trail of scandal

Here are some basic defense talking points on the growing Hillary server scandal — herein and in other places referred to as servergate.

FACT: None Of The Emails Sent To Clinton Were Labeled As “Classified” Or “Top Secret”

FACT: Emails Originated In State Dept. System, And Questions About Retroactive Classification Would Have Occurred Regardless Of Clinton’s Server Use

FACT: Experts Have Debunked Any Comparison Between Clinton’s Email Use And David Petraeus’ Crimes

FACT: IG Referral To Justice Department Was Not Criminal, And FBI Isn’t Targeting Clinton Herself

“Media are exploiting news that two emails Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department from her time as secretary of state may be retroactively classified as “top secret” to push myths about Clinton’s handling of government information and scandalize her email use. Here are the facts.” — Media Matters.

The retroactively thing does not work. The emails from the intelligence agencies would be generated with that stamp or classification. If it was not on the documents on her server, then it had to be removed. That is just a fact. Our agencies do not willy nilly go out and put info out to be classified by others — retroactively. Sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

“FACT: Emails Originated In State Dept. System, And Questions About Retroactive Classification Would Have Occurred Regardless Of Clinton’s Server Use. “

They were not originated in State Department but in the various intelligence agencies that created them. Questions would have occurred regardless of Clinton’s server use? If State controlled that info how they should, there would not be a problem with it. It was her server, and information on it, being out of their loop that causes the risk and scrutiny. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle.

FACT: Experts Have Debunked Any Comparison Between Clinton’s Email Use And David Petraeus’ Crimes”

Regardless, the similariies involve classified information. Was her server company, vendor, cleared for such info? Did they have or create backups for it? That is why they investigated the Denver based company. So where the comparison does not work is that this was worse.

She stored them on a device, not approved, which could be compromised– or even lost. Petraeus didn’t destroy said information. (who can validate the destruction of it?) Indeed, she made copies of said information, apparently without the classification on it, electronically to another device and gave it to her lawyer. Additionally, we don’t know if she made other copies or distributed it to anyone else. Plus the emails she tried to keep from everyone.

Comparisons that might fit to any degree of similarity:

  • General Petraeus — giving notebooks to mistress with classified info in them (probation 100,000 fine)
  • Snowden — took classified documents and dispersed them to others.(currently on the lam – many calling it treason)
  • Sandy Berger with national archives — removed documents and destroyed documents.  (50,000 fine, loss of security clearance, forfeited law license, probation)

Now, it seems unlikely if not impossible that the information of classified nature could have come directly from the intelligence agencies. They would not have stripped the labeling off. And IF, big IF it arrived unmarked on her server, then someone, somewhere would have to remove it.(since it was generated with that labeling) So it would have to go through someone’s hand to remove it. The likely place being within the State Department itself. (especially as she is lecturing others not to use their private email accounts.) So if within State, someone had to remove the labeling prior to sending it to another system, unsecured out of the government loop and control. (two actions to consider) And was it the same person? Was it routinely done? That would make any others comparisons look pale. Now long this information was there and who all saw it or had access to it from there, makes her server use highly questionable.(and illegal)

“FACT: IG Referral To Justice Department Was Not Criminal, And FBI Isn’t Targeting Clinton Herself.” — Really?

Right, it’s the server they are investigating. Those darned rogue things, since Clinton discovered their self-awareness and intelligence. (surely sent chills into the tech sector) A secondary issue/problem is her specious explanation of a server. If all info was being copied back to State, then why did she need the server? It would only create a redundancy and extra unnecessary hassle. We know why, she wanted to circumvent State Dep, and government(not comply with), or the very department she was the head of.

Since the subject is exploitation, what seems to be happening is a shifting of the goal post. It’s a little shrude, but then what isn’t when dealing with Clintons? Here the emphasis is all going on classified information. If, a big if, they can clear that hurdle then she can claim the investigation cleared her. But the whole issue of the server and her keeping information from the government FOIA system is very much an issue, along with the missing and hiding of emails from Benghazi.

So when they zero in focus on that legal problem of classified information it becomes a diversion on the greater server, email, information issue. As reports indicate, many sources have adopted Hillary’s meme that it is not her being investigated but her server. Who’s server was it? Even some reports have joked about the independence of her server. They willingly or not detach her, and her wrongdoing, from the server itself.

This is the opening Hillary is looking for to avoid personal responsibility or accountability. She’s already denied the classification of top secret information on it, creating a loophole to presumably dodge the entire bullet. I hope the smoke of the classified information does not distort the whole issue. It seems the only concern the Feds have and are looking at is the classified one. She must not be allowed to walk away after dumbing down the investigation the same way she did on the initial Benghazi investigation, which didn’t even question her and still made its declaration.

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Crusades or Jihad, the proverbial question

So the old comparison the Jihad or the Crusades? The question answered and illustrated that there really is no comparison, and not a moral equivalence either. So Obama trots out the philosophical question – as if it were one.

Bill Warner developed a nice summary.

Does it sort of make you wonder what Obama’s intentions are and where he is going with his thesis, and what he wanted to accomplish?

It doesn’t take Solomon to answer that, and you don’t have to split a baby over it …unless of course you like splitting babies. Just get people to talk about the Crusades.

Some liberal pundit said that Obama was just trolling them at the prayer-breakfast for a reaction, and he got one. (he he) Right, his job is to provoke us. If he learned one thing from sitting in the pew of Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years, it was how to point fingers.

Obama’s ‘playing my way’ address

King Barry had a press conference today explaining some his positions.
I plan on doing an analysis just as soon as my decoder is back in service.

It got overloaded about midway through his presentation…
somewhere between Havana, Ferguson and the black community.

But I can report he did not make a New Years’ resolution.

PS: It will not be before AF-1 wheels touchdown in Hawaii.

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In the meantime: Five Questions for President Obama / Townhall

Values of Obama

Obama came out this week to blast the perceptions known as the torture report.

The report documents a troubling program involving enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects in secret facilities outside the United States, and it reinforces my long-held view that these harsh methods were not only inconsistent with our values as nation, they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts or our national security interests. Moreover, these techniques did significant damage to America’s standing in the world and made it harder to pursue our interests with allies and partners. That is why I will continue to use my authority as President to make sure we never resort to those methods again.

As Commander in Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the safety and security of the American people. We will therefore continue to be relentless in our fight against al Qaeda, its affiliates and other violent extremists. We will rely on all elements of our national power, including the power and example of our founding ideals.

But last year another revelation was taking shape. That was statements Obama made to top aides, revealed in a new book. The Washington Times reported:

The president’s specific words: I’m “really good at killing people,” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write in “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” The Daily Mail reported. They get their claim from a Washington Post report that buries the statement as a brief anecdote in an article, in which the president is described as speaking to aides about the drone program and then making the claim.

So when he wants to talk about “harsh” methods, I guess Obama is all over the statements — being a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. But if talking about drones and killing people, Obama prides himself on that. Whether it was an off hand remark or not it shows the duplicitous attitude of Obama. On one hand, he actually made a campaign theme on his ability to kill people. Oh that’s right, he made another, earlier campaign about interrogation methods and closing Gitmo.

But droning people? He has weekly meetings about killing people, as revealed in 2012. He is personally involved in the process. Well, with all the practice, he should be good at it by now. Yet he condemns those interrogation tactics as inconsistent with our values.

It’s ironic that this 2012 NYT report was to bolster confidence in his national security credentials in the midst of a long, tough reelection campaign.

President Obama, overseeing the regular Tuesday counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the White House Situation Room, took a moment to study the faces. It was Jan. 19, 2010, the end of a first year in office punctuated by terrorist plots and culminating in a brush with catastrophe over Detroit on Christmas Day, a reminder that a successful attack could derail his presidency. Yet he faced adversaries without uniforms, often indistinguishable from the civilians around them.

“How old are these people?” he asked, according to two officials present. “If they are starting to use children,” he said of Al Qaeda, “we are moving into a whole different phase.”

It was not a theoretical question: Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of which the capture part has become largely theoretical.

Well the values of protecting US citizens, like in Benghazi, hardly rank high on his list. His whereabouts on the night of the attack are still undetermined. The lies after about what it was did not seal his commitment to Americans’ security, or our values.

But now he stands for American “values”? Toss in the values of his Obamacare sales pitch, in most places called lying, repeated with precision. He implies that he read the Democrat’s report version at least, as opposed to pesky briefings he cannot be bothered with.
“Values”…got some?

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The steady drip, drip, drip

It’s Ferguson, it’s NYC, no it’s everywhere. In fact, it isn’t black, native American, or other, it’s everyone. And it’s law enforcement across the board.

So that is Obama’s latest on the police acting stupidly, in Obama’s narrative. Only there is no summit in sight on the problem.

Remember last year under the sequester when Obama wanted America to feel the pain of budget restrictions? He threatened us with cuts to fire and police departments. He used those threats as fodder against any opposition to his unilateral agenda.

Now he critiques the cops for their treatment of people. And he broadens it to their treatment of, well, everyone.

His latest statements come on the heels of the NYC grand jury decision not to prosecute police for “murder” or death of Garner, in their arrest of him for selling cigarettes. A case where, once again, Al Sharpton is front and center in the case and reaction to the decision. It’s amazing he can still have time to have a show on MSNBC. But this is probably considered being “on assignment.”

Obama on NY grand jury decision: ‘This is an American problem’

December 03, 2014 | The Hill

President Obama vowed Wednesday that he would not “let up” in his push to address law enforcement issues after a grand jury in New York opted not to bring criminal charges in the case of Eric Garner, a black man killed when a white police officer placed him in a chokehold.

“It is incumbent upon all of us as Americans, regardless of race, region, faith, that we recognize this is an American problem and not just a black problem or a brown problem or a Native American problem; this is an American problem.

“When anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law, that’s a problem. And it’s my job as president to help solve it,” he said.

Obama said the Garner case speaks “to the larger issues we’ve been talking about now for the last week, the last month, the last year and sadly for decades.”

“Unfortunately, we are seeing too many incidences where people just do not have confidence that folks are being treated fairly,” Obama said.

The president said he had spoken to Attorney General Eric Holder on the phone, and that the Justice Department would have additional information about the federal response to the grand jury finding.

Okay, people are not being treated fairly, and people across the country do not have confidence in the system. That might have some merit in the broader context.

Either people are not being treated fairly, or there is some wide perception in the public that they are not. But when we the people took issue with the border, we were told everything was fine and that we just had a perception problem.

Now based on a few individual instances, he tells us people are not being treated fairly. And that he supposedly stands on the side of the mistreated people. In other words, like an Al Sharpton in the Oval Office. He rolls all this out as if it were just a matter of fact that everyone knows. (contrary to his reaction to what most people think of the border)

Furthermore, if he wants to talk fairness, how about the way he treated this last flood of illegals over the border? Now he wants to lecture us about fairness? Or how about the way the IRS treated conservatives for years? Remember his get to the bottom of this…before his “not a smidgen of corruption” line. But he is a one-man crusader for fairness.

The real dirty truth about Obama is it very much matters who you are, what color you are, what demographic you are, what political party you belong to, or how much money you have, or what job you have, or who your employer is in the way you are treated. This is just how he and his Democrat colleagues see things. Now he once again comes out pushing his old canard about equality, fairness, and victimhood. And if you trust either he or Holder as the guardians for fairness, then you really need your head examined.

Just what we need, Obama vowing a campaign for fairness. He didn’t even demonstrate fairness in his presidential campaigns. And he didn’t push his Obamacare fairly.

Now, he is Obama, Captain fairness. Captain Hypocrite is more accurate. Any time Obama lectures about fairness, look out. These days lies travel faster than the speed of airwaves, especially from the bully pulpit.

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Obama does Ferguson

Something new to be sick of from the cesspool of the Oval Office Occupant.

Now he is going to micromange police departments because they are doing a horrible job. He cannot mange what is in his own cabinet and responsibilities, but he is going to organize and dictate to local police departments? His hypocrisy really knows no boundaries. Except that is not what people elected him for.

Obama Tries To Focus Public On Racist Cops

11:09 PM 11/30/2014 | Daily Caller

Obama outlined his new focus on racist cops Nov. 25.

“In many communities of color [people] have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly,” Obama told supporters in Chicago.

“That may not be true everywhere, and it’s certainly not true for the vast majority of law enforcement officials, but that’s an impression that folks have and it’s not just made up,” said the nation’s chief law enforcement official.

“It’s rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time,” said Obama, who began his political career as a “community organizer” in Chicago.

In his speech, Obama said he’s asking Holder to manage the new focus.

“I’ve instructed Attorney General Eric Holder not just to investigate what happened in Ferguson, but also identify specific steps we can take together to set up a series of regional meetings focused on building trust in our communities,” he said.

Obama also sketched out possible White House regulations, including a possible new effort to ensure that only a small proportion of white police officials are hired in African-American districts.

“We know that when we have a police force that is representative of the communities it’s serving that makes a difference,” the president stated.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/30/obama-tries-to-focus-public-on-racist-cops/

He’s already told us that he stays out of individual cases. Now he is meddling in states and local law enforcement. So the police acted stupidly in Cambridge, and I guess there is a whole lot of stupid going on across the country. Nothing that playing politics and injecting his demented ideology can’t fix.

Forget everything else he should be doing. Obama is back on the campaign trail to try to cover for his last unilateral action for Hispanics, which was a cover and diversion for their midterm defeat. I notice he didn’t start with the violence and murders in Chicago.

When is the last time anyone saw him do his job? Why don’t he and Holder sign on with MSNBC for a new show and leave the rest of us alone? They can name it “The Sideshow”.

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Dems bust the BS meter

Dems warn backers: Obama could go to prison!

‘Republicans think this is their chance to destroy the president’
WND

A mass email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Sunday tried to drum up support by warning President Obama is in danger of impeachment, or even worse, jail time.

The email – with subject line “Impeachment? Prison??? – Sign now, stand with President Obama” – claims Obama “took bold, courageous action this week to fix our nation’s broken immigration system,” but now is “under attack.”

“Republicans think this is their chance to destroy the president,” the email reads. “They’re threatening lawsuits, shutdowns, impeachment? One Republican congressman even suggested President Obama be thrown in jail!”

The DCCC then implores Democrats to show they’re “still standing with President Obama” and “have his back” by signing an online petition.

Former Alaskan GOP Senate Candidate Joe Miller noticed the email and posted it on his blog, “Restoring Liberty”:

Read more http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/dems-warn-backers-obama-could-go-to-prison/

H/T to Lafayette Angel (on her blog)

Let’s get this straight, Obama creates a Constitutional crisis (nightmare), not to mention other abuses and scandals, and now they are using that as a fundraiser drive. ‘Party!’

Mike Brown was a street thug and bully turned thief (or vice versa). In his proclaimed victimhood, they parlayed that fame into rioting and looting hundreds of businesses and destroying properties, and a Government shakedown. But smear it with sheen of legitimacy. And now? Now they will want something in return for their latest efforts. It is a cycle. That’s why you do not negotiate with terrorists, they’ll be back looking for more.

Obama is the same as those other radical miscreants. How could you negotiate with him? His theme is creating and using a problem to extort it for gain — be it political, power, or other purpose. There is even the potential chance the gain Obama and the DCCC now seek was the motivation for his action in the first place.

But then the Liberals can turn cop killers into moral heroes and examples for our youth. (Mumia Abu-Jamal) Imagine what they can create with O’s record of behavior?

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Same theme rings a note

It’s time for another custom comparison. I do it for perspective, to avoid being myopic on one issue, and to keep the larger picture in mind. That includes the greater principles involved — or problem as the case may be.

In this one it is Obamacare, the VA scandal, and the IRS scandal.

So here we are with Obamacare, or Affordable Care Act as they like to call it. We now see even more evidence of what went into cooking up this abuse of power. Yes, abuse of power is the central theme to all this. “We’re from the government…”

They passed Obamacare using every trick they could think of, and used every scheme they could devise in writing it. They assumed people had to be lied to. So they lied in creating it, then they lied in promoting, ie selling it. They used all the contorted methodology they could to ram it through a Party line vote. They had backroom deals and closed door meetings in creating it. They used government abuse to get it passed. They took money from another government program in trouble to fund it.

Then there were all the promises or, as I call them, lies they used to make us feel good about it. Something with that many lies to sell it must be pretty bad on the face. They embedded all these taxes and then said but they aren’t taxes. Then the Supremes did call it a tax and upheld it on those grounds. Why there are even sub-scandals like the Louisiana Purchase, “Cornhusker Kickback” for Nebraska, and now the money Gruber was paid while designing and promoting it. Mary Landrieu’s 300 million dollar Louisiana Purchase turned into a 4.3 billion dollar windfall. Then the controversy over state exchanges.

Where is the VA in this? The VA and government employees systematically schemed to limit and cheat healthcare for military vets. You have the schemes, and then you have the abuse and trail. Though it is criminal what they actually were doing but now they treat it as though it were a disciplinary infraction of policy, rather than policy. What they did was akin to a pyramid scheme. If some people complained, point to the great benefits of the system and claim it just needs more funding to correct it.

Behind it all, they were lying to people and keeping separate secret lists. Then even getting bonuses based on false premises. The sacred obligations we have toward veterans, and the trust therein, was broken. Though little can undo the damage done, but they make gestures to correct the systemic abuse within the system. But now it gets even worse in the fallout. They suspend or fire some people while what was done is criminal, especially to veterans. (even media termed it a scandal) But employees have protections, you know.

The IRS was intentionally targeting swaths of people, but we weren’t supposed to know that. Discrimination anyone? They claimed they were treating everyone the same. (with suspicion?) They claimed it was a few rogue employees apparently freelancing. So they lied. They feigned outrage when faced with the problem. Then we find it went further, deeper into the caverns of bureaucratic planning than they want us to think. Oops, can’t even feign outrage over that, so deflect and dismiss it.

Then we see the trail of scheming to cover up, right through testifying. They issue blanket statements to substitute for actions. They used their political disagreement with a Supreme decision as grounds for their selective political targeting. Finally, IRS is the enforcement arm for ObamaCare.

In all these scandals, they also blamed Republicans: for resisting Obamacare and misnaming it; for playing politics with the VA though problems were systemic; for even calling the IRS thing a “scandal” and an abuse of power. Some Dems applauded and encouraged the behavior.

In Obamacare they lied to create it and push it through. In the VA, they said they were improving the process. In IRS, they lied that it was a problem or abuse. There is a vacuum of accountability for any of it. Not even admission. Real lives are affected and damaged by all. They even called the IRS scandal a partisan witch-hunt, talk about irony to the tenth power.

Then they lie from the podium about the problems and scandals claiming Obama et al were completely unaware of the problems. It’s a little hard to say you were fixing or correcting the problems when you claim you were not aware of them.

Can you say abuse and misuse of power? Its a running theme throughout the administration. Even while we are looking at one area of government abuse, they and Obama are steaming toward another abuse of power. It’s so bad they will create a scandal to cover a scandal.

Of course there is the coverup: hard drives crash, emails are somehow lost, records are lost or destroyed. But they are upset at what conservatives call things — scandals, Obamacare, corruption. They are still selling Obamacare on the ‘wet noodle principle’, throw it at the wall if it will stick. The Constitution is being shredded and they are worried about what it is labeled. There was knowledge, intent and misuse of government power. And yes, they were all sponsored by “change you can believe in”…”yes we can.”

So, it’s Republicans fault for not liking it, and people are too stupid to understand.

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Obama is hearing voices

He is listening; and they are informing his decisions and actions. He wants us to know.

He said after elections he heard the messages of voters and those who didn’t vote.

Still, as president, I have a unique responsibility to try and make this town work. So, to everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too. — WaPo

Does anyone now how he has the liberty to interpret a silent message? How he speaks for the motives of people choosing not to vote? Shouldn’t they resent the sh!t out of that arrogance? And the ones who did vote he tries to twist their message into a pretzel.

So the implication, then, could be you cannot blame him for his actions and policies, but the voices he was interpreting for — under a vague creed of “change you can believe in” — the voters who wanted him to do it. But we do blame you.

These are suggestions he made since coming into office. First, it was that we can’t possibly draw anything from him voting present in the Illinois senate. Then on his failure to secure a deal with troops before leaving Iraq. We are never supposed to draw very obvious conclusions about his performance. Even Michael Jordon illustrated you can’t make a determination about Obama without being attacked. Obama retorted to Jordon’s criticism of his golf game with a stern attack of his own.

He and Josh Earnest went a step further. They attributed non-voters with a dissatisfaction of politics and a failure to work together. He doesn’t get to ascribe their motives to them. After all, if voters listened to Hillary they might say “what difference at this point does it make anyway?”

His central point was wrong. Actually, he has not been listening to the public’s voice via telepathy. In Obama’s game, it is he who delivers the message to voters’ ears, not the other way around. He is the ventriloquist. They have the Chicago political echo chamber, Organizing For Action, OFA, just for that purpose.

On November 15th it starts all over again with Obamacare. Same old: sign people up and defend the program Americans don’t like. It’s groundhog day, again. Behind that effort is OFA, Obama’s personal lobby organ.

Obama scolded:

“They expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours. They want us to get the job done. All of us in both parties have a responsibility to address that sentiment.”

“Our businesses aren’t just creating jobs at the fastest pace since the 1990s. “

You might want to tell Hillary that businesses create jobs.

When I travel to Asia or I travel to Europe, their biggest envy is the incredible, homegrown, U.S. energy production that is producing jobs and attracting manufacturing, because locating here means you’ve got lower energy costs.

Say it isn’t so, Obama. With your hand at fighting the oil industry, and your war on energy, you dare say that?

So, our energy sector is booming. And I’m happy to engage Republicans with additional ideas for how we can enhance that.

I should note that our clean energy production is booming as well. And so Keystone, I just consider as one small aspect of a broader trend that’s really positive for the American people.

After you dug in your heels and team up with Tom Steyer and others, kicking the idea to the curb for what, 5 years now, you deem it a small aspect of a positive trend. Really?

What is so positive about your shutting it down? Now talk to us about voices. We know what you are listening to, and it is not the voices of the people.

Common themes for common dreams

Often, with even the crustiest politicians, there is a conflicting grain of truth to what they say. Obama is listening to voices from invisible voters — and they are loud. Mary Landrieu called her constituents racists and sexists. Bad enough, but then asked about the criticism, she said “I don’t care about that at all.” That’s a germ of truth. Grimes would not say if she voted for Obama in 2012, saying he was not relevant.

Hillary Clinton: “Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.” Wendy Davis said “Real Texans want their kids to have the best education possible, not the one politicians looking to brag about budget cuts have left us with.” Say it isn’t so!

Remember this from Obama:

” if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.

If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

From the guy who gave us a “beer summit” in response to, well, ignorant and false accusations. Now he tells us people who didn’t vote sent him a message.

On the other hand, they still have the whoppers.

Hillary went on book tour dropping the bombshell:
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.”

In December 2000, just as they were leaving the White House, they bought a seven-bedroom house near Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. The price was $2.85 million. — Politifact

Clintons plunked down 855,000 on that house, on top the Chappaqua house they bought a year earlier. But technically they were broke, she said. 500k in the red, in fact. Or 355k less than they put down on that house. I guess in those days, when people were dead broke they often bought 2-3/4 million dollar houses. What else does one do?

And Obama still has “if you like your plan you can keep your plan, period!”

Now Obama is listening to invisible voters. Next he’ll say everyone approves of whatever he does. Republicans win, but he is given a mandate somehow. How about the irony of Obama attacking Michael Jordon for playing golf twice a day for 15 years, and ignoring responsibilities like the Hornets? At least Jordon is not speaking for invisible voters.

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The comparison lives on, Ebola to IS

Ebola_2988634b The IS Motto: “Remaining and Expanding”

A while back I made a comparison of ISIS and Ebola (or Islamic State)  and was probably one of the first to draw direct parallels. Since then, the more I see and learn about either of these viruses the more similar they seem.

For instance, Ebola has been around since ’76 but its a naturally occurring virus. That means they may eliminate the latest epidemic but at some point it will return.

That much is really like ISIS, or Islamism itself. It keeps returning even in areas pushing natural boundaries or borders. Killing the latest strain of ISIS would only be followed by a return of Islamic terrorism under some other name.

But unlike the Ebola disease, radical rabid Islamists spread their virus in creative ways mutating almost daily. And, instead of a fear and withdraw, there is a natural attraction to it in the Mid East and Muslim world. A remote cell can be activated in any country and a willing individual radicalized just by reading their constant propaganda.

It is never politically correct to criticize the environment that breeds such an insidious and evil disease as ISIS or Islamic radicalism. In Ebola they try to use science and understanding to combat the plague. They claim knowledge is power and accurate information will only help not hurt us. It is in our interest to know about it to defeat it. So science claims.

Still Obama claimed the chances of an Ebola outbreak here is very low. In fact, he declared that it was very hard to get. Do not enact a travel ban because it could make the threat worse, he claims. We were worrying about nothing, before the exact remote chance indeed happened.

With the Islamic radicalism it is all about denial. We must deny the source, must deny its motivations, and must deny its end goals as ridiculous. Does that make any sense? Not to you or me but does to those in authority that lecture us about it. The same talking points apply to Islamicism though, when it happens…deny deny. They claim it is something happening way over in another part of the world that really has no affect here. So that was the mantra.

But they do say we have to contain Islamic terrorism there so it does not come here, or that was the assumption before Obama. He changed that. He decided until we have a case here that affects us, then we will worry about it. IOW, after the caliphate is formed, after the fatwas are drawn up, after they demonstrate they are here and serious. Then they will respond. But even then they tone down the source, laced in denial, about who they really are. Government is at work cleansing the terms. Even when it does happen, they call it something else so it technically wasn’t labeled Islamic terrorism.

Both are very much a threat to our national security. Both are dismissed as pretty much irrelevant to us in America. However, they tell us every trace of carbon is a problem. Thus, their war on coal and energy. EPA can design regs that will exterminate whole industries, and entire communities, but that is a commendable.

We are Islamophobic if we are worried about Islamonazis. We are fear mongering if we are concerned about Ebola. We are “flat-earthers” if we deny their man-made global warming agenda. We are extremists if we oppose EPA’s dictates. Now conservatives are even blamed for it all. But just don’t fear the Reaper.

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Providence votes in disagreement

This takes a little explaining but I’ll try. The last few weeks reinforce my opinion that there just might be some method in all this madness. It’s a working theory.

Let me start by acknowledging all those loud voices against foreign involvements of any kind. Oh, it makes for some good soundbites. Generally, a lot of people agree with that evidenced by Ron Paul’s popularity. There are good points. There are also limits and extremes, though this is not about the validity of that theory.

Into that backdrop and sentiment came Obama into office. He attempted to project his success in that philosophy, as well as his overall ideology. Then came his second campaign and, besides all other problems, he made anti-war the central issue. “Osama bin Laden is Dead and GM is alive.” Biden said that was the bumper sticker for the campaign, despite reality. Obama’s inaction toward foreign wars was supposed to be his greatest achievement. And they eventually caught bin Laden, even if it was only a matter of time. He rode the victory lap long and hard on that right into the campaign.

Then came Benghazi. After years complaining that Bush took his eye off the ball, a terrorist attack happens. No sooner did it happen than he was figuratively and literally in full campaign mode when they began lying and standing truth on its head. They had already been spinning the Libya adventure, declaring it a validation of Obama’s approach and trying their organizing touch with their Muslim Brotherhood connections.

That was just the backdrop for what happened. As hard as team Obama tried to project his utopian vision, events took place to defy it. Well, they still argued that not only were they correct but things were going swimmingly smooth.(or they pointed to Bush) Regardless of the talk, one Mid-East uprising after another went awry under his studious leadership, if you followed their narrative about it all. They tried to reassure everyone things were working as planned. Biden had claimed Iraq would be their big success story.

But they were so busy running from and trying to rewrite Benghazi to notice what was happening — or to see the overall message. The people caught on but they didn’t. And they dug in even further, calling Benghazi a manufactured and made-up scandal just like they called Fast and Furious. It was standard protocol to deny any truth about it.

Here is the point. It was somewhere between the middle of his fist term and Benghazi. He painted a portrait that seemed nothing like reality, and the sales pitch for it became harder and harder. There never was an attempt to work with others — as Obama claimed he had always done. No, those lies aren’t the real point either. But what happened every time was as if divine providence proved him wrong.

As he was writing off Iraq as ‘his’ success story, it was falling apart. As he was betting on the Arab Spring, it got sprung by his Mo-Bros and radicals. Just like he’d declared success in Libya it fell apart. As he swore off action with a red line in Syria, with a warning not to use chemical weapons, what happened? Hello chemicals. He then declared it a success after Putin cut him off at the pass, and detoured it. Success was now an agreement, he claimed. He was applying the same negotiation strategy with Iran, and again prematurely calling it progress and success.

Now do you notice what happened every time, almost as if planned? The truth showed its head every time. So the message was always there, we could see it. I believe, and it is only my opinion, that the truth was saying “you cannot hide me, and I am not going away.” Despite what Obama did, it seemed truth would not be hidden from view. As stubbornly arrogant as Obama is, the truth appears as stubborn.

They start with deception: but the JV, regional ISIS begs to differ. No threats in this country, then people are caught at the border with ISIS ties ( plus those who got by). Napolitano said we had a border perception problem. Yea, a 20/20 problem. You can’t hide 60,000 illegals storming the border. Why make the statements? No shutdown of government, voila shutdown. Obamacare will save money, facts be damned. Clapper said we aren’t wittingly collecting Americans’ information. Obama said there was “ not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal. Hello.

Obama rolled out his signature Obamacare putting so much emphasis on their success beforehand that it could not live up to it on any level. Even worse, the process to roll it out was so flawed it was laughable. Do you see a little humor in that? I know it wasn’t funny but it was like Providence was playing its hand again. The irony of truth, in spite of what they said and did. With all the ObamaCare hype, you’d think at least the problem-plagued program could roll out without creating even more disaster than it already was.

Even with help from mainstream media, they could not completely hide the truth. Benghazi blew up in their face, after they thought they had killed it. Then came the IRS scandal. Each time they defiantly ignored it. Then the sequester testified.

Obama portrays himself as patient and wise. Events don’t validate it. Almost the harder they try to project their narrative, someone is saying “not so fast…you can’t get away with all those lies.” You probably know what I think. But it would be hard to suggest Obama is going along completely undeterred. Oh, nothing has stopped him so far. No lightning bolts prevented his machinations. At the same time, the truth was not allowed to be buried. Lord knows they tried. Obama makes some pronouncement and within a day or two facts say the opposite. I have to see a little method to this madness. I almost look forward to the next pronouncement so truth can vote its conscience.

“Something in the depths of our souls…tells us that the world may be more than a mere combination of events.”-Louis Pasteur

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Perception deception: Obama argues with the world

According to Buzz Feed reporting, Obama had those terse words about the world and it’s relativity to social media. If my critique sounds condescending that is not my fault. It is the only suitable way to respond to Obama’s inflammatory rhetoric.

Speaking at a private Democratic fundraiser in Purchase, N.Y., the president told donors, “if you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart … And I can see why a lot of folks are troubled.”

But, Obama lectured, “the truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy.”

“In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through,” the president told donors, who paid up to $32,400 a plate to attend the event. “The good news is that American leadership has never been more necessary, and there’s really no competition out there for the ideas and the values that can create the sort of order that we need in this world.”

Now that we see real “hardships that people are going through”… like having their heads chopped off for their faith. Yep, we missed all that gory stuff before. Just maybe it is because it’s so prevalent now that it is impossible to ignore – unless you are Obama.

Imagine how many brutal beheadings we missed all because social media hadn’t focused our attention on it until now. They’ve been lobbing off heads for decades, where in the hell have we been? Oh we didn’t know about those other genocides before now.

If it is explanation time with Obama, it must be lecture time. That’s how he rolls. Bush used the 9/11 term “let’s roll”. Under Obama, roll out deceptive lectures

(Hot Air)Americans are waiting, too. Instead of clarity, we get condescending lectures, like the one Obama gave rich supporters about a messy world and social media.

Obama widened his blame of social media and our consciousness of hardships, which apparently color our vision and thought process. Call it the social media – hardships worldview. He’s quite the psychologist at diagnosing us. We’ve never had an Oval Office therapist before.

Sure, we are not reading the PDB(briefings) but we do have some command on the condition of the world. Is Obama really reading those, or putting them in the classified hopper? We may never know, but if he was reading them, he is once again playing fast and furious with the facts. Or he knows and hopes we’re stupid.

No one can now say that we are a relatively safer world now than when he took office. One cannot say people feel we are. And confidence in or approval of his “leadership” is swirling in the toilet. I guess that is where social media rears its ugly head in this.

He is telling us the world is still the same but our perception is tainted by social media. We just think the world has gotten worse – nastier. It is a good thing when we are more aware as opposed to being passively ignorant. There can be no denying that the world is bad and his policies haven't helped. Blame media

Obama said “folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.”

That's one hell of a comforting thought. No strategy like a delayed strategy. Hopefully we are ahead of Obama, who relies on network reports for his information, as to what is going on. Right, there was that lecture about our cable news addiction – just turn it off.

As Obama contemplates using a 5 iron or 7, we’re suppposed to be confident in his decisions. After all, he didn't start playing golf till he was president either. No, the thing about Obama is he always requires a lot of faith or hope. He thinks as long as he has that 30% of hope-sters that pay no attention to his score, everything will be hunky dory. They'll keep on believing and he'll keep on deceiving.

It’s a good thing he referred to social media. He couldn’t have meant MSM. If we had to depend on them, they would continue their candy-coated coverage of the world Obama wishes it was, instead the world as it is. But “social media” is always butting up against his utopian narrative.

Then along came the perception problem

Remember when Janet Napalm Napolitano insisted there was no problem on the southern border. She said the real problem was a perception one. Even then it set off a firestorm of debate and outrage on, where else but, social media. She continued on her perception that the border was never more secure than ever, yada yada.

“There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been. That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been,” she said.

We had similar denials and lectures about the state of the economy and effects of Obamacare. It’s just those critics beating away at Obamacare that made it appear bad. Similarly, it was critics and their perception who made Benghazi a “phony scandal”. IRS, spending, gun control, the border, and we’re just global warming deniers.

Now that we have freshened our memories, we don’t have to review every episode of his reign only to find the problem is always us. We have perceptionitis. And that is no doubt what is causing social media cancer to spread throughout our consciousness. Besides we are just suffering those ill-effects of an economy which was supposed to be in full-bloom recovery. Again, our perception.

So the jayvee team is out on the court ready — regardless what uniforms– and Obama’s A-team is on the bench still planning their game strategy. That is not just our perception.

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Obama’s Denial Doctrine in full view

Washington Times:

“When folks say they’re frustrated with Congress, let’s be clear about what the problem is. I’m just telling the truth now. I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just, you know, let it rip,” the president said. “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.”

Specifically, Mr. Obama blasted Republicans for opposing a hike in the nation’s minimum wage to $10.10, not backing the administration’s plan to pour billions of dollars into infrastructure and other agenda items.

He also mocked House Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to sue him for executive overreach.

“Sue him. Impeach him. Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? OK. I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don’t do your job,” Mr. Obama said. “I’ve got a better idea — do something.”

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There is a river of denial running through the White House, and right down Pennsylvania Ave. Obama is out to blame anyone he can. He makes a complete mockery out of the Constitutional process. (they were supposed to be laugh lines)

But wait, he goes 300 miles from the border to rant and never mentions the border crisis? What detached discombobulation. Then says “lets be clear about what the problem is” without wanting to even see the problem crisis. That was the best SNL line I ever heard.

Oh well, who cares, certainly not him? He’s off to Martha’s Vineyard with the First Bitch. So what does a crisis matter? No crises exist on Martha’s Vineyard, where everyone will be wrapped in pomp and circumstance. “The border, what border?” Where T-time means “Tee-time”. The only border he’s worried about is on the fairway.

Obama “just telling the truth now”?  I have a bridge and a border for sale.

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Obama heads for Constitutional Crisis

Law Prof. Turley: Obama Risks Constitutional Crisis With Executive Action

Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Newsmax
By Greg Richter

President Barack Obama is acting like “a bad gambler at Vegas” by doubling down on executive actions less than a week after a stinging Supreme Court defeat, says George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.

A defiant Obama promised to take even more executive actions on Monday because Congress has told him it will not pass any immigration reform laws this year.

“If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills. Pass a bill. Solve a problem,” Obama said in a Rose Garden press conference.

Turley, appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report, ” called that “a pretty surprising statement” considering that “the ink is barely dry” on Thursday’s 9-0 decision saying Obama was wrong to have made recess appointments when the Senate had declared itself to be in session.

“For him now to double down makes him look like a bad gambler at Vegas,” said Turley, who agrees with many of Obama’s policies, but has warned of a constitutional crisis if Obama continues implementing those policies by bypassing Congress.

“At some point this is going to cause serious problems for his administration. He’s going to start to lose Democrats,” Turley said. “The president of the United States can’t say the solution to gridlock is you simply have to resolve it on my terms.”

There’s a reason the issues aren’t being resolved, Turley said: “Congress is divided because the public is divided in these areas.”

Turley said the past 10 days have been “abysmal” for the administration.

“He was found to be in violation of the Fourth Amendment on privacy, then another case found him in violation of separation of powers. Now he’s been found in violation of religious rights in the First Amendment” in the Hobby Lobby case, Turley said.

“It doesn’t get much worse than this for a president.”

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It doesn’t get much worse than this? Just watch.

Poor pitiful Obama…pathetic

Obama’s ‘woe is me’ attitude

By Michael Goodwin \  (excerpt)
June 29, 2014

Facing a horrific expansion of terrorism in the Mideast, a meltdown of public support at home and major rebukes by the Supreme Court, the president remains fixated on No. 1.

“I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind,” he told a Minneapolis audience Friday, and then ticked off a series of complaints about — surprise — Republicans.

“They don’t do anything, except block me and call me names,” he said. “If they were more interested in growing the economy for you and the issues that you are talking about instead of trying to mess with me, we would be doing a lot better.”

He wasn’t finished: “The critics, the cynics in Washington, they’ve written me off more times than I can count. But cynicism doesn’t invent the Internet. Cynicism doesn’t give women the right to vote.”

There you have it: the presidential mind in Year 6. Don’t cry for Argentina — cry for me!

Great article. Read full

 

What about the entire nation of Obama’s victims? What of the poor pitiful citizens of the country he victimized. But we are supposed to feel sorry for him? All that he has done to benefit himself at the public trough, and yet seems so miserably unhappy.

Enjoy the song in honor of the real victims and this country.

I have the solution. Since he is such a victim, let’s stop it and impeach him now. Save him and ourselves further angst and insufferable damage. Save him from his mental torture, paranoia and further instability, for his own good.

Then explain to him that no matter what he believes, this is not about him. I know that is quite hard for his brain to fathom, since the world revolves around his existence.

The truth is this is about the office of the Presidency, not you Obama, and about the future Presidents to come – be they black, white, orange, male or female. It’s about the preservation of America. That will be a shock to you that there is something in this world bigger than your ego.

Do Obama a huge favor…and we will be blessed for it.

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No Thriller from Manila

Barry’s ‘not ready for prime time’-foreign policy.

Obama spoke from a State Dinner in Manila, presumably with a toast to better days:

“You hit singles, you hit doubles; every once in a while we may be able to hit a home run,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference with Mr. Aquino. “But we steadily advance the interests of the American people and our partnership with folks around the world.” NYT

I have an analogy for him too. He’s either out in left field most of the time, or he’s not even in the ballpark.(and then he is on the golf course.)

Let’s see, gun running in Mexico advanced our interests. Weapons running and disastrous policies in Libya, when everyone else knew better. Getting an ambassador and three others killed and then lying about it, is a steady advance. More like ‘steady denial’.

Partnership, while lecturing our best ally in the Middle East about apartheid. That advanced both our interests.

Trying to push a Trans-Pacific Partnership and foreign trade while denying a pipeline with our northern neighbor. That’s real partnership and advancing the interests of the American people.

Meddling in Egypt supporting the Muslim Brotherhood sure advanced our interests.

We’re less liked around the globe now than when he came in office. And those are only the highlights. Plus Iran on the verge of nuclear weapons, while unwinding sanctions on them.

Seems like Obama never made it to first base. In 2012 he boasted about his superior foreign policy credentials, scolding Romney even after the terrorist attack on his Benghazi outpost killed our ambassador and three Americans. I know, he can blame the bat boy.(only in his wildest imagination could this be successful)

When he returns, the NYT says, he wants to “regain the offensive” by giving a couple speeches. That seems to be all he knows and his answer to everything. Even those will be laced with blame on others — the only kind of speech he knows how to give.

Call it what it is, Obama’s Diplomacy of Denial… or the Doctrine of Denial.

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Reid’s Koch-a-phobia running wild

 

DSCC to Combat Koch Contributions Using Unnamed Dem Donors

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
April 11, 2014 3:29 pm

The Democratic Party’s Senate campaign arm is warning donors about the pernicious influence of the Koch Brothers, and offering to match contributions—using money from unnamed Democratic donors—to combat them.

Campaign literature from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee features Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) ranting against the Kochs for four pages.

Reid pledges that the DSCC will match all contributions made in response to the solicitation.

He did not say which of the DSCC’s shadowy donors would be providing the matching funds.

 

Harry Reid said in a fund raising letter to Democrats:

“In fact, Koch Brothers AFP has already spent a staggering 27 million this election cycle alone on television ads – and this early spending has sent Senate Democrats’ approval ratings plummeting.

We simply cannot allow them to buy our Democracy.“

What sent their approvals plummeting to the depths was their record and non-accountable actions. He wants to blame the Koch’s for that? People are fed up. He says it is a matter of fact. More twisted lies from Harry-the Judas-Reid. How much are those shekels of silver worth, Harry?

Secondly, what people cannot allow is Harry and his colleagues to continue to hold the country hostage to their precious power.

He will feel so much better after election, in a smaller office without all those concerns .

All Harry and his cohorts care about is their political power slipping through their evil fingers, nothing else. For Americans, the question is not what Harry and company have done for you but what they have done to you that matters.

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Detroit to DC, same ol’ same

Tim Alberta wrote an extensive article in the National Journal about Detroit. You can see it here. In it, he compared Detroit to lots of things. He said the new mayor, Duggan — white in a predominately black city — should have the worst job in the world. But he goes on to make the case that in reality he actually has the best job in the world. Why is that?

Because there is such a lack of hope, and prior administrations were so inept and corrupt(my words), that all of it set expectations so low. With that, he really is not expected to make leaps and bounds, certainly not right away, but if he just manages to deliver the essentials for the city to run he could be hailed as a success. And that is the thought that grabbed me.

Many of us know the condition of the federal government full well, well enough not to expect fast turn around or streets paved in gold — though maybe they should be with what we are spending. No, its the place where hopes have been dashed. Prosperity might be scattered about, but in certain areas. It is not the general rule. The expenses of just functioning on a normal- for Washington – level seems to be an accomplishment for them. They have reduced the bar in Washington, too. The expectations are down. Can they, in fact, do anything constructive or good at all? Or is everything they are capable of tainted by cronyism and corrupt influences, money and scandals galore?

There is a real danger in politics, we now know. We had the classic example in Obama. He ran on supernatural hope and change. He lifted the naive hopes of people far and wide. They didn’t even know what they were hoping for. They placed their hopes in a man… a man without a record of accomplishment at all except for being elected. And we know that merely getting elected is not the be-all end-all for leadership, much less governing.

Still, they placed all their hope in a man from Chicago that claimed he could slow the rising tides and heal the planet. He claimed to be transparent when nothing he’d ever done was transparent – he is the antithesis to transparency. And they believed his claims. They said he was change you can believe in.

Then afterward he did nothing but blame others. It was not others that put those promises in his mouth. It was not others who made him lie. Yet all he had was a bitter campaign of blame. He carried that into office and relied on it through his term. It was not about what you can do anymore, it was only about who got the blame. As long as he didn’t let the blame stick to his shoes, he deemed it a success.

You see, all that some people are looking for in Detroit is the impression that things are being done: garbage is being picked up, roads plowed, trains and buses running. That is a success in itself. Sure Obama has a few times tried to lower expectations but that is to change everything about Obama. He built his legacy before he even took office on rose-colored achievements. He was given the Nobel Peace Prize on expectations.

Now those expectations have all faded into the sunset. His legacy he had written before, like some prophet, is in tatters.Detroit has at least accepted the tatters. They are part of the landscape, a daily reminder. They know they have been beaten. They are being realists while the Obamanoids are in denial. How long can denial last? Look at Detroit, it probably has the answer to that too.

See reference: http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/detroit-s-new-mayor-has-the-best-job-in-politics-20140313

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People should cut spending on cable etc. for Obamacare

On March 6, 2014, President Obama conducted a town hall meeting with Spanish-language media regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. He was asked about the concerns of many Latinos that the law is simply too expensive. He suggested that some families may be spending too much on cable television or cell phones, and not enough on health insurance.

Yep that’s the problem. Get rid of the phone and the cable bill and then you can have ObamaCare for the cost of your cell phone bill. So that’s what he meant.

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