AOC’s Dream Campaign Cash

AOC’s Dream appears to have a few problems. Slushy season.

AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies

by Alana Goodman | March 04, 2019 | Washington Examiner

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication “there’s something amiss.” They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations. ,,,/

Bradley A Smith – former FEC Chairman: “You might say from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered committee.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-chief-of-staff-ran-1m-slush-fund-by-diverting-campaign-cash-to-his-own-companies

Weird, uh? Let’s see if media can ignore the campaign cash dreams because they cannot ignore her Big Green Dream.

Hillary’s road trip to hell

Hillary and Kaine, her latest partner in crime, boarded their bus heading west to campaign.

If you believe Hillary gave a great acceptance speech, then I have a bridge to the 21’st century to sell you. And if Bil Clinton ever built such a bridge then it would be needing a major overhaul or demolition by now.

Hillary calls for an intelligence surge abroad and an infrastructure surge here. But how about having an intelligence surge here, before the election, to put a roadblock on her highway to the White House? She should not be allowed near that infrastructure.

But Hillary proves she is just as shovel ready with BS as her comrade Obama has been. She claims she only has a hundred days to sell her brand of BS to the public and just hope they don’t know the difference. She’ll be dining on caviar and serving up shit on a shingle to the masses wherever they go. The stale old BS soup will be plentiful even if events like a stop in Johnstown, Pa will be closed to the public. Don’t let the public upset the apple cart.

These areas where jobs and economies have been hit hard are also where Trump has popularity. So Clinton is more interested in preventing Donald’s success and growth than she is about any real economic conditions. So what do you expect her to say?

Well, start with blaming any problems on George Bush and stretch her finger pointing all the way to 2008. Make sure they get that message. Never mind Obama’s anemic record on the economy. On the upside, maybe she can inform them all how many people she will be putting out of work or how many companies she will be putting out of business? Oh, that would take honesty; and we know her credibility record requires the willing suspension of disbelief. But what difference at this point does it make?

She’s on the highway to ….. don’t stop her.

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Trump entering the great Unknown

Off we go int the wild blue yonder. That’s the sentiment I feel. so we enter a new era — or error if you naysayers prefer — of the great unknown of Trump. We entered still not knowing where it will lead, or what the way out will look like if there is one. Or does this, as some say, change everything into the future forever? I’m not quite sure yet being a bit more a realist, based on what we can see so far. But compared to what we now have….

Let me add some color to that, not necessarily between the lines because many of them have been erased. I take all this mostly as a good thing, as I have for months . But I know how many people disagree or question even mild optimism about all the Trumpism.

Now that the confirmation is official that he is R-nominee, there is a period at the end of the sentence. I’ve been flushing out some of my unspoken thoughts. I haven’t changed my mind on things due to Trump. I don’t have any phony reasons for supporting him. I have my own conservative philosophy and Trump meshes with it in many ways.

First, what is needed in the US. We keep looking, hoping for a Reagan. But I’m not sure there is one, or that it is possible anymore. In some ways, America moved on since the Reagan years. Sadly, we disintegrated after the pinnacle of Reagan. His legacy now is even twisted or skewered regularly by liberal Democrats. Though I still remember much of the criticism then. They really ganged up on him at the time and it had an effect with the public. It finally became clear that we were lucky for his leadership and wisdom. They could not take that support away from him. Trump was demonized, but then it backfired.

Trump vs Fox the real reality series — Exhibit A.

“How Trump Beat Fox News”

By Amy Moreno May 29, 2016 (excerpt)

Donald Trump is me because he said out loud the things I had been screaming at my TV for 8 years. He validated the anger I felt at my political party for deceiving me – and even more importantly, thanks to Trump I began to understand why they betrayed me. Donald Trump woke me up from a clueless slumber where I assumed that if you had an “R” in front of your name we were on the same team.

Boy, was I wrong.

So, when my BFF Fox News began attacking Trump with an endless array of snarky comments and a parade of nonstop negative commentary, they weren’t just attacking Trump – they were actually attacking me – and I defended myself, my point of view, my frustration, and my lifestyle by fighting back.

Hardcore.

I took to social media and I boldly pointed out every snarky comment and bias criticism spoken by my friend Fox News. From the rolling eyes of Dana Perino to the petty one-liners of Greg Gutfeld, every unfair jab at Trump was addressed – because those stupid facial expressions and juvenile zingers that were intended solely for Trump, struck the heart of millions of disenfranchised people who had been screwed sideways by an arrogant government and shunned by elitist pundits who whistled irrelevant tunes from gilded cages – both of these groups blissfully detached from the real-life struggles facing the very people they professed to support, understand, and speak on behalf of. ,,,/

Read More: http://truthfeed.com/?p=4560

The common denominator is a lot of people identified with Trump. His words were different and his ideas had outsider written on them. Whatever you thought of him, he was definitely not the establishment pick. Fox only confirmed the mountain of estabo opposition to him. The more they said no way can he be the nominee, the more he kept winning. It seemed he only became more popular in spite of all their criticism.

The multifaceted Trump campaign is nothing we’re seen before. Multifaceted because he is running multiple campaigns all at the same time. He runs against Clinton and his political opponents, which is one big campaign. He also has to run against the media and Left-wing attack organizations — a few more. Trump ran a successful attack on media. Something I haven’t seen another candidate or politician do. Then he has the business campaign that attacks his business interests, plotting against him. Most of it may be coming from the Left but there are still various campaigns.

The beauty is that none of the common negative expectations have worked so far. Trump is unique and so are his results. Odds that before were insurmountable now aren’t. Undefeatable opponents no longer are. That is the good news. The bad news is that it all does not stop. In fact, they are trying even harder. The attacks come from everywhere: media, pundits, Hillary and her many surrogates, organizations and protestors. Almost anyone who has an interest in opposing Trump. Since he represents change, that means almost everyone. Funny how a lot of people don’t want change. On top of it all, now attacks come straight from Obama and the White House, even while on foreign shores.

Obama had his live from Asia jabs. He claims to speak for the world leaders. He sure made a mess of his loyalties. Trump is somehow the problem. Funny how people think just the opposite. Obama the wrecking ball of the US passes judgment.

That’s where the great unknown optimism comes in. Usual politics do not seem to apply. The danger is it could lead to an overconfidence that he cannot be stopped. Finally something has worked to oppose status quo, the media and politics as usual. And it has been messy, what would you expect? So some world leaders are rattled. Since when is that a major concern? But maybe a certain US pric is rattled, and that’s a good thing.

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Biden Backs Out

There that’s done! He makes an official WH speech to say he’s not running.
But all the hype and media foreplay up until now has not been lost on us, Joe.

So stand behind and consolidate around Hillary, that’s what will matter now.

The best way Joe Biden can campaign now is by not running.
(but Joe we could have told you that before)

But gaffe-on Joe, someone has to provide the entertainment for the Dem Circus.

Crazy summer haze, and 2016 dreaming

Sometimes you just couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. Hillary cut short her Hamptons va-k by running out to campaign amid groans even from her left wing cheerleaders about her email scandal. Morning Joe must be on anti-depressants.

Maybe she’ll have to re-reintroduce herself, again?

Rupert Murdoch, harping over Trump’s candidacy, floats an invitation for billionaire Michael Bloomberg to jump into the race.

Bloomberg — greatest mayor. What did I miss? So Rupert immediately backs off a little to mention Guiliani. Still it caused a blowback. Is that an admission on the debate?

Not good enough, he adds he didn’t say he’d vote for him. I bet a smart, wealthy guy like Rupert Murdoch always recommends a candidate he would not vote for. Besides, a Bloomberg could detract support from Jeb not Trump. Rupert had too much sun.

While Hillary cut her fundraising vacation short to head West hoping to strike political gold, opposed to fool’s gold, for her campaign. Because come Friday she will be addressing the DNC in Minneapolis. Meantime, all hands on deck trying to explain away her servergate scandal. Referring to her not-so-private email scandal, NYT reports:

“We do think people have questions about this,” said Jennifer Palmieri, a spokeswoman for the campaign. “It’s a very confusing topic, and I think as you’ve seen over the last couple of weeks, we have changed our strategy in that we are trying to do more education.”

Yes, the people need educated. Lecture voters on linguistic spin. Works for Obama.

Her plan now seems to be buy enough young people with her college funding schemes. Then make sure to remind women of their reproductive voting power at all points between. With those two, and pandering to a few others, she hopes to keep her 2016 boat afloat. But the bilge pumps are working double duty these days.

It’s about time for another reinforcement from Bubba about her bonafides. The anointing doesn’t seem to be going as smoothly as expected. And Bernie was just a distraction to make voters think there is a choice involved. His circus road tour only leads back to Hillary. She’s just as far left as he is anyway. But don’t educate the people on that.

Maybe Hillary should have stayed in that cocoon in the Hamptons where even they do not believe her but still believe in her. (along with her Wall Street pals)

New: Hillary doll hits market

I heard a toy company has a new promotional doll planned of Hillary Clinton. It was something like this:(Satire – older post)

Gearing up for summer release

Hillary — a doll whose time has come.

She walks, talks, cries and lies, and raises money too. It comes preloaded with 25 scandals, more than enough to get started. Think of all the fun kids — lets be honest girls — can have acting out some of the famous scandals they’ve only seen on tabloid magazines at the grocery store.

Cultivate your child’s imagination on rainy day play dates. White House and accessories sold separately. They’ll want to hold on to this one for years and never grow tired of it, because there’s always something new! Kids can create their own scandals too. It’s scalable and you can add as many interactive staff and advisers as you like. Develop their own story lines just like in real life.

Set comes with the original White Water one all the way to Benghazi – many accessories available now and more on the way. And remember Hillary is always busy, which means there will be plenty more to add later. Kids can have even more fun guessing what scandal Hillary will create next? Parents might be tempted to play along for hours of wholesome family fun. Comes with lots of “Democrat voter” stickers, plus  #ReadyForHillary tags.

There will be a limited amount of dolls in the 1st edition, so get them while you can. We will try to keep up with demand but cannot guarantee it as early shipments are selling fast.

There will also be a Bubba doll roll out, so you can mix and match your choices of advisers and interns with Bubba Clinton to find which are the best fit, or just try them all one by one. The hours of enjoyment you will have from him alone will be priceless for any aspiring child. All Bubba pieces sold separately, so collect them all…if you can! Sure to be worth more over time. Sit back and just watch the story lines develop, and their value increase. Your child’s closet will not be big enough to hold it all — Hillary’s isn’t.

Don’t be the last on your block to order yours, they’ll be the talk at school. Made right here in USA by Blue-Dress Toy Inc. (must be at least 18 to purchase — wink, we won’t tell)

(published 3/16/2015)

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Hillary sets the tone for her run…. wind her up

The First Lady of Misspeak has done it again. Hillary Clinton put her whole leg in her mouth pandering to a crowd of Dem supporters in the liberal state of Massachusetts.

Except it was not a slip or an error. It was very much planned and intentional. She was only following Obama’s lead, who followed Elizabeth Warren’s remarks. Ah, there is never really much new with Democrats. And there is usually a bread trail.

You see, when – not if – she declares she is running, she will have to head off the attack from the left flank of the Demmitude Party. The likes of Warren in particular. But Warren has been honing that Marxist message for years now. Hillary has some katching up to do. (sorry, I have a propensity for misspelling words) New, anything new about Hillary?

Obama had a penchant for lifting popular words and messages from people, too. It runs in the Dem family. And just like Obama, don’t tell her words don’t matter. Wait, please tell her they don’t.

Washington — [Updated 2:40 p.m.] Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent comment about trickle-down economics has launched a war of spin – and an effort Monday by Mrs. Clinton to correct herself.

First, here’s what the likely 2016 presidential candidate said at a campaign event last Friday for Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate:

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” former Secretary of State Clinton said in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people say, ‘What did you bring to Washington?’ He says, ‘I brought arithmetic.’ ”

On Monday she revised and extended her remarks to say:

“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up.… Not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.”

Except that is not what she said — no matter how long she says she’s been saying it. She clearly said in Elizabethian speak: “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” And that was only shorthand for ‘businesses do not create jobs.’ The second part of her statement was about trickle down economics.

But in Clinton’s and Warren’s, and Obama’s formula, it is all very much trickle down economics from Big-Government. Why doesn’t everyone just say that?

If we learned one thing from Hillary, it was that everything is trickle down with her, including blame for the terrorist attack on Benghazi. If she is so adamant about her non-trickle down approach, why doesn’t she defend it instead of back peddling. Does she not really believe in Marxism as she suggests?

She did not have quite the delivery of Queen Elizabeth Warren:

Here we go again… haven’t we seen this movie before?

Take it, Hillary….

Reference: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Buzz/2014/1027/Hillary-Clinton-says-businesses-don-t-create-jobs.-Uh-oh.-video

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Asininity in season

I get pretty offended by the current political strategies of the Left. They don’t make much sense but that was never the objective, was it?

Through all the arguments there is a pattern. They claimed with Obamacare: ‘you don’t like it, then what is your plan?’ You don’t like our open border, amnesty plans, then what is yours?’ Like going to a diner, “what’s yours?”

This is some ridiculous stuff. According to their tactic rule, one cannot criticize their plans or schemes unless one puts forth one in the same mold. Yea, right. Funny for the Party that was criticism central under Bush. It’s an Alinsky tactic.

So by that logic they could not criticize the Iraq war unless Dems advocated a war of their own. Just like we are not allowed to complain about their open border, Executive Order, illegal immigration policies unless we provide an amnesty plan. Only then can we discuss it. Since when did you have to offer a proposal for something you are opposed to? But they keep trotting out these tactics on every issue. By their standard, Dems should not be able to talk about budget cuts without offering real budget cuts. Why not?

The list of examples offenses is endless. The kicker is how many fall for it. Disagreeing with carbon tax schemes, then, means you must offer an alternate carbon scheme or shut up. What rules? If you don’t like a big-government program, you have to advocate a big-government program. Thus, to disapprove of something means you have to write it into law. It goes on and on. The abbreviated answer to “what’s yours” is up yours.

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DWS’s ISIS problem

Debbie Wasserman Shultz has the ISIS problem.

After continually running around on a mission to enrage people, is it any wonder the people morally repulsed by those actions would circle to attack and stop you?

Dems turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. — Politico

Something about “need her most” sticks in my throat here.

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Obama seeks doctrine of revision

…to turn back the hand of time.

So on the eve of 9/11, Obama takes to prime time to announce his supposed plan against ISIS, which he calls ISIL. He could have given this speech at any time in the last 9 months. He didn’t and made it on this particular day, after his dwindling poll numbers came out.

I won’t even give it a word for word reply because there is really nothing new. But he did say, once again, that ISIS is not an Islamic organization. Nope, it’s not..it’s not! That came early in his slithering rhetoric so it could have muted anything after.

But there is one other point that deserves mention. He said this action is designed to save and help those displaced by ISIS. Its too late, ISIS did that months ago. He watched it, or maybe he didn’t read those briefings? But now that the damage is done, he promises continued humanitarian aid. I bet they wished help would have really came to prevent what ISIS did. He did have an answer, someone said thank you, America, for coming. That was supposedly for his help earlier on Mt. Sinjar. (aid and persuade campaign)

“We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands,” Obama said.

How can you return to a burned home, or without the family that were slaughtered? Of course that was the whole idea of ISIS to be so brutal as to drive the people out for good. Message received. But Obama, always late to the game, now offers them cordial sympathies and promises of hope. Be careful about Obama’s promises of hope.

He spoke quite literally the way Democrats do about war strategy. The saying is that they are always fighting the last war. In this case, Obama was making a speech on a commemorative eve of the 9/11 attacks. Or that was supposed to be the backdrop. But that backdrop is of being attacked, and then there was the attack on his watch in Benghazi.

Was it an attempt to rehabilitate his image and indeed the day? Maybe. A day which two years earlier he wished to erase. A day that came at the worst time of his presidency, campaign eve of reelection. And a day which he wanted to ignore even before the Benghazi attack happened. If anything became clear, it was that Obama wanted no part in either Iraq, or the war on terrorism. What do you know, they both showed up in the same place. What are the chances?

Then he had for a year ignored the problems in Syria, after laying down a red-line which he himself ignored. He wasn’t interested in that and Putin gave him an out. His lack of attention on Iraq did not go unnoticed either. The original ISIS, an off chute of al Qaeda in Iraq was driven from Iraq in the war. It festered in Syria and gained traction during the civil war before moving right in to Iraq.

One can say it was albeit a direct creation of Obama, and his policies. Democrats resist the temptations, they say, at extended stays in countries. So be it. They claim they are not against justified actions in countries though. But we saw their prototype version in action in Libya. And it was a stunning failure. Another thing Obama immediately ignored. Our enemies didn’t. His Libyan adventure laid the groundwork for Benghazi.

Obama had already forgotten about Libya prior to the Benghazi attack. It was in the rear view mirror. And Biden told us, if we were looking for a bumper sticker, which Dems undoubtedly were, it was that “Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.” (even if GM was on life support) Who cares about details? Their message sold, evidenced by how many Dems repeated it ad nausea. Whether it is true or not never mattered to them. Success in a soundbite over success on the battlefield.

Now he says he is going to counter a “warped ideology” which earlier he denied was real. He has not lacked opportunities to counter it. We had Christians slaughtered across the Mid East. They were driven almost completely out of Iraq. The black-flag Islamists marched across the ME. He may be the only one in the world willing to claim it is not Islamic. I said before he should leave the apologetics to Islamic scholars, who do not dispute the point. That they are killing Muslims, too, means exactly what? If this is his answer to evil, to revise it, then I question and reject everything about it.

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Hillary lays out anti-gun platform

Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to ‘rein in’ proliferation of guns

Posted by
CNN’s Dan Merica | 5/6/2014

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said “I think we’ve got to rein in what has become a almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”

“We really have got to get our arms around it because at the rate we are going, we are going to have so many people with guns everywhere fully licensed, fully validated,” Clinton said, painting a picture of a country where small annoyances could lead to shootings.

Clinton, whose comments came during the question and answer portion at the end of her appearance, said because “we are living at a time when there is so much external stimulation and some much internal confusion in certain people,” it would be a bad idea to let people “go to bars with guns, let them go to schools with guns, let them go to church with guns.”

Referencing a shooting earlier this year where a 71-year old retired police officer shot a 43-year old man texting in a movie theater, Clinton said people thinking they “have the right to defend themselves against the gum chewer and the cell phone user by shooting the person” is reminiscent of countries she visited “with no rule of law and self control.”

But Clinton also gave an olive branch to gun owners, adding “I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns.” […/]

More http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/06/hillary-clinton-u-s-needs-to-rein-in-proliferation-of-guns/

The small annoyances she referred to were chewing gum or talking on a cell phone while at the theater. Out comes the straw men. She contends these incidents will happen on a wide scale. But what does happen on a hourly scale are drive-by’s and shootings in Chicago, a gun free zone. That never enters into her straw man arguments.

So somehow gun ownership translates to less self control and rule of law, to Hilary. But she doesn’t offer to explain how that works. With her premise, evidently less guns equals more self control and greater rule of law. Again, the murder rate in Chicago could disprove that.

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Obama’s middle name is ruin

Never mind that Hussein is Obama’s middle name, his default name is RUIN.

If you take Obama’s campaign example, which is now his lobbying, BrownShirt Society, it uses the same message his campaign used all along.

We know his emphasis was on media and social networking, coupled with fundraising. They projected it as grassroots organizing but that is another deceiving footnote to Obama.

On the website, the central theme starts with a simple question, “Are you In?
When you translate that to chat lingo, you come up with (R-U-IN) RUIN.

It’s pretty funny that his big presence on the web, still his ‘campaign” organization, makes such a revealing statement about his plans.

Just ask Obama supporters if they support Obama and RUIN?

clip_ob site image
Are you in? Well, are you in RUIN yet? No? Give it time. You will be.

Organizing for Action quotes Obama about Climate Change:

If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.

Planned Parenthood and Abortion anyone? Future posterity?

Website:  July 11th 2013

Make a donation today to support this grassroots movement. — [what a laugh]
Whether it’s the NRA trying to stop progress on gun safety legislation that 90% of Americans support, or conservatives in a state legislature trying to ram through radical rollbacks of women’s rights, they are banking on you not paying attention.
They’re hoping you won’t jump in to the fight.
This week should have made it clearer than ever why you need to. / (donate button)

More like Obama just hopes you won’t join the fight against him.

And OFA very much needs you to donate to RUIN. Won’t you support ruin?

On so-called “immigration reform” they suggest:

Supporters across the country were out in force this week, urging their representatives to move immigration reform forward. In anticipation of yesterday’s House Republican Caucus meeting with Speaker John Boehner, they were out in their communities making their voices heard. /…
This fight isn’t over yet. Following the House Republicans’ meeting, OFA volunteers are determined to keep up the pressure and make reform a reality. Until there is a comprehensive immigration reform bill headed to President Obama’s desk, our work continues. Say you’ll join the fight.
/… The fight for immigration reform is on its way through the House, and OFA volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to get it passed.

Oh goody, another “fight” — as everything always is to Liberals.
Here they come, conjuring up the sentiments of the Battle hymn of the Republic :

“He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,” (sorry, it’s Obama’s choreography)

So I have to ask ….RUIN? Yes, more ruin he proposes: more big government, top-down tyranny everyone can get behind, or under, right? It makes me sick.

OFA events received plenty of attention from local media:[blah, blah, blah] /…
It’s not too late to throw your support behind immigration reform and keep this momentum going into the House. Add your name today.

So people, will you show them it’s not too late for RUIN?

Fight, Fight, Fight…for ruin! “Are you in?”

And if he is going to use executive orders to force his agenda, what does he need them for?
Oh, the BrownShirts are coming. (that’s what he needs them for)
Won’t you be a brownshirt for Obama?

... his RUIN is marching on!


Politico

President Barack Obama’s got a volunteer army — and all their marching orders come from carefully organized paid generals back at headquarters.

Obama won two terms by harnessing a grassroots movement through a tightly controlled, top-down campaign organization. Now the group formed out of Organizing for America is now bringing that approach to Organizing for Action.

This really is Obama ruin. Are you in?

Obama’s jihad on energy

This was a WH response to the energy petition on his war on coal.

Embracing an All-of-the-Above Approach to American Energy

Since taking office, President Obama has been committed to an all-of-the-above energy strategy for America. It’s a strategy that’s rooted in the idea that we should take full advantage of all of the energy resources that we have, while ensuring we do so in a safe and responsible way.
After four years of this strategy, its impact is clear. We have greater energy security now than any time in recent history. We have doubled our use of renewable power from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. Imports of foreign oil have fallen to the lowest level in decades. Domestic oil production is surging and America is currently the largest producer of natural gas in the world.
At the same time the President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue to be an important source of energy in the future.
The President also believes that America must take a leadership role in developing and manufacturing technologies that allow us to burn coal more cleanly and efficiently. Achieving that goal will also boost our economy, promote public health, and position the United States as the leader in the global clean energy race.
That’s why President Obama has invested nearly $6 billion in clean coal technology and research and development – the largest such investment in U.S. history. Notably, this strategy has attracted over $10 billion in additional private sector capital investment. And these investments are already making a difference. For example, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the United States leads the race to develop the world’s first large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project.
The investments we are making in cutting-edge, clean coal technologies are not only vital to the future of this industry, but also to the larger goal of taking full advantage of America’s energy resources.
Tell us what you think about this response and We the People.

Here is the petition:

End to the War On Coal, end the job killing policies of the EPA and require an economic impact analysis of new policies.

The Obama Administration through its EPA is destroying the coal industry of this country. To date, tens of thousands of coal mining and related jobs have been lost due to this ill-advised war against American energy.

We, the undersigned, call upon the Obama Administration to end this job killing war on coal, to rein in the EPA and require an economic impact assessment published prior to the enactment of each and every new policy and regulation.

Created: Nov 11, 2012Issues: Energy, Job Creation, Regulatory Reform

total signatures
29,323

Reply to Obama’s all the above statement.

“Since taking office, President Obama has been committed to an all-of-the-above energy strategy for America. It’s a strategy that’s rooted in the idea that we should take full advantage of all of the energy resources that we have, while ensuring we do so in a safe and responsible way.”

Moratorium on off-shore drilling? Federal land off-limits? Dragging his heals on this pipeline. Constant interference in drilling and obstruction on fracking.

Is that what he means by “Taking full advantages of our resources”? What he has done is politicized them, and took full advantage of the politics, then used them and our resources as a lever against us – coal being the prime example.

“After four years of this strategy, its impact is clear. We have greater energy security now than any time in recent history. We have doubled our use of renewable power from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. Imports of foreign oil have fallen to the lowest level in decades. Domestic oil production is surging and America is currently the largest producer of natural gas in the world.

After four years, what’s clear is his support the most expensive gas and oil prices in history. And the EPA is out of control, next it will tax the rain. Any new producition is largely due to Bush politcies he takes credit for. Solar and geothermal are not helping the gas at the pump or transportation costs.”

Greater energy security? Is that what you call it when energy is holding us, our households and economy hostage to some radical agenda?

“That’s why President Obama has invested nearly $6 billion in clean coal technology and research and development – the largest such investment in U.S. history. Notably, this strategy has attracted over $10 billion in additional private sector capital investment.”

One only sees you doing for energy what you did for healthcare…driving up the cost, and forcing mandates and rules of compliance. More energy security?

“All of the above approach” is actually some of the above, and regulated into oblivion. And it means wistfully throwing dollars at green energy, helter skelter, and wasting huge amounts on failed companies without return. Is that an “investment”? In fact, we pick up the tab when they do fail.

“That’s why President Obama has invested nearly $6 billion in clean coal technology and research and development – the largest such investment in U.S. history. Notably, this strategy has attracted over $10 billion in additional private sector capital investment. And these investments are already making a difference.”

So spending 6 billion on research to force coal companies out of business is an investment. The real private sector that is spending gets results while he takes credit for that. Driving the cost of coal skyward while cutting our supply and use does what? Making a difference? Yea, driving prices and regulation upward and manipulating the market.

Further, the object of the petition was about- this administration’s systematic destruction of the coal industry through EPA and overregulation, coupled with the dysfunctional energy policies. All compounded by the rising costs of energy, and his stubbornness about the Keystone XL Pipeline in particular – a project that won’t cost us.

You made no mention of reining in the out of control EPA. And what about that economic impact assessment, prior to every new policy and regulation? A complete and total non-response you gave it. This is not a campaign debate where you just throw out your fluffy ideas while dodging the questions. This is America’s energy and security at stake — not your personal political toy.

Obviously the war on coal and jihad against energy continues.
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What did Archie know, and when did he know it.

Energy and Archie were fodder for jokes about Carter but Obama can make Jimmah look good.

The Perpetual Candidate

 

Obama has now made it abundantly clear, if you didn’t get the message before, that his first job and priority is campaigning. The guy can’t meet with any leaders. It might interfere and effect his candidacy. He can’t be honest on recent events, it will hurt his candidacy. He can’t take action on say the debt, because it will hurt his campaign. He can’t talk about his record, it will hurt his candidacy and campaign. He doesn’t even have time for regular briefings.

Get the message loud and clear? Libs, get the bananas out of your ears.

He does the View while squeezing in his UN speech. When it comes to fundraising, even the campaign has to take a backseat. No one forced him to set a billion dollar goal (pricetag) on the office. Anyone who would want this narcissist for a second term is a sadist.

So understand, this is the executive branch, the presidency, the commander in chief — supposedly. The DOI says “that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men”. That is the purpose of our government. Enter Obama. He can’t even defend the first amendment, and they want him to defend the US or the Constitution…or your rights? That weasel defend the country? Give me a break. In the words of BJ Clinton: “this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen”.

His first response to the flare up in the ME is to say how much the government condemns the movie, as they say everyone should. Tell us to condemn the Movie? (remember the hard time he had rebuking Wright?) Second, to round up the perpetrator, the guy who made the movie. Oh, then mention justice as if its an afterthought, or as if he can decide what justice is after all his rhetoric. Justice from a guy who is apologetic about the first amendment.

But the Campaigner-in-Chief actually has a day job, which he evades and ignores. It’s more fun rubbing up to celebs, playing golf, or his other favorite pastime, taking vacations. And when he does take trips, he says one of his big jobs is to scout places to bring Michele. What’s not to love about the job? Oh, the job….that’s it!

Obama falling out of favor with black Americans?

 

Obama to Critics: ‘I Am Not the President of Black America’

Tuesday, 07 Aug 2012 08:25 PM

By Todd Beamon – Newsmax

President Barack Obama says he is “not the president of black America,” responding to criticism that he has not done enough for African Americans.

“My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed,” Obama told Black Enterprise magazine in an interview in the Oval Office. “I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of black America.

“I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody.”

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Read more on Newsmax.com:  Obama to Critics: ‘I Am Not the President of Black America’

Well he is not much of a president to other Americans either. And their playing the race card so much has not won over too many skeptics. Now he has problems with critics within the black community. MSM doesn’t want it to show but they are there. So he claims he is not “the president of black America” to keep their criticism at bay. But he sure is not the universal, ‘one for all’ hero prez he touts himself as.

In fact, just like in 08, he is going group to group with a tailored message to each as he panders. And now he wants to claim he is universal across the board? This even after Time put him on the cover as the first gay president. I didn’t hear the prez objecting, or saying they took his words out of context. No he didn’t .

So its okay when he is practicing the demographic politics of pandering. But dare a particular community or group come out to take issue and criticize his actions, which oppose basic values in that community. Oh, then he can talk about “not” being a particular prez. While he travels around wanting to be identified as the Hispanic’s prez, the gays’ prez, the unions’ prez, the black’s prez, the students’ prez, the middle class’ prez, or the women’s prez.

Yet he takes issue when someone actually tells him he does not speak for or represent their values? Go figure. Sort of ironic.

No, what “has been consistent” is his egregious, non-stop promises to particular special groups, and his attempt to sell himself as whatever that community wants. (I haven’t seen him sport a Yamaka yet though) They tell us, that’s just politics. Apparently some blacks do not believe he acts in their interests. I’m only amazed that some of the other groups haven’t jumped ship or mutinied before.

So there are some cracks in those Greek Columns showing.

Obama boycotts Israel

Obama Blasted for Failure to Visit Israel

BY: Adam Kredo — Washington Free Beacon
July 27, 2012 11:33 am

The Emergency Committee for Israel is waging a media blitz to alert voters to President Obama’s failure to visit Israel during his four years in office.

See video…

“He’s quite a world traveler. But not to Israel. An oversight? Or an indication?” the pro-Israel organization wondered in a statement earlier today announcing a television advertisement highlighting Obama’s travel habits. “He’s traveled to the Middle East multiple times—to accept an award in Saudi Arabia, to give a major speech in Cairo, to hold town hall meetings in Turkey—but never stopped to visit our closest ally in the region.”

Read at: http://freebeacon.com/obama-blasted-for-failure-to-visit-israel/

Story-Pol Failure

The ‘story pole’ that failed to convey a message.

(Splash of sarcasm and a little satire)

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always looked for a good storyteller as Commander-in-Chief. And I’ve always been disappointed too. Carter was a failure at it, Reagan was better but didn’t quite get there; George HW Bush only attempted it with “a thousand points of light”. Then there was Bill Clinton. Well, what can you say, stories? I’m still working on forgetting the blue dress, White Water, definition of “IS” and all the rest. Dubya didn’t do so well either.

Now here we are, Obama held such promise. What I really wanted from him was a good story. We got stories and stories, even before he was elected. So many conflicting stories. Now I see his biggest failure in the first years was not telling a good story. Really, I bet that is on everyone’s mind. Come on, admit it, we are just suckers for a good story. I’d vote for anyone who can tell a great story – one everyone “LIKES”. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Yet that is the latest assertion from Lecturer-in-Chief, storyteller extraordinaire.

Of course, what he really meant was that we failed to understand or comprehend what he was doing. But that is wrong too. We did understand, and that was the problem. That was his problem; we saw and understood what he was doing, or trying to. And we didn’t like it. Only now he says his big failure was not adequately “telling a story”. Translation: not convincing us though his propaganda.

Of course we heard this line, or story, from him before. It was a communication failure that we did not agree with ObamaCare. We just didn’t get it. They should have tried harder, and made it clearer.(for the sefs) That is their “story”, as we heard before. That’s what he meant. Just like those gun and Bible clinging bigots in Pa that have to be convinced at election time. It’s the “same old story”.

And when the American people try telling their story, the pols and Obama’s vast left-wing administration just don’t want to hear it. They will twist it every way to sundown, how racist and ignorant, uneducated and wrong we are. That story. That one has prevailed even without the evidence to back it up, Tea Parties were called names, the Right was ridiculed. That story he and the Left have been telling for years. And we’ve heard it loud and clear. So Mr. Liar in Chief, tell me another story. Please, it may take my mind off the utter mess you made of this Republic.

But….make it a good one.

Story Pole:(background) “Story Poles are often mistaken as totem poles. A totem pole tells a tribe or family history, while a story pole tells Native American legends and folktales. Story poles have characters on both sides of the pole. Characters each have a story with a moral to each story. Story poles were used in the early days as a method of teaching children. The story tellers had to be careful to tell good stories to the children, for these were the only lessons they depended upon to raise good children.” – Interpretive Naturalist, Meg Scanlon

Tell me another “story” Barry Soetoro, Barack Hussein Obama.
Just one more…

Black and White Media

Did you hear the one where Romney gave a speech at the NAACP convention and got booed? Yea, I thought so. Never mind then. In the coverage after the speech that is all they talked about. Dems must have been in a tizzy. They laughed at the idea of him suggesting that he would be good for African-Americans.

But the striking story about it, as a few pundits in left media land opined, was that Mitt gave a speech at the NAACP talking to white people. They explained that he was really talking to white people in his base. So he had to go to the NAACP to give a speech to talk to white people? I know, there should have been a punch line there, but there wasn’t.

The narrative spread that he was really only talking to his white base. It is always fascinating to know their convoluted take on Romney’s reasoning. Then they ridiculed him for saying the same things to them that he says to his base or “white people”. Why would he do that? They concluded he won’t win people over there, while admitting Obama got about 95% of the black vote.

Is it just me or does it seem media is digging a giant-sized crater here? They should hope they don’t fall in it. Sounds like that’s their story though, and they’re sticking to it: Mitt Romney went there to talk to his base, or white people.

Meanwhile, Obama cannot fit the event into his itinerary, but he’ll send Biden instead. Wonder what they’ll say about Biden?
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On a more serious note:

SCOTUS gets Slow-Jammed

Remember the scene of Obama “slow-jamming the news” on Jimmy Fallon? It was really nothing but glorified campaigning. But that is what they called it.

I was scanning over older articles about the coming ObamaCare decision. Well, freshening my memory, then it was thought and asserted by Obama that basically the SCOTUS was being activist and the Right was running the court. It was the Left’s preemptive strike on the Court. Warnings were all over. First, there was the formal critique of the High Court at Obama’s SOTUS. Then Obama recently issued a public warning to the Court. Sen. Patrick Leahy gave a long diatribe on the floor singling out Roberts. It so entered the records.

Then, remember all Obama’s trash talking caused a Fifth Circuit judge to ask DOJ for a clarification on the administration’s view toward judicial review. That prompted a term paper from Holder’s DOJ to satisfy the inquiry. Have we ever witnessed anything like this drive-by administration shaking down anyone who gets in their way? Thumbing their noses as they “move forward”. But sadly, for most of us, it looks like they’ve succeeded way too often. What gives? And all this coming from a Prez who supposedly instructed law at a university, and who supposedly was editor of Harvard Review.

Now that the ruling finally came out, it seems Roberts did some maneuvering and activism to reach their decision. But liberals are fine with the decision, even if it did not broaden their beloved commerce clause and instead based it on “tax”. Yet liberals are content and their ‘activism’ fearmongering at least for now dissipated. In reality, show them an activist court and they’re satisfied…even while arguing against an “activist Court”.

But they ranted and campaigned against an activist SCOTUS for months, driving Obama out to the Rose Garden to comment and Leahy to spew on the Senate Floor. We had fear and scare tactics from the left and verbal sparring with a silent Supreme Court. Now that the Court actively found a way to grant them a win, their arguments and fears seem moot — to them not for others. They got what they really wanted.

The worst part is the success may have validated their behavior. Should the Left now believe this is the way to get what they want: chastise and attack the High Court into submission, and browbeat the Court into agreement? Scotus may have set more than one terrible precedent here, not just on their creative decision but also on capitulating to the leftist attack dogs. You might say the “Occupiers” won against the Supremes. It looks like the Supremes got slow-jammed by the left.

Now the left is not only claiming victory but broadcasting how support has stengthened for ObamaCare since the decision. However, they don’t like to admit “most”, a majority, are still against it. But a closer look shows they are not so agreeable.
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One source:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/01/support-obama-healthcare-supreme-court?newsfeed=true

Snippets: July 1

In the new poll, 53% of registered voters said they would be more likely to vote for their member of Congress if he or she ran on a platform of repealing the law, up from 46% before the ruling. — [up7%]

There have been early signs that the appeal is working. On Friday, Romney’s campaign said he had raised $4.6m in the 24 hours after the supreme court’s decision.

Most Americans still oppose the requirement that US residents own health insurance, the so-called “individual mandate” that the supreme court found was constitutional under the government’s right to impose taxes.

Despite the court labelling the mandate a tax – which Republicans have seized on – the survey found support for it unchanged. The mandate was backed by 39% of all Americans and opposed by 61%.

 

The Tingly Legs of the Press

Why is it press can see media corruption just fine overseas while straining their eyes to ignore it here?

Remember for a minute how Dems have attacked Rupert Murdoch and News Corp for months over tactics one of Murdoch’s newspapers used in Britain. And if you continue to follow their criticism, they even tie it to British prime minister David Cameron — or attempt to. So everyone loves to make something of the so-called cozy relationship between Cameron and Murdoch into an item, especially the left here. I don’t want to get into that whole scandal. But its funny how it plays out.

Now look at this POTUS and the relationship between Media Matters and its entire liberal press establishment here, and their many tentacles. Let the hobnobbing continue. How dare anyone interupt the love fest.  Funny how that relationship is the furthest thing from concern to liberals. Even as this prez gives a chilling reaction to the first amendment rights of others, the liberals and their fawning press continue to ignore and dismiss this intimate relationship. Its far beyond flirting. It isn”t even an “on and off fling” or a trist; its all on all the time. Like Obama’s  campaign asks, “are you in?”

Yet they will follow every juicy tid bit they can find that might tie Murdoch or Fox to political power. They’ll even cover hearings on the “scandal” in Britain. On the uber left, politics is in bed with the media and it is celebrated. They have their dreamy Marxist in the WH and they cannot be deterred. Then add the celebrity connections and WH  fundraising to Hollyweird and you have a complete circus of a media. 

You can always count on the leftist media to hold up its end by asking just the right questions at just the right time. Ironic how they can attack any perception of of political power in media, or visa versa, in the UK while their choreographed dance is in full swing at home. Its not even hidden behind a curtain here; its right in your face and complimented —  and they reserve the right to fawn over any leftist, the worse they are the more they like them.  That will get you places here where it could put you on the witness stand in the UK. They say no one does a scandal like they do in the US; but no, it is no scandal if is right out in the open!  Clinton should have played Lewinsky that way, take a lesson Bill.

The heck with campaign advisors, Obama has lamestream licking his heels. Who needs Axelrod?

And this is the same liberal press taking  great pleasure in reminding  us of Nixon, how bad Watergate really was,  and about “the enemy list”. That scheming “Tricky Dick”.

Nixon move over

Funny Obama has an enemy list, Republican donors and such, but they don’t see any problem with that–even when he puts it out there in public and rubs it in their collective faces, to the whole world. It is just politics, they tell us. However, Obama has a bigger friends list, including media, no doubt trumping any suspicion about his enemy list. They, the friends of Obama, are even in it to the point of limiting the first amendment for others, and it does not appear to bother them in the least.

Yet give them some juicy “scandal” like Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper, however distant, with any tie to political powers in the UK and they’re all over it, foaming at the mouth. But they go to any length to ignore interconnections, co-mingling, and foreplay here right in front of their eyes. The left never fails to demonstrate its open hypocrisy.

They hitched their cart to Obama’s train, now see how far it drags them..

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Just for a flavour:.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/world/europe/cameron-to-testify-over-murdoch-links-at-british-press-inquiry.html 
At British Inquiry, Cameron Denies ‘Deals’ With Murdoch
6-14-12
LONDON — Testifying at Britain’s long-running inquiry into media standards, Prime Minister David Cameron rejected suggestions on Thursday that he traded favored treatment for electoral support by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, calling talk of a conspiracy “specious” and “unjustified.”

Ex-UK Prime Minister Brown: Murdoch lied under oath

6/11/12 USA Today (AP)
LONDON – Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown lambasted Rupert Murdoch before Britain’s media ethics inquiry on Monday, claiming the media mogul had lied under oath to the inquiry and saying that a Murdoch tabloid had undermined the British war effort in Afghanistan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/business/media/news-corp-considers-splitting-publishing-and-entertainment-units.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=todayspaper