Obama knows BS

Very classy, Mr. President, calling Mitt Romney a BSer. Especially since you’re pretty adept at BSing your way through life.

Lots of liberals don’t want to believe this, but Mr. Obama has spent pretty much his entire existence making it up as he goes.

  • He’s never lived in a black neighborhood, never lived among the poor people he was supposedly helping, never got his hands dirty with them, never became a true part of their community … but he says he was a community organizer.
  • By his own admission in his memoir, and as corroborated by people who knew him at the time, he drifted through prep school and a largely unknown college in a druggie haze, turning out unspectacular academic performances … but somehow got into Columbia and Harvard.
  • He never wrote an article for the Harvard Law Review … but somehow became its editor.
  • He likes to say he was a constitutional law professor, but the truth is that he was a lecturer … which is several steps below professor.
  • During his time as a lecturer, he “did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone,” according to former University of Chicago Law School colleague Richard Epstein.
  • He spent nearly two decades under the pastorship of racist venom-spewer Jeremiah Wright … yet insists he never once heard Wright say anything inflammatory.
  • Despite a decided lack of writing experience, he received a $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations … which he didn’t write, but spent all the money anyway (on a vacation to Bali for him and his wife) … so he begged for another chance, and he received another advance—this one for $40,000—to write what became not a book on race relations, but a memoir called Dreams From My Father … the style of which was strikingly similar to that of his terrorist friend William Ayers, spurring many (legitimate) accusations of plagiarism.
  • Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign made a big point of Sarah Palin’s “lack of experience” (despite her experience as a mayor and a governor) … but after a mere 143 days as a U.S. Senator (and zero executive experience, business or political), he decided he was fit to be president.

Yeah, he sounds reeeeeaaal fit to be president. But he does deserve accolades for pulling off one of the biggest con jobs in the history of the world.

Of course, it’s pretty easy to con even large numbers of people when many of those people don’t bother checking out your background. All of this information was public in 2008, and remains so. Wake up, America.

The Obama You Didn’t Know … Until Now

EDITOR’S NOTE: I don’t hate liberals; let’s just get that straight right up front. I often disagree with them, and I dislike quite a few of them, but hate is something I feel towards no human being. And though I’m a registered Republican, I’m not a blind-faith GOP apologist; I’m no fan of Romney, I was underwhelmed with John McCain, and even though I like W, he did some things I opposed, such as the bailouts.

So my purpose in writing this is not to be a party hack showering hate on President Obama (or, by extension, other liberals); my purpose is to explain why I, as a conservative American citizen, dislike and disagree with Mr. Obama and his politics. I’m not trying to be a conspiracy theorist; as much as I might like to imagine that a sinister Democratic cabal groomed Mr. Obama from birth to be a not-so-stealth communist Soviet spy masquerading as a caring individual, I don’t believe that to be true. I do, however, believe that Mr. Obama’s worldview and politics have no place in our society, least of all in the White House, and I intend to show why.

(All quoted passages below, unless otherwise noted, are from a fantastic Washington Examiner expose, “The Obama You Don’t Know,” published at http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama.)

In response to recent reports featuring 10-year-old audio of Mr. Obama saying he favors redistribution, one Obama supporter stated that what Mr. Obama did or said 10 years ago doesn’t matter. This is reflective of what I see as a general—and disturbing—facet of his fan base: many of them don’t know or—worse—don’t care about his past, whether it’s his communist, West-hating upbringing; his training in the Saul Alinsky/Chicago-thug-intimidation style of politics; his unsavory political connections; or his mysterious (and undeservingly fast) trek to the top. Before going through these one by one, I’ll start by saying that I find it ridiculous and irresponsible that people wouldn’t care about a person’s track record.

I’m a Christian, so I believe in forgiveness, in giving people second, third, and even twentieth chances, but I also believe in discernment, and in wisdom, so if a person has what I consider a bad track record and has shown no signs of changing his tune, I’m not going to hand him the reigns of power. That would just be irresponsible. Unfortunately, though, this is what the majority did with Mr. Obama in 2008, and is prepared to do again. The first time around, it seemed to me, the voting public displayed a remarkable amount of willful ignorance concerning his past; a fair amount of that ignorance is evident this time as well, but from what I see, this trip also features a heaping helping of “I know what this guy’s about, and I’m fine with it.”

Really? You’re fine with a president who has never condemned the hatred for America and the West that his birth parents espoused? Not only has Mr. Obama not condemned this enmity, he’s embraced it, as evidenced in his book Dreams From My Father. Yes, America has committed sins, and I don’t defend those, but America is not the Great Satan, a loathsome creature devoid of redeeming qualities that has never done anything good for the world and its people. Yet this was how Mr. Obama’s father viewed America, and his dream was to see the U.S. become just another country. President Obama took up the mantle of this dream, carrying on his father’s legacy … and the United States is well on its way to becoming another Greece—that is, just another country.

When President Obama was a boy, his father chose for him a mentor. Mentoring, formal or informal, can be a great thing, as responsible adults can make a big, positive impact on impressionable children, adolescents, and teens, teaching them responsibility, accountability, and compassion, and to be kind and generous to others. Or, a mentor could be like Frank Marshall Davis, the Western-capitalist-hating member of the Communist Party USA who, at Barack Obama Sr.’s request, served as mentor to young Barack Obama Jr. Yes, our president, from his childhood, was taught that capitalism is a bad thing (except, as I’ll soon show you, when it benefits yourself and your buddies), that the right thing to do is take more than a fair share from people who’ve worked hard for what they have, and give more than a fair share to people who’ve hardly worked.

Listen, there’s nothing wrong with safety nets, and one of the biggest political lies today is that conservatives don’t care about people and don’t want to help the less fortunate. The opposite is true, evidenced by the fact that conservatives give far more to charity than liberals do. We conservatives are 100% in support of helping those who are truly in need—giving them financial and other types of assistance to help them through the tough times and get back on their feet (or, in those cases when people are rendered permanently disabled, providing them with a reasonable, respectable means of living for the rest of their lives).

Communism/socialism/redistribution, however, is a whole other kettle of fish: taking more from those who earn more, simply because they earn more, and constructing a system that encourages people to forsake temporary help and an eventual return to self-sufficiency in exchange for permanent reliance on the government (that is, reliance on those of us who are putting in honest work and paying taxes). It’s bad enough that we have a “progressive” tax system, which taxes wealthier folks at a higher percentage; even if everyone paid taxes at the same rate—say, 10%—the rich would already be paying a lot more (because 10% of a millionaire’s million is a lot more than 10% of my $40k), but so-called “progressives” are unhappy even with the wealthiest Americans paying taxes at the rate of “only” 35%. I’m nowhere close to being wealthy, but I would like to be, and if I’m ever that fortunate, I won’t want a tax bill that’s that steep. In fact, I’d be hunting down every legal tax shelter I could find.

Our president, however, is cool with extracting several extra pounds of flesh from our most financially successful citizens, simply because they’re successful. Thus, the American dream is no longer to get where you want through hard work, but to get there (or as close to there as possible) while doing as little as possible, letting others do most of the work for you.

In fact, if you go by that radio interview from about 10 years ago (and I see no reason not to), Mr. Obama believes that the Founding Fathers were a failure for not addressing redistribution, and that the black civil-rights movement was a “tragedy” for not addressing redistribution. From the transcript:

 “You know, if you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples, so that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order, and as long as I could pay for it I would be okay. But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.

And, to that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted. And the Warren Court interpreted it the same way; that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you. It says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted.

And, one of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil-rights movement was, because the civil-rights movement became so court-focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.”

So our president believes that Martin Luther King Jr. and his compatriots were wrong for focusing on, you know, actual rights, like voting and desegregation, instead of dystopian wishes like redistribution; and he believes that the Founding Fathers were wrong for focusing on freedom—freedom from governmental tyranny, which is what Mr. Obama is busy trying to revive with his socialist, big-government policies.

Are you okay with having a president who has this type of mentality? Sorry, Mr. President (not really), but the revolutionaries of Washington’s time and the revolutionaries of King’s time didn’t give up their fortunes, their reputations, and their very lives so that some people would have the “privilege” of being forced to give up an unreasonable amount of their hard-earned wealth for the sake of the leeches riding on their backs.

But if you’re okay with Mr. Obama’s economic ideas, I presume you’re also okay with some of his closest advisors being holdovers from the corrupt administration of former Chicago mayor William Daley, such as Valerie Jarrett and Martin Nesbitt. You probably also have no questions or qualms about Mr. Obama’s meteoric rise to the top despite having done almost nothing to merit such progress. And I’m not being hyperbolic. It’s easy to be impressed by a superficial look at his resume, but his list of actual accomplishments is thin.

Remember when you were about to enter the “real world” for the first time, and you had to become acquainted with resumes, but you didn’t really have much to put on the resume (because what kid does?), so you started reaching and stretching for things? You know, like how you included in your resume “management experience” because you ran a lemonade stand outside your parents’ home when you were 15? I also think of people who say they’re part of, like, 9 national organizations but all they do is receive the quarterly newsletter and make no contributions, financially or otherwise.

That’s Mr. Obama. He did this and he did that—only he didn’t actually do anything. He was a community organizer … but he never lived among the people he was supposedly helping, never got his hands dirty with them, never became a true part of their community.

Tellingly, Obama has never lived in a black neighborhood. Maraniss reported in his book that when leftist activist Jerry Kellman interviewed Obama for a community organizing job in Chicago, he asked Obama how he felt about living and working in the black community for the first time in his life.

Obama accepted the job but chose not to live among those he would be organizing. Instead, he commuted 90 minutes each way daily from his apartment in Chicago’s famous Hyde Park to the Altgeld Gardens housing project where he worked.

It was an early instance of Obama presenting himself one way while acting in quite a different way.

But he’s a community organizer.

He was also editor of the Harvard Law Review … even though he never wrote an article for the publication before becoming its editor. Let me tell you—speaking here as someone who’s spent most of his working life in the media industry—I don’t know how that’s possible outside of some patronage shenanigans. I’ve had good editors, and I’ve had editors who should never have been given that opportunity—but at least the bad editors, like the good ones, worked their way up through the ranks, usually starting as lowly beat writers, then getting better assignments, then taking on some lower-rung editorship (features, maybe, or copy editor), before finally, after many years, becoming executive editor.

Not Obama, who went from noncontributor to editor in one fell swoop. Maybe the folks in charge of the Review just knew, somehow, that he’d be a great editor. Kinda like how the Nobel folks just knew that Obama would bring peace to the whole world (he’s still working on that one).

Of course, how Obama became editor of the Review isn’t the only mystery surrounding his Harvard days. There’s also the small matter of how he did in class. Because, you know, he’s never released his full college transcripts. What’s he hiding? If he got good grades, he should be proud to show them off. I can only presume, therefore, that there’s something there he doesn’t want us to know about, such as bad grades. But how could he earn a degree with bad grades? I’m only speculating here, but perhaps it’s something worse. Something like, oh, incompletes. Either scenario would fit his pattern of unearned accomplishments—Poof! You’re an editor. Poof! You’re a Nobel laureate. … Poof! You have a law degree, the validity of which we can’t verify!

Interesting, too, what Mr. Obama says about his law background. He likes to say he was a constitutional law professor, but the truth is that he was a lecturer, which is several steps below professor. And though he began his time at the University of Chicago Law School as a popular lecturer, the honeymoon ended quickly:

In 1999, only 23 percent of the students said they would repeat Obama’s racism class. He was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at the law school that year. And in 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.

His classes were small. A spring 1994 class attracted 14 out of a student body of 600; a spring 1996 class drew 13. In 1997, he had the largest class of his tenure with 49 students. But by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75. Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama.

Not only were his classes nothing to write home about, but his work ethic left a lot to be desired:

Some former faculty colleagues today describe Obama as disengaged, doing only what was minimally required and almost never participating in faculty activities.

And, unlike others on the Chicago Law School faculty who published numerous articles in legal journals, Obama’s byline did not appear in a single legal journal while he taught there.

By comparison, more prominent legal scholars on the Chicago faculty wrote frequently. Federal Judge Richard Posner published 132 legal articles from 1993 to 2004, and federal Judge Frank Easterbrook published 32 legal articles from 1992 to 2004.

Obama, disengaged? You mean, like, aloof? No! I never would’ve guessed! And did you notice that part about “doing only what was minimally required”? Sound familiar?

Obama was elevated to senior lecturer status in 1996, no doubt due entirely to the fact that he was elected that year to the Illinois legislature. As the Examiner reports, senior lecturers were expected to participate in university activities, but—surprise, surprise—Obama didn’t. Said Chicago Law School senior lecturer Richard Epstein:

Obama “did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone.”

Here and gone. Hmm. Sounds like yet another instance of doing just enough to pad his resume without actually accomplishing anything.

But wait, there’s more:

The pattern of minimal performance at the Chicago campus was not an exception to the rule for Obama. In the state Senate during the same years he was lecturing, Obama voted “present” nearly 130 times, the most of any legislator in the chamber.

When then-Sen. Hillary Clinton made Obama’s state Senate voting record an issue in their Democratic presidential primary contest in 2007, The New York Times said it found at least 36 instances when Obama was the lone “present” vote or was one of six or fewer lawmakers casting that vote.

And during his lone term as a U.S. senator, according to GovTrack.us: “From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%.

Much worse. Ten times worse, to be exact. I’m uncomfortable with a leader who is barely even present, much less disengaged. How about you?

He also likes to say (along with his wife) that he came from a poor background. Well, his family was poor for the first few years of his life … until his mom married a prominent member of Indonesia’s largest national oil company. From that point on it was all gravy for young Barry: a home in the most exclusive neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia; the finest private prep school Hawaii had to offer; the swankiest social circles; a Chicago pad so sweet that he refused to live in the community he was “organizing”; Harvard Law. And you think conservatives are the ones who are out of touch with the common man?

With all these strikes against him—the socialist mindset, the unearned accomplishments, the lies—we still haven’t reached what’s perhaps the most despicable aspect of Mr. Obama: he’s heartless, and he tries to convince you otherwise.

To wit: Mr. Obama has spoken much about being a friend to the poor, but (per the Examiner) Mr. Obama, during his time as part of the Chicago political machine, helped engineer a scheme in which numerous poor apartment residents were first subjected to a month without heat in the Chicago winter, then booted out so Obama’s buddies could score rich contracts in putting up a new building. And were the former residents even offered spots in the new building? No. Not even. Mr. Obama and his pals have no idea what happened to those folks they threw out onto the cold Chicago streets, nor do they care.

This is the sad tale of Barack Hussein Obama, the man who would be king of the world but barely has the resume to be court jester.

Shocker: Obama Doesn’t Like People

I’m sure this won’t come as a surprise to any of his opponents, but hopefully it helps a few independents wake up before the election (via The Weekly Standard):

Neera Tanden, a former aide to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, had this to say about the relationship of the two presidents:

Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

Good grief. I know of lizards that are more likeable than this guy.

Dems Drop ‘God’ From Platform

This isn’t shocking, or surprising, but is nonetheless noteworthy (per CBN’s David Brody):

Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.

This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

The best part of the article:

The Brody File has calls into DNC to explain why God’s name has been dropped from the platform. Some critics will suggest that when you have planks in your platform that support abortion rights and gay marriage then it’s no wonder that God’s name would be dropped as well.

Want to know more? Read the entire article.

Dems’ Race Pandering is Disgusting

It’s disgusting how Democrats continuously play the race card to keep black voters on the plantation (and frustrating that blacks so often let themselves be played this way). The latest example? Vice President (and Dunce-in-Chief) Joe Biden telling an audience that Republican financial policies will “put y’all back in chains.”

So first you take on a fake accent (that of an Old South plantation owner), and then you make a clear reference to black slavery.

Wow. Really, massa? You mean dem ’publicans got it out fuh us? All dey ideas ’bout workin’ hawd and earnin’ yo’ way and not milkin’ da system is jus’ mo’ of dem evil capalist notions?

Yes, y’all. That it is.

Yes, racism is real, and it’s still alive in this country, but most people, from what I can tell, are not racist. And it’s time we all consider just what racism entails—it’s not just whites hating blacks because they’re black, or blacks hating Hispanics because they’re Hispanic; it’s also blacks voting for a black man simply because he’s (half) black, and it’s politicians keeping blacks on entitlements so said blacks will keep voting for said politicians.

Put y’all back in chains? Come on. Blacks have been in chains to Democrats for years, offering up their votes in exchange for continued freebies that come at someone else’s expense, mortgaging their opportunity to chase the American dream in exchange for political slavery.

In response to a GOP uproar over Biden’s remark, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said the campaign has “no problem” with the veep’s words, and further rationalized the situation by saying, “If you want to talk about the use of words, then take a look at Mitt Romney’s stump speech where he basically calls the president un-American.”

So it’s tit for tat, then? Two wrongs make a right? Is that the mature ways to handle things? Besides, the issue of Obama’s “Americanness” depends on how you define what’s “American” and “un-American.” If, by “American,” you mean “taking what you didn’t earn, from someone who did earn it,” then yes, Romney is wrong and Obama is totally “American.”

If, on the other hand, you define “American” as “having equal opportunity to make something of your life, the result being mostly up to you,” then Romney has never been more right in his life.

Obama Now Says He Favors Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Shocking. As though he never really held this position until now.

It seems to me that he was “against” it during the last election only because it made him seem less radical and slightly more palatable to some voters, but now that he’s stunk it up for nearly four years and really needs the support of his restless liberal base more than ever, he’s dropped the facade. In an interview with ABC News’s Robin Roberts, the great one had this to say:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” (editing mistakes theirs, not mine)

I’d like you to focus on some key words and phrases from that quote: “incredibly committed” and “raising kids.” What Obama’s doing here is something I’ve seen lots of homosexual advocates do: telling you a sob story to divert attention from the real issue—that homosexuality is wrong. “These two men (or two women) are loving, and committed, and even raising kids—you don’t want to break that up, do you?” Oh, nooo, why would I want to break up something that should never have been in the first place? Let’s try applying this liberal (il)logic to other, similar situations (something liberals hate to do):

“This man and these three women are loving, and committed, and even raising kids—you don’t want to break that up, do you?”

Or how about this:

“This 30-year-old woman and this 16-year-old boy are in a loving, committed relationship—you don’t want to break that up, do you?”

But they never think of that stuff. To begin with, they never even stop to consider whether homosexuality is right, and then they never look any farther down the slippery moral slope—no farther than their libido and political fortunes currently dictate. So now President LGBT GLSEN PFLAG Lambda Legal (oops) Obama has publicly, officially, unfortunately declared war on traditional marriage. Just another reason to vote him out in November.

Biden & Co. Clueless on Issues Surrounding Homosexuality

Vice President Joe Biden takes the oath of off...

I solemnly swear … that I have no clue … about anything. … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vice President Joe Biden had this to say Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press:

“I’m absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”

Soon after that, a spokesman for Biden chimed in:

“The vice president was saying what the president has said previously—that committed and loving same-sex couples deserve the same rights and protections enjoyed by all Americans.”

I’ve got news for you, pally: homosexuals already enjoy the same rights and protections of other Americans. What Biden and his flack, along with other liberals, don’t understand is that this is not a civil-rights issue. As I’ve explained in great depth elsewhere, same-sex marriage has nothing to do with civil rights, the basic reason being that civil rights have to do with political freedoms, such as voting, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, and marriage has nothing to do with these things.

Furthermore, if the only thing necessary for any relationship to win approval is that the people involved are “committed and loving,” then you’re going to have some adult-minor couples and some polygamous clans lining up at city hall to get marriage licenses. Not to mention those lovely human-dog couples.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan followed in Biden’s footsteps by saying on today’s Morning Joe that he thinks same-sex marriage should be legal. Well isn’t that lovely? The person in charge of overseeing the education of most of America’s children is cool with seeing kids grow up with two moms or two dads, instead of one of each as God intended (and as studies have shown to be the best situation).

Liberals, led by the Obama Administration, continue to push for the wholesale societal acceptance of homosexuality, including (but not limited to) same-sex “marriage” and so-called “homosexual rights,” in spite of God’s clear word on the issue and nature’s clear design (funny, though, how liberals are so big on evolution and naturalism except when it comes to the evolutionary dead end (and entirely unnatural act) of homosexuality). Their arguments, however, are built on nothing more than personal opinions that fail to stack up against the Bible, the Constitution, and common sense.

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