Sixty-three months ago Barack Obama officially declared his candidacy for President. Only now are some among the so-called media and ruling elites in America slowly awakening from their self-induced infatuation and beginning to understand who he is. It has become difficult to ignore the overt intimidation, demagoguery and deliberate falsehoods spewed forth by Obama relative to sequestration -- a miniscule cut in the growth of federal spending. However, any cursory examination of his past reveals that these tactics are second nature to the man who currently occupies the Oval Office.
Barack Obama is someone who would willingly inflict pain and suffering on the American people in order to permanently destroy his political enemies and accumulate near dictatorial power for the government he controls.
He has a huge support system in place, beginning with Valerie Jarrett and continuing through the Courts, the Justice Dept. and his Administration -- radicals all. Without a conscience to his name, it is easy, nay sadistic, to destroy anyone who comes between him and absolute power.
If those currently in power in the United States succeed in eliminating any opposition and continue to inexorably increase their control of the government through their tyrannical tactics, aided and abetted by the media, the sycophants in the ruling class and the entertainment complex, there will inevitably be uncontrolled violence and upheaval within America´s borders. The nation´s standard of living will drop precipitously; there will be an irrevocable loss of freedom and ultimately the imposition of foreign influence over a once proud nation.
I cannot believe Steve doesn´t see all this happening right now. I can see it. The only thing missing is "uncontrolled violence". For now, it´s somewhat controlled, except in Chicago. But let us never forget Obama´s promise to form a "civilian police force with the same resources and power as the military." (not the exact words, but close enough.)
Even the Left is beginning to crack. Some, those who have one remaining shred of integrity, are starting to speak out. The problem is that they are speaking out not because they see the dangers Obama presents, but because they´ve been snubbed -- some members of the White House Press Corps, for example.
The new blame game, which the msm will fully participate in, is that when the economy falters again this time it won´t be Bush´s fault but the sequestration cuts forced on poor little barry by those mean Republicans who hate women, children and all minorities. He is working so hard to fix things but those Republicans just won´t help him because he is black and they are racists. Good grief the msm should be tarred and feathered and run out of town.
Excellent article - so grateful that it is a Must Read!
On a note of hope, I have been substitute teaching in two or three high schools where the history classes are watching the movie Schlindler´s List. The kids then write reports or do projects about the movie. In the Obama age, Schlindler´s List just may be what helps to keep young people from falling down the dark hole of a dictatorship. My generation had The Diary of Anne Frank to show the horror of Hitler.
Thankfully, American kids haven´t had to worry about a Hitler type usurping power in the USA, but we are perilously close with Obama and his thugocracy. The following quote FTA should jolt Americans who participated in the 2008 presidential electon and helped to bring Obama to power: Nearly all the tyrants of the recent past had a unique capacity to mesmerize a large swath of the populace through ability to deliver a speech and create a cult of personality, aided and abetted by a media...
As soothing as it might be to think that a few media elites are beginning to have qualms over some of the results of the Obama presidency, the fact remains that the MSM is deeply invested in this man, both organizationally and at very personal levels. Simply raising a concern over an Obama policy or pronouncement can cause you trouble in the work place and is certain to get you barred from the best Georgetown parties. Though a few elites may occasionally look and behave like beaten wives, they are not going to abandon their man.
The MSM won´t turn against Obama because they are intellectual light weights too ill-equipped to fend off his snake oil charm. The lack of intellectual rigor in J-Schools today, epitomized by the execrable Columbia, has poisoned journalism for a generation. The current cohort of social activist crusaders masquerading as serious journalists have no clue what rigorous investigative reporting is, and are too undisciplined and steeped in sloth and to do it if they tried.
FTA: "What makes this belief system so popular among those who harbor megalomaniacal tendencies is the core tenet that the end justifies the means. With that simple phrase any tactic is permissible under the rubric that the true believers are pre-ordained to govern the people. Thus no lie is too egregious to tell, no strategy to destroy one´s political enemies is out of bounds, and the creation of false crises and faux enemies is not only legitimate but essential."
One of my favorite quotes out of many from this article. Excuse me while I pass it along. If we don´t try and get the truth out, it will not be known. The media will make sure of it and the Republicans are seemingly unwilling to go on the offensive. If this country is saved, it will be by the people. Our party has failed us.
"While a member of the Illinois Senate, Barack Obama was not only in favor of unfettered abortion rights, he introduced a bill that would make legal the murder of newly born children that miraculously survived an abortion." one need know no more than this. but, it´s over. I´m sorry. I wish it weren´t and I pray I´m wrong. But I tremble that Hillary is right. "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
I am afraid that America like an alcoholic is going to have to hit bottom. And it is not going to be pretty. We have here a ruthless and I mean ruthless President and who did the Republicans send up against him? A mushroom, a wussie, a do-gooding mr. positive lightweight. And who do we have up against him now? Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, John Cornyn, and all the Bush acolytes. It is a joke....and we are going to go down!
More preaching to the choir. So? Giving stuff away trumps every (masterly) word of this article. NONE of us oldsters paid for our flu shots!! Free Stuff is our drug of choice. Any politician would have figured this out sooner or later.
Dr. Alan Keyes removed the mask from Obama´s face, during the 2004 Illinois United States Senate race, when he exposed the godless weasel´s support for infanticide during the time young Barry was a member of the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield.
Why is DHS stocking up enough military gear to support an army. Why is the House of Representatives not questioning these actions and withholding funds in an equal amount that are being spent to maintain this armament?
#8, the genesis for the fury of enlightened German youth after WWI was the belief, furthered by the cowardly Kaiser and the German press, that traitorous Jews were responsible for the loss of WWI and the thorough humiliation of Germany at Versailles. The Jews simply had to be destroyed as enemies of a nobler Mankind. Compare that to what today´s youth is taught about Republicans, gun-owners, Christians, Jews, suburbanites, the wealthy, tea party sympathizers, etc. Hatred and evil can visit any generation.
I´ve said before that behind the big joker smile lives a cold and angry man. I´ve jokingly called him a Black Panther with a law degree. He and the missus are still filled with the 60´s rage that gave us Huey Newton and Angela Davis. They vented their rage at the "man" (white of course). But now Obama is the "man". What now? He often laments that he is not a dictator. This is a fact... If he wins the house he will de facto become one. Where then will he go to vent his rage?
#29 Weapons Ammo MRAPs Drones Body Armor (suspected) Internet kill switch FEMA Camps
Someone is preparing for (or planning to instigate) major conflict. But with who. As far as I know there has been no organized insurrection. Yet. Now if they enter a sovereign State territory like Arizona it could be on.
This article outlines every reason that I have been calling for another revolution, now, while we are still able to do so. If we don´t, there will no longer be a "land of the free and home of the brave".
Steve is a softie, afraid of the truth, just dances around the core. It´s all about communism, Stalin, Hitler, and he won´t mention those words. These reckless, ruthless agitators are destroying as much as they can destroy, as quickly as they can destroy. Enough of New Media sees it, Andrew saw it, spoke ludly, but he´s dead. James David Manning, black preacher says, "he was wacked". But all of old Tom Brokaw, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Steve Pelley, 60 Minutes Ministry, the whole, huge mafia media support it and are blind to all the crime being perptrated now. The road from Puglosi, Reid, Obama socalism, to Stalinist Soviet Communism, is a short one. Time to wake up and smell the stink.
Please! Can we finally at least put to rest the tired, worn out and, most importantly, incorrect cliché, “America’s First Black President”?
He is America’s First Gray President.
Contrary to the conventional so-called wisdom which has been “out there” for more than four years, Barack Hussein Obama is America’s first gray, not black, president. 50% black + 50% white = 100% gray. Or even Mulatto, if you prefer. So, can we finally clear that up and get it out of the way? Thank you!
What is so depressing about this article is that there were articles just like this before the election and yet through fraud we got him again. I´ve never been more concerned for this country and am torn between wanting to be very informed and just going underground and putting my head in the sand. It´s so tiresome that those of us who see the writing on the wall are called conspiracy theorists, the tin foil hat brigade and worse. 0bama is behaving just like many dictators in the past and we have a media who is complicit in our demise because they idolize the tyrant 0bama way too much. The leftists have had years and years to put in place all the pieces they need to bring us down. How I wish we had conservatives who were awake long ago and could have protected us from this disaster.
#42, i know exactly how you feel. And i suspect most of those here and conservatives in general share the agony.
But, we can´t give up. I know you won´t. We need to think, "We have only begun to fight." We must call Congressmen, encourge them, exhort them.
#s29 and 32: i took a (nauseating) tripdown memory lane into 2008, zeroed in on July 2, 2008 where BO is giving a nearly half-hour speech.
Sixteen or so minutes in is where he makes the infamous remark about needing a "civilian national security force that´s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military, "in order to achieve the national security objectives."
(I revisited americanthinker.com Archives for 2008, so many excellent articles, and so many reminders of how much was known, and yet ignored. Take your strongest anti-nausea meds or a stiff drink before doing likewise...)
Please forgive the second post, however this article has bothered me and I kept trying to think why and I did a search on a well know dictator. Here is a quote:
"youth participation on large construction projects as part of their "patriotic work"; an intensification of political-ideological education in schools and universities, as well as in children´s, youth and student organizations; and an expansion of political propaganda, orienting radio and television shows to this end, as well as publishing houses...."
This is written about Nicolae Ceau?escu. Do these methods look familiar?? Those who do not see 0bama as a threat to this nation do so at their own peril.
Let us not forget that lord messiah o´bama is being prepped by Henry Kissenger,World Net Daily,and Kissenger himself,to be New World Order dictator and this is how a dictator is supposed to conduct himself. This country got what it asked for so just SHUT UP and prepare yourselves for what is to come.
Obama was, is and always will be two things: inept and a coward. He lacks real knowledge of anything outside the privileged elitist life he has lead and the ridiculously liberal institutions of ´learning´ he spent his developmental years in. He has no idea that there really are evil people, people intent on death and mayhem. He has no conception that his beloved islam is often perverted into a system of slavery and death. He is clueless and dangerous and the only people with less real world understanding than he, are the blind lemmings that voted for him.
Watching Barack Obama and his shutdown shenanigan theatre, I discovered I have something in common with our inchoate president -- we both want Americans to suffer. As a sociopathic solipsist, Obama is incapable of feeling anyone´s pain, and because of this, his goal has been to make this shutdown as agonizing as possible. Ted Cruz, an honorable man with conviction, thought he could force ObamaCare concessions from the administration using the continuing resolution as a cudgel. Boehner thought the debt ceiling offered better opportunities. They decided on the infamous "defund strategy."
It was a lovely day. Everything in the Capital, it seemed, was closed due to the shutdown, and traffic was sparse so I wandered downtown to see how things were faring. My favorite spot was packed with White House aides leaking fake inside tips to credulous pressmen, and I really didn´t want to be there. I asked the bartender for a carryout sandwich and coffee and headed to Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. I found a nice empty bench, spread my things out and minutes later a chubby fellow in a BGIU T-shirt asked if I minded
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers. President Barack Obama has insisted he will not negotiate with Republicans over federal spending — or anything else — until the government is reopened and the $16.7 debt limit raised to avert the possibility of
In Griswold v. Connecticut, Justice William O. Douglas wrote for the majority that the right to "privacy" was to be found in the "penumbras" and "emanations" of other constitutional protections such as the first amendment. The vagueness of the terms used by Justice Douglas has encouraged not only the judiciary, but the executive branch to legitimize dubious interpretations of the Constitution in order to further the progressive agenda by fiat. It appears the "penumbras" and "emanations" idea is being revisited concerning the national debt limit. Once again, Bill Clinton´s suggestion in 2011 that Obama unilaterally raise debt ceiling in accordance with
In reading The Book of Matt, the stunningly honest new book by Stephen Jiminez on the life and death of Matthew Shepard, I felt as if I were reading the book I had just written on the life and death of Trayvon Martin, If I Had A Son. The parallels are uncanny and the implications profound. In October 1998 Shepard was beaten to death by Aaron McKinney in Laramie, Wyoming. Within days, the media, Democrat strategists, gay activists, and the White House managed to turn Shepard into a martyr to the cause of gay rights.
Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won´t find talk of equality. Not one bit -- that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work.
Barack Obama has 36.9 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million of whom, it turns out, are fake. This is a very disturbing sign for Obama´s opponents, as it demonstrates just how much appeal the president still has with his key support base, namely those who identify most closely with him on a personal level -- fake people. The Daily Mail Online has analyzed the numbers and discovered that among U.S. political figures, the four Twitter accounts with the most fake followers -- that is, followers who don´t really exist -- are those of Barack Obama (by a landslide), Joe Biden, Michelle
President Obama unwittingly disclosed his modus operandi in a single statement back in 2012. The sentence explains why he has been able to both win elections and been such a failure once in office. In the summer of 2012, President Obama refused to take responsibility for failures during his first term. As is his wont, he blamed others. In this case it was not the "usual suspect," Republicans, but all Americans. He told CBS News; Charlie Rose that his biggest mistake of his first term was not being a good enough storyteller:
There´s every reason to believe that ObamaCare will ruin America´s fine health care system; weaken our already shaky economy; cause more people to go without health insurance and is widely unpopular. Even though most citizens seem quite uncertain of all its provisions, surveys repeatedly show that it is unpopular and grows more unpopular as the time for implementation of more of its provisions nears. And the law opens the door for -- completely foreseeable -- widespread abuse, some of which is already starting.
In the search for parallels to explain Aaron Alexis´s killing spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, the media have turned reflexively to recent incidents in Aurora, Colorado, and Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Almost no one in the media, however, has made the obvious comparison to Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who killed four people and wounded three others in a ten-day spree last February that ended with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Although the most visible point of comparison is race and gender -- black and male -- both were born in New York City
Conservatives are patriots. When we see an American president in trouble, we tend to see his problems as our own. Which makes it hard to know how to react to Obama´s troubles in Syria. I am going to make an unusual case here that Obama´s Syrian stumbles actually benefit the United States and the civilized world. If that sounds odd -- well, it is. I can think of only one precedent: Jimmy Carter´s punch in the nose from Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, which caused American voters to elect Ronald Reagan instead.
It has been said a number of times in recent years that the U.S. is undergoing a period of flux, a state of rapid churning on the political-social level with any number contradictory trends appearing and vanishing while few permanent changes are evident. After 2013, this may no longer be the case. Events of this past summer indicate that a new political paradigm is settling in -- one in no way friendly toward American life as we now understand it. This new system was outlined by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his 2010 book, The Ruling Class. Codevilla saw clear signs
The Obama administration’s hostility toward media and efforts to crack down on whistleblowers and leakers has created “a tremendous chilling effect” on substantive reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists and veteran reporters said Thursday.The CPJ issued last week a scathing report, written by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr., on the effects of the Obama administration’s efforts to control press coverage, burnish its image, and thwart unauthorized leaks. Downie joined a panel at the New America Foundation that included Joel Simon, executive director of the CPJ, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post, to
The debt deal simply hastens the day of reckoning The conventional wisdom is wrong. The mainstream media — and their parrots in the Republican establishment — are claiming that President Obama decisively won the government shutdown battle. In fact, the narrative being peddled is that the GOP brand has been badly damaged, paving the way for a possible Democratic Party takeover of the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. This is puerile nonsense. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, may have lost the battle, but they are poised for a major victory in the larger Obamacare war. Liberal
An unnamed Obama administration official claimed that the White House feared GOP subpoenas would slow their work on the Obamacare website, leading to keeping its design in-house with "trusted campaign tech experts" that seemed to have spectacularly failed at creating a successful commerce website. In a Politico article lamenting the second week of failed performance of Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare insurance website, the unnamed official attempts to explain why the whole thing has been such a dismal failure: it´s the Republican´s fault. "Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans," Politico wrote, "the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment
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Of all the bitter fruit of the Barack Obama disaster, the most bitter may be the sense of hopelessness that has descended on Americans, especially the young. Has there ever been anything like it in our history? Even on the eve of the Civil War, was there this much pessimism about our future? Gallup wasn’t around in those days, but I wonder. For a simple measure of how the Obama administration has crushed any sense of hopefulness in the American people, take a look at the survey that Rasmussen Reports does periodically on whether America’s best days are behind her,
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he might not be good at calculus, but he knows how to legislate. Reid told The Huffington Post that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is smart, but he can’t outmaneuver the 26-year veteran in the halls of Congress. “He might be able to work a calculus problem better than I can,” Reid said Thursday. “But he can´t legislate better than I can." Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are credited with brokering the deal that ended the government shutdown. Reid said the House’s decision to go along with a deal to end
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In a statement delivered from the White House this morning, President Barack Obama said that now that Congress has enacted a continuing resolution to fund the government--that includes funding to implement Obamacare--he would like to negotiate with the House with the aim of enacting the immigration bill passed by the Senate earlier this year. The key provision in that Senate bill would allow illegal aliens currently in the United States to become legal residents here and get on a "path to citizenship." Critics of the "path to citizenship" call it an "amnesty" because it lets foreign nationals breaking U.S. law--including U.S. immigration
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As they wrap up their 13-month probe into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, congressional investigators have zeroed in on a press release issued the day before the murders by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. They also are seeking fresh testimony from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Staffers with the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations told Fox News they have reached the preliminary conclusion – as the Obama administration has long maintained – that no military rescue or remedy was feasible on the night of September 11, 2012, when U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens
"Forward the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!" he said. Into the Valley of Death, Rode the 600. –Alfred, Lord Tennyson. On an October morning in the Crimea, 1854, British Lord Cardigan led his 600-strong cavalry force into a frontal assault of a fully dug-in and alerted Russian artillery battery. The charge was courageous. And it was suicidal. The Light Brigade was ripped apart in the Valley of Death. Commenting on the bravery and utter futility of the attack, French Marshal Pierre Bosquet declared: "C´est magnifique, mais ce n´est pas la guerre. C´est de la folie." ("It is magnificent, but it is
A Portland, Oregon man urinated in a Mt. Tabor reservoir Wednesday causing the city to take its critical water supply off line and dump millions in gallons of water. [Snip] officials saw five people throwing objects into the reservoir, while one person began to urinate into it [Snip] David Shaff, said that because of this incident, roughly 7.8 million gallons of drinking water will be discarded. He said the bureau often finds dead animals in the same drinking supply but the water isn’t dumped. “This is different,” Shaff told the newspaper. “Do you want to drink pee?"