Monthly Archives: May 2009

Classic Cases Of Kool-Aide Withdrawal Sprouting Up Nationwide!

As Telepromter in Chief jet sets to NY for Broadway show, his followers are reeling from KOOL-AIDE withdrawal:

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Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.

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Obama is cute. He is charming. But there is something rotten inside him. Unlike the Republicans who backed George W. Bush, I won’t follow a terrible leader just because I voted for him. Obama has revealed himself. He is a monster, and he should remove himself from power.

read full article HERE

A few more bad policies, a few more America Bashing Tours overseas and a few more jet-setting dates on the tax-payer dime and he’s going to be needing some of his own “Hope ‘N’ Change”.

“UPDATED” FOX News Asks: “Should Obama Release Birth Certificate? Or Is This Old News? ”

My reply was:

The Constitution and its qualifications for a President will “NEVER” be “OLD NEWS”

Let them know how you feel!

UPDATE: Over 1700 responses in 1 day..keep up the good work, let’s get FOX to follow through and report this atrocity that the Usurper has managed to keep covered up in the MSM thus far!!!

UPDATE #2: FOX seems to have cut off responses at 2:09am today(Sat, Sept 30). What’s up with that? Are they feeling the guilt in letting down the country by not reporting responsibly?

“UPDATED” : AutoGate

URGENT UPDATE: The truth is hard to keep under the rug:

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The ratio of donations for dealers that were shuttered was 42 to 1, GOP to Democrat.

Gee, I wonder if that difference is statistically significant?

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I had been following this for a few days and now it seems that it is gaining some teeth and credibility to its substance:

From GatewayPundit: Hope & Change– Car Czar Behind Chrysler Closings Married to Former Dem Party Leader

More Hope and Change…

** Earlier it was reportedthat the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Later it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was
allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open…. And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The
Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
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Steven Rattner leads The Auto Task Force and is married to the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party, Maureen White.
** The closings in several instances appear
to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group’s owners
gave $15,000to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the
odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.
** After closing the 789 dealerships Chrysler announced that they are
already looking to open new franchises.

Car Czar Steve Rattner’s wife Maureen White, was the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party. Rattner and his Auto Task Force decided on which dealerships would close and which would stay open.

The Washington Examiner reported this morning on the partisan Chrysler dealer closings…

Evidence appears to be mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Repubicans.

What started earlier this week as mainly a rumbling on the Right side of the Blogosphere has gathered some steam today with revelations that among the dealers being shut down are a GOP congressman and closing of competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty. 

The basic issue raised here is this: How do we account for the fact millions of dollars were contributed to GOP candidates by Chrysler who are being closed by the government, but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?

Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan learned from a House colleague that his Venice, Florida, dealership is on the hit list. Buchanan also has a Nissan franchise paired with the Chrysler facility in Venice.

“It’s an outrage. It’s not about me. I’m going to be fine,” said Buchanan, the dealership’s majority owner. “You’re talking over 100,000 jobs. We’re supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, not killing jobs,” Buchanan told News 10, a local Florida television station.

Buchanan, who succeeded former Rep. Katharine Harris in 2006, reportedly learned of his dealership’s termination from Rep.Candace Miller, R-MI. Buchanan owns a total of 23 dealerships in Florida and North Carolina.

Also fueling the controversy is the fact the RLJ-McCarty-Landers chain of Arkansas and Missouri dealerships aren’t being closed, but many of their local competitors are being eliminated. Go here for a detailed look at this situation. McClarty is the former Clinton senior aide. The “J” is Robert Johnson, founder of the Black Entertainment Television, a heavy Democratic contributor…

There’s more at The Examiner and also more at The Gateway Pundit.

This is disturbing in so many ways one’s head spins to find a place to start. But it is only the start of what is to come.

Imagine “The One” appointing one of his commie lackies as the head of ALL of the banks that control how much of our money goes into the new Government Motors without our knowledge if the next phase of his complete take-over of another private sector industry is realized. Especially since he now has gained a strong foot-hold on the door.

WHAT???? Dusting Off “Doddly-Do-Wrong’s” 1991 Bank Bail-Out Legislation “UPDATED”

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Well, at least we now know why the Fed & the Treasury Dept are spending money they don’t have.

It seems that after the 1987 crash on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs went to Dodd and asked for legislation to protect them should it happen again. Dodd bent over like a good paid politician and made sure the corrupt bank bail-out legislation was added in at the last minute so that it went unnoticed except to those that knew:

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There is also a question about the roots of the crisis: Did investment banks take greater risks in the past two decades because they knew the Fed could rescue them?

The 1991 legislation, authored by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), was requested by Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms in the wake of the 1987 market crisis, and it would save some of them a generation later.

I have a hard time believing that Dodd didn’t know of the implications that this type of unconstitutional legislation would bankrupt the enire nation because of the sinister way in which it was slid into the bill:

On the day before Thanksgiving in 1991, the U.S. Senate voted to vastly expand the emergency powers of the Federal Reserve.

Almost no one noticed.

The critical language was contained in a single, somewhat inscrutable sentence, and the only public explanation was offered during a final debate that began with a reminder that senators had airplanes to catch. Yet, in removing a long-standing prohibition on loans that supported financial speculation, the provision effectively allowed the Fed for the first time to lend money to Wall Street during a crisis.

Dodd, at the time chairman of the securities subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, agreed to insert the language into a bill whose primary purpose was to reform the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which guarantees commercial bank deposits.

Talk about a safety net! No wonder Dodd and Frank didn’t want the Bush regulations to go anywhere:

During a meeting to discuss the bill’s final language, a representative of the Federal Reserve was asked to comment. Donald L. Kohn, then the director of the Fed’s Division of Monetary Affairs, said the agency had no objections, according to people in attendance that day.

The Fed has extensive regulatory authority over commercial banks, to keep them from needing its safety net. But after Dodd’s language passed into law, the Fed did not seek new regulatory authority over investment banks, nor did Congress move to provide new authority.

Instead, over the next two decades, federal officials would emphasize that investment banks had an incentive to be cautious because they were operating without a safety net.

read entire article here for the complete story

This is outrageous!!! Time for more calls to DC come Monday and insist on the resignations of Dodd and Frank as the chairman of any financial committee!!!

UPDATE: WaPo Sept 12, 2008: Where Was Sen. Dodd? Playing the Blame Game On Fannie and Freddie

. . . from late 2002 through 2007: Starting in 2002, White House and Treasury Department economic policy staffers, with support from then-Chief of Staff Andy Card, began to press for meaningful reforms of Fannie, Freddie and other government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).

The crux of their concern was this: Investors believed that the GSEs were government-backed, so shouldn’t the GSEs also be subject to meaningful government supervision?

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President Bush was receptive to reform. He withheld nominees for Fannie and Freddie’s boards — a presidential privilege. While it would have been valuable politically to use such positions to reward supporters, the president put good policy above good politics.

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The administration did not accept half-measures. In 2005, Republican Mike Oxley, then chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, brought up a reform bill (H.R. 1461), and Fannie and Freddie’s lobbyists set out to weaken it. The bill was rendered so toothless that Card called Oxley the night before markup and promised to oppose it. Oxley pulled the bill instead.

During this period, Sen. Richard Shelby led a small group of legislators favoring reform, including fellow Republican Sens. John Sununu, Chuck Hagel and Elizabeth Dole. Meanwhile, Dodd — who along with Democratic Sens. John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the top four recipients of Fannie and Freddie campaign contributions from 1988 to 2008 — actively opposed such measures and further weakened existing regulation.

 

The president’s budget proposals reflected the nature of the challenge. Note the following passage from the 2005 budget: Fannie, Freddie and other GSEs “are highly leveraged, holding much less capital in relation to their assets than similarly sized financial institutions. . . . A misjudgment or unexpected economic event could quickly deplete this capital, potentially making it difficult for a GSE to meet its debt obligations. Given the very large size of each enterprise, even a small mistake by a GSE could have consequences throughout the economy.”

That passage was published in February 2004. Dodd can find it on Page 82 of the budget’s Analytical Perspectives.

 

 click HERE for the full article and outline of events that lead up to the collapse of the markets

Em-“Pathetic” Justice for Un-Constitutional Voting

As I watched the following unfold last November, a surge of fear came over me. That soon turned into outrage . . .

Let The Brothers Go : Obama’s Justice Department is dropping charges against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and two of its members who were involved in voter intimidation on Election Day at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania polling station.

A Justice spokesman said the department decided to take this action after winning an injunction earlier this month against a third member, Samir Shabazz, that prevents him from ever brandishing a weapon outside a polling place again as he was charged with doing last November.

Obviously, Obama’s Justice Department was just displaying some of the Obamamessiah’s vaunted empathy — “based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law” — what a hoot! — obviously, the biggest fact was the guy is a brother — but Justice warned him not to do it again — that’s the ticket.

Obama has now replaced Justice’s blindfold with shades.

The Washington Post reports:

Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.

But if using billy-clubs to intimidate wasn’t going to be enough, the DNC made sure that their presence would be legal:

The lawyers also had ascertained that one of the three men had gained access to the polling place by securing a credential as a Democratic poll watcher, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.

This is not going to be “case closed” as they would like it to be:

Mr. Miyar declined to elaborate about any internal dispute between career and political officials, saying only that the department is “committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote.”

Incidents of this kind of intimidation as well as DNC party disregarding the laws of not campaigning inside polling places were rampid during the 2006 mid-term elections and now that they have their boy in office, look for it to get worse for the 2010 elections.

 

Ambassador Economics 101

Times are a-changin’.

It seems now you do not need to have any foreign policy nor foreign relations experience to become an Ambassador for the United States. All you need are deep pockets with the contents going to a certain “Teleprompter in Chief”.

This in via Bloomberg via Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:

Ambassador “Vacuum Cleaner” Gets Company

Louis Susman of Chicago was nicknamed “the vacuum cleaner” because he was so good at cleaning out the pockets of the wealthy to get them to give to Democratic causes and candidates. As noted on this blog last February, Susman was in line for ambassadorship to Britain after having raised $240 milliion for Democrats.

The Susman appointment now is official, as are the appointments of numerous other wealthy contributors to the Obama campaign, including (via Bloomberg News):

— John Roos, chief executive officer of the Palo Alto, California-based law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, to Japan. He raised more than $500,000 for Obama.

— Charles Rivkin, chief executive officer of Wildbrain Inc., to France. Rivkin collected more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign and $300,000 for his inauguration.

— Laurie Fulton, a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP, to Denmark. Fulton, 59, raised $100,000 to $200,000.

Obama is continuing the presidential tradition of rewarding campaign contributors and denigrating career foreign service officers. So much for change, more like business as usual.

So much for hope”n”change, it seems all we are going to see from here on in is: 
hope ‘n’ a whole lotta cha-cha-cha-ching cha-ching, cha-ching

Your “Papers” Please?

Why would an Egyptian woman think that “The One” can help her get her hands on her birth certificate when he can not even produce his own?

Reported today in The New York Times via the Gateway Pundit via  Free Republic:

It’s not clear if the last paragraph of the article was meant to be a joke or not, via Free Republic:

Right outside the university’s gates, vendors selling items from small kiosks said they had more pragmatic concerns than international relations. That is often the case in a country where about half the population struggles to survive on less than $2 a day.

“I am trying to get a birth certificate to get a job,” said Samia Abdel Hafiz, 52, as her 9-year-old daughter peddled tissues to students on the street. “Whenever I apply for a job they ask me for the birth certificate. Maybe Obama can help get my paperwork through.”

Someone needs to tell Abdel- she doesn’t need one.

Ahhh, yes very interesting. Makes one wonder just how much they really do know over their in the Arab Muslim world that is being kept silent by our MSM.