Archive | June, 2010

What Took So Long? RNC Grows Balls While Obama Continues To Stall

President Obama is using the oil crisis to promote his radical political agenda to eliminate carbon-based fuels, a.k.a. cap-and-trade, and to accelerate the downturn of the American economy. The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted a video this week in response to the Partier-In-Chief’s  lack of direction on the BP oil spill. As we can see, the President knows his priorities.

The Obama Agenda: The Fall of America Through Orchestrated Crisis

Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are deliberately and unapologetically engaging in economic sabotage; simultaneously targeting numerous sectors of the American economy using orchestrated systemic crisis in an effort to overwhelm the U.S. economy and effect the destruction of capitalism and America from within. By using the Cloward-Piven Strategy to promote economic and social change through the exploitation of misfortune, national crisis and disorganization the Left is advancing government as the tool for reorganization. The tactics and intended consequences of the Obama administration include:

  • Strategically planned “crises” to systematically takeover private industry.
  • Flooding government with impossible financial burdens until the debt becomes unsustainable.
  • Destruction of the middle class and sustained unemployment through “bailouts” and “stimulus” packages promoted as “revitalization of the American economy.”
  • Devastation of the housing and financial system through the continued requirement of subprime mortgages to low-income Americans who have little to no hope of repayment
  • Expansion of federal powers over states and individuals.
  • Expansion of the powers of the Executive.
  • Overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters.
  • Complete control over the media through “net neutrality” and the “reinvention of journalism
  • Promoting social unrest and violence.

First promoted in 1966 by Marxist Columbia University professors Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the destruction of capitalism in America by expanding the welfare system to the point of collapsing the economy and implementing socialism by nationalizing large sectors of private industry. In their Nation article, The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty, Cloward and Piven explicitly defined the kind of “crisis” they sought to create:

By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.

No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:

* The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.

* The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.

* The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.

The radical Left worked insidiously for decades to establish the needed framework to dismantle the capitalist system in America as outlined in the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Concentrated efforts were devoted to increasing welfare rolls and expanding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), established in 1977 under the Carter administration. According to Discover The Networks, the CRA,

For purposes of “racial equality” – outlawed redlining and required banks to extend credit to undercapitalized, high-risk borrowers in low-income, mostly-minority areas. The Act also established extensive government oversight to monitor how well banks were complying with its mandates.

Any bank wishing to expand or to merge with another was required to first demonstrate that it had complied with all CRA requirements. Final approval for bank expansions or mergers could be held up or derailed entirely by complaints — however frivolous or unfounded — where community groups like ACORN or the Greenlining Institute accused a bank of having violated the CRA.

The New York Post explains what happened next:

As ACORN ran its campaigns against local banks, it quickly hit a roadblock. Banks would tell ACORN they could afford to reduce their credit standards by only a little — since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage giants, refused to buy up those risky loans for sale on the ‘secondary market.’

That is, the CRA wasn’t enough. Unless Fannie and Freddie were willing to relax their credit standards as well, local banks would never make home loans to customers with bad credit histories or with too little money for a down-payment.

So ACORN’s Democratic friends in Congress moved to force Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to dispense with normal credit standards. Throughout the early ’90s, they imposed ever-increasing subprime-lending quotas on Fannie and Freddie….

ACORN’s intimidation tactics, and its alliance with Democrats in Congress, triumphed. Despite their 1994 takeover of Congress, Republican attempts to pare back the CRA were stymied….

ACORN had come to Congress not only to protect the CRA from GOP [Republican] reforms but also to expand the reach of quota-based lending to Fannie, Freddie and beyond….

[In June 1995] the Clinton administration announced a comprehensive strategy to push homeownership in America to new heights — regardless of the compromise in credit standards that the task would require. Fannie and Freddie were assigned massive subprime lending quotas, which would rise to about half of their total business by the end of the decade.

Despite warnings of impending financial collapse, Democrat after Democrat continued to cover up and attack the regulations to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, denied the existence of the housing bubble and continued to advocate for government expansion of home ownership programs. The CEO of Fannie Mae even publicly described the “family” connection between Fannie and Democrats, specifically Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus.

The proliferation of risky subprime loans, to underqualified borrowers eventually led to the financial collapse of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the mortgage industry and many of the banks forced to issue subprime loans. The Cloward-Piven strategy is the taproot that triggered the financial crisis of 2008. 

Francis Fox Piven continues to encourage use of the strategy. During the foreclosure crisis, Piven advocated civil disobedience by home owners facing foreclosure as a way to leverage the crisis to their benefit. Not surprisingly, ACORN was listening.

(Note: Audio of Piven is difficult to hear without headphones.)

Seeing the opportunity to use the Cloward-Piven strategy to fulfill the Left’s ultimate agenda, in the fall of 2008 Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats positioned themselves to force the collapse of the American economy. Rushing from the campaign trail, Obama and Congressional Democrats advanced the passage of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) nationalizing the mortgage industry and a large portion of the banking industry, while implementing Obama’s planned repeal of Clinton’s welfare reform.

The rapid escalation of the downfall of capitalism and the American economy was set in motion. As the Federal Treasury outlayed billions of dollars to finance the federal takeovers of private industry, U.S. debt increased dramatically, well beyond the ability of current generations to repay. Future generations of Americans will be indentured serfs forced to repay the debt accumulated under the Obama adminstration. Despite TARP’s passage and implementation late in President George W. Bush’s term, Obama has ignored the law, as written, refusing to return the loans repaid to the American people, instead spending the money at his whim to ensure the “crisis” will remain a financial burden to the American people.

As I wrote in Wet Dreams of the Great Marxist Revolution (Part 1, Part 2), upon assuming office Obama quickly moved to consolidate power using manufactured crises to nationalize many of the major American economic sectors: Banking, insurance, transportation, energy, healthcare, finance and education. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) recently told CBSFace the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer,

Now we have the federal government taking over ownership or control of 51 percent of the American economy. This is stunning. Prior to September of 2008, 100 percent of the private economy was private.

President Obama’s plan to ”fundamentally transform” the American economy was evident long before the 2008 election.  In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama was already examining how best to use of legislation to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth.

Seizing the chance to increase the constituency of voters dependent on big government while crippling American taxpayers with debt, Obama and Congressional Democrats rushed a conveniently prepared 1073 page $819 billion Stimulus Package through the House of Representatives within eight days of President Obama’s inauguration. The “emergency”  legislation passed the Senate eleven days later, and despite being marketed as critical to saving the U.S. economy the legislation sat on President Obama’s desk for four days before signing while he and the First Lady partied it up in Chicago.

Generations of American taxpayers are now indebted to repay billions of dollars Democrats distributed through the Stimulus to their contributors, unions, teachers, and community organization/social activist groups such as ACORN. Billions of Stimulus dollars to “save” or create jobs were extended primarily to the public sector leaving the private sector with an ever increasing rise in unemployment.  Earnings for government jobs soared 12% above the standard compensation for private sector jobs. According to Obama’s economic advisor Robert Reich, the Stimulus was never meant to benefit all Americans. Reich declared recovery jobs were not for “white male construction workers.” The recipients of the Democrats’ largesse are expected to loyally vote Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are contributing to the insolvency of America.

Unemployment in the private sector is rapidly spiraling downwards with no signs of recovery. We have 15 million unemployed workers, 6.7 million of whom have been unemployed for over 26 weeks. The month of May recorded a 431,000 increase in new jobs, of which 411,000 were temporary Census jobs. The Obama adminstration’s “rescue” plan increased unemployment benefits to 99 months, thereby eliminating the incentive to work, increasing number of beneficiaries dependent on big government, and amassing increased financial burden on the taxpayer.

The Stimulus, “jobs” bills and bailouts are failing to revitalize the American economy or reduce unemployment in the private sector. The nation is facing sustained unemployment at 10% or greater. This sustained unemployment, forced growth of public over private sector jobs, and increased taxation that must occur to pay off U.S. debt will be the death knell of the middle class. The Obama administration’s execution of the Cloward-Piven Strategy is straining the system to the point of collapse.

The Federal Reserve’s response to America’s mounting national debt has been to print ever-greater quantities of money, a strategy for increasing the money supply that leads to inflation and the devaluation of currency. Moody’s Investors Service warned the US is close to losing its triple-A credit status if the country doesn’t get a grip on its deficit spending.

Spending has its limits as we’ve seen in Europe. Thirty-two U.S. states are on the brink of insolvency as they can no longer afford to run their governments. Under President Obama we have witnessed the first cross-generational theft of taxpayer income, and a redistribution of wealth from the producers to the non-productive. It is bitter irony that the American taxpayer is funding the destruction of the American economy and the loss of their  freedom.

With the intent to redistribute wealth and vastly expand the role of government, Obama and the Democrat Congress passed healthcare reform. Known as Obamacare, it is the ultimate actualization of the Cloward-Piven strategy. It is designed to overwhelm and collapse our social support network by forcing millions of Americans to become dependent upon government assistance through the threat of penalty by fine or imprisonment for failure to purchase the service. Obamacare will accelerate the finanical ruin of hospitals and doctors across the country, ration medical care, accelerate healthcare costs, and restrict access for elderly and low-income patients.

Like healthcare reform is not about healthcare, cap-and-trade environmental legislation has nothing to do with global warming. Its purpose is government control of the economy and the redistribution of income. The legislation mandates massive transfers of wealth from industrialized Western Nations to Third World countries. In concert with Obamacare, cap-and-trade will complete Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America.” We, as a country, may never be the same.

The effects of cap-and-trade legislation on the American economy will be catastrophic. Reducing  Americans to living in a Third World country as technological advances of the 20th century will be foregone for exorbitant taxation designed to turn Democrats and their friends into billionaires while American taxpayers become serfs. The non-productive citizens of society have been assured they will receive reimbursements for energy taxes paid, while the rest of America subsidizes their energy use.

Former Obama ”Green” Czar Van Jones defines the goal of cap-and-trade and the Green movement as complete revolution away from capitalism.

Right now we’re saying we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to some kind of eco-capitalism….Will that be enough? No, it won’t be enough. We want to go beyond systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But that’s a process.

And I think what’s great about the movement that’s beginning to emerge is that the crisis is so severe… The Green economy will start off as a subset, and we’re going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.

Is there any wonder why Obama ignored the Gulf oil “crisis” for 38 days then denounced, blamed, and threatened British Petroleum with civil and criminal lawsuits? The oil spill serves the Left’s radical agenda. His inaction on the ”crisis” promotes the destruction of the fishing and tourist industries in the region thereby creating secondary crises, provides a ready excuse to shut down all new oil drilling, and will effectively raise the price of oil and food across the country bringing more Americans to a financial brink forcing dependence on food stamps, welfare, and other government programs. Barack Obama intends to bankrupt not only America and its people, but the coal industry.

And if you don’t believe Obama, listen to Representative Maxine Waters.

But to guarantee the transformation of America a rapid expansion of the constituency of new voters dependent on big government must continue. Moving to overwhelm government agencies with unsustainable financial burdens, the Obama administration is aggressively pressing for amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants and their families. To contribute successive tidal waves of new voters the administration hopes to grant Puerto Rico statehood. These efforts alone will add over 24 million new voters and a several trillion dollars in additional welfare coverage, food stamps, healthcare, education, and income redistribution through Earned Income tax credits.

If the “crises” to date don’t overwhelm and break the American economic system, the expansion to voter rolls and welfare recipients will. When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. 

The Obama adminstration seeks to fulfill Cloward and Piven’s ultimate goal, the annihilation of capitalism and America from within. Since January 20, 2009 the administration orchestrated crisis after crisis using fear and urgency of calamity to force economic and social change on the American people. This is not “change we can believe in.” This is not change we want. Unless the American people halt the onslaught of destructive forces created by Barack Obama and the Democrats in the November elections our generation will witness the fall of America through orchestrated crisis.

Cross posted at NewsRealBlog

Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 3: The Crimes)

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal blog

Part 3 of this series serves up the extensive list of potential crimes commited by the Obama administration that establish their pattern of bribery, corruption, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to corrupt the American electoral process while reigning from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In Part 1 I discussed the administration’s latest scandal, Sestak-gate, a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and its subsequent cover-up. Part 2 covers the inconsistencies created by the White Houses’s “coordinated” effort to obfuscate the truth and maintain hold on their reins of power.

The Crimes

The question is whether the offer by the White House violated federal bribery and extortion laws, among others, in the Joe Sestak matter. The administration declared they have investigated themselves and found no wrong doing. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller summed up the issue,

“Assurances by the Obama White House that no laws were broken are like the Nixon White House promising it did nothing illegal in connection with Watergate.”

Given this administration’s penchant for prevarication, this scandal may be an impeachable offense in the making. Bribing a candidate may be politics as usual in Chicago, but it’s still a crime. The list of federal violations requiring investigation in this scandal grows as additional details are released, but for now I find six intriguing possiblities:

18 U.S.C. § 4: Misprision of felony;
18 U.S.C. § 210: Offer to procure appointive public office;
18 U.S.C. § 211: Acceptance of solicitation to obtain appointive public office;
18 U.S.C. § 595: Interference by administrative employees by Federal, State or Territorial Governments;
18 U.S.C. § 600: Promise of employment or other benefit for political activity; and
U.S. Constitution, Article 1 Section 6: “…No Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.”

A former Hardvard Law grad and Constitutional attorney should be aware of the last violation listed, yet the White House admits  in their Friday memorandum this is precisely their offer. But Obama administration officals have been implicated in at least five other known bribery allegations, and Obama is on record stating money, votes and power influence political decisions despite Constitutional law.

“I think that oftentimes ordinary citizens are taught that decisions are made based on the public interest or grand principles, when, in fact, what really moves things is money and votes and power.”

The Evidence

Most notable among the Obama administration scandals is Rahm Emanuel’s involvement in the sale of Obama’s former Illinois U.S. Senate seat by Rod Blagojevich. Obama wanted Blagojevich to appoint Valerie Jarrett to Obama’s open U.S. Senate seat. Discover The Networks notes,

When that failed to materialize, Marilyn Katz (according to Rod Blagojevich), contacted the governor and told him that if he were to appoint Jarrett to the U.S. Senate, Obama’s people would help him raise money from their network of contributors across the United States. Federal investigators alleged that an unnamed individual suggested a three-way deal for Blagojevich to appoint Jarrett to the seat, take a position with the SEIU-affiliated “Change to Win” labor coalition, and then have President Obama bolster the organization.

In an interview with Greta Van Sustern, Blagojevich stated,

“I wanted Rahm and sought Rahm out to be the middleman to make the deal happen. I would appoint her [Lisa Madigan, attorney general of Illinois] senator in exchange for the jobs bill, health care expansion, and written promise not to raise taxes on people. Rahm was prepared to do it and then everything changed when I was arrested 6:00 in the morning.

The second “pay-to-play” investigation goes to Barack Obama’s choice for Commerce Secretary, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who was forced to withdraw his nomination due to pressure from a federal investigation into how his “political donors landed lucrative transportation contracts.” Richardson’s scandal was well-known  at the time of his nomination.

Last March, shortly before Senator Jim Matheson switched his health care vote from Nay to Yea, the Weekly Standard reported Obama was selling judgeships for healthcare votes,

“Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.”

Sept. 27, 2009, the Denver Post reported that Obama offered Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. The offer, which specified particular jobs, reportedly was delivered by Jim Messina, Obama’s deputy chief of staff. Elaborating on the Chicago-style politics of the Obama administration, the Post continued,

It is the kind of hardball tactics that have come to mark the White House’s willingness to shape key races across the country, in this case trying to remove a threat to a vulnerable senator by presenting his opponent a choice of silver or lead.”

Then there’s the report that President Obama tried to push disgruntled White House Counsel Greg Craig out of the White House by offering a federal judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The Chicago Machine is alive and thriving at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Obama administration is trying to thread the needle through these scandals hoping to maintain the reins of political power but the pattern of bribery, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and corruption reeks from bottom to top. Despite claims of being above the ideological fray, Obama is an Alinskyite community organizer whose job is to sow discontent, promise answers, and move down the road before anyone realizes he neither cares nor knows how to fix their problems. Definitely not “change we can believe in,”  just the same old hardball politics, only more corrupt.

Rounds of obfuscation and circular answers will continue until after the November elections unless the public demands a full investigation, including evidence gathering, to answer the questions:

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Was an offer made to Specter to get Sestak out of the primary in order to bribe Specter into flipping his vote on healthcare? If so, by whom, when and where?

Why did the White House deny the allegations for three months before producing a statement validating Sestak’s charge?

What was the “high ranking job” offered to Sestak? And who had the power to offer it?

What is the precise timeline of Clinton’s offer?

Who are the “White House officals” who were “angry” when Sestak’s story broke?

Was Sestak contacted after his February 18th interview with a demand for silence?

What happened in the “private meeting” with President Clinton?

What did Sestack and his brother get to play ball with the Obama administration on the coordinated statements
Is someone in the White House trying to create a case for Obama’s innocence in the Sestak scandal?

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