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November 2, 2010 Take Out The Trash Day (Repost)

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.” – Cicero

Congress has forgotten they were sent to Washington to represent the People, not to control them.

The Democrat Party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender. Their current political strategy is to win on “razor thin margins.” They plan a narrow victory on every unpopular bill as a means of providing “cover” for party members during upcoming elections, and strive to find, at minimum, one Republican who will cross party lines to vote for their agenda in order to claim “bi-partisanship.”

The left-leaning Republicans who run on the GOP ticket but vote for the liberal agenda are as culpable as the Democrats in committing treason by attempting to usurp the People’s rights through passage of unconstitutional legislation.

The 111th Congress enacts incomprehensible bills that no one reads which indebt us to out of control spending, excessive taxation, and the loss of individual liberties while the federal government grows exponentially.

We’ve held teaparties and protests drawing hundreds of thousands, phoned, emailed and faxed, but our Representatives still ignore the will of the People.

It is time We the People stand up and remind Congress who we are and that we will no longer stand idly by while they legislate our freedoms from us in the dark of night. We WILL hold them accountable for their actions.

All members of the House of Representatives and a select number of Senators are up for re-election in 2010. It’s time to clean both legislative houses, and we begin in 2010 and continue until we have Representatives who represent the will of the People. Those members who want to violate our constitutional rights must be removed from office!

Roll call votes and a list of Senators up for re-election in 2010 are listed below. It’s time to take back our country and preserve the freedoms our Founding Fathers worked so hard to win for future generations.

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Gulf Oil Spill – Obama Failed Leadership Timeline

Are you looking for the Right kind of Change? If so, check out the edgy conservative attitude from Right Change, a non-profit organization that cuts through the leftist spin. They’ve “unspun” the truth with a biting edge that cuts to the heart of the Obama Administration’s slow response and failed leadership on the Gulf Oil Spill.

Meet Obama’s Civilian Army: The New Black Panther Party Threatens To “Deal With All These Right-Wingers”

Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, is leading the fight for Barack Obama against the Tea Party. In a July 8th interview on Russian English-language news channel RT, Shabazz comes out after Fox News, Glenn Beck and Tea Partiers. Asserting the Fox News audience is made up of mainly whites, Republicans, some independents, Confederates, hard right-wingers and racist organizations, Shabazz supported President Obama’s “post-racial” attitude pronouncing,

“It’s really the dissatisfied whites in America that are saying they want to take their country back. We interpret that as meaning take our country back from this black man who happens to be the president.”

“Post-racial” my ass. You can no longer disagree with a man on principle and ideology without being called a racist. This is the Left’s new cry as they endeavor to silence citizens by playing on white guilt. But Barack Obama’s new civilian army not only hopes to intensify racial divisions in America, they’ve declared war on the Tea Party. Remember those folks, the grandmothers, the grandfathers, the citizens who disagree with mammouth government spending, Democrat slushfunds at taxpayer expense, and direct violations of Constitutional law? Shabazz is now threatening,

“We’ll see Glenn Beck on the National Monument. The New Black Panther Party will see him there since he’s attacking us nightly, and he won’t talk to us. We’ll see him on the National Monument, on the National Mall.

“We’ll deal with all of these Right-Wingers. Smith, Wolf, Adams, the Tea Party, Michael Steele. Any and all of them.

“The New Black Panther Party is ready for you. We’re out here in America, and throughout the world. We’re ready to roll.”

This civilian army has announced their intent to come after those who disagree with Barack Obama. Citizens attending the August 28th rally on the National Mall in DC should bring video cameras, cell phones with video, etc. Any actions on the part of the New Black Panther Party need to be captured on film and uploaded to the web. Barack Obama’s new civilian army will not deter our free speech.

The Path To Defeating The Cloward-Piven Strategy

“If America does not get welfare reform under control, it will bankrupt America.”

The Heritage Foundation posted a great video and paper highlighting a five-step plan to reform welfare, the taproot of the Cloward-Piven Strategy and the Left’s primary method to bankrupt America by creating a nation dependent on government.

11 Reasons To Vote Democrat This November

From Viral Footage, a collection of reasons to vote for Democrats this November. REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

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?

Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 2: The Inconsistencies)

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog

In Part 1 of this three part series I discussed the Obama administration’slatest scandal, Sestak-gate, a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and its subsequent cover-up.

In summary, the scandal ignited after an interview 3 1/2 months ago when Congressman Joe Sestak explicitly reaffirmed he was offered a “high ranking position” by “someone in the White House” if he would drop out of the primary race against Arlen Specter, the former-Republican Senator whose switch in party affiliation last year presented Democrats with a 60-vote majority and the power to advance the Obama administration’s agenda undeterred.

After Specter’s conversion his popularity among constituents “nose-dived,” endangering both his seat and the Obama administration’s filibuster-proof majority. Without the guarantee of a Senate majority after the November elections, the Obama administration faces Congressional gridlock and an inability to continue their “fundamental transformation” of America. As a result, the White House conspired to ensure Specter retained his seat by offering Congressman Joe Sestak an offer they assumed he couldn’t/wouldn’t refuse. Using the Chicago pay-for-play tactics they attempted to bribe Sestack to drop his bid for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania so Specter would, by default, be the Democrat candidate on the ticket.

After multiple denials of a job offer(s) to Sestak, the Obama administration released a public response to the scandal over Memorial Day weekend in an effort to obfusacte the truth. In their rush they overlooked a mountain of inconsistencies and their legal ramifications, throwing sunlight onto the seamy underbelly of Chicago-style politics and opening the door to calls for a Special Prosecutor.

Click here for print and video support of the summary.

The Inconsistencies

The inconsistencies between the White House and Congressman Sestack’s statements lead to more questions than their “coordinated” statements answer.

The Obama administration is adamant that “White House staff did not discuss these options with Congressman Sestak.” Really? Sestak claims the offer originated from “someone in the White House,” but former President Bill Clinton is not part of the Obama White House. And Sestak has repeated this claim on numerous occasions. (Hattip: The NRSC)

On March 10, 2010, Fox News’ Bret Baier pointedly asked Sestak: “Did the White House offer you a job to not get in the primary?” Sestak answered: “And I answered that yes, and I answered it honestly.”

Again, on March 20, 2010 to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.

In order to get you out of the Senate race the White House offered you a job. Is that true?” Sestak responded: “I got asked that question as you know a few weeks ago, of something that happened last summer, a direct question. I answered it honestly, and I said yes.

And, again, on April 22, 2010, to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie,

 “Were you offered a job in the administration not to run?” Sestak responded: “The answer, as I was asked this for the first time a month ago even though it happened last July, and I never brought it forward. I answered it honestly, and I’ll do it again. Yes.

And again, May 23, 2010 on Meet The Press.

“I was asked a question about something that happened months earlier and I felt I should answer it honestly. And that’s all I had to say about it. I was offered a job, and I answered that.” You said, ‘No you won’t take the job.’ Sestack responded, “By then I also said, Look I’m getting into this….” Was it the Secretary of the Navy job?Sestak replied, “Anything that goes beyond that is for others to talk about.”

And again, on May 24, 2010 to CNN’s John King.

You said some time ago that when Arlen Specter was still in the race, early in the primary somebody at the White House came to you and said I will offer you a job, will give you some kind of a job if you would get out.” Sestak responded: “Well I was actually asked by a reporter something that a few months ago that had happened almost eight months earlier…  And I answered it honestly… I said – and I did answer it honestly and said yes…”

The White House admits multiple “efforts” were made in “June and July” for “options for Executive Branch service.” When asked how many times the offer was discussed, Sestack claims one 60-second conversation occurred in July.

“No, no just that one phone call.”

So who is telling the truth? How many job offers were made? And how frequently did the Obama administration attempt to subvert a primary election constitutionally determined by the People’s vote and not the Executive branch?

The White House denies the offer was for the position of Secretary Of Navy, attesting that the offer was for an “uncompensated position.” This doesn’t pass the smell test. An unpaid advisory position would not be a “high ranking federal job.” Sestak’s statement does not exclude the possibility that someone in the White House subsequently sweetened the deal with either the Secretary of the Navy job offer. What was the “high ranking federal job” and who would have the power to offer it?

But the White House’s position is, again, in direct conflict with Sestak who, when queried about the Secretary of Navy position on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, responded thus.

http://www.mrctv.org/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdqG6U2G2G

The White House claims the offer was as a seat on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which would “allow him to retain his seat in the House,” yet Byron York reported Friday,

Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board’s website reveals this restriction:

“The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors.”

As a sitting member of Congress, Sestak was not eligible for the job. And since the White House intended for Sestak to remain in his House seat, he would not have been eligible for the board after this November’s elections, provided he was re-elected to the House.

So let’s get this straight…Sestak was being asked to give up his $217,000 per year job, to serve on a board whose members are unpaid and on which he could not legally serve, in order to drop his primary bid against the incumbent Senator who switched parties to deliver Obama passage of his health care legislation and a filibuster-proof majority? It sounds like pay for play, the Chicago Way.

How far will Obama and the Chicago Machine at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue go to maintain complete power? Have they committed high crimes and misdemeanors? Part 3 extensively covers the 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 at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Click here for Part 3: The Crimes

Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 1)

 

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog

The Chicago Machine moved to Washington and a disturbing pattern of bribery, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to corrupt the American electoral process is now synonymous with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The latest incident is a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and subsequent coordinated cover-up to mitigate collateral damage and obstruct the truth. In this three part series, I will delve into the scandal, the blatant inconsistencies between the “coordinated” statements of involved parties, and the potential crimes commited by the Obama administration in this, and other, pay-for-play schemes.

The Scandal

Set in a motion by a February 18th interview with Philadelphia news anchor Larry Kane, Congressman Joe Sestak’s allegation ignited a political firestorm.

“Were you ever offered a job to get out of this race?” Kane was referring to the Democratic Senate primary against Arlen Specter.
“Yes,” Sestak answered.
“Was it Navy Secretary?”
“No comment,” said Sestak.
According to Kane, Sestak talked about staying in the race but added that he “was called many times” to pull out. Later, Kane asked: “So you were offered a job by someone in the White House?”
Yes.”

After disavowing the offer’s existence for three months, President Obama was forced to publicly comment on the Sestak scandal Thursday, but only after meeting privately with former President Bill Clinton, the sacrificial lamb upon whom the blame would be laid the following day. (How bad can the truth be when the sitting President has to bring in a proven perjurer to be his alibi?)  Mimicking press secretary Robert Gibbs, the Obfuscator-In-Chief blathered to reporters at the White House…

“I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”

In other words, he did not have employment relations with that Congressman.

As with Van Jonesresignation in the middle of the night on Labor Day weekend, the Obama administration used the Friday news dump on Memorial Weekend to finally respond to questions about the Sestack deal. White House Attorney Robert Bauer formally issued a legal memorandum stating, in part:

We have concluded that allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and lack a basis in the law.

“Secretary of the Navy. It has been suggested that the Administration may have offered Congressman Sestak the position of Secretary of the Navy in the hope that he would accept the offer and abandon a Senate candidacy. This is false….At no time was Congressman Sestak offered, nor did he seek, the position of Secretary of the Navy.

“Uncompensated Advisory Board Options. We found that, as the Congressman has publicly and accurately stated, options for Executive Branch service were raised with him. Efforts were made in June and July of 2009 to determine whether Congressman Sestak would be interested in service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board, which would avoid a divisive Senate primary, allow him to retain his seat in the House, and provide him with an opportunity for additional service to the public in a high-level advisory capacity for which he was highly qualified. The advisory positions discussed with Congressman Sestak, while important to the work of the Administration, would have been uncompensated.

White House staff did not discuss these options with Congressman Sestak. The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board. Congressman Sestak Declined the suggested alternatives, remaining committed to his Senate candidacy.”

Hmmm, that’s in direct contradiction to Sestak’s original statements. Is it any surprise Sestak clammed up and refused to identify any other details until “the White House released its report on the matter?” Sestak’s silence provided ample room for the White House to manuever multiple alibi scenarios. (How long does it take to compose an alibi?)

This is Sestak’s latest version:

“Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives.

I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former President said he knew I’d say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects.”

Although intimately coordinated with the White House’s formal statement, Sestak is a prime candidate to become the Obama administration’s Deep Throat. Like Obama’s private meeting with Clinton, the clandestine meeting between the Sestak camp and the White House Wednesday was never meant to reach the airwaves. But silence is not Sestak’s finest quality. Whether intentional or not, he has much more to say about the coordinated affair. The Washington Post reports Sestak stated last week,

“They (the White House) got hold of my brother on his cellphone, and he spoke to the White House… about what’s going to occur,” said Sestak, who said he expects the White House will release its information Friday. He declined to elaborate on his discussions with his brother.”

Shades of a Watergate-esque cover-up continue as the complicit media lay the groundwork for plausible deniability. Tweeting a White House source told him Obama was kept in the dark about the bribe attempt, CNN’s John King reports (Hattip: Freeper Kristin)

The Obama administration’s institutionalized corruption led them to first deny, then  ”coordinate” a statement in hopes of whitewashing their latest quid pro quo scandal over a holiday weekend. In their rush they overlooked several contradictions in their “story” and the subsequent legal ramifications.

Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 on the inconsistencies created by the White House’s effort to obfuscate the truth, and further details on the pattern of bribery, corruption, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy by those working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Click here for Part 2: The Inconsistencies

Marxist Terrorists Promote Obama’s Green Agenda

How do you complete your “fundamental transformation” of America. Why, with a little help from your friends, of course. And Barack Obama’s Hyde Park friends, Marxist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, are more than willing to help a fellow traveller achieve their live-long goal of overthrowing the government of the United States. In conjunction with the Obama administration’s EPA-managed faith-based initiative which partners government and religion to promote environmental and social justice, former Weatherman leaders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn will be Featured “Visionary Speakers” for the Seattle 2010 Green Festival, June 5-6, 2010. The Green Movement is shamelessly parading its ties and admiration for domestic terrorism and organized crime as Global Exchange and Green America launch a national campaign, Green Festivals, promoting,

“sustainability, ecological balance and social justice.”

Ayers, who will be speaking on the topic,  Trudge Toward Freedom: Movement-Making for Peace and Justice in the Long Haul, is described on the event’s website as a “distinguished professor” who has “written extensively about social justice, democracy and education.” Dohrn is flaunted as a writer and lecturer on “international human rights law, war and peace, racism and justice,” and highlighted as a,

“national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, [who] was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade”
This is the same woman who, in 1969 after the Manson family murders in Beverly Hills, told an SDS audience,

”Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.”

The Left is so secure in the success of their radical ideology now that one of their own occupies the White House, they feel no shame in promoting “membership” on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. But Ayers and Dohrn aren’t your typical ’60s radicals. Avowed Marxists and founders of the Weathermen, a Communist-driven splinter faction of Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen openly called for revolution in America, and led a violent rampaging protest in Chicago. As if that’s not enough, they also took responsibility for 25 bombings including, according to Ayers memoir, Fugitive Days,
“the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the “Days of Rage” riots, they held marches, smashed windows, and used guerrilla-style tactics to viciously attack police officers and civilians for four days, during which time 290 militants were arrested and 63 people were injured. Damage to windows, cars, and other property soared to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although the group  always emphasized that their targets were property, not people, it was around this time when Ayers famously summed up the Weatherman philosophy as,

”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.“

In 1970, Bernadine Dohrn released a tape from the Weather Underground threatening violence against civilians,

“Now we are everywhere. Next week families and tribes will attack the enemy around the country. We’re not just attacking targets. We’re bringing a pitiful, helpless target to its knees. Guard your planes. Guard your colleges. Guard your banks. Guard your children. Guard your doors.“

And according to Larry Grathwohl, an undercover operative assigned to investigate the group, the Weather Underground planned to “eliminate” 25 Million Americans, diehard capitalists who were unable to be reeducated in camps, if and when the group succeeded in overtaking the government.

Dohrn, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as ”the most dangerous woman in America” and ”la Pasionara of the Lunatic Left,” would later be sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which a Brink’s guard and two police officers were killed by fellow Weatherman Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. Ayers avoided conviction when the evidence against him turned out to be obtained through illegal wiretaps conducted by the FBI. He was, in his words, “Guilty as sin. Free as a bird”

How much, really, have Dohrn and Ayers changed since 1969? In their own words, very little. As late as September 11, 2001, Ayers told the NY Times,

”I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

In November 2007, Ayers and Dohrn spoke at a SDS reunion at MSU. Hear, in their own words, how they feel today about their actions then and now.

These are the faces of the Green Movement promoting social and environmental justice. Avowed Marxists who committed violent acts of terrorism as a means to overthrow the government of the United States. And they’re not only old friends of President Obama, they helped propel his political career.

The Obama-Ayers Connections

Recognizing their failure, Ayers and Dohrn moved from violent overthrow of the government to changing it from within the system. In 1995, the duo hostessed Barack Obama’s first Illinois Senate campaign fundraiser in their Hyde Park home. But the ties between Obama, Ayers and Dohrn extend much deeper than a political “coming out” party. According to Dick Morris, the Obama-Ayers connection,

“was, in fact, an intimate collaboration and that it led to the only executive or administrative experience in Obama’s life.

Steve Diamond, at No Quarters USA, called attention to Obama’s Developing Communities Project (DCP) supported radical school reform project with Bill Ayers.

“In 1987 in the wake of a controversial strike by the Chicago Teachers’ Union, the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools, or ABCs, was formed to lobby for a new Illinois law that would mandate the establishment of a new power center in Chicago public schools.

“Bill Ayers helped organize the ABCs group, was its contact person and later its chair. Barack Obama worked on school reform efforts for the DCP at that time and the DCP was a member of the ABCs.”

The Woods Fund also provided additional financial support to the DCP in 1988 to support its school reform efforts. A program officer of the Woods Fund at the time was Ken Rolling who would later be hired by Bill Ayers and Barack Obama as Executive Director of the $110 million Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

Ayers and Obama concurrently served as board members of the Woods Fund, a Chicago anti-poverty, nonprofit organization that supports community-based groups and passed out funds to radical left wing and anti-Israel groups. Obama joined the board of the Wood Fund in 1993, serving as a paid director on the board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, during which time the organization granted funding to the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a controversial Arab group co-founded by Rashid Khalidi, a well-known critic of Israel who reportedly worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The AAAN openly mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and routinely made defamatory statements against Israel, yet received $40,000 in 2001 and $35,000 in 2002 from the Woods Fund. Ayers served on the Woods Fund board of directors beginning in1999 and remained after Obama departed. Continue reading

Obama’s Latest Bailout: Another Payoff To Teachers’ Union

You may be unemployed, but according to the Obama administration more than 300,000 teachers’ jobs were “saved” through the Democrat’s Economic Stimulus package. But no worries, the Democrats’ payoff to union supporters isn’t over yet! You, and your descendants, still have much more money to earn which they intend to spend buying votes and securing party loyalty during their reign. 

Almost unnoticed last Wednesday night, the Obama administration quietly announced its support for $23 Billion in off-the-books emergency funding to save educator jobs, and requested it be included in an upcoming supplemental spending bill to fund military operations and other expenses. ABC News notes the request also included an

“additional $1 billion for early childhood education jobs.”

Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., posted on the White House blog,

“We applaud Chairmen Harkin, Miller and Obey for crafting legislation in direct response to these challenges.  S. 3206, the Keep Our Educators Working Act, H.R. 2847, the Jobs for Main Street Act,  and H.R. 4812, the Local Jobs for America Act, each call for$23 billion in emergency support to preserve education jobs modeled after the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  This funding would keep teachers in the classroom while helping to sustain meaningful and necessary reforms in public education across the country.”

According to Fox News,

The request comes just a year after an unprecedented $100 billion in federal stimulus money was allocated to school districts as part of the $863 billion recovery act.

Three bailout bills for educators, each calling for $23 Billion in “emergency” funds, i.e., exempt from certain Congressional budget enforcement rules. How much will the teachers’ union receive should all three bills pass? $69 Billion? Where are the results from the first massive bailout? And precisely what are the “meaningful and necessary reforms in public education?” 

The culture of corruption continues unabated, disguised as ”emergency” funds.

Neal Boortz caused quite a stir when he said the “greater long-term threat to this nation’s future was not the Islamists, but the teacher’s unions.” Judging  by the Obama administration’s bailouts of the education system, Boortz was not only right, but the Left plans to ensure the indoctrination of our children is permanently funded.
 

AFL-CIO Leadership Clashes With Union Members Over Arizona Immigration Law

Amid blind support for his left-wing ideology, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka forgot his claim to represent the “working man” and joined Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in a letter this week to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, calling for the immediate stop of federal cooperation with Arizona law enforcement officials or,

“be complicit in the racial profiling that lies at the heart of the Arizona law. [S.B. 1070]”

But Trumka’s ideology differs from his union members. Recognizing Trumka’s support for Amnesty as an opportunity to undermine employment opportunities for legal citizens while increasing the union’s voting power and dues, union members are loudly expressing their discontent with leadership on the AFL-CIO’s blog:

Dr: “What the Hell is wrong with the AFL-CIO? Do you not understand that the legal citizen of this great country is tired of supporting non citizens.The great majority of the Rank and File wholeheartedly support Arizona’s effort to do something to curb the abused brought on us by Illegal Immigration.”

homerj1970: “I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHER!! I am IBEW Local 827, and I am disgusted by the stance taken by the AFL-CIO!! THEY HAVE BETRAYED EVERY UNION BROTHER AND SISTER!!!!!!”

duhman182: “The AFL CIO is not stupid they are looking to lock in votes and also make money they don’t give a damn about you.”

dbozman: “I am appalled that the union leadership would advocate that the federal government should REFUSE to cooperate with AZ – in other words to CONTINUE TO FAIL IN THEIR DUTY TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS AND SECURE OUR BORDERS. By the way, I plan to boycott anyone who boycotts Arizona.”

oldmanward5: “I fail to understand how the President of the AFL-CIO can possibly side with ILLEGALS entering our country and taking OUR JOBS. I have been out of work now for over FOUR MONTHS AND in my Local there are guys that have been out of work for OVER A YEAR!”

Titan58: “AFL-CIO NEED NEW LEADERSHIP!!! We need Leadership who cares for UNITED STATES CITIZENS.
A word of advice to union leaders: The assault on real Americans is not without consequence. You too can be isolated, marginalized, and easily replaced.

 

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary…

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Boehner’s Last Stand: “Hell No You Can’t!”

Now that is a speech!

Senate Minority Leader John Boehner made his last stand before the final vote on healthcare Sunday night prior to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s final words.

Watch this awesome speech at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Bart Stupak’s Cheap Date

Bart Stupak has been proven to be a liar when it comes to healthcare. But he’s also a cheap date! Two days ago this little announcement quietly appeared on his House page with no media fanfare. Hey, Bart! At least Senator Landrieu sold herself for millions.

U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements.  The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

“This federal funding will help these airports better provide critical services to communities in northern Michigan,” Stupak said.  “I am pleased the FAA has made this investment in our local airports and the individuals and businesses they serve.”

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

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