President Barack H. Obama

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Barack Obama is the first Affirmative Action President.  He has been given a position for which he clearly is not qualified.  There are a number of items on his resumé that look like red flags.  As voters, we only had one opportunity to go to the polls and prevent this man from becoming the US President.  Now that he's in the office, the issues on this page warrant even more attention.

On this page:

Lack of qualifications and experience.

      "Community Organizer" — Big Deal!.

The self-centered opportunist, his unjustified self-esteem and easily bruised ego.

Many people have expressed multiple concerns.

Miscellaneous scandals and suppressed news.

      Fundraising scandals, 2008.

      Fundraising scandals, 2012.

      Obama's long lost radio interview.

      Obama's — well, somebody's — long lost videotape.

      Barack's half-brother George.

      Barack's Half-brother Malik.

      Barack's Aunt Zeituni.

      Barack's Uncle Onyango, a/k/a Omar.

      The dog ate my thesis.

      Obama favors free speech — but only for himself.

      Prepare for an Obama Thugocracy

      It pays to be obsequious

      Fast and Furious / Gunwalker scandal

President Obama's racial opportunism.

Lack of qualifications and experience

Mr. Obama has never managed a business in his life.  Not even so much as a hot dog stand.  He has never competently managed anything.  Before becoming a Chicago politician, he worked as a "community organizer" (big deal!) making perhaps $12,000 a year.

Parting Regrets from the LOSer's Presidency.  It is not certain that Barack Obama is the first president with African progenitors on adjacent branches of the ancestral tree.  It is absolutely certain that he is the first president in American history who shot to the presidency on the rocket of race-based preferentialism.  Mr. Obama became commander-in-chief without ever evidencing knowledge or even respect for the U.S. military because throughout his education and career, he enjoyed astronomical preferences above his peers, even above more qualified competitors, due not to his achievements, but to his bronzish mug.  He in turn chose his wife and his attorneys general from his cohort beneficiaries of the peculiar institutions of affirmative action, the racialist hypersensitivity and preferencing that arose in the 1960s.

Obama Passes Judgment.  It's true that Trump isn't well prepared to be president.  But his business success and decades of intense involvement in deal making in the real world make him better prepared than Obama, who lived a charmed and insulated life before becoming president.  Being a "community organizer," serving a few years in legislatures (voting present when faced with tough questions), and giving pompous speeches had never been considered sufficient preparation to lead the United States.  Obama's presidency has demonstrated that it isn't.

Obama tramples on high ideals of America, fuels Black Lives Matter racism.  A street hustler with sterling academic bona fides — which are always suspect — Mr. Obama had never accomplished a single thing as a politician when he decided to run for president.  In his 2008 campaign, he was most admired for not voting to invade Iraq — a vote that took place years before he joined the U.S. Senate.  Yet not even one year into his presidency, and while directing two hot wars, Mr. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy between peoples."  He was heralded in particular for his unparalleled success in the Muslim world.

Obama, the Aloof Rageaholic.  Obama has not had a path strewn with rose petals:  he had a path strewn with platinum petals, emeralds and Hermes Birkins.  Obama was a man with a work history that would not land him a position as an assistant state public defender in today's economy.  With that CV, he became the President of the largest budget and military in the world.  And the reason he won the job, largely, was due to being black.

A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution.  It's a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school.  In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues.  Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all.  His is an administration based on flouting it.

Barack Obama is Lucky to be Black.  I knew immediately that he was a fraud the first time I watched Barack Obama.  Most people know a guy who looks good on paper, but who is really an empty suit, working an angle.  Obama worked the angle.  Obama parlayed his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention into an amazing career.  He took faking to an entirely different level, when he decided to run for president after admitting he was not qualified.  Why let that stop him?  Obama represented a confluence of an "acceptable" black president with the Left's desire for reparations.  With a hint of Muslim in his identity with that exotic name, he had the recipe for total success, delaying Hillary Clinton's political aspirations, if not permanently dismantling them.

Failing to Learn from History.  History has warned us of three kinds of people: charlatans, demagogues, and politicians.  And more often than not, someone will rise up who is all three of these characters wrapped into one. [...] In the year 2007, in a climate of insanity, the people of the land called America, having been deceived by a deceptive Marxisant that would exalt himself as their protector and provider, chose a charismatic, soft speaking "prophet" as their savior, and some people even called him "The Messiah.  He emerged from the fog with a message that had no meaning, yet he was able to spellbind people by telling them he was sent to save us from ourselves with hope and change.  Many Americans forgot that anyone who claims special privileges and status for himself, makes outlandish promises and threats, pits one people against another, fill the bill of three-in-one.

Here's what 'constitutional scholar' Obama really taught at law school.  Among the lies about himself Obama consistently repeats is that he was a constitutional law professor.  Lie one:  Obama was never a professor; he was a lecturer.  He did not have the qualifications to be a professor.  Obama never published a single law paper.  He was hired by the University of Chicago when they learned he had been given a book contract on race and law directly after graduating from Harvard.  There was no book — just the contract, which he later reneged on. [...] Lie two:  Obama did not specialize in the Constitution.  Obama cared about and taught only one subject:  race.  One course was about race in the Constitution.  It is on this flimsy basis that he attempts to pawn himself off as a constitutional scholar. [...] Lie three:  Obama calls himself a constitutional law prof to imply that he loves the Constitution.  Obama gives the lie to this himself.  He is on record — literally, a radio interview done when he was a lecturer — slamming the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution because they never tried to invent a right to "redistribute wealth" — a failing he describes as a "tragedy of the civil rights movement."

Wanted: A President of Good Character.  [Scroll down]  Mitt Romney was next, and never counter-punched at the howling jackals of the media.  Romney could not tell the plain truth to the anointed Messiah of 2008, Barack Hussein Obama, who was qualified by the color of his skin.  Plus huge, unreported rivers of radical Muslim money, from the Saudis, from the fascist Muslim Brothers and the Iranian mullahs.  Obama was the favorite son of Emil Jones, the Godfather of the Illinois Machine, and that tells you everything you need to predict his every move in the last six or seven years.  Obama is undoubtedly the most dangerous, incompetent, and navel-gazing president in history.  He came in without executive or legislative experience.  But that wasn't a problem in 2008; nobody was even allowed to ask about his experience for fear of being witch-hunted by the Leftist mafia.

America's Destiny in the Balance.  [Scroll down]  No nominee in the history of the United States was less qualified [than Barack H. Obama] to be president, as he had no accomplishments or executive experience except to be steeped in socialist/Marxist ideology and tactics.  Nonetheless due to a extraordinary confluence of circumstances — the self-inflicted and near universal unpopularity of George W. Bush, a catastrophic financial meltdown six weeks before the presidential election, uninspiring and feckless opposition in the primaries and the general election and, most importantly, the unique factor of skin color — he was elected President.  With the ascendancy of Barack Obama to the White House the acolytes of the American Left, in their giddiness over the election of a fellow traveler, abandoned all pretext of moderation.

The Editor says...
I still contend that the stock market dropped like a stone a few weeks before the election when it became apparent that Barack H. Obama might actually become the President.  As the stock market numbers dropped, the poorly educated masses apparently thought George W. Bush wasn't doing his job.  This misconception was, in my opinion, amplified by the news media, which led the cheerleading for Obama while pointing out every short-term indicator of trouble.

Marco Rubio: Obama a 'backbencher' in Illinois, served 'two uneventful' years in U.S. Senate.  Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a first-term senator who is considering a run for president, says he's no President Obama, who famously left in the middle of his first term in the chamber for the White House.  "We have very talented governors that are thinking about running for president.  As a Republican, I'm glad that our party has such a deep bench of individuals potentially prepared to lead our country," Mr. Rubio told Fox News host Neil Cavuto this week.  "The Democrats can't even come up with one good candidate.  We have six or seven.  That's a good thing."

To be (a lawyer) or not to be....  Is the President's resume accurate when it comes to his career and qualifications?  I can corroborate that Obama's "teaching career" at Chicago was, to put it kindly, a sham.

Epitaph for Hope and Change.  A perfect storm brought into power Barack Obama, a previously little-known Illinois community organizer.  He had at best a mediocre record as a state legislator and rookie senator.  Yet he quickly dazzled the liberal establishment.  Joe Biden and Harry Reid were wowed by his sounding and behaving like a white liberal, while retaining the ability to turn on his supposedly authentic black persona when needed.  That he had no record of achievement was seen as an advantageous clean slate.  Teleprompted glibness was preferred to ad hoc repartee, as if an entire presidency could be scripted and Photoshopped with backdrops of Greek columns and Latin mottos.

President Doofus.  Our current situation should not surprise.  There is a reason that any properly run organization requires qualifications for each job.  Experience matters.  No one hires a car mechanic to perform brain surgery.  Why should it be a surprise when a "community organizer" is incapable of performing successfully as president?

Obama, Not Reagan, Was Hollywood's First President.  Like a Hollywood fantasy, Obama's is a make-believe presidency.  No one expects leadership from a celebrity and no one expects him to mean what he says.  Obama is at his best on a stage set with human props in the background, reading from a teleprompter script to an audience of adoring fans.  Like the son of a Hollywood mogul, Obama breezed through life with an Affirmative Action wind at his back.  He was made President of the Harvard Law Review having never written a legal article, was an unremarkable Illinois state senator and made no impact on national events in his brief tenure as a US senator.  He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize based on rhetoric rather than accomplishment.

President Obama's magic words and numbers.  Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to accomplishing things, and that good intentions are good deeds.  So, his presidency is useful after all, because it illustrates the perils of government run by believers in magic words and numbers.

Obama: The Affirmative Action President.  Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.  How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? [...] And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor.  It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking:  how on Earth was such a man elected president?

How the Left Treats Obama Like a Child.  The Tea Party — stockholders in America — have a right to ask questions of the Chief Executive of America without being called racists. [...] If Obama were the CEO of a private-sector company, his actions would at the very least get him drug-tested.  As a former management consultant to some of the world's largest corporations, I don't know a single former client who wouldn't have fired Obama in the second year of his tenure.

Black Skin Privilege.  Racial bias is now such an integral part of America's political culture that in 2008 black skin privilege elected a president of the United States in 2008.  Absent this privilege, is the career of our 44th president conceivable?  What political novice, lacking notable legislative or professional achievements, having spent his entire career on the radical fringes of American politics, and having encumbered himself with an unrepentant terrorist and a racial bigot as his close political collaborators, could even think about winning a major party presidential nomination, let alone being elected?  Absent black skin privilege, what candidate with such a checkered past could go virtually un-vetted by the national press, or receive a pass from his political opponent on matters that would sink the fortunes of a candidate of any other race?

Obama and Syria: Words versus Deeds.  Obama has been told for much of his life that he could and even should be president.  As best we can tell, he was accepted to Harvard Law School without an especially stellar record of prior academic achievement.  While there he became president of its august Law Review, through the mechanism of an election that was basically a popularity contest.  Because he was the first black person to hold that position, the event merited coverage in the New York Times and later led to Obama's being signed to a book contract, although he had never written a book before and done a minimal amount of academic writing in general — including virtually none for the Law Review even as its president, which is a highly unusual state of affairs.

Obama Is Just Obama.  Obama's selection as editor of the Harvard Law Review broke new ground.  But to this day, no one cares much that his record was mediocre with no scholarly work to show for his tenure.  For that matter, ditto also his law career at the University of Chicago:  an impressive appointment, but no scholarly book as promised, not even an article, and no distinguished record of teaching.  Not much of anything.  The point of the Nobel Prize was winning it — not doing anything that might have earned it.  Just as there was no foreign policy achievement that preceded the prize, so there was naturally none following it.  Why expect anything different now?

For president.  In 2008, The [Columbus] Dispatch warned of the problems that would result if Barack Obama were chosen as president.  Noting the scant experience that Obama offered the nation in 2008 — eight unremarkable years in the Illinois Senate and less than one term in the U.S. Senate — the newspaper said:  "A resume containing so little evidence of leadership and accomplishment leaves in question Obama's ability to handle the most responsible and difficult job in the world, especially at a time when the nation faces a combination of problems so large and complex that they would challenge even the most seasoned leader."  Four years later, the nation is in the grip of the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.

Trashing the Constitution.  First, let's dispense with a persistent media trope, which is that President Obama was a constitutional law professor in Chicago.  Former University of Chicago Law School Dean Richard Epstein blew a hole through that recently with his recollection that New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor's claim that Mr. Obama was offered tenure is false.  Mr. Obama was never even a law professor, just a part-time lecturer.  "[U]nder no circumstances would an offer to Obama be tenured," Mr. Epstein told the Daily Caller.  "The thought that the law school could have made a tenure offer to a person with no academic writing was out of the question."

Obama's Make-Believe Life.  In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry.  Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? [...] His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial.  He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.  He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital.  How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

Party Loyalty and the Future of America.  Does loyalty to a political party trump the well-being of a nation?  That question now confronts many Democratic Party activists, financial contributors, and elected politicians, particularly because Barack Obama has no loyalty to the party he leads.  In 2008, the Party went on a blind date with someone they did not know and made no effort to investigate. [...] Once in office, the real Barack Obama surfaced.  The blind date has turned out to be a disaster for the Party and the country.

10 Reasons Obama Must Disclose His College Records.  [#3]  Obama was stoned half the time in high school, according to biographer David Maraniss.  He even had a personal drug dealer who scored potent weed for him and his Choom Gang of stoners.  He was known as a loafer in school.  Yet somehow he got a full academic ride to Occidental College.

Barack Obama, Constitutional Ignoramus.  I've been growing weary of hearing people mention that he's a "constitutional scholar," since he never published a single thing on the subject either as editor of the Harvard Law Review or as a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School.  But hey — he taught constitutional law, didn't he?  Not really.  His course on constitutional law, one of several constitutional law courses on the U of C curriculum, dealt exclusively with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment — the favorite, all-purpose clause for liberal jurists to use to right wrongs and make us more equal by judicial fiat.  There is no evidence that Obama ever taught courses that considered other aspects of constitutionalism, such as executive power, the separation of powers, the Commerce Clause, or judicial review itself.

Media Power Defining Santorum.  Barack Obama was a virtual unknown when he decided to run for the White House in 2007.  But he had three major characteristics that worked in his favor:  1) he was of African-American descent; 2) as Joe Biden put it, he was "clean and articulate"; and 3) he was a liberal Democrat.  He thus became the darling of the mainstream and entertainment media and nearly all the cable news outlets as well as many websites.  This set the stage for the image which settled into the minds of the majority of the public. ... Obama did little beyond read his teleprompter-assisted speeches, which were full of inane platitudes, and hold his own in debates to achieve this lofty image in the minds of the people.  The overall media, Hollywood, and the entertainment press did the rest.

Due diligence never done on Obama.  This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53 percent of electors voted for a ludicrously unqualified chief executive who would be regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation.  One should not begrudge a man who seizes his opportunity.  But one should certainly hold in contempt those who allow him to seize it on the basis of such flaccid generalities as "hope" and "change".

More Evidence of a Thoroughly Unvetted President.  I know for a fact that if citizen Barack Obama were to apply for any government agency or private contractor he would be denied any special access.  He would fail qualifications needed to posses a Top Secret clearance.  He would not get past the questionnaire, let alone a background check, and certainly he would fail a polygraph test.

The Pink Slip President.  The truth is, the President interviewed and was hired to a position he had no business applying for in the first place. ... Nobody noticed or cared about Obama's lack of qualifications because out of nowhere a seemingly elegant oratory genius touting "Hope and Change" showed up at the interview. ... The nation was so captivated, no one bothered to call his old employer, do a background check, or question his shady friends or palpable inexperience.

An Emperor With No Clothes.  It pains me to write this article, as our country's highest representative is making our country a laughing stock to the world and what is even worse, to our most deadly enemies.  Our community organizer President may have been able to fire up a few union thugs, sign a few hundred new ACORN members, and act as a lawyer in his home neighborhood of Chicago, but his leadership of our nation has become an embarrassment, whether you are a far left Democrat, or a far right Republican, and everyone in between.  I cannot even mention our president's name anymore...

Alfred E President.  Barack Obama resembles, more and more, the hapless, clueless, sappily cheerful mascot of MAD Magazine, Alfred E. Newman.  Given the intellectual vacuity of his life so far, attending schools and working in "jobs" that did not require a single original thought, or even exercise in critical thinking, it is increasingly hard to determine whether our illustrious leader actually grasps the profound seriousness of civilized life today.

How Political Correctness Gave America a Con-Man President.  Could Barack have been elected president without the doctrine known as Political Correctness?  Or is simply to ask the question an unforgivable act of racism?  In fact, the vast majority of Americans realize no person as inexperienced, untested, wildly liberal, or of such questionable past could ever have hoped to be elected without some kind of uncanny boost.  But what is the result of this presidency based on nonsensical ideological doctrine?  And what can be done to fight off the rise of the unscrupulous, unethical, incompetent and unqualified spore of the PC movement?

The Era of the Obama 'Blank Screen' is Over.  Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., a/k/a Barry Soetoro, appeared out of nowhere as a political Melchizedek with a mysterious and unknown past.  Obama showed up on the national stage in 2004.  His lofty speech at the Democratic National Convention instantly propelled him to celebrity status in the eyes of a star struck news media.  At the time, Obama was employed as an Illinois state senator out of Chicago.  During his career, the senator voted "present" approximately 130 times on controversial issues.  No sooner than Obama became a U.S. senator he had more important things than Senate business to tend to:  like running for president as an all-American moderate with a nice smile.  Mr. Obama presented himself as a blank slate to the American public.

Obama's Radical Past.  On the afternoon of April 1, 1983, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, made his way into the Great Hall of Manhattan's Cooper Union to attend a "Socialist Scholars Conference."  There Obama discovered his vocation as a community organizer, as well as a political program to guide him throughout his life. ... In the early 1980s, America's socialists discovered what Saul Alinsky had always known:  "Community organizing" is a euphemism behind which advocates of a radical vision of America could advance their cause without the bothersome label "socialist" drawing adverse attention to their efforts.

Our shameful, dangerous commander-in-chief.  Our President is thought, by many elite liberals, and other ignorant residents of these United States of America to be a man of unusual intellect and high education.  I see him as a typical lawyer (that's hardly a compliment), whose early life was shaped by friends, family and forces not particularly friendly to what this nation was conceived to be, nor to what it has become.  In my view, Mr. Obama is first and foremost concerned with himself, then with promoting his deeply believed destructive social policies.  I can think of a no more dangerous man that has ever been in his position of unparalleled power.

Is Disillusionment with Media-Created Obama Causing People to Snap?  [Scroll down slowly]  Many, evidently, believed the whole rotten fairytale spun around this mere mortal.  And let's face it.  Barack Obama had absolutely no accomplishments to his name other than a couple of Ivy League degrees (degrees, but not a transcript or a paper or a shred of research), a bunch of radical political connections from the most corrupt city machine in American history and a childhood narrative of pure political gold in a country still guilt-ridden over the racist actions of their ancestors.  Yet, the establishment media drooled...

More evidence of Obama fatuous fabrications of his 'work' experience.  Obama claimed during the campaign to have worked his way through school.  That was meant to bring him down to earth — as a person who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps and was able to pass through Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School, while working!  Barack Obama:  the personification of the American dream.  Except that it is a false image.

Obama, Obviously.  No president in modern times has come to power with less political experience and less managerial experience.  On the other hand, no president has come to power with a clearer record of political extremism.  Senator Barack Obama had the most left-wing voting record in the Senate, brief as his record was.  Back in Illinois he had a record of associations with extremists that would have sunk any other presidential candidate.

Chucky The Lip has struck again, but this time it's a good thing.  [Scroll down]  What most of those Americans who are wondering how Obama got to be president are wondering about is not how a black man got to be president, but how a guy with only two years experience as a U.S. senator, less than 10 years experience as a state senator and absolutely zero years of military experience got elected president of the United States, leader of the free world and commander in chief of our armed forces.  Really, could a white guy with those same credentials have run for president of the United States and won?  Or would a white guy with those same credentials have been laughed out of the presidential race before he was barely in it?

A Rookie President.  Barack Obama is a rookie in a sense that few other presidents in American history have ever been.  It is not just that he has never been president before.  He has never had any position in any kind of organization where he was personally responsible for the outcome.

Obama:  The Great American Hope?  There is great hope that President-elect Obama will change the course of U.S. foreign policy, create far greater goodwill toward America, and thereby ease world tensions.  Such optimism is not based on former Sen. Obama's foreign-policy experience.  In essence, he has none.  Nor does improvement hinge on Obama's past career in Chicago politics or his U.S. Senate tenure — the former was problematic at best, the latter cursory.

The Obama We Knew But Denied:  A vast array of Americans seem to still be scratching their heads in wonder at how a complete political knave has been elected to the highest office in the land with nary a single real accomplishment on his resume. ... In fact, I would venture to say at this juncture that it was Obama's race — and nothing else — that enabled his election to the presidency.

Criticizing Obama:  Mission Impossible.  What, precisely, has the Democratic nominee for president done in the past eight years?  Attempting to meaningfully answer this question proves rather difficult.  Despite its improbable twists and turns, one thing hasn't changed over the course of this endless election:  When put on the spot, Obama's supporters are unable to name a significant concrete accomplishment he's managed in his entire professional career.

Do Facts Matter?  The country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.

Ego and Mouth.  After the big gamble on subprime mortgages that led to the current financial crisis, is there going to be an even bigger gamble, by putting the fate of a nation in the hands of a man whose only qualifications are ego and mouth?  Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else.

Mature Presidents Outperform Young.  Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were both elected president at relatively young ages, and both made grave mistakes that directly led to the deep foreign policy problems we have today.  The next president will face serious issues, from al-Qaida to Iran to Russia to the economy, which will require a maturity achievable only through age and experience.

On Foreign Policy, It's Ace Vs. Amateur.  McCain is the ace in foreign policy, not the much-applauded Obama.  McCain has played pivotal roles in opening Vietnam to trade, passing the North American Free Trade Agreement and encouraging the color revolutions of Eastern Europe.  He's visited most countries and knows that foreign policy works by keeping one's word first, not by projecting an ideology or personality.  It will work.  Obama, by contrast, shows neither interest nor experience in foreign affairs, and defers to 300 advisers, mostly from left-wing think tanks.  In the Senate, he's done nothing.

Who Is Barack Obama?  In his book, [William] Owens raises critical questions as to why Black America should have serious doubts about Senator Obama becoming president of the United States, as his religious beliefs and his stance on public policy conflict with Judeo-Christian values and go against everything that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other Civil Rights leaders ever believed.  Thus, Owens warns Black America not to vote for Senator Obama, based on his charisma, his handsome features, his eloquent speeches and his black skin, but rather, judge him by the content of his character, a sentiment spoken by the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement.

Why Doesn't McCain Fight Back?  [Scroll down]  As a candidate, Obama doesn't have to undergo a background security check.  As president, however, he will have instant access to our most closely guarded and classified state secrets.  If the truth comes out then, it will be too late.  Many current and former officials have expressed alarm about Obama avoiding a background investigation.  One said, "I used to have top secret clearance, and if I had the contacts that Obama had, I would not have gotten that clearance."

Obama Couldn't Be Cleared.  Considering Barack Obama as a candidate for a top secret security clearance status with a full array of compartmented clearances, one has to be cognizant of the fact that there is considerable evidence of associations and even assistance from individuals with past criminal records or who have expressed anti-American beliefs. ... There is no possibility that a Top Secret clearance would be awarded to a member of the Armed Forces whose background included such associations.  An intelligence service clearance for the handling of highly classified material would be totally out of the question.

Obama Would Fail Security Clearance.  [Obama has had] connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam.  Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial, and the Nation of Islam (NOI), condemned by the Anti-Defamation League for its "consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism."

How Crazy are those "Birthers?".  Not only has Obama never passed any standard security clearance, he has never been asked to apply for such clearance and couldn't pass that clearance if his life depended on it.  Yet, he is the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, the highest office in our land and the most powerful office in the world, without so much as a simple birth certificate to prove his eligibility for the lofty office he holds.  What if he had to pass security clearance before having access to Top Secret information, as any other American citizen would have to pass?

'Change' Can Lead to Catastrophe.  Some of Sen. Obama's most fervent supporters could not tell you what he has actually done on such issues as crime, education, or financial institutions like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, much less what he plans to do to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear nation supplying nuclear weapons to the international terrorist networks that it has supplied with other weapons.  The magic word "change" makes specifics unnecessary.

A Perfect Storm.  Once the election is over, the glittering generalities of rhetoric and style will mean nothing.  Everything will depend on performance in facing huge challenges, domestic and foreign.  Performance is where Barack Obama has nothing to show for his political career, either in Illinois or in Washington.

Obama's 99% Lie.  In an MSNBC interview yesterday [10/30/2008], Barack Obama repeated his canard that differing judicial philosophies among Supreme Court justices don't matter in "ninety-nine percent of cases [because] the Constitution is actually going to be clear.  Ninety-nine percent of the cases, a statute or congressional intent is going to be clear.  But there are going to be one percent, less than one percent, of real hard cases" where differences in judicial philosophy do matter.  What an idiotic statement.  If Sarah Palin said something so stupid, she'd be pilloried from coast to coast.

Politics of celebrity takes over.  This has been the worst US presidential campaign I've ever seen.  Vacuous, fatuous, misleading, dishonest, trivial, at times unhinged in its disconnect from reality.  The politics of the world's greatest democracy has taken something weird in its Kool-Aid.  How can I say this when both candidates are so attractive and so articulate?  There is your first clue.  The quality of a politician is frequently in inverse proportion to their good looks.

Obama's messianic pretensions:  McCain is a man of action and accomplishment, Obama a man of "charisma" and pretty words, whose only real accomplishment has been his remarkable self-advancement.  And Obama's policy outlook, so far as it can be discerned from the usual electoral pronouncements, consists of the same snake oil the pre-Clinton Democrats had been selling continuously since they chained the Great Society to America's ankle:  that is, a constantly expanding Nanny State.

The Audacity of the Democrats:  At a glance, Obama's quick rise in the world of presidential politics is puzzling. His background, including his personal and political associations, is antithetical to the historical stature of the American presidency.  It could also be said that given his non-traditional upbringing, his schooling in radical politics and his seeming preference for friends and mentors who view America disdainfully, he is antithetical to the traditional American Experience itself.  Obama is young and he has less than one Senate term under his belt.  Neither quality is particularly presidential.

No Reason For Conservatives To Jump Ship.  There's just no comparison.  Obama's own running mate warned this week that Obama's youth and inexperience will invite a crisis — indeed a crisis "generated" precisely to test him.  Can you be serious about national security and vote on Nov. 4 to invite that test?  And how will he pass it?  Well, how has he fared on the only two significant foreign policy tests he has faced since he's been in the Senate?  The first was the surge.  Obama failed spectacularly.

Obama in Leftland:  Obama has proposed a "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as the military]."  Later he seemed to say (maybe) that this organization would support the military in noncombat duties.  But in that case, why does it have to be so powerful?  Whatever he had in mind, he was obviously not bothered by the ugly historical overtones of muscular national police forces or parallel armies.  History is full of such organizations, from the Committee of Public Safety wreaking bloody havoc in revolutionary Paris to the immense terror-force of the Stalinist NKVD to Mao's murderous Red Guards.  Because Obama (evidently) does not listen to history, he seems to have no sense of its hints and warnings.

Championing Obama.  In Springfield, Senator Obama voted straight Chicago machine and he voted "present" 130 times.  He took no chances and left no mark.  He was not the candidate that he claims to be today, the champion of "reform" and "change."  Though we now know the Prophet Obama as a ceaseless moral ham, he has since his days as an Ivy Leaguer no unique civic, intellectual, or moral achievements to his credit other than two best-sellers, a recent political potboiler and an autobiography that abounds with self-centered indignant passages that his campaign hopes will rarely catch the public eye.

Blind Ambition.  Obama thinks what's right for the country is to elect him, period. ... Barack Obama has what can only be described as a Messianic vision of his own powers.  It is beyond hubris; it verges on delusional.  Before securing the Democratic nomination, Obama's single biggest achievement was to win his Senate seat by beating a perennially losing candidate and carpetbagger from Maryland.  Since his election to the Senate, Obama has produced scant legislative accomplishments.

Obama the Facilitator.  How anyone can seriously consider this exasperatingly unqualified Candidate Obama for President of the United States has confounded me.  Until now.  Now I get it.  And now I know why he scares the wits out of me.  The reason is a little nuanced — small but powerful, in the way a tiny rudder can control a supertanker.  Candidate Barack Obama is not an executive, by profession, but a facilitator.  And therefore, he is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief.

Obama has never successfully managed anything.
Obama-Led Foundation Spent $49 Million But Had 'Little Impact' on Improving Chicago Schools.  Despite six years and $49.2 million spent to improve schools in the Chicago area, an education reform initiative run by Barack Obama was less than effective, according to two studies, with one in particular describing the grant program as a "failure" that had "little impact on school improvement and student outcomes."

Obama And Ayers' Annenberg Failure:  The joint effort between Barack Obama and terrorist William Ayers to "reform" Chicago schools was a flop.  After spending $160 million, Chicago's children were still being left behind.  It was, and some say still is, his only claim to have executive experience qualifying him for high government office.

Barack Obama, Doubting Thomas.  Sen. Obama joins the high-tech lynch mob that still thinks Clarence Thomas is unfit for the Supreme Court.  The ex-state legislator with no accomplishments to his name dares to question Thomas' experience.

Take This and Run.  At this point, the McCain campaign's goal should be to raise doubts about Obama's trustworthiness, and thus ability to lead.  This will require a strategy and a tactic.  The campaign's strategy should be to attack from all directions:  character, past associations, political practice in Chicago, "present" votes, lack of a record of accomplishment.  It should question what it means for a law professor to leave no academic paper trail, yet produce two well-written autobiographies.

The Man Who Would Be King.  What Barack Obama lacks is simple — and a lot more important than it might seem: a sense of humor.  Evident throughout his campaign for the Democratic nomination — can you recall a single Obama witticism? — this proved especially striking at his party's convention.  In an acceptance speech of some 4,600 words, Obama provided not a single good laugh.

Obama Dusts Off Hoover Playbook.  The Obama campaign is using Wall Street's woes as a new rationale for its massive tax increases and protectionism.  The last president to take that approach helped cause the Great Depression.

Obama's ignorance of the law:  Barack Obama continues to embarrass himself with serious misreading of the law and the Constitution.  But the media is not interested in pointing any of this out to voters, who are fed the line he is a brilliant legal thinker.

Obama making his Saddleback performance even worse.  It is simply amazing when you think about it, but the Democrat nominee is trying to win the right to face the Russians, the Iranians, Bin Laden and a plethora of complicated and tough domestic issues by claiming the Republicans are too "mean" to be elected.  This is presidential politics by way of the elementary school classroom.  If 12 year olds could vote, Obama would certainly win in a landslide.

The Case Against Obama — In His Own Words:  In the Saddleback Church forum last week, in response to Rev. Rick Warren's question, "At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?" Obama responded:  "Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade."

Obama:  I Have More Executive Experience Than Palin.  Barack Obama contends that he is more experienced in executive matters than Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin because he has managed his presidential campaign for the past 18 months. … John McCain's spokesman called the suggestion "laughable."  "For Barack Obama to argue that he's experienced enough to be president because he's running for president is desperate circular logic and its laughable."

Where's NOW now?  The Democrats and their fellow travelers in the media have tried to attack [Governor Sarah Palin] for being "inexperienced."  I certainly hope they continue down that path, considering the guy at the TOP of their ticket was approving dog license fees in Chicago 3 years ago.

New Ad Shows Obama Not Ready to Lead.  Ad for McCain uses Obama's own words to show he is not ready.

The audacity of resume-padding (or, why Obama makes things up).  [Scroll down]  Obama has accomplished nothing noteworthy despite the golden opportunities and positions he's had; why should we believe he'd be a different man in the White House?  No company would hire anyone with Obama's empty track record, pattern of underachievement and padded résumé to be CEO.  Is America really ready to hire him as President?

Barack Obama, Legal Scholar.  When you examine [Barack Obama's] career in its various dimension, it seems to be marked disturbingly often by failure.  Faced with his failures, he tries to obscure the record; or else he blames mistakes on staffers or other people.  The "successes" he uses as campaign tropes often turn out to be due to the work of others for which he has claimed credit, or to be much less significant than meets the eye.  Fortunately, the spell seems to be wearing off and the media has begun to scrutinize his career a bit more, and it has been found wanting.

Six Degrees of Barack Obama:  Given his origins is it any wonder that Obama seems alternately confused and given to grandiose boasting about his imaginary achievements?  Has any other major party ever sought to nominate a candidate who sought the presidency as a means of resolving his personal identity crisis? … Things have gotten so bad that some Democratic activists are plotting to put Hillary Clinton?s name in nomination as a last ditch measure.

Obama's Vision:  "America Is No Longer What It Could Be, What It Once Was."  Obama is ending a second dismal week in a row, a run of gaffes with few equals in modern American political history, and he was fixed on beating a retreat to Hawaii, only to be ambushed by a 7 year old. … Obama was felled by a second grader.  Asking the same question in essence as had Roger Mudd of Teddy Kennedy.  How could Obama not have an answer at the ready?

Obama will lose.  The Democrats had a dozen or more candidates that began the nomination process.  Without a doubt, the person with the least qualifications was Barack Obama.  Pick any of the potential Democrat candidates and every one of them had more qualifications than Obama.  Obama accomplished nothing in his short time in the Illinois Senate and nothing in the U.S. Senate in the 140 days before he started his presidential election bid.

Why Barack Obama Will Not Win:  One of Obama's most striking characteristics is how "green" he is compared to previous presidential candidates. … He has never served in an important leadership position in government, business, or the military.  His ability to perform as a chief executive officer is completely untested.  Obama has prestigious degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, but no significant professional achievements to his name.

Does O Understand Anything About Ballistic Missile Defense?  It's already evident that Mr. Obama doesn't understand a lot about oil, coal and natural gas, the three key fuels of the world economy.  Senator O doesn't know much about General Petraeus' surge in Iraq — a fundamental change in warfighting tactics, not just a surge in troop strength, as the media seem to think.  Barack Obama has odd ideas about average Americans, and has a tendency to sneer at the rest of us.  Barack and Michelle seem to be totally obsessed with race, the greatest sin of our age according to liberals.  In sum, the Obamas seem mentally boxed into a very narrow liberal faith on all those issues.

Is Obama Able To 'Seal' The Deal?  Apparently Obama shares the victim mentality — or at least is willing to exploit it.  He asks, in essence, how anyone can oppose him and stand in the way of both change and history.  And he implies that anyone who does so must be a racist.  His words bear a resemblance to the words thundered from the pulpit of his Trinity United Church by the likes of Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger.

Barack Hubris Obama.  It's possible that Obama forgets that he still needs to be elected because a competitive general election is totally unfamiliar to him.  In Chicago, where the Republican Party barely exists, the winner of the Democratic primary automatically wins the general election.

Deconstructing Obama:  [Scroll down]  According to the deconstructionists, if I want to throw my full support to candidate Obama, then I must literally force myself to go completely athwart these Western tendencies, and opt to reverse them.  I must accept that Obama's nearly empty resume for the Presidency is actually better than McCain's full resume. … I must accept that Obama's difference, in terms of his racial makeup is actually better than McCain's common identity with my own.  Whatever happened to Martin Luther King's insistence on a colorblind society?

Barack's No Reagan.  Barack Obama is an arrogant pretender to a throne he has not earned.  He wanted to stand at the Brandenburg Gate like Reagan, grasping desperately for a chance to look presidential.  But he hasn't in any way demonstrated Reagan's resolve against America's enemies.  Instead, this power-hungry newbie has stood in about seven different places in the last four years on the primary controversy of our time.

Who is the real Sen. Obama?  Although Sen. Obama appears to be an articulate, physically appealing, apparently educated man, he has, throughout the campaign, demonstrated that he is little more than a vacuous political functionary best served by following carefully scripted speeches and appearances, a man unable to think on his feet, a man unable to understand the scope of the position he seeks, a man with no demonstrable leadership skills and, given the didacticism of his elitist pronouncements, surprisingly unintelligent.

Hillary is Right About Obama.  Hillary Clinton is wrong on most issues, but she is right about Barack Obama.  Obama is an empty dashiki; he has no experience in any job remotely resembling the presidency of the United States.  Two terms in the Illinois legislature just won't do; and a few years in the US Senate, running for President, is no experience at all.

Barack Obama Isn't Making Sense.  Maybe Barack Obama's feints to the right will benefit him politically, maybe they'll offend liberals who believed he really was a different kind of politician. Maybe the swing voters Obama is wooing with his less-liberal rhetoric are no longer paying attention by the time he lurches back to the left.  But one thing is clear:  Obama isn't as deep a policy thinker as his admirers pretend.  Many of his issue positions, evolving and otherwise, scarcely make sense.

The Real "Age Issue":  In the course of the past few months, Obama has gone from broadcasting a worrying arrogance to radiating a near-helplessness.  The Wright affair has played out like a textbook teenage drama.  Obama fell in with the wrong crowd, refused to stop seeing them, got into real trouble, and had to come to painful grips with the fact that his friends were just users.  In this and several other respects, Obama seems, simply, young.  The overconfidence, the need to be adored by everyone, the naïvité, and now the befuddlement.

Obama the Inexperienced:  I am all for a post-racial, nonpolarized society, but Obama has yet to detail how that would work and on which issues he is willing to move toward the center from positions any reasonable observer would have to describe as far-left, even radical.

Reporters should be asking these questions of Barack Obama:  Q:  Before your trip to Iraq, you said that you intend to give the military a "new mission" — all of the combat troops withdrawn within 16 months.  Why bother traveling to Iraq and consulting with commanders on the ground, if you've already decided on a new mission?

Obama Ignorance Watch:  Obama's assertion that terrorism has made Israel "dig in" is ludicrously counterfactual.  I understand that on the Obama campaign bus they only watch ESPN, but it's still surprising that the news of last week's prisoner swap escaped the presumptive nominee's notice.

Obama and the Values Question Mark:  Exit polls in Indiana and North Carolina show clearly that fewer than 60% of white voters believe Mr. Obama shares their values.  In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 45% of the American electorate said they can identify with Mr. Obama's values, compared to 54% who say they can identify with John McCain's values.

Obama and Clinton:  two cynical losers.  Under pressure in a Democratic primary, Mr Obama has sounded just like any other tax-raising, government-loving Democratic politician.  Worse, he has revealed himself to be a member of that special subset of the party's liberal elite — a well-educated man with a serious superiority complex.

Is Obama Ready for Prime Time?  Mr. Obama's call for postpartisanship looks unconvincing, when he is unable to point to a single important instance in his Senate career when he demonstrated bipartisanship.  And his repeated calls to remember Dr. Martin Luther King's "fierce urgency of now" in tackling big issues falls flat as voters discover that he has not provided leadership on any major legislative battle.  Mr. Obama has not been a leader on big causes in Congress.

Obama's Dimestore 'Mein Kampf': "Dreams From My Father"  Has anybody read this book?  Inasmuch as the book reveals Obama to be a flabbergasting lunatic, I gather the answer is no.  Obama is about to be our next president:  You might want to take a peek.  If only people had read "Mein Kampf" … Nearly every page — save the ones dedicated to cataloguing the mundane details of his life — is bristling with anger at some imputed racist incident.

Obama the Ditherer:  In his autobiography, Obama came across as an extremely passive figure.  By Obama's own telling, things just happened to him.  Obama's study of his own life didn't bother tracing how he transformed himself from a self-described Hawaiian "pothead" to Harvard Law School student to managing editor of Harvard's Law Review.  Obama didn't see fit to give himself any action scenes in his own book.  I found this a little disconcerting.  Memoir writing typically isn't a game for the shy or the modest.  This holds doubly so when the memoirist is barely out of his 20's as Obama was when he wrote Dreams from My Father.

Obama Should Come Clean On Ayers, Rezko And the Iraqi Billionaire.  Politico asked months ago if Mr. Obama had ever written anything for the Harvard Law Review as a student.  The Obama campaign responded narrowly, with a Clintonesque statement that "as the president of the Law Review, Obama didn't write articles, he edited and reviewed them."  This month it turned out Mr. Obama had written an article — but it was published a month before he became president.

Of Race and the Race:  Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had governed states.  Al Gore and John Kerry had served in the Senate.  Ross Perot had built and run more than one major company.  Powell had won a (short) war.  Would-be President Obama has written two best-selling books.  A persuasive resume requires, shall we say, a bit more.

The Editor says...
Even those "two best-selling books" are questionable, as Obama faces credible allegations of plagiarism.

Not quite the next JFK.  Barack Obama is making headway in presidential politics by following a formula John F. Kennedy would appreciate:  promise change, ooze charisma, and downplay experience. … The Kennedy model works well for Obama, but only up to a point.  Compared with Obama, JFK was a seasoned political veteran.

Diminishing Palin:  Literally every Republican candidate for president since 1980 has had his intellect belittled. … Of course, no such scrutiny greets Democratic candidates.  Barack Obama can't make it through a 30 second extemporaneous statement on his campaign bus without a profusion of "ums" and "ahs."  And yet Obama's stumbling diction has yet to interest his worshippers in the press the way that George H.W. Bush's periodic wrestling matches with the English language did.

Who's afraid of Obama?  It's a little early to be dismissing anybody as a possible 2006 Democratic presidential nominee, but at the risk of looking silly a year from now, I want to go on record as saying that, having brooded about it a while, I think Barack Obama is a flash in the pan who is highly unlikely to be taken seriously as a presidential possibility 18 months from now.  Vice president?  Maybe.  President?  No.

The Twenty Biggest Stories Of 2008:  (#2)  Barack Obama wins the presidency:  America's first black President has been elected and soon, Americans are hoping to find out what he wants to do and whether or not he's qualified for the job.

It's Always November.  It must be remembered that Obama has spent his entire career campaigning for the next office, and has only lost one election.  He won the first time he ran for the Illinois State Senate, and then started eying Washington.  He was defeated the first time he ran for the House, but two years later won election to the Senate.  And he barely had time to warm his seat there before he began running for the presidency.  So Obama has plenty of success in campaigning.  How about in governing?  Not so much.

Obama and Our Post-Modern Race Problem.  Mr. Obama won the presidency by achieving a symbiotic bond with the American people:  He would labor not to show himself, and Americans would labor not to see him.  As providence would have it, this was a very effective symbiosis politically.  And yet, without self-disclosure on the one hand or cross-examination on the other, Mr. Obama became arguably the least known man ever to step into the American presidency.

Obama's failed freshman year.  Mr. Obama was elected with almost no national security experience, but he counted on two principle sources of leverage on the world stage:  his personal charisma and the fact that he was not George W. Bush.

The Content of Obama's Character.  It's telling that 47 years ago, when Reverend King made his great speech on the Washington Mall, he did not say that he had a dream that one day, an African-American would become president.  King's vision on August 28, 1963 was less ambitious:  "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."  Even so, Barack Obama was elected president based on the color of his skin.

The Lesson of an Affirmative Action President:  You don't pick brain surgeons by the color of their skin.  You pick them by competence only.  Same thing with airplane pilots.  But we have allowed the profoundly irrational liberal media to persuade the American public that we are supposed to pick a U.S. president by affirmative action.  Obama was elected to universal Hosannas because he is black.  It wasn't a secret.  That's why the Left around the world went into ecstasies when Obama ran and got elected.

"Community Organizer" — Big Deal!

The Unholy Alliance Between George Soros and Pope Francis.  The election of a liberal Jesuit to the papacy thrilled Democrats in the United States, whose unholy alliance with the Catholic left goes back many decades.  Barack Obama, one of the pope's most prominent supporters, has long been a beneficiary of that alliance.  The faculty at Jesuit Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., ranked as one of the top donors to his campaign.  In a grim irony, Obama, whose presidency substantially eroded religious freedom in America, rose to power not in spite of the Catholic Church but because of it.  The archdiocese of Chicago helped bankroll his radicalism in the 1980s.  As he recounts in his memoirs, he began his work as a community organizer in the rectory rooms of Holy Rosary parish on Chicago's South Side.

Will Obama become the agitator-in-chief?  [I]n his previous life Barack Obama was a community organiser.  It sounds benign enough.  Organising the community surely means doing good works to alleviate the hardship of the poor and disadvantaged?  No.  The term "community organiser" has a specific meaning.  It was coined by the radical Chicago activist Saul Alinsky, a Marxist who believed in capturing the culture as the most effective means of overturning western society.  The way to do this, he said, was through "people's organisations" composed largely of discontented individuals who believed society was fundamentally unjust, and who would take their lead from trained community organisers.  These organisers, taught Alinsky, should "rub raw the resentments of the people" and "agitate to the point of conflict" while pretending to be middle-class folk in suits.

White House report card:  D for Obama inciting anti-Trump protests.  This week's Weekly White House Report Card finds our grader Jed Babbin highlighting the contradictions of President Obama's last tour of Europe where he told anti-Trump protesters back home that they shouldn't stay quiet.

Tacit Encouragement:  Obama Refuses to Tell Anti-Trump Democrats to Stop the Insanity.  Why am I not surprised that the Divider-in-Chief, Barrack Obama, refuses to tell his revolutionary, anti-democratic goonsquad to back down and accept the results of the free-and-fair election?

Obama Tells His Supporters, Stop Moping; Says He'll Return to Community Organizing.  During a conference call Monday with his grassroots supporters, President Obama admitted to being disappointed by last week's election results.  In what amounted to a pep talk, he urged his longtime supporters to stay engaged and involved:  "Now is the time for some organizing," the president said.  Obama also indicated that he will return to community organizing when he leaves the White House:  "I promise you that next year Michelle and I are going to be right there with you, and the clouds are going to start parting and the sun is going to come back out, and we're going to be busy, involved in the amazing stuff that we've been doing all these years before."

Fanning flames instead of calling for calm is classic Obama.  Given the chance to speak out on the world stage against the anti-democratic, alt-radical left protests against President-elect Donald Trump, President Obama on Thursday [11/17/2016] incredibly chose instead to encourage the out-of-control behavior.  "I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign — I wouldn't advise them to be silent," Obama said, in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  Well, some of these protests have been violent, and the situation cries out for leadership from the White House.  But the lack of condemnation falls in line with everything that President Obama stands for.

Obama to Anti-Trump Protesters:  Don't Be Silent.  Thursday [11/17/2016] in Berlin, at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Barack Obama told the protesters over the victory of President-elect Donald Trump to not "be silent."  Obama said, "One of the great things about our democracy is it expresses itself in all sorts of ways.  And that includes people protesting.  I've been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years.  And I suspect that there's not a president in our history that at some point hasn't been subject to these protests.  So I would not advise people would feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn't advise them to be silent.  What I would advise, what I advised before the election and what I will continue to advise after the election is that elections matter."

When you're a community organizer, this is what you do.
Obama won't call off anti-Trump protesters.  President Obama won't try to call off protests against Donald Trump, he said Thursday [11/17/2016], ignoring pleas from the president-elect's advisers to denounce the nationwide demonstrations.  "I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent," Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world.

Counting up the carnage.  President Obama has spent his presidency fanning the flames of distrust, even hosting at the White House members of Black Lives Matter, the radical organization that erupts in mindless protest whenever a black American is shot by cops, regardless of the circumstances.  The president has met 47 times with Democratic operative Robert Creamer, who is accused of organizing violent confrontations at rallies for Donald Trump, the Republican candidate.

Alinskyite Tactics, Robert Creamer, and Us.  Rather than try to adjudicate the factual underpinnings or the journalistic rights and wrongs of this story, I'm going to focus on Robert Creamer's background.  Creamer has already made news by "stepping back" from the Clinton campaign in response to the videos.  So at this point, it's fair to comment on his background.  Creamer is a longtime Alinskyite activist and a leader in Obama's old community organizing network.  Creamer was a key figure in the work of Chicago's community organizer training center, the Midwest Academy, to which Obama had close ties.

I thought community organizers liked populism.
At United Nations, Globalist Obama Condemns 'Crude Populism' Sweeping the Planet.  In his speech to the United Nations, President Barack Obama defended the increased globalization of the world's nations, condemning the wave of populist nationalism that was growing in the world in response.  Obama says globalization will continue growing rapidly, signaling the unstoppable march of progress.  But he warned that nations who allow the wealthy to enjoy the benefits of globalism face challenges from their populace.  Those people, he noted, were falling prey to an "alternative" narrative, propagated to fuel opposition.

6 Alinsky Rules That Explain Obama's Words and Deeds.  [Scroll down]  Just because Barack Obama has left behind the low-income Chicago communities in which he once agitated doesn't mean that he left behind the skills as a community agitator that he learned from Saul Alinsky.  Rather, he now regards the country as his community to organize as he sees fit.  Obama not infrequently invokes American ideals, even while he conspires to "fundamentally transform" America.  In spite of what he says, Obama does not want national unity.  There can be no unity with a people who one wants to fundamentally transform.

Obama: tear down this wall
Obama On Crime:  Tear Down This Wall!  On Barack Obama and violent crime, Michael Ramirez nails it.  After all, if someone is breaking into your house in the middle of the night, do you call a community organizer?

Full circle:  Obama says he'll go back to be 'more prominent' community organizer.  President Barack Obama hinted about what his life would be like after the White House while talking to 800 members of the Youth Southeast Asian Leader Initiative Network Wednesday [5/25/2016] in Ho Chi Minh City.  'I suspect I will be like a community organizer, but a little more famous than I used to be,' the president, who has under a year left in office, told the crowd.

Community Organizing America.  The modern art of a community organizer seems fairly simple.  The proverbial agitator identifies a particular aggrieved racial, ethnic, gender, or class group that believes equality of opportunity must guarantee equality of result.  Then he "organizes" the victims by claiming that their ostensible failure to obtain parity can only be due to systematic racism, sexism, and bias by the supposed callous establishment majority (usually emblemized as callous white, male, heterosexual Christians).  Myth is useful (e.g., "hands up, don't shoot" or "one in four women on campus suffer sexual assault").  Next he mounts a shrill campaign to demand "fairness" and "equality" [...]

Indeed, he has no other skills.
Obama hints at return to community organizing.  President Obama on Thursday dropped some hints about what he'll do after his time in office, saying he could return to his roots as a community organizer.  Speaking to a group of schoolchildren at the Anacostia Library in Washington, D.C., Obama said he would like to focus on expanding education and economic opportunity after his presidency.

Everything is going as Planned in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Elsewhere: Just Ask Alinsky.  Many have questioned how a city like Baltimore, with a Black Female Mayor, a Black Police Commissioner, and a force made up of more minorities than whites, could have a racial problem. [...] Another common question has been what does Obama believe?  Is he really Christian, is he a Muslim, is he a communist, etc.?  The only thing Obama has openly and repeatedly admitted to being and then demonstrated being, is a Community Organizer.  So, what is a community organizer?  Well, let's look at the man who invented this position and defined it so well that Hillary Clinton wrote her graduate thesis on the man.

The Community Activism Presidency That's Ruining America.  It wasn't another president who was elected on Nov. 4, 2008, it was the official election of Community Activism.  Nowhere is proof of presidency by Community Activism more visible than it is in Ferguson, Missouri.  Community Activism gets to shy away from observation because it speaks two main languages.  It's the deceitful language of sanctimony; community activism speaks to folks who assume there are no community activists in public office, and the language of provocation to Marxist agitators seeking anarchy.

Celebrating Grievance In Obama's Most-Racial America.  A community organizer becomes President. [...] But what happens when you elect a professional grievance advocate whose entire purpose was, and is, to promote grievance?  It is an impossible task to remove the issues of their ideological profession.  Even when you give such an ideologue everything they demand, the ideologue will only change the construct of the grievance.  In essence you cannot fill a void that refuses to be filled.

A Question of Personality.  One of the minor casualties of the Obama administration has been the reputation of genuine "community organizers".  Before going any further, might the reader please try this test.  Please name one other "community organizer" besides Barack Obama.  Most people will not be able to name a single one and for good reason.  The overarching ethos of a "community organizer", especially one trained in the Alinsky method, is to plant ideas in people's minds, let them run with it and fade away.

What Did Obama Do As A Community Organizer?  Perhaps the simplest way to describe community organizing is to say it is the practice of identifying a specific aggrieved population, say unemployed steelworkers, or itinerant fruit-pickers, or residents of a particularly bad neighborhood, and agitating them until they become so upset about their condition that they take collective action to put pressure on local, state, or federal officials to fix the problem, often by giving the affected group money.  Organizers like to call that "direct action."  Community organizing is most identified with the left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky (1909-72), who pretty much defined the profession.

"Activism" is the Only Thing the President Knows.  We conservatives have dined out endlessly on the Alinsky maxim for the past six years.  That's because there's a lot of truth in it.  The president believes in activist politics, the separation of the world into three parts:  oppressors, oppressed, and the champions of the oppressed.  If you are a champion of the oppressed the whole meaning of your life is bound up in "speaking truth to power."

Obama is Bursting the Left's Bubbles.  This is the secret of Obama's appeal, and the explanation of the long-pondered mystery of what he's really up to, what his actual goal is.  The truth is, there is no goal.  Or rather, the goal, the plan, involves simply lighting up all those bereft and chilly bubbles abiding in major urban areas, college towns, and fringes along each coast.  That is the ultimate goal, and there is nothing coherent or comprehensible beyond it.

Is Obama Stupid and Lazy?  [Scroll down]  Indeed, it does not appear that he ever used his Harvard Law School degree to engage in any legitimate legal work.  Perhaps he learned so little about the law at Harvard, he simply wasn't prepared to engaged in any real legal work.  We do know that his community organizing work was generally considered incompetent.  When he was hired by the Annenberg Foundation to carry out reforms focused on a few dozen public Chicago schools, he was a complete failure.  He and his best fiend, terrorist Bill Ayers, were given a $150 million grant to improve the performance of a few dozen schools, but internal Annenberg audits reveal there was zero improvement. [...] How can one blow $150 million and not show any improvement?  This is the extent of Obama's executive experience and it reveals total incompetence.

It Turns Out Obama Was Nothing But a Community Organizer All Along.  Americans are tired of Mr. Obama; and they are tired of the pain and trauma, the ineptness and dishonesty, of his presidency.

Shutdown Reveals Obama's Warped Worldview — Again.  Obama was raised and supported by radical leftists his entire life.  It's all he knows.  His parents were leftists.  A childhood mentor of his was a well-known Marxist.  He went to very liberal colleges.  He moved to Chicago were he "community organized" for leftist groups and then started his political career in the house of an admitted domestic terrorist who, naturally, is also a far left radical.  He went to the church of an America-hating pastor who, you guessed it, is also a far left radical.  This is who he is.  He's an agitator.  A radical.  He is not a leader.  He is a glorified trouble-maker.

Obama's Middle-Class 'Mission Accomplished'.  Obama's idea of a "durable industry" seems to be solar companies like Solyndra and electric car suppliers like A123 Systems.  Both of these "durable" companies filed for bankruptcy after obtaining generous loans from the Obama administration.  Taxpayer money that would otherwise have been invested to create good jobs in the private sector was squandered so the president could pretend he was a green energy pioneer.  In reality, he has never been a pioneer at anything.  He is an old-fashioned radical who still harbors the adolescent fantasy of a Marxist utopia.

Now Obama and Holder are stuck.  With racialist political motives, President Obama and Attorney General Holder attempted to railroad George Zimmerman.  When President Obama said that if he had a son, the child would look like Trayvon Martin, the President was really saying that Zimmerman has murdered my son, and African Americans must avenge this evil deed.  (Not to mention that the President was intentionally poisoning the jury pool.)  Attorney General Holder did his part by, among other things, dispatching Justice Department employees to Sanford, Florida to stoke the fires of revenge.

The Obama Doctrine of Control Through Dissension.  With an eye toward stepping in and reorganizing everything from our social and economic structure to the U.S. Constitution, it appears that Obama's plan to gain control involves stirring up discord and agitating every area of society to the point of near-collapse.  Barack Obama has managed to undermine the nation's unanimity through the deliberate fostering of racial, political, religious, and class-based conflict.  In other words, the President of the United States is actively endeavoring to community-organize America to death.

If racial unrest follows Zimmerman jury decision, blame it on Activist Obama.  President Barack Hussein Obama came into the power of the White House as an activist — pushed by activists.  Foreboding for the future of America, Obama will always be an activist.  He doesn't know what else to be because he's always been an activist.  Even as an Illinois senator, he merely wore the title without doing any of the heavy lifting.  In the day-to-day running America, Obama leans on the tools of activism and has been doing so ever since he first got elected. [...] As bad as some [previous Presidents] were, they were at least sincere.  Not one of them ever came into office as an activist with a publicized intent for the 'Fundamental Transformation of America'.

Obama's Arab Spring Logic.  Obama is a community organizer by profession.  He knows all about organizing "spontaneous" demonstrations for the people's revolution.  The tricky thing is deciding who represents the real people. [...] How do you tell who's a real organic revolutionary to Obama?  Well, the more radical they are, the farther they want to go back to the Muslim Dark Ages, and the more leftover leftists like George Soros they have on board, the more "authentic" they are.  This is the same logic our vaunted media use to prove that Governor Sarah Palin is not a real woman and Justice Clarence Thomas is not a real black man.

Robin From the Hood.  Obama's skill set is that of the community organizer.  Confronted with the issues facing the nation, from whatever realm, from economic to educational and even military (the military needs more gays and women), Obama will always construe those problems as at root social justice problems.

Barack Obama, the Socialist.  [Scroll down]  In June 1985, a 24-year-old Obama moved to Chicago and took a community-organizing job with the Developing Communities Project, funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  Viewing capitalism as a system steeped in injustice, CCHD states that "the causes of poverty are understood to be an aspect of 'social sin' rooted in our social and economic structures and institutions."  To address the problems allegedly spawned by capitalism, CCHD promotes transformative institutional change in the form of "alternative economic structures" that will "broaden the sharing of economic power."  The Catholic magazine Crisis observes that "the way the CCHD educates others about transformative change and empowerment" is very much "in line with the socialist and Marxist ideals so prevalent in community organizing." Obama, OWS and Occam's Razor:  Perhaps the former community organizer and academic has found himself in deep, natural sympathy with OWS and its aims.  Perhaps he sees in the protesters his younger self.  Perhaps he sees in them his philosophy, unconstrained by political considerations.  Perhaps its agenda is, in many important respects, his.  If that's not the case, then what explains Obama's unwillingness to condemn the disgraceful and disgusting things we've seen and heard?

More about the OWS demonstrations.

Obama is Top COP (Community Organizer President).  Barry Soetoro is not only not in any sense that counts the president, he is in fact, Community Organizer Numero Uno who made it to the Oval Office under false identity and false pretenses.  Obama sees his job not to lead the most powerful country on Earth, but to continue on with what he was born to do best:  uninterrupted community organizing.

Obama's Final Solution.  [Scroll down]  Obama is fundamentally a very simple, extreme ideologue.  He has only one answer.  Everything Obama does comes straight from the most stilted and destructive clichés of the left.  The man has never had an original idea in his life, and wouldn't recognize one if it were served up on a plate with arugula.  He is intellectually locked in concrete.

Obama's Grand Strategic Error.  The grand strategy of the Chicago socialist community was Leninist:  the worse the better.  Lefty thinkers at the Midwest Academy dreamed up plans that would destabilize capitalism and then destroy it.  Community-organizing outfits like ACORN would bully the banks and flood the mortgage market with dead-beat borrowers.  Same thing on health care.  They would load up the insurance companies with mandatory benefits and crash the health care industry.  A frightened populace would demand a government takeover of housing or health care, and bingo:  full socialism in America.

Obama's ascent heralded by government-funded activists.  In vaulting from Chicago precinct and ward politics into the White House, President Obama represented the first appearance in a presidential race of a relatively new political type:  the community organizer.  Obama's ascendance was no anomaly, but testament to the rise of a powerful political coalition in America made up of those who benefit from expanding government, including public-sector employees and their unions; activists at organizations that survive on government money; and recipients of government benefits.

President Obama's payout to community organizers.  Elected in 2008 as our first community activist president backed by a big government coalition that also included muscular public sector unions, Obama has taken their agenda nationwide.  He left little doubt early in his first term when he funneled hundreds of billions of dollars of federal stimulus money to states and cities to preserve government jobs.  The Obama administration also went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that stimulus money was used to help its big government allies.

Our incompetent president.  It is becoming apparent for all to see that a man who made his name as a community organizer does not have the skills to be president of these United States.  Maybe he could develop the requisite skills as a governor.  Possibly he could develop such skills were he to sit in the Senate for a couple of terms.  Yet there are delicate sensitivities, the ability to listen, to stick by your guns, occasionally to remain reticent.  These are the fundamentals of a leader, and President Obama has demonstrated that he lacks all of them, most notably reticence.  I think it is clear even to official Washington that Mr. Obama is the worst president of modern times.

Barack Obama's Square Box.  Prior to being elected, he had done almost nothing.  Certainly nothing requiring, or teaching, executive ability.  He served in some capacity as a "community organizer," which Sarah Palin might say is like running a Sunday-school picnic, but without the kids.  He worked as a civil-rights attorney, whatever that means.  And he taught at a law school, which may be why he always sounds as if he's lecturing to twenty-somethings.

Smart Aleck-in-Chief?  Even Achilles had a heel, and Mr. Obama's may be his decision to be his own Saul Alinsky.  Defining, demonizing and making a mockery of one's opponents was one of Alinsky's main rules for community organizers.  But community organizers, though often charismatic, can also be annoying jerks.

First, He Was a Community Organizer.  When Barack Obama entered the 2008 Presidential Election scene, ...we were told that his most endearing credential was that he had navigated the "mean streets of Chicago" as a community organizer disseminating "hope"; that he had been successful in making the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Chicago a better place to live, a safer place to live.  As of April 25, 2010, the residents of Chicago have stood witness to 113 homicides. ... Gang crime is so bad in some parts of the city that parents, when there are two existing in the household, routinely remind their children not to play in front of the windows in their houses for fear of being struck by a stray bullet fired from the gun of a gangbanger.

A Community Organizer Takes On the World.  The call du jour from the mountaintop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is for all of us to rise above, or in new age parlance "transcend," mere mortal self-interest.  On the domestic level this means that capitalism — a mean, primal, greedy, and materialistic approach to economics that steals from the poor to give to the rich — must be replaced (slowly, but surely) with a more enlightened approach; one that emphasizes social justice and the equitable distribution of wealth.  This is all the rage these days.  It may be called "progressive," but it's really a barely-if-at-all disguised form of socialism.

The Real Tea Party Story:  Community Builders vs. Community Organizers.  Toward the goal of destroying Americans' ideas of community-building, [Saul] Alinsky taught his organizers to dissuade the people from believing that there was any hope outside a mother state.  He taught his organizers to intentionally and continually sow discontent with the "status quo"... Now that we've had a year of a proud Alinskyite community organizer as president, it's not at all hard to see that Obama is much, much closer to being a "fascistic demagogue" than he is to being the grand conciliator for whom his befuddled followers fell into willing sway.

The Obama Administration, Explained.  The community organizer's job is to speak to groups within "the community;" write letters to sympathetic newspaper editors; bring in outside experts and professional rabble-rousers (who often come with their own professional rabble) and, most important, get the media to cover the demonstrations — all with the object of assembling the critical mass of humanity needed to embarrass and/or pressure the private parties and/or government into doing what "the community" wants.  Or, sometimes more accurately, what the community organizer has told them they want.

Everything's Just Fine.  Truth be known, what else were we to expect from the new administration?  In the Senate our president was the most left-wing member by a lot.  That is a fact, clearly visible to those who followed his voting record.  He is also the least experienced major-party presidential candidate in over a century.  As for his experience before he entered upon his brief political career, he has never been in the private sector where he might have gained knowledge about profit margins, the difficulty of maintaining a workforce, or the burden of even a slight tax increase.  His sole experience has been a fleeting period teaching law and the anomalous experience of being a community organizer, that is to say, a rabble-rouser who organizes needy people to pester governments and corporations for cash or services.

Barack Obama and Alinsky's Rules for Psychopaths.  A psychopath is a person without conscience; someone who constantly breaks the moral rules of the community.  Saul Alinsky was a "community organizer" who found a career that fit that personality disorder.  In the Orwellian upside-down world of the Left, community organizers disorganize communities.  That is the meaning of revolution, to overturn whatever exists today in the raw pursuit of one's own power. ... Alinsky's disciples — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — have a warlike political style.  They learned politics as war from the Master.  Obama is so well-trained in Alinsky tactics that he used to teach workshops on it.

The Alinsky Administration.  Barack Obama never met Saul Alinsky, but the radical organizer's thought helps explain a great deal about how the president operates.  Alinsky died in 1972, when Obama was 11 years old.  But three of Obama's mentors from his Chicago days studied at a school Alinsky founded, and they taught their students the philosophy and methods of one of the first "community organizers."

ACORN:  A Clear and Present Danger.  It's no surprise that Barack Obama is ACORN's choice for the White House.  ACORN, after all, was created by those who subscribed to Saul Alinsky's left-wing belief that class warfare is the only war worth fighting and that in order to win it, the ends always justify the means.  And however much the left has recently attempted to pass off "community organizer" as a Christ-like vocation, everyone in his right mind knows that these days it's code for Communist activist.

Ruling by a Radical.  [Saul] Alinsky, who believed that the revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception with its proponents cultivating an image of centrism and pragmatism, set out in Rules for Radicals how capitalism would be overthrown by the mobilisation of the masses and the whipping up of their discontent.  The strategy revolved around creating apparently moderate local organisations that would be manipulated by community organisers — effectively deniable political agitators — to foment grievance and dissent.

B.O.'s pals stink.  The life experience Obama brings as his credentials for the White House is of a community organizer in Chicago.  [Peter] Slevin reported Alinsky's disciples hired Obama to "organize black residents on the south side, while learning and applying Alinsky's philosophy of street-level democracy."  In 1985 Obama moved to Chicago and there discovered Alinsky through his disciples and writings.  It is the Alinsky connection that compellingly reveals Obama's career.

Obama's Alinsky Hoodwink is Coming Home to Roost.  Winning a national Presidential election is not at all the same thing as organizing a group of citizens to agitate for more government interventions and taxpayer money.  Community organizers generally aim their demands at government bureaucrats, who are doling out other people's money, not their own.

ACORN's Senator.  Obama, who once represented ACORN in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois, was hired by the group to train its community organizers and staff in the methods and tactics of the late Saul Alinsky.  ACORN would stage in-your-face protests in bank lobbies, drive-through lanes and even at bank managers' homes to get them to issue risky loans in the inner city or face charges of racism.  In the early 1990s, reports Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Policy Center, Obama was personally recruited by Chicago's ACORN to run training sessions in "direct action."

The Relevance of Community Organizing:  Obama spent three years in housing projects in Chicago and — according to his book, Dreams of My Father — even he couldn't explain what he was doing.  "When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly," Obama wrote.  Indeed, who could say what a community organizer does?

How Obama Applies Alinsky's Rules:  Obama doesn't look or talk like an angry radical.  He speaks in measured tones and is rarely seen out of business attire.  That, too, is borrowed from Alinsky's playbook.  "Don't scare" the middle class, he guides urban revolutionaries in his 1970s manual, "Rules for Radicals" (which he dedicated to mankind's "first radical, Lucifer").  Instead, look like them, talk like them, act like them.  And work for radical change from the inside — "like a spy behind enemy lines," as Obama said in his first memoir.  He wrote it before entering politics, while still working with hard-left Alinsky groups and training street agitators known as "community organizers."

Barack Obama and Alinsky's Rules for Psychopaths:  A psychopath is a person without conscience; someone who constantly breaks the moral rules of the community.  Saul Alinsky was a "community organizer" who found a career that fit that personality disorder.  In the Orwellian upside-down world of the Left, community organizers disorganize communities.  That is the meaning of revolution, to overturn whatever exists today in the raw pursuit of one's own power.

The Unspoken Campaign Message of Obama.  There is a theme to the political campaign of Barack Obama.  It follows the teachings of Saul Alinksy, and it can be summed up easily:  I will do anything to win.  That was the theory of Alinsky, whose radicalism was simply radicalism for power, not for the powerless.  Obama, like Alinsky, is not so much an ideologue as a power fanatic. ... In college, it seems, Obama heard and spoke the word "power" as normal people would speak or hear the words "soul" or "honor" or "God."  Power, alone, counts to him.  He will do anything to win power, and men who will do anything to win power will do anything at all.

Organizer In Chief Barack's Controversial Roots.  The roots of community organizing stretch back to the 1930s and the efforts of organizer Saul Alinsky, founder of the Industrial Areas Foundation and author of "Rules for Radicals," to organize people in low-income areas into a political force to combat the political machine that ran Chicago.  Alinsky won many admirers on the Left, but it took President Lyndon Johnson's War On Poverty to supercharge community organizing by directing billions of federal dollars to neighborhood groups with the naive and ambiguous goal of "empowering" communities.

Media's Treatment of Palin and Obama:  [Where are] the deep articles describing "community organizers", what they do, who they revere, etc?  The nation has never had a President whose principal job before entering politics was "community organizer."  One would think at least some people would be interested to learn a bit about that profession before voting a "community organizer" into the Oval Office.  If Sarah palin had been a "community organizer" would we see such articles?

Obama and South Chicago Slum Developers:  If the full story is ever widely known of Illinois State Senator Obama's association with several South Chicago slum landlords to whom the Daley's administration turned-over ownership and management of public housing properties, the voters will rightly ask:  Did the candidate who tells us to be our brothers' keeper not know how developers in and near his district were turning housing for the poor into even more horrific slums?  Or, did he know full well what was happening and either didn't care, or was afraid to speak-up?  That seems a fair question.  Whatever the answer, the myth of the community organizer fighting for the poor is seriously busted.

Putting Lipstick on the Community Organizing Pig.  In the immortal words of Obama's political mentor, Saul Alinsky, an organizer's job is to "rub raw the sores of discontent" and mount a socialist revolution.  In the 1930s and 40s, Alinsky called his revolutionary forces "People's Organizations," but once the word "people" became so tainted by the brutalities of communist "people's republics," he changed the code word to "community," hoping to make it sound more American and neighborly.

The 'Community Organizer's' New Clothes.  "Community organizer" is to Barack Obama what "war hero" was to John Kerry.  To be sure, the analogy is imprecise.  After all, Americans know what a war hero is, and the question in 2004 was whether Kerry really was one. … By contrast, it is a mystery exactly what a "community organizer" does….

Community Organizer In Chief.  Barack Obama claims he worked for a "small group of churches" as a community organizer.  In fact, he was hired by a radical Alinskyite group, and Saul Alinsky's own son has outed him. ... "I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008," the author said.  "It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."  The person who signed the letter, Lee David Alinsky, a longtime public TV producer in the Boston area, is indeed the son of the late radical.  Alinsky no doubt felt compelled to make the tribute on behalf of Obama because Obama refuses to even acknowledge his Alinsky training in public.

Obama:  Lucifer Is My Homeboy.  [Scroll down] David Freddoso's magnificent new book, The Case Against Barack Obama describes the forefather to "community organizers" like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — the famed Saul Alinsky.  Alinsky is sort of the George Washington of "community organizers."  If there were an America-hater's Mount Rushmore, Saul Alinsky would be on it.  He tried to hire Hillary to work for him right out of Wellesley.  A generation later, those who had trained with Alinsky did hire Obama as a community organizer.

Saul Alinsky:  the Puppet Master.  Saul Alinsky, who died in 1972, at the age of 63, was a Chicago Marxist.  Among his many books was one titled "Rules for Radicals," in which he explained to his acolytes, "The most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired results."  It took Alinsky 11 words to paraphrase Karl Marx's far more succinct "The ends justify the means."  Alinsky, by the way, dedicated that particular book to Lucifer, whom he coyly referred to as "the first radical."

Obama's Leftism:  Thanks to a grant from a left-wing foundation, he was hired by a small group of white protégés of Saul Alinsky, the original apostle of "community organizing."  Alinsky's institutional base was the Industrial Areas Foundation, which he called a "school for professional radicals" and whose goal he announced to be "revolution, not revelation." ... In other words, "community organizer," to Obama and his colleagues and mentors, was a euphemism for professional radical.  It was in the course of trying to mobilize churches for political protest that Obama met Jeremiah Wright.

O's Dangerous Pals:  What exactly does a "community organizer" do?  Barack Obama's rise has left many Americans asking themselves that question.  Here's a big part of the answer:  Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit.  In the name of fairness to minorities, community organizers occupy private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes — and thereby force financial institutions to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers.  In other words, community organizers help to undermine the US economy by pushing the banking system into a sinkhole of bad loans.  And Obama has spent years training and funding the organizers who do it.

Obama:  The Company He Kept.  Obama has been quoted as saying that his four years as a community organizer were the best education he ever got anywhere.  That is admittedly an ambiguous statement, leaving it unclear just what it was that Obama felt he had learned in those years.  Was it the usefulness of radical agitation for social/economic goals or its limitations?  Did he move on to more mainstream attitudes and actions only, as with his former spiritual guru, when it became politically prudent to do so?  And how would we know?

A Tale of Two Community Organizers.  Jim Jones could round up crowds of protesters and door to door campaign workers on demand.  Admired and enabled by San Francisco Democrats and media moguls, Jones gathered emotionally and economically needy people around him, pretending to be a minister to their needs.  He forced them to drain their bank accounts, sign over their homes and their welfare and social security checks.  Jones gave their money generously to the Democrat liberal elite and stashed millions in illegal overseas accounts.  When Democrats needed a crowd of thousands, Jones provided his willing flock.

The "We do big things" braggadocio of Barry Soetoro.  [Scroll down]  The truth is that Obama was not there when any of those big things were being accomplished.  In point of fact, when America was accomplishing big things that the rest of the world could share in, Obama was out on the streets fighting against them as a strident and overpaid community organizer.

Barack Obama Led OccupyChicago — Circa 1988.  Just twenty or so years ago, Barack Obama wouldn't just have supported the Occupy protests.  He would have organized them.

The Way of the Community Organizer.  In lieu of trying to find common solutions to shared problems in a fashion that suppresses innate differences, the community organizer seeks to find potential seams of friction and animosity, and then mine and exploit them for political gain — the ultimate aim being to forge together a near majority by piling faction upon faction to obtain compensatory damages for perceived grievances.  In 2008, Obama showed his hand with "typical white person," the clingers speech, the "gun to the knife fight" and "get in their faces'" quips, the spread-the-wealth slip, and the suppression of his past radical associations and alliances.

Obama the Reactionary.  [Scroll down]  But Obama is not an amateur at all:  He is a professional "community organizer," which used to be called a "communist organizer" back when newspapers still told the truth.  Obama is not acting out of character.  He's not even particularly incompetent.  He's just not interested in being President of the United States, if that means protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States.  Obama treats the US Constitution with unconcealed contempt, as he has shown the country time and time again.  That's why the Supremes may be getting ready to show him some spine.

Why Team Obama Ran with the Dishonest 'Mitt Killed My Wife!' Ad.  The Obama team ran four years ago selling a product that didn't exist.  They created a hologram dream candidate, multi-racial, capable of great oratorical performances as long as he stuck to the script, with not much of a legislative record that could be used against him, and with a career prior to politics that could be made to sound romantic rather than fringe.  He was a teacher!  He organized communities!  He cared.

The poor people Obama left behind.  Four years after Barack Obama's historic election as president, little seems to have changed for the African-American communities on Chicago's South Side.  The lack of change — or the sense that these neighborhoods are getting worse — is eroding the president's standing among African-Americans in his hometown.  In 2011, Chicago suffered the third-highest black jobless rate among the nation's major metropolitan areas, at 19 percent, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute.

Obama to America: Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares.  Obama does not believe and does not say that hiking taxes on the rich will fix anything.  Other Democrats claim that raising taxes back to the Clinton-era rates will help, but Obama himself is campaigning to keep the Bush-era tax cuts in place.  Obama has no experience solving any problem of any scale, ever.  He was a shakedown artist who decided that politics would allow him to perpetrate his shakedowns on a grander scale (and he was right!).

Follow Alinsky: Call Obama's bluff.  In his famous primer, "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky made two points that help illuminate how President Barack Obama has chosen to lead America.  The first point is that Alinsky instructed his acolytes to manufacture a crisis — any crisis — and to then use that any crisis to polarize the community for and against the community organizer.  For the last five years, this has been how Obama has led the nation, crisis-to-crisis, and always leaving the middle ground for compromise like the no man's land between the trenches.

Campaigning is his only skill.
Proclamations and politics: Obama mixes commemorations and presidential plugs.  Presidential proclamations have been fixtures of American government since the Washington administration issued one establishing Thanksgiving in 1789, but analysts say President Obama has broken ground by using the traditionally bland, apolitical statements as public relations tools.  Mr. Obama increasingly has used presidential proclamations to tout his accomplishments, to draw attention to initiatives such as first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign and to make the case for programs such as Obamacare.

Obama and his malcontents [are] running out of time.  Much was expected from the pop culture-crowned 'Messiah' whose legendary ego led him to the world stage.  But while the progressives who do his bidding continue to foment for revolution, the masses they try to lay it on, still have to work, still have to eat and still have to raise their children.  Fomenting for Revolution may look easy to a lowly community organizer and friends, whose handsome salaries were paid by both government and private trust funds,  but an impossible feat when not everybody is an obedient Marxist.

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Obama Lies, Cashill Corrects.  [Scroll down]  Yet Obama, being "broke" and "nearly 40," rode someone else's recipe for him into the Oval Office only eight years later.  How?  Who provided the seed capital that created a Barack Hussein Obama?  Why isn't that the major story about Obama?  Who "selected" him — using the verb that the Reverend Jeremiah Wright insisted was accurate?  And for what quid pro quo?  We still have almost no answers to that critical part of the creation story.  Even David Mamet, the playwright and scholar of the long con, would have found Obama's meteoric rise implausible.  And we're still asking the same questions about him that went unanswered over a decade ago.  The media are still covering for him, and we are still denied the right to know who was shoved into the White House, by whom, at our expense.

It Does Matter!  When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist, people said, "It just doesn't matter..."  When it was discovered that his grandparents were strong Socialists and sent Obama's mother to a Socialist school, introduced Frank Marshall Davis to a young Obama, people said, "It just doesn't matter..."  When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and step father were both Muslims, people said "It just doesn't matter...".

Surviving Until January 21 Without Committing Murder or Suicide.  [Scroll down]  Wretched souls who cannot escape browsing, watching, listening to, or reading mainstream media accounts between now and January 21 will find barf bags indispensable for survival in a society gone barking mad.  Such unfortunates will be easy marks for price gouging as the intensity of the great liberal Dumbing Down of 2009 increases, leading to the inauguration of America's first non-citizen Marxist to the U.S. Presidency.  It is simply amazing what $750 million dollars, massive voter fraud, and a mainstream media with "thrills" running up and down their legs can do to promote a former community organizer with little or no accomplishment of note to his credit.

10 Concerns about Barack Obama:  (#1.) Barack Obama's foreign policy is dangerous, naïve, and betrays a profound misreading of history.  (#5.) Barack Obama's judgment about personal and professional affiliations is more than troubling.  (#9.) Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL on the issue of life. Good Enough for the Supreme Court and MSM Why Not You?  Despite numerous cases filed in numerous courts across the country, some of which include sworn affidavits from Obama family members who swear he was born in Kenya, the fact that numerous well respected forgery experts have claimed that the COLB posted on Obama's web-site is a fraud, the fact that Obama by his own accounts, was a citizen of Indonesia under the name Barry Soetoro and traveled on an Indonesian passport until the age of 21, while at Occidental College, the high court sees no reason to doubt his eligibility for the highest office in the land...

Sorry, But Obama Scares Me.  With his sordid background in "community organizing" and his symbiotic relationship with an organization that is engaged in a systematic effort to steal this election, his thug tactics to investigate and silence his critics, and his Democratic colleagues' willingness to use government to shut down conservative talk radio, are you not worried about our liberties under an Obama administration?  Before our very eyes, America stands poised to elect as president the most radical man ever to run for this office credibly.  Don't say we didn't warn you.

Why Can't Blagojevich Sell a Senate Seat?  The list of unanswered Obama questions is endless.  Why so many ill-advised associates for so many years?  Why are you spending a million dollars in legal fees to avoid showing a birth certificate?  Who is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour (aka Donald Warden) and why was he raising money for your Harvard education?  Why have you refused to release your college records at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard?  Why won't you release a full list of donors responsible for more than $200 million in overseas campaign contributions?  How did you pay for college with no job and no record of student loans on your tax returns?

OK, Let's Skip the Liberal Label.  There's little doubt America is a center-right nation, which is why Barack Obama denies and conceals his liberalism and packages himself as a harbinger of hope and change.  Obama's policies represent change all right: change from almost everything our Founding Fathers considered sacred and vital to the preservation of individual liberty in America.  He also offers hope:  hope for those who share his shame in what America has become, what it stands for, and what makes it unique in world history.

Barack Obama and the End of the Republic.  Obama has direct — not indirect — affiliations and partnerships with unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.  But, the Obama media tells us that no one cares — most especially the media.  Obama's over 20-year mentor and "spiritual advisor" Jeremiah Wright is a self-proclaimed anti-American, Black Liberation and racist advocate.  The media tells us that no one cares about this, either.

Subversives for Obama.  If any other candidate had had merely a fleeting relationship with William Ayers, his candidacy would have been terminated before it was even articulated — let alone what we now know about Obama's key role in Ayers's CAC and its funding of radical groups; let alone the fact that Obama had been mentored during his formative years by a Communist Party plant; let alone his work for organisations modelled on the seditious philosophy of Saul Alinsky; let alone his two-decade membership of a Black Power church; let alone his relationship with fraudster Tony Rezko.  And yet despite all of this, virtually no-one in the mainstream media is asking any questions.

The argument against Barack Obama.  [This article] is by no means comprehensive, but it does shed some much-needed light on a number of Obama's positions, statements, and associations about which he has been less than honest.  We've attempted to boil each issue down to a succinct explanation with an accompanying, brief video clip — often starring Barack Obama in his own words.  Before pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record, each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.

Why I'm Voting for John McCain:  There is much to be said about Senator Obama.  Where shall we begin?  Perhaps with the fact that he's married to a bitter, angry, anti-American racist.  And let us not forget his minister, who damned this country and white people for a thousand Sundays while Senator Obama sat in a pew and somehow heard nothing offensive being spewed from the pulpit.  Not to be overlooked is his friend, Tony Rezko, a Chicago fixer who went to jail on corruption charges, but not before making certain that Obama got a very favorable home loan.  Other notables on Obama's list of friends and associates are Bill Ayers, who was an American bomb thrower, and Father Pfleger, a priest who reminds some of us of the late, unlamented, anti-Semite, Father Coughlin.

Three ghosts haunt Barack.  He has three major vulnerabilities here as I see it.  One is his 20-year relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. … Another problem is Obama's relationship with the unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist bomber William Ayers. … On Ayers, the Obama campaign has tried to suppress discussion.  But it will likely fail.

Romanticizing Obama.  It's true that the media has built a pretty tight firewall around him, insulating Americans from the less savory information in his past. ... [Even so,] Voters know that he spent 20 years attending weekly sermons from a man who loathes America; they know that he spent a significant chunk of his career as a community organizer, a "profession" most Americans would find impossible either to define or to justify; they know that he was a law professor who never managed to publish anything; they know that he didn't sponsor any significant legislation during his tenure in the Illinois Senate; they know that he didn't sponsor any significant legislation during his tenure in the United States Senate; and they know that he's spent virtually all of his undistinguished time in the United States Senate campaigning to become president.  In other words, no matter how the media tries to protect Obama from his own past, the facts that have leaked out reveal a man of little experience and no accomplishments.

You Can Put Lipstick on a Socialist — But He's Still a Socialist.  Obama and his camp have lipsticked the following: … They've lipsticked their wealth redistribution aspirations by calling it "economic justice."  Sounds like theft to me. … They've lispticked the dog out of Obama's mentors and associates such as Frank Marshall Davis, Gerald Kellman, Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. … They put $20 worth of lipstick on his "community organizer" stuff.

Obama's Dirty Fight:  [Scroll down]  By his action, Mr. Obama has invited scrutiny into why the convicted felon, Tony Rezko, helped him pick his home, and why Mrs. Rezko bought the next door plot and cheaply sold him a strip to enhance his property's value.  And he has drawn attention to his own multi-millionaire status, and his wife's $316,962 salary for ushering the poor and needy away from the University of Chicago Medical Center.  Not to mention the $101,083 she received from TreeHouse Foods Inc., a subsidiary of that bastion of workers' rights, Wal-Mart, which lifted her pay in 2006 to $374,701.  And why Mr. Obama lobbied for a $1 million earmark for the Center while his wife was drawing a hefty salary there.  And on and on.

The Marxist Brother:  I simply can't figure out how [Obama has] managed to convince so many people that he should be the president of the United States. … As a rule, guys like Dukakis, Gore and Kerry, are just typical party hacks.  But at least none of them attended a racist church, they didn't associate with known terrorists and they usually didn't display their contempt for national symbols and the U.S. military quite so blatantly.

Top Seven Reasons Why Barack Obama is a Weaker Candidate Than People Think.  Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Barack Obama's candidacy was his post-racial rhetoric.  Here was a candidate who rejected the whole race baiting meme that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have turned into careers.  That was incredibly appealing to white Americans, many of whom would like nothing better than to prove that America is not a racist country by electing a black President.  However, in the last few months, the mask has slipped and people have started to realize that Obama is the same tired package wrapped in a shiny new bow.  He befriended Jeremiah Wright and spent two decades attending his virulently anti-white church.

Why I'm Afraid of a President Barack Obama:  [Scroll down slowly]  I fear racial vengeance.  I don't believe Barack Obama has sat at the feet of the hate-filled black racial bigot Jeremiah Wright without having sympathy for his poisonous diatribes.  He may agree that white America deserves some sort of payback.  I fear an expansion of the graft and corruption that so represents Cook County and Chicago politics, his training ground. … I fear economic collapse from a politically inexperienced orator who does not love the free market, but socialism, who seeks justice and "fairness" that, translated, means taking from some and giving it to those he perceives deserve it more.

Questions for Barack Obama:  Senator, you've described global warming as "one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation," calling for reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.  Yet you also describe yourself as an "agnostic" on nuclear power, which should be used only "if (your emphasis) we can make it safe" — as if it were not already producing 20 percent of U.S. electricity.  Given that U.S. energy demands are certain to rise, how do you propose cutting greenhouse gases by 80 percent without either crippling the economy or building scores of nuclear plants with zero carbon emissions?

Introducing Obama's new pastor...
Four Stumps in the Water for Obama:  The first is the volatile mix of race and religion, begun with the Rev. Wright controversy.  Videos have now surfaced of virulent race-baiting by yet another Chicago preacher with ties to Obama, the Rev. James Meeks. … Meeks's sermons have called white mayors "slave masters" and denigrated moderate black politicians with the "n" word.  Nor is he backing away from those slimy views.

A Few More Reasons To Oppose Obama:  In spite of history showing us that lowering taxes boosts the nation's economy, which is only logical, Obama, like every other liberal, wants them raised.  Instead of dealing with that salient fact, he promotes class warfare by parroting the Left's line that lowering taxes only helps the wealthy.

More Reasons To Vote Against Obama.  When criticized for associating with an anti-American, racist pastor or an unrepentant terrorist, he tries to fob that all off by saying that's the old politics.  When his wife gets criticized for saying America is a mean country and for the first time is proud of America, Mr. Obama says his wife is off limits.  In other words, she hops in the ring and throws punches, but you can't hit back at her.

What Clinton wishes she could say:  Far from a no-holds-barred affair, the Democratic contest has been an exercise in self-censorship.  Rip off the duct tape and here is what they would say:  Obama has serious problems with Jewish voters (goodbye Florida), working-class whites (goodbye Ohio) and Hispanics (goodbye, New Mexico).  Republicans will also ruthlessly exploit openings that Clinton — in the genteel confines of an intraparty contest — never could.  Top targets:  Obama's radioactive personal associations, his liberal ideology, his exotic life story, his coolly academic and elitist style.

I humbly ask these questions to find the truth ... about Barack Hussein Obama.  Is it true:
 •  Barack asked the Iraqi foreign minister to delay US troop withdrawal until after the US elections?
 •  Barack's minions have hired and/or moved lawyers/investigators into Alaska to destroy Governor Palin and her family?
 •  Barack claims he's for individual ownership of firearms, yet backs those communities that ban guns?
 •  Barack said, "I've been in 57 states — I think one left to go?"
 •  Obama's church gave a lifetime achievement award to white hating anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan?
 •  Barack was the second highest recipient of Fannie Mae contributions with three years in the US Senate, only beaten out by the chair of the US Senate banking committee, 30 year senate veteran, Chris Dodd?

A Presidential Catastrophe For America.  Will America elect an inexperienced Chicago machine politician, a radical, extremist, leftist, liberal, elitist, with no legislative or other accomplishments, who has demonstrated he is a world-class flip-flopping zigzagger?  Will we go for someone with a painfully thin resume and body of experience, who has already demonstrated bad judgment by his selection of associates (racists, bigots, terrorists, and crooks) and by his output of ideas?  This candidate is totally unfit to be our commander-in-chief and president in a time of unprecedented peril to the survival of our nation and western civilization.

25 Hints You're Not Voting for Obama:  It's unlikely you'll vote for Obama if you....
  (1.) aren't a news anchor.
  (21.) repeatedly find yourself asking "Change to what?"
  (23.) don't like being told what to do — especially by someone who hasn't done it.

Anti-Obama movie to debut on eve of DNC.  "I can't think of a more appropriate time or place to hold the world premiere of this film than in the middle of the Obama media frenzy that will be the Democratic convention," said David Bossie, executive producer of Hype and president of Citizens United.  "Obama-palooza is going to be more of a rock concert than a serious political event, and that is exactly the phenomenon that Hype cuts through to get to the past, politics and policies that have propelled this freshman senator to the world stage."

10 Reasons Why We Fight Against Obama.  This isn't sour grapes and it isn't business as usual.  We're not opposed to Obama because he's a Democrat or a Liberal.  If our disagreements with him were just political, we could join the others in wishing him well and hoping he steers the ship right.  We can't.  Because this isn't a matter of political disagreement, this is a national catastrophe, a threat to the lives of millions and the survival of America itself.

Dear President Obama: You Scare Me.  Lou Pritchett, a former VP at Procter and Gamble, penned this letter to the New York Times.  They declined to publish it.  It has since been circulated widely on the internet.  Dear President Obama:  You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.  You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.  You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support. ... You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.  You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core.  You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

Why Obama Scares Me, Too.  You scare me because your actions don't reflect the federal governmental constraints and fiscally prudent principles of our Founding Fathers and Constitution.  You scare me because you repeatedly still play the blame game with the Bush administration but never blame the Clinton administration, even though it was responsible for the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac subprime fiasco via the proliferation of loans to unqualified borrowers.  You scare me because you buy and run the banking, automobile and (soon) health industries with taxpayers' money but refuse to call it socialism.

When did the lowbrows take over the culture?  [Scroll down]  Well, we have now voted in a President for the lowbrows.  Yes, Obama himself is smart enough; even smart enough to say a few years ago that he didn't feel ready for the presidency.  Well, now we can see why he said that.  But legions of idiots voted for a man who was plainly unqualified, even by his own estimation, and surrounded by a bunch of malignant sociopaths like Wright and Ayers and all the rest.  How could he possibly win?  Well, Obama cynically appealed to the idiots — the young, the stupid, the naive, the silly, the rock idol worshippers, and probably the drug-addled masses, all the lowbrows in the land.

Thomas Jefferson vs. Barack Obama.  Since 52% of American voters were foolish enough to buy the story that Barack Hussein Obama is some sort of "liberal messiah," I thought it would be interesting to compare the belief systems of America's father of liberalism and author of our Declaration of Independence, with the Marxist belief system of the false messiah.

Calibrating the President:  [Scroll down]  On matters of social policy and attitudes, President Obama has not deviated even a half step from the sentiments he expressed as Candidate Obama.  Abortion is a right.  Equality means affirmative action.  Our judges need to empathize.  Racist words and actions are exclusively the province of whites.  Profiling is used against minorities.  It is the liberal litany with which we've been bombarded for about 40 years now, but never before have we heard it in such stark terms from the man occupying Theodore Roosevelt's bully pulpit.

One Movement.  We've learned that a shallow, inexperienced, anti-American, immoral, unaccomplished, secretive, political thug with a checkered past from the streets of Chicago can be dressed in a veneer of "cool" and then marketed, using the full power of a corrupt media that donated, in essence, multiple billions of dollars in "soft" campaign contributions via favorable press coverage, to a historically ignorant, idealistic and widely naive coalition of voters, many of whom were dead, illegal aliens or imprisoned felons, in order to attract a whopping 53% of voters in an election in the midst of a horrible financial crisis.  Well done Team ACORN-Obama, we'll take it from here.

Obama's World and Welcome to It.  [President Obama] tours the world on our dime apologizing for our alleged failings and transgressions.  He goes to Denmark in order to lobby for the Olympics, in order that his corrupt Chicago cronies could cash in on crooked land deals, but he doesn't go to Germany to help commemorate the falling of the Berlin Wall.  Next, instead of expressing the grief that every decent American felt over the slaughter of American soldiers and an unborn baby by an Islamic terrorist, this bozo gave a partisan shout-out at a Native American shindig.  Then, for good measure, he warned us not to jump to the conclusion that the Islamic terrorist was an Islamic terrorist.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2023 by Andrew K. Dart

Scandals, suppressed news, Obama's shady Chicago background

Note:  Information about the recent rash of fundraising scandals has been moved to its own section, here.

10 Reasons Why We Fight Against Obama.  [#3.] Obama is the product of a criminal organization.  Many if not most politiciansare corrupt, but Obama is the product of an extremely corrupt system that easily crosses the line into organized crime.  The cases against Obama associates such as Tony Rezko and Governor Blagojevich, are only the tip of a much larger Chicago iceberg.

New: Obama's Chicago background has never been more relevant, now that the Governor of Illinois has been arrested in a scandal that involves a lot of Mr. Obama's peripheral associates.  But that's a topic for another page.

What Did Chicago Rock Barack Know?  And When Did He Know It?  Dropped down in the center of this political mess in a short time after hitting Chicago, only to rise to the level of the leader of the party now, Barack Obama rose like a rocket and his feet hardly hit the ground, he was flying so high across terra firma.  But, I still want to know how that was possible in America without connections.

Chicago to take over at the White House.  The inner circle in the White House will be overwhelmingly Chicagoan.  [Obama's] two chief advisers, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, are both long-time associates from the city, and his White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is another.  But more than that, Obama brings with him the baggage of Chicago's political culture — the roughest in the US.  The small-scale bribes that older Chicagoans remember from visits to City Hall are a thing of the past but the sharp suits, naked ambition and political trading are much the same.  So too is the large-scale corruption that has seen 50 elected officials from Illinois jailed over the past 30 years.

The Real Obama:  The story of Obama's political career is not a pretty story.  He won his first political victory by being the only candidate on the ballot — after hiring someone skilled at disqualifying the signers of opposing candidates' petitions, on whatever technicality he could come up with.  Despite his words today about "change" and "cleaning up the mess in Washington," Obama was not on the side of reformers who were trying to change the status quo of corrupt, machine politics in Chicago and clean up the mess there.

Obama and the Daley Machine.  It is quite telling that both Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama know their places in the sphere of Chicago politics.  Obama's first appointment was Emanuel as his "minder" from the Boss. ... Barack Obama has a shorter leash than you might assume a president-elect could wear, and Mayor Daley holds the other end.

Before he was famous:  The biggest disappointment for Hyde Park's liberal Democrats was Mr Obama's failure to oppose the political machine of Richard Daley, the powerful Mayor of Chicago, or to condemn its excesses and abuses.  Indeed, he endorsed the mayor for re-election in 2007 even though Mr Daley's administration had suffered a string of indictments and corruption scandals.  Weeks later Mr Daley reciprocated by backing Mr Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Candidate Who Cried Wolf.  The few who have managed to breach the mainstream media's protective mote, and get the details on Obama's pre-messianic days, are not surprised by this Chicago-style, kick-em-in-the-shins approach.  After all, Obama sued all of his primary challengers in a 1996 state senate race, questioning the authenticity of their petition signatures.  Even if you haven't succeeded in prying sacred reports of Barack the Shielded from university and newspaper archives, there's evidence of Obama's bogus foul-call strategy.

Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money.  Barack Obama appears to have personally benefited from funds originating in Saddam Hussein's regime.  It's a complicated connection, but one that deserves the consideration of Americans voters.

Will MSM Report on Obama Membership in Socialist New Party?  The mainstream media thought that the membership of Todd Palin, who is not a candidate for any office, in the Alaska Independence Party important enough to report in such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and the New York Times, among others.  So now that Barack Obama's membership in the far left New Party has been unearthed, will they report his membership in that Socialist organization?

Archives prove Obama was a New Party member.  Another piece in the puzzle of Barack Obama has been revealed, greatly strengthening the picture of a man groomed by an older generation of radical leftists for insertion into the American political process, trading on good looks, brains, educational pedigree, and the desire of the vast majority of the voting public to right the historical racial wrongs of the land.

Who is Barack Obama? Part II.  Following the links on John Hinderaker's post on Obama's apparent affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America/New Party leads you to DSA newsletters that make several references to Obama between 1995-2004.  According to the newsletters … Obama participated in the 1996 Young Democratic Socialists conference.

Obama Played by Chicago Rules.  Democrats don't like it when you say that Barack Obama won his first election in 1996 by throwing all of his opponents off the ballot on technicalities.  By clearing out the incumbent and the others in his first Democratic primary for state Senate, Mr. Obama did something that was neither illegal nor even uncommon.  But Mr. Obama claims to represent something different from old-style politics — especially old-style Chicago politics.

Obama's Bag of Tricks:  Throughout his campaign, Barack Obama has presented himself to be a new type of politician:  transparent, clean, aboveboard, and above all, positive.  His campaign would be an idealistic one:  no tricks, just plain old-fashioned honesty.  Of course, coming from Chicago with its big-city machine politics this would be quite impressive if it were true.  Alas, it is not.

Whoops!  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac survived scrutiny by manipulating, cajoling, and lobbying politicians and hiring board members who were politicos (e.g. Jamie Gorelick) rather than mortgage gurus.  They hired lobbyists, gave massive donations, obtained nice tax breaks, and sailed below the regulatory radar screen.  Of the 354 lawmakers who received money from Freddie and Fannie between 1989 and 2008, Sen. Chris Dodd received the most.  But next was ... drumroll ... Barack Obama.  Yup.  And he was only there for three years.

Obama Pays Women Only 78 Percent of What He Pays Men.  While Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has produced a television ad criticizing Sen. John McCain's position on equal pay for women and pointing out that women in America are paid only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, Obama pays his own female Senate staffers, on average, only 78 percent of what he pays male staffers.  Women on McCain's staff, meanwhile, earn 24 percent more on average than women on Obama's Senate staff.  McCain also pays his female Senate staff members a higher average salary than his male Senate staff members.

Obama Needs to Explain His Ties to William Ayers.  You might wonder what Obama was doing working with a character like this.  And you might wonder how an unrepentant terrorist got a huge grant and cooperation from the Chicago public school system.  You might wonder — if you don't know Chicago.

Obama, Not Bush, The Quasi-Fascist On Free Speech.  Barack Obama poses as a champion of true American values.  He sees himself as "a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."  In reality, though, Barack Obama is just another in a long line of Chicago-style, free speech-squelching political thugs springing from the festering pit of Democratic machine politics.

Obama and the Woods Fund of Chicago.  Barack Obama served on the board of directors of Woods Fund of Chicago from 1993 to 2001.  During that time, the tax exempt foundation made some interesting grants, including one to Obama's church, Trinity United Church of Christ, headed by Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the time.  Grants were also made to ACORN, a left wing voter registration group and to a partnership for constructing low income housing.  The fund also used Northern Trust for financial services, which is the same company that provided Obama his 2005 mortgage.

A Cog in the Chicago Machine?  While the convention will be held in Denver it will give off the greatest Chicago cast since 1996, when Mayor Daley hosted the convention that nominated President Clinton for his second term.  The June decision to place operations of the Democratic National Committee in Chicago together with Mr. Obama's headquarters reinforces the Windy City's dominance of Democratic politics.  The big question is whether American voters will notice.

A Radical Leftist's Journey from Community Organizing to Politics.  The remarkable ascent of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama begins with his career as a "community organizer" for far-left causes in Chicago, an experience that served as a launching pad for his political career.  Along with way, Obama acquired some unsavory friends including sleazy political fundraiser Tony Rezko and unrepentant Pentagon bomber William Ayers.  Obama promises to carry his activist spirit into national politics, but does he also carry the smell of Chicago politics into the national arena?

Obama Says Teamsters Need Less Oversight.  Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption, according to officials from the union and the Obama campaign.  It's an unusual stance for a presidential candidate.  Policy makers have largely treated monitoring of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as a legal matter left to the Justice Department since an independent review board was set up in 1992 to eliminate mob influence in the union.

Teamsters Defend Endorsement of Obama.  The Teamsters union vigorously denied on Monday [5/5/2008] that its decision to endorse Senator Barack Obama in the presidential race was in any way tied to Mr. Obama's statement that federal supervision of the union had run its course.

Reformer:  Trial Will Reveal 'Cesspool' of Obama's Allies.  With the corruption trial of one of Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friends and supporters set to begin Monday [3/3/2008] in Chicago, Ill., reform watchdogs say it will reveal the "cesspool" of Illinois politics in which Obama came of age and has said little about in his campaign for president.  "We have a sick political culture," said Jay Stewart, the executive director of the Chicago Better Government Association, "and that's the environment that Barack Obama came from."

Code Pink co-founder is Obama bundler.  A co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, which has made a name for itself by interrupting hearings on Capitol Hill, is a fundraising bundler for Barack Obama.  Jodie Evans has pledged to raise at least $50,000 for Obama, according the Democrat's campaign site.

Never Apologize, Never Explain.  In a story last October, a reporter recounted noticing that Obama had stopped wearing a pin of the American flag on his lapel.  When questioned about it, the candidate could have shrugged it off.  Instead, he turned his dropping of the pin into a statement….

In the Quadrennial Election Year Where Is the Federal Election Commission?.  FEC by statute is comprised of six Commissioners, nominated by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.  At the moment it has only two Commissioners — hence, no quorum, no function.  How did this dearth develop?  The short, and somewhat oversimplified, answer is that some Democratic Senators, including a first-term Senator from Illinois who is seeking the Presidency, by the (arguably iniquitous, but in any event sometimes misapplied) use of a "hold" have blocked one nominee, with the ensuing effect of holding up all of them and creating and perpetuating vacancies.

Tough Truths About Obama's Character:  Sen. Obama touts himself as a new kind of politician, who refuses to take the low road.  In reality, he is a product of the leftish cadres of South Side Chicago, where cutthroat political tactics are just as ugly as the left's radical vision of the government replacing parents.

Ethics Questions Put Obama on the Spot.  In between the "fluff and style" news items, there have been reports of Obama's connections to Antoine "Tony" Rezko.  Rezko, who was indicted in October 2006 for a multimillion dollar kick-back scheme, has been a longtime supporter of Obama.  Rezko's companies have donated large sums to Obama's campaigns.  Rezko also hosted a fundraiser for Obama.  Completing the shady political trifecta — there's even a questionable real estate deal between the two men.

More about Obama's association with Tony Rezko.

Premature Presidency.  Senator Barack Obama's recurring habit of interfering in U.S. relations with foreign nations represents more than petty, cheap shot politics.  It appears to be a violation of the Logan Act.

Another Obama fiasco.  The idea was to create a botanic garden in one of Chicago's most blighted neighborhoods.  This was to be the first step in a $1.1 million dollar affordable housing project that Obama promised to help create. … The housing development never got past its initial phase.  As for the botanic garden that was to be its focal point, the $100K went to an Obama volunteer and campaign contributor who now says he doesn't have the paperwork to prove how the money was spent.

State investigates grant given by Obama for park.  The Illinois Attorney General is investigating a state grant awarded by then-state Sen. Barack Obama for a park that was never built.  The $100,000 grant for a botanical garden in the impoverished Englewood neighborhood in Chicago was awarded by the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000.  Officials are not investigating his actions in awarding the money.  The grant went to a one-time Obama campaign volunteer who heads the Chicago Better Housing Association.

Family Slams O Charity Big.  Land earmarked for the plan is still overgrown and covered in garbage — eight years after then-state Sen. Obama steered the pork-barrel funds to the program.  The Illinois attorney general last month launched an investigation to find out what the Chicago Better Housing Association did with the cash.  "I wouldn't go as far as saying Kenny [Smith]'s an out-and-out crook, but he's an opportunist," said his brother-in-law, Robert Thomas.  "Nothing that man does would surprise me.  Never mind $100,000.  I wouldn't give him $10."

Obama grant being probed.  A $100,000 state grant for a botanic garden in Englewood that then-state Sen. Barack Obama awarded in 2001 to a group headed by a onetime campaign volunteer is now under investigation by the Illinois attorney general amid new questions, prompted by Chicago Sun-Times reports, about whether the money might have been misspent.  The garden was never built.

The Editor says...
Reporters have a talent for stating the obvious.  The botanic garden was never built, so the money might have been misspent.  Brilliant deduction, Holmes.  It is not hard to imagine that if this money had disappeared into a Republican's pocket, the press would treat it as a major scandal.

Garden to Nowhere.  Judicial Watch uncovered evidence of a $100,000 grant obtained by Obama for a garden project in Englewood, Illinois, spearheaded by Obama's former campaign volunteer Kenny Smith.  The "Englewood Botanical Garden" project never happened. … State records show that $65,000 of the grant money obtained by Obama went directly to Smith's wife Karen.

Do You Know the Real Barack Obama?  Barack Obama has multiple ties to those responsible for the present economic crisis:  Franklin Raines, the immediate past CEO of Fannie Mae — who has collected a $90 million golden parachute while driving Fannie into the ground — has advised Obama on housing issues.  Jim Johnson, yet another former Fannie Mae CEO, resigned from Obama's vice presidential search team when it was revealed he had received a sweetheart home mortgage deal.  Despite serving in the Senate for only four years, Obama himself has been the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac largesse in the entire Congress.

Obama sought HUD grant for donor's project.  Sen. Barack Obama, who vows to change Washington by trimming wasteful spending and disclosing special-interest requests, wrote the Bush administration last year to seek a multimillion-dollar federal grant for a Chicago housing project that is behind schedule and whose development team includes a longtime political supporter.  Mr. Obama's letter, however, was never disclosed publicly.  In fact, the letter was ghostwritten for him by a consultant for the Chicago Housing Authority, which wanted the money — a practice ethics watchdogs have frequently criticized.

The Blago Saga Begins.  I have a theory that Obama became a Senator for one primary reason — Mayor Daley considered him the only viable threat to unseat him as Mayor, and so Daley worked to get him out of the city.  Richard Daly considers the Chicago Mayor's job as one of greater importance that that of any US Senator, and probably the Presidency as well.  So he sent his loyal aide David Axelrod to work with Obama in his 2004 Senate race.

Obama's long lost radio interview

(Audio) Obama the Marxist.  For everyone that thought Obama was taken out of context, listen very closely.  In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama is discussing the best way to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth.

Obama in 2001: How to bring about "redistributive change".  The blogosphere is buzzing about this video posted on YouTube Sunday night.  It's Barack Obama musing about how best to redistribute wealth in America in a Chicago Public Radio interview in 2001.

It Should Come As No Surprise.  Remember, this isn't ancient history. Obama was sharing Socialism 101 with radio listeners just seven years ago.  At the same time, he was sitting on the board of the Woods Fund, going to Trinity United Church, and a enjoying a robust professional relationship with Bill Ayers.  Has he given all that up?  We don't know, because no one in the media has taken seriously Obama's intellectual and professional development.

Shame, Cubed.  We no longer have an independent, fair, investigative press.  That is abundantly clear to everyone — even the press.  It is just another of the facts that they refuse to report, because it does not suit them.  Remember this, America:  The press did not break this story.  A single citizen, on the Internet did.

Obama's 'Redistributive Change' and the Death of Freedom.  There should no longer be any dispute that Barack Obama's aim is to socialize the American economy — as he vaporously puts it, to bring about "redistributive change."  The real question is how he'll go about it.  Very likely, the answer lies in a potentially cataclysmic treaty that has gotten virtually no attention during the campaign:  the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Socialism We Can Believe In.  Far from an insignificant and highly theoretical bout of legal navel-gazing, this 2001 interview provides a clear glimpse into the ideology Obama wishes to implement.  For this reason, the transcripts must be assailed — with those news outlets that report them.  After all, he does not have the luxury of saying he made these comments when he was naïve and inexperienced, because he is still naïve and inexperienced.  Further, reparations based on race, sex, class, or sexual orientation still lie at the heart of his judicial philosophy.  His only option is to deny the words on the page.  His fan base in the media has gotten ahead of him on the matter.

Smoking Audio.  The October surprise may turn out to be a 7-year-old interview with Barack Obama in which he strongly suggests that the U.S. Constitution is an impediment to his desire to redistribute the nation's wealth.  How does Obama credibly take the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" when he thinks it impedes his socialist agenda?

Two red flags on Obama.  This interview suggests Obama wants to reframe the underlying worldview of the Constitution to achieve what he sees as necessary "political and economic justice in this society."  Abandoning the anchor foundation of the Constitution would undermine the concept of individual liberty that has made America the most free, innovative, productive country in the world.

Barack Obama, exposed: View of constitution.  The October surprise of this presidential election might just turn out to be a seven-year-old interview with Barack Obama in which he strongly suggests that the U.S. Constitution is an impediment to his desire to redistribute the nation's wealth.  So, how does Sen. Obama credibly take the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" when he thinks it impedes his socialist agenda?

Five reasons to vote against Obama:  [#2.]  The federal courts.  In that famous 2001 Chicago radio interview, Obama wistfully talked about the need for the Supreme Court to break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.  You know, those pesky constraints that make us a nation of laws, not governed by the whims of the Friends of Obama, or Jeremiah Wright.  You think Breyer and Ginsburg are beyond the pale?  Obama's crowd thinks they're too conservative.

Obama's Contempt For The Constitution:  Mr. Obama told a local Chicago public radio interviewer in 2001 that the Warren Court did not "break free from the essential constraints" found in the Constitution and therefore one of the "tragedies" of the civil rights movement was that "the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth ..." ... In the same radio interview, Mr. Obama said:  "I think we can say that, uh, uh, the Constitution reflected a enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day and — and, uh, — and, uh, that the framers had that same blind spot."

Obamanomics:  Last week's revelation — in Barack Obama's own words — that he believes the U.S. Supreme Court should redistribute income to bring about "economic justice" in this country is the final piece of the puzzle that reveals what he believes about the role of government in our lives.  Taken with his other statements about wealth, taxes and spending, it reveals a radical-left view of government like this country has never seen.  In 2001, on WBEZ radio in Chicago, then-state senator Obama gave a radio interview. ...

Obama's — well, somebody's — long lost videotape

Flashback: LA Times Refuses to Release Video of Obama Praising Radical Former PLO Operative Rashid Khalidi.  The Mueller Special Counsel and New York District Attorney's Office seek to destroy President Trump for paying out $130,000 in hush money to two former paramours.  The New York District Attorney's office has picked up the case because New York state crimes can not be pardoned by a president.  It should be noted that Barack Obama's close associates allegedly bribed Jeremiah Wright with $150,000 to go away before the 2016 election.  And the liberal media did all it could to protect Barack Obama throughout his presidency.

The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama's Khalidi Bash Tape.  Let's try a thought experiment.  Say John McCain attended a party at which known racists and terror mongers were in attendance.  Say testimonials were given, including a glowing one by McCain for the benefit of the guest of honor ... who happened to be a top apologist for terrorists. ... Now let's say the Los Angeles Times obtained a videotape of the party.

Videotape of Barack Obama You Won't See on the News Is Making News.  The McCain camp has now joined those demanding The Los Angeles Times release a 2003 video that shows Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians hostile to Israel.  Peter Wallsten wrote in April about Obama's association with former Palestinian operative Rashid Khalidi.  The celebration was a farewell for Khalidi as he left Chicago for a job in New York.  Wallsten called Khalidi a, "critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights."

What is the L.A. Times Hiding?  I don't think it's entirely necessary for me to explain, once again, why I believe that Rashid Khalidi is not a danger to the Republic. ... But there's a video out there of Obama saying kind things about Khalidi, and on the general principle that information in an open society shouldn't be kept secret and that the voters should make up their own minds about whether or not they trust certain candidates, this video should be set free.  But a pro-censorship organization called the Los Angeles Times, which has the tape in its possession, is hiding it, for reasons it won't fully explain.

McCain campaign accuses L.A. Times of 'suppressing' Obama video.  John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist.  The Times first reported on the videotape in an April 2008 story about Obama's ties with Palestinians and Jews as he navigated the politics of Chicago.  The report included a detailed description of the tape, but the newspaper did not make the video public.

The Obama Tape.  The Los Angeles Times is standing on what it calls journalistic integrity — a promise made to its source — in refusing to release a 2003 videotape of Barack Obama fulsomely praising a Palestinian apologist for armed "resistance" against Israel.  Pardon our skepticism.  The paper, which has endorsed Obama, said it obtained the tape from "a confidential source" who demanded "that we not release it."  But what of the public's right to know?

Obama's Dangerous Alignments.  Terrorist leaders never endorsed Bill Clinton, or Al Gore, or John Kerry.  And to the best of my knowledge, terrorist leaders have never publicly supported a major party presidential nominee — until now.  There's more.  The L.A. Times has video of Barack Obama toasting an anti-Israel activist associated with the Palestinians, and standing by as an anti-Semitic poem was read.  We don't know the details, because the L.A. Times — which has endorsed Mr. Obama — refuses to allow anyone to see the video.

Spotting the Camouflaged Candidate.  [Scroll down]  Now, the Los Angeles Times still refuses to release an incriminating 2003 videotape of Obama praising an anti-Zionist while schmoozing with fellow radicals.  Would those of you that still have the temerity to call yourselves journalists please strip away Obama's camouflage so we finally can see what we're voting for?  What are you hiding?

The Los Angeles Times's Strange Notion of Journalistic EthicsJournalistic ethics?  When it comes to insulting our collective intelligence, the Obamedia soundtrack of the ongoing campaign breaks new ground on a daily, indeed an hourly, basis.  Still, the Los Angeles Times takes the cake.

Who Will Protect America?  [Scroll down]  Now we hear that there is at least audio of a 2003 dinner held for Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi (a spokesman for the Palestinian Liberation Organization when it was recognized by Washington as a terrorist organization) with Obama in attendance.  Reportedly the Illinois state senator was praising Khalidi.  Though the audio is being withheld by the Los Angeles Times, Americans ought to hear it before the election.  At this dinner speakers allegedly denounced the United States and Israel.  By 2003 Khalidi was a neighbor and friend of Obama at the University of Chicago.  Again Obama has been deceptive about this dinner and his relationship with this former spokesman for Yasir Arafat.

Confronted in New York, Khalidi Refuses to Answer Questions About Obama.  The Los Angeles Times, citing a promise it made to a confidential source, refuses to release a videotape that it says shows Barack Obama praising a professor who has been a fierce critic of Israel.  So FOX News' Griff Jenkins went straight to the source — he tracked down Rashid Khalidi Thursday [10/30/2008] at his Upper West Side Manhattan apartment near Columbia University, where he now teaches.  The encounter was a short one.

The PLO's Professor:  The refusal by the Los Angeles Times to release the videotape featuring Barack Obama's farewell toast to Rashid Khalidi has thrust the Columbia University professor and activist into the center of the presidential campaign, creating particular interest in his ties to Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization.

In Camera.  [Scroll down]  It does seem to us that the Times owes its readers more information than it has so far been willing to provide.  Andy McCarthy offers a reasonable suggestion:  If the Times is obliged not to release the video, why not post a transcript of it?

Times Says 'Releasing the Video Might Put the Source in Jeopardy'.  I'm not going to mince words:  I don't believe the LA Times is telling the truth when they say they had an agreement with their source not to reveal the tape.

Months later, an update:
Why Is the L.A. Times Burying the Obama/Khalidi Tape?  Given the extraordinary sudden turnabout in US policy toward Israel under the Obama Administration, I have become obsessed by the repressed 2003 videotape of Rashid Khalidi and Barack Obama.  That tape — or so we are told — is ensconced in a safe at the Los Angeles Times building.  In the current situation, its release by the paper is more important and newsworthy than ever.  The Khalidi tape could be of tremendous significance in revealing the provenance of Obama's views on the Middle East and the degree to which the public was misled on those views during the presidential campaign.

More about media bias in Obama's favor.

Fundraising scandals, 2012

If the Republican party's candidate were involved in this kind of scandal, the press would be all over it.

Barack Obama Caught up in a Billion Dollar Fraud Campaign.  As AG William Barr progresses into his investigation into the Obama 2012 corrupt re-election campaign, We are starting to see that there was more to the Obama Administration corruption than we previously thought.  According to The NY Times, Former Fugees rapper Pras Michel was indicted on charges of funneling millions of dollars in foreign cash to then President Obama's 2012 re-election efforts, amid widening fallout of the multibillion-dollar fraud scandal at a Malaysian government fund.

Rapper indicted for funneling millions in foreign money to Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.  On Friday [5/10/2019], Pras Michel, a rapper for the group 'The Fugees,' was indicted by the U.S. government for funneling millions of dollars of foreign money to Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.  In a DOJ statement, the feds announced Michel and a Malaysian financier were charged with four counts "for conspiring to make and conceal foreign and conduit campaign contributions." [...] Michel also was charged with one count of a scheme to conceal material facts and two counts of making a false entry in a record in connection with the conspiracy.

Rapper Indicted After Caught Funneling Millions In Foreign Money to Obama Campaign.  Pras Michel of The Fugees.  He's the rapper who has been indicted for funneling millions in foreign money to Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.

Fugees founder 'Pras' charged with funneling fugitive Malaysian billionaire's money to Obama's 2012 campaign.  One of the founders of famed New Jersey rap group the Fugees was charged Friday [5/10/2019] with conspiring with a Malaysian billionaire to make and conceal foreign campaign contributions during the 2012 U.S. presidential election.  Prakazrel "Pras" Michel and fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States government and for making foreign and conduit campaign contributions, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Man Admits to Role in Funneling Foreign Donations to Obama Campaign.  On Monday, William Argeros of Tampa, Florida admitted to being involved in the transfer of $80,000 in foreign contributions that went to a joint fundraising committee for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  Argeros, 57, pleaded guilty to knowingly and willfully making foreign contributions, and to knowingly making a false declaration before the grand jury, in New Jersey federal court before District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo.  Argeros is the second person to plead guilty to aiding in foreign money going towards Obama's reelection.  In June, reported that Bilal Shehu admitted to getting money from a foreign source and sending it to the fundraising committee.  Argeros assisted in having those same contributions sent to Shehu, before Shehu passed them along to the committee.

Amnesty, but Not for D'Souza.  Mr. D'Souza's real crime, the only offense that really matters in Washington these days, is being an Obama critic.  Oh, they say he borrowed a couple of people's names, but his real mistake was doing it in the Wendy Long Senate campaign.  For Obama 2008 donors, borrowing other people's names seems to have been a requirement.

First They Came For Indian Immigrant Documentary Filmmakers.  The Obama administration has unleashed a series of attacks on conservatives that at present has no end in sight. [...] And the Obama administration has a zero tolerance policy toward campaign finance violations?  Really?  So where are the charges relating to Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, in both of which the Obama web site was deliberately designed (by disabling standard security protocols that are used by all other campaigns) to encourage illegal contributions by foreigners and donors who, like D'Souza, had already contributed the maximum allowable.  No federal authority has made the slightest effort to investigate, let alone criminally prosecute, those obvious violations by the Obama campaign and an unknown number of its contributors.

What if Dinesh D'Souza had waved around a 30-round magazine?  Dinesh D'Souza allegedly violated campaign finance laws through a relatively small scheme to have friends donate $20,000 to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long, who had little chance of defeating Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. [...] But such small-scale violations of campaign finance law often are treated as civil matters, with fines.  When the Obama campaign turned off credit card security features that would prevent foreign donations, it didn't even get a slap on the wrist.  When the Obama campaign was caught hiding over $1 million in excess donations, it merely was fined.

This Is Starting to Look Like a Pattern of Political Moves and Prosecutions.  A pattern indeed, that stretches back to 2010 and the IRS abuse, or 2009 if you include Obama's joke that he would use the IRS against his opponents.  Here is one more fact.  In 2012, Obama's campaign deliberately disabled safeguards on its website, allowing it to collect illegal foreign donations.  It did accept illegal foreign donations; to what extent is unknown.  Those donations, and the campaign staff who disabled the safeguards, were never investigated or prosecuted.  The media never showed much interest in investigating, either.

Obama, Master Deceiver.  Another tool Obama uses effectively is accusing people who disagree with him of doing exactly what he is doing.  In his press conference today he took great pains to explain how Republicans were the beneficiaries of millions and millions of dollars that no one knew anything about.  His intent was to infer that large corporations and so forth have bought off Republicans.  He even went as far as to say that he and Democrats do not do that.  Whoa!  I do believe it was Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats who took millions and millions of dollars illegally from contributors overseas.  They used a portion of the election law that allows for small contributors to not have to report who they are or where they live.

How the Obama Campaign Is Illegally Accepting Donations from Foreign Citizens.  It's been reported that Barack Obama's re-election campaign is knowingly accepting donations from non-U.S. citizens, and PJ Media can confirm that it's not only possible, but very easy, for foreign citizens to make contributions.  I've been able to donate $25 to the Obama campaign in three separate transactions, despite being a lifelong British citizen resident in the UK.  What's more, two of my donations were processed despite the Obama campaign noting that I had provided a non-U.S. address, and despite my failure to provide proof of American citizenship when asked to do so.

Bam $ite unplugged.  The Chinese government has blocked access to a Web site used as a conduit for donations to President Obama's re-election, The Post has learned.  The action comes following a report in Sunday's Post that the site had been registered to Robert Roche, an Obama campaign bundler who lives and works in China.

Foreign donors? Obama got $4.5M from people who claim to live in zip codes that don't exist.  "During calendar year 2012, the Obama campaign received at least $4,580,805.35 from donors who did not submit a ZIP code, or submitted one that does not exist," the Government Accountability Institute announced in a report after reviewing FEC records.  That figure is 16 times the amount that Mitt Romney has received in such contributions ($282,814), suggesting that Romney has tighter security controls for his online donations.

Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation — and may be hiding more.  The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.  Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The [New York] Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama's campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected.  It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Obama campaign accepted UK donation.  President Barack Obama's online donation site has accepted illegal donations from a foreign citizen, while Gov. Mitt Romney's site rejected a donation from the same man, according to a New York Post article.  The small-scale test bolsters growing concerns that Obama's deputies have minimized routine security steps in the hope of maximizing foreign donations during the hard-fought 2012 campaign.

Obama Bagged Over $2 Million In Invalid Donations For September.  In September, the Obama campaign collected $2,199,204.38 in donations with non-existent or invalid ZIP codes.  The Romney campaign's September total:  just $29,620.  The revelation comes from a Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report to be issued tomorrow that combed the Federal Election Commission (FEC) data to determine the effectiveness of each campaign's donation security system.

Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions.  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday [10/11/2012] demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign.  "[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter.  "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions.  Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions."

China-Based Fundraiser Linked to Illegal Foreign Donations.  A prominent Democratic donor with ties to the Red Chinese government may be implicated in the Obama campaign's flouting of federal campaign finance law, according to a bombshell investigative report.  The groundbreaking new study, authored by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), highlights the "curious case" of, a website previously, and possibly still, owned by Obama campaign bundler and frequent White House visitor Robert W. Roche. Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government.  Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the website is not owned by the president's campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China.  Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to "gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks."  There's more.

Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama's Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole .  For the past eight months, GAI has been investigating the potential influence of foreign online campaign donations in House, Senate and presidential elections.  The report was conducted using spidering software and found thousands of foreign sites linking to campaign donation pages.  The investigation was conducted with the guidance of a former U.S. attorney.

How Much of Obama's $181 Million September Haul Was Illegal?  The Obama campaign released news on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend, that it had raised a massive $181 million in September.  It's a staggering sum heading into the final month of campaigning.  It almost equals his fundraising for July and August combined.  But details about Obama's fundraising windfall and a new report this morning from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) raise troubling questions.  Specifically, how much of this fundraising was illegal?

China's History of Attempted Influence in U.S. Presidential Campaigns.  The Chinese government has been active in trying to influence U.S. elections and officials for decades, and a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) study found possible ties between those connected to Chinese business interests and a mysterious website unaffiliated with the Obama campaign that redirects visitors to the official website.  According to the report's findings, it would be easier for Chinese agents to donate to U.S. politicians by circumventing U.S. election laws because they can now use the Internet instead of the middlemen they attempted to use in decades past.

Hypocrisy on Those Foreign Campaign Contributions.  That the Obama campaign has left itself wide open to contributions from foreign nationals is particularly galling given the concern the president and his senior advisers have expressed over such contributions.  In his 2010 State of the Union Address, the president slammed the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision because, "I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

Report: Foreign Nationals Donating to Obama Campaign.  A groundbreaking new report raises serious questions as to whether President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is knowingly, and illegally, accepting and soliciting donations from foreign nationals.  The Government Accountability Institute (GAI), run by Stanford University research fellow Peter Schweizer, conducted an extensive, six-month investigation examining the potential for fraudulent and foreign funds being funneled to U.S. political campaigns via the Internet.

America the Vulnerable.  The Government Accountability Institute (GAI or "the Institute") conducted an extensive eight-month investigation into the potential for foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations to influence House, Senate, and presidential elections.  The findings are alarming.  As FBI surveillance tapes have previously shown, foreign governments understand and are eager to exploit the weaknesses of American campaigns.  This, combined with the Internet's ability to disintermediate campaign contributions on a mass scale, as well as outmoded and lax Federal Election Commission rules, make U.S. elections vulnerable to foreign influence.

The Illegal-Donor Loophole.  With millions of online campaign donations ricocheting through cyberspace, one might think the Federal Election Commission would have erected serious walls to guard federal elections from foreign or fraudulent Internet contributions.  But that's far from true.  In fact, campaigns are largely expected to police these matters themselves.

Report: solicits foreign contributions for prez.  The independently owned website, which steers users to the president's campaign donation website, gets most of its traffic from foreign countries, raising questions about the legality of tens of millions of small dollar donations to the campaign, according to a new report.  The Government Accountability Institute today released details of an eight-month probe into fundraising by the presidential candidates and all House and Senate candidates that also shows that the president's outreach and fundraising have targeted websites in Chinese, Arabic, Thai, and Korean.  Generally, donations from foreign nations are illegal.

Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?  Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012.  Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday [10/8/2012] in a major magazine and national website story.  The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache for the Obama campaign.

Obama Raises $150M in September, Tries to Block 'Blockbuster' Donor Scandal.  According to the Washington Examiner, "a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation" and uncovered "thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations" to the Obama campaign.  Many of those donations have allegedly come from overseas and may be in violation of federal election laws.  National outlets are preparing stories on the matter, and the Obama campaign has been trying to block those stories from being published.

The return of Doodad Pro?
Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?  According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas.  That might be a violation of federal election laws.

Obama Raises $181 Million, Only Around 2% of Donations Reportable.  For contributions under $50, however, the campaign doesn't even have to keep track of the donor's name.  It is effectively considered a "petty cash" donation.  A person could theoretically make 10 $49 donations and never be reported, even though their total contributions are above the FEC's reporting threshold.  With an average donation of $53 from small donors, Obama has A LOT of donors who will never be disclosed and whose names aren't even known to the campaign.  Tens of millions of dollars worth.

Obama's Untraceable Donations: Hundreds of Millions From Overseas?  Saudi Arabia is the largest funder of terrorism in the world.  How many Saudi Riyals would they commit to keep Barack Obama in office?  How many Egyptian pounds will the Muslim Brotherhood give back from the billions we give them, to keep Obama in office?  How will the Federal Election Commission know what is fraudulent and what is not?

Obama announces record September donations of $181 million.  President Barack Obama's campaign raised an eye-popping $181 million in September, belying months of claims that he is being out-raised by his challenger, Mitt Romney.  "We ... raised $181 million in September from 1.8 million Americans — more than 567,000 of whom gave for the first time," said a 10.24 A.M. email from the campaign.

The Editor says...
I find it implausible that half a million people in one month were excited enough to donate to Obama's campaign for the first time.  They would have to be voters other than his loyal base from 2008.  Half a million new contributors?  Really?  There might be that many young adults who were 15 or 16 years old in 2008 and are just now getting involved in politics, but I doubt it.  I think it is far more likely that the 567,000 first-time contributors represent foreign donors, laundered money, and illegally large contributions broken up into small, anonymous pieces.  These are the same people who introduced us to Doodad Pro and his ilk, four years ago.

Who is Robert Roche?  In his report on fraudulent and foreign donations to American politicians, chief among them Barack Obama, Peter Schweizer raises the mysterious case of Robert Roche, an Obama bundler, who, for some time, owned the website  That site redirects its traffic, 68 percent of which comes from foreign sources, to the official Obama campaign website.

Obama Raises $181 Million In September As 'Foreign-Donor-Gate' Heats Up.  The election of 2012 apparently has a "gate" of its own now that the scandal is finally making its way to some headlines from coast to coast — and probably even in the "foreign" press as well.  Despite reported efforts on the part of the Obama White House to stop the story from spreading, it is now becoming common knowledge that there are improprieties in the massive donations being given to President Barack Obama regarding his reelection efforts in 2012.

Foreign Funds: Obama campaign under fire for possible overseas donations.  At the very least, the report — which found that the Obama campaign likely pays millions more in additional fees to avoid using standard verification methods for online credit card donations — exposes the true record of a president who has repeatedly denounced the alleged influence of foreign funds in U.S. elections.  "I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities," President Barack Obama said during his 2010 State of the Union Address.

I Donated to Barack Obama.  It is rare that I do something where I feel the need to talk to lawyers first.  But giving money to Barack Obama was one of those times.  I didn't actually do it.  I made up a name, made up a passport number, made up an address in Russia — [in fact] I made everything up except my credit card number and expiration date.  Got that?  Everything was [fictitious] except the actual credit card number and expiration date.  Everything.  Go try that with Target or Amazon or Apple or Mitt Romney's campaign and see what happens.  Here's a hint:  it'd get rejected.

A lawyer by training, Obama ignores rules of law.  "The Illegal-Donor Loophole" is the headline of a Daily Beast story by Peter Schweizer of the conservative Government Accountability Institute and Peter Boyer, former reporter at the New Yorker and the New York Times.  The article tells how, a website owned by an Obama fundraiser who lives in China but has visited the Obama White House 11 times, sends solicitations mostly to foreign email addresses and links to the Obama campaign website's donation page.

Is it the linchpin of the Obama campaign's foreign donor scandal?  [Scroll down]  Hey, have I mentioned a company named Blue State Digital that appears to be at the nexus of this fundraising skulduggery... both in 2008 and 2012?  Their Democrat fundraising sites appear specifically designed to accept illegal donations including structured contributions to evade limits, foreign donations, anonymized prepaid cards, and so on.

Dubious donations: Peter Schweizer responds.  ["]The Obama campaign is making no effort to screen people who sign up on their Web site.  Those who sign up receive solicitations for contributions.  Having employed a system that will harvest many foreign contacts, the Obama campaign is sending financial solicitations to the many foreigners who are ineligible to contribute.["]

Obama Supporter Brags About Illegal Foreign Donations on President's Own Website.  Just last week, a Canadian woman writing on President Obama's official campaign website claims she made a campaign donation to the Obama campaign during the last election and that she intends to do so this time as well — a clear violation of U.S. election laws, unless an individual is a permanent resident or has achieved permanent resident commuter status.

Fundraising scandals, 2008

Barack Obama's 2008 Campaign Website Supported Money-Laundering.  Far in advance of the 2010 midterm elections, I would like to remind the Federal Election Commission of the unprecedented steps taken by the Obama administration in 2008 to facilitate electronic money laundering.  This summary should nicely complement Anita MonCrief's formal complaint to the FEC, "which both Obama and ACORN will have to respond to — on-the-record."  Imagine a campaign website that intentionally turned off all credit-card security, an unprecedented step that allowed fake names and addresses for donations.  Obama's 2008 fundraising website intentionally allowed this to occur. [...] Roughly two-thirds of Barack Obama's record haul derived from a website that intentionally disabled all security checks that prevent basic fraud.  In other words, his website facilitated crooked donations complete with fake names, phony addresses, no donation limits, untraceable cards and bogus computer addresses.

TrueTheVote Day One: Facts, Anger and Divergent Images of Two Crusaders.  Keeping the 2012 and future elections clean is at the heart of True The Vote's mission.  That's not a mission that Hollywood lovingly immortalizes, and it's not a mission that the media mentions approvingly, but if Engelbrecht succeeds, it will immortalize the country one clean election at a time.  So Engelbrecht has gathered together a few hundred in Houston this weekend to hear from experts and to study ways to identify and prevent voter fraud.  The first speaker was Anita MonCrief, the courageous young woman who blew the whistle on ACORN's voter fraud and on the 2008 Obama campaign's illicit donation practices.

Obama's Funny Money.  Because of its large number of small donations, the Obama campaign wound up not disclosing the donor names for about half of the $800 million it raised in 2008.  Indeed, the Washington Post reported that it went so far as to turn off the Address Verification System (a credit-card verification protocol) on its website.  That program would have prevented the campaign from accepting contributions by citizens of foreign countries — accepting such donations is a violation of federal law.  The decision to abandon filters had consequences — an FEC inquiry forced the campaign to refund $31,110 to two Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip who had bought T-shirts from the campaign's online store in small quantities.

Fraud found in Obama's online donations.  President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign has hundreds of thousands of eager, low-dollar donors — and a tiny trickle of unwilling, defrauded donors.  The latest example comes from David Newman, who found a $15 charge, dated May 6, from the "Obama For America" campaign on one of his debit cards.  Newman had supported Obama in 2008, but "I didn't sign up to say 'Do this every three months or every three years when you need money,'" he told The Daily Caller.

Obama's Crimes:  [Scroll down]  This is the first president in history to flout election campaign laws and receive millions from foreign countries (including Gaza), blockbusting stories that broke at Atlas all during the campaign.
 •  "Obama's overseas (foreign) contributors are making multiple small donations, ostensibly in their own names, over a period of a few days, some under maximum donation allowances, but others are aggregating in excess of the maximums when all added up."
 •  The contributions had come from over 50 specifically named countries and major cities.
 •  "Thousands of Obama's foreign donations ended in cents." U.S. contributors very rarely contribute in anything other than whole dollar amounts, so the reason why contributions would end with anything other than ".00" would almost always involve foreign currency translation.

The Obama Campaign's Credit-Card Crack-up.  The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been and may still be accepting credit-card and prepaid-card contributions from overseas.  It has done so in a way that may very likely prevent it from refunding the contributions to "donors," many of whom may have had their credit cards used without their consent.  It's virtually impossible that the system for accepting card contributions was inadvertently set up without adequate controls, and almost certain that existing controls were instead deliberately disabled to create untraceability.  Finally, it is likely that the total dollar amounts involved run in millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars.

Obama Donors Include Noted Scandinavian Poet Jgtj Jfggjjfgj.  Someone identifying himself as "Jockim Alberton," from 1581 Leroy Avenue in Wilmington, Del., began giving to Mr. Obama last November, contributing $10 and $25 at a time for a total of $445 through the end of February.  The only problem?  There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington.  And Jockim Alberton, who listed his employer and occupation as "Fdsa Fdsa," does not show up in a search of public records.  But even a contributor who used the name "Jgtj Jfggjjfgj," and listed an address of "thjtrj" in "gjtjtjtjtjtjr, AP," was able to contribute $370 in a series of $10 donations in August.

Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations.  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.  Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged.

Obama's Fishy $200 Million:  An auditor for the Federal Election Commission is attempting to have his bosses seek a formal investigation into the collection by the Obama for President campaign of more than $200 million in potentially illegal political donations, including millions of dollars of illegal, foreign donations, and has sought a request for assistance from the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation.  But the analyst's requests have largely been ignored.

Public Finance Fallout:  After destroying the public finance system, Obama's fundraising is fraught with suspicious donations and a lack of disclosure.

Obama's Secret Campaign Cash: Has $63 Million Flowed from Foreign Sources?  A Newsmax canvass of disclosed Obama campaign donors shows worrisome anomalies, including outright violations of federal election laws.  For example, Obama has numerous donors who have contributed well over the $4,600 federal election limit.  Many of these donors have never been contacted by the Obama campaign to refund the excess amounts to them.  And more than 37,000 Obama donations appear to be conversions of foreign currency.  According to a Newsmax analysis of the Obama campaign data before the latest figures were released, potential foreign currency donations could range anywhere from $12.8 million to a stunning $63 million in all.

'Adolf Hitler' donates to Obama campaign.  Courtesy of my (real) CC number and expiration date, the Obama campaign has just received a $19.45 donation from mister Adolf Hitler, whose occupation is "Dictator" at the company "National Socialist Party of Ger" (I got cut off).  I captured screenshots to prove this.  No verification required.  The listed address wasn't even close to my real address.

Woman's Credit Card Charged $175,000 to Obama.  Apparently Mary Biskup's credit card was charged $175,000 from the Obama campaign.  She said she never donated anything.  (And yes, she must have awfully good credit.)  The campaign caught the error and refunded the money.

Dubious Donations: Obama's Web Site Invites Fraud.  The average contribution to Obama in September was just under $86.  And federal law only requires the disclosure of identifying information for contributions in excess of $200.  Campaigns must keep running totals for each donor and report them once they exceed $200. ... No presidential campaign has ever before received such a gargantuan sum of money from unidentified contributors.

What did Della Ware?  Campaign contributions under false names are illegal, as are contributions by noncitizens.  Federal campaign law also limits the amount any one citizen can contribute to the presidential campaign to $2,300.  The acceptance of campaign contributions via credit card without AVS [Address Verification System] protection facilitates illegal contributions.  This is what the Obama campaign has chosen to do, and what the McCain campaign has chosen to avoid.

The Card Shark.  When Steve and Rachel Larman of North Kansas City, Mo., opened their credit-card bill recently, a strange charge appeared on their statement — a $2,300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.  This was odd, they thought, since they had not only not made the donation, they were planning to vote for John McCain.  It was one more piece of evidence that the unprecedented flow of cash to and through the Obama campaign is not entirely legit.

Campaign Finance Gets New Scrutiny.  Sen. Barack Obama's record-breaking $150 million fundraising performance in September has for the first time prompted questions about whether presidential candidates should be permitted to collect huge sums of money through faceless credit card transactions over the Internet.

Re: Who is John Galt? And Saddam Hussein?  If the Republican candidate's website were intentionally set up to facilitate fraudulent donations, it would be on the front page of The New York Times.  But, as it's King Barack the Spreader, we can rest assured the crack investigative units will be too preoccupied with Governor Palin's shoes over the next two weeks.

RNC raising questions about legions of Obama small donors.  There are very real questions concerning Obama's fundraising operation and its compliance with the rules and regulations that govern elections.  Reports of fictitious donors, excessive contributions, foreign donations, and even folks getting their credit cards charged without their permission are running in newspapers across the country.  At what point does the Obama campaign take responsibility and speak to these issues in a meaningful way?

Those Undisclosed Obama Donors:  [Scroll down]  More recently, Republicans have been pointing out that Obama does not disclose the names of donors who contribute less than $200 to his campaign.  He is under no legal obligation to do so, but his failure to provide those names, it can certainly be argued, doesn't live up to his pledges of transparency and openness.

GOP to file fundraising complaint against Obama.  The Republican National Committee plans to file a fundraising complaint against Democrat Barack Obama's presidential campaign Monday, alleging it has accepted donations that exceed federal limits as well as illegal contributions from foreigners.

Obama Contributors Emerged from Staff and Boards of Annenberg Grantees.  Since the start of his political career, Obama has received a total of $331,528 in campaign contributions from people who served as staff and board members of non-profit groups that received grants from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).  In 2005 and 2006, board members and staff of non-profit groups that had received grants from CAC gave another $34,500 to the Hope Fund, Obama's federal political action committee.

Funny money.  Who is "Will, Good"?  Mr. Good Will — who lists his employer as "Loving" and his profession as "You" — has contributed 1,000 times to the Barack Obama campaign.  All the contributions have been in amounts of $25 or less.  But they add up to $17,375 — far more than the legal limit of $4,600 ($2,300 each for the primary and general election campaigns).  Kenneth Timmerman, a reporter for NewsMax, a conservative Web site, discovered Mr. Good Will when he reviewed 1.4 million individual contributions in the latest Federal Elections Commission master file for the Obama campaign.

Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations.  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Obama's 'Good Will' Hunting.  Consider the cases of Obama donors "Doodad Pro" of Nunda, N.Y., who gave $17,130, and "Good Will" of Austin, Texas, who gave more than $11,000 — both in excess of the $2,300-per-person federal limit.  In two recent letters to the Obama campaign, Federal Election Commission auditors flagged those (and other) donors and informed the campaign that the sums had to be returned.  Neither name had ever been publicly reported because both individuals made online donations in $10 and $25 increments.

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A competent news reporter would get the answers to these follow-up questions:  When the money was returned to "Doodad Pro", was it in the form of a check payable to "Doodad Pro", and who cashed the check?

More Bogus Obama Donors Surface.  CBS News has learned that two donors to the Obama campaign that gave a total of $7,722 appear to have made their contributions under fake names that look like they were written by a mouse running across a keyboard:  Dahsudhu Hdusahfd of Df, Hawaii with the following employer CZXVC/ZXVZXV and Uadhshgu Hduadh listed as living in Dhff, Florida listed their employer as DASADA/SAFASF. … Despite numerous refunds from the Obama campaign, Hdusahfd still has a record of giving a total of $7500 to Obama which is well over the legal limit for the primary and general election of $4600.

FEC Should Start Obama Audit Now.  Turns out that "Doodad Pro" and "Good Will" are not the only phony contributors to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.  The New York Times finally bestirred itself to apply some basic investigative journalism attention to the Democratic presidential nominee's donor list.  The Times found nearly 3,000 other questionable donors like "Jgtj Jfggjjfgj" and "Dirty West" after what the paper admitted was just a cursory look at the Illinois senator's September financial filings.  But then Times reporters Michael Luc and Griff Palmer revealed an incredible level of naivety by stating "it is unclear why someone making a political donation would want to enter a false name."

And what did he do with all that illegally-harvested money?
Barack Obama's spending far exceeds John McCain's.  Barack Obama bought $65 million worth of airtime last month [September 2008], almost three times as much as John McCain, and shifted $7.6 million to Democratic parties in swing states to organize his campaign efforts.  Obama's $65.5 million for airtime dwarfed the $22.5 million that McCain spent, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission.  The media firm, GMMB, received the bulk of the money, $63.5 million, to buy airtime.

The charge of the fake brigade.  The gentleman who started the ball rolling made four donations under the names "John Galt", "Saddam Hussein", "Osama bin Laden", and "William Ayers", all using the same credit card number.  He wrote this morning to say that all four donations have been charged to his card and the money has now left his account.  Again, it's worth pointing out:  in order to enable the most basic card fraud of all — multiple names using a single credit card number — the Obama campaign had to manually disable all the default security checks provided by their merchant processor.

Obama's Foreign Funny Money:  The amazing thing is that before being called on it, the Obama campaign was accepting online donations from foreign addresses.  So basically, if you were a foreign national who had a Visa card, you could go online and donate 199 dollars to the campaign without it drawing scrutiny.

Obama's fundraising prowess exposes flaws in law.  Barack Obama's money machine is fueled by the likes of Martha Murphy, a grandmother who has donated 104 times for a total of $2,475.34.  Murphy has used her credit card to donate in amounts as small as $10.  "It is amazing how it adds up," she said.

Obama's Foreign Donors:  The media averts its eyes.  I have been researching, documenting and studying thousands upon thousands of Obama's campaign donations for the past month.  Egregious abuse was immediately evident and I published the results of my ongoing investigation.  Each subsequent post built a more damning case against Obama's illegal contribution activity.  The media took little notice of what I was substantiating. … Despite dropping the groundbreaking bombshell story of "Palestinian" brothers from the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza who donated $33,000 to Obama's campaign, no big media picked up the story.

Who Is Buying The White House?  Sources of more than $190 million in Obama election contributions are unidentified.  Will a federal investigation find foreigners illegally rigging the most important presidential election in history?

Obama money from abroad could total $3.3 million.  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has raised about $3.3 million from contributors who did not list a home state or who designated their state with an abbreviation that did not match one of the 50 states or U.S. territories, according to records provided by the Federal Election Commission.

You could be Funding the Obama Campaign.  Have you checked your credit card account lately, to see if you have donated to the Barack Obama campaign?  You had better!  A HUGE volume of international contributions have poured into the Obama campaign over recent weeks and months, almost all of it "untraceable" due to the campaigns decision to shut off its AVS online security service.  Many of the nations openly campaigning for Obama, like Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Philippines and Thailand are on an international watch list for known online credit card fraud. ... In short, black market catalogues, the size of small-town phone directories, full of stolen credit and debit card numbers, are common in most of these countries.

Yes, He Can.  Barack Obama refuses to release the names of the 2 million-plus people who have given his campaign less than $200.  According to campaign officials, it would be too difficult and time-consuming to extract this information from its database.  So how come we were able to do it in a couple hours?  Not literally — we don't have access to the campaign's list of donors — but we created a database of similar size and format in a Web-ready file and posted it online.

On Matters of October Surprises and Media Malpractice:  It has come to light that this [fundraising] process has been sorely abused, and that a number of illegal foreign donations have made their way into the Obama campaign.  In some cases, when caught, they returned money, as in the matter of $33,000 returned to residents of Gaza.  To explain how they could have done this in the first place, the campaign claimed that they mistook the GA in the address to be Georgia, yet they actually shipped Obama tee-shirts to where the money originated, Gaza, the area between Egypt and Israel controlled by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Strickland puts director on leave in fundraising probe.  Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland placed the director of the Department of Job and Family Services on paid leave today [11/7/2008] for possibly using a state computer and e-mail account for political fund-raising.  E-mails obtained today by The Dispatch show that Helen Jones-Kelley's e-mail account was used to assist the presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama in raising money.  Many millions in dubious campaign donations to Barack Obama are going unaudited. ... What all this means is we might never get to the bottom of who the thousands of fictitious donors were with names such as "Test Person" and "Doodad Pro."  We might never know if the next president of the United States intentionally took money that exceeded the limits allowed under law, or money from foreign powers.

Auditing Obama:  Sometime early next year, the six commissioners who run the Federal Election Commission will face an interesting dilemma — whether to approve a "for cause" audit of the presidential campaign of a sitting president, Barack Obama. ... Given the credible reports concerning the possible receipt of millions of dollars of illegal foreign contributions; untraceable contributions; contributions from fictitious and anonymous individuals; and amounts grossly in excess of the maximum contribution limits, such an audit is obviously required.  (A concurrent investigation by the Department of Justice is also warranted.)

President Obama refunds cash to Kenyan aunt, convicted murderer, lobbyists.  More than eight months after President Barack Obama won the White House, the remnants of his campaign organization is struggling to deal with some unfinished business:  returning about $669,000 in tainted or illegal campaign contributions to a motley assortment of donors, among them a convicted murderer, Washington lobbyists and a number of foreign nationals, including his own aunt.

Lawsuit revives fears of foreign cash.  Raising the specter of "foreign money" boosting your opponent's campaign has become a bipartisan tactic in the past two election cycles.  In 2008, conservatives alleged that Barack Obama's presidential campaign was fueled in part by illegal cash from Iran and other hostile lands.  Two years later, Obama and his allies ominously suggested that secret streams of foreign cash — this time from corporations — were boosting Republicans.

Two years later, Obama accuses Republicans of doing what he has already done:

Pot calls kettle ....  Glenn Reynolds nails this one:  the Obama Democrats' campaign riff against foreign donations to Democrats is bogus — and according to the New York Times, no less.  This looks like a matter of projection, since it's well documented that the 2008 Obama campaign did not put in place address verification software that would have routinely prevented most foreign donations.

Newly nativist Democrats and their own foreign funny money.  [Scroll down]  In the meantime, GOP candidates who face this ridiculous onslaught must remind voters of all the shady foreign cash that the Democrats and their deep-pocketed donors have pumped into the political system.  Strike back twice as hard:  Remember Obama/Hillary/Democrat top fund-raiser and convicted fraudster/campaign finance crook Norman Hsu.  Remember Obama/Hillary/Democrat top fund-raiser and convicted fraudster/campaign finance crook Hasan Nemazee.  Remember soft-on-China Obama Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, shady Buddhist temple cash collector.  Remember Senate Democrats raising funds in Canada.  Remember Obama's presidential campaign soliciting foreign donations on its website.

Obama's Cheat-a-Thon Midterm Funny Money.  A little item in Michelle Malkin's lead column today aroused my curiosity, not to mention my dander.  Barack Obama cheated in collecting money for his presidential campaign, taking money from Canada even when donor Tom Sanderson of Canada, made clear his $500 contribution came from a foreign source.  He included a note that said, "I am not an American citizen!"

Foreign Contributions:  Investigating Obama.  It took years, but there is something I finally agree with Barack Obama and Al Franken on.  Obama and his propaganda machine in the mainstream media, not to mention his party of corruption, are calling for an investigation of "foreign money" in campaigns.  Finally.  I have been calling for a special prosecutor for years, ever since I exposed the millions Obama received from Muslim nations, Hamas-controlled Gaza and other foreign countries.

The Democratic 'D' now stands for demagoguery.  [Scroll down]  There are a couple of odd things here.  One is that the 2008 Obama campaign, by deliberately not using the address verification software most enterprises use to determine it's really your credit card, took in a lot more illegal foreign money than its rivals.  The Obama folks may be projecting their own sins on their opponents.

Barack Obama and the Chamber of Secrets.  The Obama administration's preposterous attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does nothing to help Democrats and everything to reinforce the moderate voter's perception that the president's party has gone bonkers.

Look Who's Nativist Now.  GOP candidates should remind voters of all the shady foreign and mystery cash the Democrats and their deep-pocketed donors have pumped into the political system.  Convicted fraudster and former top Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu — who ran several Hong Kong companies into the ground and built a massive Ponzi scheme with still-unidentified sources of income — raised millions for the Democratic Party and its candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Obama.

Did someone mention Norman Hsu?

Dems target conservative speech.  Attacks by the White House against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aren't about "disclosure."  They're about disarmament.  While posing as campaign finance champions, the ultimate goal of the Democratic offensive is to intimidate conservative donors, chill political free speech and drain Republican coffers.

Speaking of Foreign Money, What About Obama's?  During 2008, the Obama campaign didn't show any interest in going beyond the letter of the law in disclosing its donors to the general public.  Despite public pleas from campaign-finance reform groups such as Common Cause and Democracy 21, Team Obama refused to follow Senator John McCain's lead and release names of donors who gave less than $200, even though such donors supplied about half of the $800 million the Obama campaign raised.  Perhaps one reason is that, as the Washington Post reported, the Obama campaign had turned off its Address Verification System, or AVS, at its Web site.

What took so long?
FEC Launches Audit of Obama's 2008 Campaign.  The Federal Election Commission has launched an audit into President Barack Obama's record-breaking 2008 campaign.  Individuals familiar with the campaign told Roll Call Friday [4/15/2011] that the FEC has been investigating the financial records of Obama's previous campaign.

All the President's Funny Money.  Last week, the laggard watchdogs at the Federal Election Commission announced an audit of the Obama 2008 campaign committee — which raised a record-setting $750 million.  White House flacks are downplaying the probe as a "routine review."  But there's nothing routine about the nearly $3 million Obama has spent on legal expenses to address federal campaign finance irregularities and inquiries.  Roll Call reports that Obama's campaign legal fees have exceeded all other House and presidential campaign committees, including members of Congress under ethics investigations.

Who is Barack Obama?  [Scroll down]  Another curious piece to the queer Obama puzzle is the connection — which hasn't been made in the CMM (attention, Fox News!) — between illegal foreign contributions to the Obama campaign and subsequent billions in Stimulus money to foreign companies and banks.  During and after the 2008 election, accusations of illegal foreign contributions — which flowed into the Obama campaign when credit card safeguards were disabled on the campaign's website — were documented in the conservative press and elsewhere.  Who were these mysterious donors, and in what countries did they live?  Unfortunately, due to the chicanery of Team Obama, we may never know.  Fast-forward to 2009.  Obama's multi-billion-dollar Stimulus is rushed through Congress, and billions of dollars in Stimulus money are doled out to foreign companies and banks.

Dubious donations: A case study.  We have been following the Obama campaign's invitation of fraudulent and illegal giving through the disabling of basic credit card/debit card verification devices.  We have done so in the hope that it might arouse the interest of the mainstream media sufficiently to cause them to ask a few question of the powers-that-be in the Obama campaign.  It's a rerun of a story that originated in 2008.  Love may be lovelier the second time around, but not fraud.

Dubious donations: Theory and practice.  There seems to be a story here somewhere for an enterprising reporter willing to pursue it.

Obama '08 Campaign Fined $375,000 by FEC.  President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign.

Obama's 2008 Campaign Is Fined $375,000.  The Federal Election Commission has fined President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign $375,000 for an assortment of reporting violations.  FEC documents that have not yet been released publicly detail the violations, which include accepting contributions in excess of federal limits, incorrectly reporting the dates of contributions and failing to properly report contributions of $1,000 or more during the final days of the campaign.

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This is just part of the cost of doing business.  A $375,000 fine is mere pocket change compared with the money they brought in.

Obama's Lawless Presidency.  This lawlessness started all the way back before he even became president.  It was widely discussed in 2008 that he blatantly violated campaign donations laws by refusing to put in controls on his website that would prevent illegal, foreign donations.  And we've only just learned as 2013 began that his 2008 campaign was levied the largest fine ever imposed on a presidential campaign for violations of campaign laws.  In January the nation learned that the FEC fined Obama $375,000 for campaign reporting violations.

Obama Flouts the Law.  As you may recall, the Democrats refused to fill vacant spots on the Federal Election Commission so that when the Obama campaign disabled the system to track contributions there was no way in 2008 to challenge and stop the practice and countless suspicious contributions, including many from overseas, found their way into his coffers.  This, after he reneged on his promise to use federal funds, a promise John McCain stupidly adhered to his disadvantage.  Obama went back on his word and jimmied the system so his lawless behavior would succeed.  Yes, years later, after he was elected, the FEC imposed a huge fine for this law breaking, but it really was too late to matter much.

Barack's half-brother George

Does Obama's Half-Brother George Qualify as a Refugee?  [Scroll down]  For the moment, after listening to eight years' worth of words that are completely detached from any corresponding action, Obama maintains that he's concerned about foreigners in need.  If that's true, instead of worrying about 60 million refugees, maybe he could lead the way by putting doable action behind his own sanctimoniousness lecturing.  And what better place to start exercising those "My Brother's Keeper" values he keeps talking about than with his own half-brother, George Obama, who despite his famous sibling's desire to save the world from destitution, barely survives on but a few dollars a month.

Obama has not told his own relatives about his upcoming trip to Kenya.  As President Obama's upcoming visit to his father's homeland, Kenya, is nearing, his half-brother is still waiting to be told by Obama about his trip later this month.  'From what I hear, he is coming now as the president of the United States,' said 57-year-old Malik Abon'go Obama during an interview at his home in Kogelo, Bloomberg reported.  'He should have at least informed us as his family.'

The Media: Obama's Keeper.  Now we have a new distraction... I mean, "initiative" with the nice flowery name of 'My Brother's Keeper'.  The president claims that this program will put minority boys on a path toward success, but we've seen this president's follow through, and it is safe to say that this new deal is probably as vapid as every other empty promise offered from the king of promises.  What's so ironic about this latest scam is it's from a man who is not even a keeper of his own biological half-brother, who lives in a hut in Kenya.

It is not my intention to belittle George Obama because he lives in poverty, but isn't it ironic that his brother — the wealthy big-city lawyer, the bleeding heart socialist, the powerful US Senator — hasn't slipped him a few bucks now and then?  Barack "spread the wealth around" Obama wants us to spend almost a trillion dollars to alleviate poverty worldwide, yet he lets his half-brother subsist on a dollar a day, living in a tiny shack in Kenya.

This was a legitimate campaign issue and is still a legitimate issue to this day.  It speaks to Obama's character:  He's stingy with his own money, but not with yours.  He is concerned only with himself.

The Brother Barack Obama Doesn't 'Keep'.  The goal of the president's newest racially divisive effort, "My Brother's Keeper," is to set black and Latino male youth apart from white male youth.  It centers on recruiting businesses and foundations to donate $200 million over five years towards programs that will benefit young males of color.  Apparently, much like Barack Obama's real brothers, needy boys with little or 'no color,' as well women and girls of any color, will have to tough it out on their own. [...] What's perplexing is that the initiator of the "My Brother's Keeper" event is the most powerful man in the world with every resource at his disposal, yet he ignores his own flesh and blood — a minor detail that does not hinder him from holding himself up as an inspiration to those looking for a brotherly role model to emulate.

President Launches 'My Brother's Keeper' — But What About George Hussein Onyango Obama?  Setting aside the lunacy of divvying up mankind based on the hue of their skin, it is truly a rich irony that generous Americans must suffer through a sermon from this president on how to better be our brother's keeper.  Most of us struggle along and help the best we can no matter how much trouble our brother or our neighbor or our friend gets into.  Most Americans don't sit around waiting for yet another goofy federal program to help our brother.  But since Mr. Obama brings it up, let's talk about taking care of our brothers, both literal and figurative.  Let's start with literal.

Obama's Half-Brother Accused of Abducting Son.  President Obama's half brother, who has gained a reputation in Kenya as the family's ne'er-do-well, is making headlines again.  George Obama, 30, is being sued by his girlfriend who claims he ran off with their 3-year-old son last month and refuses to return him.

Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya.  The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.  Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

Obama's half-brother calls a shack home and lives on less than $1 a month.  While the junior Illinois senator is plotting a course for the White House, his half brother lives in an African shanty, the article says.  Barack Obama has written and spoken often about his Kenyan roots and his half-siblings.

He's the ultimate liberal.
Dreams From My Brother.  The media have discovered Senator Obama's long-lost half brother, George Hussein Onyango (also spelled Owango), living quietly in Kenya.  Among the rustics who compose the Democratic base, this discovery can only help Senator Obama. … George lives in a hut in bucolic Hurma, Kenya, a few miles outside Nairobi.  His residence is the epitome of "green," using no electricity, cooled solely by gentle breezes, and with no plumbing to pollute nearby waters, if there are nearby waters.  George leaves almost no carbon footprint.  He does not drive an automobile.

Barack Brother in Shack Shock.  Barack Obama's long-lost half-brother has surfaced in Kenya — living like a recluse on less than $1 a month and hiding his family ties.  George Hussein Onyango Obama, 25, said he's embarrassed to reveal his identity….

How I became George Obama's 'brother'.  A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George.  He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition.  He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills.  Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George's son was indeed ill.  So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union.  He was profusely grateful.  But before I hung up I asked George, "Why are you coming to me?"  He said, "I have no one else to ask."  Then he said something that astounded me, "Dinesh, you are like a brother to me."  Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States.

Barack Obama: Not His Brother's Keeper.  George Obama, who lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi and lives on a few dollars a month, has a half-brother named Barack.  Barack lives in the White House, a wealthy man, but he does not deign to help George, who was denied a visa to visit his mother in the United States.  Worst of all, when George's young son was sick in the hospital a few days ago, George had to call Dinesh D'Souza, not his brother Barack, for $1,000 to help pay the hospital bills.

Life is good in my Nairobi slum, says Barack Obama's younger brother.  The muddy lanes and rickety shacks of Huruma slum are known for their poverty, disease and outbreaks of gang violence — but for Barack Obama's half-brother it is the place he calls home.

Thy brother's keeper?  [Scroll down]  The European press has now introduced us to a new character in this morality play.  Someone you are apparently not going to meet in the American press.  The Italian edition of Vanity Fair (no right wing journal) tracked down Obama's half brother, George Obama, living in penury in the kind of third world slum that only the smallest fraction of Americans have ever experienced.

'The Inconvenient Obama':  Sen. Barack Obama has a problem.  And it lives in a hut.  His name is George Hussein Onyango Obama, and he is the 26-year-old half brother of Mr. Obama, the multimillionaire autobiographer who neglected to write that his paternal sibling lives on less than a dollar a month in the outer slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  They have met twice.

Half-brother George Obama is what Barack Obama pretends to be.  George is walking proof that you don't have to live in a mansion, write a book or run for public office to have worthwhile dreams for the future. ... Without even mentioning the name "Michelle", George, who grew up in what McKenzie terms "the ramshackle slums of Nairobi", showed more class than his half-brother's wife.  That's because he doesn't blame his lot in life on the country in which he happened to be born.

Help Obama's Half-Brother Move Out of His Hut.  The biggest scandal of the election campaign is going unreported, for the most part, by the mainstream newspapers and TV shows.  Imagine if John McCain or Sarah Palin had a half-brother who was living in a hut.  Imagine if McCain, a multimillionaire, did nothing to help the guy.  Imagine if McCain came to the convention and spoke incessantly about compassion and how he was inspired by the biblical mandate:  we are our brothers' keepers!  This would be the lead story on the evening news.

George Obama, Start Packing.  Here are the facts about George Obama.  He's in his twenties.  He lives in a slum in a hut.  He wants to become a mechanic but doesn't have the money.  He reports that he gets by on a dollar a month.  He met George Obama in 2006 for a few minutes and said it was like talking to a "total stranger."  He said when people notice he has the same name as Barack Obama, he denies they are related because he is "ashamed."  The Democratic presidential candidate, who made $4 million last year, hasn't lifted a finger to help his half-brother.

Obama's brother on drugs charge.  Tomorrow morning, President Barack Obama will sit down in the White House to receive his daily intelligence briefing from security officials.  Thousands of miles away in Kenya, his half-brother will be facing a rather different audience in a Nairobi courtroom.

Obama & the Eighty-One Percent True Believers.  [Scroll down]  Consider the extraordinary self-absorption and selfishness of typical liberal politicians.  Of Clinton's decision to use Monica Lewinsky as a plaything, or Hillary's decision to sacrifice everything human upon the alter of power.  Consider Al Gore's selfish decision to defy the 2000 election.  But is Obama most selfish of all?  Consider — he visited his own half-brother in Kenya, living off a dollar a month in a plywood shanty-town.  And the millionaire senator, while boasting in speeches of "being my brother's keeper," apparently offered not a cent!

A Psychologist Analyzes The President.  Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless.  As the norm, they lack conscience.  This is evident from Obama's lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.  A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother.  Why?  Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power.  A narcissist cares for no one but himself.

Obama's slumdog brother:
  •   Whilst the President inhabits the luxurious surroundings of the Oval Office and flies aboard Air Force One, his half-brother George Obama lives in a notorious African slum.
  •   George Obama has battled addictions to drink and drugs for most of his life at the same time as his relative has enjoyed a meteoric rise to power.
  •   The 30-year-old, who was once hooked on cocaine, says that his surname is frequently a burden to him.

A national media that retains its honour.  George Obama has been mentioned, in passing, by the U.S. legacy media, but the U.K. Mail displayed 22 photos, several of George Obama that may have never appeared in U.S. outlets.  In fact, the U.S. media has paid more attention to Obama's dog, than to his "slumdog" brother, George.  Although they're not known as "conservative" news outlets, the U.K. papers have made their presence felt on the American political scene.  When addressing the U.S. political scene, they spin less.

Dreams From My Father, Calls From My Brother.  A few months ago, on the Hugh Hewitt show, I was asked to respond to President Obama's remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast, at which he said that he believed in "living by the principle that we are our brother's keeper."

"I think most people understand that if you're not caring for your family, then you're probably not the kind of person who's going to be caring for other people."

— Barack Obama, October 23, 2008    
in an interview on "The Early Show" (CBS)    
Sources:  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]    

Barack's Half-brother Malik

Barack Obama's half-brother rips 'cold and ruthless' ex-president.  A "cold and ruthless" President Obama abandoned his Kenyan family in their greatest hours of need, according to a new tell-all by estranged half brother Malik Obama.  "He got rich and became a snob," Malik, 62, told The [New York] Post via Skype from his home in the Kenyan village of Nyang'oma Kogelo.  "What I saw was he was the kind of person that wants people to worship him.  He needs to be worshiped and I don't do that.  I am his older brother so I don't do that."  The book, "Big Bad Brother From Kenya," a self-published memoir which Malik Obama spent 22 years writing, hit Amazon with little fanfare on July 11.  In its 435 pages, Malik covers the long and gradual falling out between him and the former President, which culminated in Malik publicly endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2016.

Here are 1,366 well sourced examples of Barack Obama's lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc..  [#196] In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported that the IRS had taken the "unprecedented" step of approving a non-profit application within just one month.  In this particular case, the application was from the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called "charity" which was headed by Malik Obama, Barack Obama's brother.  In addition, the IRS illegally gave retroactive approval for the organization's tax exempt status.  Prior to getting this approval, the organization had illegally solicited tax deductible donations even though it did not have legal approval to do so.

Obama's Kenya birth certificate
Malik Obama shares photo of brother Barack's Kenya 'certificate of birth'.  An Obama has joined the birther movement.  Malik Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother, tweeted image of what appears to be Barack's birth certificate.  Except it's not from Hawaii, but rather Kenya.

Malik Obama Exposes Barack's Alleged Birth Certificate From Kenya.  In a nutshell, Obama's birth certificate has sent up so many red flags that if he were a refugee, his documents would not likely be accepted as actual proof of who he is.  Yes, it is THAT bad.  Now the former President's own half-brother is weighing in on the topic and seems to have produced Obama's real birth certificate.  To the dismay of no one who is an authority on fakes, the more authentic looking certificate that was tweeted by Malik Obama shows that Barack Obama was born in Kenya!

The Editor says...
In a way, the piece of paper being waved around by Malik Obama could be viewed as more likely to be authentic than the alleged birth certificate produced by Barack H. Obama and his minions, because Malik Obama is not likely to have facilities at his disposal to produce a credible forgery.  Therefore, Malik Obama's claims, if false, are likely to be quickly debunked; and if that doesn't happen right away, he might have a tremendously important story to tell.

Kenya believe it?
Obama's Kenyan clan puts curse on half-brother who backs Trump.  Things are no less divisive in the Obama precincts here as they are across the Atlantic as Election Day looms.  President Obama's relatives and others in his ancestral village are angry that the president's half-brother Malik Obama has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  Local leaders and close relatives of Mr. Obama, whose father was born in Kenya and who is seen as a source of immense national pride, met to place a curse on Malik Obama.  Threats of violence have been made against the family apostate.

Meet the Other Obama.  Malik Abon'go Obama sits in a leather armchair in western Kenya, places his hand on his heart as speaks softly and recounts the days he and his half-brother, President Barack Obama, bonded.  Malik first brought his brother to Kogelo, 310 kilometers (193 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi, in 1988.  He was fulfilling a promise to their father to bring his sibling to the ancestral home.  His house is across the road from Sarah Obama, Barack's 94-year-old step-grandmother, near where their mutual father, Barack Hussein Obama, is buried.

IRS and Barack's Half-Brother.  [Scroll down]  [I]n the IRS ongoing case known as True the Vote (TTV) v. IRS the court "rejected an attempt by the conservative Tea Party group to have the court appoint a forensics expert to find Lois Lerner's missing emails and documents."  The basis for this decision was the judge's ruling that no "irreparable harm" had occurred.  But in January 2014 Walid Shoebat unearthed the information that a jihadist was granted USA tax exempt status 26-2461343 by Lois Lerner while conservative groups and Jewish groups were thwarted in their attempts to gain this same status.  And this is where things begin to get very interesting.  Who might this jihadist be?  None other than Barack Hussein Obama's brother Malik Obama.

Obama's Half Brother in Kenya Says He Married Teen.  President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a 19-year-old woman more than 30 years his junior. ... Sheila Anyango is now Malik Obama's third wife, although he did not say when the wedding took place.  Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.

Barack's Uncle Onyango, a/k/a Omar

Note:  The newest items are at the bottom of this subsection.

Barack Obama's uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant.  Barack Obama's long-lost "Uncle Omar" has been arrested for alleged drink-driving outside Boston and detained as an illegal immigrant, The Times can reveal.  The arrest ends a mystery over the fate of a relative that the US President wrote in his memoir had moved to America from Kenya in the 1960s, although the circumstances of his discovery may now prove to be an embarrassment for the White House.  He was detained as an illegal immigrant because the US Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has an outstanding warrant for him because he was previously ordered to be deported to Kenya.

The Editor says...
President Obama has the resources available to find out where all of his relatives are, if he is so inclined.

Obama's illegal uncle arrested.  A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Mugshot: Obama's Uncle Omar in jail.  The Framingham Police Department in Massachusetts just released Onyango Obama's mugshot photo to The Washington Times ... He is being held by ICE authorities, as he is an illegal immigrant from Kenya.

Obama's Uncle and his phony documents.  President Obama's Uncle Onyango Obama, currently in custody in Massachusetts on DUI and immigration charges, has much to teach Americans about how illegal immigrants have been able to get documentation and function in society.  "Uncle Omar," as the president referred to him in his bestseller, Dreams from My Father, has a valid Massachusetts drivers license, which supposedly requires a Social Security number to acquire.

Living American dream illegally.  The 67-year-old Kenyan who happens to be President Obama's uncle wasn't supposed to be living here, let alone driving drunk here.  He's what some people call undocumented.  What others call illegal.

Questions arise over Onyango Obama's driver's license and social security number.  Onyango Obama is currently being held by ICE authorities.  Interestingly his immigration case will be handled by the same Cleveland attorney who successfully represented President Obama's Aunt Zeituni when she was about to be deported back to Kenya.

Amnesty policy questioned after arrest of 'Uncle Omar'.  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) this week reiterated his calls for congressional hearings into the Obama administration's decision to review deportation proceedings for illegal aliens, and said this step is particularly needed in light of the Massachusetts arrest of an illegal alien who is a relative of President Obama.

All in the family.  [Scroll down]  Now comes Aunt Zeituni's brother, Obama Onyango — Uncle Obama, also known as Uncle Omar.  Uncle Obama was apprehended for drunken driving in Framingham, Massachusetts, over the weekend when he had a near collision with a Framingham police officer outside the Chicken Bone Saloon a block from his Framingham home.  "I think I will call the White House," Uncle Obama said when the the arresting officer offered him his one phone call.  He apparently hadn't heard that his nephew was vacationing over in the Vineyard.

President Obama's uncle had Social Security ID.  President Obama's accused drunken-driving uncle — who was busted after a near collision with a Framingham cop — has had a valid Social Security number for at least 19 years, despite being an illegal immigrant ordered to be deported back to Kenya, the Herald has learned.

CNN Scurries to Distance Obama From Illegal Immigrant Uncle Onyango.  Yesterday on CNN's The Situation Room, the story of President Barack Obama's uncle's arrest on charges of driving under the influence was reported.  Make that Barack Obama's half-uncle, as anchor Wolf Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd identified him that way at least nine times.  Todd even presented a wall chart detailing "a complicated and very fascinating family tree."

No Slack for Obama Uncle.  The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, said Thursday that the president wasn't aware that his uncle, Onyango Obama, had been arrested and charged with drunken driving in Framingham, Mass., last week, or that he was being held in immigration detention on charges of overstaying his visa.  Mr. Carney said that he informed Mr. Obama of the arrest Thursday morning after reading about it in a newspaper.

The Editor says...
If you actually believe that Obama wasn't informed the minute his uncle was arrested, you are wasting your time on this web site.

Obama and his illegal alien family.  This is a cautionary tale about three of President Obama's family members — the president, his uncle Omar Onyango and his Aunt Zeituni Onyango.  To follow the story completely, readers should be current on President Obama's administrative amnesty which he sprung on an unsuspecting and incredulous public just before he departed for Martha's Vineyard.

Obama's uncle is called a fugitive.  The uncle of President Obama arrested here last week on drunken driving and other charges has been a fugitive from deportation since 1992, according to two federal law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case.

How Did Obama's Uncle Omar Get a SS#?  The Boston Herald is reporting that the president's other illegal-alien relative, Uncle Omar Onyango Obama, arrested last week for drunk driving, has had a valid Social Security number for at least 19 years.  Kerry Picket speculates it may just have been a nine-digit ID number made up by state employees for illegal aliens, but it could well be a genuine number, and here's how:  Uncle Omar might have had a visa that permitted work authorization and then simply overstayed, or he may have applied for asylum and then not left after he was turned down.

White House: No special treatment of Obama's uncle.  The White House says it expects the arrest of President Barack Obama's illegal immigrant uncle to be handled like any other immigration case.

With DUI arrest, Obama's uncle should be subject to deportation.  Getting behind the wheel after drinking heavily is a dangerously irresponsible act.  To do so while in the country illegally shows even worse judgment.  Deportation should be the expected result in such a case.  President Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, was charged last week with drunken driving by Framingham Police.  Obama, who likely arrived here as a Kenyan student in the early 1960s, was the subject of a deportation order in 1992.  He is currently being held on a federal immigration warrant.

Obama's uncle set to fight deportation.  President Obama's uncle will fight deportation to his native Kenya, one of his lawyers said yesterday, because he has lived in the United States for nearly 50 years and now considers it his home.

Time to cry uncle, Onyango.  Now consider the case of Uncle Omar.  As an illegal immigrant with a deportation order against him he somehow had a valid Massachusetts drivers license (a crime); a current and valid Social Security number (bigger crime); and was using these documents to submit tax documents to the Internal Revenue Service and the state Department of Revenue.  When an illegal immigrant is ordered deported, what happens to his Social Security number?  Don't ask.  Well you can, but the Obama administration refuses to answer the question.  But we already know the answer.  What happens is nothing.

America's Uncle Omar Problem.  "Omar" is Onyango Obama, the illegal alien deportation fugitive who is the long-lost Kenyan half-brother of President Obama's father.  The president mentioned him in his best-selling book, "Dreams from My Father."  But these days, he'd undoubtedly prefer to whitewash him out of the public eye.  Last week, Uncle Omar was arrested for drunk driving in Framingham, Mass., and held on an immigration detainer.  The liquor store employee — yes, he was apparently drinking the inventory that legal Americans weren't drinking — nearly crashed into a police car and belligerently demanded to ring up the White House.

All In The President's Illegal Family.  With two relatives having successfully defied deportation orders, President Obama needs to explain once again his relaxation and disregard of the immigration laws he swore to uphold and enforce.

The 'Yes We Kenya Clan' Reality Show.  Just think what a hit a reality show starring the eclectic, zany cast of Barack Obama's Kenyan family members would be.  With the Dunham-Hawaiian/Obama-Kenyan/Soetoro-Indonesian family tree, over the past few years it's become hard to keep track of all the president's Kenyan paternal cousins, step-grandmothers, half-brothers, half-sisters, aunts, and uncles.

Brown: 'Uncle Omar' should be deported.  Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said Tuesday that Onyango Obama, President Obama's long-lost uncle, should be deported from the United States after being arrested last week on drunk driving charges.

What a remarkable coincidence.
House chairman: Obama uncle's got 'backdoor amnesty'.  The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday that President Obama's half-uncle, an illegal immigrant who was picked up but has reportedly been released from jail, appears to have benefited from the new "backdoor amnesty" the administration announced last month.

'Uncle Omar' sprung from jail — but where is he now?  President Obama's so-called 'Uncle Omar' was quietly released from jail yesterday [9/8/2011], but the reason why, as well as his current whereabouts, are unknown.  Officials would not discuss details regarding the release of Onyango Obama, who was living in the U.S. illegally for decades before his drunken driving arrest last month.

Obama's Uncle is quietly released from jail and no one is keeping track of him.  Onyango joins yet another Obama relative to have violated our immigration laws.  His younger sister, Obama's aunt, violated a deportation order involving her illegal immigration status.  When her lawbreaking was revealed, a Boston immigration judge granted her asylum.

Obama's uncle quietly released from jail.  Officials released President Obama's uncle from Plymouth County jail yesterday after holding him for more than two weeks on an immigration detainer for violating an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992.  US officials refused to disclose any other information about Onyango Obama...

The "yes I can" executive mentality.  It now appears that the drunk Obama family, 'Uncle Omar' Obama, is a benefactor of the president's new Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens program," communications director John Kennedy stated in a press release last week.  This confirms that Congressman King's suspicions were on target; the Obama administration seemingly used the new rules to grant amnesty to the president's uncle.

Dreams From His Uncle, cont'd.  Apart from a brief online update, the New York Times has yet to report on the saga of Obama's Uncle Onyango.

President's uncle released by feds, but must 'check in'.  President Obama's illegal alien half-uncle, whose drunken-driving arrest in Framingham last month landed him in federal custody on a 1992 deportation order, will have to check in regularly with the feds following his release on an "order of supervision," authorities said last night.

District attorney will still pursue case against Obama's uncle.  Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said his office will still pursue charges against President Barack Obama's half-uncle, who has been released from federal custody.  Federal authorities released Onyango Obama, 67, on Thursday [9/8/2011].  He had been held on an immigration violation since his drunken driving arrest in Framingham on Aug. 24.

Uncle of President Obama released on personal recognizance.  In a hearing [9/29/2011] that lasted just about two minutes, the attorney for Onyango Obama and Middlesex prosecutors agreed to continue the case until Nov. 17.  Obama, a 67-year-old Framingham resident was arrested by Framingham police Aug. 24 on drunken driving and other charges.

Obama's uncle sparks outrage.  President Obama's illegal alien half uncle, though facing a deportation order, is back on the job at a mom-and-pop grog shop in Framingham, his lawyer said yesterday — leaving advocates of tough immigration enforcement bewildered and outraged.

President Obama's uncle to challenge legality of drunken driving stop.  President Obama's uncle was back in court today as his lawyer declared that he intends to challenge the legality of the traffic stop that resulted in his arrest for drunken driving.  P. Scott Bratton, the lawyer representing Onyango Obama, said in an interview that he will file a motion "saying the police had no reason to stop him."

President Obama's uncle wants OUI case tossed.  President Obama's illegal alien half-uncle argued in court today [11/17/2011] that his arrest on a drunken driving charge this summer violated his constitutional rights and he wants evidence suppressed and the case thrown out.

'Uncle Omar' amendment would send drunk driving aliens home.  America's favorite drunk-driving illegal alien uncle could be on his way home if he continues his drunk driving ways.  At its Feb. 2 meeting, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 18-0 to pass an amendment by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R.-Iowa), which would change current statutes to make habitual drunk driving cause for deportation, but Democrats voted to strike language that would have made the provision retroactive.  Habitual drunk driving is defined as having three DUI convictions.

Obama's uncle due in court in drunken driving case.  President Barack Obama's uncle will be back in court on drunken driving charges this week, when his lawyer is expected to ask a judge to toss out the results of a blood-alcohol test and statements he made to police.

Obama's 'drunk driving' uncle surrenders his driver's license for 45 days.  President Obama's uncle has surrendered his driving license for 45 days after entering a plea in his drunk-driving charge.  Onyango Obama, 67, admitted to sufficient facts at a hearing today [3/27/2012] which means he acknowledged that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him but without pleading guilty.

Obama's uncle loses driver's license.  President Obama's deportation-dodging half-uncle, who surrendered his driver's license yesterday [3/27/2012] after admitting Framingham cops had a solid drunken-driving case against him, could be back behind the wheel within days, the Herald has learned.

Obama's Drunken Uncle Pleads, Not Deported.  President Barack Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, has admitted to drunk driving, but apparently the Kenyan illegal will not be deported any time soon, despite his evading a deportation order for 21 years.  Onyango Obama is the second of the President's ubiquitous African kinsmen to have entered the country illegally and gotten away with it.

Obama's uncle may still be deported.  Federal immigration officials have notified President Obama's uncle that they want to discuss his deportation to his native Kenya, confirming for the first time since last summer that he could still be forced to leave the country.  The notice arrived days after Onyango Obama resolved a drunken driving case in Framingham that exposed the quiet 67-year-old as living in the United States illegally 20 years after he was ordered deported.

Obama's illegal immigrant uncle prepares to fight deportation process.  President Obama's illegal immigrant half-uncle is preparing to fight new efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport him, reported Friday [4/13/2012].  Onyango Obama met with immigration officials Thursday [4/12/2012] as they began the process of sending him back to Kenya, according to the Boston Herald.

Conservative group sues for records on Obama's uncle.  A conservative legal group is suing the Department of Homeland Security for all correspondence and records related to President Obama's undocumented immigrant uncle Onyango Obama.  Onyango Obama was arrested in February in Massachusetts on an alleged DUI charge, and federal immigration authorities said they would continue deportation proceedings against him.  Upon his arrest, Obama reportedly told law enforcement that he wanted his phone call to be to the White House.

Come on in, Omar... your driver's license is ready!.  President Obama's deportation-dodging uncle can legally walk into a Registry of Motor Vehicles office tomorrow and walk out with a driver's license — even though he isn't here legally — 45 days after copping a plea in the drunken-driving bust that exposed him as a 20-year fugitive from federal immigration authorities.

Memo Reveals Obama Admin Gave Obama's Uncle Unlawful Stay of Deportation.  A memo from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealing that the Obama Administration granted a stay of deportation for his illegal alien uncle Onyango Obama was released today [7/16/2012] by Judicial Watch.  The stay was given despite the fact that Onyango Obama was arrested on DUI charges in April of 2011.

Email shows ICE delayed deporting Obama's illegal immigrant uncle.  Emails exchanged by top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirm that ICE delayed the deportation of President Obama's uncle, an illegal immigrant, and that they had a close eye on Mitt Romney's view of the issue.

Memo Shows Obama Administration Granted Deportation Stay to President's Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Obama.  The document, obtained pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 10, 2012, includes an internal agency email from Brian Hale, ICE's Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs, to ICE Director John Morton dated April 1, 2012, titled "Onyango Statement and TP's [Talking Points]."  The email (on page 43) confirms that the ICE curiously permitted Onyango to seek the reopening of his deportation proceedings closed in 1992.

ICE Stonewalls On Status Of Uncle Onyango Obama.  Following the publication of embarrassing internal government emails by Judicial Watch, the Homeland Security agency responsible for deporting criminal illegal immigrants is dodging questions about President Obama's illegal alien uncle, who got busted for drunken driving last year in Massachusetts.

Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Has Valid SS, Driver's License.  The mainstream media's love affair with President Obama has apparently led to the omission of a few crucial details involving the recent arrest of his illegal immigrant uncle, who was caught driving drunk after running a stop sign in Massachusetts.  It turns out that Uncle Onyango Obama, who is actually mentioned in the president's infamous memoir "Dreams from My Father," has for nearly two decades had a valid Social Security, a valid Massachusetts driver's license and had previously been deported to his native Kenya.

Obama Admin Stonewalling Public On Immigration Status Of President's Uncle.  Judicial Watch obtained and published internal emails from senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials that showed President Barack Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, received a deportation stay.  In addition, the e-mails showed ICE officials deliberately stonewalled and misled reporters, such as those from the Boston Globe, and possibly Congressional officials as well on uncle Onyango's immigration status, and gave Obama's uncle favorable treatment.

DHS Confirms: Deportation of Obama's Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-Opens Case.  The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed to on Tuesday [12/4/2012] that Obama, who is the president's uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened.

One lucky uncle? He'll drink to that!  Yes, Uncle Omar, we do know who are, only too well.  You were the guy who was imported from Kenya to go to a nice school here, from which you quickly departed.  Under U.S. law, you were supposed to have returned to your Third World hellhole by Dec. 24, 1970.  You were ordered deported in 1986.  You were again ordered deported in 1989.  You lost your appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals in 1992.  And yet, you remain here, unwelcome, unwanted, unlawful and, mostly, unafraid.

President's illegal-immigrant uncle wins final deportation hearing.  Onyango Obama, the president's illegal-immigrant uncle, will have his final immigration hearing on Dec. 3, an immigration judge in Boston ruled this afternoon.  Obama, who had his case reopened last year after being arrested by Framingham police, will then be able to fight a decades-old deportation order.  "Everybody wants to stay in America," Obama's attorney Scott Bratton said after the hearing.

President Obama's uncle ordered to face deportation hearing Dec. 3 by immigration judge.  A Boston judge today set a Dec. 3 deportation hearing for President Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, to determine whether he should be forced to return to his native Kenya.  Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro set the date during a brief hearing in a Boston immigration court.

Obama's drunk driving uncle says that Barack stayed with him for three weeks during law school.  President Obama's uncle has testified at his deportation hearing that he housed his famous relative for a few weeks when he was student at Harvard Law School.  This statement contradicts earlier claims by the White House, which says that Barack Obama has never met his controversial uncle Onyango Obama.  The 69-year-old half-brother of the president's late father will be allowed to remain in the United States after a hearing at a Massachusetts Immigration Court on Tuesday afternoon [12/3/2013].

Uncle drops prez name and ducks deportation.  President Obama's formerly illegal Kenyan uncle didn't miss an opportunity to drop his famous nephew's name in front of a federal immigration judge yesterday — and walked away with permanent legal residency — but one prominent immigration lawyer said the White House ties shouldn't and probably didn't matter.

Obama's uncle contradicts White House, says Obama stayed with him in 1980s.  President Obama's uncle said at a deportation hearing Tuesday [12/3/2013] that Obama stayed with him while he was a student at Harvard Law School in the 1980s — despite the White House having said that Obama never met the man.  Onyango "Omar" Obama, 69, was arrested for drunk driving in 2011 and faced deportation after living in the United States for five decades. [...] The White House said following Omar Obama's arrest that he and the president had never met.

Judge: Obama uncle can stay in the United States.  President Obama's illegal-alien uncle has been granted the right to remain in the United States after going before a judge today to seek permanent residency and quash a decades-old deportation order.  Onyango Obama, a Kenyan national who was ordered deported in 1992, appeared before immigration judge Leonard I. Shapiro — the same judge who granted asylum in 2010 to Obama's sister, Zeituni Onyango — the president's aunt.

Obama's uncle granted legal residency.  President Obama's uncle was granted legal residency in an immigration court in Boston on Tuesday.  Judge Leonard I. Shapiro of the Justice Department's U.S. Immigration Court approved Onyango "Omar" Obama's application for legal residency in the United States, according to the Boston Globe.  He faced the threat of deportation at the hearing.

White House admits fabricating story about Obama meeting his uncle.  Approximately 3 years ago, as Uncle Omar was fighting deportation following a DUI charge, the White House asserted to The Boston Globe without any apparent qualification that Onyango Obama "has never met his famous nephew."  That statement was untrue.

After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle.  The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School — despite previously saying there was no record of the two having met.  "The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement.

Priebus knocks Obama uncle 'lie,' says president 'untrustworthy'.  Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday that little lies like the White House saying Obama had never met his uncle show President Obama is untrustworthy.  "The American people are seeing Barack Obama for what he is.  He says one thing and does another.  He's been lying to the American people," Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, said in [an] interview on Fox News's "Hannity" show Thursday night.

President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle.  President Obama acknowledged on Thursday [12/5/2013] that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.  Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court.

Why is Obama Disowning His Relatives?  The headline of the Boston Globe story reads, "Judge says Obama's uncle can stay in US." Although the uncle in question, Onyango Obama (Onyango going forward), is the second illegal alien in the Obama family to get his green card, there is a more interesting story buried in the text than the likely political favoritism shown these law-breaking Obama kin. Onyango claimed that Obama lived with him for three weeks at his Cambridge apartment when he attended Harvard Law School. A friend of Onyango's verified the claim. Last year, however, the White House claimed that Barack Obama had never met his uncle.

How the strange case of Obama's Uncle Omar complicates immigration reform.  Obama has a passel of half-siblings, but his requisite nettlesome relative may turn out to be an uncle, Onyango (Omar) Obama.  In August 2011, Uncle Omar was pulled over in Framingham, Mass., for driving under the influence.  His arrest revealed both several outstanding orders for his deportation and his relationship to the president.  Shortly after the arrest, Uncle Omar reportedly told the police, "I think I will call the White House." I

Barack Obama Fesses Up on Uncle Omar.  First it was 'if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance.'  Then it was 'if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.'  Now, after the president's spokes-prevaricators said that Barack Obama had never met his father's half-brother Omar Onyango Obama, affectionately referred to by many as Uncle Omar, we come to find out that that's another lie.  Yet in a way it's understandable that Barack Obama would want to place distance between himself and his colorful Kenyan family, some of whom have lived America illegally for 50 years, still mooch off of welfare, and in Omar Onyango Obama's case, give new meaning to the words 'drunk uncle.'

Jay Carney Says No One Ever Asked President Obama if He'd Met Uncle Omar Until Now.  On Tuesday [12/3/2013], The Boston Globe reported that Onyango "Omar" Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House's contention that the two had never met.  At Thursday's White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with "his father's half-brother," as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented.

Obama's Wretchedly Convoluted Presidency.  When President Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, the truth — that Obama had stayed with his uncle years earlier for several weeks as a Harvard law student — would have served the president just fine.  No potential Obama voter would have held it against him that an uncle he had stayed with two decades earlier was picked up for DUI.  Yet the White House went with a lie, claiming that Obama had never met his uncle.  Now that the lie has been exposed, thanks to testimony from "Uncle Omar" at his deportation hearing, the White House says it got its facts wrong.

Don't ask, don't tell.  With all the many lies and obfuscations perpetrated by this White House the one about whether the president knew or had met his "Uncle Omar" was a relatively minor one.  Still it speaks volumes about how this administration — which obsesses in public about "transparency" — really operates.

Twisting the truth till you cry uncle.  Whenever a new scandal erupts in his administration, Barack likes to claim he knew nothing about it until he read the newspapers.  So perhaps he didn't know he crashed at Uncle Omar's until he read it in the papers.

Somewhat related:
Sarah Obama, matriarch of Obama family branch in Kenya, has died.  She was at least 99.  Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former President Obama's Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday.  She was at least 99 years old.  Mama Sarah, as Mr. Obama's step-grandmother was fondly called, promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village.  She passed away around 4 a.m. local time while being treated at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital in Kisumu, Kenya's third-largest city, according to her daughter, Marsat Onyango.

Barack's Aunt Zeituni

In my opinion, be it ever so humble, the real scandal is not that Aunt Zeituni is an illegal alien — the real scandal is that she lives in poverty while her "spread the wealth" nephew is a wealthy Chicago lawyer who wants the rest of us to be generous.

Obama's airbrushed dreams.  [Scroll down]  On 7 April, 2014, Zeituni Onyango died aged just 61 in Boston, Massachusetts, where she had been living a penurious existence in high-rise public housing.  Her insistently upbeat demeanour had belied her modest circumstances, and she never spoke ill of her world-famous nephew despite his utter lack of interest in the recurring challenges she had faced.  The New York Times reported that the president "helped pay funeral expenses" but "did not attend, as he was golfing". Yet Zeituni's death also forced the Obama clan to tackle how to pay for returning her body to Kenya for burial, and, in Malik's telling one year later, when he visited Barack at the White House to ask for his assistance, their conversation did not go well.  "I told him that ... she loved you very much and we need ... around twenty thousand dollars and he said that was too much."  How accurate, or inflated, Malik's estimate may have been is unclear, but Barack's response deeply angered his older brother.

Barack Obama's Aunt Buried in Kenya.  President Barack Obama's aunt was buried Tuesday in her birth nation of Kenya, family members said, after her death last month in the United States.  Zeituni Onyango, half-sister of Obama's father, died aged 61 from cancer and respiratory problems, according to her family.

Barack Obama's Aunt Has Died.  Zeituni Onyango, the stepsister of the president's father, was born in Kenya and granted asylum in 2010 after years of fighting deportation.  She was 61.

The Legacy of Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt.  Zeituni's 14-year illegal overstay is a reminder that our temporary visa program is an abysmal joke.  Like millions of foreign students, business people and tourists to this country, Auntie Zeituni obtained a short-term visitor visa in 2000.  It had an expiration date.  She was supposed to go back to Kenya in two years after traveling here with her son, who had been accepted at a college in Boston.  But like millions of other "temporary" visa overstayers, Auntie Zeituni never went home.  And despite billions spent on homeland security and immigration enforcement, no one ever went looking for her to kick her out of the country after her time was up.  Auntie Zeituni had no job skills, no special talent, no compelling reason to keep her here in America as an asset to our culture or our economy.  She didn't value the American Dream.  She was a dependency nightmare.

Obama's Psychodramas.  In short, if a Tamerlan Tsarnaev cannot be deported, then perhaps no resident alien can be under any circumstances.  I am sure that in theory there are all sorts of laws to the effect that asylum seekers must prove that they would be in constant peril in their homelands (cf. Obama's Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Onyango), that they must become self-sufficient residents of the United States (cf. Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Onyango), that they must not break American laws (cf. Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Onyango), and that they must not promote anti-American activity.

Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango.  Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House.  But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.  Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama's best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

All Charisma, No Heart.  How can Obama spare thousands for Chicago's Muntu Theater of African dance, while allowing his 56-year-old Aunt Zeituni, about whom he reminisces fondly in his best-selling "Dreams From My Father," to live in a South Boston slum, as exposed by the Times of London this week? ... Obama's Uncle Omar, also described affectionately in his book, was apparently evicted from his Boston home in 2000 after losing his job.  Then there is Obama's 26-year-old half brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, discovered by the Italian edition of Vanity Fair to be living in a hovel near Nairobi, claiming to earn "less than a dollar a month."

Obama Campaign to Return Aunt's Donations.  The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama will refund a small number of contributions made by Obama's aunt, who has been living in the United States illegally, according to a published report.  The woman, Zeituni Onyango, lives in state-subsidized public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father.  The Associated Press reported today that Obama's aunt had been instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.

Boston Housing Authority: Aunt Zeituni okay by federal rules.  A Boston Housing Authority official said yesterday [11/1/2008] the agency was never notified of a deportation order issued for Barack Obama's aunt, who has been living in federal- and state-funded public housing in South Boston since 2003.  BHA Deputy Director William McGonagle said Zeituni Onyango, 56, a native of Kenya, met the criteria to live in federally funded housing when she applied in 2003.

Obama's Immigration Bill Helps Community Organizers but Not His Illegal Alien Aunt Zeituni.  Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, from Kenya is an illegal alien, according to the Associated Press.  Onyango has been illegally living in public housing in Boston, after ignoring a deportation order from an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum four years ago.

7 Questions for Obama On His Illegal Alien Aunt (in Public Housing).  Illegal immigration (and how to deal with it) has been among the most important political issues of this election year.  In a remarkable oversight, however, Barack Obama has somehow forgotten to mention one small fact regarding the issue: his own aunt is an illegal alien. ... The silence of the Obama campaign on this revelation seems typical of an organization that, once ahead in the polls, has simply deflected all inquiries as "personal attacks" or "distractions" and apparently intends to run out the clock before Americans learn too much more about Barack Obama.

How The Times followed a trail to find Barack Obama's aunt.  The trail that led to "Aunt Zeituni", the relative of Barack Obama who was traced by The Times last week, started with Mr Obama's memoir, one of the most widely read political autobiographies of all time.  The Democrat campaign has implied that the story might have come from Republican sources ... .

How Many Laws Can One Break?  Here we are within a few hours before the election, and we get yet another reminder that we have little idea who Barack Obama is; and the media, rather than enlightening us about his background, consistency in thought, past behavior, aassociates, and character, instead turns on anyone and anything that stand in the way of his ascension.

Boston Housing Agency Barred from Checking Obama's Aunt's Immigrant Status.  A loophole in a Massachusetts state law has allowed Zeituni Onyango — Barack Obama's aunt and an illegal immigrant — to live in state-funded public housing in Boston since 2003, even though a federal immigration judge ordered Onyango to leave the country in 2004 after her request for asylum was denied.

Aunt Zeituni's Protectors:  Back in early 2007, as Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod was organizing and planning the Obama campaign, he identified Obama's unique family situation — a number of half-brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, some living overseas — as a potential problem, says an employee for Axelrod's political consulting firm, and who has done work on the Obama campaign.  "Given [Obama's] father's family history here and in Africa, David wanted the campaign to know who was who, where they lived, and what they were doing.  No surprises.  We knew she was here illegally.  We knew her income levels, but I don't think anyone from the campaign had had contact with her."

Obama's Illegal Alien Aunti: The Rest of the Story.  I hope Barack Obama remembered to thank George Bush on behalf of his illegal alien aunt this week.  The lame-duck Republican president did the Democratic president-elect a generous — and dangerous — favor right before Election Day:  Putting politics above homeland security, the Bush administration ordered immigration authorities across the country to halt all deportation enforcement actions until the campaign season was over.  According to my sources, the Bush administration issued a 72-hour cease-and-desist order to all fugitive apprehension teams to spare Obama embarrassment over his Kenyan half-aunt, Zeituni Onyango.

Obamas may come out of the woodwork.  Just days before the election, the media focused briefly on the news that Barack Obama's paternal aunt was living illegally in public housing in Boston.  While the story didn't get much traction, it offered a glimpse of things to come:  With the spotlight shining so hard on the next president, distant family members are likely to get caught up in the glare.

The Editor says...
An aunt or a half-brother is not generally considered a "distant" relative.

Obama's illegal alien aunt dances the night away.  One of the happy ladies dancing the inaugural night away at the Ohio ball was an illegal alien — President Barack Hussein Obama's (D) aunt. ... Despite ignoring a deportation order and illegally collecting welfare Ms. Onyango now has a lawyer fighting for her "rights."

US says rule lifted limiting immigration arrests.  The Homeland Security Department reversed itself Monday [1/26/2009], saying that weeks after the presidential election it lifted a new rule requiring high-level approval before federal agents nationwide could arrest fugitive immigrants.  The Bush administration had imposed the unusual directive days before the election of Barack Obama, whose aunt was living in the United States illegally.

Back in Boston, Obama's aunt fighting deportation.  President Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan immigrant who ignited controversy last year for living in the United States illegally, has returned to her quiet apartment in a Boston public housing project to prepare for an April 1 deportation hearing that will be closed to the public.

Barack Obama's aunt faces crucial immigration hearing.  Zeituni Onyango, the aunt of Barack Obama who has lived in the US for the past eight years, four of them illegally, is preparing for a crucial immigration hearing in Boston on Wednesday that could see her deported back to her native Kenya.  The 56-year-old woman, described affectionately by Obama as "Auntie Zeituni" in his bestselling memoir Dreams from My Father, is thought to have come to America in about 2000, living most the time in Boston.

Obama's aunt becomes a symbol in the immigration debate.  Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt lost her bid for asylum more than four years ago, and a judge ordered her deported.  Instead, Zeituni Onyango stayed, living for years in public housing.  Now, in a case that puts the president in a tough position both personally and politically, Onyango's request is being reconsidered under a little-used provision in U.S. immigration rules that allows denied asylum claims to be reheard if applicants can show that something has changed to make them eligible.

Obama's aunt has deportation delayed.  Zeituni Onyango, an aunt of President Obama, will get to stay in the United States until at least February 2010 after an immigration judge in Boston today delayed her case.  "Praise God," Onyango said after a brief hearing that was closed at her request, holding her head high as she was surrounded by a throng of men in suits.

Immigration judge gives Obama's aunt an extension.  President Obama's aunt swept through immigration court in dramatic fashion yesterday after months in hiding, smiling broadly and saying "praise God" after a judge granted her 10 more months to fight deportation to her native Kenya.

Lost and Found on Fringes of First Family.  When Barack Obama first met his Auntie Zeituni at an airport in Kenya in 1988, his late father's sister told him, "Welcome home," and kissed him on both cheeks.  Obama was on a pilgrimage to the land where his African father lived apart from Obama's American mother.  Zeituni Onyango then told Obama's older half-sister, Auma, "Make sure he doesn't get lost again."

Barack Obama's aunt at home in Southie digs.  With her deportation hearing still six months away, the controversial Kenyan aunt of President Obama has quietly resurfaced in public housing in South Boston, the Herald has learned.

President's aunt ends her silence.  [Scroll down]  She talks about the current controversy over the President Obama's citizenship.  "Barack was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ann (Obama's mother) never stepped foot on Kenyan soil," Onyango says defiantly.

The Editor says...
Aunt Z isn't exactly an unbiased source.  She's an alien fighting deportation, so she is in no position to say anything that is not supportive of the President.

The presidential aunt, &c.  There is significant human pathos in this story of President Obama's aunt.  Her name is Zeituni Onyango, and she has applied for asylum here in the United States.

Fate of Obama's aunt to be fought behind closed doors.  The illegal alien aunt of President Obama could learn this week whether she can put down roots in Boston — or start packing her bags for a one-way trip back to Kenya.

Obama's auntie still freeloading.  Here's another Obama sweetheart deal you won't see on C-SPAN.  This morning [2/4/2010], the fate of Boston's most infamous illegal immigrant, Zeituni Polly Onyango (also known as "Aunt Zeituni") will be determined in a closed-door hearing.

Obama's Aunt Is Still Fighting Deportation.  A spokesman for President Obama's aunt, a Kenyan immigrant who has been fighting deportation for several years while living illegally in Boston, said tonight that the aunt was still in the United States and intended to remain here.

Obama's Kenyan aunt Zeituni Onyango allowed to stay in U.S..  President Obama's Kenyan aunt gets to stay in this country a little longer while her deportation battle continues.  An immigration judge on Thursday [2/4/2010] heard two hours of testimony from Zeituni Onyango, 57, and gave lawyers until mid-March to file written arguments.

Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango Granted Asylum.  President Obama's African aunt has been granted asylum to stay in the United States, the Associated Press reports.  Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Mr. Obama's late father, moved from Kenya to the United States in 2000.  She first applied for asylum in 2002, citing violence in Kenya, according to the AP.

Obama's 'illegal' Kenyan Auntie wins the right to stay in America.  A judge ruled that Zeituni Onyango, 57, the Kenyan half-sister of President Obama's late father, would be allowed to stay in the country despite ignoring a 2004 deportation order. ... Although Ms Onyango attended Mr Obama's swearing-in as a US senator in 2004, Mr Obama insisted that he had not known she was living in America illegally.  She also attended his inauguration as President.

The Editor says...
If I had an aunt from another continent living in the U.S., I would be aware of her immigration status, especially if I were a politician.

Congressman wants Obama's aunt to testify on asylum.  A Republican lawmaker wants to call President Obama's aunt to testify to Congress about whether she was given preferential treatment when she was granted asylum — but her lawyers say she won't appear.

Obama's aunt was ruled at risk.  The immigration judge who granted President Obama's aunt asylum three months ago based his decision on the fact that an anonymous federal official had disclosed information about her immigration status to the media, a "reckless" act that exposed her to heightened threats of persecution in her native Kenya, according to the ruling, obtained yesterday [8/16/2010] by the [Boston] Globe.

Boston judge blasts leak in Obama aunt asylum case.  A judge who granted asylum to President Barack Obama's African aunt ruled she deserved to stay in the United States because a federal government official leaked her status to a news organization, making her a potential target for persecution in her native Kenya.

Shame of Obama Aunt Asylum Files.  An aunt of President Barack Obama was allowed to stay in the United States on the shocking grounds that she would be persecuted by Kenyan leaders if she was forced to return to the country.  And on Wednesday [8/18/2010], the government [of Kenya] reacted angrily to the US Immigration court's apparent endorsement of claims by Ms Zeituni Onyango — the half-sister of the American President's Kenyan father — that she would be persecuted if she was deported.

Kenya calls U.S. asylum for Obama aunt an embarrassment.  Kenya's government is unhappy with the impression created by a U.S. court ruling that granted asylum to President Obama's aunt for saying she could be targeted by members of Kenya's government if deported, an official said Friday [8/20/2010].

Brilliant yet surreal defense:  The freeloader is a victim.
Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango:  The System Took Advantage of Me.  President Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango lived in public housing as an illegal immigrant for a time because the "system" took advantage of her, she said in a recent interview.  "I didn't ask for it; they gave it to me," Onyango said in an interview with CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, scheduled to air tonight and Tuesday night [9/21/2010].

Aunt Zeituni: 'The System Took Advantage Of Me'.  "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen."  Those are the words from 58-year-old Zeituni Onyango of Kenya in a recent exclusive interview with WBZ-TV.

Dreams Of The President's Aunt Zeituni.  After living illegally in the U.S. since 2000 — defying two deportation orders, a felony — she was granted asylum four months ago.  She lived illegally in public housing and received $700 monthly in disability payments — systems she had not paid into.  And she continues to collect, in spite of wealthy relatives who can well afford to wean her away from public assistance.  In an interview with Boston's WBZ-TV's Jonathan Elias, she was unrepentant.  "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen."
[Emphasis added.]

Dreams from my founders.  Recently, President Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango, his Kenyan father's sister, was interviewed by WBZ-TV and was seen as a most ungrateful recipient of public benefits made available to her since she overstayed her visit to the Boston area in 2001.  She seemed perturbed by the TV reporter's questions about living in public housing while living illegally in the United States.  "Don't you feel guilty cutting in front of the line of people who have waited?"  "They gave it to me," she responded.  "Ask your system.  I didn't create the system.  After I set foot here in the United States, you have the obligation to owe me citizenship."

All in the family.  In the closing days of the 2008 campaign, we met Barack Obama's Aunt Zeituni, the woman whom he fondly recalled from his voyage to Kenya in Dreams From My Father.  In the closing days of the campaign Aunt Zeituni was found, not in Kenya, but rather holed up in public housing in South Boston, living on welfare while residing illegally in the United States subject to a deportation order.

Don't cry for Auntie Zeituni.  Auntie Zeituni has written a book.  It's called "Tears of Abuse," on account of how tough she's had it.  Have I read it?  Of course not.

Auntie Zeituni Gripes About the Accommodations on Her Free Ride.  Apparently the self-pity Comrade Obama exhibits whenever he's criticized runs in the family, as demonstrated by his welfare queen illegal alien Aunt Zeituni.

Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin.  After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment.  There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.  Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday [4/18/2014], they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president's father, as "the spirit of the Obama family" and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya.  Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango's family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.
[Emphasis added.]

The dog ate my thesis

Depending on what day it is, Obama says he doesn't remember what his senior thesis was about, or he doesn't know where he put it.  His college days weren't that long ago.  I suspect he wants to keep his thesis out of sight for the same reason that Hillary Clinton tried to keep hers locked away — it probably reveals too much about the radical thinking of a young and ambitious socialist.

Or perhaps he didn't write one.

Obama and the case of the missing 'thesis'.  Conservative provocateurs have been hunting for it.  Investigative journalists have been on the prowl, too.  Even a former professor has been searching through old boxes for his copy of it.  But today Barack Obama made it official:  He doesn't have and can't release any copies of the thesis-length paper he wrote 25 years ago while a senior at Columbia University.

Obama's Missing Thesis:  The Obama campaign, proving every bit as secretive as the Office of the Vice President, has been less than forthcoming with details.  "Spokesman Ben LaBolt wouldn't even say whether Sen. Obama threw out his copy or lost it."  At an earlier date, an aide actually told the New Republic the junior senator couldn't recall what he had written about, but as that editor notes, "who doesn't remember their senior thesis?"

Barack Obama, Legal Scholar.  The pattern of leaving no intellectual footprints pre-dates Harvard.  He has claimed he lost his senior thesis from Columbia University, where he majored in political science.  The thesis was on Soviet nuclear disarmament. … How likely is it that someone would lose his senior thesis — particularly someone who thought his life was compelling enough that he would write an autobiography just a few years later?

Obama favors free speech — but only for himself.

Barack "The Silencer" Obama's Gangland Assault on Free Speech:  Where are all the free speech absolutists when you need them?  Over the past month, left-wing partisans and Democratic lawyers have waged a brass-knuckled intimidation campaign against GOP donors, TV and radio stations, and even an investigative journalist because they have all dared to question the radical cult of Barack Obama.  A chill wind blows, but where the valiant protectors of political dissent are, nobody knows.

Obama campaign turns thuggish.  The Obama campaign has tonight again demonstrated that it will try to silence voices with which it does not agree.  This should chill all Americans, for it offers a preview of the tactics to which a President Obama might harness the power of the federal government.

Obama Pressures Stations to Drop NRA Spot.  The Obama campaign's effort to pressure TV stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing a National Rifle Association ad is "frightening" and "dangerous," a campaign finance expert said.  "When a candidate threatens a broadcaster with government sanction over the content of an ad, it is very worrisome to the First Amendment and the guarantee of free political debate," said Sean Parnell, president of the Center for Competitive Campaigns, an organization that focuses on money in politics.

Obama's Assault on the First Amendment.  I'll be blunt:  Sen. Obama and his supporters despise free expression, the bedrock of American self-determinism and hence American democracy.  What's more, like garden-variety despots, they see law not as a means of ensuring liberty but as a tool to intimidate and quell dissent.

Liberals Rethink Free Speech.  When an outside group ran TV ads pointing out links between Obama and the former Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, the Obama campaign asked the Bush Justice Department — yes, that Bush Justice Department, the fount of all evil — to open a criminal investigation.  The Obama campaign's effort dovetails with the work of an outfit called Accountable America, run by a former operative.  It is devoted to threatening conservative donors with legal action and exposure of any embarrassing details of their private lives if they give money to groups running ads against Obama.

Obama's Publicists:  Should Obama be elected and the Democrats gain large majorities in both congressional chambers, we expect the Fairness Doctrine, scrapped in 1987, to be resurrected.  To paraphrase a note from one of our contributors:  Who knew the Democrats were closet totalitarians?  We'll all know, however, when constitutionally guaranteed free speech is snuffed out.

Obama's Motion To Suppress:  It appears Team Obama will stop at nothing to intimidate and harass those who would expose his long and cozy relationship with terrorist William Ayers.  As in the '60s, lefties think freedom of speech applies only to them.

Watch What You Say.  [Scroll down]  This episode points to a very troubling pattern.  Whenever confronted by difficult questions posed by people who haven't succumbed to the creepy Obama Hypnosis, the Obama Team's reaction is to silence them.  They did it to a Chicago radio station that dared to interview someone critical of Obama's past.  They did it to Joe the Plumber, seeking to destroy him for daring to ask Obama a question about taxes.  They are threatening to do it nationwide with the Fairness Doctrine.

Did someone mention the Fairness Doctrine?

Prepare for an Obama Thugocracy

Now that Barack Obama has been elected, I predict that he and his minions (in the news media and elsewhere) will use the data-collecting power of the IRS and other organizations as a weapon against those who criticize him and his administration.  I know you're all probably sick of hearing about Joe the Plumber.  But this case shows how likely it is that the government will use its databases (and the news media) to smear and punish its critics.

Some of you may be too young to remember what happened to Patricia and Glenn Mendoza after they shouted at Bill Clinton one day in 1996.  They were arrested within minutes, and subsequently audited by the IRS.  After Mr. Obama is sworn in, expect to see the IRS used as a weapon against those who criticize him.

If you look around, you can find a long list of politically motivated IRS audits.

More about Patricia and Glenn Mendoza:  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Note:  Related (and newer) material filed under Obama's henchmen in action.

When Eco-Thugs Knock:  Larry Keller is a patriot, who responded to a pompous EPA eco-thug.  For that he was threatened with intimidating representatives sent at the behest of Lisa Jackson, administrator of Environmental Protection Agency.  The EPA under Jackson has become Stalinist. [...] During the past four decades the EPA has morphed into bureaucracy that directly employs 12,000 people, and sucks up a budget of nearly $10 billion annually.  Its goals have nothing to do with clean air or clean water — instead the EPA is on a regulatory conquest to vanquish personal property rights, diminish capitalism, alter consumption patterns, and recast the American lifestyle.

I Am Barack Obama's Worst Nightmare.  Obama operates according to Chicago rules.  Oppose him and he'll turn Eric Holder loose on you.  He might have Ken Salazar put a boot on your neck.  Kathleen Sebelius might not give you a waiver that has been afforded your competitors.  Janet Napolitano might raid your place of business and demand proof that not one employee is here illegally (although she wasn't going to deport them anyway).  Perhaps he'd threaten to have one of Lisa Jackson's minions at the EPA crucify you.

Bullying really isn't what it used to be.  Gone are the days of kicking sand, and sticking gum in schoolgirls' braids.  The modern bully is far more passive aggressive in his harassment.  Creating the damage, cursing the falsely accused, and then cleaning up his own mess as onlookers praise the compassion.  Kind of like blaming others for our fiscal mess as you bankrupt the country; or calling for civility, as you demonize your 'opponent.'  So, it would be laughable if not so apropos that the man who put the bully in bully pulpit hosted yesterday's "Conference on Bullying" at the White House...

Obama WANTS Wisconsin Mess.  Over at NRO, Jay Nordlinger makes an incredibly good point:  Barack Obama should be urging calm in Wisconsin, no matter WHAT side of the underlying issue he is on.  It is not just unpresidential of him, but despicable, for him in effect to be urging on the mass demonstrations.  But as J. Christian Adams, Justice Department whistle-blower extraordinaire, reminded me ... these are not only the tactics always favored by the left in general, but specifically the sorts of tactics Obama himself was trained in...

Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill.  The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

More about the teachers' unions and the Wisconsin protests.

Union mobocracy drowns out democracy in Wisconsin.  [Scroll down]  Republican legislators were often surrounded and threatened by cursing demonstrators; protesters repeatedly disrupted the legislative process; and chanting, screaming, horn-blowing crowds took over the rotunda and other parts of the capitol.  Outside agitators were shipped into the state by President Obama's Organizing for America, the SEIU and other national unions, and the organization formerly known as ACORN.  As events reached a crescendo, demonstrators broke past security police, breaking windows and forcing doors open in mob actions clearly intended to bring Wisconsin government to a stop and to nullify the results of last November's elections.  Worst of all, many credible death threats were received by Republican legislators and are now being investigated by Wisconsin law enforcement authorities.

Who's Polarizing America?  American politics just keeps getting more polarized.  Be assured that Obama wants it that way. ... Obama's attack on the Supreme Court at his 2010 State of the Union address, his offensive against the Chamber of Commerce, his exhortation to Hispanics to punish their enemies, and several similar moves were all efforts to jump-start a populist movement of the left.  Like his socialist organizing mentors, Obama believes that a country polarized along class lines will eventually realign American politics sharply to the left.

Obama's Henchmen and the Rise of Commufascism.  The secret to selling bad ideas is to make sure they are the only ones available.  This is how totalitarian regimes take power.  Whether it was Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany or Vladimir Lenin in Communist Russia, the pattern is largely the same — totalitarian dictators come to power by enshrining themselves as cults of personality and then creating political monopolies through often less than delicate campaigns of indoctrination and censorship — especially censorship enshrouded in the intimidating aura of state power.

Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business.  Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled.  Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent.  Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition.

That's right, people are actively silencing global warming skeptics.

New Black Panther Party Guarding Fairmount Ave. Polling Place?  So we have a bit of a dust-up about a couple of guys up at 12th and Fairmount standing outside a polling place.  Wearing clothes with the emblem of the New Black Panther Party.  And holding a night stick.  Fox News and Michelle Malkin jumped all over it.

Obama's civilian security force: Billy club-wielding security guards at Philly polls.  Just as I suspected, these guys look like NBPP from the emblem on one of the "guard's" jackets.  Maybe this is what Barack Obama was talking about when he proposed a Civilian Security Force.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Demands Answers.  The Obama Justice Department took the unusual action last month of dismissing a default judgment against the New Black Panther Party in connection with a case of voter intimidation on Election Day on November 4, 2008.  Members of the NBPP were caught on film blocking access to the polls and physically and verbally intimidating voters, even going so far as to wield a nightstick in front of voters and poll watchers.  The Justice Department's lawyers gathered evidence, obtained the affidavit of former civil rights advocate Bartle Bull, and filed a complaint.  When the defendants did not respond and the court invited the Justice Department to file a default judgment, the case was inexplicably withdrawn.

The Buying of the Presidency 2008.  In essence, we do not have a fair fight.  Obama has always liked it that way when it comes to his campaigns.  Obama said at one point that if the McCain campaign brought "a knife to the fight, we would bring a gun" — revealing that he did not care about a level playing field.  Anyone familiar with his campaign against Alice Palmer in 1996, where he used challenges to nominating petitions to completely eliminate all his challengers in the Democratic primary for the Illinois State Senate, should have realized this aspect of Obama's campaign style.

Obama's violent pal in Africa.  Barack Obama has all but telegraphed his intent to shut up anyone who dares to blow the whistle on his connections to terrorists and crooks.  Accordingly, Jerome Corsi — whose best-seller Obama Nation tells the real Obama story (complete with full documentation) would be at or near the top of Obama's enemies list.  Another major target of an Obama administration would be Mark Hyman — award-winning commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Eliminating 25 million Americans:  That was the plan of the Weather Underground after taking power. ... I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.  And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. ... And they were dead serious.

Obama's M.O. — Government By Thugocracy.  "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev.  "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican.  I want you to argue with them and get in their face."  Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces.  They seem determined to shut people up.

Recap and overview of Joe the Plumber:
Barack Obama Is 'The Big Lie'.  [Scroll down]  When [Obama] ran for president in 2008, he just "came across" someone else just going about their business — the aforementioned Joe the Plumber.  All Joe did was ask a basic question about taxes.  In his answer, Barack Obama used the "spread the wealth around" line that exposed his true radical leanings.  That terrified David Axelrod and the Obama guard in the media, which set out to destroy Joe.  In the next 48 hours we learned more about Joe — did you know his name was really Samuel, not Joe?  Joe is his middle name — then we still know about Obama.  Joe's taxes were illegally leaked by the state of Ohio, for example, yet we have not ever, and likely will never see Obama's college transcripts or know how a man, who by his own claims, was an average high school student who spent a lot of time smoking weed managed to get into three of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning on the planet.  Not because there aren't answers to that question, but because the people with the job of asking are steadfastly refused to.

'Joe The Plumber' Famously Known For Confronting Obama Over Taxes, Dies At 49.  Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as 'Joe The Plumber' passed away at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer, a source confirmed to the Daily Caller.  Wurzelbacher, who became well known during the 2008 presidential campaign after confronting former President Barack Obama about whether or not his tax plan would end up costing him more, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2023.  Conservative radio host Derek Hunter shared the news of Wurzelbacher's passing in a post on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.  "Horrible news.  My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer," Hunter wrote.  "He was a good man and an exceptional friend.  Please consider helping his widow and young children here."

Introducing Joe the Plumber...
Obama's tax plan and the redistribution of wealth:  Want to set a conservative's hair on fire?  Just mention redistribution of wealth and watch the fireworks.  It happened Sunday [10/12/2008] when Barack Obama was canvassing a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio.  Fox News cameras were there and captured the conversation (which is now all over the Web) between a self-employed plumber named Joe Wurzelbacher and Obama.

Kill the messenger!  It's no longer an issue about Obama's tax plan and it's effect on a foolish "Average Joe" afflicted with the American Dream disease.  Nope, the issue is the credibility of the one asking The One an uncomfortable question that demonstrated his fragility while temporarily un-cocooned.  After all, it was The One who descended upon Joe the Plumber's neighborhood, unannounced.

The Left Declares War On Joe the Plumber.  Six-term Sen. Joe Biden's got some nerve going after citizen Joe the Plumber.  But the entrenched politician from Delaware, who fancies himself the nation's No. 1 Ordinary Joe, had no choice.  Obama-Biden simply can't tolerate an outspoken citizen successfully painting the Democratic ticket as socialist overlords.  And so a dirty, desperate war against Joe Wurzelbacher is on.

Obama, Joe the plumber, and the gospel of envy.  When Barack Obama responded to the Ohio plumber who didn't want his taxes raised by saying that he wanted to "spread the wealth around," I wanted to tell the Illinois senator to spread his own wealth around.  Senator Obama, in a rare moment of candor, all but told "Joe the plumber" that his wealth should be seized in the name of equity.

The Obama Thugocracy Goes After Joe the Plumber.  Of his own free will, Obama admitted that he believes his tax plan is a good thing because when you "spread the wealth around" it's good for everybody.  Those of us who have believed Obama's policy proposals to be a socialist redistribution of wealth had everything we believed confirmed, straight from the horse's mouth.

Is 'Joe the Plumber' a plumber?  That's debatable.  The burly, bald man acknowledged he doesn't have a plumber's license, but said he didn't need one because he works for someone else at a company that does residential work.  But Wurzelbacher still would need to be a licensed apprentice or journeyman to work in Toledo, and he's not, said David Golis, manager and residential building official for the Toledo Division of Building Inspection.

Ronald Reagan Returns in Form of Joe the Plumber.  As Joe pointed out, a tradesman like himself might move into that [top 5 percent] category when he buys a plumbing business.  Joe's issue was pure Reagan:  every American is a striver.  Obama's reply ignored the universal appeal of that view.  Obama's response:  "It's not that I want to punish your success.  I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance."  Concluded Obama:  "I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everyone."

It's Americanism vs. Socialism on November 4th.  At a recent campaign rally, along what is called "the rope line," Senator Barack Obama was asked a question by a young prospective business owner about taxes and how Obama's economic plan would affect him, his family and his business.  Obama's response — his unscripted, from the heart, authentic, no-spin, off-the-teleprompter response — was something that would have made Karl Marx proud.

Confession of an unlicensed journalist:  Howard Wolfson was just on Fox News ranting that Joe the Plumber isn't licensed as a plumber by the state of Ohio.  This caused me untold heartache because, you see, I am an unlicensed journalist.  That's right:  Although I have worked as a journalist since 1986, I have never been licensed to practice journalism in any state.

Why the Left Hates (and Fears) Joe the Plumber:  It's been quite a week for "Joe the Plumber," aka Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio.  His comments elicited a telling moment of candor from Barack Obama, who insisted that "when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." ... Not surprisingly, things soon took an ugly turn for Joe.  In an effort to discredit him, the media camped out on his front yard and started nosing around in his past.  In just two days, America learned more about Joe the Plumber than the press has told us in two years about Barack Obama.

More examples of pro-Obama favoritism in the press.

The media vs. Joe the Plumber:  In short, Obama's explanation to Joe the Plumber that we need to "spread the wealth around" is a sincere and significant expression of his worldview, with roots stretching back to his church and his days as a community organizer.  Millions of Americans don't share this vision.  They don't see the economy as a pie, whereby your slice can only get bigger if someone else's gets smaller.  They don't begrudge the wealthy their wealth; they only ask to be given the same opportunities.

Joe the Plumber: Destroy Him!!  Isn't it interesting how predictable the American Left is?  When someone scores an indisputable point against "the One", they ignore the message and attack the messenger!  "Joe the Plumber" has revealed and highlighted Obama's socialistic agenda — and it's had an impact on Obama's support! So he must be destroyed.

The Left's War on Truth.  After Joe the Plumber voiced concern that Barack Obama's tax policies would stifle the economy, he learned what Kathleen Willey learned during Bill Clinton's reign in the 1990s:  If you accuse a Democrat of wrongdoing or question their policies, you can count on your character being attacked in the mainstream media.  You may even face legal charges.  The Left is sponsoring a war on truth, and casualties in this war continue to be those brave enough to stand up against corruption and exercise the increasingly "fringe" right of freedom of speech.

Obama Campaign Begins Systematic Destruction of Joe the Plumber.  Obama is now shouting at us as to what his presidency will be.  We already know it will be built on Marxist "principles."  But, with this recent example of Joe the Plumber clearly in our minds, we have now been told in the clearest of all possible terms — there are no more doubts — that it will, indeed, be implemented in the ways of Joseph Stalin.  No dissension will be tolerated or allowed.

Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber.  State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber." ... Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

A game-changer by Obama.  [Obama] understands that he has to fly under the radar for now.  That's why his campaign apparatus moves swiftly to dismiss questions about the Obama paper trail, such as it is, and to crush anyone bold and foolish enough to inquire into the real Barack Obama.  Joe the Plumber learned the hard way what happens to such questioners ... .

Toledo police clerk cited in use of database on 'Joe the Plumber'.  An internal investigation began when Toledo police received a call from the Ohio Highway Patrol, asking why information on Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher was pulled.  The chief said Ms. McConnell looked up the information at the request of a local television reporter to confirm Mr. Wurzelbacher's address.  The reporter was interviewed as part of the investigation.

Privacy violations.  Gov. Ted Strickland should order his agency directors not to snoop on private citizens who land in the campaign spotlight.  Such scrutiny could have a chilling effect on the willingness of people to stand up and be counted prior to elections.  It also undermines the confidence of all Ohioans that their state government is serious about protecting sensitive information.

Checks on 'Joe' more extensive than first acknowledged.  A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on "Joe the Plumber" were more extensive than it first acknowledged.  Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.

Don't cross The One.  While the ACLU, shrieking right to privacy, chastises the government for legally tapping a person's phone in the interests of protecting its citizens, they have been strangely silent about the numerous Ohio government workers who plumbed the state's computers seeking personal information on dangerous private citizen Joe the Plumber after he had the audacity to question the Democratic presidential nominee.

Obama donor ordered Big Brother probe of Joe the Plumber.  Following the third presidential debate, a state agency director and maximum donor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign immediately authorized a government background check of Joe the Plumber's child-support records.

Axis Of Bias.  With both the executive and legislative branches firmly in the power of the most liberal leadership ever — Obama, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — it is naive to think they would not move against those who most threaten their prospects in the midterm elections of 2010.  And that is Fox News and conservative talk radio, supported by the blogosphere.  The establishment media and liberal Democrats constitute an axis of bias, arming to threaten the free speech of Americans.

State employee says she was ordered to check out Joe the Plumber.  Vanessa Niekamp said that when she was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine.  A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case.  Niekamp didn't know she just had checked on "Joe the Plumber," who was elevated the night before to presidential politics prominence as Republican John McCain's example in a debate of an average American.

Plundering the Plumber's Records:  If Joe the Plumber were Jawad the Suspected Terrorist, civil-liberties activists would stampede the halls of Congress on his behalf.  Liberal columnists would hyperventilate over the outrageous invasions of his privacy by Ohio state and local employees.  The ACLU would demand the Big Brother snoopers' heads.  And Democratic leaders would convene immediate hearings and parade him around the Beltway as the new poster boy/victim of unlawful domestic spying.  But because peaceful American citizen Joe Wurzelbacher is an outspoken enemy of socialism, rather than an enemy of America, the defenders of privacy have responded to his plight with an impenetrable cone of silence.

Ohio agency head probed over alleged info hunt on 'Joe the Plumber'.  The head of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has been placed on paid leave for allegedly approving a computer search for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."  Helen Jones-Kelley, a Democrat, is being investigated over whether a state computer or state e-mail account was used to assist in political fundraising, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said in a statement.

No records to back agency director's claims over 'Joe' investigation.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has no records to support the assertion of its now-suspended director that computer checks often are run on people "thrust quickly into the public spotlight."  In response to a public-records request, the state agency said today [11/13/2008] that it had no records involving prior checks of the type that Director Helen Jones-Kelley authorized on "Joe the Plumber."

State official resigns over 'Joe the Plumber' affair.  Helen Jones-Kelley, the state official placed on unpaid leave for improperly accessing confidential information from state databases on "Joe the Plumber," has resigned.  Two senior managers involved in the incident also are leaving, The Dispatch has learned.

Another update:
Prosecutor looking into phone records.  [Helen] Jones-Kelley resigned Wednesday as director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  However, she still could face criminal charges for authorizing the improper search of computer databases.

Domestic Spying.  Ohio workingman Joe Wurzelbacher came in for a lot of abuse two months ago, after he asked a question of Barack Obama and John McCain immortalized him as "Joe the Plumber."  Obama backers accused him of being everything from a skinhead to a relative to Charles Keating to an inadequately credentialed plumber.  That's politics.  But when Ohio state officials went fishing through confidential government records in search of dirt on Wurzelbacher, that was an abuse of power.

Joe the Plumber case still dripping.  The election is over, but the Joe the Plumber case is not.  Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles said his office is now looking at a half-dozen agencies that accessed state records on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.  The Beacon Journal has learned that, in addition to the Department of Job and Family Services, two other state offices — the Ohio Department of Taxation and Ohio Attorney General Nancy Rogers — conducted database searches of Joe the Plumber.

Report:  Records search on Joe the Plumber improper.  An agency director improperly used state computers to find personal information on "Joe the Plumber," a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday [11/20/2008].  There was no legitimate business purpose for the head of Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services to order staff to look up the records, Inspector General Tom Charles said.

4 more punished over 'Joe the Plumber' searches.  Two more senior managers at the Ohio agency where computers were used to dig up information about "Joe the Plumber" have been suspended without pay for their roles in the searches, an official at the agency said Friday [11/21/2008].  Fred Williams, the Department of Job and Family Services' assistant director, will be placed on two weeks unpaid suspension beginning Monday, spokeswoman Scarlett Bouder said in a statement.  Doug Thompson, the department's deputy director of child support, is facing a four-week unpaid suspension, also starting on Monday.

Just say no!
Worker says 'Joe the Plumber' cover-up was forced upon her.  The state worker who unwittingly ran an improper child-support check on the man known as Joe the Plumber told lawmakers yesterday [12/4/2008] that a deputy director later "dictated" how she was supposed to cover it up.

Let down by the press.  The fact is, of course, that the press treated Joe Wurzelbacher as if here Public Enemy No. One, investigating him with a vengeance that never came Obama's way.  His sin was having the temerity as a U.S. citizen to ask this supposed saint a question, thereby producing a highly revelatory answer.  The answer was the news, a fact the press didn't seem to understand.  But then, it long ago forgot what news is.

The Silencing of Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.  I continue to be quite perplexed by a few things that are surely related:  Where is Bill Ayers?  Where is the Reverend Jeremiah Wright?  They seem to have fallen off the face of the Earth. ... Could it be that the Obama-Biden campaign has somehow silenced Ayers and Wright?  If so, by what means?  That's a deeply disturbing thought for a ticket that soon [will] be running the world's leading democracy, one that ought to be posed to not only Ayers and Wright but to the Obama-Biden campaign and to Senators Obama and Biden themselves.

Sure enough...
Election Over, Ayers, Wright & Farrakhan Emerge.  Obama (or somebody) did a good job of keeping them quiet until after election day.

Obama Executive Order:  Destroy Rush Limbaugh.  The first move of President Barrack Obama was to order the White House website to be turned into a Gay Hotline (see previous post).  The 2nd major move was to order the complete destruction of his major opposition in the form of Rush Limbaugh the radio personality.  Earlier during his campaign President Obama had singled out Sean Hannity.  Limbaugh represents the one single largest economic conservative opposition to socialist control or new socialist programs.

Alinsky-ites at the Gates of Talk Radio.  Fellow citizens, if you like what ACORN did to the home mortgage industry, then you're going to just plum love what the Democrats have in mind for talk radio.  For the past few years, hardly a week goes without some Democratic Party Senator or Representative throwing out the term, "Fairness Doctrine."  Hardly a month passes without a Democrat spurning the so-called "dangers" of conservative talk radio, often invoking Rush Limbaugh by name.

Rush 1, Obama 0.  The numbers are in  — Rush Limbaugh has won a dramatic victory over the Democrats.  The White House's unprecedented assault on the talk-radio host has driven his ratings to number one in many of America's biggest, most liberal radio markets.  The anti-Limbaugh offensive was a calculated move promoted by Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville to make Rush a new conservative bogeyman, in the same way they stigmatized Newt Gingrich in the 1990s.

The Next Enemy:  Having undergone training by students of Saul Alinsky, President Obama knows the value of a good enemy.  By stirring up fear and hatred toward a key figure on the other side of the battlefield, Alinsky taught, organizers can fill their war chests and rally their troops.  In the 1990s, the Democrats' designated demon was Newt Gingrich.  For the past several years, they counted on President Bush and Vice President Cheney.  Now that Bush and Cheney are out of power, who is next?

The President Is 'Keeping Score'.  Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis, are in regular contact with MoveOn.Org, Americans United for Change and other liberal interest groups.  Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina has collaborated with Americans United for Change on strategy and even ad copy. ... Members of Congress should also worry about how Mr. Obama is "keeping score."  He is steeped in the ways of Chicago politics and has not forgotten his training in the methods once used by Saul Alinsky, the radical Chicago community organizer.

Obama's Attack Machine.  The thing about fear is that you can see it.  For an insight as to what the left today fears most, witness its attempted political assassination of Eric Cantor. ... But the real ugly was unleashed a few weeks ago, when the goon squad set on Mr. Cantor's wife.

White House Denies that Administration Threatened to Destroy Investment Firm's Reputation.  A leading bankruptcy attorney representing hedge funds and money managers told ABC News Saturday that Steve Rattner, the leader of the Obama administration's Auto Industry Task Force, threatened one of the firms, an investment bank, that if it continued to oppose the administration's Chrysler bankruptcy plan, the White House would use the White House press corps to destroy its reputation.

The Obama Thugocracy Has Arrived.  A nationally respected bankruptcy attorney who, by the way, is also a huge donor to Democrats, say the White House told him the White House would destroy his clients in the press if they did not adhere to White House demands.  The White House denies that is true.  Then the President of the United States attacks [Thomas] Lauria's clients in a press conference.  Who do you believe?  The businessmen or the thugocracy?

New Allegations Of White House Threats Over Chrysler.  Creditors to Chrysler describe negotiations with the company and the Obama administration as "a farce," saying the administration was bent on forcing their hands using hardball tactics and threats.  Conversations with administration officials left them expecting that they would be politically targeted, two participants in the negotiations said.

Obama Democrats Accent Bullying Over Governing.  [Scroll down]  We're used to such vitriol in campaign time.  What is surprising is that the attacks are continuing after an election.  In the past, politicians and policy thinkers tended to be magnanimous in victory.  They and their friends focused, post- victory, on policy and strategy — not on trashing individuals. ... Indeed, the closer the Democrats get to total power, the nastier the commentators friendly to them have become.

Bye-bye sanctity of contracts.  IMHO this is just about the most egregious abuse of government power of all time.  How long before the Obamachine just takes dissidents out back and threatens to shoot them?  Nah, they'll never dispense with all the legal formalities, will they?

Threatened by the White House.  The Obama administration's War on Capital — as National Review's editors have aptly named it — claimed its first victim last week, as the lawyer for the investment firm Perella Weinberg Partners says it was threatened by the White House into accepting a deal for a measly 29 cents on their investment dollar.

How Obama Applies Alinsky's Rules:  Barack Obama's mocking of John McCain, while urging his followers to "get in their face," are tactics right out of his radical hero Saul Alinsky's playbook:  ridicule and agitation.

Obama and the Birth of Mobocracy in America.  What we are witnessing is the death of democracy in America and the birth of ochlocracy, the end of America's representative government and the beginning of mob rule.  Such mobocracies under the sway of charismatic leaders lead to de facto dictatorships and one-man rule.  Democracy has never been in a greater danger than it is today.  America, the world's first and most robust democracy has been hijacked by an impostor and the mobs of his supporters that have placed their emotions ahead of reason.  Many of these supporters do not/will not shy away from acting like thugs to defend their Fuehrer.

Project Vote sues whistleblower: ObamACORN bully tactics exposed.  The White House is on a witch hunt against inspectors general who blow the whistle on waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.  And now, taxpayer-subsidized ACORN affiliate Project Vote — where President Obama cut his teeth as a community organizer and learned Leftist intimidation tactics up close and personal — is going after whistleblower Anita MonCrief and an anonymous "John Doe" defendant for posting invaluable documents that reveal the money-shuffling racket.  Obama.  ACORN.  Project Vote.  Corrupt birds of a feather bully together.

The seventh time he's asked...
Obama's Transportation Secretary gives a straight answer.  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had to be asked the same question seven times in Friday's House Budget Committee hearing before he would finally give a straight answer.  Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., was grilling LaHood about a letter he had sent Arizona's governor, after an Arizona Republican senator questioned the effectiveness of the stimulus package.  The letter was widely viewed as a political threat in retaliation for criticism of the stimulus.

Bully Boys:  A Brief History of White House Thuggery.  Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.  Ask the Congressional Budget Office.  Last week, President Obama spilled the beans on the "Today Show" that he had met with CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf — just as the number crunchers were casting ruinous doubt on White House cost-saving claims.  Yes, question the timing.

Issa wants answers from Emanuel.  The House investigative committee's top-ranking Republican wants White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to answer for allegations that he used "Chicago-style scare tactics" to intimidate lawmakers who say the economic stimulus has failed.  In a letter sent to Emanuel on Tuesday [8/4/2009], House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) demanded to know how involved the chief of staff was in an effort to "threaten" Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer after Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said the president's Recovery Act was a failure.

Did Secretary LaHood lie to Congress?.  Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the ranking member on the Government Oversight Committee, has written White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel requesting information about whether Emanuel coordinated a political multi-agency response to Republican criticisms of the stimulus.  Specifically, the question is whether he put four cabinet secretaries up to writing bullying letters to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, (R).  The letters asked whether Arizona wanted its stimulus funds cut off, shortly after Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., suggested repealing the stimulus package.

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11:  Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn't happy that TV's Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist" who became the president's green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon.  The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show.  Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration.  The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

Obama and the Thugs.  According to Dr. [Lynette] Long, in a personal interview, reports from caucus attendees are pretty horrifying at worst, wholly undemocratic at best.  Female Clinton supporters reported being called "c***s" and other sexual epithets, being spat upon by Obama supporters, being threatened physically, and an overall environment of hostility. ... In the end, it was the caucus states, where such strong-arm tactics were employed by Obama supporters, which finally gave Obama the victory.  As Dr. Long points out, the only caucus in the entire nominating contest that Obama lost was Nevada.  In every other caucus, relying heavily on thug intimidation, Obama prevailed.

The Storm Upon Us:  [Scroll down]  The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is run by Andy Stern, a militant Far-Left thug, and Anna Burger, another Far-Left radical.  The SEIU has increased its size and power through arm-twisting intimidation tactics, and other nefarious means.  Two years ago Obama said before an SEIU rally, "I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU."  That is not good news.  Once you've looked into the corruption, ruthlessness, and Far-Left agenda of the SEIU leadership, you will know that it is not good news at all.

Publisher Accuses Reid of 'Bullying' Nevada Newspaper.  The publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told his advertising director he wants the newspaper "out of business."

An offer he can't refuse?
Obama administration asks Gov. Paterson not to seek reelection in 2010.  In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year term next year.  The Obama administration sent the message through White House political affairs director Patrick Gaspard, who met with the governor at his campaign headquarters for nearly two hours last Monday [9/14/2009], according to a source with knowledge of the conversation.

Steele 'curious' that W.H. asks black governor to not seek reelection.  Michael Steele said it was "curious" on why the White House would ask New York Gov. David Paterson (D) not to run for reelection in 2010.  "I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for reelection," Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said on CBS's Face The Nation.

Obama wants Paterson to disappear because of their many similarities!
Gov. Paterson:  In The Way, Under The Bus.  It will do Obama no good if New York goes Republican and it will do the rest of the state's Democrats no good either if the top of the ticket can, outside of his immediate family, draw virtually no one to the polls.  Paterson's insufficiencies are legion.  Among other things, he can get almost nothing done.

Wife:  Gov 'stunned' O wants him out.  Gov. Paterson's wife — emotionally stunned at President Obama's request that her husband not run for another term — ripped into him today, saying that it's "very unfair" the president asked New York's "first African-American governor" not to seek office.

New York Democrats urged W.H. to push David Paterson.  The White House asked New York Gov. David Paterson to step aside at least in part because the administration was asked to intervene by members of Congress and state legislators who raised serious alarms about a potential Paterson drag on the ticket in 2010.

Is the New York Times one of Obama's tools?
New York Times to Paterson:  You're outta here.  In a new editorial, the New York Times is calling on New York Gov. David Paterson, the state's first African-American chief executive, to withdraw from the 2010 governor's race. ... The paper says the Obama administration's effort to give Paterson the hook was "unwelcome and amateurish."

The Elephant in the Room:  Promises have been broken.  [Scroll down]  These broken promises have become a sore spot for Democratic congressional leaders such as Senate finance chairman Max Baucus.  He and administration officials have gone so far as to threaten Medicare Advantage insurers with sanctions if they continue to tell seniors the facts about Obamacare.

More Dem Censorship on Healthcare Debate.  When [Congressman John] Carter tried to describe Obamacare as "government-run healthcare" the House Franking Commission told him he couldn't use the term in a constituent mailing that would be mailed for free as are most constituent mailings.  Not only could he not use those words, he couldn't use the words "Democratic Party."  Now, the Democratic Party (i.e., the Obama administration) wants to censor the mailings sent out by private insurance companies warning of benefit cuts in the Obamacare (i.e., government-run healthcare "reform" plan.)

Paterson under the bus.  What do New York Gov. David Paterson and former Illinois State Assemblywoman Alice Palmer have in common?  Aside from both being Democrats and African-American, both hold the distinction of being elbowed out of running for office by one Barack Obama.

Insurer Gagged, AARP Rewarded.  [Scroll down]  To further keep the American people in the dark, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administer benefits under Medicare, issued what can only be called a gag order after Humana warned its Medicare Advantage customers in a letter that the president's plan might cause them to lose some benefits.

Obama Administration Drops 'Gag Order' on Private Health Insurer.  U.S. health officials announced Friday that private insurers can send seniors information on health-related issues as long as they allow their members to opt out of receiving the communications, effectively ending its probe of Humana.

Gag Order Admission.  There's nothing like a Friday evening news release to hide a Washington embarrassment.  In last week's episode, President Obama's health appointees lifted their outrageous gag order against health insurers for the sin of informing their customers about how ObamaCare would affect their insurance.

Limbaugh Targeted By Obama Official.  The plot thickens on the media's character-lynching of Rush Limbaugh. ... Historically politicians have been prone to vindictive and petty behavior, but never in American history has someone had so much power to pummel his political opponents as President Obama.  With control over banks, insurance companies, car companies, media (sports media included) and unions (like the NFL players union), Obama tentacles seem to penetrate into nearly every corner of the nation.

Not socialism — Gangsterism.  Arguments go back and forth about whether or not the Obama administration is really "socialist" in the sense that they wish to control the means of production, takeover all businesses, and put the "people" (unions) in charge.  Wherever you come down on this issue, there is no denying the straight line from Obama's Chicago roots and ways of getting things done to the White House. ... The Obama Mob has come down like a ton of bricks on numerous other targets, using tactics not seen since the Nixon administration — and some that Nixon would never have dared to try.

'Media Matters for America' Will Slime Anyone Who Takes on ACORN.  Throughout the ACORN undercover sting video saga, no one has been more willing to assassinate the character of ACORN's opponents than the hired guns at the left-wing group Media Matters for America.

America's Mobocracy.  A minor facet of the Obama administration itself is the Chicago "gangster government" character of his White House staff and his cabinet and departmental appointees.  Not all of his appointees are from Chicago.  They just have that odor about them, of professional political parasites who have scurried in and out of sight and up and down the totem pole of Washington politics over the years as their chosen career choices, to a soul advancing or pimping for collectivism, most of them never having worked a productive day in their lives.

The Chicago Way:  When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat. ... This summer Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl criticized stimulus dollars.  Obama cabinet secretaries sent letters to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.  One read:  "if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to the state, as Senator Kyl suggests," let us know.  The Arizona Republic wrote:  "Let's not mince words here:  The White House is intent on shutting Kyl up ... using whatever means necessary."

Business Fights Back.  Most recently [Tom Donohue has] ginned up opposition to union "card check," the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plans to regulate carbon emissions, and parts of the proposed financial overhaul.  The Obama administration's response has been to treat the Chamber like it has Fox News Channel:  with brass knuckles.

Obamadrama.  Obama is constantly pretending to have power that he doesn't have.  It's obvious:  Cut salaries 90%.  Does Obama have that power?  No.  It's a head-fake. ... The Gang from Chicago is like any thugocracy:  They do most of their work by fear and intimidation.

Silencing Voices for School Choice.  President Obama isn't taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.  Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.

Obama's astroturf pitchfork brigade.  Reverting to Chicago-style politics in the open last April, Barack Obama told the heads of 13 mega-banks, "My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks."  This sort of indirect verbal thuggery needs periodic refreshment to remain effective extortion.  So yesterday David Axelrod's pioneering work in ginning up demonstrations ("astroturfing") once again provided some muscle.

How the FCC and Liberal Churches Are Scheming To Shut You Up.  The "interfaith coalition for media justice" is led by the United Church of Christ.  Yes, that's the same church of Obama's race-baiting, Jew-bashing ex-pastor Jeremiah Wright.  Other members include the Presbyterian News Service, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the National Council of Churches.  These religious liberals have partnered with the National Hispanic Media Coalition, which filed a petition in January demanding that the FCC collect data, seek public comment and "explore options" for combating "hate speech" from staunch critics of illegal immigration. And Its Soviet Similarities.  "Progressives" control the government.  Children in some public schools sing songs about the president and study his directives. ... The mainstream media are aligned with the government.  Those media outlets critical of government policy are publicly criticized by government officials and are in danger of suffering repercussions.

Terrified Voter says NJ Dems Using Gangbangers for GOTV.  How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop?  And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations — complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers!

High School student in danger for disagreeing with Obama.  [Scroll down]  Leadership comes from the top down.  When SEIU (Service Employees International Union) thugs attacked and beat a black conservative for selling "Don't Tread On Me" flags at a town hall meeting, I believe the thugs felt Obama would approve.  Some believe the thugs acted on orders.  Folks, they put Kenneth Gladney, a kind and gentle man in the hospital.  Kenneth had been laid off his job.  He was selling Gadsden Flags simply attempting to earn a living while spreading his belief in conservative principles.

More Liberal Violence.  We are beginning to see way too many echoes of the 1930s, as national socialist and Marxian socialist thugs try to drive competing political views off the streets.  The worst offenders so far have been the Service Employees' International Union, which has repeatedly sent its members out into the streets to beat up anyone who isn't toeing the Obama line on issues like socialized medicine.  Most recently it's International ANSWER, a hard-core Communist group supported by shadowy funding sources that have never been made public, but appear to consist of a handful of rich people.

The Impending Obama Thugocracy.  The scariest thing you will hear from Obamunists is the glassy-eyed assertion that their messiah will "unite us."  How is the guy with the most extreme left-wing record in the entire Senate going to unite us, when 99% of the public has a less radical point of view?  Two words:  brute force.

You're known by the friends you keep.  Since the advent of his socialist circle of czar advisers, we now have a better measure of Obama.  He seems to be a progressive in a European socialist way, but his czars appear to be authoritarian — not democratic — socialists.  As manufacturing czar Ron Bloom put it, "We believe in the persuasion of power."

Was Democrats' Health Care Strategy Written In Federal Prison?  [Scroll down slowly]  A friend and I took turns filming protesters on both sides of the issue.  We caught an organizer from the group Health Care for America Now (HCAN) instructing followers to block dissenting views:  "So if they stand up and start asking questions, and you're in that area, simply stand up, and start chanting... 'Health care now!  Health care now!'"

Michelle Obama Donor Letter.  Michelle Obama sent out this creepy letter to donors today [3/17/2012] begging donors for cash.

Get a Load of This Slightly Threatening Email From the Obama Re-Election Campaign.  If this email were sent by a charitable organization such as the American Red Cross, we would feel a little harassed.  But to receive an email like this from a national political campaign, well, that would make us feel downright nervous.

"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."
Senator Barack Obama,    
June 14, 2008.    

"I want you to argue with them and get in their face."
Senator Barack Obama,    
September 17, 2008.    

Thugs In Velvet.  A pack of leftists has put a $200,000 price on the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue.  Oh, it's not a plot to kill him, they claim, only a bounty to get him arrested. ... Monday [12/7/2009], Fox News reported that a coalition of 120 left-wing groups called "Velvet Revolution" issued an Old West-style "wanted" poster, complete with a tip hotline urging anyone connected with the Chamber president to come forward with information that will get him arrested.  It offers guaranteed anonymity for tipsters.

Sarah Palin Isn't Cooperating.  After the palm-gate story broke, Obama's inner circle more than likely consulted their most holy of holy texts to devise a cunning strategy in their ongoing war against Sarah.  There on pages 137-8 of the sacred "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky was the answer that Team Obama was looking for.  "It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it.  You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him.  This causes an irrational anger."  Bingo!  We have a winner!

What Was That Line About the Tree of Liberty and the Blood of Tyrants?  [Scroll down]  The fact is that, unlike conservatives, modern liberals have had little quarrel with political violence.  This is best demonstrated by their support for card check legislation, the entire point of which it to abolish the secret ballot so that union goons can use the threat of violence to extend union power and thereby enrich the Democratic Party.  (If you doubt the truth of that proposition, try to think of another reason why the Democrats want to eliminate the secret ballot in union elections.)  The beating of Kenneth Gladrey by union goons — more specifically, the lack of any interest in it by anyone in the Democratic Party, the media, or on the Left generally — shows how hypocritical the Democrats' current pacifism is.

Thugocracy Whipsaws Capitalism.  If we are now under a system where disclosure gets you a public whipping and other threats by the Powers That Be while nondisclosure promises the ruinous expenses of defending against criminal investigations and civil enforcement, this is no longer anything but a thugocracy.

Democrats Accused of Trying to 'Intimidate' Firms for Airing Health Care Concerns.  The CEOs of some of the country's biggest companies are being summoned to Washington to defend claims that the health care reform law would cost them millions — a move Republicans say amounts to intimidation.

The Rape of America.  It's no coincidence that the race for the presidency began with vile behavior against Hillary Clinton — a high-tech wilding of sorts, with her body and sexuality defiled.  But the abuse of Clinton was a walk in the park compared to what has been done to Sarah Palin.  Because she's a conservative, and an attractive, younger woman, the debasement has progressed at a fever pitch.  And just like in a gang rape, people who could have done something about it didn't.  In fact, the liberal media and many Democrats have stood around watching, egging on the players.

Rush Limbaugh vs. the Obama faction.  I know firsthand and all too well the pressures currently building to destroy the lives and livelihood of any who will not accept contemporary parameters of public discourse that place truth on the scaffold and lies on the throne.  For Rush Limbaugh and others with the courage to stand against the lies, we should earnestly pray the same "protection of divine Providence" on which the founders of this nation relied.

Intimidation nation.  Almost every destructive agenda being promoted in America today is being advanced, not through logical argument, but intimidation.  Take the Obama crowd.  The president, a disciple of Saul Alinsky, and his administration rely heavily on ridicule, which is very intimidating. ... When normal citizens opposed Obama's unprecedented power grab right after inauguration, his Department of Homeland Security labeled them "right-wing extremists" and terror threats.  When Fox News aired stories critical of his administration, Obama launched a bizarre defamation campaign against the only cable news network the country watches anymore...

See the Obama thugocracy in action.

Obama the victim

Obama plays the race card, then claims that everyone who opposes him must be a racist.

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