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Years of dumbing down the public schools have finally paid off for the Democratic Party. A
number of people who knew little or nothing about Barack Obama voted for him anyway, without
considering the adverse ramifications.
This is a collection of post-election commentary about the
impending Barack H. Obama presidency. Here's what we can expect
from President Obama and the Democrats in Congress in the first half of Mr. Obama's
The Liberal Laundry List
Motivates Obama: Leftist Turnout. Why is Barack Obama vilifying Fox News? Why does
Harry Reid push an immigration bill he knows can't pass? Why won't Chuck Schumer compromise on regulatory
reform, and why does he try to hang Goldman Sachs around the GOP? Why did Bill Clinton blame
conservatives who oppose big government for the Oklahoma City bombing? All share one motivation:
to increase their base's turnout in the off-year elections of 2010.
A New Direction. Obama
intends to punish productivity and reward laziness to the point that we become an egalitarian society (where
everyone has an equal amount of stuff) rather than a society of equal opportunity. You've seen ObamaCare.
Our country cannot survive this hideously expensive monstrosity. But there's more to come. Cap-and-Trade
is on the way. Unions will become more powerful. And then there's the Value Added Tax.
Obama's List. Obama is an
example of that peculiar American contribution to the long line of political deviancy: the romantic
leftist, a combination of undergrad Marxism, New Deal activism, Great Society idealism, and late '60s
dementia. In fulfillment of this role, he is going down the list of left-wing daydreams, wish-fulfillment
fantasies, and unfinished business, and doing his damnedest to see them made reality. No more than that,
and certainly no less.
Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up.
While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he
has been signing into law a slew of smaller initiatives that had gathered dust on the Democratic wish list
for years. Many of the bills had been blocked by Republicans who considered the measures unnecessary
expansions of government or too costly.
Obama and 'First Americans':
Our president is determined to fully implement President Clinton's Executive Order 13175 relating to
"Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments." Clinton's decree coincided
with the United Nations' adoption in 1997 of the Declaration of the "Rights of Indigenous Peoples." The
USA and Canada voted against adoption, and this may help explain why President Clinton waited until the very end of
his term to quietly issue the Executive Order.
From each group
that backed Obama, an agenda. The flipside of knitting together a winning coalition of techies,
anti-war activists, women, labor unions, young voters and the like is: (a) everybody thinks they were
most instrumental in sending Obama and more Democrats to Washington, and (b) they want Obama and the
Democrats to make their policy wish lists reality — first. Or, at least, right after a
stimulus bill is passed.
Jones Leads Chorus Urging a Cabinet-Level Arts Czar. A call for President-elect Barack Obama
to give the arts and humanities a Cabinet-level post — perhaps even create a secretary of
culture — is gaining momentum.
piling up for Obama. Labor unions want President-elect Barack Obama to move quickly on universal
healthcare and to make it easier for workers to organize. Latino advocacy groups want immigration reform.
Even the National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Obama to seek full federal funding "to protect our
heritage." Interest groups are furiously drawing up wish lists for the incoming Obama administration,
many of them hoping to cash in on the investments they made — in volunteers, political support, and
campaign contributions — in Obama's commanding win.
Jimmy Carter's Race
Problem: When former president Jimmy Carter accuses the opponents of Barrack Obama's policy of nationalizing
broad aspects of our economy and spending us into bankruptcy of being "racists," perhaps he should look in the mirror.
In his 1982 book, Keeping Faith, Carter disingenuously said he "was not directly involved in the early struggles to
end racial discrimination." No kidding — in fact, he directly and unambiguously supported
After Bush, will MoveOn live up to its name?
After more than a decade spent railing against the Republican machine, MoveOn wants to move on — even if it
means leaving some of its high-minded ideals behind. Last week, the group's members chose their top four
priorities for the organization, winnowed down from a top-10 list culled from 50,000 suggestions. ... What
they chose: universal health care; economic recovery and job creation; building a green economy; stopping
climate change; and end the war in Iraq.
A Nation Tottering Close To Political Idolatry.
[Scroll down] Even more frightening are a couple of administrative initiatives being bandied about by Obama's
supporters. One hopes to turn his vast army of volunteers and online minions into a "service" organization
existing apart from the government (can anyone say SA or SS). Another seeks to establish a position within
the White House that would basically amount to a secretary of art and culture that would establish an "artists
corps" at the beck and control of the government, no doubt to paint massive portraits of Obama himself on the
sides of public buildings before it's all over with.
The Obama presidency begins to
emerge. Social revolution is what the true believers, Obama's core, were voting for. The middle class
was voting for some vague sense of security, but the core — the sandal-wearers, the ACORN staffers, the Jeremiah
Wright congregation, and every last student of Ayers and Dohrn over the past twenty years — are looking forward
to some unimaginable combination of Woodstock, the October Revolution, the Book of Revelation, and the Barnum & Bailey
Circus. A new world in which there are no Republicans, guns, Bibles, or Israelis, in which planning and
collectivization work, in which there is such a thing as cheap, effective, and universal health care, in which Al Queda
simply want to be good neighbors, in which their own varicose veins, incipient arthritis, and extra ten pounds around the
middle have simply gone away, and in which Jerry Garcia never died.
Obama Is No Closet Centrist. After
reviewing many of Obama's personnel decisions, it's clear that Obama intends to be anything but a centrist on
social issues. Many of Obama's social policy advisors are leading figures in the abortion industry and
heavy hitters of the homosexual lobby. White House Communications Director Ellen Moran is a former
executive director of Emily's List, the leading abortion-focused political action committee. And Dawn
Johnsen, former legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America, recently was appointed to Obama's Justice
Department Review Team.
According to the Washington Post, Barack Obama sent letters to workers at seven federal agencies, telling them
he would, among other things: scale back private contracting, allow paid family leave, impose tougher industry
regulation, add staff to the Social Security Administration, and expand bargaining rights to Transportation
Security Administration officers.
The Sector Formerly
Known as Private. We're beginning to get a sense of what the next four years will look like.
It won't be a conservative era, that's for sure. Nor will it, despite appearances to the contrary, be a
reprise of the Clinton era. ... Obama's liberalism will be different. The center of political gravity has
moved to the left since the 1990s. The president-elect does not share his recent predecessors' enthusiasm
for free trade. He also won't face a Republican Congress. Instead he'll be dealing with, and from
time to time confronting, a Democratic Congress eager to enact a kilometers-long liberal wish list.
Groups Roll Out Their Wish Lists. Gays serving openly in the military. Voting rights for
more ex-convicts. Paid sick days and family leave for most workers. Those are part of a long wish
list that liberal advocacy groups hope will become reality as Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats take control.
The Worst Case
Scenario: Many items on [Obama's] wish list don't require the direct expenditure of government
money. A more-than-willing Congress will enable him to redeem his pledge to the trade unions to push
through legislation to eliminate the secret ballot in union-recognition elections. The Environmental
Protection Agency probably does not need new legislation to change the rules on carbon emissions so that Obama
can achieve his goal of making new coal-fired generation plants totally uneconomic. The Federal
Communications Commission can impose so-called "fairness" rules that make it more difficult for the largely
conservative talk radio stations to challenge his government's policies.
Threat to Conservative Talk Radio. Despite President-elect Obama's claim that he will not
seek a new "Fairness Doctrine" to silence conservative voices in the media, commentators are bracing for
a battle over their free speech rights under the First Amendment. Indeed, the battle is already
underway and the enemies of free speech have made it clear that their censorship campaign will initially
be based on claims that conservatives do not reflect "local" and "diverse" viewpoints. The
so-called Fairness Doctrine may come later.
The Obama Fairness Doctrine:
Just three days after the election, a Brookings Institution leader issued a memo to President-elect Barack
Obama asking him to restore the Fairness Doctrine. The Vice-president of Governance Studies at
Brookings, Darrell West argues that the Fairness Doctrine would help restore journalistic ethics and
fulfill the media's mission to educate the populace.
Will Obama Revive the
Fairness Doctrine? [Eric] Holder's evasive responses represent the first hint that the new Administration may
re-open what has been "settled doctrine" within the Department of Justice and in the courts for over two decades; namely,
that the old Fairness Doctrine is an unconstitutional restraint on free speech. Not to mention that the original
argument used to justify these restrictions — that the scarcity of media outlets required the government to intervene
in order to guarantee a "diversity" of political opinion — has long since been overwhelmed by the proliferation of
cable channels, web sites, blogs, and so on.
War and Barack Obama. [Obama] says he personally opposes gay marriage, but I can't imagine him
working against it. He's also fine with abortion in cases where the health of the mother is an issue.
Of course, the health of the mother could be a panic attack or a headache. Based on his voting record in
the past, I expect Obama to be extremely liberal when social legislation is presented to him. I also
expect Ruth Bader Ginsburg to have a new best friend if a Supreme Court opening occurs.
groups make inroads in Obama Administration. You may say what you want about the man, but he
knows a good investment when he sees one. Washington works by access. How is this access
gained? By showing support during campaigns. This Soros has done for Barack Obama.
Dream Agenda. The liberal onslaught comes in four parts: government-run health care,
a cap-and-trade carbon tax, a vast array of personal and business tax increases, and government authority
to seize financial institutions in addition to banks. This is the liberal dream agenda. If
passed, it would do what conservatives fear most. It would make America more like Europe, with
growing nanny statism and more reliance on government, considerably less on individuals.
liberal arrogance will be his undoing. The most remarkable, or certainly the least remarked on,
aspect of Barack Obama's first 100 days has been the infectious arrogance of his presidency. There's
no denying that this is liberalism's greatest opportunity for wish fulfillment since at least 1964. But
to listen to Democrats, the only check on their ambition is the limits of their imaginations.
Obama's next push is
amnesty. It is no surprise that, after passing health care "reform," President Obama plans to
move on to his next big domestic initiative: granting citizenship to more than 12 million illegal
immigrants. For decades, Beltway and business elites have championed a policy of open borders and
unlimited Third World immigration. Amnesty is simply its logical culmination: the triumph of
political and corporate interests over patriotism.
Pandering to homosexuals
taps gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation. When President Obama
needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer
Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop —
who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment.
Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer. President Obama
pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House's Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene
Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal
Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says. In a meeting with the heads
of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end
the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, or resign. In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of
Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise
with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. "We were called into the Oval Office and President
Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, 'This is what I want to do.' I cannot divulge
everything he said to us, that's private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn't agree with
it — if any of us didn't agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our
commissions and go do other things," he said.
homosexuality one of our 'fundamental freedoms' in statement slamming Ugandan bill. President Barack Obama has elevated the
right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal "fundamental freedoms" in a new presidential statement criticizing
Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of
liberal "cultural imperialism."
lady: Gay football player is an 'inspiration'. Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is "an
inspiration to all of us."
Justice Department to give married same-sex couples equal protection. The Justice Department on
Monday [2/10/2014] will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection
under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety
officers. In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony
that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives.
Federal government to expand recognition
of same-sex marriage. In a new milestone for gay rights, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. will issue a directive Monday [2/10/2014]
expanding government recognition of same-sex marriages to all federal courtrooms and prisons, and some federal benefits programs. The new
policy, which Holder plans to announce Saturday night [2/8/2014] at a gay rights dinner in New York City, means the Justice Department will not
object if gay or lesbian partners refuse to testify against their spouses in federal criminal and civil cases, and will push for them to be accorded
the same rights in Bankruptcy court as other married couples.
of the Union Guests Will Include Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, First Openly Gay NBA Player. The White House has partially unveiled
the list of guests who will join first lady Michelle Obama in her box at the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Six names
have been revealed thus far, including two survivors of the April terror attack on the Boston marathon and the first male athlete in a major American
sport to come out as openly gay.
Obama ignores Constitution by recognizing
same-sex marriages in Utah. Demonstrating his disdain for the 10th Amendment and the rule of law, Mr. Holder said Friday
[1/10/2014] the federal government would recognize the marriages of homosexual couples who wed during the two-week period such unions
were made legal in Utah by a federal judge. The Supreme Court stayed that ruling on Jan. 6, but Mr. Holder insisted on
"confirming" for the purposes of U.S. law that a thousand of those marriages "will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible
for all relevant federal benefits."
Kerry 'Deeply Concerned' By
Nigeria's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage. Of all the problems in Nigeria, including the ongoing persecution of Christians by Islamic
terrorists, the U.S. State Department on Monday [1/13/2014] condemned the African nation's new law banning same-sex marriage.
Obama Turns 2014 Winter Olympics into Sexuality Games. Anyone who thought the Olympics was about sports competition among nations apparently
was wrong, at least according to President Barack Obama. Just like he has tried to reinvent America off her throne of greatness, Obama uses the 2014
Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia to remake the games into a forum on gay rights.
Drag Queens Promote Obamacare. A group of
drag queens in Louisiana has decided to use their cross-dressing talents to help promote Obamacare. Wednesday Night Tea — "a unique, interactive
drag queen show held every Wednesday at Central Station in Shreveport, Louisiana" — has partnered up with the non-profit Out2Enroll to help market
Obamacare to the LGBT community.
Obamacare Panders To Gay Community.
President Obama is now hoping that the gay community will "come out" and sign up for the embattled Obamacare plan, as a new video pandering to
"the boys" has just been released to help with enrollment.
reveals $100 million HIV research initiative. Obama says his administration is redirecting $100 million into the
project to find a new generation of therapies.
Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. Secretary of State John Kerry marked "Transgender Day of Remembrance" Wednesday [11/20/2013],
noting that these individuals are "harassed, arrested or even killed simply because of who they are and who they love." The U.S. was
joining the international event by "honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and gender
non-conforming people," he said.
Obama Honors Gay
Socialist, Lesbian Astronaut with Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama on Wednesday [11/20/2013] awarded the highest
honor that can be bestowed on a civilian — the Presidential Medal of Freedom — to 16 people, including a homosexual who led
the socialist party in the United States and astronaut Sally Ride, whose partner "outed" her as a lesbian in Ride's obituary last year. On
Bayard Rustin's website, his lover and the executor of his estate, Walter Naegle, wrote about the gay activist's life, including his 10-year
homosexual relationship with the author and his national chairmanship of the Social Democrats USA, formerly the Socialist Party of America.
Obamas 'overjoyed' as
Illinois moves to OK gay marriage. In the wake of the Illinois state House's vote Tuesday [11/5/2013] to approve gay marriage, President
Obama said that he and first lady Michelle Obama are "overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours."
Mr. Obama's home state is now expected to become the 15th to legalize same-sex unions after the bill heads to the Democrat-controlled state Senate,
where the measure almost surely will pass.
Reid Hopes to Pass LGBT Workplace
Protections. The search is on for one last senator to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor for the first time in 17 years next week, a
statistic that both awes and infuriates advocates who say the vote is long overdue. "People realize this is the next big civil rights step in America,"
says Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. "It is a historic step forward."
The Editor says...
It's the next big step, he says. Not the last big step, just the next step in a long series.
Ban on Gay Bias Gains Ground
in Senate. Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Wednesday [10/30/2013] that he would vote for a nondiscrimination bill
that protects gay men, lesbians and transgender people, putting the measure within one vote of gaining the support it needs to overcome a filibuster.
Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp.
Harvey Milk's only claim to fame is that he was the first openly homosexual candidate to be elected to public office (San Francisco city commissioner).
His chief cause was to do away with the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic. [...] While most sexual predators get time in prison and a dishonorable mention on the
registry of sex offenders, Harvey Milk got his own California state holiday ("Harvey Milk Day") and, more recently, his own commemorative postage stamp,
awarded by the Obama administration's USPS.
Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign dinner. Vice President
Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month.
tells gay activists in Russia their work is 'critically important'. President Obama told LGBT activists and human rights workers in
Russia Friday that their work was "critically important" to an open society. The afternoon meeting, which also included representatives from
environmental and free media groups, comes amid heavy criticism of Russia over new anti-gay laws approved by its Parliament in June.
Obama's Gay-Rights Hypocrisy. "What,"
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was asked, "is [Islam's] judgment on sodomy and lesbianism?" "Forbidden," he curtly pronounced. "Those involved in the
act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible." So what does Barack Obama have to say about that?
DOD: Gay Troops Will Get Extra
Time Off to Go to Same-Sex Marriage States and Get Hitched. The U.S. Defense Department announced on Wednesday that it will make "spousal and
family benefits" available no later than Sept. 3, 2013, regardless of sexual orientation, for all service members who can provide a valid marriage
certificate. And what about same-sex military couples who live in a state where same-sex marriage is not allowed? No problem.
Obama's Hypocrisy on Gays. [Scroll down] Obama audaciously declared of
Russia: "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them." Really?
Russia is not mutilating and executing gays the way Muslim regimes do under the Sharia. And Obama supports most vicious anti-gay regimes in the world. The gay community
should be disgusted by such political exploitation. The Muslim Brotherhood's genocidal position on homosexuality is quite clear. Where is Obama's condemnation?
Air Force Says Drag Acts Symbolize Gay Pride.
The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a "Diversity Day" celebration because drag is a "symbol of gay pride and
unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show "totally offensive and inappropriate."
Maternity, sick leave for gay spouses OK'd at Labor
Dept. Urged by President Obama to extend sweeping federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples following a court victory for gay rights, the Department
of Labor Friday told employees that spousal leave for maternity and long-term illness will be included with other federal benefits like retirement. Newly-installed
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is moving swiftly to provide benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian employees now that the Defense of Marriage Act is dead, the result of
a June Supreme Court decision.
Robert Mugabe Slams
Barack Obama for Supporting Gay Rights in Africa. Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has slammed US president Barack Obama for tying to
aid African countries that have decriminalised homosexuality. Ahead of Zimbabwe's elections on 31 July, Mugabe, 89, has reiterated his
previous claim that gays are "worse than pigs and dogs" and said his country will never legalise homosexuality.
Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's
Gay Ambassador Pick. Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week
as religious organizers stage a "Lunes Negro" or Black Monday protest against James "Wally" Brewster. If confirmed, Brewster will be the first
openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million
one year, a majority of VA medical centers establish pro-gay policies. Medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs
have moved at light-speed to change policies after the 2011 elimination of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, with a majority winning an "equality" award from
the nation's largest LGBT lobby, the Human Rights Campaign. Next week, the group plans to award their "Healthcare Equality Index" award to
76 percent of VA facilities that participated in the equality survey, nearly all for the first time. "This is a big victory, particularly
when you consider how well the VA hospitals did," said an HRC spokesman.
On MSNBC, Obama Calls Prop 8 Plaintiff's Cell Phone Mid-Interview With Congratulations. Moments after the Supreme Court of the
United States ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and refused to rule on California's Proposition 8, effectively legalizing
gay marriages in the Golden State, President Barack Obama gave a congratulatory call to the lesbian and gay litigants in those cases.
Obama: Gay couples no longer
treated as 'lesser class of people'. President Obama placed congratulatory phone calls to the gay rights activists who prevailed in a
pair of Supreme Court cases Wednesday, telling them he was proud of their efforts and pleased that the Defense of Marriage Act and a ruling restricting
gay marriage in California had been overturned. "We're proud of you guys, and we're proud to have this in California," Obama told Kris Perry and
Sandy Stier, the plaintiffs who challenged California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8. The call, placed from Air Force One as the president
and the first family traveled to Senegal, was broadcast live on MSNBC while the couple was being interviewed.
Pentagon's LGBT 'Pride Month' Comes With a Poster.
On Tuesday, June 25, the U.S. Defense Department will give special recognition to "gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers" — as well as gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender civilian workers — for their "dedicated service to our country."
Kerry 'Proud' of Obama for Refusing to Defend DOMA.
Secretary of State John Kerry, wishing "Happy Pride to all," told a gathering of State Department homosexuals that he's proud of the Obama administration
for refusing to defend a federal law the president dislikes. "And the fact is that we have an administration today that I am proud to say no longer
defends the constitutionality of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). That's an enormous step forward," Kerry said at a "pride" event for Gays and Lesbians
in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) on Wednesday [6/19/2013].
Holder: More to Be Done for LGBTs,
No Matter How SCOTUS Rules on DOMA, Prop 8. Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a "pride" event for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and
transgenders at the Justice Department on Tuesday, telling attendees that the homosexual agenda will be a "priority" during the remainder of his
time as the nation's top cop. "The fact remains that across the country far too many LBGT Americans suffer discrimination each and every
day," Holder said.
LGBT event: Nation at 'turning point'. President Obama told attendees at an LGBT Pride Month celebration that the U.S.
needs to get marriage equality "done now," but that he believed the nation had reached a "turning point" on gay rights. "We're not
going to have to wait that long," Obama said. "From Minnesota to Maryland, from the U.S. Senate to the NBA, it's clear we've reached
a turning point."
Kathleen Sebelius Advocates for
GaybamaCare. Along with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Barack must feel it's time that fairness be
extended to the gay community. That's why, for those who tend toward melancholy and depression, if ever there were a time to be gay,
this would be it. Why? Because in addition to reassuring college grads that free birth control should give them peace of mind
and sharing the roster at Girl Scout conferences with late-term abortionists, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants to commemorate LGBTQ
month by making it one of her priorities to actively advocate on behalf of the sexually confused, conflicted, and/or questioning.
Obamacare opens door wider to gays, AIDS victims. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday [6/3/2013]
said that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community will be a special focus of Obamacare because "for too
long... [they] were pushed to the side." To honor Lesbian, Gay, Bixexual and Transgender Pride Month in June, the
administration is drawing attention to new benefits under Obamacare targeted to the LGBT, which Sebelius said have had
their access to health care limited and who, she added, have higher rates of tobacco use and are at increased risk for
mental health illness.
DOJ Tells Employees to
Verbally Affirm Homosexuality. The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination
after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a law firm specializing in religious liberty and now
representing a DOJ whistleblower. Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called "LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective Managers." The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
employees of the DOJ.
on 'Gays': 'Silence Will be Interpreted as Disapproval'. [Scroll down] The document is chilling. It's riddled
with directives that grossly violate — prima facie — employees' First Amendment liberties. Following are
excerpts from the "DOJ Pride" decree. When it comes to "LGBT" employees, managers are instructed: "DON'T judge or remain
silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval."
recognizes transgender service members for [the] first time. The Pentagon for the first time has officially recognized transgender
service members in a significant step being hailed by the LGBT community. The acknowledgement came in the form of a letter to veteran and
transgender activist Autumn Sandeen confirming that the Navy had updated its records to show she is a woman.
Obama: Boy Scouts Should Expose Homosexuals to
Opportunities. One day after President Obama said "yes," he thinks the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals — to expose
them to "opportunities and leadership" — dozens of conservative groups are running a newspaper ad, urging the Boy Scouts to "show courage" and
"stand for timeless values." The 41 conservative organizations, in a full-page ad in Monday's USA Today, said it would be a "grave mistake" for
BSA to change their longstanding policy against having openly homosexual Scout leaders or Scouts.
Inaugural: If God 'Truly' Created Us Equal, Homosexual 'Love' is Equal as Well. President Barack Obama opened his
second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men "are endowed
by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then
homosexual "love" must be equal as well.
of Gay Rights May Raise Eyebrows Among Black Backers. By linking the founding moments of women's rights (Seneca Falls, N.Y.),
African-American rights (Selma, Ala.), and gay rights (Stonewall Inn), President Obama stepped forcefully into a politically charged zone.
He became the first president to mention the word "gay" and the issue of gay rights in an inaugural address, according to ABC News. While
praised by gay-rights advocates, the remark might raise eyebrows in the African-American community, where social conservatism runs deep, as does
skepticism about gay rights.
Could Dr. King
Have Given the Inaugural Benediction? The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential
inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of
homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed,
but because of words he said — words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.
Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction — Credits MLK For Jesus' Words. Rev. Luis Leon is the guy who replaced Louie
Giglio, who was ironically axed for embracing the same biblical positions on homosexuality as MLK himself. Although he never mentioned
Jesus, the good Rev — to no one's surprise — did not fail to mention gays and race.
Pastor Backs Out
of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments. [Rev. Louie] Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and
his role at Obama's second inauguration was first announced Tuesday [1/8/2013]. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on
audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay "recovery."
The Editor says...
He may have backed out, or he may have been dis-invited to the event, but whatever the case may be, it's just as well, because
honorable people should not dignify Obama's inauguration by their presence.
U.S. Dept. of Labor Observes 'Transgender
Day of Remembrance'. The U.S. Department of Labor is officially observing Nov. 20 as "The Transgender Day of Remembrance."
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] will be commemorated in cities and countries around the world today, reflecting on those who have died
as a result of fear, hate and transphobia," Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement on Tuesday [11/20/2012].
Maxwell Smart Was Right. What does the man
who Newsweek's cover declared is "the first gay president" think is going to happen once sharia comes to his zip code?
Obama endorses gay marriage in 3
states. President Barack Obama on Thursday [10/25/2012] endorsed state ballot initiatives to legalise same-sex marriage in
Washington state, Maryland and Maine as he sought to galvanise gay and lesbian enthusiasm for his re-election bid.
gay bar hosts Obama fundraiser. Outside, posters of President Obama and the first lady were the only signs that
Eastern Bloc was closed for a private party. To some regulars of the grungy gay bar in Manhattan's East Village, the $100 minimum
cover charge seemed too pricey for a Saturday night.
Obama's Dangerous, Futile
Anti-Bullying Crusade. I have long suspected that deep within the Obama White House there exists a super-secret
agency dedicated to undermining the America cherished by most Americans. Probably innocuously called something like
the "Office of Special Projects," its subversive mission is as follows. First, uncover some must-solve
"problem" that, supposedly, requires an immediate government solution; second, make sure that "solving" this
phony problem will greatly expand federal power regardless of constitutional constraints; third, the end result
should be an army of meddling bureaucrats; and finally, high-minded aims aside, solutions will fail, but expanded
federal power and bloated payrolls will be forever. Though the aforementioned is speculative, it might as well
exist; consider the Obama administration's recent initiative to stop school bullying.
agency says transgender people protected. The agency that enforces the federal job discrimination laws has for the
first time ruled that transgender people are protected from bias in the workplace.
under fire for grants toward creation of homoerotic website. The National Institutes of Health has spent
millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other
sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game
that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.
Is Barack Obama
a Red Letter Christian? Many evangelicals seem taken with Barack Obama. Tired of the Religious
Right and seeking a new tone in Washington, they see in this untested, enigmatic senator a chance for real change.
And indeed he is congenial and a breath of fresh air when compared with the grasping Clinton dynasty. Many
Bible-believers seem ready to look the other way with Obama, despite his extremely liberal voting record (including
unfettered backing of abortion), because he appears to be a genuine person they can work with. I wonder how
his latest, religiously based comments might change this. The other day Obama reiterated his support for
civil unions for homosexuals.
Receives Obama Congratulations on Wedding. Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz of Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to
receive a letter from President Barack Obama congratulating them on their marriage.
Clinton: 'Religious Beliefs' Are 'Standing in the Way of Protecting Human Rights of LGBT People'.
Religious beliefs and cultural values do not justify the failure to uphold the human rights of homosexuals,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the United Nations in Geneva on Tuesday [12/6/2011]. "Now, raising
this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the
human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs," Clinton said.
A Global Gay-Rights
Crusade. There is some that is commendable and much that is pernicious in Secretary Clinton's speech
Tuesday [12/6/2011] announcing that the United States will be making "LGBT rights" — that is, the rights
of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered persons — "a priority of our foreign policy" and a factor
in determining the uses of "foreign assistance."
Obama's war on decency:
[Scroll down] The second news item was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech in Geneva on Tuesday [12/6/2011],
announcing that American taxpayers will be paying for homosexual activism around the world through a $3 million
Global Equality Fund. That's right. In a time when the United States is facing massive debt, plus a
rising China and militant Islam, we're going to use foreign aid money to promote "gay rights" to the world.
to speak at gay rights dinner. Obama is scheduled to speak at the Human Rights Campaign's 15th annual
dinner on Saturday night at the Washington Convention Center, the group announced. Close to 3,000 people
are expected at the event for the nation's largest organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
to Keynote Event of Gay Group That Promotes LGBT Curriculum in Elementary Schools. President
Barack Obama will speak on Saturday [10/1/2011] at the Human Right Campaign's (HRC) annual dinner in Washington,
D.C. — the HRC is a pro-homosexual lobbying group that, among things, is promoting a lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender-inclusive curricula for children in elementary school.
President Who Promotes Sodomy. President Barrack Hussein Obama has of late been heaping great
praise on homosexuality. He has indicated that he is now rethinking his position on homosexual
marriage, and Vice President Joe Biden has led the way in expressly supporting "gay" marriage.
He said there is an "inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage."
Our "Gay Pride"
President. The President of the United States has again declared June 2011 "Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender [LGBT] Pride Month." For reasons I will try to explain below, however, his
declaration did not include the "Q" in the LGBTQIA family of perversions from the norm of male/female biology
even though Queer Youth Advocacy Day is an important part of the new educational curriculum "to unite and
educate lawmakers on the needs of LGBTQ youth and what is needed to end harassment and discrimination in
school." Harvard and Yale University's "queer/sodomy studies" are a vital part of the same curriculum.
The Pacific School of Religion and other seminaries offer "Queer Theology."
confirms first openly gay man to federal bench. J. Paul Oetken on Monday [7/18/2011] became
the first openly gay man confirmed to the federal bench. The Senate approved his nomination
80 to 13. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who recommended Oetken to President Obama for the
nomination to the District Court for the Southern District of New York, offered a ringing endorsement from
the Senate floor prior to the roll-call vote.
CIA to sponsor LGBT
advocacy group summit. With the country mired in a grave debate about the debt and government
spending, the CIA confirmed Monday [7/11/2011] that they are sponsoring a gay advocacy group's summit on
issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military members.
Obama Stacking The West Point Board With Activists? President Obama on Tuesday [7/5/2011]
appointed an openly gay former Army officer to the U.S. Military Academy's Board of Visitors. Former
Capt. Brenda S. "Sue" Fulton, a founding board member of OutServe, an association of actively serving gay
military personnel, is also co-founder and executive director of Knights Out, an organization of gay West Point
graduates. She graduated in 1980 with the first West Point class to include women.
Advises School Districts on Homosexual Clubs for Students. Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued
a "Dear Colleagues" letter on June 14 advising federally funded schools about establishing clubs on
campuses, specifically Gay-Straight Alliance clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
The letter was issued from the department's Office of Civil Rights for elementary and secondary schools and was
sent to all school districts in the United States, according to Jo Ann Webb, spokesperson for the Department
of Education (DOE).
Obama Praises Homosexual
'Spouses' in Gay Gathering at White House. At the urging of homosexuals gathered at the White
House on Wednesday [6/29/2011], President Barack Obama praised gay "spouses" in his speech marking lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender "Pride Month."
ATF Hosts Its First
Gay Pride' Observance. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under
fire for allowing U.S.-purchased guns to flow to Mexican criminals, celebrated its first gay pride event
on Wednesday [6/22/2011]. The celebration at ATF's Washington headquarters was intended to recognize
the "accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the
nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture," ATF said in a news release. "ATF works to
ensure sexual orientation discrimination and prejudice are not tolerated in our workplace," said Acting
Director Kenneth Melson.
HHS Official Tells
Youth Summit: We're Recruiting LGBTs to Adopt Kids. David Hansell, who runs the federal
government's Administration for Children and Families, told a group of high school students at the U.S.
Department of Education's "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)" youth summit on Tuesday [6/7/2011]
that the Obama administration is recruiting "LGBT parents" to adopt children.
Gov't 'Has Finally
Come Out of the Closet'. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the
first "Federal LGBT Youth Summit" on Monday [6/6/2011] after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff,
who said the secretary "gets us" and is "tireless" in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender
youth. "Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth," said Pam
Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Gay donors fuel President Obama's 2012 campaign.
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is banking on gay donors to make up the cash it's losing from other
groups of wealthy supporters who have been alienated and disappointed by elements of Obama's first term.
Pleased by an all-out White House push to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," gay donors have surprised campaign
officials with the extent of their support.
Day message about what you'd expect. A holiday like Father's Day would not be complete without
Barack Obama taking full advantage of the opportunity to poke his finger in the eye of convention. On
the White House website, in homage to heads of traditional families, Barry in his Presidential Proclamation
2010 exploited Father's Day to make political points with the gay community.
inches toward gay agenda. President Barack Obama is chipping away at his long list of promises
to gay voters but has yet to earn the enthusiastic backing of the reliably Democratic voting bloc.
President Obama and family host 'green' Easter fest — and make it
gay. Among the innovations: The White House rolled out new "green," environmentally friendly
souvenir eggs and invited gay parents. "It's cool," said Norma Johnson, 44, of Silver Spring, Md. ... "The
administration really reached out, and there are gay and lesbian people here from all over the country. It's
a really positive first step, and hopefully there are even better things to come," she said.
Obama turns WH site into Gay
Clearinghouse. As thousands waited along the parade route, the official White House website
became the Obama Gay Rights Channel. Within an hour of his swearing-in, the following was posted on the
official White House website, as Obama's immediate "civil rights" goals. Protect cross-dressing and
transgenderism in workplace (including schools) through federal law: Pass "Employment
non-discrimination Act" [EDNA] to prohibit "discrimination based on sexual orientation or
gender identity or expression".
White House Invites Gay Families to Easter
Event. The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian
families as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities.
Gay families to join White House egg roll. The White House
is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's
outreach to diverse communities. Families say the gesture shows that the new Democratic administration values them
as equal to other families.
Heterosexual Pride Month. Obama came
through on his campaign theme of 'equality' Monday [6/1/2009] by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Pride Month".
LGBT: "Welcome to Your White House". ABBA's "Dancing Queen" filled the East Room, as more than
200 prominent gays and lesbians gathered for the first ever celebration of Pride month at the White House.
The President and First Lady entered to thunderous applause. President Obama told the group he is
committed to equality for their community.
Obama holds gay pride reception,
vows to overturn 'unjust laws'. President Obama honored Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Pride Month with a White House reception Monday [6/29/2009] where he likened the struggle for gay rights with
the struggle of African-Americans for civil rights.
tells gay activists: Trust me. President Barack Obama's unprecedented White House celebration of
the four-decades-long struggle of gay Americans for full equality hit all the right notes, including the host's
acknowledgement that politicians' pretty words are no substitute for getting rid of discriminatory laws.
Standing beside a beaming first lady in the ornate East Room on Monday, Obama warmly welcomed more 250 gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans "to your White House."
Sees Presidency As 'Bully Pulpit' for Full 'LGBT Equality'. In an open letter posted on
his presidential campaign Web site Thursday [2/28/2008], Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) expounds on the
"promise of equality for all — a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters."
He said he'd use the "bully pulpit" of the presidency to press for a number of laws and policy changes
backed by the homosexual community.
Three Dangerous Bills Threaten Religious Freedom.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is
designed to create special rights protections for those with sexual orientations
different than heterosexuality. The original bill contained language that included "gender identity," which is code for
cross-dressers, transvestites and transsexuals (known as "transgenders" by radical sex activists).
Obama Praises Husband's Commitment to Homosexuals. The wife of Democratic presidential candidate
Barack Obama told a crowd of homosexual activists last week that her husband wants to repeal the Defense of
Marriage Act (DOMA) and reverse the rule on homosexuals in the military. Michelle Obama also drew
parallels with homosexual advocacy groups and the civil rights movement, referring to events "from Selma
Obama's Mandate for Nationalized Same-Sex
Marriage. Appearing Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Joe Biden made the most high-profile
statement yet of the Obama-Biden position on same-sex marriage. DeGeneres asked where he stands on
California's Proposition 8, a 14-word proposal that says, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is
valid or recognized in California." Those exact words were enacted originally as a California statute
in 2000, when 61 percent of voters approved Proposition 22, the California Defense of Marriage Act.
Obama Got 'Ahead of the Curve' on Same-Sex Marriage: When presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke last month
with Advocate.com — which describes itself as an "LGBT" (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) news
site — he took a different approach to same-sex marriage than he took in 2004, when he was running for the U.S.
In The Advocate, he noted that "I for a very long time have been interested in repeal of DOMA," the Defense
of Marriage Act. In a position paper, "On LGBT Rights," published by his campaign, it says Obama believes "we need to
fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act."
wants 'don't ask' repealed. Sen. Barack Obama says if elected president he won't require that his
appointees to the Joint Chiefs of Staff support allowing gays to serve openly in the military. The
Democratic presidential front-runner told The Advocate, a gay magazine, that he wants to repeal the "don't
ask, don't tell" policy on gays, which was instituted during the Clinton administration.
Obama Pledges 'Total Equality'
for Same-Sex Families. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who has studiously avoided coming out in full
support of same-sex marriage, may have finally tipped his hand on how he really feels. In recent letters
written to homosexual activist groups, the presumed Democratic nominee said he supports homosexual couples
adopting babies. Further, he said, he wants to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which
defines marriage as being between one man and one woman — and forbids states from being forced to
accept any other definition of marriage under the U.S. Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.
Democratic Platform Calls for
Homosexuals in the Military. The national platform approved at a Democratic Platform Committee
meeting in Pittsburgh on Saturday [8/9/2008] includes language that calls for repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't
Tell" policy implemented by Democratic President Bill Clinton and for allowing homosexuals to serve openly in
gays lobby for Obama jobs. As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite
president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to
encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate "one of the most
diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time."
troops to get gay sensitivity training. American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly
on the battlefield about the military's new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the
United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday [2/24/2011]. The Pentagon is launching
an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including
into close-knit fighting units.
Openly Gay Man Chosen as the New White House Social Secretary. In a job typically filled by a
woman, the White House has chosen the first-ever man to be the next White House Social Secretary. Jeremy
Bernard, who is openly gay, will be named Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary.
homosexual-Muslim conflict. "Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all." That's a touchy-feely
liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims. Eventually, the Obama administration might
have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander: homosexuals or Muslims.
There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.
Sabotages the Defense of America Act. President Obama's Justice Department colluded with gay marriage
advocates to make sure the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was overturned by the courts. That's not just my
view — it's pretty close to the searing conclusion drawn by professor Richard Epstein in a piece for
Forbes: "This controversial case might well go up on appeal. But if so, it looks almost like
collusive litigation, unless some true defender of DOMA is allowed, as an intervener, to defend the
statute on the merits."
Democrats Insert Gay Rights into Immigration Debate. House Democrats are trying to broaden
support for immigration reform by reaching out to the gay and lesbian community with a provision in
immigration legislation that would allow gay and lesbian Americans to bring foreign partners home to
the United States.
Obama Is No Closet Centrist. After
reviewing many of Obama's personnel decisions, it's clear that Obama intends to be anything but a centrist on
social issues. Many of Obama's social policy advisors are leading figures in the abortion industry and
heavy hitters of the homosexual lobby.
'Change' We Never Imagined. On
issues involving marriage, family and sexual morality, Obama's been even more brazen than some of his most ardent detractors
could have expected. Literally within minutes after he took the oath of office, the official White House webpage was
updated — under the heading of "The Agenda: Civil Rights" — to detail his wholesale "support for the
LGBT (homosexual activist) community." His stated plans include the following: Defeating all state and federal
constitutional efforts to defend the millennia-old definition of natural marriage from attacks by "gay marriage" activists.
He won't attend the National Day of Prayer, but...
Speak at LGBT Rights Dinner. President Obama will be the keynote speaker at the Human Rights
Campaign's annual dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. "We are honored to share this night with
President Obama, who has called upon our nation to embrace LGBT people as brothers and sisters," The Human
Rights Campaign President, Joel Solmonese, said in an announcement today [10/5/2009].
Privatization of the First Amendment. President Obama's nomination of Chai Feldblum to be a
member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) represents one of the most serious threats
to religious freedom we have seen in a long time. ... Feldblum is a radical homosexual activist whose
views on "homosexual rights" are among the most extreme. Although our right to religious freedom
is expressly guaranteed by the Constitution, Feldblum argues that the "homosexual rights" judges have
read into the Constitution should be held higher.
Clinton pledges to defend gay rights at
home and abroad. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to end violence and discrimination
against gays and lesbians at home and abroad Tuesday [6/22/2010], as the Obama administration moves to extend
further benefits to gays working in the federal government.
Obama Fatherhood Proclamation Mentions Families with
'Two Fathers'. While speaking Monday about fatherhood and personal responsibility, President
Barack Obama made an overture to homosexual parents during his Father's Day remarks.
powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays and lesbians. In the past year and a half,
President Obama has quietly used his powers to expand federal rights and benefits for gays and lesbians,
targeting one government restriction after another in an attempt to change public policy while avoiding
a confrontation with Republicans and opponents of gay rights.
Administration to Expand Family Medical Leave Act to Gay and Lesbian Employees. The Labor
Department is poised to announce new regulations this week that order U.S. employers to give gay employees
equal treatment under the law, allowing those workers unpaid time off under the Family and Medical Leave
Act. Critics say the Obama administration is going too far. "They're trying to redefine marriage
and family by these arbitrary policies with no debate by congress, no public discussion about it," says
Carrie Gordon Earll of Focus on the Family.
Hillary Clinton Urges State Department Employees to
Let Teens Know It's Okay to Be Homosexual. At an event celebrating Gay Pride Month on Tuesday,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged State Department employees to let teenagers know homosexuality
is okay. ... Clinton's remarks are part of a high-profile campaign by the Obama administration to mark Gay
Pride Month with gatherings at various federal agencies, including the State Department on Tuesday.
The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have held similar events.
Promises to Keep Working Until 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Signed Into Law. Celebrating LGBT pride
month at the White House this evening, President Obama declared that the nation has never been closer to
ending the "discriminatory policy" of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and promised to keep working until the bill is
signed into law.
Obama's Disingenuous (and Disturbing) Proclamation. If there were any need to further establish
the radical and reckless vision for America embraced by the man who presently inhabits the White House, one
need look no further than his proclamation declaring June 2010 as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Pride Month." This is the second year Mr. Obama has made the proclamation honoring a group of individuals
based on nothing more than their sexual proclivities, following the lead of his Democratic predecessor Bill
Clinton. President George Bush passed on this politically motivated opportunity.
Obama Celebrates "Gay
Pride" as HIV Cases Rise. As President Obama holds a White House "Gay Pride" reception on June 22,
the homosexual rights movement is quietly acknowledging that decades of "safe sex" education have failed and
that cases of HIV/AIDS and illegal drug use are on the rise among gay males. Indeed, gay members of
Congress have scheduled a June 24 briefing on Capitol Hill to examine "the rising incidence of HIV, STDs
and Viral Hepatitis among gay men in the U.S."
on the traditional family. [Scroll down] Mr. Obama expressed his support for such
priorities by using his Father's Day proclamation to elevate the status of homosexual "families" as if they
could rear our youth just as well as a traditional family consisting of a mom (female) and dad (male).
"Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father,
two fathers, a stepfather, a grandfather or caring guardian," he wrote. Kids with two mommies and two
daddies happens to be the goal of the Labor Department's latest policy. The department is using the
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to force companies to accept up to 12 weeks of leave every year for
homosexual couples that adopt children.
first-ever ad campaign targeted at LGBT demographic. For the first time, Amtrak is courting
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered travelers with a targeted $250,000 multimedia advertising blitz
this summer. The government-owned rail company is looking to the LGBT community for business with
the hopes that its propensity for travel will translate well into rail transportation.
Dem to Introduce Repeal of "Defense of Marriage Act". Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a senior
member of the Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that she will introduce legislation to repeal the
federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as being solely between a man and a woman.
This move comes on the heels of a decision by the Obama Administration to abandon it's [sic] defense of the
constitutionality of DOMA, a 1990's measure that outlaws the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
U.S., in Shift, Sees Marriage Act as Violation
of Gay Rights. President Obama, in a major legal policy shift, has directed the Justice Department
to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex
marriages — against lawsuits challenging it as unconstitutional.
marriage. The Obama administration announced yesterday [2/22/2011] that it will not defend the
constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is the next step of President Obama's
strategy to force the radical homosexual agenda on America against the will of the people and Congress.
US demanding gay rights support at UN body.
The Obama administration will introduce its first statement calling for the United Nations' top human rights
body to combat discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world, completing a U.S. reversal from
years of ambiguity on the subject during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Must Stand Up for the Rights of Gays And Lesbians Everywhere,' Obama Tells U.N.. In his speech
to the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday [9/21/2011], President Obama called for "open societies" that "empower
their citizens," including homosexuals and women. "No country should deny people their rights because of
who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere," Obama said one
day after the United States started allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military.
crashes LGBT fundraiser. President Obama crashed "an LGBT fundraiser" today in Florida at a hotel where he is
having his own, separate fundraiser in the same building this evening [4/10/2012]. Obama "dropped by an LGBT fundraiser
to participate in a photo line," according to the pool reporter. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and "senior
campaign officials" are meeting with about 50 LGBT supporters who paid $2,500-a-piece to hear about Obama's record on LGBT
Obama's same-sex evolution.
Adopting an evolving position is a classic political dodge, allowing Mr. Obama to claim to be sympathetic to the concerns of homosexual
activists while not offending traditionalists. His stance is calculated to grab centrists whose votes he needs in November.
It gives him wiggle room with leftists who are curious why he won't be more explicit. But when Mr. Obama says he is evolving, he
does so with a wink. His liberal supporters know where he really stands.
Gay for Pay. President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less
than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over
the president's position on gay rights.
President Obama, in Six Days, Decided to Come Out for Gay Marriage. Vice President Biden torpedoed the White House plan to
endorse gay marriage before the Democratic convention.
Another Gutsy Call! This now puts Barack
Obama in the same reviled category as the Hollywood elite, the New York Times editorial page, the American professoriat, his Wall
Street fundraising bundlers, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, readers of the Nation, the cast and crew
of The Daily Show, and the majority of residents on New York's Upper West Side. And lest we forget: He now risks the
wrath of zealots, extremists, partisans, and ideologues.
Obama Was For
Same-Sex Marriage Before He Was Against It. Today the President announced that he has evolved on the issue of gay marriage
and that, contrary to what he said in 2004 and 2008, he now supports it. But there's reason to question whether Obama was ever really
against gay marriage or whether he simply took the path of least resistance to get elected to the Senate and then the White House.
Obama's politics of distraction. While Europe is
inching ever closer to plunging into a financial abyss, there are moments of comic relief provided by the current President of the United States. He has
not only become the butt of innumerable jokes but his re-election campaign tactics are the stuff of low-brow comedy. A case in point, his recent "evolution"
into supporting gay marriage. [...] Virtually every time the issue has been brought up to a popular vote the gay marriage propositions have been defeated —
in 32 states.
cynical endorsement of gay marriage is a gift to Mitt Romney. The day after North Carolina voted 60-40 to ban gay marriage, Barack Obama did what
any sane politician would do and ... endorsed gay marriage. He told ABC that he felt compelled to by the gay interns he knew, his wife, his children and
Jesus. Why did he really do it? Sheer, naked opportunism. Like the contraception issue before it, this is an attempt to distract from how bad the
economy is. What will Obama do next in his desperate bid for re-election? Make a claim on the Falklands?
Gay Marriage is Obama's Poison Pill. Gay marriage is a deal-breaker for a
vast swath of American voters that includes Catholics as well as the black and Hispanic communities. Urbanites and suburbanites may say that they are
okay with gay marriage, but what they tell pollsters and what they say privately among friends and family is far different. Americans may want to be
tolerant, but their distaste for the gay lifestyle and incessant demands for acceptance is deeply offensive to most people.
Creepy-crawlies for the evolved Obama. The moral imprimatur
that homosexuals seek is the endorsement from the larger culture, of the straight, sober society that lives beyond gay-pride parades with their
outlandish prancing and eight-foot papier-mache penises meant to taunt those whose approval they secretly want most. Such approval is
beyond the power of presidents, whether Barack Obama or Bill Clinton, to confer. The landslide of disdain for same-sex marriage in North
Carolina, the 30th state in a row to give such rebuke, demonstrates just how far the gays still have to go to overturn centuries of rejection
and scorn of homosexual behavior.
Franklin Graham: Obama is shaking his fist at God.
In another provocative comment aimed at Barack Obama, evangelist Franklin Graham on Thursday accused the president of having "shaken his fist" at God by
changing his position on same-sex marriage. "It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even
more," Graham said in a prepared statement. "This is a sad day for America. May God help us."
Obama's homosexual America. President
Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America.
[...] He has crossed a cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the homosexual agenda. Rather
than being a victory for "civil rights" or "marital equality," Mr. Obama's decision puts America on the path to moral
disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-Christian Europe.
The Once and Future Liberal.
Much of the loyal opposition's response to President Obama's new position in favor of gay marriage centered on the back-and-forth
in which he has indulged over the years getting to it. He was for it; he was against it; now he's for it again (not that he
apparently proposes to do anything to advance the cause beyond his "historic" expression of personal support). In short, the
"evolved" presidential view is of the genus "political cynicism": On the eve of a major Hollywood fundraiser (and, hmm, a
Washington Post exposé on Mitt Romney's prep school bully-boy days), Obama chose to pander to a group that was feeling
Obama's wicked marriage proposal.
It's one thing to be a hypocrite, which Mr. Obama has been for years. Since he began pretending to oppose the redefinition of marriage but
refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act while homosexualizing the military. It's quite another thing, however, to invoke
Christ when doing the devil's work. Forget the voters. Mr. Obama's going to have to answer to God for this one. [...] With this
wicked move, Mr. Obama is insisting that we bow down and worship the false idol of sexual anarchy. That's what his wealthy supporters
in Hollywood demand.
Homosexuality is Not Normal.
North Carolina is now the 31st state to approve a constitutional amendment on marriage. NC voters banned same-sex marriage,
also barring legal recognition of unmarried couples by state and local governments. And now Obama has come out with a public
statement exclaiming he is absolutely in favor of gay marriage. For once, I am elated at something he has done. This
"evolving" position coming from Obama is more proof of how out of step with the American people he really is.
Rand Paul Says He Didn't Think
Obama's Views 'Could Get Any Gayer'. Sen. Rand Paul mocked President Obama's recent support of gay marriage on Friday [5/12/2012] [...] "The
president recently weighed in on marriage and you know he said his views were evolving on marriage," the Kentucky Republican said at Iowa's Faith and
Freedom Coalition meeting. "Call me cynical, but I wasn't sure his views on marriage could get any gayer."
Gay Marriage as a Distraction. Barack Obama has
been for same-sex marriage (to the extent he is for anything other than himself) since he declared himself a supporter back in the nineties in Chicago.
He just changed his mind publicly for electoral expediency. Now he is changing his mind back for the same reason, but it's amped up. He
wants to put Mitt Romney — who polls are showing to be a formidable presidential opponent — on the spot on an issue the governor
would rather not talk about (and probably shouldn't). Obama and his people are seeking to change the subject of this election from the dreadful
financial condition of our country to same-sex marriage or anything else that sticks.
'Out for Obama' and Other Outlandish
Campaign Slogans. A few hours after the President 'came out' for same-sex marriage to Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, who
struggled as Obama spoke to contain her uncontrollable "chills," the campaign's website was awash in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender wares.
The White House claimed that "President Obama's decision to reveal his personal position on gay marriage was not political — and it was not
planned," which means that some ambitious silk-screener churned out those gay friendly t-shirts on incredibly short notice.
For Obama, Gay Is Green. Mr. Obama is pandering to gays with
his marriage switcheroo for two reasons: 1) money; 2) onground support. Gays aren't a large cohort in the U.S., despite
misconceptions and propaganda. For years, it was in wide circulation that gays constituted 10% of the U.S. population. A May 2011
Gallup poll claims that Americans, on the whole, perceive that gays are about 1 in 4 Americans. Not so. Gays are
more like 3.5% of the nation's citizenry. Yet gays have a disproportionate influence in politics.
Free Our Kids From Arne Duncan. President
Obama now commands center stage following his formal announcement that, yes, he supports same sex marriage. But for perspective on how we got to
this point, we should shift our sights to three days before the president's announcement. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared on MSNBC
where he responded "yes, I do" when asked if he supports same sex marriage. Duncan at best raised a few eyebrows by stating his support for same
sex marriage. If he had said that homosexuality is immoral there would have been demands for his ouster.
Ground: 1 in 4 Less Likely to Vote for Obama After Gay Marriage Announcement. According to a new CBS/NYT poll, one in four voters
are less likely to vote for President Obama after he came out publicly to support gay marriage last week. However, the vast majority of
voters say his annoucement will have no effect on the way they vote.
touting gay marriage stance, calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act. While his administration has put out statements
on the idea of repealing the 1996 federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, it's unusual for Obama to call for its repeal.
He did so Monday [5/14/2012] as one of a list of policy goals for what he hopes will be a second term, along with passing the immigration
legislation known as the Dream Act, reforming Wall Street and investing in schools.
African-American Church Leaders
Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support. Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests
around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction — and in some cases — condemnation of the president.
How the Democratic Party lost its way. Why is the
country debating gay marriage right now? The deficit is out of control. The economy is stuck in neutral. Incomes are flat.
Unemployment is stubbornly high. Europe is on the brink of collapse. The Middle East is on the brink of war. So why are we talking about
gay marriage? The reason is simple: President Obama was facing a backlash from a core Democratic constituency, namely the gay rights
community, and he had to respond because he desperately needs its campaign contributions.
Black pastors condemn Obama's gay marriage support. A group of black
pastors gathered in Memphis on Thursday to denounce President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage and call on him to change his views.
Black pastors bash NAACP for endorsing gay marriage.
The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday [5/22/2012] that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People's decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of
gay marriage, Obama's critics and supporters alike think he may shift again. Despite his comments that he thinks the
matter should be left to the states, many gay rights advocates strongly believe that it must be dealt with nationally —
and that Obama is quietly on their side. Conservative critics of the president suspect the same, citing this as one way the
president might tack left if reelected.
leader: Obama's gay marriage support a 'slap in the face of black clergy'. Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor at
Hope Christian Church, is leading a coalition of 176 religious leaders against President Barack Obama's declared support
for gay marriage and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. "We want to know whether he is going to use the bully
pulpit of the presidential office to absolutely erase the image of biblical marriage from the face of the earth," said Jackson
at the Capitol on May 24.
touts health law's work for LGBT community. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted
the impact of the 2010 healthcare law on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in a statement celebrating LGBT
Pride Month. "All Americans, no less LGBT individuals, deserve the right to accessible, affordable, quality healthcare,"
Sebelius said Friday.
The Editor says...
Health care is not a right, and the people who engage in perverse, disease-spreading behavior deserve
medical care less than anyone because they bring their health problems upon themselves.
Obama hails LGBT
Pride Month. [Quoting from Barack Obama's proclamation:] From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and
inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law — not just for some, but for all. [...] The lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story.
West for Big LGBT Fundraiser with More Celebrities. President Obama will hit the campaign trail hard Wednesday
[6/6/2012], collecting cash in two California cities with big A list stars including Ellen DeGeneres. His two day
swing includes a large gala of the LGBT Leadership Council, an organization he started in 2007 for the gay community to organize
and fundraise on a larger scale.
From 'General' to 'Government' to 'Gay' —
The G in GM. What do GM and President Obama have in common (besides that fact that he bought it)? They're both catering to the
gay agenda for cash. Soon after President Obama declared that "same sex couples should be allowed to marry," government-owned GM decided that
gays should also be targeted by its ad campaigns.
gets enthusiastic welcome at L.A. gay event. The LGBT community turns out in force to celebrate the man who has been
dubbed the nation's 'first gay president.' It's a striking change from last year, when he was heckled for not supporting
Obama Proclaims June "Gay Pride Month". Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy
up to America's tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride
Month." This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex "marriage,"
the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year's proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable
contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have
made to American society.
Pentagon to salute gay troops.
They declined to give details about what the event will be, but officials said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta feels it's important to
recognize the service of gays in the armed forces.
plans to hold Gay Pride month event. The Pentagon is planning to hold an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month. The move comes less than a year after the Defense Department's "Don't ask, don't
tell" policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed. Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said the Pentagon
is planning its first event for LGBT Pride month, which will be held later in June. Details about the event had yet to
be finalized, she said.
Obama hosts LGBT Pride reception, vows
to be 'advocate'. President Barack Obama promised a roomful of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists on Friday [6/15/2012]
that he would be their "fellow advocate" as long as he is in the White House.
Obama Celebrates Anti-Police
Riot Started at Mafia-Owned Bar for Transvestites. At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual
and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an
illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites.
Coalition Can't Get Meeting With Obama. The rubber may be meeting the road in the relationship Barack Obama has with
African-Americans who are believing Christians. The Coalition of African American Pastors, fed up with Obama's anti-Biblical
stance on gay marriage, is demanding a meeting with Obama — and so far, they're getting nowhere.
Religious Freedom Under the Gun.
The State Department recently announced that it was dropping coverage of religious freedom from its annual Human Rights Report.
The declared reason: to avoid duplicating coverage available in the annual Report on International Religious Freedom.
There may be other reasons. Given the Obama administration's consistent downgrading of religious freedom at home and in foreign
policy, this move may be part of a larger reprioritization in human rights policy in favor of the advancement of lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender rights.
Obama And NAACP Pervert
Civil Rights To Advance Gay Agenda. The mainstream "progressive" media created a stir about the NAACP crowd booing
Mitt Romney at the decidedly liberal group's national convention in Houston, Texas. The activist attendees didn't like the
fact that President Obama's presumptive GOP challenger intends to repeal Obamacare if elected. Still, what you won't hear
from the mainstream media is the fact that those very same left-leaning activists gave Mr. Romney a rousing ovation when he
pledged to defend the institution of real marriage from secular extremists' ongoing attempts to radically re-define it.
Sebelius Calls for
AIDS 'Education Campaign That Helps Reduce Homophobia or Promotes Gender Equality'. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius speaking at the opening session of the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., said the key to helping someone stay on
their HIV treatment might be "an education campaign that helps reduce homophobia or promotes gender equality." Sebelius, who spoke on Sunday [7/22/2012]
about what strategy is needed to achieve "an AIDS-free generation," including educating people about "homophobia." She touted how the "historic
health care legislation," or Obamacare, will eliminate pre-existing conditions so that more people with HIV/AIDS can have access to treatment.
Obama's Ultimate Cover-up. [Scroll down] Perversion was
a central aspect of [Frank Marshall] Davis's communist identity. That's why he wrote Sex Rebel. We can see this facet of
Davis's Marxism reflected in Obama, at least in terms of his policies on such subjects as gay rights, gay marriage, gays in the military, and
so forth. Obama's openly gay appointee Kevin Jennings facilitated that at the Department of Education, while Leon Panetta supervises this
radical transformation at the Pentagon, our last line of defense, even while he bemoans anticipated cuts to the Pentagon budget. In the
latest example of this subversion from within, Panetta's Department of Defense issued a policy approving members of the U.S. Armed Forces to
march in a "gay pride" parade while wearing their service-issued uniforms.
President Obama Opposes Boy
Scout Policy Banning Gay Members. Months after officially coming out in favor of gay marriage, the White House affirmed
today [8/8/2012] that President Obama opposes the Boy Scouts' policy of banning openly gay individuals from joining the group. When former
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about what President Obama thinks of the policy, Gibbs did not say whether or not
the president approves of it, but in a statement to the Washington Blade today, the White House makes the president's opposition to
the policy unequivocal.
90 Reasons to Vote for Obama. [Ben] Gibbard's reason
to re-support Obama is that he "is the first president in U.S. history to acknowledge the right of gay couples to marry and enjoy the full benefits of
marriage in the eyes of the law." That's the lead-off reason? Gay marriage? The left insists on making this issue, of marginal
or no importance to the vast majority of Americans (fewer than 5 percent of Americans self-identify as gay), more pressing than, say, rising
unemployment or crushing national debt.
Barack Hussein McGovern. Gay marriage is the
issue most likely to hurt Obama. After his announcement on May 9 that he had changed his mind on the issue, Gallup concluded that "his
new position is more of a net minus than a net plus for him."
"Bullying" campaigns are really about promoting homosexuality.
Speaker Bashes Christianity, Mocks Students. According to one of the teachers in the audience, the speech was also replete
with obscenities and "sexual innuendo not appropriate for this age group." As expected, a number of students and teachers complained,
prompting the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association to release a joint statement. ... As of
this writing, no one from the NSPA or any other organization affiliated with the conference has issued a formal apology.
Speaker Curses Christian Teens. Rick Tuttle, the journalism advisor for Sutter Union High School in California, was
among several thousand people in the audience. He said they thought the speech was one thing — but it turned into
something else. "I thought this would be about anti-bullying," Tuttle told Fox news. "It turned into a pointed attack on
Obama White House Fundraises For
Anti-Christian Bully Savage. President Obama's administration has focused heavily on ending childhood bullying.
So why would the Obama administration get behind an anti-bullying organization headed by one of America's most vulgar, extreme bullies?
of Kids Who Walked Out on Savage: 'What a Pig'. The father of two students who attended the high school journalism
conference where White House-endorsed "anti-bullying" advocate Dan Savage attacked the Bible and Christianity has spoken out
vehemently against Savage and against the conference organizers.
Inside Savage's Visit To The White
House. On June 29, 2011, Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller visited the White House for the Obama
administration's "Pride Reception." There, Savage wore a pin reading "EVOLVE ALREADY" — an attempt to
push President Obama into fully embracing gay marriage. "I believe the president should evolve," Savage told the
press pool. "He says he's evolving. I believe him. I want to hurry him along." Savage said
Obama would embrace gay marriage in February 2013, after his re-election.
Anti-Bully Advocate Dan Savage
Bullies High School Kids With Profane Bible Rant. As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national
journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused
to listen to his rant "pansy a····." The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better"
project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President
Obama to Hollywood stars. Savage also writes a sex advice column called "Savage Love."
Dan Savage: 'Tolerant' Bully. This deviant troglodyte is the face
of the left's anti-bullying efforts. I've often said that those wonderfully "tolerant" liberals — the self-styled opponents of "hate" and
"bigotry" — are the most intolerant, hateful bigots among us.
The Left's Idea of
Tolerance: When homosexual bully Dan Savage unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against the religious beliefs of a group of teenagers at the
National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle last month, he exposed the lie behind the Left's idea of tolerance. [...] In what
world — in what cause — is it even vaguely acceptable for a grown man to bully teenagers for their spiritual beliefs in that
manner? We need only imagine Rush Limbaugh making his points in such terms and in such a place to know the reaction from the Left would
have been much different.
Stand Up to Dan Savage's Bullying.
How is it that Dan Savage and his actions during a Seattle regional journalism event to about one thousand high school students go
unreported? How is it that an individual who purports to promote tolerance and a no-bullying policy could be such a bully?
And how is it that Dan Savage can savage the Bible and the Christian faith, and there is no response from Christian leaders or churches?
"Accuse others of what you do."
- Karl Marx
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
Executive orders -- where are the checks and balances?
You'll Get: Who says you can't have it all? The Democrats — the
Left — now have the White House, control of both houses of Congress, a majority of
governors' mansions, a majority of state legislatures, the entertainment media, the elite news
media, the unions, the educational establishment, the lion's share of the philanthropic community,
and increasing power over the courts.
Dealing with terrorists
Will Obama Let bin Laden's Driver Go Free?
He has been tried, convicted and sentenced. But when Salim Hamdan finishes his time at Guantanamo this
December, he may not immediately walk free. The Bush administration has made clear it believes it could
hold this Yemeni detainee past his sentence as an enemy combatant. The question now is what will
President Barack Obama do?
No We Can't.
Barack Obama's emphasis on diplomacy and internationalism will do nothing to prevent Iran from attaining
nuclear weapons. The mullahs in Tehran are not open to compromise, and cannot be made any more pliable
by the impositions of a stricter sanctions regime. Any attempts at diplomacy or institution of sanctions
are, from here on out, aimed at building an evidentiary case that every non-military option will have been
exhausted. Once that case can be made, Obama will either give the order to bomb Iran or let the
Khomeinist regime in Tehran assert complete regional hegemony. There will not be, nor has there
ever been, a third option.
Presidency Is Not An Entry-Level Position. Obama has four positions related to the war which, in
my view, disqualify him for the presidency. First, how can a serious candidate for President of the
United States have a long-standing goal to end the war rather than win it? Great presidents don't end
wars — they win them. The only way the American military can be defeated is when American
leaders forfeit the fight for them. And that's exactly what Obama has wanted to do for years.
No War on Terror
under Obama. Lost in the dramatic disaster unfolding on Wall Street and the brazen hypocrisy of the Hillary
Clinton nomination is President-elect Obama's double signal that the war on terror is now over. His appointment of
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security signals that the Department will once again focus on
southern border immigration issues rather than on fighting terrorism.
Many Homeland Security Programs Can Be
Ended Under Obama, ACLU Says. Many of the programs created under the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) after 9/11 can be dispensed with, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. And the incoming Obama
administration will make major renovations in the DHS that will strengthen privacy rights for individuals, civil
rights activists said at a conference on Wednesday.
Obama's Muslim Speech: Barack
Obama is toying with the idea of making a speech from an Islamic capital within his first 100 days in office.
The scuttlebutt is all about finding the right one. (The consensus is Cairo — which is a terrible idea. An
Obama speech there would be read as a shameful acceptance of Mubarak's oppressive rule.) But my question is:
what would he say?
Obama says he wants to 'reboot' America's
battered image among Muslims. President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot
America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name —
Barack Hussein Obama — in his swearing-in ceremony.
What's in a Middle
Name? In an exclusive interview with the Chicago Tribune, Obama said he'll use his full name in
the [swearing-in] ceremony like every other president. I have no problem with that, as far as it goes.
But Obama went further. He's not using his middle name simply because it's his middle name, but as part
of a deliberate strategy to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims. He also plans to deliver
a major speech in an Islamic capital, possibly within the first 100 days of his presidency. Why,
you might ask, is all this necessary? Simple: because of President Bush's myriad sins against
Muslims since 9/11.
See more discussion
under Can Obama handle the threat of Islamic terrorism?
More influence for the UN
Global agenda? When candidate
Barack Obama declared himself a "citizen of the world" before thousands of cheering German socialists, and later pledged
to "rejoin the world community," those weren't just his usual platitudes about "change." Those words sounded the
trumpet for his specific and far-reaching globalist agenda. Mr. Obama plans to use his presidential power to get the
Democratic-majority Senate to ratify a series of treaties that would take us a long way toward global rule over our money,
our laws, our military, our courts, our customs, our trade, and even our use of energy.
U.S. Expected to Reverse Course
on United Nations. The United States' relationship with the United Nations faces a major change
under the next administration. Those advocating greater U.S. engagement with the world body are lining
up with advice for President-elect Barack Obama.
U.N. looks for better times when
Obama takes over. Standing in the line of those hoping for a better deal from U.S. President-elect
Barack Obama than they got from outgoing President George W. Bush is a body representing the entire world:
the United Nations. Despite public protestations of neutrality in the November 4 presidential election,
there has been thinly disguised glee at U.N. headquarters that Democrat Obama defeated Republican John McCain.
Agenda. Nobody is happier about the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United
States than the folks at the United Nations. ... The U.N. is an uncomplicated place. Every sick,
unsatiated tyrant, European has-been, or miserable wretch brainwashed about the Great Satan wants to take
America down — unless they are able to immigrate of course.
Former top U.S. officials urge
stronger ties to the United Nations. A wide array of former top U.S. officials have urged
President-elect Barack Obama to make the United Nations a close partner in confronting global threats and
environmental challenges. Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher and
former Defence Secretaries Harold Brown and William Perry were among the signers of the statement.
Obama Nominees Signal Radical
Pro-U.N. Agenda. [Scroll down] [Ed] Rollins replied, in part: "I think that's one of the greatest compliments to him,
is that he's not afraid of smart, strong people around him." This is what passes for media scrutiny of Obama's foreign
policy picks. In fact, there is much to question. Two nominees in particular — Senator Hillary Clinton
and Susan Rice — were close associates of Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott, an advocate of world
government who was named as a trusted contact of the Russian Intelligence service while he was in the Clinton Administration.
Oil Claims May Quicken Under New Senate. Democratic party gains in the U.S. Senate may speed
approval of a maritime treaty that allows signatories to stake claims to Arctic seabed containing oil and
gas deposits. With President-elect Barack Obama supporting ratification of the Law of the Sea and
Democrats unseating seven Republican senators in this month's elections, the U.S. moved a step closer to
joining 157 nations including Russia that have endorsed the treaty, political analysts including the
Century Foundation's Jeff Laurenti said.
someone mention the Law of the Sea Treaty?
If you don't know anything bad about the
United Nations, you should visit
Censoring conservative radio
Obama's New FCC Transition Head Talk Radio's 'Executioner'? Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer
warns that Barack Obama is signaling his designs on conservative talk radio with the rumored appointment of
former FCC Commissioner Henry Rivera as the head of his FCC transition team.
Censorship and Its Roots: Democrats fully intend to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine, a
euphemistically named regulation aimed at shutting down conservative talk radio, which Sen. Chuck Schumer has
compared to pornography. Remember that conservatives have never advocated government action to suppress
or censor the liberal media monopoly, which has existed for decades and still dominates mainstream media
today. Their answer was the alternative media.
Blackout of Left's 'Fairness' Doctrine Push. Barack Obama's transition team has tapped former
FCC Commissioner Henry Rivera, a longtime proponent of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," to head the team
looking for the man or woman who will soon give Democrats a 3-to-2 advantage on the Federal Communications
Commission. It's another troubling sign that Democrats are serious about trying to reinstate the
long-defunct FCC regulation, which can more aptly be described as the "Censorship Doctrine" because of
its chilling effect on free speech.
Unfairness Doctrine. Broadcasters should act before they're forced to react if Congress brings
the so-called Fairness Doctrine back from the dead. The Fairness Doctrine, which should be called
The Gag Rule, will effectively silence talk shows on broadcast stations and the millions of Americans who
tune in and talk about what was talked about.
If you don't know much about the
so-called Fairness Doctrine, you should visit
Paying back the unions
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Beware of Congress's
Threat to Tax 401Ks. With the bear market red in the claw, with an equal opportunity bear market taking out
solid stocks right and left, with panicked investors feeling like every headline is an explosion, comes this impenetrable
stupidity: Some Democrats in Congress have held hearings that included discussions of new proposals to tax
401K money. Specifically, the idea would be to eliminate most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks
that 401(k) investors receive. Which means a nearly $80 billion tax hike.
Targeting Your 401(k). You
may have heard about Argentina's plan to nationalize private retirement accounts. Some Democrats on
Capitol Hill are inspired, and with their big election victory they may get the chance to test Peronist
ideas in America.
It's still more than two months before the Obama administration takes office, and we are already seeing signs
of just how the Democrats intend to govern. One proposal being floated by Congressional Democrats aims
to abolish the tax incentives for individual 401(k) retirement plans. With the recent financial meltdown
having hit a lot of people's funds heavily, those lawmakers think that the time would be ripe to end the
private system and fold it into an expansion of Social Security.
Obamacare is discussed on these pages:
Packing the courts with liberal judges
Behind the blindfold. The most
distinctive characteristic of our president's legal thinking is the extent to which it reflects the leftist
orthodoxy of the law schools in which he spent his formative years, including the assumption that the American
legal tradition has been little more than a mechanism of oppression and white privilege. In reading his
speeches and comments over time, it is clear that he views the law not as a neutral set of rules to be presided
over in umpire-like fashion by impartial judges, but as a form of historical affirmative action designed to
right the wrongs of the past. As such, his conception of jurisprudence begins and ends with the idea
of the courts as agents of social change.
will find its way to U.S. courthouses. Experts say President-elect Obama could appoint as many
as three Supreme Court justices in the next few years, as many as any president in two decades. And with
a newly solid Democratic majority in the Senate ready to confirm his nominations, Obama could also name scores
of new judges to the lower courts ... .
10 Things to Expect From Obama Court: (# 10.) Expanding and perpetuating the use of
(# 6.) Banning the death penalty
(# 4.) Creating new
constitutional rights to massive government welfare and medical care programs
Questions for Obama: Voting against the confirmation of Chief
Justice John Roberts, [Obama] said: Deciding "truly difficult cases" should involve "one's deepest values, one's core
concerns, one's broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of one's empathy." Is that not
essentially how Chief Justice Roger Taney decided the Dred Scott case?
Obama, if elected, would certainly aim to fill the Supreme Court — and the lower federal courts — with
liberal judicial activists. Although Obama has served in the Senate for barely three years, he has
already established a record on judicial nominations and constitutional law that comports with his 2007
ranking by the National Journal as the most liberal of all 100 senators.
Obama's Judges and the Senate: After
years of obstruction by Senate Democrats, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered President-elect Obama a roadmap for
ending the political war over judicial nominations. What Mr. Obama does in his early days in office will reveal
a lot about the next four years. The key, Mr. McConnell explained, is for the new President to govern as he
campaigned — with an eye toward moderation.
Welcome to Obama's America:
the USSA. The fringe groups on the left such as the ACLU and ACORN will now have legitimate standing
with a government ready to dismantle our free enterprise system. Sound far-fetched? Not my words but from
the mouth of Barack Obama, "there is a legal rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts."
This basically changes the courts from arbiters of the law into super-legislators.
about activist judges.
Revenge and reversal
Democrats Look for Ways to Undo Late
Bush Administration Rules. Democrats are hoping to roll back a series of regulations issued
late in the Bush administration that weaken environmental protections and other restrictions. Potential
targets include regulations allowing concealed weapons in some national parks and forbidding medical
facilities that get federal money from discriminating against doctors and nurses who refuse, on religious
grounds, to assist with abortions.
The Geithner Exception: [Scroll down]
The just-issued Conyers report on "Reining in the Imperial Presidency" calls on the new Obama administration to "begin an
independent criminal review (my emphasis) of activities of the outgoing administration, such as enhanced interrogation,
extraordinary rendition, and domestic warrantless surveillance." As prelude, the House last February voted contempt of
Congress against Bush White House officials Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers and referred them for prosecution.
Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to
the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds
leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday." "I think
you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the
California Democrat said.
Trap. President-elect Barack Obama may be about to make a big mistake: raising taxes in the middle of a
recession. That's what his top political aide, David Axelrod, hinted Sunday: The Bush tax cuts are "something
that we plainly can't afford, moving forward," Axelrod said. "Whether it expires, or whether we repeal it a little
bit early, we'll determine later. But it's going to go."
The Nancy, Harry and Office of the President-elect
Show. The Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Hussein Obama triumvirate will be doing as much as
possible to distract and demoralize the millions of Americans disenfranchised by last week's Election.
They've waited so long to come out with their show of control. Tonight [11/13/2008] there's a developing
story on Drudge that the Democrats are prepared to move forward with an investigation of the Bush Administration.
drilling, stem cells. US president-elect Barack Obama's transition chief has said the Democrat
is reviewing President George W. Bush's executive orders and could change them once he takes office.
Oil drilling and stem cell research were among the areas Senator Obama was examining, as the Bush administration
implements a series of last-minute orders during its final weeks in power, John Podesta told ABC today.
Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions. Transition advisers to President-elect Barack
Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be
swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive
rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts
working with the transition team.
Racial quotas and reparations for slavery
Prez-Elect's Quota Challenge. Racial preferences are, after all, extremely unpopular with most
Americans. Voters in blue states like California, Washington and Michigan have banned them in referenda
over the last decade or so. Voters in red-state Nebraska just did the same thing, by a thumping 58-42
percent margin. (A similar measure in purplish Colorado may pass as well; the votes are still being
Tilting at Racial Windmills. Though neither the media nor the McCain campaign dared to challenge
any of Obama's presumably sacrosanct pronouncements about racism in the justice system, the fact remains that
every one of those pronouncements was an unadulterated falsehood. Long ago, the injustices which Obama
references certainly existed, particularly in the South. But it hardly seems appropriate for a
supposedly forward-looking President — who founded his entire campaign on a platform
of "change" — to continue fighting yesteryear's battles again and again.
Reparations. While he was an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama told a Chicago radio show host that
he sought "major redistributive change" for the benefit of fellow blacks. He was speaking in the context of the
civil rights movement, and how it had fallen short of "economic justice." Although John McCain and other
Republicans are afraid to say it, his remarks can only be interpreted to mean one thing: economic
reparations for slavery.
Obama and the Drive for Slavery
Reparations. Barack Obama is the most radical candidate ever to stand at the precipice of acquiring his
party's presidential nomination and the American presidency. It is apparent that he is a member of an international
socialist movement which hopes to use the United Nations as a vehicle to shake down U.S. taxpayers for trillions of dollars
in slavery reparations. One group, the African World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission, is demanding an
astronomical $777 trillion.
Reparations Model. While some question the impact of preaching from the pulpit of Trinity
United Church of Christ on Senator Obama's thinking, the influence of one of Trinity's most recommended
authors on Obama is clear. Three of Randall Robinson's books are available for purchase on Trinity's
website. One, entitled "The Debt: What America Owes To Blacks," is particularly important to
understanding Obama's notion of reparations. So who is Randall Robinson?
Does Obama Favor Slavery
"Reparations?" Barrack Obama's pastor not only spews anti-American rhetoric from the pulpit
but favors shaking down U.S. taxpayers for "reparations" for slavery. The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright
was the keynote speaker at the 2007 annual conference of N'COBRA, which stands for the National Coalition of
Blacks for Reparations in America.
about reparations for slavery.
Higher taxes and massive spending
New Public Works Projects Must Employ American Workers.
The plan calls for still greater deficit spending in the hopes of jump-starting our sputtering economy and providing
jobs for millions of unemployed Americans. If we are going to spend billions, perhaps even trillions, of borrowed
dollars to create public works jobs, an absolute prerequisite must be an insurance policy that the beneficiaries of the
program are U.S. workers.
You're Not Serious? There
is no longer any need to play the class warfare card or gin up the liberal base. But we are in a recession,
unemployment is at a fourteen-year high, and the Fed can't find enough ways to shovel liquidity into the private
sector. And Obama still wants to hike taxes?
Math Doesn't Add Up. Even economists who agree with Barack Obama that we need another stimulus are
questioning his exuberant predictions that his spending plan will produce or save 3.7 million jobs.
Conflicting Goals. President-elect Barack Obama's enormous stimulus package would be scary
enough without learning the details. To inject the same staggering amount of government-created or
borrowed money into the economy as has already been spent or set aside for the government bailout when
there's no proof it will jump-start our economy and no thought given to how we're going to recoup this money
is madness. But when you hear some of the uses he has for this money, it is way beyond madness.
Californians in Control. The Obama transition team
continues to talk to House and Senate Democratic leaders about trying to move a big ($850 billion?) economic stimulus
package soon after the new Congress is sworn in. Every special interest in the country is trying to stake a claim to
a share of the cash, including promoters of "green jobs" and those that claim that transforming the energy economy to rely
on much more costly forms of renewable energy would somehow stimulate the economy.
The 10 Dopiest Business and Economy Leaders of 2008:
[#9] Barack Obama. If there is one piece of policy advice that economists agree on, it is this:
You don't raise taxes during an economic downturn. Doing so would be right out of the Great Depression
playbook. Yet even as the economy obviously weakened in the latter half of the year, Obama stuck to his
campaign pledge to reverse the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts on income and capital gains for wealthier Americans.
Economic Stimulus Amounts to Central Planning. That
there will be a huge "stimulus" package in the early days of the Obama administration is a certainty. Nearly everyone
thinks the government must do something drastic to, using President-elect Obama's word, "jolt" the economy into recovery.
That something is deficit spending on "infrastructure." But it's not as simple as it sounds. A big debate is
shaping up over whether the program should concentrate on big, transformative projects or boring bridge repairs and
Bridges to Everywhere. President-elect
Obama's transition team is promising that its $700 billion, or $850 billion, or $1 trillion, or whatever it
now is "stimulus" won't include pork-barrel spending. They must not have talked to the nation's mayors, who recently
responded to Mr. Obama's request to compile their priority list of "shovel-ready" projects. By all accounts, the
$73 billion wish list may be the largest collection of parochial spending projects in American history.
Paving Projects Won't Boost
Economy. President-elect Obama has announced plans for a new stimulus package containing
$500 billion to $700 billion worth of public works projects. ... America's governors already are
scrambling to compose lists of "shovel-ready" projects so no bridge or highway is left behind.
Obama's Secretary of Earmarks. Barack
Obama wasn't kidding about the audacity of hope. In tapping Republican Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood to head the
Transportation Department last week, he got more Beltway hosannas for bipartisanship. At the same time he managed to
choose one of the biggest spenders in Congress, of either party, and just the fellow to push $850 billion in "stimulus"
out the door. As a long-time and stalwart Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Mr. LaHood facilitated the
incontinent spending that helped Republicans lose their majority in 2006.
can bet on it: Obama will raise your taxes. Economists left and right have long argued that
there is no way Obama can pay for a national health care makeover and a host of other expensive initiatives without
breaking his campaign pledge not to raise taxes for anyone making less than $250,000. The wealthy are already
paying a grossly disproportionate percentage of federal income taxes, and increasing taxes on them won't raise enough
money to meet Obama's needs.
about taxes and the IRS.
also Obama the Big Spender
and The Fast Track to Socialism.
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Nationalizing and radicalizing the public schools
See this page.
Constantly expanding government
Federal Tech Czar to Be Defined by Obama. The most talked-about tech job in government is one
that never before existed. On the campaign trail, Barack Obama said he would appoint the nation's first
chief technology officer who would, according to his Web site, help federal agencies use technology "to make
government work better." But he's given no specifics about the job, leaving the tech community to
speculate about the role and who might fill it.
Obama may name auto
czar. President-elect Barack Obama has raised the idea of appointing a so-called "auto czar" to
oversee emergency federal aid to automakers, exact tough corporate reforms and ensure taxpayers earn a return
on any investment in the auto industry.
Suddenly a rash of czars is in prospect for the Obama Administration. The title "czar" in the executive
branch has some history. The "drug czar" title appeared during the Reagan administration. The term
has always seemed a little strange to me, but that's probably because the word has a negative connotation in
my opinion; an all-powerful, micro-managing type of connotation. What's more, after spending a little time
participating in the "war on drugs", it seemed that the czar's effort was futile and cost a lot of money.
Obama Promises on Job
Creation -- Including 600,000 New Government Employees. In his radio address today,
President-elect Obama uses some new language when discussing what he wants the stimulus package to achieve in
terms of jobs. First off, he has a name for the package -- the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."
The federal government is
Totalitarianism / Ruling by Thugocracy
See this page.
Read more about the heavy-handed
government goons we already have.
Weakening the military
Obama to re-instate the Draft. Americans
won't volunteer their lives in defense of Marxism. People in the military now, will not re-up. They didn't
sign up to defend Marxism. They signed up to defend freedom. The nation just voted against freedom.
It is no longer important to kill Osama bin Laden. Barack Obama last night suggested that
removing Osama bin Laden from the battlefiell (sic) was no longer essential and that America's security goals
could be achieved by merely keeping al-Qaeda "on the run".
Obama to end military's ban on homesexuals,
spokesman says. President Obama will end the 15-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has
prevented homosexual and bisexual men and women from serving openly within the U.S. military, a spokesman for
the president-elect said.
Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons
ban. President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift
in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of defining whether a satellite can be a weapon.
Dealing with Cuba
Is Obama planning adios for U.S. Cuban
Embargo? The U.S. president-elect is touted as President of the World and in global opinion,
some 98.9 percent of the world opposes the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba as documented in United Nations
statistics. Before Obama even came into power, the European Union had agreed to lift its diplomatic
sanctions against Cuba. At the same time, Venezuela was working with Cuba to lay undersea Internet
cable to bring more Cuban citizens onto the Information Highway.
to change Cuba policy? With the inauguration last week of Barack Obama, many Cuban-Americans are anticipating
a change in policy toward their homeland that reflects both the new president's campaign promises and shifting views and
demographics among a once-solid Republican political bloc.
turns off Havana news ticker that angered Cuba. The United States has turned off a news ticker at its
diplomatic mission in Havana that long had irritated the Cuban government, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, in
another sign of efforts to improve relations with Cuba. The five-foot-high (1.5-meter) news ticker ran across
25 windows on the outside of the fifth floor of the U.S. diplomatic mission's building on Havana's busy seaside
Cuba Policy: Speak Softly, Carry No Stick. I had hoped that Obama might use his popularity with
the international left to demythologize the dictatorship in Cuba and rally the world to the cause of freedom
for that country's citizens. Turning off the electronic news ticker billboard is just the latest sign
that Obama has no such intentions.
Trying everything until something works
to Obama's experimental government. On Sunday night [11/15/2008], President-elect Barack Obama
told CBS' "60 Minutes" that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be a model of sorts for him. "What you see
in FDR that I hope my team can emulate is not always getting it right, but projecting a sense of confidence,
and a willingness to try things. And experiment in order to get people working again." This is a
problematic standard. What do you want in a surgeon? One who "gets it right" or who projects "a
sense of confidence?" Ditto accountants, defense lawyers, mechanics and bomb-disposal technicians:
Cocky and self-assured, or gets it right?
Aren't Obama's supporters the very same left-wing Democrats who have campaigned to
outlaw smoking in
public places, and aren't they the same Democrats who push for higher
taxes on cigarettes?
the Guy Smoke. Smoking is a disgusting habit that can kill you and those around you.
Barack Obama claims to have quit, but the evidence is ambiguous. And the media's lack of interest in
this question supports the charge that Obama is enjoying a honeymoon with the press.
The Editor says...
The article above is replete with bias and misinformation. For example, nobody dies from
second-hand smoke. But it does provide another example of the media's willingness to cover up
Obama's shortcomings. And it also glosses over another issue: Big-government Democrats
are the ones who have pushed anti-smoking laws for decades. What will they do now?
Under Obama Will
Smoking Become 'Cool' Again? Smokers could soon have a reason to rejoice:
President-elect Obama is a smoker who has tried hard to quit the habit but just can't seem to
do it. His addiction could go a long way toward making smoking a fashionable
pastime once again.
Media are gonna Barack around
the clock. Barack Obama announced last week that he was forming an exploratory committee to
explore whether he can really be as fabulous as the media say he is. And happily the answer is:
Yes! He's young, gifted and black, and white, and Hawaiian, and Kansan, and charismatic, and
Congregationalist, and Muslim. He rejects the way "politics has become so bitter and partisan," he
represents "a different kind of politics." He smokes, which is different. He was raised in an
Indonesian madrassah by radical imams, which is more than John Edwards can say. And he looks totally
cool when he smokes!
piece. Organizations such as the American Lung Association see the issue of Obama's cigarette
use as a teachable moment.
Obama pledges not
to smoke in White House. Barack Obama says you won't catch him lighting up a cigarette in the smoke-free
White House. "There are times where I've fallen off the wagon," the president-elect said when asked in a broadcast
interview whether he has kicked the habit.
It's been a long time since we've had a smoker in the White House. The media, of course, never really got
around to telling the American public that the Democratic candidate for president was a nicotine addict.
Even now, they prefer to write stories about his 45 minute daily work outs, and how awesomely lean and
fit he is. But the plain fact is that the President first smokerhas a nicotine jones, and can't get the
monkey off his back.
President Barack Obama still smoking? [Anderson] Cooper's question: "Have you had a
cigarette since you've been to the White House?" The president's answer: "No, I haven't had
one on these grounds."
The fact that Obama is a cigarette smoker is just one of many details that
were covered up by
the news media during his campaign.
the US Presidential hopeful HASN'T said about his father... It is a classic story of the American
dream made real: an impoverished Kenyan goatherd rising to become a brilliant Harvard-educated economist.
On the way he fights racial prejudice at home and corruption at work, survives the heartbreak of a broken
relationship and, despite it all, leads the fight to rid Africa of its colonial legacy. … Yet an
investigation by The Mail on Sunday [1/28/2007] has revealed that, for all Mr. Obama's reputation for
straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth. … And,
devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr Obama's own relatives and family friends.
Obama go up in smoke? In case you haven't heard — and many apparently still
haven't — Barack Obama smokes. Despite the crush of media attention enveloping him,
few have spent much time discussing his nicotine habit, much less asking the obvious
question: In an era of unprecedented hostility toward tobacco users, can a cigarette
smoker win a presidential election?
Obama to Quit — Smoking,
That Is. When Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., officially enters the stressful world of presidential
politics this Saturday [2/10/2007], he will be trying his hardest to resist the urge to smoke those Marlboro
Red cigarettes he has relied upon for years. Instead, he has pledged to his wife, Michelle, that he
will chew Nicorette gum.
[ ... Now that he has been elected, who's gonna stop him from smoking?]
Obama still battling his nicotine
needs. Judging from White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' roundabout answer Friday [6/12/2009], one can
conclude that President Obama still might occasionally sneak a smoke — even though smoking is not allowed in the
Obama praises nicotine legislation, as Gibbs ducks questions on his smoking. As President Obama hailed new
legislation to regulate tobacco Friday, his spokesman ducked a question on whether Obama still sneaks a cigarette now and
then. "I think the President would likely tell you, as I think anybody would that has smoked or been addicted to
smoking, that it is a lifelong struggle," said press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs acknowledged the President
still chews Nicorette to deal with his cravings.
The smokin' president.
Here's the thing, Mr. President: We know you smoke. Or at least that you did. You admitted during the
campaign that you were chewing Nicorette gum, and we've heard the story about Michelle not letting you run for president
unless you quit. True, there have been no firsthand reports or photographic evidence of your lighting up since then.
But as recently as last December, you told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that you had occasionally fallen off the wagon...
White House smoke screen: President Flawless, it seems, has a flaw. The White House has
been opaque about whether President Obama has quit smoking, as he promised his wife, Michelle, when she agreed
to a presidential race. During the campaign, reporters occasionally saw him mooching a cigarette off an
aide, but now that he's president, he's only seen when he wants and how he wants.
and Barbara Bush Gave Secret Service Fits. [Scroll down] More currently, [Ronald] Kessler
delves into President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's treatment of their Secret Service agents. He
says that despite his claims to have cut back on smoking by 95 percent, Obama continues to puff away
kicked smoking. Has Barack Obama followed my example? I don't know if it's yet an
impeachable offence to smoke in the White House, but it must in any event be almost impossible for
Obama to do so.
Great Shape, Still Trying to Kick the Nicotine Habit. President Obama hasn't kicked the smoking habit,
takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his
cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded Sunday after the 48-year-old's first medical checkup as commander in chief.
President Obama still smoking? Doctor's note may be smoking
gun. President Obama is in "excellent health" — but has to stay away from the
smokes and watch his cholesterol, doctors said Sunday. Obama, 48, is a lean 180 pounds,
with 20-20 vision, but needs to "continue smoking cessation efforts," doctors said after his first
physical as commander in chief.
Doctors tell Barack
Obama to quit smoking. Barack Obama is still struggling to kick smoking, according to his first
medical examination since becoming president. Obama is sensitive about his cigarette habit and tetchy
with reporters who raise it. But after his 90-minute medical at the Navy hospital outside Washington
yesterday morning, his doctors confirmed he had not yet managed to conquer the habit and suggested he "continue
smoking cessation efforts".
cheeseburgers and cigarettes. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today filled in some
blanks from yesterday's presidential physical. Noteworthy items from the doctor's report included
admonishments to keep up with the smoking cessation program and get that cholesterol down. Naturally at
the White House, this led to lots of questions — like where does he bum cigarettes? (Gibbs:
I don't know)
George Stephanopoulos Defends Obama's Smoking, Coos Over Physical Fitness. Ex-Clinton aide
turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday gushed over the results of Barack Obama's first White House
physical, even going so far as to defend the President's continued smoking. Talking to Dr. Richard
Besser, the Good Morning America host defended, "My reaction is, what is the big deal? He's got the
most stressful job on the planet."
The Editor says...
Just call him Tobacc-Obama! But wait -- there's more!
The Guardian reports that President Obama's doctors have recommended he moderate his "alcohol intake."
Most reportage on the president's recent physical has focused on Mr. Obama's continuing smoking habit, but
revelation of a potential drinking problem is a much bigger story. How much "alcohol intake" does it take
to get a doctor's attention? And what did the president drink and when did he drink it?
Obama should drink less alcohol and try harder to kick his smoking habit, doctors say. Barack
Obama should not only try harder to kick his smoking habit, his team of doctors warned, but they also
recommended 'moderation of alcohol intake'.
the Smoker in Chief really lead America in health care reform? With President Obama making his
final push for health care reform, I ask you to consider the following "If, Then" theorem: If our health
is the President's business, then the President's health should be our business. The recent revelation
that Obama still sneaks a cigarette now and then, contributing to an industry that costs us more than $167 billion
a year in lost productivity and health care, and gambling with a substance that kills more Americans every year
than anything else, means that the issue deserves a healthy debate (pun intended).
The Editor says...
Who really knows if Mr. Obama smokes "now and then"? Such a smoky cloud of secrecy surrounds
this topic that for all we know the President smokes like a locomotive.
Michelle's Marlboro Man.
Healthy kid spokesperson Michelle Obama is on a one-woman mission to restrict personal food choices and monitor
American grocery lists. Yet, there is an issue that screams "hypocrisy" to the sugar addicts Michelle
deprives of Twinkies®. Fact is, the dilettante of dietary purism is married to a man that furtively
breathes out second hand smoke. While Michelle is out touting "vegetable cleanses," Barry is mucking up
presidential pulmonary tissue with hydrogen cyanide and staining the White House porte-cochere a shade of
The Editor says...
A smoker exhales first-hand smoke. To everyone else, it is second-hand smoke.
Millstone or milestone?
milestone: Nine months without a cigarette. White House victories are rare these days, but
President Obama can claim solid progress in his lonely battle to quit smoking. The president has gone
nine months without sneaking a cigarette, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reported Thursday
White House: Obama still trying
to kick the habit. President Barack Obama apparently hasn't had a cigarette since March, but the
White House stopped short Thursday [12/9/2010] of declaring that he has officially kicked the habit bedeviling
millions of Americans.
his smoking habit. Apparently dealing with the worst financial crisis in decades, two wars,
declining popularity and a shellacking at the polls has done wonders for President Obama's smoking
habit — he hasn't touched a cigarette in nine months, according to the White House.
The Editor says...
The economy is improving, according to the White House. Green jobs will put America back to work,
according to the White House. The government can provide health care to everyone at little or no cost,
according to the White House. Islam is a religion of peace, according to the White House. And
now... he hasn't smoked a cigarette in nine months, according to the White House. Even if that were
believable, and it isn't, how would one verify this claim?
finally quit smoking, says proud First Lady Michelle. With his political opponents making
huge gains and the economy still faltering, it's been a difficult time for Barack Obama. But the
President has won one major battle -- he has given up smoking, according to his wife Michelle.
denies husband is dyeing hair. Michelle Obama, who yesterday claimed that her husband has
quit smoking, now claims that he doesn't dye his hair to get rid of gray. ... If the President has truly
managed to quit smoking while enduring one of the highest stress jobs in the world (even with frequent
parties, vacation breaks, golf games, shooting hoops, and 2 weeks in Hawaii), more power to him. But
the short hair versus long hair explanation looks pretty questionable, and throws doubt on the smoking claim.
Obama claims he hasn't had a
cigarette in 6 years — or has he? The president was caught on camera Monday telling a U.N. official he hasn't had
a cigarette in six years. [...] The president first admitted in a June 2009 press conference that he snuck a cigarette now and then, though
at the time he was trying to quit. Then in February 2010, his White House physician reported that the president was still smoking.
It appears that sometime in early 2010, the president went cold turkey. The White House reported in December 2010 that Obama hadn't had
a cigarette in nine months.
Prepare for four years of minor scandals
Is Salazar the New Holder? "There's plenty of scandal to go around in
this administration," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who represents the valley, told PJM. "With Eric Holder, you have a major scandal with Fast and
Furious, which has resulted in numerous deaths. And it is inexcusable that Holder is defying Congressional requests to turn over documents that
could explain how this misguided operation was conceived and implemented." "As for Ken Salazar, he is a fully owned subsidiary of the
environmental lobby," Nunes continued. "This is evident in the plight of my district's farmers, who have had much of their water supply
cut off and are being forced off their land due to federal environmental regulations that can accurately be described as anti-human."
The Year in Obama Scandals. With 2011 drawing to
a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy
persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal. Dartmouth
College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May — while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol
Hill — that "one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals." Conveniently,
he defines scandal as a "widespread elite perception of wrongdoing."
Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels. Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended
to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation, detailed in a New York Times article Sunday,
is said to have as its purpose to follow how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets
and, most important, who their leaders are. But the question once again arises: Have the feds interrupted
or aided the flow?
Why Don't You "Spread the Wealth
Around"? Apparently, the Obama campaign remains so flush with cash that it's going to give staffers
an extra month's pay, along with blackberries, laptops and other assorted goodies. Assuming the money was
raised within the boundaries of law and ethics (a mighty big assumption), in one sense, who can object? If
it's theirs fair and square, then they should be able to use it for any purpose they please. But given
that Obama's victory supposedly represents a "wave" of "change" that involves "spreading the wealth around," it's
the height of hypocrisy to blow all that extra cash on goodies for themselves.
Nation of Islam activists on
Obama camp payroll. Sen. Barack Obama employed and continues to employ senior staffers who
belong to the Nation of Islam, and the presidential candidate has some "worrying" ties to the controversial
group headed by Louis Farrakhan, a former key Obama insider told WND.
foreign deals may pose issue for Clinton. Hillary Clinton has campaigned as a champion of workers'
rights. This year, Brazilian labor inspectors found what they called "degrading" living conditions for sugar
cane workers employed by an ethanol company in which Bill Clinton invested.
Jarrett's Slum Ties. It'll be interesting to see if the Associated Press and other mainstream
media outlets more fully cover [Valerie] Jarrett's participation in the management of Chicago slums.
Certainly if Karl Rove, White House senior adviser in the Bush administration, had such a record it would
not have gone unmentioned. Perhaps President-elect Obama will be asked directly by the press about
Jarrett's mismanagement of public housing. Or would that put a damper on all that hope and change
the mainstream media have been selling us?
lobbied to protect Fannie. A transition adviser to President-elect Barack Obama earned millions of
dollars overseeing an office that led a lobbying effort to prevent increased oversight of mortgage giant Fannie
Mae, the company at the heart of the ongoing turmoil in the nation's financial markets, public records show.
The unpaid adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, held several senior positions at Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005,
including vice president of law and policy, at a time when the company's officers and lobbyists were insisting
that now-troubled Fannie's finances were sound.
You must register to become
president. As the mainstream media covers President-elect Barack Hussein Obama's every cabinet
appointment consideration, citizens have been seeking information about Obama that, when uncovered, appears
to be one fraud after another. On Nov. 13, Debbie Schlussel, attorney and political commentator,
posted on her website a copy of Obama's Selective Service System Registration form. Schlussel points
out all the peculiarities and inconsistencies in the document that would lead just about anyone to conclude
the document is a fraud and that either Obama signed the fraudulent document in 2008, rather than in 1980 as
the document portends, or he never registered for the draft, as required by law, and someone else created the
Obama's Draft Registration
Raises Serious Questions. Did President-elect Barack Hussein Obama commit a federal crime in
September of this year? Or did he never actually register and, instead, did friends of his in the
Chicago federal records center, which maintains the official copy of his alleged Selective Service
registration commit the crime for him? It's either one or the other, as indicated by the release
of Barack Obama's official Selective Service registration for the draft.
The party that casts itself as the champion of the poor is more like the party of Wall Street plutocrats. That
Bill Clinton's most famous pardon went to a billionaire financier illustrates the party's evolution. Clinton
ended up soft on crime, only deviating from Democratic custom by choosing a white-collar one. Not long after
pardoning Marc Rich, Clinton received from Morgan Stanley — in a small sign of Wall Street's
client-indifference and dereliction to come — $100,000 for a speech at a "high-yield" conference
in Boca Raton. It was the first speech of his post-presidency.
Obama's $1.74 million
party. President-elect Barack Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park cost Chicago taxpayers
$1.74 million, turning up the heat on the cash-flush Obama campaign or the Democratic National Committee
to reimburse the city. Mayor Daley had predicted that more than 1 million people would attend the
rally and that the election night extravaganza would require the city to spend $2 million.
The Editor says...
Of course, if the Republicans had spent that kind of money on a victory celebration, the liberals
would certainly have asked, "Why couldn't some of that have been spent on the homeless?"
An example of
Obama 'transparency': As a preview of transparent things to come [... beginning] January 20,
2009 in America, listen to The Office of President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama's interruption to a question
from John McCormick, a reporter from the Chicago Tribune — his hometown paper. "Let me just
cut you off because I don't want you to waste your question." In other words, asking a legitimate
question about Obama's relationship with his state's governor, even though it was not the purpose of the
press conference, indicates The Office of the President-Elect will cut off all reporters who probe too
uncomfortably in sensitive areas.
Future President Obama commits a
crime. In a ceremony held in Hawaii, Obama, teary-eyed, poured his grandmother's ashes into the sea from the
sand-lined shore. Environmentalists were quick to stand up against the move. The reason behind the contention
was the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Protection Law, which prohibits ashes from being dropped into
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. If you
aren't familiar with the story of Aunt Zeituni,
Two More Weeks of Senator
Biden -- But Why? Among those who will take the oath of office Tuesday, when the 111th Congress
convenes, is a man who has no intention of further service as a member of Congress: Sen. Joe
Biden. ... Obama, by contrast, resigned his Senate seat shortly after Election Day -- creating
the vacancy that is has caused so much controversy in Illinois and beyond.
Friends Like These, It's Tough to Believe in Change. So, this is Change We Can Believe In?
It's more like the same old change we've heard jingling in the pockets of politicians since the beginning of
time. And it's the same dirty change that has landed the bums in jail since the beginning of democracy.
Barack Obama hasn't even made history yet by getting into the White House, but he's already making history for
the number of serious scandals between his election and his inauguration.
Life in the
Clown-Car Fast Lane. Can you believe it? Barack Hussein Obama II hasn't even been
inaugurated yet and he's already been interviewed by federal prosecutors in the ongoing Blago mess; ... and
he's facing the prospect of the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, standing like a homunculus George Wallace
in the schoolhouse door, ready to deny entrance to a black man when Roland "We Are the Senator" Burris tries
to take Bambi's hardly-even-used seat tomorrow.
Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up: For more than a year, I've been writing about the
looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder's status as a former partner at
the prestigious law firm Covington and Burling. The company currently represents or has provided
pro bono representation and sob-story media-relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen
Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.
TARP Inspector General excluded from investigating $30 billion TARP
funds? Neal Barofsky, the Inspector General for the TARP program, has been pretty critical in the
past of how that money has been used. Now it looks like the Treasury Department is trying to keep the
watchdogs at bay.
Time mag lauds Obama as "on the path to huge success," ignores facts.
President Obama's success is underestimated by his critics and he's on path to become one of the most successful
presidents ever, writes Mark Halperin of Time magazine. ... As for scandals, let's see: There's the questionable
dismissal of Gerald Walpin, the gangster-like shunting aside of creditors to General Motors and Chrysler, and the
Justice Department's refusal to pursue charges against the Black Panthers who threatened Philadelphia on voting
day. There are the phantom districts getting stimulus money. There's the administration's revolving
door relationship with Goldman Sachs and other special interests.
team braces for Rep. Darrell Issa, avid investigator. Hearings that Issa says he requested but were ignored by
the Democrats include: food safety; homeland security; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; health-care reform oversight; wasteful
stimulus spending; the Minerals Management Service (see BP oil spill); and school choice. Also on Issa's inquiry wish
list: federal emergency management; protecting the independence of inspectors general; federal IT systems; federal
financial management; TARP oversight; failures at the Securities and Exchange Commission; stimulus oversight; Countrywide
Financial Corp.; the Presidential Records Act; and federal-agency performance management.
Operation Gun Runner / Operation Fast and Furious
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Goldman Sachs and the Obama Administration
Obsessing Over Enron, Media Mostly Ignore Obama-Goldman Sachs Connections. President Obama has
extensive ties to Goldman Sachs. Yet even given record-breaking financial contributions and sketchy
relationships between Goldman executives and Obama officials at the highest level, the mainstream media will
not afford Obama the same scrutiny it gave to George W. Bush during the collapse of Enron.
Goldman Obama's Enron? No, it's worse. President Bush's connections to Enron were well-hyped
during the company's accounting debacle that rippled through the economy. ... But the mere $151,722.42 (inflation
adjusted) in contributions from Enron-affiliated executives, employees, and PACs to Bush hardly add up to Obama's
$1,007,370.85 (inflation adjusted) from Goldman-affiliated executives and employees. That's also not taking
into account how much Goldman contributed to Obama cabinet member Hillary Clinton ($415,595.63 inflation adjusted),
which was itself almost three times as much as Bush received as well.
House Denies Meddling in Goldman Sachs Fraud Case. The White House on Monday [4/19/2010] strongly
denied any involvement in the timing of the high-profile fraud case against Goldman Sachs, after Republicans
suggested Democrats were exploiting the charges to build the case for their financial regulatory overhaul.
Government and Goldman Sachs. In the case of the Securities and Exchanges Commission complaint
against Wall Street's top investment bank, Goldman Sachs, it's hard not to wonder if this isn't a classic case
of Gangster Government in action. There is a truly remarkable confluence of factors that indicate that
the whole thing stinks to high heaven.
the president's Goldman Sachs men. While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness
practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no
more disown Government Sachs than Da Boss-in-chief can disown Chicago politics. Obama is headed to Wall
Street on Thursday to demand "financial regulatory reform" — just as the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission has filed civil suit against Goldman Sachs for mortgage-related fraud.
A series of coincidences pointing to a possible
conspiracy between the White House and the SEC.
suit against Goldman Sachs provokes political firestorm. Allegations the White House may have
colluded with the Securities and Exchange Commission began unraveling soon after they were made in a bizarre
sideshow to the financial overhaul saga. Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican and ranking member of
the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was winning few co-signers for his probe of whether the
SEC's lawsuit against Goldman Sachs was politically timed to help President Obama.
for the Government to Start Playing Fair. Fraud charges were filed against Goldman Sachs on
Friday and the Obama administration is portraying the announcement as an attempt to bring greedy and corrupt
Wall Street under control. Yet, the timing of the case looks like more than coincidence with the Senate
about to start debating President Obama's plan for financial regulation and with the president himself set to
kick off his tour to push the bill on Thursday [4/22/2010]. The charges of fraud look more like the
government changing the rules of the game than actual fraud occurring.
Miscellaneous warning forecasts
issued prior to Obama's inauguration
threatens entire generation, says Obama. The president-elect, Barack Obama, has warned that the
United States is sliding into the deepest economic crisis since World War II and urged Congress to pass a
stimulus package quickly or risk an entire generation of Americans losing any hope of prosperity.
The Editor says...
What's this? Suddenly, he's "no hope" Obama. And he hasn't even been sworn in.
Obama Watch: As the most
liberal Senator and first African-American prepares to ascend to the presidency on January 20th, we believe
that we are about to witness many events previously unimagined in America. Some of these events have
already begun to unfold in the ongoing economic crisis. With all of the "change" that the Obama
presidency promises to offer, it's incumbent upon conservatives to keep a close watch on what transpires,
separate from the fawning and adoring drive-by media's predictably biased coverage.
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