Tag Archive | Obama

Priorities, Priorities – 4 American Men dead vs. Obama’s Image

Benghazi victims

The 4 Men who died at Benghazi while Obama went to bed.

Brit Hume, a “Political Commentator” and television journalist for Fox News, says Obama played the invisible man during Benghazi, but he sure is concerned about the NSA Scandal.

“Obama practically disappeared from the scene (no calls to Cabinet officials, no convening in the Situation Room) on the night of the Benghazi, Libya, attack. He seems more concerned on the NSA flap with distancing himself from conservatives whom he loathes (“I am not Dick Cheney”) and in Syria on protecting his self-image (he ends wars, doesn’t start them) than in taking the heat from Democrats. When coverage is not glowing, he becomes cranky with the media (as does his spokesman). He is most at ease campaigning before a crowd (whether it is an election or not) when he can accuse opponents of ill-will and flail away at straw men with no interruption.” Read More

If Senator Obama only knew what President Obama was doing!

A few weeks ago I thought that writing on Obama’s hypocrisies would be a good topic for my blog. Since then, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for things that I thought would fit well with that theme. Wow, I knew the man was a hypocrite, but I really had no idea what a monstrous task I’d set for myself. So, what was going to be one post looks like it’s going to be at least 5, probably more. Progressive Insanity’s first multi-part story. Please, don’t forget to join my blog so that you don’t miss the next ones!

Obama Then vs. Obama Now – Hypocrisies Abound

United States Representative Steve Stockman of Texas summed it up best when he tweeted “Senator Obama is going to be irate when he finds out what the President has been doing.” He hit the nail on the head with that statement! Senator and candidate Obama said a lot of things that President Obama apparently does not agree with. The list is long, and covers a litany of different topics:

  • War/USA’s role in war
  • Budget/Fiscal Issues
  • Enhanced Interrogation/Human Rights
  • Obamacare
  • Lobbyists/Friends
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Executive Privelage use
  • Spying

Send me your examples of his hypocrisies and I will try to include them in one of the next installment of this series.

War – How, when and if we should involve ourselves

Senator Obama gave a few speeches in which railed against President Bush for Bush’s role in the Iraq War. Always, his underlying reasoning was that President Bush exceeded his authority when he started the Iraq War. In December 2007 Senator Obama told the Boston Globe that “the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”.

However, in 2011, he did exactly that when he took us into war with Libya. Colonel Gaddafi posed no threat to the United States. At least Bush allowed Congress to vote on us going to Iraq, Obama didn’t even bother taking the issue to them.

In 2002, Sen. Obama opposed the Iraq War saying that it “will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.”

What effect then would a completely unjustified war with Libya accomplish? Joel Pollak, writing for Breitbart said:  “The same is certainly true of assistance to the Syrian rebels, which–aside from a desire to end the regime’s atrocities, which also applied to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq–has no clear strategic objective. In fact, entering late, on what is apparently the losing side, poses great strategic problems.”

Spying – How far is too far?

In 2005 then Senator Obama decried Bush’s Patriot Act, saying

“…And if someone wants to know why their own government has decided to go on a fishing expedition through every personal record or private document – through library books they’ve read and phone calls they’ve made – this legislation gives people no rights to appeal the need for such a search in a court of law. No judge will hear their plea, no jury will hear their case. This is just plain wrong. Giving law enforcement the tools they need to investigate suspicious activity is one thing – and it’s the right thing – but doing it without any real oversight seriously jeopardizes the rights of all Americans and the ideals America stands for.” -emphasis mine

In August 2007, he pledged to “end the illegal wiretapping of American citizens”. But, just a few short years later, he defends his administrations right to go far beyond how Bush’s Administration used the Patriot Act.

Senator Mark Kirk of IL said

“This act by the Obama Administration is clearly unconstitutional. The federal government has no probable cause to believe that all users of Verizon phones are presumed the aiders and abettors to international criminals,” said the Senate staffer. He continued, “The 4th Amendment requires probable cause and it does not exist, unless if we are now to presume that all Americans are potential terrorists.”

The Administration has insisted the unprecedented invasion into innocent American’s privacy was instrumental in thwarting a major terrorist attack. However, they cannot disclose any information regarding any terrorist attack that was stopped using these means. As usual, their reply is, in essence, “trust us on this” … until we find out something new, and they change their reply again.

Let the debate begin!

Obama’s hypocrisies are worse than Romney’s, and that’s saying a lot. I’d be very interested in seeing the hypocrisies that you come up with. Please, send me an email or leave a comment with an example of his hypocrisy and I’ll try to get it into the next installment.

Obama Watch From Target Point Consulting

Obama’s continuing favorability is not such a surprise in light of charts like the one below. Our “Gimme, gimme, gimme More” society got this jerk elected to the most powerful seat in the world, and then got his ass elected again. Everything about Obama disgusts me. His arrogance, mainly, and his disregard for America’s traditional values. Everything else stems from those two things, in my opinion.

I stop by Target Point Consulting once every once in a while and was amused to see their May 15-16 Obama Watch chart (see below). Amused … it is a SAD day when seeing that the only item discussed favorably with regard to our current pResident was entitlements. Let me say that again … the ONLY item that Obama’s Administration had positive remarks about was entitlements.

Are you surprised?

Obamawatch May 15-16 2013

Big surprise: Wife of former IRS director works for liberal group ‘laying the foundation for reform’

We already know that Big Media & the Obama Administration are in cahoots, and we know that there are some familial relationships between people in the Obama Administration and some of the big networks.

Obamas Press - Familial Relationships with Obama Admin

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These Familial Relationships between Big Media & Obama’s Administration continue to show the arrogance or “the one”

By Doug Powers

**Written by Doug Powers

Before we get to the story, cue Drebin:

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From the Daily Caller:

Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”

That “broad range of organizations” Public Campaign works with wouldn’t include the IRS, would it?

To top off the curious connection, the CEO of the organization Shulman’s wife works for downplayed conservatives’ concerns:

“There are legitimate questions to be asked about political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status,” Nyhart said in a statement provide to ABC. “It’s unfortunate a few bad apples at the IRS will make it harder for those questions to be asked without claims of bias.”

As of right now the number of “few bad apples” looks like it could be around 88.

In a related story, the new defense of the Obama administration is that Shulman didn’t visit the White House well over 100 times within a two year period, but rather the number of visits could have been as low as 11.

At about the 1:10 mark of the video below from a House hearing, Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly mentions to Shulman that he visited the White House 118 times and Shulman didn’t object at all. You’d think the difference between 11 and 118 would be so great that Shulman would have wanted to correct the record:

Even a White House spokesperson wasn’t going to try to spin 157 down to 11:

When asked about Pfeiffer’s tweet in the White House press briefing Friday afternoon, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest did not dispute that Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times, only saying that the president was committed to “transparency” and that most of the meetings Shulman attended involved Obamacare.

Earnest forgot about all the Easter Egg Rolls.

Update: More of your tax dollars at play.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Facebook Blocks ‘Star Spangled’ Cover by Conservative Rockers

By janetsmirkee@gmail.com

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Yes IRS progressives, Facebook is with you too

Indie bands like Madison Rising need the power of social media more than a Radiohead or Rolling Stones. So when the conservative rockers’ cover of The Star-Spangled Banner caught fire on sites like Facebook and Twitter last month it was very good news, indeed.

That social media love abruptly stopped, and it took weeks before the band’s manager Richard Mgrdechian found out why. The answer has Mgrdechian wondering if the band’s conservative bent made it a target[…]

The social media giant finally offered its rationale for the blockage earlier this week. The link in question was incorrectly identified as spam and blocked, but the problem had been rectified.

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As Howie said a couple days ago:

A search for the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Facebook today returns about 55,400 results and somehow I doubt those are all folks advocating against Jihad

Ok.to.target.conservatives.but.must.not.offend.muslims.even.if.they.are.terrorists.

The Grounding of Big Government

By Glenn Reynolds

GREG GUTFELD: THE GROUNDING OF BIG GOVERNMENT. “Nevermind the appeasers–the IRS scandal IS a big deal. It’s such a big deal, it could ruin the agency forever, and take a few others down with it. And sure, it’s a lot of fun on the right to be clamoring for scalps–like, who should be fired and how many. But pink slips are small potatoes. The end game is way, way bigger than that stuff. What we are witnessing is a collapse of trust in big government, which ultimately–to our benefit as small-government types–leads to a permanent undermining of the whole system.”

Or as Peggy Noonan said: “What does it mean when half the country—literally half the country—understands that the revenue-gathering arm of its federal government is politically corrupt, sees them as targets, and will shoot at them if they try to raise their heads? That is the kind of thing that can kill a country, letting half its citizens believe that they no longer have full political rights.”