A SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA

This is an opinion by Mychal Massie, which was found posted on his website, The Daily Rant.

 

According to his website bio Massie is a “syndicated op-ed columnist; and former

host of the top rated talk show on the Rightalk Radio Network – “Straight Talk with Mychal Massie;” he is a former self employed business owner of 30 plus years.”

 

A SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA

 

 

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in Los Angeles.

 

The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama‘s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”

 

 

The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do

not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I

responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

 

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.

 

hopefailedI don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. His arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?

 

 

Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.

 

2012-07-05-alexanderI do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.

 

I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.

 

Dog%20pee%20on%20Obama[1]And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself

with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel . His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

 obama_lies2I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.

 

Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.

 

I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.

 Holder F&FAs I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood… Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America ‘s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”

Why Obama Will Lose in November – Tea Party Nation

Why Obama Will Lose in November – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

I received a campaign letter from Michelle Obama the other day. This is especially surprising because I am a registered Republican; hardly a likely prospect to contribute to her husband’s reelection efforts.

“Every day I learn about the challenges and the struggles—the doctor bills they can’t pay or the mortgage they can no longer afford,” said the text. The “fairness” theme, a socialist meme, was expressed. “American prospers when we are all in this together, when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, when everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street—does their fair share and plays by the same rules.”

The fact is, however, America has not been prospering for the last four years during which Barack Obama has been President. And everyone knows it. The U.S. sovereign debt rating was downgraded for the first time while he occupied the Oval Office. Federal spending (25% of GDP) is the highest since World War Two. Federal debt (67% of GDP) is the highest since just after the end of World War Two, and the nation has experienced, not only the longest recession, but the highest unemployment since the 1930s.

In the first nineteen months of his time in office, Obama added more federal debt than was amassed by all U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan.

I have two theories about the November 6 election. (1) That it will be an overwhelming defeat for Obama or (2) that it will be so close we could see a situation comparable to the Bush-Kerry election in 2004. Had Kerry won, the vice president would have been John Edwards who was carrying on an affair during that campaign and who currently faces jail for misuse of campaign funds.

Obama’s Achilles’ heel is, of course, Obamacare. As Robert Bluey of The Heritage Foundation notes, recent polls indicate that 53% of Americans favor repeal and more than half (57%) say that the Supreme Court should strike it down as unconstitutional. Fully 60% of physicians believe the law will have a negative impact on overall patient care.

The Congressional Budget Office revisited Obamacare this past week and concluded that 20 million Americans could lose their employer-sponsored health benefits and 49 million more Americans could become dependent on government-sponsored health care. Projecting through 2022, Obamacare could cost as much as $2.134 billion and the employer-mandate penalties could hit $221 billion.

There’s another reason why Michelle Obama was writing to me last week. As Karl Rove noted in a Wall Street Journal March 14 commentary, “Many of Mr. Obama’s 2008 donors are reluctant to give again” to his campaign. “As the Obama campaign itself reported, fewer than 7% of 2008 donors renewed their support in the first quarter of his re-election campaign, well below the typical renewal rate.

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee are burning through current donations so fast that the White House has told this year’s congressional candidates that they will not receive any funding support for their campaigns because Obama needs all the money.

While Obama’s 2012 campaign is already showing signs of stress, other issues will impose great pressure. Unemployment affects most American families either directly or because some member of the family or a friend is unemployed. Even the unemployed vote!

The price of gasoline continues to rise and there is nothing the White House can do to reduce it. Releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that exists for use only in an emergency will not do it and Americans are well aware that this administration has opposed or thwarted every effort to drill for more oil on federal lands. The failures of “green energy” companies that have cost Americans billions in loan guarantees are well known. A President who hypes “algae” as an energy solution will be seen as a fool and/or a complete charlatan.

Recent polls indicate how close the 2012 election may be. Obama has lost ground among female voters. In a head-to-head match-up with Mitt Romney, women voters back Obama 49%, but that is seven points lower than 2008. A Rasmussen poll found that 59% of likely voters asked whether Obama is more liberal or more conservative than they are answered that he was more liberal. Of these likely voters, 65% who are also union members thought Obama was more liberal than themselves.

Polling firms have been asking Americans to self identify themselves as conservative or liberal for decades. In February 2012, Gallup polling revealed “that in every single state with the exception of Massachusetts” conservatives outnumbered liberals. The Battleground Poll conducted by George Washington University in collaboration with Democrat and Republican polling organizations found that 58% of Americans described themselves as “very conservative” or “somewhat conservative”, while only 37% described themselves as “very liberal” or “somewhat liberal.”

A conservative campaign message will win in 2012 and this explains why the Republican primaries are all about candidates striving to describe themselves as a “true conservative.”

Even the mainstream media show indications of less Obama support. When even The Washington Post rejects Obama’s lies about U.S. oil reserves, as it did on March 15th, it suggests there may be a growing, wider level of disenchantment with the man they embraced in 2008.

Obama will lose in November. It may be a very close election or it may be an overwhelming rejection, but the polling numbers and the state of the economy will be the deciding factors.

Memo to Michelle Obama: The “fairness” message is not working. The appalling failures—“stimulus” anyone?—of Obama’s first term will ensure that there will be no second term.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

The Arrogance of the Obama Regime – Tea Party Nation

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The Arrogance of the Obama Regime – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

If you want to know what the Obama regime thinks about America, American Taxpayers, and the laws of our nation, all you have to do is look at what they are doing.

 What is it they have done?

 In August of 2010, Queen Michelle Obama flew off for a weekend vacation with some of her gal pals.  While Queen Michelle was partying, the nation was burning.  With Americans losing their jobs and their homes at a record pace, Michelle Obama had to go party with her friends.

 Now everyone has the right to take a vacation.  It sets a bad example for Queen Michelle to take an all expense paid vacation while real Americans suffered under the policies of her husband.

 Our friends at Judicial Watch want some answers.  They want to know exactly how much of the trip was paid for by the taxpayers. 

 Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the following information:

 They wanted all of the mission taskings, meaning what military assets were used for the trip.  They wanted the records for the transportation costs and they wanted the passenger manifest. 

 Judicial Watch filed this request back in August of last year.  By law, the Air Force had 60 days to respond to the request.   The Air Force ignored the request.  Yes, the law requires the Obama regime to answer a request within 60 days.  Yet with many FOIA requests, the Regime simply ignores it.

 The law means nothing; after all, it is Obama.

 Yesterday Judicial Watch filed a law suit to get those records.  They should not have had to file a lawsuit but the Obama Regime continues to believe it is above the law.   The Regime has repeatedly refused to respond to lawful requests, such as FOIA requests and even orders from Federal Courts that it disagree with.

 No one is above the law, but Barack Obama thinks he is.

 Why doesn’t the regime want this information out?

 Because it is going to be used against Obama in the election this fall. 

 Too bad.

 When American taxpayers find out what that vacation cost them, they will be outraged as they should be.

 This whole episode shows why liberals should never be allowed to run the nation.  They believe they are entitled to live like royalty at the expense of the taxpayer.  They believe American citizens exist to support the state and by extension them.  And they believe laws that apply to everyone else do not apply to them.

 Liberals are dangerous because they do not believe in freedom or liberty.  They believe in power.  They believe they are entitled to power and if we little people don’t like it, we need to just shut the hell up, and let them run things any way they want.

 Hopefully sooner rather than later, the liberals will realize we are citizens not slaves.  And we citizens are going to put the Party of Treason out of power sooner rather than later.

Hypocrisy on parade. – Tea Party Nation

Hypocrisy on parade. – Tea Party Nation.

Have you noticed something about the drive by media?

 

They are consumed with the idea of hypocrisy but only want to talk about it when it is conservatives who they claim are being hypocrites. 

 

There was a stunning display of hypocrisy recently.  Of course you did not hear about it in the mainstream media.  What was it?

 

It was Michelle Obama ripping the rich.

 

From the Washington Examiner:

 

First lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband’s bandwagon to hit the rich and spread the wealth, questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.

 

To about 300 supporters wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady said, “If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families’ good fortune.”

 

She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. “Who do we want to be?” Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”

 

Fundraising in Cincinnati, Ohio as her husband raised cash in Florida, she also said that the change President Obama offered in 2008 “does not come easy.” And she added, “change is slow, but we will get there,” according to a pool report of the event.

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a vigorous defense of her husband’s administration to about 300 supporters at a fundraising at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Thursday afternoon, saying President Obama’s work “is not done.”

 

 

 

“If any family in this country is struggling, we can not be satisfied with our own families’ good fortune,” said the First Lady, who spoke before an audience at the Westin Hotel who had paid anywhere from $250 to $10,000 for the mid-day event.

 

Is anyone else sick of the Obamas?

 

They are rich by anyone’s standards. 

 

Here is a message for you Michelle.  While you are out hating your country, if you think the rich are not paying enough, start at home.

 

Why don’t you give some of your wealth or maybe even all of it to the poor?

 

You were at a fundraiser for the Party of Treason.  $10,000 for a ticket to that fundraiser?  Who has that kind of money?  Oh it is the rich you keep ripping.

 

America is down because of your husband’s idiotic policies, which have no basis in sanity unless the plan is to destroy the economy.  Thanks to the policies of the Party of Treason, millions are out of work and millions more have totally left the work force.

 

Many shelters and other charities that help the poor can feed people for $1 a day.   How many people could have been helped by those wealth people you despise so much?  How many people could have been helped if those people, instead of writing $10,000 checks to your worthless lunch had instead donated that money to any of these worthwhile charities?

 

If you want to rag about “rich Americans” and their duty, I suggest you start at home.  Start by giving away all of your money to the poor.  Otherwise shut the hell up.

Mr. and Mrs. Cranky Pants – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Cranky Pants – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative.

So, it turns out that the cool cat billed as “No Drama Obama” by his sycophants is actually quite the drama queen. While the White House publicly pretends to ignore conservative detractors of his administration, Chief Touchy-Touchy seems to be personally consumed by our critiques. Yes, mine included.

On Wednesday, the president had himself a mini-”Toddlers and Tiaras”-style meltdown with Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer after landing in Phoenix for a post-State of the Union dog-and-pony show. As Brewer told pool reporters on the scene, Obama took umbrage at Brewer’s recent memoir. She minced no words on the cover: “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.”

And she minced no words describing her impressions of Obama as they sparred over her state’s tough immigration enforcement law, which is now the subject of a Justice Department witch-hunt. Brewer called Obama “patronizing” and “condescending.” I’d say she was excruciatingly polite.

According to Brewer, “He was a little disturbed about my book. … I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read (an) excerpt.” In the shadow of Air Force One, Obama complained that Brewer hadn’t “treated him cordially” and then stalked off while she was responding mid-sentence.

Photogs captured the fracas on film. The civility police gasped at Brewer’s “disrespectful” finger-pointing. On cue, one progressive commentator insinuated the gesture was a “racist” jab tantamount to lynching.

The president was singing a more laid-back tune last summer. As debate on Capitol Hill over the debt ceiling and spending sizzled, Obama bragged to reporters: “I’m not trying to poke at you guys. … I generally don’t watch what is said about me on cable. I generally don’t read what’s said about me even in The Hill (newspaper), so part of this job is having a thick skin and understanding that a lot of this stuff is not personal.”

Uh-huh. At least two other Republican governors — Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana — have recounted similar presidential snit fits on the tarmac. He sulked over a letter Jindal wrote to the administration about food stamps for Gulf oil spill victims; he bolted after a half-minute meeting with Perry at an Austin airport over border security issues.

You know those “petty grievances” of “Washington politics” that Obama has long condemned? Now it can be told: He knows whereof he squawks.

As New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor‘s new book, “The Obamas,” reveals, the president and his inner circle spent even more time carping about conservative influence on public opinion. “He wanted the media to be more of a referee; to put unfair Republican charges to rest,” Kantor discovered. “He could brush off the wildest, most baseless attacks themselves, he told (senior adviser and Chicago pal) Valerie Jarrett, along with (campaign finance bundler and treasurer) Marty Nesbitt and (bundler and finance mogul) John Rogers, at lunch in the little dining room next to the Oval Office.”

But what “galled him,” the book observed, “was when they gained mainstream credibility despite distortions of truth.”

Kantor then dutifully served as a pro-Obama referee:

“Rogers had just noticed a new book by the conservative columnist Michelle Malkin called ‘Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies.’ Among many other allegations, Malkin wrote that Michelle Obama — the president’s ‘bitter half’ — was secretly running the country in Lady Macbeth-like fashion. Malkin even took a hatchet to long-dead Fraser Robinson (Mrs. Obama‘s father), arguing with no evidence that his job at a water plant made him part of the ‘Chicago political corruptocracy.’ The book debuted at number one on The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and stayed there for weeks.”

The facts? It was a former alderman in Chicago, Leon Depres, who provided evidence that Robinson’s job in the city water department was a reward for loyalty to the Daley political faction.

It was Washington Post writer Liza Mundy who reported that the department was “a renowned repository of patronage jobs.”

It’s the Illinois press that has long documented Mrs. Obama’s ties to the Chicago machine. It’s Kantor herself who spotlighted the first lady’s internecine warfare with her husband’s Cabinet. And from her meddling in everything from the AmeriCorps inspector general firing case to her aggressive, Big Labor-backed push for a publicly subsidized food police corps, Michelle Obama has been openly expanding her East Wing fiefdom in Marie Antoinette-like fashion.

How long before we see a FLOTUS tarmac tantrum? We did get two divas for the price of one. As longtime observers of the royal Obamas have long observed: Mr. and Mrs. Cranky Pants’ problem has never been the color of their skin. It’s the thinness.

DECKER: Obama, soon to be unemployed – Washington Times

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DECKER: Obama, soon to be unemployed – Washington Times.

National misery hands Republicans a big electoral opportunity

By Brett M. Decker – The Washington Times

The latest unemployment numbers are bad news for millions of Americans. President Obama is among them. The fact announced Friday that unemployment remained stuck at a dreadful 9.1 percent in September proves that Mr. Obama’s big-government economic machinations have completely failed. The recession technically ended in June 2009, but the jobless rate has been over 9 percent the whole time since then except for two months. When the 2012 election finally rolls around, Barack should be the latest to join the unemployment line.

The misery in the country these days is widespread. There are more than 45.3 million Americans on food stamps. That’s a record, according to the Department of Agriculture. About 4.5 million Americans have been jobless for a year or longer. That’s another record and the worst sustained period of long-term unemployment since the Great Depression, according to Associated Press. The reality is even more bleak when considering the millions of Americans who used to have full-time jobs but the only gig they can find now is part-time work at 7-Eleven, Wal-Mart or waiting tables. In total, the number of underemployed in this country amounts to a scary 18 percent.

The government’s official figure pegs the number without jobs at 14 million, but that doesn’t include almost as many who have given up looking for work and thus aren’t counted by bureaucrats. Throw everybody who’s underworked into the mix and the tally jumps to over 42 million. That’s more than the populations of New York state, Ohio and Michigan combined. Given these dire straits, it’s hardly a surprise that homeownership also is at its lowest level since the Great Depression. Blacks have been hit the hardest by the recent wave of foreclosures and now only 44.3 percent own their own homes, compared to 72.2 percent among whites, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Under the first black president, fewer blacks own homes that at any time since 1960. More than 11.4 percent of all houses – or 15 million homes – in American are now empty, leading to record blight. So much for the American Dream.

President Obama and his crowd haven’t shown much sympathy for the masses during his Great Recession. It was obtuse, to put it lightly, when he jetted off to Martha’s Vineyard right after concluding his bus tour of the Midwest to feel everybody’s pain. It was leaked by White House sources that first lady Michelle Obama blew more than $10 million in taxpayer funds on five-star vacations in a single year. On his late-night show, Jay Leno said, “President Barack Obama told his Cabinet yesterday to insure that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely. But there was one embarrassing moment when he had to explain to the Cabinet what a taxpayer was.” There is an fundamental truth behind this crack. This administration has tax cheats in important positions, such as Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. When the rules don’t apply to policymakers, policy neither reflects nor allays the concerns of normal people.

The Democrats’ cluelessness creates an opportunity for Republicans to take control of the White House and both houses of Congress next year. The GOP needs to seize the moment and explain why less government can reverse this national slide into oblivion.

Brett M. Decker is editorial page editor of The Washington Times. He is coauthor of the new book “Bowing to Beijing” (Regnery, 2011).

Our White House Bully Problem – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative

Our White House Bully Problem – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative.

Spin, baby, spin. Throughout his frenetic jobs tour across the West this week, President Obama tried to seize the narrative. Republicans, he told champagne-sipping, tea party-trashing Hollywood moguls and tech titans, are intolerant bigots, know-nothings and thugs. They’ve made his hair “grayer” and left him “all dinged up.”

But who’s battering whom? Since Day One, Obama has been the Chicago bully in victim’s clothing. The mask is wearing thin.

On Tuesday, Detroit News reporter Daniel Howes reported that White House officials leaned on Ford Motor Company to yank a popular TV and Internet ad critical of competitors who took federal bailout money. According to Howes, “Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House” questioned the firm’s CEO Alan Mulally (who had earlier supported the bailout despite his company’s refusal to participate). Howes concluded: “You’re not allowed, in Obama’s America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or — indirectly — Obama. Especially during the election cycle.”

Both Ford and the White House officially deny any political pressure received or applied. But White House press flack Dan Pfeiffer refused to answer when I asked him whether anyone at the White House had ever contacted anyone at Ford to complain about the bailout ad. Ford’s social media director told me he personally “had no knowledge” of any contacts. While he disputed the gist of Howes’ report, the Ford official would not call for a correction or retraction.

Chris McDaniel, the real-life Ford customer who starred in the offending ad, told BigGovernment.com editor Larry O’Connor that he was exasperated when he heard about the Ford fiasco: “Now we have the federal government butting their nose into this TV ad. Another example of them getting involved in things they have no business getting involved in. Where is the free speech of American citizens?”

He better watch out for the Obama campaign‘s official snitch brigade at AttackWatch.com. After a curious hiatus, the online speech monitors are up and running again. Coincidentally enough, the site (run by several George Soros-trained operatives) targeted conservative auto bailout critics just two weeks ago.

A left-wing Washington Post writer immediately scoffed at concerns about the administration’s heavy hand because the Ford fiasco “is being denied by the parties on both sides.” Must be nice to mainline White House talking points for a living. For the rest of us, reality intrudes.

This is the administration that threatened health insurers for candidly tying Obamacare mandates to rising premiums.

This is the administration that pummeled companies such as Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and AT&T for speaking out about the cost implications and financial burdens of Obamacare — and then cheered from the sidelines while Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman attempted to haul the firms up for a congressional witch-hunt inquisition.

This is the administration that has seized Gibson Guitars’ instruments and has threatened whistleblowers who exposed bloody corruption and incompetence behind the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking racket.

And lest they need a reminder, this is an administration that has clamped down on mainstream media reporters, too.

The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly was bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty.

The San Francisco Chronicle was punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cellphone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser.

A WFAA-TV Texas reporter was dressed down by the president for having the audacity to interrupt.

The Boston Herald was spanked by the White House for running a front-page op-ed by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The White House denied any pressure in all those cases, too.

Before his campaign finance-grubbing swing ended, Obama met the pop singer Lady Gaga. She lobbied him to combat bullying across America. It was a little like Red Riding Hood lobbying the Big Bad Wolf to promote vegetarianism.

Raises for me, no job for thee! – Tea Party Nation

Raises for me, no job for thee! – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips on August 28, 2011 at 6:46am in Tea Party Nation Forum

The Obama regime is now presiding over the Second Great Depression.  But, you would not know that by looking at the White House.  Not only are Barack Obama and Michelle Obama taking vacation every other day, on the taxpayer’s dime, but while millions of Americans are out of work, those who are doing their best to wreck the American economy are getting raises!

 From Gawker:

 The White House released its annual salary report last week, and as usual, it’s nice to work for Barack Obama: Most staffers who were there for more than a year got a salary bump. A bigger one than you did.

The last time we checked in on White House salaries, we found that an astonishing 75% of continuing staffers got raises from 2009 to 2010—a huge number given the fact that, according to compensation experts, most companies had skipped routine raises that year in reaction to the economic crisis that the White House was busy failing to solve. This time around—from 2010 to 2011—the ratio is a little less dramatic. Of the 270 White House staffers who have been there for more than a year, 146—or 54%—received raises. The average salary increase was 8%. If you look at only staffers who got raises, the average increase was twice that.

That’s a much bigger raise than the average white-collar worker got. According to a survey conducted last year by the human resources consulting firm Mercer, most firms were projecting a 3% increase in base pay for executives. White House workers did nearly three times as well. Overall, it should be noted, the White House’s salary budget contracted slightly, from $38.8 million to $37.1 million, largely because the number of staffers fell. The average salary also dropped from $82,721, or 65% above the median household income, to $81,765—or 65% above the median household income.

 If Barack Obama were the CEO of a company, the board of directors would sack him for such an incredibly poor performance.  His staff would be fired too.

 Unfortunately we cannot fire them until 2012. 

 But maybe we can make them feel the economic pain that we are all feeling.  When Congress returns, they must finish the budget authorizations for the fiscal year that begins on October 1.   The budget must be cut and the best place to start is the White House.    Tell Congress let’s cut the White House budget by 50%.  Does Michelle Obama really need the staff that she has?  She is not an elected official.    She has a staff of twenty, including a chief of staff who makes almost $200,000 a year. 

 How about grounding Air Force One, except for overseas trips?  Obama will be using it as his campaign jet in the next few months.  While the exact operating costs for Air Force One are classified, the estimates are around $300 million a year.   If Obama wants a campaign jet, let his campaign lease one.  He says he is going to raise $1 billion for his reelection campaign. 

He can even have his own logo on the plane. 

Is the Second American Revolution Coming? (via Voting American)

Is the Second American Revolution Coming? To President Obama and all 535 Voting members of the Legislature It is now Official that the Majority of you are Corrupt Morons  The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.  Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke. War on Poverty started in 19 … Read More

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