Thursday, July 26, 2018

Obama Is Still Touting His Socialist-Marxist Ideas and They Are Still Feeding the Washington Elite Swamp Creatures of Both Parties

TODAY IT'S A STROLL DOWN NIGHTMARE-MEMORIES-LANE WITH BARACK OBAMA. Although I have yet to hear a mention of it anywhere else online on in the mainstream media, Gateway Pundit reported on Monday that while giving a speech in Kogelo, Kenya, last weekend, former President Obama said : "Now three years ago I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya.” Oh-la-la. Repeat that please, Mr. President. You can watch the the snip on video at < https://youtu.be/ozPvgcC_2NE >. • It’s not the first time Obama has been said to have been born in Kenya. In an earlier short biography, in May 2012, the website Breitbart published a copy of a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by the literary agency Acton & Dystel showcasing their roster of writers, among whom was a young man named Barack Obama. This booklet was of particular interest because it included a brief biographical sketch which described the future President as having been born in Kenya : "Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." • Then there's the often-cited AP report of the debate, between Obama and his opponent in the Illinois Senate race in 2004, in which opponent Keyes faulted Obama for not being a "natural born" citizen, and in which Obama, by his quick retort adds fuel to the "born in Kenya" fire, saying, "So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency." And, there's the video of Michelle Obama saying : "When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country, in Kenya..." -- not his ancestral home -- not his father's home country -- "...HIS home country, in Kenya..." Michelle's quote is sufficiently ambiguous to be inconclusive. But, during a fundraiser in Tampa in December 2007, Michelle, in another video, discussed how hard it was for her and her husband to pay off student loans from "good schools," Michelle Obama said the following : "What it reminded me of was our trip to Africa, two years ago, and the level of excitement that we felt in that country -- the hope that people saw just in the sheer presence of somebody like Barack Obama -- a Kenyan, a black man, a man of great statesmanship who they believe could change the fate of the world." And, it has been reported that an internal bulletin from the Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service, or NSIS, states that the Kenyan government in 2009 commissioned a cultural museum in the Obama home village of Kogelo to honor the "birthplace of President Barack Obama" and rededicate the tomb of his father, Barack Obama Sr. The 2009 NSIS bulletin report said : "The ministry of national heritage this month hosted a cultural festival in Kogelo and commissioned a cultural museum on a plot donated by a member of the Kogelo community. The cultural festival was attended by the minister for national heritage, William ole Ntimama and US ambassador, Michael Ranneberger. • So, when former President Obama said last weekend that he visited Kenya three years ago as the "first sitting American President to come from Kenya," it has to renew all our questions about who Barack Obama really is. • • • WE KNOW WHAT BARACK OBAMA REPRESENTS. Liberty Headlines reported the speech given in Johannesburg, South Africa by former President Barack Obama the day before the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Obama talked about “a politics of fear, and resentment,” saying : “It’s on the move at a pace that would have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago.” He decried mounting global inequality and the emergence of a political order based on fear and resentment, calling for greater efforts to foster international cooperation. Obama praised Mandela’s legacy, saying he had shown that people were bound together by a common humanity and that a world governed by democratic principles was possible. And, Obama warned that “advances” made since Mandela was in office were being eroded, with conservative parties emerging in the West that advocate protectionism and safer borders. OBama noted that : "Many developing countries are seeking to emulate China’s model of authoritarian control combined with capitalism. Strong-man politics is ascending suddenly whereby elections and some pretense of democracy are maintained, a form of it, but those in power seem to undermine every institution or norm that gives democracy meaning. We now stand at a crossroads, a moment in time in which two very different visions of humanity’s future compete for the hearts and minds of citizens around the world.” Obam went on to say that while there is no guarantee that Progressive values will ultimately triumph, there is no place for despondency : “It’s tempting right now to give into cynicism to believe that recent shifts in global politics are too powerful to push back. We have to resist that cynicism.” • American Thinker's Monica Showalter said of the speech "All I can think is, Same old Obama." Showlater added : "His techniques are all there: nods to the opposition, odd things thrown into sequences of events to deflect attention from his record, and a view of the world that hasn't changed a bit since his days of reading Tom Friedman. Heck, he probably still reads Tom Friedman, and golfs with him out on the tony, gated links, too. He blathers on about the wonders of globalism and technology, and then takes credit for all of the 'progress.' Progress, progressivism, get it? He calls for taxing 'the rich.' He also does quite a bit to ignore his own record, starting with his doubled down record of lies (Obamacare, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails) and says other politicians do it. Yech." • Showalter notes that Obama still engages in "rote loathing of President Trump (not mentioned by name, but obvious enough) and inability to grasp his own role in all the problems he talks about." For Showalter, some of the most annoying highlights of his "dreary" speech, include his "praise for the big state over the dynamism and enterprise of the private sector," without, we add, even mentioning that Trump has turned around in 18 months a US economy driven to the ground by Obama himself and his Progressive agenda. Obama said : "In those nations with market-based economies, suddenly union movements developed; and health and safety and commercial regulations were instituted; and access to public education was expanded; and social welfare systems emerged, all with the aim of constraining the excesses of capitalism and enhancing its ability to provide opportunity not just to some but to all people. And the result was unmatched economic growth and a growth of the middle class." • And, as many analysts watch with trepidation the current path South Africa toward race warfare and economic collapse à la Zimbabwe in the seizure of white-owned farms and lands in an attempt at massive state-ordered redistribution, Obama fails to see, or at least to talk about, the same-old-socialism result that has brought a once-prosperous Zimbabwe to its knees. For Showalter: "Maybe Mandela didn't set up the institutions to prevent that as he should have. Right now, South Africa has tyranny of the majority, the same miserable picture found all over the Third World, which stays third-world, for this reason. And then as Madiba guided this nation through negotiation painstakingly, reconciliation...we understood it was not just the subjugated, the oppressed who were being freed from the shackles of the past. The subjugator was being offered a gift, being given a chance to see in a new way, being given a chance to participate in the work of building a better world." But, Obama cast asdie the real legacy of Nelson Mandela to coax out cheers by offering racial taunts to his largely black audience : "It is a plain fact that racial discrimination still exists in both the United States and South Africa." • The fundamental socialistmmarxist agenda of Barack Obama was alive and swinging from the hip in Johannesburg. Showalter says : "He uses euphemisms for socialism, calling them 'closed economies.' Anybody know a 'closed' economy that isn't socialist? And plenty of those 'market-based principles' were little more than crony capitalism, as the horrible experience of Russia in the 1990s showed." • But, there is a reason Russia turned to Vladimir Putin, says Showalter : "The introduction of market-based principles, in which previously closed economies along with the forces of global integration powered by new technologies, suddenly unleashed entrepreneurial talents." • True to form, Obama lays into billionaires, but he never tells the truth about his relationship wiht them -- how they hand him six-figure speaking fees, fancy vacations on private islands, and a celebrity lifestyle that characterizes his current life. As Showalter says : "He would have us think he's not enjoying it, and all he cares about are the ordinary schmoes -- who, by the way, voted for Trump because of it. Listen to Obama's cynical distortion of the turth about his lifestyle : "Now, it should be noted that this new international elite, the professional class that supports them, differs in important respects from the ruling aristocracies of old....Some even supported Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States, and by virtue of my status as a former head of state, some of them consider me as an honorary member of the club. (Laughter.) And I get invited to these fancy things, you know? (Laughter.) They'll fly me out." • Perhaps the most cynical part of the Johannesburg speech was Obama's trashing of business -- he has always done that because for him, as for all socialist-marxists, business is the demon. He said : "And their decisions -- their decisions to shut down a manufacturing plant, or to try to minimize their tax bill by shifting profits to a tax haven with the help of high-priced accountants or lawyers, or their decision to take advantage of lower-cost immigrant labor, or their decision to pay a bribe – are often done without malice; it's just a rational response, they consider, to the demands of their balance sheets and their shareholders and competitive pressures." • Showalter asks with surgical precision : "So where was he on the flat tax back when he was President? Flat tax is the only thing that breaks these end-runs on the tax structure he decries. Where was he on illegals who benefited these Democrat tycoons who hired the cheap labor? That's right : practically inviting them in as loyal potential Democrat voters. Where was he on manufacturing? Out denouncing the bitter clingers and saying the jobs would never come back. There are a lot of doozies in that sequence. He throws in bribes for good measure to muddy the waters from his own record. Speaking of bribes, where was he on Hillary Clinton's foundation donations for State Department favors?" • And, Showalter says it gets worse -- Trump voters are his next problem, because Democrats repeatedly say their motivation in voting for Trump is that it's all about their hate for people who "look different." Here are Obama's words : "Because history also shows the power of fear. History shows the lasting hold of greed and the desire to dominate others in the minds of men. Especially men. (Laughter and applause.) History shows how easily people can be convinced to turn on those who look different, or worship God in a different way." • Remember Obama in 2008 saying iat a PEnnsylvanis csmpaign stop : "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." The bitter clingers, got it? Obama is stiol the same old, same old marxist who hates Christianity and ordinary Americans, who beleives America is finished and who did and does notehign to help his counrty -- if America IS his country. • As for taxation, Obama says it all the time -- tax the rich. It is the mantra of every Progressive, Hillary, Nancy, Chuck, Kamala, Pocahantas, and Uncle Joe (Biden or Stalin, you decide) included. Obama said in Johnannesburg : "For almost all countries, progress is going to depend on an inclusive market-based system -- one that...maintains some form of progressive taxation so that rich people are still rich but they're giving a little bit back to make sure that everybody else has something to pay for universal health care and retirement security." • Showalter responds : "That's his solution, tax "the rich" to pay for bureaucrats and put half the Millennial generation in their moms' basements, for lack of work. We know what that looked like because we lived it." And, consider the utter Progressive elitism in Obama's final comments : "I should add, by the way, right now I'm actually surprised by how much money I got, and let me tell you something : I don't have half as much as most of these folks or a tenth or a hundredth....You don't have to take a vow of poverty just to say, 'Well, let me help out and let a few of the other folks -- let me look at that child out there who doesn't have enough to eat or needs some school fees, let me help him out. I'll pay a little more in taxes. It's okay. I can afford it.' " • Showalter's conclusion? "Best I can conclude from this dreck is that Donald Trump has nothing to worry about from this frozen-in-amber socialist thinking, coupled with a bad presidential record. Been there, done that." Wou can read the entire Showalter article at . • • • WHT BOTHER WITH ANYTHING OBAMA SAYS? How about this -- CNN reported the speech : "Former US President Barack Obama mounted a passionate defense of democracy and warned against the rise of 'strongman politics.' " • What is "strongman politics"? Look at Obama's presidency. He was a strongman, starting with his claim that he could rule with his pen and his phone. He said repeatedly that he couldn't change or implement immigration laws on his own, and then he did it anyway, with DACA. He tried to shut down offshore oil drilling by fiat, but the judicial branch shot that down. AND, today, President Trump is facing the Obama judges, the Obama media, and the Obama Democrats, who are acting as though Obama's fiat rulings are the law. • What about the Obama Justice Department that follwoed his illegal orders to spy on candidate Trump. The Justice Department under Holder and Lynch were the Obama Sheriffs of Nottingham. • What about Obamacare? Taking over at least 15% of the economy through his Speaker of the House Pelosi and her strong-arm tactics shouts "strongman politics." • What about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- Elizabeth Warren's Progressive baby -- that operates without congressional oversight and has a huge budget. The CFPB, by design, essentially answered to no one --that is strongman politics. • And, remember that the Obama IRS illegally targeted cpnservative political opponents, violating their freedom of speech and association. Remember that Obam sued the Little Sisters of the Poor, violating their freedom of religion. Remember that Obama sued states for wanting to enforce immigration laws and voter ID laws -- he ignored states' rights just to get those illegals onto the Deocrat voter rolls. • What about Obama's FISA and unmasking illegalities? They used US intelligence agencies and the DOJ to save Hillary Clinton from numerous serious instances of lawbreaking while targeting an innocent Trump. His aides illegally unmasked the names of people surrounding Trump caught up in Ovama's illegal intelligence dragnets. • Lies? Obama continuously, knowingly, lied to get Obamacare passed by saying that if you liked your doctor and your insurance plan, you could keep them, and your premiums would go down substantially. He knew that wasn't true. He lied when he said he had no idea that Hillary used a non-secure computer when he personally corresponded with her throughout his four years. Obama and Hillary knowingly lied when they blamed Benghazi on a video instead of a planned terrorist attack. They did it to protect Obama's political power because an election was coming up -- who cares if a US Ambassador and three other Americas were slaughtered in the process, what was important was the re-election of "strongman" Obama. And, the whopper of all whopper Obama lies came with the Iran nuclear deal -- he lied when he said the money paid to Iran in the middle of the night wasn't ransom. What is sending cash on pallets from Geneva to Teheran while American hostages waited on the tarmac to leave Iran anything but a ransom? • But, even his mountain of lies and "strongman politics" wans't enough for his godfather George Soros. Soros said former President Barack Obama was his “greatest disappointment,” during a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times published in July. Soros told the NYT : "He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.” Soros told the NYT the he had hoped to have been consulted on economic and financial issues, and that Obama was known to “take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents.” YEP, George. That's the way it is with Progressives, all lies -- you should know because you are one. You must identify with Barack's statement in Johannesburg about billionaires : "by virtue of my status as a former head of state, some of them consider me as an honorary member of the club. And I get invited to these fancy things, you know? They'll fly me out." • • • DEAR READERS, what Barack Obama says, and who he is, matter fundamentally, because, while ProgDem faces will be paraded out as possible opponents for President Trump in 2020, it is Barack Obama and his tight inner circle -- think Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Eric Holder -- who are pulling the Progressive strings -- watch for it to increase as 2020 approaches. They will demonize Trump and anybody near him. They wil lie. They will tout their own "economic" policies and tax palns -- be careful, because those 'Progressive' tax plans focus on 50% as the norm for taxpayers. They will foist open borders off as "humanitarian," while they are simply a way to dilute the voices of real Americans with illegal ProgDem voters. They will do whatever it takes to destroy President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress. That is what makes these #NeverTrump Republicans so stupidly blind to their destiny under the ProgDems -- they will be ousted as fast as illegal votes can be counted. • Let's end with just one example of President Trump's work for America -- not the Obama variety that chains them to marxist socialist elites, but the real thing. While the world, the US ProgDem Swamp Creatures and their lapdog media have been announcing the end of the world if Trump's trade "wars" goes on much longer, the President has been quietly working for America. And, on Wednesday, after meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President Trump announced that the United States and European Union are launching a new phase in their trade relationship. President Trump announced Wednesday that he has secured major trade concessions from EU officials, including Europe's commitment to increase its imports of soybeans (good for the US farmers being shut out of the Chinese market temporarlily) and liquefied natural gas (good for Europe because it will hedge it against the pssibility of being held hostage by Russia's current monopoly of gas pipeline supplies to Europe. Both sides agreed to work toward the goal of "zero" tariffs and subsidies on non-auto industrial goods, and to "resolve" recent tariffs that both sides have imposed. President Trump said : "This was a very big day for free and fair trade....We set out to launch a new phase of close friendship between the United States and the European Union, strong trade relationships where both of us will win....We agreed today first of all to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsides for all non-auto industrial goods. We will also work to reduce barriers and increase trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products, as well as soybeans. Soybeans is a big deal.” [Soybeans are one of the products China hit with a 25 percent tariff following Trump’s announced tariffs against Beijing for unfair trade practices. China reportedly has carefully selected its tariffs to hit Trump right in the heart of his political support base.] Trump also announced that officials are looking to reduce "bureaucratic obstacles," work toward reform of the World Trade Organization, and limit unfair market practices. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at the press conference in the Rose Garden that as long as negotiations are ongoing, "we will hold off on further tariffs and reassess existing tariffs on steel and aluminum." Trump had said earlier Wednesday that the US is seeking a “level playing field” on trade with the EU : "For years, the US has been losing hundreds of billions of dollars in trade with the European Union, and we just want it to be a level playing field for our farmers, for our manufacturers, for everybody and we also want a big beneficiary, frankly, to be the European Union and we think it can be good for everybody..." • PresidentTrump was facing calls from nervous members of his own party to back down on the tariffs, particularly after the administration announced Tuesday that it will grant up to $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by retaliatory Chinese soybean tariffs. But Trump tweeted Wednesday urging concerned parties to "be cool. The end result will be worth it," he added. • Do you remember Barack Obama ever doing anything so clearly in the interests of America??? I don't.

8 comments:

  1. The devil within is always with us. Great posting Casey Pops

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  2. The real Obama is quite like the one we knew already. And what he most wants to do is nestle himself cozily within the bosom of the global elite, and earn millions from behind a thinly-veiled philanthropic facade.

    Obama’s public posture has always been that he resents the political influence of special interests and financial elites, yet as both a political candidate and a private citizen they have showered him with money he has been only too happy to accept.

    Matthew Yglesias was all wrong to characterize Barack Obama’s speaking fee as a betrayal of “everything [he] believes in.” In fact, it was the exact opposite: totally consistent with everything he has always stood for. The point isn’t that he’s “sold out.” It’s that, when the soaring cadences and luminous rhetoric are stripped away, Obama never offered any transformative change to begin with. Thus his $400,000 speech matters, not because it represents a deviation from the norm, or a venal lapse in personal ethics, but because it conveniently demonstrates a pattern that has been there all along.

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  3. A Tool 4 FreedomJuly 27, 2018 at 5:38 AM

    President Obama entered office thinking: “They love me! So they’ll love everything I do!” No. He had no backup plan for what to do if Congress became less than generous with the rubber stamp. Virtually every president has to negotiate with Capitol Hill — Ronald Reagan faced hostile Democrats in the House for his entire presidency — but Obama thought horse-trading was beneath him.

    So he contented himself giving speeches and signing executive orders that Donald Trump is about to feed into the shredder. It looks like Obama’s chapter in the history books is going to be much like his résumé when he was elected president: thin.

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    1. Regardless of what happens at home or abroad, our former president can hop on his private jet and escape the unfortunate realities of today’s crises. Obama can bask in self-delusion and embrace the collective amnesia of his pious followers while living the life of a .01 percenter, but feeding his own ego does not help solve any of today’s problems. Obama can afford to walk away from his blunders, but the rest of us can only hope that today’s leaders do a better job than he did.

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  4. There are many sectors of life that we can judge a president on. But certainly one of a very few is the Economy. And certainly in the beginning Obama had no real choice except to make any choice. The Economy was in fast free fall and the only wrong choice was to do nothing – close to what he actually did do.

    His failure to understand the economy was paramount. His staff of Economic experts (so to speak) was AWOL. Eventually the economy almost fixed itself without all the monies thrown at it and Presidential Orders wrapped around the bleeding artery.

    Obama’s Economic programs were supported by dishonest labor numbers weekly. For 8 years we were lead to believe that the Economy was improving nearly daily, when in fact it was stagnate as reflected in true unemployment numbers and job participation percentages.

    It’s the Economy that elects new Presidents and unelect old ones. Donald Trump as successful businessman understood what was needed and went ahead and did them with no fear of polls.

    After the provable creation of some 5.5 million NEW jobs, industry flourishing, U.S. companies coming back home to produce their products, the dismantling of most of Obama’s Presidential Orders, just today we hear of a GDP in this past quarter of 4.1% - the best since 2014.

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  5. The real tragedy of the Obama story is that in 2008, millions of desperate Americans cast votes for a presidential candidate they believed would fight for meaningful change. He successfully marketed “hope” and “change” to a country that was reeling from a horrific financial collapse (his 2008 presidential run even won a “Marketing Campaign of the Year” award from the ad industry, beating out Apple and Zappos).

    But beneath it all was no serious vision of change; the grand speeches, paid and unpaid, turn out to contain little more than well-crafted platitudes. (Christopher Hitchens once pointed out that while everyone considered Obama a powerful and memorable speaker, nobody could ever seem to remember a single specific line from any of his orations, a good sign he’d in fact said nothing at all.) And as Obama biographer David Garrow concludes, “while the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

    Obama was to be this century’s FDR, signifying a moment of lasting realignment and transcendent progress — rather than one of growing alienation and despair culminating in the election of Donald Trump. But the liberalism of 21st century America, it turns out, is ill-equipped to achieve the transformative change it once so loftily promised: not because it made a noble attempt and failed but because it never really sought this change to begin with.The real tragedy of the Obama story is that in 2008, millions of desperate Americans cast votes for a presidential candidate they believed would fight for meaningful change. He successfully marketed “hope” and “change” to a country that was reeling from a horrific financial collapse (his 2008 presidential run even won a “Marketing Campaign of the Year” award from the ad industry, beating out Apple and Zappos).

    But beneath it all was no serious vision of change; the grand speeches, paid and unpaid, turn out to contain little more than well-crafted platitudes. (Christopher Hitchens once pointed out that while everyone considered Obama a powerful and memorable speaker, nobody could ever seem to remember a single specific line from any of his orations, a good sign he’d in fact said nothing at all.) And as Obama biographer David Garrow concludes, “while the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

    Obama was to be this century’s FDR, signifying a moment of lasting realignment and transcendent progress — rather than one of growing alienation and despair culminating in the election of Donald Trump. But the liberalism of 21st century America, it turns out, is ill-equipped to achieve the transformative change it once so loftily promised: not because it made a noble attempt and failed but because it never really sought this change to begin with.

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  6. No one was ever neutral or let’s wait and see what he does after he’s in office for a few months. Obama’s traceable life was never that at all. He is the perfect poster face for all that is progressive liberal socialistic in this political world.

    He stood for zilch that was American or leaning ‘Right’ at all ever. “As the tree is bent so grows the tree” represents Barrack Obama as well as anything else. He stands for all the government that a society will stand for. He banked on the American sense of fair play, he played the American voters just as much as foreign electronic thievery is attempting to do as we speak.

    Our Founding Fathers have no intrinsic value to him at all. The meaning of the great documents from Jefferson, Washington, Madison, the words voicing acceptance of the Constitution from the Federalists Papers (partisan, but honest journalism) bare no truth for a extreme socialist as Obama.. Everything in Obama’s life has been about big government and little human ingenuity.

    Why America bought into his ‘snake oil salesman’ pitch is beyond me. But we survived his 8 years and now President Trump is picking up the pieces of his failings.

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  7. Barrack Obama would have chills if he ever read this following quote from The federalists Papers #22

    ”The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid bases of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority.” (Hamilton, #22; his emphasis)

    What Obama had in mind was very large throne for him to sit upon while sending out Executive Orders he thinks are really how a Monarch governs.

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