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I really don’t understand why all the wingnuts on the right are making such a big deal about Obama’s latest statement:
You know I love Obama, he is a man with a heartfelt conviction that it is he and only he who could remake America into some sort of college thesis utopia – if only it weren’t for that pesky Constitution. (And it’s a damn shame for the entire world that Barack Obama has kept his college thesis under lock and key.)
So when Barack Hussein Obama says, “I am not a dictator,” you have to feel for the man because he knows he’s smarter than any man who ever started a business and actually created jobs by hiring employees.
Go to hell all you right-wing wingnuts! The comparison between Obama and Nixon and Clinton is totally unfair because in the case of Nixon and Clinton, they made those two quotes knowing they were full of shit.
In Obama’s case, he says “I am not a dictator” as a statement of fact, which he deeply regrets.
Barack Obama does not like people.
Don’t take my word for it, take it from three people who have known him the most and supported him the most:
“The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.” – Neera Tanden, former top aid to Barack Obama and current President of Center for American Progress.
source: NY Magazine
I see a failure to embrace all sorts of people, even members of Congress and the business community.
The crowd adored Obama, although not as much as I think he adored himself.
Obama never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival.
It’s hard to care about someone who seems not to care in return… I will vote for Obama with regret. I wish he was the man I once mistook him for.
source: Richard Cohen at WaPo
John Heilemann: Obama is an unusual politician. There are very few people in American politics who achieve something — not to mention the Presidency — in which the following two conditions are true: one, they don’t like people. And two, they don’t like politics.
KC: Obama doesn’t like people?
JH: I don’t think he doesn’t like people. I know he doesn’t like people.
What do you get when you get a leader who doesn’t like people?
You can end up with a sociopath like Nero, who would think nothing of throwing the Christians to the lions and then laugh at the very thought of it, as portrayed in the 1932 Cecile B. DeMille classic, Sign of the Cross:
Take the rare mix of a man with enough oratory skill and charisma to become Messiah to his fainting followers and who at the same time doesn’t actually like people, showing disdain for Democracy in telling his supporters to seek “revenge” and to “punish our enemies,” and give power to that man who was mentored by a Communist, who uses well-known Communist slogans and spouts Communist ideas about “redistribution” and “spreading the wealth around” . . . what’s the worst that could happen?
The Obama who does not like people is probably more of an introvert than a mass-murdering sociopath, but it is interesting to note that he does share most of the other characteristics of the above leaders: a messiah-type figure who believes in the citizens as mere subjects of the state, a man with a basic indifference to people in general and an absolute belief in the central planning of a government-run economy . . . the resemblance is kind of startling, wouldn’t you say?
(The graphic is also a great rebuttal to all the atheists in the world like Bill Maher who spout nonsense about religions being the cause of all the evil in the world.)
Estimates of the genocide Mao waged on his own people through the Cultural Revolution range from 49,000,000 to 78,000,000.
Stalin is responsible for almost 43,000,000 dead through murders and government-created starvations of his own people. Both Mao and Stalin each killed more of their citizens than all the 38,000,000 battle-dead of the wars of the 20th century
Another 18,000,000 of the Soviet people died at the hands of other Soviet leaders, that’s on top of the 43 million Stalin killed.
Beyond the millions of soldiers Hitler was responsible for killing on the battlefields, Hitler also massacred 12,000,000 citizens in concentration camps and by deliberate murders.
Pol Pot took over a Cambodia with a population of 7,000,000 and managed to kill some 2,000,000 of his own people from April 1975 through December 1978. That’s over one-quarter of his people in a mere 44 months.
In North Korea, Kim Jong-il’s total dead from one of their food shortages are estimated at between 900,000 to 2.4 million dead in just the three short years between 1995 and 1998. In the most closed society on Earth, who knows how many more North Koreans have died in internment and reeducation camps which we can only see via satellite.
The Des Moines Register has the highest circulation of any newspaper in Iowa, one of the all important swing states in this election. For over forty years, the newspaper has been staunchly loyal to the Democrat party in the issues they champion and the candidates they support.
The Register has supported the Democrat nominee in eleven of the last twelve presidential races. The last time they came out in support of a Republican presidential nominee, it was forty years ago.
Des Moines Regsiter Presidential Endorsements:
• 2008: Barack Obama (D) – won
• 2004: John Kerry (D) – lost
• 2000: Al Gore (D) – lost
• 1996: Bill Clinton (D) – won
• 1992: Bill Clinton (D) – won
• 1988: Michael Dukakis (D) – lost
• 1984: Walter Mondale (D) – lost
• 1980: Jimmy Carter (D) – lost
• 1976: Jimmy Carter (D) – won
• 1972: Richard Nixon (R) – won
• 1968: Hubert Humphrey (D) – lost
• 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson (D) – won
source: Des Moines Register
So imagine the shock and dismay felt throughout the Obama campaign when they found out that a loyal and influential Democrat newspaper such as the Des Moines Register has turned its back on Obama in asking it’s readers to give him another four years!!!
It shows you just how dismal this presidency has been when the Des Moines Register felt compelled to break 40 years of tradition in backing Democrat presidential candidates to support Mitt Romney for president.
The case they make for Romney is articulate, compelling and convincing and well worth the readThe case they make for Romney is articulate, compelling and convincing and well worth the read as The Register tells it’s readers they endores Romney because he offers a fresh economic vision.
The endorsement is well worth the read, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, these two pictures from Thursday’s front page shows the choice we have and the stark contrast between the two candidates in vivid detail.
We all know that Barack Obama is a big fan of charity, of course, not the kind of charity where it involves his own money (he only gave one-percent of his income to charity in 2011) but the kind of “charity” where he takes other people’s money and spends it.
Regardless of how Barack Obama defines charity however, what a wonderful gift Trump just handed Obama because by simply releasing his transcripts he can accomplish three things: one, help a worthy cause with a $5 million check, two, make Trump look like an ass by calling his bluff, and three, make up a bit for the miserly 1% of his income he donated to charity.
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama ordered federal officials to “usher in a new era of open government” and “act promptly” to make information public. The White House blog vowed that it would be “the most transparent administration in history.”
It sounded like CHANGE was really coming with this new administration, but Obama wasted no time in completely abandoning all his lofty pledges of transparency.
The first promise broken was the Obama administration’s vow that the entire Obamacare debate in Congress would be broadcast on C-Span. The promise was abandoned completely, with the vast majority of the details of this legislation controlling 1/6 of our economy worked out in backroom deals with insurance companies, big pharma and the labor unions.
Obama also pledged that all legislation would be posted online for public review for five days before any votes would be made. It took the administration only five months to renege on that promise.
Then came the revelations that 19 out of 20 cabinet-level agencies under the Obama administration have failed to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, thereby disobeying the law that demands disclosure of public information. The Obama administration is now widely condemned as the worst administration on FOIA.
Under the Obama administration, we’ve also seen an unprecedented which hunt against whistle blowers, with Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department indicting six government workers under the act for leaking information. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, consider that until President Obama took office, there had been only three such cases in U.S. history.
All the more alarming is the cavalier way the law has been used to go after people who neither spied for other governments nor passed on classified information for financial gain. Previously, its harsh provisions were reserved for egregious crimes such as those of the double agents Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen. Five of the six recent cases the DOJ is involved in prosecuting involve leaks to the news media, most of which were by people who say they believed they were blowing the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse in government.
It’s just four of the many ways in which the Obama administration that promised to be “the most transparent in history” has become the most secretive and conniving government we’ve ever seen.
It’s yet another example of how the voters of America were sold a false bill of goods with all those lofty promises Obama made as a candidate. In reality, the campaign that marketed Obama in one-word slogans of HOPE and CHANGE turned out to be be and administration of FRAUD and SHAM.