The only Official Obama Administration Scandals List!
– Alan Caruba, Web Commentary.
By Peter Andrew – ConservativeAmerican.org
The list below contains all of the Obama Administration mistakes, blunders, broken promises, flip flops, gaffes, lies, etc. That’s too long of a name, so we called it “the Official Obama Administration Scandals List.” This list covers Barack Obama and his pals from day one through September 4th, 2011. At that point, the list was discontinued. We present this list to you as an accurate and complete historic detail of the Legacy of Lies President Obama leaves behind for the time period starting with his youth and going until September 4th, 2011. Not responsible for any broken or out-of-date links. They worked when we posted them. Some may redirect you to the wayback machine.
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SCANDALS By Scandal Number:1-100. 101-200. 201-300. 301-400. 401-500. 501-600. 601-700. 701-800. 801-900. 901-1000. 1001-1100. 1101-1200. 1201-1300. 1301-1400. 1401-1500. 1501-1600. 1601-1700. 1701-1800. 1801-1900. 1901-2000. 2001-2100. 2101-2200. 2201-2300. 2301-2325. - Find more ways to search the list at the bottom of this post.You can also use the search bar on our page.
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #1 – Interior Dept Chief White Water Rafting During Gulf Oil Slick Disaster!
- Eric Holder Calls Times Square Bomb Attempt a “Successful Operation!” – Has His Own ‘The System Worked’ Moment
- Obama Calls Increase to 9.9% Unemployment Sign His Stimulus is “Working!”
- Obama Claims the ObamaCare Nightmare is Already helping Millions!
- Obama Racial Harmony Lie!
- Obama’s iPod Lie!
- Obama Says Information is a Distraction!
- Obama’s Supreme Court Pick is Against Military Recruiting on College Campus!
- Is Elena Kagan a Socialist?! Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Has Written in Defense of, and Support for Socialism!
- Will Elena Kagan be First Lesbian Supreme Court Justice?
- Obama Hid True Cost of the ObamaCare Nightmare – Big Surprise (Not!)
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #2 – Could Have Prevented Gulf Oil Spill!!
- Obama’s Flip Flop on Afghan Leader Hamid Karzai!
- Obama’s “E-pants-ipation” Gaffe
- Team Obama Trying to Cut Costs of Military Pay in the Midst of Two Wars!
- Even Progressives Say Obama is a Liar! – His Lie for Blanche Lincoln
- Obama’s Nominee Flip-Flops on what Nominees Like Her Should be Asked!
- Obama’s “Unscrupulous Corporation” Nonsense.
- Obama’s “Powerful Interests” Hypocrisy!
- Holder Didn’t Even Read the Arizona Bill He Slammed!
- Radical Holder Can’t Say “Radical Islam!”
- Obama’s Nashville Flooding Scandal!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #3 – Won’t Tolerate Finger Pointing… Unless He is the One Doing It!
- Obama’s Supreme Court Pick was Member of Anti-Family Pro-Abortion Group!!
- Obama Apology Tour – Telling China He’s Sorry!
- Obama’s Broken Promise to the Seneca Nation
- Obama Family Scandal # 6 – Let’s His Aunt Stay in the Country!
- Elena Kagan Wants to Coddle the Saudis!
- Napolitano Hasn’t Read the Arizona Law She Hates Either!
- Elena Kagan Wants to Limit Free Speech!
- Has Anyone working for Obama Read the Arizona Law they all Hate?! OR HAS EVERYONE READ IT?!
- Obama’s Economic Arrogance Leads to Ignorant Eloquence!
- Obama Lies to the Mexican President & the World About the Arizona Immigration Law
- Obama’s Broken Promise to Have All Troops out of Iraq in 16-months!!
- Obama’s Latest ObamaCare Nightmare Lie is Exposed by AP!
- Obama Lied About Taking Public Option out of the ObamaCare Nightmare – It’s in There!
- Even Obama’s own HHS says He Lied About ObamaCare reducing costs!
- Even Obama’s own HHS says He Lied About ObamaCare lowering Insurance Premiums!
- Obama’s So-Called “Tough” Sanctions on Iran Exempt Russian Deal!
- Obama Makes Blair the “Scapegoat”
- Dems and Obama Clap for Mexican President when he Says We Suck!
- Hypocrite Obama: Republicans Should “Listen to Opposing Views,” But Socialist-Dems Don’t Need To!
- Obama’s Broken Promise to Mexico!
- Obama’s Green Jobs Scandal!
- Obama’s Scandalous Handling of Black Panthers Case Leads one DOJ Official to Resign!
- Biden Gaffe: Brussels Could Be Capital of Free World!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #4 – It’s Obama’s Gulf Oil Mess Now!
- Obama’s “Who Cares About Veterans?” Moment – Skips Wreath at Arlington!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 1 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #5) – It Depends on your Definition of the Term “In Charge!”
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 2 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #6) – Who is Responsible?
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 3 – Unprecedented Openness!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 4 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #7) – The Lie to Bobby Jindal!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 5 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #8)- Obama is Running BP Now??!!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 6 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #9) – Not Letting Crisis Go To Waste!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 7 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #10)- Blames Bush for Obama Administration Problems!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 8 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #11) – Lies about MMS Resignation!
- Obama Press Conference Fact Check # 9 – Team Obama Misleads America – Sending Troops to Arizona Border for…
- Team Obama Says Jihad is Legit!!
- Obama-Sestak Scandal! Obama Had Bill Clinton Help Him Break the Law with Sestak Job Offer!!
- Obama Promised New Era of Responsibility – Now Admits His Team Offered Job to Sestak to Stay out of Senate Race!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #12 – Sham Cleanup Crew Staged for Obama Visit to Coast!
- Obama Lies to Israel
- Obama Helping Fat-Cat Venture Capitalists While Breaking Promises to Small Busineses
- Obama Administration Taking Extreme Steps To Hide The Fact It Uses Small Business Administration Money to Help Big, Big Businesses!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #13 – Team Obama Paid No Attention to MMS Problems Until Gulf Oil Spill!
- Obama Flip-Flop on Meeting with Gov. Brewer!
- Biden’s Gaffe Quickly Removed From Democrat Site!
- Obama Repeats Deficit Lies in Pittsburgh!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #14 – Obama Ignores Government “Short Cuts that Compromised Safety” in Oil Spill
- Obama Violated Siljander Amendment Preventing Federal Money From Being Used to Lobby for Abortions!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #15 – Does Obama Want to Takeover BP? The Oil Industry?! More Socialist Crap from the White House!
- Another Tax Cheat for Obama: Rahm Emanuel Failed to Pay his Chicago Property Taxes!!
- Obama Hiding Elena Kagan Writings!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #16 – Obama’s Un-Presidential Foul Mouth
- Obama’s Graduation Speech Hypocrisy: Don’t Blame Others!!
- Obama Misleading Americans on ObamaCare Nightmare in New TV Push
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #17 – Obama Doing All He Can on BP Oil Spill – Except Talking to BP!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #18 – Obama’s Bizarre and Confused Attempt to Blame Tea Partiers for Gulf Oil Leak!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #19 – Obama’s Bizarre and Confused Attempt to Compare the Gulf Oil Spill to 9/11!
- New Data Again Shows Obama Lied About You Being Able to Keep Your Health Insurance
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #20 – Obama Ignored Drilling Risks to Focus on Wind Energy!
- Obama Prime Time Lie # 1 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #21)- No Place Left to Drill!!
- Obama Prime Time Lie # 2 – That Darn “Evil” Dependence on Foreign Oil
- Obama Prime Time Lie # 3 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #22)- We “Can’t Afford Not to Act.”
- Obama Prime Time Lie # 4 (& Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #23)- Hypocrisy: Now It’s Time to Pray!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #24 – Axelrod Flip Flops in Two Sentences on Connection Between Cap & Tax and Gulf Oil Spill!!
- Obama’s Socialist Budget Director to Step Down After Sex Scandal!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #25 – Obama’s Broken Promise to the Gulf!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #26 – Obama Still Golfing While Soldiers Die and the Gulf Dies!
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #27 – Obama Lied, The Drilling Ban Died!
- Obama holds border security hostage!
- White House Lies About John Kyl Remarks
- Obama’s Gulf Oil Blunder #28 – Obama Administration Preventing Gulf Oil Cleanup Methods!
- Eight Senators Say Obama is Trying to Circumvent Congress, Grant Amnesty to Illegals!
- Obama’s Labor Department Advertising it Will Help Law-Breakers!!
- Dems Vow To Break Obama’s Tax Promise (Again) For Him
- Obama’s CIA Director says Bush was President Last Time We Knew Where Osama Bin Laden Was!
- VP Joey the Clown Buttafuoco Biden Calls Milwaukee area Man a SmartA**!
- Kagan Compared NRA to the KKK!
- Obama’s Caribou Coffee Cover-Up!
Jake Tapper at ABCDEmocrat News: “Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned. Other leaders of the Interior Department were focused on the Gulf, joined by other agencies and literally thousands of other employees. But Strickland’s participation in a trip that administration officials insisted was “work-focused” raised eyebrows among other Obama administration officials and even within even his own department, sources told ABC News…” — ConservativeAmerican.org says ‘ah oil slick, schmoil stick…who cares! I’m white water rafting with my wife!’
5/7/2010 Ozark First reports, “Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski pressed Holder on federal terror watch and no-fly lists and asked, “How did he get on that plane?” Holder noted that certain federal security procedures are being recalibrated in the wake of the Times Square incident. He said, quote, “We have to look at this successful operation and determine how we can do it better next time.” — ConservativeAmerican.org is all for the ‘better next time’ idea.
President Obama had a press conference today where he said his efforts to improve the economy “since day one” are paying off. He said despite the increase in unemployment, 260,000 jobs were added with the majority of them being “in the private sector.” Rush Limbaugh disputed the President’s claim saying just 66,000 were jobs created without the government. Speaking of the unprecedented stimulus bill, Rush said, “Never before has so much money been spent to create so little.” Click here for historical unemployment numbers by month. UPDATE 5/10/10: Glenn Beck Agrees with ConservativeAmerican.org: “The President who promised he’d stop the oceans from rising hasn’t been able to stop unemployment from doing the same. Despite the bad news, that’s not stopping the President from turning that frown upside down! Glenn… on the crappy numbers that the president thinks rock.”
5/9/2010 The Lonely Conservative reports, “AP: The new health care law already is helping millions of people through tax breaks for small businesses and assistance for families with young adults, President Barack Obama said Saturday… He must not be talking about employees of medical device manufacturers whose jobs may be on the block. He didn’t mention the large employers who may drop health insurance coverage altogether. And there was no mention of the paperwork nightmare imposed on small businesses. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for the nightmare known as Obamacare. But he’ll still sit there and lie to the American people…”
5/9/2010 Malone Vandam writes at the New Paltz Journal II, “Obama’s profound and disgraceful lie that he was a man of racial reconciliation who affirmed an underlying unity of American society that stood beyond race and ideology. That was the Big Lie. It was a lie before it left his lips in his debut on the national stage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. But unlike the truly great Big Lies of yesteryear, it’s a Big Lie that virtually no one who is sane believes any longer… Early on, pundits like Chris Matthews began to suggest that if you were white and you didn’t want to vote for Barack Obama that it was because you were a racist. You see, Obama was just that good. It was plain to see. This guy was The One. He was Hope. He was Change… Most unmentionable of all was that Obama, until his agonizing decision to leave it, was the member of a race-obsessed, in fact racist, church in Chicago… Even showing the videos of the demented Jeremiah Wright, decontextualized from the underlying teaching of the church, was considered unseemly and probably racist itself…”
5/10/2010 In the past, President Obama has made comments about songs he keeps on his Ipod. Rush Limbaugh today noted the President said Michael Jackson’s songs were still on his Ipod. That’s a contradiction with the statement he made to Hampton University students yesterday: “”And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work …” So, does he know how to use the thing or not? So much for the young, techno Prez! Fox News reports it this way: “Maybe the president threw that line in to make John McCain, his former e-mail illiterate opponent, feel better. But Obama disavowing technology is kind of like Donald Trump saying he can’t make change. The president has a known addiction to his BlackBerry (a.k.a. BOTUS — Blackberry of the United States), which he could not and would not part with when he entered the White House, despite security concerns. He admitted “clinging” to it last year — kind of like voters who “cling” to guns and religion. He also owns an iPod, meaning that he knows how to use one — unless he depends on the Secret Service to hit the shuffle button while he’s out jogging. He told The Associated Press after Michael Jackson died that “I still have all his stuff on my iPod.” During the campaign, he revealed his playlist to Rolling Stone, which at the time included a lot of Jay-Z and Bob Dylan. And he once found the iPod a device befitting royalty. He gave one to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift when he visited London last spring.”
5/10/2010 Unhappy with the internet age that allows people like you to get news from non-state-controlled media outlets, President Barack Obama says information is a distraction! Ultra-Liberal H.R. Huff-n-Stuffington Post has the quote: “You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter,” he told the students. “And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.” — ConservativeAmerican.org asks, how can this man talk about a truth meter when he finds it so easy to tell lie after lie himself? Information, he claims is a “diversion” putting pressure “on our democracy.” No, it shines a light of truth on your Socialist-Democrat party! This is why we call him Barack Hugo Obama! Information is bad now?! This guy is a dangerous man. November 2nd can’t come soon enough! UPDATE 5/12/10: Check OUt Moonbattery’s take on Comrade Obama here.
5/10/2010 As we reported yesterday, “The liberal Judicial Crisis Network reports, “If Solicitor General Elana Kagan gets the nod [She did, today], conservatives will beat the hell out of her for opposing military recruitment on campus when she was dean of Harvard Law School. And liberals should concede the point; the conservatives will be right.” Fox News adds, “Kagan has long opposed the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy calling it a “moral injustice of the first order.” She believed that allowing the military to recruit on campus would violate anti-discrimination policies.” UPDATE 5/16/2010: Did Kagan Break the Law?!!! From ABCDEmocrat News: “The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Jeff Sessions, R-AL,… insisted that Kagan was not only wrong in her decision, but broke the law….Asked about the issue by host Jake Tapper, Sessions said, “This is no little-bitty matter, Jake. She would not let them come to the area that does the recruiting on the campus. They had to meet with some student veterans, and this is not acceptable. It was a big error,” he said. “That went on for a number of years. It was a national issue. People still remember the debate about it… “She disallowed them from the normal recruitment process on campus. She went out of her way to do so,” he told Tapper. “She was a national leader in that, and she violated the law of the United States at various points in the process.” Other Republican voices have been even sharper. “She, as Dean of the Harvard Law School, took an effort to block the American military from the Harvard campus all the way to the Supreme Court during a war,” former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said last night an NRA convention. “And that is an act so unbecoming of an American that she should be disqualified from the very beginning,” he said.” “She reversed the policy. When she became dean, they were allowing the military to come back on campus and had been for a couple of years,” Sessions said.” UPDATE 6/29/2010:Yahoo! News: “(Confirmation) hearings turned testy when Sessions returned to the issue of the military’s presence at Harvard Law School, and a controversy that arose when she blocked recruiters from the career services office. She has said she acted because the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which bars openly gay men and women from serving, was a violation of the university’s anti-discrimination rules. As an alternative, she encouraged a campus veterans group to facilitate the Pentagon’s recruitment of students, describing that as an attempt to comply with a law that require schools receiving federal funds to give equal access to military recruiters. At the time, the law’s validity was under challenge in federal court. Sessions disputed Kagan’s version of events, saying that for one recruiting season “you gave them (the Pentagon) the runaround. … You’ve continued to persist with this view that somehow there was a loophole in the statute that Harvard didn’t have to comply with.” Kagan gave no ground, countering that “military recruiting went up that year, not down,” when Pentagon’s representatives worked through the veterans office on campus.” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes that she simply ignored Sessions’ point.
5/10/2010 Another Socialist pick by President Obama would not be surprise. He has Socialist Carol Browner working as his Climate Hoax Czar and has Marxists he has appointed as well, such as Van Jones. Now, Shannon Bream at Fox News reports, “Her [Kagan’s] writings while a student at Princeton will also spark interest during her confirmation hearings. In November 1980, she authored a piece for the student newspaper called “Fear and Loathing in Brooklyn.” In it, Kagan said she “absorbed … liberal principles early,” and she lamented the political success the right was having. She wrote that she looked forward to a time when a “more leftist left will once again come to the fore.” Her senior thesis at Princeton focused on the demise of the Socialist movement in the early 20th century. Kagan referred to it as “… a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.” Her supporters say it was simply a college paper that examined, but did not condone socialism. The professor who oversaw her research for the piece went a step further, calling Kagan the “furthest thing from a socialist – period.” — ConservativeAmerican.org doubts that professor is accurate.
5/11/2010 Conservative American radio talk show host Jay Weber, on News Talk 1130 WISN of Milwaukee, said today that Kagan “is a lesbian” and “is openly gay.” Weber wondered why the MSM is ignoring what he called this “elephant in the room.” He suggested a strategy of the left to get a gay person on the Supreme Court is to downplay it, rather than play it up. They’re not even mentioning it. Why aren’t they playing this up? Why aren’t they proud to nominate the first “openly gay” woman to the Supreme Court? If Obama is finally living up to his promise to be the gay champion, then why not be proud of it? Weber says the issue of Kagan’s sexual preference is fair game because issues related to gays and gay marriage will, no doubt, come before the Court she is nominated to serve on. Weber says Kagan is a strong supporter of gay rights and gay marriage and will work to overturn state marriage laws that define marriage as being between one man and one woman. ConservativeAmerican.org agrees with Weber that the issue is fair game. She has strong personal opinions on a matter that will come before the court and the Senate should question her on this issue. A caller to Weber’s program suggested the left is simply waiting for the “right-wing” to bring up the issue so they can use it to falsely claim that everyone on the right is against gay people. UPDATE 5/18/10: More stupidity here from Salon’s website. They say the Wall Street Journal only used a photo of Kagan playing softball to somehow secretly hint that she is gay!
5/12/10 ABCDEmocrat News reports, “The director of the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the health care reform legislation would cost, over the next ten years, $115 billion more than previously thought, bringing the total cost to more than $1 trillion. The revised figure is due to estimated costs to federal agencies to implement the new health care reform bill – such as administrative expenses for the Internal Revenue Services and the Department of Health and Human Services — and the costs for a “variety of grant and other program spending for which specified funding levels for one or more years are provided in the act.” — ConservativeAmerican.org is sure they didn’t know about any of this ahead of time… riiiiiiiiiiight?
5/12/10 The ulta liberal FireDogLake says President Barack Obama could have prevented the Gulf Oil Spill! From their post we learn, “Ken Salazar’…secretary of the interior …allowed the MMS to approve — with no environmental review — the BP drilling operation that exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and pouring millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico… BP submitted its drilling plan to the MMS on March 10, 2009. Rather than subject the plan to a detailed environmental review before approving it as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the agency declared the plan to be “categorically excluded” from environmental analysis because it posed virtually no chance of harming the environment… But how could Obama have known that Ken Salazar is a gung-ho booster of offshore drilling, instead of a responsible guardian of the public interest? Let’s blame it all on Salazar, and BP, and Halliburton, and… anybody but Obama! But… In 2006, while Salazar was in the Colorado Senate, he fought to get increased oil and gas leases in the Gulf Coast region, by sponsoring the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. Now some people are calling the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe “Obama’s Katrina,” but that characterization is completely unfair… to George W. Bush.” UPDATE 5/17/10: The Center for Biological Diversity says numerous laws were broken by Ken Salazar and Team Obama prior to the BP oil leak!! “under his watch, the Department of Interior and Minerals Management Service (MMS) approved hundreds of dangerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico — none with the environmental reviews legally required by the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act. So, did Team Obama violate three federal laws?! . Among those exempted from environmental review under Salazar was the disastrous BP drill that exploded…” UPDATE 5/18/10: Fox News reports Congress is “Grilling” Salazar over the BP Drilling mistakes. From Fox: “Salazar, in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 accident that unleashed a massive Gulf oil spill, promised an overhaul of the agency that regulates offshore oil drilling to give it “more tools, more resources, more independence and greater authority.” — ConservativeAmerican.org says look what he is promising: More government, More costs, less congressional involvement, and more power for himself!! — More from Fox: “Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in opening a congressional hearing into the spill, said Congress wanted to explore “the role of regulatory failure” in the accident…”
5/12/10 Newser reports: “Washingtonians lie all the time, but “with the arrival of Hamid Karzai, the mendacity blossomed into absurdity,” writes Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Obama can’t stand Karzai—and really, neither can anyone else. But Dowd says they’ll pretend to like him, because “like a lover who has learned that his fickle mistress responds better to sweets than rants, the administration has abruptly switched from nagging the corrupt Afghan president to nuzzling him.” So they’ll tell him that the US “has a long-term commitment in Afghanistan (it doesn’t) and an endgame there (it doesn’t).” Karzai, meanwhile, will promise to root out corruption and crack down on opium (fat chance)….”
5/13/10 George W. Bush was “dumb” when he stumbled on words. He must have cheated in college, they said. Sooooooo, is Obama dumb now? Did Obama cheat in college? YouTube has the video of him saying Epancipation instead of Emancipation…
5/13/10 Does anyone remember these wars anymore? The media is no longer interested in exit strategies or death counts. Newsmax and the Washington Post are reporting, “…the Obama administration is “pleading” with Congress to give military personnel a much smaller increase in pay than lawmakers have proposed. The Pentagon contends that Congress simply has been too generous with troops during the past decade. In fact, lawmakers have lavished so much money on troops, according to the Post, that service members are now better compensated than workers in the private sector with similar experience and education levels.” — ConservativeAmerican.org says God forbid, we can’t have that! Military people making real money? This has got to stop! Give me a break. ConservativeAmerican.org has argued the pay for enlisted men and officers should be doubled and we need to take much better care of veterans. Back to Newsmax: “…Obama — who came to power with the help of government employee unions across the nation and has lavished on them hundreds of billions in stimulus funds to keep them on federal, state and local payrolls with no strings attached — is moving to cut spending on salaries for military personnel.” An outrageous scandal from Team Obama!
5/13/10 The LA Progressive website says President Obama lies in a new advertisement he recorded for Blanche Lincoln, Democrat for Arkansas. “…because she also filibustered health care reform and killed the public option, Democrats don’t like her either. She now faces a primary challenge from Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The White House has endorsed Lincoln because she’s the incumbent, and last week did a radio ad for her. But in the ad, Obama says she “took on big insurance companies” to pass health care. Of course, nothing can be further from the truth… Arkansas is just the most extreme example this year of Obama standing up for doomed incumbents who have frustrated the progressive agenda that got him elected in the first place
5/13/2010 From True/Slant: “As far as these things go, I think Glenn Greenwald is right to call out Elena Kagan for her intellectual dishonesty on the question of whether Supreme Court nominees should have to answer direct questions on specific legal cases or issues, since it’s pretty egregious. In 1995, Kagan criticized the Supreme Court nomination process for its meaningless vapidity, arguing that “it is an embarrassment that Senators do not insist that any nominee reveal what kind of Justice she would make, by disclosing her views on important legal issues.” But last year, during her confirmation hearings for the Solicitor General post, Kagan walked back that statement…”
5/13/2010 From Quin Hillyer at the American Spectator comes this Obama quote and commentary: “[Obama] During her time in this office, she’s repeatedly defended the rights of shareholders and ordinary citizens against unscrupulous corporations.” What nonsense. A corporation is a set of shareholders. When a corporation pays a judgment, its shareholders are the ones who pay. When the corporation loses money, it is the shareholders who lose the money. When a lawsuit supposedly on behalf of shareholders is successful, the “payout” gets taken from the corporate accounts, which devalues the stock of, yes, the shareholders themselves. Setting the shareholders against the corporation is asking Peter to fight not Paul, but Peter himself…”
5/13/2010 Again from Quin Hillyer at the American Spectatorcomes the quote and comment: ” [Obama] In a democracy, powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens.” This is a truism. Too bad he doesn’t abide by it. Barack Obama has spent his whole adult life doing the bidding of powerful interests… In Chicago, he settled in tony Hyde Park with the help of a highly suspect sweetheart deal on his property, got an adjunct gig at the powerful University of Chicago, cultivated leftist elitists like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn who sat on wealthy nonprofit boards, and chose the church of the wild and hateful Rev. Jeremiah Wright because it gave him a powerful entrée into the poor black community that he otherwise would lack if he spent all his time in Hyde Park. He himself noted that he didn’t really join a church until he appreciated “the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.” …As Senator and president, he has consistently sided with the most powerful interests in his party, almost never lifting a finger without the approval of the powerful labor bosses (SEIU President Andy Stern was the first year’s most frequent outside visitor to the White House) or of the plaintiffs’ attorney lobby. He negotiated in secret with the pharmaceutical lobby; he was the second biggest campaign contribution recipient from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sources, which helps explain why Fannie and Freddie keep getting more taxpayer loot while Obama’s administration cracks down on everyone else. Of course, Obama also is all too cozy with the only major investment bank that made out like a bandit in the past several years, Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens were ignored, steamrolled over, insulted, and threatened while Obamacare was passed by hook and crook.”
5/14/2010 Most people know what they know about the new, tough Arizona immigration law from the media. But shouldn’t the US Attorney General, I dunno, maybe actually read it before he announces he may fight to have it overturned?! Fox News: “Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law — which is only 10 pages long. “I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it,” Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas whether Holder has read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants. “I’ll give you my copy of it if you would like,” Poe responded. Holder told reporters last month that he fears the new law is subject to abuse and that the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department are in the midst of conducting a review.”
5/15/2010 Why can’t Socialist Attorney General Eric Holder even say the words, “Radical Islam?!” From National Review Online: “What with the Fort Hood mass murderer, the Christmas Pantybomber, and now the Times Square bomber, you may have noticed a little uptick in attempted terrorist attacks on the U.S. mainland in the last few months. Rep. Lamar Smith did, and, at the House Judiciary Committee, he was interested to see if the attorney general of the United States thought there might be any factor in common between these perplexingly diverse incidents. “In the case of all three attempts in the last year, the terrorist attempts, one of which was successful, those individuals have had ties to radical Islam,” said Representative Smith. “Do you feel that these individuals might have been incited to take the actions that they did because of radical Islam?” …“There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions,” replied Eric Holder noncommittally. “I think you have to look at each individual case.” The congressman tried again. “Yes, but radical Islam could have been one of the reasons?” “There are a variety of reasons why people . . . ” “But was radical Islam one of them?” “There are a variety of reasons why people do things.” — ConservativeAmerican.org thinks Holder is nuts. This entire administration is on the wrong course. UPDATE 5/16/2010: Washington Times: “Obama’s invisible Islam – Democrats refuse to admit who the jihadist enemy is.”
5/16/2010 Randall Terry at the Diogenes Blog: “Christian Newswire – It is now glaringly obvious that President Obama has offered little moral support to the citizens of Nashville Tennessee and the surrounding areas that have been devastated by the recent flood. Has the President visited the area? No. Has he done a “fly by?” No. Has he held a press conference discussing this tragedy, and the valor of those who are rebuilding? No. The obvious question is, why? Why has the Obama administration all but ignored one of the largest non-hurricane disasters in American history? Is the death toll not high enough? Are the citizens too self-reliant? Was there not enough rioting? Were there not enough suffering minorities? …it is scandalous.”
5/17/2010 Former White House Hottie Dana Perino points out the Obama Hypocrisy on Fox & Friends this morning. From the NY Daily News on 5/2/10: “President Obama on Sunday blamed the giant oil company that owns a Gulf of Mexico rig for the devastating blast that killed 11 workers and sent oil spewing toward the coast… “Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak,” Obama said.” — Then from the Washington Monthly on 5/14/10 comes the flip-flop. “[Obama]I have to say, though, I did not appreciate what I considered to be a ridiculous spectacle during the congressional hearings into this matter. You had executives of BP and Transocean and Halliburton falling over each other to point the finger of blame at somebody else. The American people could not have been impressed with that display, and I certainly wasn’t. “I understand that there are legal and financial issues involved, and a full investigation will tell us exactly what happened. But it is pretty clear that the system failed, and it failed badly. And for that, there is enough responsibility to go around. And all parties should be willing to accept it. That includes, by the way, the federal government. For too long, for a decade or more, there has been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill. It seems as if permits were too often issued based on little more than assurances of safety from the oil companies. That cannot and will not happen anymore. To borrow an old phrase, we will trust but we will verify…. I will not tolerate more finger pointing or irresponsibility.” — ConservativeAmerican.org points out no finger pointing will be tolerated…er, uh, by those other than His Barackness!
5/17/2010 – World Net Daily: “Elena Kagan, President Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, contributed financially to and was a listed member of an organization whose stated goal is to promote access to abortion services and blocks attempts to limit female “reproductive rights.” Kagan’s listed herself as a member in the National Partnership for Women and Families, or NPWF, which seeks “to increase women’s access to … reproductive health services and block attempts to limit reproductive rights … and to give every woman access to … abortion services.” Kagan admitted to her membership in a 1999 questionnaire she filled out as part of judicial nomination hearings that year.” — ConservativeAmerican.org noted days ago that Kagan surely had passed Obama’s Pro-Abortion Litmus test… the one he claimed he didn’t have.
5/17/2010 From Meredith Jessup at Town Hall: “… [Assistant Secretary of State Michael] Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.” — First of all, I need to insert a “say WHAT?” China is complaining about human rights “problems” in the U.S.–arguably the freest nation ever known to mankind? But the Obama administration just rollllllled over: — “[Posner] said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [sic] own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.+ — We are apologizing to CHINA–a country that has a history of murdering its own citizens opposed to the government’s communist policies and doesn’t even know the meaning of religious tolerance. But we are apologizing for enforcing our own immigration laws? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION?!”
5/17/2010 Indian Country Today reports: “The Seneca Nation of Indians welcomed President Barack Obama to Buffalo with protesters in the street and a full page ad in the local newspaper saying he broke his promise to honor treaties when he signed a law that will devastate the Indian tobacco trade and put thousands of people out of work in Western New York. The ad was in the form of an open letter. “Dear Mr. President, Last fall you invited Native American leaders to Washington, D.C. and promised to listen to our concerns and respect our treaty rights. You pledged meaningful consultation and dialogue before any changes in federal policies impacting Indian Country. Your words instilled confidence and hope in the hearts of the Seneca people. We believed your pledge to make tribes full partners in the economy and give Indian children a shot at the American Dream. But, Mr. President, you failed to keep your word,” the ad said. At issue is the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, which Obama signed into law in March. The new law bans the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes, effectively extinguishing the mail order tobacco trade that was largely developed and nurtured by Seneca Nation-licensed business owners over the past two decades…”
05/17/2010 Remember President Obama’s Aunt Zeituni? She was the one here illegally. She had her hearing and got deported, but stuck around anyway. Who’s going to pick her up? ICE? Ha! Special treatment for members of the first family though. Guess, what? She gets to stay here after all! Fox News: “A U.S. immigration court granted asylum to President Barack Obama’s African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country, her attorneys said Monday. The decision was mailed Friday and comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston, where she arrived in a wheelchair and two doctors testified in support of her case. The basis for her asylum request hadn’t been made public.” — ConservativeAmerican.org asks; the basis? Well, my nephew is the President, your honor! Back to Fox: “People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.” – Back to me: Or they must show their nephew is the President!
5/18/2010 Democrat Arlen Specter says of Supreme Court nominee , “She wants to coddle the Saudis.” Specter, who may be out of a job after today, made the comments when he was a republican and Kagan was Solicitor General. Moonage website reports, “…families of victims of the attacks of 9/11 were suing several Saudi princes for being complicit in the attack. Now, you have to remember that in Saudi Arabia, these princes ARE the Saudi government. The lawsuit was the families vs the princes. The Saudis promptly complained the lawsuit was hurting our relations. Elena Kagan, on behalf of the Whoute House, filed a brief asking the Supreme Court not to hear the case because it strained relations between the two governments. She won. Arlen Specter ( then a Republican ), was so put out he stated bluntly: “She wants to coddle the Saudis.” This is pretty bad stuff here. I see no empathy for the people at all here. She totally screwed US citizens on behalf of Saudi royalty…”
5/18/2010 On May 14th (above on the list), we told you about Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder being too cowardly to actually read the Arizona Immigration law he is so afraid of. Today, Fox News reports, Homeland Security Chieftess Janet Napolitano also hasn’t bothered to read the Arizona law! But, after not having read it, she knows she wouldn’t have signed it!! From Fox: “”I have not reviewed it in detail. I certainly know of it,” the former Arizona governor said when asked by McCain whether she had a chance to give the language a close look. Nevertheless, Napolitano said, “That’s not the kind of law I would have signed.” — Will anyone ask if President Obama has bothered to read the law?
5/18/2010 Rush Limbaugh drew attention to this issue today. David Hudson at the First Amendment Center has the quote from Elena Kagan: “Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.” The Washington Examiner reports: “The case concerned a statute that made it criiminally unlawful to depict animal cruelty. The Court rejected Kagan’s reasoning, but had the justices accepted her assertion, it would have effectively repealed the First Amendment’s protection of speech and replaced it by granting government the authority to decide what speech should be permitted. You can read the entirety of Kagan’s brief [PDF]here, and additional analysis by Hudson of Kagan’s record on First Amendment issues here.”
5/19/10 John Lott writes at Fox News: “…State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley revealed that he, too, had not read the bill, despite commenting on it. Given how inaccurate these officials have been in their descriptions of the law, maybe members of President Obama’s team simply had no option but to plead ignorance. After all, how do you take a law that clearly states the following: “A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, or town or other political subdivision of this state may not consider race, color or national origin,” and then claim that it is racist or could lead to racial profiling? Not only that but other parts of this very short law also include additional safeguards against racial profiling. For example, the law requires that the police may only ask for ID if they have “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest” and that authorities must have “reasonable suspicion” that a suspect is an illegal alien.” At least John Lott took our advice (from the Napolitano 5/18/2010 Scandal above) and asked, no begged, “Mr. Obama, Please Read Arizona’s Immigration Law.” However, ConservativeAmerican.org notes they don’t want to read it. The truthful details will merely get in the way of the artificial chaos they want created in order to ram through amnesty and open borders policies. Perhaps the “bigger” truth here is that all of these people on Obama’s Team actually HAVE read the bill and are simply saying they haven’t in order to cover for the lies they are deliberately telling about what the law says! If they read the law, they would have to stop lying about it!
5/19/10 President Obama is letting his arrogance get the best of him. He strutted into Ohio yesterday, where unemployment is 11%, and visited a city where unemployment is 14%. While he can be eloquent, it doesn’t hide his blatant lies or stupidity! He claimed his economic stimulus (the one that he promised would keep unemployment below 8%) is working! He then had the audacity to offer a pompous smart a** chuckle about how foolish the GOP is for not backing his brilliant plans! Hogwash! Couric-BS News reported: “”I think those critics who have been trying to bad mouth these efforts – they know its working,” said the president. He accuses some of them of opposing the programs but then taking credit for the progress, even attending the ribbon cuttings. “If the just-say-no crowd had won out – if we had done things that way – we’d be in a deeper world of hurt,” said Mr. Obama. “Just imagine how much farther along we could be if we worked together – if I’d gotten a little help,” he told his audience. He said despite all “the naysayers in Washington, who are always looking for the cloud in every silver lining; the fact is our economy is growing again.”– ConservativeAmerican.org points out Obama then offered a rare bit of honesty. Couric-BS has the quote, “We could sit back, do nothing, make a bunch of excuses, play politics and watch America’s decline – or we could stand up and fight for our future,” said the president.” I agree. So why is the President choosing to sit back, do nothing but pass a so-called stimulus full of nothing but pork, make excuses for the rising unemployment rate, play politics in blaming the GOP while his audience faces a 14% unemployment rate, and not just watch, but plan and direct, America’s decline? Why isn’t he standing up and fighting for a brighter future?!
5/19/10 John Lott writes at Fox News: “Obama’s claim today: “I think a fair reading of the language of the statute indicates that it gives the possibility of individuals who are deemed suspicious of being illegal immigrants from being harassed or arrested and the judgments that are going to be made in applying this law are troublesome.” He also warned might make American citizens “subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.”
And then there’s Calderón’s claim that the law is “discriminatory.” …President Obama keeps asserting that Americans risk being harassed because of the Arizona law. But he never explains how this could happen given what appears to be the extremely straightforward language in the law….how do you take a law that clearly states the following: “A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, or town or other political subdivision of this state may not consider race, color or national origin,” and then claim that it is racist or could lead to racial profiling? Not only that but other parts of this very short law also include additional safeguards against racial profiling. For example, the law requires that the police may only ask for ID if they have “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest” and that authorities must have “reasonable suspicion” that a suspect is an illegal alien.” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes that the President’s comment today doesn’t even make sense. He says the law “gives the possibility of individuals… from being harassed” — Say what? It gives the possibility of people from being harassed? How exactly does one give the possibility of people “from” anything? He can’t even put together a coherent sentence. What he did today is what he does best: lie, divide the American people, stir up racial trouble, and lie some more. Lott has a great quote from the Arizona Governor: “Jan Brewer had the guts to portray the consequences of these false attacks when she said, “Our border is being erased, and the president apparently considers it a wonderful opportunity to divide people along racial lines for his personal political convenience.” ConservativeAmerican.org notes Obama is The Great Divider.
5/20/10 As we have reported, today is the promised day that ALL troops were to be out of Iraq. Obama promised all 94,000 troops would be home by now. The national Media is ignoring the story. Reuters reports that eventually Obama changed his promise to say, “I believe that 16 months is the right timeframe but, as I’ve said consistently, I will listen to the recommendations of my commanders.” You didn’t see this story on the mainstream media. While a few other websites followed our lead and covered this story, Couric-BS News even ran a story trying to cover up this Obama broken promise! I guess I must have missed all the stories of the anti-war protesters upset over this…
5/21/10 The Partisan Dialogues reports, “when he ran the numbers, Hoffman discovered that his office furniture company wouldn’t get any assistance with the $79,200 it pays annually in premiums for its 24 employees. “It leaves you with this feeling of a bait-and-switch,” he said. When the administration unveiled the small business tax credit earlier this week, officials touted its “broad eligibility” for companies with fewer than 25 workers and average annual wages under $50,000 that provide health coverage. Hoffman’s workers earn an average of $35,000 a year, which makes it all the more difficult to understand why his company didn’t qualify. Lost in the fine print: The credit drops off sharply once a company gets above 10 workers and $25,000 average annual wages.”
5/21/10 From the Washington Examiner: “The truth is the public option is alive and well, residing in Section 1334, pages 97-100, of the new health care law. That section gives the U.S. Office of Personnel Management — which presently manages the federal civil service — new responsibilities: establishing and running two entirely new government health insurance programs to compete directly with private insurance companies in every state with coverage for people outside of government. Quoting the new law, former OPM director Donald Devine notes that it makes the OPM boss a health care czar, with power to set “‘profit margin premiums and other such terms and conditions of coverage as are in the interest of enrollees in such plans.’ That’s open-ended. You can do anything…”
5/21/10 From the Washington Examiner: “Obamacare was going to reduce federal health care spending. Now, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the president’s own Department of Health and Human Services estimates federal health spending will increase at least $311 billion.”
5/21/10 Again, from the Washington Examiner: “Obamacare was not going to raise insurance premiums. Now another CMMS report says premiums are going up because of Obamacare’s provision allowing children to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26.”
5/21/10 Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton showed up on Fox News today to report the new U.N. sanctions Obama wants against Iran exempt the sale of Russia’s S300 Air Defense System to Iran! With that system, Bolton says it would “preclude an Israeli Military Strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.” Bolton says it also would limit U.S. military options. Obama is taking the whole “love thy enemy” thing a bit too far!
5/21/10 From The Hill: “Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair should not have been forced to resign, the top Republican on intelligence matters said Friday. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, suggested that Blair, who is resigning Friday as the nation’s chief intelligence official, had been made into a “scapegoat” for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism stumbles. “He has been pushed aside by the attorney general, who is running too much of the intelligence,” said Bond…”
5/21/10 Has President Barack Obama and his Socialist-Democrat party forgotten what country they represent? They have their heads so far up their “we’re the bad guys” rear end, they actually applauded when the Mexican President repeated Obama’s LIES about the Arizona Immigration law! Who’s side are these losers on?! Not ours! From Sister Toldjah: “Yesterday, President Obama – on the WH lawn – stood in solidarity with Mexico’s President Calderon against Arizona’s new immigration law. Today, it was Democrats who stood up and applauded Calderon’s remarks against the bill during a joint session of Congress…”
The good Sister concludes: “Well, we’ve finally found something our President and the Democrats in Congress will stand up for: a foreign “leader” – one whose own country has tough immigration laws similar to our own federal laws on the issue – slamming and demagoguing a state law on immigration that … essentially mirrors our federal law, and has many similarities to Mexico’s laws as well. What a despicable, disgraceful lot. All of them.
5/21/10 Conservative American Rush Limbaugh: “He has not once spoken to the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer — not once! — and yet Obama tells us, and she’s tried. As the saying goes, “She has reached out.” She has reached out to various members of the Obama administration, reached out to the former governor, “Big Sis,” Janet Napolitano. She can’t get a call back! Nobody in the administration will talk to the governor of Arizona. Yet Obama tells us he has an open mind; that we must listen to opposing views. He told some graduates somewhere, maybe it was Ann Arbor (doing impression), “If listen to Rush Limbaugh, uhhhh, try reading the Huffington Post! If you listen to Glenn Beck, whyyyy, try reading TIME Magazine.” But he will not open his mind to any countervailing opinion. He doesn’t “reach out,” as he asks us to do. He doesn’t listen to the other side.”
5/23/10 From the Daily Beast: “Two years ago, President Barack Obama vowed to make Mexico a top priority during his administration. He condemned the fact that “the United States has not lived up to its historic role as a leader in the Western Hemisphere”. He called George W. Bush’s approach to Latin America “clumsy, disinterested and, above all, distracted by the war in Iraq.” The future president promised he would break the mold and establish “a renewed strategic partnership with Mexico.” This has not happened.”
5/23/10 Christopher Horner at Pajamas Media: “the Spanish newspaper La Gaceta runs with a full-page article fessing up to the truth about Spain’s “green jobs” boondoggle, which happens to be the one naively cited by President Obama no less than eight times as his model for the United States. It is now out there as a bust, a costly disaster that has come undone in Spain to the point that even the Socialists admit it, with the media now in full pursuit. Breaking the Spanish government’s admission here at Pajamas Media probably didn’t hurt their interest in finally reporting on the leaked admission. Obama’s obvious hope of rushing into place his “fundamental transformation” of America into something more like Europe’s social democracies — where even the most basic freedoms have been moved from individuals and families to the state — before the house of cards collapsed has suffered what we can only hope proves to be its fatal blow. At least on this front.”
5/23/10 – As we reported on 9/13/9, Team Obama has a blatant disregard for the law and had its Department of Justice drop all charges against the Black Panthers in a voter intimidation case caught on video! Now J.P Freire at the Washington Examiner reports this has resulted in the resignation of a DOJ official: “A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation obtained by The Washington Examiner from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt. In his letter of resignation, J. Christian Adams said: “On the other hand, the events surrounding the dismissal of United States v. New Black Panther Party, et al., after the trial team sought and obtained an entry of default, has subjected me, Mr. Christopher Coates, and potentially at some point, all members of the team, to a subpoena from the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The subpoena is based on an explicit federal statute and seeks answers about why the case was dismissed…”
5/25/10 Fox News: “t’s not unheard of for Vice President Biden to get lost in the moment, but during a speech earlier this month to the European Parliament his flattery of the host may have gone a bit overboard, ceding Washington, D.C.’s role as the world’s center of liberty. The U.S. vice president, opening his address in Belgium, argued that Brussels — considering its rich history and abundance of international institutions — could well be the “capital of the free world.” He suggested that Washington, D.C., his home, is undeserving of that title — notwithstanding its wealth of global organizations and the countless international summits that take place there. “As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, D.C. as the ‘capital of the free world,’” Biden said. “But it seems to me that in this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.”
5/26/10 Even the media is getting tired of President Obama ignoring the Gulf Oil Spill. His “action” so far has been to stand by and be ready to take over if BP can’t fix this mess. Just standing by while the disaster gets worse and worse! The Politico reems the Prez this way; “President Barack Obama is sticking with his philosophy of presidential multi-tasking, refusing to scrub his schedule of events that seem peripheral — even trivial — compared to the unfolding catastrophe in the Gulf. As oozing oil fouls Louisiana’s marshes, Obama has committed to maintaining the semblance of a regular schedule, adhering to his walk-and-chew-gum style of crisis management even as criticism of his administration mounts. That includes a sit-down to talk hoops with Marv Albert, events touting the stimulus and Duke’s basketball team, a Memorial Day parade appearance in Illinois and a pair of fundraisers in California that roughly overlapped with a memorial service for 11 workers killed in the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform.” (Bolding is mine) ConservativeAmerican.org points out the public patience has run out and the media is now looking to Obama to do something new: Show some leadership skills! Even Billy Bob Clinton’s Jimmy Carville is upset over this one! Here’s the funny video from ABCDEmocrat News…
5/26/10 The Heritage Foundation: “This weekend, President Obama will skip Memorial Day services at Arlington National Cemetery, and instead he will take his family to Chicago for rest and relaxation. The gesture has rankled many on the right and caused the left to swing into full ‘defend Obama’ mode. However, the fact remains that during a time of war, it is extraordinary that the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces would choose not to be at Arlington on this solemn occasion.” — ConservativeAmerican.org would even call this gaffe, ‘scandalous!’
5/27/10 President Obama was up to his same old tricks today, spewing countless untruths and contradictory nonsense hoping the MSM will simply accept what he says. “From the moment this [Gulf Oil Spill] disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort,” Obama said. He added that BP will pay “every dime” for the damage it has done to the coastal communities. “BP is responsible for this horrific disaster and we will hold them fully accountable on behalf of the United States,” he said. Soooooooo, he’s “in charge,” but BP is “responsible.” Okay so they have to do all the work and he’ll just be “in charge” and do nothing. BP may be to blame for the incident, but it is contradictory to claim that the government is “in charge” and calling all the shots while at the same time claiming BP is the one that has to call all the shots and be responsible for cleaning it up.
5/27/10 To underscore the point made in the scandal above, Obama contradicted himself today at first claiming he is responsible and then claiming BP is responsible for the Oil Disaster. Quotes are from Fox News. “I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down,” Obama said. Okay, so it’s his job. Then he also said, “BP is responsible for this horrific disaster and we will hold them fully accountable on behalf of the United States.” Okay, so whoooooooo is responsible again?!
5/27/10 The President who promised unprecedented openness just held his first press conference in almost a year. The last time he had one was in July of 2009. So much for that whole open and honest thing…
5/27/10 Discussing the gulf oil disaster the President says he is responsible for, he said “We are relying on every resource and every idea,” he said Thursday. “We will take ideas from anywhere…” Oh really? Then why hasn’t Gov. Bobby Jindal, who’s name the President purposefully mispronounces over and over again, received an answer back from Mr. Obama about the idea to build the sand “islands” to soak up some oil before it hits the coast? Was the President Open to Jindal’s idea? Or is he only open to Democrat ideas? If he reads the Huffington Post so much, maybe he should start listening to Rush Limbaugh to balance it out. Isn’t that what he told Americans to do last week?! So much for listening to other ideas.
5/27/10 Apparently not content with taking over banks, automobile makers and insurance companies in the United States, President Obama is now trying to take over foreign-owned companies??!! From his Press Conference today: “But he insisted that Washington is the one giving the orders and has the authority to direct BP to change course. “From the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort,” Obama said. “BP is operating at our direction.” I beg your pardon? A private company, not even a U.S. private company, is operating at the “direction” of the President of the United States?? And, he says he “has the authority to direct BP?” Great. Now the President of the World can screw up the entire globe.
5/27/10 Using the Chicago-style Street Gang Politics of Rahm Emanuel, and never letting a “good crisis” go to waste, Obama used the his Gulf Oil Disaster today to shut down oil drilling (as we predicted he had intended to do all along). From Fox News: “Obama confirmed at the press conference that he was extending a moratorium on new deepwater drilling permits for another six months. He also announced that drilling off the coast of Alaska was being suspended and that certain lease sales off the coast of Virginia and in the Gulf have been canceled.” What about the jobs he’ll kill in Alaska and Virginia with this move? Oh well, it oughta keep the environmental wackos happy. This BP oil spill never would have happened if we would allow drilling on the mainland USA at sites already identified!
5/27/10 Nothing can ever be Obama’s fault. He again blamed President George W. Bush at the press conference today. Fox: “Obama claimed his administration inherited the problems at MMS, but said “I take responsibility” for problems that persisted since he took office.” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes the President is saying, ‘Okay so it’s Bush’s fault, but I take responsibility!” No you don’t, you big liar! To first blame someone else and then say YOU are taking responsibility is a big bold lie. This isn’t George W. Bush’s fault. If you had problems at Minerals Management Service, sir, you should have fixed them.
5/27/10 Fox: “before Obama entered the East Room, the head of the Minerals Management Service, which oversees offshore drilling, resigned. Obama pointed the finger at MMS during his press conference for lax oversight, but claimed that he only found out about director Elizabeth Birnbaum’s departure Thursday. “I don’t know the circumstances in which this occurred,” he said. Asked whether Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s job was safe, Obama said it was. ” — ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: He just spent the whole press conference trying to convince the American people that he is in charge, that he is on top of this, that he is responsible! Now he wants to say, “Gosh, gee, I didn’t know anything about that. Who resigned?” What a bunch of bull! If he’s in charge of anything, it is in his role as Liar-in-Chief.
5/27/10 Fox News: “The 1,200 National Guard troops President Obama is dispatching to the U.S.-Mexico border will provide intelligence, reconnaissance and other “back office” support, but one thing they won’t be doing is helping a beleaguered Border Patrol and local law enforcement nab illegal immigrants and smugglers flowing into Arizona. Speaking at a press conference in the White House East Room Thursday, the president said the Guard won’t be on the front lines but will be offering vital support roles… The State Department on Wednesday described the border plan as “not about immigration,” but rather about the unregulated flow of drugs and guns…” – ConservativeAmerican.org reacts: Yeah, that’s what Americans want. Way to listen to the people, Mr. Prez.
5/27/10 – President Obama’s Top Terrorism Adviser says Jihad (or Islamist Holy War) is “Legitimate!” Fox News: “The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.” He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,” because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” — though Brennan’s title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word “terrorism” in it. But then Brennan said that the word “jihad” should not be applied either.” — ConservativeAmerican.org says now we have a new word Team Obama never wants to hear: “Jihad!” This head-in-the-sand group of clowns in the Obama administration is going to get Americans killed. Enough is enough. Brennan, Napolitano, Holder… they all need to go!
5/28/10 In an exclusive story in the Washington Post Plum Line, Greg Sargent writes: “Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he’d be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation. But the White House maintains that the Clinton-Sestak discussions were informal, according to the sources. The White House, under pressure to divulge the specifics of its interactions with Sestak, will release a formal statement later today outlining their version of events, including Clinton’s involvement. According to the sources, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Clinton and his longtime adviser, lawyer Doug Band, to talk to Sestak about the race. It’s unclear right now whether the White House will say that Clinton was asked to suggest specific administration positions for Sestak, whether Clinton floated positions on his own, whether Clinton discussed other options not related to the adminstration, or whether employment even came up at all in the talks…” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes what better time to release a statement then Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend. — Jake Tapper at ABC says the White House now claims it didn’t do anything wrong: “White House counsel Robert Bauer says no White House staff made such a proposition to Sestak and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss “options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board. The advisory positions discussed with Congressman Sestak, while important to the work of the administration, would have been uncompensated,” the memo states.” – ConservativeAmerican.org: Uh, huh. Suuuuuuuure. UPDATE 5/31/10: Mother Jones website has the audacity to claim this might be Obama’s “First” Scandal!! First? Try 1,400+ on for size, Mother!
5/28/2010 So much for high ethical standards! Barack Obama promised at his inauguration to usher in a “new era of responsibility.” Even the NY Times says, “What he did not talk much about were the asterisks.” Rush Limbaugh today noted that Obama had lunch yesterday with former President Clinton “so they could get their stories straight.” Then today the White House announces that Rahm Emanuel did ask Bill Clinton to make the offer of a supposedly unpaid job to Sestak in return for staying out of the race. And the kicker? Obama, of course, knew nothing about this. Yeah, right.
5/28/2010 I suppose we should be used to this by now. From the guy who staged the doctors in lab coats to push his healthcare, we should expect nothing else. CNN is reporting tonight that BP (remember Obama said BP acts at his direction) shipped in hundreds of extra cleaning crew members to be in the background of the Obama photo-op along the Gulf coast. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts told CNN there are normally about 20 people working on the beach, but today there were 300 to 400 complete with clean white pants and brightly colored shirts! I’m surprised the shirts didn’t say “Obama 2012″ on them! And, the cleaning crew left after the President’s visit! BP says none of that had anything to do with the President’s visit. No, of course not! *Gag!*
5/31/2010 Sam Henry reports: “President Obama’s Administration has backed a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East… The document, which singles out Israel but makes no mention of Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, drew a furious reaction from the Jewish state who decried it as “deeply flawed and hypocritical.” This action followed yet another Obama lie: “In the secret talks that Netanyahu held with Obama’s men… Israel was promised that the resolution would not focus on Israel and that if it did, the Americans would vote against.” …We have amply demonstrated that no matter the ally, Obama is willing to kick it under the bus if needed.”
5/31/2010 And that’s what the uber-liberal H.R. Huff-n-Stuffington Post says about him! Lloyd Chapman writes, “President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation’s wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of dollars in federal income tax. Under the new proposal some of President Obama’s top campaign contributors in the venture capital industry will be exempt from capital gains tax… President Obama’s close ties and political debt to the venture capital industry were clearly demonstrated when he appointed New York venture capitalist, and Tootsie Roll heiress Karen Mills to head the Small Business Administration (SBA). He appointed another venture capitalist, Winslow Sargeant to head the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. Both Mills and Sargeant were major contributors and fund raisers during Obama’s Presidential campaign… If President Obama were sincere about helping small businesses, he would have kept his campaign promises to: implement the 5 percent set-aside goal for woman owned firms, restore the SBA’s budget and staffing, restore the head of the SBA to a cabinet level position, and “end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.”
5/31/2010 So much for the man on Main Street that Obama supposedly cares about! It’s actually all about his corporate-jet flying fat-cat donors! The Huffington Post’s Lloyd Chapman writes, “President Obama has broken every campaign promise he made to America’s 27 million small business owners. Instead he has continued to allow billions of dollars a month in federal small business funds to be diverted to corporate giants around the world. His administration has tried to cover up the diversion of federal small business contacts to corporate giants by destroying data in the Federal Procurement Data System such as the “small business flag” and the “parent DUNS number.” The Obama Administration is refusing to release a wide variety of information that the public can use to monitor the actual recipients of federal small business contracts. They have also refused to release reports on prime contractor compliance with federal small business goals. President Obama even refused to accept the recommendation of his own small business advisory council to end the “Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program.” This program allows prime contractors to ignore federally mandated small business goals and avoid any penalties for noncompliance.” ConservativeAmerican.org notes that to the Huffington Post’s credit, they have been very closely following the President’s promises made to Small Business.
6/1/10 The NY Times: “…Mr. Obama, shortly after taking office, had assigned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to clean up the agency, the Minerals Management Service. The office’s history of corruption and coziness with the industry it was supposed to regulate had been the subject of years of scathing reports by government auditors, lurid headlines and a score of Congressional hearings. But the promised reforms of the agency were slow to arrive, and the subject of the minerals service never came up at the meetings leading to the new drilling policy, according to a senior administration official involved in the discussions…”
67/2/10 After telling college students they must be open to opposing viewpoints (something he doesn’t think applies to him!), President Obama said he was just too busy this week to fit a meeting with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in his schedule. After taking heat for his refusal to listen to her opposing viewpoiont, he caved and hastily scheduled a meeting with Brewer for 6/3/10. UPDATE 6/3/10: Fox News: “President Obama will dispatch an official to sit down with Jan Brewer in the next month but the Arizona governor said Thursday she got few other results from her meeting with the commander-in-chief, including any details about where 1,200 National Guard troops will be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.”
6/2/10 Newsweek: “Most Democrats—like, say, the Richard Blumenthal for Senate campaign—probably cringed when they read a blog post this morning in The Hill, with comments Vice President Joe Biden made during a barbecue at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Here’s the gaffe-prone veep: “I didn’t serve in Vietnam. I don’t want to make a Blumenthal mistake here,” he said according to a pool report. “Our attorney general from Connecticut, God love him.” Later, he said, “I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I think.” As conservative blogger Erick Erickson wrote, “It’s enough to make you wonder whether the White House wants the Democrats to keep Dodd’s seat.” Not so the DSCC, which posted the article on its news center of stories about Democratic Senate candidates—an odd choice. It has since removed the post…”
6/2/10 Fox News has the Obama quote: “With an eye toward the November midterm elections, President Obama predicted Republicans “will campaign furiously on the same economic argument they’ve been making for decades.” “This is the same crowd,” he said, “that took the record $237 billion surplus that President Clinton left them and turned it into a record $1.3 trillion deficit.” — ConservativeAmerican.org points out this is an outrageous lie that even Fox News just let slide in its story. There NEVER was any budget surplus, let alone a surplus of $237-billion. There was a prediction, a forecast, that if things went as President Clinton was hoping that maybe someday we might have had a surplus. It never happened! It’s a lie that just gets repeated so often, some people believe it. Next, Obama claimed Republicans increased the deficit to $1.3-trillion… another blazing pants-on-fire lie! While President George W. Bush doubled the deficit in his 8 years, Barack Obama quadrupled it in just a few months. During the time when Bush was President and the deficit went up, DEMOCRATS (including Barack Hugo Obama) were running congress and controlling the spending, not Republicans. Also, the deficit NEVER topped $1-Trillion until Obama and his Socialist-Democrats were in office. I get so frustrated with this man’s habitual lies. He is offensive to the American people and should do us all a favor and step down!
6/2/10 Still looking to make sure he gets blamed for nothing himself, Fox News reports Obama told folks in Pittsburgh today: “The spill, he said, “may prove to be the result of human error – or corporations taking short-cuts that compromised safety.” –ConservativeAmerican.org points out how convenient it is that the President neglected to mention his own administration violated three federal acts in approving the very BP rig that blew up! His MMS in the Dept. of the Interior, under the direction of Ken Salazar, violated the environmental reviews legally required by the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act. So we ask, Mr. President, was it really evil, fat-cat, white guy, corporations taking short cuts that compromised safety, or was it the evil, fat-cat, half-black bi-racial guy in the White House, taking short cuts that compromised safety? Hmmmmm? Well?
6/3/10 Millions of your tax dollars are being used to support a new constitution in Kenya… one that codifies abortion rights. The American Thinker reports, “A federal probe into whether the Obama Administration broke federal laws by promoting a proposed constitution that radically changes abortion policy in Kenya was requested by three high ranking lawmakers with congressional oversight responsibilities. In a letter to Inspectors General (IG) of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Reps. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Darrell Issa (CA-49) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) said: “Kenya’s new proposed constitution, which will be subject to a public referendum in August 2010, includes two articles that, if adopted, would enshrine a new constitutional right to abortion in Kenya and dramatically change Kenya’s abortion law.” The lawmakers wrote, “The Obama Administration’s advocacy in support of Kenya’s proposed constitution may constitute a serious violation of the Siljander Amendment and, as such, may be subject to civil and criminal penalties under the Antideficiency Act.” Kenya’s current constitution includes no reference to abortion and abortion is not legally permitted in Kenya except to save the life of the mother.” Under the Siljander Amendment, no funds for foreign assistance may be used to lobby for or against abortion, and Smith has discovered that the Obama Administration has spent over $10 million to promote the new Kenyan constitution.” The American Thinker article asks a question with its headline: “Does Obama Hate Black People?”
6/3/10 As the Gulf Oil Disaster continues, British Petroleum (BP) is losing money big time. Gosh, Obama “doesn’t want to” run the oil industry, but he just might “have to!” We are on a very dangerous path in this nation; one that is not casually walking into a field of Socialism, but instead is plunging over the Niagra Falls into the depths of Socialism! When will Americans say, “Enough already!” From Fox News today: “…investors are shaving billions of dollars off of BP’s value and raising the uncomfortable prospect of the British oil giant collapsing into the arms of the U.S. government as Wall Street and the auto industry did. A grassroots campaign..” STOP THE TAPE! Stop the tape, already! A “grassroots campaign?” Grassroots my rear end! More of David Axelrod’s Astroturfing here. Okay, roll the rest of the tape… “A grassroots campaign called Seize BP is protesting in more than 50 cities from Thursday through Saturday. And a former labor secretary has urged President Obama to take over BP, at least temporarily, until the oil spill is stopped. Analysts said it appeared unlikely that the U.S. could or, if even possible, would take over BP in the event of its demise but didn’t rule out the possibility. James Gattuso, a senior research fellow in regulatory policy at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told FoxNews.com that it is more likely that a British bankruptcy court would put BP into receivership and continue the cleanup efforts. “There’s no advantage in having the federal bureaucracy in charge no matter how bad the crisis may get,” he said.” ConservativeAmerican.org notes that just 19 short months ago, any of this talk would have been considered outrageous.
6/4/10 White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel failed to pay his 2009 property taxes on his Ravenswood home in Chicago. WBBM Radio in Chicago contacted the White House after learning of the failure to pay. The White House told them Rahm never got a bill and hurried up and paid it immediately after WBBM’s call. For it’s part in the exclusive story, WBBM just accepts that answer. Case closed. Rahm says he never got a bill? So if the government failed to send Rahm Emanuel a property tax bill (highly unlikely), then he figures He just doesn’t owe the money?! What kind of excuse is that? It wouldn’t work for you!
6/4/10 From Freedom Eden “Even the possibility that Obama would claim executive privilege to keep Elena Kagan’s extremist liberal writings under wraps runs counter to his pledge to let the American public be a part of their government and be able to see its workings for themselves. These documents aren’t a matter of national security. They aren’t the sort of thing that Sandy Berger would stuff in his pants and socks and steal from the National Archives. Kagan’s papers would allow Americans to learn about the individual Obama has nominated to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. It appears that Obama doesn’t want us to know. He wants to prevent us from learning about her. Not very transparent.”
6/8/10 President Barack Obama has joined his running mate Joey Buttafuoco Biden in the gutters of Chicago Street Gang Talk. The immature and inexperienced President told NBC that, “his talks with Gulf fishermen and oil spill experts are not an academic exercise. They’re “so I know whose ass to kick.” — No class. Still looking for people to blame and punish. If he spent half as much time trying to find solutions as he does blaming other people for everything, we might actually have the oil leak stopped by now. You can’t even have the President on TV with your children in the room anymore. This emotionless President just used the language to convince Americans of the lie that he actually cares about something other than himself! His mannerisms and facial expressions never change!
6/8/10 So the guy who wants to know who to blame so he can kick some a** (see above), is telling high school graduates not to blame others! Republicans are laughing out loud at this outrageous hypocrisy from the man who blames George W. Bush for everything, even a year and a half into his own Presidency! From Fox News comes one example of the President blaming others: “People are angry, and they’re frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.” — An obvious reference to President George W. Bush. The GOP even released a list of the “best of” times when Obama blamed others. The blamer-in-chief is a hypocrite beyond compare!
6/8/10 From Connie Hair at Human Events: “Kicking off the propaganda push is “a nationally televised question-and-answer session” with seniors where the administration will highlight a $250 Medicare Part D rebate check. Yet relatively few seniors will actually receive the checkstrong>. According to numbers provided in a letter from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Congressional leadership (May 11, 2010) only 4 million of the 45 million Medicare enrollees are expected to receive a one-time rebate check. That means 9 out of 10 Medicare beneficiaries won’t get a check.”
6/13/10 Fifty four days in to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. History, President Obama still has yet to speak directly with the President of BP! He claims he’s doing all he can, and yet he hasn’t even spoken to CEO Hayward. With Obama, it is all about community agitating and finding someone to blame (like the BP CEO) instead of talking to the people involved to try to find solutions.
6/13/10 Doug Powers writes about this at Michelle Malkin’s website: ” “Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.” Is the president saying that he didn’t react quickly because he was trying to placate Tea Party activists, thus blaming them for the slow response? Obama almost makes it sound like he let the Gulf die to make a point against those who are for smaller, more responsible government, doesn’t he? Besides, the whole argument is bogus, desperate, and perhaps eventually counterproductive for Obama. Dan Riehl: Patently false. If the Tea Party mentality held sway, we’d be drilling in ANWR and closer to the shore in shallower water, so this disaster would never have happened. He’s opening the door for even more attacks over how government overreach creates problem like this. On top of that, it was Obama who was talking about more drilling just before the rig explosion. Is he now saying that was a bad idea, he simply pushed for pure politics? Americans are smart enough to know there’s a big difference between how the government reacts in a major disaster, or a war, versus how it encroaches into their lives more and more on any given day.” — ConservativeAmerican.org points out how much the left likes to paint conservatives like Sarah Palin as “confused.” Seems to us, the confused one is in the White House!
6/14/10 President Obama has no idea how to handle the Gulf Oil Scandal. His blame game is growing old with the American people, so now he is trying to convince people that the spill isn’t his Katrina, but rather it’s his 9/11!!!! Cal Thomas says, you’ve got to be kidding: “September 11 was about the murder of 3,000 Americans in a deliberate act by a group of Islamic fanatics. The BP affair was an accident which killed 11 and injured 17 others. One could argue that both 9/11 and the BP platform explosion and subsequent leak were preventable, but to compare a murderous act with an accident is absurd. The president hopes to make it appear he is doing something when all he is doing is talking, or talking about doing something, or doing something that won’t stop the leak and repair the Gulf waters. He has threatened BP, as if the company wants to continue damaging its already soiled reputation. He wants the company to set aside a fund, to be administered by a third party, to guarantee payments to those with legitimate damage claims. That might be a good idea, but as long as he is wanting others to pay for damages, how about sending a bill to Iraq and Afghanistan for the damages those wars have caused to American lives and our treasury?
6/15/10 Yeah, we already knew this was a big lie. This is just more evidence. As the Recliner Commentaries notes: “…White House officials now estimate up to 69 percent of employer plans would be forced to buy a NEW plan because their current plans would not meet the new requirements of Obamacare.” The largest mistake the American voters have made, was to trust in and believe in Barack Hussein Obama.
6/15/10 On the 57th day of Obama’s Gulf Oil Scandal, he finally has decided to address the nation. No doubt his talk will be filled with blaming others, lies, and efforts to not let the scandal “go to waste” (ie:using it for cap and tax legislation). Meanwhile, the San Francisco Examiner today says Obama ignored drilling risks in favor of his wack-job plan to power the earth with wind! “Obama and Salazar were more interested in pursuing their vision of a clean energy future. Under Obama, the Minerals Management Service, driven by a strongly ideological commitment to green energy sources such as wind and solar power, chose to stress “renewables” while de-emphasizing the tough and dirty work of managing the nation’s existing offshore oil wells. “What they did essentially was divert the attention of the agency away from regulating offshore drilling and focus it on the expansion of offshore renewables,” says one well-informed Republican House aide. It started early in the new administration. Salazar’s first departmentwide order, issued March 11, 2009, was to declare “facilitating the production, development, and delivery of renewable energy top priorities for the Department.”
6/15/10 In his first oval office address, President Obama told the nation we are “running out” of places to drill for oil! Former Speaker Newt Gingrich says that’s “just plain flat not true.” The Obama administration is preventing shallow water oil drilling off the Alaskan coast and in bot the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. There are plenty of places to drill on land as well. Gingrich told Fox & Friends he’s not sure if Obama gets his facts wrong like this because he just doesn’t know the truth or if he deliberately tells untruths. ConservativeAmerican.org will give you two guesses on that one and the first one doesn’t count.
6/15/10 Both parties will tell you all about how awful it is that we rely on other countries for oil. Both parties will say we need energy independence. Is the whole thing a lie? Neither party will tell you that we get most of our evil, nasty, black crude oil from…. CANADA! Is that the awful foreign source you were thinking of when the latest politician said we need to be rid of dependence on foreign countries? Hmmmm? Don’t get me wrong, I would like nothing better than to rely on ourselves for our own energy needs. But, let’s be honest about dependence on “foreign” (insert Canadian when you hear that) oil.
6/15/10 President Obama said we can’t afford NOT to act on his job-killing Cap & Tax legislation and the gulf oil spill, he says, proves it! Teh truth is we can’t afford his expensive Cap & Tax legislation which even he has admitted would drive energy prices up. Presumed 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich calls the Cap & Tax legislation the “Chinese Full Employment Act,” a reference to the jobs the plan would kill here and send overseas. With 10% unemployment, how can we afford Obama’s plans? And why the focus on the Obama political agenda instead of plugging the dang leak?!
6/15/10 President Obama has no need to pray on Sundays. Why pray when you can golf? President Obama has no need for prayer on the National Day of Prayer. But when his own butt is on the line and the public feels he is not doing enough to stop the gulf oil spill, suddenly it is time to pray. The President said “we pray that a hand may guide us…” “A” hand?! You mean the hand of GOD? Oh well, at least he is finally praying.
6/16/10 White House Chief of Agitation David Axelrod connected the Gulf oil spill to the need for the President’s job-killing Cap & Tax legislation during an appearance with Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends this morning. But when pushed by questioning from Carlson, Axelrod suddenly did a flip-flop and admitted, “the two are not connected.” ConservativeAmerican.org says okay, they’re not connected. Great. Then stop talking about your cap and tax nonsense and focus only on stopping the oil leak!
6/21/10 Deficit hypocrite Peter Orszag is quitting Team Obama. Gosh, he was in office for less time than Sarah Palin was Governor! So, surely the media will blast him as a quitter and point out his career is over, Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight? Orszag is the one who wrote at the Brookings Institution about how awful the Bush Budget Deficits were, but then went to work for Obama and quadrupled them in just months! What a two-face! Hey, and speaking of that, the liberal Zennie2005 Blog says Orszag is cool for being sleezy, “Any dude who can snag ABC newscaster Bianna Golodryga while banging wealthy shipping heiress Claire Milonas, and running the country’s budget is a man. A man, yes, but not a thoughtful man. On January 7th Milonas and Peter Orszag announced that she had given birth to a child,… The truth is Peter Orszag met Bianna Golodryga at last year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Orszag then dumped the heiress Claire Milonas for Golodryga while Milonas was pregnant.” –ConservativeAmerican.org notes the blog still thinks he is a “man.” Give me a break! I wouldn’t have even guessed this guy liked women. He’s just another liberal, elite, socialist sleeze bag. Liberal Huffpo writes, “The move comes as Obama continues to face the steep economic challenges of reining in the deficit and rallying support for more stimulative spending. The economic recovery is plodding along but unemployment remains near 10 percent.” — ConservativeAmerican.org finds it hard to believe Huffpo and the other libs no longer care about the deficit. Rein in the deficit, my a**! In the same breath they talk about spending even more money we don’t have!
6/22/10 From Instapundit.com: “ONE OF MANY: Obama’s Broken Inauguration Day Promise to Gulf Coast: ‘Never Again Such Failures.’ ”
6/22/10 From his weekly Wednesday parties at the White House, to his lavish corporate-style jet trips, to golfing (badly) while soldiers die and the gulf dies. If this was a republican president, he would have been crucified by the media. The Obama Presidency will go down in history as the worst ever. Perhaps he gets gulf and golf mixed up.
6/22/10 The Powers That Be reports: “a federal judge overturning Obama’s across-the-board drilling moratorium, the administration became victims of their own addiction to misrepresentation, lies and fraud: A federal judge in New Orleans halted President Obama’s deepwater drilling moratorium on Tuesday, saying the government never justified the ban and appeared to mislead the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Martin L.C. Feldman issued an injunction, saying that the moratorium will hurt drilling-rig operators and suppliers and that the government has not proved an outright ban is needed, rather than a more limited moratorium. He also said the Interior Department also misstated the opinion of the experts it consulted. Those experts from the National Academy of Engineering have said they don’t support the blanket ban…” — ConservativeAmerican.org translation: “misstated” = “lied.”UPDATE 7/8/10:Team Obama Appeals the court ruling against the ban today, despite the fact it is based on lies by Ken Salazar!!
6/22/10 The Atlanta Journal: “Is Obama holding border security hostage to politics? – That is the very serious charge made by Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl at a town-hall meeting Friday. It’s a very serious charge because, as Kyl points out, securing the border is not an optional duty for the president of the United States. KYL: I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us …. Here’s what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all [Republicans] won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform. (Audible gasps from audience.) In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They won’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform. The White House now says the president didn’t make such a statement, and that “Senator Kyl knows it.” – ConservativeAmerican.org notes the President’s lies are catching up with him!
6/22/10 Hot Air: “WH: Obama never told Kyl he wouldn’t secure the border; Kyl: Yes he did… Would the White House lie? Sure, they might lie about offering Sestak and Romanoff jobs in order to get them to quit the primaries. And they might lie about certain core planks of ObamaCare. And they might lie about the acceptability of nuclear weapons in the hands of Islamist rogue states. But surely they wouldn’t lie about a hugely damaging admission on a hot-button issue made during what they thought was a confidential conversation, would they? – This morning, a White House spokesman told ABC News that Kyl is lying. “The President didn’t say that and Senator Kyl knows it,” communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ABC. “There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the President has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system.” – Now, in an interview with KVOI radio in Arizona, Kyl says his account of the Oval Office conversation is accurate. “What I said occurred did occur,” Kyl said.”
6/23/10 From WDSU.com: “The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico. The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue. Nungesser said the government has asked crews to move the dredging site two more miles farther off the coastline. “Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil,” Nungesser wrote to Obama. “Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil…”
6/23/10 Fox News: “Eight Republican senators and an independent group that supports tighter limits on immigration are warning that the Obama administration is drafting a plan to “unilaterally” issue blanket amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants as it struggles to win support in Congress for an overhaul of immigration laws. The senators who wrote the White House on Monday say they are concerned that the administration is readying a “Plan B” in case a comprehensive reform bill cannot win enough support to clear Congress. “It seems more real than just bullying (Republicans) into a bill — that it’s a plan that they can actually put forward … circumventing Congress,” an aide told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. In their letter, the senators — Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; David Vitter, R-La.; Jim Bunning, R-Ky.; Saxby Chambliss, Ga.; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; James Inhofe, R-Okla.; and Thad Cochran, R-Miss. — urge the president to “abandon” what they say is a move to “unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States…”
6/23/10 In a display of unprecedented arrogance and contempt for the law, Team Obama is offering to help illegals! No, we’re not making it up! Fox News: “Republican lawmakers are expressing shock over a Labor Department ad campaign that offers government assistance to illegal immigrants who think they’re getting shortchanged for their work — and at least one of them is planning to write to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for an explanation. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wants to know why taxpayers are being asked to spend money to ensure that illegals get assistance for fair wages while millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find jobs. “That’s insane,” Chaffetz told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. “That’s just unbelievable.”
6/24/10 The Freedomist reports, “A week in Washington these days isn’t really complete without a news story exposing another broken promise from Democrats. The twist this week is that it isn’t about the health care bill, but it is about one of President Obama’s key promises: that he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class. During his campaign Obama pledged, “If you make under $250,000, you will not see your taxes increased by a single dime. Not your income tax. Not your payroll tax. Not your capital gains tax. No tax.” Asked about this promise last summer, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, “The president was clear during the campaign about his commitment on not raising taxes on middle-class families. . . . I don’t think any economist would believe that, in the environment that we’re in, that raising taxes on middle-class families would make any sense.”
6/27/10 Obama once said capturing Osama would be a top priority. He quickly changed that after the election and now says it’s not all that important. Good thing… because the last time we knew where he was George W. Bush was President!
6/27/10 Unable to run a classy administration, both the President and Vice President have proven to be foul-mouthed, poor examples for youth. The latest Biden Gaffe came today. “Vice President Biden called the manager
of a custard shop outside of Milwaukee, Wis., a “smartass” after the man asked him to lower taxes. Biden made the comment Friday after the Kopp’s Frozen Custard shop manager told him that his dessert would be on the house if he lowered taxes. “What do we owe you?” Biden is heard saying in footage captured by WISN-TV. “Don’t worry, it’s on us,” the manager replied. “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it [the custard] even.” – “Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?” Biden said a few minutes later…” – ConservativeAmerican.org notes that the story online from the local liberal news outlet, WISN, doesn’t even mention the only thing newsworthy about the VP’s stop in Brookfield, Wisconsin!
6/28/10 Barack Hussein Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, once compared the National Rifle Association to the KKK! From Rush Hudson Limbaugh: “RUSH: By the way, Elena Kagan has compared the National Rifle Association to the KKK. Just saying. Just so you know. – BREAK TRANSCRIPT – RUSH: No, it’s in 1996, Kagan involved in investigating a bill about volunteer charities during the Clinton administration. Two memos have surfaced that showed that she offered to investigate to make sure that bad guys would not benefit from the bill, and she identified two groups, bad guys like the NRA, she mentioned first, and the KKK. Elena Kagan….”
6/29/10 Remember how President Obama promised Lobbyists wouldn’t be running his administration? With more than 1,000 lobbyists coming through the front door of the White House for meetings inside, Laura Ingraham reports on Fox News today that many meetings with lobbyists are simply taking place across the street at the local Caribou Coffee shop! Ingraham says in order to make it look like there really was hope or change, and that lobbyist meetings are less common, they have simply moved the meetings to Caribou! It’s the Caribou Coffee Cover-up!! More here from the NY Times as well. Mother Jones calls it “Starbucksgate,” though the meetings apparently took place at Caribou. Don’t ask me! I didn’t write their piece. Their report says the meetings might have taken place in violation of federal law. UPDATE 2/24/10: For some reason this is hitting some conservative blogs, like Michelle Malkin’s site, again now.
On 9/4/11, ConservativeAmerican.org discontinued the list. It was simply too much work to keep up with all of the Team Obama lies and broken promises. And, the majority of voters were not even willing to listen to the truth about Obama. As history taught us, President Obama was easily reelected in 2012. People still believed the “If you like you plan, you can keep it” lie. Only after the President broke that promise, one that impacted tens of millions of Americans, did citizens start to wake up and realize who the REAL Barack Obama is. This list is presented to all of those now willing to look into Obama’s past.
You can visit all the pages of the Official Obama Administration Scandals List!
SCANDALS By Scandal Number:1-100. 101-200. 201-300. 301-400. 401-500. 501-600. 601-700. 701-800. 801-900. 901-1000. 1001-1100. 1101-1200. 1201-1300. 1301-1400. 1401-1500. 1501-1600. 1601-1700. 1701-1800. 1801-1900. 1901-2000. 2001-2100. 2101-2200. 2201-2300. 2301-2325.
SCANDALS By PAGE Name:
Page 1 – Official Obama Adnimistration Scandals List.
Page 2 – Obama Lies List.
Page 3 – The Tea Party Guide to the Obama Galaxy.
Page 4 The Obama Excuses List.
Page 5 Obama’s Broken Promises List.
Page 6 The Obama Mistakes List.
Page 7 Obama Scandals List.
Page 8 Obamacare Lies List.
Page 9 More Obama Lies.
Page 10 Official Obama Scandals & Lies List.
Page 11 The Obama-Nopoulus 26, 41 State of the Union Lies & Other Obama Scandals!
Page 12 How Many Lies Has Obama Told?
Page 13 More and More Obama Broken Promises! – 1300 & Counting!
Page 14 Obama Nominee Scandals & Other Team Obama Lies
Page 15 Obama Mistakes and Lies List.
Page 16 Never-ending List of Obama Lies
Page 17 The Best Obama Lies List
Page 18 Obamifact/ObamaWiki – The Obama List
BONUS PAGE: 310 Obamacare Lies and Broken Promises!
Page 19 Obama Promises Melt Like Snowflakes! – And We List the Snowflakes
Page 20 ObamaPedia Guide to Obama Lies
Page 21 Obama’s Endless String of Broken Promises
Page 22 Obama’s Broken Net Spending Cut Lie and 2,200 Other Fabrications!
Page 23 – Obama: “I want you to hold me Accountable!” – Okay, we will.
Page 24 – Keeping Track of Obama Lies, Broken Promises.
SCANDALS By Date:
Obama’s Youth-through-Joe the Plumber (10/25/08).
10/30/08 Aunt Zeituni-through-Urban Czar 3/1/9
Broken Earmark pledge 3/1/9-through-4/13/9 Fascist Obama tells Cops to watch out for Conservatives!
Samson Obama 4/13/9-through-Energy Hypocrisy 5/22/9
Racist Sonia Sotomayor 5/26/9-through-Inspectors General-Gate (#3!) 7/8/9
Inspectors General-Gate (#4!) 7/8/9-through-Stimulus “bang” for the buck? 8/7/9
Biden Credits Stimulus 8/7/9-through-Obama Lies to Congress #5 9/9/9
Obama Lies to Congress #6 9/9/9-through-Broken New Orleans Promise 10/16/9
Obama is for drilling?! 10/16/9-through-Jarrett Disagrees with Obama 12/3/9
Obama Lies About Troops 12/3/9-through-Appoints a Transgender 1/5/10
Obama Shock & Awe 1/7/10-through-Obama Disagrees with Himself 1/28/10
Obama’s BS on Lobbyists 1/28/10-through-Obama’s Fake & Staged Obamacare Summit 2/24/10
Obamacare Nightmare gets worse 2/24/10-through-Obama screws up on pre-existing coverage for kids 3/24/10
Obama buys 2 Obamacare Votes 3/24/10-through-Obama stimulus didn’t save teacher jobs after all 5/7/10
Obama Gulf Oil Blunder 5/7/10-through-Obama’s Caribou Coffee Cover-Up 6/29/10
Team Obama says Taliban is Stronger now! 6/29/10-through-Obama again promises to work on economy 9/1/10
Gibbs Lies about Obama 9/1/10-through-Gibbs Flip-flops on Chamber of Commerce 10/17/10
Obama says Americans Don’t Think Clearly! 10/19/10-through-Obama stimulus a complete failure 12/5/10
Bonus Page: 310 Obamacare Lies!
Obama’s Wiki Failure 12/5/10-through-Obama’s State of Confusion Address 1/25/11
Obama’s State of Confusion continued 1/25/11-through-Obama’s Ambassador Forced to Resign 3/20/11.
Obama Libyan Scandals (#4)-through-Obama’s Fake Debt Concern Speech Lie # 23.
More Obama fake debt concern-through-Obama lying about cause of poor economy 6/10/11.
Obama Lying About Border Security 6/10/11-through-Obama’s Lie About Not Resting Until Every American Had a Job! 8/18/11.
Team Obama stops deportations of democrat voters-through-Unions Laboring over why Obama is governing “small.”